I'm doing this for me. Not for those who called me too fat to be pretty. Not for the snooty vendors who look down on me when I try on dresses. Not for those who say "Too bad, she has a pretty face". Not to make my parents happy. Not to fit in to a stereotypical idea of beauty.
I'm doing this to get healthy. To show myself that I can. To be a strong woman: I can be athletic. I can be beautiful. I want to feel good in my own skin. I want to find MYSELF beautiful. I want to look in my mirror and smile.
I don't want to think "What if I felt good in my skin ..." anymore. I don't want to look at a beautiful dress and think "Too bad..." I don't want to think of myself in disgust. My body and I deserve better than that. I don't want to mistreat my body. It's not my own little garbage can. I don't want to devalue my health. I do not want to binge and purge, binge and purge. I do not want to punish myself anymore.
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