Anonymous asked:

i am a fatty. i will always stay a fatty i tried so many ways over and over and kept improving but nothing worked im tired im tired of not eating what i like and im tired of always working hard and putting all my energy into something then no results whatsoever even if i gain more weight at this point i dont give a shit i give up


Stop. Just stop right there in calling yourself names. First of all, you are not a “fatty.” EVERYONE has body fat on them in order to SURVIVE. It is so important to remember that just because you HAVE fat does not mean that you ARE fat. You are not defined by what your body looks like. Do not define yourself in that way. 

And trust me, I know how tired you are. It’s so incredibly frustrating to be the kind of person more prone to weight gain/obesity/health problems. It’s frustrating when you have friends and/or family members with incredibly fast metabolisms and they can eat whatever they want without gaining weight and don’t have to workout a day in their life. It’s exhausting getting up every single day and spending all of your time working out, cooking healthy food, being active. It’s tiring. Sometimes you want to quit. Sometimes you even gain weight. I get it. It’s okay to feel this way. We ALLLLL feel this way at some point. All of those fitblrs who have lost the weight that you look up to? They have had these same thoughts you are having. But you know what? They kept going

The main reason I don’t want my followers to rely on the scale as a measure of progress is because it’s not the best measure! The scale doesn’t always move. The scale doesn’t always reflect all of the hard work you put in day in and day out. The scale is just a number. That’s it. It does not define you, your progress, nor your journey. Focus on how eating right and exercising every day makes you feel. Think about how when you end a sweaty workout, and you feel totally on top of the world. Think about how your mood is just a little bit brighter and you feel a little bit lighter when you eat some good, whole, nutritious food. The journey is not all about losing weight, or at least you shouldn’t let it be. It should be about changing your lifestyle and how you feel. Those people who have incredibly fast metabolisms that you’re jealous of? Their metabolisms will catch up to them in a few years, and they will wish they had started getting healthy when you did. This journey is not just about the temporary goals, such as losing weight. It’s about protecting you future years. Making sure you don’t end up in a hospital bed 20 or 30 years from now. By investing your time, money, and effort into caring for yourself and your body now, you are investing in your future. I know it sounds cliche and silly, but it’s the honest and total truth. Getting healthy is about so much more than just weight loss. Just keep at it my dear. Find a source of motivation that works for you, and stick with it.