So a little throwback. This was me sometime around 2010 trying on a dress at Wet Seal (RIP). I was 148 pounds. No, I was not starving myself as I had a normal appetite, but I was obsessive (and excessive) about exercise. Obsessive, as I would do cardio (dance) for hours a day. I would wake up an hour before I needed to for work to do cardio, and intermix cardio and homework in the evenings every night until midnight. Shortly after this I came across some health issues which required medication that had increased appetite and weight gain as side effects. This number, of course, increased.
So as I am on this healthy lifestyle journey, I do not wish to become this small again. This was an unhealthy me. I do feel that it is important to discuss positive body image. I remember thinking that it was so important to keep a size 6 frame and did everything to maintain it, but it wasn't until I had gained weight and looked back on some of these old photos including this one and thought, "Damn I looked sick." Although I want to be under 200 again, never do I want to be a 6. Never again.
The goal here, is to be healthy. ❤️❤️❤️