Personally I think he rocks the heck out of this pose. This is why #awesomesauce was invented.
I love me a good weight-loss story! I’m convinced they’re our modern version of the morality play, fairy tale and fable all in one (Greek Chorus at no extra charge!). But here’s the thing about me: being a recoverING eating disordered girl, reading weight-loss stories can be very triggering for me and so I generally avoid them. But this past week for Shape I got to do a different type of weight-loss story: it still has all the happily ever afters but these all include a “messy middle” – the part that many people don’t like to share. I found 8 extraordinary bloggers however that are amazing not for their weight loss but for all the life events they had to survive while trying to eat healthier and exercise.
Weight loss doesn’t happen in a vacuum unless you are on The Biggest Loser (or literally live in a vacuum but that would be weird… ah, I has a tired) and these 8 bloggers prove that life doesn’t stop just because you’re trying to overhaul it. One blogger lost her mother/best friend in a horrific accident. Another had to deal with past sexual violence. Another decided to get bariatric surgery and to actually be open about all of it. And one blogger ripped my heart out (in a good way) when he wrote about losing weight so he and his wife could conceive a baby – only to lose that baby halfway through the pregnancy. These are real people opening up their lives and showing what it’s like to lose weight when you don’t have a team of doctors, nutritionists and personal trainers. And they do it magnificently. The living, that is. Honestly by the end of their stories, I could care less about their weight loss. That is just one teeeeny little part of the big life they are living. As it should be. Check out their stories: Most Inspirational Weight-Loss Bloggers I promise it will be a highlight of your day!
How do you guys feel about weight-loss stories – love? hate? Love to hate?
And, in the world of other things I’ve written recently:
Zumba? Me? I’m an awful Dancer! (You have to read this one just to see the pic of my gorgeous friends Anna & Cassie!)
8 Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT me baby, one more time!)
Why I Fired My Son’s Pediatrician (And How it Saved his Life) (This one still stops my heart)
Why Moms Can’t Get Sick (Seriously, we’re not allowed. It’s like a rule and everything.)