As many of you know, I have shared my story with Fitness Magazine and The Huffington Post. I am sure some think it is because I am some fame whore, that loves attention. But those people don't really know me. The ONLY reason I have put myself out there and shared my story is this....to help people who are struggling with the road I was once on. So I will take all of the negative comments like:
"yeah she could be a swimsuit mode, a plus size one".
"the pics she posted aren't even of her".
"no way this chick hasn't had skin removal surgery".
"you can't lose that amount of weight and look like that".
"she needs to eat a sandwich"
"Lose another 40 lbs. and I will consider dating you"
"And I have a bridge I'd like to sell you--tell me there was no BIG surgery, no plastic surgery to remove excess skin--tell me that is the same person"!
"Ever notice in these so call weight lost photos the before and after pictures do not ever look like the same person. Where is all the sagging skin due to a large amount of weight loss? This is an advertisement ploy used to get overweight people to buy their products".
"I don't believe the after pic is her. I know too many people who have done this for real. This is bogus".
Isn't that Honey Boo all growed up"?
Yep, when you are willing to put yourself out there, in hopes of inspiring just ONE person, they go after you like vultures! It's ok, with every negative comment, I had so many truly sweet comments. It's sad, that as a society, we want to tear people down, the moment they are finally feeling good about themselves. I will take it though, because I KNOW I am helping others, believe in themselves. My story just MIGHT help them realize.....THEY CAN DO IT! I received an email from a reader of the Huffington Post, article. This person is 600 pounds and simply asked for some advice. THIS IS WHY I DO WHAT I DO! I emailed this person back and if I can do anything to help them, I will.
It's sad that when someone is overweight, society says it is OK, to make fun of them and call them all kinds of horrible names. And then when they work their ass off, to get HEALTHY, not skinny, it's OK to call them a whole other group of negative names. Will there ever be a time when all that matters is what is on the inside, not the outside???