Some people love it. Some people hate it. The “Food Photo”. Many think that it’s pretty stupid to take photos of your food-but I do not. But not for the reason you may think. I am not a totally gnarly hipster foodie, I don’t claim to be an amazing chef, and I’m not anything with the words “hip”, “cool”, or “trendy”. I don’t take photos to gloat about my new healthy lifestyle or try to make people think I’m someone that I’m not. I take photos of my food for completely different reasons.
Because I’m a fat chick.
I’m a fat chick whom, for a long time, was pretty ashamed of the way I ate. My health was pretty crappy yet I honestly didn’t know what in the heck I was supposed to do. Looking at skinny girls and their salads never motivated me to do anything. But former fat girls? They were my real fitspo. They were proof that being fat wasn’t a curse and that I could change everything about myself, yet find myself at the same time. The one’s who keep the weight off are an even bigger inspiration. So, I post pictures to be someone else’s inspo. I don’t want anyone to ever think that they can’t change the way they eat. I don’t want anyone to think their habits are too hard to break, or that they have to do it alone. I’ve been on this journey a long time. I’ve tried so much stuff and I finally found something that works. And I’m not trying to sell you a thing. I just want to inspire. I want girls like me to stand up and want to better themselves. I want them to question the logic of a “pill for every ill”. I want them to embrace the abundance that the Lord has created and see what it can really do for our bodies. I want them to question why they are the way they are. I want them to no longer feel crazy, ashamed, embarrassed, depressed, ugly, worthless, or unworthy. I no longer want them to feel defined about their outward appearance-but I also don’t want them to be complacent in their unhealthy lifestyle either.
So I post photos. And lots of them. Unapologetically. I post for all of the ladies (and guys!) who I may or may not know, that are peering through the electronic device and are needing a push in the right direction.
I’m not a super model. I’m far from my goals. My road has been long, bumpy, and full of pot holes. I’d like to take you with me. I’d like for you to start moving forward to a healthier you.