One of the most terrible things people would tell me when complimenting my weight loss progress was to tell me how beautiful I am now, implying or even sometimes outright saying that I was vile before. So what happens if I gain weight; do I become ugly again? I completely loathe the concept that my beauty and my self-worth should hinge on something as fickle and changeable as my weight. I’m the same person I was before, and truly, when I look in the mirror, I see the same face looking back at me. I am not a number or my size; I am a person.
Criss (of fitcriss), Weight Loss and Positive Body Image: Not a Contradiction (via fitforinfinity)
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