Your weight does not immediately determine your beauty, your health, or your happiness. Losing weight will not make you automatically happier, or more automatically satisfied with your body, no matter what the people in diet ads, on weight loss blogs, or the pictures of models in the magazines…
I bought a huge box of kitty litter, and the lady ringing me up was having a hard time moving it. She asked me if I needed help carrying it to my car, and I said no, thank you. She called over a guy anyway, but I said really, I got it, and proceeded to pick it up with one hand. The guy just started laughing.
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not. Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not. Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not. The world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence, determination and hard work make the difference.”—Calvin Coolidge (via lucidfuel)
I don't need a thigh gap. I don't need to be able to see my ribs. I don't need to look like a catwalk model. I don't need to be wolf-whistled by every guy I see. I just need to be able to feel comfortable in my own skin. That's all I need.