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This post is for those who have struggled with weight and body image, here is my message to you:
I want you to listen carefully please. For years and years I have gone up in weight, and down, and up, and down. Whatever point you find yourself at along that path know these two things. 1.) You cannot get off the path, it is stuck with you and you with it. Why is this important? because your body is there for you always, when you wake up and hate the world it is there to give you that experience unerringly, and if you decide to love the world the next day, it will always obediently listen and keep your heart beating, your lungs breathing, it is never a good Idea to hate that body, no matter what shape it may provide at that moment. At my heaviest in 2011 I had a very negative view of my body. I hated it to be honest. But with age you learn things, and I learned how far off I was. That same year I had my first child, and that same hated body obediently gave me every memory and moment I will have of that experience, and is going to try to keep them intact as best it can until my heart seizes. How could I hate something like that? But if you find yourself hating your body, see if you can find all that it has done for you, all the good will start crowding out the bad, and I get that it feels uncomfortable to face that fact, I know that there is in all of us an addictive quality to feeling hatred towards things. Just know that you don't have to, it won't be easy, and won't feel good at first to stop, but try and think about every cell division, respiration, heart beat, long term memory creation, muscle contraction, eye blink, injury repair and so on that you didn't even have to think about, this kind and ever wise vessel that carries you around through life and allows you to experience this cosmos in full color. Try not to hate this entity, it only serves to oppress it.
and lastly 2.) Assume full responsibility for every event, decision and circumstance you find yourself in. Responsibility and accountability to the highest order, mowing down excuses and pity in the wake of this mode of thought.