[video]My Biggest Insecurity: Loose Skin

Here is a real deal story on what happens after you lose a tremendous amount of weight and is left with a huge amount of loose skin. Kudos to this dude for being brave enough to talk about this subject.

“Obviously this is not ideal,” Glaude says. “What I would have wanted after losing 160 pounds … is the perfect body, right? But that’s not the case, and that’s okay. You should never let loose skin or anything else stop you from going for your dreams. My dreams are to be really happy in my skin. And I am, loose skin and all.”

This motivating story was picked up quickly by r/Fitness, where feedback was all positive for Glaude. From kudos on the weight loss, to acknowledgment of his courage, to flat-out propositioning and flirtation, yesterday was a good day for Glaude. And with the way he’s inspired us, we hope his journey is yielding constant happiness and this experience is a breakthrough for his confidence.

 

 

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[video] Fat Dancer Whitney Thore and 260 lb. Amani Terrell Campaign For Body Positivity

FAT dancer Whitney Thore has become a star – shaking her 25-stone booty in online videos. The 29-year-old radio producer’s clip A Fat Girl Dancing showcasing her incredible dance skills went viral and earned her fans the world over. Whitney, who has Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, wants to destigmatise the word ‘fat’. Six months ago she launched the No Body Shame Campaign fight fat phobia and teach people to love their bodies.

Based on the comments on youtube and a discussion I had on Facebook on Amani Terrell (who admits she needs to lose the weight) in a bikini on Hollywood Blvd. last week, people are really passionate on both sides of this issue. I definitely think a major part of loving yourself is treating your body as a temple and it’s a big contradiction to proclaim to love yourself but at the same time destroy yourself everyday with the worst kinds of foods. Obesity is the norm in this society and its direct correlation to a host of diseases and early death can not be disputed or denied no matter how much self esteem a person has.

A Los Angeles woman says she’s tired of Hollywood’s obsession with perfection. So, she’s doing something drastic right in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard to show other women that it’s perfectly fine to be large and have good self esteem. While you may or may not agree with Amani Terrell’s method, no one can argue with her message of loving yourself at any size. Amani weighs 260 pounds. She knows she has to lose weight. In the meantime, she refuses to be down on herself. She says, “You can not seek validation from other people. This world is very cruel. You must seek validation within yourself and be kind to yourself.”

 

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Obesity Bug You Can Catch

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via Daily Express

OBESITY can be “caught” as easily as a common cold from other people’s coughs, sneezes and dirty hands, scientists will claim today.

Researchers believe that an airborne “adenovirus” germ could be causing the fat plague that is blighting Britain and other countries.

As many as one in three obese people may have become overweight after falling victim to the highly infectious cold-like virus, known as AD-36.

It is known to cause coughs, sore throats, diarrhoea and conjunctivitis but has now also been found to make fat cells multiply, leading to weight gain.

The shocking discovery will add to evidence that Britain’s obesity epidemic is not simply down to an unhealthy diet or lack of exercise.

Research suggests a third of UK adults will be grossly overweight within three years, with Britain even predicted to overtake the US as the most obese nation in the world.

The problem already causes 9,000 premature deaths in the UK a year and costs the NHS £1billion. Continue reading