When I moved from my hometown in New York, to Virginia, I gained 10 pounds in a few months. This is mostly due to the fact that foods that are cheaper, are also not good for you. I was eating pasta every other week, and I limited the veggies I bought. Before you dismiss my feelings and say "10 pounds is nothing," it is a large amount of weight on someone that is only 4 foot 11. I quickly felt very uncomfortable in my body.
Before I gained the weight, I was all over the crop top trend. They are perfect in the summer, and super sexy. However, once I gained the weight, I started to hate them. I tried to hide my stomach by pairing one with a high-wasted skirt, but all it did was accentuate the parts of me I was uncomfortable with.
In January, I made a resolution that I would lose the 10 pounds before my wedding dress shopping appointment in April, and I did it! I still have problem areas, but I finally feel comfortable enough to rock crop tops again. I decided I wanted to try out that look again.
No matter what your body looks like, you are going to have things you love, and things you hate. Don't ever let someone dismiss your feelings, you have a right to feel the way you do.
Has anyone ever dismissed your body image concerns? How do you celebrate hitting a weight-loss milestone?