Something is wrong here....

Actually, several somethings.

First, I was running A TON and then my back hurt so I stopped but I stepped on a scale last weekend and I've gained A TON of weight in the last few months. I could feel my tummy getting bigger and my dresses fitting tighter, but to see that number on the scale solidified my fears. Weight has been gained, and significantly so. Errr, what?! Not happy.

Then, as I'm freaking out about that, I got to wondering about what's happening in our culture these days. I texted a couple of my closest girlfriends about this weight gain fiasco and each of them replied very supportively, but also in a "I'm right there with you.These extra pounds gotta go" kind of way.

Have you seen my friends? They're gorgeous. I'm not just saying that because I love them and love is blind and so on. No. They are legitimately beautiful, and not in the least bit overweight!

So, here we are. A group of young, attractive, healthy girls who are freaking out that we look more like Jennifer Lawrence than Keira Knightley. Yeah, it's just wrong...


Seriously, the girl on the left is getting criticized for her weight in Hollywood?!? We need a reality check, ladies.

Then, we factor in my 14 year-old sister who sent me an Outfit of the Day text and pointed out that her thighs looked "disproportionally huge." What is going on here? I am the first to criticize my thighs, my gut, my flabby arms and then skip a workout for an extra slice of pizza. My relationships with health and wellness and weight and food are totally out of whack, so please don't look to me for answers.

It's just kind of like Liz says, "I have no interest in being obese. I'm just tired of the guilt."

This could be an interesting journey we take together, friends. To take care of our bodies in such a way that we are proud of them and want to show them off without comparing ourselves to Ms. Knightley. I'm so excited at the prospect of actually treating my one and only body with love, to setting "health" goals rather than "weight" goals, to intentionally adding more Iron, Vitamin A, and Protein into my diet, to seeing that extra slice of extra cheesy pizza as actually hurting my body nutritionally rather than something delicious that I deserve to eat because it tastes so good. 

Here's to whatever happens next!

Sarah :: Your Plucky Picaroon

Who's with me??

Sarah :: Plucky in Love

Sarah, aka "Plucky", blogs on the reg, unless she's on vacation or there's a Pretty Little Liars marathon or she's mulling over the implications of the phrase "on fleek." She can't live without iced coffee, a portable phone charger, or equal pay. Say hello!

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