Updated: Oct 11, 2020
How many of you have heard, or have even said "I'm not big, I'm just big bone" Well, not only have I heard it, but I think I had it branded on me.... Okay ok, let me explain…
Growing up I've always been "Heavy Set, Obese, Big Boneded, Fat, Plus Size, and even Larger than life" to some people. However, I was never "too ashamed" of my weight. I was what most people would consider Big Beautiful Woman or BBW for short.
Granted I've been Big all my life, my mother is big, my sister is big, my aunt is big and obviously I was big. I was convinced that the woman is my family just came with a little more to love. In 2018, I had officially had enough. I was in my 20's and had reach the point where I could not climb a flight of stairs without pulling out my inhaler. This could not be life? This should not be life! Which brought me to one of my biggest change.... I decided I was going to lose some weight. I remember telling my parents that I was going to do it, I was going to lose weight, and their response was “lose what? you are fine" you just have big bones. Well, guess what I found out? THERE IS NO SUCH THING!!!! After losing a total of 167lb ... Yes, I ‘ve lost a whole person. I am proud to say that Myth is busted.
Now, don’t let this before and after picture fool you. I was a happy “big woman”. However, there is something spectacular about being a “health woman”. Being able to move freely without a pump glued to your hand, that freedom is beyond amazing!
So, the next time someone tries to discourage you from losing weight because you’re so called “big boneded” let them know... That myth has been busted!