Here we go again with people speaking out of turn and talking about peoples bodies. We’re wondering what gives people the right to comment on weight. It feels like we’re missing kindness in this world lately and it’s really quite frustrating.
Singer Elle King is a powerhouse. The singer has lost a bunch of weight and when she posted a picture of herself – healthy – it seems as thought everyone had something to say about her loosing weight. People commented that she must be on weight loss drugs. There is no shame to anyone that is on weight loss medication but just because a person looses weight does not mean that it’s due to a drug. It does not mean that it’s due to surgery.
It also is no ones f**king business how someone lost weight. It’s between that person and their healthcare professionals.
While Elle could have ignored the comments, she fired back and we’re applauding it.
“Almost 2 years postpartum ! I am making this post to share my journey from 284 lbs at 5’3 from pregnancy 2021 – now 2023. It doesn’t happen over night. It didn’t even happen in a year for me. In fact, it’s an on going still working towards ever changing goals kinda thing. So why am I sharing this? I fell into a very deep depression during my pregnancy. I also didn’t even realize how intense postpartum depression is and was until I very slowly began to crawl out. I felt trapped in my body. I couldn’t even sing. So I started slow. Metabolic workouts. Light cardio to warm up my body, my lungs, my voice, and my spirit,” she started the post.
She continued, “I am a creature of habit, so I changed my fucking habits. Every few weeks I feel my body getting stronger. I add more workouts, I exercise with @pauldominic_ who is basically a body builder. But if you don’t have one of those then YOU have to be your own champion. Find music you like! Ride a bike! Go for a swim! I thought I wanted to lose weight, but it’s so much more.”
“My BRAIN functions better on the days I move my body. Some days I count stretch marks. Some days I hug myself and say thank you to my body. Today is a kind day. I’ve been tiny, I’ve been huge, BUT RIGHT NOW IM HEALTHY. I can’t believe that I even have to say this, but no, I am not on any weight loss medication,” she said disputing the rumors that she’s on medication, ” I have PCOS and am pre-diabetic. My diabetic grandfather died when I was 10 years old. I watched him prick his finger and give himself shots. I do not judge anyone who is trying to live a healthier life. I can only share MY OWN JOURNEY! I just hope to live a long, wonderful, healthy life where I can drink a lot, eat fish, laugh as much as I can, and die happy🤘😇.”
We applaud you Elle! You’re inspiring us!