As some of you may know, I’m still getting used to the whole idea of social media sites. It’s really difficult to keep up with all of them and still try to work a full time job. When I do get the opportunity to focus on my sites, I receive positive feedback.
However, there was something that did kind of bothered me. I usually do not let things bother me. I had a group following me on Instagram that specializes in promoting self esteem in young girls. It felt good to have this group following me. It meant that they really liked the message my Instagram feed exudes. We even discussed the possibility of me volunteering for one of their locations in my area.
You’re probably saying so why are you so bothered with that? Well one day during throwback Thursday, I posted a picture from a vacation I took 2 years ago. In the comment section, I put #weightgoals. 2 years ago my stomach was washboard flat and I was 7lbs lighter. Not saying that I am not happy with my body image, because I am. However, I love having a flat stomach and I physically feel better when I’m 7lbs lighter. So the point of me saying all of that is… as soon as I posted that picture with the comment, that group unfollowed me. The sad part is that I had a feeling that they would. I guess they figured that by me posting that, I am not setting a good example for young girls who have low self-esteem. I have to say that it really hurt my feelings. The one thing I always want to do is let young girls know that we are all beautiful human beings and as women we can do anything we want to do. We should not limit ourselves…
So because I want to look like I did 2 years ago, I am no longer someone they consider to be a role model. Now is that fair? I’m not trying to look like anyone else. I am just trying to get back to a weight that and tone that I was happier with. Does that make me a bad person for wanting that???