Outer Beauty: I’m A 350 Pound Weight Loss Blogger

I am a weight loss blogger and I love my body. I weigh 350 pounds. I am 5’8 and 23 years old. This month I took my measurements. 58-51-67. I even applied to be on a weight loss show and I think the principle reason I didn’t get picked is because I don’t fit the “sad fat person” stereotype that reality television exploits. I’m a large person who isn’t depressed or sad or even unhappy with what I look like, and I’m sure to most that’s a bit confusing. Especially since I have a 2-year plan to lose 200 pounds.

I’ve always loved what I look like. I wake up every morning and look in the mirror and smile. I’m beautiful. There is no need for morning affirmations because I’ve never thought I wasn’t pretty. Today I thought I’d stop to brag a little about what I love about my size 24 frame.

I love my face. My eyes are a deep almond brown and often reflect what I’m thinking. My lips are a natural shade of deep pink that compliments my fair skin perfectly. I usually don’t wear lipstick, just a little gloss and people comment on how lovely they are. I never had to work that hard to kiss well, my lips were good at that from the beginning. My nose is thick, short but broad and it fits the width of my face perfectly. The chubby cheeks I despised when I was 9 grew up to be the high cheekbones of a woman, adding depth to my face.

I love my shoulders. They were made for spaghetti straps and tube tops. I added a few tattoos for decoration and then left them alone. My arms are a little flabby but so strong. I frequently toss around my 2-year old nephew and have no worries that I won’t be able to catch him. I wrap my arms around myself when I get a chill and they can keep me warm.

I love my breasts. These hulking huge breasts are what I lay on when I fall asleep and even when they’re sore I wouldn’t change them. They fit into my shirts phenomenally, filling them out and sometimes spilling out a little when I want to be naughty. When I watch television with my significant other he snuggles up against my chest and sometimes falls asleep.

I love my waist. It’s been the hardest thing for me to learn to love because flat tummies are all the rage this day and age but I do love it. I love that my sweet nephew comes into the living room and lies on my belly. It’s not ugly but a reminder to me that for 23 years of my life I ate well and was never hungry.

I love my hips. While thicker than I might like, they are what make me incredibly curvy. I am a walking hourglass and I revel in it every time I put on a slinky dress or a snug ensemble. When I slide into my jeans I’m always confident that it’s all in the hips. They are the reason that the rest of my body makes sense.

I love my ass. Some days the men in my neighborhood honk when I walk by. I’m not embarrassed; I just call it a gift from my mother and grandmother. Our shapely booties handed down from one generation to the next.

I love my thighs. Smooth, soft and very round. They flow right down to my legs making a lovely soft line. My legs are long; my calves hard and shapely from holding up this body for 23 years this far. They are tough from the long runs I put them through. When I put on a pair of 4-inch stilettos they look even longer as I sashay through Downtown on the weekends feeling like I belong on a runway.

I love my feet. These size 11/12 babies keep me moving. Walking around my city for transportation. Dancing on the platform of the local subway station. Standing up at work all day.

I love all of me. My love for this body runs deep and because I love it I now treat it well. I do not deprive it of the things it needs. I don’t let other people abuse it in word or deed. I’m the type of person who believes that you can’t help to make positives changes to yourself until you truly appreciate what you already have. That way I won’t lose perspective of who I am while I change. Now that I’ve grown to love me, I can lose the weight that I want and make this body even better.

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    • Nicole Cagnetta

      You go girl, that is so inspiring. You are a very pretty women, i agree with everything u said. I used to care what people thought of my body also i just stopped caring and realized this is the body god gave me after i was happy with myself i lost 80 pounds, i know u can do it! GOODLUCK (=

    • matbo

      I’d love to go to your place, but I grew up hating myself and I guess I’ll continue to do so. Even when I was thin I felt fat.

    • Somnilee

      This made my day :)

    • Brittany Ransom

      @matbo

      It’s a process, and I’ve been through hell and back. I list a lot of the stories on my blog (200togo.tumblr.com) but that’s only a little bit. I was nearly anorexic, I was very very close to alcoholism and it’s all just a factor in what was the bigger picture. That I didn’t love myself, so I did things that brought harm to me. I’m very lucky that I figured it out sooner rather than later and can do the things now to get my health back on track.

      It’s never too late to get help or talk with people about what’s going on in your life. I’ve got people who follow my blog twice my age who tell me that what I’m doing now inspires them to change. It’s humbling and amazing. It’s the hardest thing to do but loving yourself is the best thing you can do for yourself in the long run.

    • EKS

      This was powerful.
      I have never felt that much acceptance for my body, and I have ranged from a 0 to a 14 at my height of 5’9″. That is something I am working on, though. Very inspiring.

    • Christine

      Brittany,
      I have been a fan of yours for so many years!I’ve told you how I think you are gorgeous and smart and I am so glad you see yourself the way I see you!Love and hugs from the Burg!

    • Amy

      So where’s her blog?

      • Amy

        Sorry, Brittany. I now see the link to your blog in your comment. Thank you.

    • karen

      you know you are such an insparation to me!! I love the positivity of the article- and most especially the fantastic responses you have recieved. Keep on keeping on and I hope you can continue to give us updates- both the highs and the lows. <3

    • Cavort

      This was beautiful, and powerful, and I wish more women of any sizes could feel the beauty in themselves the way you do.
      So glad to see this posted :)

    • Suri

      I love seeing pieces like this on blogs aimed at women. You are a great writer with a really intriguing voice .

    • mags

      thank you! you made my day. your love is more than just about a body, it’s pure love of a human being for being alive and for all the blessings you have. how wonderful. solidarity sistah!

    • Rikki

      I love your confidence! It’s inspiring, makes me happy and proud of who I am as a woman as well!

    • rabbit

      brittany, what you said struck a chord with me-now that i love myself i can loose the weight. good luck to you : ) i was 27 and busting out of my uk 26′s last year (nice one’s too, thank you asos and yours clothing) i went on a flight to berlin, got the belt on ok. ate very well and on the way home had to get an extension. that was when i felt “fat” like really fat, this thing could have held in a horse!!! it depressed the hell out of me for a while and it wasnt until i accepted myself (and scary thought that i may get bigger as i allowed myself nice clothes, good food and to do all thie things i thought was too fat for. a funny thing happened.i got happy and lost weight accidentally (couple of dress sizes very fast initially after taking up a vigorous hobby), then just kept going. it’s may again, a full 12 months later and i am now a uk 12 and have lost over 10 stone. i have another 4 stone to go still.

      i wont lie, it was hard work so far! i think the best think you can do next is choose a class that makes you feel fantastic like dance, and exercise all along. i found it makes the dieting part much less miserab le, and lifts your mood. even if you just get your headphones on and walk a dog (borrow a dog to walk if you dont have one) for an hour a night at first. now i joined gym a few months back and go do a programme, its toning me up nice.the one thing i dont like so far is i have loose skin on my tum but the arm/thigh skin has gone back already so im confident it will go too. the thoughts of having a tummy tuck is making me sick right now.
      another thing i dislike is when “normal” people criticize privately, a normal but bigger person. i don’t know what to say or do. i am still the same person i was then as i am now, i dont like to be included in such talk. il always think less of the person that does it afterwards. what i liked about beign fatter was it was a much simpler asshole filter. they simply stayed away

      good luck sweetie! you have a hard road to travel, but it’s worth it for your happiness and health. just keep busy, and dont beat yourself up if you go off the rails every now and then. i just read the bio in your blog and had to laugh at the portal. think of the lemonade speech! it won’t steer you wrong.

    • Lose the Fat on Thighs

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      Loving and seeing yourself in a positive angle is the biggest boost in healthy weight loss. Many people try so hard to lose weight that they neglecting themselves. Thanks for sharing this. Every one have to learn to accept their body.

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    • Sarah

      This is a beautiful post. Thank you. You’ve inspired me to make one of my own. Thank you.
      -Sarah

    • Dale

      Hi, can i just say INSPIREING (if ive spelt that correct). Can i ask do you know of anyone that has looked into a jennifer hudson weight loss programme?

      • Brittany Ransom

        I personally don’t believe in weigh watchers or really ANY strict “diets”. I eat the things that I like and I am highly active (dance classes, gym, walking around my amazing neighborhood). I suppose I am luck y in that I like most vegetables in their steamed forms, but if I want a cheese steak I eat it (usually about half will quench a craving). If I want to make a meatloaf for dinner, I make it. It’s not about some strict obsessive diet. Personally as someone who has been addicted to food and used it to comfort depression, it is easy for me to go from one extreme to the next. From eating too much to obsessing over food, so my only plan has been to practice the art of moderation and to remove tempatation from my home (chips and instant foods stay at the store, I cook most things from scratch). I feel like a diet like weight watchers where you are constantly counting points and worrying about your points and how many you have left can in some individuals breed that obsession (I know, I did WW when I was about 14). It is easier for me and I feel more successful when I just eat when I’m hungry, and make sure it’s never more than 1 serving and remind myself that food is fuel, not happiness on a plate.

    • Brittany Ransom

      Thanks for the love guys! I’m still doing well. I’m at about 332 pounds now and doing really well, and I still love my body. <3

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    • Becca

      That was beautiful.

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