Sunday, June 16, 2013


Anything that claims that you can do anything about weight issues without work, or diet, or exercise is bunk. It's a bold faced lie and I'm tired of it. There are no miracles in weight loss there are lots of healthy diet approaches, but most of the time you're just going to have to work your ass off to, you know, work your ass off. Because of the title of my blog, my internet surfing experience is full of all of the horribly little advertisements that claim that you'll miraculously drop those unwanted pounds if you just follow this 'one simple diet trick' and then they display a cartoon of a fat girl hanging onto her stomach. It's disgusting. I am so sick and tired of these horrible ads trying to make me feel bad about myself and I'm tired of them trying to make you feel bad about you. I think you're awesome and beautiful.

Here's I'm Not Skinny's 2 step program to having the perfect beach body:
1. Put on your swimsuit (I'm a bikini gal myself, and yes I'm not skinny!)
2. Feel awesome knowing that you are beautiful and that you look great.

That's it. No work required other than to close the door on societies opinions and feel great about yourself.

Just for some inspiration (and then some sadness because it's sad that society says this beautiful woman is plus sized) here is Jennie Runk in her ads for H&M's new line of swimwear.

Photo source.


  1. I so agree with this! All we can do is to believe and love ourselves and be proud of who we are. :)

  2. I was just discussing this with my friends. We are all too hard on ourselves.

  3. Love this. I joined a program and was so impressed because it stated in the beginning - you will see results if you work your ass of (literally!). I love the blatant honesty of the program! I think society needs to rethink what looks good because most models are way too skinny. I was sick and ended up weighing 85 lbs and was disgusted at the people who told me I looked good. I hid in baggy clothing because I looked disgusting IMO way too skinny.

    1. Whoa, 85 pounds is way too skinny. I am happy with staying on 95 but I dropped a couple of pounds during our recent trip so I am now 93. I think that looking good is how you feel and perceive things. If you appreciate how you are then you are god to go.

  4. That is so true. There are ads that are really misleading esp about losing weight and in the process making a lot of people feel bad.

  5. I'm not skinny either but I'm not fat. The only thing that small on me is my legs and arms, my belly is what I have problem with, just got it from having a baby...Therefore, I'm not so fond of wearing swimsuit anymore but thanks to your inspiring words! It makes me feel good.

  6. I couldn't agree with you more! It is just ridiculous to have so much pressure to be thin and that THIN is beautiful. I think it is so interesting to go to other countries and see how the woman are. I lived in Europe and it was free as can be-I didn't worry about being fat or anything because they simply don't care.

  7. That's positive outlook in life :) that's what we all need. We need to have confidence and love ourselves in and out.

  8. I do find her gorgeous, there are some people who were just build-up with a bigger structure she's sexy and who cares as long as you love yourself that's the important part.


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