“Every day, we see so many before-and-after weight-loss pictures,”says Megan Jayne Crabbe, a body positive blogger who has suffered from body image problems and eating disorders in the past.
“I started posting reverse before-and-afters just to show people that happiness really isn’t a size and that you can be happy in the body that you have, even if it is bigger than it once was.”
In the “before” photo, the 23-year-old looks athletically slim in pink work out gear.
However in the “after” shot, she dons pink lingerie and looks far more curvier. “THIS IS MY HAPPY BODY,” the bodyposipanda blogger writes, describing how she “stopped starving herself and obsessively working out” and is much happier at a heavier weight.
“Happiness isn’t a size. And I wasted far too many years believing that it was.”
She says she was at her thinnest when the “before” photo was taken. “I was miserable; I was torturing myself. I was working out, like, three hours every day and eating so little.
“I was hungry and moody and miserable and I still wasn’t happy with my body,” she wrote on her Instagram page.
Fast forward 18 months and she couldn’t be happier.
“I never thought I’d be able to be happy in this body, this body that isn’t a size 6, that isn’t supertoned and superlean, but it’s soft and it’s comfortable for me.” Way to go girl!
Sources: US Magazine, Instagram