So, I feel like a hypocrite writing something that is supposed to tell others to accept themselves when I don't accept myself.The truth is, I genuinely think everyone should accept themselves — everyone, except for me. The Anti-Diet Project is an ongoing series about intuitive eating, rational fitness, and body positivity.
I have stretch marks running down the tops of my shoulders, and there's extra skin hanging off my arms and inner thighs. To my dismay, it wasn't an "every-body" kind of spa.
This story was originally published on July 13, 2015.
— Kelsey Recently, for a romantic getaway, my boyfriend took me to the Esalen Institute in Big Sur. In my early 20s, I went on a diet and lost, in total, 110 lbs.
Sure, there's an "after" picture here, and in it, I look fine (I hope).
But, I wouldn't let them take new pictures of me for this story, because I weigh about 20 pounds more than I did then.
Most of these photos were taken a month prior to my surgery, and the last one two months after it — my "after." They're seven years old.