We should always strive to be happy with ourselves and not allow others opinions to dictate or influence our happiness. We’ll never be content if we let others opinions and words control our lives. We’ll never please them no matter what we do because they’ll always find something about us they don’t like.
Living this sort of life doesn’t give us the ability to flourish and become the person we’re meant to be. We should change aspects of ourselves – our physical appearance or personality only if we wish and for ourselves.
Miranda’s breakup with her boyfriend was done on social media. She posted a photo of herself on Twitter along with a caption that has gone viral. Her ex-called her “disgusting,” and the young woman decided to do something about it.
Normally, I’m not for encouraging changing yourself to please someone else. If they don’t like you, too bad. They can either accept you for who you are or get lost. However, in Miranda’s case, I’ll make a slight exception because she not only lost weight but a loser of a boyfriend as well.
Miranda’s tweet read: “after getting called disgusting last night, I [sic] successfully dropped 200lbs!!! (before and after pics).”
The before and after photos explain everything. In the before pic, Miranda is posing with her boyfriend. In the after pic, he’s cropped out. Good for you Miranda! She gained the confidence to stand up for herself after shedding 200 pounds.
We don’t know the particulars of how the relationship ended, but does it matter? Miranda ditched the dud. She opened herself up to being on her own and loving herself for who she is. And if she finds another guy, he’d better not criticize her. He might find himself out of the picture too.
Social media fell in love with the post. Support poured in for Miranda: “Best weight loss story ever,” one person commented. Many are providing virtual applause for her actions.
“YESSSS, US WOMEN APPLAUD YOU Heavy red heart heavy red heart heavy red heart heavy red heart,” another wrote.
I don’t know if I’d have the courage to put myself out there like Miranda. Losing weight is difficult, but with determination and drive, it’s certainly possible. Miranda transformed herself hopefully for no other reason than to make herself happy. If anything, her story will give others struggling with self-esteem issues the ability to recognize their own self-worth and to stand up for themselves.