Hey guys. This is me. Im the girl on the right in the military picture. My name is Laura and at the age of 16 I passed officer selection to go into the Royal Air Force. The only problem being that I am classed as Obese on the BMI scale meaning they have attempted to kick me out numerous times. Im now 19, 5 foot 11 and you know what, this message is from me to say, I’m happy
I weight 90kg.
Yeah thats a lot. I know thats not the greatest.
But i have ran a Half Marathon
I have ran a 10 mile endurance race with 12kg on my back in full military gear.
I am fit. Yeah I’m big. But I’m fit. I work hard to make sure that I can pass fitness tests and that I keep my fitness up because I enjoy doing it, as well as proving people wrong.
For years I have had people laugh at me. When I’ve entered cross country contests and had girls look at me and laugh. When I said that I wanted to go into the military when we had our careers talk and people laughed when they said it involves good fitness.
However, I have finally hit the point where I am happy. I don’t care that my BMI is over. I am happy. I don’t care what people will say because I know I can now prove them wrong. Yes my butt still needs a size 18 (UK) jeans to fit it in but who cares?
Yes losing a little more would be amazing. But i am loved for who I am. I have never had a friend that cared say I was too fat for them. My boyfriend from day one has said he will support me with what I want to do with my weight but that he loves me how I am now and that I only ever need to change for me.
So this is a post to say, I’ve done it. Im happy. I don’t care. I run three to six miles a day. I passed all the military standards for the last 3 years.
So for everyone that has made a joke, a snide comment, or for anyone that still thinks I’m a fat ass. I don’t care :) the people who love me love me for me are the ones that matter. That’s the end of it. Yeah I still want to lose a bit, but I’m doing it the healthy way. No rush, little by little.
My blog is: youvejustgottakeepsmiling
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