In the right picture I was 200 pounds over weight.
Today, I'm 175.
My goal? Is to be 150 or even lower by the time ALA comes around. My long term goal is to shoot for 135. Under 145 is healthy for my height.~
In the cosplay community, there a lot of people who get teased and looked down on for being over-weight. We are told that we can't cosplay certain characters because it would not be flattering. I never found that offensive for me because I knew that it was difficult to really cosplay characters I wanted to cosplay due to my weight. Anytime I was around my skinnier friends, I felt like I received only glances because I wasn't nearly as skinny as they were. I think it was sad for me because I admired so many of the slim girls in the cosplay community around me who could be the characters I wish I could pull off.
So I know a lot of people struggle with the same thing. Some people are working their butts off in order to become slimmer and be able to cosplay things without feeling judged. There is nothing wrong with that or being judged for it. I knew I wouldn't feel right trying to cosplay a revealing character and not having a nice body to back that up.
So I'm fighting to work off my fat and be able to do a character that I wouldn't feel comfortable doing unless I was slimmer. This isn't something I'm doing for cosplay -- This is something I'm doing for me. It's a lifestyle change. I want to be healthy, fit and confident! I think cosplay is just one more thing to inspire me to get there by a certain date.
If you're a cosplayer in my position. Just remember, you gotta just get up and do it! Eat right, work hard -- And it's going to pay off.
This is a lifestyle change. <3
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Artwork by *karudoll