Tangspiration: Oh, the weight gain.

Hey Everyone,

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Let’s be honest, I’ve gained a lot of weight coming back from Uni. I was flipping through some pictures today and I was totally really honestly quite taken a back at myself. It wasn’t that I was self critical of myself but more that I was confused. Not at how I got there – honestly speaking, I totally deserve every single pound due to my naughty eating habits and well l blame it on work. Everyone does right? I am totally at blame for my poundage. I totally accept that I’ve gotten fatter and it has gotten to a point where people can tell me as many times as they want “You’re fat” and my reply is simply “Yes I am fat.”

But I guess why I’m confused is because I don’t feel that fat. At my weight and where I live (Singapore where weight is a very important issue) – I could feel a lot more insecure. I could feel so insecure that it could stop me from what I need to do.  For some reason, I have to say that God has really blessed me.

I want to thank God because he has surrounded me with people that love me for who I am and what I’ve done, not for how I look. And as a beauty blogger you’d think that was confusing because as a beauty blogger, I should be admired for how I look. And perhaps at times I am but I think for me, people look up to me because of what I’ve helped them with and how I’ve impacted their life. I just realised this tonight as I write this. I believe a positive impact on someone else’s life is really to me the most admirable – whether you’re deemed as too big, too small or just weird.

I feel really blessed in this way with arms and legs to boot to be able to accomplish things. The best news is that you too can accomplish things. You could accomplish great things this whole entire time. Did you know that you can be known for your positive impact on this world and not for how skinny your thighs look? Did you know that you could be known for your accomplishments no matter how big or small – not by the price tag of your bag? Did you know that you are worth much, much more than that?

I’m not telling you to let yourself go, but what if you could turn the quality effort you put into staring yourself down into changing lives. Sure I could start eating a little healthier and I for sure will. In fact, I bought a cardboard tasting cereal last night, paired with greek yoghurt and agave syrup. I could probably take my dusty bike out for a spin – of which I’m planning to do tomorrow morning. But I’m telling you this because I want you to know that you are an amazing person who can do great things. Don’t ever think otherwise.

Love,
Roseanne

6 comments

  • Maya

    Hi Roseanne. I like the fact that you are different from other beauty bloggers and that’s the reason I followed your blog in the first place. I think one of my favourite entries is “made different for a reason”.

    People tell me (to my face) that I’ve gained weight and I am fatter now and I say “yes, I know , I see myself every day”. Some of them seem surprised that I acknowledge it. I guess they were hoping that I’d cry or something.

    • roseannetangrs (author)

      Thanks Maya :) Yeah I totally understand!

  • Tara

    Hi Roseanne, this was really inspirational post for me, so thank you. <3 I was also wondering if you could film a graduation makeup video? :)

  • Alice

    Hi Roseanne,

    Thank you for this lovely blogpost! The main big reason why I love you is because is your faith in our Daddy God. I love how you’re always encouraging your readers. God will be so proud of what you’re doing :)

    I myself is quite a big size girl (Size between UK14-16) and I always felt really horrible about myself everyday when I look into the mirror. When I’m checking out all the pretty bloggers/youtubbers, I felt like dying. It’s like I did made the effort to exercise & diet all but it just didnt turn out well. However, after reading your post, I felt really encouraged! Thank you for reminding me my worth in God.

    Cheers and have a lovely day <3

    • roseannetangrs (author)

      Thanks Alice! I know how you feel and I’m glad I encouraged you! Much love!

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