Fun History Fact: The overwhelming majority of cowboys in the U.S. were Indigenous, Black, and/or Mexican persons. The omnipresent white cowboy is a Hollywood studio concoction meant to uphold the mythology of white masculinity.
This isn’t the first time I’ve submitted, but i thought i would give an update on the weight loss I’ve experienced in a year. The middle one was my ending weight loss picture in 2013, and i am shocked by the differences in my body in just this short of time. My stomach has gotten so much smaller (fat wise) in a year that its noticeable to even myself, and I’ve noticed other areas are smaller as well.
Back in the summer of 2009, I was part of a weight loss study at the NYU Medical Center to see how the Lap Band Surgery would affect people under the age of 18 (I was 16 at the time) and the photo on the left is me just before then, when I weighed around 490 pounds. The photo on the right is me yesterday, 5 years later, at around 230 pounds.