Interesting article. I've seem many similar type articles. There definitely seems to be a movement against fat-loathing... which is good! But we walk a fine line between acceptance and apathy. If being overweight was just a matter of beauty, then this wouldn't be any problem. But as we know, as we get older, being (severely) overweight is a health problem, not just a body image issue. We should all be accepted and treated equal no matter what. But it can be dangerous to simply resign ourselves to being overweight. My kids have started to go down that road. And while I don't want to make them feel bad about themselves, I don't want them to be unhealthy either. Nor do I want them to be teased by other kids (as many of us were as kids).
Started out at 405.5 on 7/31/12. Then lost 156 lbs to get down to 249.5 by 7/31/13. In the past year I have put back on over 40 pounds and reached a high of 291.5. But I have recommitted myself and quickly took off ten pounds by 7/31/14. I am now trying to take off the weight I put back on, and then lose the rest of the weight I was originally trying to lose. ‹---- Starting weight / Low weight / Current Weight / Goal Weight