3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > Weight Loss News and Current Events

Weight Loss News and Current Events Discuss the latest weight loss news headlines and major events.

Loving Your Body

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-09-2011, 06:08 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
pilgrim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 124

Default Loving Your Body

An interesting article in Glamour by Jess Weiner, a fat acceptance activist who chose to lose weight for health reasons:

http://www.glamour.com/health-fitnes...?currentPage=1

And a blog response from another activist, Jennifer Lynn Jones:

http://jonescene.posterous.com/lovin...never-kill-you

In my heart of hearts, I think Jones is right, but I do find it difficult not to focus on the scale (which I guess is why I'm on these boards...)

Last edited by pilgrim : 08-09-2011 at 06:10 AM.
pilgrim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2011, 07:08 AM   #2
Made of Starstuff
 
Lovely's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New England
Posts: 8,931

Default

Part of the problem with the Glamour article could be that it's in Glamour. Magazines, major news publications... I don't trust 'em. Titles sell an article and a magazine. Not to mention, it could be heavily edited to fit in the pages.

There's nothing wrong with loving your body and wanting to lose weight or be healthier. Those things are not mutually exclusive.

To say "I hate my body and I'll only be happy...or ...I can only do things and enjoy life when and if I'm at my goal weight and never before!" well, a person can certainly choose to live that way, but I'd find it more than just a bit negative and unnecessary.

Weiner didn't hate her body. She simply didn't know how healthy (or unhealthy) she was, because she didn't visit a doctor. She decided to find out, and when the numbers came back that weren't exactly great, she got to work on making sure she WAS healthy. It involved losing some weight as well as other things.

In fact, as it was pointed out, she is still currently overweight. That doesn't mean the love of her body almost killed her (as the article title annoyingly implies). She might have still avoided the doctor's office had she HATED her body. And that most certainly could have killed her, as she wouldn't have known she had high numbers.

I love my body to pieces. It's all I've got! I just want to take care of it a little better than I had been. I can still love myself as I'm doing something healthy.

Self-acceptance isn't "you must be fat and you must love the fat". In my head it's more like "You should love yourself right this very moment, and within that love and acceptance you should do what you can to nourish your body now. Don't wait until you're a lower weight or the right size. Don't put off things for a year or two. Now is the right moment to care about your health and well-being overall. Even if you stay overweight for the rest of your life, doesn't matter. You can still choose to live life and take care of yourself better if you love yourself, than if you loathe yourself."
__________________
~Made of star stuff~
Lovely is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Are you comfortable with your body? anawhatsme 100 lb. Club 30 05-18-2011 07:38 PM
Do you love your body? SnowboundChick 100 lb. Club 39 02-11-2010 12:22 PM
An excerpt from the book: ‘The Secret and Your Body.’ Glory87 Weight Loss News and Current Events 12 07-30-2007 10:32 AM
Loving yourself, loving your body while fat.. how?? beautifulone Weight Loss Support 16 11-06-2006 02:45 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:34 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2