Friday, May 4, 2012

How being overweight has negatively affected my health: A comprehensive list

  1. It has made me feel bad about myself.

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13 comments:

Amy Rhime said...

I second that <3!

Momma Jorje said...

& even that is too much. I don't think the weight is the culprit... I think it was society / media.

sarah said...

I agree with Jorje ... maybe it's about attending to different media (hundreds of years of artists, writers, and poets who love the voluptuous feminine form.) As Eleanor Roosevelt said, no one [and nothing] can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Joella said...

New record: shortest blog post to make me cry. <3

Megan B.B. said...

I agree that society does place a huge emphasis on being "skinny," yet I agree with you, it still hurts. I am also overweight, and even something simple like not ever being able to shop in a "fashionable" store and having to go to a completely different one, or look harder for styles that are flattering just takes me one notch down.
Awesome post, very complete, even with it being 7 words. :)
Megan @ thememoirsofmegan.com

kellymseow said...

Thank you so, so much.

Hybrid Rasta Mama said...

Brilliant and Beautiful - just like you!

Hybrid Rasta Mama said...

Brilliant and Beautiful - just like you!

ClaireTet said...

Amen!

I live in Singapore currently and as a fat expat they really do not know what to make of me. I recently had a medical and they retook my BP three times because they did not believe it could be low. They also questioned my blood test results as all my key indicators were perfect. Yes I may have a BMI of 35 but I am not fat and unhealthy - just fat!

Tmuffin.com said...

It's all about how you see yourself and how you feel! When I look at you, all I see is beauty. But I know exactly how you feel. I feel the lumps on my side or feel my big belly and they don't feel like mine. I don't recognize myself in photographs, and I feel less confident when I meet new people. Part of it is society/media, but part of it is just me. Maybe when I get down on myself, I should look at you and remember that I think you look wonderful, and I should look at myself that way!

Tree Peters said...

You are so beautiful! And this photo in particular really shows it.
If you're strong and healthy, I wish you peace with your form. Maybe if we still wore flowing goddess-y robes it wouldn't be an issue.
For me... (and I'm much heavier than you), it's a matter of energy and strength these days. And I really would like to be able to dress the way I want to. I can't express myself at all in my clothes and that bums me out.
Strength, flexibility and energy is what I'm going for now.
xoxoxo to you.

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