Friday, June 15, 2018
I've been hearing a bit about the fat acceptance movement and I want to talk about that a bit. First, let me explain, I've struggled with my weight my whole life. I try hard to keep it at a good level, but I fluctuate and have to work to get back in shape. That being said, I do see where fat acceptance people come in. NO ONE should be bullied because of their size, however, the simple truth is that we are not built to hold 50+ extra pounds. It's just not healthy! Again, I'm not talking that stubborn 10-15 pounds. That's not perfect, but who is? I'm talking obese and morbidly obese here. Truth? Yes, you will get passed over for jobs, romantic partners, and opportunities that might be yours if you slimmed down even just a bit! Yes, your health will suffer from chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease. Yes, you will be in more bodily pain, especially in the knees and hips. You can tell people all you want that you are fine the way you are, but science just does not stand by you on that.
Look, how about for today you stand with me and try really hard to make better choices for YOURSELF. Not for your spouse or kids, but for YOU. I know SO many of my FB friends are with me on this. I see your struggles and successes and I am right there! I know the pain and I celebrate your wins with you!
Today, move a bit more and skip the soda or fries. And tomorrow try it again.
Do it for you.