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Fat Acceptance?

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.
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    It's so good to see a post about this. I have heard of this as well. I agree it is not good to bully overweight people; we do not know their story. But as you say, it's also not good to accept the obesity and think it's all hunky dory and we can just live healthfully and be obese. No way. And it does them a disservice to let them think that.
    Well done~
    1027 days ago
    1092 days ago
    It is true, and it is not fair. But, unfortunately, life just isn't fair. I feel sick and also angry when I hear about some of the hate and insults levelled at very heavy friends of mine. But it isn't going to change unless society changes, and that is beyond my power to accomplish. I can love them and support them, and I try to do that, but I can't stop it from happening, nor stop their health issues from happening, either. (And I have issues of my own due to weight, even if it's not so extreme.)
    1092 days ago
  • SPICY23
    Hard truths here.
    emoticon No one should be bullied or belittled for their size (or any other characteristic).
    Still we don't want to ignore the health ramifications. After all, isn't that why we are here @ SP?

    Peace and Care
    1092 days ago
    My niece passed away 2 weeks ago today. She weighed somewhere around 350 or more. She was very inactive, some days never getting out of bed. She was in and out of the hospital for the last year or so. They diagnosed lots of stuff wrong with her.
    1092 days ago
    I agree. I have family members who are ones and think there is nothing wrong with it. My younger sister weighs almost 400 pounds, half a small cow, and doesn't see an issue. I know when she gets older she'll have so many health issues.
    1092 days ago
  • SHASTA1991
    I agree.
    1092 days ago
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