Wow I came across this blog story online and was quite SHOCKED!!!!!!!!!!
…… so I’ve expressed my views in blue.
What an uninspiring, irresponsible, misguided article that I’m quite surprised www.news.com.au would even publish.
Perhaps I’m fixated on it because it’s a topic very close to my heart, but the media seems rife lately with people thinking it’s okay to judge people for being fat. Joan Rivers mocking Adele, some poor kid’s mum having a passive-aggresive go, anytime anyone mentions Chrissie Swan.
Why does what someone weighs bother people so darn much? Since when did someone’s weight become public property? And when did it become okay to insult someone so publicly, so shamelessly?
I’ve honestly had it up. to. here.
What someone weighs is absolutely none of anyone else’s business but their own.
One of my favourite quotes is “what others think of me is none of my business” … why are you so concerned that you would feel the need to write a whole article to explain why being unhealthy is ok?
I’m sorry but I’m not going to validate your poor me I’m fat crusade.
Being fat doesn’t make you a failure, a disaster, an embarrassment. It doesn’t point to any particular personality flaw, character type, discipline issue or “lack of control”. It doesn’t make you ugly, dirty, slovenly or (unfortunately) thick skinned. It shouldn’t make you a target, it shouldn’t mean you have to “ignore the haters”, it shouldn’t mean you are open to being called names in the street, it shouldn’t mean you feel unsexy or undesirable.
The fact someone feels any of the above is to do with their self confidence whether they are overweight or not.
Good for you if you were born loving carrots and taking comfort in celery. If you’ve never eaten just because you’re bored, never said “just one more”, never found great pleasure in lashings of butter on a warm bread roll. Or cheese. Or croissants straight from the oven. Or chocolate ice cream eaten straight from the tub. Or jam. If you’ve never, good for you.
Why would you eat because you are bored?
Food should be used to fuel your body, not over feed it. I am never bored ever! Boredom is again to do with self esteem, if you love yourself you will have more than enough fun, creative ideas and constructive things to do!
I always say just one more, because I do my exercise and earn my rewards!
Eating from the tub, now that is just poor manners, get a bowl and eat a responsible portion size like a civilised adult!
Extra points if you love waking up at 5am and going for a run. If you’ve always enjoyed exercise and pushing yourself and “going for it”. I admire your discipline and determination and I’m happy that you’ve “never had a weight problem”. With respect, if you’ve never had a weight problem, you have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about if you judge and demean those that have.
Wow now we are really getting into the poor me syndrome!
Just because you make a clear conscious choice not to get up early (Just an EXCUSE! … exercise at lunch if that suits better) or have discipline, you now contradict your own preaching and judge those who chose to live healthy.
EVERYONE has to watch their weight, it is hard work and certainly not a natural blessing for the vast majority, it is an acquired daily habit and chosen life style of exercise and clean eating.
Once at your goal weight you still have to do this every day!
Something you seem to choose not to do?
It’s so much easier to be overweight and lazy, eat what you want and then think you have some right to complain about it?
I take my hat off to healthy people and people who lose weight as I know how much hard work it is, but it gets easier and becomes a lifestyle CHOICE!
And by the way, it’s absolutely possible to be entirely healthy and carry extra pounds so don’t use “it’s a drain on the public health system” as an excuse for your mean judgement of others. Trying to make out that a person’s weight is somehow your business and you can say whatever you like because you pay taxes? What’s with that? People are not statistics and generalisations have never been fair.
Sorry but anyone is entitled to their opinion just like you, and even more so if they pay taxes.
An excuse for mean judgement you got to joking!
Eat clean and avoid these health effects that do cause an enormous drain on the Public Heath system, and more importantly on the poor individual:
- Coronary heart disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- Cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon)
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Dyslipidemia (for example, high total cholesterol or high levels of triglycerides)
- Liver and Gallbladder disease
- Sleep apnea and respiratory problems
- Osteoarthritis (a degeneration of cartilage and its underlying bone within a joint)
- Gynecological problems (abnormal menses, infertility)
We might have an “ideal body type” in society, but what we’re actually dealing with are lots and lots and lots of different deals. We have all been dealt different cards in life and we all have something unique and special to offer. Some of us are especially kind and loving, others are witty and smart – or pretty and stylish or caring and giving or calm and confident; lots of us are all of those things.
What we weigh has nothing whatsoever to do with who we are and what we are capable of.
Oh yes it does.
A strong confident happy person, full of self love, would not abuse their body by over eating unhealthy food till their body becomes an unhealthy size …. now would they?
An obese person is certainly not capable of climbing a mountain to appreciate the view, nature and pride that comes with a sense of achievement.
Anyone who is fat and says they are happy are lying. No one is happy being fat.
Please, for godsake, please stop making fat people feel so miserable about themselves and the way they live.
“No one can make you feel inferior (MISERABLE) without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Instead, try reminding them that being overweight is just one part of who they are and not the most important part, not even close.
Perhaps remind them how important they are to you and you are there to help them when they are ready to get on the journey of self love, self respect, inner love and happiness.
Maybe I can change my weight one day, but so far it’s taken me 25 years and even then I’m still not as “thin” as I’m supposed to be, as I want to be. I know I’ll keep trying to become thinner until the day I die, but only because I’ve invested so much of myself – for so many, many years – that I don’t want to “give up trying”. Despite the stereotypes, us fatties are actually some of the most tenacious, determined people I know. Set-back after set-back after set-back after set-back, yet still we are there, trying again and again.
You can make a choice to change TODAY, not one day!
You are the only one holding yourself back and writing such negative story’s seeking validation for your failures just drums your poor me, I can’t do anything, 25 year old life story into your mind even further.
Change your story and self talk to Positive Appraisal: I will Succeed, (not I’ll keep trying), I CAN & WILL Do Whatever It Takes, I Am Worth It, Failure is not an Option, I Love and Approve of myself, I Deserve To Be Happy, I Am Here For A Reason!!
I can assure you that you have not tried everything, anyone who eats clean and exercises loses weight!
After years of feeling inferior because I was bigger than other people, one day I just decided that I was going to live my life wholly, freely and with pride, no matter what I weighed. The minute I made that decision, it seemed ridiculous. Ridiculous that I would even have to tell myself such a thing.
Once again just lack of self confidence and a weak mind.
Stop judging me for who I am. We all have something about ourselves we’d like to change. Something we’re working on as hard as we can.
You are the one judging yourself. I don’t care what you weigh that is your choice and your choice alone.
Stop making me feel like I should be miserable, just because I eat too much.
Once again. “No one can make you feel inferior (MISERABLE) without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Stop blaming others and be accountable for your own actions and feelings.
No one puts the food in your mouth but you!
Feeling miserable is your own doing.
I’d rather be fat than nasty. – Maxabella (Blog story here)
I’d rather be fit, healthy and at what I feel (not others) is a great goal weight for me. I’d rather be happy, positive, motivating and inspiring rather that encourage others to adopt and validate any sort of poor me ‘VICTIM’ syndrome full of EXCUSES!
Perhaps you should try my ‘4 Week Program’ ? (I won’t let you FAIL!)
– The 4 Week Program provides knowledge you will be able to apply for the rest of your life and understand. No fad diets, in fact NO Diet, no quick fix, just the correct and only way that works clean healthy eating and regular exercise. It is scientific, mathematical and foolproof; so if you follow the instructions and program exactly you CANNOT Fail!
PS. Why are you not going on National Radio to support and add conviction to your Fativist views?
Is it because you got caned on www.news.com.au in the comments section?