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Too Skinny with 10 pounds left to lose?

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The past week’s reoccurring phrase: "You look so thin... Are you sick?"

Seriously? emoticon

I have 10 pounds left to lose to reach my goal weight emoticon (which by the way is the ideal weight for my height and body type and the number agreed upon by my doctor). In fact, he said I could lose 10 lbs. more than that and I would still be healthy. emoticon I am trying so hard to live a healthier lifestyle but I keep receiving mixed messages. This time last year, I was FAT emoticon (I know she's preggers not fat but it's the closest emticon they had to emphasize the point) and this year I'm SICKLY emoticon ?

It's like I can't win.

I was listening to the radio this morning and it was saying that over 57% of women are overweight roughly 22% are obese. The segment was about the show “More to Love” and how big women can be attractive and they deserve confidence and love too. emoticon They implied society might need to alter their ideals of beauty.


However, I DO NOT think society needs to alter their ideals of beauty entirely around weight. emoticon

I think people need to stop focusing so much on weight. I don’t think it matters big or small weight loss should be about health not a desire to be attractive because being thin won’t make a person attractive and vice versa.
I think certain physical elements are great to focus on. I love biceps on a woman emoticon or big teeth like Julia Roberts. However, I do not think weight or any one physical or character trait solely defines physical attractiveness. The combination of these traits makes a person beautiful or not.

I am beautiful emoticon not because of my weight. I am beautiful because I am spiritual, emoticon thoughtful, emoticon loving. emoticon I have gorgeous eyes and great posture. emoticon I am fun and have a charming, albeit sometimes abrasive, sense of humor. emoticon

I am not SICKLY
I am not FAT
I am not UGLY

I am BEAUTIFUL emoticon and whether or not I lose or gain 10 lbs. that is not going to change.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TRYINGTOLOSE64 12/26/2012 8:32PM

    I know how you feel. I've been told by people that are taller then me and lighter then me that I need to stop losing weight before I make myself sick. I can't help but think "make me sick!?! What in the heck do you think I was when I started out on this journey? Healthy?"

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PURPLE180 12/26/2012 5:55PM

    emoticon I know it feels amazing to be so close to your goal. Funny how people can say or assume that one is sick just because they are meeting weight loss goals. emoticon job.

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