The past week’s reoccurring phrase: "You look so thin... Are you sick?"
I have 10 pounds left to lose to reach my goal weight
(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.
I am trying so hard to live a healthier lifestyle but I keep receiving mixed messages. This time last year, I was FAT
(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
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.
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.
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
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
not because of my weight. I am beautiful because I am spiritual,
I have gorgeous eyes and great posture.
I am fun and have a charming, albeit sometimes abrasive, sense of humor.
I am not SICKLY
I am not FAT
I am not UGLY
I am BEAUTIFUL
and whether or not I lose or gain 10 lbs. that is not going to change.