I know some fat people who say they love their body. I, in all honesty, do not understand why they say they love their body, nor do I believe 99% of them who do.
Call me whatever you want, but I think fat people are deluding themselves when they say they “love their curvy bodies.” I understand there may be a few who actually do love their “curvy” bodies, but the truth is, most of them will look at an image of Marilyn Monroe and say, “I wish I had a body like hers” or a body even skinnier than that.
Being fat is not healthy. Your body is working at least twice as hard to keep everything under control even at rest. I don’t need to tell you what being fat or obese does to your body. You should know. And if you don’t you’re an ignorant fool.
To the fat/obese ones that say they love their curves, well let me tell you, THOSE AREN’T CURVES. Marilyn Monroe has curves. A fit woman who exercises and eats decently has curves. The women on the Dove: Love Your Body Campaign are curvy and beautiful. BUT FAT PEOPLE ARE NOT. Those are called rolls, not curves. Heck, these girls in this ad may not even be healthy. Who knows if they exercise or not. But these are the kinds of body images you should be aiming for rather than the fat and unhealthy one that you think is “beautiful.”
No wonder why so many people in America are fat. They have this weird notion that they have beautiful fat bodies and that they are what “real” women and men should look like. No. You are FAT. I don’t call people overweight, I call them FAT or OBESE (for some reason people are going through this weird phase of wanting to sugarcoat problems by naming them something less hurtful, ie “fat” changing to “overweight”, or “retarded” changing to “intellectual disabled”). Anyway, these obese people are the ones that have children and pass on their terrible lifestyle habits. WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO YOUR CHILDREN? Do you realize what you’re setting them up for? You’re preparing them for physical and emotional pain. The physical aspect will not kick in until they’re older, when their bodies are at their wits end and are trying so hard TO KEEP YOU ALIVE. The emotional aspect will kick in as soon as they start school. You’re being a terrible parent if you are not willing to change you or your child’s unhealthy lifestyle habits.
I’m about to pinch your nerves even more with this one: You’re not beautiful, not with that body. You can have a beautiful personality, but that’s beside the point. I’m not talking about that kind of beauty. I’m talking about the kind of beauty there is in a woman or man who takes care of themselves. It is a turn off seeing any fat person pigging out at a fast food place with their fat children, not doing anything to take care of themselves. WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING?
You have enough time to exercise. Get off your lazy rear end, and start walking. I’m not in any way telling you to aim for a body like a supermodel, because 90% of supermodels are disgustingly skinny. (Because being skinny in no way means you’re healthy). Get off the couch. Start walking. Jog. Run. Lift. I don’t care what routine you use, JUST GET UP AND STOP LYING TO YOURSELF. Your body is revolting and you know it.
And on the flip side, scrawny ladies, stop being so paranoid about gaining some weight and TAKE BETTER CARE OF YOURSELVES TOO. Your body isn’t beautiful. And whoever tells you that it is beautiful either 1) has that same weird notion of beauty and is aiming for that type of unhealthy body as well, 2) are trying to make you feel better, or 3) really do think it is beautiful (which is wrong, because by thinking that is beautiful means they are praising the appearance of an unhealthy body).
I’m not going to sugarcoat something as serious as this. Most people do not find your obese body or your bony one as “good-looking”. If you do, then you are considered the #3 type of person explained in the previous paragraph. If you don’t care what anyone thinks, then DON’T DO IT FOR THEM. Look at yourself in the mirror and think about everything. Think about your body and what you are doing to it. Your body is keeping you alive, and you thank it by eating to the point of obesity or starving yourself to the point of looking like a bag of bones? IS THAT HOW YOU THANK YOUR BODY? Do this for YOURSELF. DO IT FOR YOUR BODY, it loves you more than anything in the world.
We were made to be attracted to appearances for a reason. We have faces for a reason. Some people are ugly and some are pretty. Some people are fat and some people are too skinny. Don’t dance around the problems here. People need to know that they are deluding themselves. Tell it to them straight. Don’t put them down and kick them into the dirt, but make sure they know that you ARE SERIOUS ABOUT WHAT YOU’RE SAYING AND THAT YOU MEAN THE BEST FOR THEM BY TRYING TO HELP THEM OBTAIN A HEALTHY BODY.
As an end note, I’m 19, 116 lbs and 5’1, so now you know that I’m not some scrawny or obese female trying to tell you what to do. I’m a normal, healthy female who’s trying to tell you what to do FOR YOUR OWN GOOD HEALTH. Ignore or heed my words. If you were offended through any of this, then you are either one of two people: 1)the kind that’s oversensitive and needs to grow some balls, or 2) the obese/too-skinny kind of person I was ranting about in this post.
true. this reminds me of a post a saw that was about how advertising campaigns should be more appearances don’t matter than everyone is beautiful.
even though yeah, there are some fat people out there who go to mcdonalds and delude themselves into thinking their obesity isn’t a problem, there aren’t that common, and who gives a shit. there are fat people who are fat because of their genes or diseases, there are fat people with eating disorders, there are fat people who eat crap, there are fat people with normal diets but slow metabolisms, there are fat people who eat healthy food but too much of it, etc. there are also skinny people who are skinny because of their genes, there are skinny people that eat a lot and have fast metabolisms, there are skinny people with eating disorders, there are skinny people who eat a lot but also exercise a lot, there are skinny people that eat tons of unhealthy shit but have fast metabolisms because of their young age, etc., etc., etc.
the whole love your body/everyone is beautiful campaign is nice and all but i think they should just change it to “nobody really gives a crap, because the way you look doesn’t really matter, and almost everyone is more concerned with themselves than you.”
it’s like yeah, your body or way of living is ridiculously unhealthy, but you’re not me, and even though you should be healthy i couldn’t give two craps.
i’m 5’2 and i weigh 104 pounds.t. my depression causes me to have way less of an appetite, and when i do, it’s for sugary/chocolatey foods, because they lift my mood a bit. what’s my business is my business and what’s your business is your business. i know i could be out eating salads or jogging, but i don’t see the point in it. we’re all going to be 6 feet under sometime or another. i’ll probably be 6 feet under sooner than everyone else, and i’m happier that way. and maybe that is a justification for my bad health. i don’t care.
sorry if i’ve come off as rude or anything, i’m not trying to be at all. basically, you shouldn’t get upset about the way other people live.
No, that’s fine, because what you said made me realize that I completely left out the kind of obese/skinny people who are that way because of disorders, because of predetermined things like genes, or things like depression. I want to make sure that I clear that part up; I was just getting mad at people who have the option to change their lifestyle habits.
Like my cousin, she’s 14 and obese for her age, and I can’t help but to get so po’d because a lot of it has to do with her parents (my aunt and uncle). They did a terrible job teaching her to eat right because they’re both obese, and now I’m just watching her slowly develop back issues and she’s at a terrible risk of diabetes now. It sucks seeing her that way, and I feel like blaming my aunt and uncle. She’s made fun of because of her weight, and she’s ridiculed every time she tries to lose it.
I know I shouldn’t be letting other peoples’ lifestyles get to me, but some things, like obesity, really gets under my skin. I don’t like seeing parents with young children (like the image above) who are in no way helping their kids. The parents are unknowingly setting their children up for depression, ridicule, and a really unhealthy life. And just watching it all and knowing the outcome upsets me.
When I wrote that I was thinking about my cousin, who’s obesity is because of upbringing and lifestyle; I wasn’t thinking about those who are obese/scrawny because of predetermined things, depression, etc. If I offended you, I’m sorry I didn’t intend to =/
i poop you not, I just scrolled through a brazillian (do you understand that reference) of pages with male models, and i literally did not find any of them attractive.
60% were okay. In other words, if I saw them in the street, I wouldn’t think twice about it. Forgettable faces.
the other 40% consisted of “well what the fruzz how are you even a model, you don’t even look good, like at all.”
I mean, is it me? Is MY taste in men bad?
Yeah, I know what you mean. It’s like they’re such a conventional form of attractive that it’s boring. Plus, way too much effort is put into their appearance, which kind of turns me off.
Right? There was a commercial with these guys who saw this image of a lady they’d be working with. She was tall, thin, had wavy blond hair (dyed most likely) and she wore red lipstick and the dark mascara and eyeliner. They were going all googly-eyed over her and I couldn’t see what they saw in her. She was the spitting image of what so many teenybopper girls would aspire to look like. She wasn’t ugly, it’s just that I’ve seen so many women just like her that it, like you said, is boring.
You know how some video game dialogues, when translated into English, come out a bit choppy and odd? The dialogue is still understandable, but the words and sentences don’t always flow nicely…
Well I’m pretty sure I have the same issue. I can think clearly and formulate a great dialogue in my head, but when I go to take my thoughts and put them into words to explain things, it all comes out weird, just like a bad video game translation. It’s hard to explain.
My mom, dad, and (especially) my sister are pretty good at translating what I’m trying to say, but they playfully make fun of me all the time for it.
Also, if I’m thinking of ways to describe something and come up with two synonyms to describe it, when I go to say it, I end up mashing the two synonyms together instead of picking one.
For example, I was talking about some mini berries on a bush and said “Aw, look at the cute mittle berries!” (My odd mix of the words mini and little)
Yesterday I said: “I’m going to be such a doofy mom” (dorky and goofy).
Or, instead of synonym adjectives, I switch letters around. For example, one day I said: “I wanna low the mawn.” (instead of mow the lawn)
That same day, a bird pooped on the windshield. I said: “The bird purped poople!”
lol what the fruzz I don’t know. Maybe I have some un-diagnosed condition. I don’t try to speak like a retard. It just happens.
Well? What’s the diagnosis?
it could be that your frontal lobe in your brain isn’t fully developed so you don’t tend to think things over before you say them, so you’ll change your sentence partway through because you thought of a better way to word it, but you don’t seem like someone with an undeveloped frontal lobe (*puts on glasses to look even more pretentious*) to me.
It might just be that you don’t talk enough, kind of like muscle memory.
as augustus waters from the fault in our stars would say “my thoughts are stars i cannot fathom into constellations”
but yeah part of the reason that quote is so overused is because it relates to pretty much everyone because nobody’s that good at wording their thoughts
there’s so many limitations in language bleh
I’m glad you don’t think I have an undeveloped frontal lobe ^_^
I made the mistake of googling my issue too. Every scary thing imaginable came up, so now I’m just really confused… and a bit worried. I don’t think its anything serious though. I mean, I don’t have any diagnosed conditions, or learning disabilities, whatever.
*shrugs* Thanks though =D