Self-Acceptance

So today's post is going to either be a hit or a total miss.  I am an obese lady.  I would like to be able to call myself curvy or plus size, but let's just get real.  I am obese.  I weigh a whopping 225 and for my 5 foot 4 inch height that is just way to much weight.  Recently there has been a huge movement going on for fat acceptance.  I am all for accepting yourself.  Love yourself no matter what size you are, but even though I myself am obese I also believe in being healthy.  

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I have tried so many times over to loose the extra weight I carry.  It's hard.  I have a medical condition, PCOS, that doesn't help me loose weight.  I also do not claim it as the reason I have stayed the weight I am.  I don't get out of breath walking to my car and I even take the steps sometimes even when an elevator is available.  On the other hand I have high blood pressure and cholesterol and I am only 29.  I may not be the most out of shape but my weight has played a part in my health problems.  

Being overweight is a choice in most cases.  Just as you would choose to do something risky such as free climbing you choose to not take full care of yourself.  A free climber may climb their whole life and never get hurt, but another one may go 3 times and fall and have to have a leg amputated.  It's the same with obesity.  Someone may have been overweight their whole lives and it never cause them any problems, and another person may have gained 40 lbs and had to be put on blood pressure medicines.  We are all different and so are our bodies.  We don't all fit in a bubble that says this is right for me so it is also right for you.

We only have one body so we need to take care of it the best we can.  I just want to say I am in no way talking down or saying the movement is not a good thing.  I am just saying that maybe instead of making it a fat acceptance thing, maybe we should make it a human acceptance thing.  We all need to be more loving towards each other.  We only get one shot here and why waste it being mean and hateful to those around us?

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So lovelies, I hope you are all having a great Monday **sigh**,  keep it up!!!