glorifying-obesity

Our health department is currently spending millions on trying to stop the obesity epidemic, to help our nation’s health, to reduce co-morbidity, to lengthen life span, to reduce intervention and cost to the NHS… To help each and every one of us.

So this is exactly why I cannot advocate #EffYourBeautyStandards.

I am all for people being comfortable in their own skin, I love that people want to feel confident and happy - and so you should! But glorifying obesity IS NOT the way to go.

As a health service we’re constantly fighting to improve health, to give people the information they need, to give people the help they need.. So when people are being given conflicting advice and banging on about ‘health at every size’ and how they’re perfect as they are its so bloody hard to do this.

How can we as healthcare professionals help people who are being told to fuck the standards, that it doesn’t matter, being told we’re 'fat shaming’.

There’s conflict going on and it’s not only sad but it’s scary.

And before anyone starts off, yeah I’m overweight myself. I’m trying my damn hardest to overcome it and I will not be forced into accepting my weight as 'healthy’ or 'it’s okay it’s average’ or 'love yourself!’.
I do love myself, but I don’t love my unhealthy weight and nor should I.


Love yourself for who you are, not how much fat you have or haven’t.

"glorifying obesity"

where did the phrase “glorifying obesity” come from? that same jackass spin guy who invented the phrase “death panels” or whoever came up with the phrase “partial birth abortion”? so far i’ve seen it used to refer to:

- a fat person who is not twisting in misery in some way
- a fat person who doesn’t hate being fat
- a fat person who takes a picture of themselves
- a fat person who has a blog
- a fat person

and i’m honestly not even sure what fatphobic people even mean by it? also, what do they think is going to happen? they hate fat people so much that they think it’s cool to harass them on the internet and call them unhealthy (and hate people because of their perceived health status), yet they feel that a picture of a happy fat person is a serious threat? you live in a culture where your hatred of fat people and concern trolling about their health is socially acceptable; worrying that pictures of happy fat people are going to lead to a speed-gaining epidemic because being fat looks so glorious is pretty melodramatic and frankly fucking ridiculous.

i hope people see pictures of happy fat people and start seeing us as people and start treating us humanely. i hope unhappy fat people see pictures of happy fat people and start to think that maybe they could be happy in their fat bodies sometimes. if that is “glorifying obesity” than i am down for glorifying obesity and i’ll sing it from the rooftaps. i am fat and super fucking happy and it is pretty glorious. try it and we can share clothes.

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Important sweatshirt. This is by Monki who have a knack of making kitschy stuff look arty rather than costumey, as my friend Ushshi pointed out today. I mean, this isn’t even my **signature style** but I’m so happy in my pizza sweat! pizza sweat 

My shoes are an ancient charity shop find and the floral crown is sort of handmade, and the skirt was on ridic sale from asos. Cute cheap outfit! 

Shop the look here

why can’t you just eat less?
1500 calories
1200 calories
1000 calries
800 calories
600 calories
0 calories

what if you dont eat?
fat
carbs
bread
meat
dairy
processed food
sugar
gluten
food

what if you only eat?
low fat
low calorie
lemon juice
low carb
vegetables that are purple
fruits that are square
paper plates

can you do what these people did?
my uncle drank cayenne pepper
my mom ate a salad every meal
my sister ran 14 hours a day
my friend prayed really hard
my coworker died so it didn’t matter any more

how about you just try?
something more flattering
longer
baggier
a different style
a different size
a different store
a different body

can’t you just exercise?
but not outside
not in the gym
not in those clothes
not in that sport
not anywhere i can see you

won’t you regret?
not going to the gym 
that bite
wearing that
being alive
your entire life

—  the many questions that surround my fattness, a.b.

So let me see if I can get this straight, a size 22 Model is glorified for being obese and having a pretty face, but a fitness trainer who lost all her baby weight and got her abs back by eating healthy and working out is a horrible person who glorifies eating disorders?

Fuck man, where do we draw the line and stop putting precious feefees before the honest fucking truth?

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Last week was such an amazing week for me- I hope yours was as well! I went back home, cooked a delicious meal, ate way too much, celebrated my birthday and got to be with the people I love the most in the world. Now on to the outfit!!

Fat is not the worst thing a person can be.

I’ve got a growing collection of body acceptance pins and I decided to wear them all today. 

The Glorifying Obesity and All Bodies are from the lovely and amazing Kris, at Fat and Nerdy and I picked them up from her store here while she was having a sale for $2. I’m kicking myself now for not picking up more! 

Fat Life I got from wonderful Alex Herberling when I met her at Youmacon a few years back. I am not sure if she is still selling these, but her store is here.

(The bacon & egg pan charm is not part of it, that came from a charm bracelet a dear friend made me)

The Fight Physical Fitness pin is actually an old Topps pin from the Wise Guys collection that was made in the 60’s- I just found it last weekend at a trade show and the guy gave it to me for free because I was so tickled with it. I can’t find it for sale online at all.

Now as for the outfit- the leggings are from Rainbow this pair here, and Jesus wept, they are the softest thing I’ve ever worn in my entire life. On sale now, for $10 and they are having some really great sales going on- additional 50% off sale items and free shipping on all orders of $20 or more.

The sweater I got from Meijer, and they don’t sell online. :(

(Also apologies for the crummy full body shot, I took it with my phone and it didn’t turn out so I had to color correct in photoshop which is why it has that odd pink outline)

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I’ve always hated my fat arms.

I always tried to hide them, because I didn’t want people to compare them to the thin arms that I was constantly surrounded by and often compared to.

And when I began to accept my arms for what they were, instead of what society wanted me to think what they should look like, I stopped hating myself and living for others. I began to wear short sleeved shirts and wave my arms around because I was finally comfortable in them.

My arms will never be compared to twigs or be synonymous with the word slender, but that doesn’t matter to me anymore. I’m finally content with myself and embrace my gigantic, fucking fat, strong, and controversial arms and that’s all that should matter.

anonymous asked:

Do you think that glorifying obesity promotes complacency in an unhealthy lifestyle? Sorry if I offended you by asking that. Not that I am implying you are unhealthy. I don't know your body. Do you find it wrong for me to feel that people who are obese should work towards a more healthy lifestyle? I still feel I am body positive. I think that everyone should try their hardest to feel beautiful. That being said, I don't believe we should encourage people to be complacent with unhealthy ailments.

I think that if you believe that “glorifying obesity” is a thing - you aren’t actually body positive. Essentially, you’re making the snap judgement that another human being is undeserving of presenting themselves in a way that makes them feel more comfortable or desirable. 
Fat people are forced to walk a very thin line - on the one hand we’re apparently not allowed to be too fashionable or too beautiful , lest we give other fatties the wrong idea that ???? I don’t even know. On the other hand, GOD FORBID someone sees us in public in sweats or without hair or makeup done. We aren’t taken seriously that way and everyone thinks we’re one of those “bad fatties” and we’ve given up on life. What would you have us do? Make an effort in our appearances - but not too much of an effort. Try our hardest to feel beautiful - but don’t take photos of ourselves when we believe it. There is no winning.
The fact that you think it’s ok to decide for someone else when they can take a fucking photo of themselves is SO INSULTING. Do you know why we do it? Because no one else does. Because we don’t get to see our bodies anywhere. We have to create our own representation just to feel like HUMANS. And you call that glorifying obesity. Shame on you.