fat awareness

Body insecurity and negative body image are not about how we actually look. There are plenty of people who are beautiful or handsome, thin or fit and they still only focus on the imperfections that exist in their mind.

I have one friend who is telling me that he is fat, and this man is not at all fat. He’s dieting like crazy to have 5% body fat, but he is starting to look gaunt.

I believe that everyone should strive to be healthy and treat their body like a friend. Part of that treatment might result in lost weight and that’s ok, as long as the focus is on treating your body well. It’s not about comparing yourself to others. It’s not about looking like that person in the advertisements. It’s especially not about changing yourself to fit into the fickle beauty standard that is popular at the time.

It’s funny what you can convince yourself of when you really want to believe it (AKA my thoughts on wedding weight loss)

Just over a year ago, I made the decision to come back to this blog. I was convinced that I needed to lose weight for my wedding, and reactivating my old Fitblr account seemed like the best way to go about it. I knew that I wouldn’t be happy and that I couldn’t face people on my wedding day if I didn’t lose the weight. I told myself that getting married while fat was only going to make me miserable and that I would hate my wedding pictures forever. There were days when I made myself physically sick worrying that my arms and my double chin would keep me from enjoying what I kept hearing was supposed to be the best day of my life.

So I took this not-so-healthy motivation and decided to do something about my problem. In the end, I did end up losing some weight. It wasn’t nearly as much as I had hoped to lose, and I slacked off for the couple months right before the wedding for a variety of reasons. But that’s not important. I didn’t meet the goals I set for myself and in a way, I don’t really mind. I have no idea what I weighed on my wedding day, but in the end I was surprised to find that it truly didn’t matter. Now that our wedding is over and life has gotten back to somewhat normal, it all seems so trivial. I can honestly say that I don’t know why I stressed myself out so much over the number on the scale when I should’ve been more focused on the fact that I was finally getting to marry my best friend.

Moving forward, I do still want to lose more weight. I want to be healthy and I want to feel good about myself. But I think that if I had stopped focusing on meeting an imaginary, self-imposed deadline, I would’ve been able to make healthier and longer-lasting changes. And I know for sure that I would’ve avoided unbelievable amounts of stress and disappointment. I would’ve felt even better about myself that day if I took the obscene amounts of time and energy I put into hating myself and instead put it toward self-love and body acceptance. By the time I realized all of this, however, it was the week before the wedding and there really wasn’t much that could be done. I did everything I could do to feel good about myself in the week leading up to the wedding, which is really all I could’ve asked for or expected of myself.

All this being said, I did end up feeling beautiful on my wedding day. It turns out that professional makeup, nails, hair-styling, and a dress will go a long way in that department. Also, perhaps most importantly, I actively chose to focus on the fact that we were finally getting married and let the overwhelming feelings of love and pure joy drown out all of the negative self-talk. In the end, I was no happier on my wedding day because of the weight I lost beforehand, and I wasn’t any less happy because of all the weight I didn’t lose. My husband loves me no matter what I weigh, and I am so thrilled to finally be married to him.

Intermittent fasting seems to be doing its job! Had one large meal a day for about 5 days now, only eating to my hunger. Not been hungry, had loads of energy, and I’ve lost around 2.5kgs. Feel great! 💪🏻

Remember the people who complained/complains about Rose being drawn skinny (without claim AU) with good arguments?

These people had and still has the power of doing it because this character had been fat in the whole series without a massive art style changing how her body looks. (Ignoring minor details and bad people that insult, please, this post is not about talk about that)

Now you can’t do the same with Steven anymore (the character with most inconsistent art style in the whole series)

While he was pretty much presented as a fat kid without a doubt.

(First episode)

And then we got things like this.

(The trial)

Not one, not twice but several times at the point that this is the predominant style.

These ones, literally, no belly, not fat or even looks like how the used to. (The ‘new art style’ aka: chibi shrinking also affects most of the characters, making them smaller and thin, even Greg)

And the first art style which has been used to introduce the characters is now completely gone from the series since a lot of time. He’s supposed to be growing to be something like this. 

But honestly at this point… Does the Crew really care about the characters design/animation quality anymore? And make the characters look like they were supposed to look?

Steven “Crewniverse Zine” #3 for SDCC 2017 ! (Part 2) (off the record)

Is their show, after all, they have the right to do anything that they want…. That’s right. So, yes, guys, they made Steven Quartz Universe, not fat canon.

There may even be explanations for this, which does not imply that it is just bad/lazy animation… (Mathematically speaking…)

That’s why would still like and LOVE to know what they think. @stevencrewniverse @rebeccasugar or any Crew member about this.

And you know why I care so much about this?

Because I LOVE THIS SHOW

And this is not only about Steven but the whole animation style that used to be way better!

AND even if I’m not fat, I’m aware of the several stereotypes that affect fat people when it comes to the media presentation, characters… I was so happy to see Steven as a nice fat character, a protagonist. I’m still happy with Greg (Ignoring his current chibi style) and I love him and I still proud that he’s nice character, and also a fat character that is not dumb, not a joke, not the      “Siddle stupid friend that thinks he’s ugly and it’s there’s just as the shadow of the ’‘pretty boy” protagonist’’ or any other stupid fat trope. I thought this show was kinda about fighting stereotypes inclusion with positive symbolism to support minorities or something. If I’m honest, I’m pretty sad about its current state.

Here you have more and better examples about the animation quality issue

What do you think people? Would you like to see this Steven come back?

PD: very sorry for my mediocre English!

werevampiwolf  asked:

I was sweeping outside in the middle of the day, in the heat, in my uniform (a white t-shirt, a black polo over it, and long black pants), and a guy walks up to me and says "They got you working outside because they know you're big, girl. The heat is hard on fat girls." 1. I'm not a girl (I'm trans), 2. Yes, I am fat, and yes, I'm aware that I'm fat, but. What. The actual. Fuck. My co-workers were surprised I didn't punch him.

Don’t punch them. It’s not worth the hassle. Unless they touch you first then slam them in self defense. :)

-Rodney

I started watching “My Mad Fat Diary”, I’m only on episode 2 so far and it’s so deep 😳

Tackling real life situations with zero censoring. It’s a breath of fresh air so far. Not my usual type of show to be quite honest. I don’t know if I’ll finish it, but I’m gonna look at the second episode 😀
There was this scene where the main character (who’s fat, just came out of a mental hospital and is now getting back into her normal life) and her “best friend” was basically telling her she wouldn’t get a boyfriend because boys don’t like fat girls 🙄
She went home and stared at the mirror and stared at herself. Then she imagined a zipper at the back of her neck and she opened it and literally stepped out of her skin. Her “fat” and she emerged with this slimmer, Coca Cola shaped body and threw her old body in the trash and burnt it.

Man I was blown away. Usually shows try to sugarcoat this kind of thing.
This is real. We can’t deny it.
It hurts my heart how many people feel this way. (Myself included).

I’m so happy the media is addressing these issues and feelings.

As a society we don’t show enough images of curvy/fat people eating food and enjoying themselves. We don’t show enough images of “no makeup” and “double chin” bliss.

I woke up this morning. I ate food, I laughed and my hair was a nest for last nights dreams. I exist even if the imagery in the media is minimal… And so do you.

Please stay positive ❤️

Whoever is reading this… You are beautiful. You are worth it. You are strong. You are smart. You are loved. You are the best. No one is perfect. I have struggled with my weight since I was in middle school and I used to hurt myself. I used to think I was the most horrific, ugly, most fat person in the world because people would say upsetting things and didn’t think about the impact that they would leave. You have no idea what someone is going through. Everyone has a story. When you call someone fat or anything negative, it clicks in that persons mind that they are not good enough and it could lead to depression. You might think, “oh, all I did was say she needed to wear more makeup” or “ all I said was she needed to lose some weight”.. It might seem small to you, but just by those words you could cause that person to suffer depression or even drive themselves to suicide. So please, PLEASE don’t go walking around shaming people because of their weight or the color of their skin or anything horrific like that because you never know what someone has and is going through in their life. Stay positive and make others feel loved. Encourage others and remember that your words are strong and can have the power to do anything. Love yourself and whoever you are, know that I love you and I think you are beautiful. ❤️

Grace Helbig is a real life superhero reason #26816281

http://youtu.be/R1VUrOxRUsE

Grace Helbig, my favorite youtuber, you have no idea how much this video means to me. My life’s work involves this subject and it means so much to me to see someone I greatly admire speak up about this social issue that isn’t talked about nearly enough.Thank you for assuming your role over your vast audience/following and spreading such an important message into their minds. While people like Nicole Arbour may be the type of people who bring us down, people like yourself bring us right back up and inspire us to keep going and feel the best in ourselves. Thank you for inspiring people every day, for standing up for myself and many others, and for openly supporting something that is so close to a lot of us.👸

anonymous asked:

Lose some weight ya fat bitch. Your thighs could kill a man if they clamped around his head. They probably clap as you walk

Thanks for telling the girl who actively calls herself chubby that she’s fat. I’m aware and I’m trying to lose weight so I can once again be skinny… 👍

anonymous asked:

What does it mean that muscle is more metabolically active than fat

I’m gonna give you the very scientifically accurate explanation.

In your body there’s fat, there’s muscle and a bunch of other stuff.

  • Fat just lies around and goes wiggle wiggle. It doesn’t really do much, and that doesn’t require a lot of energy.
  • Muscle however goes  BOOM BAM BANG and makes jump around all over the place. Muscle needs all the energy to do awesome stuff.

So basically if you have 2 people, at the same weight, height, gender and all that stuff, but with a different bf%, it’s the one with the most lean body mass that has the highest basal metabolism rate.

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I honestly don’t know why I’m posting this but recently I’ve changed my entire wardrobe. I’ve been wearing outfits that, 6 months ago, I used to cry at the sight of myself in them. I was so sick of hating my body; hiding behind tops that were always a size too big and only ever wearing pants. I never went to my prom because I was the fattest girl in the year and I thought people would laugh at me. Fuck that. Fuck being scared to live my life. Being fat does not make me any less beautiful, there is no reason as to why I should hate myself. As to why I should be so insecure that I would cry after meeting new people for fear that they thought I was disgusting. I should not be ashamed of myself.

Since I’ve gone to college my confidence has sky rocketed. Being surrounded by new people and stopping exposing myself to toxic media that promotes the idea that ‘being skinny is the only way to succeed’ has made me so much happier with myself. I can look at myself in the mirror and think I look amazing. I’m as worthy of feeling beautiful and loved as anyone else. Do not let being fat hold you back from enjoying life. Do not miss out on opportunities because you do not feel worthy or you are afraid. Every single person, no matter what body shape, sexuality, race or gender is beautiful and so so worthy. It just takes a little time to accept it. I’m cute as fuck and anyone who’s opinion differs does no matter to me.

(ignore the pjs on the floor - I didn’t notice they were there, oops)