Everyday on my dashboard. i see super skinny girls or girls with nice clothes that i wish id be able to fit. Society doesn’t accept anyone that looks like me. Fat girls are always frowned upon. i see girls just with they hair hanging have 10k+ notes. I bet everything I have if that girl were fat like me she wouldn’t have as many notes. It’s sad how society is now a days. Only certain type of girls are beautiful. And if you don’t look like that type of girl you aren’t shit. But hey…. I’m just one fat girl. what does my word mean. probably nothing.
this makes me wanna cry.
Alright, guy checking in here with some logic. Attraction is a subconscious thing. I can’t help it if I’m attracted to certain body types and not to others. Our instincts are still largely based on “survival of the fittest,” and frankly, not to be a jerk or anything, but people like this are not among the “fittest”- as such, my mind subconsciously rejects them as attractive. And in all honestly, in case anyone calls the whole “subconscious” thing a cop-out, I also have a very conscious opinion regarding this matter. Being obese is unhealthy, and I personally refuse to play any part in making people think that it’s okay to be that way. Now, I will never, ever say anything mean or hurtful to someone who is overweight, and I do think that people who would make fun of someone for stuff like that should all go to hell. But I will most certainly not endorse a completely sedentary & unhealthy lifestyle by “accepting” it as okay. Quit wallowing in self-pity about how society hates you and go make a change in your life.
I know this is an incredibly unpopular opinion to have, especially among the general population of tumblr, but stuff like this honestly pisses me off. The more you “accept” obesity, the more you are encouraging each and every obese person to continue eating themselves into an early grave. Consider that for a second, and then ask yourself who the real bad guy in this situation is.
EDIT: I also wanna clarify that I see nothing wrong with having a little meat on your bones. Being overly skinny is just as unhealthy as being obese. And I honestly find several girls who are a bit above the “average” weight to be very attractive. I just draw the line when it becomes legitimately unhealthy.
I agree - obesity and the urge to be nothing but skin and bones are both extremely detrimental in their own right. In fact, obesity and its related dietary isues are the biggest killer in the United States today.
I can’t claim to have struggled with either, as I’ve played sports and exercised my entire life. However, there is something that I believe we all have in common - we don’t eat well. A big part of this is no one is teaching their kids how to cook anymore (heck, half the would-be teachers don’t know how), so we go to the stores or fast-food and buy stuff that is terrible for us.
Now, I’m no expert on diets, but this guy is..and he even has a sense of humor:
(skip to 4:20 if you want to get straight to the point)
I would have to say… I think she would even admit that she would not want a man who is extremely overweight?
We as a society have turned our backs on smoking. And I am will admit, I was a smoker. I would be shunned on the street corner, parents would pull their children away from me, restaurants said no to me, work would not allow me to smoke and then come back into the office right after… Wow, totally shunned.
Smoking was a choice and I choose to change.
Being severely overweight is a choice. Body shape is hereditary… 100 lbs, is not.
I read one comment that we should bless this woman (and many men and women alike) and we should… However, we do not have to encourage, through acceptance, a severely unhealthy lifestyle. Just as we shun smokers, drug addicts, alcoholics and other addicts… What is the difference between those and addictions to sugar and fat?
I say this as a 37 your old woman. I have struggled with my weight and excused it as body shape. NOT TRUE. I was a chubby child, young adult, lost weight and gained it back because I reverted back to old ways. I got up to 220 lbs and I am only 5’3”.
I picked up a chicken breast, lean meats, veggies, watched my portion control (ate SLOWLY and stopped eating when I was full instead of stuffed) and worked out 30 mins a day, took the stairs, parked a little farther, drank water, water and MORE WATER, instead of a 5 minute smoke break I took a 5 minute walk to clear my mind at work (helped me quit smoking too). I did all of that in exchange of the sugars, processed food, TV, and boredom. In over 5 years, I have not complained of boredom. I lost 90lbs in 9 months… And I have gained an ouce back. With diet, exercise and WATER… no excess skin with a muscle tone.
I will never go back. I see what put me at 220 and I see what put me at 130. I see there is never a reason to be 220 again. If you feel that “society does not accept” you… Then change.
I hate to be blunt!