(Closed) End Fat Talk Week

posted 7 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
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2589 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I read a blog (can’t remember the name of it offhand) sometimes that promotes positive self-image…I like the idea of a whole week about ending “fat talk,” too! I have a ton of weight/body shape hangups, so it’s good to have that reminder.

Fun story…I saw this picture of a girl on ugliesttattoos.com who had a little extra flesh on her ribs (you could see it because she was twisting and it made sort of a roll) and a bit of a tummy, but all the guys in the comments section were saying she was hot! Which was pretty awesome, to be honest. It was a huge eye-opener to me because I have similar issues and found my body repulsive because of that…it’s a matter of perspective, I guess.

Post # 5
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2392 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m at work and can’t see the video but want to jump on board with the ending fat talk!  It’s so depressing and destructive to hear how most of us women talk about our bodies and ourselves.  I’ve really made a conscious effort to shut it down in my own mind and not to join on the female self-hatred bonding parade when others start denigrating themselves.  It’s made me so much happier and I hope that self-acceptance has spread at least a little bit to those around me.

Post # 6
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326 posts
Helper bee

If there is anyway that I can get through a day without a girl telling me that she’s fat then I am for that. It constantly being talked about makes everyone self concious and brings people down. Like getting ready for a night out there will always be one woman who says oh my legs look fat, which leads to someone else going ‘not as fat as mine’ and it just spirals . . . I wish we could just free ourselves from the obsession! Love your body if you can. It is the most amazing thing you will ever own

Post # 7
Member
326 posts
Helper bee

If there is anyway that I can get through a day without a girl telling me that she’s fat then I am for that. It constantly being talked about makes everyone self concious and brings people down. Like getting ready for a night out there will always be one woman who says oh my legs look fat, which leads to someone else going ‘not as fat as mine’ and it just spirals . . . I wish we could just free ourselves from the obsession! Love your body if you can. It is the most amazing thing you will ever own

Post # 8
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1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would like to end the talk of being “good” or “bad” when it comes to food consumption. I never hear men talk like this, but hear women all the time.

“I had celery and lettuce today. I was GOOD!”

“I had a cheeseburger and fries. I was so BAD today.”

 

Post # 10
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2392 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Birdie Love: Yes yes yes!

This is something that was huge with me when I worked with a nutritionist for disordered eating.  I had become so obsessed with eating what I had been told was “good” that I was ignoring how it made my body feel (terrible due to way too much fiber and too few calories).

Food as a moral issues annoys the crap out of me.  I like what septcabride said about removing those words from our vocabulary and mindset altogether, but I think it’s so important with food.  And so important to fill our lives with more interesting and important things than the imagined moral caliber of our lunch.

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