(Closed) Fat Shaming

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

Giving slimmer kids better grades? That’s awful. Just awful. We definitely should be working towards healthier lifestyles, but that is too far, imo.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I feel ya! Shame is sadly how a lot of people manipulate people. Whether its your sexuality, an eating disorder, your religion , your hertigage etc etc.

I wish it was just as easy as eating less! I too had some hormonal issues, and gained VERY fast and heavily. It is the worst experience of my life thus far, and when you look in the grand scheme of life it really shoudln’t be, but society makes it a horrible horrible thing.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I work in healthcare so we kinda have to harp on obesity… It causes so many problems that people come in complaining about so I literally hear it from docs all day every day so I thought I was desensitized.  That said, I do agree that lately everyone seems to be overly focused on the negative light of things. I have been so sensitive to it lately that today on my lunch, I saw a commercial for Special K. It was a bunch of women weighing themselves publicly, and it said, “why don’t we stop focusing on what we need to lose…” and it went back to them weighing themselves, and flashed back to words that said, “and start focusing on what we will gain?” and it was al these motivating words like satisfaction, happiness, youth, etc. I cried. CRIED! PMS much?!? I hate weight…and diet…and food.. and everything =(

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@lawschool bride: yes! It has really gotten out of control! I am also a size 16/18. I also have hormal issues and it has been clinically proven that I have a slow metabolic rate. I hate how the media is address the “obesity craze” right now. 

Honestly, Yes, I want to loose weight and should loose weight. However, I have done seriously unhealthy things to try to loose weight. I actually ended up in the hospital back in college due to very unhealthy weight loss measures. But, I was not obese. BUT I was not healthier…I was literally killing myself. I did this because of my health reasons it is more difficult for me to loose weight. Ugh, I hate this topic. LOL

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@macbookbee123: I completely agree. When people my age tell me their too TIRED to excercise it drives me up the walls. Nobody realises how much MORE energy they’ll have after they get up & move. Shaming is definitely not a way to inspire change in an obese person!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think it’s awful. May also have to do with the new year and the resolutioners.

I think body shaming in general needs to stop. Everyone is beautiful and perfect in their own way. It’s not just about fat or skinny but there is this perfect ideal that the media wants us to aspire to and it’s not even real! I try to remind myself that what we see in a magazine or on tv is almost never real, the amount of photoshop involved creates a whole new person. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Ms. Martian: My Fiance and I were just talking about this today. I got a Victoria’s Secret catalog and there was a picture of a woman in a bikini in it and I picked it up and was like “Why can’t I look like this?” and he was like “She doesn’t even look like that…” and that’s very true. And then I started thinking…Victoria’s Secret is a company that makes products for women, and WOMEN DON’T LOOK LIKE THAT!!! I got upset if you couldn’t tell. Haha.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I was about to write this big long post about how waht’s happening to overweight people is what happened to smokers however many years ago… but I’m not going to.

I DO think there is a lot of “fat” shaming in this world, but has there been more recently? Not that I’ve noticed. I think the focus over the past few years is more of a move to a healthy lifestyle than just being skinny. I do think that is a good thing, especially for children, who are so impressionable. But because they are so impressionable, this media targeting has to be done in a very careful manner! It can’t be so rude and blatant as giving skinny children better grades! It’s not that easy- so much of your weight is determined by genetics and other health factors as you mentioned, not just straight up caloric input/output.

I’m sorry you’re feeling so much negative pressure about your weight. 🙁

People suck.

 

 

 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Juliepants: your link doesnt work 🙁 Can you try again?

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Juliepants:  I saw this last time you posted it, LOVE It!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

 

@CarolinaCola: It’s unbelievable! There was a great blog post that I read the other day where the person specifically picked apart VS and pointed out where all the edits were done. If I can find it, I’ll post it. 

This is a really great board, although I don’t think it should be ‘stop the thinspo’ but just about body shaming in general.

http://pinterest.com/katesome/stop-the-thinspo/

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