(Closed) I am more than just my weight.

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Well put! I agree totally!!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m actually trying to lose weight because I don’t want to be unhealthy, but I agree that we get way too focused on the numbers sometimes. Thanks for the reminder :).

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Although I totally agree with you, I would like to say that my understanding of that other post is that weight and body image is very subjective, (hence the weight/heights). I posted on the blog because I felt like it was a place to vent no matter your size. Although I love my body and couldn’t be happier to be in the place I am now in live, that is only true 99% of the time… and sometimes its nice to vent whether you are a size 2 or a size 22.

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

THAT’S RIGHT GIRL. PREACH IT!!!! 😉

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@judithsr: You’re so right about that! I don’t like to admit it to people IRL that I’m dieting because that seems kind of vain to me, but it’s really because I used to eat fast food twice a day and drink cokes all the time! It’s hard to stay focused on the health aspect of it, though.

Post # 10
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Busy bee

I’m sorry, but I disagree with most of your post.  I don’t disagree with being happy who you are, but don’t settle for being unhealthy.  Being overweight, no matter how happy you are with yourself is NOT healthy.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Like the previous comment, I agree the 2 get entangled. I think women have too much pressure to have this ideal weight or size especially for weddings but I don’t just say accept yourself for who you are when you are extremely unhealthy. Living a long healthy life for youself, new spouse and future family are fair goals to have.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I have a medical condition which causes rapid and drastic weight fluctuations. I’m battling 30 pounds gained in 8 weeks right now. I have no control over it and it’s highly upsetting to be physically fit (I exercise and eat healthy on a regular basis) yet have no control. I constantly get remarks about my weight from people who don’t understand my condition and until recently they upset me often. I’ve learned to just let it go. It’s a running joke that I’m pregnant and not telling anyone, and I’ve learned to accept it. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Miss Biner: I don’t think being happy with the way you are is “settling  for being unhealthy”. The OP didn’t say anything about being overweight and healthy. She was just saying we shouldn’t put ourselves down. You can be overweight, unhealthy, STRIVING TO LOSE WEIGHT, and still be happy with who you are as a person…doesn’t mean you are being complacent in being fat, and doing nothing to change yourself.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@judithsr: I was actually going to make a post like this, but I had to leave for work.

I did read and comment on the other post, though I tried to avoid the listing actual numbers as much as I could – though I am always tempted to point myself out as an example of the whole muscle is denser than fat issue.

It really gets to me that the idea of saying we are more than our weight is seen as some sort of threat against healthiness.  It’s not.  Everyone has a DIFFERENT point at which they’re healthy and you do not reach that point by stepping on a scale.  You reach that point by eating mostly healthy foods, getting some exercise that feels good, and treating your body well (rather than hating it).  There are people at all sizes who are unhealthy and do not do those things and that is a totally different issue from how sad it is that women of all sizes are conditioned to focus on whatever we don’t like about our bodies.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Also, being happy with WHO YOU ARE vs. happy with YOUR WEIGHT are two totally different things. Too often, we get confused and think because we are overweight, we have no worth, value, etc. I think what the OP is saying, is that we shouldn’t just focus on looks, but learn to love ourselves the way we are…and whatever eating/exercising improvements we can make, those are good things too.

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