A friend wrote me an email that I’d like to share with you today…
I couldn’t get over this 17-year-old kid who kept repeating, “When I lose weight I’ll be a new person” “This will be my rebirth” “This will fix everything” – like that ever happened, right? What a long row to hoe he’s making for himself.
2 out of the 3 never mentioned lifestyle change or body acceptance. They and their families were steeped in the diet mentality of “all or nothing”
But, I was blown away by the young woman who accepted herself. She had every intention of becoming the new “it” girl of plus-sized models. She went to every casting call, whether it called for “plus size” models or not.
She was the only one out of the 3 who really enjoyed her food. She wasn’t eating in front of the TV or the computer or in the car.
She experienced fat prejudice, but came to a place of self- confidence. She did say she had tried every diet at one point – and of course the failure – so she accepted herself!
Her body image and self acceptance was so inspiring, compared to the latest round of who’s too fat and who’s too thin. If we all just started behaving like people, instead of bodies?
I’m getting back at everyone today – I’m just going to love myself!!
Sounds like a plan – how ‘bout you? Thanks for the inspiration Amy!