How depressing, that when I tried to give my own mother a bit of a lead in to what it means to accept your body, accept your fat and actually love yourself without dieting or stressing over parts of your body, this is one of the phrases I got in return instead:
“Please don’t get angry about this email and start sending me tons of links to sites that try and disclaim what I have believed in my whole life.”
I know. It is hard to think about loving yourself, going against the grain and forgiving your body for fat that it might accumulate. But to stick your head in the sand, fingers in your ears, screaming “LA LAH, I can’t HEAR you!” in the face of science, studies, masses of anecdotal evidence even, is just downright silly. Come on. If you want to think that doing Weight Watchers again (which is where the conversation started) is going to do anything more than swing you back on that cycle of Lost Weight GLEE – Regained Weight Doldrums; by all means be my guest. We’re both adults here. But for the love of all you find holy, stop acting like you can not be wrong simply because you have BELIEVED in something all your life!!!!
So I won’t send info or links, because apparently citing sources is just a way to force someone to pull their head out of the sand. And that, as we all know, is Just Not Done.
Oh, and the best part is that she wants to know, if the writers at Shapely Prose (where I sent her for a lot of the reading) are “So Proud” of how overweight they are, then why are their avatars only skinny? There simply is no pleasing everyone!