Maybe the gloomy weather has me down, especially frustrating after those brief spring-esque snaps of reprieve from the winter weather doldrums’s so tauntingly infrequent and yet so anticipated are over and things are back to grey. Maybe I’m just fed up with trying to fathom the way people think of themselves and others. Either way I found an incredible amount of sad disgust rising inside of me after reading this little “health” article.
determining why you overeat can be the difference between reaching your happy weight and hating your body for all the wrong reasons.
Emphasis is all mine but really, did I need to even highlight what part of this (okay, the whole thing sucks but really I’m pointing to that one part in particular) bothered me? Putting aside the glaringly obvious assumption that the only reason that a person might have fat on their body is because they overeat (and finding out WHY will magically erase all of said “excess” adipose), what the HECK is the “Right Reason” to hate your body?!?!? So wait, I do all your tips and reach my “happy weight” but then what….I’m then able to hate my body CORRECTLY? For all the “right” reasons? So then…how is getting to my “Happy” weight…going to make me…HAPPY!?!??
You know what? Here’s my “tip” for today for anyone willing to listen. You do NOT have permission to HATE your body. Instead I give you full license to find ways to LOVE the skin you’re in. Maybe there are parts of your physical make-up that you wish you could wish away or wish different but you know what? If wishes were fishes we’d walk on the sea.
Focus on your Happy Body and not some magically ever-shifting “Happy Weight” at which it might some day rest if you do Everything Right. Find that one physical attribute you love the most and expand from there and you know what, pretty soon you just might realize how much you can love every little bit, yes even THOSE bits, of your own body for just what it already is.
Love your hair? See how well it sets off your neck? Look at how your neck glides into those strong round shoulders. See the soft flesh of your arms and how it just seems to jiggle at all the right moments. Caress your stomach and marvel at that buttony knob that once connected you to your invitro life-line. Look at those wiggly toes and grin. Love all those little hairs standing on end when a cold breeze enters the room and you briefly wonder if ghosts are in the room. Love the curves or flats of your rear and the turn of your ankles. Find a starting point and just GO and see where it takes you.
Go ahead. Love your body for ALL reasons.