Why embrace the word FAT?

“While the body-acceptance movement has encouraged us to embrace the word fat, the feelings within the plus-size community are still mixed.”
Fat Fashion Taboo – Plus Size Women.
via Fat Fashion Taboo – Plus Size Women

I’m a big believer in the “Law of Attraction”, with that said, I believe the harder we rebel against something or the harder we push it away, the more forcefully it comes at us.

I’ve been struggling with weight since the late 90’s.  Now, in the 90’s i was not considered fat by most standards, but to me I was fat.  My personal ideal weight is 122 – 125.  I’m not happy with photos of me at say 133.  In the late 90’s I weighed 135 lb.  By all medical standards that is a perfectly normal weight for a person 5’4.5″ tall.  I unhappy with my look.

I was a dinner guest of someone my I admired  and comparing me to his emaciated wife,  stated that I was very fat.

I was devastated!

My eyes welled up;  I had to excuse myself to the bathroom to cry my eyes out.

My reaction to that statement did more damage to my weight loss efforts that any other single event.  After that, no matter how healthy I tried to eat; vegetarianism, fruit only, starvation, you name it, I gained weight.

It wasn’t until I embraced the “I am that I am” and decided to move on from there and stop beating myself up over it that I made any headway at all.

The quote this post was inspired by (Fat Fashion Taboo – Plus Size Women.  via Fat Fashion Taboo – Plus Size Women)  reminded me that no matter what we look like, we need to embrace our selves so we can heal and move forward.

Exercise May be the Best Prescription for Depression. | Mental Conditioning | OutsideOnline.com

“Building on previous studies suggesting that exercise could benefit those suffering from depression, researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have suggested a precise aerobic and resistance exercise regimen for people with major depressive disorder (MDD). Following this exercise “prescription” could have anti-depressive effects comparable to medication for some patients.”

via Exercise May be the Best Prescription for Depression. | Mental Conditioning | OutsideOnline.com.

I know that I personally feel better after exercise, especially if I take a long walk on a clean fresh day.  I never associated it with the exercise as much as the day, but now that I think about it.  I feel better when I exercise at all.

foodconsumer.org – Healthy recipes: Veggie Chili

Chili is one of my families favorite foods.  We try to make it healthy and here is a good new recipe.  We are not vegitarians, but it does seem easier to lose weight when I cut abck on the meats.

foodconsumer.org – Healthy recipes: Veggie Chili.

Stranger Makes a Single Moms Day with a Free Meal | The Good News – Yahoo Shine

Good Samaritan note

I just love stories like this.  I know they are not “Weight Loss” related, but my theory is that it’s easier to loose weight when you feel good.

Stranger Makes a Single Moms Day with a Free Meal | The Good News – Yahoo Shine.