Over half the Australian population is overweight. Yep, you guessed it, I am one of them!
I was reading an article online today from an interview Chrissie Swan did for this month's Women's Weekly.
Chrissie has spoke out saying it is okay to be overweight... "I never bought into that, 'I am fat, and therefore I am bad' way of thinking."
Chrissie is concerned about the way shows like The Biggest Loser encourage "thin" people to belittle and YELL at "fat" people to motivate them...
"We can't say fat people are bad, we can't have them crawl through mud pits on national television and have skinny people yelling at them, saying, 'How does it feel?' Because kids see that and they go, 'Okay, it's cool to scream abuse and belittle a fat person. I'll do that next time I see Billy in the playground.'
Glamour recently hosted an exclusive poll of more than 1,800 women aged 18 to 40 based on peoples weight and the perception they have of others.
The results are astounding!
Overweight women are more likely to be labelled as “slow” than they were to use that word for a thin woman—and about 10 times more likely to assume she was “sloppy” or “lazy.”
Slim women, in contrast, were eight times as likely to be seen as “conceited,” four times as likely to be viewed as “vain,” and twice as likely to be presumed “bitchy.”
Fat or thin, people will always find a reason to pick faults in you. Ultimately it is up to YOU whether you let it slide right off or hit a nerve. I am trying my best to let other peoples remarks slide right off and not put a dent in my armour.
Do you battle with your image on a daily basis? Or do you love your body and all it's special quirks?