I’m bored of seeing people’s one sided views splashed across my feed.
I’m bored of people making others feel like shit about their body image.
I’m bored of people finding PHDs in cereal boxes.
I’m bored of being told I shouldn’t like myself because I’m obese.
I’m bored of having the same argument.
But alas, here we are again because yet again someone else has decided that they now have the right to tell people how they should look. I’m a size 20/22, 20 years old, 5’3 and around 18 stone, if you look on a BMI chart, I am seriously obese. Should I be told this every single day? No. Should anyone? No.
It’s literally as simple as that. I’m a seriously obese, plus size person that loves herself and how I look. I put up with years on end of just about everyone under the sun having an opinion on my weight and how fat I was as a child, up until my teens. Some days, I hated myself, wanted to lose weight, I wanted to look like everyone else. Some days and not very often. Most days, I still loved myself, I loved how I looked, how I dressed, everything about myself. Now? I love myself even more. Why? Because why should I not? This is my body. I treat it well, I eat healthy, I work out, I don’t have any medical conditions at all, and even if I did, I’d still love myself.
To see other plus size women, sometimes older than me, still battling with these idiotic and narrow minded views, making them feel self conscious about their body image, sickens me. It’s something that any respecting adult should realise that health, unless you are in fact a Doctor, is not something for you to comment on or tell people how they should be. Mental Health, being self conscious, being depressed and having a negative body image, are actually damaging effects that can happen due to people like this. What’s more unhealthy, being depressed and hating yourself, or being a couple stones over what your BMI says you should be?
Being happy is healthy. I can only think that these people who believe everyone should look the same, are not happy with themselves and I actually feel a little bit sorry for them. If you were to go around some plus size blogs, you’d see mostly body positive people, who then receive even more body positive comments. Why? Because why does anyone else have the right to tell you how you should look.
Be happy in yourself, love your body, and ignore those who have far too much to say for themselves.
*Just a little side note, this has now made it on Reddit and I’ve now experienced my first very brutal lot of hate! I laughed. The photo chosen was used to simply show my size truly, rather than when I am posing. I’m wearing a good bra – Debenhams Freya if you’d like to know and the angle is because this photo was taken to show the leggings, for a review, you know on a review blog.
It’s sad to see that most of the comments came from self concious women who are so hung up on their own body issues, that they chose to criticise my body. Not really shockingly at all, I still like myself, but the question is, do you like yourself?