Originally Posted by Birdz
then why comment on the thread that is about self-acceptance? No one says you have to... but there are some of us who do.
My point was that I have accept who I am as a person, but I refuse to accept who I am physically (at least right now). Everyone I have known who accepted being overweight as "part of who they are" has stayed that way or gotten worse. Every single one. I've not known (or heard of anyone) who honestly said "I like who I am and how I look, even though I'm seriously overweight and limited physically" who lost weight. To accept the status quo (in this case, being overweight) is to not seek out change, especially change for the better.
I've always had issues with how I look. In high school, I was a healthy, muscular 156-158 pounds. I was active (hiking, soccer, marching band, etc) and I ate right. I thought I was fat because I wasn't 125lbs and a size 6 like my cousin my age. I look at pictures of myself and think "Was I crazy?! I look **** good!"
I'm big boned. I accept that. I won't ever be a size 2. I accept that (and wouldn't want to be anyway). What I don't accept is being so overweight that I can barely bend over to pick a rag up off the ground or tie my shoelaces. No one should have to feel like they should accept that.
ETA: Do I think I'm beautiful? Not really. Pretty, yes. Even at the weight I am now. I don't need outside affirmation of that because I believe it already. My negative body image comes from the fact that my body limits the things I want to do, be and accomplish. Posted via Mobile Device