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        03-11-2013, 05:58 PM
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    Originally Posted by Birdz    
    Its just a shame this thread had to turn this way. Could have been a really good positive inspiration for people!

    Oh well, some people will always be unhappy.
    See I didn't see people being unhappy, just realistic maybe. The trouble with threads is they are notoriously difficult to point in the right direction, it's like trying to herd cats.

         
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        03-11-2013, 06:05 PM
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    I believe everyone here has said they like themselves and are HAPPY with the PERSON they are. Your weight doesn't have to be part of the PERSON you are. They are to separate things. Its inspirational to see people on here who are as big or bigger then I am still love themselves AND work on making themselves healthier!

    Yes, I like myself! Yes, I'm a happy person! But that doesn't mean I have to celebrate being 237 pounds. I don't harp on it, but I don't go around thinking how amazing 240 pounds is.

    Also, there is NO denying the many negative health effects obesity has (heart attack, stroke, diabetes, etc). It doesn't matter how much you love the person you are, being over weight will nd DOES kill people. I've seen it happen. That's called REALITY!!!
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    Thank you!! This is exactly what I was trying to convey! I wonda if my English no worka so good!!
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        03-11-2013, 07:47 PM
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    One of my favourite sentiments is this- "you are not fat, you have fat. You also have fingernails, that doesn't mean you are fingernails." The point is, while how you 'feel' about your body image is very much a part of you / what you are, your weight doesn't HAVE to be. I like to separate being happy with myself as a person from being happy with my body, I'm not 'happy' with my body, I'd like to be fitter, I'd like to be able to run longer, lift heavier weights. But I am happy with who I am as a person, and I think THAT is what is important.
         
        03-11-2013, 07:50 PM
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    Originally Posted by alexischristina    
    One of my favourite sentiments is this- "you are not fat, you have fat. You also have fingernails, that doesn't mean you are fingernails." The point is, while how you 'feel' about your body image is very much a part of you / what you are, your weight doesn't HAVE to be. I like to separate being happy with myself as a person from being happy with my body, I'm not 'happy' with my body, I'd like to be fitter, I'd like to be able to run longer, lift heavier weights. But I am happy with who I am as a person, and I think THAT is what is important.
    Oooooo!!! I love that!! I'm going to put that on my mirror!
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        03-11-2013, 08:38 PM
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    Originally Posted by Birdz    
    My point being... why be the debbie-downer on a thread meant to uplift?

    There are plenty of other threads on here where you can gloat about your perceived body image. I, for one, will continue to uplift and compliment the women who post pictures because they ARE beautiful, even if they aren't completely happy with themselves.... its nice to hear nice things about yourself instead of always being "OMG I need to lose weight, I look horrible." mentality.

    Not addressing this to anyone specific... just go be unhappy on other threads instead of bringing people down on here because it reaffirms your own negative body image. So what if we all need to lose weight? Why does that need to be the center of all discussion on here?
    I think she was trying to say that she can still love herself while finding her weight to be unacceptable.
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        03-11-2013, 09:15 PM
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    Originally Posted by DancingArabian    
    I think she was trying to say that she can still love herself while finding her weight to be unacceptable.
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    Agreed. Having a healthy self-image does not equate perceived perfection. In fact, having a healthy self-image is what helps you to identify (and also acknowledge) the things you need to work on as a person. Change is not easy, especially when it comes to things like losing weight. Personally, I call upon my "self-love" to put things in perspective, support me through my slip-ups, and to celebrate my successes.
         
        03-11-2013, 10:16 PM
      #47
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    Firstly, lovely photos every one and I totaly agree whole heartedly with afgafh (I've been on your facebook page for ages now girl haha)
    Secondly, ignore the bloody BMI. As a health professional I think it is a load of bull poop. It puts the entire All Blacks in the morbidly obese zone and would you just LOOK at those hotties? (minis the smashed up faces and boxed ears )
    So look after yourself every one and always love yourself and your ponies

    Thanks for starting this thread btw Was totally getting fed up with the weight loss stuff (not that it's a bad thing, please don't kill me )
         
        03-11-2013, 10:24 PM
      #48
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    Originally Posted by EquineBovine    
    Firstly, lovely photos every one and I totaly agree whole heartedly with afgafh (I've been on your facebook page for ages now girl haha)
    Secondly, ignore the bloody BMI. As a health professional I think it is a load of bull poop. It puts the entire All Blacks in the morbidly obese zone and would you just LOOK at those hotties? (minis the smashed up faces and boxed ears )
    So look after yourself every one and always love yourself and your ponies

    Thanks for starting this thread btw Was totally getting fed up with the weight loss stuff (not that it's a bad thing, please don't kill me )
    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand I've just read the other pages lol
    Yes there are health issues with beeing over weight but having to reassure people that you're deiting shouldn't be nessacary. You know your body and what needs to be done, why should you need to inform every one? Why do they need to know?
    Just my opion
         
        03-11-2013, 11:27 PM
      #49
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    Originally Posted by EquineBovine    
    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand I've just read the other pages lol
    Yes there are health issues with beeing over weight but having to reassure people that you're deiting shouldn't be nessacary. You know your body and what needs to be done, why should you need to inform every one? Why do they need to know?
    Just my opion

    Well for a starts "informing everyone" helps build a network of support and a place to get advice and assurance from. Especially if you lack that in your daily life. I know for me its rough that my girlfriend loves to talk about Cadbury eggs and eat Mac and cheese in front of me and my mom calls me a fat arse at any given opportunity. It's nice to come here and see "wow, so and so is doing it so can I" or "oh, this worked for that person. Maybe I'll try it" or heaven forbid a "good job slide, keep up the work!".

    Why do you think this is something we should sweep under the rug? Would you tell an alcoholic to shut up and suffer/go through recovery alone?

    Not for nothing, this argument can be flipped right around to say "your just unhappy because we have found some motivation for change instead of just excepting ourself as obese/over weight".
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        03-11-2013, 11:41 PM
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    I'm pretty much kidding with the Debby Downer exclusive thread. First time I've ever thought of myself as a DD.

    What I really liked about the OP was her saying that you don't have to say "I'm dieting, " or "I'm trying to lose some weight" , in otherwords, make some kind of excuse or qualifier for your size, in order to feel comfortable with other people.
    That is so true, and a good thing to be reminded of.

    I am sure that I am occasionalll guilty fo plugging in that comment of "I'm trying to loose weight", in a feeble attempt to somehow make myself appear more worthy. My friends are such good friends, they are happy if I'm on that road, but they like me for who I am now.
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