This dress is way too small for me. But I love the print and it has a really cool back but I didn’t include a picture. Anyway, I felt cute so I snapped some pictures even though the dress was entirely too short to wear out anywhere. I’m thinking of getting it altered and turned into a peplum top. Maybe someday! This is a size XL from Vanity and I picked it up when my local store was going out of business for $5, which is why I bought it even though it was too tight.
Yesterday I took a GIANT step in self confidence and wore a dress. And I think I look pretty cute, too!
I always try to hide myself in jeans and long sleeve shirts and jackets, which isn’t the best idea when you’re living in the Deep South! But I went to Forever 21+ and found a few dresses, and I absolutely love them! They’re flattering, and they make me happy :) And that’s all that matters! I’m fat-tastic!
Today I read that “Fat Acceptance” is a civil rights movement? I understand that it’s really great for everyone to feel good about themselves and have good self-esteem but this does not mean that people should accept the fact that they’re obese and not do anything about it.
Don’t these people want to live long healthy lives? Not lives with hypertension, high cholesterol, and risks of stroke and heart attack? Oh and don’t forget about diabetes.
Americans are living off medication to control their blood pressure and cholesterol every day so that they lower their risks of CVD. That is no way to live. To call “fat acceptance” a civil rights movement just like marriage equality and equality for Blacks is just plain wrong.
Childhood obesity is becoming more and more of a problem.. to tell kids it’s okay to be like this is not right. We must teach our children healthy nutrition and physically active lifestyle.
“Research documents that fatter people face discrimination in employment (including lower wages), barriers in education, biased attitudes and lower quality of care from health professionals, stereotypes in the media, stigma in interpersonal relationships, and, overall, are judged negatively and treated with less respect. “
"Examples include being denied a job promotion or fired from a job because of one’s weight; being denied certain medical procedures or provided inferior medical care because of one’s weight; or being denied a scholarship, a bank loan or prevented from renting or buying a home because of one’s weight.”
“Even physicians specializing in the treatment of obesity harbor significant weight biases, according to more recent studies. The problem has been well documented among other types of health professionals, nurses in particular. At least 11 studies focusing on nurses’ attitudes toward overweight and obese patients have been published. They consistently show that many nurses harbor negative biases toward these patients and, in some cases, would prefer not to care for them or even touch them.”
“Overweight individuals don’t just find themselves at a disadvantage when applying to grad school. Research has shown that people with high BMIs are less likely to get hired and more likely to have their potential for career success and leadership judged poorly.”
Also no one cares about your “BUT FAT IS BAD FOR YOU” speech because it’s something we hear every single day of our existence. You’re not saying anything helpful, revolutionary or necessary.Source: wave-like-home