This is for the “body acceptance” blogs who have been criticizing me this week, accusing me of being pro-thin, of body-shaming heavy bodies by drawing fit people, and of not accepting my body as it is by wanting to lose weight.
First of all, I’m surprised that you’re surprised that I make posts that involve weight loss. News flash: This is a weight loss blog. I am trying to lose weight and get fit. I have been, for years, and there’s nothing wrong with that. It doesn’t mean I hate my body, or worse, myself, so please spare me your you-should-accept-your-body for-what-it-is preaching, because I already do. I accept that I’m fat, but that doesn’t mean I can’t or won’t do something about it, if that’s what I feel like doing. Don’t label me the villain for wanting something different from what you prefer. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be smaller, the same way there’s nothing wrong with staying big. Aren’t changing bodies also included in the body acceptance movement?
People ask me what my opinion on fat acceptance is. To be honest, I have none. I myself am fat but personally, I don’t need a movement dedicated to my fat self. I like myself and I can’t see how other people’s opinions should matter much after that. I don’t need a subcategory of body acceptance, the general one works fine for me. If it’s genuine body acceptance, why must there be an adjective before it?
We’re all different and so are our preferences, so the key to keeping peace is to live and let live. If you disagree with my choices concerning my body and lifestyle, don’t look at my blog and don’t follow people who reblog my stuff because chances are, those people have the same preferences as I. I’m not shoving my opinions down your throats, so don’t shove yours down mine.