Saturday, August 30, 2008

Happy Labor Day

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

In Which I Apologize and Refuse to Apologize

In reading as many blogs as I do on a daily basis I come across many posts that say exactly what I have wanted to put into words but haven't. This is one such post.

In Which I Apologize and Refuse to Apologize « I AM in shape. ROUND is a shape.

Here is just a sample:

I Apologize.

To all those who ever had to listen to me wax on poetically about the benefits of my latest weight loss scheme.

To everyone who ever had to suffer through me droning on about what foods I was cutting out or what crazy food I was eating obsessively in order to lose weight .

To every family member, friend, co-worker, who had to repeatedly praise the effects of my self-starvation in order to encourage me to get “healthy” by getting thinner.

I WILL NOT Apologize.

For no longer fawning over the latest diet craze; be it a pill, a surgery or even a “lifestyle change”.

For trying to accept my body’s natural size and shape; regardless of what the media or fashion or the health industry (read: Pharmaceutical companies) tell me I should feel.

For turning down your offer to “join you” on your newest little diet/exercise plan or “lifestyle change”.

So follow the link and head over there to read the other outstanding points of this powerful post.

I would like to add a point of my own---I apologize to all those people I convinced to have an extreme life/body altering dangerous surgery like WLS.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Anorexia: A Media-Borne Illness

From Business Week: The Debate Room

TV, magazines, and the Internet are to blame for today’s artificial standard of beauty and the resulting low self-esteem and eating disorders among girls and women. Pro or con?

Where do you stand on this issue? Join the conversation in the comments section of the above article.

As for what I believe.......ED is a mental illness...period. It is not a choice. The media only triggers the illness, making it worse.