Stumbled upon this Flickr account today. I don’t even know where to start.
This girl is curvy, probably not unhealthy, but that’s not safe to say that others who may be bigger than her aren’t at risk of health concerns for being overweight. Not everyone should accept their body if they are dangerously overweight or morbidly obese.
Also, sure, her BMI is pretty close to being overweight and she still looks pretty awesome, but not everyone is so lucky and proportional — nor does every curvy girl have such great skin, facial features, clothing and camera skills.
Here is something she says that gets to me,
Every morning I wake up and clench the fat that I let accumulate on my stomach. Sometimes I just am so happy with myself that I don’t care. But some days like today…I get a little discouraged. PLEASE do not think that in anyway that I want you to feel sorry for me. DO NOT think anything like that. I’m just trying to show you how I feel about myself right now through photos. It just shows me how much I want to be healthy and change. (which I am doing good with it so far. ;D) Problem areas in which make me a little disturbed: under arm flab, cellulite on the back of my legs, indents on the front of my legs, all of my stomach. I just want to tone up the areas. Like I said….I don’t want to be skinny. My mind is absolutely crazy right now! (bright bright, grainy photo)
This girl has such a fear of getting skinny that it is ridiculous — she even says she “lets” the fat accumulate — what does that even mean? I legitimately question if she doesn’t go to the gym or eat healthy as often as she should because of this fear of being thin — although it is highly unlikely she’ll just wake up one day and be a 110 pound twig by starting a diet and exercise program. As long as she keeps guzzling her hormone laced milk after workouts, I doubt she’ll be losing any substantial weight anytime soon.
I’m sure that I’ll be getting some interesting comments on this one — I’m not bashing body acceptance, I’m more on the subject of body dismorphia — where if you truly are overweight or unhealthy, you shouldn’t convince yourself that being fit and healthy is a lie by the media and an impossible goal. Sure, being a twig may be as unhealthy as being obese in some cases, but being naturally thin is still healthier than being naturally fat. You dig?