Sunday, June 3, 2012
Well, this sucks
As you may know, I'm trying to (finally) reach a healthy weight. It hasn't been going so well lately, but I'm oh so close. Seriously. Which I think is messing with me. I get close to my goals and sabotage myself. Sucks, but I know I do it.
But, what sucks is this article Once Obese Women Still Face Stigma. Basically, a study was conducted which found people had negative opinions of women who used to weigh more, compared to people who's weight did not change, whether they were at a healthy weight or overweight.
Really? You are going to think negatively about a person who recognizes they are unhealthy and made the effort to eat healthier and exercise? I was blown away. How ridiculous is this? And how awful are we as a society that we think more negatively about people who change their lives rather than staying static?
What do you think? Personally, I think people who work hard at getting in shape should be role models and we should respect their achievements.