Overweight and happy? Watch
Simple question: do you think someone can genuinely be overweight and content with their body? I know there's a lot of celebs advocating being happy with your shape, but I don't know, I'm tempted to call that bullpoop. Is anybody overweight (size 14+??) and okay with it? I'm not, and I still feel annoyed with my flab sometimes.
However some people are size 14+ and completely happy with their bodies. You can be a size 16 and still completely in proportion, especially if you're quite tall. Curves can look good, and being a little overweight is not necessarily unhealthy.
Those with a BMI that is closer to the top end of healthy, (say, 25) tend to live longer than those lower down the scale (19ish). Fat stores are there for a reason At the end of the day if you're healthy it is possible to be happy with your body because it means it's doing its job.
You might even say that because we have so many fat Britons today, the media and so on pander to their needs to try and make them feel better about it, rather than make them realise how damaging it is and how bad it looks. Hence the fat models and criticism of anyone skinny.
I myself have been fat before, and have been underweight, to the point that I was almost hospitalised. Neither is something to aim for, obviously, but now I am slim, somewhat athletic, and far happier than I could ever have been had I remained the fat kid.
It seems that if somebody who is in worse shape than oneself but is happier with their body than them, there is a problem with the other person As long as they're not too unhealthy so that taxpayers suffer, who is society to say that a person should change how they look, just to please other people? If they're happy, then what more can we want? It's society's problem. I wouldn't be happy with being overweight, but some people would. This is my problem.
There is nothing wrong with essentially trying to be happy with what you have as you try to change it, my life would be one big depressive spiral if I didn't at least try to accept myself, and accept the fact that losing the weight I need to lose won't happen over night, and not beat myself up about the fact that it isn't an instant thing.
Therefore, I think as long as you are trying to get to your healthy weight, there is nothing wrong with trying to be happier with your current weight.
I don't think its nessiserially a lie as such if they aren't particularly bothered and would dislike the effort required to make themselves smaller then they are happier being overweight than the alternative.
edit: when writing this I was picturing chubby-fatish people in my head not like obese people it might still apply to them but I don't know, I don't think I actually know any.
But, people who are overweight and happy with it, we live in a world of media,and it's bad, but we do live in it. How do you see pictures of slim bodies and healthy people and not want to conform? Perhaps I'm just a narrow-minded, dogmatic teenager, but I don't understand how you could be that size when there's a better size to be?
I do think it is possible. I am not one of these people sadly. Though it does not matter because I'm losing weight and am currently getting happier regarding this as a result.
Yes I used to be fat, and yes I am saying yes to the question....
To the people who are fat and say no because of personal experience, you being sad isn't proof that other people will be sad....
As a 6 foot (+1 inch?) person weighing 88kg, I can say I'm just chubby compared to the snorlax body shape I had before.
You should count calories - that way you can see why you're not losing weight. Or you could go to an athletics club so you can get a more athletic physique through sprinting & weights e.t.c
I dont want to be fat and 40!!.