I'm a very average sized person. I work my ass of to stay floating around a medium-ish, but after going through rehab for eating disorders I have learned that I cannot focus on my dress size,rather focus on how healthy and strong I actually am... But while I was walking my dogs today a lady stopped me and asked me "when are you due?" I was shocked and said I wasn't, so she raised her eyebrow and said, "You're not the pregnant lady that moved upstairs? Are you sure you aren't expecting?" I wanted to cry.
What is wrong with people? First, that is rude. Second, It makes other people feel badly about their body. Third, be careful who you are saying this to because some people have spent 6 months in patient and 2 years out patient overcoming an eating disorder and is finally celebrating being healthy, not skinny.
Sorry, I figured that this was the place to complain about people being negative about body image. Like I said, I've been through rehab- "skinny" and got nothing on "healthy," I know that. What the woman said to me was incredibly hurtful to me, but it made me think of everyone on here supporting one another on their path to healthy. I can run a 10k easy, I could have never done that when I was smaller in the waist. Body shaming is the most hateful thing anyone could ever do, especially to themselves. We are our own worst enemies anyways
So I guess what I am saying is forget the number on the scale. Focus on what your body is capable of doing, not the image you have in your mind of the person on the cover of magazines. Forget the word "fat" and embrace the word "strong."
We are all beautiful creations and deserve to be treated as the wonderful pieces of art that we are- especially by ourselves