Size acceptance. Dieting. Weight loss...Can they go hand in hand?
Today I shared this photo on facebook:
Melissa Mccarthy has lost some weight recently, citing that she wants to be a good mom and be around for her kids. So, I guess that could be summed up by saying health reasons.
I felt the need when I shared the above pic, to add a comment, about how I believe she's lost weight, and it's hard to walk that line between size acceptance and weight loss. I once suggested my blog to a friend and she said she didn't want to read it because she believed in size acceptance. This was kind of annoying, because so do I. At the same time, I have diabetes, non alcoholic fatty liver disease, high cholesterol, and I'm teetering on the edge of high blood pressure. Basically I'm dying, I get that we're all dying, I'm just dying a little faster than I should be. Given my family history, (dad died at age 48 I believe, didn't even see 50, before he was lost to complications from diabetes. He died in pieces.) Sorry if I don't want that to be my future. WHEW! Sorry got off on a little rant.
So is it possible to be size positive while trying to get healthy? She told me, she believes in health at any size. So do I! I just happen to know from measurable data that at this size I am slowly killing myself. I know someone else may be fine. I am not.
I really don't know the answer to this question, what are your thoughts? Leave your answers in the comments below!