What are we encouraging?

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Neither ‘fit shaming’ nor ‘fat shaming’ are acceptable. Neither woman pictured is, ‘gross’. The woman on the left could be just as addicted to exercise as the woman on the right could be to food. One thing is certain, however… I am much less concerned about the woman on the left developing chronic and long term illness than I am the woman on the right. Not JUST because of her weight, but more so because of what is in the food she is eating that helped her to gain all that weight.

I was watching, Steve Harvey the other day and he was promoting the ‘curvy’ figure.

‘Curvy’ models, ‘curvy’ fashion, etc., etc. The thing is… many of these women were not just ‘curvy’ they were morbidly obese.

While I have struggled to find plus size clothes, I have had to deal with a double whammy my whole life. I am taller than the average woman. Not only do I need plus sized clothes, I need clothes cut for a tall woman. Think; size 20 pants with a 36″ inseam. I know first hand how women who do not fit the fashion stereotype feel left out. Our clothes are splashy and oddly colored. Where are MY solid colored sheath dresses? Yes, all ladies should have an opportunity to dress well. However, there is a big difference between having more clothing options, and promoting… even celebrating obesity.

I want to help those of you who are seeking a healthier lifestyle. What do you need that you do not see already out there that you believe could help you obtain a healthier lifestyle?

It is not about looking like the woman on the left, or the woman on the right. It is about getting to, and maintaining a healthy weight so that you can maneuver through life without pain, chronic diseases, and/or embarrassment.

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