@1 year ago with 25 notes
#Adele #fat #fitness #food addiction #health #skinny #vanity
This attitude makes no sense to me.
The media doesn’t have to live this life in this body. I do, and I don’t want to deal with the consequences of an unhealthy lifestyle. Depression, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease, osetoarthirtis and other conditions run strong in my family. I don’t want to die early. I don’t want to live a long, painful life. I don’t want to take medication every day to manage my conditions. I’ve watched my parents and grandparents do that for many years.
I’ve been fat. There is nothing fun or glorious about being fat. I don’t care what anyone else says about fat acceptance. It is not an exclusive club you join. Being fat sucks. At the end of the day, others treat you poorly because of it. You make less money. You feel tired,sick and in pain all the time. Dating, already a cold and unforgiving ritual for many people of all sizes, becomes that much harder. And in western society, if you’re fat, you’re invisible. Or, if you’re not invisible, people know you’re there…. they just don’t want to know.
I’m not saying that going to the other extreme and being skinny at all costs is the way to go. I find that too-skinny-too-much-make-up-too-much-tanning trend Adele’s mocking here to be, if anything, worse, because that’s about nothing but vanity.
Women on either side of the spectrum should get help.