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Fat-and-Happy TTC since Mar 2008; 1 child; Texas 13915 posts
Oct 2nd '12
Quoting Devil's Advocate:" The problem I have (this is not BG, this is in general) is that if you are fat and proud of that, you ... [snip!] ... that type of mentality at all. I thought it would be nice to have a post dedicated to encouraging people to being healthy. "


I hope that I didn't convey to you that I feel that you are stuck up. If I did, I'm sorry. I support freedom to do with our lives as we see fit. If someone wants to diet and do all of that, it is fine with me. I just feel that, for me, dieting and waging war on myself is detrimental to my well-being. Which is why I've adopted healthy habits and let my body do what she may.



Your quote thing is a good idea, and I fully support it. I have with every other person who has done a fit and happy or a healthy and happy quote thing. I hope that you continue to do it. I just wanted to put my two cents in... and I love to talk about the issue. I mean, I've been looking for some juicy conversation lately to exercise my brain! I hope you don't mind. I just did in your thread what I want people to do with mine. By challenging each other, we grow and learn.

Fat-and-Happy TTC since Mar 2008; 1 child; Texas 13915 posts
Oct 2nd '12
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" Deleted because it was rude.... "


Awww... I missed it!

Fat-and-Happy TTC since Mar 2008; 1 child; Texas 13915 posts
Oct 2nd '12
Quoting she nan igans:" See, I think if you're fit you SHOULD be proud of it! I know, it's hard work!! haha. I don't think ... [snip!] ... worked your ass off for that, and it's great. I jsut don't think that's a requirement for one to be proud or love themselves."


The concepts really aren't foreign to each other.



Danceswithfat (a blogger I read regularly) came up with a pretty cool concept called "the underpants rule" Basically, my underpants, or business are for me to worry about and your underpants are for you to worry about. People are diverse and they need a myriad of different approaches to achieve what they are after.

Devil's Advocate Beverly Hills, California 18191 posts
Oct 2nd '12
Quoting Fat-and-Happy:" I hope that I didn't convey to you that I feel that you are stuck up. If I did, I'm sorry. I support ... [snip!] ... you don't mind. I just did in your thread what I want people to do with mine. By challenging each other, we grow and learn."


I don't think you were being ride at all. I started trying to live a healthier lifestyle because I was VERY unhappy with myself and have been for a while. I know for a fact that if I accepted my body the way it was, I would not be where I am today!

~*~ Nichole ~*~ 4 kids; Vancouver, Washington 11261 posts
Oct 2nd '12
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" First, there is no where in the OP talking about numbers... no where... no one is talking about weight, ... [snip!] ... to starve and hurt yourself than it is to be healthy. More motivation is needed for being fit than for being fat or skinny. "


Couldn't agree with this more!! I want to be FIT not skinny and certainly not fat!

Idlehands 2 kids; Perth, Australia 6121 posts
Oct 2nd '12

Thank f**k you posted this. I thought it was another fat and happy quote at first glance!



Love the quote and the art. I want to be fit and healthy.

Devil's Advocate Beverly Hills, California 18191 posts
Oct 2nd '12
Quoting Idlehands:" Thank f**k you posted this. I thought it was another fat and happy quote at first glance! Love the quote and the art. I want to be fit and healthy. "

:D

Idlehands 2 kids; Perth, Australia 6121 posts
Oct 2nd '12
Quoting Devil's Advocate:" :D"


:D Seriously. When I am eating healthier and exercising, I feel happier- being slim is just a (welcomed) side effect of that.



I can understand being fit, healthy and over weight but not happy because I am fat- if that makes any sense?

Fat-and-Happy TTC since Mar 2008; 1 child; Texas 13915 posts
Oct 2nd '12
Quoting Idlehands:" :D Seriously. When I am eating healthier and exercising I feel happier- being slim is just a (welcomed) ... [snip!] ... effect of that. I can understand being fit, healthy and over weight but not happy because I am fat if that makes any sense? "


Healthy lifestyles lead to a body that feels good... which is why I have adopted the HAES principles into my life.



P.S.
It's not fat THUS happy... it's fat AND happy.

Idlehands 2 kids; Perth, Australia 6121 posts
Oct 2nd '12
Quoting Fat-and-Happy:" Healthy lifestyles lead to a body that feels good... which is why I have adopted the HAES principles into my life. P.S. It's not fat THUS happy... it's fat AND happy."


I never said YOU were happy because you are fat or that being fat makes you happy. However, I do tire of seeing your posts every day, so I don't read them any more.



Good for you, hopefully adopting those principles will ensure you make healthy eating choices and fit exercise into your life.

Devil's Advocate Beverly Hills, California 18191 posts
Oct 2nd '12
Quoting Fat-and-Happy:" Healthy lifestyles lead to a body that feels good... which is why I have adopted the HAES principles into my life. P.S. It's not fat THUS happy... it's fat AND happy."


Is it a true happiness or an acceptance?



If it's something you would change, it's not true happiness.

Fat-and-Happy TTC since Mar 2008; 1 child; Texas 13915 posts
Oct 2nd '12
Quoting Devil's Advocate:" Is it a true happiness or an acceptance? If it's something you would change, it's not true happiness."


First one must define what true happiness is. Is there a universal definition of true happiness? Is the concept of true happiness a perception or an ultimate truth? Can one person define true happiness for another person? Is true happiness obtainable by any of us fallible human entities?



I subscribe wholly to the theory that perception defines reality. The way I see it is the way it is for me in my own personal life. This would lend to the notion that what I see as happiness would be judged as fallacy in the eyes of select others and what I see as fallacy is another human's ultimate truth.



I am happy. I am happy with my life. I am happy with who I am and what I stand for. Does that mean I always run around with rainbows flying out of my butt? Nope. I am human. I have good days and bad days just like everyone else. But I am happy. I am happy because of many things, but one giant reason is because I have learned to be. To exist in the present moment and accept what it is. I could fret and worry about why certain things in and on my body are as they are. I choose happiness.




If someone came to me today and handed me a pill that would make me the "ideal" weight, I wouldn't take it. It would negate my human experience. As a member of society, it may be tempting, but I would decline the invitation. My life, my experiences, and my body have ushered me into the person I am today. What lessons would I forfeit in the pursuit of a more acceptable body frame? If it comes to me by my actions, then so let it be.




.... I'm going to stop now because I feel that I have been a bit rambly....

Fat-and-Happy TTC since Mar 2008; 1 child; Texas 13915 posts
Oct 3rd '12
Quoting Idlehands:" I never said YOU were happy because you are fat or that being fat makes you happy. However, I do tire ... [snip!] ... Good for you, hopefully adopting those principles will ensure you make healthy eating choices and fit exercise into your life."


I'm quite sure that you are not alone in your opinion of my posts, but I persist because it is beneficial to some and my continuance has been requested by many. If it does not bring you what you need, then I see no reason why you should suffer yourself to read them.



HAES is a little more complicated than ensuring healthy eating and fitting in exercise, yet delightfully simple at the same time. I'm looking into having my practicum site initiate a HAES group for teenage girls into their program because it is something that I am passionate about.

Devil's Advocate Beverly Hills, California 18191 posts
Oct 3rd '12
Quoting Fat-and-Happy:" First one must define what true happiness is. Is there a universal definition of true happiness? Is ... [snip!] ... it comes to me by my actions, then so let it be. .... I'm going to stop now because I feel that I have been a bit rambly...."

So you're a martyr for fat because you feel like because you have been this way and continue to be this way through all of your life experiences, you have to hold onto that to hold onto yourself?



It's not about a body image. It's about the scientific fact of health.



So if someone offered you a "magic pill" as you stated, you would refuse it to avoid being seen in a more "acceptable" body to society? So being morbidly obese is the ultimate rebellion now I suppose.

Fat-and-Happy TTC since Mar 2008; 1 child; Texas 13915 posts
Oct 3rd '12
Quoting Devil's Advocate:" So you're a martyr for fat because you feel like because you have been this way and continue to be this ... [snip!] ... it to avoid being seen in a more "acceptable" body to society? So being morbidly obese is the ultimate rebellion now I suppose."


Yeah... because that is exactly what I said.... lol



Perhaps I have not spoken in words that were clear.



I was simply saying that I am who I am and that I have chosen to be happy in the present moment. I have chosen to focus on lifestyle rather than weight. I've actually lost weight without trying because of my lifestyle shift. I'm cool with that. I will go where my body goes.



Scientific fact? I have some of that too.