Wednesday, March 28, 2012
When you first viewed this picture what were your first thoughts? I want your honest answer.
I have been mulling this post over in my mind because I have looked like Michael Moore does. At 250 lb. I was treated like I didn't have any feelings and wasn't taken seriously because of my appearance. I commented on the blog of someone the other day who was relating how she was treated during a job interview. I told her she probably wouldn't have been treated so inconsiderately had she been of a normal size. She also did not speak up for herself as she should have. I wouldn't have either. We internalize so much and then try to eat it away.
This is also why so many of us have trouble becoming a different person through weight loss. It's new territory and being insignificant has its perks. Nothing much is expected of us. People aren't watching to see if we gain the weight back. We don't have to compete with others for jobs, dates, or appearance. So you see, it's not all bad. It's not very good either. What do we dream about in the privacy of our thoughts? Do we imagine being on stage? Do we imagine sexy people paying attention to us? Do we dream of being athletic? Sure we do.
Let's dream dreams that we can make come true. We can reach our goal weight. We can be in charge of what we eat. We can wear nice clothes. We can NOT look like Michael Moore. Regardless of whether it is fair or not, we are judged by our appearance. We do it ourselves. We are all affected by the appearance of others. It's just the way it is.