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Ew. [Feb. 20th, 2005|03:55 pm]
Fat Acceptance


I was looking at the pictures that my girlfriend took of me this weekend and I can't believe how awful I look in them.

I look twice the size that I *think* I am. I'm so disappointed.

Until I saw them, I'd been semi-ok with my weight. You know, saying I'm fat and I should lose weight, but not caring too much, because I thought I still looked alright--curvy, with a few extra pounds, but nothing extreme.

Seeing this pictures, I thought to myself, 'my god, I have to do something soon, before I keep growing.' I never thought I'd get fatter than I was, but I steadily am and I feel like there isn't much I can do about it.

Sure, I can eat healthy, but it'd be a hell of alot easier if I had a kitchen and never had to rely on getting my food from someone else. And eating healthy costs SO much!!!!! God, it's so much easier to just get some cheap fast food than to spend $6 or $7 for a salad or something. It's outrageous!

I've never been so ashamed of the way I look.

[User Picture]From: 50ft_eyesores
2005-02-20 09:49 pm (UTC)
I think you looked beautiful.

It does suck how much more expensive healthy food tends to be. In addition, organic foods which mesh better with my values are WAY more expensive. It's rediculous.

When I watched Super Size Me I never wanted to eat fast food again, but that didn't last long... out of sight, out of mind ya know. I think I just need to buy it and watch it every single day to keep it fresh.
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[User Picture]From: clumsyxheart
2005-02-20 11:16 pm (UTC)
I've never seen it, and I probably don't want to. :-\
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From: wintressanna
2006-02-19 09:44 pm (UTC)
I liked Super Size Me a lot. I think they were very practical about some things that needed to be stated just that way. Some aspects were blown a little out of proportion though.

The worst problem is that we grow up eating TOO MUCH. Even the health standards are too much. Eating healthier at first can be as much as 4 times the cost but as you train your body to act full when you are full, etc, the cost rounds out.

I was doing well. I lost over 100 pounds, and I still have quite a bit left to go...I had a hectic holiday season, and I was happy in a relationship, so I started to let things slide a little, gained some back... but it amazes me that no matter how long you do well it only takes 2 weeks or less to break your healthy habits! Still, I have the knowledge now that I really CAN do it, so I have more to work with and moving forward is easier than it was before.
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[User Picture]From: monticora
2005-05-18 06:57 pm (UTC)
I must agree with you on the healthy food is very expensive. Its like "yes you can eat healthy, but only if you have the money to afford it." It is very ridiculous. I think the media should focus a little more on that then the other things they are focusing on when it comes to weight.

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[User Picture]From: stareotype
2005-07-25 08:36 pm (UTC)
You're not going to want to hear this probably, but healthy food doesn't have to be expensive. I grow my own tomatos, cucumbers, green beans, and watermelon in the garden. Taking care of a garden with tilling, planting, weeding and watering is also good exercise. Just a suggestion. Also you should know that fast food causes cancer. I haven't eaten any in 15 years.
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[User Picture]From: clumsyxheart
2005-07-25 08:59 pm (UTC)
Actually, I wouldn't mind having my own place to grow vegetables and whatnot, but I live in a dorm room...
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[User Picture]From: stareotype
2005-07-26 02:03 am (UTC)
Ooops, sorry. My mistake. Yeah its tough in college, especially with the buffet style cafeterias.
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[User Picture]From: preludemaggot
2005-10-13 12:37 am (UTC)
i totaslly udnerstand.. i ma vegetarian because of animal rights.. but i stil leat garbage... i try to eat healthy. i really do.. but i NEVER EVER EVERRRRR suceed. i weigh the most i have in my entire life. i have a waist of 40 and a chest of aroudn the same. im liek a GIGANTIC cylinder. i didnt really care much until i sawm yselkf like.. REALLY saw myself. fuck.. i hate me soemtimes lol..
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[User Picture]From: preludemaggot
2005-10-13 12:44 am (UTC)
wow.. typos GALORE.
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