FAT, DISGUSTING, FLABBY,CHUBBY,REPULSIVE, JIGGLY, JELLO THIGHS, LARDASS, CELLULITE,YOUR TOO FAT, YOUR TOO THIN,UNDATEABLE, UNSEXY,UNDESIRABLE,LOSER,GROSS,MY CHEST IS TOO SMALL, MY CHEST IS TOO BIG, I NEED LIPO, I NEED A BOOB JOB, I NEED A NOSE JOB,I NEED A TUMMY TUCK. I HAVE TO RUN THIS OFF, DON’T EAT THAT FATASS, ONCE ON THE HIPS,FOREVER ON THE HIPS, NOTHING TASTES AS GOOD AS BEING THIN, SIZE 2 SIZE 1 SIZE 0. YOU HAVE WRINKLES, YOU HAVE FROWN LINES,SKINNY JEANS,SKINNY LATTE, SKINNY MODELS ON THE RUNWAY, SKINNY MODELS ON THE COVER OF MAGAZINES,SKINNY IS WHAT YOU WILL NEVER BE NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY, I HATE MY BODY, I HATE MY BODY, I HATE MY BODY!!!!!!!!!
Can you imagine hearing those words spoken to you on a daily basis? Well welcome to the mind of the average female. Yep those are just examples of what women all over the place are telling themselves all the time, and worst yet it is that girls between the ages of 10-16 are too. I remember reading a Glamour magazine article about this awhile back. and it really “hit the nail on the head”—or “the cellulite on the inner thighs.”
They had conducted a study of women around the country and challenged them to keep note of every negative and anxious thought they had about their bodies during one full day.
The result was 97% percent of woman did, and that they had about 13-100 hateful thoughts about their own shapes each day.
They were surprised by this outcome, I however was not. I was more surprised that it wasn’t 100 %, and I would really like to meet those 3% who did not and personally shake their hands. My guess was they were probably lying in some sort of coma somewhere.
Throw a rock and you hit a girl who isn’t happy with who she is on the outside. Can you blame us with Billboards, commercials,magazine covers and the Red Carpet all telling us we have to be the size of a thimble and live on Trident?
The saddest thing besides that, is that we as women are not embracing our bodies the Universe gave us,and worse, we are passing those feelings onto all the little girls. I mean it’s hard enough to be a woman of today, I cannot imagine what it going to be for the women of tomorrow.
My Weight Obsession Disorder
I myself was one of those little girls, who grew up her entire life not liking who she was. I was always comparing myself and feeling like I was never good enough. When puberty hit, the negativity really set in. I felt like I had absolutely no control of what my body was doing, so I started to try my best to rope it in. Starving myself was the only way I could stop everything from spinning out of control.
As a result of this, my body mass shrunk, but the negative thoughts about myself grew and grew like a cancer.
They got worse and worse and pretty soon took over my entire thought process.
I remember spending all day obsessing about the size of my thighs, the number of calories I had consumed, how long it was going to take me to burn them off, and eventually how and where I was going to vomit them up.
Every single other girl next to me was better, was prettier, was thinner, had bigger boobs, had a tighter ass, had a flatter stomach. What I didn’t realize is they were probably comparing themselves to other girls too, and not feeling that great about their bodies as well.
They probably went home pinching their skin, eating nothing but celery, and probably just like me, crying into their pillow at night.
So what can we do? What’s the point? I mean it’s like a salmon swimming upstream, we will always be going against the current of the media, society, and our cultural upbringing.
Well I am a firm believer and example that you can defy this toxic play that is going on in our heads; that we can literally train our minds to “SNAP OUT OF IT”. Wanna know how I did it,still do it, and how you can too? Stay tuned for part two and I will show you how to clean up that mind.
Please watch the video below, it says a million words!