How have you got to feeling bad about your body shape or weight? What has influe

  1. Nicola Tweedie profile image77
    Nicola Tweedieposted 23 months ago

    How have you got to feeling bad about your body shape or weight? What has influenced you?

    I'm interested in what we learn about how bodies should be or look and how we catch these ideas, especially when they are so painful or exhausting.

  2. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 22 months ago

    I believe the majority of people are not as much influenced by the media, magazines, and celebrities as much as they are by people they actually know. In many instances they contrast where they are today compared to how (they) looked 20 years ago!
    It also doesn't help that the government keeps lowering the BMI number which means more people now fall into the overweight/obese category.
    Lastly there has been a push in America to pursue youthfulness and good health even through one's senior years. During previous eras you didn't see 50 and 60 year olds out jogging, mountain climbing, working out in gyms along with getting plastic surgery work done.
    Sayings like "50 is (the new) 30"  and a drop in AARP membership illustrates many people normally classified as "seniors"  don't see themselves falling in the same category as their parents and grandparents did at that age. They're not embracing old age.
    Online dating sites geared to ages 50 and over along with Viagra and other medications have caused people to expect stay active and young for life. Much like new mothers are expected to snap back into shape within a few weeks of giving birth.
    Old photos of oneself often trigger current disappointment.

  3. krisingreen profile image60
    krisingreenposted 22 months ago

    I used to feel great about my body then I started gaining weight. It's my fault because I have not laid off from fast food plus my life's sedentary. I just realized I should have taken care of myself before cause burning calories now that i'm in my 30's are way more difficult than before.