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.
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.
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.
by Thesh 7 years ago
i'm very fat and very tall. how can i find my dresses that fit to my body shape?
by ultimatekboxing 7 years ago
What do you wish you could change about your body, and what are you doing to alter it?Most people have something they dislike about their bodies (what I dislike seems to change on a day to day basis). What do you dislike about yours, and are you doing anything to change it (if it can be changed)?
by Lisa Brown 5 years ago
What are you doing to get in shape for the upcoming hot season?
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