Thank you to Special K for sponsoring this post and inspiring my readers and I to stop the fat talk!
Remember when I posted on stopping the fat talk + how I plan to teach Alea to have a positive body image? It’s something I’ve been really trying to focus on ever since. I’ve become more mindful about what I say about myself– especially when she’s within earshot. Cory caught me one point and said “Hey, I thought you were going to stop the fat talk!” It surprised me, but it’s good that he’s holding me accountable for this as well.
I’m just making assumptions here, but I have a bad feeling that there’s been a lot more fat talk going on lately. Maybe it’s been between you and your friends or maybe it’s just directed towards yourself in front of the mirror. Either way, the holidays are a breeding ground for fat talk. We all pig out on too many frosted sugar cookies and I know I get a little crazy with mashed potatoes and gravy. And what do we say immediately after finishing Christmas dinner?
“Oh my gosh! I feel so f–!”
“Good thing I wore my f– pants to dinner!”
Even if it’s all said in “fun” and if it’s meant to be a “joke”, it’s not. There’s nothing funny about it. When is it ever okay to talk about yourself in such a negative way? Have I done or said these things before? Oh you bet I have. It’s just that time of the year where we’re surrounded by copious amounts of food and food that isn’t necessarily the best for us. And then immediately following the holidays we’re bombarded by commercials for weight loss programs and everybody and their mom are making resolutions on Facebook to work out, eat better and ultimately lose weight. It’s the ultimate contradiction, isn’t it?
Just take a look at this video + tell me you don’t hear and/or say some of these things on an almost daily basis.
It’s really sad when you think about it!
What did you think about the video? Do you and your friends engage in fat talk?
What are you going to do to stop the fat talk this year?