I've been doing some deep thinking lately about my stance on Fat Acceptance and my own body issues, and where they intersect and conflict, and I've come to a decision.
I am not dieting to lose weight ever again. No, not to lose five pounds I may pick up over the holidays, not to fit into a particular dress, and especially not to conform to a societally imposed (and internalized from a very young age) ideal. I will continue to pursue exercise options and to try to maintain my gluten free eating, but not to lose weight. Both those issues have more to do with my overall health and pain issues, not with losing weight. I will eat what I need, and what I want, and trust my body to tell me when I'm hungry, and when I'm full.
( Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes. Collapse )