The second a fat positive girl (like me) starts to try and eat healthy, they get slapped in the face with a [I thought you were fat positive?!]. Just because a fat girl eats healthy does NOT mean it's a diet. When thin people eat healthy it's no big deal to people, but the second a chubby bunnie orders a salad you start hearing it. I have been trying to switch my eating habits (I think I'm failing at the vegetarian thing as well right now, ugh) for myself and no one else. I feel like crap lately and I know it's what I have been eating, it's different for everyone! You know what happened?! I lost a handful of Instagram followers after the first juicing pic I took. When I started posting more pics, the follower numbers started dropping even more. I was shocked.
At first I was a little upset and hurt. Why? Because a lot of those people were friends, people I chatted back and forth with. People I thought supported the idea of "it's your body, do what you want". But now when I think about it, I could care less if people prejudged me based on what I ate. If I was posting a scale pic, then I could understand why people thought it could be diet related. But fruit or juice... really?!
Fat people can eat healthy and be fat. Gasp!
The one thing I have learned in the past 7 months is this...
It's ok... to be a different size., to have extra pounds, a double chin and fat thighs. Your tummy can jiggle while you brush your teeth, run with your dog or even dance in the mirror. You can eat healthy and not diet. You are aloud to love yourself and all of yourself. No one is happy 24/7, we all have our moments when we hate our bodies, but just remember those days will pass.
** Just a note, I have not forgotten about the Body Riot zine! I have been a tad tight this month, os printing is still on hold until I have some extra loose funds. **