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Self Acceptance and Society/Fat Acceptance

Self acceptance is loving and appreciating yourself even if there are things you'd eventually like to change. Fat acceptance or society acceptance is getting society as a whole to accept that we have the same rights as everyone else and to reduce prejudice within the community.

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You always want what you can't have ....

Every other weekend I lend my car to my best friend. Easy to do since I really don't have a life and usually don't go anywhere Saturday nights anyway. I get my groceries done before he takes the car on Friday afternoon and I stay home until he returns it Sunday noon. However, I find the weekends I don't have a car I sit moaning that I can't go anywhere. I want to go out. The weekends I have my car I don't even think about it and stay home anyway. I mentioned this to him and he said "yea, you want to go out because you can't".

So today I was thinking about that and food. Same thing happens. My nutritionist will tell me I can't eat cookies. I don't buy cookies and only have two at mum's on Sundays with tea. That's it. But as soon as my nutritionist said "no cookies", I kept wanting cookies. I walked down the cookie aisle at the grocery store and wanted to throw them all in my cart. But I was good (good?!? LOL) and only bought one package. But why? I never buy cookies. By the way, I'm writing this while munching on a peek freans cookie.

Perhaps I should tell my nutritionist to say "no salads"!!

Written and submitted by: Sue Carter

SSBBW Magazine is sponsoring a child...

World VisionMatetaThrough World Vision Canada, SSBBW Magazine is sponsoring 5 year old Mateta Nsimba from Democratic Republic of Congo. Mateta Nsimba was born the same month as our magazine (February). Mateta lives with her parents in a poor area. Her father is self-employed but his earnings are barely enough to provide for his family. Her mother stays at home caring for her family. As we receive updates on Mateta Nsimba we will post them here for all of you. If you want to help towards the cost of sponsorship or to help us purchase gifts for other communities in need around the world be it water filters, goats, or even soccer balls then please click on the PayPal button below.

Each month we'll list those who contributed to this great cause. If you do not wish your name to be posted please email us at Thank you.

October 2009 - Thank you to Mary C. for her donation of $20 towards our sponsored child.

November 2009 UPDATE - We received a letter from Mateta,

"Dear Sponsor,

Thank you for accepting me as your sponsored girl. I am Nsimba Mateta, I live with my parents, my brothers and my sister. I like eating chicken with rice and playing with my dolls. As I can't yet write a letter by myself, Mu. Lucien Pongo, member of the local structure of management has helped me but I make a drawing for you. How do you like it? Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Your sponsored girl, Nsimba Mateta

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