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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Self-acceptance means unconditional appreciation and support for who you are now, including all the elements that you want to change.
Things you can do every day to boost your body image:
- Move your body by doing activities you love
- think of one thing you body did for you today
- compliment yourself
- smile at yourself in the mirror
- wear clothes that fit you well and make you happy, regardless of their size
"Obese people often struggle with poor body image, which can lead to low self-esteem. Rather than thinking of your body in a negative light, think about all of the great things that it does for you and its strength. As you start to see changes in your fitness and eating habits, take pride in what you have accomplished. Give yourself credit for making the effort to improve your health. Don't let your body weight define you as a person. Think about who you are as a person, your relationships and other positive aspects of your life. Learning to develop acceptance of yourself is invaluable."
SSBBWs to blog about their lives each month...
My vision with this magazine is to let you know that you are not alone. There are other SSBBWs around the world with the same issues, thoughts, worries and joys as you have. Whether you have accepted your weight and love your body, whether you are actively working to lose weight or whether you want to get healthier and have more mobility but don't know where to start, you are not alone.
Whether you are single or in a relationship, have children or not, work or are unemployed, housebound or relatively mobile, healthy or have medical issues, you are not alone.
Let's band together and share our stories, our triumphs and our pain. Click here to view this months blogs.
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