A few days ago, Gracie, wrote a post about being “healthyfully correct,” which I thought was really interesting and got me thinking about the “healthy living” blog world. Then a few days later, Katie wrote a post about her frustration with women complaining about their bodies.
Let me start by saying that I love healthy living blogs. For the most part, I find them interesting and inspiring. I’ve read them for years now.
I have one issue: I feel like I can’t talk about weight.
It’s a taboo topic. But why?
I was looking at the big, popular blogs (you know the ones…) most of them started as weight loss blogs AND most of them started with calorie counting. However, now they’re maintaining their weight and seem to be against calorie counting. But what if you need to lose weight?
I was looking around, and I weigh as much now as most of those blogger weighed when they thought they were overweight (I checked we’re about the same height) and needed to (and started to) lose weight. Really, go look at some weight loss/about pages…
I’m not trying to compare myself to others, and I don’t think I’m fat, but I’m technically overweight (by about 4 lbs… not a big deal in my opinion). To some extent though, it’s a question of health. Yes, you can be healthy but overweight if you exercise and eat right… BMI isn’t everything… Muscle weighs more than fat…, but to another extent I wonder if it’s an excuse to stay slightly overweight?
I’m not saying I want to start complaining about my weight or telling you all everything that’s wrong with my body. That’s not what I’m saying. I actually like myself, and I think that’s particularly unbecoming of someone to fat talk themselves and so I avoid it in real life as well.
I guess this is an issue for me because I’ve been overweight the majority of my life. I’m taking large… As in, I probably weighed as much in the 6th grade as I do now… I would love to say that my weight doesn’t matter to me now, but it does. In the back of my mind, there’s always the fear that if I don’t watch what I eat I’ll be severely overweight again and that’s pretty scary.
Sometimes I want to express my frustration about weight (since it is my blog after all) but I feel like I can’t because someone will get angry/offended.
Should I even be worried about this?
What’s your take on the situation?
What are some other blog taboo topics?