So as I was browsing through my Google Reader, I came across a note about today being International No Diet Day.
Wait…isn’t that my life EVERY day??
But then I did just a bit of reading on it…and it isn’t nearly as silly as it sounds.
See? Not so crazy, is it?
The problem is that we live in a society where your physical appearance is scrutinized…and scrutinized by practically everybody. It’s a society where our kids are having a brutally difficult time: the boys are getting fatter at an earlier age because they’re not doing any physical activity other than using their fingers and thumbs on their games; and the girls are scared to be considered anything less than rail-thin and so they starve themselves in order to look a certain way.
It was bad when I was young…I feel it’s worse for kids today.
Kim Kardashian is considered FAT by everybody from random bloggers to popular websites like TMZ. Seriously. I’m sorry…but I do not consider this to be a fat woman (in the slightest):
The constant attention that this woman receives is beyond me anyway. I mean, she’s a talentless hack who’s only real claim to fame is having a sex tape with a 2nd-rate rap star. But at the end of the day, this woman is NOT fat.
Yet the media continues to dump all over her. The media also appears to glamorize skinny. REALLY skinny.
The current media darling is Megan Fox. And no…it’s not like I can blame anybody:
But this isn’t a realistic portrayal of what most women look like, is it? Sure…most women would probably want to look like this, I suppose. Hell…I know that I’d absolutely love to look like this:
But at the end of the day, most people aren’t built like this. Most people are just…dare I say it…NORMAL. And really, that’s what this day is all about.
I’ve never had very much self esteem. I’ve never been “thin”. I’ve always done my best to rely on my personality to win the favor of women because they never really gave me much of a second look. Over the past year, however, I’ve learned to like myself…and I’m certainly on the way to finally (no pun intended) loving myself. I’m older…chubbier…but I know that I’m a good person. And that, my friends, is what really matters the most.
Be proud of who you are inside.
I hope you enjoyed your International No Diet Day (even if it may be over…lol). Continue to diet if you’d like…but just know that at the end of the day, what’s on the outside DOES NOT MATTER.
If blogging has taught me anything, it’s that I don’t need to see what somebody looks like in order to like them. A lot.