Honey No No -
YOU NEED TO READ AND REBLOG what Cassey Ho @blogilates has to say about the horrible lifestyle of Honey Boo Boo and her family. This show condones and glorifies morbid obesity in not just adults but children too. THIS IS CHILD ABUSE! Her child will die many many years before a natural expectancy because of the irresponsibility of her mother to take control of something as SIMPLE as nutrition. And this will lead to a much shorter and an extremely low quality of life for this little girl.
If you think children deserve a fighting chance at life, read and reblog.
No. Take a seat.
In that article, Cassey Ho is being incredibly fat phobic and fat shaming. While I enjoy her workouts, her articles are becoming downright bigoted. (The line “Fat is just a result of what you haven’t done to take care of your body” is something that sticks out to me. That attitude is disgusting and it’s from a paragraph where she’s apparently trying to explain why it’s okay to be fat!) Her entire piece of writing comes from a place of privilege where she feels the need to look down on people who don’t experience the same relationship with food and exercise that she does. It is not helpful, it is not caring and it is not informed.
Because God FORBID that someone has the gall to condone obesity! That we actually treat an obese person like a human being and allow them the right to continue living their own life! The horror!
The Thompsons don’t need your concern or your pity. Their children are downright overflowing with love and positive self-esteem. Unless you have a copy of their medical records sitting open on your desk, then you are not able to make any sort of knowledgeable comment about their health. Even then, unless they outright ask you for your opinion and help, then it is entirely out of line and bad-mannered to impose your thoughts onto their bodies.
Unless you have actual proof of child abuse and intend to make that case before the CPS, then do not compare this to child abuse. Not only as you shaming this family for living happy, fulfilling lives, but you’re insulting everyone who has actually gone through the horror of being abused as a child. And yes - Obese children are often abused, but not in the way that you’re implying here. Putting children on diets, starving them as a weight loss method, and repeatedly insulting and devaluing their bodies is also a form of abuse that has a lasting negative impact.
So if you don’t like Honey Boo Boo, then don’t support her television show. There is no need to demonize her or her family.
Don’t get me wrong - I find it upsetting that the whole family is so overweight.
But I’ve said it before: they’re all so happy together!
As much as their antics are ridiculous I almost feel like it’s a privilege to watch a family so close and so uninhibited by society’s standards.
I grew up in an unhappy family. I was constantly told I was fat, I was told what I could and couldn’t eat and my mom would often put me on fad diets. I was in weight watchers when I was 13. I was told I was butch and I was told I couldn’t wear half the clothes that my friends were wearing, because of those reasons. I’m not trying to say that my mom trying to make me healthy was the wrong choice, that’s just what I remember about the interactions to do with my weight. I just always felt like I couldn’t make them happy because they only thing they saw was fat. I hated my body until I was 22 years old.
And that’s not what made me say we were unhappy. My family is an interesting bunch of mismatched personalities and eruptive tempers. I’m not saying it was abusive, I’m saying it was a toxic environment for me, and I still have trouble spending time at home.
This girl is overweight but she’s amazingly happy.
And that has everything to do with the way she has been raised.
I cringe when I watch the show, but I can appreciate a family dynamic that fosters self-love. And every time that girl plays with her rolls on television I just want to give her the biggest happiest hug.
tumblrbot asked: WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER WHEN YOU ARE IN A BAD MOOD?
Depends on how bad the mood is mostly I just go and be on my own for a bit and listen to my music. If my mood is really bad I head to the beach to look at the ocean and find my center again.
Healthy Refrigerator Snack Station
- Jar of peanut butter (preferably the natural kind, for dipping)
- String cheese
- Assorted crudités—baby-cut carrots, celery sticks, pepper slices—in plastic bags
- Orange segments
- Lunch-meat roll-ups (like turkey-and-Swiss or ham-and-Cheddar)
- Tub of hummus (for dipping)
(Source: dontkillthedream, via tonetanfitnready)