So I follow this group on Facebook and yesterday one of the administrators wrote a long post about how they are all about people accepting their body but you don't really accept your body if you want to lose weight. Just about all the replies were people disagreeing with them. I am one of those people who disagreed.
First I am all about everyone loving their body at any size. I feel size acceptance is important and we must promote that. However, we can not ignore the fact the some people need to or want to lose weight. Who are we to judge what people feel is best for them. Now I don't not encourage people to lose weight for the wrong reasons or to be unhealthy. It is all about loving your body, yourself and living a healthy life style. You don't have to be a size 2 to be healthy.
Secondly when we love our bodies we want to treat our bodies right. We may decide that it would be best to lose some weight or get to a healthier weight. That doesn't mean we don't like our bodies that means that we do love our bodies enough to admit when we need to make a change. I love every inch of me but I am also in the process of getting to a smaller size. Do I want to be skinny?? Absolutely not. I don't have a exact weight or size I want to be but I do know I want to lose weight.
We can all promote size acceptance but we cannot tell people they are wrong if they do something you don't agree with. Everyone knows what is best for them. So love your body and make changes as you see fit. You are the only one that can make you happy.
Peace & Love