No matter where you were raised, or what your surroundings may be, our body images have always been telling factors in the way that we see ourselves. Many men and women remember the first time they were negatively impacted by the way another person saw their body.
Whether you want to accept it or not, body image plays a substantial role in our day to day life. There are 8 million women suffering from eating disorders, and there 8 out of 10 women are not happy with their own reflections. Even while plastic and cosmetic surgery are becoming more readily available to the average person, people shouldn’t feel pressured to resort to such body-altering tactics as a means of increasing their happiness.
Frugivores, do you remember the first time someone said something that negatively affected your body image? How did you react?
this morning i got a text message from a family member reminding me of my weight and that i need to go to the gym….well goodmorning to you too, and thanks for the reminder that’s I’m fat!
@Tonia: **that I’m fat
When I came off the contraceptive pill I put on nearly 30lbs. I remember meeting up with my dad who pointed at me and laughed at how big I was – thanks dad.
Not so surprising when you consider the fact that he and my mum used to remind me of how fat I was from childhood….as young as 5 years old. My younger siblings followed them and used to insult me about my weight too, as well as kids at school……
I’m 30 now and can safely say I’ve hated my body nearly my whole life.
Eight years-old, a teenaged babysitter called me fat. I just had a little round belly due to baby fat, but I was a very active kid. For whatever reason that stuck with me growing up and I really thought I was overweight for a long time.
It was 8th grade. I was 5″6 at the time and a size 7 but mother said I was getting fat. Size 7 =/= fat except by Hollywood’s standards. Smh. She just had to project her (still) low self-esteem onto her perfectly healthy teenage daughter.