I teach self-care and body-esteem ... the opposite of yo-yo dieting and binging! Health At Every Size® is a LIFESTYLE centered paradigm for health. You take care of yourself and let your weight take care of itself.™
Saturday, January 1, 2011
I'm coming out ...
I will not get sucked into the body hate and diet industry this January. Instead I will focus on my self-care and self-appreciation. For my PERSONAL New Year's Revolution, I am coming out. This is difficult. I used to say I was "Fit and Fat". I used to consider myself an example that helps show the fat people can be healthy. I did lots of TV, radio, and news interviews. I enjoyed defending fat people against the prejudice and hate that is so often directed at us. I was shocked by the amount of hate emails I got as a result of that interview. I think it was fear of that hate that kept me in the closet these past few years.
So now, I am out of the closet ... I am not healthy any more. The Universe is teaching me that health is a fleeting thing (for people of ALL sizes!) So for the new ...year, I am coming out of the closet as a person with health issues. I may be fit and fat. But I am also coping with epilepsy, OSA, PLM, osteoarthritis, and something that is melting my tendons in my wrists and knees. Gees, I feel silly, but I am sitting here crying over this. I have been pretending and hoping all this would go away. I kept waiting until I had my health issues solved and then I was going to write on it. I cannot wait any longer. People need the information I have gathered. It is scary to come out, but today I am. I am coming out as a fit and fat woman who also has health issues.
Guess what? People of all sizes have health issues. I realized as I was working with my Lifestyle Coachingclients that both fat and thin people need to do problem solving regarding health issues. The information I have learned on my own journey toward wellness is important to share. The information I have learned from my clients as we participate in their problem solving process is important to share. So check back often as I talk about problems and solutions to all sorts of health issues. And thank you in advance for your acceptance as I come out of the closet. Maybe we all can become more appreciative of and loving toward our bodies. After all, this is the only body we've got!