Another short post today, since a blizzard knocked out my home interweb (BTW this fat chick trekked in the snow yesterday for fun and today to get to work) and I want everyone to continue having a festive holiday.
Every year sometime around New Year I urge that all people give up the resolution of "This year I'm going to lose weight." For a long time that was mine and it never lasted. I no longer have resolutions, I continue to work on self-improvement no matter what day of the year it is.
Remember the motto of the diet industry is "Results not Typical." Or should I say the former motto as the FTC has banned the term. Diet ads can now only have results that are typical (But don't worry Weight Watchers, you can tout your six pound average weight loss). Results listed in diet ads are often the minority. (And I bet of the minority, a majority regain their weight.)
So this year instead of resolutions, think Revolution! Instead of going to a diet, embrace Health at Every Size. Instead of joining a gym do what I did and take a long walk in the snow (Dress warmly). Instead of eating (pun intented) the lies the media and diet industry, join a fat acceptance group such as NAAFA, ISAA or ASDAH.
My year round revolutions are as follows:
1. Love my body
2. Nurture my body with healthy movement and foods (i.e. not diet foods).
3. Encourages others of all sizes to love theirs.