I haven’t stepped on a scale in over a year. Maybe longer? I have yet to have an ounce of longing to do so, or even a minute of regret. And maybe I’ve noticed things with my body and clothes, but they don’t hold enough space in my mind to begin a true dialogue. I’ve watched on as some have made weight loss, or healthy eating and/or exercise a part of their public journey – it is beautiful. And even on occasion, in the past, I’ve discussed eating habits and these curves I adorn.
My discussions feel slightly different though…
they’ve based on curves and body acceptance. They’ve been there as antidotes, and to help continue the conversation on a platform that felt full of insecurities about style, fashion, and who could wear what and when. But weight, and how much or little gained or lost, I can’t recall when that door was wide open for discussion and questioning, and it has me wondering;
When is weight up for discussion? When did it become such an easy topic to bring up amongst strangers and is it actually okay to make assumptions if someone has lost or gained?
At times, it feels as though with the grand use of social media, and the sharing of peeks into ones life, there are grey areas. I personally make it a goal never to discuss someone’s weight unless they invite me to weigh in, and even then, my comments are usually reserved. Maybe it’s because I’ve seen various weight dialogues and journeys that are often difficult. Whatever it may be, it’s definitely got be thinking. Weigh in below. 😉
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