Monday, 5 December 2011

Be Proud

I'm gonna start this post by saying none of the content I will talk about is purposed to offend you because this is just my thought. It may sounds sarcastic (cause maybe there's some sarcasm in it) but really, it's just my thought. You may disagree.

I've been hearing girls want to be skinnier. In fact, loads of time. More than loads. I know what it's like not to be skinny, because I'm not. But the problem is, the girls who say they want to be skinny, or thinner, or "#decemberwish successful diet" or "#foreverwish become thinner" are already normal in the BMI stage (sorry for talking biologically). I don't even know how to respond to this (I don't have to), but it's like a flame that's boiling me inside. I mean, those girls are 45kg and want to be "skinnier"? If they're calling themselves "fat", then how about people above 50kg? Obese? No. It's all wrong in all kinds of way.

I, personally, would like myself to be more ideal in weight. But, my BMI is normal, so I don't sweat too much. I still eat what I want whenever I want it. I don't hold myself back just to impress someone I don't know. I eat unhealthy food sometimes and I don't eat salad for my breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I eat meat. I exercise.... sorta. I skipped meals once in a while (very rarely) and not because I want to starve myself to death to reach a 50kg, but because sometimes I need those time to work on my homework or projects (I know it's not good so I try to change this habit because I don't want my parents worrying about whether I have eaten lunch or dinner already). And sometimes I joke I want to divide my excess body weight to skinny people who needs it, but almost all the time, I'm proud to be who I am. Even though I don't have that Victoria's Secret model's bod. But I have something better to offer to other people other than the way I look.

I appreciate celebrities like the Kardashians sisters or Demi Lovato who's proud to be themselves and go to the gym regularly just to stay healthy, not to burn their whole calories. They are the true role models. Who says if they're skinnier they would be more beautiful? You think Kim Kardashian will look that hot if she's 38kg?

I'm glad now the media is starting to show more curvy people on ads or tv shows and not skulls or bones only. People need to get more real. You see those models on the cover of magazines? Photoshop. You think they don't have cellulite? They do (I don't know hahaha, but probably most of them do).

So why do you need to be skinny? To get sick easily? To make other people impressed when most of the time they will think about themselves rather than put the attention on you? Maybe some of you readers right now would think, "she's just posting this because she's insecure". Well, guess what? I am. But I don't let my insecurities get the best of me. I'd rather embrace the good parts of me than focus on the bad ones. Why don't you do that too? Or spread the words to other girls that you know who's already thin enough but wants to be thinner and this sentence is mixed up and grammatically error.


P.S. Be proud of who you are, even though you don't feel you're the most perfect person alive. I mean, let's face it, who's perfect? What you feel inside about yourselves, transfer to the outside. If you, yourself don't feel that you're beautiful, then when people look at you, they would see nothing. But if you have confidence, they will respect you, or even adore you.

P.P.S. Lame joke; Nobody's perfect. I'm nobody. Therefore I'm perfect.


yiqin; said...

this is a great post <3

Style Servings said...

Such a good post, and I wish more people in the fashion industry would speak out like this!!! I swear the industry's obsession with skinny annoys me so much. It is unhealthy and it doesn't look nice. I wish it would come to an end..

(ps thanks for your amazing comment on my post! I agree 100% with you on being so much more excited about the Marni collaboration, I really didn't care about the Versace one at all!)

geebambino said...

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog =) I think I'm going to leave my drawing as is, and work on a collection based on colours very soon. This post is very gratifying, I'm delighted to see the curvy body being celebrated much more than it did not so long ago. It's people like you that I admire =)

classical room of mee said...

yeah i agree with you ..
before i obsession to be skinny but i get fall n sick .. hehe
now im proud to be me, i eat and do healthy life ..more better :)

great post :)

Some kind of courage. said...

You took the words right out of my mouth.
This is a great post.