So I saw this on Yahoo this morning and it got me thinking, do people really think she is a bully? I mean is our definition of bully in this country so skewed now that this is seen as bullying? This all started when this mom changed her facebook picture to the one in the article with the question "what's your excuse?". Keep in mind that she is a fitness trainer and fitness is very important to her. She never put anyone down, but made comments about how she feels like obesity in this country is being celebrated and that there is a difference in accepting yourself and trying to be healthy/better yourself; and then there is "accepting yourself" by giving up etc.
I know I'm not in perfect physical shape, and when DD is born it's going to take work to get back into shape, but I want to take care of my body so that I can enjoy and play with my child. I will NEVER be a model size because of my body structure, bone size, etc. but I can take care of myself and be healthy. Everyone's healthy is different, and I think that is the point she is trying to make. But the media calling her a bully and facebook banning her for "hate speech" when nothing in her quotes come off as "hate" seems a little over the top to me. So the bigger issue here to me is that we have a misconstrued idea of what bullying is in this country and when anyone says anything mildly offensive to your own self image or if you were already feeling bad about something, someone else pointing it out becomes bullying.. Uggh people need to recognize what bullying really is. And plus also, anyone you ask will tell you that obesity IS a huge problem in our country and she is right, a lot of times, it's not school lunches or society that is the problem, it DOES start with choices made at home. I'm not talking about slightly overweight people (which technically I could fall into sometimes) but truly obese people who do NOT have medical reasons causing their struggles, but bad lifestyle choices...
IDK, I just think this is a classic example of mountain out of molehill type stuff.... So just for fun, what do you ladies think? Is she a bully? Is she wrong?