Body shaming can happen in many forms but it is never acceptable in any circumstance and never will be! But have we all been guilty of it at some point in our lives?
I have been body shamed over the years. I remember the first incident happened when I was about 11 years old! I was just a child! I’ve been called too fat, obese, boobless or even too small especially since my recent weight-loss.
I have never called anyone too fat or too thin and I never would! “But… and I want to be completely honest here and say that I once asked a woman when her baby was due thinking she was pregnant but of course she wasn’t pregnant and I instantly apologized and felt so terrible about it. I can only imagine how horrible she must have felt when I said that. I should have never assumed.😭
Not long after that incident I had a taste of my own medicine when someone asked me if I was pregnant! I know ‘I have had a lot of babies’ but in that particular moment I wasn’t pregnant and I remember feeling so awful about myself as she eyed me up and down! I think I must have been standing funny too. She even said after “Oh sorry but I can see a belly on you! Some people don’t know when to stop do they?!
After having 9 children I was an unhealthy 107 Kg but I’ve worked really hard over the last 2 years on my health and well-being and I’ve lost 33 kilos, however, my weight does fluctuate a bit. I’m still on my weight-loss journey and I’m working really hard to lose more weight. I know myself that I need to lose a few more kilos but others just assume I’m too small, I can assure you that although I’ve lost a lot, I am by no means small and I’m still not happy with the way I am and who knows if I ever will be happy! I think as a woman we always feel insecure about something and that will never change.I am proud of what I have achieved so far but I question myself daily if i’m happy with my progress…
We should ALWAYS be careful of what we say to others as we can never truly know what the other person is going through.We are all on our own unique life journeys.
Remember you are worthy, beautiful and unique
Please remember to be kind always
The world is in such turmoil right now so lets stick together and build each other up
Love Claire x