I’ve watched The Biggest Loser and other weight loss shows and I was pondering today as to what my issue with them is and I think it’s this:
I have no issue with people choosing what size they want their body to be, for whatever reason they want to choose. It’s not my job to tell someone that they are too thin, too fat, etc. My problem is that so often in these shows (and when I see people lose weight), they talk about how they "didn’t love themselves" and "couldn’t be proud of themselves" but now, since they’ve lost the weight, they love themselves and are proud of themselves.
I have some huge concerns about that – what if something happens and they gain back the weight? I’m guessing that they’ll gain back the self-loathing with a big side of failure to go with it.
Let’s teach people to love themselves for who they are, not the size of their body. Then, if they choose to gain weight, lose weight, or stay the same, they still have solid self-esteem no matter what.
Am I just crazy?