My Banded Time

Monday, August 29, 2011

TLC: The Big Sexy

This show show cases 4 heavy women who are happy with their large bodies and who know how to "work" it.  I'm being completely honest, I never felt really high self esteem at my highest weight...I never felt attractive...I felt so unhealthy...Maybe its being in in DC and in a firm and community where most people have really low body fat and are very health conscious? Maybe its being Asian and in a family and social circle where the average pant size of my female relatives and friends is size 4.   I felt proud of myself and my accomplishments and my parenting but I never felt like I could "work it".  On one level I really fear for these women because obesity is so dangerous...but on one level I really admire their self confidence.  What do you think?

I'm in Sandbridge VA...the weather has been gorgeous I'm glad we didn't cancel...there has been relatively little damage.  The beach front place we are staying is gorgeous...and more importantly we have had such wonderful family time together.

Hope you are well.


  1. I am so glad the weather has not ruined your vacation and that you are having a great time!


  2. I feel exactly the same way! I worry for the health of those girls but heck if they are happy and know what COULD happen, who am I to be against them! I myself wasn't happy. I might have thought I was...and perhaps they just "think" they are too!

  3. I don't even know what to think about that new show. Sigh.

    But glad you all had a good time at the beach house and are safe and sound!

  4. To be honest, I am not a fan of the "Fat Acceptance" movement and i apologize in advance to anyone who feels differently. Yes, I think it's great that the show shocases plus sized models and yes, fat people can be happy, but to embrace and promote an unhealthy lifestyle just goes against everything we, as individuals who are trying to lose weight to better our health, are trying to accomplish.

    If they want to celebrate being overweight, great for them. it doesn't mean it's the healthy choice.

  5. I kind of think it's all a front. It's one thing to have confidence in other attributes, but I don't know how people look at themselves at that weight and think "Wow! I am really hot!" I just don't see how it's possible.