I’m sure you’ve all noticed that Tiffabee has recently fallen off the Cheeseburger Wagon. But no worries…we are back and in the full swing of things!
To be completely honest, one of the reasons it was hard to keep up the continual blogging was because it really can be exhausting fighting this battle day after day. Holding on to beliefs of body acceptance, which are so contradictory to what the rest of the world believes to be true. Despite blogging efforts, friends, family and acquaintances (who know about the blog and in some cases read the blog) consistently make crazy comments to me about their weight, my weight and others weight. It never ceases to amaze me and I ask myself “Don’t they read my blog?!”
But my time away from blogging has made me realize how much more I need to keep it up. Mostly because it’s so easy to slip back into old weight-obsessive habits like keeping tabs of what I’ve eaten in a day, obsessing over the numbers on the scale, comparing my body to other women’s bodies, feeling like I need to lose five pound. It’s easy to slip back into those habits because they are seen as “normal”, people all around us do these things on a daily basis. Everywhere we turn, there is a new diet, weight-loss commercial or a body-bashing conversation that we can jump into.
So I am making a Cheeseburger Pledge. A Pledge to love my body no matter how hard it gets. A pledge to accept myself for what I am and not allow myself to feel like I have to lose body mass in order to feel good about myself. A pledge to eat a cheeseburger and enjoy it! A pledge to keep up the blogging when the going gets tough. This is a pledge that is necessary for me to make because I can’t go down the road of body hate again. For me it leads to inconsistent eating, over-exercising and a world of personal unhappiness. So take the cheeseburger pledge with me and commit to loving your body, no matter what happens.
Coincidentally, after I wrote this post, I found the above body pledge by another blogger by the name of Harriet Brown who I also received an email from regarding her love your body pledge! Check it out.
A big thank you to all of you who have been so loyal to this blog! We appreciate you so much.