Before I go to bed, young ones, I just wanted to share my thoughts on the horrific mess that was the Maura Kelly blog on Marie Claire. As a girl who is trying to combat weight issues, and has been all her life. I'm disappointed. Ignorance and even worse, insults are not the best way to get America's obese population to shape up! It's awful that such a usually prestigious magazine can promote such clear bitchiness about some (well, considering the obesity rates in America, let's go for MOST) of it's target audience.
It's sickening that people do not have the freedom to kiss, make love etc to whom they want to without being judged! We love who we love, and we love them 'just the way they are'. I don't tend to care what the hell people think of me most of the time, but placing the idea in someone's mind that the whole world would be repulsed should I choose to show my affection, just because I'm overweight is something that can plague a girl no matter how confident she may be.
After researching your background, it's clear as to why you're so against the 'fatties' that fill your TV screen and walk past you on the street, you poor woman. However, illness is illness, eating disorders are an illness and you of all people should know that they are not easily overcome, insulting people, especially people who are trying to combat their weight issues is just plain mean.
It is not wrong to be 'fat' and in love, I say if you're happy, then keep it that way because in this day and age happiness is hard to come by.
If I never lost another pound but was able to achieve my ambitions and move to America, fall in love or whatever I would die happy knowing that I was created this way and lived life to the full, with a full stomach ;).
Basically, PIPE DOWN.