Is any size OK? Yes and no.
The truth about “OK at Any Size” is that it depends on what you are really talking about.
With 1/3 of us overweight, and another 1/3 obese, it has become more and more important for individuals to be comfortable with their weight – especially in public. Heaven knows we, women, have so many things to worry about, that worrying about whether or not we are OK – whether or 2/3’s of us are OK with our weight – is becoming more and more of a very personal consideration.
I am sure you would agree that with a little care any woman, at any size woman can be attractive. Some very thin women can NOT be Ok, if they got there through unhealthy practices. And, for many women who are well past “plus sizes,” they are clearly amazing and very attractive women. So, it’s a “Yes, it’s OK to be any size” if you are talking about looks.
And when it comes to character, a plus-sized woman has just as much moral character as a naturally thin model. We all know that, of course, but from what I hear, many men don’t. It seems there are still some neanderthals on this planet that somehow think bigger women are slovenly, lazy, habitually over-eat, and are very unattractive. In fact many men often make open derogatory comments in anybody’s presence about larger women.
So, is “OK at Any Size” true when it comes to character? MOST certainly. Absolutely.
But what about health? Well, that is where the “OK” stuff really breaks down. As you know from my earlier articles on this subject, excess weight kills. For men, excess weight, carried over long periods, will most likely kill them suddenly. But for women, it is a much different story. Being overweight for a number of years kills. It just kills women more slowly. More painfully.
So, NO, it is decidedly not OK to be overweight, because I don’t want any of you my sisters to go through that pain. I want you to avoid that untimely death. I want you to be with your loved ones, giving them all the wonderful uniqueness that you are, and pulling into your inner soul all the beautiful spirit and liveliness they possess. You deserve more of life, not less. But, the more you are overweight, the less you will be able to fully enjoy life, and the less time you will be with them…with all of us who want and need your rich uniqueness in our lives.
So, YES, please stand up to the terrible cruelness that is directed to those who are overweight. YES, any size is more than OK when it comes to being attractive or the radiant colors of your character. But, please, my wonderful sisters, remember that you may need to lose weight, to fully enjoy all that Creation has put you on the Earth to enjoy. And there are your loved ones who would give anything to have you around for extra years — don’t you think?
OK at any size? You already knew the answer, didn’t you?