|Venus of Willendorf|
In ancient societies, the fertility priestess is usually large with wide hips and big breasts. Tribal communities valued fat women over slim women because that means that they ate enough food. There was this NatGeo show where the bride-to-be would be fed milk and bread to be fattened for her wedding day.
Being fat is equated with being happy and satisfied. Ever see a skinny super-model smiling? Me neither. Take a look at my man Buddha over here. Big belly, big smile. Don't forget about Ol' Saint Nick. How would you feel about a skinny Santa?
Being fat does not equal being unhealthy. Really. I know people who take more medication than I do and I'm twice their size. So who's healthier? Being fat is not evil or ugly. I was a bit peeved with Shrek. Fiona was skinny in her human form but fat in her ogre form perpetuating that fat is ugly.
I'm not advocating that we not take care of ourselves. I do want to lose weight (I think that will increase my chances of conceiving). What I am asking is that people don't judge or assume. After all, the body is just a temporary shell. We are all energy inside the shell. Like temples, our bodies come in different sizes. My temple just happen to take up two city blocks but it's a temple nonetheless.