The number of obese people is getting bigger and bigger, especially in the United States, and the number of those who struggle to lose weight or maintain it is probably even greater.
Allison Kimmey is a 30-year-old mother of two who has decided to accept her body the way it is after years of dieting and being size two to four. Today, she’s size eight, and that doesn’t make her less happy, on the contrary, she feels relieved that she doesn’t put any pressure to get slimmer on herself any longer.
Allison even has an Instagram account, @allisonkimmey, where she posts plenty of photos and videos which serve as inspiration for many.
What she tries to achieve is send a message of self-love and positivitity and remind people to love themselves the way they are. This message, however, doesn’t always get to everyone, and in Allison’s case, it sadly didn’t get to her young daughter.
Recently, this mom took her son and daughter at the pool hoping to have a blast and some fun time. When the time came for them to head home, the girl took a look at Allison and called her fat.
Allison described the experience on her social media and it went like this:
Me: “What did you say about me?”
Her: “I said you were fat, mama. I’m sorry.”
Me: “Let’s talk about it. The truth is, I am not fat. No one IS fat. It’s not something you can BE. But I do HAVE fat. We ALL have fat. It protects our muscles and our bones and keeps our bodies going by providing us energy. Do you have fat?”
Her: “Yes! I have some here on my tummy.”
Me: “That’s right! So do I and so does your brother!”
Her brother: “I don’t have any fat. I’m the skinniest. I just have muscles.”
Me: “Actually, everyone, every single person in the world has fat. But each of us has different amounts.”
Her brother: “Oh right! I have some to protect my big muscles! But you have more than me.”
Me: “Yes, that’s true. Some people have a lot, and others don’t have very much. But that doesn’t mean that one person is better than the other. Do you both understand?”
Both: “Yes, mama.”
Me: “So can you repeat what I said?”
Them: “Yes! I shouldn’t say someone is fat because you can’t be just fat, but everyone HAS fat and it’s okay to have different fat.”
Me: “Exactly right!”
This mom wanted to teach her children that no matter if one has more lbs than others, everyone is equal and no person is better than the other because they are thinner. However, this was also a lesson to her followers and other people out there.
“If I shame my children for saying it then I am proving that it is an insulting word and I continue the stigma that being fat is unworthy, gross, comical and undesirable,” Allison wrote.
We truly believe that people like Allison are an inspiration.
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