Body Shaming Isn’t New: Why We are Just Hearing About it Now & What You Can Do.

Even during my battle with anorexia I was body shamed. And asked for tricks at the doctors.

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People recently published an article which was later reposted again by several newsletters. It was titled “Mom Fights Back After Nurse Body Shames Her 13-Year-Old Daughter: ‘She Is Ignorant’ (Click Here)

Catchy title and of course I read it all. I guess you can say I related to the piece as this happened to me on several accounts… and I’ve written about it a year ago on my blog.

So while I can talk about body shaming again within the hospital setting, today I choose not to.

If you want to read what I said about a therapist telling me I looked good after losing a few pounds or even a nurse who asked for my tricks despite my anorexia, it’s there. It’s still on the blog.

Today I want to do something different. And I want to make you think. If so many of us have had similar stories and similar scenarios going on, then why haven’t we seen something until now? And better yet, why haven’t we done anything as a society to help PREVENT this…until now.

So between nutritional misguidances, doctor visits (like this), and insurance issues, there is so much that needs to be said.

So if you have a story to tell, I want to hear it. Your health matters most and you know what… your story can change the world.

With Love Always,


P.S. Find me on Insta!

It’s only Wednesday??!! That’s what I thought today, as I don’t know about you, but this week has been long. Well, if that’s you, here’s a bit of a pep talk. Don’t go the easy route and give up. Because in a year or so, it’s harder to look back with regret of what you should have or could have done. … Do your best even if it means taking a small step here and there everyday. Eventually you will get where you need to be, even though it may not seem so now. … P.S. Need to save this for some motivation? Click the link on the right to save to your Instagram page. I’ve done this before with other quotes, so no shame in needing a little inspo here and there. Your health and life matters most. . #afitandfabulousmichelequotes

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