I got an interesting question on my Formspring and I thought i’d share it with all my bloggie friends cause ya’ll know I don’t like to hide anything :p
Way too often in the blogging world do I read about over exercising and under eating. I think it is super important not to compare ourselves to others.
I also wanted to say that I have been reading a lot of blogs lately who get nasty anonymous comments about their weight/food intake/exercise habits. I think THAT is sad. If you believe someone has an issue you should be talking privately to them, supporting them, and praying for them. You definately shouldn’t be tearing them down with nasty comments.
One of the reasons I joined the blogging world is because of the amazing support we all offer each other. While I haven’t had any mean comments directed at me, I felt the need to address this topic because it makes me pretty sad. I don’t claim to be perfect with my eating or exercise habits but I am defiantly not going to judge others.
If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Philippians 2:1-2
How do you feel about this topic in the blog world?!
Great post/question response. I know a lot of food/fitness bloggers join the community BECAUSE of these issues and as a way to find support and explore their own attitudes. This is why I never understand the negative comments, just say NOTHING if you don’t agree with how someone lives and can’t come up with any understanding.
I love your response! It is SO important to just be thankful for our bodies and health and food. 🙂 I’d be lying if I said I didn’t still struggle with anything but I don’t really blog about it anymore.
I don’t like seeing hateful comments on other people’s blogs. A negative approach will get a negative response and then it doesn’t benefit anyone. If someone is concerned they should talk to the person politely (and/or privately), not throw mean accusations out…
I’m a little tired of reading about people’s disordered eating, to be honest. However, it’s their blog and they can do what they want. Plus, I have no history of disordered eating (unless you count eating wayyy too many Oreos in one sitting) so it’s not relevant to me. That said, I do not have your healthy attitude about my body.
I think to not have a twisted relationship with food and/or exercise is a rarity, not only in the blog world but in our society overall. I struggle with self-confidence and perfectionism in school and work, but thankfully I’ve never had those issues overlap into my eating or anything like that. I credit a lot of it to my parents, who never emphasized weight/dieting. My body is not perfect, but there are way more things I love about it than things that I dislike. And there is so much more to our bodies that their appearance.
Ugh, negative comments on other people’s blogs make me so sad too!
Your genuine, Christ-like behavior is what makes me love you and your blog! 🙂 I couldn’t agree more, it is just terrible to see people getting bashed on their own blogs. And you’re so right, the blogworld can be extremely helpful, but extremely dangerous all at once. I just wish people could start appreciating their unique gifts instead of hating/comparing themselves.
I love love love your response and you! I completely agree with our body is a gift and it should be treated as such. Thank you for the reminder 🙂 I agree about the blogging community it is supportive! and luckily I haven’t had too many nasty comments but it makes me sad to see others have received them.
I think that that on some blogs, it is really apparent that they have a disorder outlook on food or exercise, but I usually try to ignore the disordered bits and only focus my comments on the supportive things. Other bloggers are just open and honest and fabulous and there’s no reason for EITHER group to be getting mean comments, because if you don’t have anything nice to say…
I love this. (: You seem to have a lot of confidence in yourself, which I totally admire.
I totally agree – people need to not leave nasty comments. If you don’t like what you are reading, then you have a choice not to read. So there. 🙂
Some people just need to learn to mind their own business. Of course people are going to have different opinions but there is a way to do it with class rather than putting someone down. It’s very frustrating!
I love attitude and strong faith in Christ. keep on being YOU! 😀
I love YOUR attitude***
Your attitude is AWESOME and totally HEALTHY!!! You are so right–we should thank and accept our bodies for all they do ❤
This is why I love your blog because you are such a positive person and it inspires me.
I have never had nasty comments and I hate when I see them on other blogs. Growing up my mom would always tell my siblings and me “If you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all” and to this day I still follow that. Its not helping the other person and its not helping you to say it. And if people are honestly concerned and want to help I agree that they should contact a person privately. And remembering not to compare your self to others is such a hard thing to do sometimes especially in this blogging community.
Best post ever girl!!!! You shine for Jesus inside and out. Can’t say anything but keep shining on!!! You are awesome. Don’t stop blogging ever cause you help so many others. I had a not so feeling good,fat,slow running, pity party day. But when I read this….i remember it doesn’t matter one bit. I’m loved. 🙂
Aww, thank you 🙂 You made my week!!!
I’m glad my blog was able to encourage you in any way and I credit it all to God 🙂
This is one of the main reasons I contacted you recently when I found your blog… your attitude is so healthy and quite inspiring for me! I am eager to adopt a similar view that you have, and reading something like this helps me on the difficult journey. Thank you for this 🙂
What a wonderful post! Thankyou for sharing!
Your answer is so honest and your approachis perfect..even though we blog about food, moderation as well as regular excercise hold the key.Loved reading this post 🙂
You are such a beautiful girl.
That is all.
I loved your take on this! Thanks for posting!
I love reading your blog!! I was just reading some older posts and so glad i read this one!! I love your attitude on this subject! I wish i could feel more like that but i am constantly working on it 🙂
Awww, thank you Kim!! I’m so glad you enjoy my blog and I will be honest that it’s taken me a long time to get where I am with my views on food/exercise. I know it’s a touchy subject for most women/girls, and I admire the way you work on your attitude about it all! I know just hard hard you work and I think it’s AWESOME! Keep it up 🙂