O for Overweight and Ashamed? #AtoZChallenge

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  1. Shalini says:

    What a lovely thing to do, right 🙂
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  2. Shilpa Garg says:

    Oh yes, overweight people have to go through a lot of pressure and bullying. Even skinny people are targeted. Why are we so concerned and body obsessed? Seriously this madness should end.
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  3. Soumya says:

    When I moved from a size XS to a size M people looked at me like I was a size XXXL now. But I was happy that I did not look anorexic anymore.

    Loved the article.
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  4. Ramya P says:

    Wow. This is such an apt post and beautifully penned.

  5. I really have such an issue with the trend to post pics of people without their knowledge on social media, especially when it is to make fun of someone. I love the positive turn the dancing man story took. I appreciate your positive message.

  6. There is more to a person than their physical appearance! The only thing that might worry me about someone being overweight would be medical issues that might arise. But no one should put anyone down for their weight!

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  7. I love this story!!! Weight is such a loaded issue. I think it is just important to feel comfortable in our bodies – no matter the weight. And, remember to dance!

  8. sulekha says:

    Hats off to the 17ooo plus women for righting the wrongs of others 🙂 If only we all could think like those gorgeous ladies and help the underdogs. Great story…

  9. Wow! Wonderful! Can’t believe it’s this social media who’s power was channelized towards a positive cause. Otherwise, most of the people these days bully each other and start a feud right on social media.

    Very happy to read this one Parul 🙂


  10. Their life their body their rules! I too have heard those stories of obese people being bullied or facing biases from the not so obese folks. Height is when someone who is obese say these awful things to someone who is a little more on healthier side than them…

  11. Honestly, when I look at someone or meet them for the first time, I hardly ever register facts about their physical appearance. And certainly, I don’t make any weird comments about their fatness or anything. It’s just plain dumb to label someone based on their physical appearance. People must really just stop it.
    Sharing this post 🙂

  12. Unless the overweight comes from overeating there is nothing to be ashamed of. Also our lifestyle is more responsible for this issue. Thanks for sharing this perspective.


  13. rajlakshmi says:

    It’s so rude to ask those questions… One must be really narrow minded to let physical aspects overrule all other aspects of a person.
    that’s such a beautiful story 🙂

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  14. My Era says:

    That’s a wonderful example that social media isn’t all about exploiting and bullying as is so often pointed out to be.
    The more we talk openly about the better it will be for people with low self esteem owing to their looks and weight. Be who you want to be and love yourself enough to never let anyone’s opinion about you cause a dent to your self-esteem.
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  15. Kala Ravi says:

    This is such an uplifting story Parul. The world needs to look beyond the physical beauty and focus on a person’s inner beauty. A lovely positive and sporting initiative on the social media! Cheers to more such ventures
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  16. BellyBytes says:

    Why should we be made to feel ashamed about our weight? Or about our looks? Or about our limitations? I agree with you about not letting people get us down.

  17. Lata Sunil says:

    The story in this is so inspiring. Well told.

  18. Pam Margolis says:

    There is no reason why we women should feel that way about our bodies. Men rarely feel awkward about their own bodies.

  19. Mary Lou says:

    How did you know that I put on my bathing suit for the first time yesterday and was totally down on myself for not losing weight this year. 🙁 Good post for O AtoZ!

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