Anyone heard of the term ‘thinspo’? It’s basically stands for ‘Thinspiration’, where girls post pictures of women with lovely bodies that remind them of their weight loss goals. It all seems sort of innocent until you read what all these thinspo Tumblr blogs have to say.
Most of these girls weight 120-140lbs and think they are fat and a few of them have no qualms about talking about pro-anorexia stuff. I’m sure a lot of girls using the Thinspo tag are losing weight safely and carefully, and don’t have unrealistic views of their bodies, but some of them scare me.
Of course, this is where I admit that I regularly troll the Thinspo blogs. No harm there. I like looking at skinny women and thinking to myself that I want to be thin but not that thin. (Although part of me does want to be that thin but it wouldn’t suit me.)
There are so many ana (as anorexia is lovingly called) blogs out there and the girls regularly take ribbings from others who tell them their 400 calorie-per-day intake isn’t enough. It’s frustrating and disturbing and I wish there was something that could be done for these beautiful women who have a distorted body image.
They post pictures of their ‘fat’ thighs and I despair. Come take a look at my thighs, ladies!
I’m not sure I have a point here other than the fact that Tumblr is a scary place. I wonder if there are any weight loss inspiration blogs that show off hot, curvy women over 5 foot 7. I’m not petite, I never will be. I know what I aspire to and I think my body image is healthy but I’d like some more achievable pictures of women to spur me on.
Jet, who happily trolls the internet for pictures of fit women…
(I think I need to get my priorities right… I’m off to find pictures of Richard Madden.)