NotBlueAtAll

I'm just a fat gal with a blog and an opinion. Well, lots of opinions.

Love Your Body Day, Today!!!

October20

I had planned a more visually appealing/grabbing  Body Love Attack (as announced here http://bigfatblog.com/body-love-attack), but the trees outside of my cafe? Well, I just wasn’t sure how to attach the hearts to their branches without a lot of equipment. Ha! Go figure, poor planning on my part. But I did use the hearts in the way I intended originally, which is to share positive messages with people walking by or into my cafe.
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On the back of every heart I wrote, “Love Your Body Just As It Is” I’ve already had people stop and read & smile at me!

One of my friends stopped by and said, “Oh I Love this! These hearts are great!” and I gave one that said, “You Amaze Me!” to her little girl. She left smiling from ear to ear! This is such a great thing! I love doing this. And the sign on my door about weight diversity? Fabulous! When my friend started to mention doing a body wrap with a friend I smiled and gestured to the sign, and she smiled back and said, “Oh don’t worry, I’m doing for the pampering and not for any sort of body issue.” I do love her. =0)

What are you doing for Love Your Body Day???

ETA: My business neighbor, man in his 70’s reads the sign on the door about weight diversity and says to me, “Oh good! Most people don’t know what the hell they’re talking about anyway!” referring to the no diet talk. Nice! Later he reads some of the hearts out front on my flower cart and comes back and says, “Those are really neat! I promise to love my body, okay?!” Too funny!

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15 Comments to

“Love Your Body Day, Today!!!”

  1. On October 20th, 2010 at 11:17 am Chutti Says:

    I have been loving your posts and think your cafe sounds like a great place to be.

    Hubby and I have decided to move back to the South Bay ( he’s an SJ native) from Central CA and will be excited to hang out in body and ability friendly places again.

    Now, we can come and check you out, and start promoting what you are doing on our favorite sites.

    Yay for positive public spaces! Without FOX news blaring or diet-y crap. You can’t know how important this is for those of us who are used to not having any.

    You rock!

  2. On October 20th, 2010 at 11:20 am Not Blue at All Says:

    Oh my goodness, you gave my chills-o-happy just now with this! Thank you x 1,000! The cafe is near SFO, just so you know. But I’d love to meet you both and I welcome any and all in my cafe! I live in the southbay, too! Maybe we could hang out sometime. =0)
    Please stay in touch.

  3. On October 20th, 2010 at 11:56 am Twistie Says:

    Just seeing this brightens my day.

    Also? My body RAWKS!

    So there.

  4. On October 20th, 2010 at 12:15 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    I am so glad! Thank you. And, yeah, YOU Rawk, too! (not just your body, ha-ha!)

  5. On October 20th, 2010 at 4:13 pm Rachel Says:

    You are fucking awesome! 🙂

    That’s a cafe I’d gladly give my patronage to if I’m ever in the area.

  6. On October 21st, 2010 at 8:23 am Not Blue at All Says:

    If You’re ever in the area, girl, you better let me know it! Ha-ha! But thank you x 1,000! You’re too sweet!

  7. On October 20th, 2010 at 6:07 pm Chutti Says:

    Well looking forward to coffee times chez carrot when we are back home.

    Keep spreading the body love….

  8. On October 21st, 2010 at 8:22 am Not Blue at All Says:

    Oh! Yay! I will do my best. =0)

  9. On October 20th, 2010 at 7:50 pm withoutscene Says:

    I am so glad you got to do this! And that you took pictures. A friend and I were supposed to hand out stuff today, but I had a migraine for the entire day and almost everything about my day was thwarted, including LYBD stuff. I’m really bummed about it, but seeing this makes me happy that you are making a difference!

  10. On October 21st, 2010 at 8:22 am Not Blue at All Says:

    Oh no! I’m so very sorry. I know what that’s like though. Ugh! Well, it also lead to some interesting conversations with my business neighbors and regulars. Ha-ha! I quite enjoyed it. So, I’ve decided to keep the weight diversity/no diet talk sign on the door. I think it makes me feel better more than anything else, but perhaps someone will see it and a light will go off and they’ll realize that that just isn’t the way to live. High hopes, I know.
    Thank you for starting all of this and getting me so jazzed about it. I felt awful for not wearing purple yesterday.

  11. On October 23rd, 2010 at 4:19 am Kath Says:

    These are such a lovely way to get the message out there.

    You know what? I would LOVE to have a fat friendly, body positive cafe somewhere near me. Somewhere that there was no diet talk, no body loathing talk, just people enjoying lovely food and coffee and conversation and company in a nice place.

    Damn, why don’t I live near you?

  12. On October 23rd, 2010 at 8:44 am Not Blue at All Says:

    Aww, you’re too sweet! You’re on the other side of the world, too, my dear…that’d be a difficult move! Ha-ha!

  13. On October 23rd, 2010 at 6:30 pm Kath Says:

    Ahh but not an impossible one. I’d love to live in San Francisco, I have friends at Pacifica and loved it there.

  14. On October 24th, 2010 at 5:18 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    Ah, well then, come on over! Ha-ha!

  15. On October 25th, 2010 at 12:09 am Kath Says:

    I’m working on it!

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