Monday, March 28, 2011

My Blog Name

I thought I would take the time to address my blog name: Former Fat Bride or "I was a Fat Bride." I've been getting quite some hateful emails regarding why I picked this name for my blog:

"You know, being overweight isn't the worst thing that can happen to a Bride. You are spreading a negative light for all brides out there. All brides, no matter what shape and size, should feel confident on their wedding day. Your blog does not support this and is very offensive." {exert from an email I've received.}

Firstly, I want to apologize to anyone I have offended because of my blog name. It is not, and never has been, my intention to make anyone feel 'bad' about being overweight on their wedding day. This is just my weight loss journey and I was a Fat Bride so that is the name I chose.  I've had many people tell me that they wish they would have lost weight before their special day. I could not agree more! I wish I had too. That email is correct; every bride, no matter what shape or size, should feel beautiful. I didn't on my wedding day, but I am trying to get to that point that I feel 'good' in clothes and my own skin (as vain as that sounds).  I've never stated in any blog entry that a bride has to lose weight before their wedding day or she will regret it. This is just my personal experience. I'm going to keep blogging about my personal jouney as well. Will I change my blog name? Nope.

7 comments:

Mrs. S said...

good for you.. I totally can relate to your name. I lost about 25 lbs before my wedding definitley not at goal though.. love your blog and blog name :)

Kat said...

I hear you, lady! I think your name is fitting, non-offensive and basically perfect. The reality is that you decided to change your life and then you made it happen. BE PROUD.

KM said...

Go Girl! I would not change the name of your blog. The name is why I started following you in the first place. You are doing a great job with your weight loss and should be very proud and yell it at the roof tops! Congrats on your weight loss and standing your ground :)

~KM
Blog ~ SAHMingitontheplains.blogspot.com
Twitter ~ @CMsmommy

Mommyto3andahusky said...

Oh my goodness! What an inspiring blog! :) AND I see you're a KU fan! YAY!!! My hubby is from Hutch and we hope to move back to Kansas someday. Congrats on your weightloss! What a great blog! I am now following you! Erin

:Deliciously Healthy said...

I heart your blog, and wouldn't want it any other way :)

Sarah said...

People are just too sensitive. I agree, this is your blog! You do what you want and call it what you want! GO YOU!

arsenalfamily said...

You know, I've gotten comments from folks telling me that using the word "fat" is offensive. People prefer overweight, and a study was done with results showing people would rather be called OBESE vs. FAT. This SHOCKED me! I mean for REALS??? Anyway, you will never make everyone happy! Go you for keeping it real! - This is my first time to your blog and the name was not offensive to me at all!