I get so irritated when I hear somebody complain of their "unsightly gut" when they post pictures of their half-naked body that shows no sign of their "unsightly gut". I find it sad that someone who has an obviously-gym-sculpted body chooses to point out the "unsightly gut" that he does not have. It makes me think that he just wants some sort of attention. I came across this person's blog and found his views of himself disconcerting.
I certainly do not consider myself anywhere near a perfect body. Certainly, I have my own body image issues. But "unsightly" would not be a word I would choose to describe myself. For someone my age who has wrestled with weight since forever, I feel that I have done well. I continue to stay in shape and am proud to have a healthy outlook on my physique. I wish that blogger had the same outlook on his quite beautiful physique. I hate that he used the term "unsightly". They say that you hate in others what you hate in you. Probably.
Because, I hate that he has a strong dislike for what he considers his flaw. I hate that he uses a strong word for his own body. I hate that the word is meant to degrade his physique. I hate that he does not feel more positive about his "unsightly gut". And I hate that it seems that he overlooks the rest of his gorgeous body because of that one thing. Later.