Clare Bowditch has not been on a weight loss journey as her fans seem to think. The singer was very big as a child and was very obsessed with her size and she desperately wanted to lose weight and fit in. In her teens, Clare Bowditch was stuck in a cycle of weight loss and weight gain so she never fit in. However, now, she has risen above wanting to fit in and is very comfortable in her body.
Clare Bowditch is an Australian musician, actress, and business entrepreneur. She won the ARIA Award for Best Female Artist at the ARIA Music Awards of 2006. In 2012, she was nominated for a Logie Award for her work on the television series Offspring. She has also written for Rolling Stone, Harpers Bazaar, and Drum, and she has toured with Gotye and Leonard Cohen.
She is also a radio presenter and currently hosts an Australian music program on a Qantas airlines in-flight audio channel. Clare Bowditch also serves as an ambassador for the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), Pirate Party of Canada (PPCA), and Smiling Mind. She is also a member of the Victorian state government's Live Music Round Table Panel.
She has done a lot of things and been in a lot of things. Yet, what her fans want to know the most about her is her weight loss journey. If she hasn't lost weight noticeably over the years, she might not have been trying to lose weight. It's something that her fans need to understand. But still, if they want to know more, then they can read this to find out more about Clare Bowditch's weight loss!
Clare Bowditch's Weight Loss: The Singer's Very Much Comfortable in Her Body and She is Not Concerned About Losing Weight!
Clare Bowditch (@clarebowditch) has thousands of followers who are very interested in her. Some of them want to know about the efforts she makes in order to lose weight. Well, I say that is presumptive because have you ever noticed her body change in terms of weight? People are really projecting onto her if they think that she must be doing something to get slimmer just because she is on the bigger side. As far as we know, she has not not been making efforts for weight loss.
But there was a time when it was everything Clare Bowditch wanted. That was when her goal was to lose fat, get skinny, and fit in with others. She had always been a tall and big person. As she grew up, she felt different about being fat and then began to think there was something wrong with her. She became strongly fixated on her body and her size. She was consumed with the thought of having weight loss.
As she reached her teens, Clare Bowditch started getting very self-conscious about her size and even began to link her body to her happiness and unhappiness, success and failure, inclusion and exclusion. There was nothing she wanted more than to be small, like the other children. Weight loss was always in her mind because she always felt big, never felt small like her peers. She thought of herself as too big even when she was very little.
It became worse after her sister died. If Clare Bowditch thought about how she was fat and different from other kids before, after the death of her sister, she became all-consumed by thoughts of her weight to push the grief out of her system. Now, she was just her weight and food. It didn't help that the children at school made fun of her size and called her Big Bird and Fatty-boom-bah. She couldn't fit into shop clothes and was ashamed of herself. All she wished for was to have weight loss.
Her parents even defended her weight and told her it was what was inside her that mattered but those words were a little too late and meant nothing to her. Clare Bowditch then embarked on a weight loss journey. She made her parents take her to a diet doctor who put her on an impossibly strict low-fat, low-carb, no-dairy, no-sugar diet. She also bought her first calorie counting book at the newsagency with her pocket money. She even tried bulimia.
And those things worked. Clare Bowditch was successful in her weight loss journey and she was rewarded with the admiration and compliments of her peers and parents. Those comments made her obsession with being thin worse because, in her mind, she started equating thinness with worthiness. When she gained her weight back, it would be even worse than before.
Clare Bowditch spent her teenage years stuck in a cycle of weight loss and gaining it back. That was very intense and when she turned 21, she experienced a nervous breakdown. She dropped out of uni and started working at a call center, she did not feel confident enough in her body size, in her voice, in her heart, and to step into the world to show the world herself as she was. And all that resulted in a breakdown.
But fortunately for the singer, she got out of that state. What helped was the 1962 book Self-Help For Your Nerves written by the Australian doctor and health writer Claire Weekes, which was given to her by one of her mum's friends. She still holds on to ideas she got from the book still and it's for her life. After reading the book, Clare Bowditch came to the realization that she has some possibility of controlling the stories she tells herself and which ones she chooses to believe, and that drove her all-consuming thought and need for weight loss away from her.
The place of our power, the process of our power, is watching the thoughts that we think, the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, understanding that even though we didn't put those stories there, we have the power to change them. And that's important. It's never about the weight, it's not about the diet, it's not about the emotion. It's not about who wants to f--- us or not f--- us, it's about this question of what are we telling ourselves about ourselves. What is acceptable for us, what stories that we're telling ourselves are we willing to swallow and which ones are we willing to actively and proactively change?
Now, Clare Bowditch doesn't think of weight loss because she is now comfortable in her body. She has her moments of doubt but she thinks about the importance of showing up for other women and girls like her and then all that doubt clears up. She once said that her head will always have a habit of trying to convince her to count herself out because of her size but she had noticed over her many years and many different body shapes that this habit existed whether she was small or large so, she refused to let that win because it was never about her weight.