And I Am Ok With That!For nearly as long as I can remember I have been fat, chubby, overweight.. or whatever you want to call it. My mother has always made it seem like being fat is one of the worst things you can be. I have had friends with eating disorders and most friends I have are thin.
Lately I have been thinking more about why I have hated my body. It seems the reasons all come directly from other people. Other people telling me that fat is equivalent to ugly. Hearing people say they rather be dead than fat. Looking at a society that shuns fat.
But why? Why is it that having extra weight is such a crime?! Many claim its because of health reasons. I no longer buy that. I think by stigmatizing fat so much its causing tons more damage than being fat has.
Why can't I be beautiful?! I can be! There are people who can see beyond what society has dictated. people that are more open.. or just have different preferences.
I am tired of hating my body! What good is hating it doing? I'm not saying that being obese is a healthy lifestyle. and I am not promoting overeating or gluttony. Some people are just bigger! And I could be wrong.. but I would think that being a bit overweight is healthier than being underweight.. I don't know.
I think beauty comes in all sizes, shapes and colors. I just wish I saw this sooner!
Tacit 22-25, F 33 Responses 17 Jul 27, 2010