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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

U is for Understanding

That is, the understanding of how I got fat and how others can be more understanding of those that are larger.  I am obese for many reasons: the way I ate and how much, the lack of eating, choosing the wrong foods, and medications that kept me craving carbs.  I also realize that the fat me is an internal thing.  I feel thinner on the outside, probably because I was always a thin kid, and when I look in the mirror, I'm shocked.  When I see a pic of myself, I am surprised.  That's not me, I scream inside my head.  I didn't plan on being obese.  It happened, so now let's fix it.

The other kind of understanding I'm talking about is the kind you should have towards the obese - they make up more than half the U.S.  Is it right that I am obese?  No, it's not healthy.  However, I don't want to be mocked for it...  Try compassion.  I'm frustrated by being heavy and not being bale to lose it right away, because my mind is ready to be thin.  


  1. I so agree with your words...People are so quick to judge others without even knowing their story...and beyond that it seems that understanding doesn't apply in this age and time...I have been obese and thin and both are judge unfairly...Keep on being proud of yourself for what you are and what your doing girl!

    Shannon at I Survived and Now I Run

  2. Thank you, Shannon! I love your blog. Just so you know. :)

  3. you should write more about acceptance and understanding!