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Perceptions

Thursday, January 17, 2019

WARNING: This is not a Pollyanna positive post
I have had problems with being overweight most of my adult life. I have weighed as much as 250 and as little as 135. How I have been seen by my fellow human beings during these different times of my life, has caused me to reflect on the human condition in general. When I weighed 250, I was perceived as lazy, undisciplined, and basically, a waste of space. As a "normal" sized individual that changed drastically. People were more approachable, smiled more at me, treated me as valuable to society and like maybe I had a brain that was capable of functioning at a level uncluttered by fat. Men especially treat women differently according to their size. I feel very sad that while so many people have problems with overweight, not many are out there fighting for their right to be accepted as they are--a work in progress. We are bombarded, instead, with plastic images of physical perfection--many are hollow people--but they look good so that makes it okay. Sorry for this rant today, but I needed to get some of this stuff off my chest. I am tired of weight loss and most days I don't think it is worth the effort to try and fit into the mold someone else has designed for me. But I live and breath and put my feet on the floor everyday and swear to myself this will be the day I start to do better. And we are where we are.
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  • DWROBERGE
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  • POSEY440
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    406 days ago
  • NOTTINGHAMKATE
    I'm sad to say that I completely agree with you. Like others have said, a rant is a good thing now and again as long as you don't get dragged down into it long term. You are worth it - and hard as it may be, don't let anyone suggest otherwise. I would suggest some swear words, in response to what they should do - but I don't know you well enough!
    407 days ago
  • no profile photo CD24005866
    .An occasional rant is good for the soul. Get it out of your system and move on. Good luck.
    407 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    I have always been comfortable in my skin. Whether almost 400 lbs or when I was down to 250. I just keep in mind that what they think doesn't matte. My self worth is what matters. I figured that those who shunned me when I was at my largest, that was their loss.
    407 days ago
  • JUSTFURKIDS
    An occasional rant is healthy... so good job! You keep taking the opportunity to get these observations off your chest. :-)
    407 days ago
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