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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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    403 days ago
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    406 days ago
    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
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    .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
    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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