Let's get serious about FAT

January 25, 2008 11:11am CST
As Oprah once said "if there was a magic pill I would have it" how true, let's be serious we are not overweight because we "eat to much" we are overweight because we obviously have some self worth issues. Gastric banding, diet pills or shackes are not the magic cure......"What is it then" I here you say, a full and comprensive understanding and more imprtantly love of yourself. Easier said than done I hear you say, but it is the only way we are truly going to understand our weight problems. I have only recently come to terms with the fact that I have gained weight as a protective cover for the real me. Now I know that the reason I put on soooooo much weight is that I was puting up a protective wall around myself. It is so much easier being the funny, fat friend than being the one all the boys want to date. I learnt this warped leason as a teenager as when I was that age, some of my friends made comments about me being too pretty to introduce them to their boyfriends. You may say "oh poor pretty girl" (NOT) however at the time it did effect me deeply, as I never wanted to be the pretty girl I wanted to be the girl that everyone wanted to be around. Not because I was pretty but because I was intelligent and fun to be around (which between me and you I was and still am). Anyway I would like you all to join me on a journey. A journey about understanding and more importantly appreciating who I am and along the way losing weight and being that girl who is old enough and proud enough to say "I'm a hot, intelligent, fun loving, independant women". Please join me on this journey, I would love to hear from you
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@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
25 Jan 08
I have to agree with you I always dreamed I was a mountain, and I might explode and kill all the people that were around me. So I wore my protective 5 inch coating,I am a size 6 woman hiding in a size 24 coat. That being said Along with all the problems obesity gives I have now other medical issues that I have to take medications for and these medications are know for causing weight gain or not allowing weight loss. so yes you are right but I am still 50 pounds overweight and still fell fat and can do nothing about It I hated my self for being fat even if there was a darn good reason for it, but that was then and this is now and while I no longer hate myself I am not to happy about myself either
• Australia
25 Jan 08
Hey Robin, great to hear from you. I absolutely appreciate that there are medical conditions that contribute to weight gain, however, what really stood out to me about your post is the obvious lack of self love. I know that sounds corney but we can always hide behind excuses, and while I am in no way saying that medical conditions are an excuses I think we sometines use it as an easy way out. I know many people that have medical conditions that cause weight gain, but, ultimately what I am taking about is the weight we gain that if we really think about it is not medical but emotional