My Year To Thrive

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." ~Maya Angelou

So What If I’m Fat?

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“…the ‘deaths attributable to obesity’ statistics classify all dead obese people as killed by their fat, even if they were murdered with a tuning fork by evil clowns from outer space.”
~ Rio (She Dances on the Sand) (Unapologetically Fat)

It's me!

I loved this outfit till I realized I looked like a Jedi.

So I was doing Weight Watchers & I quit.  I decided I don’t want to track every drop & crumb I ingest.  I don’t want to worry about the fat, calories, carbs, & fiber content of every food I come across.  I want to enjoy what I eat, not obsess over it.

I don’t want the focus of my attention, my emotions, how I feel about myself tied to the numbers on a scale.  I want to love myself unconditionally, damn the numbers.

Most importantly, I don’t want my physical activity tied to what the scale says.  I enjoy running just for the hell of it.  Why ruin it by deciding the worth of my efforts is determined by what the scale says each week?  I have enjoyed walking, step aerobics, & other activities over the years, but I tied them to weight loss & when that didn’t go as planned I ditched them all with whatever diet I was on at the time.  What a waste!

I have come to the conclusion that if being fat is the worst thing that ever happens to me, I’m going to be just fine.

A link was recently shared with me to a list of articles debunking the death fat epidemic.  I haven’t had the chance to explore many of the individual articles, but I’m saving it for a day when I am feeling less run down & haven’t already burned my eyeballs reading a lot of other interesting stuff. (I really hate reading from a computer.)

Truth Behind Fat: References @ Big Liberty

Three Jedi: Jedi Master Mace Windu, Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Padawan Anakin Skywalker.

Actual jedis (jedii?) for comparison.  All I’m missing is a big brown robe, leather knee boots, & a look of bad ass self-assurance.  (via Wookieepedia)


Author: despitemyself

A person in flux.

One thought on “So What If I’m Fat?

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