Below is an awesome rant on fat. Yes, fat.
And while I continue to work to lose weight, I totally appreciate what she is saying.
What she says about “hiding” behind your fat really hit home. That was totally me in high school. It was so much easier to rationalize that boys didn’t like me “that way” because I was overweight. Not because I was negative and moody. Not because I was sarcastic and bitchy. But because I could stand to lose 30 pounds. What a load of crap.
Luckily I have grown up. Sure, I still have insecurities about my body – but I also have a much better appreciation for what my body is about. I am never going to be supermodel skinny. But over the past few years I have lost 40 pounds and I am in the healthy zone. I have about 15 more to go and I will be golden. But I still won’t be skinny. Because skinny just ain’t me.
P.S. Thanks to Mom-O-Matic and Little Monkies for the find.