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“It’s No Fun Being the Fat Girl” ~ A Poem

Thursday, July 17, 2008


(Yes! I'm the fat Minnie!)

“It’s No Fun Being a Fat Girl” ~ A Poem

It’s no fun being the fat girl,
As I’m sure you can all relate:

I’m tired of elastic waistbands and poppin’ buttons,
Of the chaffing thighs,
And the “Oh my my’s”
Shopping in the “women’s” department
And being the fattest one at a party.

I’ve had it with being the wing “man,”
The biggest bride’s maid,
Avoiding the beaches and bathing suits,
Looking at my chins multiply,
And trying to love my love handles!

It’s no fun when someone asks when the baby’s due,
When someone is outright rude—
And comments on how fat you’ve gotten,
Sadly, I have learned that being obese gives people permission
To treat you like you have no feelings.


Every girl wants to fit into that little black dress,
To feel good about how she looks—
To get compliments and to dress to impress,
But squeezing bulges into the latest fashions
Is no easy task, and that fat sure is hard to mask!

I done with hearing men’s insults,
I’ve learned never to ask, “Honey, do I look fat in this?”
I’ve heard I’ll leave you if you get fatter more that once,
And some boyfriends have tried to tell me how to eat,
Watching me every moment to see if I will cheat.

It’s nearly impossible to fit into a classroom desk,
An airplane seat or restaurant booth,
A crowded elevator . . . a roller coaster seat,
Some women embrace their fat,
And date fetish men that think of them as meat . . .

But that is not me.
I hate being big; I hate avoiding people because I gotten so fat,
I hate being the fattest friend,
I hate the wiggles and the jiggles and the cellulite thighs
The stretch marks and the strained bra strap.

I want to take pictures and not throw them away,
I want to know what it’s like to be thin,
I want to know what it’s like to wear a size ten,
I want to be the object of desire—
I want to feel like the Goddess that I know I am.

It’s no fun being the fat girl,
I’m ready to shed those layers of protection,
Those layers of self hate,
And do this for me
I’m going to lose this weight!

I’m sure you can all relate.
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  • v MAMACHAMBS
    FABULOUS!!! You said it all!!
    1744 days ago
  • v KRIS213
    I know exactly how you feel. I used to be a size 26, and now I'm an 8. I still feel like people are commenting on my weight, but I also feel like people who are heavier than me think I have no right to feel fat. When I go out with guys I constantly wonder if they would still like me if I was the size I used to be. Once you have been overweight it's hard to not feel you don't fit in.
    2497 days ago
  • v TERRMOR
    That is fantastic Lisa. Man I can relate. You have a talent .
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Terri
    2963 days ago
  • v LACHSTASIA
    I can relate to your very creative blog. But we are so done being the fat girl.
    2963 days ago
  • v ZUCCHINIQUEEN
    What a heartfelt poem! Thanks for sharing it. It really sounds as if you have the resolve to go all the way to goal. You will still be the beautiful person you are on the inside, but people will relate to you more easily because you will be "easier on the eyes".
    Love your new name. How did you change it?
    2963 days ago
  • v ANOTHER1DONE
    WHOA... that says a lot!!!
    People can be so cruel with their words - not just to people who struggle with their weight, but all people who have anything about them that seems to be "abnormal".
    Living in W Africa has changed the way I feel about myself a little though because the people here think that the heavier you are, the more beautiful you are! And if you have gray hair, you're wise....
    WOW - I'm wise and beautiful!!!! - hahaha!!

    GREAT JOB!!
    emoticon
    2963 days ago
  • v LOYOLACAT
    Hi LisaCat,
    The Poem is Awesome! I feel your pain, but I feel your resolve more strongly! SHOOT FOR THE STARS
    Love You,
    Momcat emoticon
    2964 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/18/2008 11:04:54 AM
  • v POGUEMOM
    Wow! What an awesome poem. These are a lot of the things I think about every day, too. Just took the kids to the amusement park and found myself worrying about if I could fit on certain rides or not. Instead of enjoying the day, I was in fear that I would be too fat to fit on some of the rides and embarrasing myself and my family. Not a fun way to live!!
    2964 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/17/2008 11:38:10 PM
  • v CAROL54904
    WOW - I can sure relate to that! Thanks for expressing that & sharing it with us.
    Muuaah emoticon
    2964 days ago
  • v COLEMANSR
    Amen, Sister, Amen.
    2964 days ago
  • v PAULAPR510
    who wrote this?

    awesome poem...
    2964 days ago
  • v JELLYBEAN72
    Awesome Poem!! I so can relate.... you couldn't of said it any better!! emoticon
    2964 days ago
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