Thursday, January 03, 2013
One thing I hate about New Years is New Years Resolutions. I hate them. I don't do them. I think they are a horrible idea. Just like dieting, spur of the moment decisions with little to no planning lead to failure... which makes people feel like failures.
Right now there's a lot of people committing to lose weight. That's great. We should support them. What do I hear non-stop though? People who regularly go to the gym complaining about "all the fat people" showing up to use "their" equipment. I can't understand why people feel its okay to bash fat people -- especially at this time of year.
I even had to yell at my boyfriend as we were walking in the mall. My mall just got a new Torrid, directly across from Lane Bryant. He made a stupid comment about making it easy for the fatties to shop. He knows I used to be fat. Hell HE used to be fat. I called him on it, reminded him I used to shop there and his "but now you don't and you're sexy" reply just made me even madder. I basically told him those kind of comments weren't allowed. You know what -- it made me feel better too.
So from now on, if anyone starts complaining about fat people taking over their gym or their space or anything, I'm calling them on it. I hear a lot more fat bashing now that I've lost weight. I hate it. It almost confirms what I used to think people were saying about me. I think we should all stand up and put those irritating people in their place. I haven't lost weight to join some special skinny club. I lost weight to be healthy, and anyone who had a little extra weight (read--basically everyone) shouldn't go around trying to make people feel bad just to feel better about themselves.
I know this is basically all bullying, but I can't stand the fact that January has basically become a fat bashing month for all comics/people who think they are funny/jacka$$es in the world.