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What it means to feel fat

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The truth is, it's in your head.

The truth is, you *should* be paranoid. Because They *are* trying to brainwash you.

That image should be a Fitspo because Cheryl Haworth is an Olympic athlete. She is a healthy, strong, ambitious woman; what we all claim we want to be.

The truth is I know a 200-lb woman doing an uphill bike race this weekend and she's ready to smoke the competition. The truth is my friend who does crossfit 3-4 times a week, lifts weights and can fold her legs behind her head like a gummy-creature is also considered medically obese.

The truth is "fat" is a word we made up to shame ourselves, no matter our size.

I'm not fat. But sometimes I feel that claustrophobic crush, I feel my pants tighten and my belly slide over. I feel uncomfortable in my own skin, bloated, off-balance, ugly. I *feel* fat.

The truth is, no one is fat. We are so much more than adipose tissue. We are human beings with stories and ambitions and fears.


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LETHA_ 9/26/2013 1:51PM

    Right On!

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