Sunday, January 26, 2014
You know what a huge peeve of mine is? I refer to myself as to being fat fairly often. I am a woman of stature. I have had a BMI over 25 my whole life. If I say something about my fat ass or me being fat people often retort with "Stop!! You aren't fat. Why do you put yourself down? Why do you say that?? You aren't FAT!"
Me being fat is a fact. My name is Jamie. I'm 28 years old. It's 9 degrees outside and I'm fat. I wear extra large clothing and weigh over 250 pounds on my 5 foot, 6 inch frame. That is fat. I have arthitis, elevated blood sugar and an appetite that is never satisfied. That is Fat. I wear 18/20 clothes. I qualified for gastric bypass and broke it. That is fat.
So... My question is- Why does this statement make people so uncomfortable? When you tell me I'm not fat, What do you think you're doing? You are clearly lying to my face. How can I ever trust you if you just lied to me?
Why is it bad or offensive to YOU when I say that I am fat? If I was some anorexic teenager who was underweight with a giant gap in between my legs and no stretch marks and I said I was fat- SURE! feel free to argue. Hell! Try to talk me into rehab. Bring me a Burger. But a woman of my figure- Why do people feel the need to argue with me about my fatness?
Do you think I would find it offensive if you agreed with me? I said it first! I am the one stated it. Do you think I was unaware of my girth until this very moment and if you agreed with me than you would be the one to tell the little kid that santa wasn't real?
"What?! I'm fat?!? I had no idea?!?! Why has no one told me until now?? The world suddenly makes so much sense"
I wouldn't be mad if I heard it from someone else. Maybe that would be the push I need to get my junk together and finally start to loose weight.
So, please, for the love of jeebus- Don't tell me I'm not fat and I won't call you a liar.