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How not to be a **** to your fat friends

Friday, February 22, 2013

I just read areally good blog that I want to share with you all because I think we all need to be kinder to ourselves and others in the language that we use. The writer makes some very good points.

NOTE: There is a little profanity, so click at your own risk.
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    She's a funny blogging. That was a good one. Thanks for posting!
    1921 days ago
    thanks for sharing
    1945 days ago
    It was a fun read. When it comes right down to it, most people just can't deal with fat. Even other fat people. I love - in a real petty, vengeful way - to tell people that I run (which I do, very slowly, and I finished 4 5Ks last year, running all the way through) - and wait for them to formulate a reply that doesn't tip off the incredibly difficult time they're having reconciling my size with my ability to move. I appreciate people who just honestly blurt out, "You run?"

    While I'm tired of being fat and the limitations that go with it, I'm also tired of being embarrassed about it. I'm working on it. I know "skinny" people who never work on it - and they're in terrible shape, too.

    We all need a break from judging. We're all in this together whether we like it or not.
    1945 days ago
    Ya know, I've noticed that I am a lot more comfortable with my weight than my friends are. And than most people are, like say, in Lane Bryants or wherever. I can say something like, "I'm too fat to sit there, it hurts my tummy to squeeze in there" and ppl get all upset and act like I'm dissing myself when actually I'm just saying, well, that I'm too fat and it hurts me to squeeze in there lol

    But those skinny (well, not OBESE) ppl who say they feel fat, like in that article, well they prolly do feel fat. Our culture is so screwed up.

    Anyway, thanks for sharing it, it was cool to read.
    1945 days ago
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