There. I said it. I’m fat.
Not overweight. Not heavy. Fat. Because I want to desensitize myself to that word.
I want to see “fat” not as a judgment, but as a description of myself.
A few days ago I saw a picture that was taken on Monday, and I was shocked. I said to myself, “I look fat.” And I didn’t like that one bit. Because I judge myself when I think of myself as fat.
Lazy. Ugly. Not worth knowing. Those are the main judgments I have around being fat. If you told yourself you were lazy, ugly and not worth knowing, you wouldn’t want to acknowledge that you were fat, either.
So I’m on a mission to de-judge the statement “I’m fat.” I want it to have the same emotional pull for me that saying “I have brown eyes” or “I have short hair” has. I know this will not be easy, because I’ve spent my whole life judging myself on how I look, as have many other women.
And fat is the number one thing that you should not be if you want to be valued and admired as a woman.
Well, I’m done with worrying about what others think of the fact that I’m fat. I can’t control that. And, it says more about them and their issues than it does about me anyway.
What I can control is what I think about the fact that I’m fat. And, I’m choosing to learn to think of it as a description, not a judgment.