Over at The Nearsighted Owl, Rachele has started an E-Course called How to be a Fat Bitch and I jumped with glee when I saw this on her blog yesterday. Each week she will give us a discussion, video and an assignment.
Jump on over to her blog and check it out! You can sponsor and donate as well to help things out! Each week when she does this, I will prompt a blog post on my part of the discussion and assignment.
How do you deal with people that make assumptions about you based on being fat? Is the best revenge to live well and be happy? How do you feel about the concept of there being a "good fatty" and a "bad fatty" perceived in society?
[Me] Lately I have been getting the "you gave up?" comments and it is so frustrating. At least once a week I get several people asking me about how my weight loss is going, then when I tell them I quit Weight Watchers and chose to be happy and want to just love myself as is, I get the long pause and then here it comes.... "So you gave up?". There needs to be more fat positive and acceptance out there. I see a lot more of it being talked about (in a positive way) and I see it getting bigger this year for sure! The media has warped the brains so much into thinking "Thin + Weight Loss = Happiness" and it is SO not true. I have never felt more happier in my life, it's almost insane at how happy I am. I no longer wake up dreading the day and thinking about my fat, I now wake up happy and ready to take on the day!
Write down 5 things that you are going to do that make you happy. Not "even though you are fat" but because you are fat and awesome. 5 things that have nothing to do with trying for the sake of others. 5 things for yourself and your well being.
- Wear a skirt and tights!
- Spend more time outdoors before it gets too hot (Arizona, ahem).
- Take more pictures of myself!
- Start up yoga again or join a class.
- Go on a baking spree after the move!