Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thank you Captain Obvious

I know I'm fat.  Why do people feel the need to keep reminding me of it all the time?  I wake up every morning just hoping that when I go in the bathroom and look in the mirror while brushing my teeth I will miraculousy have become skinny.  Of course this never happens.  The point is, I see it everyday that I am fat.  The little comments that people make to "help" me try and kick start my weight loss don't really help.  In fact they make me feel even worse.  I can't run from being fat so I don't need a constant reminder all the time that you are skinny and I am fat.

And what is the deal with people criticizing me for getting gastric band surgery?!  Of course the people who have negative things to say about it are skinny.  These are the same people that choose to complain to me about "being so fat" because they ate 1 too many cashews at lunch.  You are not getting any sympathy from me.  I may be smiling and telling you it's ok, but please know that in my mind I am rolling my eyes at you, you big heifer!  If I could wiggle my nose like Samantha on Bewitched and be skinny I would.  I have struggled for 29 years with my weight.  I have tried diet after diet with no success.  I would lose some weight but after one slip up gaining it all back plus some.  They tell me that I took the easy way out by getting surgery.  You can keep thinking that skinny, but this Fatty McButterpants doesn't think so.  I think that I made a decision to get my life back, to get my health back and get my self esteem back.


  1. AMEN! I have been saying the SAME things for YEARS. All of my mother's, husband's, sisters', friend's...etc. comments did nothing but hurt me. Bless them though for caring so much about us though, right!? ;)

    When I tell me husband to discard a photo taken of me, he asks, "Why? That's what you look like you know". No s#it Sherlock! That's why I want you to throw it out!!!


    We'll get there. But, I vow never to try to "help" someone by pointing out how grotesquely large they are.

  2. I am so thankful to have people who care enough about me to try and "help", but zip it people! I agree...I will never "help" anyone either! Thanks for the support Lynn, it is greatly appreciated!!

  3. just discovered your blog. i know we're facebook friends, but i found your blog through drazil.
    i agree with the "easy way out", i actually wrote a blog about it. i think those people should be slapped. they've either never been fat, or they lose weight so easily that they truly don't need it. and they aren't "helping" when they decide to let us know how "unhealthy" we are.
    well, anyway, lots of catching up to do. can't wait to read more about your journey.
    i'm at