Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I'm Not Fat

Actually, my body is covered in fat. I carry several unwanted, unneeded, unhealthy pounds on my frame. I could lose a LOT of weight, to be sure. And I want to. And, I will. I do have to buy XL clothing, sometimes bigger. Due to my size, I'm limited by certain activities. It's awkward and embarrassing sometimes being my size. But, I'm not fat.

I'm a woman; I'm not fat.
I'm creative; I'm not fat.
I'm a hard worker. Not fat.
I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Not fat.
I'm a soul. Not fat.
I'm a Christian. Not fat.
Do you get it? I'm NOT fat.

I'm a mother; I'm not fat
I'm a daughter, a sister, a neighbor; I'm not fat.
I'm a friend,
I'm a learner
I'm a daughter of God.
I'm not fat.

But I AM human
I AM imperfect
I AM respectful, respectable, worthy of love.
I AM intelligent
I AM compassionate
I AM important
I AM special, valuable, meaningful.
Don't you see?
I'm not fat.
I AM NOT fat.

Fat is not who I am. Fat does not define me. Fat doesn't matter. I matter. I'm not fat. I'm not fat. I'm me!


Moorhead07 said...

you are beautiful the way you are. But Sweety if it bothers you there are so many things you can do. Should Check out the biggest loser, I have a code on my Cheerios box that may help you get started. You are a very awesome mother, person, and friend and you have so many others that care about you and love you just as much as I do no matter what you look like. :D Love ya :P

happyme said...

I had that conversation with myself years ago. I realized I have fat on me, but I am not fat. No one IS fat. You are awesome, love this post.

Stephanie said...

Thanks, Happyme! I think you're either Shelly or Marissa, but either way I can't get on your blog... invite me?

Kerrie, thanks for loving me. :)

RysJunk said...

I love IT!!!! great reminder for the summer when everyone is so obsessed with a few extra lbs! we are real people under there!! you are so great!