One of my readers gave me food for thought today about being healthy and being fat. This was in reference to a fat friend of hers being upset that the doctor told her that her health problems were because of her weight. Weight definitely causes health problems but is there such a thing as a healthy fat girl? Hmmmmmm. Well as a nurse, I can say that I for sure see health related weight problems in my patients and they are children. And we all know that most adult onset diabetics are overweight. Yes, there are health related issues that come about because you are fat. Yes, you can shorten your lifespan by being fat. You can also shorten it by drinking, smoking, doing drugs, eating fast food, red dye #6, driving your car, flying on a plane, eating hormone laced meat, stress, working nights, getting less sleep, getting less sex….you get the point. Then there is the combo of all of this with your genetics, age and sex. So I guess what I am saying is that is anyone actually really healthy? You can be the healthiest person in the world with no stress and no issues and STILL get cancer or get hit by a speeding car or meet Dexter in a back alley and die. Seriously. If someone cannot face the fact that they have issues due to their weight, then they cannot admit they are fat. If they get offended by the doctor telling them they need to lose weight, then they get offended by the word fat. There is no way around that. I say you have to own up to your health problems and lifestyle choices, no matter what your weight is and FIX them however you can. I, personally, do not know anyone who is completely 100% healthy, no matter what their weight. I know that I do not have weight related health issues. Yes, I am asthmatic. Have been all my life. Pretty sure that has nothing to do with my weight. Yes, I have migraines. Have had them since I was 16 and since my Bubby also has them there is some genetic factor playing into that one as well. And for the record, my knee troubles did not start because I am fat. They started because of incorrect body mechanics at work and trying to restrain a patient who was a very large 16-year-old. Those are my only health issues that I am aware of and I take no medications except for the occasional hit on my puffer. So am I a healthy fat girl? Is there such a thing? I would say, besides my weight…yes. I may get some flack on this because I know that some would argue with me that being fat makes me unhealthy. I would also say that not eating makes me crabby and makes your life unhealthy if you are near me. Less sleep can also make me crabby and endanger your life. And not having sex….well that makes anyone crabby and is not healthy. A good orgasm cures most ills in my opinion. Hell, a good orgasm can clear up a lot of things….lets not go there but I better make sure the girl gymnastics get done just in case. What? Fat girls need orgasms too ya know.
Do I enjoy being fat? NO. Do I enjoy a donut and is it hard not to shove the whole box of them down my throat? YES. That is why I am on this journey. I am tired of being fat. I am tired of not owning up to what I put in my mouth. And I am tired of being grossed out by what I see in the mirror. Now that I feel better…the journey is gonna get kicked in the ass. Well as hard as my ankle will let it. I may not be working out due to the ankle and the bronchitis but I for sure can own up to what I am eating and be better about that. I need to find better snacks and better meals. Pretty sure the skittles don’t get in my mouth by accident. What sparked this today? BFF and I were discussing what to dress up for this year at Comic Con and we want outfits that go together so trying to figure out different comic/sci-fi outfits (yes….I am a fat girl nerd and proud of it). As we are discussing our options, I realized something….there is no way in hell I can pull off a shiny latex black cat suit or a corset and booty shorts or anything else revealing that goes into such outfits. Comic Con is a family friendly place and pretty sure I cannot pull off the 5th Element Girl outfit like we saw last year. The strips of fabric might get lost in my fat rolls. And I don’t wanna cause lots of children years of therapy. Finding outfits for a fat girl cause some stress like Halloween does but that doesn’t mean I don’t like to do that stuff cuz I do. Last year our group dressed up as the cast from Firefly and we looked AWESOME! Of course that costume involved green coveralls for me so easier to find in fat girl sizes. Doesn’t mean I won’t end up wearing a Slayer costume because I am pretty sure BFF and I would make ass kicking Slayers. Yup. Pretty sure. Come on…admit it. You wanna go to Comic Con with us. You know you do. All the cool kids are going.
Oh yeah. I didn’t die today. I did decide to kick-start the experiment in the ass but I didn’t die. I am healthy fat girl dreaming of comic con outfits that require more than strips of fabric running. The experiment continues….