Friday, December 5, 2008

Are You A Fatty?

Before you get your Politically Correct undies in a bunch, I need to explain what I mean by the term "Fatty".

I'm a Fatty. It is a self-realized state. Just like I call myself a "homo", but don't approve of being called a "homo" by those who don't know me, I'm a self-ascribed Fatty. No, I'm not as big as some people, but I don't care about what other people choose to do with their bodies. No, I'm not clinically obese, but that doesn't mean that I'm not truthful about my body size.

I'm also not necessarily down on myself. I know plenty of people who still find me attractive and who find bigger people attractive. Bless their hearts. Here's hoping they still think I'm hot when I drop the weight.

So, I'm a Fatty. I will probably still be a Fatty until I reach my goal weight. Even then, like a recovering alcoholic, I might still call myself a Fatty. I'm OK with it. I'm owning it.

Are you a Fatty?

1 comment:

Susan said...

Hey Nick,
I've gained and lost weight my whole life, and the word "fatty" describes my internal image, no matter how much I weigh. I'm a personal trainer, and I continually struggle with my weight. Maybe that makes me more compassionate toward clients, but it still doesn't make me feel successful for myself. There's a Kath and Kim episode where Phil falls off the wagon, devouring large swaths of cake. There are days when I could do that. I know I have to get beyond white-knuckling it through life. Here's to more success for all of us.