I got made fun of a lot when I lived in Kansas. Most of the time people made fat jokes. I believed that I was really really really fat. The most obese person in the world and I was really insecure about it. When I look back at pictures of myself I really wasn’t that fat and just some basic education in nutrition would have helped me.
Instead, of being given advice about how to eat in a healthy way I was just told by class mates, acting teachers, and directors that I was fat and needed to loose weight. Finally in college I lost a ton of weight because of an eating disorder. The only good part about this was I learned a lot of lessons from being unhealthily thin.
1- People who call other people fat are really insecure about themselves. A lot of the mean girls that made fun of me in Kansas are now very overweight. I don’t say this to be nasty but maybe they were struggling with their weight and made fun of me to feel better.
2. People who call other people fat are unoriginal and saying it because they can’t think of anything better to say. Calling someone fat is the easiest insult in the book.
3. Don’t loose weight for other people because if you do once you loose the weight they will find something else to criticize.
4. If you do want to loose weight for health reasons don’t follow a fad diet. They just want your money and just like parenting if there was one way that worked 100% of the time everyone would be thin and one person would be really rich from selling the book with all the answers.
5. Love yourself before you try to loose weight. Because if you can’t love yourself when you are overweight it will be hard to love your self when you are “thin”.
I probably have a ton of other lessons I learned but that’s all I can think of now. So if someone calls you fat just pity them because they have nothing witty to say and if you are about to call someone fat grow up and think of something original to say.
When I was a kid my family went to Bingo night every week. I always hoped I would win but also hoped I didn’t. See the winners had to stand up and walk to the front to have their Bingo card checked and then win a prize. One time I won the grand prize and the next day at school all the mean girls made fun of me for being fat. I cried during recess and wished I hadn’t won bingo. I wish I could tell my childhood self that those girls were just jealous because I had won $100 in cash and was going to buy some awesome new toys with the money.