Fat Problems

Well it started off as a place where I could joke about being fat and explain some of the problems I face but somehow it seems to have drifted into more of a serious diary thing and has become quite personal but oh well.

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Okay so here are some annoying stereotypes about fat people which are not true!

(Okay so they might be true about some people but I'm just going on my own opinions here.)

1. All fat people are jolly.

This one really gets to me because I am jolly 99% of the time. I think it's one of my personality traits and to be honest I like that people think I'm a happy person because I am. BUT on the odd occasion I'm not feeling my best people assume someone's died in my family or something equally devastating has happened and that they feel the need to bug me about it for the rest of the day. We're only human alright! Fat people have bad days as well. Just because we are carrying a bit of extra weight doesn't mean we carry extra happiness as well!

2. All fat people are unhappy about the way that they look

I am fat and I am fine about the way I look. People assume that because you're overweight that you must hate yourself and constantly want to loose weight. I do agree that there was a time when I was unhappy about the way I look. But I'm not anymore. This is who I am, this is how I look, chances are for the rest of my life and at the moment I have more important things to worry about than the way I look because it doesn't bother me. I don't have to spend all day looking at myself. Other people do. And if they don't like it they can shut their eyes because I'll try and loose weight when I'm good and ready and not a second before that.

3. Fat people are lazy.

No we are not. Simple as that. I do like doing exercise. In fact I probably do more than most people. Thing is I don't do it competitively and I don't do it for fun. I do it to try and stay a little bit healthy even if I don't look healthy. I walk to and from school, I attend mandatory dance classes as school. I go to the gym, I go swimming with my friends so I am not lazy. And lots of other larger people are also not lazy. Being lazy doesn't just mean you don't do sport. You can be called lazy for not going out of the house. But I do go out of the house and I'm sure most other fat people do leave the house.

4. All fat girls are desperate for dates.

Not really! Or if big girls are desperate for dates we're just the same as 'normal sized girls'. It part of human nature to want affection and the company of another human being. But don't flatter yourselves chaps I'm not desperate for your penis. Or even moderately interested. Sorry. If you think we're desperate because we're fat chances are we're not interested in you anyway. We're looking for love just the rest of the girls on this planet. So get over it.

5. Nobody finds fat people attractive

I think my boyfriend would beg to differ. Oh by the way my crush beat me to it and asked me out on Saturday. We went on our first date last night. 

6. All fat people eat junk food.

Not true. I have a takeaway maybe once or twice a month. Not only do I not really like the greasy taste of fast food but to be honest I'm not a moron. I know it's not good for my health. Fat people aren't out to get fatter. We don't just eat junk food. I have a balanced diet because surprise I care about my skin and greasy foods and chocolate do not agree with me.

7. All fat people don't care about the way they look.

I spend about 10 minutes getting ready. I know some people who spend two hours to get ready. I don't understand how it can take that long. At my school we wear uniforms so I don't have to choose my outfit every morning. We're not allowed to wear makeup and hair has to be simple and practical because we're a performing arts school and we have to keep our hair up. It's just easier. But on the weekends I do wear makeup, I do my hair nicely and I do wear nice clothes that I like to think match. I do care about the way I look. In fact normally I don't stop thinking about how I look, I'm not vain, just concerned. I shower and use nice products in my hair and on my face. Just because I'm fat doesn't mean I don't care about how I look.

8. All fat people are comfort eaters.

I eat when I am hungry. Simple as. Although most people think fat people are fat because they eat when they get sad or stressed it's not true.

9. All fat people smell. 

I shower. I wear deodorant and perfume. So I do smell but I don't smell bad.

10. All fat people don't get affected by weight stereotyping.

People think fat people don't care about when people think at them. But words can really hurt, especially if you're not very body confident as it is. Words are painful and can make someone feel awful, or sometimes worse than awful. I know people who have self-harmed because of weight stereotyping. Someone I know also tragically made an attempt on their life. Thankfully they are alright and are undergoing counselling.

Also I wanted to add that I have nothing against skinny people. I know in one of my other chapters I wrote 'skinny bitch'. I meant no offence by it. I'm all about body image equality.  

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