'Am I still fat'?
At what point do I become not fat?
Is it when I reach a healthy BMI? Is it when I reach my goal weight or even is it when society deems me to be not fat?
The real answer is ME.
I get to decide whether I'm fat or not and let me tell you I am not fat. Fat is an ugly word for me. It only serves the small minded people to make themselves feel better about themselves.
I do think happiness is as intangible to decide as fatness but it's something I'm much happier to chase down.
Happiness is looking in the mirror and thinking I am a person... no matter my size, shape, weight, looks or lifestyle. Happiness should be accepting yourself as you are.
I think, as people who follow healthy lives and every day strive to do what is best for our bodies, we should ban the term 'Fat' from our vocabulary. The only terminology we should accept when referring to ourselves should be words such as: 'Healthy', 'Active', 'Positive' and 'Beautiful' etc. A positive attitude can only encourage Happiness.
I personally will continue to strive to reach my goal weight and I will do it by Christmas 2012 but I will never forget what my friend once told me:
' ...while I liked Emily at 13+st and I shall like her just as much at 11...'
|My Fab friend and I being awesome!|