May 7, 2013

What YOU Think of Fat People, Yes I am Talking to You!

I really didn't want to have to write this post because I know I am probably going to be "talked" about... but I have a real strong feeling that this needs to be said so that maybe someone out there might think differently next time.

As some of you may have figured out, I have FINALLY gotten my fat ass together and started working out and trying to eat better so I can become HEALTHY.  Please note that I did not write skinny.

I don't want to be skinny.  I want to be healthy.  There is a HUGE difference.

Today at the gym, I saw the same girl that I have been seeing for the last 3 weeks at the gym in the Zumba class.  Now if anyone else looked at her, they would say she is fat.  If they saw her outside of the gym, they would automatically think that she doesn't work out and judge her for being fat.  I am purposely not using the word "overweight" because let's face it, more people use the word fat.  But what those people who are standing there and judging DON'T KNOW is that the girl who is currently maybe about 250 pounds has LOST 100lbs SO FAR.  Now she deserves an award for losing almost 100lbs!!!!  But you see, if you weren't at the gym and heard her talking about her journey, you wouldn't have known that.  We as society judge so quickly with the notion of fat people.  We will gladly talk to our friends about that fat person, even if it's a friend or stranger!

So, I am here to say

"Shut up and stop judging fat people ESPECIALLY if you don't even know them.  Who are YOU to judge?  God? No, you are most certainly not.  So how about you spend some time not judging but encouraging."  

I know, that there is a strong and maybe mean statement but it had to be said.

Why people can be so mean and ignorant is beyond me, but lately all over blog/twitter/instagram/facebook land I have seen people judge others for their weight, but yet they have no idea who that person.  So, how about we stop trying to make ourselves better by calling someone else fat and let's start being motivators for a healthy lifestyle.








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16 comments:

Britt said...

Agreed. I hate when people say they just want to be skinny. That isn't sustainable. Besides, who wants to poke people with their bones?

Nikki said...

A-FUCKING-MEN sista! Preach it!

LetsTalkAndWalk said...

amen. thanks for the amazing post. it seems some people only want to make others feel bad about themselves and that is just sad.

Samm said...

I was super concerned when I first saw the post title! But I love it, great post girlie!

xo,
dysfunctionaleverafter.com

Ashley from The Kitchen-Sink Chronicles said...

I've always been a big girl... no judgement here! I too am striving for healthy but won't complain is skinny ends up being part of the equation!

Celia Houck said...

Love this! I am always telling others "you don't know their struggle".

Everyone has a story... and we should be sensitive to that. =/

KT said...

We all started somewhere :) Some of us just aren't finished yet :)

Mary Long said...

Thank you for posting this! Coming from a family of mostly overweight people, this behavior really pisses me off.
Society really needs to stop judging others and worry about themselves.

Lisette said...

Very true words, my dear. Very true.

My Moms a Whack Job said...

That goes along with they saying of don't judge as you don't know what their story is.

Kudos for her!! I am at the gym five times a week and LOVE seeing the overweight people there. It is a motivation.

It is so sad our society is so stuck on just appearance.

Another Clean Slate said...

Good for you! I need to steal some motivation from you and your gym friend- she obviously has been working really hard and it is sad that you are right about people likely judging her.

Helen Gash said...

Amen sista! I'm on a weightloss/fitness journey too, and I hate the looks I get in the gym. Good for her, and you. We ARE going to be healthier.

Jackie said...

Stopping by from the linkup. It's unfortunate that some people feel so badly about themselves that they have to drag others down with them. Anyway, good job to that girl & keep up your positive motivation. Love it!

Monica said...

To say I haven't ever judged a person by looks would be a lie. I do think its unfair for everyone to make assumptions without knowing the persons story. I love to see people in the gym who are overweight, because it keeps me motivated.

Jen said...

I love this, I am so sick of judgmental people!

Michael said...

Well said girl! Rant away!