This article was brought to my attention this morning via MSN.com - Overweight Couples On Television: Do Fat Characters Offend TV Viewers?
I felt the writer was being quite rude (but we'll just leave my oversensitivity for another day, shall we? :-) ), and neglected to acknowledge that obesity isn't just a mind over body thing. There are different components to it - two that come to mind, are the emotional and psychological.
There are people, including myself, who society calls fat, or meaner names. For as long as I can remember, I've been bigger than the girls I've known - I was always taller, and I've had a tummy since I don't know, forever? I did one diet in the past, and dropped about 10 pounds in less than a week. However, it did mean that it was much, much easier to put the 10 pounds back on, and then some. The time I spent in the UK for my studies was probably the healthiest time of my life - I ate a vegetarian diet due to religious and personal preferences, and increased my physical activity.
Being back in my home country, I've struggled not having that physical outlet, and of course, the food. (oh, the food...) I've gained back a whole bunch of weight, and most of the reason why I stopped blogging for most of the time since I've been back is because I fell back into the role of the insecure 15 year old I was when I left to study in the UK. It took me ages and ages to get some form of self esteem back, with the help of an awesome trip to the UK to see my boyfriend after about 11 months apart.
Medically, I am termed morbidly obese. At this point in time, I feel good with my body. I feel emotionally well, apart from the fact that the man I love is about 8 time zones away. Psychologically, I'm as well as I can be with the strains I have.
My mental health is my priority, because if I don't have that, I don't have much.
I apologise, as I've completely digressed from my initial thoughts as to what this post was to be about.
What do you think about the article?