joined 10 years
Even though I am now over 300 lbs, I must admit until very recently I saw this as a temporary state. I had always thought that I would reach a point and say "ok fun's over" and diet and exercise down to what I believed a more normal weight. I have now accepted that I am a fat person and no longer see this as a temporary state (at least not one in which my weight will be lower than it currently is). My question to those who have had a similar epiphany is what changed in your lifestyle after accepting yourself as a fat person. Did you stop becoming self conscious about what or how much you ate in public? Did you seek out friendships with others who were heavy? How important was some form of exercise? Did you find new hobbies that were more comfortable to do at your new size? I think I know how I will adjust, but was curious to know what others have experienced.