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accepting yourself as a fat person3 years

Its a great epiphany! Im no longer "getting fat" I AM fat. And Im really starting to FEEL fat. Im slower I noticed, and I feel pretty heavy. Its harder for me to run than it was a six months ago. I mean- I CAN run, but my gut slaps up and down when I do and I get winded pretty fast. A few years ago I decided that instead of counting calories to gain weight Id just "eat like a fat person would". For awhile it took conscious effort but now its hard NOT to overeat.

accepting yourself as a fat person3 years

I too have a feeling that im about to cross this line in the very near future. While im doing so intentionally, it will be no less of a moment when I finally realize im Fat...

accepting yourself as a fat person3 years

I agree that there is a difference between realizing that you are fat and accepting or being emboldened by a fat lifestyle. I would think the true epiphany comes when you are able to live the lifestyle you choose without needing approval of others. This site is helping to raise the awareness that it's entirely possible to be fat, happy and healthy. There are a lot of people making a lot of money by spreading the myth that it is not. Enjoy your new lifestyle!

accepting yourself as a fat person3 years

Well, I actually have a different side. I tried to loose weight once I couldn't accept myself as a skinny person!

Because of problems with my foot I lost 50lbs to try and take pressure off of it, it didn't work. I was 30lbs away from being my "ideal" weight and it just felt weird. I didn't like it at all, it felt like I had chopped off an arm or something.

So I happily return to eating whatever I damn well pleased and my body plumed back to where it was. I now feel complete again.

I never 'accepted my self as a fat person', I am a fat person through and through. Skinny makes me feel weird, cold, and lonely inside. No thanks!

accepting yourself as a fat person3 years

jrm:
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.


Me too! I've always been on the curvy/chunky side and for most of my adult life I was a small BBW in the low 200-220 lbs range. Then a medication made me lose a bunch of weight, and I simply could not accept myself as a smaller person. Part of that was why I started to gain a little more than 2 years ago.

Flash forward to now and nearly 120lbs fatter. I'm solidly over 300lbs and my body and appetite have both undergone major changes. I'm only full if I'm stuffed, I order fast food for imaginary people (me) all the time, and the thought of getting even fatter still turns me on like nothing else, despite having blown past my original goal 40 lbs ago. My belly has grown disproportionately since then, resulting in a bulging spare tyre so big and jiggly that it wobbles to it's own separate rhythm when I walk. If it sounds like I'm getting a little poetic, it's because I'm in love.

With that, it's starting to dawn on me that maybe I'm not just popping up to 300 for a quick visit, and 300 may not be the fattest I get... I'm only planning on another 10 lbs, but I've been saying that every 10 lbs since 260! What's funny is that I had a very well developed and comfortable identity as a fat person, but that's not the same as being a very fat person (although it did mean I'd made peace with my body and society long ago). It's obviously not as dramatic a change as someone going from actually thin to fat would experience, but it' seen significant for me!

I will say that I feel more at ease with other fat people, but for me it's mostly about adjusting to the changes. I'm much slower now, especially if I've recently put on a few and my muscles aren't used to it yet! For some reason new weight makes my lower back ache like crazy if I have to walk any real distance without stopping for a break, so I'm getting used to planning them in. Same thing with my commute time- I now count the walk from the car to wherever. I'm making an effort to learn how to dress in a way that I feel looks cute and accommodates my belly comfortably, because now it's this big soft but unyielding thing that sort of demands to be dealt with in all sorts of ways. I travel with an extender, and if I get much bigger I'm going to have to get one for my car. I'm somewhere between disbelief and taking these milestones in stride.

The thought of fully giving in to life as a 300-something pounder is more exciting than it is worrying, so I guess I'm on my way! Acceptance certainly feels a lot more likely than a diet smiley

accepting yourself as a fat person3 years

If I had a dollar for every time I have tried to gain weight lol!

Anyway,
Im convinced that this year will be the year I finally pack on the pounds. Im newly single -going to make sure the new one is at least a FA dangit lol- and I am enjoying the heck out of stocking up and consuming gainer treats (like I did yesterday) . Whether it be pizza, heavy cream, cheesecake...etc. I dont have to conceal or be self conscious of how thrilled I am to gain now. A new year, a new me smiley

accepting yourself as a fat person3 years

My experience was just like Lil Rascal's above. I really began thinking of myself as a fat person once I crossed 250 lbs. And as I continued to gain I found myself more and more turned on by the thought of becoming ever fatter. Starting to wear 2 XL and 3XL clothes really confirmed for me that I am truly a fat guy and there was no going back. Crossing 300 lbs. was another major achievement which reinforced that I will live my life as a huge fatty and enjoy every minute of it, eating whatever I want, not worrying about what others may think, and embracing my now huge belly, large moobs and double chin.

accepting yourself as a fat person3 years

I've got to admit I don't really see myself as fat even though I'm close to 330lb. When I get dressed in the morning I still look in the mirror and think I'm not that big. I guess I have a warped sense of size!

accepting yourself as a fat person3 years

Applepieinthesky:
I've got to admit I don't really see myself as fat even though I'm close to 330lb.



I don't think 330lb isnít really that fat given your height.

accepting yourself as a fat person3 years

Applepieinthesky:
When I get dressed in the morning I still look in the mirror and think I'm not that big. I guess I have a warped sense of size!



I often think the same thing and I am 287lb on a rather short 5í0Ē frame with a 56.0 bmi which puts me in the super morbidly obese category. But I seldom feel fat or even think of myself as fat. My weight is pretty evenly distributed so many of my friends and family members think Iím 50-75 pounds lighter than I actually am. I think many of them would be surprised to learn that Iíve been over 300lb as recently as the last 1-2 years.
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