Wednesday, 28 November 2012

No More Fat Talk...

If you follow me on Twitter - you'll know that I talk about Fat or Chubby or Big a LOT.

Well - a wonderful friend who I have a very special place in my heart for has challenged me to stop talking Fat. 

The rationale is that all the talk of Fat is being used (by both of us - but in different ways) as blinders to issues that we are not dealing with. 


So.......... I am not going to into detail here because I have done so on several occasions previous.  But, what I will do - is commit to No More Fat Talk.  And it's a simple reason for me - if I talk about it; rant about it; preach about it, then I am simply HIDING from it.

I am currently 120kgs - that's 265lbs.  I put on the weight initially due to nesting with my (then) new husband.  But then it became seeking solace from how wretched I felt inside due to the Monster that is Clinical Depression.  This evolved - as these sort of mental issues are want to do - into a physical manifestation.  In 10 years I have nearly doubled in weight. 

So now - it is time to stop talking The Fat. 

I don't necessarily know what the next step is.  But I am actually now genuinely interested to know.

All because, a man with a wonderful heart and a genuine friendship with me, challenged me by basically calling me out.

And I love that he did.





Let's see where this takes me.

Shalom n Blessings all



Rose City Writers said...

I can recommend Marriane Williamson's 'A course in Weight Loss' which is really a spiritual journey back to the truth of who you are and the truth of your body and behaviours. I found it an important part of my journey of self discovery. Any weeight loss has been a bonus. For the first time in many decades I have stopped weighing myself, not as an excuse to eat more but because i genuinely now understand my body and my behavious and i to not measure my self esteem or self worth according to a number.

Damien said...

Thank you very much.

Ill look into that :)

Tony (LT) said...

Step one. Congratulations.

Damien said...

Thank you Tony. That means a lot.

Queer Heaven said...

Good for you my friend!

BosGuy said...

Happy to read that and kudos to your buddy for throwing down the challenge.

Jay said...

I have a friend who weighed in at 290 a little over a year ago. He decided to drop the 90 pounds by simply "eating less and moving more." Thus far he has lost 70 pounds, and really enjoying the difference. So it CAN be done. Good luck in your program.