Repeat after me: I am not my fat. I have fat, but I am not my fat. It does not define me. It is not who I am. I am a talented person. I am a beautiful person. I have people who love me. Yes, I have fat. But it is not who I am.
You are not your fat.
Look. I’ve gone through fit periods of my life and fat periods of my life. While I of course prefer to be in shape, when I’m not in shape, I’m still the same me. I love the same music. I laugh at the same jokes. I enjoy the same activities. I am loved by the same people.
Being thin does not make you better than being fat. It just makes you thin. Just as being fat doesn’t make you worse than a thin person. It only makes you fat. It is one factor in a million little things that make you who you are. We all have our flaws and our insecurities. We all have our problems and our struggles. This goes for thin people as well as fat people. I’m tired of people talking about themselves in such a self-demeaning manner.
So you’re fat. It happens. You can work on doing something about it, but the fact of the matter is that you are you no matter what, and you are still a wonderful person with a lot to offer the world no matter what kind of shape you’re in. You’re just as worthy of being loved and feeling beautiful as anybody else.
You are not your fat. You have fat, but it does not make you who you are.
You should, of course, strive to live a healthy life. This goes for anybody whether they are thin or fat. Everybody should try to live the healthiest, happiest life they can live. If you happen to be so overweight (or underweight, for that matter) that it is causing you medical issues, you should see a doctor and work on a solution to get healthy.
However, if you’re carrying a few extra pounds around and you’re otherwise perfectly healthy, cut yourself a little slack. It’s fine to want to sculpt and tone your body and to work towards those goals, but don’t think it defines you. You are not going to be a better person when you finally lose those last ten pounds. You’re only going to be a fitter person.
Whenever you’re feeling a little down about yourself, just remember…