I Want "Woman" Back!

I often wonder how people go from a size 4 to a size 22 and I’m amazed. For me, it’s a simple matter of economics…if I get too big, I will need to buy clothes. That’s a need with a capital NEED. Want can be flirtatious and fun, need is so ….necessary and unsexy. Besides, there are certain items of clothing in my closet that I love to death and I would be completely depressed if I couldn’t wear them anymore! I love to eat and last time I checked, eating was the number one cause of weight gain. Clearly, it is not as simple as fitting into clothes or loving food. If it were, psychologist and psychiatrists would be even more grossly overpaid and maybe even unnecessary.

I have seen on several occasions where a person starts out saying they are “large and loving it,” only for a few years to go by before they come out saying how much they hate it and they need to “get healthy” aka, lose weight. It’s as though they start out saying they don’t care what the world thinks, but at some point they start caring. Maybe they break under the constant stares and criticism or maybe it is the limited fashion options with which they are presented. Actually, I take that back, I can often find a pair of pants in a size 22W but finding a 4-6 tall is an extreme challenge, but, I digress. Overweight people have to be strong; they have to have the strength to get up everyday and go out and eat in front of “non-fat” people. On the upside, overweight women have the privilege of shopping in the “Woman’s” section of the store, as if those of us below a size 14 are anomalies. I actually resent being called “Misses” so that larger women can claim “Woman.”

I want woman back and i shouldn't have to gain 60 pounds to get.

Posted on December 10, 2013 .