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message 1: by Kim, Proud Queen of the Fat and Fabulous! (new)

Kim (mrsnesbitt) | 1031 comments Mod
I have been asked some strange questions by total strangers during my life as large person. The most popular is when (non-existent baby) is due. I had a woman ask me several years ago if I was happy. She was shocked to find out that I was. She had evidently lost weight at that point, and was happier thinner. Good for her! I wanted to smack her (and I am a pacifist by the way) and couldn't because I was working at Marc's at the time as a door greeter (yes, ala Walmart) and they frown on bashing in the skulls of customers.

I couldn't get over how RUDE she had been. What busisness was it of hers what I was feeling about myself. What makes it less rude to accost a large person in this manner? What makes is alright to assume that I am not happy with who I am? I don't go around asking thin people if they have an eating disorder!

Yes, there are some days that I would like to be thinner. I will never be 120lbs., but I could maybe in a realistic sense lose about 100 without drastic surgery. I would like to able to go the stores and buy off the rack again. It would be nice to go back to being a 4x or so, but I am comfortable with who I am now.

It has taken me a long time to come to terms with the fact that I will never be a size 2. I try to eat a healthy diet (being mostly vegetarian helps- I still eat the ocassional chicken, turkey, or canned tuna for protien, and I am SO NOT giving up my dairY!) but I know I lack in the physical activity department, which I am working on.

So, I guess what I would like to know is what, if any, wild questions have you been asked by total strangers that had to do with you size and how you handled it.

message 2: by A. (new)

A. | 19 comments I forget which comedian said this but I think he had the right idea. He decided that as a fat guy he would wear a button which stated..."I beat Anorexia" to keep people from being stupid. I chuckle every time I think of it.

message 3: by Paul (new)

Paul (merman1967) | 228 comments Come on! You don't remember our Fluffy pal? Gabriel Iglesias unless I am sadly mistaken ;)

message 4: by Kim, Proud Queen of the Fat and Fabulous! (new)

Kim (mrsnesbitt) | 1031 comments Mod
I want a t-shirt that says "I kicked bulimia's a**!"

message 5: by A. (new)

A. | 19 comments I thought it might have been Gabriel...but I wasn't certain

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