Oh yeah…that is a bad word.

It is mean.

It ticks people off. It brings out the worst in people.

Well, when you are pointing out someone’s struggle with weight, that is…

It is just plain rude or annoying.

Been there, done that.

I recently had a person go so far as to ask me if I was pregnant again…

Yep they said that.

Which is a moment when you feel more sorry for the person who just made the comment than feeling sorry for your overweight self. That awkward moment…

Silence… and then the realization of what just occurred.  Ouch.

Yes it hurt.

I cried.

I wallowed in countless cookies and treats…why deprive myself of my favorite goodies? Losing two pounds after months of walking and changing my diet ( I was PROUD of those two shed pounds) , and someone STILL thinks I look pregnant?

My response was…”Nope…no baby. Just FAT“…

Heck…why not?  Why can’t I say that to her?

If she was bold enough to say it, I was bold enough, and FAT enough apparently,  to fight back.

I still say hi and smile to my charming aquaintance, but will never forget that moment.

It was a definite motivator.

Funny though that the person has yet to notice the thirty pounds of FAT that have left my body forever.

That is ok…

I did.

I finally caved, and bought some new jeans.

Twice! ( That deserves an exclamation point!) I am down two sizes…and just about ready for another downsizing.

Which was weird for me after years of struggling with only two or five pounds at the most.

But AWESOME all at the same time!

I hesitated for a few months actually to buy anything. I think I was playing mind games with myself…the FAT always returns…do NOT purchase or donate anything just yet.

Maybe it isn’t as noticable in jeans that fit me properly now. I truly thought it was more noticable when it looked like I could fit two of me in my jeans as I constantly needed to hike them up even with a belt.

My momma pouch/jelly roll always held the waistline or belt in place…but not anymore. Not too much fat lives in that area now.

I may still be a little bigger than the average woman, but feeling good inside and out…jumping and running to chase my kids is FUN now…not embarassing.

This is MY small victory against FAT…thirty pounds was something I only saw one other time in my battle against weight loss and getting healthy.


THIRTY POUNDS…that is equivalent to ten meatloafs for my family…


 That’s alot of meatloaf.

I pray that no one takes offense to my story. I write this knowing dozens of women I adore, love, and respect are fighting the good fight with FAT. And I am certain there are thousands more. Maybe it would motivate one…maybe none.

But that is ok.

I am proud of me…and FAT is not my friend anymore.


12 responses »

  1. Woooohooo! Good for you. For losing the weight yes, but also for your in-your-face honesty about it. Sheesh, if I’d lost 30 pounds I’d be totally over the moon and proud of myself too! This is a wonderfully written piece that had me from the beginning.
    Merry merry changing of the light

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  2. People will begin to notice. And the person who asked you that may be too embarrassed to ever bring up your weight again, even to mention that they notice how much you have lost. Soon, cashiers and all kind of people will be asking your secret, and when you say hard work, their eyes will glaze over, as they will want a loose weight fast scheme.

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    • Thank you! And thank you for reading. I wrote this a while back, but reblogged it after gaining ten pounds back…need to motivate myself and remember where my head was when I conquered this weight battle! Happy Holidays!


      • Those of us who have lost the weight, have to forever watch what we eat and get in that exercise, or it comes back with a vengeance. So far, lost about 80 pounds about 5 years ago and gained back about 7, so far. It is a constant battle, that many do not appreciate or understand. I am married to and am raising a naturally thin person.


    • Thank you for reading it! My hubby doesn’t think I have a sense of humor, but that might be because I don’t like his jokes! 😉 I honestly never did a before and after but just went through some old pics for Christmas gifts and saw myself two years ago…so puffy! Maybe that will motivate me to get rid of the ten pounds that climbed back on to me!

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  3. Reblogged this on quirkywritingcorner and commented:
    None of my doctors have ever asked me what I’m doing to lose weight. One simply told me that if I kept my mouth shut, I’d lose a few pounds. My weight has not changed in years, no matter what diet I try. I did yoga for a year-no weight loss. Since I started taking magnesium my clothes are looser, but there’s no change on the scale. One of these days I’ll do a blog on the “funny” side of weight loss.


  4. I love your post! Congratulations on the weight lost. I don’t see much of a change in my body when I look in the mirror, but I feel thinner–if that counts for anything. I love having my clothes looser, but I’m not ready to go out and buy a smaller size–not just yet.


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