THEME: STORIES FROM MY PAST
Z = Zaftig
My family has the curse of women being SHORT and ROUND. It's in the blood on BOTH sides of my family (More on Mom's than Dad's). My Granny was as round as she was short but full of spunk. My grandmother was short. Mom wasn't VERY tall at all... and me.... I am 5'0" and yea, sadly, I am round.
I see how people look at me... avoid me... whisper about me.... and you know what? GO AHEAD.
I HAVE EXTRA WEIGHT AND I AM PROUD OF IT.
I have tried countless diets and methods to lose all the weight and no matter what I try... I can't pull of the amount of weight I desire to lose. Doctors say it is a combination of my genetics and the pills I have to be on for my various ILLNESSES.
Still, I get around pretty DAMN good for someone my size. I think it is HORRIBLE that people BODY SHAME someone else because they are not SKINNY or ATHLETIC. So what? It takes all kinds of people to make the world go round.
I have been teased and bullied about my weight my entire life. But I have had my illnesses almost my entire life and been on medications that alter my weight. I exercise. I eat less. I eat healthy. Nothing changes.
I've learned to accept myself for what I am. A BIG BEAUTIFUL WOMAN. I might not be HUGE... I might just be festively plump... but I love me... and as long as this heart (which is damaged in more than one way) keeps on ticking I am gonna do my thing.