Today is the first day of Weight Stigma Awareness Week of 2012
• The way you judge yourself and others based on their weight
• Weight stigma as a form of bullying
• Your own story
• You have a voice, so let your voice be heard by sending in stories of your experience.
• Talk about weight stigma on twitter using the hashtag #weightstigma!
• Participate in BEDA’s Weight Stigma Graffiti wall by posting things that
have been done or said to you, loved ones, or strangers.
I blame a lot of my life circumstances upon my weight. If I’m feeling sad? It’s because I’m fat. I’m single & lonely? It’s because I’m fat. Had a negative confrontation at work? Well, that’s because I’m fat, too.
It’s easier to blame my fat than take responsibility for my life’s circumstances.
I use my fat as a mask… a way to stay safe. I mask my real (amazing!) self and I stay safe so I don’t have to connect with other people.
That’s why losing weight has it’s scary side for me. My body size is changing as I become more attuned to my signals of hunger & satisfaction. As I get thinner, my way of hiding from my thoughts, feelings, and relationships is being eliminating. Choosing not to eat emotionally, mean choosing to be the real me.
I want to get comfortable with me.