Fat Acceptance: A Realization‏

by Shaker Siobhan

Today I found myself nearly in tears because I am so unhappy with my body.

And I backtracked over the last year:

I discovered the whole concept of fat acceptance via Shakesville and then Shapely Prose.

I read all the readings. I did all the research as suggested.

I leaped onto the bandwagon. I spoke up, I informed, I lectured, I gave away copies of "Lessons from the Fat-O-Sphere."

I stopped being able to have lunch with my co-workers because I couldn't handle the diet talk.

I convinced my husband we were not at death's doorstep. I convinced my mother that weight is not a scoreboard for health.

And I nearly broke down today because, after all that effort, I'm still not thin.

Back to work.

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