TRIGGER WARNING.... The following article may be damaging to your fattitude. That being the case, I, Fat Bastardo, will make some edits.
Five lies and truths about being overweight
One of the first Sundays I helped out in my four-year-old son’s Sunday School class, a cute little boy with blonde curly hair came up to me and said, “Hi, I’m four. Why are you so fat?” Without waiting for an answer, he ran off to make sure the house made out of fake cardboard bricks was properly constructed. Edit by Fat Bastardo: My retort was, "Fuck you you little bastard! Just for that I'm going to crush your mommy to death"
At that time, I was not at my highest weight. I know I weighed over 350 pounds, though. To a four-year-old, I loomed as a giant. He left me to ponder my answer to his question.
Every extremely overweight person has a list of
We don’t rattle these off to the average person on the street. I’ve never met an adult who would dare ask Jimmy’s question. I have, however, met many people who looked at me when I was morbidly obese, sighed, shook their head and walked on. Their unasked questions, as well as my unspoken excuses, loomed in my mind.
I can’t afford to eat healthy.
This is a truth
What is your current go-to snack food? Mine was candy. It was so easy to grab a caramel, unwrap it and pop in my mouth. Unwrapping is exercise, right? Plus, I’m only eating one. Which led to another and another and in a day, the bag was gone.
Let me ask you something, when is the last time you gorged yourself on apples, oranges or carrot sticks?
Truth: Buying healthy food for yourself and your family will cost you
I’d be a bad mother if I didn’t keep snacks (i.e. cookies, chips, etc.) available for my kids.
As a foster parent to three girls and a mother to my own two kids, I bought a lot of groceries. For some reason, I had the idea that a good mom would keep all kinds of snacks around for her growing children.
I had two overweight foster daughters. Their case managers wanted them to lose weight. In the back of my mind was the nagging the thought that perhaps I was contributing to their
Enter RAT BASTARD Dr. Phil. I listened to one of his programs where he introduced a basic concept I had consciously rejected
I did it. I cleaned house. After that, if I had a dollar for every time my teenagers said, “There’s nothing to eat,” I’d be rich. I admit, it did make me feel a little guilty. But I stuck to my guns and pointed to the fruit.
I don’t eat that much.
After ridding the house of junk food, I realized something I hadn’t admitted before. I was the one who had been eating the majority of the GOOD
I also didn’t count it on any food dairy. I was fairly regular meals at lunch and supper. I was eating maybe a piece of toast for breakfast. If I were eating only those foods, I wouldn’t be loosing, but I wouldn’t be gaining either. No, the food that made me gain weight were all the in-betweens, foods eaten in secret, foods eaten at a drive-through as a reward, sugar-laden snacks. And, it was a lot. I denied it, but my body gave away my secret.
Truth: I ate the majority of the
I need more food because I’m heavier to begin with
There is an element of truth in that people who weigh more can eat more than a smaller person. A sedentary person who weighs 350 pounds supposedly could eat 2700 calories a day and not gain weight. However, an obese person has more fat and only a small percent of fat tissue burns calories.
The remaining fat tissue does not burn calories.
I contacted the Dean Of Feederism and I found that the most a metabolic rate can vary is in individuals of the same age, weight and gender is 35 calories per day!
In order to lose weight, take the advice of a friend of mine who has lost over 100 pounds. Take the weight you want to be, in her case, 130 pounds. Multiply that times 10 and eat that many calories each day. She consistently ate 1,300 calories a day and exercised every day to lose the weight.
At that caloric intake she would lose 1 pound per week!
Truth: Eating more food makes you gain weight. That's a good thing because the fatter you get the more you will eat!
Food cannot be addictive.
NOPE! FOOD IS LOVE!
I also realized I was a
A good mother promotes
Truth: Certain foods can and are addictive. They are not necessary to our survival. We can do without them but why should we?
Time for truth
I admit I liked the accolades of being the mom who baked the best oatmeal cookies. I wanted to be praised for my cooking. It didn’t matter if I was
I began turning things around for myself and my family. It was and is not an instantaneous thing. It takes time, commitment and intentional effort. Feeling better, becoming healthier, though, is worth every minute of doing without chips and cookies.
Am I perfect in what I eat? No, not by a long shot. I am still a work in progress. However, I have put some things in place to keep myself within the boundaries I know propel me towards my goal of health.
It all comes down to this, what do you want?
What lies have held you back from reaching your dream of being
HUGE ASS HERE!