Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Being Fat... It Happens

Hey healthy people! It's been awhile, I know, but I'm finally back with a new blog post. :) So let's get straight to it! The subject of this post is an important one that I think should be discussed.

I, and other health conscious people, talk a lot about exercising, eating healthy and being fit, but I think sometimes the average person might get the impression that I, and others like me, think it's wrong or shameful to be "fat". (I use that word "fat" in quotes because I don't mean to offend anyone with my use of the word but this is the word we, as a society, use to describe very overweight or obese people.) And I know that for some people who still consider themselves to be "fat", this can be discouraging. Well, I'm here to tell you that being fat happens. And it's nothing to be ashamed of. It happened to me, it's happened to countless of other people, and it may be happening to you right now! The most important thing is that I didn't stay fat and you don't have to either! I made the decision to change, and I'm assuming you, since you're reading this right now, have made the decision to change as well. And whether you've already met your goal or still making moves to achieve it, YOU HAVE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO BE ASHAMED OF.

Now don't get me wrong, I'm not proud that I allowed myself to get so out of control that I got up to 229 lbs. Yes, I said it, I was once 229 lbs! But I am proud that I made the decision to change my life and I am most definitely proud of all that I've accomplished. And if you're not there yet, you will get there, so don't get discouraged and don't give up! Like I said before, being fat happens. Living in a society where there are more sit down jobs and fast food places than ever, and just an overall abundance of food, being fat at one point in our lives is kinda' inevitable. Don't feel bad if things have gotten out of control. All you need to do is first come to the realization, that yes, I am overweight, secondly, decide that I really do want to change this, and finally, START MAKING CHANGES. Don't just talk about it, BE ABOUT IT!

Being fat happens, it's nothing to feel bad about it, the most important thing is not staying fat forever.

Hope this encourages someone! Stay strong guys!
- Jonelle -



  2. Great blog JB. Do something about it now while you have the abiility to make the decision. Some people don't get this chance.

    1. Thanks KB! I appreciate the support! And you're right, making the decision to change as soon as possible is best! Thanks again!