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what is my fat trying to tell me?

does anyone ever ask themselves what the extra pounds are insulating them from? if so, what sort of answers did you come up with?
how did you begin to answer the question?
Thanks for sharing!

Tue. Mar 14, 9:39pm

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All through school I was the perfect weight with the perfect body. Then I had three kids and "Wham" I was no longer that perfect little body. I think that by keeping the fat I was insulating myself from acknoledging that I was no longer petite. Once I finally let myself admit that I needed to lose weight I could not stand behind the baby fat anymore.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006, 9:17 AM

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My fat is trying to tell me....

Don't ever let me sneak up on you like this again!! Weigh everyday and keep it in check so we don't have to do this long journey again and you can live happy and healthy for the rest of your life!!!

Blozzom :-)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006, 9:44 AM

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My fat says to me:

"You are insulated from starvation. But don't forget that I'm here because throughout most of human history starvation has been a fact of life. And it is still a problem throughout the world, so remember to do something for the less fortunate whenever you can."

Being fat = being rich and fortunate, in many respects.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006, 10:08 AM

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my fat is insulating the pretty girl inside who had confidence and got alot of attention from men, everytime i start to look good and start getting attention again i feel guilt (for my husband?) then i sabotage myself, it's silly I know .

Wednesday, March 15, 2006, 10:15 AM

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Thanks all for sharing!
Note to the person who thinks she is silly for her behavior-no way you are silly because you are absolutely not alone in these types of thoughts.
When I find myself losing a couple of pounds and feeling sexy and more attractive, I sabotage myself as well. I think it's a fear of some sort. Intimacy perhaps?
That "pretty little girl" struck a chord w/me as well. I need to think some more about that senario. glo39 :-)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006, 10:33 AM

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the attention thing...

i was always average.. then lost a lot of weight and got very small for my size. i got so much attention from men, i was astounded. men would just come up and talk to me everywhere - even places like the gas station or coffee shop. i could not handle that attention - i was afraid of being taken advantage of. i quickly put the weight back on & noticed how guys no longer approached me and the fact that they approached the skinny girls i knew became so obvious! i got angry! why not get to know my personality? so i think my fat is a defense against men wanting "one thing". i'm a lot older now so maybe i'm ready for this attention... i hope.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006, 10:38 AM

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He must be really interested in me / really love me.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006, 11:14 AM

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that curvy is sexy.

But I'm telling my fat that as soon as I get to a B cup, it's time to put a little wieght back on. C is as small as I want to go.

And yup, it's hard when you lose weight to deal with the guys who show no interest in getting to know you- only interest in getting in bed with you. That is my biggest pet peave right now... so I'm going to lose more wieght just to be an evil tease... (i'm vindictive ;))

Wednesday, March 15, 2006, 12:29 PM

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My fat tells me that I've lived too long being complacent. Throughout my college studies, I found my women's studies teachers telling me not to buy into the male propoganda (ie. fashion mags, TV, Movies) that women have to look like sticks to be beautiful, that we should love ourselves the way we are. So I loved myself so much that I became obese and unhappy. I went too far in the other direction. Now I know I must live healthfully as the best way to honor and love myself and my body, not just accept my fat. Now I tell my fat, "I'm losing you because you are unhealthy and I don't want to live with you anymore..." How many men should I have said that too?

Wednesday, March 15, 2006, 1:02 PM

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006, 4:55 PM

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