Monthly Archives: June 2009
I want to address the negative comments we’ve gotten here. This site is NOT about hating ourselves or hatin’ on Black women or the overweight. It takes too much energy to go negative. The title sounds negative because of the negative connotations of the word FAT – but that’s all it is, other people’s bad associations with the word. We’ve embraced the fact that we are OBESE – not a little chunky, not on a journey to be emaciated – we really are unhealthily FAT and we need to lose weight.
Fat is not a 4-letter word people. If you feel more comfortable saying overweight, feel free. For Trice and me, we’re most comfortable joking and laughing about the work we need to do while going about the rather serious task of becoming more healthy. I’ll be perfectly honest, this blog is not for the weak at heart. We get pretty blunt and sometimes a little mean, but it’s all with love. The great thing about the Internet is that there are places for more sensitive folks and then there’s places for us hard asses. So…
My sister and I created this site because we were and still are fat and Black and ready to lose weight (and hopefully not our minds in the process). Fortunately, my sister and I don’t sit around feeling sorry for ourselves and moping about our sizes. On the contrary, we embraced our size a little too well. In the past, we’ve bought clothes that made us feel better – ate more food – had a few more drinks and just basked in our overweightness in the name of pride. It hasn’t gotten us very far on the positive side. We have health concerns that were only brought on by our weight.
So we’re done being proud of our sizes and touting ‘big is beautiful’ because it’s just not healthy. Now, hate on that all you like. That’s your choice and your wasted energy. I’ll use my energy to join a new aerobics class.
It’s been a year since I’ve blogged, and in that time I’ve done nothing but gain more weight. Don’t get me wrong, I had fun putting some of it on – but now I’m ready to make some fun of taking it off.
I’ve got tons of excuses as to why I’ve gained tons of weight. I was unhappy with work, I have 2 hurting herniated discs in my neck, I have this problem and that problem and so on. The biggest and most truthful reason is that I just like to eat and drink and it feels good doing both.
Well, I’ve got all the baggage of a year of weight gain and a long list of complications that my soaring weight gain has created. But the buck has to stop here. I have to make serious changes in my life – LIFE CHANGES – not a diet, not a quick fix, a real change. (It’s gonna feel real good. Gonna make a difference. Gonna make it right-i-i-ight…a little tribute to Mike).
Today starts the rest of my life. It’s going to be hard – but I have to lose 75lbs. I hope to catelogue it all right here on Fat, Black & Losin’ It. All the fun, foibles, folley and fatisms…