I Am Chubby

It’s true. I am. I don’t think I’d ever describe myself as obese, but I have used the words fat and chubby a lot. Though fat seems to always be negative while chubby tends to be a term of “endearment” when it’s used. So we’ll go with chubby. I wouldn’t want to hurt my own feelings.

So this is me.

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So no, I’m not morbidly obese. I don’t have a “thigh gap” (I didn’t even know what that was until recently). I wear skinny jeans because they make my butt look awesome and my legs look thinner. But I’ve got a tummy. You don’t have to tell me. I know. My mother reminds me a lot.

And I’m pretty happy with my body. But somedays… I just wish… I looked like any of these girls.

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The description of this photo was that the 1st girl is skinny, the 2nd girl is fit, and the 3rd girl is curvy. I’d love to be any of those things.

Now I’m not saying I hate myself. I don’t. I really do like myself quite a bit. Some may even call me a little vain. Because I’ll be honest with you. I know I’m not ugly. I know my body doesn’t define my good looks.

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Yeah, ya know what, I do think I’m really pretty.

Now I’m pretty proud of myself. Tomorrow I run in my 3rd 5k of this year. Previously I would do at least one 5k a year, but this year I upped it. I exercise at least 4 times a week. I don’t snack, I rarely drink soda or eat really bad stuff.

But I still weigh (that’s right everyone – I AM GOING TO PUT MY WEIGHT ON THE INTERNET – brace yourselves) 178 pounds. And I’ve weighed that for about… 5 years. So at least I’m consistent right? It’s just really hard for me to lose it.

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Maybe I was just born in the wrong era. It used to be attractive NOT to be thin. Back in ancient Greece and Rome you wanted to be chubby! It meant you were rich and could eat anything you wanted. I’d practically be a goddess if I lived back then. I’d have men lining up to take me out.

But sadly due to the way our world works, my type of body figure, and others like mine, are viewed as undesirable. Some would say our body detracts from our beauty and makes us ugly.

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Well, I don’t know about “looking yummy” but I still think that chubby girls are beautiful. I think any and every girl is beautiful no matter what they weigh. But that might just be my opinion.

Sadly, most of the world thinks differently than me.

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