I am a 28-year-old, size 14, 5'9", 217lb woman. I know I'm obese. I know I am fat. I also know that I'm statistically average-sized. I do not have my own gravitational pull.
I do not eat twinkies, eat fast food, or guzzle soda. I play sports. I can even run. I know what a basal metabolic rate is, and I frequent farmers markets.
I have heard your putdowns. I've been on your diets. I've been the butt of many of your jokes. I have suffered your insults, both the shallow ones and the ones that cut deep to my fat-laden core.
And you know what? Despite your trying to put me down at every turn, I still manage to be a happy, confident, sexy woman.
This blog is my open letter to you, World. Just know that no matter how beaten down any entry might sound, I will remain triumphant, positive and more than you can handle.