I just saw a post by a high schooler who was talking about the environmental impact of obesity. They brought up the notion that it costs more water to grow more cotton to create a shirt for someone my size. They state, emphatically, that we should not make larger sizes.
My guy, I'm just trying to go to work and keep my job. I gotta have clothing. It's a necessity. I gotta have stuff that fits so I can go out and work out so I can lose my weight.

All I'm trying to do is live.
When I'm talking about fat positivity and pride, loving my body for who I am, I'm not saying I'm not healthy. I fully realize the stress the weight puts on my joints, I can feel it tear my heart to shreds. I am keenly aware of my lack of mobility.
But I've never been allowed to love my self, even when I wasn't actually overweight and people just decided I was, so they would beat me up over it.

Can I not work out and have clothing that flatters my shape in the slightest? Can I not hate myself, for one minute?
Do I have to be disgusted with myself because you are uncomfortable with my existence? How much more punishment do I have to have for the sin of self medicating my untreated ADHD with whatever gave me the dopamine?
How much more do I have to suffer for drowning my depression and PTSD from an assault?

It's gonna take time, man. It's not an overnight thing. I can't just eat one salad and be done.
These are years of bad habits. These are decades of the wrong coping skills while fighting a brain that literally makes picking up anything that causes a reduction in dopamine to shut me the fuck down.
Why do I have to fucking hate myself at the same time I lose weight?

To the frat bro with the long ass post about how far positivity is evil (a separate person) you advocate for .w to lose my job because of "a lack of productivity and motivation" how the hell am I supposed
To survive and lose weight if I don't have a fucking job?

Like what the absolute hell. I'm sorry that I take up so much space on an airplane random dude with 157 numbers after my name I got to get from point a to point B and I don't like it more than you do.
33 years people have been making me feel awful for breathing. Could you all lay off for five fucking minutes? Please. I'm on my knees fucking begging you.


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