You Are Not A Fat Girl
By Meggan Larson
I’ve been seeing that term thrown around lately especially with hashtags. #fatgirls #fatgirlscan etc. I found something in my spam folder talking about how I can stop being a fat girl and I was just sad. Not for myself, I learned a long time ago how to choose carefully what I internalize about myself. I was sad for all the women in the world who are still referring to themselves as fat girls. That’s unkind, untrue, and unnecessary.
How is your body supposed to change if you are constantly referring to yourself as a fat girl? One of my favorite quotes goes something like this “You have fingernails, that doesn’t mean you ARE a fingernail. You have fat, that doesn’t mean you ARE fat”. Right?? What you say to yourself matters so much more than you probably realize. Telling yourself over and over again that you’re fat but trying to change is really just reinforcing you being fat to your brain. You are not your weight. You are not the mistakes you’ve made or the bad choices of your past.
I had a huge revelation moment last week that I want to share with you. My precious friend gifted me a journal by Rachel Hollis where you write out who you want to be in ten years, what dreams will make that a reality, and then you’re supposed to narrow it down to the top ten dreams and write them out daily as though they’ve already happened. (Seriously, if you don’t have this journal you should look into it!). I took this very seriously and spent a long time thinking about who I wanted to be in ten years. I narrowed it down to my top 10 goals, picked the one I was going to achieve first, and started writing them daily. It wasn’t until the 5th day that I realized not one of my goals had to do with my weight! Y’all, that used to be at the top of my list. I equated my worth, my goals, my dreams, and my future happiness with where I was at with my weight. To not even have it make the top ten? That was a moment of freedom for me. I am still making healthy choices and eating well and my weight is going down. It’s just no longer the thing that rules my emotions anymore. I am not a fat girl, I never was. And neither are you.
If you want to experience the same aha moment that I did then I highly recommend you check out the Freedom Weightloss Workshop here!
~ Meggan 🙂
p.s. As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!