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I’m fat… so what?

By May 5, 2016Well-being

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One of many episodes…

I remember that moment as if it was yesterday, and yet, it was more than 2 years ago. I was busy setting up my first exhibition on health and well-being. An acquaintance, someone I barely knew, but that I considered close to me, came to tell me that I was too fat to promote an event about health because I lacked credibility.

Ouch!

I was stunned. I froze. Name it. I simply couldn’t believe this person had just said that!

I took a deep breath, looked in her eyes and I straight off replied with the perfect comeback. Words were flowing, we could’ve sworn they were coming from elsewhere. Can you imagine what would’ve been thee expression on her face if I had had the courage to pronounce a single one them??

Yes, I admit. I looked down and I went home. I kept everything inside and I made sure to feed that inner speech for over 2 weeks!!

Do you also do that sometimes?

I’ve got the winning combination: the full monty! I’m a Gourmand?? Italian! Who loves food, cooking, diner parties, restaurants and vino!

My weight is an everyday and a life-long battle.
A path through which goes sometimes victory, sometimes defeat, and often depression… It’s a roller-coaster of emotions (that I also eat!)

At the time I heard that remark, I had lost 47 pounds over a period of 2 years.

Today, I can say that I love my body as well as what I project. My curves and my shape are now part of what I am. I know that I’m beautiful; now, I believe myself. It’s quite obvious that I would be glad to lose another 20 pounds, but it’s not a necessity anymore, and much less a limit that could stop me from moving forward towards my dreams…

Every person you encounter is fighting a battle you know nothing about.
Be kind. Always!

 

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