I've been pondering the discussion about Oprah outing herself on her weight gain. My intial reaction, was similar to the rest of you;
Why does Oprah feel she needs to beat herself up in front of the world?
Does she really look so bad at 200lbs?
Or as Tracey Z put it "When one of the most powerful women in America can't feel good about herself at a weight that is still considered fairly average by today's standards, how are the rest of us supposed to feel?"
If I am honest with myself, and with you, I would be freaking out if I weighed 200lbs. I would not be happy with my body, I would be working the weight of, and I, like Oprah would be apologizing for myself.
I have never been overweight.
I likely never will be overweight due to my height and metabolism.
I will never, ever know what it is like to be fat in a society of fat haters.
I would not feel like a "fat cow" standing between Cher and Tina Turner, as Oprah admitedly did.
The fact of the matter is this; I can talk all I want about fat acceptance. I can be compassionate towards obese individuals and try to influence all of you to think twice about your feelings about fat…but deep down I am glad I am not fat. And if I was, I would do everything I could to get rid of it.
Am I a total hypocrite or what?