“If fat isn’t a feeling, then what am I feeling?”
We hear it all the time: “Fat isn’t a feeling!” and for a long time, I thought that was total BS. Of course fat is a feeling. Duh. If I feel it, that makes it a feeling, right?
…Not so fast. This morning I was scrolling through my dash, and saw “fat isn’t a feeling”, right as I was feeling fat. So I just stopped for a second and thought, well then what am I feeling?
And it turns out I was feeling stressed about school. Residually upset about last night’s game. I was feeling kind of alone. But since these feelings were occurring while I was eating in public and wearing jeans, I lumped them all into one three letter feeling: FAT.
My mind says you fix fat by losing weight. But weight loss doesn’t make school less stressful. It doesn’t make my team win. It doesn’t make me suddenly a social butterfly. So as long as I’m addressing the feeling of “fat”, I’m never going to be able to actually be happy, because I’m NOT fixing my problems.
You are feeling something, but that something isn’t fat. Don’t waste your time fixing something that isn’t the problem.