This is a journal about body image - about weight, and being overweight, and why the hell anyone cares, anyway. It's about going from a size 3 to a size 20 in the span of five years, and how that feels. It's about catching guilt from either side: feeling guilty for not being skinny and then feeling guilty for not being able to fully love a self that happens to be cloaked in a couple hundred pounds' worth of fat. It's about the importance of body to self-image, and why we can't ignore it, and whether or not we should.
I'm fat, and I haven't figured out yet why that matters so much to everyone, not least to myself. But it does, and I have a lot to say about it. All that is going here.