I am one of the first people to understand that it is okay to be overweight as long as you are willing to accept the health issues that comes with it and there is no shame in being overweight and anyone who tells you otherwise are people you do not want to associate yourself with but it is also okay to want to lose that weight.
I myself don’t hate my body, nor do I hate myself but I want to lose weight and lately I have had people outright accuse me of fatphobia and that I should just be happy with who I am which I am but there are many reasons to want to lose weight and while it isn’t a reason for myself – even wanting to look “good” is valid enough.
When I started to lose weight I had a double of goals in mind and they are quite simple and I am going to go over them now.
Yep, really. Being overweight is insanely costly when it comes to clothes and it sucks. I am a massive fan of wearing suits and one I want to get my hand onto is the XSuit and guess what? It cost a heck of a lot for my size and it sucks. You will also find in stores clothing that is on sale or offer and you will rarely find larger sized clothing and thus often have to order it online.
It also means I am unable to often buy gimmick clothing such as suit pyjamas from How I met your Mother as often things like this will not be available for larger sizes.
Cycling is something I have always enjoyed and if you read Tweaked for your Pleasure often you will know I have an electric bike and losing weight allows me to go even further on it. The bike right now can get me to a village or two nearby but I want to be able to cycle for hours and losing weight helps me to do this.
It also allows me to ride a motorbike again without too much worry and not having to buy a scooter.
Controlling my life
Now this is the last reason and one I imagine will start to look vain but it allows me to do whatever I so, please. I am not interested in dating but if I wanted to do so it allows me to do it far more easily. It allows me to travel to another country cheaper and not having to buy a seat upgrade, it allows me to go on sudden hikes with friends and so much more.
Being overweight, and while you can be healthy, does come with drawbacks and honestly, it is okay to want to get rid of them. If you want to lose weight to feel better with yourself, go for it as the reasoning doesn’t matter and only how you feel and as said at the start it works the other way as well and if you are okay with yourself you don’t need to change that but don’t bring down people that do.
Even comments such as trying to force people to eat more than they used to, or laugh when they order a smaller amount of food and such are bringing them down and I imagine should someone try to do the same but the other way around you would feel insulted or offended.
I will say it one more time for everyone in the back:
IT IS OKAY TO WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT AND IT IS OKAY TO NOT WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT.
Need to quote me?
Ellis, M (2021) It’s okay to lose weight. [online] Tweaked for your Pleasure. Available at: https://snat.co.uk/rants/its-okay-to-lose-weight.html [Accessed 04 Jul 2022]