I recently saw a talk show ( the Keith Ablow Show) and the topic was regarding women who are happy being overweight. As a matter of fact, these women were so happy weighing three hundred pounds, they were actually trying to gain more weight.
I have to say, as a voluptuous woman myself, I found what they said a bit hard to believe. I mean, I have come to love myself, regardless of what size I am. But I'm not going to lie to you. If a genie in a bottle came to me right now and granted me three wishes, I would not wish to weigh more than I do. And if I could wish to be one hundred pounds less, I would do it in a heartbeat.
So for these women to sit there and talk about how ecstatically happy they are with their weight just seemed strange to me. I admit that I prefer being a little overweight than skinny. I have never had the desire to be skinny like the fashion models. I think curves are sexier in every way. And I don't say that to down skinny women. I just know that for me, the curves are what I feel most comfortable in.
And then there is the health factor. No, not every overweight woman is unhealthy. But the risk factors go up considerable when you are overweight. Not to mention, the things you cannot do that other people do. I'm talking about simple things fit into booths in a restaurant or put on a bathing suit without being laughed at. Why would someone want to gain more weight and expose themselves to this.
I have a feeling that deep down they are really unhappy with their weight, but they go this extreme as a means of trying to convince people they are happy so they will perhaps leave them alone. I don't know.
But I'm curious if there are any overweight women out there who agree with these women. Are you absolutely happy and satisfied with your weight? If someone offered you the chance to instantly be a size 12 or 14, would you take it or remain as you are? And do you believe that there is any sane reason why a person who is 300 pounds would actually be trying to gain more weight?
It just doesn't make sense to me.