This is a motivational tool I have suggested in a previous post, writing a letter to yourself. This letter is to my future fat self. At the rate I’ve gained weight over the last 7 years, if I were to continue for another 7 years I would be classified as obese at the age of 33. People always ask what you would have told yourself when you were younger, well this letter is what I would say to myself in the future if I were to continue gaining the way I have.
Dear Fat Laura,
I am writing to you today to tell you to STOP! Stop eating trash and start getting active. You’ve hurt your body long enough, you’ll be lucky if you don’t have any medical conditions! Don’t you want to live a long life and watch your children grow up? Don’t you want to be able to actually play with them for more than just a few minutes? Aren’t you hot under all that fat in the hot Australian sun?
I bet you’re looking back at me now, and wish you could just get back to your weight then. If you had just had some self-control, you would still be there, but instead you continued to make excuses as to why you should get to eat whatever you want and not exercise. If you’d just done a little bit of work back then, you wouldn’t have this massive mountain to get over now!
I know you’re ashamed of your body. You have probably been too scared to even step on a set of scales for years. You hide behind your baggy clothes, and hope no one notices you sweating from just walking down the road. You’re lucky you’re a nice person, because without that, you would just be the fat lady no one wants to be friends with. I guess it’s true what they say, fat people have to be nice.
Aren’t you tired? Aren’t you sick of hiding in the plus size stores? Don’t you want to wear beautiful clothes and feel good in them? Don’t you want to actually get a tan at the beach instead of having to cover up? What the hell are you doing? Wake up and fix this! You’ve got a lot of work ahead of you, but it needs to be done. You’re unhappy, ashamed, uncomfortable, and unhealthy, you need to fix this.
Do you really want to be the fat girl for the rest of your life?