I’ve seen a lot of videos recently about fat shaming. I most certainly don’t agree that fat shaming is ok. However, I also don’t agree that being fat is ok. Yes, as a fat person, I can say that – I have the right! I’ve earned it. What do I mean by ‘it’s not ok to be fat?’ Well, plain and simple, it’s just not healthy. Sure, you can be happy in your own skin and live a life of ignorant bliss, but one of these days it will all catch up with you. I made it to 6 weeks prior to my 39th birthday without feeling any effects of being fat, but that’s when the horrific back pain started. X-rays revealed that my spin was degrading and fusing. Not exactly what I thought would be my first ‘fat’ diagnosis. I was certain that I’d get high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, or diabetes as my wake-up call. What I’m trying to say is that the older we get the harder our bodies have to work to keep up with our huge bodies… Your body cannot keep up forever. My mom made it to her late 50’s as a ‘healthy’ morbidly obese woman, it took less than 3 years for her body to give out; she died at 61 due to complications caused by obesity. I know that making healthy decisions is hard. I know that emotional eating is real. I know that it would be easier to just give up. But don’t. God doesn’t intend for us to be slaves to food, He wants us to be happy and healthy. Take a step back and examine your life. What’s your focus? If it’s not Him, then you need to re-evaluate and make Him the center. When He is your priority, everything else will fall into place.