If you had bothered to see ANY follow up that I gave people who asked instead of attacked, one of the FIRST things I say is to seek help if depression is a factor. Guess what, one tumblr post is not indicative of an entire journey, nor is it always easy to water it down into something like that. I did make mention of attempts at my own life, or did you not read that part?
You’re talking about a very small percentage of the population that can’t lose weight, and by telling my story, I’m not trying to diminish them. If you think that telling people to treat themselves well and eat healthily is wrong, you have a few issues. My story is my own personal experience. I can’t adapt that to make you or people like you happy. I can only say what I know, which is all I’ve tried to do.
I can appreciate that I worded a few things poorly, but no one is perfect and I’m sure as hell the first person who will say that I’m not. If you want your personal experience represented, share it.
People like you who leave these asks seem to think I thought this would be shared around to the extent it was. In fact, I’m actually disappointed. One, because I’m sick of seeing my face pop up and two, because a week or so earlier I posted something my friend wrote about his experiences with being abused and how tired he is of people ignoring it. Do you even understand how much it breaks my heart that his story was all but ignored, when mine has gotten so much attention? That a human being suffering meant nothing to tumblr, but me criticising a movement that by and large says it’s OK to abuse your body is getting shared so much?
The thing is, I’ve had plenty of people contact me that HAVE PCOS or some sort of thyroid problem, explaining that it’s been a slow burn, but they’ve gotten there in time. I would rather those stories be shared, because I feel like they’re more valid than mine.
Ultimately, when I stood on the scales, broke them, and had to get another set to find out my weight, I never thought I could lose 5kg, let alone 50. It’s not exactly an encouraging number to see. So regardless of what you think of my story, there are plenty of reasons other people might find it helpful. Because being that heavy is fucking disheartening.
And you know what? I’ll say it. Given that it IS only a minute percentage of the population that will find it near impossible to lose weight, and I’ve gotten so many people telling me they can’t, I can’t help but think that at least some people are lying and making excuses for themselves. Funnily enough, plenty of people who have these problems and lost weight anyway have been THE MOST supportive people I hear from, and I have nothing but love for them.