i genuinely can’t believe the kind of privilege thin people have, and like… i say this because i went from being overweight enough that it actively impacted me societally to being really slim.
ive lost roughly 35-40 lbs since 2018, from about 175 to 135-140. about 15 of that was that i joined color guard my senior year and marching band WILL get you in shape, regardless of weight, it’ll get your leg muscles hard as fuck, and the rest is due to starting adderall a couple months ago, which is less healthy in the long run because it’s an appetite suppressant but like. the benefits outweigh the downsides.
but literally it is so much easier to find clothing that looks good on me and feels good. it’s so much easier to find things in my size at all. it’s so much easier to eat because nobody’s giving me Looks.
bless my parents i love them but i got SO MUCH “vegetables first!!! don’t eat so much bread!!!! jesus Christ kid are you gonna eat all that????” when i was in high school, and now when i eat with them they’re trying to make sure im getting enough proteins and fats so that i don’t lose muscle mass in this whole ordeal
and it’s so. strange.
and like - I’m not saying that it’s healthy for people to not exercise. I’m saying that the right amount and kind of exercise is different for everyone and sometimes people can be fit as hell and still fat and that’s okay because i promise you, that fat person who works out the amount that keeps their blood pressure at a good place and makes them feel good and eats stuff that makes them feel good is 300% healthier than the skinny person who doesn’t care about what they eat and doesn’t move their body and just HAPPENS to have the genes that keep them skinny.
not to mention that “health” SHOULDN’T BE A MORAL JUDGEMENT IN THE FIRST PLACE, just something to strive for, for your own happiness and comfort. bc ‘health’ isn’t the same for everyone and that’s ok, it doesn’t make you A BAD PERSON for being 'unhealthy’ by one person’s standards
i have a lot of feelings on this topic. just because I’ve lost weight doesn’t mean I don’t remember being “fat” and being treated and spoken to horribly for it