Loneliness

December 5, 2005

Loneliness was the theme of Grey’s Anatomy this week and the theme of the post over at Starling Fitness.

…don’t let Hollywood convince you that being fat means that you have to be lonely. Loneliness is caused by isolating yourself from people, not from your body shape. If you are lonely, it’’s not because you’re fat. Promise yourself that you will do something today to alleviate your loneliness (join a club, call an old friend, volunteer your time). Then, when you get to goal weight, you won’t have the shocking discovery that thin people get lonely too.

Like, Laura, my aunt R. often speaks truth to the lie of fat equaling loneliness. She tells me about friends she has that are lonely and think they need to lose weight to find love. The truth is, lots of people with fat on their bodies have love in their lives. Whatever your many flaws may be, and don’t we all have a lot of them, don’t wait. Don’t wait to reach out to someone, don’t wait to do something you really enjoy, don’t wait to go swimming in the ocean or dancing. Ok?! Don’t wait! Love yourself, and let someone else love you, now.

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