Well. Firstly because half my body weight is the equivalent of an actual person. When you weigh as much as two people combined – I think you should probably do something about it!
Secondly because I don’t want to die (maybe this should have been reason number one!). I have been aware for a while now of the complications of being this overweight; diabetes, stroke, heart attack etc. but they always happen to “other people”. It’s taken some time to accept that I’m not immune to these things.
Thirdly because I would like to have kids one day. I have something called PCOS, without going into too much gory detail it’s enough to say my fertility isn’t great. The NHS will pay for me to have IVF but not at my current weight. I don’t want kids for another 3 years so that’s fine, but if it’s going to take 2 years to lose the weight then starting now would probably be a good idea.
Fourthly so I can sit down. This may sound weird but hear me out on this one. I have developed a phobia about sitting down on public transport. As my ass is rather large, I feel like I’m taking up 1.5 seats rather than 1. This is something I am quite self-conscious about so rather than sit, I stand in the corner and try to make myself as small as possible! It doesn’t help I also get a little claustrophobic when sat down as I feel surrounded by tall people. I also will not get on a plane as I’m pretty sure my ass will not fit in the seat and I will have to get one of those day glow orange seatbelt extenders. Nothing says sexy like announcing you’re too fat for a seatbelt!
Finally because I want to shop in Primark. As much as Primark is arguably home of the chavs, there is sometimes some nice stuff in there. Cheap stuff. The trouble with being my size is that clothing is more expensive, probably due to all the extra miles of fabric it takes to cover my boobs and my ass. It’s also pretty shapeless, plus size retailers seem to feel that bigger women are wanting to hide themselves under sacks and so that is what they make for us. Sacks in varying patterns and colours. It would be nice to just walk into Primark with £50 and buy a whole new wardrobe that’s not shaped like a sack. That’s the goal.
I think they’re all good reasons. At least, they are good reasons for me. I can understand if some people don’t want to shop in Primark!