Five years ago I lost 50 pounds. I am definitely treated differently now, because then I was just a "soccer mom," looking like a lady. Now I'm the hot mom, and my kids are in middle school and high school. My son has become very protective over me around his friends, his friends' single dads, and anyone at the mall who stares at me too long. I don't even notice men in that way because I am happily married for over 28 years. I think once you find your soulmate you still appreciate beauty in other people, symmetry, and muscles but you don't chemically go after it in the same way as if you were single. My intention was to be healthy, lean, and fit like I was in my 20s when I was modeling. After two kids and a 50 pound slow weight gain I wanted to have my outside body match how amazing and beautiful I felt on the inside. Even when I was larger I was running marathons, teaching aerobics, and personal training other folks.
America is the largest country with obesity related conditions in the world but we still treat obese people in a different way than non obese people. Sometimes it is subtle and sometimes it is not subtle. Empathy is difficult if one has not been inside another's shoes literally. I think that is why Tyra Banks put on a fat suit years ago. She wanted to experience empathy.When you have made your shift, please write to me and tell me what you have experience from both sides of the coin. I want to know your thoughts. Blessings, KJ Landis