100Mother: You go, girl
! Sounds like motivation to me!
Glad to have you along!
You really hit on something when you said "a THICK woman can be beautiful and happy." I have recently pondered the difference in how people treat folks according to their size. When I lost in 07/08, you wouldn't believe the difference in people's disposition - they treated me like I was actually intelligent and normal, and I felt saddened by this because being overweight doesn't take our intelligence or creativity or need for fun and joy in our lives! We might not have made intelligent decisions in the past with our food choices, but show me one human being that has never made a poor decision before - whether it be food, money, substance abuse, etc. So...yeah, you are right, people do tend to categorize us when we are overweight, so YOU GO SHOW THEM we ARE normal!