The Fat Grackle

Self-Acceptance with the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).

Fat Caused All My Problems

I suppose this deserves a warning because it talks about fat hate and self-injury

When I was recovering from a time of my life that included severe depressive episodes and self-injury (2001), my mom took me to talk to our new preacher. I was way better but still struggling with the urges to cut.

What did he tell me during this meeting? “You need to lose weight, I know you can’t be happy being the size you are. You’ll feel way better about yourself. I know someone who can help you go on a diet” (insinuating that all my problems stemmed from the size of my body)…. We are going to forget the rape and all the other things that happened that could be contributing to my current state… I’m sad because I’m fat. I hadn’t even considered my weight at this point but he certainly planted the thought.

Sometimes I wish I could go back and stand up for myself instead of accepting it because I felt like I deserved it.

“Some of the health messages we give create panic. We have to reassure young people that if they do have a weight problem, it doesn’t mean that makes them a bad person. We need to encourage people to not just consider physical health, but emotional wellbeing as well.”
- Austin Hospital’s medical director of mental health, Richard Newton

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