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I’m A Unicorn


A couple of months ago I was chatting with a friend when she mentioned wanting to go back on Weight Watchers because she’d gained ten pounds. She knows how I feel about these things, she’s heard some of my FA/SA stories and struggles. I let out a big sigh. I paused and looked her in the eyes and said, “You know how I feel about this. I don’t want to get on my fat acceptance soapbox, but c’mon! I know it’s not easy for any of us, but you’re amazing and beautiful. I mean, look at me! I’m happy & healthy and I weigh over 300 lbs! I’m not even supposed to exist! I’m like a damned fairy tale! I’m a fucking unicorn!” Ever since that conversation, whenever I’m having an awful day or what have you, she always responds with, “You’re a Unicorn!” and it makes me smile. Because it’s true. My life doesn’t exist in the eyes of fat haters. My struggles and strife, love and compassion, hard work and successes…none of it exists if you buy into the myths of the diet industry.

Please allow yourself some pleasure in life. Don’t put off a damned thing because of your size. Live your life as you see fit and don’t worry at all about what others may say/think. Unicorns don’t exist they say, but I’m right here, and I do! =0)

12 Comments to

“I’m A Unicorn”

  1. On September 10th, 2010 at 12:16 pm Rabbit Says:

    When I saw this post title on the feed, I honestly thought you were referencing that picture of the poor rhinocerous running endlessly on a treadmill, staring at a picture of a unicorn she’s taped up on her wall. Thank you for this dose of positivity instead. 🙂

  2. On September 10th, 2010 at 12:28 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    Oh! I had completely forgotten about that. I’m glad I did. Thanks!

  3. On September 13th, 2010 at 4:04 am April D Says:

    I think this might have to be my new mental battle cry: “I’m a fucking UNICORN!” ^.^ Awesome bit of inspiration that I think sounds much better than that picture of the poor rhino on the treadmill I’ve seen before!

  4. On September 13th, 2010 at 7:42 am Not Blue at All Says:

    Yay! I’m so glad you liked this. It’s funny because we’d been saying it for awhile, but I had forgotten that original conversation. So glad I remembered, too! Ha! It has become somewhat of a mantra. I mean, there are so many in this world who would say certain people/lifestyles/etc that shouldn’t exist, but too f-ing bad for them, because we do exist and are happy or healthy or what have you and it is so empowering to say that out loud, “I’m a fucking Unicorn!” Ha-ha!

  5. On September 15th, 2010 at 10:30 am Veronica Says:

    Such a great post! It sums up the absurdity of DEATH FAT in a happy way:=)

  6. On September 15th, 2010 at 10:33 am Not Blue at All Says:

    Aw, thank you! Yes, I love the death fat label, cracks me up to no end.

  7. On September 19th, 2010 at 3:24 am Kath Says:

    I love it. Yay for unicorns!

  8. On September 19th, 2010 at 12:13 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    Aw, thank you.

  9. On September 19th, 2010 at 7:17 am Marilyn Wann Says:

    Great post! I have said many times that I feel like a unicorn with a lightning rod for a horn, but I never knew what I meant by that, just felt it. Thanks!

  10. On September 19th, 2010 at 12:14 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    Thank YOU! Didn’t know you read my blog at all. That is awesome that you felt that way. Rockin’ my sock, you are!

  11. On September 20th, 2010 at 2:15 pm kate Says:

    oh wow! thankyou so much! have just discovered you through fat heffalump, YAY! i look forward to reading lots more of you : )

  12. On September 20th, 2010 at 2:19 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    Wow! Thank you for reading. I love her, too! So glad you found me. <3

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