Have you ever been put down, hurt, or abused? Is your self-esteem in ditch and you desperately wanted to reclaim it? Have you had a life long struggle with allowing others to shape your opinions of yourself? Or are you just tired of people thinking that they have the right to do these things to another human being? I have and this past year I decided enough was enough and from my frustrations… When I thought I was fat was born!

Launched in November of 2015, When I thought I was fat was started in the hopes that sharing my story would help those who struggle with low self-esteem and/or abuse. This blog talks about the abuses I have faced over my life and my constant fight against with low self-esteem and self-worth.  No one should have to live thinking they aren’t good enough for anything in life. This blog space is a refuge for expressing thoughts against the “status quo.” I want this space to feel like a community and by that I mean all my wonderful readers.

What do I mean by this?

I’d love your contributions!

I don’t want to be the only one standing up in front of the room talking, but I will if you want me too… I love to talk!

With that said, have you ever found yourself saying the words… “I wish I was the weight I was when I thought I was fat?” You did? Then please share your story with me! If you feel so inclined to share your story I would love to guest spotlight you on my blog. You can send me a message through the contact page for information on how you can contribute.

Ongoing topic ideas include:

  1. When was the first time you thought you were fat? What did you do about it? Share some photos with us!
  2. Fat people can’t wear stripes… but you love stripes… so wear it! Do what scares you! It is the best way to break free from society’s chains. Then come and share your story with us!
  3. Weight issues are heavily put on women’s shoulders but everyone has body image issues. I’d love to hear from all you men out there!
  4. Have you even been in an abusive relationship? How has is affected your self-esteem? What ways have you tried to build yourself back up?

I can help. I’ve been there. I’ve thought that I was fat since the age of six! Yet when I look at photos of myself younger and photos of myself now I’m like I WISH!

I was also in an abusive relationship for 12 years and that killed my self-esteem the most. It made me fear every type of clothing out there as well as social situations.

The title “When I thought I was fat” is not a statement about my denial of being a fat person. I know I am fat. It is more a statement against other people telling me so my whole life. I wasted too much of my life worrying about what others thought of me. I didn’t take time to worry about what I thought of me. Do things that brought me joy and happiness. Now I am doing it! You’re reading it… my life in blog goggles!

So come stay and follow me and join me on this journey!

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  1. I checked out your blog because I identified with the title. I was married to someone who kept telling me to lose weight, so I thought I was fat. It wasn’t until years later that I understood that I wasn’t fat; he just liked really skinny women.

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  3. I awarded you the Liebster Award, which is a cool little thing for newer bloggers with less than 200 followers, so we can all get to know each other and get out there in the blogging community! I would love if you would join in, You can see my post and the information at https://journeytohealthyyou.wordpress.com/2016/01/08/discover-new-blogs-liebster-award/ I hope you will join in! I love getting to learn more about my fellow bloggers!


  4. HI, Stephanie! Thanks for liking a post and following my blog. As I also took off a lot of weight, I hope it will help you. I found that changing my focus helped me a great deal in the weight control arena. Forget about losing weight. Focus instead on eating healthy every day and exercising regularly. It sounds simple and it is, but it isn’t necessarily easy. I can tell you it works. My pounds just melted off. Best of luck!

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  5. How brave! Although I’ve never struggled with weight issues. Only recently my 30’s are slowing my metabolism and I’m a little uncomfortable. But I can relate to emotional abuse. I came from a home full of codependency and physical abuse of my mother and drugs with my father. I guess I learned to try to be loved and accepted at almost any means. I have stayed in relationships longer than needed because I was so addicted to the person and did not want to fail a relationship. I also ended good relationships for whatever damn reason I thought of, I don’t even know. I let good ones slip away. But I’m here now and trying to live myself. Thanks for this blog. I can relate

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  6. So glad I found you and I don’t even remember how… You have a fantastic blog and I can relate to what you are saying. I’ve never really been in an abusive relationship. The only bully I know is my mother. Guess that’s a relationship too… But hey, moving from Switzerland to Australia with my family has helped heaps to get distance between her and myself. And still… she is there. In the back of my mind, telling me what I’m doing wrong all the time. And I get your remark about constantly feeling that you need to say sorry (which you wrote about in a post I just read) as I have this little issue too…


  7. Hello there

    Thanks for the follow! How have you been and how’s your blog doing?
    I created a blogger tips group to connect with all my long last WordPress blogger friends, and to help all of us to learn from each other. I would love for you to share your knowledge in the group and connect with other bloggers. Here’s the link:
    Blogger Tips Group

    Finally, here’s a blog I thought you may find interesting:
    The Ripple Effect of Blogging

    Best regards,
    Founder of Healthy Living


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