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I have always hated writing about myself. I rather write about other people, other things, other places, but not me. I need to write about me. I need to share with you who I am. You need to know my history and where I am coming from.

I am fat. I have been called chubby, plus size, BBW, overweight, chunky, big, blimp, bulky, butterball, dumpy, elephantine, fleshy, gargantuan, gross, heavyset, hefty, husky, jelly-belly, lard, large, meaty, oversize, plump, potbellied, pudgy, roly-poly, rotund, thickset, weighty, whale like… you get the idea.

I like to say I am awesome sized. I have come to hate the term plus size. Why does there need to be a plus size? Why can’t it just be a women’s clothes section? Why does there need to be a women’s section and a plus sized section? Are we not women?

Sorry, I digress. This first blog is supposed to be about me, so you know where I am coming from.

I have always been awesome sized. I was always a bit bigger than everyone in my class. I was made fun of a lot about my weight in high school. I got used to it. I got good at ignoring it.

I got married right out of high school. Yes, yes, I know dumb. This marriage had its ups and down. During my first marriage I was diagnosed with bulimia (any size person can end up with bulimia). It was really hard. I continue to have food issues, and probably will for the rest of my life. I got a divorce in 2004. I will get more into all of that in future blogs.

After getting divorced, I joined a medieval reenactment group called The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). It has filled me with a lot of joy, opportunities, and friendships. I have learned so much being a part of this group, not only about history, but about myself. I still am active in the SCA.

In September or 2005, I met the love of my life, James. We got married June 9, 2007. We have two boys, 11 and 13 (yes, they were both born before we knew each other, we have a complicated family structure, but they are both very loved).

James has supported me through all of my weight and food issues. He encourages me to make healthy choices as far as food goes (you don’t want to know what I normally eat and how bad it is for me). He has never called me fat, or anything like it. He has also never said you look pretty for a big girl or anything like that. He just says I am pretty. I am so lucky to have such an awesome husband. I went through a lot of bad guys to find this one. No, he isn’t perfect, but I’m keeping him.

I am currently working as a case manager for people with disabilities. I have been working with people with disabilities for the last 5 years. I love my job. I work to many hours, but like I said I love my job. The people I support are more than a name on my case load list. I truly care for them.

So that is me, well the basics of me. As I go on about different topics, I will be sharing more about myself and my history.

I hope you enjoy and follow my blog. I have a lot of ideas for future blogs, most just need to be researched a little more and be written out. If there is anything you would like to see, please tell me. I am happy to research almost any topic and share my knowledge and opinions.

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