• Kevin Armitage

The Start

Updated: Oct 9, 2020

Well, I never thought I would be here, but I figured what can go wrong? I recently stumbled unto a old blog that was manned (sometimes womened) by a few friends of mine.

ABOSA was my first ever experience with blogging, and frankly one of my only experiences. Blogging always seemed something out of my reach. Something I thought that should be left to those who understand the eloquence of words and the nuances of English. Something left to those who have something important to talk about. But now, while my proficiency in English has being lying in stagnation since my high school years, I do have something to talk about.

The title of the blog, explains everything I intend to write about:

Fat - Ahh, the uneasy topic, the real motivation for this blog. I feel I have a few defining characteristics. I like to think of myself as a people person, I am loud (sometimes to a fault), outspoken (both in a good and sometimes bad way), friendly (I like to think) and funny (or so I think). Those are great and all, but another one is large, and I am not just talking about personality. My whole life I have been a big boy. As a child I was always on the bigger side, but never crazy big, there was always just a bit more of me to love. But into adulthood I grew from bigish to huge.

Before we go on I need to make something clear. Anything posted here are my thoughts about my own life. In the crazy times we live in it is easy for people to take something said and warp them into something not meant. No one should ever treat someone as a lessor being because of how they look. We will get onto faith in a second but even if you don't hold to any faith you understand that "do to others what you would have them do to you (Matt 7:12)." It is known as the golden rule for a reason. Recently there has been a push in media to "accept all body types" and "be comfortable in your own skin" and please refer to the previous two sentences before reading on. I agree with the original intended sentiment of both of these statements, what I don't agree with is how far the media (social and traditional) has taken them. Obesity and morbid obesity, in seclusion from any person individually, cannot and should not be accepted as healthy or normal. I personally have experienced some of the consequences of morbid obesity, and as a society we have to start addressing this subject in a more direct manor. Anyways, now that we got that out of the way. Many of the posts you see are going to be about my weight loss journey. My personal insights on the topics, as well as my progress and failings.

Faith - I am a Christian, simply put, I believe God exists, I believe the Bible is the inspired word of God, and I believe that Jesus died for my sins on the cross. The intent of this blog is not to "force my religion upon you" as people often like to say when the topic of faith comes up. But if this blog is to be a true representation of my life, or at least provide a glimpse of it, then I cannot in good faith (pun intended) exclude my faith. To that end, you can expect to see the odd post and reference to faith on this blog.

Fantasy - If you know me personally you already know why this is here. If not, then simply put I am a huge nerd. Now you might be thinking that I am referring to video games and what not, FALSE. I am a bad fat guy, I actually don't really like video games. So when I say fantasy, I mean the genre. I am a people person, so when it comes to my hobbies I prefer ones where I interact with people directly. I am known to enjoy the odd game of Dungeons and Dragons, I play Magic the Gathering most Friday nights, and love miniature wargaming. While I am not much of a reader, I do enjoy anything Harry Potter or Lord of the Ring related, and sorry I prefer HP to LoTR, although LoTR is a close second. So expect the odd post about my dabblings in fantasy.

As this post is already quite long, I have a lot more to say but I will refrain until future posts. The goal of this blog is to ultimately provide me another chance at a successful weight loss journey. And maybe, just maybe help someone else along the way.

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