Before you continue reading, be aware that spoilers might come ahead. I looked it up, and the first episode of My Big Fat Fabulous Life aired on January 13, 2015. It follows the life of Whitney Thore. She first got noticed after she uploaded a video titled: A Fat Girl Dance on YouTube. Looking back to 2015, I understand why I could connect with Whitney. Whitney has polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a condition I was diagnosed with by my GYN back then.
Something that helped me personally is the way she respects her body and tries to love it. This is why her reasons for wanting weight loss surgery left a bitter taste in my mouth. At the beginning of the season, the guy (Chase) she was dating proposed, and they got engaged. However, while in lockdown, Chase tells her that he cheated, and the woman he slept with is now pregnant.
Rightly so, he wants to be a dad to his baby girl, and he also wants a relationship with the baby’s mum, so he breaks off with Whitney. Like most of us, she goes on the apps, and people were mean, which caused more depression. So, I agree with her friends that her reasons weren’t the right ones for weight loss surgery.
I wrote this post for two reasons: firstly, to remind everyone that we are all human reality stars or not. Secondly, please keep in mind that kindness lifts you up while hatred takes you nowhere. I can’t remember if I blogged about it or not. Last year before I started hormones, my endocrinologist didn’t show PCOS. I mean, I ended up thinking that either I was misdiagnosed then or it went away as I got healthier. I don’t know which one it is.