Nocturnal Wenchy

African Hips Don't Lie

Day 23 → Something you wish you had done in your life.

Our bodies are apt to be our autobiographies. ~Frank Gillette Burgess

I wish I had taken better care of myself…. but then, nobody did teach me differently either (not that I blame them for stuffing my face either).

I was not a fat child so at least I was spared the teasing and crap. I started gaining weight as a young adult when I left school, married at 17, mom at 20 and 23, divorced by 24… and well, tried making a life… eating was a way to stop feeling.


In truth, I think I did the best with what I knew how back then… but it wasn’t good enough in the long run. I carry my scars like a giant reminder of how life fucked me up and I couldn’t handle it….. I ate instead.

I’m sorry my own self. 😦

The human body is the only machine for which there are no spare parts. ~Hermann M. Biggs

6 responses to “Day 23 → Something you wish you had done in your life.”

  1. I feel your pain on that one my friend. Was the skinniest kid in school and after 2nd child it was as if the fat only knew one way … To my body!!


  2. Don’t know what to say.
    Lets both stop eating now and get into better shape!


  3. I was fat my whole life. From the day I’ve entered creche right through until now. That’s why I’m doing something now. I too want to know how thin people feel like, the way you felt like in the photo you’re showing here. How it feels like to be looked at and how it feels like to walk into a shop and buy whatever you want to ect. ect. ect.


  4. Natalie Archer avatar
    Natalie Archer

    Why is it that we all end up hating our bodies. Our Fat. I also have never been overweight but in the past year, boy it is getting bigger and fatter and I feel worse about myself than I ever have before.


  5. I think you are beautiful and look beautiful right now. The past is done, and yes, you have the scars (as I have). But the now is perfect.

    Oh, BTW – am also reading “Comitted” at present.


  6. Been there, done that. One of the biggest regrets of my life that I was a fat person. No matter how thin I am now, my body still shows the battle scars. But keep going, the sense of achievement and knowing that you’re making an investment in your health is worth the effort.

    So awesome to see that Sir Noid is gonna join you, a long and rocky road travelled with someone special feels like a walk in the park! Rocker and I did it together as well – got fat together and got healthy together. One of our favourite pastimes is still going for a walk around the neighbourhood together.


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Mom to many, wife to SirNoid. Lover of water, walks in the shade and all things purple.

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