The Weight of Being

Each time I told my story, the more the shame and guilt of my own complicated relationship with food fell away. Instead of my weight being my life, my recovery was now what I lived and breathed. It felt good and real.

The Weight of Being

The Weight of Being

A brutally honest story about being fat in America -- and one woman's experience with radical weight loss after a lifetime of fat shaming Kara Richardson Whitely thought she could do anything. After all, she climbed Mount Kilimanjaro-three times! But now she's off the mountain and back home again, and there's one thing she just can't manage to do: lose weight. In many ways, Kara is living the life of everywoman, except that she's not everywoman because she weighs 300 pounds and is tormented by binge eating disorder. Her weight is a constant source of conflict and shame, as the people from every corner of her life, from her coworkers to the neighbors down the street, judge Kara for the size of her body. When it becomes just too much to tolerate, Kara turns to therapy and weight-loss surgery, a choice that transforms her body-and her life. Kara's story is one of living as a fat woman in America, where fat prejudice is rampant despite our nation's pandemic of obesity. In this fresh, raw memoir, Kara reveals this epic contradiction, and offers a revealing comparison of life before and after radical weight loss.

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The Weight of Being
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Kara Richardson Whitely
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-31 - Publisher: Hachette UK

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Language: en
Pages: 126
Authors: Kara Richardson Whitely
Categories: Obesity
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Language: en
Pages: 256
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