Why does watching Huge make me cry?

Because it puts me back in touch with all the crap we put ourselves through when we’re young.  Especially when you were a young fatty. 

I hope people watch and see how fucked up the thin people on the show are; that being thin does not make them happy or well adjusted. 

I hope people see that the people who are happy are not perfect; they simply know and accept who they are. 

I wish I knew then what I know now. 

Mostly, I hope young fatties watch the show and realize what a waste of time it is to worry about the number on a scale.  You are beautiful now.  You are wonderful now.  You are worthy of love now.



  1. What I like about the show is that many of the characters are fat – from barely plus-size to supersize. As Marianne and Lesley pointed out in one of their Fatcasts, it’s presenting large bodies as normal, and showing them as athletic, as sexual, as – well – NORMAL.

    I like that.

  2. yea i love this show too, and yet find it diffulct and very emotional to watch. I am finally actually making a stab at recovery from bulimia (rather than lying to everybody and continuing to purge…not so much bing but purging definately) and the show is so very cathardic for me, i cant watch it in front of my kids because i have to explain too many painful issues.

  3. I love the show and love the fact that they are just young kids as said in the comments above.Being a fat kid was hard for me – there just was no safe place- and watching these kids is helpful to me.If only I had had fat peers like I do now!! I love the wonderful character of Will.She thinks outside the box.<3

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