Obese Child #43: Survivor’s Guilt

by Gregory
Post Weight-Loss Stretch Marks & Loose Skin Acceptance

In this episode of Confessions of an Obese Child #43: Survivor’s Guilt, Gregory tackles “survivor’s guilt.” The phenomenon is when a person believes he/she has done something wrong for surviving a traumatic event. He/she deals with self-guilt, neurosis, anxiety, and general metaphysical rumination as to why he/she was able to overcome something while others could not.

In this episode, Gregory applies this to his successful 25-year-long weight loss & maintenance. He posits “Why did I lose and maintain the weight while others haven’t?” At the end of the episode, he discusses the questioning of the existence of God and his Mercy.

Obese Child #43: Survivor’s Guilt

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Confessions of an Obese Child is the podcast which started it all back in Jan 2017. Gregory, a former obese kid who has successfully kept his weight off for 27 years, details his childhood experiences in the form of vignettes such as The Locker Room, The Amusement Park, The Lumbering Athlete, and more to punctuate singular moments which traumatized him. The later episodes deal with Survivor’s Guilt, Orthorexia, Exercise Addiction, and other coping mechanisms which lingered in his “skinny” self post weight loss life. It’s a great feed for those dealing with addiction of any sort.

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