I’m the first one to admit that I’m fat. I’m definitely not in shape, I’ve got flab, and according to the BMI scale I’m morbidly obese. Some people might see me and think, “Wow, that girl is so lazy. She needs to stop eating all that junk and work out”. To those people I’d like to say: FUCK YOU! Those people have no idea what’s going on in my life or the hell I have been through. Why should they get to judge me based on my weight? My 100 pound weight gain was not something I chose, it was forced upon me. I’ve had to put my life on hold due to chronic pain for five long years and have come out of it with awards, a degree, and a future. So here’s what some people may want to consider before bashing the overweight:
1. You have no idea what’s going on in their lives. Pain zaps all of your energy and slows down your metabolism. The loads of medication I’m on also slows down my metabolism and makes my heart beat crazy heart when I exercise. I’d love to see you run on a treadmill in excruciating pain with your heart beating so hard you feel like you’re going to have a heart attack. I can assure you, it’s not a pleasant experience.
Other things that could be going on in fat people’s lives you don’t know about: taking care of small children and working all the time prevent them from exercising regularly, dealing with a thyroid disease that makes it nearly impossible to lose weight, recent tragedy has zapped their motivation, they are happy the way they are! (more…)