THIS got me all twitterpated today(I blacked out the name to protect the tweeter).
Unless you have been overweight and tried to lose weight you HAVE NO IDEA how hard it is. Emotionally and physically. It’s draining. It’s not as easy as ‘just eat salads’ or ‘cut out breads’. There ARE food addictions, eating disorders. All hinder weight loss.
I’m in the ‘morbidly obese’ BMI range. I take up 1.5 seats on the train, subway, or plane. Do you know how fucking embarrassing it is? To hope & pray to whatever deity is there that no one booked the seat on the plane next to me?! Do you know the anxiety it causes? The fact that I feel horrible that my hips fall into the seat next to me? And that poor person and myself feel awkward?
And the staring. I can tell you about 99% of the people who don’t know me assume that I’m fat because I’m lazy & eat junk food. I can’t tell you how many people, grown adults mind you, stare when I eat. Or when I’m sitting in the subway or bus.
It took me a long time to do things in public – like eat. In middle school I refused to eat in the cafeteria in front if people because I got made fun of. So I’d eat in the bathroom. Or not at all. I was teased and had thoughts of ending it all at 13. THIRTEEN.
In high school I was still teased. Gym class was pure torture. Eating in front of people didn’t happen.
But I’ve overcome that. Along with bouts of anorexia & bulliemia.
But weight loss IS NOT easy. Look at me and you can assume that I’m a lazy gluttonous fat pig who has in some way inconvenienced you. But I’m NOT.
I walk for 60-120 minutes A DAY. 5-7 times a week. I eat a vegetarian diet, relatively low carb, sweets in moderation.
So fuck you and your assumptions that all fat people are lazy, gluttonous pigs who are making your precious life hard.