For people who have never had issues with their weight there is an
automatic assumption that being overweight is easy. Being obese is not
fun! Everyone's road to becoming obese is different, mine being a
tailspin that never got under control until it was way too late.
What is clear at least to me is that obese people have some fundamental
aspect of their life which is out of control. Some people are self
destructive by drinking, or getting high for fatty's it's something
internal that manifests itself through food. Ask an obese person if
they enjoy food, they don't!
How can they when for the most part their taste buds aren't functioning
properly because of diabetes, high blood pressure, or some other
ailment. It's not about the taste of food as it is the actual act of
consumption. I doubt that most obese people enjoy anything they eat
beyond the first few bites. I promise you if you know someone who is
obese that the weight is not the only part of their life which is out
of control, their something else that they are keeping a secret which
is royally fucked up. How can anyone function normally when your body
is screaming for relief?
In any case I don't know what ails every fat person but I do know
something internally made feel small as a person which made me become
physically BIG! As a result there are a few things that really suck!
10-Not Fitting into An Airplane Seat, and fighting to keep yourself from spilling over into the person next to you.
9-Going to a restaurant with a friend and being seated at a booth and
cringing before you sit down, hoping your gut doesn't touch the table.
8-Always checking restaurants to see if they have chairs with arm rests, and wondering if you can sit in them.
7-Being selective about the furniture you choose to sit in, and rather
choosing to stand even if you are exhausted because you don't want to
be the but of a joke because a leg broke.
6-Having to buy clothes at the XL store = which means ONLY FAT PEOPLE SHOP HERE!
5-Paying double the price for every piece of clothing you own because
#1 more fabric, and #2 they know you have no other choices!
4-Major Sleep Apnea and feeling like shit all the time!
3-Avoiding public places in general because you can't stand the feeling of everyone starring at the fat man
2-Avoiding your friends and family because you are afraid not of their
reaction but the reaction of other people as you spend time with them.
1-Not being able to hold your girlfriends hand in public because she is
nice and thin, because some asshole will make a gesture or comment
under there breath that just devastates you as a person.