Saturday, February 09, 2013
Sometimes, I hate to say it but I really hate my skinny friends. When they go on about how society treats obesity and how there is a cycle that overweight and obese people go through where they self sabotage and then give up over and over again really upsets me. What do they know about it? None of them have ever been overweight before so really what do they know? Especially the ones who can eat whatever they like and stay the same perfect size 5. They know nothing about how it feels to have people treat you differently because you are fat. They know nothing about what its like to only eat 1300 calories in attempts to lose weight and how frustrating it is when you haven't lost any in a month. They know nothing of the struggles overweight people go through everyday and how many of us already feel as terrible as others try to make us feel. They know nothing of the pressure to be thin and how its not easy for everyone to lose weight, our bodies just hold on to it. They may think a certain top makes them look fat or those pants aren't flattering but they don't know what its like not to be able to fit into size 16 pants and how ashamed it makes you feel. They dont realize how it can be embarassing to try to go out for a jog and how insensitive it is when they tell me, "just do it, nobody cares." Well, I care. I care a lot. I care alot about how being obese makes me look and how it makes me feel about myself and how all this extra weight hurts my body. My skinny friend will just never get it. No matter how many times I try to explain and how many times they try to emphasize. They just dont, no matter how many times I wish that they could.