Prejudice about Overweight
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
I have been "blessed" with the opportunities of being slender during certain times of my life and also being quite overweight during times of my life. I can compare those times and while really being the same person on the inside during all those times, I can say that I was treated differently as an overweight person. I liked myself more while slender and I know many other people did too. One person told me long ago..."Don't ever let yourself get like that again"! It wasn't just men who reacted differently to being overweight vs. being slender either.
Yet, during those years of being overweight, I tortured myself with asking"why don't people like me?"
Of course, we cannot say that everyone is prejudiced about weight but I think the percentage is extremely high. It has been inferred that some of us pack on the pounds because we know deep down that it will keep people away. This can be something unconscious. Why would we want to be lonely? When we keep people away, we do end up lonely. And I'm tired of being lonely! So I push forward with this challenge of wanting to be healthy, happy and .... Not lonely!