My weight has been an issue my entire life. I was always the fat kid in school. But it never bothered me. I was teased a bit but I knew I was a good person. I have heard it before but "Is fat the worst thing a person can be?" I could be a drug dealer, a murdered, a giant asshole. Inside, I am a great friend, a good daughter and an excellent employee. I take care of my husband, my house, my cats and do whatever I can for my family. So why is the one thing people remember is that I am fat?
I worked hard for 18 months to improve my health and along with that, I lost weight. My blood sugars, blood pressure, pulse, cholesterol and heart health are all fantastic. I work out 2 to 4 days a week and have incredible amounts of energy. So why am I looked down on because of my weight? Why do random people feel they can come up to me and "be concerned" about me because I am fat? They don't know me nor my story.
I'm in the best shape and healthiest of my life. Yet, according to standards, I am an unhealthy drain on society. I am unable to get life insurance, I am a high risk for health insurance, and an apparent drain on society's resources. I am unable to adopt a child because my husband and I are considered high risk. Why? Basically they assume we are unhealthy and will die before the child is grown up.
I work 40 hours a week, am not on any "assistance", pay all my own bills and don't ask for or get any hand outs. But I am considered less of a person because I am fat. Amidst even the "body positive" people, I am still considered too big. I guess all I have to say is FUCK YOU AND YOUR STANDARDS.