posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 03:00 PM
Originally posted by 1Angrylightbulb
I would like to take some "skinny" person who thinks anyone overweight is just lazy and drop an extra 100 lbs on them and see how long they last
doing their daily schedule of chores and work before they collapse on the floor.
I'm a very lean 6'2 guy, and I've been weight training and learning the basics of kickboxing lately.
When I strap on ankle and chest weights and get going, I always almost instantly start thinking about how incredibly hard it must be for obese people
to get around. It would definitely create a downward spiral for me, after a short time with the extra weight my couch sounds greatly more
I can also somewhat relate to the social prejudice and assumptions, I have been picked on for being thin most of my life. I've had people ask me if I
have an eating disorder, drug habit, terminal illness etc relating to my weight. I've been commanded loudly to "eat a $#% sandwich" in public
And I'm not even that thin, more like height-weight proportionate! I think there is a natural tendency toward discouraging and belittling competing
attributes, so it's kind of absurd to expect social attitudes to change in any way that isn't self gratifying. It's FAR more productive and sane to
stick to changing things about ourselves we don't like.
All that said, consuming the quantities of calories required to become obese could NEVER be cheaper than healthy food. That is one of the most
pathetic arguments for obesity ever, maybe the most pathetic.
All the statistics available show that this problem has NOTHING to do with the price of healthy food. I don't make much money, so I'm forced to eat
cheaper, healthier foods. So I'm stuck with being thin and height weight proportionate, I just couldn't possibly afford the amount of calories
required to maintain obesity. See, it's so absurd that THE OPPOSITE is actually true!