posted on Oct, 13 2012 @ 10:13 PM
This is my point of view, when I was 16 I found out I had sleep apnea... and I was not fat. I have what they call mixed apnea, because its a mix of
the kind where your body doesn't tell itself to breathe, and the kind fat people get.
Because of my sleep apnea, I am tired almost all of the time. Because of this, I have gained a few extra pounds over the years, (when I don't work out
heavily.) Being tired all the time makes it hard to stay motivated.
I am not obese, but I am out of shape.
When I tell people I have sleep apnea, they say "well just lose some weight and it will go away."... no, it won't.
On top of that, greif over this last year has disrupted my hormones making it nearly impossible to lose, despite a healthy diet and excersize.
And I know we are mostly talking about severly obese people here, but whether its one extra pounds or 100 no one deserves to be singled out by
strangers or classmates or coworkers about their weight unless it is done for constructive critisism.
Any other reason is just to be an a-hole and while I don't believe it to be a hate crime, it does make the person doing it a terrible human being.
edit on 13-10-2012 by smilesmcgee because: (no reason given)