Originally posted by IkNOwSTuff
I dont have anything against large people and have genuine sympathy for overweight people who because of genes or diseases cant lose weight but this
just takes the piss.
I don't have anything against other people's choices, either. Because it's not my problem.
BUT - it becomes MY problem when people are REWARDED FOR BAD CHOICES and that reward comes out of MY POCKET (taxes I pay).
I have been overweight for years, and it turns out I have a condition causing it. Since the day I found out, I have been researching what I needed to
do to maintain a healthy lifestyle despite it. So far - 10 pounds down and still losing. Because of this "condition" I'm going to have to bust my
azz to stay a healthy weight for the rest of my life. What a PITA! I'm just happy to know the cause and be able to do something about it finally. I
will never believe that someone didn't know instinctively that being overweight was unhealthy. I understand the psychology of it now, and how
defeating it is when you honestly try and nothing happens. But that isn't an excuse.
By the way - my particular condition - patients in the USA are told, "oh, you have this, you will always be overweight." A good friend of mine is
Danish, and one of the most in-shape people I know, and she has the same thing. She said, "nonsense!" and she's helping me lose the weight. I feel
very grateful that I was not diagnosed with this inside the USA.