I’ve been wanting to write a blog post pertaining to this issue for a while now, but I don’t want people to see this as a “pity me” piece or even a “woe is me” post. It is what it is, everyone needs to STOP JUDGING OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE. And I don’t just mean the judgements you pass between friends or behind our backs. Those are awful, just the same. But what I’ve been experiencing A LOT lately, even with close friends and family, are the snide, ignorant comments that go along with pre-conceived assumptions or sterotypes. You might think you’re saying something in jest or say that we need to be less sensitive and get over it. Why should you have to think before you speak? BECAUSE YOU DO. Everyone does. Saying “if you can catch me” to someone like me isn’t the same funny joke as it is to an average-sized person. Don’t be an ass and say something like that shouldn’t hurt my feelings because you’re NOT me, and you do not get to make that judgement. Who are you to say what should or should not offend me? If you look at me like I’m lying through my teeth when I say I’m a picky eater because obviously I must eat everything because I’m not a size two, yeah I’m going to be offended!
Assuming things about ANYONE just makes an ASS out of you. PCOS, Diabeties, Thyroid issues, metabolic disorders, etc. …they ALL affect a person’s ability or non-ability to lose weight, so before you make an ass out of yourself, THINK before you speak. Even if people are overweight due to overeating and inactivity, that does not mean they deserve ridicule and judgement. You probably have SO many things people could judge you for, so just be nice because karma’s a bitch and it will bite you in the ass. The biggest judgement comes in the end, and which side would you want to be on? Yeah, that’s what I thought. Be nice.