I'm Singing So It Must Be Over

January 29, 2015 2:17 PM

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I'm sick of being bullied about being overweight. I'm sick of hearing about how I am a drain on public resources. I'm sick of hearing about how I am lazy, weak-willed, unhealthy and ignorant. I'm sorry I'm slow walking up the stairs at a railway station. I'm sorry you have to see me eat in public. I'm sorry you hate sitting next to me at the movies because my shoulders or thighs lean against yours. I'm sorry that all your public health messages and general disdain has still resulted in a population with a growing girth. Perhaps it's time for something different? Perhaps this approach needs to end?

I've always battled with my weight. Sometimes I've won, and others, like these past ten years of my life, I've well and truly lost. Just as Kermit loves to say -- it ain't easy being fat. People who are obese sometimes have dependency issues. They may use their food addiction to gain short term comf...

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