AAAARRRRGGGHHHH. What on earth makes people think they have the right to question my weight?????

Yes I am fat. No I have no choice about this. Years ago an undiagnosed medical condition caused the weight to stack on, and there is precious little I can do to shift it. Do people think I WANT this???

I am fed up with the “well meaning we just care about you” friend/relative who thinks I owe them an explaination.

I am sick to death of the complete stranger who will try and tell me what I should/should not be doing – eating – buying – wearing…

I DO NOT shove my head in the fridge. I DO NOT overeat and under excersize. And of course I worry about what will happen when my daughter goes to school – will she be teased becasue of the way I look?

I am used to being shunned in social situations by the “yummy mummy” club. I will never get used to but accept the “oh my good you are disgusting get out of my sight” look from some thin women and men.

I know there a jobs I will not get, clothing stores who will ask me to leave, gyms that demand I pay extra and only go at certain times.

But it makes my blood boil to find myself meekly apologising and trying to explain the way I look, and essentially justifying myself to everyone and anyone because I am different.

If I was black, yellow, purple with pink polja dots, disabled, differently abled, blind, deaf, gay, catholic, muslim, jewish etc it would count as discrimination, but I am fat, therefore it is open season…

rant over!

Posted by katelt, 22nd May 2013

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  • Eye opening what you’ve experienced… sounds like discrimination.. especially paying extra at the gym… I think a letter to MP…local newspaper etc. is needed… or drop a story hint to national media. Can’t see how people should put up with that in silence…. name calling you can’t stop but unfair, unjust, discrimination by businesses you can.


  • When I started high school , someone said to me , you’re so thin you look like a surfboard . Funny though I didn’t care and just thought oh well… people will say what they want to say , most important is don’t let yourself down by giving in those comments and enjoy what life has to offer . God bless .


  • yeah people can be really judgy. don’t worry darl!


  • nice story to have a read


  • That’s so unfair but, I know people will always pick on others.


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