Empathy for fat folks is in short supply – we’re all lazy and should just push ourselves away from the table and put down the friggin fork – right?
Yeah – right. I wish it was that easy.
It’s what a lot of fit folks think – because they never were fat.
Well, here’s a fellow who – perhaps just to make a buck – decided to purposely stop exercising and watching his diet and porked up to 264 – 70 lb. increase.
My goal is to inspire people to get fit, teach them how to do it and give them hope that it IS possible to get fit and stay fit. I want to share my comprehensive fitness knowledge with my followers so that they can know how to lose weight successfully, even though for many it’s going to be a struggle. People that are overweight have to overcome both physical and emotional barriers when it comes to losing weight. I hope to have a better understanding of this through my experience over the next year.
Also, I hope to better gain an understanding of how hard it really is to be overweight. I know it’s only going to be for 6 months, but at least it’ll give me a small window of the physical and emotional issues that come with being overweight.
I gotta give him credit. In a world that these days seems to possess little empathy for anyone else, here’s a guy who thinks that empathy might allow him to learn something.
Extra credit for him if he’s figured out a way to make a buck off of empathy. If we can teach more people how to do that – there’d be a lot more of it in the world.
3 thoughts on “Getting Fat to Understand What It’s Like”
but thats exactly what I say to the firemen when they break through the wall to allow the crane to lift me from my bed
It’s interesting he put on some weight to see the difference rather than take the easy way and hire a “fatsuit” I for one used to be one of these thin people and really did think it was easy to eat less and exercise more, however due to illness and many steroid tablet pumped into my system and an underactive thyroid, I put on a LOT of weight, even though I am what is classed as an average weight in the UK, I am still very unhappy with what I see in the mirror my energy isn’t what it used to be, therefore heaving my bulk to do exercise is NOT that easy but I hold my hands up I WAS guilty for thinking it would be and I am ashamed to say it!!
Ugh…sorry to hear about the weight gain. Medical issues cause this way too often, unfortunately.
You can take it off. It just takes some patience and some work.
In the end, you can be back to where you were – and have gained some understanding to boot. In the long run, it might not be a bad thing. I wish you success.