Complaining Blog………………………2 of 2

Chubby People on Plane, Buses and Trains

I was a fat kid and mercilessly abused in school. At 63 I still have the emotional scars and insecurities from that abuse.

Now I am a “normal” weight, which in American society appears to be anything under 200 pounds. I cringe when I hear the words, “Fat Shaming.” Where was everyone for me when I was being fat shamed? Now, those former skinnies are fat and insulted.

About 4 years ago I spent 6 hours on a bus going from New York City to Montreal sitting next to a blimp of a woman. Yes, I have the right to use that phrase since I have been taunted with it. I cringed when I saw her coming down the aisle and realized the only seat on the bus was next to me. The ride was 6 hours of discomfort and oppressive as her massive body lay upon me. I felt pain when she moved. It was a scary ride.

I understand why others are concerned taking mass transit with these grossly obese folk. You could easily be injured if they fall on you. But besides that I am concerned for these folk’s health. Blood provides nourishment to our bodies. With blood redirected to fat areas the brain is compromised and starved of this vital nutrient as is other organs. This is turn causes a decrease in the brain’s ability to think and function, energy dwindles and bodily functions are impaired.

We need to take better care of our bodies. We only have one.

It’s Kathleen and if you don’t like what I say It’s still Kathleen.

I hope I’ve given you something to think about.

Please take some action. Start small, walk 20 minutes every day.

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