Tuesday, May 26, 2015

It's OK to be Different...

Posted by Kody at Skinny Sized at Tuesday, May 26, 2015


A few days ago my mom and I went out for lunch. Maybe I should clarify I went with her. My stomach was a mess thanks to drainage and that TOM. I sat there talking to her while she ate. I ended up eating her flour tortilla which actually made my stomach feel better.  As I was sitting there I noticed a very large woman sitting down and across from me.

This woman was probably 700 pounds or more. At some point the number doesn’t matter ….she was a large woman. Don’t mistake my observations for judgement because I certainly wasn’t judging her.  Hell I have no room to judge anyone nor would I do such a thing… I hope!

The first thing I observed about her was the fact that she could hardly fit in the chair. You could not even see the chair anymore. She was sitting there eating a massive amount of food. I get the amount of food because it would take a lot of fill her up. She wouldn’t be eating what someone who weighed 150 pounds would be eating and still be satisfied. It’s understandable…

The first thing that stood out to me while I was looking her way was how did she find clothes that fit? I had a hard enough time finding clothes to fit me when I was looking for something to wear to graduation and she is 1.5 times my size. That must be something that she struggles with daily either that or she just wears the same things over and over. In some ways I could sympathize except I just don’t buy a ton of clothes because I am hoping to be too small for them one day…

When she stood up to leave every eye in the restaurant was on her. I figured I was sympathizing with her, and most everyone else was judging her or making fun of her. She got on a city bus designed for people with special needs and rode away.

It made me sad. It made me hurt. It made me realize that it doesn’t matter your size or the amount of weight you need to lose. We are all in this struggle together. Regardless of if she is trying to change her life or not she is a human.  I know that if I feel people laughing at me or making fun of me at my size I can only imagine what she has to go through. It doesn’t matter how long you have had to deal with something we all have feelings. 

We all feel pain and hurt. We all want to be accepted. We all want to be loved…


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