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Sep 19, 2012, 8:40 AM

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Re: [Toofattoclimb] Too fat to climb...
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A lot of you have commented on the looks you get - being stared at by thin people when you try to work out, and feeling like you're being judged.

I can only speak for myself, but I think it's worth letting you know: I'm one of those lucky people who has never seriously struggled with being heavy. I have a naturally fast metabolism, and also grew up with good habits around both food and exercise. So... I'm one of those thin people you see looking at you.

With that said, every time I see a heavier person out on the hiking trail, or in the gym, or going for a run - yes, I look, but I'm not thinking what you you think I'm thinking. I'm thinking "Awesome, good for you!" I'm thinking how hard that must be, and how impressive that is to be out going after it. I'm thinking of how much harder you're working on your jog than I am on mine. I'm super-psyched for you that you've found the motivation to buck the stereotype of the typical overweight American to feel sorry for yourself and not do anything about it.

I mean, I don't know you, so it's not like I can give you a high five. And besides, I'm thin, so anything I said to you would probably come across sounding like I was being patronizing and/or sarcastic. So I don't say anything. But just realize that when I look your way as you jog by: I'm thinking very positive thoughts, and I'm super-impressed at what you're going after. Keep up the good work.



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