Diary of a Fat Woman

Previously published in Examiner

The following is a testimonial of an obese woman in Montreal. The pandemic medical condition is sweeping across North America as well as Montreal. New Research shows that young children who are obese will are at risk for diabetes and other medical conditions associated with obesity.

Obese Montrealers can seek help through dieticians, such programs as weight watchers and obesity clinics.

Obesity Therapists in Montréal

Weight Watchers in Montreal

Overeaters Anonymous in Montreal

Now for the Montreal testimonial

No is a two-letter word that sometimes can be so hard to say. It is hard for me as an obese person to say no to food. Medically I know that I am playing with fire, I am at risk for a heart attack or stroke. My arteries and veins can clog up with fatty deposits, (cholesterol) and obstruct the blood flow to and from the heart. The excess fat causes my heart to work harder and one day it just might give out from exhaustion.

My feet swell up sometimes so bad1 that they resemble balloons, completely shapeless and unattractive. I cannot remember the last time I actually saw that I had ankles. In the winter, I cannot leave the house because I cannot walk. I cannot stand up for more than five minutes without my back hurting me. I am tired all the time. I am unable to keep a job outside the house because of it.

One thing good about my condition is that it forced me to find a new career; one that I could do from home. I went back to my passion. I now write for a living now and I can do that from home.

Nevertheless, being overweight is neither healthy nor socially acceptable. Some people look at me with disgust. This is something I have had to face all my life. Most people cannot understand how anyone can be obese.

They say “just say no to food, what is the big deal?”

Unless you walk in the shoes of an obese person, you cannot begin to understand what the big deal really is. Food becomes our life.

To be continued

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