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Feb 7th 2008 12:47PM I was diagnosed 23 years ago with an autoimmune disease that destorys my joints. I was thin and highly active at the time. I am now obese because of years of steroids and serious health issues affecting my ability to walk much less exercise. I know first hand that there are other reasons for obesity than overeating. I eat less than any of my friends or family yet am still large. Also, I fly regularly, but I always talk to the person next to me and confront the issue of my size. I keep the arm rest down for their comfort and not once in years of flying have I had someone be mean about my size once I address it. I know I am big and I try to be respectful of those around me but I also know that my size is due to matters out of my hands.
Feb 2nd 2008 12:20AM You know, people seem to think that all fat people are fat because they eat too much. I was 16 when I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. I was into sports, a runner, swimmer and in incredible shape. Because of 22 years of steroids and an inability to walk, much less exercise, I am now an obese person. I eat less than any of my friends or family yet am judged that I must gorge myself on junk food all the time. Sometimes there are other reasons people are fat and I wish we could all just be kind and understanding.