Fat Is Beautiful
My son is a hefty, 280 lbs. I don’t condone this but it is the fact of the matter. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t keep any type of junk food in the house, AT ALL, so all of his weight comes from eating regular food. Unfortunately, the consequence of taking Depakote is an increased appetite. He should have more self control but he doesn’t. He should try to exercise more but he doesn’t. The only exercise he got was hanging out with his friends which he stopped because skaters just don’t weigh 280 lbs, and it was hard for him to keep up.
I feel really sad for him but there’s not much I can do. If, I tell him no, he just goes for it when I’m not around. If, I give him money, I can’t control what he buys at the store. I know it’s not healthy but we do monitor he blood sugar.
I may make fun of the mentally handicapped or old people or fat people or ugly people but really, deep down, I’m surrounded by it and I know what it’s like to be different. So, it’s never in malice.
If I confront, Ryan, about his weight the first thing he’ll do is make a joke.
“Ya know Ry, I think maybe you should lose a little weight, there may not be a tux big enough for you to be in Michele’s wedding.”
He chuckles, “You just don’t want to pay extra for the big man’s size.”
Or, he’ll say, “It’s talent.”
I have one of those floor lamps and we were sitting on the couch watching TV and Ryan went right up to the lamp and stood real close to it. We couldn’t ignore him for too long, so finally we had to ask, “What the hell are you doing?” He replied, “hiding.” I almost pissed my pants.
Last week I bought him two pairs of shorts, size 40, and they didn’t fit. So, I had to take them back and get a 42. The whole fucking Old Navy store and surrounding stores did not have one pair of fucking size 42 shorts. What the fuck is up with that? After checking all of these stores the kind lady told me that there were 150 pairs, on line.
The only response, I could think of was, “yeah, that’s because fat people don’t get up and go shopping.”
I found one pair and one pair only in Kohl’s.