Day in the Life: the search term

One of the more popular search terms leading people to my blog lately has been “day in the life of an obese person,” leading to the series I did when I first started the blog. Being curious, I googled it. Some of the highest results? “News” stories about people in fat suits. Because seeing how a thin teen’s acquaintances react to their seeming to gain 80lbs overnight is so typical of the fat experience!  Not to mention wearing an unfamiliar, bulky suit is just like walking in your own body!  That’s why a 3rd grader on stilts moves and feels just like a 6′ tall adult! It’s much more “objective” than actually studying a broad sample of fat people – or even showing actual fat people (with heads) who choose to speak out.

I don’t think that every superfat person has the exact same experiences I do.  Far from it!  I also know there is a lot of myths about fat people out there.    I can’t speak for everyone, but I can speak for myself, and those myths do not apply.

If you’re curious, my day in the life posts are linked to https://living400lbs.wordpress.com/day-in-the-life/

3 thoughts on “Day in the Life: the search term

  1. I think most of the newspeople have their own preconceived notions about obesity (and just about everything else for that matter) and then try to find “facts” to back up the myths, rather than actually taking the trouble to do a little research and find the shocking truth that many of us obese persons are doing just fine. Or they call it research but it’s really just sensationalizing.

  2. >> Not to mention wearing an unfamiliar, bulky suit is just like walking in your own body! That’s why a 3rd grader on stilts moves and feels just like a 6′ tall adult!

    Well said.

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