10 Places it Sucks To Be a Fatty

If you are an overweight fatty, then you know how the following scenarios feel. Below are 10 places that it sucks being a fatty (thanks for starting this and giving me the inspiration Amy).

1. Any Kind of Dressing Room
Having to try on all those huge size clothes, one after another can get quite annoying. How about when there is no mirror in your stall and you need to use the one outside to see how tight the clothes fit? Embarrassing!

2. Turnstiles
This used to occur a lot back in New York City. The subway train turnstiles were just never wide enough for my big ass. Glad I’m not there anymore.

3. Rollercoasters
Need I say more? As a matter of fact I will. I hate it when I can’t fit into the tiny seats of a ride or when they can’t fit the belt/lock over me. I then get to climb out of the ride and stand there as the other skinny enough riders pass me by.

4. The Public Gym
While having to work out in front of people may not seem like a big deal, it’s a HUGE (no pun intended) deal for fat people. I dread working out in front of other people, especially in shape ones. Having all my fat and loose clothing hanging all over the place is not a very good feeling.

5. The Grocery Store
There are those times when you want to bring home all the junk food, but the people are staring at you thinking, “Damn, control yourself you fat bastard.”


6. Any Kind of Fast Food Place or Restaurant
Same as above except that the other people get to see you eating. Rather, devouring the food that is put in front of you. So you are semi forced into nibbling at your delicious food, all the while feeling as uncomfortable as a fat kid in tights.

7. The Girdle Section of the Lingerie Department
While I can’t speak for myself on this one, I can imagine how horrid it must feel when the large sized girdle doesn’t fit, requiring you to get a larger size. I can bet that the fat girls out there deem this a necessary evil. Just ask fatty girl Amy. Yikes!

8. Your 10 Year High School Reunion
I haven’t had mine yet, but it must suck to be fat at your reunion. Every one would probably talk behind your back and make fun of how fat you got. Sad.

9. At the Pool/Beach
I’m self conscious, even more so due to my fatty status. Taking my shirt off at the beach is something I rarely do. The only reason I share my fatty pics online is because I am not with you in person, so it makes it easier for me to handle.

10. The Doctor’s Office
They weigh you ever time and you’re heavier every time! Then they make you lift your shirt or drop your pants. Ugh. Sucks big time.

Well, that’s the end of the list. I could have come up with more, but it’s Friday and I’m heading to the movies.

About the Author

My name is Israel Lagares. I used to be the kind of guy that was always in shape, but over the last few years I've fallen off tremendously. This site is my final attempt to get back into shape. So far I've lost 70.4 lbs. Check out my weight loss chart, weight loss videos and progress pics. Follow my journey, those of others, and read our thoughts on various health topics. Share your thoughts, experience, and journey here on FMU.

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  1. JamesNo Gravatar says:

    Another one is in economic class on long time flights, seats are very tights.

    • Fat ManNo Gravatar says:

      Ah yes! How bout when there’s two fatty people sitting in the same row next to each other. Having each others fat spill over the divider…

  2. JeffNo Gravatar says:

    Well if you’re worried about the 10-year reunion, you can skip it and when the 20th rolls around, there’ll be plenty of overweight company 😀

  3. MichelleNo Gravatar says:

    I think it’s all about perception (hence “transforming perceptions”). Our perceptions change as our minds change.

    1. I don’t mind dressing rooms or walking to the three-way mirror.

    2. Turnstiles…yeah…hate them. Always had to go through sideways. Luckily these days, when I have to go through, I have luggage, so they let me go through the handicap accessible gate.

    3. Rollercoasters…mine is a whole different thing. Most of my friends are thinner and when we sit together on a rollercoaster or something, the bar is too high for them and makes it unsafe for them.

    4. Again, it’s about perception. I only work out at a gym. I am great friends with half of the trainers, and I’ve gotten to know some of the regulars. Intimidating at first, yes, but I now feed off of their compliments.

    5. I don’t eat junk food anymore, but I used to feel this way.

    6. I’m usually enjoying the company I’m with. The only thing that I really, really fear going to a restaurant is the “am I going to fit in the chair/booth” fear…

    7. Never wore a girdle.

    8. My upcoming 10 year reunion has motivated me even more! Less than one year and counting! I want to show them the new me!

    9. They can stare all they want because I don’t care anymore. I’m there to relax and get some rays.

    10. The only reason why I don’t like the doctor’s office is because even if I’m showing him that I’m losing weight visit after visit, it’s not good enough. He wants to see higher numbers or he wants me to go on weight loss pills or even consider gastric bypass.

  4. # 3 was rough. mad rough. then you all have to explain about how you are not really that big, but your bench is huge and the ride is small. # 9… did you see the onion video about the fat kid that was able to avoid humilation by wearing a shirt in the pool?

  5. If you don’t like to go to the gym you can exercise at home at least until you lose enough weight. There are many ways to exercise at home like video games.

  6. lol. cool points there. But I think being fat does not suck if you know how to handle your self and you just discipline your self so that you will be back to your normal body.

  7. CarlaNo Gravatar says:

    Well i agree with Bahaus as well…being fat is not bad the only thing u should take care of is how to carry yourself. Dont wear something which make u look something huge

  8. EMR wireNo Gravatar says:

    Well i agree with Carla You should know how to carry your self that’s most important thing… but do exercise staying fit make u fell younger and keep you healthy

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