Fat Like Me

Tonight I caught portions of Fat Like Me, an ABC special about obesity. The real kicker of the show featured a slim, self-confident girl strapping into a “fat suit” with full make-up and walking into a new school.

The girl described it as “walking into hell,” and hidden cameras showed kids in the school mocking and ignoring her. It was an crushing look at the mean spiritedness of people, and an inside glimpse of how incredibly brutal is to a person’s self esteem to be overweight.

The show was also a wake-up call about the dangers of obesity and the importance of exercise and nuitrition. I was suddenly reminded of my forgotten exercise regime.

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