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"I may be fat, but at least people know I'm fat and I don't just look pregnant!"

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So I go to the grocery store (Harris Teeter) in a good mood and leave feeling sucky. Why? Because of this woman in those dingdangity scooter shopping carts (in one because she is heavy).

I am looking at bread and deciding which kind to, since there are so many choices, multigrain, wheat, honey wheat, potato..... I'm minding my own business when I hear

"Ahhhhh hEMM" -This woman clears her throat. I figure she wants to look at the section I am looking at, so I move down about four feet to look at the other brands.
She scoots her cart forward until it's almost touching me and again,

"Ahhhh HE HEEEEEEEEMMM!" even more loudly. So I figure she wants to ask me something so I'm like,


"YES? YES? You're in my way. I'm fat, but at least people know I'm fat and I don't just look pregnant!" She says.

I'm thinking, what the hell? Again she clears her throat.

"NOW MOVE and stop trying to make my life harder than it already is."

Then I figure it out and step back. She didn't want me to move to the right. For some reason she couldn't reverse the cart to go past me- or go around me when I was four more feet away. I had to move completely back.

I know I have a bit of a pooch. I am working on it. Honestly, I am, but the weight all settles in my stomach. If my legs and arms were thicker, I guess I wouldn't have to worry about it. I am down to 157 pounds now and 5'9." I was feeling really proud of myself, but now I just feel awful. To make matters worse I am very bloated since it's that time, you know. I didn't know what to say or how to react.

A simple "Excuse me could you move in x direction please?" would have sufficed.

What was that woman thinking of? I'm finding it hard to get my head around it.

My mom tried to comfort me by saying, "if you really looked pregnant she might not have been so mean." Did they just spray pesticides or something over the town? What?? I think she was trying to say that I don't look pregnant, otherwise the woman would have just assumed I was...

157 and 5'9"  (I WISH)

I'd think you are just about "right" in the weight deptment.

I'm 5'6" and 209 and only WISH my weight started with a 1 (I'm working on it too but it is not going well)

Women in the cart was not a very nice person and should be ignored and forgotten.


What a rude, entitled creature!

She was out to hurt you - don't let her.


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