Yes, it is a disability.
No, it isn't a disability.
Maybe? Too much going on to say definitively.
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
― Stephen R. Covey
Fat cannot build without the resources to do so. You limit those resources available to build fat by restricting the number of calories to those necessary to run bodily systems and by burning off any excess. Even those who suffer from medical conditions that limit exercise (I do), they can still control intake and still do limited exercise to control tendencies towards obesity.
Am I in perfect shape? No. I do suffer from limitations. But I am only a little over weight (25lbs or so) not obese to the level that the walking circus tents are. In the end, it doesn't matter what tendencies your body has, without the necessary resources to build fat, it cannot.
Be sure to work hard and get lots of overtime. People on welfare want more steaks and free upgrades to smart phones with unlimited data packages.
Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.
But because you're not sitting in a pressed shirt, it's looked down on.
As to your do-people-really-come-home-with-donuts question, yes, they do. They really do that. And yes, there are a lot of people who eat fast food several times a week -- for some people, every single day. And then they go on to say they can't lose weight. Hm...
Yeah, the extra 20 is really easy to do, and that I completely understand. Hell, my dad wound up with the extra 20 just from feeding me, basically. We ate high quality stuff, but I was a teenager who fenced pretty hard and had a metabolism like a rabbit and burned through food like it was going out of style. He tended to just eat whatever he'd made me in the same quantity. My dad had a pretty good metabolism for a middle-aged man, but certainly not as fast as mine, and it put a couple pounds on him. As soon as I moved out, it melted off -- he started eating according to his own need for food, rather than mine. He was also a bit more active, now that his daily life wasn't as home-centered.
And I've had friends who've put on the extra 20 after getting their first desk job and woke up and gone, "Time to go to the gym." Or maybe their metabolism just dove after they came out of their teens, and they have to bring down their consumption or ramp up their exercise.
It's super easy to do that in a society where sometimes we're required to be sedentary for much of the day and food is over-abundant for many of us.
But as you say, we have a degree of obesity in America that you don't find in too many other places. It just gets out of control. I live in the fittest city in the US, and I see people who are on the edge of mobility almost every day. How does this happen?
I understand the extra 20, and people who wake up and go, "Whoa, I put on some weight," and then go get themselves a diet plan and a gym card. I don't understand how people don't say that to themselves after putting on an extra 200, or 300, or 400. I've gotten out of shape lately for a number of reasons, some of which were a bit outside my control, and even though I'm not gaining weight (I still seem to have a redonkulous metabolism), I did physically feel bad, and eventually I just had to get off my ass and do something. I couldn't take feeling bad anymore -- just couldn't take it. Yeah, it's hard to start, even if you're not fat. Some trainers actually think it can be even harder for people who are thin and out of shape -- they don't need as much muscle to move themselves around, so they can experience a greater degree of wasting and weakness than someone who's overweight.
But being really out of shape, no matter what your weight, just feels miserable. How do people take it? How do people keep doing the stuff they know is making them miserable? I don't understand it.
She is the only person I knew personally that overweight.
She was molested at a young age repeatedly by a babysitter. She maintains that contributed to her need to constantly eat (extra padding and protection) I think it's possible.
It's a hard fight. She got a lap band placed and that worked for a while. Then her weight shot up again. The key she found that worked for her was bulimia. She is still what I would think of as quite big but nothing like she was. However if she does not stop the bulimia it may well kill her.
Sad but true.