But she has something to say to them that they don't want to hear
For people who are living with obesity, there is no bigger problem than all of the negative responses you receive about your weight. People will ask you, “Why don’t you just lose it? Why don’t you just exercise? Well, you must have a very bad diet.”
There are many reasons why people become overweight, but ridicule is hardly an answer to losing the fat. We’ve seen far too many people be so negatively affected by bullying that they decide to end their lives. But on occasion, all that hate can make someone determined to rise above it. Emma Pope was constantly insulted by people who liked to poke fun at her weight, but she became determined to get back at them in the best way possible.
Emma Pope of San Marcos, Texas was an obese teen who was ridiculed by her classmates constantly. She eventually reached 350 pounds before she was 18. She claimed, “I was bullied a lot at school but I never told my parents. I bottled it all up and never said anything about the hurtful comments kids made, they were pretty awful to me.”
Changing a Lifestyle
“I was referred to as ‘the fat girl’ all the time, but the worst moment happened during a volleyball match, when I was hurled abuse at because of the outfit I was wearing. A bunch of guys yelled that I should get my “fat ass off the court” and crazy stuff, it got so bad they had to be escorted away by the police.
In another incident, one guy asked me why my legs were so big and another classic quote I regularly received was that I had ‘such a pretty face for a fat girl.'”
That was enough for Emma, and she decided to change her lifestyle to become healthier. She didn’t do it for the haters; she did it in spite of them.
Dramatic Weight Loss
As soon as the pounds started going, she felt like a new person, and she became an inspiration to others out there dealing with the same thing, even someone who used to tease her. She said, “I’ve had plenty of apology messages now, even one of the girls who used to call me fat got in touch wanting advice on how to lose weight.”
But you won’t believe what those bullies are doing now!