My first thought when I had time to reflect on that situation was why. Why was that even necessary to laugh at someone who's struggling? I think back to much of what the video says. They don't know me. They don't know the life I lead or the improvements that I made. I've lost 20 pounds in the past couple of months and in the past year (When I started my vegan stint) I've lost over 70 pounds. I look better than I used to. I feel better than I used to. I feel good about myself for a change. You can't tell by looking at me but I'm a fairly active individual now. I'm actually higher in the ranks, health wise, than most Americans because I get out and exercise and eat properly (most of the time). So why do people have to do something as cruel as laugh at another person's struggles? It's people like them that make others with good intentions give up. In no way am I writing this as an admission of defeat. Things like this are what I use to fuel me on further. I will succeed because I have set my mind to it. I do this out of love for myself and my life.
As I said before, the moment passed and I moved on with my life. I know I'm better off because... I mean... Look at me. I'm awesome! I'm changing in ways that I can feel and see so I don't need to be validated by people who will never understand the struggles I've been through. The saying "You can't judge a person until you walk a mile in their shoes" still rings true to this day. I make it a point to give everyone a chance. You never know the road they've traveled that lead them up to that moment. You gotta have thick skin sometimes to protect yourself from thick people.
That's all for now!
Until the next episode.