Sigh. Of course obesity is not a disease. It is a series of bad choices, compounded by more bad choices that lead to a feeling of entrapment and hopelessness. Those of you who have never experienced it tend to be the ones casting the largest stones in this thread.
I'll give you a pass though, because both of you have tried to help me out over the years. Anyone else though that thinks you're douches have every right too, because you're laying down some gauntlet about something you have ZERO understanding of.
In the meantime though, Clay, Buck, Saulbadguy, myself, and others I'm forgetting are living proof that through hard work, dedication, will, and desire, those chains can be broken. However, it takes a level of resolve to lose over 100lbs that the vast majority of this country just doesn't have in order to accomplish those results. I won't judge them. And shame on you for judging them if you've never walked a mile in their shoes.
It's pretty easy to stack accomplishment on top of accomplishment. Try stacking some accomplishment on top of years of sheer failure. Then get back to me.