This section of my blog is all about struggles and hurdles. It’s about how we see ourselves and the impact it has on us and others. It deals with the mental roadblocks we run up against and the frustration of a system that actively penalizes obese people for being obese. My friend Fred and I have had many conversations around what goes on in “my fat brain”. The brain sees you a certain way, conditions you to react and limit yourself based on its perceptions of you. Navigating around that is tricky. In essence, this will become a place where I do some venting, where I talk about coping, and where, at the end of the day, I hope to find the road forward a bit clearer of obstructions. Here, I hope to build a snow plow to help clear the unplowed road.