Embarrassing, Exhausting and Infrequent for big people is shower time.
I actually, never knew the answer to this, but on average, a regular sized person may spend 8 to 10 minutes in the shower and over all about 25 minutes in the bathroom at shower time.
An obese person, can spend anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes in the shower trying to clean crevices and folds of our bodies, and reach things that require yoga poses. Tie in the exhaustion and back pain from standing, you are looking at 30 to 45 minutes in the bathroom.
For those of you who will be a smart ass and say, "Bathing is easier", marinating in my own dirt is a revolting suggestion. Obese people in a seated position makes body parts mush together, which is more difficult to clean between. At one point, I lived in a rental that had no shower and I was so big, I looked like a loaf of bread and blocked the water on one side. But you go ahead and rinse yourself off in your own "dead skin & pube" water.
I stopped shaving about 3 years ago; I just gave it up because of the length of time I wasted in the bathroom. You spend at least 30 minutes on your legs. Each one has folds and lymphatic edemas (large deposits of hanging fat) that block your vision, which creates one of two out comes: 1. you avoid shaving a hard to reach area and leave a hairy patch 2. you carefully shave the area, end up cutting yourself, and leave a moist area, with an open wound, to fester into a fungal rash.
Out of utter frustration of having to do this every 3 days, I started wearing pants and long skirts. Not a bad fashion choice considering the alternative involved showing off legs with Hello Kitty Band-Aids.
If you ever wonder why people think that obese people stink, its because we do. Don't get me wrong, we love to be clean, like anyone else, but shower/bath time is exhausting.
I can barely get the urge to do it more than 3 times a week. It involves making sure EVERYTHING is dry, checking for rash maintenance, and every crevice is dusted with Gold Bond Medicated powder to avoid more rashes.
It becomes a vicious circle of trying not to perspire or get dirty, so you avoid exercise, so you don't have to bathe as often. But if you avoid exercise, you won't lose weight or gain functionality, which would make bathing easier to do.
Just confessing this dirty little obesity secret makes me want to take a shower tonight.
WAX ON WAX OFF!
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