In this dramatic monologue, Weight, Arash talks about his issues with being a heavyset man and his desire to feel better about himself.
Arash: You know, I make jokes about my weight in public, to help me cope with the fact that I’m bigger than I used to be. It’s just my way of feeling liked, even while I’m heavier.
I’ve tried everything all kinds of diets, gone to all kinds of gyms. I’ve gone to physicians to prescribe me something even. I guess I’m looking for the wonder drug, some miraculous cure that will shed all the excess fat from my body.
I’m concerned about my health. The only thing left doing is surgery and I simply do not have the money to make this happen. My medical coverage doesn’t cover anything for overweight people. Sometimes, late at night, those infomercials come on t.v. and they talk about losing weight and they have all those people who lost the weight giving interviews. They show all those before and after pictures. “I lost 65 pounds or I lost 170 pounds.”
I’ve read dozens of books and magazines. I just don’t know what else to do. I’ve become a mess. I used to be so handsome with alot of hair. I used to walk in a room and heads would turn.people said who is that stud. Now, I walk in a room and the heads still turn but for different reasons.
I want to be good looking again.