Purple Horn revisited
Even though I do not have a purple horn on my head, I too have gained some weight due to not being as active as I once was. I can certainly understand some of the issues that you had. As I mentioned previously, I was even ridiculed by co-workers and some family members. I got (and am still getting) the “exercise more” suggestions. When I park in a handicapped space (now that I have the tag) people have actually questioned my health situation, not knowing that I cannot walk very far at a time. Since I have had mobility issues, I am much more sensitive to handicapped accessibility and the plight of others like me.