Being fat is something that has followed me around forever. And something that I work very hard to ignore. It is the elephant in the room.
As always, Wikipedia says it best:
"Elephant in the room" is an English metaphorical idiom for an obvious truth that is being ignored or goes unaddressed. The idiomatic expression also applies to an obvious problem or risk no one wants to discuss.
It is based on the idea that an elephant in a room would be impossible to overlook; thus, people in the room who pretend the elephant is not there have chosen to avoid dealing with the looming big issue.
Being more than 100 lb overweight, I kinda sorta AM the elephant in the room......
But not for long. I am getting 100 lb of junk out of my trunk! Don't believe me? Sit back, relax, and WATCH me!