Obese person here - with normal BP, low overall cholesterol, high HDL, no diabetes or insulin resistance and a lovely attitude about life
I know that sometimes fat folks are discriminated against, even in jobs, but I am who I am and I'm health as a horse (even while being the same size).
I also exercise everyday - okay well most days - sometimes school gets in the way. Maybe we need to realize we don't have all the answers, and accept people as they are.
I've worked with diabetic patients who are seriously overweight/obese and helped them make better food choices for their diabetes. Did they lose a ton of weight - no, were they healthier and had more diabetic control - absolutely.
I'd love to have the regimen of Biggest Loser, but I don't, oh well.
Am I still going to be a great nurse - of course.