This is so spot on, Chase.
Last year I went crazy and took a total of about 40 pounds of pure fat. I ate madly and operated on huge surpluses every single day.
You're right about the drawbacks of being fat and the benefits foregone, I experienced every single one of them. My life sucked, girls who had crushes on me lost respect, my grades suffered, I was so low energy and just not at ease being alive!
I managed to drop 20 pounds since January. Still got 20 more to go. I'm adding the tips in this article to my portfolio. Excellent timing.