Bubble Butt Babies

[obesity.jpg]I’m with Peter. Americans need to wake up and stop telling people being fat is OK. We’re not talking about making everyone Calista Flockhart or Laura Flynn Boyle (I can’t think of any famous men with eating disorders at the moment.), so you can relax, Ms. Wann. There’s a difference between being fatter or larger than average and being obese. Obesity is unhealthy. People need to learn that and start exercising and eating healthier foods. Not only are you hurting yourselves and your families, you’re burdening the whole country by raising our insurance rates.

In case you’re wondering, I too battle obesity. I’m 5’8″ and a couple of years ago I peaked at 205 lbs. That’s not morbidly obese, but when you factor in my body fat percentage, you could certainly say I was headed down a dangerous road. Today, I am about 180 lbs. I still have some fat to lose and muscle to gain, but I’m heading in the right direction. My diet is not perfect but it’s much better than it was in college. I’m also running 4 times a week. Obesity runs through my genes (from my mom’s family), so I have to stay vigilant and determined. Anyhow, I just wanted you folks to know that I’m not some perpetually skinny person judging people in situations I’m not familiar with.

Now, put down those potato chips, get up from your computer, and move your bovine behind! 😉

Comments 3

  1. Jerry wrote:

    Urging people to become more healthy is good, but we can still learn some lessons about acceptance and not call them “bovine”. :)

    Posted 04 Apr 2006 at 11:27 am
  2. Tom Smith wrote:

    Dennis Quaid recently admitted to having manorexia.

    Posted 04 Apr 2006 at 3:46 pm
  3. Victoria wrote:

    Right on. I’m 5’7″ and peaked at 206 (211 with clothes and shoes). This put me past overweight into the obese catagory. I lost the weight I needed to, then gained a few back that I’m trying to dispatch before they bring more friends.

    Anyway, I know what it’s like to battle obesity. I’m currently about 145 with a final goal of getting back to 142. I also need to lose fat and gain muscle. It’s a lot harder for women, though, so I know the going will be slow.

    Nice to meet a fellow blogger who’s both Christian and battles weight issues.

    Posted 20 Apr 2006 at 10:12 pm

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