Get Me Some Respect

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: soul queen Aretha Franklin sang it best.  Losing weight has a lot to do with respect.  Do you respect people because they are thinner, while showing less respect for those with extra poundage?  Are you shown less respect when heavier and more respect as you lose weight?  There is something to be said for hard work, and losing weight and keeping it off is hard work.  Continue reading “Get Me Some Respect”

Dying to Live

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Lots of people have had near-death experiences.  Some claim their lives flashed before their eyes.  Others became focused on the things which truly mattered to them.  I had a near-death experience in the hospital and yes, I thought about my children and the man I care for at The End.  But it was what I thought about on the other side of the fatal moment which changed my life. Continue reading “Dying to Live”

When is FAT acceptable?

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When is fat acceptable?  At what points to you cross over from being “normal” to a few pounds overweight, to overweight, to fat?  Sure, you can calculate your body mass index (BMI) according to your height, weight and age to find out technically where you stand on the fat scale, but even if you fall in the “Normal” category, you can still be overweight and unhappy with yourself.    Continue reading “When is FAT acceptable?”

Fat People’s Rule – Be Larger Than Life

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When you are overweight, it is an unspoken rule that you must be larger than life—no pun intended.  What I mean is the driving need to try harder, to be “more” than you are in order to be accepted.  You have got to be big and boisterous and jolly to make up for the fact that you are big.  You must give others a reason to like you besides your uniqueness.  You must bribe them into friendship.  Continue reading “Fat People’s Rule – Be Larger Than Life”

Is there room enough in the world for fat people?

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Is there room enough in the world for fat people?  If calculations are correct, physically, there is.  Not counting Antarctica, the population density of the planet is 115 persons per square kilometer.  Some say the earth’s population can fit into one city; others claim we can all fit into the state of Texas (but Texans are known for their absurd claims on size, so I’ll have to get back with you on that one). Continue reading “Is there room enough in the world for fat people?”

How to Extract Yourself from Embarrassing Moments…Pride Intact

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I’m planning to write a book entitled How to Extract Yourself from Embarrassing Moments with Your Pride Intact.  Actually, the book is already half written.  It’s based on a lifetime of embarrassing moments.  Problem is, I haven’t figured out how to extract myself from these moments with my pride intact, so don’t look for it on bookshelves any time soon. Continue reading “How to Extract Yourself from Embarrassing Moments…Pride Intact”