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Enough is enough!

Hey guys.  Today’s post is gonna be kinda serious, so I decided to go ahead and warn you now in case you came here looking for something funny.   So, I was trolling Tumblr this morning, looking for something funny to write about, and I have to say, it is pretty depressing.  I searched the keywords “fat” and “problems”, hoping to find some funny pictures of fat animals, or funny things that people have written (similar to my Fat People Problems, maybe?), or possibly just some pictures of Rebel Wilson being Rebel Wilson.  That girl could do no wrong.  Anyways, while I did find some of these, you know what I found more of?  Pictures of extremely thin girls talking about how fat they looked today.  Pictures of scars and bleeding wounds from where people had cut themselves because they felt so horrible about who they were.  Posts about how they felt so sick because they ate a meal that they spent the next few hours making themselves throw up.  Things like this just make me so sad, and it is even more sad that we have driven ourselves to this.  Is obesity so horrible that it is better to do this ———->

than to eat or gain weight?  I mean, I know this is cause by some sort of mental and/or psychological problem.  But I hate that this exists because of how negative being fat is in our society.  I hate that people would rather cut the word “fat” into their skin (as a constant and everlasting reminder to quit eating) than to be overweight.  And look at this girl.  She is not at all fat.  If anthing, I would say that she is overly skinny, just judging from what I can see.  This is what comes from those people out there who think that it is okay to stigmatize fat people in order to get them to lose weight.  Do you think that the person in that picture is more healthy than someone who is 100lbs overweight?  I can guarantee she is not.  Her body may look better from the outside, but if she is not eating or is throwing up on a regular basis, then she is certainly not anymore healthy than someone who is overweight.  And the thing is, she is not the only one.  There are hundreds of posts like this on Tumblr, as well as on other sites, including Pinterest.  It just seems to me that instead of just focusing on how horrible obesity is, we should focus on how it is viewed by society as a whole, and work on that image.  Take smoking, for example.  It is another highly stigmatized activity, very commonly compared to obesity.  The thing is, however you want to compare them, they are completely different.  I’ve never seen someone yell names out the window at a smoker walking down the road.  I’ve never heard “smoker” jokes like I’ve heard “fat” jokes.  I’ve never seen someone put stickers of  smokers on their truck like this —->

I mean, you don’t see smokers carving “oxygen” into their skin, do you?  No.  So, whether you want to admit it or not, they are different.  In the end, yes, maybe they both affect us the same way, ie: raising healthcare costs, etc.  But there is a certain point-blank and completely acceptable hatred when it comes to being obese, and we really need to change how we view this disease, or medical disorder, or whatever you want to call it.  At the end of the day, whether you weight 100 lbs or 1000, we are all people and we all deserve to be treated that way.  If you think that someone is fat due to them constantly stuffing their face all day, every day, why would you treat them any worse than you would treat a drug addict or a smoker?  Would you put a sticker on your car that says “Don’t blame me…I didn’t hand you the bag of meth”?  Or “Don’t blame me…I didn’t hand you a pack of cigarettes”?  If not, why would you put one that says “Don’t blame me…I didn’t feed your fat ass”?  Why is that viewed as ok?  Why is obeseity viewed with so much more hatred than those things?  Why is it so hard to see that regardless, a person is a person and deserves respect?  Enough is enough.

So, now I will step down off my soapbox and give you pictures of a fat cat, a funny card, and of course, Rebel Wilson.  Enjoy! 🙂

 

 

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Article Roundup

Hey guys!  What’s up today?  Not too much here, just been browsing for something to write about today, and guess what?  I’ve found something interesting.  So, you know how you’ll be on Yahoo.com, scrolling through the news stories, and you’ll see some article about obese people?  Well, I’ve done a little work and rounded up a couple of them and will share the links, then discuss my thoughts (which will probably be negative and sarcastic, you know how I am!).

Okay, so here’s the first one:

http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2013/01/25/obese-drivers-up-to-80-percent-more-likely-to-die-in-car-crashes/

The article is “Obese Drivers up to 80% More Likely to Die in Car Crashes”.  This article discusses (obviously) how us fatties are more likely to die in car accidents due to the fact that cars are not made to properly hold or restrain an overweight person.  The seat belt is usually positioned wrong, according to the article, which allows an obese person to be thrown around more in a crash.  Yeah, read the rest if you’re interested.

Next:

http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1112760604/parenting-obesity-fussy-babies-television-010913/

This one is “Obese Mothers More Likely To Use The Television To Soothe Fussy Babies”.  Pretty much, it states that fat mothers tend to watch more tv than thin mothers and therefore, if they have more active and fussy babies, they will stick them in front of the tv to shut them up rather than actually doing something with them.

And finally, one more:

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/01/a-case-for-shaming-obese-people-tastefully/267446/

“A Case for Shaming Obese People, Tastefully”.  This is one of those crazy articles that says that there is nothing wrong with shaming fat people and making them feel terrible about themselves in order to make them lose weight.

 

Okay, so here is where I’m going with all of this.  What is the deal with all of these studies focusing on obesity?  Is there not other more important things to study than the fact that people are fat?  I know that it has become an epidemic.  I know it’s unhealthy.  But why are they doing a study on fat moms and tv?  Or fat people and car accidents?  I have never once seen a positive article about fat people.  Why can’t they funnel all of this time and money into finding something that will actually help?  Something like how to make healthy food more affordable?  Or how to better support obese people in order to help them make healthier choices?  Why do we live in a world where people feel like the way to make people lose weight and become more healthy is to make them feel so bad about themselves that they want to just hide from the world?  You don’t know what is going on with those people, why they are fat.  I just don’t understand what is wrong with today’s society, why they think that that is the way to fix things.  Whatever, people.  Let’s get constructive.  There is a problem, so let’s fix it, not do stupid, unrelated studies ad nauseam.  Seriously.

 

 

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I’m fat so my cat will be too?

Hey guys!  So, a few days ago, I came across an article on Yahoo.com that made me laugh because it was so utterly ridiculous.  The link is here:

http://shine.yahoo.com/pets/cat-copying-habits-including-overeating-study-says-214600048.html

According to the article, if you are overweight and own a cat, it is probable that your cat will also be fat.  Their rationale:  cats are smart and will mimic your behaviors.  AKA, all fatasses must be constantly raiding the fridge all day every day, which makes your cat want to go eat all day every day too.  Firstly, I’ve had multiple cats, and I agree, they are very smart.  Secondly, my cats were usually by my side the majority of the time I was home.  Thirdly, even though I was fat, my cats were not.  This is the stupidest study I’ve ever heard of and is just another way that people will discriminate and hate on us fatties.  I mean, people already assume that if you are fat and you have fat kids that it’s automatically your fault that they’re fat (which may be true in some cases, but certainly not all), and now they are saying that if you are fat and you have fat animals, it’s also your fault?!  Good Lord.  Will this hatemongering ever end?!  Whatever people.  That’s all I have to say about that.

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Laying it all on the line…

Hey guys.  So, tonight I come to you from a place that isn’t my normal sarcastic and obnoxious self, but a depressed and down self.  This isn’t gonna be a normal  post so much as a sort of journal entry, so consider yourself warned;  if you don’t wanna read my depressed ravings, it might be better to check back on Monday, where I will, hopefully, be in a better mood.

Anyways, you may be asking what I’m so depressed about.  Well, anyone who reads regularly or knows me knows that I was in a car accident a few weeks ago.    Now, thankfully, neither I, nor the woman who hit me was seriously injured, although I did spend half a day in the emergency room and had to take three days off work (she was fine and went on to work).  It’s just that now, almost three weeks later, I’m informed that her insurance company has decided that my car is totaled, and that is where the problem and stress lies.  Now, I just bought this car in the summer; we just sent off our fifth payment yesterday, if that tells you how new it is.  And you know, it’s not even that it’s practically a brand new car…the problem is the fact that we still owe just over $22,000 for it and the insurance company only wants to pay us $19,000.  That leaves us saddled with $3,000 in debt for a car that we don’t even have and couldn’t even drive if we did.  I mean, I went and got the last of my stuff out of it yesterday, and it was laying there with broken pieces scattered all around it.  I can see why it was totaled, but why do they have to screw me over so bad?  I mean, I did absolutely nothing wrong.  I was just driving to work, and suddenly, I was smashed up, my car was smashed up, and I was suddenly in a heap of debt.  How is it fair that I should have to pay a penny?  And don’t even say that life isn’t fair.  I know life isn’t fair, but this, this is a giant, heaping load of bullshit.  I mean, I now have exactly 7 days to come to an agreement with her insurance company and buy a new car.  And why 7 days?  Because that is when her insurance company stops paying for my rental.

So, I’ve learned a few things in this mess that I would like to pass on to you, and I wish I could go back in time and pass them on to me too, but live and learn, I guess.

#1:  Gap Insurance–Now, some of you may have heard of this before, but until this mess, I hadn’t.  What gap insurance is is insurance that pays the “gap” in what is covered by insurance and what is owed.  So, in my case, insurance wants to pay $19K and I owe $22K…Gap Insurance would take care of paying the $3K “gap”.  Now, I’ve heard this could be a pretty penny, but you know, the way car dealers are these days, selling cars for so much more than they bluebook for, it’s probably worth it.

 

#2:  Car Insurance–Truthfully, I don’t know if I just have a bad company or I just have a fantasy view of what these people should actually be doing, but I really don’t see the point of it all.  I mean, I have had to deal with this whole situation alone.  My insurance company has not offered to help in any way, not even when I asked them.  All I was told was that I would have to take it up with her insurance company.  And you know, I feel like that is ALSO a load of shit.  What am I paying these people for if they are just gonna sit on their asses when I need help?  And before you ask, I’m not gonna tell you who my insurance company is, or who hers is…the last thing I need is someone suing me for libel and slander.  Anyways, I am just severely disappointed with the quality of services I have received.

 

#3:  Life isn’t fair, so don’t waste your time complaining when the world gets down on you–Through this whole thing, my issue has been the issue of fairness.  It seems to me that I shouldn’t have to do a thing in this situation.  I didn’t cause the accident, I wasn’t at fault, she was.  To me, it seems like between my insurance company and hers, they should deal with each other, deal with my car, and get me a new comparable car without any hassle to me.  I mean, I did nothing wrong.  Why should I be out $3,000 and a car when this other woman made the mistake?  I should be able to go on my merry way in a rental and come home one day with a new car sitting in my driveway waiting for me, like the whole thing was just a bad dream and never really happened.  But alas, it DID happen, and I have to pay the price for someone else’s dumb mistake.  And you know what?  That is how the world we live in works.  We are all paying for someone else’s mistakes in some way, and I guess it’s time we just learn to bend over and take it, because it’s a dog-eat-dog world, and even if you don’t get eaten, eventually, you’ll at least suffer a bite.

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Do you even care?

Hey guys!  So, today, I want to rant a little and also share some thoughts with you.  Firstly, I am starting to get slightly disappointed in this blog.  When I first started, back in the summer, I felt like I was running at full force…I was full of material to write about, I was excited and getting feedback from others, and every day, I was getting new comments and new likes on my Facebook fanpage.  Flash forward to today.  I checked my blog today and had nine comments.  While that seems like it would be great, it wasn’t.  You see, all nine of those comments were spam.  As have been every single comment since I actually moved my blog to its own dedicated site.  I have now gotten more spam comments than real comments, and truthfully, it’s pretty depressing.  I mean, I had hopes that when I started this blog, it would be a place for my friends as well as others who just happened to wander across the site to laugh with me and share their own stories.  And while I have gotten some great support from some people, I am just starting to feel like no one is really interested and maybe I’m just wasting my time.  I don’t know.  I mean, I know that my blog is very young, and I can’t expect much to begin with, but I was at least expecting a little more support and input from my friends and family.  And maybe it’s just because I’m not interesting anymore.  I don’t know.  I just can’t really decide whether I want to continue to go along this path anymore.  The thing is, part of my plan with this was to share other people’s stories as well as my own, and how can I do that if no one wants to tell me their thoughts?  I don’t know.  I guess that’s all.  What do you guys think?  Should I continue?  Would you care if I quit?  Would anyone?

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Decent clothes for fatties? I don’t think so!

Today, I want to rant a little.  Can you guys handle that?  I’m hoping the answer is “yes”.  Anyways, as most of you guys with any functioning senses can tell, winter is definitely on its way.  Like most fatties, this is good for me, and bad.  I love winter because: A) No more pesky heat rash on my thighs for a few months, and B) I won’t look like I just climbed out of the shower because I have so much sweat rolling off of me due to the 186 degree heat.  While these things are nice, there is also the fact that the cooler weather requires a different set of clothes.  Now, I’m not saying I don’t have any winter clothes, because I do, but let’s face it, they are the same ones I’ve been wearing year after year, and I’m sick of them.  I went this weekend to Kohl’s, which is usually where I get a lot of my new clothes.  They’re usually pretty cheap, and I can pretty much always find some clothes that are my style.  The thing is, I’m tired of my style.  I’m sick of button-up shirts with a plain tee underneath.  I mean, I’ve been wearing nothing but this style for years!  I want to wear something that is stylish and that looks good, but the fact is, for people my size, it’s pretty impossible to find a piece of clothing that fits this criteria.  I mean, even when you go to a site like www.casualmale.com, (which is another place that gets a lot of my money), you see pretty much the same old thing, and not to mention, for a store that caters to big and tall men, you would think they could get a model that weighs more than 180lbs.  I mean, on what planet is that big? This is the biggest guy I could find on the website:

I guess I’m just gonna have to lose weight in order to wear the clothes I want.  I’m all for fat acceptance, and I think that it should totally be an individual’s choice as to whether they want to try to diet and lose weight.  I’m just sick of being the way that I am and I think it’s time I finally get serious.

I’m tired of this. I want something different!

 

 

 

Something like this maybe? Image: http://www.thisandthatstyle.tumblr.com

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Thought of the day–8/28/2012- Tuesday “Rant Day”

Hey guys!  So, today is “Rant Day”, but to tell you the truth, it’s been getting harder and harder in the last few weeks to actually find something to rant about.  Well, I found something today, and I’m gonna share it with you…firstly, here is what I read, along with the link to the page:

“Fat People Suck by The King Posted 11.18.2003

I have a problem with fat people. Whenever I look at someone
who is obese I get this bottled up rage inside of me. Don’t
ask why or how. It just happens. Nothing makes me more sick
than seeing a fat person with a positive self-image about
themselves. When fat people think they’re cool or the shit I
get this uncontrollable aggression where I want to rip them
limb from limb. The kind where you just walk up and punch
them right between their squinty “fat” eyes. I have come to
realize that there are several different types of fat
people. Now don’t get me wrong. I would never want to
stereotype fat people, however, here is a list of how all
fat people are. Each fat person has at least one of these
characteristics in them:

1. The Social Fat Guy – This is the guy who tries to be the
life of the party. The guy in the Hawaiian buttoned down
dress shirt that’s not tucked in. These guys are very eager
to fit in. If you ever need some quick cash ask to borrow
money from them. They will never ask to be paid back in
fear that it might upset you.

2. Fat Person With A Crush – This is the person (usually
female) who tries to get attention by making it very public
who they have a crush on. Whether the crush involves
someone they actually know or a celebrity they act like
they are madly in love with them (Think Rosie O’Donnel and
Tom Cruise before she turned dyke). They tend to flirt very
heavily with guys way out of their league.

3. The Fat Friend – This is the very sensitive fat person with
lots of friends of the opposite sex. The majority of these
friendships form out of pity. I happened to see two
different occasions of this at lunch today. This obese guy
was eating with two girls obviously out of his reach. Same
with this huge fat bitch who sat down at this guy’s table
and made him eat with her. They were only one table apart
and I couldn’t help but think, “These two would make the
perfect couple”. Another classification commonly used for
these type of obese individuals is called the “Great
Personality Friend”.

4. The Fat Person In Denial – These are normally males who
still hold the notion that they are big-boned or never lost
their baby fat. They just don’t understand…but we do.

5. The Fat Girl Who Wears Skinny Girls Clothing – This is by
far the most troubling characteristic a fat person could
carry. Some fat females take it upon themselves to push the
limits. They like to wear tube tops, short skirts, and
other skimpy clothing that reveals their abnormally sized
body. The epitome of this is when a girl wears a shirt that
shows her belly button ring while simultaneously showing
every fucking cupcake and hoho this girl has eaten in her
life. If looking at her doesn’t repulse you enough just
remember girls like this are scientifically known to carry
more STD’s. They also tend to wear pants so tight that the
little flap on the front flips over and you can see every
notch of the zipper holding on for dear life before it
explodes at the seam.

6. The “On A Diet” Fat Person – This is the type of fat person
who orders two Super-Sized Big Mac’s with cheese, large
fries, and a large diet coke. They claim to be on a diet
yet you never notice a difference in their appearance. They
order a salad for lunch and then consume 5,365 calories at
dinner alone.

If you see a fat person, your best option is to remind them
how fat they are at least twice a day. Destroying their
self-confidence and ridiculing them is a very productive
weight loss technique in which you are actually helping them
in the long run. Keep in mind that fat people also think it’s
funny when you mumble under your breath when they order their
meals. Just make sure you avoid any sympathy directed towards
them because it’s their own damn fault they’re fat plus it
will encourage them to stay fat.”

This was found at: http://forum.lowcarber.org/showthread.php?t=281640

Okay, so generally, I wouldn’t post someone else’s FULL post, but there didn’t really seem to be any bit of that hate that I could cut out.  So, my first problem with this person and this type of thinking is that for some reason, this guy, (along with A LOT of others), believe that for whatever reason, if you are overweight, you should not be allowed to like yourself, have fun, have friends, or have a positive self-image.  Secondly, he says that he would never want to stereotype someone, yet he has already done this in the previous sentence saying that fat people have “squinty” eyes.  I’m fat, but I’m pretty sure that I don’t have “squinty” eyes.  And does he hate everyone of asian decent too, due to their eye shape?  And gosh, he must REALLY hat fat asians…fatassed AND squinty-eyed…a double whammy!

I read through this guy’s six descriptions of fat people, trying to decide which one I am, (you know, since I’m fat, I couldn’t possibly be my own person).  I have decided that I am actually a mix of two of them, the “Social Fat Guy”, and “The Fat Friend”, with possibly a bit of the “‘On A Diet’ Fat Person”.   I do wear the unbuttoned, untucked shirts, and I do strive to fit in, yet I also have a lot of female friends, many of whom might be considered to be “out of my reach”.  I’m also on a diet. 

I guess the thing that I have to wonder with people who think this way is “Why?”  What could make someone harbor so much hate towards a person with a certain body type that they want to “rip them limb from limb”?  Is it that fat people are deemed lazy?  If anything, I think fat people are the least lazy of everyone!  I mean, why don’t you carry around an extra 100lbs, 200lbs, or even more, and see how it affects your daily life.  I guarantee that you wont walk around the same or run to the gym to work out quite as often.  And he complains that fat people eat SO much…well, yeah, they do.  But you know what?  Firstly, it’s their right to eat as much or little as they like, and secondly, do you not eat more after a long day of exercise?  Because let’s face it, when you are carrying around an extra 200lbs + (as I am), EVERY day is a long day of exercise.  Now, that doesn’t mean that I don’t do additional workouts or exercise, because I do.  But until you find yourself carrying around that much extra baggage all day, EVERY day, you just couldn’t even imagine.  And then there is the argument to just lose weight.  Well, yeah, that would be nice wouldn’t it.  I mean, if I lost 2lbs. a week (the recommended maximum to lose per week), well, let’s see…it would take me two years to go get down to my goal weight.  2 YEARS!  That doesn’t mean that I don’t want to do it, and that I’m not trying, but seriously, you can’t just say, “Why don’t you just lose weight?”, because it’s not that easy, and it doesn’t just happen overnight.  And the fact that you might see a fat person eating out DOES NOT MEAN THEY ARE NOT ON A DIET!  I mean, I am currently on Weight Watchers, but do you think that in the next two years that it takes me to lose my weight that I am NEVER going to eat a fattening meal?  That I will NEVER eat McDonalds or Cheddars, or mexican, or pizza?  I mean, yeah, to lose weight, you have to have determination, but you can’t expect a person to subsist entirely on salad for two years.  It is just impossible.  And finally, his last comment, that you should never give any compassion or sympathy to someone overweight, and that you should tear them down and destroy all of their self-confidence, because yeah, that is how you should treat another human being.  I just hope that someday, this guy gets back what he gives.  It just blows my mind that someone would feel like he does and think that it’s ok. 

Anyways, I guess that’s all.  I just hope that for those of you who are out there reading this who share the opinion of the guy who smeared his hate all over the internet, you can step back and realize how hard it is to be fat and how hard it is to change.  And realize that it is okay to be happy.  Some people have no problem being fat, and there is nothing wrong with that.  Yes, maybe it causes additional health issues, but sometimes it doesn’t.  And you know what?  It may take me two years to lose enough weight to reach my goal, but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t be happy with who I am until then.  I mean, I could walk outside and be hit by a bus tomorrow, so shouldn’t I live every day to the fullest and live happy with who I am? 

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Thought of the day–8/21/2012 Tuesday Rant

Hey guys!  So, it’s rant day!  You guys know I love a good rant!  So what will we talk about today?  Hmmm…Well, for a change, I think that today, I want to rant about myself.  Kind of odd, huh?  Well, obviously, since I started this blog, I’ve been thinking about the issues that overweight people face regularly.  All day, I notice fat people, what they are doing, how they are acting, and how they are being treated.  My mind is always searching for my next topic.  As my regular readers also know, I’m also trying to lose weight.  The fact is, I DO think that overweight people need to be treated just like everyone else.  Some people choose to be fat, some have medical issues and don’t.  Either way, it shouldn’t matter.  Why are you gonna hate a person you don’t even know just due to some stereotype that you have about their body type?  Not every fat person spends the day downing doughnuts.  Not every fat person stinks.  Not every fat person lacks self-control.  Not to mention, you can’t know if that fat person is working to lose weight.  Just because they are in a restaurant doesn’t mean that they aren’t on a diet.  I mean, right now, I’m on a serious diet.  My daily meals go something like this:

Breakfast: 1 egg + 2 egg white omelet with diced ham, onions, green pepper, mushrooms, and a sprinkle of shredded cheese, along with 1 or 2 pieces of wheat toast.

Lunch:  Mixed lettuce salad with 1-2 servings of lite Ranch dressing, also a bowl of assorted fresh fruits including watermelon, apple slices, pears, grapes, and clementines.

Snack:  Assorted fresh fruits

Dinner:  A weight watchers recipe, something like a ham and turkey wrap with baked fries, or maybe oven baked chicken with vegetables.

But you know what?  I DO eat out sometimes, AND, I’m still fat, at least for now.  Yeah, I’m losing weight, but I’m still fat and judged right now.  But anyways, that is not why I’m ranting right.  I’m ranting because of the fact that I tend to believe that everyone is judging me, whether they are or not.  I go to a restaurant and I can’t help but imagine the things that people may or may not be thinking about me.  Are they thinking I’m disgusting because I asked for a table because I can’t comfortably sit in their booths?  Are they laughing at me because I ordered a diet soda or because I got steamed broccoli as a side with my burger?  Are they thinking, “Why do you even try, you disgusting blob?”  Truthfully, I doubt it, but I can’t help always feeling self conscious.  I go to the gym and wonder if people are judging me.  I go walking at the park and have to move over for someone jogging past me and wonder if they are thinking, “I wish this fatass would just go home and eat some twinkies and get out of my way!”  A few weeks ago, my wife and I were driving to my grandma’s house and stopped to get some food on the way.  We decided to eat in the car while driving in order to save time.  While stopped at a stoplight, I began eating some of my fries and looked over at the guy next to me. He was laughing, and got the attention of the passenger, who then turned to look at me and also started laughing.  Were those people judging me?  Were they laughing because the fatass in the car next to them was chowing down on some fries?  Or did they just think it was funny to see someone eating in the car?  I don’t know, but the paranoia comes from being judged my whole life.  I mean, I’ve been walking down the road, minding my own business, only to have someone yell “Fatass!” out the window at me.  I’ve been sitting outside at a restaurant eating dinner, and had someone drive by and do the same.  I mean, yeah, maybe I’m crazy and paranoid, but at least you can see where I’m coming from.  I guess I just need to realize that all of these things don’t matter.  Truthfully, I shouldn’t care what you think.  All that should matter is that I’m doing what I can to be healthy, whether I am fat or not.  And it does, but it doesn’t make the feelings of paranoia disappear.  I guess as a species, we are ingrained to find approval in others.  We are social beings.  We like knowing that others like who we are.  I guess I need to remember that really, I only need to worry about liking myself.  If others don’t like me because I’m fat, that’s perfectly fine.  If you are so shallow that you make a judgement about someone only due to their appearance, then I really don’t want to waste my time getting to know you anyways. 

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Thought of the day–8/14/2012 Tuesday Rant

Hello all of you beautiful peoples!  It’s a beautiful day for a rant, so let’s not delay!

My rant today has to do with some comments that were made to me about my blog this past weekend.  I know a couple of people who seem to be against the very idea of this blog, even though they themselves claim not to have read it.  I’m not sure exactly what their hang-up is…are they offended by the cursing in the blog?  I hope not, as they curse themselves, and it would be very hypocritical of them to be angry about that.  Do they think that I am making fun of fat people?  Or maybe they think I am making fun of thin people?  Either way, they are right.  I am critical of EVERYONE.  Fat, thin, tall, short, old, young…if you are a human being, I will probably mention you in this blog at some point.  I don’t believe that anyone is better than anyone else, and when it comes to this blog, everyone will be treated the same.  The thing is, maybe they are offended that I am concentrating on problems and situations that are common to overweight people, and not talking about skinny people problems too.  There was even a comment made by one of these people that she gained a bit of weight once and no one ever treated her different.  Well, I’m sure that she still weighed within a normal range, and I told her to add an extra 200lbs. to that and see if people still treated her the same.  She replied that people always give her a hard time because she is skinny, saying she is sick/has AIDS, whatever.  I told her that if she had actually READ my blog, she would see that I actually discussed the problems that thin people have in a past post, and if she had such problems in life, she should start a blog of her own.  Besides, I am fat.  I am not thin.  I am not going to blog about something I know nothing about.  I wanted to bring to light the unspoken taboo of the fatass world.  It seems to me that no one wants to talk about what it is like to be fat, or discuss the problems that fat people have to deal with on a daily basis.  Everyone wants to cure it, though.  No one has ever hesitated to tell me to go on a diet, or go exercise more, or quit eating, as if those things would instantly cure me and make my life so much better.  The thing is, there is more to me than my weight.  How do you think that makes me, or any other fatass out there, feel?  Not many people are able to see past the weight.  I mean, do you think that it makes me feel good when all I hear is the negative comments, and no one ever just thinks I should just be happy with who I am?  Would it be better if I go through life always depressed with who I am, always pining for what I could be?  If you think that, go somewhere else.  I don’t want your opinion.  Anyways, these certain people continue to argue about my blog, when, like I said, they claim not to have even read it.  How can they complain if they haven’t read it?!  They have no idea what it is about if they haven’t read it, all they are doing is making assumptions about it, and you know what they say about assuming.  I just think that it would be like this:  One of them walks in, saying they just wrote a book and they want me to read it and tell them what I think.  They hand me the book, I look at it, read the title, then toss it back to them and tell them that it sucks, I don’t like it, and I don’t agree with what it says.  How exactly could I discern that from the title alone?  I couldn’t, and the same thing goes for them.  They can’t make a decision about this blog one way or the other if they haven’t read it.  So, for the two of you, here is my response to your argument:  Until you have read at least ten of my posts, keep your opinions to yourselves.  I don’t care if you discuss this amongst yourselves, if you discuss it with others, whatever, just don’t talk to me about it, because I don’t want your uneducated opinion.  Just shut up, grow up, and get over it.  That is all.

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Thought of the day–8/07/2012 Tuesday Rant Day

Hola, amigos!  So here it is, another Tuesday “Rant Day”, but you know what?  I actually don’t have a rant for you guys today.  Other than it’s really hard to build a website.  But that’s something else entirely.  ANYWAYS…Since I don’t have a rant for you, I decided that I would give you the opposite, and actually praise something that I saw today.  While watching television, I saw a Nike commercial that I had never seen before.  It was an overweight kid running down the road.  Nothing else, just a kid running.  And there was a narrator that said this:

“Greatness.
It’s just something we made up.
Somehow we’ve come to believe that greatness is a gift reserved for a chosen few, for prodigies, for superstars, and the rest of us can only stand by watching.
You can forget that.
Greatness is not some rare DNA strand, not some precious thing. Greatness is no more unique to us than breathing.
We’re all capable of it. All of us.”

Image: Nike

I have to say, I was really pleased by this commerical.  Firstly, when was the last time you saw an obese ANYTHING in a Nike commercial?  Uh, never.  I’ve read some begruding comments about this commercial, saying things like, “Oh, that’s not realistic”, or “Lots of overweight people can’t run”.  Well, the second is definitely true.  I couldn’t just throw on a pair of Nikes and go running down the road.  Well, I could, but it wouldn’t be pretty…just imagine all those jelly rolls and man-boobs bouncing around in every direction, not to mention the fire caused by the friction of my thighs rubbing together.  Yeah.  I don’t run unless I am being chased by a herd of angry wildebeests, and maybe not even then.  I don’t, however belive that there aren’t lots of overweight people out there running.  How is a fatass running “unrealistic”?  I’m hoping that when I lose some weight and get more in shape that I can run too.  It’s always kind of been one of those untouchable dreams of mine.  You know, something you have always wanted, but figured you would never get?  Anyways, I hope that this commercial inspires lots of people out there, kids and adults alike, to not give up if losing weight is your dream, and you don’t have to be a skinny bitch to be great.

Anyway, here is the commercial.  Watch it.  Then go run.  (If you can)

There is also an article about the kid in the commercial here:
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