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Is your child fat? If their school thinks so, you’ll know soon enough! Hey guys…so yesterday, I heard a story about a school that sent home letters to some of the parents with children in their school saying that the children were obese. Here’s the link:
I have a few thoughts about this, so let me share them with you. My first thought when hearing this story was this: Why is the school doing this? What concern is it to them whether or not the child is obese? If they are, (which, since they are only judging by BMI and taking nothing else into consideration, most of these kids are probably only overweight, at most), does the school think that the parents don’t know? I just can’t understand this whole situation. Schools are a place to send your children to learn, or at least they used to be. Anymore, there are constantly stories about making school lunches more healthy, and getting the kids more exercise, and I even read a story about some schools making the kids sit on yoga balls instead of chairs at their desks, because it “helps” them pay better attention. I’m sorry, but I can’t imagine paying attention to anything but the pain in my back after hours of sitting on a yoga ball and having absolutely no back support. I just don’t feel that it is the school’s place to worry about the body mass of their students. Well, unless they think that the student is not being fed at home, in which case it becomes an abuse/neglect situation.
I just think that this opens the door to more bullying from other students, along with bashing the self-esteem of the students who received the letters. Can you imagine how it would feel to have your school send a letter home saying that you’re fat? Looking at your school nurse, your teacher, your principal, and knowing that they think you are obese? That, along with the fact that other kids would make a big deal of the situation. Picture this: A slightly overweight kid is walking down the hall, and is pushed down by a gang of bullies. “Hey fatass! Did you get a letter? Bet you did, your titties are bigger than my mom’s!” This is just another form of discrimination for people who are overweight, and now, not only are they going after adults (more info about employment healthcare based on BMI to come later in the week), they are now going after kids, too. Is it healthy to be fat? Not always. Is stigmatizing fat people to the point where their lives are miserable at every turn going to help the “obesity epidemic”? Hell no. You know what? If someone is fat, get over it. Until you start walking down the street slapping every smoker, or running every person who is texting while driving off the road, or throwing every drug addict into the sewers to live where you think they belong, mind your own damn business. It is nobody’s business but mine that I am fat. My obesity is in no way impairing your health, so get over it. Do you want to sit next to me on the bus because I take up a bit more space than some skinny person? No, maybe not. But I don’t wanna sit next to the guy who poured on half a bottle of cologne, either, but sometimes, you gotta do some things that you find unpleasant. If that random fat person in McDonalds is not impairing YOUR health, then grow up and get over it. And please…spare me the “well, my taxes are paying for the healthcare of all those obese people!” arguement. MY taxes are paying for a whole hell of a lot that I don’t agree with, so, I’m sorry, that arguement is invalid.
Anyways, that’s my thoughts. What do you guys think? Go read the story and leave me a comment and let me know!
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! 🙂
What up, peeps? So, as some of you know, at the start of the new year, I went back on my diet. And I’m doing it for real this time. Been going to the gym, eating healthy, the works. Let’s not call it a diet. It’s my new way of life. Anyways, I have some fears about losing a bunch of weight. I have dreams of losing weight and looking something like Ryan Reynolds. That would be nice wouldn’t it? I mean, if I’m gonna do it, I might as well do it right, right? So, for inspiration, I’ve been looking up pictures of what it looks like when people lose a lot of weight. Just FYI–I’d like to lose around 200lbs…that’s about half of my body. So, here’s what I’ve found:
What I look like now:
What I want to look like after I lose weight:
What I’m afraid I’ll look like after I lose weight:
What I’ll probably have to do if I look like that ^ after I lose weight:
Now, realistically, I don’t expect to ever look like Ryan Reynolds. I mean, he trains in the gym for like, half of his life, and you know what Sweet Brown says…”Ain’t nobody got time for dat!” Now, the picture of the guy with all the saggy skin is a little bit overkill for me. That guy lost like, 500lbs, but still, saggy skin is a reality for me. And I kinda feel like, which would I rather have? Gross folds of saggy, baggy skin hanging from my arms, legs, stomach, and everywhere in between, or would I rather be a fatass forever? I guess when it comes down to it, I would rather be healthy and saggy than to be a fatass who dies at 45, but really, I wish there were some other options. But what about plastic surgery, you ask? Yeah. They do this thing called a corset trunkplasty, where they take you in across your belly and junk. Estimated cost: $15,000. End result:
Yeah…not much prettier than the saggy skin, is it? This picture is a man who lost 300lbs, and this is 6 months after his surgery. I’m just thinking, jeez…it kinda sucks either way. Anyways, I guess becoming a bodybuilder is always an option. I guess it’s not bad to be huge as long as your hugeness is caused my mounds of muscle and not folds of fat. It might be nice to be able to lift a small plane with one hand, I guess. I wouldn’t really have to worry about being mugged or anything anymore…So yeah, guess if all else fails, I’ll become a body builder! Alright! Anyways, guess that’s it, even if I don’t have to worry about any of this for at least a year or more. Leave it to me to always see the downside. Whatevs. See you guys tomorrow!
Hey guys! So, after a full week of dieting and working out, this is pretty much my life. Yeah, pity me.
Hey guys! Today, you’re in for a treat! Okay, maybe not a treat, per se, but you know, whatever. ANYWAYS, I am starting my first serial comic today, and we will see how it goes. I don’t know how long the series is, maybe only a few episodes, but whatever. Hopefully you guys like it as much as my regular comics, and stay tuned next week for a new adventure!
Hey guys! Happy Monday to you all, as I’m sure you all woke up bright and cheery and looking forward to another LLLLLLOOOOONNNNNGGGGG week of work, right? I know I did! Anyways, as today is January 7th, I wanted to ask you guys, how are the resolutions going? We have now been into the year 2013 for a full week, and I’m sure that most of you who got that 1-year gym membership on January 1st have already found some excuse as to why you couldn’t go and rolled over and slept an extra hour at least three times already. Am I right? Of course I am! Anyways, I just wanted to share with you guys about my resolution, and let you know how I’m doing.
So yeah, I’m gonna give you three guesses as to what my resolution was, and the first two guesses don’t count. You got it? Yep…I want to lose weight in the new year. But you know what? It’s much more than that for me. This year, I’m turning 29, which sadly (and obviously), is the last year of my twenties. If, at any time in the world I could finally consider myself an true adult, it is at the end of my twenties. I mean, at this point, I’m expected to have a career, a house, kids, a dog, cat, hamster, and fish, a white picket fence, and some annoying neighbors who are too nosy for their own good. Well, I have a good job (doesn’t pay great, but I absolutely love it, anyways), I do own a house (even though I don’t live in it), and as for the rest, well, they haven’t happened yet. But, the thing is, I want them. Well, at least the kids…we can leave off the rest and I’d be ok with that. But you know, even if I had kids right now, I can imagine it would be pretty miserable. I mean, for a guy of my size, I feel like I’m pretty fit. I mean, I got out and walked 2 miles the other day. Do you see a lot of 400lb + men out there doing that? I know I don’t. But you know, that doesn’t mean that it’s okay. I was trying to fit into a shirt the other day and realized something as I looked in the mirror. Firstly, I looked like a balloon. Secondly, I realized how much weight I’ve gained recently. And, I mean, I’ve been stressed out lately, and then you know, it was the holidays, but still…Looking in the mirror, I realized that my man-boobs now rival Dolly Parton’s, my stomach is roughly the size of the Good Year blimp, and my thighs could be mistaken for those of a t-rex if only they weren’t as white as Casper the Ghost. So if I did have kids, A) I would be constantly out of breath, and B) I would stand a pretty good chance of rolling over and killing them as we played. But, seriously…I don’t want to go through life having my kids judged because of what I am. I mean, I don’t wanna be the fat dad raising fat kids who everyone hates and blames for high taxes and health insurance. Just take this article, for instance: (http://news.yahoo.com/poll-few-americans-know-risks-obesity-085408215.html)
The one with the two overweight ladies talking to each other? I really hate pictures like that, not because I hate fat people (obviously), or that I find them disgusting, but because I find the practice of reducing these people down to nothing but their obesity is a horrible practice. But, other people have different opinions, and I’ll share some of the comments with you:
Anonymous • 13 mins ago
It’s TIME to take this disgusting photo DOWN. We’ve viewed it too many times, already. We “get the picture”. Food stamps…….lazy…..taxpayers’ burdens.
At least those big women in the pict. can give a lot of shade in the cruel hot sun.
ROFL , 2 black porkers arguing about where they are going to eat lunch at
Many Americans have become so arrogant and stupid they think that being criticized for being a big fat slob is something they should rebel against and that the people criticizing them are in the wrong for pointing out their gluttony . The reality is they should be ashamed of themselves for allowing themselves to get so fat in the first place. They deserve to get laughed at and criticized for being so fat, lazy and such slobs
But yeah, I guess I need to work on that. Anyways, I guess that’s an update as to how my resolution is going, and a little background into why hopefully, this year will be different. So with that, I will sign off for today, and I’ll see you guys tomorrow!
Hey guys! Been gone the last few days, thanks to the wonderful holiday season, and I hope you guys had a great Christmas, or Hannukah, or Festivus, or Kwanzaa, or whatever it is you celebrate. I know I had a good one, though busy and exhausting, but it was good, nonetheless.
So, today I am gonna repost a quizzy/survey-type thing that I read on another blog that I follow (www.anonyvox.com, if you must know!). I thought it might be a good way for me to look back on the year and a way for some of you guys to get to know me a little better! So here we go!
1. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?
I started this blog! I had never really read blogs and definitely hadn’t written one before this, so that is one thing I had never done. Not to mention the whole buying my own domain and setting up a website thing. I never would have thought that would have happened!
2. Did you keep your New Year’s Resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Uh, well, in general, my New Year’s Resolutions are usually to lose weight and junk, so yeah, I lost a little, gained a little, whatever. I probably will make more for this year, and it’ll probably be the same one (to lose weight), but I’m gonna hope that this year, I actually stick with it.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
My cousin Ashley had a daughter, Amiya. Other than that, no one that was really to me did.
4. Did anyone close to you die?
No. Luckily, I have never lost a loved one that I can actually remember or was close to, so this year, I was lucky again. Hopefully, next year will remain death-free also!
5. What countries did you visit?
Countries?! Seriously? Uh, the United States of Bankrupt. Does that count?
6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?
More self-control, over my attitude, my budget, myself. And money, definitely more money!
7. What dates from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Probably just November 26th. It was the date of my first real car accident, and although I wasn’t seriously injured, I will probably never forget it.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I’m gonna say that it was gaining self-confidence. I think that doing this blog has really helped me come out a little, to become more comfortable with myself. I mean, I’ve put a lot of personal thoughts and feelings out there for you guys, and it has dramatically increased my confidence.
9. What was your biggest failure?
Well, I would like to think that I didn’t really fail at anything this year, that I just didn’t do it perfectly and that I’ve given myself a chance to do it again this year, better.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Nothing serious. I had a cystoscopy, which felt serious, and the car accident, which also felt serious, but really, neither of them really was.
11. What was the best thing you bought?
My web domain, www.fatassinaskinnyworld.com!
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
My wife. She has really become more comfortable with herself as well this year, has become a leader at work, and I am so proud of her. I couldn’t ask for a better woman to spend my life with!
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Appalled and depressed? Uh, I don’t really know. I’ve been slightly depressed with the state of our nation, and the recent spate of shootings has been pretty appalling, so I guess that is my answer.
14. Where did most of your money go?
The majority of the money that did not pay bills went the Real Hacienda Mexican restaurant in Owensboro, KY. I could literally live on their fajitas jalisco and queso.
15. What did you get really, really excited about?
Hmmm…well, I got really excited about buying a new car this summer. Got excited about starting this blog. Got excited about getting a couple of raises at work. Overall, it’s been a pretty good year for me.
16. What song will always remind you of 2012?
Hmmm…I will probably always think of this year whenever I hear “We Are Young” by fun., as well as “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye.
17. Compared to this time last year, are you (a) happier or sadder? (b) thinner or fatter, and (c) richer or poorer?
Well, I don’t think I’m sadder. A little more stressed about things, but not sadder. I am definitely fatter. I went on a diet last year right before Christmas and lost a bunch of weight, and as I’ve gained most of it back (which usually happens), yeah, fatter. No doubt. And probably poorer, or at least deeper in debt.
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
I wish I could have traveled more this year. Normally, my wife and I take a trip for our anniversary in the 3rd week of October, but due to my cystoscopy this year, we didn’t get to do it and our vacation was pretty much shot. An actual vacation would have been nice.
19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
I don’t really know. Spend money? I wish we had been able to save more and spend less, but you know, it is what it is.
20. How will you be spending Christmas?
I will spend one day with my family, one day with my wife’s extended family, and one day with my wife’s close family. It’s a busy time, lots of travelling, but it’s nice to see everyone.
21. What was your favorite TV program?
Hmmm…well, I discovered “Big Bang Theory” this year and it was definitely my favorite, but I have also enjoyed watching “Glee” and “Mike and Molly”.
22. What was the best book you read?
Gosh, I don’t even know…I read A LOT during a year…I couldn’t even name half of the books I’ve read. If I had to think of one I’ve read that I really enjoyed, it would have to be the Hunger Games series. I really enjoyed reading these and thought the movie was pretty good too.
23. What was your favorite music from this year?
As mentioned above, I really like fun. and Gotye. I am really glad that I discovered them this year.
24. What did you want and get?
The biggest thing? I wanted a new car, and I got one. Well, actually I got two. So yeah.
25. What did you want and not get?
I wanted to win one of the giant lotteries, and I didn’t even get a buck. L
26. What was your favorite film this year?
Holy crap, that’s a hard one to answer. There are so many movies I watched this year, and so many I liked. The one I can think of right off…Pitch Perfect. It’s not the best movie out there, but man, I love me some Rebel Wilson, and she was awesome in this movie. There were probably some I liked better or at least the same, but I can’t think of them right now.
27. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Well, firstly, I was 28. I didn’t really do much. My mom and brother came into town to visit, but other than that, it was probably a pretty regular day.
28. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Ummm…well, it would have been nice to not have had so much stress, but most of the stressful situations this year have been learning situations, so I guess in the end, I’ll come out better.
29. How would you describe your personal style concept in 2012?
What? I’m not sure what this means. Is it clothing style? If so, it was pretty much the same as always. I like to be comfy, so my clothes reflect that.
30. What kept you sane?
Coming home and chilling with my wife after work, maybe going to get dinner, watching tv/movies, crafting, blogging.
31. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Spongebob Squarepants…I definitely fancied him the most 😉
32. Which political issue stirred you the most?
Well, this was a voting year, so voting, I guess. I’m also pretty sure that our economy is about to go down the drain, so that’s pretty stirring too.
33. Who did you miss?
I missed my family and wish I could have seen them more, but as we live 3 hours away, getting to see them as much as I can makes me happy.
34. Who was the best new person you met?
I met a guy named Brandon this year who has quickly become one of my best friends. I’m really glad for that.
35. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012.
Be comfortable with who you are now, even if you want to change. If people won’t accept you for who you are, you don’t need them.
36. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
“I’m sexy and I know it!” –LMFAO
So, today, I was maybe gonna post a “What you see and what you get”, but I was on Pinterest and saw a post for something on Buzzfeed, headed on over there, and BAM! Like magic, all thoughts disappeared and I was sucked into the void that Buzzfeed is. So, I pulled a bunch of stuff that I laughed at off of there and I’m gonna post it all right here for you! So sit back, relax, and hopefully, laugh! (all photos are from www.buzzfeed.com!)
#1: Now, I don’t like to make fun of people. No wait, scratch that. I like to make fun of EVERYBODY, but I like to make fun of them equally. I make fun of you, of her, of him, and most importantly, of myself. Some people may get the impression that I like to make fun of fat people because I do the “Fat People Shouldn’t” and I guess it may come across as making fun of them. The thing is, I’m fat, so I feel like I can. I’m not skinny, so I’m not gonna just make fun of skinny people and then get a bunch of flak about how I just hate skinny bitches because I’m jealous, lazy, blah, blah, etc. Maybe I should just do a “People Shouldn’t” and put pictures of fat people, skinny people, ugly people, panda bears, unicorns, and the occasional building, but you know, how would it fit my theme of “Fatass in a skinny world” then? It wouldn’t, so shut yo mouth! ANYWAYS…good God, did I just rant that much when i was supposed to be captioning this picture? Yeah, sorry. So yeah, the real #1:
You KNOW there’s a problem when you have to pull up a chair in the Burger King line. I know that the “Have it your way” slogan make for some tediously long waits sometimes, but seriously? Lady, I hope you have a wooden leg and you’re sitting because it’s digging into your stump of a thigh, because I see no other reason this sort of behavior.
#2: I wish I had an 8×10 of this picture, because it would be hanging in my office. The look on this lady’s face literally made me lol. Yeah, it did. Maybe she accidentally farted and that’s her “oops!” face. Yeah, I’m pretty sure that is what’s happening here.
#3: Mmmmm, cheese. That’s all I have to say about that! (okay, one more thing…did you notice her dress has an african safari on it? Oh yeah, now THAT is sexy! This is what I’m talking about, all you stupid-ass clothing designers! Who the hell wants to wear a dress with tigers, bison, and, what the hell…is that a unicorn?! Yeah, no. Whoever designed this should be forced to wear it for as long as they live. Now THAT is all I have to say about THAT!)
#4: I’m not sure what to think about this one. Firstly, who let her walk out of the house in that shit? Secondly, who let her actually WORK in that shit, and thirdly, why in the hell did she actually decide to buy and wear that shit? Because, let me tell you, that shit AINT the shit!
#5: No comment, just got a giggle looking at this one 😀
#6: Oh, Paula Deen, I love you. Your face, while devouring this monsterous cookie/ice cream/chocolate/little piece of Heaven just says it all! No words are needed! Love you, Paula!
#7: Oh my…