Tuesday, June 19, 2007


I have been fat. I guess I still am by our society's standards.

I have mixed feelings about this video. Look at it first. Then I'll tell you what they are. Be warned there are a few "bad words" like the B - word. But it's worth watching.

Hat tip to Lisa Samson.

I love her attitude. I do agree that weight is just a number and it isn't a definition of who you are. We do need to learn to see past a person's size.

I weigh 155-165. I am content with how I look. How counter-cultural is that?

I agree that you shouldn't put off life until you wear a certain size.

I do think overweight is unhealthy after a certain point. I feel better than I did 50 pounds ago. I know too many people suffering because of weight related issues to write it off as causally as she does. When she's a few years older and her knees are giving her fits, she might re-think some things.

But on the other hand. The lady in this clip is probably in better shape than I am. She plays sports and swims. I play with a laptop and read. I can't go upstairs without puffing. So health is about much more than weight.

What are your thoughts?


  1. While I agree with what you said, it's a different matter altogether to actually believe that it doesn't matter and to actually be happy with myself the way I am. My head knows all of these things are true; my heart doesn't believe it for a minute. Thus, my lifelong roller coaster ride. I have never been thin - I would really like to experience that one day. Apparently, I don't desire it enough to do something about it.

  2. I am very surprised to hear that you have ever had a weight problem. that gives me a lot of hope!

  3. Bet,
    I know how you feel. I felt the same way. Hated how I looked, but didn't care enough to make a change.
    I don't know how the girl in the video learned such a positive attitude. It certainly isn't the norm. Even thin people refuse to be happy with their appearance.


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