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Excuse me, Obesity? Could I have a word with you please?


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Friday, September 14, 2012

Excuse me, Obesity? Could I have a word with you please? Thanks.

As you probably know, I've had some issues with my tendonitis flaring up since my last run. I've been bewildered by the feelings of frustration and anger that have been rising up inside of me.

Why am I angry? Good question. I'm so glad you asked because I've been dying to say this for a couple days now.

I'm so angry at you, Obesity. I loathe you. I detest you. I'm angry that you have a stronghold in our country and in our world. I'm angry that I had so little respect for myself that I let you into my life and allowed you to take control. I'm angry that you are not being labeled correctly by our media as a disease. I hate that you are a killer. I truly believe you are linked to cancer. And I hate that cancer has hurt so many loved ones.

See, I don't just hate the physical effect that you bring (like my ankle issues or heart problems or diabetes, which destroys so many lives). I hate the emotional baggage you bring. I hate that you make us hate ourselves. I hate that we feel powerless against you. I hate that you bring hopelessness. You are evil.

You have tried to destroy me. And I finally woke up and decided that enough was enough. But you wouldn't just slide away quietly into the night. You had to have your vengeance and inflict injury upon me. You knew my sweet, little tiny ankle bone couldn't handle over 600 lbs of pressure while running. Thanks for the souvenir.

But, here's the deal. This is what's going to happen. I have two races to get through between now and October 20th. I am going to train cautiously and intelligently, using bike and swim to build my endurance if necessary. I'm not going to expect fast times or PRs on the next two races. I'm going to take it easy and finish, no matter how slow I am. I will no longer be a slave to you and give into fear and quit just because you're hanging around.

What's more...after these races are over, I have an entire winter to lose weight, heal, crosstrain and pretty much get you out of my life forever. And that is what I plan to do. So...you can flail around and give me your best shot for the next little while...but, rest assured, you are leaving soon. And I won't ever see you again once you're gone.

Even better...after you are gone from my life, I will make it one of my life's passions to drive you from every dear friend or family member's life that I come in contact with. I plan to do everything I can to disarm you and pretty much annihilate the fear and hopelessness that you spread over your victims.

You are going to be so sorry you messed with me.
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ALEX3440 10/3/2012 11:12PM

    beautifully written

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GIRLIE603 9/21/2012 11:46PM

    Wow . . . I absolutely love this blog entry. Amazing . . . excellent . . . well worded!

You are my hero!

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JENNIMOORE2 9/21/2012 9:35PM

  I like the idea of obesity being a tangible enemy, I think it's helpful.



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SABLENESS 9/21/2012 7:50PM

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QTEALADY20031 9/21/2012 6:30PM

    Excellent, very good thinking, obesity is or will become a disease. Good for you. I wish you the best on your upcoming races! emoticon emoticon June

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NIKKIG3 9/21/2012 5:38PM

    this was so powerful to me. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!!!

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KASPER10779 9/21/2012 3:12PM

    Thank you for sharing!! Keep up the good work!!

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JUDSTERF 9/21/2012 3:00PM

    Good for you!! Give it to him!! He has no business in our lives!!! Great job! Keep up the good work.

Judy

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EAGLES_WINGS 9/20/2012 4:32PM

    Keep up the good work! You will get there!
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FAVORITEAUNT84 9/19/2012 1:01PM

    Yep, that's how I feel. Awesome blog post.

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LRSILVER 9/19/2012 11:35AM

    Thank you this is great. Just what I needed.

Awesome!!

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JEWELMAKER1 9/19/2012 7:37AM

    Excellent! I like how you expressed yourself. Keep up the good work.

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LJONES025 9/19/2012 12:28AM

    Bravo for you! I'm so glad I read your blog. It brought me to tears. Happy tears to know that someone is not going to stand for it anymore. I want to be like you. I don't have a bad ankle but I do have a bad back from being so heavy and a hernia which acts up every time I'm luck to lose a couple of pounds.
This will be my hardest goal in my life and I hope I win the fight!
Thank you for sharing this with us! emoticon

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GLUECIPHER 9/18/2012 4:38PM

    Wow! i really liked this. you have inspired me!

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BIKECHIC1 9/18/2012 2:52PM

    Love your blog. Well done !! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EARTHTONED84 9/18/2012 10:43AM

    This is an awesome blog! Obesity can go suck it! :P I, too, felt very emotional when I read this blog. Thank you for addressing so many of the same feelings I have with Obesity. emoticon

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ARIMIETTA 9/18/2012 10:37AM

    Thank you so much for having the words I couldn't find before.
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~Ari

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DEBIGENE 9/18/2012 9:18AM

    FIGHT ON !!! emoticon emoticon

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CHULETA1981 9/17/2012 7:52PM

  Such a good idea put a face ie obesity to be able to put in its place. Good to say and share how you feel. It helps reaffirm your intentions & impowers you. Keep up the good fight, you can do it. thanks for your honesty

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NURSEPIRT 9/17/2012 7:33PM

    This was just what I needed to read. Thanks for this blog.

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SMORALES99 9/17/2012 3:28PM

    Telling Obesity off = fantastic! emoticon

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TXGRANDMA 9/17/2012 3:23PM

    emoticon Intelligent, blog! This is creative writing at its best! emoticon

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LUKEDADDY 9/17/2012 3:02PM

    Great Blog! I love your rational approach to this.

Keep it up!

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KAHLADANIELLE 9/17/2012 2:56PM

    This was beautiful, and I teared up when I read it! Thank you for sharing! And you can do it! :)

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JMEEMB 9/17/2012 1:27PM

  Obesity is toxic and emoticon

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MADRIGALS9803 9/17/2012 1:18PM

  Love how you wrote this. It allows you to be able to step back and fight the Obesitiy Monster instead of feeling like you are fighting with yourself.

Great job! Keep it up! emoticon

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PLANTAGO 9/17/2012 12:48PM

    Well said woman! emoticon

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JOANIEBUG46 9/17/2012 12:24PM

    YOU CAN BE SO PROUD OF YOURSELF!!!! Love your attitude!!!

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TURTLETRACK 9/17/2012 11:33AM

    Good going you said it all and for all of us who are as sick and tired of being Obese. emoticon emoticon

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MYUTMOST4HIM 9/17/2012 10:25AM

    Good Job!!!

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3G1RLS4ME 9/17/2012 9:09AM

    Wow what a great way to face all of our demons lol good job and well said!

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GODIVADSG 9/17/2012 8:56AM

    That's what I am talkin about! You go girl!!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 9/17/2012 8:52AM

    Phew! I bet you feel better having written this because I KNOW I feel better having read it! Thank you! This post is empowering to all of us fighting this disease called obesity. WE CAN WIN! WE WILL WIN! WE MUST WIN!

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FARIS71 9/17/2012 8:33AM

    Holy crap! I'm with you!

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TAMMYINPA 9/17/2012 8:30AM

    Thanks so much.


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CAROLLEE57 9/17/2012 8:16AM

    Amen emoticon

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SLIMLEAF 9/17/2012 6:44AM

    Excellent!

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GRAMPIAN 9/17/2012 5:45AM

  Great. emoticon

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4RASCALS 9/17/2012 2:46AM

    Well said Leah, & so very true
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ARIZONAROBIN1 9/17/2012 12:03AM

    LOVE your blog - I am just starting Sparkpeople - Yet again - and you are a WONDERFUL INSPIRATION!!! emoticon

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REENIE131 9/16/2012 10:21PM

    So true!

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    Wooohooooo love your blog

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