Glee and Obesity
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Glee is a tv show on Fox. I watch it on Hulu.com as we will not pay the cable company exorbitant rates.
I am a little behind on my watching but I am enjoying, well enjoying is the wrong word: following with interest(?) about a character who's mother is morbidly obese. As one of the cheerleaders calls it "circus freak big" The mother and daughter have a good relationship. Its complicated, but its shedding light on how our struggles with weight affect those around us.
My dear son, who is perfect not only in my eyes but in the height\weight chart at the doctors office, has started to parrot things that he hears me say "thats too much fat" "i need to get my protein" I have tried to offset this by talking with him about "all things in moderation" "even treat foods are ok once in a while" but the last thing I want is for my own struggles to warp him.
Anyway, not asking for advice. I keep plugging away at making good food choices for myself....not doing really well lately, but the more I try to be conscious with my choices, it seems the better I do.
The Glee episode that really brought this into focus for me was "Glease" it also deals with teenage pressure and bulimia. Theres also good oldfashioned singing and dancing for fun.