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Have you been sick?

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Sunday, April 14, 2013



As I have made efforts to lose weight and become healthy, I have received many compliments.



But then, there are some comments that have me scratching my head.



Some look at me and ask "What happened? Were you sick?



But then, I have found out, talking with others, that this comment is quite common. Somebody told me somebody put a hand and her shoulder and said "I'm so sorry. But it happens to a lot of people."

"What?"

"Cancer."



It appears that this is a common happening. According to our modern twisted kind of thinking,



Obesity has become what is normal.





Even the next step in evolution.



People coming through my line often are bigger than I was, and have things that are familiar to my past.



even among children now,



and those of us who are trying to improve our health and lose weight are looked on as freaks.



It used to bother me, but I have figured, if this is normal, I want none of it.



I follow the road less traveled now.



And I'm happy.



If it makes them happy, so be it. I just smile at them,



Though inwardly, I'm crying when I see people coming through that are now too big to walk.



It reminds me of my own past misery.



So the compassion is there, if they want it.



Along with a big hug. There's a free one for all of you as well.



So no, I haven't been sick. It's just the opposite. My obesity was making me sick



And now I'm getting well.


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WHITEANGEL4 6/18/2013 7:27PM

    Great blog. Obesity is a sickness and too many people suffer from it. Just a little effort and food knowledge and they too could be on the road to recovery. But for some this is too much effort for a healthier life.

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MAW_OH 6/4/2013 2:20PM

    Thank you for the wonderful blog.

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CLIMBERS_ROCK 5/19/2013 2:48PM

    Fantastic blog

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EFFRAYECHILDE 5/5/2013 11:08AM

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HAWTGRANNY2014 4/25/2013 11:40PM

    What an awesome blog. I used to get the opposite...how far along are you...but then when I was pregnant, I didn't show until I was six months because I was heavy. It is funny how people act sometimes. Why can't they just be happy to know who you are from the inside out? Anyway I love the pictures too, thanks. Pam

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HEATHER3477 4/24/2013 10:57AM

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KAB7801 4/19/2013 3:36PM

    Love it!

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 4/18/2013 3:20PM

    Great post

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CICELY360 4/17/2013 12:27AM

  good blog

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CORNERKICK 4/16/2013 2:37PM

  Love it!!

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JIBBIE49 4/16/2013 12:33PM

    Great to see your blog featured in the Spark mail. What an honor. emoticon

There is lots of MONEY to be made off of being being FAT, so you are right that it is becoming "normal" and that is pathetic. Dr. Mercola just had an article this morning on how heart disease tests and stroke are better predictors of dementia than any other tests. We have to deal with INSULIN RESISTANCE now as it is the beginning of Type 2 Diabetes.

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CJYOUCANDOIT 4/16/2013 12:28PM

    I got that same response the last time I lost weight from someone I loved dearly. I had to believe that it came from someone who was concerned about me. I try not to judge others who are worse off than me weight wise or other wise. We have no idea what the circumstances were that brought them to their current situation. Being obese myself, I feel and understand your tears. I find myself offering up a pray for those who are in that situation. I know they are in pain either emotionally, physically or both. I am glad I am once again working at weight loss. I have hope for success. Thanks for your blog. You make great points about compliments.
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NEWTINK 4/16/2013 5:41AM

    Awesome blog .... you rock emoticon

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ILIKETOZUMBA 4/16/2013 12:32AM

    Cancer?? Really??? Wow, that's a big conclusion to jump to. I did have someone tell me they thought maybe I was sick when I overdid my weight loss and lost too much body fat, but in that case, they were kind of right. I wasn't sick in the usual sense, just dealing with exercise compulsion. But it IS sad when seeing someone who is a healthy size makes people wonder if they're ill.


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JAMER123 4/15/2013 11:31PM

    LOVE the blog!! Thanks for sharing. You did a great job of being able to use humor when you know this is a serious issue. So good to see this side!!!
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MARYJEANSL 4/15/2013 11:23PM

  Well, it is certainly true that some people do lose weight when they get sick. In fact, my son, who has cancer, has been gaining weight, which I am concerned about, but everyone except me, and this includes the oncologist, just keeps saying that he will lose it when the chemo starts. Will he? Will he also lose the unhealthy eating habits that they brush off as unimportant? I doubt it. And if he does lose during chemo, I fear he will just regain and then some once the chemo is over.

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DWSCHUYLER 4/15/2013 7:21PM

    You are so creative and humorous! You can't control what others think.
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LIVELYGIRL2 4/15/2013 6:14PM

  I read this blog, and so are you saying that they think you are sick because you lost a bunch of extra weight, and being obese is normal?

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DIANNEMT 4/15/2013 4:10PM

    These were cute!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 4/15/2013 3:53PM

    emoticon blog. My Mom told me that her neighbor asked her if I have been sick.

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AUNTWILLIE 4/15/2013 2:00PM

    Wouldn't it be great if enough of us got fit enough that overweight became "the road less traveled" again?

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ABUFFKIN 4/15/2013 12:37PM

    I loved this blog!!! You took something that most people would be nasty about and applied humor to it. Laughter really is the best medicine, and you seem to have plenty of it one hand. Kudos to you for the positive changes you are making in your life, you rock!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUSIEMT 4/15/2013 12:16PM

    Good blog! Fortunately for me everyone knows I have been on a healthy lifestyle change! Some have even come along for the ride. I can't tell you how many people on our block have joined the crusade!

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BLPRETTYGIRL1 4/15/2013 12:06PM

    emoticon Love it. It is so true that its funny and sad. Isn't life grand?

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SORLANDO21 4/15/2013 11:19AM

    I loved reading this, awesome pictures!!

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SHANNONY84 4/15/2013 11:07AM

    I love this blog! Thank you!

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WATERDIAMONDS 4/15/2013 10:58AM

    I can feel your empathy for those who have been as sick as you once were.

Thank you for a lovely blog.

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JACKIE542 4/15/2013 10:10AM

    This has happened to me too. Thank you. emoticon

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GRIZ1GIRL 4/15/2013 9:57AM

    Actually, I HAVE been sick! LOL! Still exercising & feeling better everyday though!

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    Great thinking!

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