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Don't you dare call me Fat!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

My goal for this week is to read 'Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? By Peter Walsh

"Have you wondered yet why I amusing the word "fat" instead of the more politically correct "overweight" or "obese"? The reason is that "fat is simple. Its a strong, straightforward word. "Overweight" and "obese," on the other hand, sound too formal, too medical, too polite. Let's use real words for real problems. For most of us, fat is not a medical problem...yet. Of course, there are people for whom excess weight is a medical condition that requires medical intervention. Common sense tells us that. But the same common sense suggest that two-thirds of this country could not, in less than a generation develop a weight condition that is a medical problem. My point is that terms "obese" and "overweight"are so polite or medical that they take the burden away from you, and you're the one who ate all that food. The moment your weight is labeled a "medical problem," the only way to solve it is through consultation with an expert, a selection of treatment options, ongoing consultation, probable medication and the long wait for the much-anticipated cure. This isn't a condemnation of the medical profession. In this country the medical establishment is focused on treatment and when you knock on their door that's what they'll offer--a pill, a referral, or a gastric band. Medicine isn't going to solve your problems. You are. We are fat. Fat.Fat. The solution you're looking for is a lot closer that a trip to your primary care physician" (Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? By Peter Walsh on page 30)".


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  • NURSERAY1
    Hmmm, I guess that the author is done and over with sugar coating. Using the word fat is so in your face. I'm stil milling his philosophy over. I don't know yet wether I'm offended or shocked into a reality that i probably need to be shocked into. In my mind I don't feel fat it only when I move my fat off of this couch, a chair or having to squeeze between a row of seats, lol. I will most likely purchase and read this book based on that exerpt to see if it fits or not (no pun intended)
    4150 days ago
  • MISSBEAR11
    Amen!
    4185 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3248497
    LOVED IT!! So true!
    4187 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4756432
    "In this country the medical establishment is focused on treatment and when you knock on their door that's what they'll offer--a pill, a referral, or a gastric band. Medicine isn't going to solve your problems. You are."

    this is how i've felt about the medical establishment for the past 30 years. they diagnose and then treat the symptoms with meds that the pharmaceutical companies push on the doctors, instead of treating the source of the problem.

    i like to work with doctors who see themselves as a partner in my health, have a good knowledge of nutrition and holistic medicine and have an open mind. thanks for sharing! emoticon
    4188 days ago
  • COOLMAMA11
    Well I am noted for my cleanliness, everything has to be clean, neat, and tidy (drives Hubby crazy lol) Why can't I then give the same dedication to the well being of my body..I DO NOT like to be called fat, obese or otherwise, I have a name, and like to be called by that! I am only too aware that I am "heavy" weigh more than I should, but I am still productive, intelligent, and a caring person, so think of me like that, not just that fat person (what an insult lol!) emoticon
    4189 days ago
  • DAYHIKER
    Great post and great to meet you! I hope you get the pedometer situation straightened out soon! I wear mine every day now!

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    4189 days ago
  • MARIADALE
    Medical problem or not we are ultimatly responsible for our own health and happiness.
    4189 days ago
  • FITKAT2010
    So true! I like this guy. However, it goes much more deeper than even he is addressing.

    We avoid our thoughts and emotions through "mindless" eating. Distraction of the deadliest form.
    4189 days ago
  • IM4KINGDOM
    Sounds like an interesting book. I hope that you enjoy it and it provides more motivation for you. I am eagerly awaiting The Spark!
    4190 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1508102
    I don't like the word obese! I'd rather be called fat than obese. But I'd rather be called by my name then either of the two.. lol I enjoyed reading the excerpt from the book. I think I'll have to go get it. Thanks for sharing.
    4190 days ago
  • TEACHINMOM
    Hmmm, I just bought this book and now I need to actually read it so it doesn't become just part of that "clutter"!LOL He says it like it is~that's for sure. You'll beat me getting it done I'm sure so you'll have to let me know if it is as good as I think it will be!! Best wishes meeting that goal and have a wonderful Sunday!!
    4190 days ago
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