Fat People

Ok so I have decided to tackle one of those topics that I just don’t really feel fully prepared for.  Of course my computer wants to misbehave and ding at me instead of record my brilliant observations. I figure if I am going to put myself out there on the internet and talk about being fat I have to expect that people are going to think I speak for fat people in general.  Umm No I speak for me!  I can only guess what other fat people think, do or know, just like you.  I also get a little irritated when somebody gets up on their soap box and says I speak for fat people or women or any other group that I belong to.  Yeah I get it!  If we are all speaking for ourselves to the world what you get is noise and no clear message. So here goes, this is what I believe about fat people.  I believe that everybody has the right to respect and equal opportunities.

Learning By Listening

I saw a quote today that helped define for me a phenomenon I have seen all my life but did not recognize.  I would ask a rather sheltered friend of mine what he believed about this or that and he often replied that he was raised to believe one thing or another.  I was always shocked that he had not questioned what he was taught.  He was not a fan of reading or research and he was not really that interested in the other points of view.  He had a set of answers that worked in the life he led and that was good enough for him. Later on in my life I began to run into people that had put a great deal of time into research of various kinds.  When I would express my opinion on an area they felt they knew a lot about some people would talk over me and drowned me out in order to give me their expert opinion on the topic.  Sometimes they were so busy giving their opinion that they actually failed to correctly identify the topic of my original conversation.  I would be frustrated but also gave their argument greater weight because … Continue reading

Myths That Won’t Die

Sorry folks I have been busy lately and have not had the time to write.  Hey, this could be a win win!  I get to slack off and you get links to articles far superior to what I would put in the time to write. Life Hacker has done a series of articles on common body, food and exercise myths debunked.  These articles are not the usual type of myths like eggs will raise your cholesterol.  No they won’t! Yes they will!  That goes on forever in the media.  These are some of the more off the wall myths. 10 Stubborn Body Myths That Just Won’t Die, Debunked by Science 10 Stubborn Food Myths That Just Won’t Die, Debunked by Science 10 More Stubborn Food Myths That Just Won’t Die, Debunked by Science 10 Stubborn Exercise Myths that Won’t Die, Debunked by Science

Moanday Link Storm Sept. 10, 2012

Ahh!  We are enjoying are first cool days leading into fall.  This is my favourite time of the year.  I am not a fan of being hot and sweaty every time I leave the house.  In the fall you can go out for a long walk and never get over-heated.  The air is generally not smelly because somebodies garbage is baking in the sun.  Where I live fall seems to be a sunny windy time of the year and I am just fine with that.  Also big plus I usually sleep well with the cooler temperatures. Sigh!  Now I see the list of links I wanted to share today and it just doesn’t fit how I feel right now.  Neither does the image I have planned for this post.  Usually I need a lot of coffee on Moanday morning.  Not this morning! Our first article is from Huffington Post’s Soul Talk series.  “Who do you hate?”  This is one of those topics of which there are many that make me realize I must be different.  I have only hated two people in my entire life.  One of those only lasted about a week before the person was forgotten.  You really … Continue reading

Positive Thinking

This morning I was not at my best working out with my trainer.  Oops! Positivity!  Uh, it wasn’t even close to being my worst workout.  My positive attitude lasted right up until the half way point when I got tired.  That’s when I started paying a lot of attention to how hard the exercises were and how much I had left to do and how hot and sweaty I was.  I began to think there was no way I could do all this and besides I didn’t want to do it and it was hard.  At that is when my stomach decided to revolt.  I have a lot of tummy troubles and it is a real barometer for what is going on in my head.  It is also a great cop out when I get negative.  Am I really feeling too green to do more or am I using it as an excuse!  Anyway at this point I stopped and took a rest but was now convinced that I could not reset and get back in the game.  Yep!  I got exactly what I expected.My trainer switched me over to my go to exercise that I am always certain I … Continue reading

I Need Energy NOW!!!

I have been tired the last few months and it has been hard to put a good effort into my workouts.  Quite frankly I have been just coming in and hoping the energy is there or it will show up at some point.  There is no mystery about why I am messed up.  My sleep pattern is off and I am trying to lose weight and therefore am eating fewer calories.  In the past I have often felt more energized with fewer calories actually I have often felt that way with less sleep.  Yep I know I’m weird! So what can I do to recharge and become more alert right now this minute so that I can put in a good showing?

Moanday Link Storm Sept. 3 2012

Well somebody is going to get their butt kicked today.  Yep!  I’m cranky.  Today was the last swim before the pool I use is closed down for maintenance for 2 weeks and it was the worst swim I have ever had!  I was kicked.  I had some kid grab me and scare me and I had a set of oblivous people bouncing around running into people.  I just kept turning around and getting out of their way.  In the end I only swam for an hour instead of two.  Originally this rant was about a page long.  You can thank me now for erasing most of it. Anyway today we are linking only to snarky, cranky articles cause that’s the way I roll.

Why You Hafta Go and Make Things So Complicated?

I came in at the end of a conversation when I heard this line.  Conversation dried up after that so it must have been juicy!  Anyway, it got me thinking and not about the Avril Lavigne song! When you were a child life was simple.  You asked John if he wanted to play if he said no you went and asked Barbara or Bill until you had somebody to play with.  John was forgotten from your mind the second you walked away.  Unless of course John had a cool new bike and what you really wanted was to ride his bike.  That’s another story that ended in a bloody lip.  Which was really cool too as I recall!