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Do NOT Test This ‘Fat’ Girl

“People who are overweight don’t want unsolicited advice. Guess what. We know we’re fat. We live in homes with mirrors.” ~ Al Roker

Had not seen a girlfriend for a while. We hugged, greeted each other warmly and began to move on to our separate destinations. As I walk away I hear the smug comment: “Yuh like yuh put on some weight tho …”

I paused mid-stride. Of course she said it in a nice way. Of course she meant well. And what a wonderful confidence booster for someone who insists on resisting the fact that no matter how much she exercises or God forbid tries to starve herself (on those desperate occasions when wardrobe malfunctions appear inevitable), her aging menopause ravaged body will never comply or go back to the fit and trim look she was so proud of a few short years ago. I wanted to take back my hug. Continue reading

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What’s on your menu today? Vegetables or steak?

 

Meals, love, hatred, Proverbs 15

Have you ever sat with someone you loved to have a meal? Even if the food wasn’t that great, you were ok and content, comfortable in the fact that life was good right? But let’s flip that around and think about having a meal with someone you did not like. This person may have been abrasive, judgemental and rude (a real back-stabber gossipy type even) but you had no choice but to sit and eat with them (think work, family or church related scenarios for example). Did you feel as though the food was going to make you ill? Did your intestines feel as though they were tied in knots? Did your stomach or chest ache? Did you wonder just what you would have to do to detox your body and mind from the meal when you got back home? Yup, I believe we’ve all been there and done that.

So all I’m going to do now is refer you to the wisdom of Proverbs while asking this one last question:

“What are you eating today and who are you sitting down to eat it with?”