I really wish cleaning counted as working out. I swept and mopped my villa today and I’m telling you, that should count as an hour on an ab ripper. On that note- I wanted to bring light to something that I think people will have different opinions on but I’ve found to be true in my experiences as a fat productive person.
Again, I am not speaking for everyone, this is a generalization, but I’ve noticed that if you’re fat, no one expects you to be smart, productive, clean, or a good parent. Now, if you watch that terrible show Hoarders, I will digress that a good percentage of those people are also fat. But they have a legitimate mental illness. Being fat is not a mental disability. It’s an emotional addiction to salty/sweet goodness as a comfort. It’s a mental masterbation if you will, when you get a chance to sit and just enjoy whatever food or drink you are craving at that moment, It’s a high. You’re sad, you eat. You’re happy, you eat. You just finished cleaning your six bedroom, six bathroom, three story villa? Get yourself a ghatdamn Snickers* lady, you earned it. You aced your exams? Go out for a fancy dinner. It goes back to the reward system.
This in itself should show that being fat and being lazy/dumb are not mutually exclusive.
Every time that I talk about history, talk about different mental illness I’ve learned about in classes, talk about my general grades, I almost always hear, “How do you know all this?” or a general statement of surprise. If I could slap people with out going to jail, and then just sit and politely explain why these questions are asinine, I feel like the world would be a better place. But I can’t so maybe I can bring some awareness this way. If I were skinny and dressed the way I dress, (casual but classy) I know that I wouldn’t get these questions. When I was thinner and at court with a friend, I was approached twice and asked for legal advice as though I were a lawyer.
If you know someone who is fat, please do not assume they watch tv all day. Do not assume their kids watch tv all day. Do not assume that they don’t work out, diet, or don’t have this weight on them all the time physically and mentally. We are aware we are fat. We are aware it is a problem. If skinny was easy, we would all be skinny.
It’s still before dinner, and I will get on the elliptical today for a half an hour. I had left over kabob for breakfast, a carrot, grilled salmon, and some hard boiled eggs for lunch, and I’m making a roast chicken for dinner. I’ll have broccoli on the side and cooked carrots. I need to go shopping. I’ll make potatoes or rice on the side for the family. I won’t have that though. I think I can be satisfied with the meat and veggies.
* or three.