This blog is a little more personal. In recent weeks I have been accused of being "obsessed with fat people" "mean to big people" among other things. Let me be clear. I have nothing against a human being that happens to be big. Many big people are healthy and live productive lives. My issue is with obesity and for lack of a better word "sloppy fat people."
Why am I engaging in this blog? As many of my readers know, I was always big as a kid...well chubby. I went to college and lost the "freshman 15" Only to put it back on. In March of last year I decided I was going to lose it and keep it off. Its April and I have been pretty successful in doing so. Therefore to help others, I created a few blog entries on here as tips to readers. I was more so inspired by the direct messages and private Facebook messages I received with all kind of diet and fitness questions.
The United States is the fattest nation in the world. An estimated 300,000 people die each year from obesity related issues. In low income communities its a never ending battle with carry outs, fast food and bodegas ( corner stores) on every block. Obesity is an epidemic that I am in the fight against. I applaud DC councilmember Mary Cheh who proposed the "Healthy Foods Act" last year that brings healthy food choices to DC Public Schools.
Obese people have it bad though. Obesity now requires fatter crash test dummies, limits to the number of obese people who can ride a bus in New York and having to pay for two seats to ride a plane. No one WANTS to be obese. Understandably losing weight is hard and requires a LIFESTYLE change. It requires dedication, patience, and a little inspiration.