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Monday, March 13, 2006
To be honest, I'm not sure what to make of this article in the Washington Post:
The rest of the article is actually pretty good. While the first part talks about his belief that fat people can't get thin, the rest is an interesting look into the life a fat person, and how he's coped with it. If the article had stuck to that topic, and not delved into his crackpot foolish assertions, then I would have found it rather interesting, and even worthwhile overall.
After all, not everyone cares if they're fat or not. And making that lifestyle choice does have consequences. So I think it is worthwhile to have an honest discussion of what those consequences are. But the fact that he tries to cover up his choice with the silly idea that it was out of his control is downright insulting. When I read things like this, it always pisses me off.
As some of you might know, I've not always been the slim, athletic, debonair, heartbreakingly gorgeous... where was I going with this? I used to be significantly overweight. I blogged about my weight loss experience some time ago here, if you're interested in the details.
I won't kid you. Losing weight is not easy. It takes time. But then again, gaining weight, while easy, also takes time. There are no magic pills, and there are no overnight miracles. It takes dedication, desire, and support. But it is possible. I'm proof. Being fat is not a disease. It's a non-medical condition that you've brought upon yourself, and which you choose to accept.
I'm not sure which is more sad in this case. The fact that Berman deluded himself for so long that he couldn't lose weight, or that he will convince others of the same thing, and lock them into the same fate that he chose for himself.
Via Right Off the Shore.
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