Ah, so no sooner do I post the blog post below "when did food become the (my) enemy," than CBS Sunday Morning has their entire segment: "Obesity: A Weighty Issue . . . " The comments are already coming in on their site - I'll be curious to see what is said - but, already there are . . . disagreements.
If you watched, or are watching, Sunday Morning, you saw Monique and how some people are mad at her for losing 40 pounds, as if she didn't own up to the words she said about big being beautiful. But, her message is still relevant, as she is saying, any size can be beautiful - women are beautiful and we should accept who we are, what we are, but as she said, we also have to have a point where we say "Am I too big to tie my shoes, to play with my children, to walk without losing my breath, ...etc." And an American woman living in France who was eating a muffin while a table of Americans made fun of her--then she pointed out, later, while looking at paintings of rubenesque women, they oohed and ahed at how beautiful the paintings are . . . huhn.
There's Valerie Bertinelli - who had to feed the hunger, had to fill that empty spot. And now? She has lost 40 pounds - ironically the same amount as Monique, but they both are very different women with different sizes . . . and both of them are absolutely gorgeous.
And now, laughing, Nancy Giles is stuffing tater chips in her mouth *laughing*Okay, back to watching as I missed what she was saying, dang it.
anyway - Deb from RGGrumblings won the signed copy of Tender Graces for the post below about "why do chickens lay so dang many eggs!" laughing... Congrats Deb...
I almost forgot about my Forehead Butt inductoreeeneer - Today's brilliant, creative, wonderful, beautiful, and all things oompa loompa doo Forehead Butt Society inductoreenee is: Barbara Kingsolver (although it's hard to see in this photo, it is there!). . . Thanks Lori for the idea of Ms. Kingsolver, and thanks Susan for reminding me! Down with Botox! Let the Forehead Butts show The Sign of how wonderful and brilliant we are!