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I wrote my book Strong Man for many reasons but there was one big one. The book is about a lot of things: A coming to America story, overcoming adversity, rags to riches, etc. But it is also a book about staying in shape and how doing so will not just benefit you physically but also mentally. I have an autoimmune disease. I am on multiple medications such as Lyrica and Prednison that can cause drastic weight gain. When I started on Prednisone again I gained 15 pounds in 2 weeks! What did I do? I stopped eating so much and started doing much more cardio. That’s why working out for me is really important. When I work out a lot my metabolism speeds up and my heart rate goes way down (resting rate 48 beats per min – so it’s very efficient). BUT I do so for another reason. I mentally feel SO much better after working out. I feel like things will be okay-- Like I can concur my problems.
I have always been an active child. I wasn’t allowed to watch TV when I was little and that’s something I tell kids when I go around to schools. I usually get a group HOWL every time I say this. “NO TV!!!!” And then when I say I wasn’t allowed to play video games I get more screams. Kids can’t imagine this at all! But I explain how I used my imagination instead. And this imagination helps me with my creativity today.
But back to the topic at hand. I am writing this post today because Alvina said that a blogger from Marie Claire was a bigot for saying that she had a problem with the characters on a show about two overweight people. The blogger said:
"I also think it's at least equally crazy, albeit in the other direction, to be implicitly promoting obesity! Yes, anorexia is sick, but at least some slim models are simply naturally skinny. No one who is as fat as Mike and Molly can be healthy. And obesity is costing our country far more in terms of all the related health problems we are paying for, by way of our insurance, than any other health problem, even cancer."
She then admitted that she was grossed out by fat people.
She later apologized saying: "I would really like to apologize for the insensitive things I've said in this post. Believe it or not, I never wanted anyone to feel bullied or ashamed after reading this, and I sorely regret that it upset people so much. A lot of what I said was unnecessary. It wasn't productive, either. I know a lot of people truly struggle to lose weight — for medical and psychological reasons — and that many people have an incredibly difficult time getting to a healthy size. I feel for those people and I'm truly sorry I added to the unhappiness and pain they feel with my post."
What really upsets me is to see overweight children. I know what this is from. It’s from watching too much TV and not allowing kids to be kids. Let them run around and play. A few hours of playing tag and manhunt and then making a healthy dinner instead of McDonalds will pretty much insure that the child is not overweight. If he or she still is then they need a complete blood work up etc.
I got these quotes from various medi