Saturday, April 21, 2012
I am Seriously 'Bout to High Five This Skinny Bitch in the Face With a Chair
Right now I am having lunch during a seminar all about Nutrition. This little endeavor is what we in the dental hygiene biz like to call a "Lunch & Learn". We dental hygienists are total food 'hos -- we will let you talk to us about anything if you feed us free lunch.
I have attended seminars from this presenter (different topic) before and I generally hold her in high esteem. However, I am sitting here about blow my mother FN stack. She is a very small person (5'5/ 106lbs) and I can tell, by virtue of way she speaks about nutrition and obesity, that she has clearly never had a weight problem. She is also espousing the notion that protein is minimally necessary in the average diet and that vitamin supplements don't work. She is all about vegan and plant only diets. It is plainly evident that homegirl has an agenda. I might also mention that she isn't a nutritionist or dietician -- just another lifelong skinny person trying to fix all of us fatties.
She also has that very judgy tone in her voice when she says the word "obesity." There was very much a tone of "Well, if people would just eat fruits and veggies they wouldn't be so fat." While there is likely some validity to that notion -- we all know it's not always so easy.
The last time I sat through one of her seminars I was 100 lbs. heavier. I am also sitting at a table with a obese lady who easily weighs 300+ lbs. She has her head down and I know she is feeling self-conscious. And my heart is breaking for her because I WAS HER. If this class had been 3 yrs ago, I would trying to crawl under the table with her. I would have been convinced the whole room was staring at me and thinking "Hey Fatty!! Listen up -- you need to hear this!!! You need to eat your veggies!!!" I just wanna look at the lady sitting next to me and say "Don't let this bitch get you down. She is kinda full of shit. I used to be obese too and now I'm not. I got a Lapband and it changed my life"
Ugh, I don't even really know what the point of this rant is other than to say that I get really stinking annoyed when people who have never dealt/lived with obesity start spouting broad spectrum solutions to obesity. So there rant over!! ( I will be posting this much later than when it actually occurred thanks to the lack O' wifi at this hotel.)