162.5 again today.
Daniel Callahan, a senior research scholar and president emeritus of The Hastings Center, put out a new paper this week calling for a renewed emphasis on social pressure against heavy people — what some may call fat-shaming — including public posters that would pose questions like this:
“If you are overweight or obese, are you pleased with the way that you look?”
Callahan outlined a strategy that applauds efforts to boost education, promote public health awareness of obesity and curb marketing of unhealthy foods to children.
But, he added, those plans could do with a dose of shame if there’s any hope of repairing a nation where more than a third of adults and 17 percent of kids are obese.
What can you really do but laugh at this sort of idiocy? Someone was quoted as saying this guy must not have any contact with “actual free-range fat people” – and I agree.
I’m going to give him some credit and assume he’s never been fat, so has never felt the shame he’s advocating for – the hit each and every time a comment is made on TV, the radio, with peers, etc. Because if he had? He would realize this theory of his makes no fucking sense.
In other news, we have an ice storm predicted for tomorrow. All the area schools have closed. My office decided to follow the schools for the first time in history – so I have tomorrow off. Not a drop has fallen from the sky, but I’m not going to complain about a free day at home (despite having probably half a day of writing to do that I’ll have to do from home because of a deadline + some minor scheduling panic at losing a day in the office, but whatever).
Unfortunately, Jon is in Toronto and is scheduled to be flying home during the worst of the storm … so who knows how that will turn out. I stopped at the grocery store with the rest of the city and picked up chocolate covered raisins. Can’t be without my new addiction.
Food was typical today. Same as always. I’m getting a little tired of eating the same stuff, but I’m lazy. I actually haven’t eaten much today and don’t really intend to eat dinner. It’s already 8p and I’m just not hungry – so I see no reason to force it. Just one of those days.
I went to the optional (running group) core class tonight and did the circuit thing. I’m glad I got a decent workout in before I might be stuck inside for a couple of days.
I’m crossing my fingers that I have the motivation to get up early tomorrow and do my run outside before the storm hits.