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Bring In The Clown, The Obese Are On Parade

Recognize This Obese Clown?I have spent too many times in a restaurant or at the checkout aisle in the grocery store embarrassed by what I was buying.

Numerous times I gave up going out to lunch or dinner with my family out of the same fear. People said that this fear was all in my head, but realistically, I feel like I am a walking billboard for obesity.

If I have dessert at a table, people look at me with shame. Yet those same people can have the post-dining treat without even a thought of judgement from my end.

I feel like I am the circus act that dares to enter the places that I am supposed to stay away from.

It drives me crazy that everyone looks at dieting as a form of will power, but it can’t be further from the truth. After all, who would WANT the lifestyle of a person battling obesity ?

For instance, how many people watched Kirstie Alley on ‘Dancing With The Stars’ for the prowess of her dancing? They watched because they wanted to see the side show, and had the opportunity to witness when or if she’d fail. She had the potential for just that… right?

We have view those who are fighting obesity in a different light. Whether you consider it a disease or not, bigotry and verbal abuse should not be tolerated in any society.

 Wouldn’t it be a great world if everyone was treated equal?

Obviously this equal outlook isn’t going to happen immediately, but at least we can educate people about the emotional harm that their ignorance brings.

The Rise and Fall of Kirstie Alley (Again)

First,  it was Jenny Craig that was supposed to be the saving grace.

That diet did not work out for her.

Was it really a surprise given the statistics?

 

It really wasn’t her fault as she had many resources that any human could possibly want and a great financial reward.

After she gained it back Kirstie sought to fight her public weight loss again on her own reality show and started show some progress.

After the show? She sort of disappeared from the TV airwaves.

It wasn’t until recently when she showed up in the public. She did not appear to be the happiest person- as I know that feeling when you try and hide in shame. The one thing that I have learned in the last two or three years making this film is that Kirstie should not be embarrassed or ashamed as she did not fail at dieting. The dieting failed her.

It just tears me apart emotionally that we all blame ourselves and try and hide away as if we are social outcasts.

There are deeper problems that I can’t wait to share with you in our film but I promise you all that it is not any of your faults so please learn to try to give yourself some slack.

It is going to take some time and there is no quick fix. It is possible though. So Kirstie, please come back in the public eye and be proud. I would much rather see you work on yourself for awhile then just drop fifty pounds in a month for Jenny.