Friday, January 30, 2009

Places I stay Away From

Shapely Prose for example. I followed the link that Lyn was provided, browsing a bit I came across one of Kate Hardings entries from back in 2007. I have cut pasted what pisses me off. I agree with their message but it's hard to feel like you would want to support it when being called a freak. Emphasis mine.

4. Diets don’t work. No, really, not even if you don’t call them diets. If you want to tell me about how YOUR diet totally worked, do me a favor and wait until you’ve kept all the weight off for five years. Not one year, not four years, five years. And if you’ve kept it off for that long, congratulations. You’re literally a freak of nature.


Cammy said...


Like you, I get what they're saying, but surely there was a better way to say it.

::goes to wash bitter taste from mouth::

Lori said...

You're not a freak of nature, you are a success!

purple_moonflower123 said...

Yeah, I saw that entry at Lyn's blog! Like you, I get what they are saying...but seriously, if they want to get their message across, calling people "freaks" is not the way to do it.

Sarah said...

I hated being picked on b/c I was fat and now I hate that we who have changed out lives are being picked on b/c we are no longer fat. :-( Where is the acceptance in that?