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August 18, 2008

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Terry (The Social Contrarian)

What the heck is wrong with being fat?

I'm so glad my eating habits and body image aren't informed by our psychotic and guilt-ridden mainstream media.

I bet you're not allowed to smoke cigarettes either.

Ed S.

While your efforts at good health are commendable, Jeff, I think you need to realize that half of all men who die of heart attacks had perfectly normal weight and cholesterol. If your genes are programmed for "big bones" (ie, fat), you have to accept that. Fat or thin, your body will always try to get back to it's natural "set point" for weight. Recent studies are showing that one can be fit AND fat. Slightly overweight people actually live longer. If I may be presumptious, your battle may not be against gaining weight, per se, but against growing old. Good luck with that! :)

jeffrey McMahon

Alas, I am aware of Set Point and will address it during my one year of keeping a food journal. And I concede I am raging against middle age.

Does the media establish guilt and unrealistic body images? Indeed it does, but excess is not the answer to anorexia. A reasonable approach must embrace moderation and I think 3,000 calories is just that.

gerald johnson

well, im 6-2" and 245. according to the fitness chart im supposed to weigh 187 lbs! hey if i can get to 220 ( my goal) ill be happy. oh, and jeff, please no more info on vaseline on the nips!

Ed S.

Also try a one-day-a-week fast if you really want to be an ascetic.

jeffrey McMahon

Ed,

I fasted once for 2 hours and almost fainted.

Gerald,

Those height and weight charts are bogus and rooted in gross ignorance. Professional bodybuilders weigh 275 at six feet and have 3% body fat.

If your blood pressure and cholesterol are normal, you're fine.

No more gobs of Vas for sure.


Ed S.

Jeff, if you keep talking like this you're going to turn into a woman.

jeffrey McMahon

The talk is that bad? The gobs of Vas? The vanity? Has the blog become a showcase for such folly? The radios are safer territory, more manly for sure.

Ed S.

Yep, buddy, somebody had to say it... real men don't talk about having a "tight ass"...at least not about themselves, that is.

jeffrey McMahon

I agree. What worries me is that the sarcasm didn't get through. Should I edit that?

Ed S.

Naw, don't edit. We all know (I hope) that your super-tasting tongue is planted firmly in (facial) cheek...

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