Wednesday, February 2, 2011

02.02.2011 Nancy -- A Walk in My Shoes

Wise people realize that you shouldn't criticize someone until you have walked in that person's shoes.  When my daughter shared her story of weight struggles in the newspaper, her primary objective was to encourage compassion and respect for others struggling with their weight - especially teens.

So, my 1st post is dedicated to all those teens who suffer privately each day from the verbal harassment, giggles, and social isolation simply because they are overweight.  These kids are special and should be encouraged and befriended.  My dream is that they won't allow others to steal their joy and zeal for life. 

To the trollers, you know who you are, the solution is not as simple as you think -- eat less, exercise more.  The Queen of Talk, Oprah Winfrey, has done many shows about this subject.  Oprah is one of the most disciplined people on TV, has access to the finest cooks and fitness gurus. Yet, with all her money, she still struggles with her weight and people love her just the same. 

Thanks to that January article, I have committed to making some real changes.  At times I might struggle or sometimes fail, but I will get back up to ultimately win this fight.

Join me as I share a walk in my shoes.  Come back tomorrow to read, "When Pigs Fly".


Anonymous said...

PREACH IT!!!!!!!!!!

It would be nice if more people took time to consider the effects of their words before speaking them, the world would be a much friendlier place.

I hope at some point you post that picture you have of the woman screaming and pulling her hair out.

Chris said...

Do you happen to have a link to the Oprah article? I'd love to read it.

Looking forward to When Pigs Fly" and your blog!