War against fat people

Dear Editor:As I'm sitting here in my living room, reflecting on 2013, I start to look forward to 2014 and what it has to offer. Part of it is exciting, and some of it is absolutely exhausting. Every year there are a multitude of people who strive to lose weight in the new year, but the fact of the matter is very few of those people accomplish their weight loss goals. And then the year passes and those same people create the same resolutions...again, with failed results. So this year, I say "die" to the diet! Why stress ourselves so much with this obsession with a number on the scale? I am sick of hearing about people's "healthy lifestyles" and how they can't eat this or that when we are poisoning our minds and are not happy with our pleasant and naturally plump bodies. I hate hearing about everyone's stupid latest diet (is the Paleo Diet still a thing?) or their idiotic exercise regimen. News flash: no one cares. Be happy in your own body. I don't care if I am overweight. In 2014, I will happily eat as I wish, whatever I want, whenever I want, and not care what others think of my own body. I hate how McDonald's is constantly under fire as the poster child for obesity, but all I want to know is when will they start their delivery service? Sign me up! Even those in government are enacting strict standards on our own bodies, which are agents of our own freewill. This is what I call "The War Against Fat People." If I have the freedom of speech and my words flow from my mouth freely, am I not entitled to sustenance flowing freely into my mouth? Cheryl Brown Downey

********** Published: Jan. 30, 2014 - Volume 12 - Issue 42