Cruise ships and fat chicks…

First let me intro this with a little history.  Many may recall the show The Love Boat back in the 1980’s.  I loved that show! I still remember the song – “…The Love Boat soon will be making another run, The Love Boat promises something for everyone, set a course for adventure, your mind on a new romance…” I used to daydream about being on a cruise ship and going to exciting places and having fun all night dancing and going to the shows.

I couldn’t wait until the day I could go on a cruise myself and the day did finally come a couple of years after my son was born. We were going on a five-day Carnival cruise stopping in Key West and Cozumel. I was so excited. It was everything I had imagined and even better with yummy drinks, great entertainment, and food everywhere – that is until I went to use the shower.  Now I understand that they design these ships for maximum capacity and that is all good unless you are a little heavier than the average cruiser.  I was attempting to take a shower in my luxurious shower stall, which seriously didn’t appear to be more than a foot wide, when it seemed like there was a problem with the water.  It kept going on and off, on and off. I was starting to get a little irritated until I realized that with every move I made because it was such a tight fit I kept hitting the knob and turning the water on and off! I still laugh when I think about it!

Hey!  Check out my YouTube video – Fat Chicks and Unfriendly Chairs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQR5AC-r9qU

With a bunch of butt shots with measurements (yes I said measurements!) coming up to the slow rocking beat of stripper music, my video Fat Chicks and Unfriendly Chairs definitely has the market cornered on making light of being heavy 🙂  Making Light of Being Heavy is a comical book with opinions and observations from a fat chick’s point of view that puts an unexpected and funny spin on dealing with the fat gene!

Until next time, keep laughing!

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Seriously?? A fat tax??

So according to the article, “Study Shows Fat Tax Is Ideal To Cut Obesity Rates,” the latest and greatest way to deal with what is commonly referred to as the obesity epidemic is to create a fat taxhttp://news.softpedia.com/news/Study-Shows-Fat-Tax-Is-Ideal-to-Cut-Obesity-Rates-166345.shtml

Are these people for real?  The “proposal suggests treating foods high in fat, salt and sugar in the same way as tobacco, where advertising is restricted and price has been pushed up, will discourage use.”  I think the jury is still out on that one because all those die-hard cigarette smokers out there are still buying cigarettes and smoking a pack a day because it is what they want to do, regardless of the cost.  I do not believe restriction in advertising at this point in the game is going to affect a person’s decision on what they eat, and I certainly do not see “fattening” foods being eliminated from society any time soon.

Of course, the decision for a “fat tax” seems to be geared toward the assumption that people are getting fat mainly because they are overindulging in foods with a lot of fat, sugar, and salt.  What about Soso Whaley who only ate McDonald’s for an entire month, lost 10 pounds, and had a 40-point decrease in her cholesterol level

I am not trying to make the argument that the consumption of fast food, extra salt, and extra sugar does not play a role in a person’s propensity to gain weight or even perhaps be obese.  However, I reiterate once again that genetics play just as great a role which we have no control over so the next time I am having a Big Mac Attack I think I will head over to McDonald’s and have one!

Until next time, keep laughing!