A few weeks ago, I wrote a post called How Loving My Body Saved My Life about the bad reaction I had to my very last diet, the Atkins diet. One of the comments I got made me laugh. They could not believe that doing Atkins' induction would cause arrhythmias. And I obviously consumed too much coffee or caffeine pills. Because as a fat person, it is generally assumed we do not know our own bodies. I often refer to this as the victimization mentality. I have mentioned my theory before in this blog how fat people are either villains or victims. Obviously I was too stupid to know the difference between caffeine jitters and and something wrong with my heart. But I did do something stupid at the time and it wasn't drinking coffee (caffeine was no-no on Atkins, btw) and that wasn't listening to my body.
Speaking of not listening to your body, I previously wrote about deaths from the Lapband in California in regards to ads that made the lapband sound like a simple and easy surgery (and has so far killed about five people). Katie Hodges from CA has a petition up for better Regulations for Lap Band Surgery Centers.
State Senator Curren Price Jr. (D-Inglewood) has proposed a bill which would give these private accreditation agencies new authority to stop unsafe centers from jumping from one agency to another with no documentation of their poor safety record. The state medical board would be obligated to document unsafe centers and this information would be available to the public.
I suggest you all sign her petition and if you live in California, email or write Governor Jerry Brown.
...Christie handled the issue with deft humor, pointing out that the fact he’s fat isn’t exactly a secret, and mocking Corzine in return for being desperate enough to make an issue of it.
If you attack someone by how they look, you lose the argument. It means you have run out of ideas.