“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

When You Lose Fat...

Yesterday, Facebook friend, Tim Arquette posted a photo on his wall that honestly, made me really sad to look at.  Probably because it's a disheartening reality and I can attest to it -- I've lived it.
A majority of Americans today are obese, and the statistics are not getting any better.  While fast food restaurants are now offering healthier choices, it's not always about what you eat, but how much.  If you order a healthy salad with ranch dressing and cheese sprinkled on it, you might as well order a Big Mac.  Please be attentive to your choices.

I look at this picture and I see myself over a year ago.  Seriously.  I wasn't depressed, but I definitely had Degenerative Joint Disease, Hypertension, Hypercholesterolemia, Pre-diabetes, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and my Quality of Life wasn't too great.  When I go see my doctor in May, he's in for a surprise.  My knees are healthy as ever, I no longer have sleep apnea, pre-diabetes, and my quality of life has never been better!  I'm hoping when he checks my blood pressure and cholesterol this will also be resolved.

So please share this image or blog post, because it truly is important and it could help save a life.


Jessie Mackey via Facebook said...

Important.....I also know this to be true, not obese "yet" but I know that I feel better at a certain weight, therefore it has to be healthier. Duh!!

Jessie Mackey via Facebook said...

shared link.

Ryan said...

I'm so glad you've lost weight, my love. I find that you're feeling better, not sleeping as much and now in a better mood most of the time. I'm so glad that you're healthier and hopefully loosing all that weight has added many years for us to be together. I'm so proud of you. Love you bunches.

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