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Write about it as a joke yesterday, find it taken seriously today.
I am no longer Jolly, however, since I have lost 80 pounds and undergone Slender Identity Reassignment.
Well, some degree of fat is not as unhealthy as it is made out to be. By the Body Mass Index calculator for men (the BMI is the standard by which you are judged to be normal, overweight, obese and so forth), this gentleman, at 5’7″ and 167 lbs, is overweight.
Ladies, we should all look that good when we’re overweight, should we not? 🙂
But very large amounts of excess weight are unhealthy, just as going in the opposite direction and starving yourself down to fit into a dress is unhealthy.
Who is that, um, overweight man? I’ve discovered a sudden interest in his acting career.
That would be Robert Conrad, if I’m not mistaken, in a scene from the delightfully silly ‘Wild Wild West’ TV show.
Thanks! I’ll look into that show.
BMI is for sedentary body types. It is a statistical average. It isn’t wrong, but for someone that works out a lot, measuring body fat directly is more accurate.
Mark, Mark, Mark… this “weight loss” thing is a cruel scam. What next, “Pray yourself thin?”. God made you the way you are! As you know, all our desires are self-justifying. It’s unhealthy to deny yourself anything you really, really want. The Old Testament banned bacon, Mark. Bacon. So, that means we may ignore everything the Bible about temperance and other archaic moral taboos. Anyway, Jesus never said one thing about being fat. It’s about LOVE. Love is never wrong, and I love doughnuts.
Not sure if this belongs here but I think Mark would appreciate this bit of humor:
You’ve betrayed Golly Kind? Shame on you Mark! You’re a skinny Tom!
BTW, 80 lbs, that’s awesome, you rock!
The problem is that there is that while it is true that “body shape” is genetically determined and there are approved and proven medical and dietary treatments and regimes approved to keep it under control in order to limit its effects on one’s health, there is no “gay” gene and any suggested treatment is “anthema” to those who practice that are intrinsically against the natural law and design.