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The Biggest Loser ...

is me.

I never thought that this day would come. But sadly, we all have to accept the hard cold truth some time in life.

Did you see that? I'm OVERWEIGHT! Lately people have been reminding me that I look bigger now than a year ago. They have good reason though; livings in East Asia for 2 years starved me, so I was a good 15 lbs lighter a year ago, but now I'm OVERWEIGHT!

I turned on the TV last night and saw the saddest show in the world: The Biggest Loser. It's so horrible on so many levels that I don't even want to start talking about it here. (notice that one of the contestants is named Ken.) Ok honestly, I wouldn't be posting this if I really have a problem with my weight. Fine, I still want to weigh less, but I don't think I'm fat or have a poor body image.

With that said, it's a real tragedy that people are so pressured by our society to be skinny. The media really messed this one up big time, all the women in the world want to be thin, and even guys are getting into the fray these days. I wish that everyone can be happy with exactly how they look. So what you were born with a bigger body build, does that make you less of a person? NO. Does that make you less beautiful? NO. Does that mean you will never find someone to love you? NO!

Check this article out on the thin pill.

P.S. - "It is possible to be overweight but not having too much fat, especially for those with a large muscle mass from body building or other muscle building exercises." <-- yup, that's me

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  • Anonymous Kim says so:
    12:52 AM  

    Hey Ken!
    Interesting read. Though, I think maintaining a "healthy" weight should be aimed at avoiding obesity-related complications people can develope before it's too late- like hypertension, diabetes, stroke, etc. Though, it's not horrible to be a little overweight. Even the BMI is not perfect either. But it really is scary when it translates into just skinny or not skinny.
    and whoa, i didn't know you were overseas a few years back... top