I got up extra early today as I have to get a few things done this morning.
Jumped on my treadmill so I'd have my exercise done for the day and I wouldn't have to worry about it.
In addition to the good cardio workout I got from my treadmill, my blood pressure got an unhealthy rise from the radio talkshow I was listening to.
The host of the show is speaking about a local woman who was in the background of a news conference on tv yesterday. His description of her was "heavyset". Not the woman with the glasses, not the woman with the yellow blazer, not the woman with the blonde hair, not the woman standing behind the mayor. HEAVYSET was the only description he used. Now granted, if you saw the news conference (I did see it before hearing this recap) I know exactly who he was talking about. I don't know her personally but I'd have to imagine that she is so much more of a person than the "heavyset" description. Made me sad for her, for me, for all of us who ever struggled with our weight.
So ok....maybe he's ignorant or has a lack of vocabulary and adjectives, regardless of the fact that he writes newspaper columns and does a radio show.
The next subject that comes up is about being trapped at home in a storm, who would you want to be trapped with for a few days (or NOT be trapped with a few days). The woman on the show says she would not want to be trapped with Joe Biden or Rosie O'Donnell as she can't stand either of them. So I think, fair enough, she's entitled to say whomever she wants. The host responds that he'd take Joe Biden over Rosie any day as she could sit on you and hurt you. WHAT?!??!?! What does that have to do with anything?!
Obviously this man has a problem with women and weight but seriously. I hope his wife or daughter never gain a pound, they might not know what they are in for.
Maybe I am extra sensitive as I would also be called heavyset by him (or worse!) and I guess I could hurt someone if I sit on them.
Just made me sad. My upbeat morning was brought down by a moron. But at least my workout is done and I am continuing my plan to get my weight down.
Sorry for going on and on, I just had all these thoughts in my head.