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Monday, December 10, 2007

Yes, there is a Santa Claus.....but he is obese and he smokes.....


We all heard the story. In fact, we know the words by heart. But, have you ever thought about the following verses that appear about 3/4 of the way through the poem......????

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,

And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;

He had a broad face and a little round belly,

That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf.........

No wonder Santa has an image problem and is loosing believers. An overweight man who smokes is not exactly an endearing visual. This year, I encourage everyone who reads my blog to send a letter to Santa imploring him to consider revamping his lifestyle. First of all, he needs to stop his legendary all night smoking and cookie binges. His health is at stake here. Diabetes. High blood pressure. High cholesterol. Cancer. To name a few!!! He is hardly a role model for today's youth. Maybe it's just a matter of replacing the cookies with higher protein, leaner snacks. We can definitely help with that by not making it available---stop the cookies and milk routine!!!! But, perhaps it's more than that. He may be like the millions of people.....just like myself.....who are obese and who could be helped by weight loss surgery. He needs to talk to his doctor to find out what is best for him.

Trust me, there's no better way to tell someone you love them and want them to be around for a very long time than to help them become a healthier, happier person. Obesity is a hard and difficult illness. And, it is only getting worse. Statistics are scarey---childhood obesity is on the rise. People are dying needlessly everyday from the effects of obesity. Today, a dear friend shared a story with me about how her sister died from breast cancer because she was so obese that her doctor would not treat her. My own beautiful, beloved mother, a woman who fought obesity all of her life, died at a young age, from trying to win to the battle. It's an epidemic. There are many more stories out there about people who could have benefited from stopping the wicked cycle of obesity but never had the power or the motivation to do it. We see it every day. There are even reality shows based on it. Being obese is not only unhealthy---it's no fun at all. The medical community is working hard to help those of us who suffer from it. But, we can't do it alone. It has to start with awareness. We don't need ridicule or further punishment. We need support and help and encouragement. So, let's start with Santa Claus. It might be the first step to waking up the world to the life altering and life threatening dangers of obesity. Let's face it---no one wants to loose Santa Claus! Who will give us gifts? Let's make every morning as happy as Christmas morning. ...for everyone we love. Send your Santa letters today!!!!

We love you Santa Claus!


Anonymous said...

Judi! Where do you get your inspirations? I have always said that you were made from a completely different mold than the rest of us! Every time I read your blog, my theory is proved once again! Love it and love you!

Marib said...

Happy Holidays Judi!
And Happy 4 month Bandiversary! We just got caught up with your blog and we are laughing our butts off here! 50 bls is amazing! Lovin' "the scarle whore" thing! You pix you find are always sweet too. It is such a lift to come here!
I am not at 50 lb mark*****YET******!!!!
Nice to see you back to blogging more.
You are always in my thoughts! Keep up the good work girl!


JazBander said...

You don't know me but I feel like I know you thru & thru! (does that feel weird?). When I realized I would be the
3000th visitor to your site I had to come out of hiding and do my very first post and give it the credit it was due!
Your blog is wonderful, Judi! I read it very day and sometimes I even reread old ones~~~! How about that for an addiction? I am not sure how you find the way to "talk" to me (when you DON'T even know me!) the way you do! Everything you is talking right at me! You have helped me so much thru all of this. We are making big life changes and you are someone who is really making a difference. Thanks from #3000!
Courtney (JazBander)
(Scranton, PA)

BigbandedBob said...

Hey Sexy! Have not been by in while! Working OT. Got the energy and the need to sock away the cash in case insurance won't pay up for plastics. No news on the plastics but should hear by Jan.
So I am dropping my sweet ass down "your chimney" WHOA! to say Happy Holidays to you! Patty & I are heading to Aruba Sunday to show off my new bod and have some foreign S*X. Wooohooo. Got a fill scheduled for tomorrow and thought I might see you since we have been on the same schedule!
We'll be back just in time for this obese smoker's arrival Dec 24. If I don't see you tomorrow, we'll check in when we get back. Post a new pix in your holiday finery won't ya? It's great that you are still out here doing a great job in blogland!
What's the ole boy getting his sexy woman for Xmas? GRRRRRRRR

BigbandedBob said...

Hey Jazbander/Courtney is on crack or something here. She is not the 3000th visitor! What is with that?
Yeah I read all the other comments! ;-)

marib said...

Did you watch GMA this morning (Diane Sawyer & Robin Roberts)? When I saw their piece on Santa needing to loose weight I thought about your post.
The word is out that Santa is obese and unhealthy. So sad! We have to get him a LAPBAND!