Day 12 – Do I have a witness?09/20/2009
I was teaching a lesson about finances this week to 8thgraders when the question rang out “What did you spend your money on?” (See post Day 6) I in turned went in for the joke laced in truth. I slapped my thighs and gave my best Super Model pose and exclaimed that it cost a lot to get a body like this. Let the squirming begin. The poor kids didn’t know if they should laugh because to them and society it’s a taboo subject. The students instead just gave me sheepish grins. I assured them that it was ok to be truthful. I told them that now that my finances are within budget it was time to get my calorie budget in line. I told them that they were going to be my witnesses. I asked if I could have a witness and they responded by raising their hands with a few cheers and giggles. I can’t wait to pull those capris out next spring. I then reverted their attentions back to our lesson on budgeting.
I just don’t see the point in hiding. Lets state the obvious. I’m morbidly obese. I know how I got here. I ate too much. It’s ok to talk about it. I’ll explore the emotional issues along the way. It’s ok to comfort the issue. I’m choosing to be better and not bitter. I’ve already been down the road of resentfulness.
So let’s see what a year of different choices can result in.