Wednesday, July 26, 2017
I am not Obese
The first time my name and "obese" were used in the same sentence--to my knowledge--was in the early 90's. I had to have a physical before I began working in a hospital-owned daycare. The doctor wrote a note stating something like, "Julie is morbidly obese woman who is in good health." I was shocked and embarrassed. Yes, I had put on some weight (about 10 pounds a year), but obese? And morbidly obese? But I didn't make changes. It was another 10 years later--when my Daddy died--that I first got on the diet roller coaster. Then my weight went down (as low as 220) and up (as high as 306) a few times. But I always remained "obese". No longer. As of this morning, I am OVERWEIGHT!