I never realized how many people live “inside the box”, sheltered and protected from life’s judgements, till I started asking questions. And all I asked for was their STATS. You know….Hair color, eye color, height and weight….
In response to yesterday’s post I received stats on only 8 people out of 109 readers. They all answered the first three stats. Only 6 posted where everyone could see….2 people sent me a private email. BUT of those, not everyone filled in weight. There were however some very creative responses.
Weight: More than enough
And the winner is Weight: A Hundred and Plenty.
For those few that OWNED it – YOU ROCK!
You would think that people would be more open these days. They post everything about their lives on Facebook and I do mean EVERYTHING. Everyone wants you to “Copy and re-post” their latest causes. There are major debates about politics and religion….which I can remember all my days being told in the South you NEVER discuss politics or religion in mixed company. Course, I never was real clear if “mixed Company” meant Republicans & Democrats or men & women….Still don’t know…ha! and don’t care so much.
If you think people divulge too much info on FB then check an on-line dating site.There are bra sizes 36 B or 42DD and “supposed” male endowments…but ask them how much they weigh and they run screaming from the chat room like a little girl. Makes me giggle!
I’m not sure what they think they are hiding…I can spot a size 18 or a 48 regular a hell of a lot quicker than I can tell their eyes are blue. IT’S JUST A NUMBER FOLKS!!! IT DOESN’T DEFINE YOU!
So, not only did I POST my stats yesterday. 296 lbs if you missed it. I took it a bit further…How? Hmmmmmmm. Where would over a million people be able to see my numbers every week? Every bump and every bulge EXPOSED?
You got it! I applied on-line to Americas Biggest Loser today and I am going to take my big blues eyes to Austin, Texas on Saturday to meet with the Casting Team. Doesn’t matter if I get cast or not. It just matters that I am choosing to live OUTSIDE THE BOX. Better yet…I’m choosing to live.
I love each and every one of you
Copyright 2011 Juliana M. Wathen