Archive for the ‘obesity’ Category

The Revenge of the Dough Girl

May 27, 2010

When I was a teenager.  I constructed a figure out of  dough.  It was part of my efforts to lose weight.  Every night I would press dough into the thighs and into the upper arms and into the tummy.  I called her dough girl.  She was my altar ego.  And it worked.  I pressed the dough into dough girl and the fat on my own body seemed to dissolve.  Of course my weight loss had absolutely nothing to do with dough girl.  But now I am approaching middle age (in my thirties) I have this voice in my head that tells me that every night when I go to sleep The Dough Woman comes into my room and presses dough, into my thighs, onto my stomach, onto my upper arms. The Revenge of the Dough Girl.

Still the Same Old, Same Old…

July 9, 2008


Dave’s words of wisdom:

We talk about people being “at risk of obesity” instead of talking about people who eat too much and take too little exercise. We talk about people being at risk of poverty, or social exclusion: it’s as if these things – obesity, alcohol abuse, drug addiction – are purely external events like a plague or bad weather. “Of course, circumstances – where you are born, your neighbourhood, your school, and the choices your parents make – have a huge impact. But social problems are often the consequence of the choices that people make.

Speaking of being at risk of obesity, has anyone noticed that ‘Dave’ himself is looking a tad, well, portly, recently. Look at those pink, chubby cheeks. He’s not exactly the Tory answer to Kate Moss now, is he? I might write to him with a few tips on how to shed that extra weight.

And in other news: Apparently, Dave no 2 (Mini Me 0r David Davis) cost the taxpayer £80,000 with his little gesture. I wonder if the Mail on Sunday will be bitchin’ about that. We might get a line or two from the gorgeous Peter Hitchens, who is right on the money, by the way, when he comments on how easily fooled these people are. I guess if you stand for nothing you fall for everything.

And tell me Dave, what action are you going to take against ‘fat’ (aka: devoid of self discipline*) members of your own party:

(I is furry scared.  Imaginary kitties, ghostly felines, blurred lines, landmines.  Tired but afraid to sleep.  Need a kitty to cuddle but GhostCat might chase real cats away.  They shall have their revenge)
*This is not what I believe. by the way.  I am no more ‘morally superior’ to these ‘corpulent MPs) because, at the age of fourteen, I learnt to purge.

Fresh Blood II

November 13, 2006

The media are bombarding us with statistics and dire prophecies. They describe the long-term consequences of the so-called ‘obesity crisis’. A few months ago we were bombarded by prophecies of a demographic crisis in which there will be an ambundance of elderly people and a dearth of young tax-payers to support them. And yet, one of the main objections the media voice against obesity is that sufferers of this disorder will die at a young age. When a person dies prematurely he saves the state the cost of keeping him in his dotage.


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