When I wrote my last post about weight loss perception and Al Sharpton I knew I would get criticism. Actually, I did not get as much as I thought I would. I got some people who loved the post and some who were not happy. I had a few people unfollow me and a couple of new followers. Pretty much “par for the course “ on any post I have done recently. One woman wrote me. Actually, she wrote me four times. She wrote on my Facebook page, on my blog, in a message and on email. She wanted to let me know that she was going to unfollow my page. She told me that my blog has officially “Jumped The Shark”. I love the term “Jump The Shark”. As described in Wikipedia… Jumping the shark is an idiom created by Jon Hein that was used to describe the moment […]

It is being reported that Al Sharpton has made some disparaging remarks about some of his overweight followers. The Smoking Gun alleges that Al Sharpton has made comments about a former woman whom he went to school with. He is alleged to say that some women are too fat to be in his daughter’s runway show. He is also believed to make a comment about a woman who was eating food and had the nerve to ask for a cup of coffee with artificial sweetener. He is also believed to have said… “Since I lost weight I talk about fat folk real bad. I like keeping fat folk around me so I can just talk about them.” I am not a big fan of Al but I forgot that Al Sharpton lost a lot of weight. When I think about him I remember a large man with a huge moustache […]

I did not enjoy being a chef. I did it for seven years and was miserable the whole time. One perk about being a chef is that it is the only job where it was okay to be over 400 pounds. People knew that you cared about the food. Well, maybe a little too much. When you are a 400-pound chef, no one forgets you. They look at you and shake your hand and ask how everything tasted that day. I have heard “I bet the food is great, look how big he is,” more than once. I have also heard “Hey fat boy,” and “Big Boy, how are you doing?” Luckily those were rare although I am sure many had those thoughts. I was actually a pretty good chef. I traveled to a few restaurants in Florida to help fix their kitchens. I ran really good costs and I […]

I have good kids. They behave, they listen for the most part, and they are friendly. So the other day my wife went to work. I was home with my one-year-old daughter. We were playing and dancing and then she napped. There is not a lot of exciting things you can do with a one-year-old. My son started pre-school this year. He is in a new school and so far he loves it. He is excited to go every day. Every time I pick him up the teachers tell me that my son had a great day and he seems happy there. When I picked him up the teachers told me once again that my son had a great day. He was smiling and we walked to the car. When we got home I put his backpack down and started to walk into the kitchen. All of the sudden he […]

When we last left Charley Joe, he was delighted with all the new customers he has received this year. He owns a candy store in Waynesville, Missouri and earlier this year he had a crazy idea. Charley Joe decided to give everyone over 300 pounds free fudge on “Fat Tuesday”. Charley Joe, a man who is over 300 pounds, wanted a way to drum up business and get attention. Attention he got! A woman called the local news and told them that there was a man promoting obesity! Of course it got more attention. All the way to CNN! Charley Joe wanted to see if he could top his last promotion. He wanted to see if he could be more creative and promote his candy. Then today he took it to Facebook. He has thought about this promotion for some time. He started to type the status and then he […]

A few weeks ago I wrote a story about a family who was not able to rebook their cruise through Norwegian Cruise Line. They found out that their son had cancer and could not make the cruise. They did not purchase insurance so they lost out on $4000. I wrote to the CEO and asked if he would help out. It helped get the story out and although the family said they would not use NCL again, some generous people have offered them another cruise in the future. Today I received an email from a woman named Kim. I think she must have thought that I worked for NCL because she sent me a complaint letter. I work in a restaurant and get a lot of these. Here is her letter… We were very disappointed with our Norwegian cruise to Bermuda on June 22. The lobster night was just bits […]