In a lot of ways, I understand where Carlos Romero is coming from. It is hard to tell someone you recently lost a lot of weight. Weight loss does not solve a lot of body image issues. You have to deal with loose skin and stretch marks when you drop an excessive amount of weight. I would venture to say it is harder for women dating as well. The girl Carlos sees now did say that she would probably have passed on him at his old 400 pound self. They have things in common now including rock climbing. The report from NPR is saying that most people do not want to admit that they lost weight. It shows a failure. It can be a deal breaker with the skin and the stretch marks. I believed that for a long time. I lived a life of obesity and still fight every […]

At Devil’s Lake High School in North Dakota, the administration has adjusted their dress code. They have prohibited girls from wearing clothing such as leggings, skinny jeans, and yoga pants. They have done this for a very important reason in their eyes. As an assistant principal of the school said, “ The policy was not to objectify girls but to stop boys from focusing on something other than classwork.” In fact, the school showed a couple of clips from “Pretty Woman” to help get their point across on the dress code. No dressing like a prostitute because you will get treated like one. I think there is a bigger problem that is happening in our schools as well. It is starting in middle school and going all the way to adulthood. In fact, I did not even realize how big this problem is until the other day. We must do […]

Dear Kyle Hanson, You are very popular and for good reason. I tried to call you a couple of times today at Kazoku sushi restaurant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I spoke to one girl who was telling me about Saturday. She said that one employee called off work, and your restaurant was very busy. Then I spoke to another woman who acted as the owner of your restaurant. She told me that she was proud of you and that I could talk to some manager named Rock. I think that is what she said. She told me you were being interviewed for television and that I could not talk to you today. I am okay with that. In the grand scheme of things, I am small potatoes. Like millions, I saw the tip that went viral. You got $100 from the Schultz family this Saturday. They said that they had […]

Dear Chuck Runyon (CEO Of Anytime Fitness), I know that you have heard every excuse over the last twenty years. People have told you that they are too busy to join your gym. People have said that they do not have time to workout. People have told you that your gym is too expensive. People have told you reasons why they will not workout. You hate excuses. I know that from talking to you. You have put every excuse aside to build one of the biggest gyms brands in the world. You have over 1800 gyms in numerous countries. You have fought personal battles, competition and the economy to stay on top. Excuses are not in your DNA. I am not going to lie; excuses are not in my DNA either. Not anymore. I know that I will succeed and struggle in life. I know that if I fail, I […]

You will not believe this! The other day I went to the grocery story. It was in the morning, and I had a ton of things to do that day. I picked up a few things that my family needed and was ready to check out. The lines were long. I had nowhere to go but was impatient. Only three cashiers were working at a busy grocery store. They could have had more at that time. All of a sudden I noticed that the “10 items or less” speedy checkout lane was not busy. There were only a couple of people in that line. I counted the items in my basket. I had 11 items. I needed everything that I got though. I could not come home without them. I had to get 11 items. I thought about it. Does it really matter if I have 11 items in the […]

At Bingham High School in Utah, 11 girls were sent home for their homecoming dresses. They were asked to twirl around when they came in, sit against the wall and then were given the option to wear a sweater or go home and change. Here is an example of one of the dresses. These stories are coming out every year. It is always the same. A girl wears a dress to a dance; an administrator tells her she cannot wear a dress. The girl puts a picture online; it goes viral, and the school stands by their decision. Here is my thought. Why aren’t we punishing the horny men for their improper thoughts? Before I get started with this, let me mention that if you are saying “Girls did not dress like this when I was young,” you are a liar. The miniskirt was popular in the 1960’s; hot pants […]