If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say…
Did you see the story about Jennifer Livingston, the news anchor that received an email from a viewer who essentially told her she was not a good role model because she is overweight?
She essentially took him on during her broadcast for his bullying of her, and I say “Good for her.”
I’m overweight and I know it. I gained 12 hard-lost pounds back this summer after developing a horrible case of plantar fasciitis.
That just put me 12 more pounds away from a goal to lose at least 25 by the end of the year.
PF is a very painful stretching of the tendon between the arch and the heel. I probably developed it due to the fact that I have very small feet and have to wear children’s sized shoes, which tend to have poor support. My weight most likely didn’t help either.
It came on one morning this summer while walking the dogs. I got about a mile away from home and didn’t think I was going to make it back. I thought it was a stone bruise at first, but the pain intensified to waking me up at night, and when I have to be on my feet for long periods, I know someone taking a sledgehammer to them wouldn’t hurt any more.
Walking even short distances was out of the question for a good two months.
I’m to the point now where I believe it is getting better. I’m back to walking the dogs a quarter of a mile once a day. But if it doesn’t completely heal soon, I will move on to trying the night splints (because my other foot is starting to feel symptoms too) and seeing what I can do about special orthotics.
But my point in this post is that people do not actually know what a person has going on in their own lives, which is another reason we should not judge.
A friend of mine and I went to a psychic fair this past weekend and for fun, we decided to see if one of the psychics got stuff right about us.
Mine told me I need to get “healthier” because my palm’s life line showed I would live a long life, well into my 80s and I would probably want to spend that time as active as possible.
Aside from the fact that she hit upon the same prediction as the only other palm reader I’ve ever visited, who said I would live to 86, she stated the obvious.
Like the anchor, Jennifer said, “Did she really point out anything I couldn’t see for myself?”
I’ve been looking at healthier eating options, and I’m taking steps (literally) to get my foot well so I can resume my 2 mile a day trek with the dogs now that the weather has finally cooled.
Although I sort of paid this woman for her psychic advice, I really don’t need anyone telling me the obvious (aren’t psychics supposed to tell us stuff we don’t know!?) While this advice from strangers can come in the guise of trying to help, I agree that it is a form of bullying when people tell others how to live their lives.
What did you think of this news anchor’s story?