Itchy sent me an interesting article this morning that I feel I must share. Tyra Banks is two inches taller than me and weighs about ten pounds less than I do and she was called "porkchop." Is it any wonder that women are obsessed with their weight and that those of us carrying around a few extra pounds call themselves the eff word? I'm serious. I refuse to use that word with a negative connotation any more. It's detrimental and serves no purpose. Fat is something you trim off of meat and something that insulates our body. Fat is not an adjective. No more. When I went to see Dreamgirls with Hetero Life Partner I made what I considered to be a passing comment that I didn't understand how a stage performer (Jennifer Hudson) could be overweight because of all the dancing and rehearsals. HLP proceeded to tell me I had a "prejudice against fat people." I guess in a sense that is true because, really, being heavy is something you can somewhat control. Not to say it's easy or that you should have to but it is avoidable. More movement, less eating and/or better food choices and voila! Problem solved. I guess being heavy is just something I don't want for myself for health and vanity reasons so I tend to project on to other people. Then again, there are many out there that believe big is beautiful and I've definitely seen many a buxom beauty so in no way am I trying to promote the idea that everyone should be thin. Quite frankly, the likes of Kate Bosworth and Nicole Richie make me want to boot while curves like those of Queen Latifah and Salma Hayek make me swoon. So long as you are healthy, knock yourself out. But if you're breaking a sweat and gasping for breath doing a flight of stairs, maybe you need to start thinking about taking care of yourself a little better rather than sue McDonald's. That's all I'm saying.