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I was watching one of Oprah Winfrey’s episodes where Jim Carrey was one of her studio guests. There was a weighing machine in the set and Jim being his natural self, made a quick comic script involving the weighing machine as a prop. He pretended to be a nasty alien Lord leading a pack of merciless invaders who had just landed on earth to destroy it. He was scowling and exclaiming that he was going to take over the world and suddenly came upon the weighing machine and enquired, “What on Earth is this”? And soon after being informed what it was, he proceeded to stand on it to see what was his weight. He looked at the dial in horror and lost all his exuberance and valor and slunk to a miserable creature and said, “ what? I have put on so much weight”? And said to his battalion, “ I’m depressed, Lets go home.”
A healthy diet will keep your weight and health in check
It was humorous but the script carried a lot of truth. How many of us are very sensitive about our weight? I am for one. I mean when I gained a few pounds and decided to discipline my food intake and put in regular exercise, I still refused to check how much I had gained on the weighing scale. I guess when I feel I have regained my original weight, I will check it then. I was afraid I might get depressed if I knew how much weight I had gained.
A lot of people are sensitive about their weight. Even those who say they are not, are actually quite sensitive about it. One of my ex, used to be slim and sexy. She had put on too much weight over the year. So I mention about this to her. She was extremely upset by it although she claimed that weight is no consequence in a relationship. So I accepted her as she was, fat and all.
Since she claimed weight is of no consequence, I cracked a joke only once about her weight and she did not take it too well. That’s when I realized, weight matters to most people.