I drafted this post about fat children and then that flaming Katie Hopkins had yet another rant on TV about the very same subject. I can’t stand her, she’s so very rude and idiotic in lots of her opinions but… Some of the things she says and I can totally understand. There are lots of fat children around and just as Katie says, behind the fat child is often a fat adult…
When we were on our holiday last week I noticed while people watching, dare I say it, lots of fat people. For some reason it’s really taboo to note that people are fat isn’t it? But I tend to call a spade a spade… I know I’m no stick insect myself (although I am within the right BMI for my height) but I simply couldn’t help noticing that an awful lot of people these days just let themselves get tremendously over weight. I’m not talking chubby or a tad on the porky side here; I mean truly obese people – there just seems to be more than ever in this unhealthy nation of ours.
It also seems that often truly overweight people wear all the wrong things. I’m not sure patterned leggings ever really look good but when you’re the wrong size of a UK 20 and team it with what can only be described as a cropped top then it leaves me a bit baffled? I mean, do people see something in their mirrors that I don’t? Are they looking at a reflection that reflects the image portrayed to everyone else or one they just want to see? That sounds mean doesn’t it but I kind of just think that people should wear what suits them and nowadays I see more and more people wearing what I can only assume they WANT to be able to wear and they just don’t care if it looks good or not. They just don’t care if they look fat or not, it isn’t a problem to so many yet I wonder why? Do they not want to be healthy and trim and able to look good in the clothes that catch their eye? I suppose we now live in a world where we can have everything even if we shouldn’t…
One rather rotund lady I saw last week favoured a skin tight (sure it wasn’t meant to be) fuchsia velour track suit while another chose a skirt which her bottom grabbed a chunk of every time she moved. It was really quite, quite unpleasant to look at and I am stumped as to how they thought what they were wearing made them look good? Some of the men were wearing trousers which barely covered their enormous tires of waists and their shirts showed more than a hint of boob. One chap could hardly walk. I wonder how these people didn’t reach a point on the scales when they thought enough was enough? Surely there does come a limit for everyone? Perhaps not.
I understand some people have thyroid and other problems which cause weight gain but I feel absolutely certain that at least some of the people I witnessed last week have nothing wrong other than lazyitis! I know it shouldn’t bother me and it doesn’t really other than sometimes I can’t believe my eyes but what does get to me is the people who let their children be so over weight too. I find that quite disturbing! Of course if a person is over weight then they are eating the wrong things and if they have children then naturally their children are eating the wrong things too but it isn’t fair on them. Children should eat healthily and children should not be over weight!
I saw some children last week who can only be described as fat. FAT! And lots of them were no more than three or four. Is that not some kind of child abuse do you think? If you’re fat as a child I would think you will be fat as an adult. This could and probably will lead to loads of problems the least of which will be bullying! I think we are led to believe the obesity problem is being tackled in the UK but I’m really not so sure. I see lots of fat children with fat parents and it does make me wonder…
Florence has a dancing class with a little girl who is HUGE. It’s terrible really that her parents have let her get so fat. I want to say chubby because it’s kinder but the truth is that this little girl reached and breached chubby some time ago. The poor little thing hasn’t even started big school yet. I can only assume that by the time she leaves education she will be gargantuan – it is no puppy fat that’s for sure.
Are my words unkind and hurtful? Maybe they are but they’re also true. I am gobsmacked to see so many over weight children these days. My children are naturally little, they have fast metabolisms like their Father and for that they are lucky but they eat healthily and get lots of exercise too. You can physically see on some children that they really don’t!
I’m not saying no sweets and crisps, goodness me no! But everything in moderation and we really, REALLY have to do something to educate people on healthy eating because whatever is being done now just isn’t getting through to lots of people. In my opinion it really is a form of child abuse to allow a four year old to have thighs that rub together and make him or her waddle.
If the parents are fat that’s one thing, let them make their own choices but children deserve to have a chance to start out healthily in order to carry on that way if they want to! I’m loath to agree with Katie Hopkins but I do think we need to nip this in the bud and if being told we are fat is the way to do it then bring it on!
MY LIFE WITH 2!
We are back in our normal routine of nursery and play dates this week but last week we were on a mini holiday staying in a caravan in Norfolk! Madness in October perhaps and it was very cold but we had access to an absolutely amazing swimming pool where would you believe it, Florence learned to swim! I don’t mean with arm bands or floats of any kind and I don’t even mean just a two second water treading session! Florence learned to properly bonafide swim! Under water and everything! I’m so proud of her, so much so that I can’t stop beaming about it. She’s only 3 and a half! She is so pleased with herself and couldn’t get enough of swimming while we were away! Look how wonderful in the pool she is! Proud Mummy video coming up!
Jimmy had a fabulous time away too and spent loads of time watching seagulls and quacking like a duck at them. He learned a few new words while we were away too and he can say all sorts of things to go along with his quacking now! We had a lovely break with my Mum but we have all come home with colds which is annoying! We’re not feeling our best in general, I guess it’s that time of year!
This was us enjoying our FREEZING holiday!
I’ll be back next week but in the mean time please do follow me on Twitter @rocknrollerbaby.