Waugh reminds readers that she didn't choose to be fat

FIT Staff
Aug 25, 2014


"We all do better when we work together. Our differences do matter, but our common humanity matters more." - Bill Clinton

Before I get to the events of this past week, I would like to apologize to anyone out there who took my comments about Curves in the wrong way. 

I would never slam Curves. As a matter of fact, I think that Tanya and her staff at the Port Clinton Curves are terrific, caring people and you couldn't ask for a better group of ladies to work out with other than the clients.

However, the circuit was not enough for my needs and I assure everyone, I was sweating when I finished. I meant no offense, I was simply stating fact.

Also, to those who believe that obesity is a personal choice, I'll throw one person's words back at them "horse pucky!"

I'm here to tell you that I, personally, have eaten a properly balanced diet for years and I am still obese; face it, I'M FAT!

I won't blame it on fast food or medical problems or even the fact that I sit eight hours a day at work, but I DO NOT choose to be this way and NO ONE chooses to be.

All I, and the others in this challenge, ask for is for the readers to give us a chance and the support that we need to change our lifestyles. Ultimately, this is not about diet and exercise, it is about a change in our lifestyles.

OK, now that those points have been made, I didn't get to work out with personal trainer Trevor Tieche of Bodi N Balance at all this past week, but I did not sit idle either.

IndoRow classes, the treadmill and a short circuit class at (of all things) 5:30 a.m. took care of my exercise needs.

I actually did something I never thought to accomplish, I walked 3.1 miles, which equals 5K.

It took me an hour and a half, but I've been told that time doesn't matter, the fact that I did it is what matters and that I plan on doing it again and again and again until I feel comfortable with doing it!

"Do or do not! There is no try!" - Master Yoda!



Hang in there Ms. Sherry Waugh. You have plenty of people cheering for you! Good job so far! Love ya!


Thank you Mrs. S.


Good luck

thinkagain's picture

“No one chooses to be fat.”

Double horse pucky!

Except in the case of physical or medical issues that cause weight gain or hinder loss, we CHOOSE to get fat, stay fat, or no longer be fat.

Face facts, being fat IS a CHOICE. A million little CHOICES and excuses all rolled up into one big ball of fat.

Every CHOICE a person made, when it came to food or exercise was a CHOICE, between do I want to get fatter or do I want to remain thin.

Now that you CHOSE to get fat, admit it and start making the right CHOICES.

Just what we need, another excuse for someone to use as to why they are fat, as they are downing another bucket of chicken.

BTW – I was at the Lorain fair the other day. I couldn’t believe how many adults and children were obese. Many made the CHOICE to stand in line for junk food. Although, I’m sure they all had thyroid problems…

I'm not here to fat-bash, I’m currently dieting because of my own bad CHOICES. It is in our CHOICES that we define ourselves. CHOOSE THIN!!

Darn, all this talk about food is making me hungry; ‘scuse me while I run to the fridge to load up on nachos…

bodinbalance's picture

Nobody chooses to be in a car wreck either... But that being said we did I suppose, decide to get into the car. Sherry has made a decision to work hard and no longer let her life pass her by.


Sherry, I applaud your choice to apply for the FIT challenge and to work as hard as I'm sure you are to change your life, get more physically fit, and lose weight. But remember that you are CHOOSING to do this, just as much as you chose to lift every forkful of every sweet or fatty morsel that made you overweight to begin with.

Pretending that obesity isn't almost always a choice, albeit a bad one, does nothing more than offer up an excuse for being obese. If you can choose to change something, then it's changeable which means you got where you were going in the first place by making OTHER choices.