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Mini Squee – #YWMconvention #OAC

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On October 27th, 2012, during the Obesity Action Coalition "Your Weight Matters" Event at the Hilton Anatole
, there will be another first: the first annual OAC Awards!

Your friendly blogger was nominated in one of these categories, and I am thankful to you for that.  Thank you.  And, really, thank you.

I will be present at the events, dinner, ceremony, and of course the Walk From Obesity with at least $6000.00 in donations from Team MM + BBGC.  

Have I mentioned that there is still time to donate to Team MM + BBGC and I do not see your donation in yet?  

Go ahead, I will wait for you!

Thank you – and see you there? 

There is still time to register for the OAC event!  

Do. not. miss. it.

 Join the OAC event on Facebook!

 

 


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About the OAC Awards –

The following awards will be presented during the OAC Inaugural Your Weight Matters National Convention:

OAC Advocate of the Year - This award is given to the OAC Member who has lead the charge in taking on National, local and state advocacy issues. This individual should be a tireless advocate to advance the cause of fighting obesity and the individual affected by obesity.

Community Leader of the Year - This award is given to an individual who continually works in their community to advance the cause of fighting obesity. The recipient should be an individual who actively engages their community or with their constituency in spreading awareness of obesity and encourages others to get involved in activities that further the mission of the OAC.

Outstanding Membership Recruitment by an OAC Member - This award is designated for the individual OAC member who is an active membership recruiter in the OAC. The individual is a regular membership promoter and continually encourages membership in the OAC.

Outstanding Membership Recruitment by a Physician - This award is given to the Sponsored Membership Program participant (physician) that has recruited the most new members in the OAC in the 12 months prior to the Convention month. The recipient of the award has encouraged membership in the OAC by purchasing it on behalf of the patient.

Bias Buster of the Year - The OAC’s Bias Buster of the Year is awarded to the individual who has lead the charge to put the OAC on path to effect change in mindsets, policies and public perception of weight bias. This individual is both proactive and reactive in responding to weight bias issues and is an example to others on how to get involved as a Bias Buster.

OAC Member of the Year - This is the OAC’s highest honor and is awarded to an OAC member who goes above and beyond to help the OAC in its efforts to achieve its mission and goals. This individual is an exemplary OAC member and continually represents the OAC in impacting the obesity epidemic.

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The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is set to host a ground-breaking educational convention on weight and health, the Inaugural “Your Weight Matters” National Convention. Join them in Dallas, October 25-28 for this ground-breaking Convention that will answer all your questions about weight and health! For more information, please visit www.YWMConvention.com.

 

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If You Want to Lose Weight But You Aren’t — Why?

Millions of us go on diets and have weight loss surgery each year, but sometimes (often?!) do not have the level of success we expect.  Why is this?  Honestly, this article I lifted from Huffington Post via author Margaret Paul, Ph.D is a tough read.  It makes me squirm a little, which probably means there's a bit too much truth in it and we should all go buy her books.

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Just saying.


Huffington Post - 

The answer is, as much as they say they want to lose weight, there is something they want even more — something that is in direct conflict to weight loss.

Ouch.

If You REALLY Want to Lose Weight – (And, we do, don't we?!  Why is it so HARD?!) via Huffington Post

Book = Judged. Owned.

Obviously. Judging a person based on how they appear is WHAT PEOPLE DO. It's wrong, but it's WHAT they do. Try something new. Listening.

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Actively Pursue Being Thought Foolish! I Am!

I rarely read blogs about weight loss.  I cannot read about anyone's daily weight, not my own, not yours.  Numbers will not determine my worth — nor yours.  So there. 

Honestly, I read more blogs about blogging.  I often read blogs about How To Blog.  Yay for Problogger!   BTW – if you're looking to earn a living through blogging, it's a MUST-READ.

On blogs about blogging you might find posts regarding how to deal with criticism and haterade.

"To do anything remotely interesting you need to train yourself to be effective at dealing with, responding to, even enjoying criticism… In fact, I would take the quote a step further and encourage people to actively pursue being thought foolish and stupid.”  (Ferriss 2012)

As you might note that I have taken to posting a selection of haterade here and there and offering it for public consumption.   I, uh… might take relish in eating haters.   With ketchup.  And, frankly, I don't give a shit about the sugar content.

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This is something I took from Dooce.com, she is a Queen of blogging, and receives A Lot Of Hate, and at one point had a sub blog filled with only Trolling and Hater entries.  

Blogger hate posts are hugely fun awful to read because anonymous readers/commenters from the interwebs are a bit unhinged, and get all conspiracy-theory on bloggers and make up their own super-detailed versions of our realities.  Many of us aren't that much fun in "real life," you know.  Some blog readers must be really, really bored to come up with the blogger haterfiction out there.  

I don't want to jump to any sort of conclusions about any of you — MM Readers — because of course you are all Mensa-level IQs with double Masters' degrees and all sorts of amazing with perfection oozing out your pores out of your childrens and your dogs even shit perfect little doggie doodles.  

And, you guys… you would never leave trollin' comments on blogs.   Never.  Never, ever, right?

'Cause that's really, like, eighth grade.

And, I know me some eighth grade.  I have four kids.  I hear allllllll of the drama from 4th-8th grade.  Blog drama is a lot like 8th grade girls in the bathroom.   Y'all need to get a detention sometime. 

There are various thoughts about that — some think "You are giving people what they WANT!!  ATTENTION FOR HATING ON YOU!!  GASP!"  Which is true, sometimes, (you can usually tell the kind of troll/spam that wants it's name out there…) but usually people that send haterade don't leave a signature.  They don't really want to be outed.  

Some senders think that by offering semi anonymous jabs, they can get their digs in and be unknown.  You're not always unknown.  Using the same IP that you commented with, to post nasty comments… bad idea.   Anyway. 

Sometimes these are people "closer" to us as bloggers, but who don't have the cojones to sign an email with their real name.  These comments and mails come with stories, "I've seen you … I know what you …  I've watched you…  I've read you… My family knows… "  

You silly stalkerish women.

The straight up "I hate you, why don't you just die" emails are easier to read because they usually come from drive-by haters who haven't got a clue as to WHAT they are hating on.  They just do it to do it.

They can get their jollies in knowing that they have effected the person who opens their comment, post or email.  

"HA HA!  She'll never know what hit her!  I'mma send this here comment – 'WHY DON'T YOU JUST STOP WRITING ABOUT YOUR FAKE LIFE and your FAKE HUSBAND and your FAKE KIDS and your FAKE BROKEN DISHWASHER and your STUPID HOUSE and your UGLY FACE and DIE, BITCH!!' and then I can sit back and watch her shrivel up and stop!

Okay.  You know.  The effect is somewhat dulled after you receive ten or twenty or thirty messages like that.  At THIS point, it's more like,

"All right, what's it this time:  You think I'm faking my current weight?"   Fine. *takes a photograph of the scale*  What else do you want to bitch at me about?  Seizures? Fine, you get your ass over here and drive me to the store to pick up my RX and we can talk it out.  But, get it all out at once, would you?   Here's today's entry.

I do wonder, sometimes, if someone less Humoured Than I (Really, I Am Full Of Funny…) would be pushed over the edge with this stuff.  Particularly in this lifestyle category… niche, there are REALLY SENSITIVE PEOPLE OUT THERE that you are fucking with. I'm not so sure you should be poking the instable.

Just saying.

Try not to be effected reading any sort of nastygram.  It's easy enough to just say, "whatever" and delete it, and it's also easy enough to copy – paste – and give it to the universe.  I'm not going to own your angry.  You can keep it.  Thanks.

Instead of using your angry against me, go do something positive would you?

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