I've finally fixed the picture issues over at my Who Is CarbSane page and it's been an interesting several weeks to read the musings about the internet about my weight, etc. based on my face shot. I must be a cannonball, there's no way I can fit into the sizes I do, whatever ...
Who knew it was such as strange picture. That folks would show the picture at family gatherings and play "guess her weight". So silly!! Also, who knew that merely pointing out the obvious about the weights, sizes, appearances of many avid low carbers would cause such a stir. I mean really -- you folks to whom I'm referring are out there ridiculing others in the process of encouraging the masses to follow in your rebel ways to weight loss and health. And yet a look at pictures sets you off on rants? Why? These are not fakes are they? No, that's not the accusation. They are the current (or more current) state of affairs. I'm not picking on you. I'm not saying I'm thinner than you or perhaps I'm fatter than you. So what? WTF does that have to do with whether or not LC Dogma is backed at all by the science?
Hey folks, here's what a fruitarian looks like!
I'm pretty sure old durianrider isn't going to go all postal on me over on his blog for "stealing" this photo! And If I'll comment on his physique, I will say that he's probably artificially "pumped" out those biceps a bit with the crossed arm look there. I'm not about to "go vegan" anytime soon, but I'd dare say that if the fellow below were promoting eating bananas, I'd dismiss that idea well before even passing consideration.
.... and SO WHAT?! I still am not fearing the wrath of Harley over posting this because this is who this man is and he's proud of it, and whatever talk he talks, he seems to be living the walk.
This is apparently not true for many of those I've mentioned in my HAES series on low carbers. In fact some recoiled and behaved rather petulantly at the mere mention of their names ... a telling phenomenon I may or may not elaborate on in the future when and if the feeling hits me.
Why so ultra sensitive? Because the outer facade does not match what's going on behind the scenes folks. And I consider it a valuable public service at this point to continue to bring you ALL the information you need to make educated choices for yourselves. No ... I don't have all the answers ... not even close. But I have some insights, and I can see scheming and scamming from a mile away blindfolded. And as a former obese person still trying to find my way to a more ideal weight and improved/sustained health and ability, the most repugnant of all the hucksters out there has got to be those who aren't even close to having the credibility to advocate anything. Yet they soldier on resting on past laurels hoping you won't look too carefully behind the curtain.
I'm only left shaking my head wondering why ...