For some reason, I found myself a little hesitant to post something about the article because of its use of the word "fat." I¹m a word person-I like to say things as clearly as possible in a way that people will understand and appreciate. Perhaps it¹s for that reason that I bothered by the use of that word.
I was once very overweight, and I am still slightly overweight. And while I¹ve admittedly used the word in the past when looking at myself in the mirror in the privacy of my own home, I would never use the word "fat" when referring to someone who is overweight or obese, either to the person or to someone else I¹m talking to. It just seems wrong.
And reading it now, maybe I should give myself a little more credit for how far I¹ve come.