Rationally, I know I’m not, but I’m having a temporary freak-out. Don’t mind me.
In October, I’m going to China as a member of a professional delegation of the People to People ambassador program.
A recent article reads:
To be a fat in China is to feel belittled, mocked, ridiculed and subject to overwhelming scrutiny. While Pangzi or Pangpang, two ways of saying “fatty” undeniably carry affectionate undertones, they hardly leave much room for the addressee to maintain his or her dignity.
Think I can lose, oh, 100 pounds by then?
OK, perhaps not. Time to accept it will be what it will be and focus on enjoying myself otherwise. There will certainly be plenty to enjoy.