A SMALL ACT OF KINDNESS GOES A LONG WAY

I was working out at the gym tonight and this young girl was next to me. She said hi and asked if I could show her how to start the eliptical machine.
This was her first time to the gym, she said she finally got the nerve to go. It really broke my heart because she was so tired of people making comments about her weight and the last time she tried to go to a gym, someone told her to get off the bike because she would break it. Her name is Kelly, 20 years old and has been overweight all her life. She said the worst part was being hurt by the things people would say right to her face. Everything is  difficult for her, getting into a car, worrying about the size of a chair, never going out for a meal, and is scared to be seen in public. She’ll only eat at home and most nights it’s delivered so she will charge it and have them leave it at the front door because she’s too embarrassed.  She also has sleep apnea and has to use a machine to help her breathe. Little things I take for granted are a big issue for her.

I ended up spending 3 hours there and kept her company on the treadmill.  I was really surprised at how open she was but sometimes you just need someone to listen. She said I am so lucky but I told her luck has nothing to do with it, it’s hard work and if there was a pill where I could eat whatever I want, I’d be the first in line.

Too many people think that it’s just a matter of will power but you really have to factor in genetics, environment, how you were brought up and your relationship with food. Sure, it’s easy for me to say take one day at a time, prepare your meals in advance, don’t keep anything in the house that’s too tempting, but I know how hard it is to get in the right head space and how easy it is to get discouraged.

I gave her my number and told her we could meet up at the gym and I would workout with her. I’m old enough to be her mother but she’s the sweetest girl and she kept thanking me for being so nice. The fact that she felt the need to thank me for something so simple that shouldn’t be a rarity, was an eye opener.  I left feeling sad, it always amazes me how cruel people can be for no reason. Those words stay with you, my son was bullied all through school and he remembers every mean remark. I even remember when I was about 8 going to this girl’s house which was huge with red velvet flocked wallpaper, statues all over and a giant pool. I’d never seen anything like it but when she asked me if I was poor because I always wore the same “stupid arrow outfit”, I was devestated. It was my favorite, a long sleeve red top with white arrows on the border and matching pants. 50+ years later, I can recall every detail like it was yesterday.

She left with a smile on her face and am happy if I was the cause of it. It makes you realize that a little bit of kindness can go a long way. It’s easy, doesn’t cost a dime and it would be nice if we all could do a bit more of it.

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RHOBH: IF BRANDI HAD $1 FOR EVERY DRINK, SHE WOULD BE 1 RICH ALCOHOLIC

This was really sad to watch, I thought the limo scene was the worst, but this is right up there. An alcoholic shouldn’t have a BFF that’s one.  If Brandi  had $1 for every drink or F word, she would be one rich trainwreck. She needs rehab, not a reality show.

Eileen must be really happy she decided to join this group. I think she might want to stay clear of Brandi.

I don’t know why Kim is in so much pain that she needs medication but her ex is dying of cancer so any pill he must have given her was a strong one. Kyle is obviously desperate to be on TV but her children shouldn’t have to see their mother in these situations.  She certainly doesn’t need the money with all those yachts.

One thing you can say about these shows, they really do wonders for relationships!

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REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA S/5,EP.1 NENE, WHERE’S YOUR COIN IN CARTIER?

MORE FIGHTING IN PUERTO RICO: CLAUDIA HAS NENE APOLOGIZING. CLAUDIA MAY NOT HAVE A LOT OF MONEY BUT SHE SURE HAS SOME GOOD LINES TO SHUT NENE AND PORSHA UP WHO NEEDS A DICTIONARY TO LOOK UP CONTRADICTORY.

THEY REALLY  NEEDED THAT CLOSE UP OF CLAUDIA’S CORNS, SERIOUSLY?

KANDI HAS ANOTHER ONE OF HER SEX TOY PARTIES “LET’S PASS A DILDO”AND OF COURSE HAS TO PLUG HER NEWEST ITEM. ISN’T THAT WHAT EVERYONE WANTS TO DO IN PUERTO RICO?

DEMETRIA FINALLY PERFORMS AND THEY CAN’T EVEN GET THERE ON TIME, SO RUDE, SO NASTY.

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RHOBH: BRANDI’S WINE TOSS, A REAL CLASS ACT

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RHOBH:BRANDI’S TAGLINE SHOULD BE “I WILL KISS LISA’S ASS & ANYTHING ELSE”

Brandi’s new tagline should be “I will kiss Lisa’s ass & anything else”. It’s nauseating, she doesn’t stop hocking her but the next second she says how she doesn’t care.

Lisa and Ken go to the housewarming party and she invites Brandi to her charity at Pump. Brandi rips off a giant branch from her olive tree and offers to …., can’t say it, but she is eloquent, that one.

Eileen and Lisa R. have that ah hah moment figuring out the dynamics between Lisa and Brandi like it’s the Theory of Relativity.  So far, BORING!

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RHOA: NENE BETTER WATCH OUT FOR BIRDS LANDING IN HER NEST

Mama Joyce won’t give Kandi a key to her new house that Kandi bought. She should take her own advise and get herself a rich guy that doesn’t freeload off of Kandi. Todd isn’t rich enough but what does her boyfriend do except tear out toilets.

Kenya and her worldwide company need to expand and get office space.

Porsha was arrested.

Claudia’s mother and grandmother come to town. That is some grandma.

Nene gets Porsha,Cynthia and Kenya together for another “move on” talk.

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REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS, OR BRAGGING HOUSEWIVES

Thankfully, Kyle is finished bragging about her yacht, I like the way they show Mauricio water skiing and she is saying how great he is on one ski just as he wipes out.

Yolanda isn’t too happy but still brings David “My Love” picnic lunches everyday.

Kim’s daughter gets married and was so happy her father could walk her down the aisle. Kim is definitely the nicest out of the three sisters.

Lisa is getting her star in Palm Springs in 115 degrees in a black gown, and is choking up in front of all 12 sweaty people. Lisa Rinna is waving like she is at a premiere, I think she would go to the opening of a carwash but at least she’s always perky and no claws yet.

Brandi is her usual garbage mouth and all she does is say “it’s me”. Considering she is always in a fight with someone, maybe she should get the hint and not be her. Great example for her boys. Lovely language, not exactly family friendly.

So far, all is boring.

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