Posts tagged “grandma


I walked into her room today and she called my name. Then she told me I was fat and that I should stop eating all the time. She was totally there. I love my gradma. I told her I’m scheduling my diet to begin this sunday.

Here’s Phoebe Buffay singing The Grandma Song.


I feel sad. I saw my grandma 2 weeks ago and she was feeling a little ill. I saw her today and, although she’s better, she doesn’t remember my name. I’m scared that there will come a day when she won’t remember me at all.

Age Defying Fat

I was surfing the net for all things Madonna because a friend posted about her possibly coming to Manila in July. While going through some forums, I came across this photo and found it very disturbing. Now, I know that she’s this yoga and pilates enthusiast type person, and that she’s really in great shape, but there’s something about this photo that makes me think that having fat is not such a bad thing.

My grandmother, who was thin all her life, struggled to keep her fat on (I wish that was my weight issue.) I remember her complaining about losing weight so vividly. She would tell me that she needed to gain weight to keep gravity from tugging on loose skin. Her sister, on the other hand, went to botox to keep her face immobile. From what I witnessed, both methods worked quite well. The only problem with the botox, for me, is that you can’t inject your entire body. But I have a problem with fat as well, a lot of people seem to see the extra pounds as something really ugly and I am one of those people.

Maybe there’s a good balance between fat and cosmetic surgery, and I just have to find it. Oprah Winfrey is 54 years old, and I don’t know if she’s had her face injected (she has perfect lighting on the set of her show), but her arms don’t look like gravity has taken its toll. Since Madonna is turning 50 this year, I’d have to wait and see what Marcia Cross, 46, and Mariah Carey, 38, will look like at 50 before making a conclusion between fat and cosmetic injecting/surgery.