I was listening to the radio on the way to work this morning. Apparently some groups want to ban the use of the word obese, especially when used in relation to the youth of our nation. The word is not the problem. It is a valid, descriptive term. Regrettably, I too , am considered obese. I'm 6'-0" and weigh 250 lbs. The word used to describe my state is not the problem. Being 50 lbs to heavy is the problem. Lack of exercise is the problem. Bullying and name calling among kids is certainly not a good thing and I would never condone such. But the thought that eliminating the use of the word obese would have any effect whatsoever in solving the problem is ludicrous.
I've seen the phrase on OS once or twice before, and I strongly believe in it myself. The truth will set you free.
Dressing it up as something else doesn't help and doesn't change it. The only way to handle to truth is to to look at. Speak it's name. And own those things about yourself that are . . . true.