Battle of the Bulge II: Fit to be Fat (2)
“Wow, the desks and chairs are split now,” said Melody.
“Yes, after noticing that you all haven’t shown any signs of stopping your weight gain, I thought it’d be much better to just have the desks and chairs be separate from each other so not only could you get out of your chairs more easily, you could adjust how far away they were from each other,” replied Hackney.
“Now this is more like it,” said Starlight.
“I agree, now there’s room for us to relax more,” said Bon Bon.
“Don’t get too comfortable though as you’ll need to be at least somewhat upright to learn my lectures,” warned Hackney.
“We won’t,” answered the class simultaneously.
“I’ll hold you all to that and I’m sure that because your weight is so….accumulated if you will, I doubt you’ll all be able to slump in your chairs anyway, at least not comfortably. Now as for today’s lecture, I think it’s best that I discuss the dangers of being too overweight. There comes a time where each pony must learn to stop putting on weight. Aside from probably what you’d all except to be a downside is difficulty getting around, there are also other downsides such as lower back problems. While we ponies don’t have knees that could give out from too much weight above, it’s our backs that allow us to even get up in the morning. Excess weight also makes your heart work harder and of course you will become tired more quickly. *The clock chimes 3PM* See you later, class,” stated Hackney waving goodbye afterwards. [Outside…]
“Boy after that lecture Ms Hackney mentioned, I can see why she was so concerned with us a few years ago,” said Ace.
“Ace, you’re still skinny, you don’t have to worry about a thing,” reminded Melody.
“Well yeah but when I said us I meant you all,” answered Ace.
“Does this mean you all will start losing weight now?” asked Lancer.
“I think it means we’ll be watching our weight so to speak,” replied Bright Eyes.
“Well I truly wouldn’t lose weight or I’d probably lose Teddy’s kindness. He’s much nicer to all of you simply because he loves me at my current weight,” added Sweetheart.
“Don’t I know it, Sweetheart,” thought Teddy.
“My parents will probably be much more strict now,” sighed Clover.
“Same here, I bet my parents will limit my candy intake,” stated Bon Bon.
“We just need to balance it out so that it doesn’t matter what we eat,” suggested Bright Eyes.
“So bad foods mixed with good foods?” asked Melody.
“Exactly,” answered Bright Eyes.
“I just truly hope the nanny I had last year doesn’t come back. She’d really be upset with me,” pondered Sweetheart.
“I don’t think so, Sweetheart. After what we did, I doubt she’ll ever stop by again,” said Starlight.
“Besides, you don’t miss her do you?” asked Melody.
“Well she is part of our family so I miss her a teeny tiny bit,” answered Sweetheart.
“You miss her putting you on that Silver’s Gym program too?! questioned Melody.
“Oh not at all, that was truly most dreadful to me and to Teddy too,” said Sweetheart.
“This too overweight thing sounds like an adventure to me. Just imagine everyday life being an adventure,” said Patch.
“Well based on Ms Hackney’s words, it’ll probably be one you’ll want to forget afterwards. You won’t be able to do what you normally do so the adventure will take much longer to even start,” said Bright Eyes.
“That’s true, good point,” said Patch slightly disappointed.
“Besides we just bought all that new clothing yesterday. You wouldn’t want to outgrow it before even wearing it outside the store do you?” questioned Starlight.
“Not at all,” replied Patch.
“Well that’s a relief. I thought you would’ve gone with it anyway and we’d probably only hear from you on the news,” replied Melody.
“I couldn’t sacrifice my love for adventure to go that far. You guys are much more important,” thought Patch.