Monday, April 13, 2009

Chubby George Giant

Chubby George was a giant who weighed over four hundred pounds. Every day his parents warned him not to eat too much junk food because he could develop heart disease.

On Mondays and Tuesdays, Chubby ate lots of hamburgers, French fries and chocolate cakes. On Wednesdays and Thursdays he ate plenty of meat, butter and cheese. On Fridays and Saturdays he ate lots of eggs, ice cream and cookies. And on Sundays, he ate plenty of hot dogs, smoked cigarettes and drank lots of alcohol. One Sunday when Chubby was drunk, he fell asleep and had a strange dream. He dreamed that his liver, heart and lungs were complaining about his excess eating and drinking.

His liver said, “Chubby, I am in great pain for I’ve developed a terrible disease because you’ve been drinking too much alcohol.”

Then his lungs complained, “Chubby, I cannot breathe properly because you are smoking too much.”

His heart warned, “Chubby, your arteries are becoming blocked because of the fatty foods you eat. And if you don’t change your eating habits, you are going to die.”

When Chubby heard this, he became frightened and suddenly woke up crying. He became very sad, since he was afraid of dying.

Two days later, Chubby became very sick and began to think about his dream. He loved his parents very much, and worried about who was going to take care of them if he should die. Afraid of dying and making his parents sad, Chubby decided to give up all his bad habits.

Several weeks later when Chubby felt better, he had a pleasant dream that his heart, liver and lungs were happy and had good news. They said to him that since he stopped smoking, drinking alcohol and eating junk food, he was going to live much longer.

When Chubby George heard this, he became very happy and shared the good news with his friends. His mom and dad were now happy to see him exercising and eating fruits and vegetables.

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