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“I'm not just white, I'm pasty”

Since: Sep 08

Columbia, MO

#1 May 19, 2009
This is going to sound really mean, and I think I'm ok with that.

In the last few years I realized I have some very big pet pieves. One of the worst is watching, huge overweight people eating. I can't do it. It makes me sick. It makes me want to walk up and say, "Shame on you! There are starving children worldwide!"

Clearly I don't do that, as it would politically incorrect and socially unaceptable.

I think it bugs me most because I know that in order to gain that kind of weight the person had to allow themselves to get there. Anyone can stop once they've hit overweight and say "I'm doing something wrong, I should go see a doctor, a nutritionist and start working out." But no, most people ignore the problem until their fat, gellotinous butts don't fit in the McDonald's doors anymore.

It's absolutely gross.

I think I just wanted to vent. I'm good now! Go ahead and bash me all you want.
spammy

Indianapolis, IN

#2 May 19, 2009
FairSkinnedGirl wrote:
This is going to sound really mean, and I think I'm ok with that.
In the last few years I realized I have some very big pet pieves. One of the worst is watching, huge overweight people eating. I can't do it. It makes me sick. It makes me want to walk up and say, "Shame on you! There are starving children worldwide!"
Clearly I don't do that, as it would politically incorrect and socially unaceptable.
I think it bugs me most because I know that in order to gain that kind of weight the person had to allow themselves to get there. Anyone can stop once they've hit overweight and say "I'm doing something wrong, I should go see a doctor, a nutritionist and start working out." But no, most people ignore the problem until their fat, gellotinous butts don't fit in the McDonald's doors anymore.
It's absolutely gross.
I think I just wanted to vent. I'm good now! Go ahead and bash me all you want.
Lord have mercy, if you can't fit through the McDonald double doors anymore you really have a problem. You are young, the body does change as we get older. I felt as you do when I was 18 or so. Sometimes we become what we despise. Thought 2, yes there are starving people all over the world, children etc. Maybe these fat people are senting money to help feed these people in need. Thought three The diet of poor people is heavy in starch, which helps build that bulbous butt. Thought four Never judge another until you walk in their shoes. It incredibly easy to be judgemental. It is difficult to be compassionate. All people are created equal, and equally important. As you age you will understand more. Good luck with your life.
Light Sensitive

Massapequa, NY

#3 May 19, 2009
FairSkinnedGirl wrote:
This is going to sound really mean, and I think I'm ok with that.
In the last few years I realized I have some very big pet pieves. One of the worst is watching, huge overweight people eating. I can't do it. It makes me sick. It makes me want to walk up and say, "Shame on you! There are starving children worldwide!"
Clearly I don't do that, as it would politically incorrect and socially unaceptable.
I think it bugs me most because I know that in order to gain that kind of weight the person had to allow themselves to get there. Anyone can stop once they've hit overweight and say "I'm doing something wrong, I should go see a doctor, a nutritionist and start working out." But no, most people ignore the problem until their fat, gellotinous butts don't fit in the McDonald's doors anymore.
It's absolutely gross.
I think I just wanted to vent. I'm good now! Go ahead and bash me all you want.
Im with you. they should be treated like drug addicts - made to go to rehab. we all suffer and pay for their gluttony. when they need medical assistance - and lets face it none of these fat-asses ever has a good job - so they might be on publci assistance, they suck the system like a drunk on a new bottle using more medical services than those of us who take care of ourselves, and yet we pay similar premiums.

and in most cases they pass their bad behavior onto their children - its a form of child abuse not to teachyour kids to exercise restraint and learn to respect your body. they might as well physically/sexually abuse them for the damage they do to their kids.

“I'm not just white, I'm pasty”

Since: Sep 08

Columbia, MO

#4 May 19, 2009
spammy wrote:
<quoted text>Lord have mercy, if you can't fit through the McDonald double doors anymore you really have a problem. You are young, the body does change as we get older. I felt as you do when I was 18 or so. Sometimes we become what we despise. Thought 2, yes there are starving people all over the world, children etc. Maybe these fat people are senting money to help feed these people in need. Thought three The diet of poor people is heavy in starch, which helps build that bulbous butt. Thought four Never judge another until you walk in their shoes. It incredibly easy to be judgemental. It is difficult to be compassionate. All people are created equal, and equally important. As you age you will understand more. Good luck with your life.
I've had problems with eating, and with weight. I won't say which way or why. I sought help. I don't think pudgy or overweight people have a problem yet, but shouldn't a person take responsibility and seek help from someone at that point? To prevent become obese. To prevent being so large that they have trouble walking and can't excercise because of their weight. To prevent the future problems. I think it bothers me because it shows a severe lack in caring for one's self.
flaws

Byrdstown, TN

#5 May 20, 2009
im not trying to bash or talk bad about anything written on here but i have to say i think its pretty mean to talk about how nasty it is to see obese people eat.. i understand how you say its their choice and they have control over their bodies but i dont think its our right to judge because everone has their flaws and i dont think its really fair to pick out theirs. i just think we should examine ourselves before we start examining others, but again that's just my opinion.

“I'm not just white, I'm pasty”

Since: Sep 08

Columbia, MO

#6 May 21, 2009
Obeseity isn't just a flaw but a self-inflicted disease. It's something people do to themselves that kills them. I used to smoke, I was dumb, I realized I was killing myself and quit. I look at smokers and think, it's dumb. I look at obese people eating cheeseburgers (because I personally have actually never seen a very, very large person eating healthy) and I think, that's dumb. I'm sorry if it's mean, but honestly that what it comes down to. They're both killing themselves, only we feel it's ok to scrutinize the smoker publically, but we should love people of all sizes. BS! We shouldn't! If you're killing yourself, you're killing yourself and it's dumb!

“the baby who would be king!!!!”

Since: Jan 07

fort worth

#7 May 21, 2009
FairSkinnedGirl wrote:
Obeseity isn't just a flaw but a self-inflicted disease. It's something people do to themselves that kills them. I used to smoke, I was dumb, I realized I was killing myself and quit. I look at smokers and think, it's dumb. I look at obese people eating cheeseburgers (because I personally have actually never seen a very, very large person eating healthy) and I think, that's dumb. I'm sorry if it's mean, but honestly that what it comes down to. They're both killing themselves, only we feel it's ok to scrutinize the smoker publically, but we should love people of all sizes. BS! We shouldn't! If you're killing yourself, you're killing yourself and it's dumb!
all of the above with the added components of addiction and compulsion wrapped around a broken human being trying vainly to soothe themselves away from emotions that make them feel "oogy"
Paris

Victoria, TX

#8 May 21, 2009
FairSkinnedGirl wrote:
This is going to sound really mean, and I think I'm ok with that.
In the last few years I realized I have some very big pet pieves. One of the worst is watching, huge overweight people eating. I can't do it. It makes me sick. It makes me want to walk up and say, "Shame on you! There are starving children worldwide!"
Clearly I don't do that, as it would politically incorrect and socially unaceptable.
I think it bugs me most because I know that in order to gain that kind of weight the person had to allow themselves to get there. Anyone can stop once they've hit overweight and say "I'm doing something wrong, I should go see a doctor, a nutritionist and start working out." But no, most people ignore the problem until their fat, gellotinous butts don't fit in the McDonald's doors anymore.
It's absolutely gross.
I think I just wanted to vent. I'm good now! Go ahead and bash me all you want.
You just wait until you are older, and your metabolism changes, you r very judgemental person. I used to be 104 pounds and in ballet, played in bands, and have good exercise habits and eat healthy, when you get to be over 45 or so it is very hard to lose, and some people nearly impossible due to chronic arthritis, or other adult onset diseases.
Fat vs stupid

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#10 May 21, 2009
I feel the same way about stupid people. You know, the ones who don't know the difference between "there, their and they're" or "two, to and too." I think anyone who hasn't completed college should be locked up and forced to learn. After all, they're just lazy and they're hurting themselves. A parent who does not force his or her child to complete college should be arrested for child abuse!

Does this post sound absurd? Well, it's no more absurd than someone with a fortunate metabolism bashing folks with unfortunate metabolisms. I went through a stage in college where I could eat an XL pizza, down it with a pitcher of beer, have a half gallon of ice cream for dessert and NEVER GAIN A POUND! Exercise? Never! I would look at all the fat people with disgust. How could they do that to themselves if I could eat with abandon?
Then middle age hit me, and I found out the hard way that the USDA food pyramid was designed to help the farmers, not the fat people. Here, eat 8 servings of carbs a day!!! What, you're getting fat? Well then increase to 12 servings of carbs a day!!! Only recently have I learned that to lose weight, you have to seriously deprive your body of calories and eliminate virtually all carbs.

“"drive for five in'10"”

Since: Jan 07

Your the Man!

#11 May 21, 2009
Paris wrote:
<quoted text>You just wait until you are older, and your metabolism changes, you r very judgemental person. I used to be 104 pounds and in ballet, played in bands, and have good exercise habits and eat healthy, when you get to be over 45 or so it is very hard to lose, and some people nearly impossible due to chronic arthritis, or other adult onset diseases.
I beg to differ on one point you made. A couple of years ago myself and three friends decided we were tired of being overwieght and tired of going to the all you can eat buffet and having everyone watch how many trips we made to the buffet tables. So we just made up our minds we were going to change things. We are all over 50. I was tired of wearing stretch pants and sweat suits. I was only 40 lbs over but I didn't feel good about myself. So we watched what we ate and exercised and did all the right things. We all reached our goals. I wanted to weigh 130 and I did and still do. Three out of the four lost their excess baggage and one dropped out. So age has nothing to do with it as far as I'm concerned. Two of us have kept the weight off, new wardrobes and makeovers. Now I don't feel my age and have been told I don't look it. Its all in your mind set not the years. Now when I go into a buffet or reataurant and see these overweight people making several trips to the serving tables I remember that at one time that was me and am thankful I finally had the will power and desire to change all that.

“I'm not just white, I'm pasty”

Since: Sep 08

Columbia, MO

#12 May 21, 2009
Paris wrote:
<quoted text>You just wait until you are older, and your metabolism changes, you r very judgemental person. I used to be 104 pounds and in ballet, played in bands, and have good exercise habits and eat healthy, when you get to be over 45 or so it is very hard to lose, and some people nearly impossible due to chronic arthritis, or other adult onset diseases.
Being slightly overweight due to age and being obese are very different things. As for arthritis, my old gym instructor used to suggest swimming and other pool exercises specifically to remove pressure from the joints.

As for age being an excuse, my mother is in her 40's and keeps in great shape. She eats healthy, works out and looks great. She hasn't put on any weight due to age. She eats the right foods to keep her metabolism up. Eats several meals a day to spread out her calories, and keeps active.

“I'm not just white, I'm pasty”

Since: Sep 08

Columbia, MO

#13 May 21, 2009
Fat vs stupid wrote:
I feel the same way about stupid people. You know, the ones who don't know the difference between "there, their and they're" or "two, to and too." I think anyone who hasn't completed college should be locked up and forced to learn. After all, they're just lazy and they're hurting themselves. A parent who does not force his or her child to complete college should be arrested for child abuse!
Does this post sound absurd? Well, it's no more absurd than someone with a fortunate metabolism bashing folks with unfortunate metabolisms. I went through a stage in college where I could eat an XL pizza, down it with a pitcher of beer, have a half gallon of ice cream for dessert and NEVER GAIN A POUND! Exercise? Never! I would look at all the fat people with disgust. How could they do that to themselves if I could eat with abandon?
Then middle age hit me, and I found out the hard way that the USDA food pyramid was designed to help the farmers, not the fat people. Here, eat 8 servings of carbs a day!!! What, you're getting fat? Well then increase to 12 servings of carbs a day!!! Only recently have I learned that to lose weight, you have to seriously deprive your body of calories and eliminate virtually all carbs.
I don't have the best metabolism in the world, but I do watch what I eat, cook at home instead of eating out, exercise and have talked to a nutritionist and my doctor. I ignore the pyramid and read a great deal of eastern writings on nutrition. You know what? I'm at my ideal weight.

I didn't say slightly overweight, I said obese. If you can't understand that when you start putting on weight, something is wrong, and do something about it, that's lazy! People need to take responsibility. "My metabolism is slow!" Boohoo, start eating more spicy food, and certain vegetables, cut the fake sugars and break your meals up into 5 smaller meals a day, rather than 3 bigger ones. You know what all that will do? Boost your metabolism.

Lastly you do not have to deprive yourself of calories. You do have to cut the carbs a great deal. However, there are a great deal of calorie rich foods that will not make you gain nearly as much weight. Vegetables such as zuchini, spinach, tomatoes, carrots, some types of beans, mushrooms, many of the fruits, nuts, lean chicken and fish are all great foods and will not make you gain weight. Especially if you have several smaller meals to replace larger ones.

“I'm not just white, I'm pasty”

Since: Sep 08

Columbia, MO

#14 May 21, 2009
jimmy48 wrote:
<quoted text>I beg to differ on one point you made. A couple of years ago myself and three friends decided we were tired of being overwieght and tired of going to the all you can eat buffet and having everyone watch how many trips we made to the buffet tables. So we just made up our minds we were going to change things. We are all over 50. I was tired of wearing stretch pants and sweat suits. I was only 40 lbs over but I didn't feel good about myself. So we watched what we ate and exercised and did all the right things. We all reached our goals. I wanted to weigh 130 and I did and still do. Three out of the four lost their excess baggage and one dropped out. So age has nothing to do with it as far as I'm concerned. Two of us have kept the weight off, new wardrobes and makeovers. Now I don't feel my age and have been told I don't look it. Its all in your mind set not the years. Now when I go into a buffet or reataurant and see these overweight people making several trips to the serving tables I remember that at one time that was me and am thankful I finally had the will power and desire to change all that.
I think your story is proof positive that it's a matter of will. You set your mind to it and you did it. I'm proud of you for being healthier and taking care of yourself. There are a great deal of people who could be like you but choose to make excuses instead.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#15 May 21, 2009
Light Sensitive wrote:
<quoted text>
Im with you. they should be treated like drug addicts - made to go to rehab. we all suffer and pay for their gluttony. when they need medical assistance - and lets face it none of these fat-asses ever has a good job - so they might be on publci assistance, they suck the system like a drunk on a new bottle using more medical services than those of us who take care of ourselves, and yet we pay similar premiums.
and in most cases they pass their bad behavior onto their children - its a form of child abuse not to teachyour kids to exercise restraint and learn to respect your body. they might as well physically/sexually abuse them for the damage they do to their kids.
Sorry, must disagree with you here. BUT---hopefully, we can have an adult, decent conversation/debate...

I am 50 years old. Was a RN for 30 years. I am now disabled by Crohn's Disease. I cannot walk unaided, bed to bathroom. I am NOW over weight. All the foods that are "good" for me, exacerbate my CD(crohn's disease). I eat smaller portions than ever, but, no weight comes off. I cannot skip meals, because, even though I am obese, I am malnourished. My body does not absorb nutrients like it should.

I am NOT a candidate for bariatric surgery, due to the CD. Cannot take diet meds due to cardiac involvement. In other words, I'm screwed.

On my rare 'good days', I try to get out and walk around my yard with my dog. Most days, I am housebound. I'm trying to get enough money saved for a health club membership, as I can exercise in the pool(I lost 30 pounds that way before). Alas, money is tight, we live on my disability and the minimum wage job my hub has.

(And, before someone asks: My laptop and internet are my yearly Christmas gift from a family member.)

So, please, I ask you, do not judge ALL obese people the same. Some of us do have good reasons. Believe me, if I could go back working in maternity, I would, in a heartbeat.

Thank you, and Blessings,
Dancer
Fat vs stupid

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#16 May 22, 2009
FairSkinnedGirl wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't have the best metabolism in the world, but I do watch what I eat, cook at home instead of eating out, exercise and have talked to a nutritionist and my doctor. I ignore the pyramid and read a great deal of eastern writings on nutrition. You know what? I'm at my ideal weight.
I didn't say slightly overweight, I said obese. If you can't understand that when you start putting on weight, something is wrong, and do something about it, that's lazy! People need to take responsibility. "My metabolism is slow!" Boohoo, start eating more spicy food, and certain vegetables, cut the fake sugars and break your meals up into 5 smaller meals a day, rather than 3 bigger ones. You know what all that will do? Boost your metabolism.
Lastly you do not have to deprive yourself of calories. You do have to cut the carbs a great deal. However, there are a great deal of calorie rich foods that will not make you gain nearly as much weight. Vegetables such as zuchini, spinach, tomatoes, carrots, some types of beans, mushrooms, many of the fruits, nuts, lean chicken and fish are all great foods and will not make you gain weight. Especially if you have several smaller meals to replace larger ones.
Good points, but I found out just recently that carrots have a lot of sugar in them. And fruits? Lots of fructose. Beans and nuts are also easily converted to sugars.
I am excited because I just started the Protein-Sparing Modified Fast. I have lost 15 pounds in 15 days and I don't feel hungry all the time. I was injured in the military, so I can no longer run or bike. Even treadmill has to be at a moderate (not fast) pace. So, I needed a diet where exercise was not the main component. It looks like I have found it.

“Hi Haters!”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#17 May 22, 2009
You know, I've always wondered whether or not there was a link between the increase in obesity here and the increased use of various chemicals, steroids, and growth hormones in our food supply.

“I'm not just white, I'm pasty”

Since: Sep 08

Columbia, MO

#18 May 22, 2009
MoonWind Dancer wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry, must disagree with you here. BUT---hopefully, we can have an adult, decent conversation/debate...
I am 50 years old. Was a RN for 30 years. I am now disabled by Crohn's Disease. I cannot walk unaided, bed to bathroom. I am NOW over weight. All the foods that are "good" for me, exacerbate my CD(crohn's disease). I eat smaller portions than ever, but, no weight comes off. I cannot skip meals, because, even though I am obese, I am malnourished. My body does not absorb nutrients like it should.
I am NOT a candidate for bariatric surgery, due to the CD. Cannot take diet meds due to cardiac involvement. In other words, I'm screwed.
On my rare 'good days', I try to get out and walk around my yard with my dog. Most days, I am housebound. I'm trying to get enough money saved for a health club membership, as I can exercise in the pool(I lost 30 pounds that way before). Alas, money is tight, we live on my disability and the minimum wage job my hub has.
(And, before someone asks: My laptop and internet are my yearly Christmas gift from a family member.)
So, please, I ask you, do not judge ALL obese people the same. Some of us do have good reasons. Believe me, if I could go back working in maternity, I would, in a heartbeat.
Thank you, and Blessings,
Dancer
And in your case that's understandable. Have you tried asking your doctor for help with the insurance companies. Sometimes if you get doctor's orders, and there are extenuating circumstances, certain excercis programs are covered by insurance. It's rare, but worth checking out.

“I'm not just white, I'm pasty”

Since: Sep 08

Columbia, MO

#19 May 22, 2009
Fat vs stupid wrote:
<quoted text>
Good points, but I found out just recently that carrots have a lot of sugar in them. And fruits? Lots of fructose. Beans and nuts are also easily converted to sugars.
I am excited because I just started the Protein-Sparing Modified Fast. I have lost 15 pounds in 15 days and I don't feel hungry all the time. I was injured in the military, so I can no longer run or bike. Even treadmill has to be at a moderate (not fast) pace. So, I needed a diet where exercise was not the main component. It looks like I have found it.
That sounds like a great diet. What did you injure? There are these things called Kangoo-Jumps, they are awesome. They take something like 80% of the pressure off your joints and bones but actually burn more calories than normal running because you have to balance. They look like roller blades but have this bouncy, plastic contraption on the bottom. They are very cool. Also you could try swimming, though depending on your injury it may not help.

As for the natural sugars, my body can handle those if I eat a great deal of metabolism boosting food like garlic, red pepper and green tea. I also eat lots of small meals throughout the day, and am almost always flexing some muscle group, just to keep it burning off calories.
Fat vs stupid

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#20 May 22, 2009
A combination of injuries. I had my left knee reconstructed due to a severed ACL, then I had a failed inguinal hernia repair. During the surgery, they entrapped the ilio-inguinal and genito-femoral nerves in the mesh, so every time my foot hits the pavement it feels like my scrot*m is in a vice grip.
I agree with you on the garlic and hot peppers!!! It's called the Mexican paradox: that Mexicans can eat so much pork and fatty foods and yet their cholesterol is so low. Green tea is also awesome.

“Keeping my fingers crossed ...”

Since: Aug 07

Life's enduring gifts

#21 May 22, 2009
FairSkinnedGirl wrote:
This is going to sound really mean, and I think I'm ok with that.
In the last few years I realized I have some very big pet pieves. One of the worst is watching, huge overweight people eating. I can't do it. It makes me sick. It makes me want to walk up and say, "Shame on you! There are starving children worldwide!"
Clearly I don't do that, as it would politically incorrect and socially unaceptable.
I think it bugs me most because I know that in order to gain that kind of weight the person had to allow themselves to get there. Anyone can stop once they've hit overweight and say "I'm doing something wrong, I should go see a doctor, a nutritionist and start working out." But no, most people ignore the problem until their fat, gellotinous butts don't fit in the McDonald's doors anymore.
It's absolutely gross.
I think I just wanted to vent. I'm good now! Go ahead and bash me all you want.
Did you, in all your selfish, hateful, and ugly thoughts think that some of these people may not want to be that way? Maybe they got that way because of medication that they're on (some meds do make you gain weight), or maybe they have some sort of thyroid disorder or other medical problem. Whatever the reason, it's unfair to lump all obese people under the category of lazy. Did it ever occur to you that you don't have to watch obese people eat? If it upsets you so much, just leave. I'm sure no one will notice your absence.

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