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#22 May 22, 2009
RiverSpirit wrote:
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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.
Hi Spirit:

I talked to FSG earlier, and, if you read her reply, she does understand people like me, who are medically unable.

I'm think it was just the general tone of the first post that was the catalyst, as FSG has even suggested ways to possibly help me.

You are an awesome person, and so caring. Please, stay here with us, and possibly help us all with our problem. We need caring people.

Blessings,
Dancer

“I'm not just white, I'm pasty”

Since: Sep 08

Columbia, MO

#23 May 22, 2009
Fat vs stupid wrote:
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.
I think for your injuries swimming would work, and the kangoo-jumps might too. The kangoo jumps add enough bounce that it makes it easier. Swimming you'd have to see what strokes would work.

“Keeping my fingers crossed ...”

Since: Aug 07

Life's enduring gifts

#24 May 22, 2009
MoonWind Dancer wrote:
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Hi Spirit:
I talked to FSG earlier, and, if you read her reply, she does understand people like me, who are medically unable.
I'm think it was just the general tone of the first post that was the catalyst, as FSG has even suggested ways to possibly help me.
You are an awesome person, and so caring. Please, stay here with us, and possibly help us all with our problem. We need caring people.
Blessings,
Dancer
OK. I think what ticked me off was the generalization about obese people being that way because they're lazy and just don't care.

“"drive for five in'10"”

Since: Jan 07

Your the Man!

#25 May 22, 2009
FairSkinnedGirl wrote:
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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.
Thank you. Of course this doesn't work for everyone and I do realize there are exceptions. I see so many young women who have children and use that for an excuse why their so heavy. BS. A little exercise and food control will take care of that issue. They claim they'll lose the weight when their done having kids. Yeal right. Too late because it has become their way of life. Medical problems I can understand tho. I still have to watch what I eat and how much and exercise but that is okay because I"m not ashamed anymore. I love shopping again too. WooHoo! haha

“the baby who would be king!!!!”

Since: Jan 07

fort worth

#26 May 22, 2009
NJGirl72 wrote:
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.
add cortisol, sweetners, and urbanization of dwellings to your wonderings

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#27 May 26, 2009
That too; I think these things in addition to people being in sedentary jobs, overscheduling themselves outside of work, and taking certain meds have all lead to an increase in obesity.
scuter pie wrote:
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add cortisol, sweetners, and urbanization of dwellings to your wonderings

“the baby who would be king!!!!”

Since: Jan 07

fort worth

#28 May 26, 2009
NJGirl72 wrote:
That too; I think these things in addition to people being in sedentary jobs, overscheduling themselves outside of work, and taking certain meds have all lead to an increase in obesity.
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and eating too many double cheeseburgers and watching too much american idol !

lol !

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#29 May 26, 2009
Fat vs stupid wrote:
I feel the same way about stupid people..
Amen to that!

“Hi Haters!”

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#30 May 26, 2009
Hehe, of course, that goes without saying. I saw a show on cable this past weekend where they fried everything...candy bars, Twinkies, Oreos...like that stuff wasn't fattening enough already!
scuter pie wrote:
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and eating too many double cheeseburgers and watching too much american idol !
lol !
Fat vs stupid

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#31 May 26, 2009
NJGirl72 wrote:
Hehe, of course, that goes without saying. I saw a show on cable this past weekend where they fried everything...candy bars, Twinkies, Oreos...like that stuff wasn't fattening enough already!
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I saw that one. They even battered and deep fried pizza (that's pizza abuse).

“I'm pro-me, not anti-you.;-)”

Since: Apr 07

Rowlett, TX

#32 May 26, 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.
Not to mention, walking around with a fork hanging out of your eye would not be that appealing either.LOL

“I'm pro-me, not anti-you.;-)”

Since: Apr 07

Rowlett, TX

#33 May 26, 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 agree Paris, there are illness and disease out there that will cause weight gain. It’s a constant battle for me to keep my weight in check, to do so I have to do far more exercising and starving than the average woman, sometimes I feel as though I'm spinning my wheels.…Oh God how I wish one day her Dr. would walk in after doing a bit of blood work and tell her that she’s suffering with hypothyroidism, wouldn't that be a big kick in those skinny little pants.LOL

“I'm pro-me, not anti-you.;-)”

Since: Apr 07

Rowlett, TX

#34 May 26, 2009
I see you're in school, hope to God it's not for nursing.:-(

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

* Fatigue
* Weakness
* Weight gain or increased difficulty losing weight
* Coarse, dry hair
* Dry, rough pale skin
* Hair loss
* Cold intolerance (can't tolerate the cold like those around you)
* Muscle cramps and frequent muscle aches
* Constipation
* Depression
* Irritability
* Memory loss
* Abnormal menstrual cycles
* Decreased libido

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#35 May 26, 2009
I know, that's just so wrong on so many different levels. I'd be sick if I ate that, literally.
Fat vs stupid wrote:
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I saw that one. They even battered and deep fried pizza (that's pizza abuse).

“Hi Haters!”

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#36 May 26, 2009
You sound a lot like me; I have to exercise at least 5 hrs. a week and watch what and how much I eat in order to maintain my weight. I'm not one of those people that can drink like a fish, smoke like a chimney, eat whatever I want with little exercise and not gain a pound.
PSYCHED wrote:
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I agree Paris, there are illness and disease out there that will cause weight gain. It’s a constant battle for me to keep my weight in check, to do so I have to do far more exercising and starving than the average woman, sometimes I feel as though I'm spinning my wheels.…Oh God how I wish one day her Dr. would walk in after doing a bit of blood work and tell her that she’s suffering with hypothyroidism, wouldn't that be a big kick in those skinny little pants.LOL

“I'm pro-me, not anti-you.;-)”

Since: Apr 07

Rowlett, TX

#37 May 26, 2009
NJGirl72 wrote:
You sound a lot like me; I have to exercise at least 5 hrs. a week and watch what and how much I eat in order to maintain my weight. I'm not one of those people that can drink like a fish, smoke like a chimney, eat whatever I want with little exercise and not gain a pound.
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Yes, and inheriting Graves Disease, a thyroid disorder, from my father surely doesn’t help.:-(
Rose

North Hollywood, CA

#38 May 26, 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!
You can live without smoking, so, it's relatively easy to just cut it out totally, you'll die if you don't eat. Big difference.
Rose

North Hollywood, CA

#39 May 26, 2009
PSYCHED wrote:
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Yes, and inheriting Graves Disease, a thyroid disorder, from my father surely doesn’t help.:-(
Have you tired synthroid?
Good luck!

“the baby who would be king!!!!”

Since: Jan 07

fort worth

#40 May 26, 2009
Rose wrote:
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You can live without smoking, so, it's relatively easy to just cut it out totally, you'll die if you don't eat. Big difference.
yes, there is a difference but it doesn't alter the original statement - both are within the control of the individual
Rose

North Hollywood, CA

#41 May 26, 2009
scuter pie wrote:
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yes, there is a difference but it doesn't alter the original statement - both are within the control of the individual
But an individual can't control the fact they need to eat in order to live.

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