Weight-loss patient wins support for ...

Weight-loss patient wins support for battling obesity

There are 87 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from May 11, 2009, titled Weight-loss patient wins support for battling obesity. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

DEAR ABBY: May I chime in on the letter from "Mini-Me in Texas " , who didn't want to disclose to her colleagues the fact that she'd had weight-reduction surgery? There is still enormous bias against overweight people, even from those who should know better.

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“Merry Holidays!”

Since: Mar 08

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#82 May 16, 2009
cheluzal wrote:
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Oh, you don't think they worry that others thing unhighly of them? I'm quite sure they worry about it. Be it me specifically, don't care.
It's sad if you think, but I think it's sadder that people would let themselves get to such a grossely overweight status to begin with--it doesn't say much about them.
People have all kinds of issues they are trying to overcome. Weight loss/overweight is something everyone can see so it's more public. I think a little empathy would be a good thing.
Ivory Dove

Helotes, TX

#83 May 16, 2009
Terri at home wrote:
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People have all kinds of issues they are trying to overcome. Weight loss/overweight is something everyone can see so it's more public. I think a little empathy would be a good thing.
Care for a Southern story for entertainment:

The three kids were pounding on the table, chanting "We want breakfast, we want breakfast". Because their mother was recovering from surgery,
their grandparents tiptoed out, signalling the
hush finger in front of the lips. "Here's how
you get breakfast this morning," whispered the
grandfather. "Emily, you toast the bread.
David, some here and help fry these eggs. And
John, pour the orange juice. Now, make sure there
are four servings." The kids each completed
their chore and then realized including one
serving for their mother was included. "Who gets
to bring mom her plate?" asked little Emily.
"Why don't all three of you come help serve her
breakfast?" replied the grandmother.

A mild story.

“Merry Holidays!”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#84 May 17, 2009
Ivory Dove wrote:
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Care for a Southern story for entertainment:
The three kids were pounding on the table, chanting "We want breakfast, we want breakfast". Because their mother was recovering from surgery,
their grandparents tiptoed out, signalling the
hush finger in front of the lips. "Here's how
you get breakfast this morning," whispered the
grandfather. "Emily, you toast the bread.
David, some here and help fry these eggs. And
John, pour the orange juice. Now, make sure there
are four servings." The kids each completed
their chore and then realized including one
serving for their mother was included. "Who gets
to bring mom her plate?" asked little Emily.
"Why don't all three of you come help serve her
breakfast?" replied the grandmother.
A mild story.
A sweet story.
cheluzal

Davenport, FL

#85 May 17, 2009
Terri at home wrote:
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People have all kinds of issues they are trying to overcome. Weight loss/overweight is something everyone can see so it's more public. I think a little empathy would be a good thing.
It's not like I point and laugh or even offer advice. I form my mental opinion and am nice and I actually have the stones to admit it. Most people don't find overweight people attractive, and if the person doesn't like it, do something about it.
Skipper

Spring, TX

#86 Jul 5, 2013
We know obesity hasn't ended. Some posters are angry because they posted about their obesity, diabetes, knee replacements, etc. and now wish they had kept their fingers busy doing something else.
Bed Head

Spring, TX

#87 Aug 23, 2013
What's next, a fibromyalgia thread? It used to be considered a farce, but now they can better diagnose it. I stay active because I see women in their late 40's and 50's who are always in pain, always in bed. No thank you.
Vib_Ram

Spring, TX

#88 Apr 14, 2015
Here we go again.

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