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post #61 of 69
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Originally Posted by binkyhoo View Post
Has any one here mentioned genetics yet? When I was 20 yr old I was eating 800 calories a day and exercising 3 hr a day just to maintain a size 12/14.
This is an important point. I play tennis at least 3x's a week and walk the dogs daily and am active on the weekends doing outdoor things and eat so healthy all the time since I love food like that but will never be a size 0. Ever. Even if I stopped eating all together. My body type isn't like that.
post #62 of 69
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Originally Posted by cococat View Post
What is Ohio's HP?
I believe it is Highway Patrol.
post #63 of 69
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Originally Posted by cococat View Post
I love food like that but will never be a size 0. Ever. Even if I stopped eating all together. My body type isn't like that.
I always say my skeleton is a size 10 so impossible to ever be a 0
post #64 of 69
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Originally Posted by kluchetta View Post
I believe it is Highway Patrol.
yep it is.
post #65 of 69
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Originally Posted by theimp98 View Post
yep it is.
Oh, sorry to hear that theimp! That must have been hard on you
post #66 of 69
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Originally Posted by cococat View Post
Oh, sorry to hear that theimp! That must have been hard on you
i was upset, they said it was fat(lol kinda like the one lolcat pic)

gee, muscle weights more. (ok granted i had to much of that back then)

i have since replaced muscle with fat. lol
post #67 of 69
My extra weight had come from a health problem. I had cancer a few years ago and the combo of surgeries, meds and steroids caused me to gain weight. I still struggle with health issues so I am not the tiny thing I used to be but I am just happy to be alive.
Almost dying kind of puts things in sharp focus.
If a person is eating a bad diet of junk and are overweight it is a problem. But if someone exercises and chooses healthy food and are a size 12 then great.
I do think our portion sizes are too big and a sedentary lifestyle is to blame for a lot of it. I think we should be a culture promoting health not size.
I am 5'7 and a natural size 4. But after my illness I wore an 18. People treated me differently and acted like I was invisible. I realized how it must feel to be treated like dirt. I was the same me but with some extra 'me' added on. Flying on an airplane was horrible because I felt embarrassed for taking up so much room. But then I would tell myself that I survived and being alive and an 18 was better than dead and a size 4.

I think people should take care of themselves, make sure their weight is not a signal for an underlying health problem, exercise, eat good food and then be happy with wherever the scale lands.
I am small again but I will never forget what it felt like and when someone makes a fat joke I don't laugh. It is not funny.
post #68 of 69
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Originally Posted by CC12 View Post
My extra weight had come from a health problem. I had cancer a few years ago and the combo of surgeries, meds and steroids caused me to gain weight. I still struggle with health issues so I am not the tiny thing I used to be but I am just happy to be alive.
Almost dying kind of puts things in sharp focus.
If a person is eating a bad diet of junk and are overweight it is a problem. But if someone exercises and chooses healthy food and are a size 12 then great.
I do think our portion sizes are too big and a sedentary lifestyle is to blame for a lot of it. I think we should be a culture promoting health not size.
I am 5'7 and a natural size 4. But after my illness I wore an 18. People treated me differently and acted like I was invisible. I realized how it must feel to be treated like dirt. I was the same me but with some extra 'me' added on. Flying on an airplane was horrible because I felt embarrassed for taking up so much room. But then I would tell myself that I survived and being alive and an 18 was better than dead and a size 4.

I think people should take care of themselves, make sure their weight is not a signal for an underlying health problem, exercise, eat good food and then be happy with wherever the scale lands.
I am small again but I will never forget what it felt like and when someone makes a fat joke I don't laugh. It is not funny.
Thank you for sharing this

I agree, health not size is important. People will diet themselves to death trying to attain a certain size.

I am fat and understand what you mean about the jokes and being treated as though one is invisible. There is no logic to any of it. People really need to think with their hearts more.
post #69 of 69
Bonnie, for some reason your post made me tear up.
I think unless you experience it or are close to someone who experiences weight issues then it is hard to describe the discrimination.
We should lift people up instead of tearing them down.
People are overweight for all sorts of reasons but no one says to themselves you know my goal in life is to wear a size 26 and be 100 pounds overweight.
Everywhere you look there is a new diet down the pipeline promising weight loss and a "perfect" body.
The focus should be on health, feeling good and loving ourselves whatever size we may be.
Because I am raising a daughter I am very careful of the messages I send to her about body image. At a young age instead of saying someone is fat she would say they were cuddly. She never once has made a mean remark about weight. I also want her to feel good about herself if she ends up being curvy or full figured.
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