View Full Version : 34 stone teenager
08-25-2006, 12:53 PM
08-25-2006, 05:10 PM
On Mum's British cooking and cornershop crisps! Hey waitaminnit this needs to be on the WLSboard, dunnit?
08-26-2006, 02:36 AM
08-26-2006, 03:51 PM
Poor girl... it seems unbelievable that anyone so young and intelligent would hate their body enough to mutilate it like that... but the reality is it happens all the time. :(
08-26-2006, 04:30 PM
I don't think teenagers should get surgery but try being that fat at such a young age. I hate being a broken record but I was over 300 lbs by the age of 14. It's not fun being the biggest girl in your school was not a fun existence. There is constant, unrelenting ridicule everyday!
Life isn't all puppies and daisies now, but people are less likely to pick on someone my age, and would be go after a teenager because they are more vulnerable, an easier target. Sometimes I wish we could all tell kids like her in a few years, all will be fine.
Thank you for posting this.
I think she is really a cute girl and looks very pretty and wearing nice clothes for her size. A shame her health got too bad and that she needs to lose weight. Hope she knows she is pretty.
08-28-2006, 02:09 AM
she is beautiful :)
she should be proud of herself :(
08-28-2006, 02:50 AM
When I think about how horrendous kids can be to anyone who is different I just shudder. And even had it gotten somewhat easier as she'd gotten older (adults at least make most of their comments behind your back even though they still make them) how much longer did she have? Pride is all well and good, but one must be alive to feel it. Surgery is a scary thing, but apparently it wasn't nearly as frightening for her as the alternative.
08-28-2006, 05:48 PM
Here is a link to her featuring in a talkshow, although it is mostly her mother who does the talking.
I think she is very cute and has a very nice smile. She seems quite happy in this talkshow, but of course that's maybe just the outside.
It does make me sad though that people who undergo WLS set such unrealistic weight goals. For sure, there are people who will get so low, but coming from 475 lbs, most will not make it to 140. I hope it will not lead to a new disappointment and also hope that one day she will grow to be self confident, even if she did not make it to 140.
08-28-2006, 07:44 PM
Yeah, I would hope she'd be happy with healthy and not think she needs to be the size 8 or whatever she was quoted. I know an awful lot of little people who never enjoy a bite that goes into their mouths because they are so weight obsessed. I'd way rather enjoy my food and my life.
This girl is really a cutie!
She's very pretty and her smile is gorgeous.
I do hope she sees in she can't be 120lbs or something in her life, but she doens't have to. I'm wondering how she will look like in a few years, after she lost weight. I'm sure she would be a sight to behold!
09-03-2006, 12:06 AM
The ultimate freedom comes in releasing the iron grip that food has on your life. Seriously. Measuring every bit that goes into your mouth must be maddening! Compound that by the constant worry over where that morsel will show up on your body. It's not worth it. And when someone makes a snide comment about any fleshy developments, is it so hard to say "hey, why don't you SHUT YOUR FACE?!" and then you punch them. :) (JK. I don't advocate violence......unless they deserve it. ;) ;) :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
I stopped worrying, and that discarded burden has made me so much happier. :D
09-04-2006, 04:39 PM
Having surgery at that age really nto so good. But I wouldn't blame her or her parents. Vindictive kids being activly egged on by society around them, I think very very few souls can last out against that kind of pressure. That's the real problem of this very very screwed up world :(
I know it is best for her to loose weight, but I heard it wasnt for health issues yet, more for finding a boyfriend and the pressure of society.
I found some more pics of this girl (Bethany Walton), and they show a very beautiful girl, who is constantly smiling and wears very cute clothes for her size. To me she doesn't look unhappy at all!
And a link: http://www.mam-forum.de/FORUM/index.php?topic=2486.30
03-04-2007, 09:06 AM
That was a documentary done a few years ago I think, I can remeber seeing it. I really hated it. She went through so much bullying and horrible things and she was all in all a really nice bubbly person. Yes losing weight was a good decision 'cause of her health, but things would have been different if a FA asked her out and showed her that fat chicks are the real deal, she Is cute. I have no idea what she weighs now but I hope she is healthy, happy, and secure with her weight.
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