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Old 12-13-2011, 04:28 PM   #1
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Default Fat at 59 something vs. fat at 29 something?

This has been on my mind a lot lately. In my 20s, I was just discovering fat acceptance, NAAFA and letting go of all the guilt society throwed my way. We were full of energy and excited to have friends like us. At my first NAAFA convention, Jeri Carmichael, Maryanne B, Randi, Conrad and Ruby, Sandi and Guy were my playmates, dance partners ..........what a freeing time.

Now, many years later........I have lived the fat life and am much more confident, have reached a time where my teaching career is gratifying and I don't feel like I am fighting every day as a fat woman.

While still a fat activist, I am a calmer, wiser version of myself. Also, I have had some health issues which may not be caused by my fat......but my being fat might exacerbate some problems. NOW, I focus more on daily exercise and healthy eating much more and feel more balanced.

What say you, other 50 somethings? Big fat hugs, Kara

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Old 12-16-2011, 07:21 AM   #2
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This has been on my mind a lot lately. In my 20s, I was just discovering fat acceptance, NAAFA and letting go of all the guilt society throwed my way. We were full of energy and excited to have friends like us. At my first NAAFA convention, Jeri Carmichael, Maryanne B, Randi, Conrad and Ruby, Sandi and Guy were my playmates, dance partners ..........what a freeing time.

Now, many years later........I have lived the fat life and am much more confident, have reached a time where my teaching career is gratifying and I don't feel like I am fighting every day as a fat woman.

While still a fat activist, I am a calmer, wiser version of myself. Also, I have had some health issues which may not be caused by my fat......but my being fat might exacerbate some problems. NOW, I focus more on daily exercise and healthy eating much more and feel more balanced.

What say you, other 50 somethings? Big fat hugs, Kara
Much as I hate to admit it, fat is just like everything else in life. That is, if it feels good or tastes good, it's probably not good for you. We all think (at least most of us in here do) that fat is beautiful and sexy. But just like a decadent pastry, to much is not good. And the truth is, fat takes a toll on your body. It doesn’t matter so much at 29 but at 59 it can be a big problem. There is a reason why we don't see a lot of old fat people. My advice to you is... Keep up the exercise, eat healthy, and if you can do it, try to slim down. Just my humble opinion.

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Old 12-16-2011, 08:13 AM   #3
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I'm OK with being around 440 lbs at 5'6" tall, 56 years old...but, of course there's a "catch" to all that. My diabetes is rather brittle and I have to really watch and stay on top of my blood sugars. I stay home almost all the time because I'm still paying on Dr and ambulance bills from a couple years ago and can't buy a car. I've spent a lifetime keeping my junk/shit cars, the only kind I've ever been able to afford, on the road by repairing them myself and I'm kinda' tired of the damned things, anyway! I admit, if I were still driving, especially having to carry oxygen gear, getting in and out of vehicles, traveling a lot, and having to work on my garbage quality vehicles, I'd probably have sore joints or aches and pains everywhere. Internet, posting with you great Guys in Dimm's, listening to old music music on vinyl, and electronic hobby stuff help me keep my head on straight! .
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Old 12-17-2011, 05:53 PM   #4
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All of which is why outward appearance is so much less an issue in our 50's! It's sad to hear the 20-somethings obsess over their appearance and get downright suicidal about not being able to wear certain hip or fashionable clothes. With age comes the wisdom that these things are of no real consequence.

Plus, my bills from the tatoo parlor are quire reasonable (zero!).
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All of which is why outward appearance is so much less an issue in our 50's! It's sad to hear the 20-somethings obsess over their appearance and get downright suicidal about not being able to wear certain hip or fashionable clothes. With age comes the wisdom that these things are of no real consequence.
I would love to think my serenity is the product of wisdom, but I have the sneaking suspicion that it comes from a loss of testosterone.
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I want to lose some weight for health purposes if not for that I am comfortable with all 387.4 pounds of me. When I was younger the weight was a problem because of a parent always downing me for it and I did become very uncomfortable with being fat and self esteem goes down hill when you have a parent telling you that are "fat, ugly, and no one will ever look at you" Thank God there are others out there who have mentioned the beauty of my weight and my personality.. I have gained so much confidence in the person I am and the weight I have and I truly know there are people out there who love us big people.
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I want to lose some weight for health purposes if not for that I am comfortable with all 387.4 pounds of me. When I was younger the weight was a problem because of a parent always downing me for it and I did become very uncomfortable with being fat and self esteem goes down hill when you have a parent telling you that are "fat, ugly, and no one will ever look at you" Thank God there are others out there who have mentioned the beauty of my weight and my personality.. I have gained so much confidence in the person I am and the weight I have and I truly know there are people out there who love us big people.
Lady, you look like a real hottie, but no one does anyone any favors by denying a connection between weight and health, so please do whatever is necessary for health reasons. I'm sure you will remain smokin hot at any size, since the sexiest part of any woman is her smile, but there are many other things that ties for a close second.
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Lady, you look like a real hottie, but no one does anyone any favors by denying a connection between weight and health, so please do whatever is necessary for health reasons. I'm sure you will remain smokin hot at any size, since the sexiest part of any woman is her smile, but there are many other things that ties for a close second.
Why thank you bbwbud. I mostly plan on just losing enough to be healthy because I am already happy with me.. Just want to do this to keep the Diabetes under control. Been drinking water only and unsweetened tea.. going off soda pop sure helped.
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This has been on my mind a lot lately. In my 20s, I was just discovering fat acceptance, NAAFA and letting go of all the guilt society throwed my way. We were full of energy and excited to have friends like us. At my first NAAFA convention, Jeri Carmichael, Maryanne B, Randi, Conrad and Ruby, Sandi and Guy were my playmates, dance partners ..........what a freeing time.

Now, many years later........I have lived the fat life and am much more confident, have reached a time where my teaching career is gratifying and I don't feel like I am fighting every day as a fat woman.

While still a fat activist, I am a calmer, wiser version of myself. Also, I have had some health issues which may not be caused by my fat......but my being fat might exacerbate some problems. NOW, I focus more on daily exercise and healthy eating much more and feel more balanced.

What say you, other 50 somethings? Big fat hugs, Kara
I stopped dieting at age 21 after being put on my first diet at age 8. I found NAAFA and did some work with them as the Canadian area facilitator for a time and had my own local group for large size ladies. Throughout my life I think I felt I always had to prove that I was something other than my weight. I worked harder at jobs, gave of myself more to be a good daughter, wife, mother and friend. As I approached and entered my fifties I experienced a series of life changing events with health issues of people I love, career changes, disappointments in many a friendship and all the resulting stressors that go along with these things. Being fat makes it harder to keep up with the demands of my new career but I push through and work hard towards obtaining a secure position. I ache more than I used to and was biking regularly for exercise throughout the summer but with working so much overtime lately that has fallen away. I have been exhausted but I will get back on the horse. I go to the doctor, physio therapy and have taken up massage therapy to take care of me.
I am starting to realize that while at heart I am a nurturer, I must work more on putting myself first. That people love me for me and do not care about the package that my soul comes in. I do have to take care of me, get back into things I enjoyed and have put aside for "duties sake". Exercise and eating right is not for weight loss, but for health. Wearing what I want not is what is appropriate for a 50 something or a fat lady, but rather what I am comfortable in and I feel looks good. Just going to be a fat 50 something lady rediscovering herself.

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