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Old 12-13-2011, 05:28 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, 08:21 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, 09:13 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, 06:53 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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