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Gaining weight is the same as smoking. At least the audience seems to think so. I remember when I was about 12 years old, I had a friend, Kurt, who I thought was cool. I did everything he did, in an attempt to become cool, myself. Kurt and I used to hang out behind the convenience store after school. One day, behind the convenience store, Kurt pulled out a little baggy full of fat. My eyes widened in awe.

"Where did you get that?" I asked.

"I stole it from my dad when he was sleeping. He weighs, like, 300 lbs, so he won't notice if a few ounces are missing", he responded confidently.

I ate about one third of the fat, and Kurt ate the rest. He seemed to enjoy it more than I did.

Over the next few years, we continued to gain more and more. It was cool at first, but after a while, we needed to gain just to get through the day. I would gain an ounce or two after school, but Kurt was already up to a pound a week. He got caught when his dad's clothes started getting baggy. Since we couldn't steal fat from his dad anymore, we had to get it from the older kids. I eventually managed to quit gaining, and as a result, I started smoking. Kurt, however, continued to gain weight. He now weighs as much as his dad did.
 

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I just watched it from the DL that Michael posted above me and I am so, so, so impressed. You ladies did a wonderful job, as did Dr Keith and his staff.

I really do not understand how anyone could think this was a negative portrayl of our community- I was almost positive it was going to be a total circus and we would all be made to look like creeps, I backed out of doing the show after telling the producers I was in because of this. I was so, so, SO wrong. Yes, there were a few things in the show that could been seen as negative towards a few issues but at least somewhat valid points were made when doing so, and MUCH worse things could have been said. The positive FAR out weighs the negative, and that is what matters.
 

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Copy from the main thread.

I did enjoy the show very much. It went a long way to being postive. And, I would like to thank Desire and Nikki and the other girls for going on and give size acceptance great representation. And, show the world that being fat and being obese is not always the same thing. I specially like it when they all talk about how being fat was a choice. One that they are happy with. Even though alot of the audience didn't seem to be able to get their head around it.

However, I agree that they seemed to have waited until Rhonda's segment to bring out the big guns. By comparing being fat to smoking and then comparing it to being anorexic. I didn't like the fact the Bruce treated the show as an intervention, for his mother. He couldn't seem to see that his mother was happy.

Of course, being a doctor, Keith reminded the audience that in his opinion fat and obesity are the same thing.

All in all, it was a postive show for size acceptance.
 

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Sparrow said:
Gaining weight is the same as smoking. At least the audience seems to think so. I remember when I was about 12 years old, I had a friend, Kurt, who I thought was cool. I did everything he did, in an attempt to become cool, myself. Kurt and I used to hang out behind the convenience store after school. One day, behind the convenience store, Kurt pulled out a little baggy full of fat. My eyes widened in awe.

"Where did you get that?" I asked.

"I stole it from my dad when he was sleeping. He weighs, like, 300 lbs, so he won't notice if a few ounces are missing", he responded confidently.

I ate about one third of the fat, and Kurt ate the rest. He seemed to enjoy it more than I did.

Over the next few years, we continued to gain more and more. It was cool at first, but after a while, we needed to gain just to get through the day. I would gain an ounce or two after school, but Kurt was already up to a pound a week. He got caught when his dad's clothes started getting baggy. Since we couldn't steal fat from his dad anymore, we had to get it from the older kids. I eventually managed to quit gaining, and as a result, I started smoking. Kurt, however, continued to gain weight. He now weighs as much as his dad did.
Priceless...fuckin' priceless...bravo!!!
 

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The positive FAR out weighs the negative, and that is what matters.
Interesting choice of words (kidding). There were plenty of good points for the show, but as they say, the chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Not to say that Rhonda is weak in spirit, because she presented herself very well, but to see the doctor and the audience single her out and base his closing statements mostly on her is what bothers me.

Also, according to Rhonda herself, there was a statement from her son that was conveniently left out in which he backed off on his crusade to see her slim down. This is what gets me, this is why I didn't do the show either, and this is why I don't think that the show was ENTIRELY positive.
 

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Good lord..quit your whining!!!*L* From what the vast majority has said, the show was a success.Ablow is never going to NOT bring up the points he did..and..pssst..it IS his show.Any person going to one of those shows knows what they might be getting into, and sounds like the doc, overall, treated people well.
 

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-Michael- said:
There's so many threads on this show! Copied from main forum thread:

I uploaded the whole episode. It is 97mb and is encoded in DivX with MP3 audio, so make sure you have the codec installed. The audio is a bit crackly, but that's what you get with recording off of an antenna.

Dr. Keith - Fatabulous (right click save as)
Thank you, Michael for taking the time to set this for us.

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He really couldn't have done the show without incuding his cautions etc in the closing statement.. I don't think the show was 100% positive, but it never is, and most likely never will be. But 95% positive, yes sir, and that's still a real good thing as far as I'm concerned.

UncannyBruceman said:
Interesting choice of words (kidding). There were plenty of good points for the show, but as they say, the chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Not to say that Rhonda is weak in spirit, because she presented herself very well, but to see the doctor and the audience single her out and base his closing statements mostly on her is what bothers me.

Also, according to Rhonda herself, there was a statement from her son that was conveniently left out in which he backed off on his crusade to see her slim down. This is what gets me, this is why I didn't do the show either, and this is why I don't think that the show was ENTIRELY positive.
 

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EtobicokeFA said:
However, I agree that they seemed to have waited until Rhonda's segment to bring out the big guns. By comparing being fat to smoking and then comparing it to being anorexic. I didn't like the fact the Bruce treated the show as an intervention, for his mother. He couldn't seem to see that his mother was happy.
That's his mother he lives with. He sees her at her worst, not just when she is made up for the camera and sitting nicely on a studio couch, but when she is struggling, and, as he said, when she is out of breath from taking a few steps. I know something about that, because that was me a few years ago, and my son was in Rhonda's son's spot. He would get such a concerned, worried look on his face when I would have to walk any distance. I turned almost purple and would be breathing so hard he was certain I would have a heart attack any day. He didn't talk about it often, but I knew he was worried, and frankly, I didn't like living that way either, because it was restrictive, and dang, it's no fun to get so winded after hardly walking at all.

So, some might say that he should be more understanding, yet Rhonda herself brought up the comparison to smoking, and at first said it was a good one, but by the end contradicted herself saying it wasn't -- yet by then she had admitted that were he to start smoking 4 packs a day she would be as worried about him as he is about her.

When you have a young guy who has been raised by his mother, and her very life *feels* like it's in question (whether it actually is or not), it freaks a loving son out. And I felt it was evident that he has a very tender heart and he loves his mother. It's not like she is a neighbor or something, that is his mother -- likely the most important woman in his life. I do not for one minute blame or criticize him for acting or feeling as he did. Why should he see that she was "happy," when she herself has talked about fearing she might be too fat here (though not often)? Who knows what is admitted at home? And why should he have the responsibility of acting more adult than she?

The entire, positive tone of the show changed once her segment started, because they were able to discern and latch on to some implicit, yet evident, truths that aren't really admitted or talked about here, and that's all I will say, for fear of not wanting to start a war.
All in all, it was a postive show for size acceptance.
I agree, and thought most of the show was great, and enjoyed it. Some of the comments were very positive, and the woman who stood up and said that that the confidence displayed was very sexy, and that many thin women don't have that kind of confidence, made me think, "right on."

As a doctor, he has to make some disclaimers, but I thought that he was very respectful and obviously does not value the Springer ethic of drama at any cost, which I appreciate and respect.
 

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ladies that was a great showing of all of our culture and I really enjoyed watching the whole thing and especially seeing the faces of all the downright skinny women with a look of shock on there face when you told them about gaining and FA's and all of that. Although I really didn't like that last little lady comparing gaining beauty's to that of anorexic and bulimics. That just wasn't cool. Every lady out there held there cool no matter what and I think thats all that matters really. Again everyone was amazing and Dream I am glad that things didn't really get out of hand there. It is really your choice not anyone else's and I didn't know that that Dan Guy existed but I really congratulate him for being an Honest FA/feeder and really an outstanding person. Really I am proud of our whole community for being so supportive and were almost mainstream because of this....Don't know if thats good or bad but whatever.

And a big final thanks to -Michael- for even with only 10 posts so far I congratulate him and in my mind is an outstanding member to even attempt to host it for everyone. Thanks all I am so proud of the Fat Community right now.


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I just watched the programme, thankyou very much to the person who posted the link and codec here :)

I thought all of the guests did a great job.. WOW to Desire, what a spokeswoman she made, wonderful.

With regard to Rhonda's segment, she was told several times before going on stage what her questions were going to be, so she knew what to expect. She also did not expect her son to come on and ask those questions. When it came to the bit though, they asked her completely different questions. She was disoriented clearly, and no wonder. So I don't admire the show. Whatever anyone says about it being mainly positive etc, the fact is that they pulled a dirty trick on her and they did it so that they would catch her offguard and she wouldn't be prepared. Hooray to Desire again for commenting when Rhonda was becoming distressed at Ablow's constant "will you stop gaining if your son gives us smoking" question. Yes Rhonda has a son and they brought him on to do some emotional blackmail, I truly believe to "spice" the show up. He is 18, an adult. I felt it was awful how she was picked on in that way for wanting to gain. She said she has set her sights on 75lbs more, and Nikki said she has another 200 in sight. Nikki I believe has kids too, and very much younger, yet not a word was said about that. It was just... bizarre. I must point out here that I truly believe anyone can do whatever they want with their body and Nikki I am not getting at you! Just interested that Rhonda was picked on when her son is grown up and Rhonda has smaller weight goals. I suppose they decided beforehand what part each interviewee would play in the show.

If Leah comes back on the boards here, what I will be doing, is asking her why Rhonda was lied to and deceived, told false questions and had her son brought on to say what he did.

I thought the guests were all magnificent - so calm, composed - great ambassadors and Rhonda did very well given what they did to her. I also think its very sad that, due to past shows being turned into freak shows, that people here feel so grateful that this one only picked on one guest. I think it could have been better in that respect, why NOT expect a decent show? rant over :p
 

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Who is the girl in the couple at the show? Do you know if she has a site? Or there is a site with information about her? I hope there is somebody could help me in this search.
 

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I just today found the time to download and watch the show. It was great! It made me wish I had been there. Great job ladies and thanks so much Michael for making it accessible to those of us who has to miss it when it aired.

I started a new job the week it was on and have been super busy since then. I am a close personal friend of BodNicole and was just sick that I did not get to see it. All of you ladies looked great and did a wonderful job showing just how sexy big girls can be!:wubu:
 

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I was invited to be on the show by 2 people from the Dr. Keith crew. But they were looking for feedee's at the time! I am just a bbw that likes to eat chocolate and take pictures of me nude!!!!! LMAO!! HEHEHE :kiss2:

 

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