The Funny Things Thin People Think...

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  1. Feb 3, 2011 #121

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    Don't get all reactionary Paquito, I am fat I accept fatness as a result of my undying love of cheese. I have no problem with that, nor anyone else on here or in real life for that matter. No fat hate from me. :)

    I didnt mean to offend anyone at all, apologies if my words were misinterpreted and did so, really. I know I am an arsehole and am tough with this, but I can't suffer fools nor do I have time to subscribe to excuse making blame shifting selfish buzz busters that are either fat or thin.


    P.s I have had recent leg surgery that I have to pack a wound daily still. I think it has a month to go (hopefully) When it's done, I ask anyone willing to try with me, will require an honest commitment for 6 weeks - a change in their eating habbits and the implementation of excercise then we can see factual evidence.
     
  2. Feb 4, 2011 #122

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    Interesting, since that thought has been running through my head this entire time.
     
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    lol gee ups, I could say something like - Congrats on finding your enlightenment finally, but I'm not such a douche.

    As you were...
     
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    Just me being "reactionary." Feel free to ignore it.
     
  5. Feb 4, 2011 #125

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    I guess my point was...if 95% of fat people cannot "implement lifestyle changes for the long term" as you put it...that says something about the real, concrete *possibility* of it, does it not?
     
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    It's yet another theory that doesn't stand up to testing.
     
  7. Feb 6, 2011 #127

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    Funny thing. I recently found out that I am pre-diabetic and had to go see a nutritionist yesterday morning. I kind of dreaded that meeting.....remembering past impressions of "bird women" who love to act as food nazis for everyone around them when I went to those meetings with my ex-husband (he is Type I diabetic since the age of 12).

    What did she tell me? Did she tell me I'm TOO FUCKING FAT? TOO FUCKING LAZY?
    Nah, not at all.

    Actually, she told me that I am "over-fatted" due to all the diets I have been on in my life. Wow.

    I told her I'm on Weight Watchers again and have lost some pounds since the beginning of the new year. This didn't seem to thrill her.

    I told her my goal of wishing to lose 60 lbs - particularly now since even more of my numbers have slipped into the danger zone. She blew off that desire of mine.

    My problem comes from what I eat, how I gain weight and my eating disorder of diets and binging.

    She wants no meal skipping, doesn't think my weight watchers plan can easily go with the eating plan she set out for me, and not only wants me to "limit" carbs....but also be sure to eat them at every meal to achieve "balance" in my blood sugars.

    She also wants me to eat no less than 1900 calories a day- more if that is how the cookie crumbles...or meal plan comes out.

    I'm not only a result of poor food choices.....but also of all this dieting I keep reading about in this thread.
     
  8. Feb 6, 2011 #128

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    This is why I do not ask people IRL how much they weigh. While it is true that some people do not mind disclosing it, it is more usual for people to be sensitive about the matter. It is a rather personal question.

    I used to be sensitive about my weight when I was underweight so I can appreciate others being sensitive about it too.
     
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    The word diet doesn't necessarily mean "restriction" it is simply what you ingest solid & liquid that fuels your body.

    As a fat food lover in general, I had to unlearn the negative restricty vibes associated with the word and learn simple no nonsense nutrition.
     
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    I supposed I was confused about your concept of the word "diet" because you said that eating 1500 calories a day is some type of "standard" for thin women.
     
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    Everyone is diff, so not at all. Each individual has their own caloric requirements based on both metabolism & activity levels. They say 1500 is what a relatively sendantary thin person requires just to function. A bigger sedantary person requires more, and an active bigger person requires more than that again. The calories need to be nutrionally spread consisting of fats carbs proteins, grains, foods high in nitrates etc - the works. Your body needs these basics to function.

    The calculator i posted prev' shows you roughly what your body needs depending on yr age weight activity level etc. If you are going to undertake any kind of gym training, or resistance/ weight work you will need to eat more in order to gain lean muscle and reduce the overal fat component in your body.
     
  12. Mar 18, 2011 #132

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    Wow you post ONE time and totally do not read what was typed.

    First of all I CAN assure you that it happened. Secondly, I DIDN'T say that "anyone at any size WOULD have dislocated their knee too". You seem to have read into it whatever you wanted to read. What I SAID was, "It was a simple accident that COULD have happened to anyone, at any size." IT COULD happen to ANYONE but just because its never happened to you does not mean that it has never happened. I've never personally known or seen anyone break their leg or arm so badly that the bone poked through the skin, but I know it's happened.

    Let me make it easier for you by explaining it with tiny sentences. I chased after a ball. My foot went into a hole as I was TURNING to get the ball. I could not pull my foot out of the hole in time to stop myself from chasing the ball (ie: matter in motion STAYS in motion). My foot stayed, the rest of me did not. The bone in my knee cracked. I fell to the ground. I was in severe pain and crying. My friends (and a man who was a part-time paramedic) helped me get to critical care by CARRYING ME. I draped my arms over their shoulders and they dragged me to the car. They helped me into thecar. I cried alot cos I was in so much pain. They pulled me from behind to helped me scoot over in the car cos my knee was dislocated. The rest of what happened you can RE-READ in the first posting (please do so carefully, because you didn't seem to get the gist of it the first time).

    For YOUR benefit only, I will change the last paragraph to read..."I was escorted out of the med-point by 4 friends who carried me and was laid up for more than 6 weeks,with an additional 3 weeks on crutches." Since you don't seem to GET that I was using the "I walked out of there with" in a GENERAL way. I didn't mean that I literally walked out of there on my own accord. I meant that I left the facility that day having DISLOCATED MY KNEE. I followed up with my own physician, who absolutely can confirm that I dislocated my knee. If he can't...then the medical bills from the x-ray consultants CAN.

    Let's hope that if you post again you will not take everything that everyone types in a literal manner...I am not sure that most people would stop to explain things in such a manner to you.

    *wait till this person reads that I broke one ankle by tripping UP a curb and as soon as that was healed I broke the other by slipping on a rubber snow boot that was on my stairs...that will REALLY have him/her asking some questions, huh? OH...I also got a pinky finger busted in two because my mom swung a yardstick at my head after I smart-mouthed her. I put my hand up to protect my face and my finger bone snapped in half. Has that ever happened to you?
    Oh and if you honestly weren't trying to berate me..then you wouldn't have asked the questions in a manner that made me sound like I was lying about dislocating my knee.
     
  13. Mar 20, 2011 #133

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    I had a girl friend who was extremely large busted (J cup) and it was hoot the skinny type girls that would bitch about finding D or DD cup bras - my friend would just stare at them and say, "I can't believe you frekin' said that - you can by those at the grocery store."
     
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    Ok, I don't know if this happens to anyone else, but people always tell me I look like or remind them of overweight celebrities that don't look anything like me, aside from the fact that we're both chubs.

    For instance, I was recently stopped by one of our bailiffs who said, "Cheryl-- you know who it just occurred to me you remind me of-- Adele. I'd been trying to figure out who it was and that's it. That singer, Adele." Now I smiled and said thank you and took it as a compliment because I think Adele is an absolutely beautiful women. However, even all of you can clearly see that I look NOTHING like Adele. We have different colored hair, different colored eyes...the only thing we have in common is that we're overweight females.

    Come on, skinny people. All fat people don't look alike.
     
  15. Mar 29, 2011 #135

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    Most people assume that if you're fat, you're stupid and/or lazy.

    I'm fat, but I'm not stupid or lazy.
     
  16. Mar 29, 2011 #136

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    This totally happens to me, and it baffles me because I'm a super-fast walker (I might be 350 lbs, but I'm also six feet tall and strong as a damn ox. Chrissakes, I jog regularly without trouble!)

    The most annoying people are the ones that speed around you, then when they get in front of you -- having proven their superiority? -- they slow down and block *your* progress. :doh:
     
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    lol that's funny.

     
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    That sound like some of the nutrition counseling I got not too long ago (since I'm on the Army's overwight program).

    The "fad diets" are too restrictive and cut out stuff you need, and once you lose the weight and come off that diet, you end up back where you started.

    I'm not a huge guy by any means. I've put on about 70-80 lbs over 10 years (mostly muscle, but some fat). There are people in the army who make me look skinny.

     
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    That doctor is an ass.

    I'm pretty sure that if I put my foor in a hole while running, even at my relative low weight of 225, I'd still dislocate my knee and tear some stuff in there. Or even better, let me do that with a full combat load on (which brinks me up to about 300 lbs) and see how well that turns out.

    Hmmm, maybe that's why I have knee and leg issues, after almost 11 years of wearing body armor and climbing up and jumping down off of combat vehicles.


    Sorry for the rant. :doh:

     
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    :p All I could afford is a clown car when I got back from deployment. Since my ex-wife thrashed my credit very nicely while I was gone and left me for another woman.

    One day though, I'll get my credit unscrewed and get a bigger car. But I do eventually want to build me something similar to the ones off of The Fast and the Furious
     

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