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  • Originally posted by Gilleh View Post
    Possible only on a Disney movie
    No, possible if people would just raise their children to have good manners and to mind their own business. If your parents raised you right, you don't behave like an ill-mannered 5-year-old when you're an adult. I'm not fat, but when I see all the fat-hate on the Internet and in the real world, I wonder just what kind of parenting produced that level of immaturity. Personally, I think that the "hur hur hur, look at the fatso at the grocery store! and she's buying food! hur dur dur!" sort of person is far less attractive than the fattest fatso out there, and given the choice of who to spend time with, I'd pick the fat person over the immature, overgrown child who just barely managed to get himself potty-trained but who finds that good manners are too advanced for him. (and it's almost always a "him")

    And for the record (for all of you immature overgrown 5-year-olds out there), I'm not fat and I've never been fat. I just don't like irrational disgust reactions applied to real, living people. People deserve to be treated like humans, not disgusting objects.

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      • Originally posted by Winterbike View Post
        No, but some people wake up in the morning thinking ''hey, I'm going to be more awesome at the end of the day than at the start. I'll make efforts to be wiser, smarter and healthier and have a better life''. And they do, and they don't waste time finding excuses.
        Define "awesome".

        For example, is someone "awesome" if they are a scientist working hard to discover new and interesting things? If they're spending all their time in a lab, running experiment after experiment, working hard to make sense of their findings, and making the results available for all of us?

        Is someone "awesome" if they're an engineer or an inventor, working hard to make new and interesting devices available for the rest of us to enjoy?

        Is someone "awesome" if they're a doctor or a nurse, working hard to heal the sick and to save lives?

        Is someone "awesome" if they're a musician, spending all their free time practicing hard, so that the rest of us can enjoy their music?

        Is someone "awesome" if they're a writer, spending all their free time at the word processor, writing down stories so that the rest of us can enjoy them?

        Is someone "awesome" if they spend all their free time volunteering to help the homeless, the poor, the powerless, the disenfranchised?

        Is someone "awesome" if they devote all their free time to raising awesome children rather than leaving them in front of the television?

        Why do we define "awesome" as "narrowly focused on the amount of adipose tissue present on their body"? There are more important things in life than how much adipose tissue one has present in their body. Some people prefer to concentrate on those more important things.

        Yesterday marks the 92th anniversary of women gaining the right to suffrage in the US. Where would we be if the suffragettes, instead of working hard to get women the right to vote, had spent all that energy and all that hard work focusing on getting to 10% bodyfat instead?

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        • Truth.

          For over a year now "awesome" for me would have meant not waking up and going to sleep every day to numerous neurological symptoms such as speech impairment (dysarthria, gait ataxia, etc.)... most days were a complete and utter failure.
          And I lost some weight long the way too, thanks to eating healthy "Primal", but if some people in this thread saw me in they would still judge me "fat and lazy" most likely...

          Of course, I freely admit that I'm an outlier. I have not one, but two rare diseases... not exactly your average Jane.
          However... if some of you would stop and add up all of the problems that seriously cause people to gain weight, affect peoples ability to lose weight, and the sheer numbers of people that are affected... you'd be staggered. It certainly is NOT 1% like so many here like to throw around.

          As others have said before me, remember: There but for Grace go [you].

          Health isn't about the amount of BF you can see on a person.
          Lean doesn't make a person superior.
          An absolute IDIOT and complete and utter asshole can be skinny.
          Often people are lean by the simple roll of the dice... a random stroke of good fortune means that they can be oblivious to the food that goes into their mouths and do just fine. Yet they would be judged "better".
          Last edited by cori93437; 08-27-2012, 04:25 PM.
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          • Originally posted by magnolia1973 View Post
            We once had a fungus going around the barn and the barnowner had a recipe from the vet that called for large quantities of things like Preperation 8 and Monistat 7. Throw in some plastic gloves and you have an embarrassing basket at the Rite 8.
            thank god for drugstore.com!
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            • Originally posted by meepster View Post
              No, possible if people would just raise their children to have good manners and to mind their own business. If your parents raised you right, you don't behave like an ill-mannered 5-year-old when you're an adult. I'm not fat, but when I see all the fat-hate on the Internet and in the real world, I wonder just what kind of parenting produced that level of immaturity. Personally, I think that the "hur hur hur, look at the fatso at the grocery store! and she's buying food! hur dur dur!" sort of person is far less attractive than the fattest fatso out there, and given the choice of who to spend time with, I'd pick the fat person over the immature, overgrown child who just barely managed to get himself potty-trained but who finds that good manners are too advanced for him. (and it's almost always a "him")

              And for the record (for all of you immature overgrown 5-year-olds out there), I'm not fat and I've never been fat. I just don't like irrational disgust reactions applied to real, living people. People deserve to be treated like humans, not disgusting objects.
              I of course can only speak for myself, but whenever I see an obese person, for instance at the grocery store pushing cart full of frozen pizzas, pop tarts and about ten bottles of regular soda I never give them nasty looks, don't make funny face at them, nudge the person I'm with in the side and laugh.

              However, I really, genuinely wish I could talk to them about proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle. Makes me sad to see all that health and beauty potential covered up with fat.

              Just the other day I was sipping my coffee at the book store and two very large sized ladies sat on a table next to me. Each lady was carrying a vegetarian cook book and they started leafing through them were having a very enthusiastic conversation about vegetarianism and cooking.

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              • Originally posted by CleoCat View Post
                However, I really, genuinely wish I could talk to them about proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle. Makes me sad to see all that health and beauty potential covered up with fat.

                Just the other day I was sipping my coffee at the book store and two very large sized ladies sat on a table next to me. Each lady was carrying a vegetarian cook book and they started leafing through them were having a very enthusiastic conversation about vegetarianism and cooking.
                +1 for me, it's really not about their potential. it's just about the fact that most people aren't happy that way, and i think i have ideas which could help them. but in the end, it's not my business so i try not to pay attention.

                i think a lot of people associate vegetarianism with weight loss and health. hopefully it works for them.
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                • Weight loss would be an added benefit for me, although I'm mostly concerned w/ my overall health. I have high blood pressure & sleep apnea, & my doctor said it would be helpful if I lost weight (I totally agree, but I've been slacking)....

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                  • I am admittedly obesessed with weight loss right now, but it is only because I am fat! I don't want to lose 10 or 20 pounds, more like 80! I am tired of not being able to find clothes I like, not getting attention from guys (at least not guys I am attracted to), and most recently being told I was, in fact, fat by my "boss". I have been primal for about 3 and a half months and have lost 21 pounds, but can't seem to get past that point. I don't really have anyone to get advice from on this stuff, but something has stalled my progress. Anyway... I am definitely focused on losing weight, but in a big way it is to improve my overall happiness, so I hope I can do it without hurting my happiness or losing sight of what is really important.

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                    • Originally posted by Gilleh View Post
                      I wonder -

                      If you see someone who is morbidly thin in the supermarket, buying.. let's say chewing gums, loads of them -
                      would you think differently than Knifegill seeing a fat person loading his cart with frozen pizzas?
                      when i see someone skinny, or even healthy looking, buying a bunch of highly processed diet food i still cringe inside.
                      my primal journal:
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                      • Originally posted by Saoirse View Post
                        when i see someone skinny, or even healthy looking, buying a bunch of highly processed diet food i still cringe inside.
                        As do I, but when I see a fat person buy processed food, I cringe more. Because the damage is taking its toll for everyone to know about it!


                        Originally posted by meepster View Post
                        Define "awesome".
                        Why do we define "awesome" as "narrowly focused on the amount of adipose tissue present on their body"? There are more important things in life than how much adipose tissue one has present in their body. Some people prefer to concentrate on those more important things.
                        instead of working hard to get women the right to vote, had spent all that energy and all that hard work focusing on getting to 10% bodyfat instead?
                        Awesome is healthy. Fat isn't healthy. We are not talking about getting to 10% bodyfat, let's start with 20% or even 30%.
                        You know what's not awesome? High risk of heart attacks in your 20's, sleep apnea, joint pains because your body was never intended to carry on so much flesh, 3 chins...

                        Shall I continue? The list is long, and far from being awesome.
                        Everything is bad for something - How do you feel today?

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                        • Originally posted by Gilleh View Post
                          Awesome is healthy. Fat isn't healthy. We are not talking about getting to 10% bodyfat, let's start with 20% or even 30%.
                          You know what's not awesome? High risk of heart attacks in your 20's, sleep apnea, joint pains because your body was never intended to carry on so much flesh, 3 chins...

                          Shall I continue? The list is long, and far from being awesome.
                          Please do continue, and explain to me how it benefits other people if you get yourself from 20% to 10% bodyfat. You have conveniently excised all my examples of how someone could be "awesome" by benefiting others. Sorry - if your greatest accomplishment in life is staying at a 20% body fat percentage, I don't think you're awesome - I think you need to get out more.

                          I think I'm at about a 20% body fat percentage. I am a size 6, I look great naked (if I do say so myself), and I am pretty healthy. I take good care of myself. I don't think that's awesome. You know what I think is awesome? That I can play the piano in a way that makes my audience weep. That I can write a damn good patent application. That I can help a friend who is in desperate trouble, and not turn away from them. That my clients like me enough to transfer their files from other patent firms to my patent firm. That I treat my SO with respect and love. Those things are awesome. Bodyfat percentages are nothing to be proud of.

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                          • Low BF, because thin people NEVER have heart attacks, or joint pain, or any other health issues... riiiiiight.

                            Someone should have told me that 15 years ago when my ass was young, BEAUTIFUL, and the "picture" of health, but also in pain... and had developed a chronic disease.
                            Meh, I had the right BF... I was HEALTHY!
                            Last edited by cori93437; 08-28-2012, 12:05 AM.
                            “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                            ~Friedrich Nietzsche
                            And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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                            • You are right. Being fat is good for you.
                              Everything is bad for something - How do you feel today?

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                              • i think a lot of people associate vegetarianism with weight loss and health. hopefully it works for them.
                                I laugh about vegetarianism....but it can be a good step away from SAD.
                                Maybe it gets you out of McDonalds and Hardees and eating more veggies.

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