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    Did your mother used to hide sweets from you?

    I have a weird relationship with food. Mostly, that chocolate and sweets are a shameful, bad food. As a child, my mom used to hide her own private stash of chocolates and candy from her children. She had her own ice cream, labeled, with her name on it, literally. As a result, she had a gastric by-pass, and I grew up with an extreme aversion to any "sweets". I was actually anorexic as a teen, whilst my siblings and family members grew obese. So, my relationship to "junk food" isn't the usual, as something to be lusted after. Rather, it's something to be disgusted by, a tool for control. Anyone else have a junk-food hoarder mom? I can't enjoy any amount of fast-food, milkshakes, or butter-popcorn, without feeling a tremendous amount of shame and self-loathing.

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    My mum did, but not for the same reason. It was because my brother and i would raid the pantry looking for food and eat anything that was in there.

    Guess what? We were hungry after our low fat dinners! I was mostly vegetarian when I was 15 and had some weird disordered eating going on. My brother was just growing and hungry and a turkey / quorn burger, potato waffle and broccoli (no fat) just didn't fill us up.

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    Wait, your parents forced vegetarianism on you? Did you grow to normal height?

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    No I chose to be vegetarian. Sigh.

    I grew to be all of 5'3.

    However my mum is 5'1, and my nan is 4'9. My dad is 5'8 so I didn't inherit a lot of height genes!
    I have also been on steroid inhalers since I was 7, and I hit puberty at age 10 all of which stunt growth. The vegetarianism was just the icing on the cake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silky View Post
    No I chose to be vegetarian. Sigh.

    I grew to be all of 5'3.

    However my mum is 5'1, and my nan is 4'9. My dad is 5'8 so I didn't inherit a lot of height genes!
    I have also been on steroid inhalers since I was 7, and I hit puberty at age 10 all of which stunt growth. The vegetarianism was just the icing on the cake.
    Oh. Well, I feel your pain anyway. My growth was stunted by my celiac disease during the year that I was made a charge of the government. They feed you nothing but pasta. Now I'm only 6'3.5" even though I should've hit 6'7".
    In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Good View Post
    Oh. Well, I feel your pain anyway. My growth was stunted by my celiac disease during the year that I was made a charge of the government. They feed you nothing but pasta. Now I'm only 6'3.5" even though I should've hit 6'7".
    At least you can lift easier, being closer to the ground

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Good View Post
    Oh. Well, I feel your pain anyway. My growth was stunted by my celiac disease during the year that I was made a charge of the government. They feed you nothing but pasta. Now I'm only 6'3.5" even though I should've hit 6'7".
    Meh. You get used to it. It has some advantages. Like being able to stretch out fully in the bath. Mmmmm lovely.

    6'3.5 is pretty darn tall though even if it wasn't your full height. I bet you're that guy that always stands right in front of me at concerts

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    You see I went in the opposite direction. She tried to hide it but I always found it (with a few bumps and bruises from my climbing feats) and so I viewed junk food as a symbol of my unquenchable power.
    In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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    My parents never could afford sweets, so for me it was a joy to be able to eat them once i could afford them myself. Sigh.

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    I was scrawny as a kid so my mother, who was a great cook, used to say "eat it's good for you"; even if it was left-over (home-made) cake. I am the only one in my family that isn't overweight and addicted to sweets. With our son my husband and I buy treats that are just for him. Hubby and I are both primal and our 14 yr. old son is only 75% primal. He is free to eat whatever he wants when ever he wants. Funny thing is he never over eats anything. We also only have healthy real foods, when we buy him treats they are always organic and made with real ingredients. It's really important to me to raise our son w/o any food trips, if he has any at all it's that he's an epicurean, he's never even tasted a fast food hamburger or store bought pizza. It's not that he's not allowed, he's just sure it will be yucky.

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