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Old 08-16-2009, 07:38 PM
 
Location: EPWV
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My point was that she was saying she had to defend her healthy lifestyle to these over weight people. Then you come along and point out that maybe these people werent that overweight, but that because she's soo skinny and under weight that perhaps it's her fault not theirs...who's being presumptious here.......big hint....you.
We should not have to defend our selves for being healthy. She plainly stated that these women weighed upwards of 250+ pds.
My point was to simply enlighten you that you were doing the same thing that these women were....!!!!
First off, where in my posts did I say she was at fault? Hmm?... You should talk
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Old 08-16-2009, 07:43 PM
 
Location: EPWV
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Chubby people live longest: Japan study

Chubby people live longest: Japan study - Yahoo! Canada News (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/090619/health/health_japan_lifestyle_weight - broken link)
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Old 08-16-2009, 08:57 PM
 
Location: memphis tn
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Originally Posted by wyolady
I am 43 female, 5'10" and weigh 125 lbs after having 2 kids. My extended family is of average weight, with some overweight, some under and some average. I work very hard to eat healthy and exercise 3-5 times a week. BTW - I'm in menopause, not a bit of help in maintaining a healthy weight.
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Please refer to this chart and you will see that even for a small frame, you are considered 'under'. Maybe you are pre-judging those women and that your preconceptions of weight issues, are making them appear to us as bigger than what they really may be ?
Height and Weight Chart - height weight chart, weight height chart
Perhaps I misunderstaaod this statement then?
I'm not really sure how else it could be taken!
If it was misunderstood then my apology to you!
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Old 08-16-2009, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Under a bridge.
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People are responsaible for what they eat. Nobody else, just them personally.
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Old 08-16-2009, 10:31 PM
 
Location: 125 Years Too Late...
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Chubby people live longest: Japan study

Chubby people live longest: Japan study - Yahoo! Canada News (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/090619/health/health_japan_lifestyle_weight - broken link)
I've actually seen some info like this in the past. But people's minds are closed on the matter. The death camp look is all the rage (look at some of the popular models). Doesn't really matter if it's healthy or not. Even if there was overwhelming proof beyond a doubt that 10 pounds of excess weight is actually better for health, few would give it the time of day. It's all about appearance.

We all know that being morbidly obese is not healthy. At the same time, being a walking skeleton is not healthy either and truth be known is probably much more destructive than being a bit chunky (just like the article says).

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Old 08-17-2009, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Austin TX
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One even said she'd rather be obese like she is than be skinny like me.
Maybe, but does she want to die young? I doubt it!
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Old 08-18-2009, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Bushnell, Florida
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It depends on your point of view.

All restaurants in this country serve huge portions of food. It caters to over eating and the food is rich & fatty. It's addictive.

On the other hand, people have to accept personal responsibility for their actions. And eating too much of the wrong types of food is certainly our action.

But also, Anerica has become the nation of "I want it now". We're lazy and more and more people refuse to learn to cook and/or eat healthy. Almost all high schools have eliminated home economics. As such, while our schools are so busy teaching how to be a homosexual, things like nutrition have gone by the boards. But it's what people have chosen.

We also encourage kids to be inside with computer games rather than outside getting excercise.

There's a lot of blame to go around. First, we are personally accountable. Second, we have a system at school and elsewhere that encourages it all.

I agree with you and this subject is but one example of personal accountablity that is lacking in our country...where to begin or what to do to cause a shift in the mindset of people here today is the big question...
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Old 08-21-2009, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Under a bridge.
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I agree with you and this subject is but one example of personal accountablity that is lacking in our country...where to begin or what to do to cause a shift in the mindset of people here today is the big question...
You do it one person at a time.
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Old 08-21-2009, 10:08 PM
 
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It is simple. If calories in are greater than those burned, well you are not going to lose weight.
FAT TAX.
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Old 08-22-2009, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Under a bridge.
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It is simple. If calories in are greater than those burned, well you are not going to lose weight.
FAT TAX.
You can't legislate morality...or healthy living.
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