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Old 08-02-2011, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Happy in Utah
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I grew up with a mother who was an emotional eater. Instead of dealing with her feelings or telling somebody they hurt her feelings(because she did not want to be mean)she would eat. She had to learn how not to use food as crutch, it was hard for her to do so. My mother was never lazy she worked hard to take care of the house,us kids, and work at a kindergarten. When I see someone who is way overweight, I see someone who is hurting I see the same when someone is way underweight also(I tend to go that route if I am not carefull) All in all we need to be kinder to our selves by taking care of ourselves and to be kinder to others in turn

 
Old 08-02-2011, 12:46 PM
 
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I am putting this in health because I believe that this is a serious health issue.
We went on vacation recently to the midwest area. We very quickly noticed the abundance of obese people. The worst was when we went into a buffet restaurant one day for lunch. Now, typically I would not go to a buffet, but after about as many Subway sandwiches as we could stand, we thought we could get the kids some veggies, salads, and noodles for something half way healthy. Well, we were appalled by the size of the clientele who obviously belly up to this buffet for all you can eat on a regular basis. I went for a run the next morning through a residential area and was looked at like some freak! Is this the U.S. standard? Is this what we have come to? I have always lived in cities where this is not typical, so when I travel in the States outside of large urban areas, I am reminded how bad it is out there.
Last night I had the television on and I saw a commercial for a breakfast restaurant advertising all you can eat pancakes with this fat guy sitting there shoveling them down. No wonder this country is in a serious health crisis and it is apalling. Can this ever be turned around or it too late? I find it very sad.
Adult obesity rankings by state - Chicago Tribune

PA isn't far behind South Dakota.

For what it's worth your posts sounds condescending and snobby, probably a bad habit you are picking up after leaving flyover country? Really, it get's old hearing how the midwest is fat, redneck, backward and so on and so forth especially when it isn't always true.

There are smarter ways to make your point, including starting with a short google search before launching an insulting diatribe down your nose at us.
 
Old 08-02-2011, 12:55 PM
 
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I got news for you, things are only going to get worse. The price of food is rapidly going up and most people simply wont be able to afford to eat healthy.
This is a myth.

People don't exercise and they prefer to eat tasty things that are fried.

Go look at a platoon of army infantry in training and they aren't eating "fresh picked produce" but rather similar stuff to what you can find at any Aldi's right out of the can.

Then go look at people like my buddy that never exercises and drinks several pepsi's and at least one fast food meal a day.
 
Old 08-02-2011, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Default I do not understand this post (honestly).

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Hahahahaha, now I know you're being sarcastic!
You were referring to my comment about limiting oneself to two beers a day as part of a healthy lifestyle. No, I wasn't being sarcastic. Guidelines from nationally recognized health organizations such as the U.S. Surgeon General's Office recommend a general limit of two drinks a day for men and one for women. I was 100% serious.

I don't understand your post at all, and I am hopeful you will explain what you meant. I am not saying I object to disagreement. I am saying that I am very curious what you are saying. You must mean either that two beers per day is an absurdly low limit, or that two beers a day is way too much beer. I don't see (other than those two interpretations) what the hahahaha can be all about. Looking forward to your response.
 
Old 08-02-2011, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Back in MADISON Wi thank God!
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Adult obesity rankings by state - Chicago Tribune

PA isn't far behind South Dakota.

For what it's worth your posts sounds condescending and snobby, probably a bad habit you are picking up after leaving flyover country? Really, it get's old hearing how the midwest is fat, redneck, backward and so on and so forth especially when it isn't always true.

There are smarter ways to make your point, including starting with a short google search before launching an insulting diatribe down your nose at us.
No, it's not a bad habit I've picked up, I've always been snobby and condescending! You seem to be extremely sensitive about the Midwest. What you seemed to have missed, however, is that I'M FROM THE MIDWEST! I LIVED THERE FOR 50 YEARS! 50 YEARS! [That must be where I learned to be so snobby!] So you see, it is not just "flyover country" to me. Guess I have a right to talk about it, don't I? Not looking down my nose at myself and ALL of my family [none of whom are obese] Yes, Pa has almost as many obese people as South Dakota. They just do not live where I live. Or maybe it's because I do not frequent all you can eat buffets when I am not on vacation. It is actually irrelevant. The point is, the country as a whole is headed farther into a health crisis. I just happened to be strangely shocked when I RETURNED to the midwest to see a large percentage of obese people that I do not ordinarily see in my NEW environment on a daily basis.
 
Old 08-02-2011, 06:56 PM
 
Location: in your dreams
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You were referring to my comment about limiting oneself to two beers a day as part of a healthy lifestyle. No, I wasn't being sarcastic. Guidelines from nationally recognized health organizations such as the U.S. Surgeon General's Office recommend a general limit of two drinks a day for men and one for women. I was 100% serious.

I don't understand your post at all, and I am hopeful you will explain what you meant. I am not saying I object to disagreement. I am saying that I am very curious what you are saying. You must mean either that two beers per day is an absurdly low limit, or that two beers a day is way too much beer. I don't see (other than those two interpretations) what the hahahaha can be all about. Looking forward to your response.


I was kidding around. I tend to do that from time to time.

I don't drink every day, so when I do drink, I usually have more than 2 beers. I'm usually good right around 3, if the quality is good.

But now I'm curious, were you talking about drinking 2 beers a day, every day of the week?
 
Old 08-02-2011, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I was kidding around. I tend to do that from time to time.

I don't drink every day, so when I do drink, I usually have more than 2 beers. I'm usually good right around 3, if the quality is good.

But now I'm curious, were you talking about drinking 2 beers a day, every day of the week?
Well, no, I do not advocate that much beer drinking. I was simply talking about the upper recommended limit for alcohol intake as listed in more than one set of guidelines that I have seen. I think common sense has to be applied. It would be silly to say something is wrong with your three beers if that is not an everyday thing. Sorry I was kind of dense about your post.
 
Old 08-02-2011, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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That, plus taking in significantly more calories than one intends to burn.


(I mean, if we're talking about the kind of obese people who sit around eating all day on disability and NOT overweight people who are actively trying to improve their health...or even perfectly content w/ the way they are)


Our abilities to both gain and lose weight are mainly attributed to our DNA though.

This is a really interesting program about how naturally skinny people are physically unnable to get fat. It was an overreating experiement.

‪Why Are Thin People Not Fat 1/7‬‏ - YouTube
I watched all the segments...amazing esp about the fact that if you are chubby as a child, you will always have those fat cells and it will be hell to get thin as those cells do not go away, and it is easier to gain more weight. Now what to do with this information is the next step as we MUST stop childhood obesity! But besides this, it was recommended that for those who have a lot of weight to lose, you need to do it very slowly so your body accepts what is happening, or else it will demand more food thinking that it is not at its appropropriate weight.... amazing..

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Old 08-02-2011, 11:09 PM
 
Location: On the Ohio River in Western, KY
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What do you care how fat other people are?
I care for many reasons. First off, a few of my friends and family are obese, 2 morbidly so; and worry about them. Secondly, obesity related health issues are on the rise, and some can not afford their healthcare due to this problem; so the cost go up for us all.

Lastly, I have NO desire to see a 400lb+ person in a bathing suit (especially a BIKINI!!!), but I do quite often at our local parks/pools and river.
 
Old 08-02-2011, 11:30 PM
 
Location: On the Ohio River in Western, KY
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I know that this is a popular argument regarding obesity, but I don't believe that high food prices are the cause of obesity. While it's true that an overweight person might be malnourished because he cannot afford fresh fruits and vegetables, it doesn't follow that he necessarily must consume more calories to make up for it.
I agree!

My local grocery stores have the following sales this week on healthier foods:

Save-A-Lot
$1.49/lb boneless skinless chicken breast
$2.00/lb strawberries
$0.99/3 cucumbers
$0.99/3 green peppers
$0.49/lb yellow squash

Sureway
$1.00/3 corn on the cob
$1.50/ 1/2gallon milk
$1.50/jar Jiff peanut butter
$1.98/lb veggie medley mix
$0.58/lb watermelon quarters
$2.98/lb chuck roast (and this store will butcher for free)

Kroger
$1.00/box frozen shrimp poppers
$1.89/package Kroger brand cheese (slices or shredded)
$1.25/tub cottage cheese
$1.00/Quaker brand rice snacks
$0.99/1lb organic carrots

Just to name a bit of things here in the local ads this week.
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