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Fat and happy?

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Message 1 - posted by Tony_Wadsworth, Jun 12, 2007

A guest on my programme this morning talked passionately about the problems she encountered when she weighed 30 stones.

People talked behind her back and made fun of her...she had difficulty getting behind the wheel to drive her car...and found it impossible to deal with the most basic and physically intimate elements of everyday life.

Following a gastric by-pass (paid for privately) - she's slimmed-down to around a third of her former weight

She's set-up a support group called HOPE UK and firmly believes that all fat people want to be slim.

Is that so? Or are you fat and happy with it?
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Message 2 - posted by GivemehopeJoanna, Jun 12, 2007

Fat and delusional
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Message 3 - posted by HipScarf, Jun 12, 2007

Fat (but not 30 stones-worth) and very happy with my curves; much appreciated by my boyfriend and look stunning in a corset.

Who wants to look like an ironing board? Not me!
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Message 4 - posted by witchymummy, Jun 12, 2007

Having been a curvy size 18 and a infamous size zero - I can categorically agree that happiness is a state of mind and not what the number on the label of our clothes says. Most men that I know like women who have curves and also dislike those who go on and on about how they have to work to stay slim and then nick their chips !
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Message 5 - posted by Tettie-Hat, Jun 12, 2007

Most men that I know like women who have curves ...!

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Thank goodness for that, 'cos ....

I'm a whole lotta woman <laugh>
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Message 6 - posted by patsy, Jun 12, 2007

There is a world of difference between being 'pleasantly overweight' and being clinicaly obese!

I don't think anyone could possibly be happy being 30 stones, with all the health problems that come with obesity. :(
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Message 7 - posted by GivemehopeJoanna, Jun 12, 2007

Perhaps they should have titled this the fat and delusional thread, it seems to be attracting the fat and delusional, read size 18-20 meaning obese, if not morbidly so, look at the hieght weight tables girls,

nothing wrong with a curvaceous 12 or 14, but over that and you are in chubbychaser territory.

Least I know which posters eat all the pies
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Message 8 - posted by witchymummy, Jun 12, 2007

Nope - no pie eating going on in this part of sunny essex! Actually my husband loves pies (and never puts on weight!).

I would rather stay at my happy weight where I am healthy and can lead an active life. Being a size 12 I dont think I am a chubby person yet?
Perhaps they should have titled this the fat and delusional thread, it seems to be attracting the fat and delusional, read size 18-20 meaning obese, if not morbidly so, look at the hieght weight tables girls,

nothing wrong with a curvaceous 12 or 14, but over that and you are in chubbychaser territory.

Least I know which posters eat all the pies

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Message 9 - posted by Jupiler , Jun 12, 2007

I'm not very fond of pies. I still have problems with stones and sizes.
It's not about size, it's about who you are. A nag is a nag, even a skinny one.
And you can look like Michaelangela, but grumpy is grumpy.
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Message 10 - posted by Jupiler , Jun 12, 2007

Please, how many kilo's are a stone? And what size is size 10-12-14?
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Message 11 - posted by GivemehopeJoanna, Jun 12, 2007

It's not about size, it's about who you are.

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delusional.

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, my ass, beauty is in the eyes of the desperate more like.

Beauty comes from with? like sweat?

PS studies have shown that attractive people are happier, appear fit and health (i.e. with in size norms) are key elements of attractiveness.
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Message 12 - posted by Tettie-Hat, Jun 12, 2007

Here's a converter Nat.
www.repromed.co.uk/i...
EG: 18 stone = 114.307 kg
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Message 13 - posted by Jupiler , Jun 12, 2007

Bull
To generalize big time, I like to think skinny girls are boring because they want to get more skinny. That causes headace and grumpyness. Hmmm that makes me think, Capn, are you skinny?
;-)

I really do think it's about self acceptance and self esteem. When you like yourself and your life, chances are that other want to share that life.
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Message 14 - posted by GivemehopeJoanna, Jun 12, 2007

Here a BMI calculator to see if you are obese or not

www.bbc.co.uk/cgi-pe...
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Message 15 - posted by Jupiler , Jun 12, 2007

thanks Tet, that BMI calculator is also in Tet's link Capn, and that one is working.
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Message 16 - posted by GivemehopeJoanna, Jun 12, 2007

Bull
To generalize big time, I like to think skinny girls are boring because they want to get more skinny. That causes headace and grumpyness. Hmmm that makes me think, Capn, are you skinny?
;-)

I really do think it's about self acceptance and self esteem. When you like yourself and your life, chances are that other want to share that life.

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Well its only about self-esteem if you don't mind dying at 40 from a heart attack.

Infact studies show that people who exercise regularly and have good cardiovascular fitness are happier because the exercise releases endorphins. they also have better sex lives. So 'thin' and 'norms' are generally happeir than fatties.

By the way, apparent for a woman to have a waist over 31.5 inches is a bad sign

www.florahearts.co.u...
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Message 17 - posted by Jupiler , Jun 12, 2007

Here we go! Attractive people, not size related.

PS studies have shown that attractive people are happier, appear fit and health (i.e. with in size norms) are key elements of attractiveness.

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I go to the gym, and I hate it. Where are my endorphines?

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Message 18 - posted by Tettie-Hat, Jun 12, 2007

Please be wary of any BMI recommendations from any site which is promoting their product for weight-loss - ie flora! They tend to calculate a reduced body mass weight than an impartial site.

For example, I am overweight according to Weight Watchers so MUST GO ON THEIR COURSE IMMEDIATELY <yikes>, but am spot on my healthy weight according to a medical site. Loose any weight and I'd be underweight for my height and build.

I know which I'd rather believe! :)

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Message 19 - posted by U8259068, Jun 12, 2007



For example, I am overweight according to Weight Watchers so MUST GO ON THEIR COURSE IMMEDIATELY <yikes>, but am spot on my healthy weight according to a medical site. Loose any weight and I'd be underweight for my height and build.



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Yeah, but does your bum look big in those jeans<erm>;)
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Message 20 - posted by GivemehopeJoanna, Jun 12, 2007

Tet, there is some truth in that, because of my larger than average muscular frame, i.e. like rowere/swimmer, I am placed in the overweight zone, but my monthly bodtfat assessment at the gym would put me right in the health weight zone.

are you athletic tet?
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