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Clinically Obese.

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Message 1 - posted by pompomwhiting, Oct 22, 2007

I'm fed up of feeling like a second class citizen because I'm clinically obese. When I married skinny, athletic, sports mad Mr. Pom, apart from his mother, I wasn't made to feel inferior due to lack of athleticism/sports ability. Likewise when Mr Pom suffered his severe stroke 6 years ago despite still being skinny, actively training youth foot ball team, keeping up his desire to hit a ball against a wall, over a net and down a hole and never smoked I didn't feel superior because I didn't guzzle large amounts of Stella Artois.

Give Pom a break.
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Message 2 - posted by Confuciussays, Oct 22, 2007

Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he'll eat forever. Eat too much and you will die.

A man that owns a vineyard will die young but happy, but the man that eats just seeds and berries will be sad and envious and with regret if knocked over by a bus.

Increase your chi energy reservoir to improve your holistic health, confidence, strength, state of being.
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Message 3 - posted by pompomwhiting, Oct 22, 2007

I will. Thanks Confusius.

Pom off to look for her chi energy reservoir.
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Message 4 - posted by Dave_Mysterious, Oct 22, 2007

Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he'll eat forever. Eat too much and you will die.

A man that owns a vineyard will die young but happy, but the man that eats just seeds and berries will be sad and envious and with regret if knocked over by a bus.

Increase your chi energy reservoir to improve your holistic health, confidence, strength, state of being.

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Hywel was the boy who ate just seeds and berries and when the bus came toward him he just smiled and thanked God.<peacedove>
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Message 5 - posted by GrumpyOldGit, Oct 22, 2007

I'm fed up of feeling like a second class citizen because I'm clinically obese.

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Hi Pom. Two words - the second one is 'em!

We are what we are, sometimes by choice (as in my case) but sometimes not.

Either way, as long as you're happy with what you are, why should you care what "they" think?
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Message 6 - posted by pompomwhiting, Oct 23, 2007

Good Morning Grumpy. I don't really get affected by what people think but thanks for the kind words. What I do care about is the government perspective of what is healthy and fear that we are going to be forced to conform to this 'ideal'. Maybe I'm being paranoid but you do hear a lot about targeting children obesity by the stupid government. If I'm clinically obese so is Gordon Brown.

Pom says bring back family G.P's - trust them to do a good job in partnership with the individual family.
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Message 7 - posted by lysis, Oct 27, 2007

My doctor says I'm morbidly obese. I said I wasn't morbid at all, but was quite cheerful about it.

He said "No, you are going to die"

"So are we all" I said "it's just a question of when".

"Well I'm not" said the Doc.

What do they teach them at medical school these days?

Draft letter to be sent to Headteachers by parents who have received letters from school informing them that their child is obese:

"Dear Headteacher,
Re your letter informing us that Jonny is obese. You are <ugly/bald/a control freak/boring etc> {delete as appropriate}but we don't spend our lives writing to you about it. Jonny will get thinner just as soon as he stops having to sit at a desk all day doing endless SATS tests and being force fed Jamie Oliver's bleeding awful pasta dishes"
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Message 8 - posted by patsy, Oct 27, 2007

I would have thought that that diagnosis would have made someone sit up and take notice rather than be flippant about an extremely serious prognosis. :(

My doctor says I'm morbidly obese. I said I wasn't morbid at all, but was quite cheerful about it.


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Message 9 - posted by Devon_Dumpling, Oct 28, 2007

Clearly Patsy Psychology is not your forte!
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Message 10 - posted by GrumpyOldGit, Oct 28, 2007

I would have thought that that diagnosis would have made someone sit up and take notice rather than be flippant about an extremely serious prognosis. :(

My doctor says I'm morbidly obese. I said I wasn't morbid at all, but was quite cheerful about it.


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Patsy. I'd rather live the way I want and die young than be told how to live my life.

We were all (well, most of us) born with a mind of our own, and I'm not aware of third party being killed by "passive fat".



BTW Patsy, Why do we always have to add an extra "end quote" tag when we reply to one of your posts? Most annoying!
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Message 11 - posted by wabbit, Oct 28, 2007

Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he'll eat forever. Eat too much and you will die.

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er, should that last bit read...'Eat too much and you will die...a fat b-std?

A man that owns a vineyard will die young but happy, but the man that eats just seeds and berries will be sad and envious and with regret if knocked over by a bus.

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If I "owned a vineyard" but got "knocked over by a bus", I'd be ******* mad I can tell you!!
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Message 12 - posted by Astro, Oct 28, 2007

There's a very apt joke that sums all this up:

Health 'freaks' and know-it-alls are going to feel pretty silly one day when they are lying in bed dying of nothing!!

They really do believe that by obeying the rules they will be pretty much immortal until they die peacefully in their sleep at some point during thier 80s or 90s after spending a lifetime of mentally and physcially unimpaired agility <doh>
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Message 13 - posted by lysis, Oct 28, 2007

Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he'll eat forever. Eat too much and you will die.


Everyone will die (eat too much or not) it's just matter of when .

Give a man a fish and he can enjoy Fillet of Sole Bonne Femme, Rai au Beurre Noire, Truit aux Almonds, Saumon en Croute, Haddock and Chips.

Teach a man how to fish and he will die of boredom and pneumonia dangling his tackle over some river bank.

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Message 14 - posted by on_a_pc_near_you, Oct 28, 2007

A thin healthy ?? person I knew was diagnosed with overian cancer now that is what I call an extremely serious prognosis.

I would have thought that that diagnosis would have made someone sit up and take notice rather than be flippant about an extremely serious prognosis. :(
My doctor says I'm morbidly obese. I said I wasn't morbid at all, but was quite cheerful about it.

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Message 15 - posted by Astro, Oct 29, 2007

You are a voice of reason on_a_pc_near_you

There are many amongst us who simply fail to understand the real meaning of the word 'extremely' unless they're told what it is by the media
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Message 16 - posted by patsy, Oct 29, 2007

astroangelfish,

Why do you call people that care about health matters 'freaks'?


Health 'freaks'.......

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Message 17 - posted by Astro, Oct 29, 2007

astroangelfish,

Why do you call people that care about health matters 'freaks'?


Health 'freaks'.......


a) I was quoting a 'popular joke' and

b) if I was to apply that word it would be to those who are extreme in their approach to others

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Message 18 - posted by patsy, Oct 29, 2007

astroangelfish,

As in all health professionals and those that care about the welfare of the population?

posted by astroangelfish
.......if I was to apply that word it would be to those who are extreme in their approach to others

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Message 19 - posted by patsy, Oct 29, 2007

on_a_pc_near_you,

Morbid obesity is also a serious prognosis. <erm>

A thin healthy ?? person I knew was diagnosed with overian cancer now that is what I call an extremely serious prognosis.

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Message 20 - posted by pompomwhiting, Oct 29, 2007

Morning Patsy.

Don't tell me that there are some health professionals out there who care about the welfare of the population!

Pom thought they were only concerned about their wage packet. Don't trust people!
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