Thursday, March 15th, 2018

I came across an article and it just looked like a bunch of excuses to me and denial. I’ll break it into pieces for my response.

http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2222-i-weigh-5002B-pounds-5-realities-extreme-obesity.html

According to Dr. Sharma, “It doesn’t matter how you put on the weight; once you do, your physiology resets the way it works to defend the weight. And it pretty much does so permanently.”

Bullshit, the heaviest I have been was around 172 and I have not been that high ever since when I lost some weight and I have not been 140 lbs since high school except for when I was pregnant. How I stayed less than that was I quit eating a bunch of cookies whenever my mom made them and sneaking fruit snacks and other junk my mom would buy. I cut back on the sugar and I just couldn’t whenever I wanted anymore but that could have been because my level of activity changed so my eating had to change to fit my new level of activity.

“While my diet isn’t great, I don’t eat anywhere near that much,” Rachel continues. “Maybe 3,000, 4,000 [calories] tops.”

I appreciate her honesty and her admitting her eating isn’t that great. But 3,000-4,000 calories? That is a lot and I don’t eat that much a day. Sometimes I eat between 2000-3000 and that is not often because I don’t eat a bunch of sweets when I first see them and then I compensate for those calories by not eating other foods. I know when I have had more than I should when the numbers tip up on the scale so that means lay off the sugar again.

That might seem like a lot, but keep in mind that you can get that many calories in one restaurant meal if you’re not careful.

Yeah click on the words to another article linked in that sentence, you have to eat different meals from a restaurant to get that much and a single meal isn’t that high. I get too full before I can eat any others and I always just get water and then I don’t eat for the rest of the day to compensate and I get so full, I am full all day.

“Many people probably assume that by the time they get to 500 pounds, they must have a diagnosable eating disorder,” Dr. Cassin says, “but it turns out that many are overeating a lot at every meal, grazing.”

Duh.

Let’s do the math: One pound of fat is 3,500 calories, or 500 calories a day. That’s a few cans of Coke, or two cookies from Subway. That’s all it takes to gain a pound a week, or more than 50 lbs. a year. Combine

Do that everyday, who is going to go to Subway everyday and order two cookies and I don’t even drink pop. Rarely I drink any.

Rachel admits that she sometimes eats too much: “If I go to Wendy’s I’ll get the double cheeseburger, large fries, and large Frosty,” but as she points out, “that’s not outside the norm of what a lot of people get.

I don’t order large meals and who does she see ordering large meals like her and large shakes? I always get a size small because that is enough to fill me up. I always prefer to get a size small shake every time. And I don’t go to fast food everyday.

Don’t try to tell us you haven’t had a similar meal in the not-too-distant past.

I just did, if we went to eat at McDonalds together, you would see me not getting a super size or a large meal.

“People ask me ‘How did you get that fat?’ and it’s like, it doesn’t happen all at once,” Rachel says. “It creeps up on you slowly, and then one day, you start having trouble walking.”

Bullshit, you see the numbers tip up on the scale or notice clothes are getting too tight, it would be logical to lay off the junk and eat healthier and cut down the portions.

When you’ve already got addiction issues — as the two-pack-a-day-smoking, video-game-junkie Rachel clearly does — it’s one more obstacle to smash your metaphorical genitals into. Rachel started out as a relatively thin kid, but a traumatic experience in sixth grade led her to seek emotional relief from sweet lady pizza. “I would be upset, and then I would eat a pie or order a large pizza and eat that by myself,” she says, although she adds that “I don’t really do that anymore.”

How does emotional eating ever work? Food betrays you because it lets you down by making you big and friends never let you down so therefore food is not your friend.Why would food make someone happy if it makes them put on weight?

Rachel has something called defensive eating, she gets anxiety whenever she loses weight so she eats more to keep her large size due to trauma. That makes more sense and sounds more like a medical condition. But the previous were all sounded like excuses and a bunch of fatlogic for being obese.

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