I know I'm really going to get bashed hard for this. I am going to try and be as sensitive as possible, I do not mean to offend anyone.
I was a stick girl, always so tall, thin, and beautiful. Then I became mom, and lazy. I gained 80+ lbs. It has taken 2 years and a lot of sweat, tears and even blood to get where I'm at now. I completely understand how easy it is to get out of shape.
I'm 28 , and I was in job training the other day. I was the oldest female there, average was about 19. I was also the only female in shape. It is so sad.
I want to know why you personally think obesity is such a problem. Is it the government? Laziness ? What do you think?
I think there are MANY reasons people are overweight. You can't blame it all on one thing.
October 13, 2012 at 10:35 PM
I'm 20 lbs over an ideal weight for my height and age., I was diagnosed with type one diabetes while I was pregnant and an now totally insulin dependent. I've been working really hard to lose weight but haven't had any luck. My specialist told me insulin causes weight gain and since it will already be harder for me to lose weight it will be even harder to lose the weight from my baby =\ grrrr before my pregnancy I weighed 132, could eat what I wanted without a problem. Now I'm diabetic insulin defendant and ear very low carbs. ( they said I must've been diabetic for a few years but do barely above an average blood sugar level that it wasn't detected until my pregnancy set it off and caused it to shoot up)
Low grade depression? Low self esteem? Hormones? There are so many variables, it's difficult to diagnose an entire population.
October 13, 2012 at 11:00 PM
I don't know about anyone else. I can only speak for myself. For me, personally, it was a mixture of genetics and bad parenting. My mother was a very obese woman, and she never taught me about eating right or exercise. As a child, I was allowed to eat whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. I never ate fruits or vegetables. I had desert after every meal and snacks all day long. I played outside with my friends sometimes, but I was never very active or into sports; because of poor nutrion and excess weight, I had a hard time keeping up with the other kids. Around my teen years, the bad nutrition really started catching up to me. I starting having serious health issues. My mother took me to the doctor and I got lectures from the doctor saying all the things I was doing wrong. I really tried to do what was right, but it was hard. I had not grown up eating vegetables and healthy foods. Nobody had taught me what to do. To make matters worse, I was still living with my mother, and she kept buying unhealthy food. She mocked me when I tried to exercise, and so I took to doing it in secret, at night, when she was out partying with her friends. I got a job and started buying my own groceries. Bit by bit I started replacing my snacks with healthier ones, and eventually started decreasing the amount of food I ate altogether. And even after all of that... I'm still overweight. I'm doing my best to stay healthy, and I am no longer obese. If I wanted to be at a "normal" weight, I would literally have to starve myself; my metabolism is screwed thanks to genetics and the shitty start I got to nutrition.
I'll never understand how it's "easy" to gain over 80 pounds.
How many times did you have to go buy new pants because the old ones wouldn't fit anymore? Didn't you realize what was happening or did you think magical elves were sneaking into your home and shrinking your pants?
I think the biggest problem is so many people have absolutely NO self awareness. None. How else can you explain a person packing on 100 pounds without noticing?