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Next months going to be expensive. I gotta get new glasses…im Hoping to get anti-glare and transitions lenses this time around.
Yup. There are a bunch of joint problems that, despite many many clueless people insisting otherwise and whining about science they don’t actually understand that doesn’t actually say what they think it does, actually aren’t helped by being thin.
Everyone in my family has knee problems. We’ve got hereditary issues with weak tendons that tend to tear and with slowly disintegrating cartilage and other things. I’m the fattest of us, and I have the fewest problems. I’ve never had surgery, when my father and brother have both had several surgeries, because they don’t take care of their knees. I have fewer problems now at 230lbs than I did when I was a teen at 150lbs. (Being heavier has caused a greater buildup of muscles, which supports the joint better. But when I was thinner, a doctor actually bothered to explain to me that building up muscle would support me knee better, and gave me exercises to do, which doctors don’t bother to do now that I’m fat, they just tell me to lose weight.) Losing weight now wouldn’t particularly help (my brother is quite thin and muscular), but the kinds of exercise most often recommended to me — walking, running, jogging, elliptical machines — actively hurt my knees. Swimming and yoga help. Weight loss attempts do not result in weight loss beyond 20-25lbs, which does jack shit for my knees.
But for some reason, some jackass on the internet knows better than I do what will help my fucking knees. *eyeroll*
“Being heavier has caused a greater buildup of muscles, which supports the joint better.” - MG
Godfuckingdamnit why do fat people think this? NO. NO. CARRYING AROUND FAT DOES NOT BUILD MUSCLE. IT DOES. NOT. BUILD. MUSCLE. You cannot perform resistance training 24/7 and get any sort of results without a recovery period needed for muscle growth. NO. Your muscles are atrophied. You are a weak sack of shit. Your muscles are weak, thin and no, they are not supporting your body at all. What you have is fat packed into places where it SHOULDN’T be, putting stress on your frame, your organs, and your cardiovascular system.
I mean, for fuck’s sake, you can’t say “muh fat body builds musshuls to protect muh joints” and then say that low impact exercises like walking and elliptical machines hurt your knees in the same goddamned post! You are a raging typhoon of bullshit, madgastromoner! You don’t understand how the body works (obviously), STOP LYING TO PEOPLE. You are actively killing your followers with your misinformation.
By the way, here’s a good article (from a fat shaming doctor!) about how fat bodies are weak as shit:
edit: MG just posted another gem: “Never mind that muscle mass naturally builds up as you gain weight from fat, sending your total body mass even higher.”
I literally just facepalmed right now.
Picked up some dulcolax, fiber powder and lactose defense formula. While I was at walmart I swung by the vision center to get my glasses tightened. ..it feels like I have new glasses. Depth perception is off and I cant turn my head fast or I vomit.
everything in life is a trap, pour one out for him #RIP
I hate this because this is actually another example of women’s and lesbians’ oppression. Many lesbian parents who get into a bad financial situation (no matter how temporary) are forced to contact their donor for support even if they don’t want to or there was a contract because the government makes them do that before they are approved for any kind of government assistance for your child. Maybe if they gave both moms parental rights things like this wouldn’t happen. Blame the government not the parents.
Also it wouldn’t surprise me if they paid him to be a donor and he did it without knowing what he was doing in order to reap his own benefits. Do not feel sorry for him one bit.
So basically this dude is being forced to pay large sums of money for a kid that he has no parental rights to and you’re making this about women. Really.
Why do you have to make other peoples’ problems all about women? Why do you feel the need to constantly reframe everything so you look like the victim in every possible situation?
feminism: a woman is always the victim
won’t someone please think of the poor wimmins who just were able to garnish a man’s salary who had no legal responsibility over the child that he gave to them because of their own greed
YES YES YES YES!
I’ve been saying just how hideous and manipulative the HAES community is for a long time. Finally, a former insider, who had enough sense to walk away, exposes the shit that goes on in that fucked up echo chamber.
What could have been a worthy movement that encourages people to be active and practice healthy habits no matter what their starting weight is has unfortunately become something that is one of the primary sources of fuel for the Fat Acceptance movement.
I’ve seen this firsthand on Tumblr. Members of the FA/HAES community getting worried and wringing their hands when they lose weight for fear that they will be rejected. Because they’ve been told that weight loss only happens to chemo patients and mythical fairies, they were shocked when whatever new activity they’ve embarked on for health purposes (like biking or walking) resulted in weight loss. It’s like they’ve committed a crime!
And that part about ignoring doctor’s advise is just…I can’t talk about it without seeing red.
Fat Activists get their panties in a bunch when weight loss is recommended as a treatment for their medical ailments. They want pills to soothe whatever is bothering them. Or they want their doctor to wave a magic wand. Anything but weight loss. Their argument is ‘Will you recommend weight loss to a thin person with the same problem??!’
This is why I think you have to be a special kind of stupid to be part of the FA movement.
- I would be STOKED if my doctor tells me my anemia will disappear with weight loss. I hate taking those iron supplements. Or my tinnitus. My recent blood test showed a very slight issue with my thyroid. I excitedly asked the doctor if it could be resolved by weight loss as I am back on the exercise & portion control bandwagon. He said no.
My father had 6 pills removed from his prescription when he lost 15 kgs. Keep in mind, he was still fat. But the lowered weight eased so many problems with his health. My mother’s white blood cell count was back to normal after she did intermitten fasting (She is not a fan of exercise. Her daily energy output is quite low so IF works well for her).
When my dad regained the weight (he is a comfort eater), the pills were back on.
So for people who claim to be against the billion dollar diet industry, they sure are holding up the billion dollar pharmaceutical industry. Popping pills is horrible. There are side effects. It fucks with moods and energy levels. It can make you cranky and exhausted within 3 hours of waking up. I can go on and on.
- My father’s 3 thin friends had clogged arteries and had to have stents put in. However, my father’s arteries are not perfect. His doctor told him the clogged percentage of his arteries is climbing.
Now, let’s just say my Dad needs to have a stent put in. Just for discussion sake. His cause of having clogged arteries will be obesity. The cause of his friends having clogged arteries is that they are walking chimneys aka chain smokers. I’ve never seen them without a cigarette. So their doctor will not advise them to lose weight but will advise them to stop smoking.
My point is, there isn’t a single cause of any illness. Obesity is ONE cause. There are a several other causes that can create a medical problem. So, if your cause is obesity, lose the damn weight. It is a much preferred alternative to popping several pills. A thin person’s cause is something else and their doctor will advise them accordingly.
Why is this so hard to understand!
Ugh constipation headache. I know I can get it fixed easy if I drink a little milk…but I dont think its worth the pain and consequences. I dont like spending hours in the bathroom only to come out hot, sweaty, exhausted and dehydrated.