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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-04 09:10 AM
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53. I am 6'2 and 325 pounds,
but being "obese" is nothing to be proud about. It's one thing to appreciate your natural beauty. Not everyone can be a twig, but face it, I am a ticking time bomb. I have an extra 100 pounds on my frame and it's bringing me down (literally and figuratively). So to conclude, I celebrate being "healthy;" being "obese," however, is nothing to crow about. I know, it's semantics, but...
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  -Obese People Unite! buckettgirl  Nov-17-04 05:26 PM   #0 
  - I'm with you and I've never been obese-----  candy   Nov-17-04 05:29 PM   #1 
  - Baldness  wryter2000   Nov-17-04 05:35 PM   #3 
  - I'm female too and old enough to remember Adlai Stevenson----  candy   Nov-17-04 05:39 PM   #5 
     - "The thinking man's candidate"  wryter2000   Nov-17-04 05:42 PM   #6 
        - Yep,he was great,and a phenomenal speaker.  candy   Nov-17-04 05:47 PM   #7 
  - Baldness and obese  NikolaTeslaRocks   Nov-19-04 05:27 PM   #137 
     - Hey, Nikola Tesla DOES rock!  Goldmund   Nov-19-04 06:23 PM   #143 
  - You're so right  wryter2000   Nov-17-04 05:33 PM   #2 
  - Absolutely!  buckettgirl   Nov-17-04 05:38 PM   #4 
  - I'm a chubby guy myself.  NightTrain   Nov-17-04 05:49 PM   #8 
  - skinny woman speaks out  knowbody0   Nov-17-04 05:56 PM   #9 
  - I was on steroids for a prolonged period of time  Shopaholic   Nov-17-04 06:01 PM   #10 
  - exactly!  buckettgirl   Nov-17-04 06:06 PM   #13 
  - Weight challenged people unite  buckettgirl   Nov-17-04 06:04 PM   #11 
  - Your problem is just as real as a larger person's problem  wryter2000   Nov-17-04 06:30 PM   #21 
  - You are normal!!!  sangh0   Nov-18-04 10:03 AM   #60 
  - I'm gonna start South Beach soon.... maybe we should all do it together?  Doohickie   Nov-18-04 10:05 AM   #63 
  - The question we should be asking SOME people...  630111   Nov-20-04 12:07 AM   #156 
  - Okay  Pithlet   Nov-18-04 02:20 PM   #87 
  - You're Right  Coyote_Bandit   Nov-17-04 06:05 PM   #12 
  - You sound like you are healthy though.  buckettgirl   Nov-17-04 06:10 PM   #15 
  - Still  Coyote_Bandit   Nov-17-04 06:25 PM   #18 
     - Don't go just by the weight on the scale!  Scout   Nov-17-04 06:33 PM   #24 
     - don't give up  buckettgirl   Nov-17-04 06:38 PM   #26 
        - You're Right  Coyote_Bandit   Nov-17-04 06:47 PM   #30 
  - Moderation worked for me  Pushed To The Left   Nov-19-04 10:05 PM   #151 
  - Agreed- I was a heavy kid  Nestea   Nov-17-04 06:10 PM   #14 
  - Wow!  buckettgirl   Nov-17-04 06:13 PM   #16 
     - Yeah, although most of it is due to exercise, and not to diet changes.  Nestea   Nov-17-04 06:19 PM   #17 
        - Good point!  buckettgirl   Nov-17-04 06:26 PM   #20 
        - Good for you - just one thing  Nestea   Nov-17-04 06:32 PM   #23 
           - I think that maybe the diet sodas cause  Zing Zing Zingbah   Nov-18-04 11:26 AM   #68 
              - Your theory is confirmed...  Quill Pen   Nov-19-04 05:09 PM   #134 
        - I'm With You on Everything Except the Diet Pop  Coyote_Bandit   Nov-17-04 06:35 PM   #25 
        - Good points - see my post #23  Nestea   Nov-17-04 06:56 PM   #33 
           - its surprising  buckettgirl   Nov-17-04 07:00 PM   #34 
        - You have good points.  Zing Zing Zingbah   Nov-18-04 11:08 AM   #67 
  - I'm with you!  Scout   Nov-17-04 06:26 PM   #19 
  - hehehehe *evil grin*  buckettgirl   Nov-17-04 06:31 PM   #22 
     - Lane Bryant  Dorian Gray   Nov-18-04 01:43 PM   #78 
     - Lands' End has a plus size division.  RevCheesehead   Nov-18-04 02:11 PM   #82 
        - Yes, I have checked them out...but  buckettgirl   Nov-18-04 02:17 PM   #85 
           - I think I gave up  China_cat   Nov-19-04 06:05 PM   #141 
  - Hell yeah!  AuntJen   Nov-17-04 06:42 PM   #27 
  - The bad thing is  buckettgirl   Nov-17-04 06:47 PM   #29 
     - Yeah, she was a 14...  Dorian Gray   Nov-18-04 01:45 PM   #79 
     - When did 14 become plus sized???  buckettgirl   Nov-18-04 02:25 PM   #88 
     - MSG and weight gain  NikolaTeslaRocks   Nov-19-04 05:52 PM   #139 
        - I hope you're taking calcium supplements. I was shocked to  spooky3   Nov-20-04 05:31 AM   #163 
  - Body acceptance is very important in our culture  LenaLush   Nov-17-04 06:46 PM   #28 
  - I wish I could...  buckettgirl   Nov-17-04 06:50 PM   #31 
  - Dieting got me an eating disorder, you have my support fully.  SemiCharmedQuark   Nov-17-04 06:55 PM   #32 
  - Being big boned  buckettgirl   Nov-17-04 07:05 PM   #35 
  - Yeah, I always heard that you can check by your wrists  SemiCharmedQuark   Nov-17-04 07:19 PM   #36 
  - I had the same problem...bulemia from dieting  Red State Rebel   Nov-18-04 09:20 AM   #54 
  - I consider myself Rubinesque  doni_georgia   Nov-17-04 07:35 PM   #37 
  - I am no longer obese, now just a little overweight and slowly, slowly  HuskerDem   Nov-17-04 07:36 PM   #38 
  - Congratulations  buckettgirl   Nov-18-04 08:42 AM   #48 
     - That's what my mom's old doctor was doing to HER  HuskerDem   Nov-18-04 11:38 AM   #71 
        - well  buckettgirl   Nov-18-04 01:26 PM   #75 
  - With you...  AlienGirl   Nov-18-04 02:03 AM   #39 
  - Obese People Unite?  Must_B_Free   Nov-18-04 02:06 AM   #40 
  - Was this meant sarcastically or as a joke?? n/t  Biased Liberal Media   Nov-18-04 03:21 AM   #44 
  - what an idiot  WI_DEM   Nov-18-04 11:31 AM   #69 
  - Trust you...  foreigncorrespondent   Nov-18-04 06:09 PM   #114 
  - I'm obese and nobody gives me crap about it.  DoNotRefill   Nov-18-04 02:11 AM   #41 
  - Excellent Post!!!  foreigncorrespondent   Nov-18-04 02:14 AM   #42 
  - Another thing that is irritating..  buckettgirl   Nov-18-04 08:59 AM   #52 
     - I'm supposed to be taller....  Scout   Nov-18-04 02:52 PM   #93 
     - Oh! I really do feel sorry for you!  foreigncorrespondent   Nov-18-04 06:06 PM   #113 
     - I think that most of the women's fashions in dept stores now  spooky3   Nov-20-04 05:15 PM   #168 
  - I hear you & i'm sick of the stereotypes too  Biased Liberal Media   Nov-18-04 03:17 AM   #43 
  - This is what one 5'10", 275 pound "morbidly obese"...  RadFemFL   Nov-18-04 03:33 AM   #45 
  - wow  buckettgirl   Nov-18-04 08:45 AM   #50 
  - You can be sexy at any size!  RadFemFL   Nov-18-04 11:44 AM   #72 
  - Ewwwww..... sorry that's not sexy.  TLM   Nov-18-04 04:42 PM   #101 
     - Sexiness is subjective  RadFemFL   Nov-18-04 05:38 PM   #110 
     - To each his and her own, my friend  Kipepeo   Nov-18-04 05:46 PM   #111 
     - That was uncalled for. n/t  Biased Liberal Media   Nov-19-04 12:03 PM   #125 
     - Sexiness is more about attitude  Pithlet   Nov-19-04 05:59 PM   #140 
     - That's not nice, TLM. No need to be mean.  SCRUBDASHRUB   Nov-19-04 06:38 PM   #146 
  - *stammer*  eataTREE   Nov-18-04 02:50 PM   #92 
  - I'm sick of my inability to tan...  flygal   Nov-18-04 04:10 AM   #46 
  - You're not alone  Niccolo_Macchiavelli   Nov-18-04 05:17 AM   #47 
     - oh my  buckettgirl   Nov-18-04 08:53 AM   #51 
     - And, they probably think you hate them because they're skinny  Pithlet   Nov-18-04 02:34 PM   #90 
        - Go I do get such a laugh  buckettgirl   Nov-18-04 02:42 PM   #91 
     - what I noticed in Switzerland (where I have many relatives)  bobbieinok   Nov-21-04 06:12 AM   #176 
  - Fuckin A, I am with you!  WLKjr   Nov-18-04 08:44 AM   #49 
  - I am 6'2 and 325 pounds,  Beware the Beast Man   Nov-18-04 09:10 AM   #53 
  - I don't disagree  buckettgirl   Nov-18-04 09:36 AM   #55 
  - People discriminate because it's something that can be "changed."  Beware the Beast Man   Nov-18-04 09:52 AM   #56 
  - welllll....  buckettgirl   Nov-18-04 10:07 AM   #64 
     - It's not hypocrisy ...  PittLib   Nov-20-04 04:21 AM   #160 
  - like it or not, there is a standard for "beauty" in this country that  AgadorSparticus   Nov-18-04 01:48 PM   #81 
  - Time Bomb  ionchemyst   Nov-19-04 12:17 PM   #126 
     - What you say is pretty much where I am now  buckettgirl   Nov-19-04 04:56 PM   #133 
  - Thank you for posting this!!!  RevCheesehead   Nov-18-04 09:59 AM   #57 
  - Short and chubby  Blue State Native   Nov-18-04 10:01 AM   #58 
  - I don't think you're lazy  buckettgirl   Nov-18-04 10:12 AM   #65 
     - You're right of course and I know that!  Blue State Native   Nov-18-04 07:10 PM   #115 
  - Why do people in general think it's OK to comment on others' bodies?  pagerbear   Nov-18-04 10:02 AM   #59 
  - Oh, yes. It's irritating.  Pithlet   Nov-18-04 02:26 PM   #89 
     - Hmmmm.....some replies to those people come to mind  pagerbear   Nov-19-04 08:54 AM   #120 
  - If you haven't seen "Shallow Hal," please do.  RevCheesehead   Nov-18-04 10:03 AM   #61 
  - Everyone should see that movie!  buckettgirl   Nov-18-04 10:14 AM   #66 
  - then why couldn't they have used a real woman instead of  FarceOfNature   Nov-18-04 11:49 AM   #73 
  - But he had to learn a lesson  buckettgirl   Nov-18-04 01:34 PM   #76 
  - and the guy was no babe, but I doubt THAT got mentioned.  FizzFuzz   Nov-19-04 06:22 PM   #142 
     - I agree about the double standard. The WaPo had a feature several months  spooky3   Nov-20-04 05:20 PM   #169 
  - That was a fun movie  Pushed To The Left   Nov-20-04 04:38 AM   #161 
  - Welcome to my world...  TO Kid   Nov-18-04 10:05 AM   #62 
  - I am a fat chick.  wicket   Nov-18-04 11:35 AM   #70 
  - Thank you for sharing  buckettgirl   Nov-18-04 01:37 PM   #77 
  - Good for you for saying what needed to be said!!  chefgirl   Nov-18-04 12:01 PM   #74 
  - Sure, we can unite, but let's grab a burger first  Brand New Tico   Nov-18-04 01:46 PM   #80 
  - Sorry, I don't do fast food. I'll take a fruit and my slimfast.  buckettgirl   Nov-18-04 02:19 PM   #86 
     - Stay away from "slimfast"  HuskerDem   Nov-19-04 12:36 PM   #128 
        - i don't know what you're thinking...  buckettgirl   Nov-19-04 01:02 PM   #130 
  - I agree completely. I'm 35 pounds overweight myself.  SmileyBoy   Nov-18-04 02:11 PM   #83 
  - I'm disabled through illness  u4ic   Nov-18-04 02:17 PM   #84 
  - sorry but I don't buy this "I'm helpess" attitude  private_ryan   Nov-18-04 03:11 PM   #94 
  - obviously this thread wasn't meant for you  buckettgirl   Nov-18-04 03:25 PM   #95 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-18-04 03:37 PM   #96 
     - Yes, that would be you.  buckettgirl   Nov-18-04 04:03 PM   #98 
        - Ask yourself an honest question....  TLM   Nov-18-04 04:51 PM   #104 
        - Again, you don't know me  buckettgirl   Nov-18-04 05:13 PM   #108 
        - Thanks for being tolerant  630111   Nov-20-04 03:55 PM   #164 
        - I hate to ruin your dream  private_ryan   Nov-18-04 08:43 PM   #116 
           - Was the title of this thread 'Obese HATERS Unite' ?  chefgirl   Nov-19-04 05:13 PM   #135 
  - Not exactly true  Qanisqineq   Nov-18-04 04:00 PM   #97 
     - Wow what the hell is wrong with people here??  Biased Liberal Media   Nov-19-04 12:00 PM   #124 
        - I know the emotional pain  Qanisqineq   Nov-20-04 02:53 AM   #159 
           - I am so sorry  Biased Liberal Media   Nov-21-04 04:02 AM   #175 
  - I have been in your shoes...  TLM   Nov-18-04 04:26 PM   #99 
  - I am glad that worked for you  buckettgirl   Nov-18-04 05:24 PM   #109 
  - You're still in the losing stage.  Ms. Toad   Nov-19-04 08:12 PM   #147 
  - It seems that weight is more of a women's issue  Nikia   Nov-18-04 04:39 PM   #100 
  - I'm fat, but I don't like most fat people.  porphyrian   Nov-18-04 04:43 PM   #102 
  - OT sorta, but do you have one of the porphyrias?  AuntJen   Nov-18-04 04:48 PM   #103 
  - No, I don't...  porphyrian   Nov-18-04 04:51 PM   #105 
  - Well, I pretty much like everyone, except for narrow minded twits  Digit   Nov-18-04 08:53 PM   #118 
     - Amen to that! n/t  buckettgirl   Nov-19-04 10:00 AM   #121 
     - Ah, they're easy...  porphyrian   Nov-19-04 12:18 PM   #127 
  - I'm not obese but will unite anyway!  IronLionZion   Nov-18-04 04:51 PM   #106 
  - You sound like my sister  MARALE   Nov-18-04 04:55 PM   #107 
  - what a circle jerk  maxsolomon   Nov-18-04 05:58 PM   #112 
  - Are you feeling smug?  Digit   Nov-18-04 08:48 PM   #117 
  - Help is on the way.  Silverhair   Nov-18-04 09:05 PM   #119 
  - well  buckettgirl   Nov-19-04 10:06 AM   #122 
  - THANK YOU!  EstimatedProphet   Nov-19-04 10:06 AM   #123 
  - Been there..  samtob   Nov-19-04 01:00 PM   #129 
  - This has been an amazing thread to read.  GaYellowDawg   Nov-19-04 01:46 PM   #131 
  - Thank you  buckettgirl   Nov-19-04 04:52 PM   #132 
  - Well said, and...  Quill Pen   Nov-19-04 05:22 PM   #136 
  - Welcome to DU and THANK YOU for this post  Biased Liberal Media   Nov-19-04 09:39 PM   #149 
  - I've been silent long enough!  630111   Nov-19-04 05:38 PM   #138 
  - Wide pride!! LOL!!! I like that! n/t  Biased Liberal Media   Nov-19-04 09:38 PM   #148 
     - Hey!  630111   Nov-20-04 12:01 AM   #155 
        - My bad! Welcome to DU!  Biased Liberal Media   Nov-21-04 03:58 AM   #174 
  - I'm an example of another way to prove it's not about being lazy...  Goldmund   Nov-19-04 06:32 PM   #144 
  - I hear ya'. I put on a lot of weight from taking anti-depressants.  SCRUBDASHRUB   Nov-19-04 06:35 PM   #145 
  - We must oppose ALL discrimination and prejudice!!  Pushed To The Left   Nov-19-04 09:48 PM   #150 
  - Wow!! It must be GREAT to be 6 ft tall!! :-)  DAR   Nov-19-04 10:13 PM   #152 
  - There is definitely a genetic component to weight.  xequals   Nov-19-04 11:06 PM   #153 
  - Define attractive??!?  u4ic   Nov-19-04 11:49 PM   #154 
     - Although styles change, there are certain "attractiveness ratios"  xequals   Nov-20-04 02:25 AM   #157 
        - I can grant the scientific view but  buckettgirl   Nov-20-04 04:43 PM   #166 
        - We are more than just  u4ic   Nov-20-04 09:32 PM   #171 
  - Word.. but I am concerned about health..  mastershake   Nov-20-04 02:36 AM   #158 
  - Hi buckettgirl ...  PittLib   Nov-20-04 04:41 AM   #162 
  - Well said, and thanks for the support!  630111   Nov-20-04 04:00 PM   #165 
  - Thank you  buckettgirl   Nov-20-04 04:51 PM   #167 
     - My first hubby once told me  spooky3   Nov-20-04 05:30 PM   #170 
     - Good for you ...  PittLib   Nov-21-04 03:48 AM   #173 
        - thanks, PittLib!  spooky3   Nov-21-04 08:06 AM   #177 
     - I am glad he "convinced" you ...  PittLib   Nov-21-04 03:46 AM   #172 
  - Weight is Very Complex  Danmel   Nov-21-04 08:27 AM   #178 
 

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