Crazyaboutdogs Posted August 11, 2006 Share Posted August 11, 2006 I was not talking about obesity, that is a completely different matter. I am talking about the world's obsession with being thin and that anyone over a size 6 is considered heavy. Yes, I believe exercise is important and so is eating right. What I have noticed, however, is that people take this to extremes and have to broadcast to the world that they went to the gym this morning and did their workout, or they ate fish, broccoli and a granola bar for lunch. I would be interested in knowing whether the original poster was upset that his girlfriend put on so much weight that she is obese, or did she just simply go from a size 6 to a size 8. I am in the biomedical research profession so yes, I do know all about exercise and its benefits to health and well-being. I am not anti-exercise, nor am I anti-eating well. The point I have simply been trying to make is that you live and let live. With regards to family members suffering because an obese person may die younger...by virtue of that argument, someone who goes mountain climbing can have an accident and die....not fair to the family members either. You can't dictate how a person conducts their life. We all make choices and every single one of us makes some choice in our lifetime that would be considered by others not necessarily in our best interests healthwise. Quote Link to comment
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