30Bad seems to be dominated by these types of threads lately.
So you've gained weight after years of abusing your body. Cry me a river. Perhaps instead of being so vain as to focus your entire existence around your waist measurement, take a moment to be grateful for the fact that you actually have food to eat. Take a minute to remember that you are privileged enough to be able to choose health.
Millions of people in this world are starving to death, but your life is over because you think you're too fat to exercise. That'll help. Sit on the couch on your new fat arse wallowing in self pity. Or You could accept that your body needs time to heal and get out there and move your ass!
This is how fat I've gotten on fruit after two years of following this lifestyle. AND folks, this is just after I went 40 days without a bowel movement and was retaining tons of water due to extreme stress!
There's all this talk of long timers supposedly gaining weight and have troubles with fitness. I haven't seen it yet. Where are the pictures? Who are these fat long term fruit eaters? I sure don't feel fat. I could list a whole lot of fit long term fruit eaters:
Kristina Carrillo Bucaram
Drew McCall Burke
It goes on and on...
So instead of feeling sorry for your privileged self, find a hobby. Volunteer. Exercise. Live. Stop spending every moment of time stepping on the scale checking how much weight you've gained and be grateful for your life.
I still think this is all a bit melodramatic. I was overweight. I was 170lbs when I was 12 years old, I'm 130 now. My life wasn't over when I was young just because I was fat.
We live in a privileged world. I'd rather be fat than starving. Priorities.
Tarah, I completely disagree. Weight issues and mental/emotional issues caused by negative body image can dictate someone's life, whether it should or not. I would love to say I have never worried about my weight, but uhhhh I HAVE. Some people have weight issues and still have a great life, but for other people it's not that easy. I dealt with lots of horrible things in my childhood such as severe neglect, brain-washing and verbal abuse and never thought twice about it. The same issue may affect two people completely differently. I will agree that it sucks to be starving (I have very mildly experienced that) and it is infuriating to see people push around their petty issues when there are world wars. I gotcha, but these common issues with weight, health, and body image don't need to ignored.
Hey Babylon... I'm hearing you say that you have been through a lot of struggles recently and are really stressed because you are really wishing you had...
1) A great job that provided you with an abundance of resources to care for yourself and the others you support.
2) More time to spend doing things you love
3) More security in your career path, and the confidence to know that you can achieve your vision for your future
4) A body that moves easily and feels great and looks beautiful to you
Are you just so longing for reassurance that you will be able survive these challenges and get to the point where you are truly happy and thriving?
Is there anything I missed or more you would like to say?
No, GM you pretty much covered it :)
Thank you! Hugs back :D
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Not trying to say you should be down with all that, or throw yourself into those things voluntarily, but don't stress about the possibilities! A meteor or earthquake or tornado or who knows what could destroy everything you own tomorrow, do you stress about that? I'm just saying, find peace with where you are in life - of course try to maintain it if you're comfortable with it, or work towards bettering it if you like. But don't worry about negative possibility, just celebrate whatever you can see as good about any given day. All you can do is all you can do, and you'll be able to be more productive if you're not stressed, and just doing what you can handle in times that could be stressful. Enjoy good food, enjoy having shelter, enjoy whatever socialization you might have, and always look forward to the next day's possibilities. Enjoy the act of dancing to the capacity that you currently can, rather than focusing on what's gotten harder, then you'll naturally put more into it - not only physically but emotionally - leading to better health and happiness. It's just a question of where you place your focus. It's all connected.
Thanks for sharing your opinion and experience :)
I would love to see your recent pictures. Frankly, in your pictures before I thought you were extremely skinny. Even with the 40lb weight gain, how much do you weight and how tall are you?