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This weight loss kind of kicks all of our butts

Check this article out - look at how much weight she had lost by 1992!


Sat. Dec 2, 12:11am

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Oh my goodness, I just did a search on her and look at this list I found. I can't even think of the words to comment on this.


Saturday, December 02, 2006, 12:17 AM

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Okay, the part I'm trying to get around is that the first woman in the second article, who peaked between 1200 and 1600 pounds, HAD A BOYFRIEND.
Try not to let your mind get a visual on that...

Monday, December 04, 2006, 5:09 PM

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Um, are obese people not supposed to have boyfriends? How about girlfriends?

Monday, December 04, 2006, 6:49 PM

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Geez, I'm "only" 40 lbs overweight and I haven't had a boyfriend since the 90s. It's like I'm not thin enough for the mainstream, but not fat enough for the fetishists. I guess I'm just jealous, lol.

Monday, December 04, 2006, 11:42 PM

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You are ONLY 40 pounds overweight. Now shake your hair out, stand up straight, wear something bright, and introduce yourself with a smile and a sparkle. Trust me, to the extent your weight is holding you back, it's because YOU think it's unattractive, not because decent guys do.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006, 5:56 AM

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We have someone near me like this lady. He has had bariatric surgery to lose weight and at the time of his surgery was a documented 1,072 lbs.

They recently had an update on our news that he was getting to attend his first Nebraska Cornhuskers game which is something he always wanted to do but had never been able to before. At that time he was down to 370 lbs.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006, 9:07 AM

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I find that kind of weight gain totally baffling! I mean, I have seen people moving about on the subways and buses (I live in NYC) who are, I would guess, about 200 lbs. overweight. And it makes me uncomfortable to see them! I can't imagine someone who weighs over 1000 do they go to the bathroom? What kind of metabolism do they have? Do they really have to eat that much to maintain their weight, or is their physiology so messed up that they could gain weight eating 2000 cals per day?
It's just so mysterious to me! After a certain weight, does your body just store everything as fat and gain no matter what? And what do their heart and livers look like?

Friday, December 08, 2006, 1:01 PM

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it is utterly distressing to me that someone would question the ability of anyone, anyone regardless of their physical appearance or handicap, to have a boyfriend or girlfriend. don't you believe that even the woman in the article might be a beautiful, loving, kind person on the inside? is there nothing about her worth sharing with another caring, loving person?

i'm shocked at such a shallow remark. but, alas, i'm probably just jealous because i don't think like that.

Friday, December 08, 2006, 1:43 PM

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I think the poster was alluding to the fact that the majority of men aren't attracted to extremely overweight women. While that is an extremely unpleasant thought, it's also reality. There is nothing to say that she isn't an awesome person, which I would say is why her husband stuck by her.

There is someone out there for all of us, no doubt. But extremely obese people *may* have more difficulty finding that person.

Friday, December 08, 2006, 1:57 PM

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"...the fact that the majority of men aren't attracted to extremly overweight women." is it really a fact, or an opinion that is perpetuated by people calling it a fact? in america it may be harder for an overweight woman (or man) to find a mate, but that does not make it an international truth, or fact. this is the kind of comment that seems to justify the idea of outer beauty=worthiness. don't worry, i'm done. it tends to stir up some commotion when i express these kinds of thoughts.

Friday, December 08, 2006, 2:26 PM

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