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they said what???!! part deux

well, since the other thread with the same topic has been infiltrated by someone who just wants to complain about the subject, i thought i'd start a new thread. the purpose is the same as group therapy, in that we can all gain from sharing our individual experiences! i'd like to include as part of the discussion the following question: have any of you ever made a rude comment or remarked in an insulting way about someone else's weight? i know that in the past, when i was fit (before the meds! ugh!), i certainly held stereotypical beliefs about fat people. little did i know that one day i'd be one!! i don't think we need to share what exactly we said to others, but just to acknowledge it is good. thanks in advance for participating in the discussion and staying on topic!

Tue. Jun 26, 10:32am

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In my first year of highschool a girl was really annoying me, and I told her to go call Jenny Craig. She kinda shut up after that, but to this day (10 or so years later) I still feel pretty bad about it. We've talked and gotten along since then, but I still can't help but have some regrets for lashing out like that.

Maybe Karma came around and bit me in the behind. I ended up gaining a lot of weight after high school (no more sports teams). Still trying to lose the last 20 or so pounds.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 10:39 AM

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Once someone told me that I look like a taxi, because I was wearing a yellow shirt. Then, someone screamed out that I was too big for a taxi, I was a school bus! It was the most aweful experience of my life. I remember going home that day and telling my husband about it.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 11:14 AM

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I actually thought this one was kinda funny. I was at Canada's Wonderland at the Weight Guessing booth. The guy was off by so much that he got me to empty my pockets and take off my jacket, because he just didn't believe the scale. ( I carry my weight very well, as I have a large muscle mass. This happened before I was overweight.)

Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 11:22 AM

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When my daughter was 8 months old, we moved from the city to the suburbs. On moving day, we dropped her off at my inlaws so we could deal with the movers and getting things settled at the new house.

As the guys were breaking down the crib, one of them said "when is the baby due?" :/

Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 11:24 AM

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Oh, please, I have the worst one. I used to have this swimsuit suit that was a bit tight for me, and it was white. I was walking down the beach when a wave caught me offguard and made me fall. I was so big back then that I could not get up very quickly. Some teenage boys came after a while and instead of helping me, started screaming that I was a beached whale. They kept at it for a while, and all I could do was lay there and float back and forth with the wave and look up in distress. Then they decided that in order to "help" me, they should push me back in the water. So they started kicking and pushing me back, and finally they got a rope and pulled me in the water with it.
Luckily, some people in a boat saw me floating in the ocean and helped me back to shore.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 12:32 PM

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12:32 - That is AWFUL. What mean boys. I think teenagers are the worst when it comes to this stuff.

Hopefully karma will bite them in the ass...big time!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 12:41 PM

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great minds think alike

i just commented about this very thing (my stereotypes) on the other thread. boy, i said some stupid things and THOUGHT stupider things. not just about fat people, either... i can't believe what i used to say about gay people. ugh. the big one i still carry around with me is "trailer park trash". someday i'll get over that one -- i'm working on it.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 1:04 PM

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the other thread got jumped.

i once went to pick up lunch for our office. the guys had ordered 30 wings and a huge container of macaroni & cheese. huge! as i was paying, the dude whop packed up the food asked me if i needed a fork and napkin. A fork.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 9:40 AM

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I had always been thin, at 5'8 and 110 pounds. After having my first child, I gained 20 pounds. My husband told me that the only way he would ever sleep with me was if I gave him a million dollars and a gallon of vodka. Even then, he said, he would have to put a pillow case over my fat head and it would have to be in the dark, and I couldn't touch him. He told me that he was afraid our child would become fat because I was so fat.
It has been three years since then, and I have lost 28 pounds. I still feel that I have more to go, but now I feel better about myself. And I was divorced two and a half years ago.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 12:09 PM

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Woo hoo 12:09!!!!!!! I was relieved to see that you are divorced...your x sounds like a real mess!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 12:23 PM

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