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Are your parents healthy?

curious what they did to get healthy or if not, what did they do wrong. And what have you done or tried to do about it.

Mon. Jul 23, 3:43pm

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My parents used to be really heallthy. Whne my parents got married they were both thin, perfect i would say. Then after they got married my mom gained weight and so did my dad. My mom gained weight because she had 2 kids. My dad has some sort of stomach condition which makes it very swollen and hard. Basically, this condition, whatever it is (i don't know...my dad doesn't like to talk about it) made my dad gain weight. However, when they moved to Canada, they had more access to and more money to buy food, thus resulting in weight gain. My mom has lost weight again. She is once again at almost the same weight she was when she got married. My dad on the other hand, has to deal with it and it is really really hard for him to lose weight.

Monday, July 23, 2007, 4:23 PM

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My mom is a health enthusiast. She researches and reads about healthy foods almost every day. She knows about the way all foods affect your body and what to eat for even your bloodtype.

My dad, on the other hand, stuffs everything he can into his face. He drinks and smokes, and although he talks about eating healthy, he eats whatever he can get.

They are not married anymore.

Monday, July 23, 2007, 4:24 PM

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My mom is in OA so food was always a major part of my life. It was always like this "issue". I often wonder how I would have turned out food-wise if I was raised in a different family. Not that I wanted to be, in fact, maybe the fact that food was the focus of everything (family vactions, special occassions, and so on) made me more conscious of how to do it correctly for myself. Who knows.

Food is still a constant struggle for my mom every day. I don't think she'll ever be able to stay at a point that she is happy with. It's really more of a compulsion like an alcoholic and control over it is always hanging by a thread.

PS My dad is super thin and has never had issues with food.

Monday, July 23, 2007, 4:29 PM

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NO, my parents are not healthy. i think about it all the time. never once did either parent play outside with my siblings ane me. we never took an active vacation (ie, camping or something requiring loads of walking). my mother was/is always "on a diet" and i think she's forgotten how to cook yummy, whole foods. everything with her is "lite" and "low-fat". she takes TONS of meds multiple times a day. "gotta take my blood pressure meds". "oh! i just took my dirutic, can't take a long car ride" yada yada. my dad is obese and as a matter o' fact is "on nutrisystem" now. never mind that the last time he was on NS, he needed his gallbladder out and didn't keep the weight off... i am a parent now and i am TRYING to lead a lifestyle that's active and healthy. somedays it is very hard b/c i feel like i'm making it up as i go along. i don't even know how to catch a baseball or swing a bat! but i'm trying, oh how i try...

Monday, July 23, 2007, 10:44 PM

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My parents were hard drinking, hard smoking, party people. It caught up to my mom and she got cancer and died in her 60s. but she didn't have a weight problem. my dad always exercised every morning (the most important part of the day), and walked the mile to work, walked home for lunch, got a ride back, and then walked home at the end of the day. my dad didn't have a weight problem. they both ate all american food. my dad is still doing well, exercising every day at age 86. he is my hero. now, the relatives with the weight problem were 3 out of 4 of my grandparents. I know exactly whose genes I got. But. they all lived to their 80s, while the one skinny grandparent died of a heart attack in his 60s. go figure!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007, 12:01 AM

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My whole family is over weight and all of them by over 100 pounds.
My Dad died at 58 with cancer. He was overweight too.
I think some is genetic but I also think it has a lot to do with how you are raised.
By the way there are numerous medical conditions that run through the family as well.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007, 3:01 PM

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