Pet Peeve: people believe if ur "big" ur unhealthy. U can b a size 16, 18 and be healthier than a size 2. If u eat healthy, consume more calories, and work out till u die, ur healthy. People need to relize. Just because ur skinny don't make u healithier than a "fat" person.
Sorry rant over
My Response (after 2 other people agreeing with her, as their doctors had also given them a clear bill of health):
i hate to do this to you, but thats not a belief, its a fact. it was also a pet peeve of mine when i was big and would go to the doctor and leave with a "clear bill of health" every year, even tho i was almost 300lbs, and everyone would tell me i was unhealthy. i took it as such a huge insult since my doctor was telling me the opposite. the fact is, if someone is not consuming too many calories and is getting enough exercise, its impossible to be a size 18. The only way the body gets that big is with not enough movement and too much food. the only reason i was given a clear bill of health was because i didnt have diabetes, my heart was beating normal, and my blood pressure was normal still. however, that doesnt take away the fact that there were over 100 extra pounds breaking down my organs. it doesnt mean that my heart was not becoming enlarged because it has to pump harder because its surrounded by fat (the heart is a muscle, make it work harder and it grows just like all our other muscles- except its a BAD thing when it comes to your heart). our hearts also have to work harder because of all the extra tissue they needs to supply blood to. our lungs work harder because they need to supply oxygen to more tissue. all the extra cells form extra waste our kidneys have to excrete. all this extra work makes the organs break down faster- thats why chronically obese people dont live to be 90 or 100- they die between 40 & 70. fat and healthy (as far as not having diabetes or heart disease) IS possible, but its not possible long term. it will ALWAYS catch up. my last blood pressure test before i decided to lose half of me said exactly that- it had finally caught up to me. most obese adults ARE sick and are just undiagnosed, and thats why they die of a random heart attack. they werent "fat and healthy" before the heart attack, they just had an undiagnosed disease -thats a direct result of obesity. the belief that being fat makes you unhealthy isnt wrong- the belief that SKINNY makes you healthy, however, is absolutely untrue! i hope i dont hurt your feelings, just know i am coming from a place of having said the SAME THING my entire life. but now that i actually understand what health is, my eyes are 100% open to the fact that i was never healthy when i was big- no matter how the dr tried to sugar coat it.
something i didnt say but wish i had is that there ARE fat and fit people. but generally, those people were SUPER OBESE and have since lost a ton of weight, but are technically still considered "fat". someone in that situation, who is counting calories and whos heart is pumping due to regular exercise cannot have their health compared to someone of the same weight who is not monitoring their calorie intake or getting a true workout in on a regular basis or on the path to health.
the people who believe you can be big and healthy are not to blame. their doctors are. i have cursed my doctor SO MANY TIMES. not ONCE in my adult life did a doctor tell me that i should consider losing weight. not ONCE as an adult did my doctor suggest i take off some weight. NOT ONCE did a doctor sit me down and explain this shit to me. NOT ONCE did a doctor tell me i was headed for disease and it was PREVENTABLE. i am about PREVENTATIVE CARE. im sure once i got high blood pressure my doctor wouldve jumped at the chance to write me a prescription- and it would be his own damn fault for never mentioning to me if i dont change my life im GOING to need medicine. i had done the research myself. i already knew it wasnt a matter of IF i was going to get diabetes or high blood pressure- it was a matter of WHEN. i didnt really have a desire to lose weight, my doctor said i was "healthy", i didnt blame my weight for any of my problems and i was fashionable and dating regularly, so why go through the effort? my plan was when i was in my 40s or whatever and i finally had high blood pressure or heart disease, i would worry about it then. but then there i was at 23, finding out my blood pressure was "getting up there". all of a sudden i had a light bulb moment. i suddenly realized "this is UP TO ME". whether or not i end up on blood pressure medication is a direct result of what i do with my body. i DID NOT WANT TO BE A STEREOTYPICAL FAT AND SICK PERSON. i took PRIDE in the fact that i was fat and "healthy". i was INSULTED when people would suggest i was unhealthy because i was fat! Knowing all that i know now about the human body and how it works i feel like a complete fool for ever believing i was healthy. but my doctor told me i was healthy, and at the time, i trusted my doctor had my best interest in mind. if i were an asshole, id sue that mother fucker for watching me kill myself before his eyes and not saying anything. how come if you tell your shrink youre going to kill yourself they have to report you and have you locked up in a mental ward, but if your primary care doctor watches you kill yourself with food for years theyre not even obligated to tell YOU that youre in harms way!. how the fuck does that work? some things i just dont understand! but one thing i DO understand now is that OBESE is NOT healthy, no matter how you or your doctor sugar coat it. rather than convincing ourselves were just fine, lets look at the FACTS, accept the fact we have to make a change if we want to live long, fulfilling lives, and get to work!