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Old 09-22-2008, 12:56 PM   #50
frustrated foodie
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S/C/G: 237/223/size 10/12

Height: 5'5.5"

Exclamation new to the book

I just started reading this book & wanted to chime in about this topic.
Before I lost my weight the first time I remember absolute strangers giving me diet advice. It seemed as if they thought this was acceptable behavior to give advice or insult me because of my size.
What they didn't know is I was a very active person, who didn't eat all the time and I certainly didn't need to "put down the Twinkies" because I never ate them in the first place!
I really resent that our pull ourselves up by the bootstraps mentality has led to blaming obese persons for their weight problems. Not that I wasn't at fault, but I feel it's more than just my choices, it's also the support I receive and other external factors (like why does eating healthy seem to cost twice -or more- than eating poorly?)
Just my two cents.
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