A rant

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I was anger that people assume that the reason that there aren't many fat old people is that they die. There is another reason that there aren't many overweight older people is they lose weight. My grandparents at different times lost more than 25 each due to depression. By BMI My grandfather's weight when from slightly overweight to low normal; he looked massively underweight at 5'5" and 125. My grandmother, normal to underweight. Depression, physical illness, etc, takes weight off older people. Heavier older people become thinner older people due to the stresses, physical and emotional, of getting older.

I had a bout of family stress that caused me to lose my appetite and I'm not very old, just through menopause. Older people often fall into depression. My grandparents complained how sad it was to outlive family members and friends. Food doesn't often taste good to older people. It's not uncommon for older people to lose weight for a number of reasons.

Rant over.

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    1843 days ago
    I always thought my food flavor changes were due to inferior ingredients and refined and man made additives. Didn't consider the fact that as I get older, my taste buds did too. May have to rethink some things. I am sure it is a bit of both.
    1846 days ago
    Mmmmm - my mum's food tastes changed - it was quite a shock - I never expected to see her lose her sweet tooth - I just thought her tastes had changed, but I didn't realise at the time that she had started to get dementia and was probably very scared and depressed and that's why she was off her food...
    1846 days ago
    My MIL doctor explained that we are the ONLY species that eat for pleasure not need. As we age food doesn't taste as good or tastes different. Some of us will take that as a sign not to eat and that isn't healthy either. I think your rant is right on the money!
    1849 days ago
    :) Blissfully ignore them. Push away the bad (negative) thoughts, pull up the good (positive) thoughts.


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    1849 days ago
    As a matter of fact i find you quite inspiring with the number of miles u post in daily...i get encouraged ...
    1849 days ago
    This is very true. Ironically it was my attempt to keep my mother focused on eating and weight after my father's death that opened my eyes to my own status. When she and I weighed each morning and tracked our food, she realized how little she was eating and how much weight she was losing. I, on the other hand, came face to face with my gargantuan portions and my ever increasing size. It was a wake up call for both of us.

    1850 days ago
    I agree with you 100%.
    1850 days ago
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