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it doesn't help

Saturday, May 18, 2013

i know smart people that talk about how their weight does not cause their sleeping problems, back pain, asthma, joint pain and low energy level. i used to be like that too.

Being overweight may not directly cause these issues, but it does NOT help. i bite my tongue when these people refuse to eat sensibly or exercise. I try to think of the correct way of telling them that or find ways to encourage them to make better decsions, but i hate feeling like a nag.

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4EVERNESS 5/19/2013 1:15AM

    Those don't sound like smart people to me. They sound like escape artists. Just like many people refuse to believe that being overweight can make you short of breath, puts more stress on the heart, furniture, etc....and it is the major cause of heart disease in this country which is the number one killer. But see, it's not directly related.

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XNANNY 5/19/2013 12:14AM

    It is hard to see others making the mistakes that you did in the past. I think being a good example is the best way to help others.

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LOVESTOWALK49 5/18/2013 4:32PM

    I still have all the conditions I had when overweight. I was never obese. I have more energy fit so I can manage them better.

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    I can't speak for everyone, but I know personally that when I am at a healthy weight & fitness level, my body aches less, I sleep better, I have more energy, I don't have trouble with IBS or Acid Reflux, and I catch colds & flu almost never.

That is proof enough for me. However, trying to convince someone else who hasn't reached the point that they are ready to change their ways is a useless task. Until that person is sick & tired of being sick & tired all the time, my words probably aren't going to motivate them to change. It's frustrating, I know. The old "you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink" is true in this situation. Better to do what you need to for yourself, and only offer advice if it's asked for.

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ASH72461 5/18/2013 11:38AM

  i for one am totally hoping losing weight will help my sleep amkneea
I hate having to wear a mask when I sleep
but it is my choice to work on better and heathier eating and exercising
remember actions speak louder then words
so just keep doing what you are doing emoticon

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NANCYPAT1 5/18/2013 9:36AM

    I totally agree. I have shared that my arthritis, diabetes, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, sleep apnea, cholesterol, BP, and even my thyroid conditions ALL improved when I lost weight. While none of these things are necessarily CAUSED by my obesity (even skinny people sometimes have those conditions, AND I still have some obesity although about 75 pounds less of it), they ALL respond to healthier eating and exercise. My medications have decreased and my symptoms have almost entirely disappeared in some of the conditions. I wake up energetic most mornings, have the energy I need to do my active job, feel like exercising, and I don't fall asleep when I sit down to read or watch TV on a regular basis.

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CASEYSAUER 5/18/2013 6:54AM

    You only have power over your choices. Yes, you "may" have "influence" on another's choices but the final decision is still theirs and it is completely in their power!

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