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Fat Politics

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

So I just finished reading Fat politics : the real story behind America's obesity epidemic by J. Eric Oliver.

WOW! It is really interesting. I was glad to read about some history of what we have thought about "overweight" and "obesity." Also to learn how the BMI started and why. (Hint, it has nothing to do with weight loss!)

If you can find it at your local library, definitely give it a read.

I think I am getting more and more ok with myself. I am glad for the things my body can do, and am less worried about what it actually looks like. I am working on getting stronger. I want to kick anyone's butt who wants to continue to make fun of me because of my weight! Hi-yah! emoticon
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    hmmm...I'll have to give that a read. Thanks
    3561 days ago
    I read the book 'Fat Land' and it really opened my eyes to how and why food was made so unhealthy back in the day. In a way high fructose corn syrup saved the economy but in the long run did more damage than good.
    The polotics behind fat is a scary thing and even now companies are making money hand over fist in marketing to bigger people. There is more money to be made keeping people heavy than getting them healty.
    3562 days ago
  • DNJEN471
    Thats right girl! Kick butt!
    3571 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    I went to Barnes and Nobles today and looked at about 10 Diet books, and I was amazed at the HUGE number of books there were. emoticon
    I wonder if the fashion business has been behind the obesity problem, because they have REALLY pushed to sell clothes to fat women and they made teen clothes up to size 17 now. I've read that what use to be a size 10 dress is a size 6 and what was a size 14 is now a size 10, so women don't have to face how much weight they have gained and still be a size 10.
    3572 days ago
    You look absolutely amazing! I hope you know (I think you do) that you are such an inspiration on here, and you have come so far that you have to know by now that everyone is telling the truth!

    That being said I know from experience that what really matters is the way you feel about yourself regardless of compliments and how fantastic everyone says you look. I am confident that you will get there, but changing your mindset about your body takes about as much work, if not more, as changing your body in the first place.

    I will have to look into that book it sounds interesting.
    3572 days ago
    Sounds really interesting--will check it out!
    3573 days ago
    Thanks for sharing, I'll have to check it out! emoticon

    LOL... that's right girl, kick their butt, cause you look good and there is nothing to make fun of! emoticon

    3573 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/8/2008 3:09:58 PM
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