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Research on Fat Shaming

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eucritta 22 minutes ago. 19 Replies

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Eucritta replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Research on Fat Shaming'
"I've been having direct experience with this. Not that I'm that much older - I'm 56 - but between the rapid loss of roughly a quarter of my body weight post-onset of T1, and the losses I've had after onset of lymphocytic colitis…"
22 minutes ago
Emily Coles replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Research on Fat Shaming'
"To add to Brian's comment that "it depends"... A woman very near and dear to me - whose weight fluctuates within 10-15 lbs - once told me that she finds physical activity easier when she's at a lower weight, but feels much sexier…"
27 minutes ago
acidrock23 replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Research on Fat Shaming'
"There's a lot of benefit to exercise regardless of weight, balance/ stability, joint health (as long as you don't overdo it or crash!), exposure to greenspace, cardiovascular health, etc."
Sep 15
Brian (bsc) replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Research on Fat Shaming'
"Actually as you get older being overweight is actually healthier since the weight turns out to be protective for the elderly. So it kinda depends."
Sep 15
Sam replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Research on Fat Shaming'
"Nobody should ever shamed about who they are. That being said I do like to see some of the more positive trends going on to encourage people to be more healthy. The reality is, being overweight is not healthy, we all know that. It is not shameful…"
Sep 14
funkynassau replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Research on Fat Shaming'
"I've been chubby most of my life and the worst person for putting me down and calling me names was my own mother. Yes, my mother. Tubby was her fave name for me. She was lucky to be thin all her life, she had no clue what it was like to be even…"
Sep 14
Judith in Portland replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Research on Fat Shaming'
"Blessings, Eucritta. So sorry you had to go through all that. Not too far off from what I went through until my fibromyalgia was diagnosed. In my case, it was one of those "it's all in your head" routines.....Sigh....."
Sep 12
Eucritta replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Research on Fat Shaming'
"Yes. I'm convinced that bias was the primary reason my T1 diagnosis was delayed and mishandled. Thing was, while I didn't recognize the pattern of symptoms, I was concerned by them - including the rapid, inexplicable weight loss. I asked…"
Sep 12
AngelaC commented on AngelaC's blog post 'Endo Appointment'
"David, sorry I didn't get back to you a bit earlier. Been a bit busy here and finally have had the time to write back. Hope this finds you well. The appointment was at 8:40 AM. When I tested my bgs earlier that morning, they were 91. I suspect…"
Sep 12
AngelaC replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Research on Fat Shaming'
"Dave, don't shame yourself about your love handles. No sense in it!"
Sep 12
AngelaC replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Research on Fat Shaming'
"I started reading the entries on that blog and couldn't make it through but a few, they were making me so angry. These are the people who we entrust with helping us maintain our health and our lives; how they could treat us with such contempt…"
Sep 12
AngelaC replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Research on Fat Shaming'
"That poor girl had more than her fair share of incidents of being shamed. Her pharmacist had the gall to yell out her prescriptions (take a guess which ones) and to tell her that what she was doing was wrong and she was a bad person for taking said…"
Sep 12
AngelaC replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Research on Fat Shaming'
"I also got the "You don't look like a diabetic" comment, too, especially since, when I was at my lightest, I weighed only 91 lbs. I was slight, and according to at least one of my brothers, I looked emaciated. So unlike the stereotype…"
Sep 12
AngelaC replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Research on Fat Shaming'
"In 2007, I was back in grad school and I finally fessed up to myself that my diabetes was no longer in control and went to see a doctor I was told was the university health center's "expert" in diabetes. I hated him. By that time, I…"
Sep 12
Dave replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Research on Fat Shaming'
"I need no one else to shame me about my love handles. I do a pretty good job myself."
Sep 12
Dave replied to AngelaC's discussion 'Research on Fat Shaming'
"I'm chartreuse "
Sep 12

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Endo Appointment

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 10:53am 2 Comments

I just got back from my latest endo appointment and am amazed -- I'm already getting the results of the blood work, thanks to the group's new online health management tool. I'm liking this -- sort of!

The good news: I've lost 3 lbs since the last appointment. Definitely not complaining, since at my last appointment, my weight was 10 lbs higher than before! If I could lose another 6-8 lbs over the next 6 months, I'll be happy. Also, my bp was great, at 98/68. :D Certainly makes me…


"A Year Without Sugar" -- HUH?

Posted on June 12, 2014 at 10:02am 5 Comments

It never ceases to amaze me how frankly....ill-informed (uninformed? gullible? stupid?) people are. One of my family members liked a page entitled "A Year of No Sugar", which is a recently-published book by the same name, documenting a family's year during which the mother attempted to cut out sugar from her family's diet. It's not an easy task, considering the number of hidden sugar sources in our diets. Intrigued, I clicked on the site, went to the…


Kitty Update

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 6:19pm 3 Comments

It's been more than two weeks since Fishtail and Rusty Rose came home with us. In that time, Fishy has been allowed free access to the entire house, has had his sleeping quarters moved from a little bedroom to the laundry room, to the upper level of the house -- or wherever he wants to sleep. He developed a kitty cold, which I had to treat with an antibiotic/antiviral cocktail that I had to give him through an oral syringe (0.6cc/day for 7 days -- ARGH!). He met my brothers, sister-in-law,…


What I've Been Doing

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 5:48pm 17 Comments

If you check out my photos, you'll see a couple of them include a very special cat, Samantha. She was a fantastic companion, a cat who was a hero, who acted like a mother cat to her humans, but who never forgot to play. She died of kidney failure a few years ago, and we've been without a cat since. Over the past few months, we've been considering getting another cat, and over the past few weeks, we decided to fill that empty space and we started seriously looking through the shelter listings…


Saturday Breakfast: Silver Dollar Chocolate Chip Pancakes!

Posted on February 1, 2014 at 4:05pm 8 Comments

After a diabetes diagnosis, breakfast can become a frustrating affair. Following the Atkins plan? Plan on giving up your cereal, toast, muffins, most fruits, and even your coffee. Following a low-fat plan? Well, again, plan on giving up most breakfast fare. After my diagnosis, I insisted on a very low-fat meal plan, one which had 20% calories or less per day from fat. So breakfast was often dry toast or bland cereal. BORING. How many times can you eat the same puffed rice cereal before you…


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At 9:10am on January 29, 2014, James122501 said…
Congrats on being this weeks featured member!

PS You've had type 1 diabetes since I was 15 days old... Congrats on living with this disease for almost 21 years!
At 4:25am on January 28, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

It is always cool to have the coolest friends. Thank you for being my super cool friend.


At 7:15pm on January 27, 2014, Linda G said…

♥ BRAVA on being a FEATURED MEMBER Angela ♥

At 5:35pm on January 27, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

AngelaC congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 7:12pm on December 26, 2013, AngelaC said…

Thank you, Linda! Hope your Christmas was wonderful and full of light. I got a new computer for Christmas and once it's "fully operational", I hope to be around more frequently!

At 9:47pm on December 25, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.

At 8:40pm on December 25, 2012, Linda G said…

Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!

At 12:17pm on December 25, 2011, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you,
child of Christmas ♥
Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 7:09am on December 25, 2011, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday ad Happy Holidays,Angela. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 3:56am on December 25, 2011, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Angela!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.




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