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Re: It should not be celebrated...

If you smoke, you raise my rates.
If you drink, you raise my rates.
If you have an autoimmune disorder, you raise my rates.
If you have diabetes, you raise my rates.
If you have heart disease; you raise my rates.
If you have cancer, you raise my rates.
If you suffer a traumatic injury, you raise my rates.
If you were born with a congenital defect, you raise my rates.
If you have an addiction problem, you raise my rates.
If you are being treated for a behavioral health problem, you raise my rates.
If your child is sick, you raise my rates.
If you are receiving expensive therapies to save your life, you raise my rates.
If you are receiving palliative care for end of life, you raise my rates.


Guess what? I’m okay with that. Because when I need healthcare, I impact your rates as well.
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Re: It should not be celebrated...

Hey - judgemental people raise my blood pressure, so I guess I may raise your insurance rates. too. Woman Tongue

Denise
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Re: It should not be celebrated...

As a fat person, I’m not asking you to “celebrate” my obesity. But you’re probably a terrible person if you shame me for it.
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Re: It should not be celebrated...

You are so right @mwmc!!  I watch that show sometimes too.  Sometimes I see a bunch of QVC boxes in the hoard.  Perhaps another warning about bad behavior!!

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Re: It should not be celebrated...

As I wrote in another thread where the OP attempted to shame the overweight. It is a sad thing that some people lose the opportunity to know and appreciate people who are overweight because many overweight people are very intelligent, funny and kind  people who make wonderful friends. 

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Re: It should not be celebrated...

What do you do, how is it okay to feel when you consistently see a “fat person” consistently make bad food choices?  I don’t mean they can’t afford better food. At a restaurant where they can easily choose healthy they consistently choose otherwise. And their favorite place to eat is buffets and all-you-can-eat meals. 

 

Do you encourage them to do better? For how long?  Is your acceptance nothing more than pity?

 

SO MANY ailments have a root in obesity. 

 

I don’t fat shame, I don’t pity. I see a lack of discipline. 

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Re: It should not be celebrated...

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@151949 wrote:

As I wrote in another thread where the OP attempted to shame the overweight. It is a sad thing that some people lose the opportunity to know and appreciate people who are overweight because many overweight people are very intelligent, funny and kind  people who make wonderful friends. 


...and bad choices. 

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Re: It should not be celebrated...


@esmemerelda wrote:

What do you do, how is it okay to feel when you consistently see a “fat person” consistently make bad food choices?  I don’t mean they can’t afford better food. At a restaurant where they can easily choose healthy they consistently choose otherwise. And their favorite place to eat is buffets and all-you-can-eat meals. 

 

Do you encourage them to do better? For how long?  Is your acceptance nothing more than pity?

 

SO MANY ailments have a root in obesity. 

 

I don’t fat shame, I don’t pity. I see a lack of discipline. 


I'm much more repulsed by your judgementalness than by anyone else's eating habits.

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Re: It should not be celebrated...

How about it’s none of your business?
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Re: It should not be celebrated...


@RollTide2008 wrote:
How about it’s none of your business?

@RollTide2008 Your response says so much, and none of it good.

 

@151949 I would think you, as a retired nurse, might have a different attitude. Having been in the health field and all. Or maybe it was just a job.

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