View Poll Results: Is Obesity a Disability

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  • Yes, it is a disability.

    17 19.10%
  • No, it isn't a disability.

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  • Maybe? Too much going on to say definitively.

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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Once aspect of morbid obesity that has always puzzled me is when someone is bed ridden, needs constant care for person hygiene and eating.

    WTF is the person who is cooking and delivering the food to the bed thinking?

    To me, that is more puzzling than the bedridden morbidly obese person.

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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    For the most part, yeah. Or at least they lack self-control in that one aspect of life. Others may eat a good diet and be a healthy weight, but they smoke or drink. Pick your poison. I used to smoke. It was hell giving it up, and I'm like a crackhead when it comes to nicotine. I have to purposely avoid picking up a cigarette, or I know I will start smoking again. It's the same with food. If you have the choice between that chicken friend steak with gravy and fries, or that chef salad with low calorie dressing, it is within your power to make the choice for what is better for you. If you don't, you only have yourself to blame for it.
    yeah I was a smoker so thus was rail thin for most of my life...with that said, I started smoking when they really didn't understand just how deadly it was. BUT I kept smoking long after it was more than apparent.

    I was a heavy smoker with a bad attitude. No way I was EVER going to quit. The worst part was, when I did quit I was one of those teeny tiny percentages that was not actually physically addicted. Until one goes to quit that is an unknown.

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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Obesity is a cultural thing just as smoking is and just as people shooting each other in Chicago is. It's lack of education at its inner most core. Talk to an obese person sometime. 50% of the time they don't even believe they're obese or they believe the norm is something radically different from what it actually is.

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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    It's not as impossible a feat to eat right as you're making it. It's actually less expensive to get enough rice, pasta, fresh meats, and vegetables to last a week than it is to get buckets of slop that will only last a day or two. The problem is laziness, and the fact that everyone in this country wants everything served to them immediately on a silver platter.
    Seriously? Ramen noodles is 25-30 cents a package for brand name, Kraft Dinner is $1 (cheaper for generic)....what healthy meals can you make that cheap?

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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Sometimes it's not just about pushing away from the table; it's about not being able to be active because of other physical problems. You're not burning calories if you aren't moving. And sometimes it's because of medications.
    Bull****. I have quite a few physical problems and have had them for a decade or more. I'm only a little overweight and even that is because I'm lazy and don't eat right (cooking for one is a major pain in the ass unless you just like trowing food away). I also have several medications that say I might gain weight. Guess what, if the body doesn't have the sugars, calories or carbohydrates to build the fat, it can't.
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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    Obesity is a cultural thing just as smoking is and just as people shooting each other in Chicago is. It's lack of education at its inner most core. Talk to an obese person sometime. 50% of the time they don't even believe they're obese or they believe the norm is something radically different from what it actually is.
    isn't that just denial?

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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    BRB, I am going to go get a package of cookies.

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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    Obesity is a cultural thing just as smoking is and just as people shooting each other in Chicago is. It's lack of education at its inner most core. Talk to an obese person sometime. 50% of the time they don't even believe they're obese or they believe the norm is something radically different from what it actually is.
    Smoking is not always cultural, some times it is medicinal. Personally though, I've switched to vapor.

    Nicotine helps with crohn's disease and several neurological disorders. Nicotine, the Wonder Drug? | DiscoverMagazine.com
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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by ~SAL View Post
    isn't that just denial?

    Of course it is. I'm simply stating the obvious.


    For instance:


    Someone who once or twice a month enjoys a cigar? Educated. (High quality tobacco, made by human, you enjoy more the aroma and quality of tobacco over the actual act of smoking seeing as you aren't inhaling)

    Someone who chain smokes daily, weekly, cigarettes? Uneducated. (Low quality tobacco, made by machine, you inhale the smoke, inhaling is main point, little actual sensation)




    The only real difference between good and evil, addict and citizen is moderation.
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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Smoking is not always cultural, some times it is medicinal. Personally though, I've switched to vapor.

    Nicotine helps with crohn's disease and several neurological disorders. Nicotine, the Wonder Drug? | DiscoverMagazine.com


    Bouncing a ball can be medicinal too mentally speaking for an addict. The idea that you have to smoke to quell some chemical addiction is bogus.



    And smoking is cultural I'm sorry to say. I'd say completely.



    Simply look at college educated people who smoke compared to working class people. You just don't see it in a Starbucks. Where are the smokers wearing Polo T Shirts? It's cultural.

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