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Thread: Is Obesity a disability?

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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    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)




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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    What I hate,and I've probably shared this before; is when my overweight friends say that I have it good bc I'm "naturally"skinny. Um....no, if you look at my moms side they are all pretty hefty,and I have the propensity to gain weight. However I'm at the gym 5 days a week, and yes I have kids and a busy life but I still fit it in. Then if I try and invite them to the gym( free passes)after they share their desire to go, they find excuses to bail.

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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by ~SAL View Post
    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.
    It's probably very similar to the wife of an alcoholic, who hates her husband's habit, but she stops by the liquor store on the way home from work, to pick some booze up for him.
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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    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.
    Right. Did you bother to read the article? Or are you saying that Parkinson's, schizophrenia and other neurological disorders are addictions. I'm sure all those doctors appreciate you letting them know that all those are addictions, they were having so much trouble figuring them out.
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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Right. Did you bother to read the article? Or are you saying that Parkinson's, schizophrenia and other neurological disorders are addictions. I'm sure all those doctors appreciate you letting them know that all those are addictions, they were having so much trouble figuring them out.

    Wow a low intellect will truly be a low intellect.


    Stop putting words into peoples mouths then getting upset over your own falsifications. Grow up already.

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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    Wow a low intellect will truly be a low intellect.


    Stop putting words into peoples mouths then getting upset over your own falsifications. Grow up already.
    Putting words into peoples mouths? Getting upset? Where ever did you come up with these concepts.

    Me: 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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    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.

    How does your response have anything to do with what I said. I was pointing out that nicotine can treat some diseases and you respond with nonsense about treating addiction. I never said anything about treating chemical addiction. So yeah, I said you didn't read my post (or didn't comprehend it, quite obviously one of the two). Since you responded the way you did, logically, what you refer to as chemical addiction must mean the diseases I point out and that were in the news article since I didn't talk about anything else.

    But thank you for tips on fighting chemical addictions, since food can also be an addiction (according to some it is chemically caused). Maybe your advice will be helpful to someone. Of course, laughing at your complete non-sequitur of a post might help them burn a few calories also.
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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    It's probably very similar to the wife of an alcoholic, who hates her husband's habit, but she stops by the liquor store on the way home from work, to pick some booze up for him.
    that has to be one messed up relationship when someone can't even get out of bed and keeps gaining weight because they are being feed 10,000 calories a day...that's enough to feed four or five active people...seriously

    it's kind of mind blowing when you think about caloric intake

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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by ~SAL View Post
    that has to be one messed up relationship when someone can't even get out of bed and keeps gaining weight because they are being feed 10,000 calories a day...that's enough to feed four or five active people...seriously

    it's kind of mind blowing when you think about caloric intake


    It IS messed up, but then a lot of relationships are, in various ways. We all have our codependent tendencies.
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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    It IS messed up, but then a lot of relationships are, in various ways. We all have our codependent tendencies.
    haaaaaaaaaaaa...bingo...

    I just hope mine isn't killing the one that I love ...here... have another "plate of brownies" right after you finish that first dozen eggs you are hoarking your way through, meanwhile I'll put another half a loaf of bread in the oven to toast...

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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by ~SAL View Post
    haaaaaaaaaaaa...bingo...

    I just hope mine isn't killing the one that I love ...here... have another "plate of brownies" right after you finish that first dozen eggs you are hoarking your way through, meanwhile I'll put another half a loaf of bread in the oven to toast...
    When dh was alive, I only made what he requested, and never with the intent to kill.
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