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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    IMO the act of eating also needs to be replaced, not just the calories reduced.

    Just like smoking while drinking....people that quit dont know what to do with themselves in some social situations without smoking. Or drinking. Or both!
    yes I was one of those...I loved my cigarette with my drink...when I quit smoking I missed it

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    Just go to the Canadian National Parks like Banff and Jasper: there are Europeans all over and they are thinner, ALL wear walking shoes, and walk & bike everywhere while many Americans go looking for shuttles and parking spots.
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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhiannon View Post
    I know a girl who was gang raped by four men, tortured, and also passed around to a dozen people at a party at the age of eleven. She is not overweight.

    Is obesity a disability? Technically, it fits the definition. It interferes with the ability to earn income and to support one's self, and it creates or exacerbates health problems. The real question is: is obesity a preventable disability? (Yes, for the most part). And if so, how should people with this disability be treated?
    Glad that the girl you know does not have an eating disorder on top of or caused by her horrendous trauma... Poor girl...how terrible.

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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Yes but those endorphins can be addicting.

    They say that chocolate releases endorphins.
    Lots of things are addictive, and several different activities can stimulate the release of endorphins, but it doesn't mean we have no control over them. Sex can release endorphins, exercise, yoga and meditation, alcohol, and even stress can set the chain of events in motion. Just because something feels great doesn't mean you can't control it. I love love love great food, but I have to control my impulse to eat as much as I want. Otherwise, I'd weigh 300 pounds. I love to smoke, but I have to control that urge because I don't want to end up with copd. I love love, and I love good sex, but I won't indulge that impulse because I take relationships so seriously, and I am willing to do without until someone may (or may not) come along who really lights my fire, and for whom it is mutual.
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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Lots of things are addictive, and several different activities can stimulate the release of endorphins, but it doesn't mean we have no control over them. Sex can release endorphins, exercise, yoga and meditation, alcohol, and even stress can set the chain of events in motion. Just because something feels great doesn't mean you can't control it. I love love love great food, but I have to control my impulse to eat as much as I want. Otherwise, I'd weigh 300 pounds. I love to smoke, but I have to control that urge because I don't want to end up with copd. I love love, and I love good sex, but I won't indulge that impulse because I take relationships so seriously, and I am willing to do without until someone may (or may not) come along who really lights my fire, and for whom it is mutual.
    Totally agree.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Obesity is NOT A disability. To think otherwise is ridiculous.
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    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
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    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Obesity is NOT A disability. To think otherwise is ridiculous.
    Well as I understand it, some medical issues can make it very difficult/impossible to maintain a lower weight.

    I suppose in that case the obesity is more of a symptom though....
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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Well as I understand it, some medical issues can make it very difficult/impossible to maintain a lower weight.

    I suppose in that case the obesity is more of a symptom though....
    That is pretty rare. A metabolic disorder which makes it near impossible to lose weight is also going to be evident in some other traits and system failures. When you hear of people having a "glandular" problem which accounts for their obesity, it's usually a bs excuse.
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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Unless I've missed something (I didn't read the entire thread):

    Disability:
    a physical or mental condition that limits a person's movements, senses, or activities.

    The question should be "How is Obesity NOT a disability?"
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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Well as I understand it, some medical issues can make it very difficult/impossible to maintain a lower weight.

    I suppose in that case the obesity is more of a symptom though....
    That could be. My statement was more a general one about people that are simply out of shape, do not exercise and are obese and then claim it is a disability
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatGuy View Post
    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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    Re: Is Obesity a disability?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jryan View Post
    Unless I've missed something (I didn't read the entire thread):

    Disability:
    a physical or mental condition that limits a person's movements, senses, or activities.

    The question should be "How is Obesity NOT a disability?"
    Then pretty much everybody has a disability... I dislocated my shoulder in the past and it limits my A-Grade tennis game. I am disabled...
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatGuy View Post
    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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