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What's the worst thing for you about being overweight or obese?

Saturday, December 25, 2010

I became a pre-diabetic from being overweight and am consider to be obese. The complication of diabetes scared me into changing my life for good and being accountable for what I put into my mouth. I consistently chip away at the pounds and never give up...I refuse to become diabetic and risk the complications of having a heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, liver disease, vision complications and more. I already have gum disease, allergies to fungus and mold, high blood pressure and high triglycerides. I've lost 46lbs and my triglycerides dropped 40 points. I want to be off all meds and so far have kept my glucose levels stable with food.
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    Good advice!
    2712 days ago
    It's hard to pick a worse thing about being obese, but low quality of life and shortened lifespan tie for the worst. I know that is generalizing things, and there are more problems, but that's what it's boiled down to for me. Not how I look, but how I feel and what I can/can't do. That's the worst. Thank you for keeping me in touch with this. Even though it is not far from my thoughts, on a bad day I forget. Remembering this is just one tool in the toolbox for getting healthy.

    3070 days ago
  • no profile photo IHEARTPINK3
    I am choosing to lose weight simply because I need to get healthier. I am only 24 years old and sometimes I feel like I am 80. I have to lose weight to feel better and get healthier. My mother has diabetes (she has lost a lot of weight and it is now under control), and I don't want to experience this at such a young age. The worst thing for me about being overweight is feeling sluggish and tired all the time. I should not be lazy but I am. I need to lose about 30 pounds to be at an ideal weight for my height and I have been struggling. Thank you for your blog about sugar, too, it made me think hard about my food choices!
    3855 days ago
    The worst thing about being obese is that it keeps me from living a normal life and doing things I would usually do. When I was thinner I didn't have to worry about fitting into a seat with arms, or wonder if a chair was going to break if I sat down. I fit comfortably on amusement park rides and the choice of clothes was endless when I wore a regular size. I had a lot more energy and didn't tire so easily. I could have walked around shopping for hours and I could stand for some time while cooking without my lower back and hips hurting. I want to be able to do those things again.
    3870 days ago
    Good for you. Fear is an excellent motivator.

    The worst thing for me is wondering if my weight is holding me back in my career. It seems that skinnier prettier little girls are moving forward faster than I am. It may be because they have more self-confidence or it may be legitimate size-ism or it may be just how I perceive things, and maybe there are no more skinny girls than fat girls at the top (at least in my particular job/company/career). I don't know. Also, not being able to wear cute clothes. I want to wear a bikini in public SO BAD!!
    3870 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8701002
    Triglycerides are actually very sensitive - they reflect the past 24-72 hours or so. You can eat great for three months and have a chocolate bar the night before your bloodwork, and that one chocolate bar will mess up your triglycerides. *type 2, learned this from experience*

    The worst thing in my experience about being overweight/obese? Awkwardness in the bedroom because you've got flab in the way.
    3871 days ago
    Weigh to go for you!

    The worse I think is people who shy away from you or outright treatly you badly as a punishment for being overweight or obese.
    3871 days ago
    Not fitting into my skinny clothes. Every time I try something on from my wardrobe (from 2 years ago) and it doesn't come close to doing up I feel like a complete failure. Like I am sliding down a steep muddy slope and I will wake up obese, alone, and dirty. And worse that I will be too fat and out of shape to get back up the embankment, and people on the bank will point and laugh and tell me how lazy I am for laying in the mud.

    I am also borderline diabetic, but weight doesn't change that for me.
    3871 days ago
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