Originally Posted by SField
No, my position is essentially that by buying nice clothes, a fat person is acknowledging that their situation is OK and have no intentions of doing anything but at least maintaining their current weight.
But their situation is
ok if they've decided it is. Unless they're obese to the point that it's a major health hazzard, there's nothing wrong with the decision to be heavier because you enjoy eating more than you enjoy working out. It may not be the right decision for you, but it's fine for them.
Fat is a flaw, just like many other things are and I think that people should endeavor to fix their flaws.
How do you stand being in the same room with yourself? You sound so much like a Puritan it's scary. Honestly I wonder how you'd react to someone speaking like this about something you have problems with.
If a fat person wants to stay fat then that's fine, but if I'm asked whether or not I think it's ok for them to just give up, then I will tell you exactly what I've been saying now.
How is deciding to be overweight, giving up? There are people around who just don't give a flying fuck about being in shape. That's their call, and they shouldn't be group thunk into feeling bad about it.
Can you not see how you keep applying your values to other people? Do you really think that sort of behavior is ok?
Also, how do you think anyone who comes to this forum seeking advice about a weight problem is going to feel reading this bullshit?
Originally Posted by HomerJ
It's always the formerly fat and out of shape who are the most aggressive and judgmental toward the overweight and start these threads.
Those of us who have always been in good shape
are usually not as obnoxious about it. Just something I've noticed online.
It's like ex-smokers; it's pretty unbearable.
Originally Posted by munchausen
Taking pride in your health and your body is all fine and good, to a point. But when you take it to the next step and start criticizing the bodies of others (of your own gender, anyway) you just sound like a teenage girl. Grow up and be a fucking man you little gossip queen.
Yeah, bingo. It's like grown up Heathers.