Seeking Fat Acceptance (Read 3393 times)

    The one thing I love about being a big runner(6'3" 255lbs currently) is beating the skinny people in the races. They've gotta be thinking did that fat ass just beat me?Smile. When they beat me it's no biggie. They most likely weigh 100lbs less than me.

     Plus not too many people are going to try and screw with you in a tightly bunched pack.  it was fun shoving the skinny kids off course or out into lane 3 if they got in my way in college

      No...! Glad to read someone else gets it though! Candice, where are you?!

       Howdy.

       

      I boycott waterparks. Nice to meet you!

      How do you keep your feet on the ground, when you know you were born to fly?

       

      Just a girl who runs.

      Scout7


      CPT Curmudgeon

        The one thing I love about being a big runner(6'3" 255lbs currently) is beating the skinny people in the races. They've gotta be thinking did that fat ass just beat me?Smile. When they beat me it's no biggie. They most likely weigh 100lbs less than me.

         

        Chances are most of them think no such thing.


        under a rock

           

          Chances are most of them think no such thing.

           So true!

           Goals: 1)Get my IT Band to cooperate 2) Run lots of trails. 3) Get my back to cooperate.

            i hate threads where the replies are longer than 2 lines. I have a severe case of ADD today.

             

            but this thread is slowly improving.


            A Saucy Wench

              i hate threads where the replies are longer than 2 lines. I have a severe case of ADD today.

               

               This should serve you well in med school

              I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets

               

              "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7

                 This should serve you well in med school

                  My college roommate was a nursing major, but she decided to go to med school when she was 30 (she got tired of being bossed around by doctors who didn't follow the rules).  I wondered how she would do, because she definitely had dyslexia.  She was always getting phone numbers reversed when she left me messages.  Sure enough, the first year was a nightmare for her, and she didn't pass.  The school let her retake the classes, and she made it!  Now she's an ob/gyn, practicing medicine at a hospital on an Indian reservation in Oklahoma.  She really loves what she does.

                 


                day after day sameness

                  What are the odds...?

                   

                  http://www.bookofodds.com/Health-Illness/Diet-Fitness/Odds/The-odds-an-adult-is-obese-are-1-in-3.91-US-2007

                  Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless

                     This should serve you well in med school

                     heh

                     

                    true dat


                    straw man

                      And of course I get the "you are so lucky...." from the same people who tell me that I run too much

                       Yeah, I've heard that, too. I suppose it follows that if it's not your fault if you're fat, then if you're not fat, you're just lucky.

                      He who has the best time wins. Jerry


                      under a rock

                         Yeah, I've heard that, too. I suppose it follows that if it's not your fault if you're fat, then if you're not fat, you're just lucky.

                         I love it when people say to me, "I bet you can eat as much as you want." My response is, "Yes, I could. But I'd end up fat."

                         Goals: 1)Get my IT Band to cooperate 2) Run lots of trails. 3) Get my back to cooperate.


                        Feeling the growl again

                          I have little sympathy or tolerance for people who will not take personal responsibility.  I have no sympathy for people who didn't read their subprime mortgage or bought more than they could afford and ran up tens of thousands in credit card bills.

                           

                          Likewise, I have little sympathy for people who can't control their weight then get all pissy when they are treated differently than skinny people.  If you want to be treated skinny...well...get skinny.

                           

                          There IS a variance in how hard it is for some people to lose weight.  My 60+ year-old mother in law can eat me under the table, to the point that she is almost insulted when we go to an all-you-can-eat buffet when they are paying ( "he just doesn't know how to eat buffett!  What a waste!").  Yet she weights 110 lbs and it has taken me all summer to fight off 6 lbs because I'm only running 30mpw now instead of 70+ and practically starving myself most days.

                           

                          But it's all about personal responsibility.  I was a fat teenager, I didn't like it, so I sucked it up and worked myself down and intermittently do corrections.

                           

                          I'm tired of being singled out for being skinny.  My car seats are designed for 250lb people and are uncomfortable for skinny people.  I'm tired of jealous idiots yelling Run Forrest Run (though the frequency is thankfully decreasing) while lounging in their obeseness on the porch.

                          "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                           

                            Too funny about your MIL, spaniel!

                             

                            I really think I won't bite my tongue anymore when someone tells me, "Oh, I can't run because XYZ."  Nonsense, 99% of the time.  Maybe they don't WANT to run, but in most cases, they COULD.'


                            straw man

                              "I can't run because XYZ" always makes me think of Sarah Reinertsen on the cover of Runners World.

                              He who has the best time wins. Jerry


                              Imminent Catastrophe

                                Or change the current subsidies that promkote overproduction of corn and soy.

                                 

                                Or do they? 

                                "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                                 "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                                "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                                 

                                √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                                Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                                Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014