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Old 03-06-2007, 03:01 PM   #1
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Fat and Happy?

Do you think theres such a thing as a truely happy fat person? One who's decided to stop dieting and just accept being fat? Or is that pure denial?

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Old 03-06-2007, 03:58 PM   #2
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Re: Fat and Happy?

I'm not sure anyone can be obese and truly happy...

I do believe you can be slightly overweight for your height but physically fit and happy, but I doubt if anyone who is signficantly overweight for their height is truly happy with their body image and is probably just deluding themselves.

That being can be significantly skinny and still feel fat and unhappy with your body image--that is the basis of eating disorders like anorexia. I struggled with that in the past. I remember a time I weighed 80 lb. and still felt obese. Now, I'm 120 lb. and still have body image issues but at least I'm healthy and have energy again.

Old 03-06-2007, 10:23 PM   #3
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Re: Fat and Happy?

I am sure there are some people who are fat and happy in this world. Although noone is really happy ALL the time I imagine there are people content with their lives and don't focus on their body image. If you are referring to someone grossly obese where it's interferring with their health, and mobility etc then it can't help but be a problem. People though are much more than their weight, they have all sorts of good and bad stuff to deal with and who knows what weighs on one person's mind as important or as a minor irritation. If you can cope with the challenges you face, you're probably fairly happy. If you can't, then it's a struggle.

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