Many who have a vested interest in shaping the scope and nature of the issue
want to make obesity your problem. And it is in many ways ,but I feel
we need to expand the conversation, to include many many contributing
I am responsible for my food intake ,but I never understood I was using food to self soothe and self medicate . Food has
been my drug ,and I Lived to Eat ,instead of eating to live. I do not
believe I am all alone in this ,and now I face my drug fully aware of
the issue. My argument is based on knowledge and education ,and I spent
2 years receiving Mental Health Treatment for my Binge Eating . I have
a better understanding , and I can care for myself ,with foods. And
yes ,I often struggle , but at least I am mindful of what I am eating.
Rarely do I find myself passively eating.
My food relationship has been strained ,to say the least. ” Is food a subsatnce “? For me food is my drug , and I am working
to engage others ,and I hope to assist others to fatten up on
knowledge. Let’s be mindful of what we are eating,why we are
eating,how we are eating, etc etc…..
Obesity is a byproduct ,and my strained food relationship contributed in me reaching 350 pounds. I ate my stress . Food allowed
me to soothe and destroy my sense of self.
www.obesitythunderbay.ning.com ; is eager to find supporters and
offer education about food and the food environment.
Let’s build a community obesity action plan ,one with Integrity and Dignity. Obese People are not the Enemy.
Thanks Paul 2fat2fly on Twitter
Dear editor: Bullying the Obese.
My group is working together to help fight obesity, but we want to expose weight bias stigma and discrimination.
This is the undertow of the obesity crisis.
I am working to create a nation-wide action plan for obesity. Let’s
measure fitness using treadmills, blood pressure, and actual devices
that can tabulate health.
Fitness comes in all sizes, and we want to shift the focus away from scales.
We are fighting obesity, but we are not fighting obese people. That small change may help to find partners in this process.
Our health care system and the media need an education on weight bias
and stigma. Seventy percent of doctors stigmatize the individual, and
the media has championed the dieting industry.
When does a diet fail? Diets never fail but people carry the blame.
Just dial into the feedback on actress Kirstie Alley, a former diet
Kirstie has been vilified in the media and has been banished by the
very industry she championed. Is she lazy, unmotivated, unhealthy, and
displaying a lack of willpower? This is blame, and it works very well
as it isolates the individual.
You can add 2,000 Americans to that list in a single day because 2,000
U.S. citizens will be diagnosed with Type 2 or sugar diabetes each day.
Nine U.S. states are sending children home with BMI scores that many
NFL players would not pass. The tragedy is that these children are
fighting obesity and the weight bias stigma and discrimination.
Let’s promote a discussion about obesity: fast food advertising,
poverty, level of education, urban versus rural perspectives, media
influences, and the weight-loss industry. I am eager to find an easy,
smart, weight-loss pharma solution, but the real key for me is
developing a healthy food marriage.
All foods in balance and as we develop a 20- to 40-point action plan,
the key will be to find volunteers to help carry this message: That
obesity is a by-product, and we need a real action plan.
I want to welcome all communities and citizens of Northern Ontario to my current website: www.obesitythunderbay.ning.com
Let’s build this action plan together and end our scaling focus.
Thunder Bay, Ont.