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My last word:

I do not care a fig if you are obese, or fat. If you can nurse and you are obese, great. If you're happy being fat/obese whatever, good for you; I really mean that. Just don't come to work and tell me you have tried everything (maybe you have), and whine endlessly that you can't do this or that. I don't accept that - look for another job that fits in with your lifestyle if you can't do nursing (I don't include other jobs in this).

Eating junk - and overeating as well - causes obesity, and not exercising makes people fat. There are other causes as well too numerous to list, (no-one has denied that on here as far as I can see).

Everyone has issues with their weight from what I've encountered. I think we all pretty much struggle. I gain weight when it's cold and lose weight in the summer, and I've always been like this.

Some people have realistic ideals re weight loss and being happy with how they look, others struggle such as anorexics. Most people can balance their intake of food (I DO NOT state there is 'good' or 'bad food'), and can exercise it off, some can't due to disease processes.

We can all control what we do or don't eat. If you put food in your mouth, YOU are responsible for that food going in there, no-one else. It's not daddy's fault cos daddy didn't pay you enough attention; it's not mummy's falut cos she was always out working so you comforted yourself with food, whatever happened has already happened. Bad things happen to people such as abuse and that is very sad. People will ALWAYS have issues surrounding food, but as you get older, taking responsibility for your life and your precious body IS a big deal - and we as nurses tend to enable people to stay in their comfort zones and not move out into the big, bad world. Bad things still happen when ur an adult and we have to enable people to deal with these issues as best as they can.

If people took more responsibility for their lives as they get older, and valued their bodies, maybe we wouldn't have these problems. NO-ONE is responsible for being overweight anymore, it's always someone or somethings fault, never our own. We have become a world of 'blame something else, maybe genes?' cos I'm not going to say yes this is my doing, and I need to change my lifestyle but I really don't want to and I really can't be bothered. NO-ONE IS MADE TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR BEHAVIOUR ANYMORE! and I think that is really sad.

There are more overweight kids that you can actually SEE going to school etc, and who have diabetes, hypertension etc (according to news reports down here), than ever before. Kids never had these illnesses before.

When people make the effort to exercise and find one they like, they become happier and healthier. They may not all lose weight at first, but they will tone up and their life improves. They can reduce/cease hypertension, diabetes - this is all proven fact.

Takeaway/takeout outlets are more numerous and the population of fat people has risen since these have been introduced. People hardly cook anymore - we are all too busy.

People used to sit around the dinner table and talk re their problems at the end of the day. We don't do that now. Everyone works and has their own schedule, problems don't get aired, tensions increase which leads to other problems.

Most shiftworkers eat bad - that's not news.

No-one on here has said anyone deserves to be fat that I have read, and no-one on here has made fun of fat people.

Parents need to take some of the blame for making kids fat. I have seen numerous parents I have known or out at the shopping centre, stuffing hot fried chips into their kids mouths and drinking really gooey, sickening Wendys shakes. If you get kids used to the taste of fat and salt, that is what they will crave.

Better go as work is calling.

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LOL-- I saw "be", too !!! :):yeah:

:lol2: Starting IVs might be a bit of a problem, but it's all about teamwork! The fat horse nurse finds turning and lifting a breeze . . .

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Hee hee hee (or hee haw, hee haw, hee haw :D)..... no, that's a donkey !!

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My last word:

I do not care a fig if you are obese, or fat. If you can nurse and you are obese, great. If you're happy being fat/obese whatever, good for you; I really mean that. Just don't come to work and tell me you have tried everything (maybe you have), and whine endlessly that you can't do this or that. I don't accept that - look for another job that fits in with your lifestyle if you can't do nursing (I don't include other jobs in this).

Eating junk - and overeating as well - causes obesity, and not exercising makes people fat. There are other causes as well too numerous to list, (no-one has denied that on here as far as I can see).

Everyone has issues with their weight from what I've encountered. I think we all pretty much struggle. I gain weight when it's cold and lose weight in the summer, and I've always been like this.

Some people have realistic ideals re weight loss and being happy with how they look, others struggle such as anorexics. Most people can balance their intake of food (I DO NOT state there is 'good' or 'bad food'), and can exercise it off, some can't due to disease processes.

We can all control what we do or don't eat. If you put food in your mouth, YOU are responsible for that food going in there, no-one else. It's not daddy's fault cos daddy didn't pay you enough attention; it's not mummy's falut cos she was always out working so you comforted yourself with food, whatever happened has already happened. Bad things happen to people such as abuse and that is very sad. People will ALWAYS have issues surrounding food, but as you get older, taking responsibility for your life and your precious body IS a big deal - and we as nurses tend to enable people to stay in their comfort zones and not move out into the big, bad world. Bad things still happen when ur an adult and we have to enable people to deal with these issues as best as they can.

If people took more responsibility for their lives as they get older, and valued their bodies, maybe we wouldn't have these problems. NO-ONE is responsible for being overweight anymore, it's always someone or somethings fault, never our own. We have become a world of 'blame something else, maybe genes?' cos I'm not going to say yes this is my doing, and I need to change my lifestyle but I really don't want to and I really can't be bothered. NO-ONE IS MADE TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR BEHAVIOUR ANYMORE! and I think that is really sad.

There are more overweight kids that you can actually SEE going to school etc, and who have diabetes, hypertension etc (according to news reports down here), than ever before. Kids never had these illnesses before.

When people make the effort to exercise and find one they like, they become happier and healthier. They may not all lose weight at first, but they will tone up and their life improves. They can reduce/cease hypertension, diabetes - this is all proven fact.

Takeaway/takeout outlets are more numerous and the population of fat people has risen since these have been introduced. People hardly cook anymore - we are all too busy.

People used to sit around the dinner table and talk re their problems at the end of the day. We don't do that now. Everyone works and has their own schedule, problems don't get aired, tensions increase which leads to other problems.

Most shiftworkers eat bad - that's not news.

No-one on here has said anyone deserves to be fat that I have read, and no-one on here has made fun of fat people.

Parents need to take some of the blame for making kids fat. I have seen numerous parents I have known or out at the shopping centre, stuffing hot fried chips into their kids mouths and drinking really gooey, sickening Wendys shakes. If you get kids used to the taste of fat and salt, that is what they will crave.

Better go as work is calling.

I really dont know where you got "Everyone got issues with weight" I know plenty of people who are underweight, and plenty who remind skinny and can eat whatever they want and still able to maintain good weight, then I know people who barely eat anything while they still remind OVERWEIGHT> show me studies that prove your point.

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My last word:

I do not care a fig if you are obese, or fat. If you can nurse and you are obese, great. If you're happy being fat/obese whatever, good for you; I really mean that. Just don't come to work and tell me you have tried everything (maybe you have), and whine endlessly that you can't do this or that. I don't accept that - look for another job that fits in with your lifestyle if you can't do nursing (I don't include other jobs in this).

Eating junk - and overeating as well - causes obesity, and not exercising makes people fat. There are other causes as well too numerous to list, (no-one has denied that on here as far as I can see).

Everyone has issues with their weight from what I've encountered. I think we all pretty much struggle. I gain weight when it's cold and lose weight in the summer, and I've always been like this.

Some people have realistic ideals re weight loss and being happy with how they look, others struggle such as anorexics. Most people can balance their intake of food (I DO NOT state there is 'good' or 'bad food'), and can exercise it off, some can't due to disease processes.

We can all control what we do or don't eat. If you put food in your mouth, YOU are responsible for that food going in there, no-one else. It's not daddy's fault cos daddy didn't pay you enough attention; it's not mummy's falut cos she was always out working so you comforted yourself with food, whatever happened has already happened. Bad things happen to people such as abuse and that is very sad. People will ALWAYS have issues surrounding food, but as you get older, taking responsibility for your life and your precious body IS a big deal - and we as nurses tend to enable people to stay in their comfort zones and not move out into the big, bad world. Bad things still happen when ur an adult and we have to enable people to deal with these issues as best as they can.

If people took more responsibility for their lives as they get older, and valued their bodies, maybe we wouldn't have these problems. NO-ONE is responsible for being overweight anymore, it's always someone or somethings fault, never our own. We have become a world of 'blame something else, maybe genes?' cos I'm not going to say yes this is my doing, and I need to change my lifestyle but I really don't want to and I really can't be bothered. NO-ONE IS MADE TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR BEHAVIOUR ANYMORE! and I think that is really sad.

There are more overweight kids that you can actually SEE going to school etc, and who have diabetes, hypertension etc (according to news reports down here), than ever before. Kids never had these illnesses before.

When people make the effort to exercise and find one they like, they become happier and healthier. They may not all lose weight at first, but they will tone up and their life improves. They can reduce/cease hypertension, diabetes - this is all proven fact.

Takeaway/takeout outlets are more numerous and the population of fat people has risen since these have been introduced. People hardly cook anymore - we are all too busy.

People used to sit around the dinner table and talk re their problems at the end of the day. We don't do that now. Everyone works and has their own schedule, problems don't get aired, tensions increase which leads to other problems.

Most shiftworkers eat bad - that's not news.

No-one on here has said anyone deserves to be fat that I have read, and no-one on here has made fun of fat people.

Parents need to take some of the blame for making kids fat. I have seen numerous parents I have known or out at the shopping centre, stuffing hot fried chips into their kids mouths and drinking really gooey, sickening Wendys shakes. If you get kids used to the taste of fat and salt, that is what they will crave.

Better go as work is calling.

Perhaps this is why actual science courses should be introduced into nursing rather than theory fluff.

Ultimately, yes. We are the final say, usually, of what we eat. But why do we eat it?

Neurobiology and behavioral science tell us that high salt, high sugar, high fat foods are things that we want to eat. When we taste them we recognize their high calorie/salt content and that was a good thing when eating a fruit versus a leaf thousands of years ago. It is not a good thing today.

Knowing this, the food industry has loaded our food with the three things we are biochemically designed to respond to in the form of flavor receptors and subsequent endorphin release: sugar, salt, fat. Is anyone surprised that a company actually researches, analyzes the psychology and biology of their product? It is not uncommon for psychologists, biologists and behaviorists to work in ADVERTISING for a company.

Furthermore, ideas of energy conservation in nature are not limited to species other than humans. As part of the Animal kingdom, it is no surprise that we respond in behaviors for which there are thousands of studies on other species (including humans), behaviors of energy conservation. If an animal can get more calories and do less, thereby conserving energy, it will. Why? Because with more energy we have more time to find a mate and pass on our DNA. These were all very important behaviors before man created agriculture and sustainable food sources which allowed us to use our minds and create machines to simplify our lives, further freeing up physical power to be used for brain power. If we can take in 1000 calories in a Whopper, and then have the laundry machine do our laundry, that is simply more favorable than eating a 300 calorie salad and burning 100 calories doing our laundry by hand.

I suggest you... and everyone take a look at the book, "The Pleasure Trap", by Doug Lisle, PhD and Alan Goldhammer, D.C.

If the consumer was fully educated on what they were eating and why their body essentially releases morphine (Endorphin means "endogenous morphine") as a positive stimulus signal in response to these foods, and how the human responds to these foods like a drug, it may educate the consumer to make better choices. It's not that the person is a fat slob with no self control. There are several factors:

1.) A company knows that high salt/fat/calories induces a positive biochemical response, i.e. endorphin release.

2.) Ignorant consumer eats high fat/salt/calorie food.

3.) Ignorant consumer gets a hit of morphine and continues.

4.) Ignorant consumer tolerates level of endorphin response and needs more food to induce a larger response...

Who knows, a little education might allow the nurses to be better ADVOCATES rather than JUDGES.

Edited by delabeaux

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My last word:

I do not care a fig if you are obese, or fat. If you can nurse and you are obese, great. If you're happy being fat/obese whatever, good for you; I really mean that. Just don't come to work and tell me you have tried everything (maybe you have), and whine endlessly that you can't do this or that. I don't accept that - look for another job that fits in with your lifestyle if you can't do nursing (I don't include other jobs in this).

Eating junk - and overeating as well - causes obesity, and not exercising makes people fat. There are other causes as well too numerous to list, (no-one has denied that on here as far as I can see).

Everyone has issues with their weight from what I've encountered. I think we all pretty much struggle. I gain weight when it's cold and lose weight in the summer, and I've always been like this.

Some people have realistic ideals re weight loss and being happy with how they look, others struggle such as anorexics. Most people can balance their intake of food (I DO NOT state there is 'good' or 'bad food'), and can exercise it off, some can't due to disease processes.

We can all control what we do or don't eat. If you put food in your mouth, YOU are responsible for that food going in there, no-one else. It's not daddy's fault cos daddy didn't pay you enough attention; it's not mummy's falut cos she was always out working so you comforted yourself with food, whatever happened has already happened. Bad things happen to people such as abuse and that is very sad. People will ALWAYS have issues surrounding food, but as you get older, taking responsibility for your life and your precious body IS a big deal - and we as nurses tend to enable people to stay in their comfort zones and not move out into the big, bad world. Bad things still happen when ur an adult and we have to enable people to deal with these issues as best as they can.

If people took more responsibility for their lives as they get older, and valued their bodies, maybe we wouldn't have these problems. NO-ONE is responsible for being overweight anymore, it's always someone or somethings fault, never our own. We have become a world of 'blame something else, maybe genes?' cos I'm not going to say yes this is my doing, and I need to change my lifestyle but I really don't want to and I really can't be bothered. NO-ONE IS MADE TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR BEHAVIOUR ANYMORE! and I think that is really sad.

There are more overweight kids that you can actually SEE going to school etc, and who have diabetes, hypertension etc (according to news reports down here), than ever before. Kids never had these illnesses before.

When people make the effort to exercise and find one they like, they become happier and healthier. They may not all lose weight at first, but they will tone up and their life improves. They can reduce/cease hypertension, diabetes - this is all proven fact.

Takeaway/takeout outlets are more numerous and the population of fat people has risen since these have been introduced. People hardly cook anymore - we are all too busy.

People used to sit around the dinner table and talk re their problems at the end of the day. We don't do that now. Everyone works and has their own schedule, problems don't get aired, tensions increase which leads to other problems.

Most shiftworkers eat bad - that's not news.

No-one on here has said anyone deserves to be fat that I have read, and no-one on here has made fun of fat people.

Parents need to take some of the blame for making kids fat. I have seen numerous parents I have known or out at the shopping centre, stuffing hot fried chips into their kids mouths and drinking really gooey, sickening Wendys shakes. If you get kids used to the taste of fat and salt, that is what they will crave.

Better go as work is calling.

First, I hope your day at work went well :)

Today's posts are a 180 flip from yesterday/last night. And that's not bad. I'm respectfully asking you if you realize how your words come across when you don't clarify your tone...Nobody on here, that I've seen is happy being overweight, or wants to be overweight. I included links a way back when you asked for them, and hope you were able to see them. :)

Making fun of fat people is one lousy thing- but all of the blame in a way that doesn't count things like medical issues, medications, genetics, etc is unfair as well.

I'm sure you know a lot about a lot of things- just came across that your view on 'fat' was one of total disgust- and that gets into personal feelings from the one reading it. Am I going to lose sleep over you? No. Do I hope you can see things from a way that can help your overweight patients? Absolutely :)

I agree that eating habits and activity are contributors to weight gain. But tons of medications, absolute exhaustion from chemo, and unrepaired meniscus tears on one knee also don't help... The links I posted earlier go into these... I hope they were helpful since you asked for them :)

And it's good to know how people with your point of view feel- helps me know who to respond to, and in what way- calmly, and not wasting energy on being mad. :)

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Has everybody felt "heard" yet? :) :D :D :D :D :D

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Has everybody felt "heard" yet? :) :D :D :D :D :D

I am woman, hear me roar.

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Just......ignore the gender listed under my screen name. You don't know for sure if I answered honestly.

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Has everybody felt "heard" yet? :) :D :D :D :D :D

Whether or not I've been heard doesn't matter. In the end, it's more important to me to make my stand than that everybody gets it. Some people never will, but I figure that's their problem, not mine. :D

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Is that kid wearing some sort of loincloth??? :eek::D Needs someone to style him/her!! That 'diaper ivory' is a horrible fashion statement !

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