I certainly hope she changed her diet, Kathy Jo. A diet high in fat and
sugar is deadly for diabetics.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kathy Pink" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, July 19, 2002 3:17 PM
Subject: Re: Weight (was Re: The ADA)
> I seem to agree with Kat on this. My best friend
> from school was overweight. Nobody could stop
> her from eating junk and fatty foods. Now , she
> is a diabetic. That may have stopped her , as ,
> I don't know.
> --- Salkin Kathleen <[log in to unmask]>
> > Mag.
> > Everyone in my family except my grandfather
> > were (or is) overweight. And I
> > agree, when one is overweight it's hard to
> > overcome. But I still contend
> > that obesity (except for morbid obesity) is not
> > a disability that affects
> > one's ability to do day-to-day tasks. I'm
> > overweight myself, according to
> > the modern standards of physical health - I'm
> > 5'0" and weigh 140 lbs and am
> > a dress size 12
> > . My youngest sister is a size 26 but doesn't
> > consider
> > herself disabled. She smokes like a chimney
> > stack and eats a lot of
> > high-fat foods and red meats. Well, she used
> > to eat a really unhealthy
> > diet. Since moving down to Florida, she's
> > started swimming every day and is
> > trying to eat more healthy foods and has lost
> > 20 lbs! She still a huge dress
> > size, and realises she'll never be a size 10
> > but she's really happy. Now if
> > only she would quit smoking... Talk about
> > addictions!
> > My middle sister is in the same situation I'm
> > in - not too badly overweight
> > but unable to take off the last 15 or so
> > pounds. Neither of us smoke,
> > which puts us far ahead of our baby sister,
> > though. She eats a
> > high-protein, low-fat diet, while I eat a
> > low-fat, high carb diet with
> > little or no red meat. Both of my parents
> > were overweight, ate lots of
> > sugar and fat, and smoked for many years.
> > Needless to say, both had heart
> > disease, which is rampant in both sides of my
> > family.
> > t: Re: The ADA
> > > Kat, being obese or overweight is a tough
> > life. My Mom was always dieting,
> > > much to her detriment, I think. She would
> > lose 15, gain 7, lose 15, gain
> > 5,
> > > lose 16, gain 6...... and she was never
> > really thin until cancer took her
> > > down. She didn't overeat, and a lot of people
> > like her struggle just to
> > keep
> > > their weight from overtaking their lives. it
> > is the same for many fat
> > > people. So, please give up that stereotype.
> > >
> > > mag
> > >
> > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > > If you already shop online, please take a
> > look at my mall!
> > > Why? Because we have over 500 stores with
> > over 1 million items!
> > > www.itilink.com/traine.iti
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