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- May 11, '12 by anotheroneQuote from Andy DroidPeople can not change what race they are . But MOST, 97% , of them can change how fat they are. How many can honestly say for months they ate ONLY 1200-1500 calories and excercised 2hours a day and lost no weight? i do not buy it.Since a lot of folks seem to be going out of their way to not grasp what I'm saying in this thread, I'm just going to walk away...
After this one.
Good thing you're not giving advice to African Americans back in the 50's / 60's.....
- May 11, '12 by anotheroneQuote from Andy DroidTrue, so some people don't and stay inside for that reason. But there are things you can do to lesson your risks of catching/developing certain diseases.... ugh. Like , my bf/gf /husband /wife can cheat on me and lead to me becoming infected with HIV so I might as well have sex with 50 different people a month, and while I am at it share a few needles . ..............Pretty sure simply going outside and interacting with other people is a higher risk for getting disease than simply being overweight.
I've never "spontaneously" developed a cold... but I have caught one from someone.
So... why not advocate that everyone becomes a hermit & we all live in sealed bubbles?
- May 11, '12 by WeepingAngelI am just at a loss when I read that exercise really doesn't do anything for you. So in that case... it is better to not exercise, and be sedentary? Like, that somehow makes it okay to eat more than 2,500 calories/day because exercise wouldn't do anything? I don't buy it. I've purposefully tried to lose weight twice, and each time, with a combination of diet and exercise, I drop weight fairly easily. Nope, no problems with thyroid or weird metabolism here. But I'm wondering, how much of it is "once I ate salads for three days and didn't lose any weight so diets don't actually work" or "I tried running but I ran out of breath after one minute" and then people gave up? I understand it's discouraging, and exasperating, and not easy. But, as a Weight Watchers veteran, I will say that weight loss is a marathon, not a sprint, and it's something you have to eat, sleep, and breathe. Weight loss, similar to weight gain, doesn't happen overnight.
Okay I'm just ranting now. Sorry. Overtired. But I don't like it when people are being accused of "fat shaming". I don't think overweight people should be shamed, but let's compare it to smoking. I find it much easier to say to a patient "Ya know, you really shouldn't smoke!" than to say "ya know, you really ought to lose some weight!" It's part of this thing called the normalization of obesity. Vanity pounds are one thing, but obesity... see above paragraph: you don't become obese overnight.
- May 12, '12 by carrie_cI haven't read all of this, so someone could have already said it. Being skinny or at a 'normal' weight does not mean that person is healthy. People of all sizes get heart disease, high cholesterol, etc. Just because someone is a normal weight also doesn't mean they eat right. My husband can't gain weight no matter what he eats. He eats junk all day and doesn't gain a pound. Does that make him more healthy than me? I eat right most of the time, fruits, vegetables, fish, etc. While he eats hot dogs and little debbies all day, plus drinks countless sodas all day. I also work out 3-4 times a week, while he sleeps on the couch. I am a little overweight, but I feel like I am in better health than people who don't eat right and who don't exercise, even though they are a normal weight. We all come in different shapes and sizes. And I would never treat a patient different just because of their size.
- May 12, '12 by nursel56Quote from Andy DroidI think most people realize it's impossible to change what another person thinks. It is about what another person, or the majority of others do as a result of those thoughts that violate the rights of the minority or oppressed group.Since a lot of folks seem to be going out of their way to not grasp what I'm saying in this thread, I'm just going to walk away...
After this one.
Good thing you're not giving advice to African Americans back in the 50's / 60's.....Last edit by nursel56 on May 12, '12
- May 12, '12 by deftonez188Quote from anotheroneThis.People can not change what race they are . But MOST, 97% , of them can change how fat they are. How many can honestly say for months they ate ONLY 1200-1500 calories and excercised 2hours a day and lost no weight? i do not buy it.
- May 12, '12 by flexisealI've seen many doctors tell patients they need to lose weight. Especially cardiovascular surgeons, cardiologists.
Just because you're a nurse doesn't mean you can't lack compassion, understanding, and the ability to respect another human being without judgement. You'll meet many ignorant people, including nurses and physicians.
There's nothing wrong with telling a patient they should lose weight, but making fun of a patient behind closed doors or complaining because it's more work for you is ignorant and insulting to us as a profession! But what can I say? I have met a lot of stupid nurses. Many intelligent ones too along the way.
And I thought the OP's post was about fellow nurses talking **** and making fun of their fat patients. That's different than educating patients on risk factors.
- May 12, '12 by carrie_cI'm glad I work in OB. I have never heard any of my coworkers talking about a patient's weight. If I did, I would quickly remind them that most of us nurses on the floor are also overweight and that the conversation is not appropriate.
- May 12, '12 by PinkNBlueI think it's ridiculous and there's no reason for comments to be made regarding someone's weight. As a professional addressing a patient, teaching them the risks associated with being overweight, yes that is important and part of our job.
People calling larger people fatties or anything of the sort shows they have bigger issues than the "fatty" they're making fun of, in my opinion. You have no idea what's going on in their lives. I'm pretty sure no one wants to be fat and I know for a fact that that "fatty" beats her/himself up more than anyone else could. It's not right.
- May 12, '12 by healthstarThese are the 2 things that don't go o well together and they bother me: It annoys me so much when I see an obese nurse( >300lb) educating patients about life style, eating healthy, how obesity leads to many complications. I also can't stand nurse who talk about complications of smoking ( good actress I say, and this is called : do what I say don't do hat I do) .....I have many friends who are overweight but I just don't believe an obese nurse will influence pts when it comes to eating healthy etc....