reply to post by ShadowAngel85
I think you, and many others, may not quite understand that this is a psychological issue.
I am quite certain that this woman enjoys the attention she is getting. Hell, getting paid to eat sounds like a dream job--if it weren't all a
symptom of an illness. Which those who have seen this firsthand know that it is.
What you may have missed is her myspace page, linked to on page 1. If you read her blogs on that page, you would find "her story", which includes
descriptions of sexual abuse at a young age, food deprivation, food "sneaking", bouts with diet pills, and a generally textbook account of someone
in desperate need of clinical help.
She HAS to come off as super confident and happy! If not, she would have killed herself by now. If not food, it would have been drugs, or alcohol, or
sex. It is an addiction just as real as a drug or alcohol one. Any rationalizations and justifications of it after the fact are easily seen through by
anyone who has gone through it, or has seen a loved one go through it.
It's incredibly sad. The daughter (and her son, who is older), have already had their world views changed by living in this environment.
I was a healthy weight when young also- then at 9 I began learning how to hide food and walk to the convenient corner store, and that is when my
weight went out of control.
And do you really believe that she can tell her kids "do as I say, not as I do", and that will work?? You must not have children, because that is
not how they work! They absorb behaviors, and it changes them psychologically.
Even if these children do not have a future weight issue, they will absolutely have self esteem issues, warped views of healthy relationships, and
most likely addictions of their own.
if the mother does not care enough for her children, and HERSELF, to want to be around in 20 years- then so be it, but those kids need to be removed
from that environment before these destructive behaviors are indelibly imprinted on their psyches.
Go ahead and rant about how unfair some of us posters are being, but until you have firsthand experience with something like this, you cannot