reply to post by purplemer
Even if they have a 'genetic pre-disposition" they can still achieve a healthy body structure. They just need to work a little harder. There is no
to get that large. There has to be a serious mental issue underlying that condition. Who in their right mind would want to be that large?
My previous statement has led me to the wonderment that maybe people that are more than 50lbs over weight should be seen to by a mental health worker
to try to ascertain the reason why they don't try to maintain their health. They are a danger- not only to themselves, but to any children they might
bring into the world.
They should be counselled and made to attend a logical fitness regime. It doesn't have to mean 300 jumping jacks, 200 squats, and a few laps around a
ring. There are many ways. Certain yoga practices create heat and exacerbate blood flow (thus creating caloric burn).
Who- once they've begun- can deny the joy of controlling your body and feeling the wonderous strength we all
possess? Don't you yearn for it?
I know your bones and muscles do. Learn to listen. Your body WILL learn to hunger for it. Your bones, sinew and muscle are connected, but are
different being than your mental self. You will learn to meld them into the one
they yearn to be. They may complain at first because your
mental self has had so much control for so long. Think of that torpid mental self as a contrary 3 year old who has always gotten what they wanted by
whining. Once that physical part of you learns the freedom of wind and strength and work- it WILL need
it. And you will want
I can say these things. If I stop eating right (which equates to stopping eating regularly) I gain weight. I can't eat when I'm depressed so my
metabolism slows down. When I do eat, I do not eat junk. I never eat fast food (haven't for some years), I try to eat organic, but I usually eat
something rich - rich comfort food like roast pork and rice or ..whatever. When you don't eat regularly, your body stores the energy you do put into
it for a rainy day, so to speak.
I am probably "clinically depressed" as well. I have some serious issues. I also know that as soon as I decide to step out of the house, any weight I
have gained through depressive lethargy starts dissipating as soon as I get even one thirty minute walk in a day. I will not take medication for this
depression I know I'd be diagnosed with; I take responsibility for myself, and just work through it.
It would be so easy to sit back, let the lethargy take over, and blame the depression for whatever weight I gain. So easy. In this world we have
today, it'd be acceptable too. That's disgusting. It's the same with "ADD/ADHD" people. Oh my- let's not use their energy - let's kill it. Let us make
them think there is some thing wrong and that they do not have a responsibility to learn about themselves enough to control themselves.
You know what I did instead this time (yeah it comes and goes)? I bought some rollerskates (quads) for when it gets warm. I'm going to teach my newly
adopted dog-friend to run with me while I'm on skates. Actually- just adopting a friend and training them properly can be a huge help in relieving
^ I know about being 'different.' I was told I was different from as young as I can remember. If I were born today, I'd have been drugged. Good luck
for me, I blossomed before this drug craze became rampant.
Point is- just DO SOMETHING. I understand the lethargy. I understand the torpid, senselessness of it all. The only thing that will fix that is using
yourself. You know what happens after I force myself from the torpid state and do my yoga or hike with my puppy-friends?
I begin singing to myself. I sing every thing. Ooooohhh Jennifer clean those dishes you dirty bastard...oooohhh hey puppy people I see you're full of
lovies....HEY SHOES (metal voice) WTF ARE YOU DOING TRIPPING ME"
Yeah I'm crazy.
But you know what? It's ok.
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