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all i need is a shady lane

Jun 6 '13

Anonymous asked:

I just saw your post about TITP and I wanted to say that I think it's great that you took the tough decision to put your health first. I can imagine it's really been really difficult and it'll continue be difficult. But well done you and let anyone put you down!

Thank you for support. :)

Jun 6 '13

worrypower asked:

Just wanted to say-- congratulations on improving your health and feeling better! I read your sleep apnea post and thought that it was very powerful. You (along with all people) deserve to live out your life in utmost health and happiness, and I applaud your efforts to make that a reality for yourself.

Thank you very much. :)

Jun 6 '13

Anonymous asked:

Doctor here. Thank fucking god you actually went through proper advice, glad you're doing better!

Thank you!

Jun 6 '13

mothm-lk-deactivated20140228 asked:

You're wonderful and strong. <3

Thank you SO much!

Jun 6 '13

Anonymous asked:

you're not a doctor, shut the hell up

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Jun 6 '13

Anonymous asked:

As someone who has had a lapband surgery, I really doubt you'll keep the weight off - I gained it all back within three years. I'm not saying this to be mean, but between myself and every single person I've met who has had the surgery, we all have gained back weight. Weight loss surgeries are dangerous and unhealthy to how they set you about losing weight and your body will not be able to sustain it. My newest doctor has explained in detail just how much she wishes they weren't done at all.

Doubt it.

My sister has had lap-band surgery and has kept the weight off for 6 years through eating right and being active. It’s in no way natural for me to have been the weight I was, and it’s in no way natural that my weight should give me so many health problems.

Jun 5 '13
Some months ago, I asked a question to the social justice blog, This Is Thin Privilege,  regarding my sleep apnea. That month, my doctor had advised me that I immediately needed to lose weight because it was harshly effecting my breathing and sleep apnea was something I dealt with every night. He also told me that my weight was contributing to a variety of other health problems, including my sore joints. I should note at this time I was eating large quantities of terrible food.
Then I discovered TITP, and felt some hope that my doctor was simply misinformed, and that there&#8217;s another reason for my health issues. TITP even told me that there isn&#8217;t any evidence to back up that weight is related to sleep apnea.
However, I received a lot of messages from people advising me to not listen to TITP, and to listen to my doctor. This was very hard to do, considering I wanted to hang on so much to what TITP told me.
But I did eventually go back my doctor, and he recommended a lap-band surgery because I was so big (I&#8217;m only 5&#8217;4, and I don&#8217;t even want to mention how big I was. But let&#8217;s just say I barely went out the house.) This was in February. It&#8217;s now June and I just want to say&#8230;
I feel better than ever. I&#8217;ve already lost a whopping 64 pounds already, and although I&#8217;m still big, I can run better, I can breathe better, and my already sleep apnea has disappeared. I&#8217;m also eating better (lots of vegetables) and I have more energy than I can ever remember having, and exercising more. I also feel full faster without having to eat so much. 
I decided to type this post because TITP is giving potentially harmful information to its followers. If I listened to their advice, who knows what could have happened. One of the biggest things about the Body Positivity movement is that it gives hope to people like me, and instead of taking responsibility of our lives on ourselves, we&#8217;d rather place it on society instead. That&#8217;s why I find it so insulting when TITP compares their movement to racism, sexism, and homophobia. We fat people are given all the same rights as our thin counterparts. We are not facing oppression like blacks or gays have. Yeah, sometimes I have a hard time finding clothes or fitting into seats, but thats not the definition of oppression, and I cannot expect entire industries and the entire globe to bend over to my every whim just because I decided to lead my life in a certain way! Life doesn&#8217;t work that way! We have to grow up and be strong women, not stay on the computer all day and complain about the problems we face because of our personal choices! 
 It&#8217;s okay to feel fine about your body, but it is wrong to be body positive when you realize the body you have is contributing to your health problems, and you&#8217;re completely aware that can be changed.
I wanted to be a big believer in TITP, but going through more of that blog its entirely misleading. Doctors aren&#8217;t trying to body shame us when they want us to lose weight, they are doing their job. One of the mods of TITP doesn&#8217;t even believe there&#8217;s a such thing as healthy eating, which is really misleading! It&#8217;s even weirder than many of the problems they describe are experienced by thin people just as much as fat people. 
I want everyone to be safe and think about what they are getting their selves into by following TITP. Those people are not doctors, they rely on shady studies on biased blogs as opposed to decades in medical research and science. 
If I listened to TITP, I would still have sleep apnea.

Some months ago, I asked a question to the social justice blog, This Is Thin Privilege,  regarding my sleep apnea. That month, my doctor had advised me that I immediately needed to lose weight because it was harshly effecting my breathing and sleep apnea was something I dealt with every night. He also told me that my weight was contributing to a variety of other health problems, including my sore joints. I should note at this time I was eating large quantities of terrible food.

Then I discovered TITP, and felt some hope that my doctor was simply misinformed, and that there’s another reason for my health issues. TITP even told me that there isn’t any evidence to back up that weight is related to sleep apnea.

However, I received a lot of messages from people advising me to not listen to TITP, and to listen to my doctor. This was very hard to do, considering I wanted to hang on so much to what TITP told me.

But I did eventually go back my doctor, and he recommended a lap-band surgery because I was so big (I’m only 5’4, and I don’t even want to mention how big I was. But let’s just say I barely went out the house.) This was in February. It’s now June and I just want to say…

I feel better than ever. I’ve already lost a whopping 64 pounds already, and although I’m still big, I can run better, I can breathe better, and my already sleep apnea has disappeared. I’m also eating better (lots of vegetables) and I have more energy than I can ever remember having, and exercising more. I also feel full faster without having to eat so much. 

I decided to type this post because TITP is giving potentially harmful information to its followers. If I listened to their advice, who knows what could have happened. One of the biggest things about the Body Positivity movement is that it gives hope to people like me, and instead of taking responsibility of our lives on ourselves, we’d rather place it on society instead. That’s why I find it so insulting when TITP compares their movement to racism, sexism, and homophobia. We fat people are given all the same rights as our thin counterparts. We are not facing oppression like blacks or gays have. Yeah, sometimes I have a hard time finding clothes or fitting into seats, but thats not the definition of oppression, and I cannot expect entire industries and the entire globe to bend over to my every whim just because I decided to lead my life in a certain way! Life doesn’t work that way! We have to grow up and be strong women, not stay on the computer all day and complain about the problems we face because of our personal choices! 

 It’s okay to feel fine about your body, but it is wrong to be body positive when you realize the body you have is contributing to your health problems, and you’re completely aware that can be changed.

I wanted to be a big believer in TITP, but going through more of that blog its entirely misleading. Doctors aren’t trying to body shame us when they want us to lose weight, they are doing their job. One of the mods of TITP doesn’t even believe there’s a such thing as healthy eating, which is really misleading! It’s even weirder than many of the problems they describe are experienced by thin people just as much as fat people. 

I want everyone to be safe and think about what they are getting their selves into by following TITP. Those people are not doctors, they rely on shady studies on biased blogs as opposed to decades in medical research and science. 

If I listened to TITP, I would still have sleep apnea.

Jun 5 '13
frozenrevolutionary:

internalfrontierseternalidealist:

frozenrevolutionary:

This is the greatest thing I’ve seen in a long time.

Great Britain and its politics never fails to amuse.

Sometimes I get sad.  Then this comes across my dash again.

frozenrevolutionary:

internalfrontierseternalidealist:

frozenrevolutionary:

This is the greatest thing I’ve seen in a long time.

Great Britain and its politics never fails to amuse.

Sometimes I get sad.  Then this comes across my dash again.

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Jan 27 '13
Jan 27 '13
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harrehcum:
These men are window washers at a children’s hospital in Pittsburg. Some might think the job is menial, but to the kids who are horribly ill, looking out their window seeing their favorite superhero at their window makes all the pain go away for a bit. And that would make the job worthwhile.
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the-absolute-funniest-posts:

harrehcum:

These men are window washers at a children’s hospital in Pittsburg. Some might think the job is menial, but to the kids who are horribly ill, looking out their window seeing their favorite superhero at their window makes all the pain go away for a bit. And that would make the job worthwhile.

Via/Follow The Absolute Greatest Posts…ever.

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