It has happened on a few occasions that I have disclosed my weight issue as a side issue to my post only to find it has been like a bit of a red rag for lots of usually unhelpful, irrelevent and often patronsing advice on how to lose weight or even admonshments about not taking care of myself,comments like 'do somethin about you weight' as if I hadnt noticed it.
When I attend at Gp surgery I walk out if I am given any unasked for advice about my weight. I find it offensive that a doctor is assuming I do not know the percieved health risks when it is impossible to avoid the constant barrage and for the most part doctors who do this are insensitive and sometimes hateful towards fat people.
This forum is normally a safe place to get excellent advice and I have no objection to dietary advice to help manage my symptoms or thyroid health. I have every respect for suggestions to cut out gluten to help reduce anitbodies or sugar to reduce hypoglycemina but Ifind it disrespectful and demeaningto be given unasked for weight loss advice espcailly when it is so basic as joining a slimming club.
I do not try to lose weight. I find it as a goal in life unhelpful. I aim to eat a wide variety of food in moderate portions aiming for as much as possible of it too be organic. Refined sugar makes me ill so I avoid it as much as possible. I record my calories to ensure that I do not over eat. I aim to eat mindfully and with dignity and I aim to take moderate excerise. I also aim to meditate, have fun and occupy myself meaningfully. I also work to optimise my thyroid treatment.Any weight loss is in my eyes a side effect of these actions and not the reason for them.
I belive that most of the problems associated with being over weight are the result of untreated thyroid disease and I as a fat woman am a deeply contented, confident and beautiful woman.
Whether you agree with these actions and attitudes or not, whether you feel my goals are irrisponsible or whether you think I shouldbe doing more or would get on better of I followed your path and not mine then these are your problems and frankly none of my business. Your need to express them needs to be done on a post of your own and not mine. Maybe you could put up a post about some great diet you have tried or maybe you could politely ask fat people to help you understand the issues involved. But dont jump on the band wagon of giving unasked for weight loss advice.It is rude.