Fat Unacceptance

These bootcamp workouts I’m doing three times a week really prolong my life. I stare at the clock, refusing to believe that a minute can last this long.

By the way, the workouts make it obvious that fat and fit is a lie. And by fat I don’t mean “I gained two pounds, I’m so fat.” I mean real fat, 50 to 200 lbs overweight.

Fitness diminishes as fatness increases. Age is somewhat of a factor but a healthy-weight 60-year-old is clearly fitter than an obese 20-year-old.

Why is it that so much of what is considered progressive hinges on denying the very obvious?

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7 thoughts on “Fat Unacceptance”

  1. By the way, the workouts make it obvious that fat and fit is a lie. And by fat I don’t mean “I gained two pounds, I’m so fat.” I mean real fat, 50 to 200 lbs overweight.
    Most people who are fat are overweight, not obese and not morbidly obese if you look at BMI categories. Which is what people usually refer to when they start talking about “fat but fit” and edge cases like Simone Biles and pro-athletes and that lady who has the long distance cold swimming record.

    Also your definition of fat is different than most people’s which is “too fat for my boner and/or aesthetic taste” There’s a big difference between your definition and most people’s which is where “fat but fit” comes from, especially for women.

    These bootcamp workouts I’m doing three times a week really prolong my life. I stare at the clock, refusing to believe that a minute can last this long.
    Have you learned to love burpees yet? :-))))

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    1. Even being moderately overweight decreases life expectancy:

      https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/03/090319224823.htm

      (There was some study fairly recently that purposed to show that being overweight “protected” you more than being underweight. However, the methodology was terrible and it was as good as retracted because it was essentially garbage.)

      As of 2015-2016, 39.9 million US adults were obese (not just overweight, but obese): https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html

      And 160 million US adults are either obese or overweight:

      http://www.healthdata.org/news-release/vast-majority-american-adults-are-overweight-or-obese-and-weight-growing-problem-among

      I think perhaps you haven’t been exposed to the, uh, bulk of the Fat Acceptance community, where it is claimed a 5’2″ woman can weight 400 pounds and still be an “elite athlete” and people harm their children by feeding them anything they want.

      This is mainly what angers me about the FA community — how many children are harmed directly and indirectly by them. Adults should be able to harm themselves all they want. Sure, get diabetes and die at 62 of gas gangrene. But harming kids is a whole different thing.

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      1. Yes, exactly, I meant the Fat acceptance movement, hence the title. It’s the “you can be completely healthy and wear size 28” crowd.

        As for feeding children, I feed Klara whatever she wants but I’m very fortunate because she loves soup and vegetables and earlier in the week we fought over broccoli because ate her own and tried to steal mine. I’m just very lucky with her.

        The only thing we have a problem with us that she’s asking me to buy ketchup and I never had any in my house. It’s all paint and salt, so I don’t like it.

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        1. With Klara, you did get very lucky indeed! I was also not all that attracted to unhealthy foods as a kid, and since the house often didn’t have that much food, it was hard to eat what was not there.

          I definitely support not stigmatizing and not harassing etc. anyone. But I can’t support the Fat Acceptance/Fat Celebration movement as it’s outright harmful to many and likely at least partially sponsored by the food lobby.

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