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Old 24.06.2011, 23:18
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Update : Saw these poor, defenceless ladies again today in the cafe.
Strawberry cakes with cream all round - yummy!! Still, I'm sure they were having a rare treat.

Perhaps you calling those women whales has clouded my judgment of your tone but that comes across as a bit sarcastic to me.

Do I mistake your tone or have it right?

According to your earlier post about them, you'd seen them the day before, which would have made it the 19th. As now it is the 24'th, nearly a week later, I'm still sticking to the idea that perhaps it is an occasional treat.

Going by my own habits and my own physique, I'd also say that the fact that they're fat and the fact that you've seen them eating "naughty" things twice in two weeks doesn't negate the possibility that they're trying to get into some better shape or that perhaps they eat better most of the time.

Once the weight is there, it really isn't that easy to take it off, particularly after one reaches a certain age, even more so after one starts to take on physical conditions that perhaps were begun but certainly are exacerbated by the weight itself. Metabolism slows, having bad knees and hips (which would make the walking aids you described previously necessary) certainly doesn't make it easy to exercise more.

So, perhaps they ARE eating better most of the time, perhaps they even ARE in some water aerobics or similar low-impact fitness class or so and perhaps they get together once a week to indulge.


Of course, the other thing that comes to mind regarding this sighting is that in order to see them there, you had to be there again as well. Since you made such a point to rip on the menu options at the café in question, I can not help but wonder what you had.
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Old 24.06.2011, 23:25
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I do still believe that genetics plays a HUGE role in someone's weight. That's why some people (like my husband) can eat like crazy and do not much more than sit at a computer all day but still remain stick thin. But if I even just LOOK at cheeseburger, I seem to gain a few pounds.
Oo, you're gonna slap me, but ... genetics may play a part in how easily someone puts on weight, but it's still the amount and type of food eaten that causes a person to become overweight/obese.

Some people are better at maths or memorising facts than others. I didn't go up to the smartest person in my class, ask how long it took them to do their homework, and then refuse to spend any more time on mine than they did despite only half finishing mine. That's life, as they say in French.
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Old 24.06.2011, 23:59
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Perhaps you calling those women whales has clouded my judgment of your tone but that comes across as a bit sarcastic to me.

Do I mistake your tone or have it right?

According to your earlier post about them, you'd seen them the day before, which would have made it the 19th. As now it is the 24'th, nearly a week later, I'm still sticking to the idea that perhaps it is an occasional treat.

Going by my own habits and my own physique, I'd also say that the fact that they're fat and the fact that you've seen them eating "naughty" things twice in two weeks doesn't negate the possibility that they're trying to get into some better shape or that perhaps they eat better most of the time.

Once the weight is there, it really isn't that easy to take it off, particularly after one reaches a certain age, even more so after one starts to take on physical conditions that perhaps were begun but certainly are exacerbated by the weight itself. Metabolism slows, having bad knees and hips (which would make the walking aids you described previously necessary) certainly doesn't make it easy to exercise more.

So, perhaps they ARE eating better most of the time, perhaps they even ARE in some water aerobics or similar low-impact fitness class or so and perhaps they get together once a week to indulge.


Of course, the other thing that comes to mind regarding this sighting is that in order to see them there, you had to be there again as well. Since you made such a point to rip on the menu options at the café in question, I can not help but wonder what you had.

Yes, I'm afraid I was being sarcastic, you are right.

This is my local cafe for a cuppa - I certainly wouldn't eat anything they serve up.
And I see these ladies there most every day,sitting outside as I walk past on my way, having their rare treats.
My sympathy would go out to them for their struggle, if they were perhaps not the town gossips, having a go at everyone else.
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Old 25.06.2011, 00:31
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My sympathy would go out to them for their struggle, if they were perhaps not the town gossips, having a go at everyone else.

So you're out to prove to the world you're better than they by doing exactly the same things they do? Gossiping and judging others...

Oh, wait, except that you're not fat so it's okay, right?
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So you're out to prove to the world you're better than they by doing exactly the same things they do? Gossiping and judging others...

Oh, wait, except that you're not fat so it's okay, right?
Really!

SO if the table consisted of a bunch of skinny chicks eating creamy concoctions and gossiping, they'd not even be noticed? Or skinny chicks eating carrots and gossiping, would they be admired? What about fat chicks eating carrots and gossiping? Or, instead of carrots, coffee and cigarettes (well, I guess there's a smoking ban).

We've also moved beyond "fast fatty foods" to creamy concoctions, I think... whole different class of things to consume. Mmmmmmm
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Old 25.06.2011, 06:48
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This is my local cafe for a cuppa - I certainly wouldn't eat anything they serve up.
I think you got your answer there, though, but not sure if you were looking for one.. In the past 6 years, there was nowhere to actually have anything okish to have with coffee than your usual butter croissant, fatty cheese tarts, bunch of cakes or butter laiden petits delices with whatever they cram inside. Not that it wasn't delicious, surely was, but honestly, if I haven't moved more physically, I would steadily pack weight on, since if you want to have coffee with friends and a bite here, that's what you would be served. Nothing else. No quick little salads, fresh dark bread, etc. Maybe coz this is a pretty small place, or the mindset of people, but you meet buddies for coffee, you eat those evil things, together, and have a laugh. It's improved, a few weeks back Migros started serving great and healthy salad bar, but it is between 11:30 and 2, really, then it is gone. Then you can have sushi or Lebanese couscous (something I would eat), but I can't see babichkas heading for those, either, here.

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My sympathy would go out to them for their struggle, if they were perhaps not the town gossips, having a go at everyone else.
How do you know? Is this that's really bothering you? If so, shrug it off...Some people here can't stand the staring, some lack of manners in terms of personal space, come object naked kids with a teacher, hahaha, you won't be the only one to selectively ignore a trait or two, just to keep your inner balance a ok and enjoy the rest of the wonderful stuff. Without falling into the same mental mechanisms they are slaving to...
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Old 25.06.2011, 09:16
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Re: Fast fatty foods

This whole thread went off the rails when I called these women whales.
Oh dear.
I didn't really want to end up writing a thesis on the subject.
Ok - they are unpleasant, bloated women who regularly stuff their faces in my local caff.
No two ways about it.

But I apologise to the whales, because they are beautiful, natural creatures.
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But I apologise to the whales, because they are beautiful, natural creatures.
Useful, too.



I think you should encourage those ladies to keep eating their sticky buns. We're due to run out of oil any decade now...
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This whole thread went off the rails when I called these women whales.
Oh dear.
I didn't really want to end up writing a thesis on the subject.
Ok - they are unpleasant, bloated women who regularly stuff their faces in my local caff.
No two ways about it.

But I apologise to the whales, because they are beautiful, natural creatures.
are they unpleasant because they are large or in spite of it?
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I'd say because.

It's a well documented fact that an excess of cream cakes leads to the build up of a kind of cheese in the brain, which prevents the efficient functioning of that organ, leading to behavioural change, stupidity and, ultimately, a metamorphic process in the DNA of the 'victim' (although it's her own fault for eating cream cakes, of course) that results in her turning into an actual cow.

The final stage of this condition is very rare these days, but folk memory preserves it in expressions like "her's a fat cow", "her's a right miserable cow" and "her's gorra face on 'er loik a cow".

There are no cases on record, however, of any woman turning into a whale.

Perhaps some of our Icelandic or Japanese members have heard of such incidents, though?
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I'd say because.

It's a well documented fact that an excess of cream cakes leads to the build up of a kind of cheese in the brain, which prevents the efficient functioning of that organ, leading to behavioural change, stupidity and, ultimately, a metamorphic process in the DNA of the 'victim' (although it's her own fault for eating cream cakes, of course) that results in her turning into an actual cow.

The final stage of this condition is very rare these days, but folk memory preserves it in expressions like "her's a fat cow", "her's a right miserable cow" and "her's gorra face on 'er loik a cow".

There are no cases on record, however, of any woman turning into a whale.

Perhaps some of our Icelandic or Japanese members have heard of such incidents, though?
and i think you're full of crap, today, anyway.
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Old 25.06.2011, 12:37
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Have been to IKEA today (avoiding the local caff) but strangely saw many similar genetically - impaired, horizontally-challenged people, with bums measuring a metre across.
This is not a judgement - just an observation that we are indeed, as a species, getting fatter.
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Old 25.06.2011, 12:42
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It's a well documented fact that an excess of cream cakes leads to the build up of a kind of cheese in the brain, which prevents the efficient functioning of that organ, leading to behavioural change, stupidity and, ultimately, a metamorphic process in the DNA of the 'victim' (although it's her own fault for eating cream cakes, of course) that results in her turning into an actual cow.

The final stage of this condition is very rare these days, but folk memory preserves it in expressions like "her's a fat cow", "her's a right miserable cow" and "her's gorra face on 'er loik a cow".

There are no cases on record, however, of any woman turning into a whale.

Perhaps some of our Icelandic or Japanese members have heard of such incidents, though?


Yes, it is quite well known, that we Brits are not as PC as our American or Canadian friends and do sometimes compare people to cows, whales and even dogs.
Obviously, we have to be pitied in this and must excuse ourselves.
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Yes, it is quite well known, that we Brits are not as PC as our American or Canadian friends and do sometimes compare people to cows, whales and even dogs.
My British friends usually compare me with a certain part of a lady's anatomy.

They rarely specify whether the lady in question is large or small, though.

Do you think it would make a difference?
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OK. Enough silliness. Here's my serious contribution to this topic:

You are fat. Some people think you are funny because you are fat. Some people think you are stupid because you are fat. Some people think you are despicable because you are fat. Some people think you are irresponsible because you are fat.

As long as you are fat, somebody, somewhere, is looking at you with pity, contempt or amusement.

As long as you are fat, there is nothing you can do to change that fact.

You have, therefore, the following options:

  • Lose weight;
  • Get upset and complain about it;
  • Go on a crusade against the wicked, judgmental people of this world;
  • Ignore the silly sods;
  • Laugh it off;
  • Make fun of them for failing to enjoy their short, brutal, miserable lives as much as you enjoy yours.
I choose the last three.

Which do you choose?

Cheers,

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Old 25.06.2011, 14:04
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I think you got your answer there, though, but not sure if you were looking for one.. In the past 6 years, there was nowhere to actually have anything okish to have with coffee than your usual butter croissant, fatty cheese tarts, bunch of cakes or butter laiden petits delices with whatever they cram inside. Not that it wasn't delicious, surely was, but honestly, if I haven't moved more physically, I would steadily pack weight on, since if you want to have coffee with friends and a bite here, that's what you would be served. Nothing else. No quick little salads, fresh dark bread, etc. Maybe coz this is a pretty small place, or the mindset of people, but you meet buddies for coffee, you eat those evil things, together, and have a laugh. It's improved, a few weeks back Migros started serving great and healthy salad bar, but it is between 11:30 and 2, really, then it is gone. Then you can have sushi or Lebanese couscous (something I would eat), but I can't see babichkas heading for those, either, here.
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Old 25.06.2011, 15:28
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Yes, I'm afraid I was being sarcastic, you are right.

This is my local cafe for a cuppa - I certainly wouldn't eat anything they serve up.
And I see these ladies there most every day,sitting outside as I walk past on my way, having their rare treats.
My sympathy would go out to them for their struggle, if they were perhaps not the town gossips, having a go at everyone else.
I wish I could be up my ass like you are. Must be a nice view up that horse, isn't it?

Town gossip for them, you are internet gossip which is wide world level.
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Our brains are hard-wired to find food that we need attractive.
If our body/mind is in balance, then yes - but I assume that most of unhealthy food cravings are due to addiction.

In my case it is desserts.

I try to limit myself to once, twice a week, but the craving is there everyday...
If I would give in, I ate three times a day some sweets. At the moment I've been fantasising about a Black Forest cake. Just ate two bananas, but it didn't do the trick.
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Well, so far I've been called judgemental, a jerk, up my own ass and even skinny!!!
All this from people who 'know' me on here.
I haven't called these people anything personal - nor would I.

If you are interested in contributing to this thread, perhaps you should read it through properly, before picking out bits and giving us the benefit of your wisdom.
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