i watched a couple of them before i couldn’t stomach anymore (no pun intended). I am also overweight but there has to be a certain amount of personal responsibility involved on the part of the overweight person. Not all of them were kids, a couple were adults. We can all say “i’m this way because…” and fill in a thousand excuses. However, WE are the ones who ultimately decide what to and how much to put into our mouths and bodies. I grew up in the “clean your plate” club. I do NOT force my children to join as well (they are the “pick 2 things” and we work on proper portion sizes, esp when their father isn’t here because he overeats and doesnt’ care about his size or health and gets mad that I now only cook for as many people as we have eating, NOT for the small army like he and i both grew up with).
I am the size i am yes, because I also had a hormonal issue with PCOS, However, I have decided to get off my big butt and be proactive about doing something to change it. One doctor’s solution was surgery for everything, my OB’s was to jump into gastric bypass… my PCP’s solution is to TRY treating the pcos with birth control pills (which is working) as well as modifying my diet and getting me to exercise more now that it’s NOT all for nothing and things ARE changing.
And no, I don’t think helping someone become even more overweight is good. I don’t buy bread anymore (the kids don’t care for it and i can’t stand it, it always tastes moldy), I don’t buy snack foods and sodas… I DO buy fruits, vegetables, and granola bars, Whole grain cereals, lean meats, etc. If my dh wants junk food i make him get off his butt and go get it himself. I refuse to drive to the store so he can “run in quick” or pick up his fast food meals before work anymore. And it has worked in some areas, he is making some changes on his own (such as no more extra large dunkin donuts coffee with 3 bowties and a couple of apple fritters… to be eaten in one sitting BEFORE going for his fast food a couple of hours later) and he IS also losing weight as well.
At some point the caregiver has to say “Enough is enough, you want to kill yourself with food get off your butt and get it yourself.” and at the same time the person stuffing their gobs with junk has to say “enough is enough, I hate the way i feel/look and need to get off my butt and do something about it” whether that “something” is consulting their doctor for help or going to one of those obesity clinics.
The kids were watching Wall-E earlier… ever notice how ALL of the humans are severely overweight and lazy???