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  •  BTW -- I am not disputing that it is better to be (2+ / 0-)
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    Sam Sara, kareylou

    thin and healthy than to be fat and healthy.

    It's why I get back on the bicycle, rejigger my eating, etc in a regular battle against my weight -- which once went north of 300lb.

    A 165 lb me would definitely be preferable in every way that I can imagine to the current me.

    But I know, thanks to some pretty good genes, underlying cardio-vascular fitness, etc, that I'm less likely to suffer a stroke or an aneurism than lots of thin guys my age, especially those that smoke.

    I'm certainly less likely to have a sky-diving accident, mortocycle accident, alcohol or other drug overdose, etc. than lots of thin folk.

    The problem with being fat is that it's easy to see compared to lots of other problems.

    LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

    by dinotrac on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:32:49 AM PST

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    •  I too have battled the butter basted beast... (2+ / 0-)
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      dinotrac, helpImdrowning

      Having gone most of my life at >180 and at one point pushing 265. Still working at it, now at 205. That put some progress in this progressive. Good luck with your weighty endeavor. Good health to all...

      I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country. Thomas Jefferson

      by Sam Sara on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:41:26 AM PST

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      •  Hey! I'd wish you good luck, but better to applaud (2+ / 0-)
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        Sam Sara, helpImdrowning

        your refusal to give up.

        And -- the good news is -- contrary to all of this strange 'yo-yo' talk, that, regardless of ultimate success, some recent studies have found that fighting the fight is beneficial to your health.

        LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

        by dinotrac on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 09:47:46 AM PST

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