Empathy, humility, sadness and horror...
I DON'T identify with this woman. I am infuriated with her! She is the most selfish woman on the planet. Because of her glutenous ways her daughter is going to grow up without a mother. She should be fighting with everything she has to stay alive for her daughter instead of just giving up the fight.
I have seen this before. It's sad, but I have some of those feelings too. I feel like I can't control myself around food sometimes, and I could end up in her situation...
I weep for her! The guilt, sorrow, self-loathing that she lives with consumes her life and all she has is food. I relate to to that. It may feel to her that she may never overcome this food addiction. That is such a sad way to live!~Margenehttp://www.believingitspossible.blogspot.com/
That was heartbreaking. I feel so bad for that woman...between the food, the depression...and her poor son who doesn't know what to do either. I hope they are able to find the help they need.
At that point, you must look to the enablers - just like with any other addiction. Who enables me? First off, fast food joints that make it easy to eat alone by just pulling right on through
There but by the grace of God, go I! I would have ended up there. There is no doubt in my mind! My highest was 372, I understand every word she is saying about her relationship with food! Thanks for sharing, I've posted to my blog too!
Very sad. I think I caught this on either TLC or the Discovery health Channel about a year ago. Obesity is such a complex issue- often there is a deep emotional dimension to it and it is only coming more into public awareness in recent years
Wow I feel sometimes that I am addicted to food. This has really hit home. Thanks for sharing. I hope you don't min d but I would like to re-post this and I will give a link to yous. Thank you for sharing!
Fear, repulsion, sympathy, empathy, a bit of anger, sadness, mercy, a sense of doom.I remember seeing this before (on a cable tv show?) and thinking, "Who is buying her all that food?" I mean, she can't work, she can't leave the house, so it's either the son bringing it or a delivery service, and who pays for it? If you can't work, how can you afford to pay for 33000 calories of food a day. Sounds like it would be pretty pricey for an unemployed lady.Someone is enabling her, and that's where teh anger comes in. Just like when I see my obese niece (who like me and my other niece and both nephews are all oversized/fat/obese/overweight/pudgy/etc). I begged her when they were born to try to keep them from being where we are, to encourage them early to love fruits and veggies and to not mainline soda and candy and cookies.But now all the grandnieces/grandnephew are finicky junk eaters. I fear for them come 10 to 15 years. They'll be obese like all of us who grew up in this country and learned to love sugar and crap food. All those who grew up in the old country on mostly fresh home-cooked foods with lots of fiber and fruit are NOT fat. All of us who grew up on pizza, McD's, HFCS, candy, soda, and high-fat junk public school lunches...we are fat. It's not a coincidence.I hope thigns change before we enable another generation into obesity. God Help Us.God help me. God help that poor woman who can't go to sleep without 1000 calories of sugar and fat and junk. Sigh.
I feel SO BAD for her. I understand food addiction. But I am also really mad that she makes her CHILD go get all that food for her. He is an adult (looks like it anyway)... I think he needs to stand up and say no. Who the heck brought her that plate of cookies?? They are doing something morally wrong, bringing that to her, IMO.
I stopped by your blog today.Very sad picture. What I don't understand is that if these very overweight people can't get up who is feeding them so much food?AnnCozy In TexasLess of Me
Little bit of fear - I see myself in there somewhere. Also makes me think how complex human mind is, and how superobesity does not follow just because someone is lazy, without self-control and no exercise - no, it goes a lot deeper than that, to the psyche. My blog http://losing50kg.blogspot.com/
I'm setting up my own blog today to record my weight loss journey, but I'm fairly techo-stupid so I'm not sure it will even work!
I can't believe how much of my thinking patterns are the same as her. It is scary. Eye opening .... thank you. I have fallen into a similar relationship with food. I eat and feel euphoric and then depressed after I am done. She described it perferctly. In the past few months I have been unhealthy and have been working to get back on track. This has helped me to see where the path I was on can lead to. Thank you very much.
Wow that is just wrong. How can she do that to herself? I know food addiction is a serious issue (as I've seen a therapist for it) but she needs to get help. It was so sad to watch. I felt so sorry for the son as he doesn't know what to do. Samantha http://www.insidethelifeofafatgirl.blogspot.com/
Let's not forget that people who suffer from anorexia and bulimia also have addictions to food, and they aren't often told that they are "disgusting" or "selfish."
Houston We Have A Problem. There is serious mental and emotional issues here. I was headed down the same road until I decided to lose weight
hello! I love your blog. it's very similar to mine. keep it up! keep going! -Dennis
This is really tough to watch. I empathize with her, but I also want to smack her up side the head. She clearly uses food as a comfort. Food will never disappoint her, it is always there for her, and won't let her down. We all can learn from this video. It is a sad end result to what our addictions can cause and cost us. This isn't just about her, either. It is about her family. She needs to get the support in order to get her mental health better, so her physical health will improve.Thanks for sharing this. It is a sad reality, but we sometimes need reminding.
it's sad to see.i can't imagine the depression she is going through.compolsive eating is a major problem.
I think it would be so easy for everybody with a weight problem to end up like that. It is a good reminder to stay on track. I hope she finds the strength to start trying.
I pity her but she is not a fighter! She has given up without even trying
Who's that woman i just want to go help her Holly!!!!!!!My heart really goes out to her i know what shes going through its hard losing weight,weightloss isnt a magic pill.....
Seeing any one with this kind of weight loss problem makes my little amount of weight to lose seem pretty minor.I have a friend that I play guitar with, his brothers wife is about the same size and it really limits what they can do.I feel sorry for people in this condition and really feel for their families as most don't seem to live to enjoy their child while they grow up.
I didn't think I would relate to her, but when she talked about wanting to go to those cookies as soon as no one was around I thought that sounded like me. The old me would buy a bag of candy with all intentions of putting it in the candy dish and having one or two pieces, however, once home I would eat one after the other until they were all gone. So sad. I can definitely relate to her, even though I am nowhere near her size. I really feel for her!
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