electrongirl wrote:In saying that, obesity costs the health system millions of dollars so I think we all should be doing something to better our health and our health system.
But I don't believe people should be judged on their weight.
I agree with what Nikki says, though I'd change 'millions' to 'billions'. Sure, people should have the choice to live the lifestyle they desire and be responsible for the consequence of their actions. However, like smoking and alcohol abuse etc. the cost to the community is just too great
People are going to be judged by how they look. I don't think this is ever going to change. In some utopian world we'd all be accepted for who we are regardless of how we look, think, associate etc.
And finally I do believe there are people who can be fat and healthy, just as there are those who are skinny (or 'skinny fat') and unhealthy.
Hopefully each of here can do our best to encourage those around us to adopt a healthier life style while we strive to improve our own lives
Just keep moving! And don't be lazy...
SW: 74.3kg - 1/1/09
CW: 71.1kg - 3/5/09