By Anonymous - 20/02/2012 03:00 - Canada
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If I'm honest it's a YDI, although the seats could be small in general...
Just like I did some comments below, we assume that this case of obesity is caused by too much consumption. But there are also many, many diseases out there that develop obesity. Besides, most overweight problems are related to phsychological problems in daily life. I think we can only conclude this from the given amount of information: If OP made himself fat: YDI If OP got a disease that makes him fat: FYL But then still we should show a little compassion for those that eat too much due to problems. Right now, we cannot judge the situation of OP fairly. [don't hate on my English. I'm not a native speaker.]
I agree. In some cases, people with obesity problems make themselves that way with the twenty "midnight snacks" they get. On the other hand, though, some people actually have diseases where obesity is something you can't control. It just annoys me when purposely overweight people beg for pity. But, like always, we don't know the OP's whole story.
39, Correct, furthermore in MOST instances diseases cause weight gain which makes people 'overweight' rather than obese. Obesity is a condition that almost always results from poor lifestyle, which is what someone would have to be to not fit in a theatre chair. There is a very low percentage of overweight people with a medical condition, that number drops even lower in cases of obesity.
39, 40 - yes it's only a very small group of people that get overweight through diseases but I know two people that have this problem so that's why I commented. For example, I know someone that has a malfunctioning liver: she eats normal ammounts of food but still almost everything is stored as fat. Therefore she needs to eat more in order to feed her body. A vicious circle. So there are some applicable diseases out there. But I guess OP's case is a YDI since very few people have those diseases and they mostly make you overweight when getting older. Still this COULD be the case with OP.
46, Just to clarify, it seems very unlikely to me that such a disease exists. The liver would have to be specifically converting products into fat that do not have the structure of a fat molecule, which to my understanding doesn't happen. Are you sure they don't just more readily absorb and store fat?
There is also a fat gene that's been identified that makes you much more likely to be fat. Genetics can have a lot to do with it too. You may not have a specific disease but you could have bad genetics. For people like that, they can eat healthy and exercise regularly and still be fat. Just the unfortunate luck of the draw.
My best friend has hypothyroidism and she was treated with the wrong amounts of medicine, which killed her adrenal gland. She has to take steroids every day for the rest of her life, and she's gained a fair amount of weight, despite working out as much as her body can handle. Some people are naturally bigger, my step brother is one, but he's a football player. Disease and genetics are possible.
257- I have hypothyroidism, if you don't know that the thyroid affects your whole body and you have no idea what you're talking about, please shut up. Please look it up and notice that one of the signs that there might be something wrong with the thyroid is weight gain out of nowhere.
Let's be honest here: obesity caused by diseases and/or genetics is pretty rare. In America, where the obesity rates are above 33%, it's almost guaranteed that OP is obese because of poor eating habits and laziness. Plus, OP worded the fml in such a way that implies this was the first time it's been an issue; suggesting a recent increase in weight. Thumbs me down all you want, but I'm tired of lazy, McDonald-chompers co-opting the legitimate excuses to justify themselves. Obesity is a deadly epidemic, and it's time we stop enabling it.
Ah, hypo not hyper, I see. That is known for weight gain but generally that's because it also causes fatigue and inactivity. Also, I did google the fat gene.. Only I read the ACTUAL medical report and their findings were that without being active 23% of people will retain enough fat to be considered overweight. Plus it was a case study, they did not actually test the theory they just looked at statistics from other studies.
#257- you are ignorant. There is a lot more to weight loss than caloric intake, especially when there are chemicals (medicines) involves or hormone inbalances can easily happen when there is a thyroid issue. Yes, a healthy diet is KEY but there are several more factors and many times you have to be edicated about the types if healthy foods to eat to combat the problem.
Well ankoku, you can be as ignorant as you want to but genetics very OBVIOUSLY plays a role in weight. My husband is 6'6 and about 178lbs. He eats about 5,000+ calories a day desperately trying to put on weight. Genetically he's built to be a bean pole and no matter how much he wants to change that, he can only do so much. His best friend is 5'10 and is a genetic gift from God to the bodybuilding world. He eats more than my fiance and can't put on a single ounce of fat if he wanted to. We've seen him eat an entire pizza and tub of ice cream, and he didn't even get bloated. So if genetics can control the fact that they can't put on weight, why can't it control that others can't lose weight? People are designed a certain way and you can only change so much before you can't change any more of it.
Yeah, hypothyroidism, Down syndrome, antipsychotics and steroids (among other things) can make you susceptible to weight gain. 10 lbs, or 20, maybe even 50. But when you're talking more than 100 lbs overweight, take some fucking responsibility. Unless you are Andre the Fucking Giant there is no excuse for that. That being said FYL OP... I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you're not one of the idiots who pretends their self-diagnosed hypothyroidism is to blame for weighing 400 lbs. It's not fat people I have a problem with, it's stupid and/or deluded people.
I would say you deserve it, but we don't know the circumstances here. So in the nicest way possible, let this be motivation to lose weight. Do it the healthy way and you can only benefit. Good luck! :)
No. You really need to work out. Please.
Damn. I once learned: if you want more than you have now, if you want to have a better life, PROVE IT! I hope you can find the discipline to do something about it. You can change your life, seriously!
Some places do make chairs small, but not THAT small. I think it's time for a nice jog around the block a few hundred times.
That sucks OP. Instead of letting this ruin your psyche, let this be motivation for you... I hope they gave you your money back!
7, movie theaters are not required to give refunds for anything other than a canceled show or power outtage....the fact that op didn't fit in the chairs doesn't fall into either catagory..overweight people can't play the "fat card" as reason to get a refund...maybe if op didn't sit on their butt so much & got up to move around more & ate single (instead of 2-3x the serving portions) this wouldn't happen. Theaters want more people to see movies=more $....larger seats=less people & $. Duh.