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    Quote Originally Posted by peanuthead View Post
    i think you are going to create alot of anger from this thread... the two cant - and shouldnt- be compared. nor should we try to judge which is worse disease. they both have horribly detrimental effects both physically & pschologically.
    EXACTLY!!! And in the previous thread I wasn't trying to compare them. I was trying to say that neither should be used as entertainment for realisty TV.

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    I don't think they can be compared either, they are both complex conditions/diseases. I do think though that some people are very quick to comment on a thin person, that somehow that has become social acceptable yet it never has and never will be socially acceptable to comment on someone being overweight. So whilst this happens it can make it seem like one is not as serious as the other as it has different social connotations IMO.

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    I agree, IcanDream.

    Before I was at my worst, before being hospitalised for A.N., everyone would always comment on how thin I was...how I needed to "get a big mac in me", how I'd better hold on in case the wind blew me away etc etc. It was beyond irritating and hurtful. Somehow everyone who made those stupid comments probably thought "Oh, well she's skinny, it's OK to point that out - it's not like she's fat...so it's OK".

    Yet now, 6+ years later, at a size 14-16 (and my heaviest weight), nobody says a word!! Is it because I had a child last year? Or is it because I'm getting older that it's 'natural' for me to get fat? Is it because it's only OK to make fun of, or comment on a thin persons appearance rather than someone who is overweight or obese?

    People just need to shut up The more people who shut their mouths, the less problems we'll have with eating disorders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkzy View Post
    People just need to shut up The more people who shut their mouths, the less problems we'll have with eating disorders.
    I agree with this!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    Neither overeating or anorexia is "worse." Both are sh*t and both ruin lives. Both deserve to be treated delicately, as it's not a physical condition, but a pyschological one with physical symptoms.

    This is exactly what I was going to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fruit Tingles View Post
    I agree, neither can be worse because the two can't be compared. That's my point pretty much.

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    fruit tingle. in your OP you did say that anorexia is worse, and this is what i believe will upset people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    Obesity itself isn't a psychological issue, but the reasons behind it can be.
    I agree with this Sassy. And the rest of your post too, but this statement stood out to me as to why the two can't be compared.

    Quote Originally Posted by ICanDream View Post
    I don't think they can be compared either, they are both complex conditions/diseases. I do think though that some people are very quick to comment on a thin person, that somehow that has become social acceptable yet it never has and never will be socially acceptable to comment on someone being overweight. So whilst this happens it can make it seem like one is not as serious as the other as it has different social connotations IMO.
    Oooh don't get me started with that lol! But I agree with your post.

    Obesity is a lot more recognised and accepted, but struggling to gain weight isn't.


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    Quote Originally Posted by peanuthead View Post
    fruit tingle. in your OP you did say that anorexia is worse, and this is what i believe will upset people.
    Yes, I did say that, after looking at them from the perspective that if they WERE comparible ie obesity is the effect of a possible psychological issue but anorexia IS the psychological issue.
    I don't believe they are actually comparible because they are both totally different.

    Hope that makes sense.



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    i understand where your coming from fruit tingle...
    i would say you could compare obesity to being underweight. these are just physical symptms & on there own don't indicate pschological issues.
    psychological overeating on the other hand might be comparable to anorexia (i say might as i am not qualified to make that call).

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    I don't know if they can or cannot be compared... they have both been similar for me in ways with the way my mind opperates. I have suffered with both. For me anorexia was never a choice it just happened and then once I was there in it, there was nothing I could do to stop it. Now many many years later and two children later I am obese and for me, it is and is not different to how I felt when anorexic.. I didn't make a concious decision to get 'fat', it also just happened and I almost feel like I suddenly woke up and am huge... Although I think the reason my mind seems to operate the same is that I am now dealing with all the not eating **** all over again... Lately I just can't eat. It is to the point where I am dizzy and shaking, and its really just a nightmare, but I can't control it iykwim... and for me its how I felt about getting fat.. I knew I should have been eating all the **** I was, but I couldn't stop it...

    Ok prolly didn't make any sense, sorry about that


 

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