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    worst display of general health ever

    we had to evacuate our building today for a drill. one of the requirements of the drill was to show people how to leave the building by using the stairs. well going down was fine for everyone - just the typical amount of complaining you would expect. going back up was a different story. people were hostile that they had to take the stairs, some were so out of breath at the top they looked ready to pass out, and plenty others made comments like "if i ever have to do this again i'm going to quit". amonst all the wheezing and belabored breathing it struck me just how pathetic it all was. i mean, there were a few people that almost couldn't do it. (climb 7 flights of stairs)

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    You should have that drill about 3 times a week and cure the problem -
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    Funny and yes sad too. I would'nt mind a drill everyonce and awhile just to get outside

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    It is funny how people cannot see the health problem this country faces. It is so plane, right in front of their face. I feel very sorry for my children and theirs because the cost of health care is going to skyrocket in the next 10 years. People simply do not get enough exercise! (Get on your bikes and ride!)

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    Did anyone see this on Entertainment Tonight?

    NICKI ROBERTS is the goddess in question on Wednesday night's show. Over the past year, she has doubled her weight and is now at 363.5 pounds, with her goal weight between 500-600 pounds.

    Nicki explains that she was envious after seeing confident, plus-sized women, so she has made it her mission to become as big as possible. Despite doctor's warnings, the goddess devours 14,000 calories a day. "It wouldn't be uncommon for me to get excited if I split my pants ot a button pops off," she reveals. Nicki and her husband even plan on moving to a larger house to accomodate all the space required to put her cookies, bags of chips, and other high calorie foods
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    That is nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepbikerun
    Did anyone see this on Entertainment Tonight?

    NICKI ROBERTS is the goddess in question on Wednesday night's show. Over the past year, she has doubled her weight and is now at 363.5 pounds, with her goal weight between 500-600 pounds.

    Nicki explains that she was envious after seeing confident, plus-sized women, so she has made it her mission to become as big as possible. Despite doctor's warnings, the goddess devours 14,000 calories a day. "It wouldn't be uncommon for me to get excited if I split my pants ot a button pops off," she reveals. Nicki and her husband even plan on moving to a larger house to accomodate all the space required to put her cookies, bags of chips, and other high calorie foods
    the husband is okay with this????

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    Dont' say nuts. She might eat them!

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    I guess she even drinks a 3,500 calorie shake before she goes to bed!

    Her husband is okay with this! Last month ( If I remember correctly) she spent $5,000 on new clothes.

    It makes me sick.
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    What can we do to help the obese population see their demise? Not only see, but it get them to fix it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepbikerun
    Did anyone see this on Entertainment Tonight?

    NICKI ROBERTS is the goddess in question on Wednesday night's show. Over the past year, she has doubled her weight and is now at 363.5 pounds, with her goal weight between 500-600 pounds.

    Nicki explains that she was envious after seeing confident, plus-sized women, so she has made it her mission to become as big as possible. Despite doctor's warnings, the goddess devours 14,000 calories a day. "It wouldn't be uncommon for me to get excited if I split my pants ot a button pops off," she reveals. Nicki and her husband even plan on moving to a larger house to accomodate all the space required to put her cookies, bags of chips, and other high calorie foods
    Good god, what is this world coming to.

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    that is jsut plain messed up right there....why the heck would he let her do this to herself....he does understand that once she gets that heavy it's going to be near impossible to work it off, right?

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    This is wonderful news, less competition for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcard
    What can we do to help the obese population see their demise? Not only see, but it get them to fix it?
    Nothing you say to an obese person will have the impact to change their lifestyle. It has to come from within themselves. Trust me. I know this first hand.

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    I think education will help. More public announcement, ect.....

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    thank god she wasn't in my building today. i don't think she would have handled the evacuation very well

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    Quote Originally Posted by MERTON
    it reminds me when i was sacking bags at kroger and this fat family just had two full carts of bacon and beef and chips... there wasn't even any cereal......
    Of course there wasn't any cereal. Where have you been?!? Don't you know that carbs make you fat?
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    I need to consume that many calories. I'm a twig.
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    Hey what it took me to get off my fat butt and start working towards being healthy once again was my doctor telling me I wouldn't live to see 40 if I kept going the way I was. Basically I was wreck...no 24 year old should be told that hes highly likely to have a liver transplant by the time he's 30. That's all it took to get me off the couch and into an excerise routine and to lay off the liquor.

    Maybe these folks need to go get a physical, once the doctor tells them how bad they suck, maybe they will get up and do somethng about it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcard
    What can we do to help the obese population see their demise? Not only see, but it get them to fix it?
    That's a really good question. Unfortunately, with the capitalist method of consumerism, I think it's impossible for most people. Advertising, availability, and a general lack of taking "Critical Thinking" in college(or college in general) leaves most of the American public susceptible. If they don't know they are out of controll on health issues(because of marketing/corporate image), how or why would they change?

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    Quote Originally Posted by N7CZinMT
    Nothing you say to an obese person will have the impact to change their lifestyle. It has to come from within themselves. Trust me. I know this first hand.
    You're exactly correct. I compare it to alcoholism and "hitting rock bottom." Until that time comes and the person decides for themselves "I will no longer live this way," nothing will change. I also speak from first-hand knowledge on this topic. That's why so many diets fail - it's not usually the way of eating that doesn't work, it's the lack of motivation of the person doing it. I'm no psych major, but I'd bet that many people who are very overweight - especially the morbidly obese - have other issues as well (self worth, depression, etc.). So, I honestly don't know that there is an easy answer. What this Nicki Roberts woman is doing, however, is absolutely insane...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepbikerun
    Did anyone see this on Entertainment Tonight?

    NICKI ROBERTS is the goddess in question on Wednesday night's show. Over the past year, she has doubled her weight and is now at 363.5 pounds, with her goal weight between 500-600 pounds.

    Nicki explains that she was envious after seeing confident, plus-sized women, so she has made it her mission to become as big as possible. Despite doctor's warnings, the goddess devours 14,000 calories a day. "It wouldn't be uncommon for me to get excited if I split my pants ot a button pops off," she reveals. Nicki and her husband even plan on moving to a larger house to accomodate all the space required to put her cookies, bags of chips, and other high calorie foods
    Hey, everybody ought to have a goal.
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    MMPC, I agree. It took being diagnosed with diabetes to bring about a paradigm shift in my life. To change one's lifestyle is scary! I still get nerves when in new situations. I did my first MTB race last September. That was a HUGE step outside of my comfort zone! I have yet to bring myself to join the local bike club because of the metal demons I still battle.

    I'm not quite sure what the motivation of Nicki Roberts is. Publicity perhaps? Can't say. Insane? Perhaps not by the clinical definition, but I would think not far from it. Suicidal may be a better word to use.

    There is no easy mass solution. It is an individual battle the many of us wage daily.

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    So how does cycling and diabetes work with each other? I always wondered since sports is very carb dependant, and in general (at least from what little understanding of it I have, which is very little at all) diabetics tend to have very low carb diets...how exactly does that work?

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    This story reminds me of the the 1FMFs in my building. The people who get on the elevator to go up (or worse, go down) one floor when the stairs are right next to the elevator.
    Elevators should be made to stop at every other floor

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