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Has anyone else had a parent who FORCED you into an eating disorder?

I (female) grew up in a house as the only girl with multiple brothers. My mother began putting me on diets at age 8, before I'd ever shown any signs of having weight issues. I was a normal 8 yr old girl, but not as scrawny as my brothers. From the diets she'd always put me on (this was the 80's, for cultural reference), it began a terrible cycle of me failing the diets and not ever being able to do enough to make her stop policing what I ate. I'm just now coming to the conclusion that I may never have had an issue with food / being overweight if my mom had not forced her insecurities on to me. Longer explanation included. Advice/perspective/fellow war stories appreciated. [more inside]
posted by zettoo on May 31, 2016 - 32 answers

Plyometrics for fatties

Wanted: your advice on how to begin to incorporate plyometrics into a workout routine for a large lady. [more inside]
posted by inky_the_pinky on Apr 6, 2016 - 14 answers

Online clothes retailer for a larger gentleman

Where can I buy clothes online for a plus-size male? [more inside]
posted by signal on Nov 16, 2015 - 5 answers

I don't know how to dress myself.

I need to start dressing more professionally, but I'm terrible at it and the sort of person who would happily wear t-shirts and shorts or jogging pants all the time if it were acceptable. How can I get better at this? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Sep 24, 2015 - 17 answers

Should I run?

Should I run? Complications: fat, crackly knees, plantar fasciitis, clumsiness. If I should run, any advice on doing it right? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Mar 18, 2015 - 22 answers

how I learned to stop worrying and love the gym

Have bitten the bullet and joined a new gym. Just going there to sign up and take a tour of the facilities was enough to make me feel inadequate. I didn't see a single person there who looked like me. I need help with silencing the negative self-talk, because I really do want to stick with it. Any advice for a frightened, fat gym noob? Success stories, words of inspiration? Or just what you wish you knew when you started out? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Jan 27, 2015 - 51 answers

How should I prepare to do Starting Strength?

I recently finished reading the weightlifting program Starting Strength and would like to try to follow it this year. However, I'm in pretty bad shape for a 26-year-old man and I have a bunch of bad habits. Given this, how should I prepare to follow Starting Strength? For instance: How should I gain flexibility beforehand, if necessary? How should I look for a good trainer and a good gym? If you've been in my situation, what worked and didn't work for you? [more inside]
posted by Rustic Etruscan on Jan 4, 2015 - 17 answers

At my wit's end, weight-wise. Please help.

I've struggled with my weight all of my adult life. Now I'm 34 and I feel like I'm at my wit's end. I just can't bring myself to fix my diet. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 27, 2014 - 30 answers

What do I do with my huge pussy?

My beloved cat - The Mogget - has a weight problem (check out that HUGE furry belly!!). Currently weighing in at about 7 kilo's (just under 15½ pounds in old money), she needs to lose some weight. Help me help her! Relevant details inside. [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Apr 30, 2014 - 34 answers

A tingling in the loins - from eating breath mints? NSFW

I'm a middle aged overweight CIS woman (also trying to find a GYN that's fat people friendly) and I've got an appointment with my doctor's PA tomorrow about my whole body surface of skin hurting (that and other signs point to fibro, ugh). But does snacking on breath mints make anyone else's nether regions tingly? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 3, 2014 - 12 answers

What are good fashion choices for an overweight male?

I am a 29-year old, 230 lb male, living just outside of Toronto. I would really like to update my wardrobe but feel completely lost. I have tried looking up various stores and so on to see if any of their product catches my imagination, but it mostly seems tailored toward people who are in excellent shape, and I am tired of putting off looking good until I lose weight. [more inside]
posted by jamincan on Dec 1, 2013 - 13 answers

Where can I read up on suits for heavy men?

I'm in China and I can get any suit custom made. That's great because I'm tall and heavy. That's also daunting because I have to show up with pictures of what I want. I find it tough to find good links to websites with tips for people like me. What modern suit would look good on me?
posted by krautland on Jun 8, 2013 - 9 answers

I adore him, but find his health problems a turn off. Is there a fix?

I love him deeply, miss him terribly. He loves me more than anyone he's ever met. We go together like peas and carrots. But I broke up with him over one health problem that he can and would fix if I told him how much it bothered me. Am I nuts? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 3, 2013 - 41 answers

Stop the Insanity

Advice on preventing weight gain and fitting in exercise when your life is spinning out of control. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Sep 12, 2012 - 30 answers

Dating, for a messed up obese guy

I was (am?) socially broken, and had (have?) crippled my self-confidence, as well as my body. Help me fix me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 3, 2012 - 31 answers

Should I reveal to my upcoming quasi-blind quasi-date that I look different than he expects me to?

Should I (and if so, how should I) reveal to my upcoming quasi-blind quasi-date that I look different than he expects me to? [more inside]
posted by mauvest on Aug 21, 2012 - 44 answers

overweight and insecure

My wife is overweight, insecure, and unhappy. Help her. And me. [more inside]
posted by st starseed on Jul 9, 2012 - 86 answers

How can I strengthen my futon frame?

Soliciting suggestions from handyperson types: How can I reinforce my futon to withstand heavier loads? [more inside]
posted by blue t-shirt on May 20, 2012 - 4 answers

ED Girl and Fat Guy - Will it Work?

Maybe be starting a potential relationship with a person I met over the internet. He's funny, sweet, and we have so much in common - the only qualm is that he's pretty overweight. I'm thin and have battled with a life long eating disorder. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 26, 2012 - 9 answers

Help overweight tween girl find clothes that fit

Please help me find stylish, attractive clothes that fit well for a tween girl who is somewhat overweight and not particularly tall-especially jeans, other kinds of pants, bathing suits, and other such items where expected weight/height ratio really matters and can't be fudged in the way that dresses and skirts can. They should be relatively reasonably priced, but I'm willing to splurge if that's the only way this is fixable. [more inside]
posted by corb on Mar 7, 2012 - 24 answers

To Pill or Not to Pill, that is my question

I'm a 44-year-old woman and I'm on the pill. Should I be? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 6, 2012 - 5 answers

Women of the Green! Spill your secret...

What's your secret for getting a flat belly? I would love to hear from you especially if you happen to be a bit plump. [more inside]
posted by xm on Nov 17, 2011 - 50 answers

Many a hand has scaled the grand old face of the (weight loss) plateau...

Has anyone broke through a weight loss plateau and managed to maintain their progress? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2011 - 13 answers

Dressing professionally

How do I look like a professional young working woman when my body-type gets in the way? Fat (pear-shaped), with curly crazy hair. I look fine in casual, float-y, "girly" clothes like wrap dresses and tunics, but put me in a suit and I look really frumpy. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 1, 2011 - 40 answers

How do I let the girl I'm dating off the hook without hurting her feelings (that much)?

How do I let the girl I'm dating off the hook without hurting her feelings (that much)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 31, 2011 - 51 answers

Enough with the fattie jokes

How do I suggest to an elderly relative that he stop insulting me every time he sees me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 18, 2011 - 67 answers

I'm sorry you're chubs...maybe have some cereal and a banana for breakfast instead of frozen pizza?

My overweight roommate is growing increasingly depressed about aforementioned extra weight. She makes poor eating choices. Should I say something? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 26, 2011 - 46 answers

Help! I don't know how to shop!

Hey Mefites, I need help figuring out how to buy casual clothes for my "new" body style! [more inside]
posted by bebrave! on Jul 7, 2011 - 9 answers

Can I help my mom loose the weight?

My mother is obese. Can I help her? [more inside]
posted by your mom's a sock puppet on Apr 30, 2011 - 24 answers

How do I lose weight, when I am supposed to severely limit my walking and standing?

How do I lose weight, when I am supposed to severely limit my walking and standing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2010 - 48 answers

Workout maker, workout maker, make me a workout.

What do you think I should be doing at the gym/working out at home? (spesh snowflakes inside!) [more inside]
posted by Neonshock on Oct 10, 2010 - 24 answers

Too fat to f@#&?

Is it my weight, or my being self conscious about my weight, that is making me unsuccessful picking up women? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 27, 2010 - 38 answers

How to Handle Weight With Tact?

If you have been obese, how do you prefer friends and acquaintances to approach the issue of weight and size when it comes up? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Jul 27, 2010 - 28 answers

How do I talk to my bofyfriend about losing weight?

How do I talk to my boyfriend about my desire to lose weight? [more inside]
posted by p. kitty on Jul 21, 2010 - 27 answers

Help the new fat girl make some friends

I'm moving into a new neighborhood where a lot of nice people live. I'd love to meet them and make some new friends. But I'm dealing with some weight issues and therefore have low self-confidence, not to mention being a natural introvert. How do I get through this in a positive way? [more inside]
posted by georgiabloom on Jun 30, 2010 - 26 answers

Is my fetish dangerous?

I'm into heavier women, ranging from merely chubby going as far as morbid obesity. What are the health risks of being in each weight group, ranging from "overweight" to "morbidly obese?" [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 12, 2010 - 21 answers

Bike fit changes with weight loss?

Does your bike fit change significantly as you lose weight? [more inside]
posted by SuperSquirrel on Apr 25, 2010 - 9 answers

Costume parties while fat and female

Beach party costume while fat and female? Costume parties in general? [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Apr 10, 2010 - 30 answers

Help this chubby office rat (and his wife) get motivated and active

I'm more sedentary than I'd like to be, and I'm putting on weight. Please help me get motivated to work out, and help me encourage my wife to join me. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2009 - 22 answers

How to avoid gaining weight when you become a couple?

How to avoid gaining weight when you become a couple? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Sep 8, 2009 - 17 answers

Explain motivation to a gone to seed person

Is your 58 year old Mom or Grandmother a chunky depressed wreck? If she would listen to your advice...what would you tell her? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 5, 2009 - 25 answers

Idle hands are eating a devils food cake

I have the opportunity to exercise in the morning, at lunch and in the evening. Does it matter if I do certain exercises in order? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on Mar 29, 2009 - 8 answers

My culture told me to jump and I asked, how often should I jump to lose the most weight?

I would like to lose weight. Please help me find the most efficient way to do this. I apologize for the length of this question. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2009 - 26 answers

I am definitely out of my element.

This whole exercising thing, how does it work? [more inside]
posted by kerning on Jan 8, 2009 - 35 answers

Overweight --> Warm --> More Sweat?

I will losing weight and getting healthy make me sweat less? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Spurious on Nov 21, 2008 - 16 answers


SexEd-filter: Need some physical advice to help out a great relationship otherwise... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 7, 2008 - 13 answers

'Cause Every Girl's Crazy 'Bout a Sharp-Dressed Man

I'm a very overweight man in my early to mid-thirties, and I would appreciate your advice as to how to dress in a way that's complementary to me for social situations (such as going to clubs, bars, lectures, etc.). More inside. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on May 23, 2008 - 27 answers

Help me get back in shape.

Can you recommend a gym and/or personal trainer for an overweight, out of shape girl in Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by Mavri on Apr 9, 2008 - 6 answers

Veggies instead of Cheetos

Childhood obesity prevention programs that incorporate (or center around) community vegetable gardens. Know any? [more inside]
posted by Stewriffic on Mar 7, 2008 - 4 answers

Were ancient celts ostracized for being fat?

Did the ancient Celts used to banish overweight members of society? [more inside]
posted by Telf on Nov 25, 2007 - 6 answers

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