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Wed, Feb. 14th, 2007 08:55 pm
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evilcresyluna
evilcresyluna
Miss Celie of the North
Thu, Feb. 15th, 2007 05:23 am (UTC)

My darling friend just went for a doctor's visit at a clinic I recommended, they weighed her in at 240lb. The nurse looked at it and said "okay."
My friend: "Wait, what? Aren't you going to tell me I'm horribly fat and will die in some horrible way?"
The nurse: "*quizzical look* No - we're finding more and more that weight is more genetically linked."
My friend: "Honestly, I think mine is more cupcake linked. But I like your explanation better."
The nurse thought this very amusing and said there were pamphlets on weight loss in the lobby if my friend wanted to look at them.

Honestly, babe, I think your situation is toxic. I've friended you for what, 2 years? More? My boyfriend still has your brother on his list of people to kill should he get a license to do so. Your therapist doesn't sound like he is the slightest bit interested in setting goals with you, and prefers to yell at and accuse you. I remember my classmates cooing because one patient's chart said '30lb. weight loss in 2 months.' "ooo!" They said. "Wish I could lose that much in 2 months!" You know why he lost that much? CANCER. Healthy weight loss isn't huge, it is maximum 2lb. a week - it is slow and meant to permanent, not a crash diet that you pack back on after a month.
He (your therapist) may have a point that some interviewers hold your weight against you. This is not your fault.

In all entire seriousness, if I happened to find myself in LA with a way to transport your stuff and animals, would you come back to the east coast with me? Because I like long drives and hate to see my friends in miserable situations.


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Thu, Feb. 15th, 2007 05:28 am (UTC)

My friend: "Honestly, I think mine is more cupcake linked. But I like your explanation better."
That made me laugh, thanks for that!

He claims he wants to set goals with me, but he goes about it horribly. That's horrible and reminds me of something. A few years ago I was talking to a family friend's daughter and mom mentioned that a family member lost 20 pounds due to cancer. The daughter went 'I wouldn't mind cancer if I could lose that!'
She knows what Cancer is...people :(
I know interviewers hold it against me. I could understand certain places but the places I interview at, it shouldn't matter. Meh.

I don't know, I just hate being a burden to people. I love the idea of a friend wanting to help me that much and I probably would go with you. I'd have to sell a crapload of stuff...I actually should sell some stuff just to get some money.
Hopefully I'll be able to find a job soon and save up to move.


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evilcresyluna
evilcresyluna
Miss Celie of the North
Thu, Feb. 15th, 2007 05:48 am (UTC)

I'm glad you laughed, I did too.

Obviously you going on job interviews and getting callbacks is working towards your goal of getting employed. Trying to break you down by just yelling at you about your weight isn't helpful.

Yah, some people just get so wrapped up in the weight aspect they stop thinking about the health. And that is just as bad.

Yeah, most places it really shouldn't matter. Sometimes it just depends on the interviewer you get.

*Nods* I know you don't want to be a burden, but I definitely don't think you'd try to take advantage of the situation either. That's what being a burden would mean to me.
We (as in, Chris and I) are trying to figure our next place - we want to move away from here and hopefully into a house. Being able to have like-minded people in the same house is something I'd like to do.
I hope you find a job soon, too, though. I'd like to see you in situation where you feel supported and in control, not attacked and near breaking.


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