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    Self-confidence in a shaming culture

    The Fat Acceptance/Pride thread had several responses suggesting that shaming isnít an issue for people with self-confidence. So Iíve been wondering: how does a person develop self-confidence when...
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    Have you considered HRT? My depression and...

    Have you considered HRT? My depression and anxiety spiked so high in perimenopause I thought I was going insane. Low-dosage bio-identical HRT gave me tremendous relief.
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    Intentionality is the key. If you fully intend...

    Intentionality is the key. If you fully intend for somebody to hear you make a derogatory comment about them, thatís shaming. If you point and say something mean, thatís shaming.

    I think thereís...
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    The example of a slim girl pointing at an...

    The example of a slim girl pointing at an overweight one and saying ďyouíre a fatty!Ē Is definitely shaming. Itís a deliberate attempt to make her bad about herself.

    If you walk behind a fat man...
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    Iím always very conflicted about this question....

    Iím always very conflicted about this question. Iím socialized to equate lower weight with health and, yes, attractiveness. Iím personally insecure and constantly eye my body reproachfully for its...
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    Eritrea or Madagascar for me!

    Eritrea or Madagascar for me!
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    Here it is: 128 countries, heights and weights...

    Here it is: 128 countries, heights and weights for women and men.

    https://www.worlddata.info/average-bodyheight.php
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    I also donít have a diet and exercise program. I...

    I also donít have a diet and exercise program. I walk a fair amount, getting around, and my husband and I take an evening walk. I buy whole fresh fords and cook from scratch - probably, in terms of...
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    Men with a waist circumference of 40+Ē are at...

    Men with a waist circumference of 40+Ē are at high risk of metabolic syndrome. Luckily itís easy to lose visceral fat, which brings the waist measurement down quickly.

    Just for interest, I came...
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    21.1. Apparently waist-to-hip and...

    21.1.

    Apparently waist-to-hip and waist-to-height ratios are better metrics than BMI. And, of course, waist size, as already described.

    This site has many calculators:
    ...
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    I have general anxiety disorder, which is much...

    I have general anxiety disorder, which is much less obtrusive since I started taking Wellbutrin. It sometimes manifests as panic attacks, especially in crowded situations when I feel trapped. Iíve...
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    Iím with Jane! If ever I win the lottery, I plan...

    Iím with Jane! If ever I win the lottery, I plan to eat my way around the world.
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    In a biological anthropology class, my professor...

    In a biological anthropology class, my professor said that you can mineralize your bones up the wazoo - and simply make them brittle. He said that a China plate is full of calcium - but drop it on...
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    I had chicken pox. I had shingles. 1 in 3 people...

    I had chicken pox. I had shingles. 1 in 3 people who get shingles get it again. Iím getting the vaccine! Shingles - it felt as if I had nests of electric eels eating me from inside. To say it hurts...
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    Use the HR person. Costs you nothing. This person...

    Use the HR person. Costs you nothing. This person has seen your evaluations, knows the points being reported as problematic, and will be able to interact with you from the point-of-view of a...
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    Yes, Iím an empath. I can become physically ill...

    Yes, Iím an empath. I can become physically ill in situations where somebody near me is sick or in emotional turmoil. Iíve often been asked if Iím a mind reader. Over the years, Iíve taught myself...
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    This is what Iím getting. Daughter has a high...

    This is what Iím getting.

    Daughter has a high risk pregnancy.
    Babies are likely immune-compromised.
    Daughter says that, to protect these fragile about-to-be-born, all visitors should have the...
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    I wash my hands and get my shots. All of them. I...

    I wash my hands and get my shots. All of them. I get that you had an allergic reaction, so for you the flu shot may be a no-no.

    Few people work in such a tightly controlled environment! Most work...
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    Checking in on the low-histamine diet: Iím...

    Checking in on the low-histamine diet: Iím beginning to feel less unwell. My jeans are looser. My thighs and bottom are less ripply. I have less congestion on waking and I feel a tad less exhausted....
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    CathyA, Iím so sorry to read about your bad...

    CathyA, Iím so sorry to read about your bad place. I have nothing as bad as you, but I still have times when itís one migraine too many, one bout of IBS too many, one night with barely any sleep too...
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    Sugar has dire effects on blood pressure for at...

    Sugar has dire effects on blood pressure for at least some people - evidence-based! Check out Pubmed.gov.

    In high school biology class, we used sugar, not salt, in osmotic pressure experiments. ...
  22. I also use Dr. Google, and I use my head. Google...

    I also use Dr. Google, and I use my head. Google is what you make it.
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    Zoe, STOP. Stop. Breathe. Now, get a grip....

    Zoe, STOP. Stop. Breathe.

    Now, get a grip. You are always catastrophizing, always bouncing to and from your doctor, always looking for sympathy and justification, hoping for a diagnosis that lets...
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    Iíd prefer to go down with my head held high and...

    Iíd prefer to go down with my head held high and my self-respect intact! So I shall continue making as light a footprint as I can manage.
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    As a southern African, Iím very familiar with the...

    As a southern African, Iím very familiar with the problems that come with the horrible fact that some areas simply do not have enough water for the population - especially when said population is...
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