I have to rant about my fat whale of a sister to you guys. She's 22, 5'4" and I'd estimate 300lbs. Luckily we live in Europe where HAES and Fat Acceptance aren't widely recognised (lol), but she is chock full of excuses and fatlogic even without help from Tubblr.
A few weeks ago she had a blackout/seizure, and has been being tested since. Yesterday she finally was diagnosed with epilepsy. My Mom went with her to the hospital and said that the doctor gave her the following list of dos and don'ts:
- Eat small healthy meals regularly to keep your blood sugar stable, however there's no foods you can't eat as an epileptic
- Don't over-exert yourself at the gym by weightlifting etc. Keep to low-impact cardio- fitness is still important.
- Get a regular scheduled sleep cycle- 12 hours rest a day. Try to avoid late nights and make sure you get enough sleep.
- Avoid heavy drinking- stick to beer and wine rather than shots and spirits.
- No driving until you have been seizure-free for at least 12 months- ask family and friends to help you get around.
- No working double shifts/long shifts: risk of seizure increases with lack of sleep, so epileptics are advised to work regular 8 hour shifts.
However over lunch (where she ate a southern fried chicken and cheese bap), it became clear that my sister had heard that as:
- Eat constantly.
- Avoid the gym
- Stay in bed all day
- Drink lots of beer and wine
- Refuse to do anything for yourself and order food in as often as you can
- Retire immediately
After some arguing with her about how blood sugars worked and how she needed to avoid refined carbs and eat better (along with my 6 year old niece showing my sister her stomach and explaining that 'bellies aren't meant to be so big'), she got mad and left. My other sister (also a shitlady and Mother of Shitlords) and I ranted for a while about how the last thing Fatty needed was the 'mah sugahs' excuse, and how there was now zero hope of her ever growing up and taking control of her weight, culminating in Mother of Shitlords saying "I am telling you now, I will not care for her when she's an immoveable mass of blubber. Maybe she'll have a fit while she's eating and choke on her own greed".
I'm so angry and pissed off- who the fuck doesn't take a serious illness as a wake-up call!?!
On a lighter note, my niece and nephew are little shitlords, it's awesome. My niece recently grabbed my mother's stomach fat (she's not overweight but has fuck all muscle tone since she had a spinal injury a few years ago) and said "wow Nana you're so squishy. My stomach isn't squishy at all, it's really nice, look!", then after being told by her mom that her stomach was hard from muscle because she is so active, she proceeded to try to teach my mother how to run.
My nephew who is two and loves nothing more than running around and eating (like most kids) has started copying his parents saying "no, you've eaten enough for now", and is saying it to fat people he sees eating, including my whale sister and his other granny. It's hilarious. He's going to be swole when he's older I can just tell- his parents are shitlords, he's mad for milk and bananas and chicken, and yesterday I was playing around with him and did some squats with him in my arms, and apparently he's been trying to copy my squats since.