Joined December 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
169.0 lb
Lost so far: 1.0 lb

Current Weight
170.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
155.0 lb
Still to go: 15.0 lb

mdpetrella's Weight History

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  Cycling for Weight Loss 2012
status: Completed
ended: 17 Sep 12
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Any way to get Rainforest Cafe to post Nutrition Info?
The only place I've found ANY info is on the LiveStrong site ... but I'd like to see Nutrition Info for ALL RainForest Cafe's menu items ...

Is there any way FatSecret (or it's communities) to put some pressure on RainForest (subsidiary of Landry's Food Group) to provide their info ..??

And, I assure you that, not eating at RainForest until they post some info will NOT work ...

Thanks in advance!

Very Happy
posted 26 Aug 2011, 16:35
Fatorexia: I'm not that fat...
nolechick wrote:
... My point is, media has us thinking we all are supposed to want to look like what they are selling us. It just ain't so. Be fit, be happy and let the superficial people go by. Wink

This is a very important point for all of us to take to heart ... Thank you!! Smile

Please don't let the "image" of yourself be your guide ...

And, to "protect" yourselves from hurtful comments by others (coworkers and family especially); be prepared to have the courage to say: "I don't deserve that comment" ... You will find this to be a very liberating ... excuse me ... a very empowering experience ...

Regarding image: I have to say that I actually think that celebrities who have endured snide criticisms (like Kirstie Allie, or Oprah Winfrey .. when they were at their heaviest) actually look more attractive to me than any of the waif thin celebrities (Kate Middleton, Keira Knightly, etc.) ...

So ... back to basics: monitor your HEALTH, not your IMAGE ...

posted 15 May 2011, 16:50
Fatorexia: I'm not that fat...
I understand about being in denial; and so I encourage taking a realistic approach to your weight. And, because all of us are unwittingly image conscious, I also believe that it is harder on women. No one looked disdainfully at me, because I simply reminded them of Luciano Pavarotti or Dom DeLuise; and women, thin or heavy, flirted with me. My form of denial was that I was still more physically capable than even people younger than myself: I simply had more aerobic stamina than everyone else around me; so it wasn't until I developed arthritis in my feet, and the doctor told me to put less strain on my joints by getting back down to my athletic weight, that I began to take my weight more seriously.

For women, there are more factors that come into play ... If you're not as thin as a child, you are treated with disdain ... And this is MOST unfair. I knew a woman who was twice my size, who had great athletic stamina and strength (she could probably take Jillian Michaels .. lol!); but she was embarrassed to be seen wearing anything that didn't hide her pear shape. She was very, very attractive; but had terrible self esteem. This is just NOT fair. Poor self esteem jeopardizes one's chances of achieving life goals in general.

So .. thin or heavy ... if you're attractive .. you're attractive ... Don't feel *bad* about the way you look ... the best reasons for achieving optimal weight are to reduce one's risks of developing diabetes or heart disease, etc.

Hang in there everyone! Very Happy
posted 29 Mar 2011, 15:58
Thanks for the info!

Just to put closure on my post: I don't see how to do it in my Droid ..?

posted 21 Mar 2011, 16:54
Fatorexia: I'm not that fat...
Unfortunately for all of us living in an affluent society, we have grown up with this judgment ingrained in our heads; and even more unfortunately, we judge ourselves against others in a very antagonistic way. By comparing ourselves against others, we're inadvertently putting them all down.

But we've never backed up and realized the truth: that it's NOT despicable to be fat. AND, it's NOT okay to justify criticism of fat people, by insisting that it's unhealthy and that all health professionals are on your side when you judge us.

So, we need to forgive ourselves for ever having thought ill of someone who was not as thin as a small waif of a child; AND we need to start (continue?) to love ourselves just the way we are, while we are on our weight loss journeys.

Best of luck to all! Very Happy
posted 21 Mar 2011, 16:47
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