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(Entertainment Weekly)   Ron Livingston comes out in support of a TV anchor criticized by a viewer for being overweight and "not setting a suitable example for this community's young people." And it's not just because the anchor is his sister   (popwatch.ew.com) divider line 307
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2012-10-05 03:42:51 AM
Actually, I was giving her the benefit of the doubt on the thyroid being responsible for the weight gain, because I didn't find a good source on how much weight gain hypothyroidism causes.

Then I stumbled on this:

"Most of the extra weight gained in hypothyroid individuals is due to excess accumulation of salt and water. Massive weight gain is rarely associated with hypothyroidism. In general, 5-10 pounds of body weight may be attributable to the thyroid, depending on the severity of the hypothyroidism. Finally, if weight gain is the only symptom of hypothyroidism that is present, it is less likely that the weight gain is solely due to the thyroid....

...Once hypothyroidism has been treated and thyroid hormone levels have returned to the normal range of thyroid hormone, the ability to gain or lose weight is the same as in individuals who do not have thyroid problems." (emphasis mine)


From The American Thyroid Association

/Your thyroid is not keeping you at a deuce and a half, and no, it did not get you there in the first place.
//Science!
 
2012-10-05 07:02:27 AM

Guest: Perhaps she has problems with her knees and cannot walk up stairs.


Going up stairs is actually pretty easy on the knees (in most cases on knee problems) it is going down stairs that are the problem.
 
2012-10-05 07:03:49 AM

Neuticle: /Your thyroid is not keeping you at a deuce and a half, and no, it did not get you there in the first place.


It is the thyroid and the big bones, that came after she gave birth.
 
2012-10-05 10:30:16 AM
How do we know she din't get the job because she is Ron's sister? Not many super plus size anchors on TV. On the other hand, so what? She didn't parade around with a "Role Model" badge on, she's there to do a job. She probably is a pretty good role model though, because she is large and on TV. is that what you want to be known for though? It WAS a private email, a little ego centric, but not foul or even rude. She decided to "weigh in" on TV, A BULLY PULPIT.
 
2012-10-05 11:48:37 AM

Neuticle: Actually, I was giving her the benefit of the doubt on the thyroid being responsible for the weight gain, because I didn't find a good source on how much weight gain hypothyroidism causes.

Then I stumbled on this:

"Most of the extra weight gained in hypothyroid individuals is due to excess accumulation of salt and water. Massive weight gain is rarely associated with hypothyroidism. In general, 5-10 pounds of body weight may be attributable to the thyroid, depending on the severity of the hypothyroidism. Finally, if weight gain is the only symptom of hypothyroidism that is present, it is less likely that the weight gain is solely due to the thyroid....

...Once hypothyroidism has been treated and thyroid hormone levels have returned to the normal range of thyroid hormone, the ability to gain or lose weight is the same as in individuals who do not have thyroid problems." (emphasis mine)


From The American Thyroid Association

/Your thyroid is not keeping you at a deuce and a half, and no, it did not get you there in the first place.
//Science!




Exactly. If fatties want to go heels on this argument, the reality is fatties are fat due to high caloric intake. Even those on medical steroids look puffy, yes, but they don't go from 140 to 265 without the accompanying food trough.
 
2012-10-05 01:28:22 PM

JeffreyScott: is the willingness of more and more people to attack those who point out the obvious,

be incredibly rude. When did it become acceptable to tell a complete stranger you're fat and need to lose weight?

Over the last two years I lost a bunch of weight through diet and exercise. I am happy to tell people I don't know personally, but have noticed the weight lost, how I lost the weight if the ask. However, I would never walk up to somebody I did not know and offer unsolicited advice. That is obnoxious and screams insecurity, The fat people know they are fat.
 
2012-10-05 02:48:24 PM
I bet if the "words" were turned off the talking head barbie dolls would probbly have a meltdown but I bet she would be ok and could ad lib/wing it.
 
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