fat farm

In ALL, EXCERPTS by Stephanie Klein7 Comments

Great Summer Camp.
If you are 8 to 16 and need to lose weight try Kingsmont.
Have fun and lose weight. Great food, no hunger.

 

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  1. It says something quite remarkable that you had the confidence to both write about your experience and then share it with the rest of us. Thanks.

  2. I can't tell how much is real and how much is fiction, but it is beautifully written. Your words paint pictures in my mind.

  3. I really enjoy reading these stories/memories. They're well written and intriguing.

  4. I can't tell you how glad I am that you left a comment on my blog- otherwise, I may have never discovered you and the wonderful things you share through your writing!!! You are absolutely fantaastic- honest, funny, bittersweet. I can't wait to read more!

  5. OK. I'm addicted. I only have really amazing things to say about your site, and I don't mean to sound like a stalker. But I'm addicted, so there you have it!

  6. i realy want to lose wait and i dont know how to do it all my family are very upset cuz of all the wait that i gained i just need to go some were where every one is like me and i wont have to wonder am i the bigest one here i realy want to lose wait for me and my faimly please help

  7. I heard the chatter on NPR this morning, and unfortunately was not able to call in. I've been overweight my whole life. I used to, as a young teen, read my mom's New Yorker and wonder what these camps were like.

    Now that I'm 55, one thing I've noticed is that as more kids (and people in general) are out there, being fat and human amongst the skinny and human, I see much less of a stigma. I think that the medical profession and people who have a stake in the never-ending battle of weight loss and gain have switched the discussion from "Oh, how hideous!" to "Oh, how unhealthy!" It's marketing. It's not based in reality. As long as the thought is out there that there is something ugly or unhealthy about being fat, the more the pressure is unreasonable and, to my mind, inhumane.

    As if skinny people don't die or get sick. As if fat people are all dead or incapacitated well before their "time".

    Well, I say BS. The goal should be self acceptance at any size. Saying that, of course I want the cuter clothes and the stamina. However, I have thin friends who are miserable, and less active than I am. Back pain. Knee pain. Broken hearts. It's all part of the human condition. And the clothing manufacturers have caught on that there's a big market out there (pun intended) and have started making cuter clothes in my size. Because, you see, as with the weight loss industry, there's money to be made.

    I would love to read your book, and hope it's not preachy. I hope that I can find some of my own experiences in your story.

    Your final comment today was that you would strive to lead by example for your children. How much of that will be what overweight people have had to live with their whole lives: fear of fat and the associated stigmas? How many times will your kids hear ar perceive your dissatisfaction with yourself, not because of who you are, but because of how you look?

    Oh… and what was done to us as children. teens, etc. as far as taunting? Well, that was bullying. And your dad was a bully, too. And we were all told "if you don't want to be teased, then lose weight." How about some sort of intervention for those who did the bullying? Why should we have to be the ones to change?

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