More women admitted to hospital for obesity

THE number of people hospitalised in Bolton due to obesity is lower than the regional average.

It comes as a national report has revealed obesity-related hospital admissions in England have increased.

The data from the Health and Social Care Information Centre has shown that, in 2011/12, there were 12 hospital admissions per 100,000 people in Bolton for those with a primary diagnosis of obesity.

Out of 24 Primary Care Trust’s (PCT) in the North West, eight had lower figures.

It also revealed that in 2011/12, Bolton had 353 hospital admissions per 100,000, for people with a primary or secondary diagnosis of obesity.

In the North West, only five PCTs had lower figures.

The data also showed Bolton was similar to the rest of the country, and had more female admissions for obesity than male.

Hospitals in England reported 11,740 inpatient admissions with a primary diagnosis of obesity in 2011/12 — in Bolton there were 32, with nine male and 23 female.

An NHS Bolton spokesman said: “Our specialist weight management service has worked hard to stem the rising prevalence of obesity and diseases associated with it.

“Seeing patients with a BMI (body mass index) of 40 and above, the team is made up of a clinical lead, a doctor with extensive experience in weight management, a dietician, a psychologist and a physical activity advisor, giving a really rounded package of support to people who use the service.

“In addition, our community weight management service, Riteweight, sees more than 700 people a year.

“This service, although small in terms of staff, forms a key part of our healthy weight strategy, which looks to tackle obesity by focusing on three areas: early years, making our community better suited to keeping a healthy weight, and weight management services.”

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12:36pm Tue 26 Feb 13

BWFC1988 says...

These people should have to pay if their illness is a direct result of their inability to stop eating. Why should the tax payer fund their guilty pleasure?

That goes for bag heads, alcoholics and smokers too.
These people should have to pay if their illness is a direct result of their inability to stop eating. Why should the tax payer fund their guilty pleasure? That goes for bag heads, alcoholics and smokers too. BWFC1988

5:48pm Tue 26 Feb 13

HippyChick85 says...

BWFC1988 wrote:
These people should have to pay if their illness is a direct result of their inability to stop eating. Why should the tax payer fund their guilty pleasure?

That goes for bag heads, alcoholics and smokers too.
I see the ignorance is as rife as ever on the Bolton News Comments!
Have you actually ever dared have a conversation with someone who is overweight? Perhaps it is beyond your social abilities to hold a conversation. Alternatively, are you an idiot who just judges people from how they look on the outside?

Most overweight people are overweight for reasons, many which stem from psychological issues, often deep rooted from trauma by others, sexual abuse, physical / mental abuse.

I have not actually met an overweight person yet who does not have a reason for being overweight, most of the people I have spoken to have psychological problems in which they use food as a form of comfort eating which in turn is SELF HARM, which is a MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE.
I am overweight, and I have engaged with the Weight Management Team in Bolton successfully. With them and other therapy I have learnt to understand why the past 20 years of my life I have secretly had an eating disorder, a binge eating disorder. I did not choose to be abused as a child, but I did choose to use food to comfort me in times of distress which in turn means I am obese.

I am sick and tired of society judging people for how they look or act!
Personally, I applaud the Weight Management Team at Tonge Moor Health Centre for the ability to help those with weight problems, and give them the support they need, whether it is the support groups, the dieticians, or the psychologist. I shall be honest and say without their involvement for the past year, I would have killed myself some months ago, but with them, I have hope for the future, a referral for weight loss surgery (yes the NHS can pay!) and the idea that my life is worth living, regardless of the lowlife who think otherwise.
[quote][p][bold]BWFC1988[/bold] wrote: These people should have to pay if their illness is a direct result of their inability to stop eating. Why should the tax payer fund their guilty pleasure? That goes for bag heads, alcoholics and smokers too.[/p][/quote]I see the ignorance is as rife as ever on the Bolton News Comments! Have you actually ever dared have a conversation with someone who is overweight? Perhaps it is beyond your social abilities to hold a conversation. Alternatively, are you an idiot who just judges people from how they look on the outside? Most overweight people are overweight for reasons, many which stem from psychological issues, often deep rooted from trauma by others, sexual abuse, physical / mental abuse. I have not actually met an overweight person yet who does not have a reason for being overweight, most of the people I have spoken to have psychological problems in which they use food as a form of comfort eating which in turn is SELF HARM, which is a MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE. I am overweight, and I have engaged with the Weight Management Team in Bolton successfully. With them and other therapy I have learnt to understand why the past 20 years of my life I have secretly had an eating disorder, a binge eating disorder. I did not choose to be abused as a child, but I did choose to use food to comfort me in times of distress which in turn means I am obese. I am sick and tired of society judging people for how they look or act! Personally, I applaud the Weight Management Team at Tonge Moor Health Centre for the ability to help those with weight problems, and give them the support they need, whether it is the support groups, the dieticians, or the psychologist. I shall be honest and say without their involvement for the past year, I would have killed myself some months ago, but with them, I have hope for the future, a referral for weight loss surgery (yes the NHS can pay!) and the idea that my life is worth living, regardless of the lowlife who think otherwise. HippyChick85

7:08pm Tue 26 Feb 13

boltonnut says...

HippyChick85,you got help and I applaud you for that but you can't always blame others for certain conditions that exist.Nobody has a perfect life and we must take control of situations ourselves before they get out of hand.I can understand medical reasons for obesity but all to often I see both male and females over eating,especialy the wrong foods.If you need help you must also help your self,but not to food.
HippyChick85,you got help and I applaud you for that but you can't always blame others for certain conditions that exist.Nobody has a perfect life and we must take control of situations ourselves before they get out of hand.I can understand medical reasons for obesity but all to often I see both male and females over eating,especialy the wrong foods.If you need help you must also help your self,but not to food. boltonnut

8:16pm Tue 26 Feb 13

HippyChick85 says...

boltonnut wrote:
HippyChick85,you got help and I applaud you for that but you can't always blame others for certain conditions that exist.Nobody has a perfect life and we must take control of situations ourselves before they get out of hand.I can understand medical reasons for obesity but all to often I see both male and females over eating,especialy the wrong foods.If you need help you must also help your self,but not to food.
That is the one question I have been asking myself for the last two years!

'Why did no one question or help me years ago'

I was overweight in secondary school, and not one teacher or even a GP for that matter ever questioned me putting on weight, no one cared... but now all you read in the news is about 'Obesity and the NHS Strain' it angers me because I personally felt powerless 20 or even 10 years ago to do anything, it's only now I have taken control and done something about it.

It is certainly not helped by today's standards that food (good food) is over priced, whilst the more good options are expensive. Walk into any supermarket and all you will see are cakes, biscuits, chocolate and crisps plus fizzy drinks on offer. Most people live on a budget these days especially those with children (I don't have any!) so it comes as no surprise to me that children are classed as obese now. I walk down the street and see kids with weight problems and I want to tell them to do something about it now whilst they can and not let there weight get out of control.

I cannot blame my parents, they fed me a good diet, home cooked food, no junk allowed, I was a secret eater, often binging on the bus to school or in my room.
[quote][p][bold]boltonnut[/bold] wrote: HippyChick85,you got help and I applaud you for that but you can't always blame others for certain conditions that exist.Nobody has a perfect life and we must take control of situations ourselves before they get out of hand.I can understand medical reasons for obesity but all to often I see both male and females over eating,especialy the wrong foods.If you need help you must also help your self,but not to food.[/p][/quote]That is the one question I have been asking myself for the last two years! 'Why did no one question or help me years ago' I was overweight in secondary school, and not one teacher or even a GP for that matter ever questioned me putting on weight, no one cared... but now all you read in the news is about 'Obesity and the NHS Strain' it angers me because I personally felt powerless 20 or even 10 years ago to do anything, it's only now I have taken control and done something about it. It is certainly not helped by today's standards that food (good food) is over priced, whilst the more good options are expensive. Walk into any supermarket and all you will see are cakes, biscuits, chocolate and crisps plus fizzy drinks on offer. Most people live on a budget these days especially those with children (I don't have any!) so it comes as no surprise to me that children are classed as obese now. I walk down the street and see kids with weight problems and I want to tell them to do something about it now whilst they can and not let there weight get out of control. I cannot blame my parents, they fed me a good diet, home cooked food, no junk allowed, I was a secret eater, often binging on the bus to school or in my room. HippyChick85

10:30pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Bazzerd says...

Gotta LAugh at many of these statement about being overweight..sorry but..,
1. 'SECRET EATER!!!'...'.YOU' knew about it?
2. BINGE EATER' ...You knew about it
3. 'GOOD FOOD IS OVERPRICED' !!...Healthy make your own food is cheaper than the ready made 'good(fattening) food ' to which you refer..
4:..'Most overweight people are overweight for reasons'..OBVIOUSLY!
!..there's always a reason 'eating too much/toomuch non healthy food etc etc etc.
5:..Bored with the excuses now...you KNEW what you were doing..but hid it from everyone including yourself...grow up!..take responsibility for your own actions..and the consequences. ..after a long battle to stop smoking.. including patches/tablets/drug
s etc over 5 years..eventually I decided to just stop and take control myself...did it..sorted..I suggest you do the same and stop taking the blame away from yourself, BECAUSE..IN TRUTH..ITS ALL DOWN TO YOU!! X
Gotta LAugh at many of these statement about being overweight..sorry but.., 1. 'SECRET EATER!!!'...'.YOU' knew about it? 2. BINGE EATER' ...You knew about it 3. 'GOOD FOOD IS OVERPRICED' !!...Healthy make your own food is cheaper than the ready made 'good(fattening) food ' to which you refer.. 4:..'Most overweight people are overweight for reasons'..OBVIOUSLY! !..there's always a reason 'eating too much/toomuch non healthy food etc etc etc. 5:..Bored with the excuses now...you KNEW what you were doing..but hid it from everyone including yourself...grow up!..take responsibility for your own actions..and the consequences. ..after a long battle to stop smoking.. including patches/tablets/drug s etc over 5 years..eventually I decided to just stop and take control myself...did it..sorted..I suggest you do the same and stop taking the blame away from yourself, BECAUSE..IN TRUTH..ITS ALL DOWN TO YOU!! X Bazzerd

12:25pm Wed 27 Feb 13

BWFC1988 says...

HippyChick85 wrote:
BWFC1988 wrote:
These people should have to pay if their illness is a direct result of their inability to stop eating. Why should the tax payer fund their guilty pleasure?

That goes for bag heads, alcoholics and smokers too.
I see the ignorance is as rife as ever on the Bolton News Comments!
Have you actually ever dared have a conversation with someone who is overweight? Perhaps it is beyond your social abilities to hold a conversation. Alternatively, are you an idiot who just judges people from how they look on the outside?

Most overweight people are overweight for reasons, many which stem from psychological issues, often deep rooted from trauma by others, sexual abuse, physical / mental abuse.

I have not actually met an overweight person yet who does not have a reason for being overweight, most of the people I have spoken to have psychological problems in which they use food as a form of comfort eating which in turn is SELF HARM, which is a MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE.
I am overweight, and I have engaged with the Weight Management Team in Bolton successfully. With them and other therapy I have learnt to understand why the past 20 years of my life I have secretly had an eating disorder, a binge eating disorder. I did not choose to be abused as a child, but I did choose to use food to comfort me in times of distress which in turn means I am obese.

I am sick and tired of society judging people for how they look or act!
Personally, I applaud the Weight Management Team at Tonge Moor Health Centre for the ability to help those with weight problems, and give them the support they need, whether it is the support groups, the dieticians, or the psychologist. I shall be honest and say without their involvement for the past year, I would have killed myself some months ago, but with them, I have hope for the future, a referral for weight loss surgery (yes the NHS can pay!) and the idea that my life is worth living, regardless of the lowlife who think otherwise.
I am more than capable of holding a conversation. Perhaps you had a psychological problem that led to you eating, but please don't assume that every single fat person in the entire world is the same.
I was overweight, yet through sheer determination and sacrifice I lost weight. I didn't blame my weight on people 'judging' me, nor did I look for another scapegoat, be it 'sexual abuse' or 'trauma', I realised I needed to make a change and got on with it.
As for the petty insults, grow up, I have an opinion, of which I am entitled, if you don't agree with it, that is fine as it is your right.
Obesity, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, they're all a drain on our National Health Service at a time when budgets are being cut and nurses are queueing up at the job centre so please stop thinking about yourself and look at the bigger picture.

PS. why should the tax payer have to finance somebody's weight loss surgery if they haven't got the motivation and will power to lose weight themselves?
[quote][p][bold]HippyChick85[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BWFC1988[/bold] wrote: These people should have to pay if their illness is a direct result of their inability to stop eating. Why should the tax payer fund their guilty pleasure? That goes for bag heads, alcoholics and smokers too.[/p][/quote]I see the ignorance is as rife as ever on the Bolton News Comments! Have you actually ever dared have a conversation with someone who is overweight? Perhaps it is beyond your social abilities to hold a conversation. Alternatively, are you an idiot who just judges people from how they look on the outside? Most overweight people are overweight for reasons, many which stem from psychological issues, often deep rooted from trauma by others, sexual abuse, physical / mental abuse. I have not actually met an overweight person yet who does not have a reason for being overweight, most of the people I have spoken to have psychological problems in which they use food as a form of comfort eating which in turn is SELF HARM, which is a MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE. I am overweight, and I have engaged with the Weight Management Team in Bolton successfully. With them and other therapy I have learnt to understand why the past 20 years of my life I have secretly had an eating disorder, a binge eating disorder. I did not choose to be abused as a child, but I did choose to use food to comfort me in times of distress which in turn means I am obese. I am sick and tired of society judging people for how they look or act! Personally, I applaud the Weight Management Team at Tonge Moor Health Centre for the ability to help those with weight problems, and give them the support they need, whether it is the support groups, the dieticians, or the psychologist. I shall be honest and say without their involvement for the past year, I would have killed myself some months ago, but with them, I have hope for the future, a referral for weight loss surgery (yes the NHS can pay!) and the idea that my life is worth living, regardless of the lowlife who think otherwise.[/p][/quote]I am more than capable of holding a conversation. Perhaps you had a psychological problem that led to you eating, but please don't assume that every single fat person in the entire world is the same. I was overweight, yet through sheer determination and sacrifice I lost weight. I didn't blame my weight on people 'judging' me, nor did I look for another scapegoat, be it 'sexual abuse' or 'trauma', I realised I needed to make a change and got on with it. As for the petty insults, grow up, I have an opinion, of which I am entitled, if you don't agree with it, that is fine as it is your right. Obesity, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, they're all a drain on our National Health Service at a time when budgets are being cut and nurses are queueing up at the job centre so please stop thinking about yourself and look at the bigger picture. PS. why should the tax payer have to finance somebody's weight loss surgery if they haven't got the motivation and will power to lose weight themselves? BWFC1988

6:45pm Wed 27 Feb 13

HippyChick85 says...

Bazzerd wrote:
Gotta LAugh at many of these statement about being overweight..sorry but..,
1. 'SECRET EATER!!!'...'.YOU' knew about it?
2. BINGE EATER' ...You knew about it
3. 'GOOD FOOD IS OVERPRICED' !!...Healthy make your own food is cheaper than the ready made 'good(fattening) food ' to which you refer..
4:..'Most overweight people are overweight for reasons'..OBVIOUSLY!

!..there's always a reason 'eating too much/toomuch non healthy food etc etc etc.
5:..Bored with the excuses now...you KNEW what you were doing..but hid it from everyone including yourself...grow up!..take responsibility for your own actions..and the consequences. ..after a long battle to stop smoking.. including patches/tablets/drug

s etc over 5 years..eventually I decided to just stop and take control myself...did it..sorted..I suggest you do the same and stop taking the blame away from yourself, BECAUSE..IN TRUTH..ITS ALL DOWN TO YOU!! X
Secret Eater – As in, I did it alone and no one else was aware of it, the same for Binge Eating (It is a disorder such as Bulimia and Anorexia)

Healthy Food is overpriced, look at the ‘Horsemeat Scandal’, all cheap meat aimed at people on a budget is full of crap, seriously, you cannot blame people with several kids, on benefits or working for a minimum wage to buy expensive meats, and cook meals for families.

Personally, for the last year I have been buying and cooking my own food and bulk freezing things, I have realised it is cheaper... and in turn, I have managed to lose 3 stone over the last six months!

Well done on stopping smoking, I applaud you!

I have taken control, 2 years of therapy, a year with the weight management team, for the first time in many years my life is going in the right direction – my only regret was that I did not do something about it a lot sooner.
[quote][p][bold]Bazzerd[/bold] wrote: Gotta LAugh at many of these statement about being overweight..sorry but.., 1. 'SECRET EATER!!!'...'.YOU' knew about it? 2. BINGE EATER' ...You knew about it 3. 'GOOD FOOD IS OVERPRICED' !!...Healthy make your own food is cheaper than the ready made 'good(fattening) food ' to which you refer.. 4:..'Most overweight people are overweight for reasons'..OBVIOUSLY! !..there's always a reason 'eating too much/toomuch non healthy food etc etc etc. 5:..Bored with the excuses now...you KNEW what you were doing..but hid it from everyone including yourself...grow up!..take responsibility for your own actions..and the consequences. ..after a long battle to stop smoking.. including patches/tablets/drug s etc over 5 years..eventually I decided to just stop and take control myself...did it..sorted..I suggest you do the same and stop taking the blame away from yourself, BECAUSE..IN TRUTH..ITS ALL DOWN TO YOU!! X[/p][/quote]Secret Eater – As in, I did it alone and no one else was aware of it, the same for Binge Eating (It is a disorder such as Bulimia and Anorexia) Healthy Food is overpriced, look at the ‘Horsemeat Scandal’, all cheap meat aimed at people on a budget is full of crap, seriously, you cannot blame people with several kids, on benefits or working for a minimum wage to buy expensive meats, and cook meals for families. Personally, for the last year I have been buying and cooking my own food and bulk freezing things, I have realised it is cheaper... and in turn, I have managed to lose 3 stone over the last six months! Well done on stopping smoking, I applaud you! I have taken control, 2 years of therapy, a year with the weight management team, for the first time in many years my life is going in the right direction – my only regret was that I did not do something about it a lot sooner. HippyChick85

6:50pm Wed 27 Feb 13

HippyChick85 says...

BWFC1988 wrote:
HippyChick85 wrote:
BWFC1988 wrote:
These people should have to pay if their illness is a direct result of their inability to stop eating. Why should the tax payer fund their guilty pleasure?

That goes for bag heads, alcoholics and smokers too.
I see the ignorance is as rife as ever on the Bolton News Comments!
Have you actually ever dared have a conversation with someone who is overweight? Perhaps it is beyond your social abilities to hold a conversation. Alternatively, are you an idiot who just judges people from how they look on the outside?

Most overweight people are overweight for reasons, many which stem from psychological issues, often deep rooted from trauma by others, sexual abuse, physical / mental abuse.

I have not actually met an overweight person yet who does not have a reason for being overweight, most of the people I have spoken to have psychological problems in which they use food as a form of comfort eating which in turn is SELF HARM, which is a MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE.
I am overweight, and I have engaged with the Weight Management Team in Bolton successfully. With them and other therapy I have learnt to understand why the past 20 years of my life I have secretly had an eating disorder, a binge eating disorder. I did not choose to be abused as a child, but I did choose to use food to comfort me in times of distress which in turn means I am obese.

I am sick and tired of society judging people for how they look or act!
Personally, I applaud the Weight Management Team at Tonge Moor Health Centre for the ability to help those with weight problems, and give them the support they need, whether it is the support groups, the dieticians, or the psychologist. I shall be honest and say without their involvement for the past year, I would have killed myself some months ago, but with them, I have hope for the future, a referral for weight loss surgery (yes the NHS can pay!) and the idea that my life is worth living, regardless of the lowlife who think otherwise.
I am more than capable of holding a conversation. Perhaps you had a psychological problem that led to you eating, but please don't assume that every single fat person in the entire world is the same.
I was overweight, yet through sheer determination and sacrifice I lost weight. I didn't blame my weight on people 'judging' me, nor did I look for another scapegoat, be it 'sexual abuse' or 'trauma', I realised I needed to make a change and got on with it.
As for the petty insults, grow up, I have an opinion, of which I am entitled, if you don't agree with it, that is fine as it is your right.
Obesity, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, they're all a drain on our National Health Service at a time when budgets are being cut and nurses are queueing up at the job centre so please stop thinking about yourself and look at the bigger picture.

PS. why should the tax payer have to finance somebody's weight loss surgery if they haven't got the motivation and will power to lose weight themselves?
For the record, I may be fat but...

I am a taxpayer and have paid tax since I left school!

Therefore, weight loss surgery is being given to me as someone who is entitled to use the NHS as much as others.

Finally I might be one of those nurses in a few years times time queuing up at the job centre when I qualify, but personally I am **** off to another country when I get my degree, I wouldn’t stay in this country if you paid me double what a nurses starting salary is now!

Yours a full time student and future mental health nurse! :)
[quote][p][bold]BWFC1988[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HippyChick85[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BWFC1988[/bold] wrote: These people should have to pay if their illness is a direct result of their inability to stop eating. Why should the tax payer fund their guilty pleasure? That goes for bag heads, alcoholics and smokers too.[/p][/quote]I see the ignorance is as rife as ever on the Bolton News Comments! Have you actually ever dared have a conversation with someone who is overweight? Perhaps it is beyond your social abilities to hold a conversation. Alternatively, are you an idiot who just judges people from how they look on the outside? Most overweight people are overweight for reasons, many which stem from psychological issues, often deep rooted from trauma by others, sexual abuse, physical / mental abuse. I have not actually met an overweight person yet who does not have a reason for being overweight, most of the people I have spoken to have psychological problems in which they use food as a form of comfort eating which in turn is SELF HARM, which is a MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE. I am overweight, and I have engaged with the Weight Management Team in Bolton successfully. With them and other therapy I have learnt to understand why the past 20 years of my life I have secretly had an eating disorder, a binge eating disorder. I did not choose to be abused as a child, but I did choose to use food to comfort me in times of distress which in turn means I am obese. I am sick and tired of society judging people for how they look or act! Personally, I applaud the Weight Management Team at Tonge Moor Health Centre for the ability to help those with weight problems, and give them the support they need, whether it is the support groups, the dieticians, or the psychologist. I shall be honest and say without their involvement for the past year, I would have killed myself some months ago, but with them, I have hope for the future, a referral for weight loss surgery (yes the NHS can pay!) and the idea that my life is worth living, regardless of the lowlife who think otherwise.[/p][/quote]I am more than capable of holding a conversation. Perhaps you had a psychological problem that led to you eating, but please don't assume that every single fat person in the entire world is the same. I was overweight, yet through sheer determination and sacrifice I lost weight. I didn't blame my weight on people 'judging' me, nor did I look for another scapegoat, be it 'sexual abuse' or 'trauma', I realised I needed to make a change and got on with it. As for the petty insults, grow up, I have an opinion, of which I am entitled, if you don't agree with it, that is fine as it is your right. Obesity, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, they're all a drain on our National Health Service at a time when budgets are being cut and nurses are queueing up at the job centre so please stop thinking about yourself and look at the bigger picture. PS. why should the tax payer have to finance somebody's weight loss surgery if they haven't got the motivation and will power to lose weight themselves?[/p][/quote]For the record, I may be fat but... I am a taxpayer and have paid tax since I left school! Therefore, weight loss surgery is being given to me as someone who is entitled to use the NHS as much as others. Finally I might be one of those nurses in a few years times time queuing up at the job centre when I qualify, but personally I am **** off to another country when I get my degree, I wouldn’t stay in this country if you paid me double what a nurses starting salary is now! [About £21,000] Yours a full time student and future mental health nurse! :) HippyChick85

12:07am Thu 28 Feb 13

BWFC1988 says...

HippyChick85 wrote:
BWFC1988 wrote:
HippyChick85 wrote:
BWFC1988 wrote:
These people should have to pay if their illness is a direct result of their inability to stop eating. Why should the tax payer fund their guilty pleasure?

That goes for bag heads, alcoholics and smokers too.
I see the ignorance is as rife as ever on the Bolton News Comments!
Have you actually ever dared have a conversation with someone who is overweight? Perhaps it is beyond your social abilities to hold a conversation. Alternatively, are you an idiot who just judges people from how they look on the outside?

Most overweight people are overweight for reasons, many which stem from psychological issues, often deep rooted from trauma by others, sexual abuse, physical / mental abuse.

I have not actually met an overweight person yet who does not have a reason for being overweight, most of the people I have spoken to have psychological problems in which they use food as a form of comfort eating which in turn is SELF HARM, which is a MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE.
I am overweight, and I have engaged with the Weight Management Team in Bolton successfully. With them and other therapy I have learnt to understand why the past 20 years of my life I have secretly had an eating disorder, a binge eating disorder. I did not choose to be abused as a child, but I did choose to use food to comfort me in times of distress which in turn means I am obese.

I am sick and tired of society judging people for how they look or act!
Personally, I applaud the Weight Management Team at Tonge Moor Health Centre for the ability to help those with weight problems, and give them the support they need, whether it is the support groups, the dieticians, or the psychologist. I shall be honest and say without their involvement for the past year, I would have killed myself some months ago, but with them, I have hope for the future, a referral for weight loss surgery (yes the NHS can pay!) and the idea that my life is worth living, regardless of the lowlife who think otherwise.
I am more than capable of holding a conversation. Perhaps you had a psychological problem that led to you eating, but please don't assume that every single fat person in the entire world is the same.
I was overweight, yet through sheer determination and sacrifice I lost weight. I didn't blame my weight on people 'judging' me, nor did I look for another scapegoat, be it 'sexual abuse' or 'trauma', I realised I needed to make a change and got on with it.
As for the petty insults, grow up, I have an opinion, of which I am entitled, if you don't agree with it, that is fine as it is your right.
Obesity, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, they're all a drain on our National Health Service at a time when budgets are being cut and nurses are queueing up at the job centre so please stop thinking about yourself and look at the bigger picture.

PS. why should the tax payer have to finance somebody's weight loss surgery if they haven't got the motivation and will power to lose weight themselves?
For the record, I may be fat but...

I am a taxpayer and have paid tax since I left school!

Therefore, weight loss surgery is being given to me as someone who is entitled to use the NHS as much as others.

Finally I might be one of those nurses in a few years times time queuing up at the job centre when I qualify, but personally I am **** off to another country when I get my degree, I wouldn’t stay in this country if you paid me double what a nurses starting salary is now!

Yours a full time student and future mental health nurse! :)
Fair play to you and good luck in your future emigration. I threaten to do this every time I read this bloody newspaper but I don't think I'd have the balls to see it through!
[quote][p][bold]HippyChick85[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BWFC1988[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HippyChick85[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BWFC1988[/bold] wrote: These people should have to pay if their illness is a direct result of their inability to stop eating. Why should the tax payer fund their guilty pleasure? That goes for bag heads, alcoholics and smokers too.[/p][/quote]I see the ignorance is as rife as ever on the Bolton News Comments! Have you actually ever dared have a conversation with someone who is overweight? Perhaps it is beyond your social abilities to hold a conversation. Alternatively, are you an idiot who just judges people from how they look on the outside? Most overweight people are overweight for reasons, many which stem from psychological issues, often deep rooted from trauma by others, sexual abuse, physical / mental abuse. I have not actually met an overweight person yet who does not have a reason for being overweight, most of the people I have spoken to have psychological problems in which they use food as a form of comfort eating which in turn is SELF HARM, which is a MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE. I am overweight, and I have engaged with the Weight Management Team in Bolton successfully. With them and other therapy I have learnt to understand why the past 20 years of my life I have secretly had an eating disorder, a binge eating disorder. I did not choose to be abused as a child, but I did choose to use food to comfort me in times of distress which in turn means I am obese. I am sick and tired of society judging people for how they look or act! Personally, I applaud the Weight Management Team at Tonge Moor Health Centre for the ability to help those with weight problems, and give them the support they need, whether it is the support groups, the dieticians, or the psychologist. I shall be honest and say without their involvement for the past year, I would have killed myself some months ago, but with them, I have hope for the future, a referral for weight loss surgery (yes the NHS can pay!) and the idea that my life is worth living, regardless of the lowlife who think otherwise.[/p][/quote]I am more than capable of holding a conversation. Perhaps you had a psychological problem that led to you eating, but please don't assume that every single fat person in the entire world is the same. I was overweight, yet through sheer determination and sacrifice I lost weight. I didn't blame my weight on people 'judging' me, nor did I look for another scapegoat, be it 'sexual abuse' or 'trauma', I realised I needed to make a change and got on with it. As for the petty insults, grow up, I have an opinion, of which I am entitled, if you don't agree with it, that is fine as it is your right. Obesity, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, they're all a drain on our National Health Service at a time when budgets are being cut and nurses are queueing up at the job centre so please stop thinking about yourself and look at the bigger picture. PS. why should the tax payer have to finance somebody's weight loss surgery if they haven't got the motivation and will power to lose weight themselves?[/p][/quote]For the record, I may be fat but... I am a taxpayer and have paid tax since I left school! Therefore, weight loss surgery is being given to me as someone who is entitled to use the NHS as much as others. Finally I might be one of those nurses in a few years times time queuing up at the job centre when I qualify, but personally I am **** off to another country when I get my degree, I wouldn’t stay in this country if you paid me double what a nurses starting salary is now! [About £21,000] Yours a full time student and future mental health nurse! :)[/p][/quote]Fair play to you and good luck in your future emigration. I threaten to do this every time I read this bloody newspaper but I don't think I'd have the balls to see it through! BWFC1988

8:41pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Bazzerd says...

HippyChick85 wrote:
Bazzerd wrote:
Gotta LAugh at many of these statement about being overweight..sorry but..,
1. 'SECRET EATER!!!'...'.YOU' knew about it?
2. BINGE EATER' ...You knew about it
3. 'GOOD FOOD IS OVERPRICED' !!...Healthy make your own food is cheaper than the ready made 'good(fattening) food ' to which you refer..
4:..'Most overweight people are overweight for reasons'..OBVIOUSLY!


!..there's always a reason 'eating too much/toomuch non healthy food etc etc etc.
5:..Bored with the excuses now...you KNEW what you were doing..but hid it from everyone including yourself...grow up!..take responsibility for your own actions..and the consequences. ..after a long battle to stop smoking.. including patches/tablets/drug


s etc over 5 years..eventually I decided to just stop and take control myself...did it..sorted..I suggest you do the same and stop taking the blame away from yourself, BECAUSE..IN TRUTH..ITS ALL DOWN TO YOU!! X
Secret Eater – As in, I did it alone and no one else was aware of it, the same for Binge Eating (It is a disorder such as Bulimia and Anorexia)

Healthy Food is overpriced, look at the ‘Horsemeat Scandal’, all cheap meat aimed at people on a budget is full of crap, seriously, you cannot blame people with several kids, on benefits or working for a minimum wage to buy expensive meats, and cook meals for families.

Personally, for the last year I have been buying and cooking my own food and bulk freezing things, I have realised it is cheaper... and in turn, I have managed to lose 3 stone over the last six months!

Well done on stopping smoking, I applaud you!

I have taken control, 2 years of therapy, a year with the weight management team, for the first time in many years my life is going in the right direction – my only regret was that I did not do something about it a lot sooner.
Happychick
I applaud you also ..for losing 3 stone..realising making your own food is healthier..and helps with weight loss. and all the good thing you have done, keep it up!
At our local supermarket I get to stand in a queue sometimes at school hometime, lots of young mothers with prams in the queue, buying their chuldrens tea..which quite often only consists of quavers.crisps, chocolate and many other kinds of cr*p not suitable as a childs evening meal..then the mother asks for 10 bensons..and 2 no3's (scratch cards for the uninitiated)..Disgus
ting is what i think! they could do as you do...bulk cook and freeze for less than the price of those snacks...if you include their lottery money and cig money!!
[quote][p][bold]HippyChick85[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzerd[/bold] wrote: Gotta LAugh at many of these statement about being overweight..sorry but.., 1. 'SECRET EATER!!!'...'.YOU' knew about it? 2. BINGE EATER' ...You knew about it 3. 'GOOD FOOD IS OVERPRICED' !!...Healthy make your own food is cheaper than the ready made 'good(fattening) food ' to which you refer.. 4:..'Most overweight people are overweight for reasons'..OBVIOUSLY! !..there's always a reason 'eating too much/toomuch non healthy food etc etc etc. 5:..Bored with the excuses now...you KNEW what you were doing..but hid it from everyone including yourself...grow up!..take responsibility for your own actions..and the consequences. ..after a long battle to stop smoking.. including patches/tablets/drug s etc over 5 years..eventually I decided to just stop and take control myself...did it..sorted..I suggest you do the same and stop taking the blame away from yourself, BECAUSE..IN TRUTH..ITS ALL DOWN TO YOU!! X[/p][/quote]Secret Eater – As in, I did it alone and no one else was aware of it, the same for Binge Eating (It is a disorder such as Bulimia and Anorexia) Healthy Food is overpriced, look at the ‘Horsemeat Scandal’, all cheap meat aimed at people on a budget is full of crap, seriously, you cannot blame people with several kids, on benefits or working for a minimum wage to buy expensive meats, and cook meals for families. Personally, for the last year I have been buying and cooking my own food and bulk freezing things, I have realised it is cheaper... and in turn, I have managed to lose 3 stone over the last six months! Well done on stopping smoking, I applaud you! I have taken control, 2 years of therapy, a year with the weight management team, for the first time in many years my life is going in the right direction – my only regret was that I did not do something about it a lot sooner.[/p][/quote]Happychick I applaud you also ..for losing 3 stone..realising making your own food is healthier..and helps with weight loss. and all the good thing you have done, keep it up! At our local supermarket I get to stand in a queue sometimes at school hometime, lots of young mothers with prams in the queue, buying their chuldrens tea..which quite often only consists of quavers.crisps, chocolate and many other kinds of cr*p not suitable as a childs evening meal..then the mother asks for 10 bensons..and 2 no3's (scratch cards for the uninitiated)..Disgus ting is what i think! they could do as you do...bulk cook and freeze for less than the price of those snacks...if you include their lottery money and cig money!! Bazzerd

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