This post is a good example of how a decent post can turn into an embarrassing powerlevel. Don't share personal stories about your life like this.
It's not her arms she should be worrying about losing, though. It's her feet and legs that will go after they develop ulcers due to poor circulation, nerve damage, and delayed healing. I wonder if she ever thinks about these grim realities that are almost guaranteed to be in her future if she makes it another five to ten years. It's a ticking time bomb, I actually feel sorry for her.
There's no way that she thinks about it or she thinks that it won't happen to her. Sadly I have an aunt that is probably AL weight if not more and her feet are already showing signs of bad circulation and changing colors and everything and is at a high risk of losing her feet because of it. She's had this for years and it's gotten worse. That alone is not enough for her to change her ways. She continues to eat and not take care of herself and eat things that as a diabetic you shouldn't even think about eating.
Sometimes when you're that large it's hard to see ANY light at the end of the tunnel and you think you're already too far gone and there's no help for you so there's no point in trying. I know this because I was over 300 pounds and I thought that sometimes, however, I woke up and realized that I did not want to continue to be that way. It's still a constant battle I fight every day, but I am down over 50 pounds and still working on it.
I would never ever wish that kind of lifestyle on anyone, but I don't think AL thinks about the consequences of her health or anything for continuing to go down this path. People always tend to think, "it won't happen to me"
I don't see anything wrong with this? Or anything "embarrassing" about it. All I was stating was that when you are that way it's hard to see that anything can be different and that I understand because I use to feel that way too. Only offering a different perspective.
There are plenty of posts that I've here that posts different perspectives using stories from their lives.
What I posted was relevant to the flow of what the thread was discussing.