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Polite things people say

This is a pretty open forum about weight, but the real world isn’t that way of course. I have to laugh at some of the polite ways people (even us) avoid saying FAT.

“He filled out after college”. Yes, and it’s a race to see whether he gets to 30 or 300 first.

“He has a healthy appetite”. I’m sure his doctor agrees that two burritos and fries for dinner, followed by a third in the couch, is healthy.”

“Babe, I’m on my way home - I’ll pick you up a little snack to tide you over till dinner”. Big Mac, large fries and nuggets coming up.

“That shirt looks nice but needs to be a cut a little bigger”. Yeah, it’s barely holding in that guy you’ve put on.”

“My husband could get back in playing shape.” Yeah, and right now he’s out of breath at the top of the stairs.

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Polite things people say

I posted this elsewhere, but during the Christmas holiday gatherings, various members of my family asked me if I'd been working out because I was "looking solid". Lol

I've been feeling anything BUT solid - the squish is real, y'all. smiley

Another one has some science behind it - telling someone that they have put on some "happy weight" when in a relationship. Apparently there have been a number of studies in which the data demonstrates a tendency for people to gain a bit of weight when in a happy and stable relationship.

For me its the inverse: I'm not fatter because I'm in a happy relationship... I'm happy because my relationship is making me fatter!
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Polite things people say

I do like fluffy.

I heard a woman say her husband was “carrying bigger these days” and thought that was pretty descriptive without being mean.
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Polite things people say

I do like fluffy.

I heard a woman say her husband was “carrying bigger these days” and thought that was pretty descriptive without being mean.
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Polite things people say

I do like fluffy.

I heard a woman say her husband was “carrying bigger these days” and thought that was pretty descriptive without being mean.
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Polite things people say

It's been said I have "an appetite".

Yes, if you can call putting away 9"x13" pans of stuffing and mac and cheese plus veggies and bread in one sitting, you might conclude I have an appetite. 😉
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Polite things people say

Ferro1987:
“The holidays treated you well!

Or

“Wow your lunch looks GOOD!” Emphasis on good meaning it’s huge.


I've never heard that one before. As someone who throws down in the kitchen, I'm used to hearing people say that meaning they wish they had my lunch.
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Polite things people say

people really like to talk about their diets and recommend them for no reason unsolicited
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Polite things people say

Morbidly A Beast:
people really like to talk about their diets and recommend them for no reason unsolicited


I had this happen just last night. It's never happened to me before. I guess I'm getting pretty fat.
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Polite things people say

Morbidly A Beast:
people really like to talk about their diets and recommend them for no reason unsolicited


They do. And it's bizarre, because usually, you're just minding your business. When someone brings it up. They will ask if you have tried fasting. No boo. I'm 500 lb. Does it look like I miss a meal?
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