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The Meaning Behind "Morbidly Obese"

The Meaning Behind "Morbidly Obese"

You've heard the phrase "morbidly obese," but what does that mean? According to the University of Rochester Medical Center, morbid obesity is defined as being 100 pounds over one’s ideal weight, having a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above, or a...
Posted 10/16/2019
Obesity and family support

Obesity and Family Support

Obesity and Family Support

Family support is important when you’re on a weight-loss journey, but not everyone is lucky enough to find it in their households. Members of MyObesityTeam say loved ones often fall short of meeting, understanding, and respecting their needs on...
Posted 10/03/2019
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Obesity and Fatigue

Obesity and Fatigue

If you struggle with fatigue related to your weight, you’re not alone. Members of MyObesityTeam say feeling tired all the time makes it hard to keep up with daily life. Even summoning the motivation to make healthy changes, such as losing weight...
Posted 10/03/2019
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Living With Judgment When You’re Obese

Living With Judgment When You’re Obese

Judgment from others is a difficult experience for many members on MyObesityTeam. Sometimes members worry that people are negatively judging them for their weight. Members also grapple with rude and unsupportive comments from strangers and family...
Posted 09/24/2019
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Non-Scale Victories and Obesity

Non-Scale Victories and Obesity

Not every health achievement is about numbers on the scale. Members of MyObesityTeam celebrate each other’s “non-scale victories” - and encourage fellow members to find happiness in every improvement. “If the scale isn’t moving but you notice...
Posted 09/23/2019
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How Good Boundaries Make Life With Obesity Easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With Obesity Easier

There is an old saying: “Good fences make good neighbors.” Having healthy boundaries in relationships is important for everyone, especially for people with a chronic condition like obesity. Setting and defending boundaries allows you to protect...
Posted 09/11/2019
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Four Books About Obesity You Should Read

Four Books About Obesity You Should Read

Thousands of members of MyObesityTeam connect with one another and read each other's stories to gain perspective and validation about living with obesity. Another way to discover how to live better with obesity is through books written by people...
Posted 09/10/2019
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Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Living with obesity can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You may find yourself needing to say "no" more often than you did before you developed obesity. Do you have a tough time being direct with others about how you feel? It's not...
Posted 08/15/2019
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Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Keeping promises to yourself is a way to focus on self-nurture. This could mean making a commitment to "you" time on a regular basis to tend to yourself. Keep a regular date with yourself to focus on whatever helps you feel calm and centered in...
Posted 07/16/2019
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Member Spotlight: Learning What Works

Member Spotlight: Learning What Works

My name is Cathy, and I am 61 years old. I have been overweight for over 43 years now. When I got married I was a lovely size 10. Then I got pregnant. At that point I still ate, as my mother-in-law said, like a bird. I was eating for two, she...
Posted 07/09/2019
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