[Sca-cooks] sugar problems

Elaine Koogler ekoogler1 at comcast.net
Sun Aug 6 19:08:40 PDT 2006

Tom Vincent wrote:
> First off, nobody's blasting you for being underweight -or- for 
> discussing obesity.  Everyone's welcome in every discussion.
> Your story didn't really have much to do with you:  It was about your 
> college friend.  You said: "With her metabolism, for her to lose weight, 
> she'd have to work out constantly and not eat for over a month". 
> Is that an exaggeration or fact?  You're claiming it is a fact.  I 
> reject it.  I do not accept the possibility that someone could go 
> without food for over a month and not lose any weight (unless they were 
> frozen and reanimated, which has yet to be done).  That's my right and 
> I'm sure science & medicine would back me up.  If you want to call 
> rejecting your statement, which you insist is factual, as a lie, than so 
> be it.  And I respect your right to believe otherwise.
> As I said, it's hard for me to know where your exaggerations end and 
> reality begins. 
> Duriel
> Lisa wrote:
>> Duriel,
>> I take this as a personal insult.  You just effectively called me a liar to
>> make my point.  Every thing I wrote here is flat out fact.  I am 5'4" and
>> weigh appoximately 100lbs.  Until my last son was born, that weight figure
>> was closer to 85-95 range.  I can STILL to this day wear the same size
>> clothes I wore in the 7th grade, and that was over 20 years ago.  The change
>> in my weight without change in size is due to redistribution of what limited
>> fat I have, and more muscle mass in different areas than before.  And before
>> I get blasted for being underweight and discussing being overweight, believe
>> me the physical problems due to being underweight can be as physically
>> detrimental as the problems from being overweight.  I have joints that are
>> giving out because of lack of fat in them to pad the bones, I have joints
>> that pop out of socket, and this is all from being overweight.  Yes, I have
>> had multiple doctors tell me that my weight is the problem, but there's
>> NOTHING I can do  to change my weight.  Believe me, I've tried!
>> As for the friend in college.... That is ALSO fact.  This was a private
>> college, hence the no vending machines.  We were the best of friends, and
>> spent all of our time together.  I have exaggerated NOTHING.
>> Elizabeta
Ummmm.....folks......I think we're getting a little out of line here...I 
have seen intemperate statements made on both sides...Milord Duriel, I'm 
afraid you are saying things that, while you may believe them to be 
true, are causing some really hard feelings here.  I really don't think 
things are quite as black and white as you seem to see them.  Variations 
do exist...as the old saying goes, "There's an exception to every rule, 
including this one."

My suggestion:  let's drop this subject and get back to discussing 
period (or even non-period) foods.  Flaming does not belong here, 
especially amongst folk who try to practice the gentle art of not 
offending others. 


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