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Start Date: 7 January 2009
Start Weight: 15st1.5lb
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I remember watching the documentary about her and I was struck by the lack of support that her mother was willing to give her when she was coming back home for Christmas. Being a carer is definitely not easy at any age, as I can attest to, but it is soo sad that she has undone all her good work.
Update on this sad story.
Very upsetting to read about this update.
When I first heard about Georgia, when she went to a Fat Camp in the USA, I was worried because I felt that the issues that lead to her putting on so much weight, so quickly, needed to be addressed as a priority. Why does a child suddenly start ballooning in weight over a relatively short period?
Reducing the weight merely deals with the symptoms of another 'illness' which surely needs to be explored. I feel that in-depth counselling and support over the long term will do more to help her change her relationship with food. Once that begins to happen, she can start eating to live instead of living to eat, and so start losing the weight again.
They we discussing her case on The Wright Stuff this morning. I was half listening while pottering about, and felt frustrated that the people talking about Georgia's case didn't really have a clue. All this rubbish about 'eating less', 'exercise', 'portion size', yada yada yada.
When you feel so bad about yourself, when it is a massive effort (not physical) to just exist in the world and go about your business, when the only thing that numbs you, anesthetises you, takes it all away, is food, then that is where you will retreat to when you can. Isn't it? I certainly know how an alcoholic feels, and I guess she does too. Sadly, people with a food addiction cannot keep away from the stuff, they have to learn a way to live with it. Georgia needs help and major support to do this, it is not just a matter of losing the weight again.
I hope she isn't failed again...
ohhh that poor thing i wish i could help her in some way.
it's time i got back to the good life, it's time i got back, it's time i got back, and i don't even know how i got off the track...
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I saw this story in the news today. So so sad, I don't understand how she has just been left to gain all the weight again.
You cant force someone to diet though if they dont want to
Originally Posted by CupcakeMonster
I know, she did so well when she went to America though. Shame the support didn't continue when she got home.
This is very sad, I agree.
Georgia herself is quoted as saying in the press that she isn't in the right place, right now, to deal with it.
She also seems to strongly hint that life at home continued as before, particularly food-wise, with no healthy choices being provided by her Mum. I would argue that Georgia herself could shop for what she needs provided her Mum would pay for the 'special' food which after all would be mostly salad, fruit and lean cuts, I would imagine.
The drive to lose weight again has to come from Georgia but she is very young and strikes me as lost. She may also be very depressed and trying to get movitated, here in the UK, to lose such a huge amount of weight, must seem near-impossible to her at present.
She needs help and medical/moral support. I, too, would love to help her if I could.
This is so sad
She's so young and she's going through something that, obviously, she can't solve alone by herself.
I really hope that some place (with a team of therapists, trainners, doctors, nutritionists and a support group... yes, I think she needs them all) would call her to take care of her until she's able to take care of herself.
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It is really sad, but I feel really angry about it. Has she got a medical condition?
I know its hard, I stuggle losing weight myself. And I've let myself get to where I am now, a size 18. But how on earth someone let themselves get to 33st???
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Start Date: 2/5/11
Start Weight: 13st6lb
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NHS, family, herself....who is to blame.....all three?
As a younger child her family should have not let her get into this state and educated her on healthy eating, but could this be the NHS/government fault for not educating the parents in the first place?
Goverment should have given her more support and more support for caring for her family also.
Someone mentioned in earlier posts that a gastric band would be the the only option but surely she has already proven that she can lose weight on her own and isn't the 'band' the easy way out that so many people are taking.
At the end of the day though, she should be old enough now and should have gained experience from the 'fat camp' to know what she should and shouldn't do and know what damage she has done or is doing to her health.
Then again, who doesn't have their excuses for being over-weight...mine is my disability, depression and just plainly eating too much.
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Has anyone heard of an overweight person being 'addicted' to vegetables, lean meat and fruit? No, neither have I lol. The food they are usually 'addicted' to is pure crap food. So, they have to stay away from those foods basically. The same way an alcoholic isn't addicted to ALL drink...only alcoholic drink. If it's bad for you...try and stay away from it!
I am some point someone is going to have to get real with that girl and maybe only she can do it..I feel she is already facing an uphill task. I hope she gets some sanity into her life soon and some no nonsense support, training boot camping .
Whatever her emotional issues, she is still eating far too much of the wrong stuff...she could easily ballon to a mega mega size w.....she almost there now,I know I should be compassionate but when I saw the paper I was angry as hell...( not even sure what with or about ) she is young , pretty, what kind of a life is that? She'll soon be an unhappy freak show if there is no intervention..and that's just not right.
Exactly..all the there there there dear won't help if she is still binging on crap day in day out.She almost deserves to be on biggest loser as a matter of national sympathy and support.
Originally Posted by thunderthighs
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Start Date: 07/02/2011
Start Weight: 14st9lb
Current Weight: 13st13lb
Goal Weight: 10st0lb
Goal Date: 7/02/2012
Start BMI: 30.3
Current BMI: 28.8
Goal BMI: 20.7
Total Weight Loss: 0st10lb
Weight to Lose: 3st13lb
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This girl isnt even 18 yet and they've predicted if she continues as she is (and unless some rich person is willing to pay the £3,600.00 a month to send her to the fat camp it seems she will) she'll be dead by the time she is 20. And thats so very sad.
Most of the time when people blame their parents I have little sympathy, but for her to eat fish and chips the day she got back clearly seems as though returning home was the start of her downfall. When a person of that age is that morbidly obese the parents need to be educated too. Taking her out of that environment clearly did wonders for her but nothing was done to improve it for her return and as far as I can tell she wasn't educated in healthy cooking etc.
There is an interview with this girl on Wednesday morning on "This Morning" if anyone wants to catch or sky+ it.
Didn't hear if her parents are being interviewed also? Should be interesting though either way.
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