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  1. Hana Chan

    S06.E08: Obsessive Habits

    *gags*
  2. Hana Chan

    S07.E08: Maja's Story

    How many sandwiches did she order at the fast food place during the opening? I tuned out after three.... We see a real common denominator in a lot of these cases. They're not just eating a lot. They're eating a lot of cheap, highly processed foods with little real nutrition and a shit ton of fat, calories, sugar and sodium. We don't see much in the way of vegetables or fresh fruit or even rich food that's high quality. I've never seen one of Dr. Now's patient's crying that they gained weight because they couldn't resist the log of herbed Chèvre or that they deserved an entire portion of Oeufs à la neige. It's all fast food crap...
  3. Hana Chan

    S07.E08: Maja's Story

    ^^THIS!!!^^ I have no end of frustration with people who have never worked a day in their life being put out because they're being inconvenienced by those who do. Her mother is a goddamn champ, raising her daughter and working her ass off to keep a roof over Maja's head and food in her whining mouth. Bitching that her mother isn't willing/able to hang around until it was convenient for Maja to make their goodbyes because she had to get to work is about sixteen different kinds of pathetic. This isn't quite as bad as the tub of lard who let his father put a second mortgage on his home in order to give him a chance at being treated by Dr. Now (and then blew it), but it's up there.
  4. Hana Chan

    S07.E08: Maja's Story

    It's kind of hard to judge some of the people around Dr. Now's patients. Some are obvious enablers, some are clearly emotionally abusive. But guys like Christian? He was coming across like an emotional blank to me. My personal impression was that he might have really cared for Maja when they got together but after a few years of being her caretaker more than her partner, he was done. I did see things a bit from his perspective - this is a young man who did well enough to afford an apartment and was financially supporting the two of them and what was he getting? Being called in to put her socks on in the morning? Having to listen to her cry and complain over every little thing? Then he's being asked to drop his life and move to Texas for a year, deal with Maja's endless list of complaints and have her berate him when she fails to follow Dr. Now's plan and gains weight. Hell, he wasn't even getting sex out of the deal so I don't blame him for looking for the exit door. I think that he did sincerely want to help Maja, but after so long of dealing with her behavior it's more than understandable to me why he was throwing in the towel. The fact that their relationship wasn't a healthy one wasn't totally his fault by any stretch of the imagination.
  5. Hana Chan

    S07.E08: Maja's Story

    Well, that was a waste of two hours. I really do root for a lot of these people because I know just how hard it is to stick to a plan long term and it's obvious that they're suffering. But Christ on a cracker, this endless self-pity just got on my last nerve. Maja had one thing going for her - an ounce of self-awareness that she had a lot of serious issues regarding her parents (especially her father who, if Maja isn't exaggerating, emotionally and then physically abandoned her in childhood), but there comes a point when it stops being about them and it becomes about how you handle these things. You know that you're "eating your feelings"? Great. Get your huge ass into therapy and start dealing with your issues. Sure, when you're that huge, everything is a struggle but the endless complaining and whining over every little thing... one day I want to see someone who just bucks it up and deals with shit. the plane, the car... even a walk across an airport is made out to be like the Bataan Death March. In Maja's eyes, the world seems set up to make life difficult for her and she's helpless in its grasp. Wasn't surprised that Christian finally got wise and got out before he got totally sucked into the black hole that she was becoming. How many people have we seen destroyed because they end up becoming nothing more than caretakers for these over-sized infants. He wasn't getting anything out of this relationship beyond a steady stream of abuse and being financially sucked dry.
  6. Hana Chan

    S07.E08: Maja's Story LIVE CHAT

    I honestly don't know what some of these people expect. You're obese because you're eating enough for the average family of four. Dr. Now is going to tell you to stop eating so much and they act like this is some kind of radical idea. Maja's attitude is awful and she needs to pull her head out of her ridiculously over sized ass.
  7. Hana Chan

    S07.E08: Maja's Story LIVE CHAT

    Hell, this woman eats 1200 calories for a mid-afternoon snack.
  8. Hana Chan

    S07.E08: Maja's Story LIVE CHAT

    Oh, the look on her face when Dr. Now called her out...
  9. Hana Chan

    S07.E08: Maja's Story LIVE CHAT

    She's worried about being in a hospital for months? I hate to break it to her, but that's probably her best case scenario. I really wonder what she's expecting from an initial consultation? It's not like Dr. Now is going to wave a magic wand and make everything all better.
  10. Hana Chan

    S07.E08: Maja's Story LIVE CHAT

    At least this one is wearing shoes.
  11. Hana Chan

    S07.E08: Maja's Story LIVE CHAT

    After returning to work after a few days of the cold from hell, my patience for self-pity is admittedly limited. Her childhood was hardly the litany of horrors that we've seen from some previous cases and she really comes across as self-indulgent. Her complaints in the airport are really getting on my nerves, because it's not like a little exercise is going to hurt her. Admittedly, the evil part of me is laughing watching her squeeze into a normal-sized car.
  12. The problem is that pretty much anyone can set up shop as a trainer. While there are some national accreditation agencies, it's not like there is some real professional standard that they all follow and you'll find plenty of lousy trainers as you will great ones. And different trainers specialize in different areas. I would think that Whitney would be better served by a trainer more focused on general conditioning, preferably one who worked in conjunction with a physician or physical therapist, who can really access Whitney's needs and how to help her achieve realistic goals that will benefit her (in weight loss and mobility). She needs strength training, but not to the exclusion of cardio, stretching and having a physician monitoring because of her medical history.
  13. Hana Chan

    S06.E08: Obsessive Habits

    Thanks! I love to travel and this was a good year (Thailand, Budapest and Prague). Next year am hoping to return to Japan. I don't get why Glen and Babs done wipe their hands of this over sized infant already because at their age, she's supposed to be helping them. Instead they are constantly placating her and patting her on the head like she's a six year old who just set the table all by herself. Her constant need for adulation, reassurance and support is kind of pathetic at this stage of her life.
  14. For the life of me, I can't see how anyone who's ever watched this show would think that she's some kind of fitness icon to emulate. We've seen her nearly kill herself skiing before she even got to the slope, nearly murder a horse trying to "ride" it, totally fail at a fun run in Hawaii and now seems (again) to be setting herself up for failure in Alaska. If I were looking form someone to inspire me to get into shape, Whitney would be last on my list. For any of us who have ever worked for a physical goal of some kind, we know that nothing comes overnight. And that there are times when no matter how much we might want to do something, our bodies just aren't going to cooperate. Will power will only take you so far. Like it or not, a woman pushing 400 pounds is just not going to physically be able to do some of the stunts that Whitney keeps trying and it's not because of fat shaming. It's simply mechanics and reality.
  15. Hana Chan

    S06.E08: Obsessive Habits

    Just because you can do something (in that no one is going to stop you) doesn't necessarily mean that you should do something. You have to be conscious of your limits and be aware that you might not just be putting yourself in danger, but others around you. Signing a waiver just means that you're agreeing not to sue if something happens - not that you won't need to have your ass rescued if you get yourself into something that you can't get out of. There were a bunch of articles after a particularly lethal year on Mt. Everest about inexperienced climbers paying companies to ferry them up the mountain and creating a dangerous situation. Instead of being a mountain left to the most experienced climbers, anyone willing to pay could be all but carried up the mountain (creating a massive overcrowding problem). There were some companies claiming that they could get pretty much anyone up to the summit. Of course, this lead to more accidents, more deaths and more need for emergency evacuations. Let's be realistic... if Whitney stubs her toe on that hike and can't make it down on her own, there are going to be some very dedicated people putting themselves at real risk to get her over-sized rear end out of trouble. That's not to say that experienced hikers and climbers never get in trouble, but they have a better idea of how to mitigate risk. All Whitney seems to know what to do is try to plow her way through and damn the consequences.
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