Yeah I don't see how someone can do that either. I would think once you hit 500 (even earlier) you would notice something was wrong. I also thought it was strange that Medicare would not support his diet efforts; 900 pounds overweight seems like a health issue, not a looks issue to me.
I agree. I sometimes think people this bad off want to eat that much, no matter the consequences.I start to worry if my jeans get to tight, this guy must have had many
danger signals, but chose to ignore them, how could he let himself go
so badly :yuck:
This is a good point. I think that people who get like this, just want an easy fix. If it involves work, then they rather keep getting more obese. I guess the people with them are also looking for easy ways out..?Why didn't they say, "NO, if you've gotten so unhealthy you can't get up and get your own food, I'm not going to allow you to keep getting worse."
Another good question. I think I saw that show too, and your retelling of it reminded me of it. I wondered that too...how does someone who can't work afford so much food? Heck, that's what kept me so skinny in grad school...it wasn't that I was a crazy dieter, I just simply couldn't afford junk food. At some point, don't you just run out of money to keep supporting the habit? It seems a lot like drug addiction where it's not just harmful but costly, except drug addicts steal or prostitute themselves or start dealing to find the money to support their habit. How is someone bedridden supporting their habit...legally or illegally, that money has to come from somewhere.But where does he get all this money? They said that he ate his way through something like $200/day in food.
Maybe they are afraid of confronting the individual, making them angry etc. Believe it or not, there are probably alot of people who would rather help the people continue to eat than confront them, just because its easier. I'm still of the belief it all falls back on the idea of taking the easy path.It's a lot harder for me to understand someone else looking at a person that obese and thinking they should continue to support that behavior.
And that's where a caregiver needs to step in and cut the rope on the bucket. Out of whack might have it right, the caregivers probably need treatment too. Who knows, maybe it's their enabling that allowed them to get obese in the first place. I mean, we've all probably seen a parent of an overweight child who just gives them a cookie every time they cry rather than dealing with the child's behavior directly.The guy they were doing a film about on TLC would arrange it so that he would lower a bucket on a rope from his bedroom window with the cash, and then the delivery person would put the food in the bucket.
Fast food is easier, leads to obesity.You may be right. They may not even care for the guy but just want to handle the situation using the least effort.
Yea, I think that the $200/day estimate may be quite high but I am sure that it was over $150/day (he ate 8 steaks a day, I remember that because of the absurdity of it..) Thats a wealthy person's entire income before taxes, it would take a doctor type people to fully support just his food habits. It made me wonder if he's getting some sort of assistance for a 'disability'? That would be the worst case scenario I think. I agree that the rope should be cut by a family member.I wondered that too...how does someone who can't work afford so much food?
But there isn't a time when anyone without the necessary discipline or control looks and says to themselves, "Something's wrong. I should do something about it." The downward spiral is always a subtle one. The sky is always gray in their world. It is a pattern some of us fall into. The same with the relatives or friends who assist the person in trouble. They also fall into the pattern.Yeah I don't see how someone can do that either. I would think once you hit 500 (even earlier) you would notice something was wrong. I also thought it was strange that Medicare would not support his diet efforts; 900 pounds overweight seems like a health issue, not a looks issue to me.