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Topic : 09/14 Season Premiere: 1,000 Women!

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Created on : Friday, September 09, 2005, 03:41:15 pm
Author : DrPhilBoard1

Dr. Phil kicks off Season  Four with a brand new mission: Empowering women. Whether you need a wake-up call, an attitude adjustment, a backbone or even a new man -- this is your year! His first guest is a 15-year-old girl who's tired of her mother constantly criticizing her because of her weight. Especially since her mom is overweight! Then, a shocking story of a woman who's barely alive at just 68 pounds. An anorexic for 16 years, she speaks to Dr. Phil from her hospital bed. Plus, celebrity surprises and over $1 million in gift giveaways! Talk about the show here.

 

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September 13, 2005, 8:08 am CDT

I have one questuion for YOU!!!

Quote From: stocksun

Who taught the daughter her eating habits? How pathetic it is when parents who are big and fat pick on there children who are the same. We teach in action much more than words. I know a few ppl have medical conditions, but for the most part ppl are overweight who eat too much. Go to an all you can eat bar.....who do you see there?...and who makes repeated trips to the bar? Its the overweight ppl. I am not saying it easy.....but not, many things worthwhile are!!

  

  

What is your weight status/height. I am 5"7 and weigh 135 lbs and have a daughter who is slightly overweight and a son who is as thin as a rail. It truely is genetic sometimes as well as emotional. Please give these people your support and don't be so critical!!! 

 
September 13, 2005, 9:01 pm CDT

Medical Issues

Quote From: tagalong1

All in all you cannot please everyone.  Perhaps to tell you that you would be outside would have been helpful, but knowing the venue should have told you that.  Please be happy you are alive and take everthing else in stride.  Just think, unless you were held captive, you have left.

I think everyone there, including myself, had a fabulous time and we loved the whole experience.  Anyone mentioning the sunscreen is just making a helpful suggestion. 

  

I met several women, myself included, who have skin cancer.  A sun burn could be very serious for me and others like me.  Also, there were some older women suffering from heat exhaustion.  The staff was great in assisting them. 

  

I simply moved to the shade when we weren't filming and a very generous security guard let me use his sunscreen.  As far as leaving, we were bused in and I had no idea where our car was.  But we didn't even consider leaving. 

  

It was an inconvenience and we practiced good self-care.  It didn't ruin the fun and festivities one bit. 

 
September 14, 2005, 7:35 am CDT

I agree

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What is your weight status/height. I am 5"7 and weigh 135 lbs and have a daughter who is slightly overweight and a son who is as thin as a rail. It truely is genetic sometimes as well as emotional. Please give these people your support and don't be so critical!!! 

I have a daughter who is twelve, she is probably 58 inches tall, and weighs 126.  My son is eight, he is 56 inches, and he weighs 121.  I am very careful about portion size, and they always get healthy snacks.  We don't even keep chips or candy in the house.  I think genetics is it.  I am only 5 ft. and I weigh 124, but I can only eat about 700 calories a day, or my weight will soar.  As long as children feel loved and accepted within their families, weight should not be an issue, unless it is a health problem. 

  

 
September 14, 2005, 7:42 am CDT

thyroid

Quote From: lissajane

i know what its like to have a nagging mother...im 17 years old...5'8" 245....and im fat...most ppl would say that fat is when ur bubbling over ur pants...can hardly walk...well i find myself out of breath when i walk up the stairs at school...i started today "eating healthy"...we'll see how long it works...im gonna start taking these pills too to help boost my matabalism...hopefully it works...gl to all...
Have you had your thyroid checked?  That helped me.  When I was ll, I weighed about 140, and I wasn't even 5 ft.  My doctor put my on Synthroid, because he found that my thyroid was not working properly.  I lost about 30 lbs, in 4 months, after starting the medication.  Good Luck  
 
September 14, 2005, 9:32 am CDT

Confusing Images

    I was at the taping of the Season Four premiere and I left troubled by the content of the show.  

 

It seems as though the image of anorexics is always shown by the media as a skeletal woman on the verge of death. While my heart aches for these women, there are many others who suffer from anorexia who look nothing like a walking cadaver.  

   Personally, I've experienced friends and family members who think I look "healthy" compared to the images they see in magazines and on TV, therefore they dismiss my illness as "not serious" or "all in my head."  

 

    The truth is, at 5'4" and 97 lbs., I suffer greatly. My life is consumed by my disease. I worry that friends and family of other anorexics will take the same attitude of denial until their loved ones are truly dying and beyond help.  

 

    Even among other anorexics, the competition to be the thinnest is perpetuatued by these disturbing images. "If I'm not as thin as she is, I'm not being a good anorexic. I need to lose more weight." 

 

    When I was hospitalized for this disease, this attitude of competition existed among all of the patients there. 

 

    I'm troubled that Dr. Phil's use of these shocking images (as tragic and sad as they are), merely supports the misconceptions of eating disorders and its victims. 

 
September 14, 2005, 9:43 am CDT

season premier

Quote From: tagalong1

All in all you cannot please everyone.  Perhaps to tell you that you would be outside would have been helpful, but knowing the venue should have told you that.  Please be happy you are alive and take everthing else in stride.  Just think, unless you were held captive, you have left.

Actually, we believed that the venue was going to be inside the studio.  It was a surprise to everyone when we were escorted to a parking lot.  And if I'd left, I wouldn't have been able to find my car.  I don't know the area, and remember, we were driven to the studio in busses.   

  

It was a great experience overall, but they should have been handing out sunblock when we got on the busses.  I still think Dr. Phil is the best!  :) 

 
September 14, 2005, 12:56 pm CDT

New Set

First impression:  It’s the Dr. Phil Game Show! I don’t watch for the set, but I’m sure it’s considered perfectly attention-grabbing and holding by the appropriate media execs. 

  

  

Now it's the end of the show:  Quite appropriate considering the jackpot - three breast procedures and 1,000 fabulous prize packages.  Amazing. 

 
September 14, 2005, 12:59 pm CDT

I wish

 I wish the only thing wrong with my body was that I had thunder thighs or flabby breasts.  Among other problems, I have Type II diabetes.  What I eat or don't eat can be a matter of life or death.  I could lose my legs or my kidneys could stop working.  I could go blind.  And yet, even for me, I know that it would be good to lose some weight.  My goal is ten or twenty pounds by the end of the year.   So I guess we are all in this thing together.  Fatfiona
 
September 14, 2005, 1:17 pm CDT

Appearance / Anorexia

When it comes to appearance, I tend to see people as obese or not. And even those (obvious?) opposites don’t seem that dissimilar. I look at those one thousand women in the audience and find them all perfect. 

  

  

I can’t understand reducing someone (or yourself) to “flabby arms” or “big bust.” It seems very ignorant and childish. 

  

  

Anorexia is a serious psychological disorder. The victims’ perception of reality and self-expression are clearly psychotic. Their behaviors are dangerous. 

  

  

I like to think that if Phil was presenting a full program on anorexia, he’d present a wider variety of images of the disorder. In 2005, certainly for a long while, we know that anorexia can afflict all races, genders, ages, and body-sizes. 

 
September 14, 2005, 2:41 pm CDT

Shoes

Can someone tell me the brand name of the shoes that were given away today? By the way, I have no weight issues. Just sagging breast and thinning hair at the age of 43. But, I'm not complaining. I'm blessed that's all that's wrong. We have 15,000 evacuees in my town. I'm very proud my two olders sons are National Guard and are working at a Special Needs Shelter. 

 
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