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Leanandmean31 Mon 15-Jun-20 09:43:45

So I was talking to a friend on Zoom and she told me that she has gained a stone and a half during lockdown. I was shocked when I then spoke to other friends and heard the same thing and that I am one of the only ones I know who hasn’t gained weight and used lockdown as an excuse to eat what I like. I am worried about the NHS burden as there are so many patients who have had their treatment delayed due to Covid and the last thing we need is more health issues caused by obesity.
AIBU to think that people should be more responsible? Btw before anyone flames me I am not talking about people who have had a very stressful job during lockdown. My friend said her DH has discovered a love for baking so she has just been sitting there eating bread and butter for 2 months.

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Shoppingwithmother Mon 15-Jun-20 09:45:59


Hope it doesn’t make you put on weight, so you can continue to be a superior being.

foamrolling Mon 15-Jun-20 09:47:48

The fact that some people eat emotionally is hardly new is it? And if they were a reasonably healthy weight to start with then an extra stone and a half won't exactly make them a burden on the nhs.

dontdisturbmenow Mon 15-Jun-20 09:48:11

Stop being full of yourself because you've been so good to maintain your weight. Maybe you just haven't been under the same pressure as your 'friends'.

Obesity that leads to health issue doesn't arise from putting in weight during a 3 months period. Your 'friends' will most likely lose the weight when they go back to their normal life.

foamrolling Mon 15-Jun-20 09:48:42

Ah. Just saw your username. This is just some goady fuckery then hmm

toomanyplants Mon 15-Jun-20 09:49:05

The absolute nightmare that the last 3 months has been, eating good food at home has been a joy, and a first for people usually rushing about and grabbing a sandwich on the go.
Give people a break eh?

MyChemicalRomancee Mon 15-Jun-20 09:49:15

Goady post much?

Cupcakegirl13 Mon 15-Jun-20 09:50:16

What a horrible post to start on a Monday morning have you nothing better to do ? 🤔

GalwayGrowl Mon 15-Jun-20 09:50:17

Oh shut up.

Even yogagirl has gained 17lbs.

theonlywayisapple Mon 15-Jun-20 09:50:32

I've put on half a stone which is why I've just ordered a treadmill

Leanandmean31 Mon 15-Jun-20 09:51:15

I am not trying to be goady. I don’t know why it’s annoyed me but it has. Maybe I am being irrational and I can see that it comes across as really judgy. I didn’t say anything to them by the way.

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toomanyplants Mon 15-Jun-20 09:52:12

You've annoyed us.
Go and eat a leaf.

EatDessertFirst Mon 15-Jun-20 09:54:21

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elessar Mon 15-Jun-20 09:54:39

Good grief.

I really don't think 'being responsible' particularly comes into it - it's highly unlikely that someone who was a reasonably healthy weight before lockdown will become obese and a strain on the NHS in a couple of months.

Yes, arguably it is wise for people to try to be as healthy as possible, as I think it can help you fight off Covid - but really, you just sound very judgemental and pious.

(And no, I haven't gained any weight in lockdown myself, but I'm far from judging anyone who has)

Leanandmean31 Mon 15-Jun-20 09:58:18

I think it’s different if you’ve had a stressful time during lockdown. Eating vast quantities just because it’s there and not due to stress isn’t the same thing. 17 lbs is a LOT to gain in just a couple of months and tbh it makes me think that yoga girl was following a restrictive diet beforehand. I would also judge those who binge-drink during lockdown as that’s just as unhealthy.

But I can see I am in the minority here and I am sorry for offending anyone.

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HelloMissus Mon 15-Jun-20 09:58:48

You are amazing OP.
An inspiration.
Were you like one of the really popular girls at school?
But like you aiwaus just felt more comfortable hanging out with guys?
Oh and those people who don’t much like you - total jealous bitches.

God I wish I was you.

ShowOfHands Mon 15-Jun-20 10:00:25

It doesn't come across as judgy. It IS judgy.

Plenty of people have used lockdown to lose weight and get fit too so I reckon the strain on the NHS remains the same. You'll have to faux filter your attitude through a different "concern".

CroissantsAtDawn Mon 15-Jun-20 10:01:27

Surely loads of people have had a stressful time during lockdown???

IntoTheUnknown27 Mon 15-Jun-20 10:02:20

I've gained 9lbs. Sue me.

haveyoutriedgoogle Mon 15-Jun-20 10:03:10

Your username is leanandmean, you’re here spouting crap about how amazing you are for not putting on weight in lockdown, and you expect us to believe you ‘didn’t mean to offend’ and are not just a goady fucker?
Ok 🙄🤨

Lostinbooksandcoffee Mon 15-Jun-20 10:05:01

People's mental health have had a battering during all of this. You might not have any idea of what's going on in their lives - worry about their jobs, relationship issues which might be magnified because of lockdown, general heightened anxiety.

Baking is obviously bringing them happiness. And people do emotionally eat. Times are difficult and we are all doing what we can to get through.

I'm drinking a little more than usual (having one glass of wine with dinner most evenings, instead of once a fortnight). Its slowly easing off though.

haba Mon 15-Jun-20 10:07:04

I have put on half a stone, so I'm now 8st6.
It isn't because I'm eating more, it's because I have had four days off since February, haven't stopped working, have two children with autism that need home schooling, a disabled husband and don't have time to even go out for a walk one day in two angry

Obviously, before lockdown I could do far more exercise, now it's impossible.

I would love to have time to spend baking- at least I'd have enjoyed getting fatter. biscuit

JimandWilson Mon 15-Jun-20 10:08:05

Give over.

If only it was that simple.

Goostacean Mon 15-Jun-20 10:09:32

Bit baffled at the hard time you’re getting OP. I see the hypocrisy in banging on about our “NHS heroes” without taking personal responsibility to minimise the burden on them and on the system. I also don’t approve of smoking, excessive drinking, dangerous driving and other choices that people make that are obviously going to increase the risk of negatively impact others. Having said that there’s clearly a balance between “life being for living” and taking responsibility for yourself.

We started gaining weight as a family at the start of lockdown, from a combination of Easter chocolate, lack of activity, and wanting to use up every bit of food. We realised and adjusted accordingly, and now we’re back to normal. I’m very envious of your friend though- bread and butter is my weakness!

witchofthenorth Mon 15-Jun-20 10:10:34

Are you for real? Of course you are being goady and judgy. This is a really shitty time, and emotional eating isn't a new thing, neither is eating through sheer boredom, or generally just fucking eating. I hardly think the weight some people have put on during this time, myself included, is not going to overburden the nhs.

Once my life stops looking like Groundhog Day, and I stop feeling like everything is completely pointless I'll do something about the extra few pounds I've put on.

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