Post # 1
I’m just watching tonight’s episode of the TLC show “My 600lb Life” about Zsalynn. The past 10 minutes of the show have focussed on how she was hesitant to get the bypass surgery because her husband was not supportive. He said he married her because she was a heavy girl and doesn’t want someone slim. So I guess if she gets the LIFE-SAVING surgery he will leave her for a woman because she no longer fits his mold of beauty, even though she would have DIED otherwise.
I know it’s totally nothing new at all, but it just bothers me to know that there are still guys out there (and yes, women too) who will marry someone not for who, but for what they are. Pretty awful.
Post # 2
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Very selfish! :/ what ended up happening?
Post # 3
Vitana: I don’t know if it was the same episode but I remember one where the husband said that. Then she lost a lot of weight and could actually do things for herself and he HATED IT! He loved taking care of her (read: wiping her ass) and when she lost weight they fought all the time! I can’t remember if they stayed together or not…
Post # 4
Reminds me of this poor woman who briefly attended the same Weight Watchers meeting as I do. She told us that her husband tries to sabotage her weightloss because he is very insecure and afraid of her looking good. Seemed like such a personal thing for her to share. I felt so bad. A lot of us commented suggesting she talk to him about how weightloss is for her health so they can have a long future together, do more things, etc. She only attended for a few weeks. So sad.
Post # 5
The guy on this episode was such an asshole. When your own child is saying “Why did you marry him?” referring to you, that should give you a clue that theres something wrong with you.
Did anyone see the episode with Penny?? That was the most frustrating anger inducing episode I’ve ever watched
Post # 6
The show just ended. Pretty much her husbands verbal abuse and complete lack of support became worse as the year went on (they track them for a year). Then TLC played a stat across the screen that stated that the divorce rate for couples after surgery was extremely high. I guess that’s no surprised when people who have the surgery are married to people as miserable as her husband. Oh, and then he went to far as to make a comment towards his own daughter when she was dressed up in a halloween costume that she looked like a hooker. What kind of a man says that to his own child?
Post # 7
heathaah: That is indeed very sad. Unfortunately it sounds like her husband could give a rat’s behind about health or anything else and only cares about his own selfish desires.
Post # 8
a_day_at_the_fair: I saw that one! And the mom said “Because if I didn’t marry him, I wouldn’t have you” and the daughter said “It wasn’t worth it”. How can that man live with himself?
Post # 9
These men are just as bad as the ones that make a woman starve for them.
Post # 10
I know a couple and the woman was very large and the guy was very thin. It was known he had like.. A fetish. Anyways she started dieting and has lost 60 pounds so far. I’ve been wondering if he’s like.. Okay with her still.
Post # 11
Vitana: I was watching that episode tonight as well and the husband’s attitude totally ticked me off as well! I was hoping he would come around but no! Also, did you hear the way that he talked to his daughter? That is such an unhealthy family dynamic!!
Post # 12
That episode was absolutely horrible. Great for her as she was doing so well with her weight loss, but I hope she ends up leaving him! His behavior was so uncalled for. When your own daughter wishes she weren’t alive because she sees how horribly you treat your wife, it is time for some self reflection. She seemed like such a sweet loving person and it broke my heart to hear the things he said to her. My boyfriend usually doesn’t watch these types of shows, but even he stopped playing video games to tune in with me. It was absurd, truly.
Post # 13
Wow, I totally understand that some guys are into bigger chicks, I personally find larger guys attractive [NOT fat, but chubby, I don’t like stick thin guys at all!]. And I myself am a large girl, but I think it comes to a certain point about health and 600 lbs is OBVIOUSLY too large. Our bodies aren’t meant to carry that much weight. That’s such a horrible thing for him to say, I’m sure he wants her to feel her best no matter her weight, and I’m sure she isn’t expecting to come out weighing 100 pounds.
Although, I do know a couple in real life that are dealing with this, he’s my tattoo artist. He’s a real big guy, and he married his wife when she was pretty big [she wasn’t OMG HUGE but she probably weighed like 250, and carried it well]. He loves thick women, and she went on a diet and lost quite a bit of weight, she’s probably down to 130 now. She often says that he doesn’t treat her and he once did and what not.
I guess the whole finding your partner less attractive if they gain weight can work in the opposite way as well. So sad.