A little bit harsh TankRS. There's a more considered article from FleetStreetFox: http://t.co/Vx6dPyFB
can i ask what you found harsh about my comments?
yes I probably did come across as being quite harsh on her, but as others have said it’s not as if she is an invalid and is unable to anything for herself! yes her mother was to blame for most of it, but the time away from them when she was at the camp where she developed confidence and pride should have given her the ability to fend for herself!
as for the article you have linked, it’s just as much tosh as the others online. there are many point I disagree with and given information I have the privileged of knowing I’m sure any sympathisers may change some of their points of view.
Here’s a few"Using the money from newspaper stories and TV appearances Georgia went off to fat camp in America and lost half her body weight in a few months."
You may be surprised to know that some of your money, as a tax payer, helped her go to America to save her life and lose the weight."I was really looking forward to trying it all out back home but, when I arrived, my mum said she hadn’t had time to prepare any healthy food so we had fish and chips instead. From that moment on, I had a niggling feeling that things weren’t going to work out."
at that point shouldn't she have realised that to make it work, she would have to do more for herself and not be so reliant on her parents?"The counsellors offered her a place at their UK summer camp to make it easier but the local health board wouldn't pay for it."
because they had already footed a large chunk of the bill the 1st time round"Around eight weeks after returning from camp I drifted off the plan. I felt really alone. My parents weren't doing it with me at home and my friends weren't doing it at college so there was no motivation to continue"
clearly she has confidence issues, and this is difficult to overcome. but only 8weeks after coming home she gave up, because no one else was doing it! no motivation to continue? Shouldn’t the fact she was almost half the person she used to be motivation enough!? “She's been publicly begging for help since 2008.”
really? I’ve never heard of her until now. Possibly due to the fact I don’t watch or read the news. Perhaps the attitude of giving up on everything they have tried has left them thinking, what’s the point she’s only going to quit it when it gets boring/too hard!? , something she has displayed over and over again.“allowed a 10-year-old to take on the responsibility of caring for two adults,”
there’s many many more young carer out there in the same situation as her, yet we don’t hear about them ballooning in size. She may be considered a care as her parents are ill, but her mum still cooks for her, so she’s not as hard off as they are trying to make out.“She was on the at-risk register at 13 but threatened to harm herself if social workers took her away from her family. She was removed from the register.”
This is a dumb move by the local health board, but what are they to do? She has been offered help time after time but each time has turned it down“By 18 Georgia was 40 stone, heavier than she had ever been. She told reporters she hated herself. Six months later she was 45 stone”
– I think that may be a little creative writing by the tabloids. I’ve seen lads training in the gym who have been exercising twice a day and using steroids too put on some extreme weight over short periods of time. But never close to that.
She would have been gaining roughly 1/2 a Kilo a day over that period of time. I’ve never come across anyone remotely close to that sort of gain, both healthily and unhealthily. I will admit that even though I have never seen it, it could be possible but I have my doubts.
The only similarity between each article on this story is her and them blaming everyone else for her ‘condition’. Yes she was failed at a young age by her mother, but being old enough to take responsibility for herself. Each article has blamed the mother, the doctors, the local health board for failing her. None has blamed her for shoving the food in her mouth, she’s perfectly capable of feeding herself.
The local health board has done more to help her than is reported, they gave her special rates to use her local leisure centre, she could go as much as she liked for only £1. She would occasionally visit the gym, do 10mins of exercise then go outside, via the vending machine, and sit there smoking and eating. They also paid for the Personal Trainer to visit her home and help her.
While we’re on the subject of laying blame, cant we, as tax payers, brunt some of the blame? After all it’s us that are paying for her food. (i know its ridiculous statement bus as blame on everyone else is being dished out, why not?). It was also out money that paid for her trainer and diet plans.
This whole blame culture is pissing me off, most people are looking for others to blame for their ailments/issues before accepting the blame lies with that individual.
As an example I had a client complain to me that her diet & exercise plan I had written for her wasn’t working as she hadn’t lost as much weight as she expected. Looking at it I failed to see her point, it was an exercise plan for 30mins exercise 3 days a week and at a very easy level. I asked what she found the hardest, and it turned out the diet plan was her problem, it included meals that she had to cook herself, not just chuck a pizza in the oven, and with the weather being so nice she found it difficult to have low amounts of alcohol on the plan!? It turns out she’s been spending a lot of time in the beer garden the last week with the nice weather, and in the weeks before has just been doing ‘what she feels like’ off the plans I’ve given her. Fair play to her though, she wanted credit for eating the salad they serve with the burgers and wraps she’s been eating at the pub