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I am the only obese person at my church groups. Everyone else is slim and active. I tried to lose weight but it's impossible.
I use to enjoy to go for walks until now I suffer from maskaphobia it makes it almost impossible too.
I have no room for a treadmill and I tried some home exercises but they make me too tired. Right now I stand at 297 lbs.
Has anyone here been called odd or eccentric? I was reading this article and I am wondering. To me, there is nothing negative about how you are and it would be boring if everyone was exactly the same.
Autistic...or just odd? - Health and wellbeing - Home - National Autistic Society - our Community
I have heard from a few people that people with aspergers (maybe due to Hans Asperger, this term could or should be changed) think more than neurotypicals, of course if you have aspergers you can't say what it's like being neurotypical, but I'm wondering if you feel you are always thinking or maybe you feel sometimes you would like a rest from always thinking or thinking a lot?
(Content warning: mention of corporal punishment)
This occurred to me in another thread but I didn't want to derail that thread, so here's a new one:
As a child I was somewhat notorious for [being easily amused]. I clearly remember one incident where my mother put me in time out for some infraction, and when "time out" was over I refused to leave the "time out" corner because I had become so engrossed in tracing shapes in the wooden paneling that I sat there for a long time afterwards.
Looking back, I was almost impossible to punish. It's a good thing I was mostly a good kid because none of the standard punishments worked at all. Either they didn't matter to me, or they were traumatic. There was no in between.
As a teenager, my parents tried to ground me once or twice. The problem was, I never wanted to spend time with anyone anyway. I spent most of my time alone, in the woods, playing imagination games. I guess they could have made me stay in the house. But the once or twice...
Should one never trust a seller? What is the best way of talking to a seller?
Why are they acting so weird? It's like the don't want to help me at all. They just want to sell something that is much more expensive than what I need or can afford.
We aspies or for that matter anyone should never trust a seller?
I have heard that people who sell cars or musical instruments are not be trusted. Is this true?
Smetimes it's like I have to force them to sell something to me. I am just confused.
Many people on this forum seem to be "aspies vs NTs". Personally, I don't even believe in something called NT as it is not a homogeneous group at all. Not that aspies are a homogeneous group at all. We are at least more heterogeneous.
It's so complex.
Why this "aspies vs NTs"?
Eg. Neurotypicals mutually accepting apparently contradicting thoughts
Having your differences be dismissed by neurotypicals
ASD/NT relationships - NTs need for validation
I have met many so called NTs who did not prefer big groups. Many of them did not really like parties that much. One person said that he could deal with the situation if he had to. Many NTs don't even care much about being extremely social. That's just a steretype. Many aspies do like parties.
I don't like the sayings, "autism is a superpower" or "autism isn't a disability it is a different ability."
I feel like this invalidates people who aren't quite comfortable with being Autistic or Autistic people who feel as though their ASD has more negative than positive impacts or those who feel as though their diagnosis has an equal amount of positive and negative effects.
I understand these sayings have positive intentions and are meant to empower Autistic people, but it just kinda comes off as inspiration porn to me despite being originally from the Autistic community.
Does anyone else here HATE rhetorical questions (questions someone already knows the answer to)? My wife is constantly asking me them, especially regarding food. She will ask me for example: "did you eat that piece of pizza?" When she obviously knows that I did, since my son doesn't eat pizza and if it wasn't him who ate it, it was either her or I that ate it..
I feel like saying "No, it escaped to another dimension", or something smart like that. I just don't get why people have to question about things that are obvious.. I'm not particularly a liar, so I can't see the reasoning behind it. It feels like I'm constantly in an interrogation room for something.
Does anyone else here have this issue with anyone in their lives? If so how do you deal with them?
Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
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