We now understand "This Is Us" Kate's reason for eating...

Kathy S.
on 2/8/18 9:37 am - InTheBurbs, XX
RNY on 08/29/04 with

I this show and how they handle family dynamics. We all understand how childhood issues impact our weight/eating issues. But to go through life feeling you are responsible for your father's death? The one person she connected with like no other. This is going to be hard for her to over come. Looking forward to see how they proceed with the character.

Confess? How many boxes of kleenex did you go through when he died? All I am going to say is I am glad I shop at Costco were you can buy multi pack of Kleenex!

HW:330 - GW:150 - MW:118-125

RW:190 - CW:130

Citizen Kim
on 2/8/18 10:50 am - Castle Rock, CO

I love this show and have cried at every episode EXCEPT this one. I don't know if it's because there were too many spoilers or what.

Kate is my least favourite character - I find her whiny, self centered and downright mean to Toby. She doesn't deserve him.

Kevin is an ass, although obviously easy on the eyes.

Randall and his family make this show.

I'm looking forward to seeing more of Jack and Rebecca's past.

Proud Feminist, Atheist, LGBT friend, and Democratic Socialist

on 2/8/18 11:04 am
RNY on 05/09/17

Thank you!

I want to like Kate, because she is very relatable on paper. But I cannot handle her personality. I agree, she's terrible to Toby. I'm so glad someone else feels this way.

on 2/8/18 12:51 pm - Philadelphia, PA
RNY on 04/28/15

Randall drives me crazy with his anxiety/panic/lack of direction.

5'6.5" High weight:337 Lowest weight:193/31 BMI: Goal: 195-205/31-32 BMI

Kathy S.
on 2/8/18 12:54 pm - InTheBurbs, XX
RNY on 08/29/04 with

So true

HW:330 - GW:150 - MW:118-125

RW:190 - CW:130

CerealKiller Kat71
on 2/8/18 5:48 pm
RNY on 12/31/13

OMG, I couldn't agree with you more.

I don't like being manipulated, and that's exactly how I felt during this episode. I was far sadder when Randall's father died-- he was my favorite character.

I find all three of the kids to be whiny, self-centered, privileged brats. Randall is the least asshattish -- but I adore his wife. She's the one who is strong, capable and actually gets things done.

Kate is also my least favorite character. --- I see absolutely nothing so terrible in her upbringing. What was so awful? Two parents who adored her, encouraged her, and believed in her -- but her mother was prettier and more talented? Oh big deal. Seriously! She is so rude and ungrateful towards her mother that it's breathtaking.

She is horrible to Toby, too. Everything is all about Kate. WAH WAH WAH.

Guess what? Live long enough, and we all lose our fathers. I lost the best father in the entire world -- somehow I have managed to still be kind to my husband and treat my mother with respect. The grief I feel is the price of having had a good father -- and I'm grateful that I had him at all. I don't blame all my problems on my father's death.

She was fat before he died. Kevin was a selfish spoiled jerk before he died. Randall was an anxious know-it-all before he died.

Toby deserves better, Kevin did Sophie a solid leaving her, and Randall's wife deserve a medal.

"What you eat in private, you wear in public." --- Kat

on 2/9/18 3:05 am - MA

Kate was heavy from the time she was really little, so it always struck me she had some sort of a physical problem, like hyperthyroidism. But everything is pointing to her issues being solely emotional. I know that physical and emotional weight issues become linked, but I am feeling resentful that there is no acknowledgement that her weight problems might not just be due to being a whiny ***** I don't think it is helping stereotypes.

  • 4'11"
  • High Weight before LapBand: 200
  • High Weight before RNY: 160
  • CW: 121
  • below goal in 9 months

on 2/9/18 6:25 am
RNY on 08/21/12

When Kevin went back to see Sophia, AGAIN, after rehab, I just screamed "Leave the poor woman alone!"

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

Kathy S.
on 2/9/18 7:48 am - InTheBurbs, XX
RNY on 08/29/04 with

HW:330 - GW:150 - MW:118-125

RW:190 - CW:130

Kathy S.
on 2/9/18 7:47 am, edited 2/8/18 11:47 pm - InTheBurbs, XX
RNY on 08/29/04 with

I love Randall's wife and was clapping when is daughter called him out for always looking for something else where instead of what is in front of him.....

HW:330 - GW:150 - MW:118-125

RW:190 - CW:130