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(News.com.au)   British Medical Journal says Large size clothing labels should include the phone number for an obesity helpline. Small sizes should include the number for a taxidermist who specializes in stuffing bags of antlers   (news.com.au) divider line 112
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2006-12-17 01:52:24 AM  
Why yes, because at 6 foot tall, and wearing large and extra large, that automatically makes me obese, right?

dumbass.

My 6'6" husband has to buy his clothes at the super-expensive Big and Tall clothes stores, because when you get up to waist sizes over 38" in regular stores, their lengths stop at 30" long. He takes 38x38 jeans. They make 38" lengths up to size 32 waist, then nothing.

Assholes.
 
2006-12-17 01:58:13 AM  
My clothing label already comes with a number large enough to be a phone number.
 
2006-12-17 01:58:57 AM  
stuffing bags of antlers

haha-sounds like a dessert
 
2006-12-17 02:00:06 AM  
Darkhorse23: Is your husband really leggy? I'm 6'4" and barely need a 34 inch inseam.
 
2006-12-17 02:00:37 AM  
Actually there is a tag on the butt of my pants that says "How are my seams holding up? Call 1800- fattass
 
2006-12-17 02:01:37 AM  
harakiri2k: Darkhorse23: Is your husband really leggy?

He's all legs, it's farking amazing.

Big feet, too LOL

My daughters are 17 & 6'2", and 23 at 6'3", when they were preteens they looked like giraffes, their legs were so long.
 
2006-12-17 02:02:54 AM  
Scale: Please step on when ready
Obese Man: *Steps on*
Scale: ONE AT A TIME PLEASE!

The obesity helpline phone number would be more effective if it was on every fattening food package. By the time people are buying fat pants it may be too late...
 
2006-12-17 02:03:40 AM  
I've got an idea. When people go in to see the doctor for high blood pressure medication, the doctor should say, "Hey fatass, here's your prescription. Lose some of that farking fat, you farking fatty. Here's a two step program. Step one is not eating so much and step two is exercise."
 
2006-12-17 02:05:21 AM  
darkhorse23

Your husband can ignore the labels. ?

Humiliating fat people is the only way they'll get skinny. I know this because I would viciously tease all fat children in my school. My throat would go hoarse for extended periods from all the taunting. They sure as hell were skinny after they'd committed suicide and decomposed!

I miss that teaching job.
 
2006-12-17 02:06:08 AM  
Molavian: I've got an idea. When people go in to see the doctor for high blood pressure medication, the doctor should say, "Hey fatass, here's your prescription. Lose some of that farking fat, you farking fatty. Here's a two step program. Step one is not eating so much and step two is exercise."

Wow, the same doctors could give out prescriptions for being an asshole too. Kind of like Preparation H, but you shoot it in your mouth instead.
 
2006-12-17 02:06:31 AM  
At those Big and tall stores... what is the style of clothes?

/ 6'4"
// i hate buying Large shirts just for the lenght
 
2006-12-17 02:06:47 AM  
darkhorse

Hubby?

i14.tinypic.com
 
2006-12-17 02:07:38 AM  
A friend of mine was dicked by our health care plan because he was "obese". Sure, he was about 5'10" and ~250lbs, but he was built like a brick shiathouse. Still dont know what that means, but you get the drift. Dude worked out like 3-4 times a week, ate solely from Whole Foods, no smoking, no drinking. shiat insurance rates because of his obvious "poor physical condition".

/Sheesh
//miss yeh, Big-E
 
2006-12-17 02:08:07 AM  
stevenb18hsr: At those Big and tall stores... what is the style of clothes?

Same as regular clothes, only longer in Tall sizes.

CB - mine's just a little cuter.

His grandfather was a real giant - 7foot 4inches tall.
 
2006-12-17 02:08:16 AM  
Fat people can't use phones anyways cause they have fat fingers.

To obtain a special dialing wand please mash the keyboard with your palm now.
 
2006-12-17 02:09:23 AM  
Darkhorse 7' 4" Holy cow! Is he still alive, and does his penis work?
 
2006-12-17 02:10:26 AM  
Or maybe just a picture of a naked obese man on fatty foods would be enough
 
2006-12-17 02:10:32 AM  
What size would be "ideal?" Those clothes could have my number included.

You were thinking it too.
 
2006-12-17 02:10:46 AM  
I like the headline. It's funny AND seasonal.
 
2006-12-17 02:10:49 AM  
Cerebral Ballsy: Is he still alive, and does his penis work?

No, he died a while back, but his penis obviously worked, as my darlin TrekNerd is here today, right?
 
2006-12-17 02:12:04 AM  
darkhorse23: only longer in Tall sizes.

ever shop at casual male?

[serious] I just don't want to go in there and have them look at me and say.. why is he in here... he ain't tall.


[joking] do I have to show a sky high club card?

I dont know where I get it... tallest person on both sides of the family... next tallest person is my dad at 6'
 
2006-12-17 02:13:12 AM  
darkhorse23: Wow, the same doctors could give out prescriptions for being an asshole too. Kind of like Preparation H, but you shoot it in your mouth instead.

I don't feel sorry for fat people. I don't feel sorry for anybody that makes a choice to be a food blister. You know damn well there's plenty of people your age that wouldn't have to take so many different meds if they'd just lose 50lbs and exercise a couple hours a week.

Is it my abrasive manner, or am I wrong?
 
2006-12-17 02:13:31 AM  
stevenb18hsr: I just don't want to go in there and have them look at me and say.. why is he in here... he ain't tall.

They only care about your wallet, honey. They won't care.
 
2006-12-17 02:14:30 AM  
Molavian: Is it my abrasive manner, or am I wrong?

You can make your point without being an asshat.
 
2006-12-17 02:16:07 AM  
darkhorse23: They only care about your wallet, honey. They won't care.

What size shoe does your hubby wear?
 
2006-12-17 02:18:41 AM  
These comments are farking hilarious.

Never seen so much animosity to a bunch of fat arses.
 
2006-12-17 02:22:55 AM  
darkhorse23: You can make your point without being an asshat.

I could, but anonymously posting such venom on the internet is how I clear my raw, seething hatred for the fat women in my office who somehow get to wear sweat pants and Winnie the Pooh tshirts because they are too fat to wear dress clothes.

They smell funny, too. An acrid, sour scent.
 
2006-12-17 02:26:31 AM  
Molavian I'm fat, and I'm an asshat too. The only thing that smells funny on me is where your mom ate me out and left her stank breath all over my cooch.
 
2006-12-17 02:30:10 AM  
Jesus, I gross myself out.
 
2006-12-17 02:30:59 AM  
You're not the only one grossed-out around here, it's OK.
 
2006-12-17 02:32:49 AM  
Cerebral Ballsy: Molavian I'm fat, and I'm an asshat too. The only thing that smells funny on me is where your mom ate me out and left her stank breath all over my cooch.

Gorramit, I told her not to do that again without taking pics for the website. Now I'll have to go tie her up in the closet again.

People pay good money for that shiat. Either way.
 
2006-12-17 02:34:22 AM  
I don't feel sorry for fat people.
Is it my abrasive manner, or am I wrong?


You are right. This is coming from a fat person (who used to be much fatter). The thing is, you should feel sorry for them, in a way. My parents raised me to be sedentary and eat massive amounts of fatty foods. That's what they ate, that's what I ate.

I would diet, as I see other people do, but "dieting" isn't the answer. There needs to be a complete change of lifestyle. I eat much better (well, at least, not massive amounts of fatty foods, anyway) and I exercise regularly, so I've lost a lot of weight, but still have a lot to go.

Anyway. Point being. Fat people think that it's too hard to lose weight or that they don't have the time or whatever. Headlines like this, and tags like this, could actually help. Embarrassment is what made me finally decide to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle.

I'm really stoned, I'm sorry this is so rambley.
 
2006-12-17 02:35:21 AM  
You can make your point without being an asshat.

Although, this is also true. :/
 
2006-12-17 02:35:40 AM  
Molavian Is that your new website "www.closetchubbylovers.com"?
 
2006-12-17 02:37:46 AM  
I can honestly say that "obesity" saved my father's life. All the oncologists said that had my father not been both fat and healthy, he would have died from the cancer growing in him. He's 5'7" and 230lbs, before the cancer he could outrun most skinny men, and he's still strong as a bull, but the chemo and radiation zapped his endurance.

Molavian - You know damn well there's plenty of people your age that wouldn't have to take so many different meds if they'd just lose 50lbs and exercise a couple hours a week.

I exercise 3 times a week, sometimes more, including hiking and bouldering, I work at a gym part time, I eat healthy. I am 40lbs overweight for my height because of medical problems and the medication I take.

BP runs 90-110/50-65 unless I'm at the doctor's office, in which case 120-130ish/90ish
 
2006-12-17 02:48:50 AM  
Cerebral Ballsy: Molavian Is that your new website "www.closetchubbylovers.com"?

www.closetlovingchubbygrannylovers.com

I bet I could get some members here.

dwarfedshadow: I can honestly say that "obesity" saved my father's life. All the oncologists said that had my father not been both fat and healthy, he would have died from the cancer growing in him. He's 5'7" and 230lbs, before the cancer he could outrun most skinny men, and he's still strong as a bull, but the chemo and radiation zapped his endurance.

dwarfedshadow: I exercise 3 times a week, sometimes more, including hiking and bouldering, I work at a gym part time, I eat healthy. I am 40lbs overweight for my height because of medical problems and the medication I take.

Oh, for Pete's sake. I'm an asshat, but I'm not touching this one with a 10 foot pole. Thanks for playing.
 
2006-12-17 03:15:06 AM  
I'm fat. My dad is also fat. It's not his fault that I'm fat though, it's because I've eaten too much and it's built up on me. I'm an adult. It was my body and I made my foolish choices, and now I have to deal with it.

Printing a phone number of fat clothes won't help anyone. People won't change their lives unless they are willing to make some pretty serious changes and commit to them. The process of losing weight sucks. The state of being fat also sucks. Everyone has to decide for themselves which sucks less. The answer is going to be different for different people.

There are four basic steps involved in losing weight and maintaining weight loss, regardless of your age, health, or the meds you are on. It might be harder for some people than for others, but fairness is a construct of the human mind and not something the reality of the universe is compelled to play along with.

To lose weight:

Eat less.
Exercise more.
Repeat.
Forever.

I've made my choice, btw. I've lost 75 pounds. Not at goal, but I'm still calling myself a success story. I didn't have a camera when I started, but I was able to document my looks have changed during the last 40 pound loss. The pics are linked to my weight loss web site, with clicky goodness, if anyone cares to read how I've done it or to see more unflattering pictures of myself (and a couple of cute ones of my cats).



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2006-12-17 03:24:25 AM  
ha, fat people are losers.
 
2006-12-17 03:25:49 AM  
Tealeaf, the change is most obvious in your face, which is where polite people will be looking anyway.
 
2006-12-17 03:26:36 AM  
Am I really the first to say "repeat"?
 
2006-12-17 03:29:35 AM  
Good job, tealeaf
 
2006-12-17 03:32:03 AM  
From all of the naturally thin people of the world I give a big fark you to the submitter.
 
2006-12-17 03:35:29 AM  
Thank, Helen. I losing the weight actually boosted my self esteem to the point where I was able to take other steps to pretty up, such as getting the hair cut and going to contacts. I know I'm still a far cry from good looking, but at least at this point it doesn't seem like putting lipstick on a hog wallowing in a stye anymore.

I have to exercise a bit of self control to keep from posting my pics on every fat thread that comes up. Sometimes I fail...
 
2006-12-17 03:37:40 AM  
I would like to point out after the several "eat less" parts, that one should eat several small meals a day, portioned, rather than trying to starve oneself, because not only will it start to eat your muscles, but you'll get a nasty little starvation hormone which looks at every calorie and says "MINE! I'm not letting it go!" and sticks it at the hips or belly.
 
2006-12-17 03:40:30 AM  
Congrats, Tealeaf. I know the rush you get when someone notices the difference. I actually carry an old picture of myself, just so I can flash it around. I guess it's mostly because I feel so apologetic about being fat, though. "Hey, I know I'm fat, but I'm working on it, I swear!"

Seriously, the change is amazing. Keep up the good work, fellow soldier!
 
2006-12-17 03:43:08 AM  
I would like to point out after the several "eat less" parts, that one should eat several small meals a day, portioned, rather than trying to starve oneself, because not only will it start to eat your muscles, but you'll get a nasty little starvation hormone which looks at every calorie and says "MINE! I'm not letting it go!" and sticks it at the hips or belly.

I work. There's no friggin' way I could eat several small meals a day. But the great thing about weight loss is that it basically boils down to calories consumed versus calories burned. Exercise gets easier as I lose more weight. Also, I don't starve myself. I just don't eat two bowls of ice cream a day or half a pizza for supper. Portion control and exercise go a long way.
 
2006-12-17 03:58:02 AM  
I work. There's no friggin' way I could eat several small meals a day. But the great thing about weight loss is that it basically boils down to calories consumed versus calories burned. Exercise gets easier as I lose more weight. Also, I don't starve myself. I just don't eat two bowls of ice cream a day or half a pizza for supper. Portion control and exercise go a long way.

You work? And I what? I work and go to school full time. I just invest in granola bars and snack bars. I wasn't saying, though, that you have to eat more small meals, I was saying that it is healthier to eat several small meals than starve oneself thin.

There are a lot of people who get the wrong idea about dieting or losing weight and end up with the yo-yo effect, lose some, gain more, because they do it wrong. This doesn't mean you do, or even that Tealeaf does, I am simply putting forth the other side so that some farker who decides he/she wants to get slim won't try to get starved thin.
 
2006-12-17 04:02:17 AM  
Damn Tealeaf, you are doing great! Keep up the good work.
 
2006-12-17 04:03:04 AM  
I know. It's cool.

I work at a restaurant, so we're not allowed to eat when we're working (obviously). And when I do get a break, the only food we're allowed to eat is the food the restaurant serves - it's a Wingstop. Chicken wings. French fries. Potato salad. Ugh.

. This doesn't mean you do, or even that Tealeaf does,

My bad, I didn't mean to seem defensive or what have you. Your advice is definitely good, I was just saying that I can't do it. Seriously, rock on, with the good advice.
 
2006-12-17 04:05:31 AM  
People seem to have tons of advice on how to lose weight. I've heard most of them, I think, when people around me saw that I was dropping pounds. "Eat six or eight meals a day" "Don't ever eat after 6pm" "Eat a ratio of 40/30/30 ratio of protein, fats, and carbs (various ratios given depending on the person's beliefs)" "MAKE SURE you drink 8 glasses of water, a day. Iced tea or diet soda don't count."

Dovienya is right. It does boil down to calories in versus calories out. Some of the strategies above can be useful to some people in some circumstances, but they are not universal truths that hold the key to losing weight.

The best tool I've gotten for weight loss in my eletronic scale. When I started, I weighed everything. Not so much now; I know that serving of cereal doesn't fill up a large soup bowl. Learing portion control was key for me. Eating less is hard because being hungry sucks. But it is the way to get the job done.
 
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