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2007-05-30 10:00:07 AM  
That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard.

-30 minutes of sleep = fat ass?

2007-05-30 10:08:08 AM  
Maybe the fatties aren't sleeping because they are too busy eating.
2007-05-30 10:09:08 AM  
Well, there you go. If they're unconscious, they can't be stuffing their fat faces with Twinkies.
2007-05-30 10:09:17 AM  
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Ya should of let me sleep-in, Ma! Ya should of let me sleep-in.
2007-05-30 10:23:58 AM  
they blame lots of behavior problems on sleep deprivation...why not eating, too?

It's probably related to sleep, but more likely because they're staying up late sitting on their asses playing video games.
2007-05-30 10:33:09 AM  
If you put their little tubby asses on the treadmill for an hour in the evening, they'll have no problem falling asleep at a decent hour.
2007-05-30 10:33:37 AM  
Isotope, I think you nailed it. I've been hearing for quite a while that getting enough sleep is important in keeping your weight under control. So it's probably a factor. Nonetheless, I think it's obvious that your diet (both quality and quantity) and physical activity are FAR more important.
2007-05-30 10:48:10 AM  
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2007-05-30 10:48:15 AM  
I agree with the skeptacism here. My bosses kids (ranging from 6-13) are like twigs, and they don't get to bed until Midnight.

Less exercise (video games/TV/computer, etc), and fatty foods are the very obvious culprits here. Why are we even trying to make up other "causes"? Heaven forbid we try to take on the McDonalds Happy Meal with Nintendo toys inside as the cause.
2007-05-30 10:51:38 AM  
2007-05-30 12:03:49 PM  
no sleep == more time to eat
2007-05-30 12:14:44 PM  
just get them hooked on meth. then they won't be eating while they're up at 4:30am cleaning the house for you
2007-05-30 01:50:25 PM  
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2007-05-30 01:53:05 PM  
Ah, fatty threads... always good for a laugh.
2007-05-30 01:53:31 PM  
DRTA, but sleep apnia (sp?) can often times result in weight gain.

/just sayin'
//not a fatty
///dad has sleep apnia
////dad's no fatty, either.
2007-05-30 01:53:35 PM  
Fat people need loving too... They just gotta pay! [Quagmire]
2007-05-30 01:53:55 PM  
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2007-05-30 01:54:01 PM  
So does that mean that PE will become nap time?
2007-05-30 01:54:30 PM  
This is Bold Text

I thought I was a mean bastard, but laughing at that confirmed it.
2007-05-30 01:54:37 PM  
nocturnal eating syndrome--- cant have it both ways
2007-05-30 01:56:19 PM  
hmm...I think they have the correlation backwards. The study should have concluded that Fat kids lack of exersize leads to sleep problems.
2007-05-30 01:57:23 PM  
How about less sleep and more laps around the track?
2007-05-30 01:58:24 PM  
Well they had to get more rest back then for that 10 mile walk up the hill to school each day.
2007-05-30 01:58:39 PM  
Prolly the late night video games. Correlation is not causation, and some researchers seem to forget that lately.

When I was about 16 or so I played video games for hours on end. Then my friends and I would go play basketball, football, baseball or soccer for hours on end, rinse repeat.
2007-05-30 01:59:18 PM  
Fistfulls of french fries Later bedtime may lead to childhood obesity.

Fixed that.
2007-05-30 01:59:45 PM  
This Is Bold Text - that was a really cruel picture and not 'funny' at all.
2007-05-30 02:02:26 PM  
Check out all the metabolic scientists on a fark comment page...
2007-05-30 02:02:39 PM  
Just for you:
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2007-05-30 02:02:42 PM  
just get them hooked on meth. then they won't be eating while they're up at 4:30am cleaning the house for you

(((((((-==RIDE THE SNAKE==-)))))))
2007-05-30 02:03:44 PM  
I think obesity and fattness have something to do with each other.

/drinks cool, Coors 16 ouncer
2007-05-30 02:04:52 PM  

Seen that picture before and it always disturbs me. Would love to see the parents.

Kids are fat because their parents keep buying and allowing them to eat crappy food, shun exercise in favor of video games and basically doom their children to a lifetime of health problems.
2007-05-30 02:08:21 PM  

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2007-05-30 02:08:55 PM  
This Is Bold Text - if thats you then I don't think you should be making jokes about the weight of other people.
Anyway in my opinion there are 15-25 reasons why people might have a weight people consider 'over weight'. Diet and what you eat are just one of these reasons. Its also worth remembering that if your the sort of person that laughs at people they think are 'over weight' then remember that a few hundred years ago it would be skinny people that would be the ones getting laughed at. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder as they say.
2007-05-30 02:13:25 PM  

Pretty close to the mark for me. But depression & poor stress-management also factored into me ballooning up to over 500lbs.

3 years ago I finally "got it" and since then have lost over 1/2 my body weight (right now hovering around 257lbs). I started a website and speaking business to encourage and inspire others to change their lives...

/fast food sucks
//except McD's fries
2007-05-30 02:17:35 PM  

Agree. The emotional attachment to food that many people have probably also stems from childhood.

Bravo for changing your life and dropping the pounds.
2007-05-30 02:21:03 PM  

According to an article that was run in a local 'zine, that kid is from here in Hampton Roads, Virginia (chesapeake) - they talked about him getting gastric bypass and how he used to struggle with his weight - it mentioned a "photo that got leaked on the internet of him as a kid in mcdonalds." Sounds like a match.

Apparently he's lost a couple hundred pounds - parents admitted that they didn't always feed him well during his childhood.
2007-05-30 02:22:04 PM  

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2007-05-30 02:22:11 PM  
Fat people have fat kids. Solution? Don't let fat people breed.
2007-05-30 02:25:45 PM  
Cassiopeia: if your the sort of person that laughs at people they think are 'over weight'

I am overweight and getting a kick out of these replies

/no, really!!
2007-05-30 02:28:51 PM  
Cassiopeia is having a rough day- anyone following the thread about Homeland Security and jobs?
2007-05-30 02:29:53 PM  
This Is Bold Text 2007-05-30 02:02:39 PM
Cassiopeia - Just for you:

It's been a while since I spit coffee all over my monitor. Thanks.
2007-05-30 02:31:21 PM  
CHildren are suppose to sleep an average of 9-10 hours of sleep into their teens. It has been proven that sleep deprivation can be a major factor in weight, immunity, and mood. Driving while being awake after 17 hours is the same as legally driving drunk. We Americans don't realize the importance of what we're doing to ourselves by forcing ourselves to more than we really should.
2007-05-30 02:33:06 PM  
Hey, I don't get enough sleep and I...

*looks at his belly*

Oh. Snap.
2007-05-30 02:38:18 PM  
CHildren are suppose to sleep an average of 9-10 hours of sleep into their teens. It has been proven that sleep deprivation can be a major factor in weight, immunity, and mood.

Sleeping 9-10 hours isn't going to offset the damage done by spending the other 14-15 hours a day stuffing your face or in front of a video game, or both.
2007-05-30 02:40:11 PM  

If you don't sleep enough you don't have energy enough to run around outside. It's not that huge a stretch.
2007-05-30 02:41:47 PM  
Go ahead, roll the eyes... But you know I whip these out in EVERY fat thread...


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weighed in at 510lbs


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weighing in at 257lbs currently (yippeee!)

Watching what I eat and exercising. Commitment is tantamount for any lifestyle change...

/was a candidate for the surgery
//realized I was going to have to change my life regardless
///starting a speaking business to inspire others
////my website -
//and, no I didn't eat the kid
2007-05-30 02:41:51 PM  
Simple: Causation vs. Correlation
2007-05-30 02:42:16 PM  
Aello: Hey,
CHildren are suppose to sleep an average of 9-10 hours of sleep into their teens.

Amen. I woke up completely groggy every week-day morning I can remember during elementary-high school - after seven to eight hours of sleep per night. One of the worst things we do in schools is to have our children sticking to a schedule that (sort of) works for adults. Actually, when you think about it, it's even worse than that...

Studies show that teens are biologically tuned to stay up later and sleep in longer than adults. Yet, we start school at 8-8:30 am and end it at around 3 pm. Perhaps things might improve a little if we put science to work and started school at 10 am and ended it at 5 pm?
2007-05-30 02:43:08 PM  
Race Condition:

You're assuming that getting enough sleep means they *will* go out and run around outside.

There isn't any single answer to the problem, it's a combination of a lot of things and blaming it only on sleep or only on bad parenting isn't the solution.

You can't fix a disease by treating only one of its symptoms, and you can't address obesity by only fixing one of its potential factors.
2007-05-30 02:44:01 PM  
Also, grammar-nazi note: It's "should've," not "should of."

Couldn't resist.
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