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(CNN)   Does becoming a parent make people fat? Well, it already makes them stupid, and makes them forget what it was like to be a kid and what they did when they were kids, so I guess making them fat isn't too much of a stretch   (cnn.com) divider line 161
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2012-08-13 08:26:10 AM
Seems the article states that parents who make bad dietary choices become fat....and you can't explain that!
 
2012-08-13 08:27:53 AM
HA

/getting a kick
 
2012-08-13 09:24:06 AM
It is a hard to keep up with being a good role model if you were a suck ass role model for most of your life. It takes a serious effort not to backslide and that is hard to maintain with two hours of sleep.
 
2012-08-13 09:30:48 AM
It's hard to get out for a bike ride or a yoga class when Mini-Pirate screams if I'm not carrying him at all times. I may have a fat arse, but my arms have never looked more toned.
 
2012-08-13 10:32:01 AM
Nope, fat already. Next question.
 
2012-08-13 10:32:21 AM
You wish. You made yourself fat.
 
2012-08-13 10:32:23 AM
I'm a whopping 20 lbs heavier than I was 20 years ago when I first became a parent. Still under 200 lbs.
 
2012-08-13 10:33:10 AM
What I wonder is... if a childless person on Fark acts like a douchebag, does that predisposition to being a douchebag pass on to offspring, if they manage to reproduce?

Is douchebagedness a function of nature, or nurture?

Either way, I am betting that douchebag adults raise douchebad children (except in cases of mutation where the offspring have a gene or allele that is conducive to not being a douchebag, obviously), so now we know who to blame for the douchebags on Fark.
 
2012-08-13 10:33:50 AM
Well, it is hard to exercise outside a house when a newborn needs care. Especially when taking them outside a lot before the immune system has had time to settle, is never a good thing.

Maybe walking the baby back and forth could be classified as it.

But those loud treadmills and exercise bikes will result in a crying baby.
 
2012-08-13 10:34:35 AM

GORDON: now we know who to blame for the douchebags on Fark.


You?
 
2012-08-13 10:35:02 AM
If a woman was already in a position where she needed to lose 50 lbs BEFORE having a kid, pretty much no chance for that one after having one.
 
2012-08-13 10:35:27 AM
Sounds like subby is a bit angry.

I'm a parent, not a fatty and recall exactly what it was like to be a kid all the way down to specific situations but only form about 3rd grade on. But I talk with my kids, not at them.
 
2012-08-13 10:35:53 AM
Are they eating the babies?
 
2012-08-13 10:36:11 AM

thurstonxhowell: GORDON: now we know who to blame for the douchebags on Fark.

You?


I was going to say their parents, but I do remember doing your mom a long time ago, so your question may have merit.
 
2012-08-13 10:36:13 AM
marriage reduces testosterone. so yes.

but it's not like it's a BAD thign..
 
2012-08-13 10:36:49 AM

cwolf20: taking them outside a lot before the immune system has had time to settle, is never a good thing.


Is this really a problem? I can imagine not taking them to the mall or a crowded city street, but it seems like a nice walk in the country couldn't be bad. If it was, how would our species have survived?
 
2012-08-13 10:36:52 AM
Hillarious. Fat and stupid parents, go figure.
Spend all of your waking moments trying to keep the little snowflakes healthy and from killing themselves and each other. It's a simple job.

/Been a stay-home dad with two kids for nearly six years.
//Not fat and not too stupid, though I see how the both could afflict people who are predisposed to them.
 
2012-08-13 10:38:01 AM
It is hard to get in a workout when your child is involved in after school activities, Girl Scouts, and Softball, add in the dinner time crunch and the easy availability of fast food and it is no wonder a lot of parents, especially working couples and single parents, have trouble keeping the weight off. As a single dad if I did not have a wonderful retired neighbor lady who has decided my daughter needs a grandmother to cook dinner almost every night our diet would suck.
 
2012-08-13 10:38:31 AM
Having children 20-25 years ago that still live at home today leads us to drinking, which makes us fat.

I understand why kids stay home longer these days. If they moved out at the age of physical maturity, they couldn't afford good weed, Buffalo Wild Wings, video games and systems, clubbing, new flat screen TVs, stereos, iGizmos, and riced out POS cars. Being grown up and acting grown up is pretty damn expensive. It's way cheaper to pretend.

Was this supposed to be about little turds only? Big turds are children too.
 
2012-08-13 10:39:52 AM

cwolf20: Well, it is hard to exercise outside a house when a newborn needs care. Especially when taking them outside a lot before the immune system has had time to settle, is never a good thing.

Maybe walking the baby back and forth could be classified as it.

But those loud treadmills and exercise bikes will result in a crying baby.


You're farking retarded.
 
2012-08-13 10:40:07 AM

Big_Fat_Liar: Having children 20-25 years ago that still live at home today leads us to drinking, which makes us fat.

I understand why kids stay home longer these days. If they moved out at the age of physical maturity, they couldn't afford good weed, Buffalo Wild Wings, video games and systems, clubbing, new flat screen TVs, stereos, iGizmos, and riced out POS cars. Being grown up and acting grown up is pretty damn expensive. It's way cheaper to pretend.

Was this supposed to be about little turds only? Big turds are children too.


they do it cause they can't really fall in "love". almost impossible with today's condom requirement
 
2012-08-13 10:41:12 AM
everyone I know who is within my age group that has gotten pregnant and made babies has not become fat. they are pretty much the same size as before making the babies. in the worst of cases, not different by more than 10 pounds...

so, when people say they only got fat because of the babies, i sometimes wonder if that's an accurate assessment of causality. I recognize that my study group is small, but it seems significant.
 
2012-08-13 10:41:15 AM
Carrots and apples (not to mention celery, bananas, plums, pears, etc etc) come in convenient single serve sizes and require no prep.

/has 4 kids
//does squats holding 6 month old baby, push ups with a 5 year old on his back
///still fat :(
 
2012-08-13 10:42:08 AM
Yet another reason to not have kids. I'll add it to:

I like my sleep.
I like my money.
I don't like kid's shows or movies
I like doing what I want when I want
I don't want to dedicate my entire life to someone else.
 
2012-08-13 10:42:08 AM

Big_Fat_Liar: Having children 20-25 years ago that still live at home today leads us to drinking, which makes us fat.

I understand why kids stay home longer these days. If they moved out at the age of physical maturity, they couldn't afford good weed, Buffalo Wild Wings, video games and systems, clubbing, new flat screen TVs, stereos, iGizmos, and riced out POS cars. Being grown up and acting grown up is pretty damn expensive. It's way cheaper to pretend.

Was this supposed to be about little turds only? Big turds are children too.


I love how adults who can't function on their own without their parents blame the economy for their troubles, when they can still afford the good weed and video game systems. You need to give them the boot. It is harsh, but they must be having a hard time cutting that cord. Cut it for them so they can have their own lives.
 
2012-08-13 10:42:34 AM

Big_Fat_Liar: Having children 20-25 years ago that still live at home today leads us to drinking, which makes us fat.

I understand why kids stay home longer these days. If they moved out at the age of physical maturity, they couldn't afford good weed, Buffalo Wild Wings, video games and systems, clubbing, new flat screen TVs, stereos, iGizmos, and riced out POS cars. Being grown up and acting grown up is pretty damn expensive. It's way cheaper to pretend.

Was this supposed to be about little turds only? Big turds are children too.


You sound like a self-entitled boomer creating their own artificial version of reality. But I repeat myself.
 
2012-08-13 10:43:33 AM
Subby sounds like a 15 year old.
 
2012-08-13 10:43:57 AM

Big_Fat_Liar: I understand why kids stay home longer these days. If they moved out at the age of physical maturity, they couldn't afford good weed, Buffalo Wild Wings, video games and systems, clubbing, new flat screen TVs, stereos, iGizmos, and riced out POS cars. Being grown up and acting grown up is pretty damn expensive. It's way cheaper to pretend.

Was this supposed to be about little turds only? Big turds are children too.


If living at home allows you to afford all that, of course you'd live at home. That's the parents' fault for making all that shiat available. If they're saving money for a down payment on a house or something, let 'em stay. If they're buying that shiat, tell them to pay your mortgage or GTFO. It's not that complicated.
 
2012-08-13 10:44:43 AM

Mayhem of the Black Underclass: does squats holding 6 month old baby, push ups with a 5 year old on his back


Those jogging strollers really help with cardio as well, but the kids only ride in them until they are around 3.
 
2012-08-13 10:45:34 AM

GuyCaballero: If a woman was already in a position where she needed to lose 50 lbs BEFORE having a kid, pretty much no chance for that one after having one.


No kidding. There is a big push against the "eating for two" mindset being broadly applied. Fat women don't need to gain weight or add calories to their diet during pregnancy... in general they need to get smart about nutritional balance, getting essential fats, amino acids, folic acid, iron, etc... Yeah, if you're a twig you should expect to gain about 8lb of baby, 8lb of amniotic fluid and placenta, and 15-25 pounds of blood and padding. Some women retain water like crazy, too. My wife was 105# size 0/2 before kid #1 and a 100# size 0 before kid #2... but because of the limitations imposed by multiple kids she's had difficulty getting back into shape since. She's still down to 108# size 2 a year after kid #3 but finding time to work out is a pain for both of us.

But a woman that is a likely contestant for "I didn't know I was pregnant!" shouldn't be putting away an extra bag of Funyuns per day "for the baby." And neither should dad, for that matter!
 
2012-08-13 10:45:49 AM
You're a fat and childless nerd with few friends living in moms basement, dreaming of a normal life. Aren't you subby?
 
2012-08-13 10:46:40 AM
New parents might also eat more comfort food since they're having a rough time in other aspects of their lives.
 
2012-08-13 10:46:48 AM
Becoming a married parent contributed to my weight gain. Due to time and fiscal concerns no more martial arts training, no more health club membership, no more highly specialized diet, etc. That said, it opens back up after about 10 years when they start to become somewhat self-reliant.
 
2012-08-13 10:47:44 AM
As long as I can find ANY justification for being fat that isn't my fault...
 
2012-08-13 10:48:09 AM

Zarquon's Flat Tire: Yet another reason to not have kids. I'll add it to:

I like my sleep.
I like my money.
I don't like kid's shows or movies
I like doing what I want when I want
I don't want to dedicate my entire life to someone else.


How does having kids affect any of that?
 
2012-08-13 10:48:19 AM
Becoming a parent was the best thing that could have happened for my health. It was the excuse I need to stop going to the bars three or four nights a week and quit the cigs for good. It encouraged me to go to the doctors for a change, where I found out my triglycerides were high. So, I stopped eating a pound of bacon a week and took walks instead. As my now-19 mo. old grows and I have to chase him around to keep him from killing himself, that's shed some pounds too, not to mention the constant swim classes, gyms, playgrounds, hiking trails, etc. we find ourselves doing to keep my boy out of the house and away from my precious electronics.

'Course I doubt I'm representative. Several of my friends have also become stay-at-home dads in the last couple years, and they seem to sit around the house getting larger and larger. To each their own I guess...
 
2012-08-13 10:48:59 AM
It does make them entitled assholes.

"I'm a MOMMY! Bow to me!"
 
2012-08-13 10:52:05 AM
probesport

Zarquon's Flat Tire: Yet another reason to not have kids. I'll add it to:

I like my sleep.
I like my money.
I don't like kid's shows or movies
I like doing what I want when I want
I don't want to dedicate my entire life to someone else.

How does having kids affect any of that?


Shirley, you can't be serious?
 
2012-08-13 10:52:09 AM

cwolf20: Well, it is hard to exercise outside a house when a newborn needs care. Especially when taking them outside a lot before the immune system has had time to settle, is never a good thing.

Maybe walking the baby back and forth could be classified as it.

But those loud treadmills and exercise bikes will result in a crying baby.


Egh... It takes a year for a woman's body to bounce back completely from having a baby. During that year, you need to worry about resting when you can, and taking care of the boob-monkey. It is pretty normal to carry a bit of extra weight during that year, because your body is storing fat for breastfeeding (whether you actually breast feed or not, your body is going to gear it's self up for it)

After that year? Yea, get your ass back in shape... but be kind to yourself during that year. You just made a person after all.
 
2012-08-13 10:52:35 AM
Becoming a parent in a country that is in rapid decline like the US is one of the greatest acts of selfishness and irresponsibility that you can engage in.

Therefore it requires a tremendous amount of delusion to rationalize it as something good.
 
2012-08-13 10:52:39 AM
Heh, subby sounds like they had a rough childhood. Way to air dirty laundry.
 
2012-08-13 10:52:57 AM

mauricecano: Seems the article states that parents who make bad dietary choices become fat....and you can't explain that!


That's unpossible!
 
2012-08-13 10:54:33 AM

Bob16: Becoming a parent in a country that is in rapid decline like the US is one of the greatest acts of selfishness and irresponsibility that you can engage in.

Therefore it requires a tremendous amount of delusion to rationalize it as something good.


Lulz, alrighty then
 
2012-08-13 10:55:19 AM

Zarquon's Flat Tire: Yet another reason to not have kids. I'll add it to:

I like my sleep.
I like my money.
I don't like kid's shows or movies
I like doing what I want when I want
I don't want to dedicate my entire life to someone else.


The only one that is really important, and by that I mean there's no "but if's" to cancel it, is the last one. If you don't want to care for anyone else, then non-parenthood is the correct choice. Better to be self-centered and childless than self-centered with resented children.

TL;DR: good choice.

Tom_Slick: Those jogging strollers really help with cardio as well, but the kids only ride in them until they are around 3.


Bike seat (for one kid) or trailer (for two) after that. Even on our board-flat roads on the coast, that is a freaking WORKOUT. Really though, any effort towards people-power puts you ahead of the curve. Most of the people in my neighborhood would never walk to the pool, as it is 10 whole minutes (pulling a laden wagon) away.

The horror! Our countrymen are fat because our countrymen are lazy.
 
2012-08-13 10:55:28 AM

Need Help Soonish:
After that year? Yea, get your ass back in shape... but be kind to yourself during that year. You just made a person after all.


ladies, listen to this woman.
Lord knows you won't listen to your husbands, doctors, friends.
fatties.
 
2012-08-13 10:56:18 AM
My son is almost 3.

Right now he is naked, outside, dragging a large stick around having a puppy chase him. He has cuts, scrapes and bruises all over his body from being an almost three year old boy. We found out he isn't allergic to bee stings because he got stung last week. He cried for about 5 mins, we put some Bactine on it, then he went back outside to play some more.

He is only allowed to watch cartoons on Saturday mornings.

/I haven't lost/gained weight since high school 12 years ago, I'm not thin but I am not obese.
 
2012-08-13 10:56:59 AM
My downfall was eating stuff off of the kid's plates. 20 lbs later, I was like "WTF dude? Stop it". And I did. Now I've lost 30lbs (started out overweight anyways).

At least this doesn't appear to be a fake study saying that having kids made you dumber. Hoosier Press or something like that, a satire paper, printed it, and it was picked up by the major news outlets.

Oh yeah, and some advice for new moms. Don't use breastfeeding as an excuse to pig out on stuff. Eat right, and watch the pounds get literally sucked out of you.
 
2012-08-13 10:58:28 AM
My grandmother briefed me on what my father and his brothers did when they were kids.

They were awful scamps.

It is useful to get to know your grandparents. They can be invaluable sources of family history, some of it of blackmail quality.
 
2012-08-13 10:59:59 AM
If having kids threatens your ability to go on vacation, own nice vehicles or nice electronics, your "dual incomes" probably aren't that great to begin with. Just sayin
 
2012-08-13 11:00:21 AM

probesport: Zarquon's Flat Tire: Yet another reason to not have kids. I'll add it to:

I like my sleep.
I like my money.
I don't like kid's shows or movies
I like doing what I want when I want
I don't want to dedicate my entire life to someone else.

How does having kids affect any of that?


Really? Parents I know complain that they get no sleep the first couple of years, and kids outgrow clothes so quickly. Everyone on Fark seems to think you should pre-screen everything your child sees, and how would having another human to look after NOT impact my schedule?

I assume if you even half ass it having a kid should affect all of those.
 
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