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2012-09-05 07:54:53 AM  
Well done, subby. +1
 
2012-09-05 08:00:53 AM  
Well, you can always ride the wave...
 
2012-09-05 08:09:58 AM  
Yep. I have a sister-in-law who's obese. Her chances of ever getting pregnant are pretty low.
 
2012-09-05 08:14:58 AM  
[popcorn.gif]
 
2012-09-05 08:16:16 AM  
People get paid to do this study? I would have thought that was a given.
 
2012-09-05 08:16:21 AM  
Forget about your flashlight. Help me find my keys and we can DRIVE out of here!

2 x 4 still tied to my ass.
 
2012-09-05 08:17:27 AM  
So how effective, exactly, would this be as a form of birth control?
 
2012-09-05 08:17:48 AM  
Like mopeds, they are both fun to ride, but you wouldn't want your friends to see you ON one.
 
2012-09-05 08:21:12 AM  

Ilmarinen: So how effective, exactly, would this be as a form of birth control?


As the proximity to alcohol increases, it's effectiveness decreases
 
2012-09-05 08:21:57 AM  
Just gotta have the right equipment.

farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2012-09-05 08:22:21 AM  
Nice headline, wow is that "article" shiat though. That's just an advertisement for that diet plan; it reads exactly like some lame-ass infomercial. It even has the corny before-and-after picture thing going on.
 
2012-09-05 08:23:51 AM  
Mad Scientist


I can do anything with my own personal crane!!
 
2012-09-05 08:23:59 AM  
I'm not saying she was fat, but when she sat on my face, I could not hear the stereo.

fc01.deviantart.net
 
2012-09-05 08:26:04 AM  
Freaky deakys need love, too.
Freaky deakys need love, too.
 
2012-09-05 08:29:53 AM  
But if obesity is genetic how come there still are obese people???
 
2012-09-05 08:30:09 AM  
so is there some form of Doctor prescribed alcohol to fix this problem?

Nevermind -- I found him.

images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-09-05 08:30:18 AM  
Well, that's a win. Something tells me obese moms wouldn't be as good as normal parents. I could see probable exposure to poor nutrition for the kid, moms inability to interact with the child on the field when they get into sports, not to mention the amount of mental cases involved when discus
sing chronically obese people, stuff like that. It's probably better that they have difficulties conceiving.
 
2012-09-05 08:32:34 AM  
TLC programming offers different evidence...
 
2012-09-05 08:35:13 AM  
Subby has never been to the Dollar Tree

/seeing a 5 year old girl trying to push her 500 lb mother in a cart up a ramp made me laugh out loud for the first time in public.
 
2012-09-05 08:39:50 AM  
The looser the waistband, the deeper the quicksand - Or so I have read.
 
2012-09-05 08:41:58 AM  

hbk72777: /seeing a 5 year old girl trying to push her 500 lb mother in a cart up a ramp made me laugh out loud for the first time in public.


That is one of the saddest things I have ever heard.
 
2012-09-05 08:47:38 AM  
first of all, the chick in TFA pic is not obese.. at least not by Texas standards. Chunky? yes. Disappointing when you see her naked ? yes. Obese? no.
Second of all.. if fat parents raise fat kids, but fat women have a hard time getting pregnant, why the fat people explosion?

I remember Brent, Matt, Sergio in elementary school. They were the fat ones. We called the 3 of them The Chub Club. I was looking at yearbooks not very long ago and realized they werent even fat. Today's kids? Those are fatsos.

I am 100% convinced air conditioning is the cause if the obesity problem. As long as fat chicks sit inside in the AC, there will always be some poor, horny soul to help them overcome their pregnancy difficulties so they can pop out fat babies and raise them eating sugar pies in the AC. Its why the south's obesity rate is so high. Its too hot to go outside, so they sit on the AC all day.
 
2012-09-05 08:48:51 AM  

Abner Doon: Nice headline, wow is that "article" shiat though. That's just an advertisement for that diet plan; it reads exactly like some lame-ass infomercial. It even has the corny before-and-after picture thing going on.


Agreed. If the article was really shooting for a goal of educating women, it would have explained in greater detail the functions and mechanics of PCOS, as well as the recovery from it. Wife has it, and so did her childhood friend. Friend was told by her OB/GYN to undergo invasive surgery to remove the cysts with a laser to clear it up, and part of her ovaries were destroyed in the process. Wife went to several OB/GYNs and top fertility specialists have instead concurred on recommending a nutritionist and some fertility drugs to first bring the body chemistry back in line, and then induce a chemical surge with Clomiphene (Clomid) in order to force the bad eggs out of the ovaries by pushing them out with fresh ones. It's a non-invasive option that is also thousands of dollars cheaper, and does far better at improving the health of a woman. The catch of course is that with what you avoid paying in cash, you double-up on with dedication to eating healthy and exercising.

Once you finally have a child, PCOS isn't as much of a concern any more. And once you become diabetic, well, you're always going to be diabetic. Certainly if you're a Type 2 you can get your glucose under control and even be off of the medication for years. But as you get older you will eventually have to get back onto it.
 
2012-09-05 08:50:57 AM  
I love you subby.
 
2012-09-05 08:54:44 AM  
Poe_zlaw - If fat people raise fatties, and fat women can't conceive, why are there so many fat people?"


Because even kids born to normal people can become obese?

/wtf kinda reasoning is that
 
2012-09-05 08:57:39 AM  

poe_zlaw: I am 100% convinced air conditioning is the cause if the obesity problem. As long as fat chicks sit inside in the AC, there will always be some poor, horny soul to help them overcome their pregnancy difficulties so they can pop out fat babies and raise them eating sugar pies in the AC. Its why the south's obesity rate is so high. Its too hot to go outside, so they sit on the AC all day.


Oh, wow. I too have argued this for years, and have only been laughed at!

It's like doing yard work or wrenching on a car starting early in the morning. The heat comes on you slow and you're used to it. Step outside though after being in A/C all day, and it's just unbearable where it saps all of your energy because just walking around feels so awful!

People always just say, "Well you know, it's the dog days of summer!". Yeah, but in the old days when we sat around we at least were sweating! The wife attributes it to fresh air, and certainly indoor air pollution due to energy efficient homes is a concern, sure. But whenever we warm up when the windows are open and the A/C is off, we just feel better and tend to have more energy.

*Cold slows your metabolism down.
*Going outside the heat feels worse on you versus if you had just been in it all day.
*Being stuck inside makes you bored, and you eat when you're bored.
*Being stuck in the heat makes you uncomfortable when you overeat.
 
2012-09-05 08:58:15 AM  

hbk72777: Subby has never been to the Dollar Tree

/seeing a 5 year old girl trying to push her 500 lb mother in a cart up a ramp made me laugh out loud for the first time in public.


yes. if obese women have difficulty getting pregnant, why do i see scooter mommas with 10 kids at the walmart?
 
2012-09-05 08:59:01 AM  

D_Evans45: Poe_zlaw - If fat people raise fatties, and fat women can't conceive, why are there so many fat people?"


Because even kids born to normal people can become obese?

/wtf kinda reasoning is that


oh yeah, since you see so many healthy, in-shape parents, eating salads on their way home from the gym with lard-ass kids stuffing their faces with deep fried hot dog burritos. You know how I know you're fat?
 
2012-09-05 09:04:21 AM  

Claude Ballse: poe_zlaw: I am 100% convinced air conditioning is the cause if the obesity problem. As long as fat chicks sit inside in the AC, there will always be some poor, horny soul to help them overcome their pregnancy difficulties so they can pop out fat babies and raise them eating sugar pies in the AC. Its why the south's obesity rate is so high. Its too hot to go outside, so they sit on the AC all day.

Oh, wow. I too have argued this for years, and have only been laughed at!

It's like doing yard work or wrenching on a car starting early in the morning. The heat comes on you slow and you're used to it. Step outside though after being in A/C all day, and it's just unbearable where it saps all of your energy because just walking around feels so awful!

People always just say, "Well you know, it's the dog days of summer!". Yeah, but in the old days when we sat around we at least were sweating! The wife attributes it to fresh air, and certainly indoor air pollution due to energy efficient homes is a concern, sure. But whenever we warm up when the windows are open and the A/C is off, we just feel better and tend to have more energy.

*Cold slows your metabolism down.
*Going outside the heat feels worse on you versus if you had just been in it all day.
*Being stuck inside makes you bored, and you eat when you're bored.
*Being stuck in the heat makes you uncomfortable when you overeat.


The problems of the Unites States really would be easily solved if we just started being extremely blunt.

Like this
 
2012-09-05 09:09:26 AM  
If there's a girl willing, there's a dude who'll say yes. Friend of my wife is 370-400 lbs, she was divorced all of 3 weeks before she had another guy to roll with.

Different strokes for different folks. Even if it means stroking your arm instead.
 
2012-09-05 09:12:14 AM  
Oh so its the AC that makes people fat! Oh that makes perfect sense. I knew my heinous portions and lethargy weren't that bad, its that darn AC!

Fatties are world renowned for not accepting responsibility for their actions, I think you should be more honest with yourself.

Plenty of people have to work to keep the weight off and avoid heaps of temptation, myself included. I live in the valleys of socal, I'm no stranger to heat either.
 
2012-09-05 09:12:24 AM  

scut207: TLC programming offers different evidence...


The PTA at my kids' elementary school offers different evidence.

/ +1 subby
 
2012-09-05 09:16:39 AM  

poe_zlaw: Claude Ballse: poe_zlaw: I am 100% convinced air conditioning is the cause if the obesity problem. As long as fat chicks sit inside in the AC, there will always be some poor, horny soul to help them overcome their pregnancy difficulties so they can pop out fat babies and raise them eating sugar pies in the AC. Its why the south's obesity rate is so high. Its too hot to go outside, so they sit on the AC all day.

Oh, wow. I too have argued this for years, and have only been laughed at!

It's like doing yard work or wrenching on a car starting early in the morning. The heat comes on you slow and you're used to it. Step outside though after being in A/C all day, and it's just unbearable where it saps all of your energy because just walking around feels so awful!

People always just say, "Well you know, it's the dog days of summer!". Yeah, but in the old days when we sat around we at least were sweating! The wife attributes it to fresh air, and certainly indoor air pollution due to energy efficient homes is a concern, sure. But whenever we warm up when the windows are open and the A/C is off, we just feel better and tend to have more energy.

*Cold slows your metabolism down.
*Going outside the heat feels worse on you versus if you had just been in it all day.
*Being stuck inside makes you bored, and you eat when you're bored.
*Being stuck in the heat makes you uncomfortable when you overeat.

The problems of the Unites States really would be easily solved if we just started being extremely blunt.

Like this


Or even better, like this.

Georgia has been trying to raise awareness, but people just keep biatching about how this made people feel bad, etc. It's because people are doing bad things to themselves and their kids, and the truth hurts.
 
2012-09-05 09:19:35 AM  
Ist basically two things that make the US a bunch of lard asses:

1. Our modern convenient life styles means we burn a lot less calories. We work in offices instead of in factories or on farms, we drive our cars instead of walk/trains, we take escalators instead of stairs...etc. we burn a fraction of the calories we used to a day just by living because of "convenient lifestyle."
2. Our food sucks. Instead of eating healthy local grown and relatively natural nuturient rich food, we drink tons of soda, eat a lot of processed frozen fried bullshiat that doesn't sustain our bodies and has no nutrients.

These problems are universal across the US but acute in some areas and less acute in others. Its easier to get good food in California, for example, than in ohio (cited from my own experience)

Point 1 above we wont really be able to undo, but point 2 we can.

Eat locally grown, healthy food. Stop eating fast food, cook your own damn means, eat more vegetables, stop drinking soda. This isn't really hard; it's a LOT easier to do than working into a huge exercise regime (which is what youd have to do to compensate for a very bad typical American diet). It's a lot easier to eat 400 fewer calories a day by cutting soda and crap food than it is to burn 400 calories on the treadmill daily.

I lost 20 lbs almost immediately when i moved to switzerland, despite upping my daily intake significantly (because its not illegal to drink on the street here on on public transpo): all i did was walk everywhere, take public transportation (dont own a car), and cooked my own meals (because eating out is so expensive). Dont go to the gym and im in better shape now than i was in Los Angeles with a gym membership.
 
2012-09-05 09:25:35 AM  

Ilmarinen: So how effective, exactly, would this be as a form of birth control?


In my case, extremely. Whew.
 
2012-09-05 09:26:46 AM  

Claude Ballse: Abner Doon: Nice headline, wow is that "article" shiat though. That's just an advertisement for that diet plan; it reads exactly like some lame-ass infomercial. It even has the corny before-and-after picture thing going on.

Agreed. If the article was really shooting for a goal of educating women, it would have explained in greater detail the functions and mechanics of PCOS, as well as the recovery from it. Wife has it, and so did her childhood friend. Friend was told by her OB/GYN to undergo invasive surgery to remove the cysts with a laser to clear it up, and part of her ovaries were destroyed in the process. Wife went to several OB/GYNs and top fertility specialists have instead concurred on recommending a nutritionist and some fertility drugs to first bring the body chemistry back in line, and then induce a chemical surge with Clomiphene (Clomid) in order to force the bad eggs out of the ovaries by pushing them out with fresh ones. It's a non-invasive option that is also thousands of dollars cheaper, and does far better at improving the health of a woman. The catch of course is that with what you avoid paying in cash, you double-up on with dedication to eating healthy and exercising.

Once you finally have a child, PCOS isn't as much of a concern any more. And once you become diabetic, well, you're always going to be diabetic. Certainly if you're a Type 2 you can get your glucose under control and even be off of the medication for years. But as you get older you will eventually have to get back onto it.


My wife's doctor prescribed Metformin (diabetes drug), because they've started linking PCOS and insulin resistance. She's lost 100 lbs and the cysts are gone.

Of course, she exercises and eats right. She will be on taking the pills for the rest of her life, but it's a small price to pay, IMHO.
 
2012-09-05 09:28:28 AM  

poe_zlaw: Claude Ballse: poe_zlaw: I am 100% convinced air conditioning is the cause if the obesity problem. As long as fat chicks sit inside in the AC, there will always be some poor, horny soul to help them overcome their pregnancy difficulties so they can pop out fat babies and raise them eating sugar pies in the AC. Its why the south's obesity rate is so high. Its too hot to go outside, so they sit on the AC all day.

Oh, wow. I too have argued this for years, and have only been laughed at!

It's like doing yard work or wrenching on a car starting early in the morning. The heat comes on you slow and you're used to it. Step outside though after being in A/C all day, and it's just unbearable where it saps all of your energy because just walking around feels so awful!

People always just say, "Well you know, it's the dog days of summer!". Yeah, but in the old days when we sat around we at least were sweating! The wife attributes it to fresh air, and certainly indoor air pollution due to energy efficient homes is a concern, sure. But whenever we warm up when the windows are open and the A/C is off, we just feel better and tend to have more energy.

*Cold slows your metabolism down.
*Going outside the heat feels worse on you versus if you had just been in it all day.
*Being stuck inside makes you bored, and you eat when you're bored.
*Being stuck in the heat makes you uncomfortable when you overeat.

The problems of the Unites States really would be easily solved if we just started being extremely blunt.

Like this


good website.

can we have one like that against creationists and the logical fallacies and absurdities of the tea party too?
 
2012-09-05 09:29:00 AM  
Lol poe_zlaw, I've seen plenty of kids with normal parents turn obese. Im not fat any more either, I started giving a fark about my appearance and self
Esteem issues last year, dropped 40+ lbs, and put a muscle base on myself.

It was easy as hell really and my life has improved considerably. I stopped eating enough for 2 people and started drinking only water. I'm no longer a bitter old coot like you because my body is no longer disgusting, and I have self esteem because of it.
 
2012-09-05 09:31:47 AM  

D_Evans45: Oh so its the AC that makes people fat! Oh that makes perfect sense. I knew my heinous portions and lethargy weren't that bad, its that darn AC!

Fatties are world renowned for not accepting responsibility for their actions, I think you should be more honest with yourself.

Plenty of people have to work to keep the weight off and avoid heaps of temptation, myself included. I live in the valleys of socal, I'm no stranger to heat either.


valleys of socal ey? dont those del taco drive thrus just suck you in and make you eat 15 .49c tacos every wednesday? DONT THEY?
 
2012-09-05 09:32:29 AM  
Damn, hit the wrong button.

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D_Evans45: Oh so its the AC that makes people fat! Oh that makes perfect sense. I knew my heinous portions and lethargy weren't that bad, its that darn AC!

Fatties are world renowned for not accepting responsibility for their actions, I think you should be more honest with yourself.

Plenty of people have to work to keep the weight off and avoid heaps of temptation, myself included. I live in the valleys of socal, I'm no stranger to heat either.


Personal responsibility absolutely is the biggest factor. But it's certainly not the only one. Environment is the biggest factor. Not just A/C, but also the world in which kids grow up. Marketing campaigns have got them programed from the time that they're kids that it's absolutely normal to consume everything under the sun from every version of non-sensical swag that gets cranked out that's related to a movie, to the food they eat. What kids are never taught is moderation. They don't know that it's perfectly OK to only passively like something, or to be able to hold multiple interests with various things. Moderation is a foreign concept. And their parents teach them this too. From Mommy's coordinated designer labels, to Daddy's repackaging of the entire house due to rabid fanaticism of sports teams that ends up with officially licensed shiat all over the house.

Personal Choice is the number one factor in things. But why even introduce failure in the first place in the form of bad habits. The best example of this I've ever seen was Chris Farley's father. He had a drinking problem, and introduced that problem to his own son. Then when his kid was caught up in alcoholism he just blamed Chris, that his inability to stop drinking was his problem. Rather than help he just blamed Chris Farley for the substance abuse that he himself had introduced his child to, and his son paid that price for that with his own life.

Being a parent isn't just about helping kids make the right choice: It's also about guiding them away from the ones that can harm them so that they never even have to consider them let alone have the option to make them.
 
2012-09-05 09:33:30 AM  

probesport: hbk72777: /seeing a 5 year old girl trying to push her 500 lb mother in a cart up a ramp made me laugh out loud for the first time in public.

That is one of the saddest things I have ever heard.


Absolutely, he shouldn't be afraid to laugh in public. Live a little, hbk!
 
2012-09-05 09:36:46 AM  

poe_zlaw: Claude Ballse: poe_zlaw: I am 100% convinced air conditioning is the cause if the obesity problem. As long as fat chicks sit inside in the AC, there will always be some poor, horny soul to help them overcome their pregnancy difficulties so they can pop out fat babies and raise them eating sugar pies in the AC. Its why the south's obesity rate is so high. Its too hot to go outside, so they sit on the AC all day.

Oh, wow. I too have argued this for years, and have only been laughed at!

It's like doing yard work or wrenching on a car starting early in the morning. The heat comes on you slow and you're used to it. Step outside though after being in A/C all day, and it's just unbearable where it saps all of your energy because just walking around feels so awful!

People always just say, "Well you know, it's the dog days of summer!". Yeah, but in the old days when we sat around we at least were sweating! The wife attributes it to fresh air, and certainly indoor air pollution due to energy efficient homes is a concern, sure. But whenever we warm up when the windows are open and the A/C is off, we just feel better and tend to have more energy.

*Cold slows your metabolism down.
*Going outside the heat feels worse on you versus if you had just been in it all day.
*Being stuck inside makes you bored, and you eat when you're bored.
*Being stuck in the heat makes you uncomfortable when you overeat.

The problems of the Unites States really would be easily solved if we just started being extremely blunt.

Like this


well, people have eaten too much since the dawn of time, but rarely were there so many fat people. I think that it is a combination of less active lifestyles, and most importantly, extremely crappy food. science-based fats, sugars, fake sugars, god knows what kind of preservatives.

imho, there has to something beyond just eating too much. there must have been some historical change in diets.

I eat too much and I am not very active. I'm also thin. I also eat a lot of fatty foods, because I believe fat is good for you. so are carbs and starches and proteins. it's all good for you, when balanced. i'm underweight and I don't watch my diet or work out much

/ although, sometimes I forget to eat meals, and sometimes i'm too lazy to prepare a meal, so I just don't eat...
// but, I bet anyone could maintain a reasonable weight by quitting all sodas, seriously cutting back on breaded/deep fried foods, seriously decreasing sugar intake, and avoid anything with non-natural fats (I don't know how to describe what I mean here, but animal fat and butter and fish and vegetable/olive oils are good for you in moderation-- but hydrogenated whatevers are not).
/// oh yeah, and don't overeat, the body needs a lot less than you think. 
//// the only way I can ever put on weight is by starting a very heavy alcohol diet -- it was pretty much my method to reach a normal human size.
 
2012-09-05 09:45:03 AM  

sphere of acceptable risk: My wife's doctor prescribed Metformin (diabetes drug), because they've started linking PCOS and insulin resistance. She's lost 100 lbs and the cysts are gone.

Of course, she exercises and eats right. She will be on taking the pills for the rest of her life, but it's a small price to pay, IMHO.


Yup. Her doctor said that having diabetes doesn't lead to PCOS, but PCOS does certainly lead to diabetes. The ironic thing about it though is that once you have a child, your body gets almost recalibrated and the PCOS goes away or simply never appears. This means that women who get pregnant very early in life are able to avoid PCOS, and because now since women are waiting to have children later in life, we're only beginning to see who has PCOS factors that were previously hidden for generations.

Luckily once she gets down to her ideal weight, the doctors have said she can ditch the metaformin and other pills. That stuff is no fun when it comes to digestive issues and dehydration.
 
2012-09-05 09:47:22 AM  
Claude ballse

I see a "sure you've gotta be responsible, but there are 100 things that make it easy to be fat!"

Unless they've started to withhold basic nutrition primers for schoolkids nowadays, it sounds like a lot of blame shoveling.

Unless you have a medical problem like cysts or thyroids, you have no reason to be obese. The blame stops somewhere. 99.9% of the time, its on the lazy person unwilling to eat single portions or devote time to exercise.
 
2012-09-05 09:50:26 AM  

Claude Ballse: Personal Choice is the number one factor in things. But why even introduce failure in the first place in the form of bad habits. The best example of this I've ever seen was Chris Farley's father. He had a drinking problem, and introduced that problem to his own son. Then when his kid was caught up in alcoholism he just blamed Chris, that his inability to stop drinking was his problem. Rather than help he just blamed Chris Farley for the substance abuse that he himself had introduced his child to, and his son paid that price for that with his own life.


I bet you blame Bobby Brown for Whitney Houston's death and Blake Civil-Fielder for Amy Winehouse's, don't you? Yes, someone always flips the switch for an addict, but if it's not one person, it's another. Having a addicted parent doesn't mean you or your siblings will become one. My paternal grandfather was a raging alcoholic. None of his eight children ever had an alcohol problem, they could all drink socially and be fine.
 
2012-09-05 09:51:52 AM  

sphere of acceptable risk:
My wife's doctor prescribed Metformin (diabetes drug), because they've started linking PCOS and insulin resistance. She's lost 100 lbs and the cysts are gone.

Of course, she exercises and eats right. She will be on taking the pills for the rest of her life, but it's a small price to pay, IMHO.


Your poor, bathroom exhaust fan....
I do physical, laborish type work. Metformin is brutal... tears one apart... effective though.

I have zero risk of getting pregnant, along with nearly 50% of the worlds population...

/stupid subby
//can't always see my toes
///still can see his'lil buddy", with mirrors
 
2012-09-05 09:56:19 AM  

D_Evans45: Oh so its the AC that makes people fat! Oh that makes perfect sense. I knew my heinous portions and lethargy weren't that bad, its that darn AC!

Fatties are world renowned for not accepting responsibility for their actions, I think you should be more honest with yourself.

Plenty of people have to work to keep the weight off and avoid heaps of temptation, myself included. I live in the valleys of socal, I'm no stranger to heat either.


You have to get off your ass and read between the lines. It is their fault. AC doesnt make people fat by blowing on them. It's not blowing fat onto them layering their body with fat. It conditions them to be lazy, so they hate the heat, therefore they dont go outside and do stuff. "Doing stuff outside" miraculously causes you to be thin. If I follow your argument I would say "Its not my fault I'm in perfect shape, it's all all this stuff I do outside's fault"
 
2012-09-05 10:02:47 AM  
Why is it harder for obese women to get pregnant?

gymwatch.files.wordpress.com

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-05 10:09:27 AM  
You are all forgetting the Eskimo laughing wife and how cold it is up there most of the year. The women have no teeth from chewing whale blubber and they have no asshole from laughing with a whole bunch of men in the little igloo they call home. That they are fat is a blessing in that there are more rolls to hold the heat. Eskimo women also do not wear underclothes as the fur rubs them into sexual pleasures beyond description and that is why they are always laughing.FACT CHECK CNN
 
2012-09-05 10:11:56 AM  
Just got back from 10 days in France. Spent time in the two largest cities (Lyon and Paris). During that time, with the exception of the airport, I saw exactly zero non-Americans who were as large as the average person in a Walmart. Body types ranged from absolutely anorexic my-God-how-is-she-still-alive, to older with a pot belly, or wider hips, or love handles. But no enormous people, no sit-down scooters, and no waddling.

My observations:
1. Many people relied on public transportation, push scooters, or motorcycles.
2. Many neighborhoods were in winding, uphill, cobblestoned streets where a half-mile walk was necessary to reach a store or a bus. There were many uneven walking areas with cobblestones or old concrete where any wheeled vehicle would do you no good.
3. Many restaurants closed between 2 and 7.
4. Soda was more expensive than water or wine, and was served in tiny portions. Cans from vending machines were 8 ounces. Vending machines were not plentiful.
5. Stores were specialized (if you need aspirin, wine, and pastries, you're going to 3 shops, not to one convenience store).
6. The clothing style was skin-tight and clothes usually fit very well, meaning people either avoided gaining weight to stretch their wardrobe budget or had the money to replace their clothing when they did. Given the high taxes in France, I'm guessing it's the former.
7. Many shops and restaurants had cramped layouts, and restaurants seats and tables were REALLY tiny. People were always seated too close to me as it was; I couldn't imagine if I had another 100 pounds on me.
8. The people featured in every advertisement/commercial were thin. The men could sometimes veer closer to medium, but the women were always thin. Even the mannequins had thinner arms than I'd ever seen. The cultural ideal was obvious.

That much said, I ate more bread and drank more wine (all locally made) in 10 days than in the two months prior to going, and I saw plenty of people eating pizza all day long. But after 10 days of walking at least 2 miles a day on cobblestones, I think I lost weight.

Draw your own conclusions.
 
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