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2012-09-26 08:44:09 AM  
5 votes:

enderthexenocide: i have a cousin who is about 20 years old now and he must weight 300 pounds. he's enormous. his mother (my aunt) is not the most caring or understanding parent in the world, so i could point to his white trash upbringing as the source of his weight problem. but the thing is, he's not an only child. his sister is about 22 or so and she is thin and healthy, and his younger brother is 18 or so and he's normal size, maybe just a bit overweight. they all have the same mother and father and were raised the same, so why is he so gigantic and his siblings aren't? i don't get it.


The other two are skinny because the fat one eats it all before they get a chance.
2012-09-26 07:18:44 AM  
5 votes:
i26.photobucket.com


/has a friend who complains about her weight constantly, then posts that she had a blue slushy and Moose Tracks ice cream for breakfast.
her timeline reads like this

9:00 I need to start exercsing my clothes are getting tight
9:20 Going to Bojangles for a chicken biscuit anyone wanna roll with me?
9:35 Bogo yeah! I love free food!
11:00 Whats everyone doing for lunch?
1:30 Im thinking Chilis for dinner, anyone interested.
2:45 going to Scheetz for gas and a milkshake! I love their shake machine!
4:00 Heather and Brittany are down for Chilis, we'll be there at 5:30 if you're coming
9:00 Had a great time with my girls, we went to Coldstone Creamery too its sooooo good
10:00 I need to start exercsing my clothes are getting tight.
2012-09-26 11:24:59 AM  
3 votes:

strangeluck: It's a good question.

I didn't say it, but I wanted to whack her across her face and say "You're the parent, try setting an example for your daughter. Make her exercise, eat right and help her loose weight."


Maybe she needs to teach her how to lose weight instead of trying to convey how tightly or loosely her weight is held together?
2012-09-26 10:23:17 AM  
2 votes:
brap jr. is very sensitive about his body so we've taken to call him morbidly jolly so as not to hurt his blubbery feelings.
 
It's fun to watch him sob into his Dunkin Donut holes and slurp down buckets of  Hi-C Grapesplosion at dinner while wifey and I enjoy a nicoise salad and roll our eyes.  God bless that bag of goo, he's our not so little dickens!  It almost pains me to haveto send him away to fat camp for 11.5 months out of the year.
2012-09-26 09:24:45 AM  
2 votes:
cf.chucklesnetwork.agj.co
2012-09-26 08:10:56 AM  
2 votes:

enderthexenocide: i have a cousin who is about 20 years old now and he must weight 300 pounds. he's enormous. his mother (my aunt) is not the most caring or understanding parent in the world, so i could point to his white trash upbringing as the source of his weight problem. but the thing is, he's not an only child. his sister is about 22 or so and she is thin and healthy, and his younger brother is 18 or so and he's normal size, maybe just a bit overweight. they all have the same mother and father and were raised the same, so why is he so gigantic and his siblings aren't? i don't get it.


Gee I don't know, food?
2012-09-26 07:55:20 AM  
2 votes:
I'm going with a massive conspiracy perpetrated by scooter companies.
2012-09-26 06:05:47 AM  
2 votes:
I'm the active type. I love running, hiking and being out doors. I just have to move. When my kids hit grade school they got into all sorts of activities, soccer, basketball, scouts and so forth. This really ate into my time to be active so I started giving my kids candy and plopping them in front of the tv. Sure they have put on a few pounds but they have a life time to take it off and get fit, I did it
2012-09-26 05:24:42 AM  
2 votes:
Oh wait...

i1207.photobucket.com
2012-09-26 04:16:16 AM  
2 votes:
Children these days are less and less sexy!
2012-09-26 01:46:55 AM  
2 votes:

fusillade762: optikeye: Also, fast food is what the parents have been brought up on

[cdn.hivehealthmedia.com image 500x346]

/oblig


Looks like the Michelin man's offspring.

/Also wonder if that kid is even still alive now, damn, to be that big at such a young age.
2012-09-26 11:02:40 AM  
1 votes:
i216.photobucket.com
2012-09-26 10:53:52 AM  
1 votes:
Whenever the lazy-eyed cashier at the local grocery tries to flirt with me and asks if I have any kids (again) she always mentions how she has to buy all her kids different foods or else they wont eat. She apparently makes at least 3 kinds of dinners a night just to keep them happy. I say bollocks to that. That's what I say.
2012-09-26 10:52:13 AM  
1 votes:
Fat, undisciplined, ignorant parents raising fat, undisciplined ignorant kids?

cdn.bleacherreport.net
2012-09-26 10:42:29 AM  
1 votes:
Is this the thread that I go to to get parenting advice from kids in their 20's who have no children?
2012-09-26 09:35:34 AM  
1 votes:

WhippingBoy: Havokmon: WhippingBoy: Havokmon: Havokmon:
Its easy to look at a picture and say that kis is fat, the parents need to do something. It's really hard to look at your own child and tell them they aren't getting another serving because they'll get fat(ter)- the parent gets the heartbreaking look because the child a ...

I have to add the 'standard' BMI calculators are crap. I just did mine and it says I'm 35 lbs overweight - I weigh 215. Yeah, I could lose 10 lbs, my stomach would be totally flat and I'd have a good set of abs - but at 205 it would still say I'm way overweight.

How tall are you?

WhippingBoy: Havokmon: Havokmon:
Its easy to look at a picture and say that kis is fat, the parents need to do something. It's really hard to look at your own child and tell them they aren't getting another serving because they'll get fat(ter)- the parent gets the heartbreaking look because the child a ...

I have to add the 'standard' BMI calculators are crap. I just did mine and it says I'm 35 lbs overweight - I weigh 215. Yeah, I could lose 10 lbs, my stomach would be totally flat and I'd have a good set of abs - but at 205 it would still say I'm way overweight.

How tall are you?

6 foot.

Your BMI calculations sound about right. I would expect someone who is 6' to weight about 180 - 185.


It still depends on your body type. I'm 6-foot and big-boned. When I was 188, I looked positively skeletal. Also, when I stood up too quickly, I'd get dizzy. Now I'm 206--cheeks & collarbone no longer protrude as much and I don't get dizzy. 

I don't pay attention to the BMI charts. If you're happy with the way you look and you feel healthy, you're fine.
2012-09-26 09:32:11 AM  
1 votes:

fisker: [i.imgur.com image 197x365]


what.the.fark.is.that
2012-09-26 09:32:03 AM  
1 votes:

ModernLuddite: Children these days are less and less sexy!


I ♥ U
2012-09-26 06:43:27 AM  
1 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com

Also, came here for Buffalo Bill reference. Leaving satisfied.
2012-09-26 06:39:12 AM  
1 votes:
live fat, die young, leave a fat looking corpse.
2012-09-26 05:42:20 AM  
1 votes:
imageshack.us
DO WANT!!
2012-09-26 05:06:41 AM  
1 votes:
That blows my mind that the one kid is 127kg. If it's 2.2#/kg, that's like nearly 280#. The kid waaaaay outweighs me and I'm a chub butt right now.

I honestly do think a lot of it has to do with lack of exercise. I only use real cream, butter, full fat cheese, etc., but my weight is usually pretty much under control because I work the back of the house in restaurants. High energy stuff, so I get plenty of exercise. My weight has gone up since the restaurant I was working at closed, but I know I'll lose it again the minute I find a new cooking job, so it doesn't bother me too much. That's key for me, the exercise. I already know I'm not going to change my eating habits so I really do need to stay active or some day they'll have to cut a hole in the side of the house to haul my bloated corpse out and bury me in a piano case or shipping container.
2012-09-26 04:25:51 AM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-09-26 04:21:38 AM  
1 votes:

CavalierEternal: FATTY THREAD!


congratulations, that is the worst thing produced by humanity, ever. I need to go look at some concentration camp photos to lighten my mood.

static.someecards.com
2012-09-26 01:38:22 AM  
1 votes:

optikeye: Also, fast food is what the parents have been brought up on


cdn.hivehealthmedia.com

/oblig
2012-09-26 12:42:52 AM  
1 votes:
2012-09-26 12:39:55 AM  
1 votes:
It's a good question.

A woman I work with, was complaining to me about her ten year old daughter was getting as fat as she is, (the co-worker is farking hippo sized btw) and despite not wanting to get involved in the conversation. I asked, "well, you could control what she eats right?"

She just threw up her arms, and was like, "there's not much I can do"

I didn't say it, but I wanted to whack her across her face and say "You're the parent, try setting an example for your daughter. Make her exercise, eat right and help her loose weight."
 
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