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2012-10-04 06:19:21 PM  
I am an overweight female. I guess that means I got this way because all I do is sit around eating potato chips all day and watching soap operas.

Actually, I was a Marine and the very definition of in shape. I ran 3-5 miles a day, could crank out pull ups like a champ and could hike for miles with a full sack of gear. I was pretty awesome if I do say so myself.

Then what happened? My third deployment I was in a IED explosion. I broke my pelvis, shattered my right arm, messed up a knee and various other nasty things. I was laid up for a year unable to walk. Many many many surgeries later (and a few steroid shots here and there) I was discharged medically from the Corps. Due to my lack of mobility (I could barely walk) and medication I put on a good 50 pounds despite diet.
I went on and got my degree and a good job. But...I am still 50 pounds overweight. I am limited to walking as cardio (doc's orders, but I'm working on that one).
I guess despite my military service, life experiences, surviving an ordeal that no one should go through, moving on and getting a college degree and good job I am a bad role model for young girls and my daughter. All because I am a size 16/18...Damn...

/sounds fat
//is fat
///still a pretty damn neat person
 
2012-10-04 06:27:31 PM  
I thought she was fairly attractive. Just because something's true doesn't mean you want it thrown in your face.
 
2012-10-04 06:30:22 PM  

Teufelaffe: That right there is why being overweight will likely remain a protected status. As long as it is possible that a person is overweight through no fault of their own, lawmakers and corporations are going to err on the side of not getting sued. On the other hand, no one is a smoker due to circumstances beyond their control, so they'll remain fair game.


Addiction is considered a disorder. Some people are pre-disposed to being addicts to one thing or another. Not a great argument, but the percentage of people who are overweight due to circumstances beyond there control is small, possibly small enough to be considered statistically insignificant.

//finds it funny that some people who are opposed to drug testing for employees are okay with banning smoking (a legal activity)

///former smoker
 
2012-10-04 06:33:06 PM  

I Love Rooster: I am an overweight female. I guess that means I got this way because all I do is sit around eating potato chips all day and watching soap operas.

Actually, I was a Marine and the very definition of in shape. I ran 3-5 miles a day, could crank out pull ups like a champ and could hike for miles with a full sack of gear. I was pretty awesome if I do say so myself.

Then what happened? My third deployment I was in a IED explosion. I broke my pelvis, shattered my right arm, messed up a knee and various other nasty things. I was laid up for a year unable to walk. Many many many surgeries later (and a few steroid shots here and there) I was discharged medically from the Corps. Due to my lack of mobility (I could barely walk) and medication I put on a good 50 pounds despite diet.
I went on and got my degree and a good job. But...I am still 50 pounds overweight. I am limited to walking as cardio (doc's orders, but I'm working on that one).
I guess despite my military service, life experiences, surviving an ordeal that no one should go through, moving on and getting a college degree and good job I am a bad role model for young girls and my daughter. All because I am a size 16/18...Damn...

/sounds fat
//is fat
///still a pretty damn neat person


Pretty much! If you had a penis, then it would be okay.

/thank you for your service
 
2012-10-04 06:49:38 PM  

jgilb: Why do we always look for someone to shiat on so we can feel better about ourselves ?

It's not politically correct to harass gays or blacks, so society now slams the overweight.
Someday that will be taboo and then who will they attack ?


midgets and gypsies.

/obscure?
 
2012-10-04 08:05:36 PM  
Wow...trolls or not this thread reads like it belongs on /fit/ over at 4chon. It will take me an hour at least just to populate my new ignore list.

Rooster maybe I can properly thank you for your service when I get home ;)
 
2012-10-04 08:15:33 PM  

LadyHawke: I Love Rooster: I am an overweight female. I guess that means I got this way because all I do is sit around eating potato chips all day and watching soap operas.

Actually, I was a Marine and the very definition of in shape. I ran 3-5 miles a day, could crank out pull ups like a champ and could hike for miles with a full sack of gear. I was pretty awesome if I do say so myself.

Then what happened? My third deployment I was in a IED explosion. I broke my pelvis, shattered my right arm, messed up a knee and various other nasty things. I was laid up for a year unable to walk. Many many many surgeries later (and a few steroid shots here and there) I was discharged medically from the Corps. Due to my lack of mobility (I could barely walk) and medication I put on a good 50 pounds despite diet.
I went on and got my degree and a good job. But...I am still 50 pounds overweight. I am limited to walking as cardio (doc's orders, but I'm working on that one).
I guess despite my military service, life experiences, surviving an ordeal that no one should go through, moving on and getting a college degree and good job I am a bad role model for young girls and my daughter. All because I am a size 16/18...Damn...

/sounds fat
//is fat
///still a pretty damn neat person

Pretty much! If you had a penis, then it would be okay.

/thank you for your service


funny you should say that Hawke...because the whole lack of penis thing also worked against me in the military. I guess I should really look into getting one.
 
2012-10-04 08:42:47 PM  

ggecko: He sends her a private email, she goes all global with it (while also admitting she is fat). Then she tries the angle of being "bullied".

If you read what he wrote (privately) and see her public response, I tend to side with him on this one.


Apparently, you're an asshole. Bullying is bullying, regardless of the quantity of people who witness it.
 
2012-10-04 08:47:08 PM  

Your Average Witty Fark User: ggecko: He sends her a private email, she goes all global with it (while also admitting she is fat). Then she tries the angle of being "bullied".

If you read what he wrote (privately) and see her public response, I tend to side with him on this one.

Apparently, you're an asshole. Bullying is bullying, regardless of the quantity of people who witness it.


Pretty much all definitions of bullying contain aggressive, repeated(or habitual), and something about power plus coercion to action. His email had none of these.
 
2012-10-04 08:51:57 PM  

I Love Rooster: funny you should say that Hawke...because the whole lack of penis thing also worked against me in the military. I guess I should really look into getting one.


I'd sell you mine pretty cheap since it's not getting much use at the moment, but I just know that life would go all Murphy's Law on me and have Scarlet Johansson and Mila Kunis knocking on my door the day after I shipped it out. So, I'll hold on to it for now, just in case.
 
2012-10-04 08:55:59 PM  

Teufelaffe: I Love Rooster: funny you should say that Hawke...because the whole lack of penis thing also worked against me in the military. I guess I should really look into getting one.

I'd sell you mine pretty cheap since it's not getting much use at the moment, but I just know that life would go all Murphy's Law on me and have Scarlet Johansson and Mila Kunis knocking on my door the day after I shipped it out. So, I'll hold on to it for now, just in case.


Aww come on man! I'm also white so if I had a penis then 99.999999 percent of all my problems will fix themselves!
 
2012-10-04 08:58:58 PM  

I Love Rooster: LadyHawke: I Love Rooster: I am an overweight female. I guess that means I got this way because all I do is sit around eating potato chips all day and watching soap operas.

Actually, I was a Marine and the very definition of in shape. I ran 3-5 miles a day, could crank out pull ups like a champ and could hike for miles with a full sack of gear. I was pretty awesome if I do say so myself.

Then what happened? My third deployment I was in a IED explosion. I broke my pelvis, shattered my right arm, messed up a knee and various other nasty things. I was laid up for a year unable to walk. Many many many surgeries later (and a few steroid shots here and there) I was discharged medically from the Corps. Due to my lack of mobility (I could barely walk) and medication I put on a good 50 pounds despite diet.
I went on and got my degree and a good job. But...I am still 50 pounds overweight. I am limited to walking as cardio (doc's orders, but I'm working on that one).
I guess despite my military service, life experiences, surviving an ordeal that no one should go through, moving on and getting a college degree and good job I am a bad role model for young girls and my daughter. All because I am a size 16/18...Damn...

/sounds fat
//is fat
///still a pretty damn neat person

Pretty much! If you had a penis, then it would be okay.

/thank you for your service

funny you should say that Hawke...because the whole lack of penis thing also worked against me in the military. I guess I should really look into getting one.


I have to admit, they are pretty awesome.
 
2012-10-04 09:34:33 PM  

I Love Rooster: LadyHawke: I Love Rooster: I am an overweight female. I guess that means I got this way because all I do is sit around eating potato chips all day and watching soap operas.

Actually, I was a Marine and the very definition of in shape. I ran 3-5 miles a day, could crank out pull ups like a champ and could hike for miles with a full sack of gear. I was pretty awesome if I do say so myself.

Then what happened? My third deployment I was in a IED explosion. I broke my pelvis, shattered my right arm, messed up a knee and various other nasty things. I was laid up for a year unable to walk. Many many many surgeries later (and a few steroid shots here and there) I was discharged medically from the Corps. Due to my lack of mobility (I could barely walk) and medication I put on a good 50 pounds despite diet.
I went on and got my degree and a good job. But...I am still 50 pounds overweight. I am limited to walking as cardio (doc's orders, but I'm working on that one).
I guess despite my military service, life experiences, surviving an ordeal that no one should go through, moving on and getting a college degree and good job I am a bad role model for young girls and my daughter. All because I am a size 16/18...Damn...

/sounds fat
//is fat
///still a pretty damn neat person

Pretty much! If you had a penis, then it would be okay.

/thank you for your service

funny you should say that Hawke...because the whole lack of penis thing also worked against me in the military. I guess I should really look into getting one.


As for fat: Clearly you're an exceptional case, though if you can walk you should be able to get plenty of exercise and regulate your caloric intake.

As for penis discrimination: Oh get the f*ck off it. Wookees get special treatment around every goddamn corner. Flexed arm hang? Scamming out of most work details because nobody wants to take the lazy girls along? Some of us know how it actually works in there.

I know a lot of motherfarkers who've been hit pretty hard. I haven't heard one of them blame it for their fatness yet.
 
2012-10-04 10:09:24 PM  

ZipSplat: As for fat: Clearly you're an exceptional case, though if you can walk you should be able to get plenty of exercise and regulate your caloric intake.


You sound like someone who's never had life threatening injuries or had to deal with life after they "heal."

/car accident...2 crushed ribs, injured heart, liver, & diaphragm, pulverized left kneecap, fractured neck leading to fused C6 & C7 vertebrae, skull fracture, 3 broken fingers, fractured femur, spiral fractures on 4 toes, multiple surgeries, 2 years of recovery, weekly physical therapy for life. I can walk, but not so well that it's enough exercise to lose weight.
 
2012-10-04 10:32:09 PM  

Harbinger of the Doomed Rat: You sound like someone who's never had life threatening injuries or had to deal with life after they "heal."

/car accident...2 crushed ribs, injured heart, liver, & diaphragm, pulverized left kneecap, fractured neck leading to fused C6 & C7 vertebrae, skull fracture, 3 broken fingers, fractured femur, spiral fractures on 4 toes, multiple surgeries, 2 years of recovery, weekly physical therapy for life. I can walk, but not so well that it's enough exercise to lose weight.


Explain how you make that connection. She says she can walk for exercise. And I'm not aware of any injury that might require someone to overeat.

You can't coddle people and eliminate factors of sensibility to an extent that you enable them to further hurt themselves. If she can walk, swim, bike, or whatever she can remain fit.
 
2012-10-04 11:07:32 PM  

I Love Rooster: LadyHawke: I Love Rooster: I am an overweight female. I guess that means I got this way because all I do is sit around eating potato chips all day and watching soap operas.

Actually, I was a Marine and the very definition of in shape. I ran 3-5 miles a day, could crank out pull ups like a champ and could hike for miles with a full sack of gear. I was pretty awesome if I do say so myself.

[...]
/sounds fat
//is fat
///still a pretty damn neat person

Pretty much! If you had a penis, then it would be okay.

/thank you for your service

funny you should say that Hawke...because the whole lack of penis thing also worked against me in the military. I guess I should really look into getting one.


Just one? With the equipment you got, you can pretty much get as many as you want.
 
2012-10-04 11:49:57 PM  

BEER STEAK: MithrandirBooga:


This is a great thread, and everybody should read it. I wanted to throw in some advice that's basically already included in BEER STEAK's posts.
1) Get a coach if you don't have one. Cycling coaches, weight-loss coaches, personal trainers. Coaches know their shiat, and just reading isn't always a suitable substitute for having somebody smart just tell you what to do.
2) Remember that you don't have to actually be competitive to take BEER STEAK's advice about training for performance. Just set a goal and beat that goal, then set a higher goal. Every race is a competition against yourself.
3) Big mistake I see people make is finding something that works and then not changing it. "Oh, I run a 6 hour 50K. Every 50K I run takes 6 hours". If you want to lose weight, finish the next one in 5:45. That sort of thing. Riding in a pace group is fine, as long as that pace group plans to finish faster than the last pace group you rode with.
4) If you feel like you've maxed out your pace for a given distance, work on a shorter distance at a faster pace, then once you can meet that goal without feeling like shiat for a week afterwards, bump up the distance.

On the running thing, have you tried an elliptical? Should be easier on the knees. They're not my thing, but might be a good way to ease into running.
 
2012-10-05 08:41:34 AM  

I created this alt just for this thread: Smoking is potentially harmful to the people around the smoker. No one got cancer from standing next to the fat guy.
Drinking leads to all sorts of potentially harmful behaviors. You never hear about someone getting beat up because the other person was fat, or someone got killed because they were hit by a driver who was too fat.


Says the guy who never got fell on by a fatty.

Fatty and Skinny, lying in bed. Fatty rolled over and Skinny was dead.

Simply put, everybody has a different "food threshold" just like we all have a different "alcohol threshold". When you eat more than your threshold, your body stores up the excess. Sorry if your threshold is lower than your appetite wants to allow for, but that's life. You have nobody to blame but yourself. Your genes are the blueprint. What you build with them is on you.
 
2012-10-05 10:37:38 AM  

ZipSplat: I Love Rooster: LadyHawke: I Love Rooster: I am an overweight female. I guess that means I got this way because all I do is sit around eating potato chips all day and watching soap operas.

Actually, I was a Marine and the very definition of in shape. I ran 3-5 miles a day, could crank out pull ups like a champ and could hike for miles with a full sack of gear. I was pretty awesome if I do say so myself.

Then what happened? My third deployment I was in a IED explosion. I broke my pelvis, shattered my right arm, messed up a knee and various other nasty things. I was laid up for a year unable to walk. Many many many surgeries later (and a few steroid shots here and there) I was discharged medically from the Corps. Due to my lack of mobility (I could barely walk) and medication I put on a good 50 pounds despite diet.
I went on and got my degree and a good job. But...I am still 50 pounds overweight. I am limited to walking as cardio (doc's orders, but I'm working on that one).
I guess despite my military service, life experiences, surviving an ordeal that no one should go through, moving on and getting a college degree and good job I am a bad role model for young girls and my daughter. All because I am a size 16/18...Damn...

/sounds fat
//is fat
///still a pretty damn neat person

Pretty much! If you had a penis, then it would be okay.

/thank you for your service

funny you should say that Hawke...because the whole lack of penis thing also worked against me in the military. I guess I should really look into getting one.

As for fat: Clearly you're an exceptional case, though if you can walk you should be able to get plenty of exercise and regulate your caloric intake.

As for penis discrimination: Oh get the f*ck off it. Wookees get special treatment around every goddamn corner. Flexed arm hang? Scamming out of most work details because nobody wants to take the lazy girls along? Some of us know how it actually works in there.

I know a lot of motherfarkers wh ...


Slow your roll there skate! First off...I was not some typical WM who used her god damned period to get out of work details. I said the penis comment because my gunny actually told me that it was a shame I didn't have a penis because I was being wasted. I wasnt saying it a way to mean "oh boo hoo i get treated different because i have a vagina! waaaah!" It was more of a "damn...wish I had a penis so I could be a sniper!" Yes, women get to do the flex arm hang and get a damn half hour to run three miles. However, I could crank out pull ups and my run was on par with the men's first class times. I know how it works in there too and that is why I vowed to NEVER be one of those females who would cry and biatch because they had cramps.
As for the whole walking thing. Yes, I can walk. Barely at this time though because my metal on metal hip implants have to be replaced because the left joint is loosened and there are metal shard broken off into the tissue. I lose balance alot. I never said I could walk normal but that doctors approved me of walking. Doctors thought I would never be able to walk again without assistance. I am proud that I am doing that at least. But I am realistic and know at this time I CANNOT bike, I CANNOT run. I can swim but I have no access to a pool and a 24 hour gym membership is a little out of our budget. If you want to get me one though I would use it.
I don't over eat. I actually eat healthy and I am not continuing to gain weight which I think is good. But steroid shots do make some people put on the pounds no matter what they do. I don't expect to be coddled. I was just trying to say that my weight gain does not make me a bad person or a bad role model for my daughter and other little girls. I would hope that they look at me and go "wow! she served the country, got blown up and lived, got her degree, works hard, etc etc...shes pretty cool!" But until I get back to a size 4 I guess all that means nothing.
 
2012-10-05 11:10:19 AM  

IRQ12: Teufelaffe:
... For most people and situations, doing Atkins is worse than staying fat.

Jesus, the stuff people say on the internet. Please back up these assertions with something more than mom/dad told me so (and no, "the possibility of of kidney damage/stones" does not back up the statement "any sort of significant weight loss on Atkins does permanent damage to your kidneys")

...

I've done a ton of research on the diet. I also have a couple anecdotes. Mild obesity has a 2 fold increase in chronic health problems over smoking. Long term success speaks to the person not the diet.

Again there may be a better solution, I just suggested it because I have seen it work in the case of the person who has "tried everything" a few times.


I did not realize Fark was so full of GEMDs.
 
2012-10-05 11:57:45 AM  

I Love Rooster: Slow your roll there skate! First off...I was not some typical WM who used her god damned period to get out of work details. I said the penis comment because my gunny actually told me that it was a shame I didn't have a penis because I was being wasted. I wasnt saying it a way to mean "oh boo hoo i get treated different because i have a vagina! waaaah!" It was more of a "damn...wish I had a penis so I could be a sniper!" Yes, women get to do the flex arm hang and get a damn half hour to run three miles. However, I could crank out pull ups and my run was on par with the men's first class times. I know how it works in there too and that is why I vowed to NEVER be one of those females who would cry and biatch because they had cramps.
As for the whole walking thing. Yes, I can walk. Barely at this time though because my metal on metal hip implants have to be replaced because the left joint is loosened and there are metal shard broken off into the tissue. I lose balance alot. I never said I could walk normal but that doctors approved me of walking. Doctors thought I would never be able to walk again without assistance. I am proud that I am doing that at least. But I am realistic and know at this time I CANNOT bike, I CANNOT run. I can swim but I have no access to a pool and a 24 hour gym membership is a little out of our budget. If you want to get me one though I would use it.
I don't over eat. I actually eat healthy and I am not continuing to gain weight which I think is good. But steroid shots do make some people put on the pounds no matter what they do. I don't expect to be coddled. I was just trying to say that my weight gain does not make me a bad person or a bad role model for my daughter and other little girls. I would hope that they look at me and go "wow! she served the country, got blown up and lived, got her degree, works hard, etc etc...shes pretty cool!" But until I get back to a size 4 I guess all that means nothing.




You are the perfect "outlier" in the chart of life. Yes, it's unfair for people to give you that sideways glance when they first meet you. All I'm saying from previous posts is the lazy or clueless fatties are degrading themselves and you simply because of their inability to show some self control.

Generally-speaking being fat is demeaning to one's self, wasteful of food, harmful to the environment, embarrassing when trying to fit into roller coasters or sports arena seats, and if you're into religion, a sin.

/But seriously, not you. Real medical problems are different. And thanks for being braver than I and going into the service. I was a wuss back in 1987 and turned down being accepted into Annapolis.
 
2012-10-05 12:18:32 PM  

I Love Rooster: I don't over eat. I actually eat healthy and I am not continuing to gain weight which I think is good. But steroid shots do make some people put on the pounds no matter what they do. I don't expect to be coddled. I was just trying to say that my weight gain does not make me a bad person or a bad role model for my daughter and other little girls. I would hope that they look at me and go "wow! she served the country, got blown up and lived, got her degree, works hard, etc etc...shes pretty cool!" But until I get back to a size 4 I guess all that means nothing.


You know what? You have nothing to feel bad about. You're a badass lady and I wish you maximum health and happiness.

Many of the people in this thread who are complaining about how OH NO FAT PEEPLZ COST SOCIETY MORE are, in other threads, conservatives who oppose pretty much any subsidy of common welfare. What's up with that?

I know sedentary thin people who have awful diets and large/fat people who chow down on greens and exercise every day.
Worry about your own health and that of those closest to you. Do your best. Be nice. This is not hard.

Most people don't operate with perfect diligence or self-control. Don't single out (some) fat people for a failing everybody has.
 
2012-10-05 03:40:19 PM  
Inchoate and fickenchucker, Thank you both! It's nice to hear things like that sometimes. Since most of my injuries can't be seen clear as day as lets say an amputee, people don't know what I have going on unless I tell them.
 
2012-10-05 04:38:40 PM  
tl;dr

Looks like she executed a successful holla-back at yet another neckbeard who thinks he's a beauty pageant judge.
 
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