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(Daily Mail)   The woman who sparked a debate on beauty after Facebook picture in her underwear. Warning: Picture might be considered obscene because subject is not thin. And we all know that only skinny people can show their stomachs and celebrate themselves   ( dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2012-10-23 07:22:31 AM  
Cushing's?
 
2012-10-23 07:29:21 AM  
I've lost about 30lbs since last Christmas, but I don't think I've ever "celebrated" myself, before or after.

/I'd still take her home from the bar
 
2012-10-23 07:31:51 AM  
She is within the norm for women.  Horrors!
 
2012-10-23 07:39:38 AM  
You go Stella!
 
2012-10-23 07:58:25 AM  
Millions of super skinny white guys and white-girl-seeking black guys would be perfectly happy with her.
 
2012-10-23 08:01:46 AM  
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Heeeeeeeeey...hungry lady.
Op op op op oppan om-nom style!
 
2012-10-23 08:03:22 AM  
WARNING: Picture might be considered obscene because subject is not thin. And we all know that only skinny people can show their stomachs and celebrate themselves. Well I'm not going to stand for that. This is my body. Not yours. MINE. Meaning the choices I make about it, are none of your f****** business. Meaning my size, IS NONE OF YOUR F****** BUSINESS.
If my big belly and fat arms and stretch marks and thick thighs offend you, then that's okay. I'm not going to hide my body and my being to benefit your delicate sensitivities.
This picture is for the strange man at my nanny's church who told me my belly was too big when I was five.
This picture is for my horseback riding trainer telling me I was too fat when I was nine.
This picture is for the girl from summer camp who told me I'd be really pretty if I just lost a few pounds
This picture is for all the f****** stupid advertising agents who are selling us cream to get rid of our stretch marks, a perfectly normal thing most people have (I got mine during puberty)
This picture is for the boy at the party who told me I looked like a beached whale.
This picture is for Emily from middle school, who bullied me incessantly, made mocking videos about me, sent me nasty emails, and called me "lard". She made me feel like I didn't deserve to exist. Just because I happened to be bigger than her. I was 12. And she continued to bully me via social media into high school.
MOST OF ALL, this picture is for me. For the girl who hated her body so much she took extreme measures to try to change it. Who cried for hours over the fact she would never be thin. Who was teased and tormented and hurt just for being who she was.
I'm so over that.
THIS IS MY BODY, DEAL WITH IT



Even the lowest Farkers must give her respect. 

// I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that no one here will make fun of this woman. We've come too far.
 
2012-10-23 08:17:52 AM  
I'd Friend then Poke her.

Dare I say: I'd even give her the Boonshaft.
 
2012-10-23 08:46:12 AM  
She's cute. I'd hit it.
 
2012-10-23 09:00:32 AM  

Fear_and_Loathing: She is within the norm for women.  Horrors!


Just because being overweight has become the norm doesn't mean it should be celebrated.
 
2012-10-23 09:02:31 AM  
MOST OF ALL, this picture is for me. For the girl who hated her body so much she took extreme measures to try to change it.

What kind of "extreme measures" did she take exactly, and why did she jump to the extreme measures instead of just maybe not eating so much, and going to the gym once in a while.
 
2012-10-23 09:06:57 AM  
Normalizing obesity in our society does far more harm than good. It should never be seen as acceptable to be fat. You aren't born fat, you become fat through sloth and poor dietary choices. It's good to have self-esteem, but put down the soda and go for a walk.
 
2012-10-23 09:07:45 AM  
Attention whores come in all shapes and sizes...
 
2012-10-23 09:08:00 AM  
I would feed her my Missouri white snake.
 
2012-10-23 09:08:21 AM  

Doctor Funkenstein: [i595.photobucket.com image 253x199]
Heeeeeeeeey...hungry lady.
Op op op op oppan om-nom style!


Cmon man
I was expecting a story about a chubby girl wailing on one of your friends.

/disappoint
//still funny
 
2012-10-23 09:08:44 AM  

serial_crusher: Fear_and_Loathing: She is within the norm for women.  Horrors!

Just because being overweight has become the norm doesn't mean it should be celebrated.


Paging studman69, studman69 to thread 7396184...

/fark you. Takes all kinds to make up the world
//Not everyone finds a bag of antlers attractive.
 
2012-10-23 09:08:45 AM  

Sleeping Monkey: Normalizing obesity in our society does far more harm than good. It should never be seen as acceptable to be fat. You aren't born fat, you become fat through sloth and poor dietary choices. It's good to have self-esteem, but put down the soda and go for a walk.


You sound hungry and moronic moranic
 
2012-10-23 09:09:13 AM  
I'd hit it and never call it again.
 
2012-10-23 09:10:00 AM  
Where is meow said the dog? I would like this judged properly.
 
2012-10-23 09:10:05 AM  
I like self confident women. Nothing worse than a women who is so ashamed of her body that she'll only fark with the lights off.
 
2012-10-23 09:10:05 AM  
She looks like tons of fun.
 
2012-10-23 09:10:06 AM  

Sleeping Monkey: Normalizing obesityhomosexuality in our society does far more harm than good. It should never be seen as acceptable to be fatgay. You aren't born fatgay, you become fat through sloth and poor dietary choicessin and temptation. It's good to have self-esteem, but put down the soda and go for a walkget a good woman like your mother would want you to.


...sounds familiar...
 
2012-10-23 09:10:19 AM  
OK face.

I've hit much worse.

Still a little too much girl, though.
 
2012-10-23 09:10:56 AM  

notmtwain: WARNING: Picture might be considered obscene because subject is not thin. And we all know that only skinny people can show their stomachs and celebrate themselves. Well I'm not going to stand for that. This is my body. Not yours. MINE. Meaning the choices I make about it, are none of your f****** business. Meaning my size, IS NONE OF YOUR F****** BUSINESS.
If my big belly and fat arms and stretch marks and thick thighs offend you, then that's okay. I'm not going to hide my body and my being to benefit your delicate sensitivities.
This picture is for the strange man at my nanny's church who told me my belly was too big when I was five.
This picture is for my horseback riding trainer telling me I was too fat when I was nine.
This picture is for the girl from summer camp who told me I'd be really pretty if I just lost a few pounds
This picture is for all the f****** stupid advertising agents who are selling us cream to get rid of our stretch marks, a perfectly normal thing most people have (I got mine during puberty)
This picture is for the boy at the party who told me I looked like a beached whale.
This picture is for Emily from middle school, who bullied me incessantly, made mocking videos about me, sent me nasty emails, and called me "lard". She made me feel like I didn't deserve to exist. Just because I happened to be bigger than her. I was 12. And she continued to bully me via social media into high school.
MOST OF ALL, this picture is for me. For the girl who hated her body so much she took extreme measures to try to change it. Who cried for hours over the fact she would never be thin. Who was teased and tormented and hurt just for being who she was.
I'm so over that.
THIS IS MY BODY, DEAL WITH IT


Even the lowest Farkers must give her respect. 

// I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that no one here will make fun of this woman. We've come too far.


you sound fat.
 
2012-10-23 09:11:18 AM  
She don't care what people say about her weight, it makes her SASSY!
 
2012-10-23 09:11:25 AM  

IlGreven: Sleeping Monkey: Normalizing obesityhomosexuality in our society does far more harm than good. It should never be seen as acceptable to be fatgay. You aren't born fatgay, you become fat through sloth and poor dietary choicessin and temptation. It's good to have self-esteem, but put down the soda and go for a walkget a good woman like your mother would want you to.

...sounds familiar...


Apples are different than oranges.
 
2012-10-23 09:11:26 AM  

Sleeping Monkey: You aren't born fat, you become fat through sloth and poor dietary choices.


You are born fat, actually.
 
2012-10-23 09:11:26 AM  

serial_crusher: Fear_and_Loathing: She is within the norm for women.  Horrors!

Just because being overweight has become the norm doesn't mean it should be celebrated.


It also shouldn't be condemned.

The problem with today's society is that too many people conflate their personal choices with morally righteous choices for everyone else. Fark off, in all seriousness. The world would be a much nicer place if people would just mind their own goddamned business.
 
gja
2012-10-23 09:11:40 AM  
Young enough to be my daughter....no comment.
 
2012-10-23 09:11:53 AM  
She's a pretty one.
 
2012-10-23 09:11:54 AM  

Sleeping Monkey: You aren't born fat, you become fat through sloth and poor dietary choices.


I must admit that while she wasn't quite born fat, my 3 month old daughter now looks like she could do advertising for Michelin, and she's normal according to all the growth chart thingamies.
 
2012-10-23 09:12:38 AM  

babysealclubber: She looks like tons of fun.


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Approves.
 
2012-10-23 09:12:52 AM  

IlGreven: Sleeping Monkey: Normalizing obesityhomosexuality in our society does far more harm than good. It should never be seen as acceptable to be fatgay. You aren't born fatgay, you become fat through sloth and poor dietary choicessin and temptation. It's good to have self-esteem, but put down the soda and go for a walkget a good woman like your mother would want you to.

...sounds familiar...


No, no it doesn't.
 
2012-10-23 09:12:55 AM  

Sleeping Monkey: Normalizing obesity in our society does far more harm than good. It should never be seen as acceptable to be fat. You aren't born fat, you become fat through sloth and poor dietary choices. It's good to have self-esteem, but put down the soda and go for a walk.


You sound like exactly the kind of stupid farking smug-faced asshole I just described above.
 
2012-10-23 09:13:13 AM  

notmtwain: WARNING: Picture might be considered obscene because subject is not thin. And we all know that only skinny people can show their stomachs and celebrate themselves. Well I'm not going to stand for that. This is my body. Not yours. MINE. Meaning the choices I make about it, are none of your f****** business. Meaning my size, IS NONE OF YOUR F****** BUSINESS.
If my big belly and fat arms and stretch marks and thick thighs offend you, then that's okay. I'm not going to hide my body and my being to benefit your delicate sensitivities.
This picture is for the strange man at my nanny's church who told me my belly was too big when I was five.
This picture is for my horseback riding trainer telling me I was too fat when I was nine.
This picture is for the girl from summer camp who told me I'd be really pretty if I just lost a few pounds
This picture is for all the f****** stupid advertising agents who are selling us cream to get rid of our stretch marks, a perfectly normal thing most people have (I got mine during puberty)
This picture is for the boy at the party who told me I looked like a beached whale.
This picture is for Emily from middle school, who bullied me incessantly, made mocking videos about me, sent me nasty emails, and called me "lard". She made me feel like I didn't deserve to exist. Just because I happened to be bigger than her. I was 12. And she continued to bully me via social media into high school.
MOST OF ALL, this picture is for me. For the girl who hated her body so much she took extreme measures to try to change it. Who cried for hours over the fact she would never be thin. Who was teased and tormented and hurt just for being who she was.
I'm so over that.
THIS IS MY BODY, DEAL WITH IT


Even the lowest Farkers must give her respect. 

// I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that no one here will make fun of this woman. We've come too far.


This is my disapproving comment, DEAL WITH IT.
 
2012-10-23 09:13:20 AM  
Life can be tough when you're born big-boned.
 
2012-10-23 09:13:51 AM  

Sleeping Monkey: Normalizing obesity in our society does far more harm than good. It should never be seen as acceptable to be fat. You aren't born fat, you become fat through sloth and poor dietary choices. It's good to have self-esteem, but put down the soda and go for a walk.


Fark off. I like curves and a broad a$&. You can keep those stick girls. You slap one on the a$& and risk breaking their hip
 
2012-10-23 09:14:02 AM  

WTFDYW: You sound hungry and moronic moranic


/obligatory response

IlGreven: Sleeping Monkey: Normalizing obesityhomosexuality in our society does far more harm than good. It should never be seen as acceptable to be fatgay. You aren't born fatgay, you become fat through sloth and poor dietary choicessin and temptation. It's good to have self-esteem, but put down the soda and go for a walkget a good woman like your mother would want you to.

...sounds familiar...


Because you can change your sexual preference through diet and exercise, so it's exactly the same thing.
 
2012-10-23 09:14:42 AM  

karmachameleon: serial_crusher: Fear_and_Loathing: She is within the norm for women.  Horrors!

Just because being overweight has become the norm doesn't mean it should be celebrated.

It also shouldn't be condemned.

The problem with today's society is that too many people conflate their personal choices with morally righteous choices for everyone else. Fark off, in all seriousness. The world would be a much nicer place if people would just mind their own goddamned business.


It SHOULD be condemned. Being unhealthy is a burden to society, not just the overweight person.
 
2012-10-23 09:14:53 AM  
Aw, too bad she didn't get the massive fat tits to go along with the rest of her fatness.

I always pity the fat girls this happens to.
 
2012-10-23 09:15:37 AM  
I'm not impressed. Anyone can be fat. What's really tough is being a pretty white girl.
 
2012-10-23 09:15:43 AM  
In comparison, she's not really that fat. And she's got a cute face. Definitely not a land whale by far. Land whales...the thought. *shudders*
 
2012-10-23 09:16:45 AM  

serial_crusher: What kind of "extreme measures" did she take exactly


This. Obviously she's not anorexic, so "extreme" is a matter of perspective, and hers is definitely limited. Mind you, she's really not all that bad, but her definition of "not hiding" is publicly displaying her body for shock value with a message of "mind your own business". The unwarranted self-contragulatory attitude and passive-aggressive attention whoring is a thousand times more repulsive than any stretch mark on her belly. I'd actually think she's pretty cute (I'd hit it if I was single and drunk) if not for the crazy.

Time to hit fatties with the clue bat, again: SELF-LOATHING DOES NOT COUNT AS EFFORT. If you hate yourself, that's your brain telling you to do better. Misery without effort is just wallowing.
 
2012-10-23 09:17:50 AM  

vermicious k'nid: karmachameleon: serial_crusher: Fear_and_Loathing: She is within the norm for women.  Horrors!

Just because being overweight has become the norm doesn't mean it should be celebrated.

It also shouldn't be condemned.

The problem with today's society is that too many people conflate their personal choices with morally righteous choices for everyone else. Fark off, in all seriousness. The world would be a much nicer place if people would just mind their own goddamned business.

It SHOULD be condemned. Being unhealthy is a burden to society, not just the overweight person.


Or maybe everybody should mind their own business and let people be
 
2012-10-23 09:19:08 AM  

dragonchild: serial_crusher: What kind of "extreme measures" did she take exactly

This. Obviously she's not anorexic, so "extreme" is a matter of perspective, and hers is definitely limited. Mind you, she's really not all that bad, but her definition of "not hiding" is publicly displaying her body for shock value with a message of "mind your own business". The unwarranted self-contragulatory attitude and passive-aggressive attention whoring is a thousand times more repulsive than any stretch mark on her belly. I'd actually think she's pretty cute (I'd hit it if I was single and drunk) if not for the crazy.

Time to hit fatties with the clue bat, again: SELF-LOATHING DOES NOT COUNT AS EFFORT. If you hate yourself, that's your brain telling you to do better. Misery without effort is just wallowing.


Gee, I wonder what might be the cause of her self-loathing. Might it be the complete assholes like her who tell her she's a bad person because she's fat, like the

dragonchild: serial_crusher: What kind of "extreme measures" did she take exactly

This. Obviously she's not anorexic, so "extreme" is a matter of perspective, and hers is definitely limited. Mind you, she's really not all that bad, but her definition of "not hiding" is publicly displaying her body for shock value with a message of "mind your own business". The unwarranted self-contragulatory attitude and passive-aggressive attention whoring is a thousand times more repulsive than any stretch mark on her belly. I'd actually think she's pretty cute (I'd hit it if I was single and drunk) if not for the crazy.

Time to hit fatties with the clue bat, again: SELF-LOATHING DOES NOT COUNT AS EFFORT. If you hate yourself, that's your brain telling you to do better. Misery without effort is just wallowing.


Gee, I wonder what might be the cause of her self-loathing. Might it be the complete assholes like her who tell her she's a bad person because she's fat, like the Gee, I wonder what might be the cause of her self-loathing. Might it be the complete assholes like you who tell her she's a bad person because she's fat, like the girl she mentions who bullied her when she was 12 and told her to kill herself and she would never be pretty? No, it must be her brain's fault!
 
2012-10-23 09:19:36 AM  

Sleeping Monkey: Normalizing obesity in our society does far more harm than good. It should never be seen as acceptable to be fat. You aren't born fat, you become fat through sloth and poor dietary choices. It's good to have self-esteem, but put down the soda and go for a walk.


This

serial_crusher: MOST OF ALL, this picture is for me. For the girl who hated her body so much she took extreme measures to try to change it.

What kind of "extreme measures" did she take exactly, and why did she jump to the extreme measures instead of just maybe not eating so much, and going to the gym once in a while.


And this.

Just think, if we can convince heart disease and diabetes that being fat is now normal, we will be in great shape! I have no sympathy for fat people, as anyone can lose weight. Calories in - Calories out. If that is negative, weight loss. Instead of fries, eat vegetables. Instead of soda, drink water. You will lose weight.
 
2012-10-23 09:19:38 AM  
fatbook.com
 
2012-10-23 09:20:08 AM  

IlGreven: Sleeping Monkey: Normalizing obesityhomosexuality in our society does far more harm than good. It should never be seen as acceptable to be fatgay. You aren't born fatgay, you become fat through sloth and poor dietary choicessin and temptation. It's good to have self-esteem, but put down the soda and go for a walkget a good woman like your mother would want you to.

...sounds familiar...


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2012-10-23 09:20:28 AM  
It's all fun and games celebrating obesity until you try to defend your country with the marshmallow brigade.
 
2012-10-23 09:20:31 AM  
For the girl who hated her body so much she took extreme measures to try to change it. Who cried for hours over the fact she would never be thin.

Too bad she didn't try the "extreme measure" of a healthy diet and moderate exercise program.
 
2012-10-23 09:20:39 AM  

Rincewind53: dragonchild: serial_crusher: What kind of "extreme measures" did she take exactly

This. Obviously she's not anorexic, so "extreme" is a matter of perspective, and hers is definitely limited. Mind you, she's really not all that bad, but her definition of "not hiding" is publicly displaying her body for shock value with a message of "mind your own business". The unwarranted self-contragulatory attitude and passive-aggressive attention whoring is a thousand times more repulsive than any stretch mark on her belly. I'd actually think she's pretty cute (I'd hit it if I was single and drunk) if not for the crazy.

Time to hit fatties with the clue bat, again: SELF-LOATHING DOES NOT COUNT AS EFFORT. If you hate yourself, that's your brain telling you to do better. Misery without effort is just wallowing.

Gee, I wonder what might be the cause of her self-loathing. Might it be the complete assholes like her who tell her she's a bad person because she's fat, like the dragonchild: serial_crusher: What kind of "extreme measures" did she take exactly

This. Obviously she's not anorexic, so "extreme" is a matter of perspective, and hers is definitely limited. Mind you, she's really not all that bad, but her definition of "not hiding" is publicly displaying her body for shock value with a message of "mind your own business". The unwarranted self-contragulatory attitude and passive-aggressive attention whoring is a thousand times more repulsive than any stretch mark on her belly. I'd actually think she's pretty cute (I'd hit it if I was single and drunk) if not for the crazy.

Time to hit fatties with the clue bat, again: SELF-LOATHING DOES NOT COUNT AS EFFORT. If you hate yourself, that's your brain telling you to do better. Misery without effort is just wallowing.

Gee, I wonder what might be the cause of her self-loathing. Might it be the complete assholes like her who tell her she's a bad person because she's fat, like the Gee, I wonder what might be the cause of h ...


Gee, I wonder what might be the cause of her self-loathing
 
2012-10-23 09:20:45 AM  

karmachameleon: The problem with today's society is that too many people conflate their personal choices with morally righteous choices for everyone else.


Well put. There are enough women of your preference to fap to on the internet. Kindly leave the rest alone.
 
2012-10-23 09:20:47 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Fark off. I like curves and a broad a$&. You can keep those stick girls. You slap one on the a$& and risk breaking their hip


yeah, but you don't lose your hand.
 
2012-10-23 09:20:52 AM  

vermicious k'nid: It SHOULD be condemned. Being unhealthy is a burden to society, not just the overweight person.


Huh, she doesn't look unhealthy in that picture.

I know some women who are built "broad". They never seem to have any weight related health issues.

Hell, one I know has a job that requires lots of physical labor. She may look overweight, but she gets plenty of exercise and eats fairly well.
 
2012-10-23 09:21:28 AM  
Looks like a lot of people in this thread have a thing for stretch marks, yuck.
 
2012-10-23 09:21:56 AM  
This picture is for my horseback riding trainer telling me I was too fat when I was nine.

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2012-10-23 09:22:29 AM  
A little thick is fine. It's when the rolls' rolls have rolls that it's a REAL problem.
 
2012-10-23 09:22:45 AM  

babysealclubber: Gee, I wonder what might be the cause of her self-loathing


Premature ejacuposting happens to everyone! *cries, runs away*
 
2012-10-23 09:23:35 AM  

karmachameleon: serial_crusher: Fear_and_Loathing: She is within the norm for women.  Horrors!

Just because being overweight has become the norm doesn't mean it should be celebrated.

It also shouldn't be condemned.

The problem with today's society is that too many people conflate their personal choices with morally righteous choices for everyone else. Fark off, in all seriousness. The world would be a much nicer place if people would just mind their own goddamned business.


Well seriously. It's amazing how many social issues are covered by the "don't be a dick" rule.
 
2012-10-23 09:23:48 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Or maybe everybody should mind their own business and let people be


It's OK to feel she's entitled to do whatever she wants and still find her far more unattractive than she considers herself?
 
2012-10-23 09:24:06 AM  
I'm figuring we're 5-10 years away from the end of obesity. Not through education or exercise, but through dietary changes as companies find ways to make cheap foods that are good for you and actually taste good. Very few fat people choose food that is bad for them when they have a good for them alternative that costs and tastes the same. The problem up until now has been taste and mouth feel.
 
2012-10-23 09:24:24 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: It SHOULD be condemned. Being unhealthy is a burden to society, not just the overweight person.

Or maybe everybody should mind their own business and let people be


Always has to be concessions with you fat people.

/Is being fat a protected class yet?
 
2012-10-23 09:24:43 AM  

Burr: Huh, she doesn't look unhealthy in that picture.


Yeah she does.

Burr: I know some women who are built "broad". They never seem to have any weight related health issues.


So do I. They tend to have some muscle, she appears to be made of jello.
 
2012-10-23 09:24:45 AM  
As a former fat person I have no respect for fatties. Lose some farking weight you fat coont no one wants to see that shiat.. except maybe other fat ugly people.
 
2012-10-23 09:25:06 AM  
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She said farking three times.
 
2012-10-23 09:25:23 AM  

thecpt: Mid_mo_mad_man: Fark off. I like curves and a broad a$&. You can keep those stick girls. You slap one on the a$& and risk breaking their hip

yeah, but you don't lose your hand.


I've never had that problem. Thou I have thought my White Chocolate Thunder might split a twig gal into
 
2012-10-23 09:25:50 AM  
The stretchmarks aren't terribly attractive, but then there's no reason she should give a crap whether I find her attractive.
 
2012-10-23 09:25:53 AM  
Am bisexual and tend to be much more judgemental of females sexually by appearance than males. That being said, I think she's stunning. I'd personally like more curve definition if I'm objectifying her (not thinner, just waist definition), but she's extremely beautiful. I sure wouldn't kick her out of bed for eating crackers.
 
2012-10-23 09:27:10 AM  

karmachameleon: serial_crusher: Fear_and_Loathing: She is within the norm for women.  Horrors!

Just because being overweight has become the norm doesn't mean it should be celebrated.

It also shouldn't be condemned.

The problem with today's society is that too many people conflate their personal choices with morally righteous choices for everyone else. Fark off, in all seriousness. The world would be a much nicer place if people would just mind their own goddamned business.


OK, fair enough. Question for you though.... What are your thoughts on universal health care? I've got no problem whatsoever paying more in taxes so that those who can't help themselves can get help. But along your lines of me minding my own business, doesn't it become my business when I have to pay for bad behavior and habits? Why should my tax dollars go to help a Type II Diabetic who is only that way because they can't put down the donuts? Why should I be forced to help pay for lung cancer treatments for a smoker?

"Society" is defined as a relationship with one's fellows. It's our job as a society to take care of one another, not celebrate or encourage bad choices and behavior. Certainly people shouldn't be bullied for whatever issue they may have, but the line above is brilliant - it shouldn't be celebrated in the name of self-esteem. It's like the kids playing sports today in leagues where they don't keep score or declare winners and losers. Sooner or later that's going to come back and bite the kids in the ass when they get in to the real world.
 
2012-10-23 09:27:12 AM  
Sure, she's fine. But once a woman gets to a certain point, I no longer find her physically attractive. If we had been in a relationship, and she started off thinner, and gained weight to where she is now, I would lose all interest in sex. If I met her now, I would never be interested in a romantic relationship. I can no more change this than a gay man can make himself straight, so I refuse to feel bad about it. I think chubby chasers are lucky; it's got to be easier to get what you want, when what you want is what most guys don't.
 
2012-10-23 09:27:17 AM  

flucto: Cushing's?


For the pushings?
 
2012-10-23 09:28:40 AM  
This is my body. Not yours. MINE. Meaning the choices I make about it, are none of your f****** business. Meaning my size, IS NONE OF YOUR F****** BUSINESS.

Maybe if you don't want people commenting on the choices you make about your body you shouldn't actively parade it in front of tens of thousands of strangers.

And, no, it's not okay to celebrate being a fat-ass. It's one thing to point out that people shouldn't be stupidly obsessed with being thin, but you're not not just chubby, you're obese, and that's unhealthy. It's no better than people being proud to be ignorant. People view your body negatively because your body is a negative aspect of yourself because you keep it in an unhealthy state. You also seem to have a terrible personality and a persecution complex. Did people bully you over them too or did they develop separately?

You're just the whole package, aintcha?
 
2012-10-23 09:28:56 AM  
Ive noticed a lot of people that have a problem with fat people are smokers who are angry because they cant blow smoke into peoples faces while they are eating anymore.
 
2012-10-23 09:29:13 AM  

Lady Indica: Am bisexual and tend to be much more judgemental of females sexually by appearance than males


Ah, no. You don't.
 
2012-10-23 09:29:18 AM  
Those stretch marks are just so sexy.
 
2012-10-23 09:29:57 AM  
If your size is none of my business then why is your naked picture on the front page of the paper lardass?
 
2012-10-23 09:30:00 AM  

Lady Indica: Am bisexual and tend to be much more judgemental of females sexually by appearance than males.


OK, now, this is important: In the case of men, do you have no standards, or low standards?

/if it's no standards I got a shot
 
2012-10-23 09:30:02 AM  

Burr: vermicious k'nid: It SHOULD be condemned. Being unhealthy is a burden to society, not just the overweight person.

Huh, she doesn't look unhealthy in that picture.

I know some women who are built "broad". They never seem to have any weight related health issues.

Hell, one I know has a job that requires lots of physical labor. She may look overweight, but she gets plenty of exercise and eats fairly well.


a) It's sad to me that people can look at that picture and NOT see someone that is obviously unhealthy. Our standards have fallen and now we think that THAT is healthy? I'm not saying that she's going to die of a heart attack tomorrow, but the fact is she isn't in good shape.

b) I know plenty of women that are built "broad" and are healthy. This girl is not built broad. She is short and fat.
 
2012-10-23 09:30:17 AM  
A+: I'd wrinkle the sheets with her again.
 
2012-10-23 09:30:37 AM  
defend the lard-asses, condemn the smokers!
Cause the fatties with their high blood pressure, heart disease and type 2 diabetes put no strain on the health care system. Nope, none at all.
 
2012-10-23 09:30:40 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: Mid_mo_mad_man: It SHOULD be condemned. Being unhealthy is a burden to society, not just the overweight person.

Or maybe everybody should mind their own business and let people be

Always has to be concessions with you fat people.

/Is being fat a protected class yet?

Nice assuming there buddy. Your half right. At my biggest I was 369 pounds now I'm at 200 in roughly two years. Get the fark off your high horse and let people be.
 
2012-10-23 09:31:08 AM  

Toy_Cop: As a former fat person I have no respect for fatties. Lose some farking weight you fat coont no one wants to see that shiat.. except maybe other fat ugly people.


Likewise, I've been in the high BMI zone a couple times and always recognized it as a lifestyle consequence. One day you you wake up and decide 'all right then' and make the changes necessary to get back to your recommended healthy size. You also recognize that it takes time and slow, measured steps to make it last. Unless you plan on dying shortly, BE YOUR PERFECT SELF NOW is about the dumbest method possible no matter how many magazines it sells.
 
2012-10-23 09:31:19 AM  

dragonchild: If you hate yourself, that's your brain telling you to do better.


People die because they have this outlook.
 
2012-10-23 09:32:33 AM  

serial_crusher: Just because being overweight has become the norm doesn't mean it should be celebrated.


It's a modern pastime to lower standards so that we all feel good about ourselves.

Yummy, warm fuzzies, to everyone. Now doesn't that just feel good?

This girl obviously was fatter; notice the stretch marks.

However, she is designed to be "big boned" (that's not your big bone, wanky internet losers). She has a bigger frame and is always going to be a bigger girl.

This has zero bearing on most people, who are fat because they spend too much time at their jobs and televisions/internets and not enough time, you know, walking around and experiencing actual life.
 
2012-10-23 09:33:34 AM  
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approves.
...and so do I.

CSB time:
ex GF has a father who is super critical of her weight. When he tried the same act on me, I told him with a straight face that (a) weight and physical form aren't character flaws, and (b) and if he really thought so, he could eat a bag of dicks for all I cared. We got along just fine after that. Sometimes, you just need to put someone in their place & get on with your own life.
/CSB
 
2012-10-23 09:33:50 AM  
She's cute. Yeah she's chub, but she's obviously confident and that's am attractive quality.

I would take her out for a lovely dinner and wish her good night in a respectful manner.
 
2012-10-23 09:34:31 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Fark off. I like curves and a broad a$&. You can keep those stick girls. You slap one on the a$& and risk breaking their hip


I am here to verify that skinny chicks do not break in half.
 
2012-10-23 09:36:36 AM  
Just wondering. Is there any kind of example of fat men showing off their de-clothed selves to smash the tyranny of fashion's expectations of what men should look like? Or is every out-of-shape guy supposed to take solace in Kevin James's rise to fame despite being unfunny and out-of-shape?
 
2012-10-23 09:36:56 AM  
This woman is awesome and people need to give her props. I saw her at a pie eating contest and she destoryed everyone. Thank god the world of competitive eating actually respects people for their talent and not the way they look. Shame on everyone for worshiping health and fitness. Do yourself a favor and go eat a tub of movie theater popcorn and stop being so self righteous.
 
2012-10-23 09:37:01 AM  

serial_crusher: MOST OF ALL, this picture is for me. For the girl who hated her body so much she took extreme measures to try to change it.

What kind of "extreme measures" did she take exactly, and why did she jump to the extreme measures instead of just maybe not eating so much, and going to the gym once in a while.


Because it doesn't work for everyone. I have overweight runner friends who have completed marathons and eat right, and they never lose the weight. Some people are going to be pudgy no matter what, just like some people can wolf down all the junk and pizza they like, never exercise, and still be skinny as rails.
 
2012-10-23 09:37:03 AM  

fireclown: Mid_mo_mad_man: Fark off. I like curves and a broad a$&. You can keep those stick girls. You slap one on the a$& and risk breaking their hip

I am here to verify that skinny chicks do not break in half.


Maybe in your case, but I'm a human tripod
 
2012-10-23 09:37:20 AM  
"Stella Boonshoft"? hmm.

Derrick Boomshaft.
Reggie Pooncleft.
Victor Goonloft.
 
2012-10-23 09:38:14 AM  

blahpers: People die because they have this outlook.


People without this outlook die as well.
 
2012-10-23 09:38:44 AM  
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2012-10-23 09:38:55 AM  

This text is now purple: Sleeping Monkey: You aren't born fat, you become fat through sloth and poor dietary choices.

You are born fat, actually.


Babies are lazy slobs, always laying around, doing nothing but eating and sleeping.
 
2012-10-23 09:39:15 AM  
Two separate issues in play here.

1) I admire her spunk and ability to stand up to those who mocked her and caused her pain. She is in the right and they are in the wrong. Seriously. Good for her.

2) She's fat. She shouldn't just accept it, she should be trying to fix it, dare I say, cure it. Its a farking illness, not a lifestyle. Wouldn't it be nice to go on a run? go dancing? walk up stairs without feeling as if you want to die? be able to put on socks without grunting? not have back pain, neck pain, and sore feet?

This isn't an aesthetic valuation, its health and quality of life.

Eat less. Work/play more. Keep that spunky attitude.
 
2012-10-23 09:40:23 AM  
Yeah, look, there's having a positive body image even though you're "fat" because you're just a bit rounder than the average model or a bit into overweight but still healthy. This is having a positive outlook, and both mentally and socially it is in fact a good thing.

There is also having a positive body image even though you're fat, no quotes, because you're in a weight category for your height so definitively and unarguably unhealthy that my insurance premiums went up just looking at your picture. This is being delusional, and it is mentally a mild derangement and socially an entirely merited reason for ridicule, because your inability to take basic care of yourself is a financial drain on the pool of money the rest of us use to get medical care for conditions we couldn't easily avoid with a completely trivial amount of effort.

Basically, no, you should have a negative body image because your body is literally, medically speaking a bad body, because you've cared for it poorly. You should feel bad, perhaps that shame will motivate you to start bloody well taking care of yourself.
 
2012-10-23 09:40:25 AM  
Holy crap you people suck this morning.

She's happy, who cares.

I went through puberty the same year I joined cross country. I ran 500 miles that year (not including whatever I ran for track in the spring). I stopped drinking pop and eating fast food, mainly because running on an upset stomach sucked.

And I gained weight, not all of it muscle. Puberty is a biatch, hormones all a crazy. Thankfully, I didn't have anyone *personally* tormenting me, other than myself wondering why the f--k I wasn't skinner than other girls on the team I could outrun... then eventually slapped myself awake and realized that if eating healthy, not drinking unnecessary calories, and being absurdly active got me to that weight, then so be it.

Eventually things settled down, but holy crap.

In summation: f--k you, f--k you, you're cool girl, f--k you, I'm out.
 
2012-10-23 09:40:26 AM  
Curves are nice on a girl. But the waist is supposed to curve in, not out.
 
2012-10-23 09:40:46 AM  
Most people I know who were overweight got fed up with being made fun of and lost all their weight. So, letting it be won't modify your lifestyle/diet, but being made fun of can have a positive effect on your health. It gives you that motivation to lose the weight, and keep it off. That being said, I don't find her attractive. I start at the face, and I just don't think shes good looking.
 
2012-10-23 09:40:47 AM  
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2012-10-23 09:40:57 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: fireclown: Mid_mo_mad_man: Fark off. I like curves and a broad a$&. You can keep those stick girls. You slap one on the a$& and risk breaking their hip

I am here to verify that skinny chicks do not break in half.

Maybe in your case, but I'm a human tripod


It does suck when you accidently hit an organ or something (thats what I assumes happens at least). Its awkward, but I can't imagine its more awkward than when you cant tell whats lumpy mattress and what isn't
 
2012-10-23 09:41:07 AM  
And in the second picture she is "layering" her clothing. A common way to dress in order to disguise the fat. So which is it, proud or still a bit ashamed? We know the
answer to that. No one wants to be fat.
 
2012-10-23 09:41:17 AM  

Kit Fister: serial_crusher: Fear_and_Loathing: She is within the norm for women.  Horrors!

Just because being overweight has become the norm doesn't mean it should be celebrated.

Paging studman69, studman69 to thread 7396184...

/fark you. Takes all kinds to make up the world
//Not everyone finds a bag of antlers attractive.


I notice that there seems to be a lot more tolerance for the fat-gutted women than there is for the fat-gutted men. Sexual hypocrisy makes your argument invalid.
 
2012-10-23 09:41:32 AM  

astoreth: serial_crusher: MOST OF ALL, this picture is for me. For the girl who hated her body so much she took extreme measures to try to change it.

What kind of "extreme measures" did she take exactly, and why did she jump to the extreme measures instead of just maybe not eating so much, and going to the gym once in a while.

Because it doesn't work for everyone. I have overweight runner friends who have completed marathons and eat right, and they never lose the weight. Some people are going to be pudgy no matter what, just like some people can wolf down all the junk and pizza they like, never exercise, and still be skinny as rails.


Are your runner friends women that are (probably) 40lbs overweight like this girl? Remember, muscle weighs more than fat, so if they're going strictly by the numbers then they are always going to be "overweight" if they're muscular.
 
2012-10-23 09:41:48 AM  

johncb76006: Those stretch marks are just so sexy.


In her habitual state of runaway gluttony, she has eaten so much food that her gut is expanding to the point that her skin must make special adaptations to keep her internal organs inside her body. Just the thought of that, combined with the pure aesthetic characteristic of dark and jagged blemishes running down her midsection, makes her unattractive to me. There must be something wrong with me.
 
2012-10-23 09:41:52 AM  
It's some sort of land-cow!
 
2012-10-23 09:42:44 AM  

IlGreven: Sleeping Monkey: Normalizing obesityhomosexuality in our society does far more harm than good. It should never be seen as acceptable to be fatgay. You aren't born fatgay, you become fat through sloth and poor dietary choicessin and temptation. It's good to have self-esteem, but put down the soda and go for a walkget a good woman like your mother would want you to.

...sounds familiar...


Gay isn't a choice; fat is.
 
2012-10-23 09:42:59 AM  
I can understand liking your body but this generation of all shapes and sizes are ok has a byproduct ofto dangerous obesity.
 
2012-10-23 09:43:10 AM  
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2012-10-23 09:43:48 AM  

notmtwain: WARNING: Picture might be considered obscene because subject is not thin. And we all know that only skinny people can show their stomachs and celebrate themselves. Well I'm not going to stand for that. This is my body. Not yours. MINE. Meaning the choices I make about it, are none of your f****** business. Meaning my size, IS NONE OF YOUR F****** BUSINESS.
If my big belly and fat arms and stretch marks and thick thighs offend you, then that's okay. I'm not going to hide my body and my being to benefit your delicate sensitivities.
This picture is for the strange man at my nanny's church who told me my belly was too big when I was five.
This picture is for my horseback riding trainer telling me I was too fat when I was nine.
This picture is for the girl from summer camp who told me I'd be really pretty if I just lost a few pounds
This picture is for all the f****** stupid advertising agents who are selling us cream to get rid of our stretch marks, a perfectly normal thing most people have (I got mine during puberty)
This picture is for the boy at the party who told me I looked like a beached whale.
This picture is for Emily from middle school, who bullied me incessantly, made mocking videos about me, sent me nasty emails, and called me "lard". She made me feel like I didn't deserve to exist. Just because I happened to be bigger than her. I was 12. And she continued to bully me via social media into high school.
MOST OF ALL, this picture is for me. For the girl who hated her body so much she took extreme measures to try to change it. Who cried for hours over the fact she would never be thin. Who was teased and tormented and hurt just for being who she was.
I'm so over that.
THIS IS MY BODY, DEAL WITH IT


Even the lowest Farkers must give her respect. 

// I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that no one here will make fun of this woman. We've come too far.


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2012-10-23 09:44:29 AM  

thecpt: Mid_mo_mad_man: fireclown: Mid_mo_mad_man: Fark off. I like curves and a broad a$&. You can keep those stick girls. You slap one on the a$& and risk breaking their hip

I am here to verify that skinny chicks do not break in half.

Maybe in your case, but I'm a human tripod

It does suck when you accidently hit an organ or something (thats what I assumes happens at least). Its awkward, but I can't imagine its more awkward than when you cant tell whats lumpy mattress and what isn't


Actually I never had that problem. Thou I had them say it was hitting the back of throat
 
2012-10-23 09:44:49 AM  

This text is now purple: Sleeping Monkey: You aren't born fat, you become fat through sloth and poor dietary choices.

You are born fat, actually.


If your parents are fat.
 
2012-10-23 09:45:37 AM  
BBW was created for a reason. Just fight the right partner and he will slap your thighs and ride the wave in. Not me however, I dont dig fatties
 
2012-10-23 09:45:46 AM  

Gary Coleman's kidneys: And in the second picture she is "layering" her clothing. A common way to dress in order to disguise the fat. So which is it, proud or still a bit ashamed? We know the
answer to that. No one wants to be fat.


It's autumn, about 90% of the women in the city are dressed like that.
 
2012-10-23 09:45:46 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Holy crap you people suck this morning.

She's happy, who cares.

I went through puberty the same year I joined cross country. I ran 500 miles that year (not including whatever I ran for track in the spring). I stopped drinking pop and eating fast food, mainly because running on an upset stomach sucked.

And I gained weight, not all of it muscle. Puberty is a biatch, hormones all a crazy. Thankfully, I didn't have anyone *personally* tormenting me, other than myself wondering why the f--k I wasn't skinner than other girls on the team I could outrun... then eventually slapped myself awake and realized that if eating healthy, not drinking unnecessary calories, and being absurdly active got me to that weight, then so be it.

Eventually things settled down, but holy crap.

In summation: f--k you, f--k you, you're cool girl, f--k you, I'm out.


Thank you.
 
2012-10-23 09:47:10 AM  
You know, I wouldn't have minded the photo if it wasn't for the comment that went with it. Seems hate breeds hate.
 
2012-10-23 09:47:46 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Holy crap you people suck this morning.

She's happy, who cares.


(1) She's intentionally posting the photo in places whose entire purpose is public comments (FB, for instance). We didn't randomly start mocking her, she brought it up.

(2) People in her health insurance pool probably care, since they're subsidizing her unhealthy habits.

//Waiting for the "but what about people who smoke/skydive/rock-climb" people to out themselves as couch potatoes (since anyone who does skydive or rock-climb knows that you actually have to buy separate insurance for either, they're not typically covered by standard health insurance pools.
 
2012-10-23 09:48:04 AM  

kungfu jesus with a side of lime: BBW was created for a reason. Just fight the right partner and he will slap your thighs and ride the wave in. Not me however, I dont dig fatties


You haven't had good sex till your laid the loving on a heavyset gal. They try much harder to please their men
 
2012-10-23 09:49:38 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Actually I never had that problem. Thou I had them say it was hitting the back of throat


That doesn't seem physically possible

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2012-10-23 09:50:01 AM  

Oafmeel: (a) weight and physical form aren't character flaws


No but often they are a sign of them.


astoreth: Because it doesn't work for everyone. I have overweight runner friends who have completed marathons and eat right, and they never lose the weight. Some people are going to be pudgy no matter what, just like some people can wolf down all the junk and pizza they like, never exercise, and still be skinny as rails


She is well beyond pudgy. And unless you increase what you eat a lot whiel training for a marathon, you will lose weight.
 
2012-10-23 09:50:07 AM  
Give her a break guys she has a glandular disease that causes her to be fat, so she actually has a valid excuse. Plus her disease causes her to hardly menstruate, and almost never ovulate, and be infertile. So plenty of chubby chasing barebacking fun. One of the few who has a valid excuse. Though her spike in hormone levels might be the cause of the real problem, the attention whoring.


As another poster said the real sexism is from fat chicks for men they are looking to date. Read any dating site and most fat womens descriptions are these "Gorgeous outgoing blond who is a tad bit on the fluffy side, there is just more of me to laugh and I am not changing this hips for nothing! Looking for tall, dark, handsome, full head of hair, large shoulders, chiseled torso, someone who can throw this big gal around. Sorry, not interested in guys who do not take care of themselves, or have baldspots."

/wife is hot and not too thin or too fat, they only people who say she is skinny are fat chicks. Wife isn't an AW with her good looks.
 
2012-10-23 09:50:10 AM  

vermicious k'nid: astoreth: serial_crusher: MOST OF ALL, this picture is for me. For the girl who hated her body so much she took extreme measures to try to change it.

What kind of "extreme measures" did she take exactly, and why did she jump to the extreme measures instead of just maybe not eating so much, and going to the gym once in a while.

Because it doesn't work for everyone. I have overweight runner friends who have completed marathons and eat right, and they never lose the weight. Some people are going to be pudgy no matter what, just like some people can wolf down all the junk and pizza they like, never exercise, and still be skinny as rails.

Are your runner friends women that are (probably) 40lbs overweight like this girl? Remember, muscle weighs more than fat, so if they're going strictly by the numbers then they are always going to be "overweight" if they're muscular.


They're similar in build, if not chubbier. And they're constantly active. Myself, despite regularly running 5K's, weight training, and eating well, have found it impossible to lose any substantial weight postpartum. Not looking for advice, I've done everything. It just ain't happening. Even so, blood pressure's low, cholesterol levels are "excellent," and am pretty impressively strong. Sometimes it's better to stop beating your head against a wall trying to have the culturally approved body type and just accept what you've got.
 
2012-10-23 09:50:20 AM  
Oh wow, I was there for this. Cool.

I'm gonna re-post this from another forum I went trolling on because her pic was what inspired it and the backlash was epic, "And for all the idiots that go "HURR HURR FATTIE", I'd love to see their pictures. Chance are me and my fat arse are dating, have dated and/or slept with faaararrr sexier and more successful than you. If you ain't some fox whose tail I'm chasin', I don't give a rat's butt what you think about my tattooed thunder-thighs. Nine times out of ten the guys who pull the "you sound fat" line are the most boring looking socially inept dime-a-dozen Joe Shmoes on the planet and I don't think they realize how freakin' funnny and sad that is. Anyone can go to the gym for two weeks and have those abs and toned arms that look great in photos with disproportionately skinny legs and a boring backside, but honey come back to me when you can deadlift 450lbs and back up that 'better than you' attitude with some wide shoulders, thick muscles and a full body that gives you the right. In the meantime? That big-bodied boy is exactly who I'M going home to. All 200lbs of me."
 
2012-10-23 09:51:50 AM  

thecpt: Mid_mo_mad_man: Actually I never had that problem. Thou I had them say it was hitting the back of throat

That doesn't seem physically possible

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Go talk to your bow legged sisters
 
2012-10-23 09:52:05 AM  
Nice stretch marks!
 
2012-10-23 09:52:11 AM  
This picture is for all the f****** stupid advertising agents who are selling us cream to get rid of our stretch marks, a perfectly normal thing most people have (I got mine during puberty)

Um, no. Most people do not have them. Only fatties and women who have had babies. Not 9-11 year-olds.
 
2012-10-23 09:52:11 AM  
She's markedly overweight. If she wants to be that weight, fine. But she's carrying too much fat and too little muscle to do so in a healthy fashion. And all of the self-confidence and self-esteem in the world won't change that fact. Is it her business if she wants to be like that? Sure. But let's not pretend that it's normal, healthy, or that most people aren't attracted to that look. And it's not simply because people don't like fat; it's also because the overwhelming majority of people who look like she does look that way because they take in too many calories and they exercise too little and that lifestyle says a great deal about the mind within the body. It says she doesn't care about her health. It says she lacks self-control. And it says she over-weights the short term pleasure of eating and not exercising versus the long term health and appearance benefits of a reasonable caloric intake and exercise. And she will be less healthy and likely die younger as a result.

In simplest terms, it's not just that people don't want to be with a fatass, it's that they don't want to be with someone who exhibits all the signs of someone who is, internally, the kind of person whose behaviors generate that type of body.
 
2012-10-23 09:52:15 AM  
She's cute and a little heavy, and that beats skinny and ugly (or stupid) any day of the week.
 
2012-10-23 09:52:36 AM  
Fark needs it own fatty tag or fatty hate tag. Everyday now there is an article in which all the farkers congregate in the comments and hate on any woman who is less than model standard.
 
2012-10-23 09:53:06 AM  

vermicious k'nid: She don't care what people say about her weight, it makes her SASSY!


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2012-10-23 09:53:22 AM  

machoprogrammer: Sleeping Monkey: Normalizing obesity in our society does far more harm than good. It should never be seen as acceptable to be fat. You aren't born fat, you become fat through sloth and poor dietary choices. It's good to have self-esteem, but put down the soda and go for a walk.

This

serial_crusher: MOST OF ALL, this picture is for me. For the girl who hated her body so much she took extreme measures to try to change it.

What kind of "extreme measures" did she take exactly, and why did she jump to the extreme measures instead of just maybe not eating so much, and going to the gym once in a while.

And this.

Just think, if we can convince heart disease and diabetes that being fat is now normal, we will be in great shape! I have no sympathy for fat people, as anyone can lose weight. Calories in - Calories out. If that is negative, weight loss. Instead of fries, eat vegetables. Instead of soda, drink water. You will lose weight.



I hate sugar. Never drink soda. Never eat candy. Love vegetables. Excessive regularly and vigorously. Yet I'm still fat. I grew up on a farm and worked heavy manual labor from sunrise to sunset yet was still fat in high school.

I've spent my entire life feeling that I am less of a person because of my weight.

Even at my lightest I was never slim. The inability to reach my goal weight drove me to give up on taking care of myself for a long time. I'm finally getting myself healthy again. It took becoming hypertensive to do so. In order to motivate myself, I have to understand that goal weight is not important. It's about health. My BP is finally back down to where it should be and that what is important. Not some jackasses opinion. I'll never be thin and I'm OK with that.

F you sir. For some of us, it's not easy. Offer encouragement, not criticism.

/20 lbs down and counting...
 
2012-10-23 09:54:47 AM  
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These are my teeth. Not yours. MINE. Meaning the choices I make about them, are none of your f****** business. Meaning my teeth, ARE NONE OF YOUR F****** BUSINESS.

/Why won't anyone kiss me?
 
2012-10-23 09:54:49 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: vermicious k'nid: karmachameleon: serial_crusher: Fear_and_Loathing: She is within the norm for women.  Horrors!

Just because being overweight has become the norm doesn't mean it should be celebrated.

It also shouldn't be condemned.

The problem with today's society is that too many people conflate their personal choices with morally righteous choices for everyone else. Fark off, in all seriousness. The world would be a much nicer place if people would just mind their own goddamned business.

It SHOULD be condemned. Being unhealthy is a burden to society, not just the overweight person.

Or maybe everybody should mind their own business and let people be


And not dip into other peoples' Medicare contributions? Why should the fit subsidize the unfit? Darwin, farker.

I attended a conference on medical care and read a related HMO CEO report recently, and senior healthcare providers admit that they really can't see how the current health system can go on much longer. The overweight in America are government-subsidized, to put it bluntly. When that subsidization dries up, the fatties will literally be left at hospital curbsides unless they are wealthy. What can't go on, won't go on.
 
2012-10-23 09:55:02 AM  
She's cute. if you don't like the way a person looks, stfu and leave the liking to the rest of us.
 
2012-10-23 09:55:14 AM  
Fark fat threads: Bringing out the complete and utter jackass in people claiming to be "just being real."
 
2012-10-23 09:55:29 AM  

astoreth: serial_crusher: MOST OF ALL, this picture is for me. For the girl who hated her body so much she took extreme measures to try to change it.

What kind of "extreme measures" did she take exactly, and why did she jump to the extreme measures instead of just maybe not eating so much, and going to the gym once in a while.

Because it doesn't work for everyone. I have overweight runner friends who have completed marathons and eat right, and they never lose the weight. Some people are going to be pudgy no matter what, just like some people can wolf down all the junk and pizza they like, never exercise, and still be skinny as rails.


It is worth questioning how fast they're finishing those marathons. I usually don't dwell on time or PRs, because the important part of running is that you're having fun; but if your goal is to lose weight, an 8 hour marathon isn't really going to do much in terms of achieving that goal.
 
2012-10-23 09:55:48 AM  
Attention whore is fat. news at 11.
 
2012-10-23 09:55:56 AM  

FilmBELOH20: karmachameleon: serial_crusher: Fear_and_Loathing: She is within the norm for women.  Horrors!

Just because being overweight has become the norm doesn't mean it should be celebrated.

It also shouldn't be condemned.

The problem with today's society is that too many people conflate their personal choices with morally righteous choices for everyone else. Fark off, in all seriousness. The world would be a much nicer place if people would just mind their own goddamned business.

OK, fair enough. Question for you though.... What are your thoughts on universal health care? I've got no problem whatsoever paying more in taxes so that those who can't help themselves can get help. But along your lines of me minding my own business, doesn't it become my business when I have to pay for bad behavior and habits? Why should my tax dollars go to help a Type II Diabetic who is only that way because they can't put down the donuts? Why should I be forced to help pay for lung cancer treatments for a smoker?

"Society" is defined as a relationship with one's fellows. It's our job as a society to take care of one another, not celebrate or encourage bad choices and behavior. Certainly people shouldn't be bullied for whatever issue they may have, but the line above is brilliant - it shouldn't be celebrated in the name of self-esteem. It's like the kids playing sports today in leagues where they don't keep score or declare winners and losers. Sooner or later that's going to come back and bite the kids in the ass when they get in to the real world.


Counterpoint, you live in the U.S.. You have never paid one penny in taxes towards universal healthcare. It's none of your farking business.
 
2012-10-23 09:55:59 AM  
What's funny is that most of these "my size is none of your business" thin-privilege women also would deride most of you weirdos as "chubby chasers" and "bbw lovers", and insist you stop commenting on amd fetishizing their looks.
 
2012-10-23 09:56:26 AM  

vermicious k'nid: Being unhealthy is a burden to society, not just the overweight person.


FilmBELOH20: doesn't it become my business when I have to pay for bad behavior and habits? Why should my tax dollars go to help a Type II Diabetic who is only that way because they can't put down the donuts?


See theincidentaleconomist.com for actual numbers on this (post titled "blame du jour"). They do detailed analysis of what makes US health care more expensive than everywhere else, and prevalence of all conditions (not just porkitude) accounts for just a tiny bit of that. (We're spending 2-3 TIMES as much per person, after all).

Worrying about fatties' contribution to collective health care expenses is like worrying about PBS's contribution to the Federal budget. It's something, but tiny in the grand scheme of things. To take the example above, type II diabetes is cheap as hell to treat (Target will hook you up with a month's worth of metformin for $4, before insurance).
 
2012-10-23 09:56:51 AM  

Jim_Callahan: StreetlightInTheGhetto: Holy crap you people suck this morning.

She's happy, who cares.

(1) She's intentionally posting the photo in places whose entire purpose is public comments (FB, for instance). We didn't randomly start mocking her, she brought it up.

(2) People in her health insurance pool probably care, since they're subsidizing her unhealthy habits.

//Waiting for the "but what about people who smoke/skydive/rock-climb" people to out themselves as couch potatoes (since anyone who does skydive or rock-climb knows that you actually have to buy separate insurance for either, they're not typically covered by standard health insurance pools.


(1)

The image came to be posted after Stella, a NYU student, spotted Brandon on the street in Manhattan and asked if she could take a picture of him.

In return, he asked to take a picture of her - and later posted the picture of her in a bikini which appears on her blog.


(2)

And I'd like my health insurer to adjust rates for smokers, people who eat microwave popcorn or anyone who has (unless it's just kernels in a brown paper bag maybe with a bit of oil, then you get a bonus discount because you're not a total idiot), anyone who eats at a fast food restaurant more than once a week, inactive people (skinny or not, since slightly overweight but active people are healthier than skinny inactive people), anyone who lives near a coal power plant, anyone who has attended a rave or a Phish concert in the past, bikers who commute while inhaling exhaust, anyone who honestly liked that Friday song because your stupidity means you're more likely to get in an accident that I have to subsidize...
 
2012-10-23 09:56:56 AM  

Molavian: Aw, too bad she didn't get the massive fat tits to go along with the rest of her fatness.

I always pity the fat girls this happens to.


This.
 
2012-10-23 09:56:57 AM  
It didn't say anything about her having kids but those marks on her tummy say otherwise. I wouldn't date her because it would be physically impossible to handle her being on top. She would crush me like a grape.
 
2012-10-23 09:57:11 AM  
So she's proudly proclaiming that fat chicks can be attention whores, too!

// I want my wife to lose 20 lbs by next week, otherwise I think she needs to take a drug to make it happen.
 
2012-10-23 09:57:20 AM  

vermicious k'nid: It SHOULD be condemned. Being unhealthy is a burden to society, not just the overweight person.


You equate being overweight with being unhealthy. It's not always true.
 
2012-10-23 09:58:21 AM  
She's fat, dim-witted, and an attention whore.

WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE???
 
2012-10-23 09:59:05 AM  

Sleeping Monkey:
Because you can change your sexual preference through diet and exercise, so it's exactly the same thing.


I've seen formerly straight men decide to eat a lot of c*ck and then came out as gay, so I'm gonna say yes.

/Well, haven't seen it personally, but...
 
2012-10-23 09:59:23 AM  
I bet she takes big poops.

/got nothing else
 
2012-10-23 09:59:41 AM  

WinoRhino: vermicious k'nid: It SHOULD be condemned. Being unhealthy is a burden to society, not just the overweight person.

You equate being overweight with being unhealthy. It's not always true.


True. I am glad this girl is comfortable and hope she is healthy.
 
2012-10-23 09:59:58 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: thecpt: Mid_mo_mad_man: Actually I never had that problem. Thou I had them say it was hitting the back of throat

That doesn't seem physically possible

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Go talk to your bow legged sisters


damnit, we were having fun and then you had to bring my non-existent bow-legged sisters into this. Go hold a camera you tripod jackass.

/still just for teh lulz, I don't like name calling
 
2012-10-23 10:00:00 AM  

mostlygray:
F you sir. For some of us, it's not easy. Offer encouragement, not criticism.


Well, if you want encouragement, lab-style experiments on humans have shown that someone severely overweight can run a crash diet of nothing but vitamins (the thing your body can't get from burning fat) and water for up to a couple weeks without actual ill effect until you start actually running out of body fat to burn.

It was also discovered that literally every single test subject, despite the extremely good results, found this ridiculously unpleasant.

So consider that there's always a theoretically less pleasant alternative to calorie counting, exercise, and self control. That may keep your whinging to a minimum, at least.
 
2012-10-23 10:00:51 AM  

abhorrent1: This picture is for all the f****** stupid advertising agents who are selling us cream to get rid of our stretch marks, a perfectly normal thing most people have (I got mine during puberty)

Um, no. Most people do not have them. Only fatties and women who have had babies. Not 9-11 year-olds.


Just want to counter that and say myself, average/thin at 5'3" and 120lbs, got them on my ass when I went from little girl to, "are you legal yet, cause god damn that ass don't quit".

I blame it on my African American genes. But none the less, lots of people do get stretch marks simply from growth spurts.
 
2012-10-23 10:01:38 AM  

mostlygray: I hate sugar. Never drink soda. Never eat candy. Love vegetables. Excessive regularly and vigorously.


Well, the excessive vegetables can still make you fat. Sure, it's better than excessive candy, but the basic principles are the same.
Or, if you just mean you "love" the vegatables regularly, excessively, and vigorously, well talk about TMI.

mostlygray: F you sir. For some of us, it's not easy. Offer encouragement, not criticism.

/20 lbs down and counting...


In all seriousness, good for you. People who actually give a crap about their body get the encouragement you're looking for. People who give up and resort to acceptance and writing whiny blog posts get criticism.
 
2012-10-23 10:02:03 AM  

Sleeping Monkey: It's all fun and games celebrating obesity until you try to defend your country with the marshmallow brigade.


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To die is to be a counterfeit, for he is but the counterfeit of
a man who hath not the life of a man; but to counterfeit dying,
when a man thereby liveth, is to be no counterfeit, but the true
and perfect image of life indeed. The better part of valor is
discretion, in the which better part I have sav'd my life.
Henry The Fourth, Part 1 Act 5, scene 4, 115-121
 
2012-10-23 10:02:16 AM  

machoprogrammer: Just think, if we can convince heart disease and diabetes that being fat is now normal, we will be in great shape! I have no sympathy for fat people, as anyone can lose weight. Calories in - Calories out. If that is negative, weight loss. Instead of fries, eat vegetables. Instead of soda, drink water. You will lose weight.


Likewise, anyone can be monogamous, anyone can remain a virgin until marriage, anyone can learn quantum mechanics, anyone can speak foreign languages, and anyone can build a house. Glad we cleared that up.

I'm glad staying thin is easy for you (seriously). Some of the things on this list are easy for me, but losing weight is not among them, unfortunately.
 
2012-10-23 10:03:18 AM  

abhorrent1: This picture is for all the f****** stupid advertising agents who are selling us cream to get rid of our stretch marks, a perfectly normal thing most people have (I got mine during puberty)

Um, no. Most people do not have them. Only fatties and women who have had babies. Not 9-11 year-olds.


Um, wrong. I have seen many adolescents who got striae via a particulary fast growth spurt.
 
2012-10-23 10:03:26 AM  

babysealclubber: IlGreven: Sleeping Monkey: Normalizing obesityhomosexuality in our society does far more harm than good. It should never be seen as acceptable to be fatgay. You aren't born fatgay, you become fat through sloth and poor dietary choicessin and temptation. It's good to have self-esteem, but put down the soda and go for a walkget a good woman like your mother would want you to.

...sounds familiar...

Apples are different than oranges.



Some people think cucumbers taste better when pickled.
 
2012-10-23 10:03:34 AM  

serial_crusher: MOST OF ALL, this picture is for me. For the girl who hated her body so much she took extreme measures to try to change it.

What kind of "extreme measures" did she take exactly, and why did she jump to the extreme measures instead of just maybe not eating so much, and going to the gym once in a while.


Yes, clearly those tiny changes fix everything for every body. God knows no fat person has EVER tried that before. They're all too lazy and totally lacking in self control.
 
2012-10-23 10:03:40 AM  

thecpt: Mid_mo_mad_man: thecpt: Mid_mo_mad_man: Actually I never had that problem. Thou I had them say it was hitting the back of throat

That doesn't seem physically possible

[t1.gstatic.com image 299x168]

Go talk to your bow legged sisters

damnit, we were having fun and then you had to bring my non-existent bow-legged sisters into this. Go hold a camera you tripod jackass.

/still just for teh lulz, I don't like name calling


When they get their first taste of my white chocolate thunder. They always want more. Ask ya mom
 
2012-10-23 10:03:53 AM  

serial_crusher: astoreth: serial_crusher: MOST OF ALL, this picture is for me. For the girl who hated her body so much she took extreme measures to try to change it.

What kind of "extreme measures" did she take exactly, and why did she jump to the extreme measures instead of just maybe not eating so much, and going to the gym once in a while.

Because it doesn't work for everyone. I have overweight runner friends who have completed marathons and eat right, and they never lose the weight. Some people are going to be pudgy no matter what, just like some people can wolf down all the junk and pizza they like, never exercise, and still be skinny as rails.

It is worth questioning how fast they're finishing those marathons. I usually don't dwell on time or PRs, because the important part of running is that you're having fun; but if your goal is to lose weight, an 8 hour marathon isn't really going to do much in terms of achieving that goal.


Seriously? THEY HAVE RUN MARATHONS. Plural. Their goal is not to lose weight, it is to RUN MARATHONS. I'm pretty sure they've come in under 5 hours, but still. Jebus, how many skinny people do you know can do that? Hell, I know even more normal-sized folks who eat crap and can't muster a 5k, but no one would give them shiat for being "unhealthy."
 
2012-10-23 10:05:37 AM  

astoreth: Seriously? THEY HAVE RUN MARATHONS. Plural. Their goal is not to lose weight, it is to RUN MARATHONS.


My god, can't they do ANYTHING in moderation?


/I kid.
 
2012-10-23 10:05:54 AM  
She must have that disease that causes her to gain weight even when she burns more calories than she takes in. You know, that thing that causes the rules of thermodynamics not to apply to you. What was it...oh right, bullshiat.

Being fat is a choice. It's a choice you the right to make, but don't expect people to overlook the fact you are physically unattractive with poor impulse control.
 
2012-10-23 10:05:58 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: And I'd like my health insurer to adjust rates for smokers, people who eat microwave popcorn or anyone who has (unless it's just kernels in a brown paper bag maybe with a bit of oil, then you get a bonus discount because you're not a total idiot), anyone who eats at a fast food restaurant more than once a week, inactive people (skinny or not, since slightly overweight but active people are healthier than skinny inactive people), anyone who lives near a coal power plant, anyone who has attended a rave or a Phish concert in the past, bikers who commute while inhaling exhaust, anyone who honestly liked that Friday song because your stupidity means you're more likely to get in an accident that I have to subsidize...


Smokers already pay a higher rate.

Microwave popcorn and fast food are covered by charging overweight people more, which actually some insurers have started doing.

Bikers are statistically a lower risk for most things health insurance covers, so that would be dumb.

People that actually caught something at that rave have a pre-existing condition that's not covered.

People that liked the Friday song are all on dependent insurance anyhow because they're 12 and that's required by law (at least in the US) so not much you can do about it.

So... given that all of your concerns are either stupid, legally impossible, already in effect, or put into effect by raising premiums on fatties, I guess I can count your vote as in favor of the fattie tax, then?
 
2012-10-23 10:06:15 AM  
she has a pretty face and curves, and it seems like a bad ass personality - count me in (don't tell my wife though)

I'd give her 51 shades of gray if you know what I mean
 
2012-10-23 10:06:21 AM  

Prevailing Wind: Wouldn't it be nice to go on a run? go dancing? walk up stairs without feeling as if you want to die? be able to put on socks without grunting? not have back pain, neck pain, and sore feet?


Not all people who look fat are so out of shape they can't participate in normal activity without causing themselves discomfort.
 
2012-10-23 10:07:48 AM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: I'm figuring we're 5-10 years away from the end of obesity. Not through education or exercise, but through dietary changes as companies find ways to make cheap foods that are good for you and actually taste good. Very few fat people choose food that is bad for them when they have a good for them alternative that costs and tastes the same. The problem up until now has been taste and mouth feel.


So what about the schoolkids getting free fruits and veggies and still throwing them away? People have been programmed to like the shiat, with the help of natural craving for sugar and salt.
 
2012-10-23 10:08:03 AM  

abhorrent1: This picture is for all the f****** stupid advertising agents who are selling us cream to get rid of our stretch marks, a perfectly normal thing most people have (I got mine during puberty)

Um, no. Most people do not have them. Only fatties and women who have had babies. Not 9-11 year-olds.


I have them. Not as dark, and not on my belly, but I have stretch marks on my hips and inner thighs and lower back, which I didn't even know could get fat. When I went through puberty I was chubby, but the stretch marks around my hips and lower back are all because of a growth spurt and my hips going from a girl's hips to a woman's hips. In the past 16 years they've certainly faded to almost nothing, but they're there. My partner has stretch marks on his ass and he's only 140# with hardly an ounce of fat on him.
 
2012-10-23 10:08:21 AM  

blahpers: If you hate yourself, that's your brain telling you to do better.

People die because they have this outlook.


LOLWUT. Aside from age, accident or disease, people die because they give up. By throwing all that self-loathing out the window (publicly, anyway) and declaring victory, this chick just shortened her maximum lifespan by a good 20-30 years. There's a very tiny number of workaholics who die because they went too far past the fine line between tough and crazy, but it's news when it happens.

The mind is hard-wired to crave improvement. When you improve you experience all sorts of gooshey-hormone rushes. When you stagnate, you experience boredom and depression. Five'll get you ten despite this public display of denial, she's still crying herself to sleep at night. No one here is saying she needs to be a supermodel, but is anyone seriously claiming (assuming her goal is to be thin) that's the very best she can do? I'd be genuinely happy if she's able to turn that vicious cycle around, but her publicity stunt is overwhelming evidence there's no hope of that. Her brain will still know that she's not had some meaningful epiphany; she's just given up.

I'm sure there are assholes out there who love nothing more than making people feel bad, but when people reach this state, the assholes are indistinguishable from those who are genuinely trying to help. Her "none of your ******* business" is a clear statement she's just shut out all feedback, good and bad. Where do you think she goes from here?
 
2012-10-23 10:09:01 AM  

SilentStrider: She's cute. I'd hit it.


Her tits are the only parts of her that are too small.
 
2012-10-23 10:10:39 AM  
I'd graciously hit that...afterwards, we'd go to Friendly's and have big ol' sundaes.
 
2012-10-23 10:10:48 AM  

abhorrent1: This picture is for all the f****** stupid advertising agents who are selling us cream to get rid of our stretch marks, a perfectly normal thing most people have (I got mine during puberty)

Um, no. Most people do not have them. Only fatties and women who have had babies. Not 9-11 year-olds.


Actually, it's not at all uncommon. I don't know if most get them or not, but a lot of people do, especially during puberty. As a healthy young male playing and reffing soccer (meant running for 16+ hours a week, up to 8 hours on Saturdays), I went through a growth spurt so bad I ended up with stretch marks on the inside of my upper arms and the sides of my upper torso, just from muscle gain w/o strength training. I believe it's more common on legs though as they grow, but can happen anywhere. These can fade on their own (mine faded 5-8 years later), but not necessarily.

Now go away, the adults are talking.

Oh, and you sound lonely.

/Almost made a completely reasoned post, but hopefully I brought it back to thread standards there at the end
 
2012-10-23 10:10:59 AM  
Why is this news? There are fat girls posting pictures of themselves on the internet all the time.
Oh because she's standing up to some oppressive regime that finds excessive body fat unattractive? Boo hoo.

I'm sure she is a great person underneath all that blubber... but has she tried diet and exercise? There is a reason its unattractive.. its unhealthy.
 
2012-10-23 10:11:07 AM  

pivazena: abhorrent1: This picture is for all the f****** stupid advertising agents who are selling us cream to get rid of our stretch marks, a perfectly normal thing most people have (I got mine during puberty)

Um, no. Most people do not have them. Only fatties and women who have had babies. Not 9-11 year-olds.

I have them. Not as dark, and not on my belly, but I have stretch marks on my hips and inner thighs and lower back, which I didn't even know could get fat. When I went through puberty I was chubby, but the stretch marks around my hips and lower back are all because of a growth spurt and my hips going from a girl's hips to a woman's hips. In the past 16 years they've certainly faded to almost nothing, but they're there. My partner has stretch marks on his ass and he's only 140# with hardly an ounce of fat on him.


I've had them since I was 13 and I've never even been chubby. They're on my shoulders and inner thighs from puberty/weight training. I feel for people who have them cause there is no stopping or getting rid of them.
 
2012-10-23 10:11:20 AM  
Those stretch marks are just so sexy.

I thought they were claw marks. I assumed some guy got his head stuck.
 
2012-10-23 10:11:36 AM  

FilmBELOH20: karmachameleon: serial_crusher: Fear_and_Loathing: She is within the norm for women.  Horrors!

Just because being overweight has become the norm doesn't mean it should be celebrated.

It also shouldn't be condemned.

The problem with today's society is that too many people conflate their personal choices with morally righteous choices for everyone else. Fark off, in all seriousness. The world would be a much nicer place if people would just mind their own goddamned business.

OK, fair enough. Question for you though.... What are your thoughts on universal health care? I've got no problem whatsoever paying more in taxes so that those who can't help themselves can get help. But along your lines of me minding my own business, doesn't it become my business when I have to pay for bad behavior and habits? Why should my tax dollars go to help a Type II Diabetic who is only that way because they can't put down the donuts? Why should I be forced to help pay for lung cancer treatments for a smoker?

"Society" is defined as a relationship with one's fellows. It's our job as a society to take care of one another, not celebrate or encourage bad choices and behavior. Certainly people shouldn't be bullied for whatever issue they may have, but the line above is brilliant - it shouldn't be celebrated in the name of self-esteem. It's like the kids playing sports today in leagues where they don't keep score or declare winners and losers. Sooner or later that's going to come back and bite the kids in the ass when they get in to the real world.


Why? Do employers choose applicants on the basis of how good-looking they are, or whether they might dip into their corporate health care?
 
2012-10-23 10:12:47 AM  
Well, I can't lie. I was hoping someone would have stepped up with some pictures of what sexy, chubby women look like (or at least, some epic asses) by now.

Little disappoint...
 
2012-10-23 10:13:43 AM  
What's going on in this thread?

OH LOOK! A fatty bashing thread! It's easy to tell who has the small pricks...

Hint:
Size perspective is directly correlated to the object's backdrop...

Smart people, help the dumb people...
 
2012-10-23 10:13:53 AM  

vonapathy: Just want to counter that and say myself, average/thin at 5'3" and 120lbs, got them on my ass when I went from little girl to, "are you legal yet, cause god damn that ass don't quit".

I blame it on my African American genes. But none the less, lots of people do get stretch marks simply from growth spurts


You don't normally have "belly" growth spurts.
 
2012-10-23 10:14:22 AM  
I'm not going to pat someone on the back and celebrate them for smoking a pack a day so why would I do the same with someone who's obese? Sure, mocking people for being fat is cruel and not actually helpful, but just because the mockers are fools and assholes doesn't mean you're totally okay.
 
2012-10-23 10:14:54 AM  

CeroX: What's going on in this thread?

OH LOOK! A fatty bashing thread! It's easy to tell who has the small pricks...

Hint:
Size perspective is directly correlated to the object's backdrop...

Smart people, help the dumb people...


oh, snap.
 
2012-10-23 10:16:09 AM  
America's obesity epidemic isn't just the result of people driving their cars a block to buy 104oz sodas, its also the inevitable result of a government that subsidizes the fattiest, crappiest food available, and corn; lots and lots of corn. Solving the problem will take a lot more than just making fun of fat chicks, we need to elect leaders who aren't beholden to the companies that produce this junk, so they stop getting subsidized, so the cheapest food available isn't 2000 calories a serving.
 
2012-10-23 10:16:22 AM  

astoreth: serial_crusher: astoreth: serial_crusher: MOST OF ALL, this picture is for me. For the girl who hated her body so much she took extreme measures to try to change it.

What kind of "extreme measures" did she take exactly, and why did she jump to the extreme measures instead of just maybe not eating so much, and going to the gym once in a while.

Because it doesn't work for everyone. I have overweight runner friends who have completed marathons and eat right, and they never lose the weight. Some people are going to be pudgy no matter what, just like some people can wolf down all the junk and pizza they like, never exercise, and still be skinny as rails.

It is worth questioning how fast they're finishing those marathons. I usually don't dwell on time or PRs, because the important part of running is that you're having fun; but if your goal is to lose weight, an 8 hour marathon isn't really going to do much in terms of achieving that goal.

Seriously? THEY HAVE RUN MARATHONS. Plural. Their goal is not to lose weight, it is to RUN MARATHONS. I'm pretty sure they've come in under 5 hours, but still. Jebus, how many skinny people do you know can do that? Hell, I know even more normal-sized folks who eat crap and can't muster a 5k, but no one would give them shiat for being "unhealthy."


Have you ever been to a marathon? I can count on one hand the number of overweight people I have seen finish with reasonable time. You can't use the exceptions as your basis that being overweight is perfectly fine and do not end up as a burden on society.
 
2012-10-23 10:16:41 AM  

log_jammin: I've lost about 30lbs since last Christmas, but I don't think I've ever "celebrated" myself, before or after.

/I'd still take her home from the bar


really? I'm not necessarily happy with my body but I "celebrate" myself every day. Sometimes twice.
 
2012-10-23 10:16:47 AM  

odinsposse: I'm not going to pat someone on the back and celebrate them for smoking a pack a day so why would I do the same with someone who's obese?


But, what if they smoke that pack all at once? Sure, maybe not a pat on the back (likely coughing fits to follow), but a bit of applause would seem appropriate.
 
2012-10-23 10:16:56 AM  

astoreth: serial_crusher: astoreth: serial_crusher: MOST OF ALL, this picture is for me. For the girl who hated her body so much she took extreme measures to try to change it.

What kind of "extreme measures" did she take exactly, and why did she jump to the extreme measures instead of just maybe not eating so much, and going to the gym once in a while.

Because it doesn't work for everyone. I have overweight runner friends who have completed marathons and eat right, and they never lose the weight. Some people are going to be pudgy no matter what, just like some people can wolf down all the junk and pizza they like, never exercise, and still be skinny as rails.

It is worth questioning how fast they're finishing those marathons. I usually don't dwell on time or PRs, because the important part of running is that you're having fun; but if your goal is to lose weight, an 8 hour marathon isn't really going to do much in terms of achieving that goal.

Seriously? THEY HAVE RUN MARATHONS. Plural. Their goal is not to lose weight, it is to RUN MARATHONS. I'm pretty sure they've come in under 5 hours, but still. Jebus, how many skinny people do you know can do that? Hell, I know even more normal-sized folks who eat crap and can't muster a 5k, but no one would give them shiat for being "unhealthy."


I'm going to go full on ITG here, but marathons are considered short distances in my social circle.
There's plenty of overweight ultrarunners, myself included. I'm honest with myself that it's because of my diet, and because losing weight isn't a huge priority. Like your friends, losing weight isn't my goal and it is also hard to lose weight while still maintaining a training schedule, since you need to be mostly calorie neutral during your long runs or you'll bonk.

Thing is, your friends are probably comfortable with their weights. If they are, that's great for them.
This isn't the blog post of somebody who's comfortable with her weight. This is the bog post of somebody who wants to be comfortable with her weight, because she sees that as an easier way out than working hard.
 
2012-10-23 10:17:54 AM  

Trillian Astra: Prevailing Wind: Wouldn't it be nice to go on a run? go dancing? walk up stairs without feeling as if you want to die? be able to put on socks without grunting? not have back pain, neck pain, and sore feet?

Not all people who look fat are so out of shape they can't participate in normal activity without causing themselves discomfort.


Well, to parse your statement, you said "look fat". I understand your distinction there and lets go ahead and say that it IS a distinction. My line of inquiries are directed to those who ARE fat. If they are fat they will likely have some difficulty with all of those items. It will be a matter of degree depending upon their overall health, muscle to weight ratio, flexibility, age, and bmi, but to quote a great man, their condition is simply "not optimal."
 
2012-10-23 10:18:16 AM  

fireclown: Mid_mo_mad_man: Fark off. I like curves and a broad a$&. You can keep those stick girls. You slap one on the a$& and risk breaking their hip

I am here to verify that skinny chicks do not break in half.


And if they do, when the EMT guy shows up at the motel and cries, "My God!! How did this happen?!", you respond by dropping your trousers and waving your bloodied manhood in his face.

/thanks Seanbaby!
 
2012-10-23 10:19:00 AM  

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These are my teeth. Not yours. MINE. Meaning the choices I make about them, are none of your f****** business. Meaning my teeth, ARE NONE OF YOUR F****** BUSINESS.

/Why won't anyone kiss me?


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/Ol' Shane did get his grill fixed
 
2012-10-23 10:19:41 AM  

You're the jerk... jerk: Have you ever been to a marathon? I can count on one hand the number of overweight people I have seen finish with reasonable time. You can't use the exceptions as your basis that being overweight is perfectly fine and do not end up as a burden on society.


I'm with you -- I've rarely seen a markedly overweight person finish a marathon, much less in a reasonable time. And 5 hours isn't a reasonable time...it's slightly faster than a walking pace. I'll be impressed when one of them breaks the 3 hour mark.
 
2012-10-23 10:20:25 AM  

Kit Fister: serial_crusher: Fear_and_Loathing: She is within the norm for women.  Horrors!

Just because being overweight has become the norm doesn't mean it should be celebrated.

Paging studman69, studman69 to thread 7396184...

/fark you. Takes all kinds to make up the world
//Not everyone finds a bag of antlers attractive.


She's obese. There's a lot of room between her and a "bag of antlers". Many beautiful, not too skinny girls in between those two extremes.

And her diatribe about it being "her business" and not anyone else's was contradicted by her once she started posting pics of herself in underwear in public places. By doing that, and adding a diatribe meant to be read by everyone, she herself made her obesity other peoples business. Attention whores come in all sizes.
 
2012-10-23 10:20:38 AM  

Molavian: Aw, too bad she didn't get the massive fat tits to go along with the rest of her fatness.

I always pity the fat girls this happens to.


If she had a nice pair of D cups she wouldn't be proportioned too badly.

At least we know she lies on the sane side of the hot/crazy scale.

/mostly
 
2012-10-23 10:20:39 AM  

Sleeping Monkey: America's obesity epidemic isn't just the result of people driving their cars a block to buy 104oz sodas, its also the inevitable result of a government that subsidizes the fattiest, crappiest food available, and corn; lots and lots of corn. Solving the problem will take a lot more than just making fun of fat chicks, we need to elect leaders who aren't beholden to the companies that produce this junk, so they stop getting subsidized, so the cheapest food available isn't 2000 calories a serving.


Shhhh...you're making too much sense. Everyone's having too much fun being judgmental.
 
2012-10-23 10:20:41 AM  

The Decider: Those stretch marks are just so sexy.

I thought they were claw marks. I assumed some guy got his head stuck.


I think they are claw marks from the inside. Whatever she ate is trying to get out.


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2012-10-23 10:21:48 AM  

Oafmeel: When he tried the same act on me, I told him with a straight face that (a) weight and physical form aren't character flaws,


Oh, yes they most certainly are.

Being fat (not a few pounds overweight, but fat or obese) is 100% a character flaw. It is disrespectful to your own self to allow your body to become unhealthy/grotesque. You body is a gift, you only have one, so to let yourself become fat/obese/unhealthy is a character flaw. Frankly, I see really obese people as mentally ill.

Granted, its not like we all don't have character flaws, but being fat is an obvious one and says something about the person, namely they don't have self control and don't care enough about the most precious possession a person can have to put the fork down and take care of themselves properly. This effects other aspect of their life, including personal relationships with others.

One of my character flaws is I can be an asshole, but I can shut that off if I want. Fatties? No so much.
 
2012-10-23 10:22:04 AM  
In other news, Subby thinks a bikini is underwear.
 
2012-10-23 10:22:41 AM  

Litig8r: You're the jerk... jerk: Have you ever been to a marathon? I can count on one hand the number of overweight people I have seen finish with reasonable time. You can't use the exceptions as your basis that being overweight is perfectly fine and do not end up as a burden on society.

I'm with you -- I've rarely seen a markedly overweight person finish a marathon, much less in a reasonable time. And 5 hours isn't a reasonable time...it's slightly faster than a walking pace. I'll be impressed when one of them breaks the 3 hour mark.


I think anything under 4 hours is respectable. Sub 3 hours and you've qualified for Boston in any age and gender group.
 
2012-10-23 10:22:58 AM  

astoreth: Because it doesn't work for everyone. I have overweight runner friends who have completed marathons and eat right, and they never lose the weight. Some people are going to be pudgy no matter what, just like some people can wolf down all the junk and pizza they like, never exercise, and still be skinny as rails.


So your friends violate the laws of thermodynamics? You should tell a scientist so they can study them and we can fix our oil dependency.

Odds are they are eating more than they tell you.
 
2012-10-23 10:23:03 AM  
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2012-10-23 10:23:09 AM  

Sleeping Monkey: America's obesity epidemic isn't just the result of people driving their cars a block to buy 104oz sodas, its also the inevitable result of a government that subsidizes the fattiest, crappiest food available, and corn; lots and lots of corn. Solving the problem will take a lot more than just making fun of fat chicks, we need to elect leaders who aren't beholden to the companies that produce this junk, so they stop getting subsidized, so the cheapest food available isn't 2000 calories a serving.


All the cheapo farmers markets where I live in Florida take EBT, but you rarely see anyone there using it. Walmart while having a lot of instant quick food, does have plenty of inexpensive vegetables, be it frozen, canned, or fresh. Yet if you follow someone around the store they never seem to by them. They buy bags of prebattered chicken wings, eggos, steaks, and tv dinners. Which cost more than buying fresh food than cooking it themselves.

Rice, vegetables, lean meat, and olive oil is cheap and easy to cook with, and cook quickly with. Stir fry is easy takes
 
2012-10-23 10:24:20 AM  
That's overweight?

Yeah, you go girl. Tell studman where he can stick his sharp knees.
 
2012-10-23 10:24:44 AM  

astoreth: Because it doesn't work for everyone. I have overweight runner friends who have completed marathons and eat right, and they never lose the weight. Some people are going to be pudgy no matter what, just like some people can wolf down all the junk and pizza they like, never exercise, and still be skinny as rails.


Stop it with that farking bullshiat. The Law of Thermodynamics doesn't change for fat people. Number of calories taken in vs. number of calories burned. It is that simple.
 
2012-10-23 10:26:31 AM  
She's overweight. She doesn't look very good. Sorry.

But no one cares. No one told her she couldn't be proud of herself, or take self pics like a high school girl. Go nuts, take all the pics you want. Everyone is somebody's fetish, right?

I just don't understand who this defiant act is directed toward.
 
2012-10-23 10:26:38 AM  
I hate this shiat. You are NOT hot because you say so, and every body is not beautiful.
 
2012-10-23 10:26:45 AM  
More power to you cupcake. She's not hurting anyone but herself and whomever she happens to pass out on. And for all the morons crying about social cost - I'll chain smoke a pack of cigarettes and drink a couple doubles just for you tonight and when I do stroke out I'll got to ER and get them to write it off on your tax dime. Thanks! You'll get an ulcer worrying about what the other 12 billion people on the planet might be doing to offend you. Does hand wringing count as exercise? Maybe climbing up and down off that high horse does. Maybe some anti bacterial lotion to get the stench of the unacceptable off of your pristine souls.

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2012-10-23 10:27:28 AM  

Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: That's overweight?

Yeah, you go girl. Tell studman where he can stick his sharp knees.


What kind of glasses are you wearing that prevent you from seeing that, yes, this girl is overweight.

Sure, she's no Honey Boo Boo's mom, but she is inarguably overweight.
 
2012-10-23 10:28:18 AM  

Burr: vermicious k'nid: It SHOULD be condemned. Being unhealthy is a burden to society, not just the overweight person.

Huh, she doesn't look unhealthy in that picture.

I know some women who are built "broad". They never seem to have any weight related health issues.

Hell, one I know has a job that requires lots of physical labor. She may look overweight, but she gets plenty of exercise and eats fairly well.


People come in different sizes and this "if only they would put down the fork" mentality is a load of shiat.
I'm quite healthy. I have great blood pressure, good cholesterol, decent endurance for someone with asthma (allergy relayed). I used to go to the gym 5 days a week, but now that I have 2 small children I don't have time. Instead, I take the stairs at work all day; I try to get a minimum of 20 floors a day minimum. I never eat fast food, I mostly cook from scratch. I watch portion sizes and track my carbs and calories most days. I dont drink sugary drinks, or even most diet drinks. I'm 5ft 6 inches tall and I weigh 205, no matter what I do. But tell me some more how I'm lazy and all I do is eat junk food and soda and my poor health is costing you money, cause we fat people just haven't heard that enough.
 
2012-10-23 10:28:51 AM  
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That being said, yeah, OK, it's great that you have self-confidence, but being a fat, unhealthy person is NOTHING to be proud of.(Yes, and being a skinny unhealthy person also not good, okay?)

If you just get louder and "sassier", it doesn't change the fact that you are still fat and should take care of yourself. You've just given up and are now rationalizing
 
2012-10-23 10:29:09 AM  

Mose: Litig8r: You're the jerk... jerk: Have you ever been to a marathon? I can count on one hand the number of overweight people I have seen finish with reasonable time. You can't use the exceptions as your basis that being overweight is perfectly fine and do not end up as a burden on society.

I'm with you -- I've rarely seen a markedly overweight person finish a marathon, much less in a reasonable time. And 5 hours isn't a reasonable time...it's slightly faster than a walking pace. I'll be impressed when one of them breaks the 3 hour mark.

I think anything under 4 hours is respectable. Sub 3 hours and you've qualified for Boston in any age and gender group.


List of celebrity marathon times. Oprah did it in four and a half. I am in between Bush and Ed Norton.
 
2012-10-23 10:29:28 AM  

vermicious k'nid: Sure, she's no Honey Boo Boo's mom, but she is inarguably overweight.


That woman needs to be checked for a thyroid issue or Cushings because not even morbidly-obese-from-food-alone people have necks like that.
 
2012-10-23 10:30:40 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: And I'd like my health insurer to adjust rates for smokers, people who eat microwave popcorn or anyone who has (unless it's just kernels in a brown paper bag maybe with a bit of oil, then you get a bonus discount because you're not a total idiot), anyone who eats at a fast food restaurant more than once a week, inactive people (skinny or not, since slightly overweight but active people are healthier than skinny inactive people), anyone who lives near a coal power plant, anyone who has attended a rave or a Phish concert in the past, bikers who commute while inhaling exhaust, anyone who honestly liked that Friday song because your stupidity means you're more likely to get in an accident that I have to subsidize...


THIS.

And now the inevitable story from the fat healthy guy who needs to be at the gym in 26 minutes:
I went to get a physical 6 months ago. Doc comes in, looks at the chart, and says, "According to my chart here, you're well into the obese classification." He suggested I get more exercise. Two days previous I ran a 10 mile road race and normally run between 15-20 miles each week around a 9 / mile pace. I've done 42 half marathons and 8 full marathons in the last 10 years, and even with all that training I never dropped below 200 pounds (I'm 5'10") which still makes me "obese" on the charts. So yeah, I care fark-all about charts and classifications.

Two nights ago there was a woman at the local Zinga self-serve fro-yo place with close to a full pound swirled into her feed bag with easily 3,000+ calories of add-ins squished on top. She was easily over 300 pounds. She joked about how the price was over $10 and she probably went a bit overboard. And yeah, even I was judging her.

So if this chick is healthy (eats okay, exercises, etc) but still has weight issues, good for her. I understand what it is like wanting to yell at people who make assessments based on appearances even when I am just as guilty.
 
2012-10-23 10:30:59 AM  

astoreth: serial_crusher: astoreth: serial_crusher: MOST OF ALL, this picture is for me. For the girl who hated her body so much she took extreme measures to try to change it.

What kind of "extreme measures" did she take exactly, and why did she jump to the extreme measures instead of just maybe not eating so much, and going to the gym once in a while.

Because it doesn't work for everyone. I have overweight runner friends who have completed marathons and eat right, and they never lose the weight. Some people are going to be pudgy no matter what, just like some people can wolf down all the junk and pizza they like, never exercise, and still be skinny as rails.

It is worth questioning how fast they're finishing those marathons. I usually don't dwell on time or PRs, because the important part of running is that you're having fun; but if your goal is to lose weight, an 8 hour marathon isn't really going to do much in terms of achieving that goal.

Seriously? THEY HAVE RUN MARATHONS. Plural. Their goal is not to lose weight, it is to RUN MARATHONS. I'm pretty sure they've come in under 5 hours, but still. Jebus, how many skinny people do you know can do that? Hell, I know even more normal-sized folks who eat crap and can't muster a 5k, but no one would give them shiat for being "unhealthy."


I am skinny and can do a 5k fairly easy, even at 42 years old. Hell, I climbed to the top of a glacier and peaked down a live volcano last year. Do I consider them great feats, nooo.

And doing a marathon in 8 hours is nothing to brag about.
 
2012-10-23 10:31:38 AM  
Everyone should be free to look how they choose, and feel how they choose.

I choose to eat well and exercise. Some people don't. Fine by me. If you're happy, more power to you.
 
2012-10-23 10:32:00 AM  

IlGreven: Sleeping Monkey: Normalizing obesityhomosexuality in our society does far more harm than good. It should never be seen as acceptable to be fatgay. You aren't born fatgay, you become fat through sloth and poor dietary choicessin and temptation. It's good to have self-esteem, but put down the soda and go for a walkget a good woman like your mother would want you to.

...sounds familiar...


No, it doesn't. Obesity is a serious health problem that can, and should, be treated with diet and exercise. Whether you accept it or not, obesity dramatically increases the risk of a variety of deadly medical problems such as diabetes and heart disease. These diseases will shorten your lifespan. That's a simple fact whether you think it's socially acceptable to be fat or not.
 
2012-10-23 10:32:59 AM  

FilmBELOH20: karmachameleon: serial_crusher: Fear_and_Loathing: She is within the norm for women.  Horrors!

Just because being overweight has become the norm doesn't mean it should be celebrated.

It also shouldn't be condemned.

The problem with today's society is that too many people conflate their personal choices with morally righteous choices for everyone else. Fark off, in all seriousness. The world would be a much nicer place if people would just mind their own goddamned business.

OK, fair enough. Question for you though.... What are your thoughts on universal health care? I've got no problem whatsoever paying more in taxes so that those who can't help themselves can get help. But along your lines of me minding my own business, doesn't it become my business when I have to pay for bad behavior and habits? Why should my tax dollars go to help a Type II Diabetic who is only that way because they can't put down the donuts? Why should I be forced to help pay for lung cancer treatments for a smoker?

"Society" is defined as a relationship with one's fellows. It's our job as a society to take care of one another, not celebrate or encourage bad choices and behavior. Certainly people shouldn't be bullied for whatever issue they may have, but the line above is brilliant - it shouldn't be celebrated in the name of self-esteem. It's like the kids playing sports today in leagues where they don't keep score or declare winners and losers. Sooner or later that's going to come back and bite the kids in the ass when they get in to the real world.


Well, that's always the classic excuse that people use to stick their nose where it doesn't belong, isn't it? Again, conflating personal choice with moral righteousness. I guess, judging by your statement, add to that an air of entitlement.

Just because something affects you, what makes you think you're absolutely entitled to have a say in the matter? I'm not saying you necessarily don't, but you seem to be saying that you necessarily do. How far do you take that? Are you entitled to have a say in everything that everybody does that even remotely affects you?

To more directly answer your question, I'd say that in the case of a hypothetical universal health care, your taxes should go to help those people because they're people, with the same fragile nature and weaknesses that you have. Just because their weaknesses may be different from yours, does not mean that you don't have any. Would you prefer we all judge each other to the point that nobody helps anybody because all of us deserve the worst as a result of our vices?
 
2012-10-23 10:33:21 AM  

vermicious k'nid: karmachameleon: serial_crusher: Fear_and_Loathing: She is within the norm for women.  Horrors!

Just because being overweight has become the norm doesn't mean it should be celebrated.

It also shouldn't be condemned.

The problem with today's society is that too many people conflate their personal choices with morally righteous choices for everyone else. Fark off, in all seriousness. The world would be a much nicer place if people would just mind their own goddamned business.

It SHOULD be condemned. Being unhealthy is a burden to society, not just the overweight person.


Maybe society should just let it go back to being her burden. I didn't choose for it to be my burden, and it doesn't sound like she wants to be my burden either.
 
2012-10-23 10:34:02 AM  
This is my body deal with it...cause lord knows how I hate to diet.
 
2012-10-23 10:34:14 AM  
Caption from the 2nd picture: Proud: Stella Boonshoft posted the picture in response to everyone who has ever bulled her because of her size.

Hooo... uh... whoa... OK then.

Does anyone remember a time when we didn't parade about every little pathetic thing about our lives for the whole world to see? Seems to me I recall the only people who had dirt on me were people that knew me, in person.

Oh, and yes, she's cute, but drop the fatty act, honey. Women aren't allowed to be fat, only men are allowed to be fat. Women get to have multiple orgasms, men get to be fat. That's how it works.

/I keed
//Sort of
 
2012-10-23 10:36:10 AM  

FarkinHostile: astoreth: Because it doesn't work for everyone. I have overweight runner friends who have completed marathons and eat right, and they never lose the weight. Some people are going to be pudgy no matter what, just like some people can wolf down all the junk and pizza they like, never exercise, and still be skinny as rails.

Stop it with that farking bullshiat. The Law of Thermodynamics doesn't change for fat people. Number of calories taken in vs. number of calories burned. It is that simple.


Your body adjusts calories burned (via metabolic rates, energy levels, etc.) outside your conscious control, and usually does its damnedest to keep you from burning that fat. Basically the only good way to measure calories burned is to measure calorie intake and change in body fat, then calculate calorie burn from that (at 3500 calories = 1lb fat).

Thermodynamics come into play with movement and exercise: lifting 100 pounds through one foot requires 0.0324 calories (your body will burn more than that because it's not 100% efficient). So it's possible to FORCE your body to run a caloric deficit, but only by eating very lightly.

My personal experience: I could run a 500 cal/day deficit (leading to 1lb/week fat loss) by eating 1700 (counted) cal/day (so my body could only pull my energy expenditure down to 2200ish cal/day). (I of course gained all 50-odd pounds back after stopping calorie counting).
 
2012-10-23 10:37:32 AM  

FarkinHostile:


Stop it with that farking bullshiat. The Law of Thermodynamics doesn't change for fat people. Number of calories taken in vs. number of calories burned. It is that simple.


Not really.

If you have two 2006 honda civics giving them equal amounts of the same type of gas doesn't they are going to be able to drive as far. Even if you are driving them in the same accelerating and braking profile things like how inflated the tires are, how smoothly the engine is running etc can all play a role. Our bodies are far more complex, as is the process by which we digest food.

I agree with yoru point that if you eat less and exercise more you will lose weight, but the types of food you eat and the exercises you do have an impact that make it more complicated than "calories in vs calories out".
 
2012-10-23 10:38:01 AM  

peachfish: People come in different sizes and this "if only they would put down the fork" mentality is a load of shiat.
I'm quite healthy. I have great blood pressure, good cholesterol, decent endurance for someone with asthma (allergy relayed). I used to go to the gym 5 days a week, but now that I have 2 small children I don't have time. Instead, I take the stairs at work all day; I try to get a minimum of 20 floors a day minimum. I never eat fast food, I mostly cook from scratch. I watch portion sizes and track my carbs and calories most days. I dont drink sugary drinks, or even most diet drinks. I'm 5ft 6 inches tall and I weigh 205, no matter what I do. But tell me some more how I'm lazy and all I do is eat junk food and soda and my poor health is costing you money, cause we fat people just haven't heard that enough.


Sorry, you follow the laws of thermodynamics like everyone else in the universe. 20 floors a day isn't exactly a lot when it comes to calorie burning or cardio (maybe if you are sprinting all 20 floors consecutively, then it might). I guarantee you that your diet is the cause of it -- either you are eating too much or too little (and thus, starvation mode). Weigh your food (always go by weight, not volume), figure out your TDEE, and eat 500 calories less than it.

WinoRhino: I went to get a physical 6 months ago. Doc comes in, looks at the chart, and says, "According to my chart here, you're well into the obese classification." He suggested I get more exercise. Two days previous I ran a 10 mile road race and normally run between 15-20 miles each week around a 9 / mile pace. I've done 42 half marathons and 8 full marathons in the last 10 years, and even with all that training I never dropped below 200 pounds (I'm 5'10") which still makes me "obese" on the charts. So yeah, I care fark-all about charts and classifications.


I am guessing you are eating too much then. You follow the laws of thermodynamics just like everything else in our universe. Running actually doesn't burn that many calories (130 calories per mile). So if you ran 10 miles, that is 1300 calories, or roughly 2 big macs.
 
2012-10-23 10:38:43 AM  
Are her tits smaller than her gut? Then she's fat. The end.
 
2012-10-23 10:41:09 AM  

Gaseous Anomaly: Your body adjusts calories burned (via metabolic rates, energy levels, etc.) outside your conscious control, and usually does its damnedest to keep you from burning that fat. Basically the only good way to measure calories burned is to measure calorie intake and change in body fat, then calculate calorie burn from that (at 3500 calories = 1lb fat).


Sort of, but if you are eating at a deficit and not losing weight, you are either eating too much or too little. Eating too little (>500 cal deficit) results in farked up metabolism and "starvation mode", while eating too much obviously is bad, too. Roughly speaking, eat bodyweight x 10 calories per day (for sedentary person) and you'll lose weight.
 
2012-10-23 10:42:06 AM  

ambercricket: IlGreven: Sleeping Monkey: Normalizing obesityhomosexuality in our society does far more harm than good. It should never be seen as acceptable to be fatgay. You aren't born fatgay, you become fat through sloth and poor dietary choicessin and temptation. It's good to have self-esteem, but put down the soda and go for a walkget a good woman like your mother would want you to.

...sounds familiar...

No, it doesn't. Obesity is a serious health problem that can, and should, be treated with diet and exercise. Whether you accept it or not, obesity dramatically increases the risk of a variety of deadly medical problems such as diabetes and heart disease. These diseases will shorten your lifespan. That's a simple fact whether you think it's socially acceptable to be fat or not.


The guy that came up with "Hacker's Diet", that I followed for a couple years, cites this: look around for old people, for fat people, and for old fat people. Note the numerical disparity.

That diet is very simple: count calories, weigh in daily, smooth out water etc. weight fluctuations with a moving average, adjust calorie targets to maintain desired loss rate.

It works well (it pretty much has to). It's also impossible to stick to long-term. (I lost 50 lb from it over 1.5ish years, gained it all back after stopping the counting).
 
2012-10-23 10:43:33 AM  

liam76:
I agree with yoru point that if you eat less and exercise more you will lose weight, but the types of food you eat and the exercises you do have an impact that make it more complicated than "calories in vs calories out".



No, it is not more complicated than calories in vs calories out on the most fundamental level. Does what you eat have an impact? Yes. Does how much/what kind of exercise have an impact? Sure. But when it comes down to it, if you intake 2000 calories a day and burn 3000, you WILL lose weight, period.

It is that simple. This isn't rocket surgery, folks.
 
2012-10-23 10:46:59 AM  
Um, no. Most people do not have them. Only fatties and women who have had babies. Not 9-11 year-olds.

I've got a 107 pound 15-year-old daughter with stretch marks.
 
2012-10-23 10:47:08 AM  

The Only Jeff: She must have that disease that causes her to gain weight even when she burns more calories than she takes in. You know, that thing that causes the rules of thermodynamics not to apply to you. What was it...oh right, bullshiat.

Being fat is a choice. It's a choice you the right to make, but don't expect people to overlook the fact you are physically unattractive with poor impulse control.


It doesn't help that there is loads of fitness malarky out there about eating 5 (or more) meals a day while dieting, or this idea that somehow your body goes into "starvation mode" and stops burning calories. I see people dieting and making themselves plush meals for lunch and dinner, with regular snacks in between. Granted its healthy food, but its still calories, and people convince themselves all this eating helps them lose weight just because its not cheese whiz and nachos. Truth is the average person can easily get by on eating twice a day, and the average dieter could probably cut that down to one.

Its very painful in the beginning but once the body's stomach shrinks down you quickly adapt. People who have trouble eating twice a day could probably be described as having food addiction, even of they are in shape and healthy.
 
2012-10-23 10:47:48 AM  

peachfish: Burr: vermicious k'nid: It SHOULD be condemned. Being unhealthy is a burden to society, not just the overweight person.

Huh, she doesn't look unhealthy in that picture.

I know some women who are built "broad". They never seem to have any weight related health issues.

Hell, one I know has a job that requires lots of physical labor. She may look overweight, but she gets plenty of exercise and eats fairly well.

People come in different sizes and this "if only they would put down the fork" mentality is a load of shiat.
I'm quite healthy. I have great blood pressure, good cholesterol, decent endurance for someone with asthma (allergy relayed). I used to go to the gym 5 days a week, but now that I have 2 small children I don't have time. Instead, I take the stairs at work all day; I try to get a minimum of 20 floors a day minimum. I never eat fast food, I mostly cook from scratch. I watch portion sizes and track my carbs and calories most days. I dont drink sugary drinks, or even most diet drinks. I'm 5ft 6 inches tall and I weigh 205, no matter what I do. But tell me some more how I'm lazy and all I do is eat junk food and soda and my poor health is costing you money, cause we fat people just haven't heard that enough.


Putting down the fork works.

I went from around 260 to 150 about three years ago. It has stayed off because I still count calories.

Nothing else worked. You just have to get used to being hungry.

Go look at some photos of Holocaust survivors and people in POW camps. Do you see any fat ones? Even someone a little chubby?

That's because they weren't getting enough calories.

If you want to lose weight, you have to count your calories and make sure you are using more calories than you take in. Lots of people have. Put down the fork if you want to lose weight. Try fasting for a week and see what happens.
 
2012-10-23 10:50:34 AM  

abhorrent1: This picture is for all the f****** stupid advertising agents who are selling us cream to get rid of our stretch marks, a perfectly normal thing most people have (I got mine during puberty)

Um, no. Most people do not have them. Only fatties and women who have had babies. Not 9-11 year-olds.


Already mentioned, but that is indeed absolutely incorrect.

I consistently stay about 10-15 lbs underweight, never had kids and I have faded, but noticeable stretch marks on my hips. The hip/butt area grew a bit more than one would expect for a skinny white girl.

Stretch marks on the belly? Ok, maybe I see your point.

This girl is still very cute, but anyone saying she's not overweight is absolutely delusional. It's cool if some of you guys find that body type attractive, but let's call it what it is. That's a big girl.
 
2012-10-23 10:50:39 AM  

machoprogrammer: Gaseous Anomaly: Your body adjusts calories burned (via metabolic rates, energy levels, etc.) outside your conscious control, and usually does its damnedest to keep you from burning that fat. Basically the only good way to measure calories burned is to measure calorie intake and change in body fat, then calculate calorie burn from that (at 3500 calories = 1lb fat).

Sort of, but if you are eating at a deficit and not losing weight, you are either eating too much or too little. Eating too little (>500 cal deficit) results in farked up metabolism and "starvation mode", while eating too much obviously is bad, too. Roughly speaking, eat bodyweight x 10 calories per day (for sedentary person) and you'll lose weight.


No matter what you're eating, if you're not losing weight, you're not running a calorie deficit.

The point everyone misses in these arguments is that calorie burn is HIGHLY variable from person to person, situation to situation. (I burned 2200 cal/day at 275lb, for example). All of the estimates out there for calories burned are broad rules of thumb, nothing more.

All of the apparent examples of people eating less than they burn, while not losing weight, are due to over-estimation of the burn rate. Nobody's creating energy out of nothing, chances are they're just overestimating their output. Of course there's plenty of underestimation of input out there too; I know as well as anyone that any food you eat standing over the sink does not add to your calorie intake :-).
 
2012-10-23 10:51:15 AM  

serial_crusher: astoreth: serial_crusher: astoreth: serial_crusher: MOST OF ALL, this picture is for me. For the girl who hated her body so much she took extreme measures to try to change it.

What kind of "extreme measures" did she take exactly, and why did she jump to the extreme measures instead of just maybe not eating so much, and going to the gym once in a while.

Because it doesn't work for everyone. I have overweight runner friends who have completed marathons and eat right, and they never lose the weight. Some people are going to be pudgy no matter what, just like some people can wolf down all the junk and pizza they like, never exercise, and still be skinny as rails.

It is worth questioning how fast they're finishing those marathons. I usually don't dwell on time or PRs, because the important part of running is that you're having fun; but if your goal is to lose weight, an 8 hour marathon isn't really going to do much in terms of achieving that goal.

Seriously? THEY HAVE RUN MARATHONS. Plural. Their goal is not to lose weight, it is to RUN MARATHONS. I'm pretty sure they've come in under 5 hours, but still. Jebus, how many skinny people do you know can do that? Hell, I know even more normal-sized folks who eat crap and can't muster a 5k, but no one would give them shiat for being "unhealthy."

I'm going to go full on ITG here, but marathons are considered short distances in my social circle.
There's plenty of overweight ultrarunners, myself included. I'm honest with myself that it's because of my diet, and because losing weight isn't a huge priority. Like your friends, losing weight isn't my goal and it is also hard to lose weight while still maintaining a training schedule, since you need to be mostly calorie neutral during your long runs or you'll bonk.

Thing is, your friends are probably comfortable with their weights. If they are, that's great for them.
This isn't the blog post of somebody who's comfortable with her weight. This is the bog post of somebody who ...


I'd be curious as to what serial_crusher's definition of overweight is, vs. astoreth's. Marathon distances and up are pretty hard on the joints if you're 10 lbs or more overweight.

And I know it's already been said, but a 5 hr 26.2 isn't running, it's shuffling.
 
2012-10-23 10:51:31 AM  
The thing all the "I'm fat and on the internet" AW chicks have in common is that they claim that strangers constantly come up to them and berate them for their weight. I have never heard of that happening to anyone in real life.

Also, the story makes no sense. She meets some guy on the street because she asks to take his picture, he says sure as long as he can take hers, they go somewhere private so she can take her clothes off for him, and now she's surprised it's on the internet? What the hell?
 
2012-10-23 10:54:48 AM  

Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: That's overweight?


Yea, quite obviously so. Possibly obese. Definitely beyond healthy, which is really the important point.

You shouldn't be proud of your flaws, and you should be ashamed of your flaws that you could fix but choose not to or choose to make worse. Not only is it absurd to be proud that you're damaging your health, but it diminishes the fact that some people actually do suffer from flaws outside their reasonable control. I'm out of shape because I don't exercise properly. I don't pretend it's okay because some people have actual degenerative diseases that prevent them from being fit and tone, and I certainly am not proud of my laziness or looking for other people to tell me it's okay that I'm lazy.

Being proud that you can't put down the Häagen-Dazs and greasy bucket of fried chicken is just laughably stupid.
 
2012-10-23 10:55:51 AM  

ChuDogg: Its very painful in the beginning but once the body's stomach shrinks down you quickly adapt. People who have trouble eating twice a day could probably be described as having food addiction, even of they are in shape and healthy.


THAT'S the point that the "put down the fork" contingent usually misses.

For me not to overeat, takes about the same amount of willpower as it would take for all of Fark to quit drinking.

I don't lack in generalized willpower. I can hold down a job just fine (as long as I can post on Fark during the workday). I can stay monogamous (admittedly I'm overweight and ugly). I can keep my finances in order (unfortunately thusly I can afford to overeat).

I COULD be skinny, in the same sense that Bill Clinton could be celibate, or Nancy Grace could be thoughtful and forgiving.
 
2012-10-23 10:57:02 AM  

astoreth: Because it doesn't work for everyone. I have overweight runner friends who have completed marathons and eat right, and they never lose the weight.


That's me. See above post. My best times were a 10 miler at an 8:54 / mile pace, a 20 miler at a 9:24 / mile overall pace, and the Boston Marathon at slightly over a 10:00 / mile pace (4:28:21). So while somewhat slow by distance runner standards, I'm nowhere near walking speed.

Gaseous Anomaly: Your body adjusts calories burned (via metabolic rates, energy levels, etc.) outside your conscious control, and usually does its damnedest to keep you from burning that fat. [snip] My personal experience: I could run a 500 cal/day deficit (leading to 1lb/week fat loss) by eating 1700 (counted) cal/day (so my body could only pull my energy expenditure down to 2200ish cal/day). (I of course gained all 50-odd pounds back after stopping calorie counting).


I was using MyFitnessPal.com to do the same for a while. It worked, but only after I made some adjustments with regard to the calories burned during exercise. I would go for a 30 mile bike ride and average 17 mph. If you add that into MyFittnessPal's exercise tracker it credits you with 2200 calories burned. But this only judges by weight and age, and not by base levels of fitness and efficiency. I wore a heart rate monitor and used that to calculate calories burned and several different sources put the amount around 1500 calories for me specifically instead. On top of that, you have to deduct 10% to account for net vs gross calories, which means I should only be credited with a 1350 calorie burn. That's almost 900 calories difference in the end.

What happened with my plateau at 200 pounds was that I could no longer cut calories and run the distances I wanted. I would get into 5 miles of a 10 mile run and bonk. So I could eat enough to fuel the runs, but my weight would only be maintained and not reduced. Or I could eat less, run less, and maybe lose more weight. But why? I was happier being 200 and running any distance I wanted.
 
2012-10-23 10:57:25 AM  
So, how long before I get cheers and accolades after I post a pic of my balding spot with a feisty diatribe on my FB?
 
2012-10-23 10:57:39 AM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: This is my body. Not yours. MINE. Meaning the choices I make about it, are none of your f****** business. Meaning my size, IS NONE OF YOUR F****** BUSINESS.

Maybe if you don't want people commenting on the choices you make about your body you shouldn't actively parade it in front of tens of thousands of strangers.

And, no, it's not okay to celebrate being a fat-ass. It's one thing to point out that people shouldn't be stupidly obsessed with being thin, but you're not not just chubby, you're obese, and that's unhealthy. It's no better than people being proud to be ignorant. People view your body negatively because your body is a negative aspect of yourself because you keep it in an unhealthy state. You also seem to have a terrible personality and a persecution complex. Did people bully you over them too or did they develop separately?

You're just the whole package, aintcha?


I'm a little farked up maybe, but I'm fat how, I mean fat like I'm a cow, I amuse you? I make you laugh, I'm here to farkin' amuse you? What do you mean fat, fat how? How am I fat?
 
2012-10-23 10:58:52 AM  
Anyone who argues that fat people can always lose weight instantly by eating less food- the 'calories in should be lower than calories out and then you'll definitely lose weight DUH' argument- are either the luckiest people in the world or have never, ever, read about let alone followed a calorie-based diet regime. Your metabolism slowing down because it thinks you're starving is the most important thing. Chubby chicks moving from 2000 to 1500 calories a day might, depending on genetics, put ON weight rather than lose it. Calories are good and useful, but don't you dare act like there's nothing stopping fat people from dropping 40lb by skipping lunch.

csg time

I'm still a normal weight and have never been overweight, and I'm getting used to my new, different body. Can't be 'thin' anymore, but I lift weights and I'm strong and I'm happy. I suddenly gained around 30lb age 17, without a change in diet or exercise (I've always been a dancer). My mother always fed me very healthily and encouraged exercise because she is herself obese- she eats well, very little processed food, small portions, she's never lost the bulk, but that's a story for another day. I didn't think I'd ever be like her, and I hope I won't ever be, because I'm trying to stress exercise as part of my life and she never has. However, something happened to me that was not me suddenly stuffing 30lbs of burgers and cake into my mouth at age 17. That something was puberty, genetics, metabolism. I didn't become a glutton. I have never been a glutton.

/ tl;dr gaining weight doesn't mean you've decided to eat crap, calorie argument is way more complicated than farktrolls claim
// also, I got hella stretchmarks when I was 11. It's called puberty and it causes you to gain fat in areas like your breasts, bottom and hips. I was underweight at age 11, but I was growing tits.
 
2012-10-23 11:00:09 AM  

FarkinHostile: liam76:
I agree with yoru point that if you eat less and exercise more you will lose weight, but the types of food you eat and the exercises you do have an impact that make it more complicated than "calories in vs calories out".


No, it is not more complicated than calories in vs calories out on the most fundamental level. Does what you eat have an impact? Yes. Does how much/what kind of exercise have an impact? Sure. But when it comes down to it, if you intake 2000 calories a day and burn 3000, you WILL lose weight, period.

It is that simple. This isn't rocket surgery, folks.


It is that simple, but there is some nuance to it in as much as the types of foods and types of exercise you eat/do influence your ability to regulate the former and optimize the other. In other words, you are correct, but its misleading and not all that helpful for people who are trying to be healthy.

IF you eat low calorie foods that are high in fiber and protein, (or even just nutritionally balanced) over the course of your day, you are more likely to be able to keep your intake on target. If you eat a single hardees thickburger in the morning and blow your entire caloric intake in one sitting, you will probably fail.

IF you go to sleep at a normal time and don't stay up to watch TV, play games, surf the porn, you are less likely to munch, more likely to exercise and your overall mood will be better than had you stayed up late.

IF your workout routine has some interval cardio in it, you will maintain an elevated heart rate for considerably longer than a static cardio workout (and thus burn more calories)

IF your workout includes some resistance training, you will add muscle which will allow your latent mass to burn more calories throughout the day.

The point is that there are ways to make your body burn more calories and also ways to make you need/want to eat less. That matters.
 
2012-10-23 11:01:05 AM  

ZombiesYall: The thing all the "I'm fat and on the internet" AW chicks have in common is that they claim that strangers constantly come up to them and berate them for their weight. I have never heard of that happening to anyone in real life.


It does with some people. In a customer service setting I've had people make comments about everything from my skin (complimentary) to my weight and size (not so complimentary). I don't see why people do these things but it does happen, even if it doesn't happen to you.
 
2012-10-23 11:05:37 AM  
I like how she states she would never be thin. But she can if she tries at it longer then a week. Takes time to ser the changes, hardly ever see them overnight.
 
2012-10-23 11:08:46 AM  

Gaseous Anomaly: ChuDogg: Its very painful in the beginning but once the body's stomach shrinks down you quickly adapt. People who have trouble eating twice a day could probably be described as having food addiction, even of they are in shape and healthy.

THAT'S the point that the "put down the fork" contingent usually misses.

For me not to overeat, takes about the same amount of willpower as it would take for all of Fark to quit drinking.

I don't lack in generalized willpower. I can hold down a job just fine (as long as I can post on Fark during the workday). I can stay monogamous (admittedly I'm overweight and ugly). I can keep my finances in order (unfortunately thusly I can afford to overeat).

I COULD be skinny, in the same sense that Bill Clinton could be celibate, or Nancy Grace could be thoughtful and forgiving.


Dude, if you don't care, you don't care. You don't have to make excuses. The theme of the thread isn't that you need to justify your bad habits as part of your identity, it's that trying to justify quantitatively bad habits is more annoying than simply having them.

"Yeah, I'm overweight, that's bad. Now get over it." = fine. You're a normal dude with some bad behaviors. We've all got ours, they make life less of a waste of time.

"Yeah, I'm overweight, but it's big bones/an inalienable part of my character/because of society/because because because" = Jesus, stop whinging, you irredeemable wanker.

"Yeah, I'm overweight, and I'm PROUD. It is YOU, society, whose definition of 'healthy' is wrong. Science? Statistics? What are those." = please remove yourself from the gene pool at your earliest convenience, preferably before spawning.

I mean, I drink more than the optimum one a day (fun fact: less than one a day, also bad for you) and I only barely quit smoking. But I don't go around shouting my smoker's pride from the rooftops and telling kids that smoking being bad for you is an evil conspiracy fiction fabricate by THE MAN to keep the proud smoking race, who are the true paragons of health and attractiveness, down. Additionally, I willingly pay the price for my own dumbshiat teenager decision-making in the form of insurance premiums that balance against my increased health risks.
 
2012-10-23 11:10:04 AM  

WinoRhino: What happened with my plateau at 200 pounds was that I could no longer cut calories and run the distances I wanted. I would get into 5 miles of a 10 mile run and bonk. So I could eat enough to fuel the runs, but my weight would only be maintained and not reduced. Or I could eat less, run less, and maybe lose more weight. But why? I was happier being 200 and running any distance I wanted.


Probably your macros, actually. Or what you are eating.
 
2012-10-23 11:10:49 AM  

abhorrent1: This picture is for all the f****** stupid advertising agents who are selling us cream to get rid of our stretch marks, a perfectly normal thing most people have (I got mine during puberty)

Um, no. Most people do not have them. Only fatties and women who have had babies. Not 9-11 year-olds.


Far be it for me to question someone with a GED in Anatomy and Physiology, but I've had them since I was 12. Massive growth spurt= inguinal stretch marks.

/guy
//not fat
 
2012-10-23 11:12:28 AM  
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Plus sized eye bleach.
 
2012-10-23 11:12:38 AM  

ZombiesYall: The thing all the "I'm fat and on the internet" AW chicks have in common is that they claim that strangers constantly come up to them and berate them for their weight. I have never heard of that happening to anyone in real life.

Also, the story makes no sense. She meets some guy on the street because she asks to take his picture, he says sure as long as he can take hers, they go somewhere private so she can take her clothes off for him, and now she's surprised it's on the internet? What the hell?


It really depends on the kinds of situations you're in. Someone who is a lot bigger than the norm in a particular situation will often get a comment or two- she mentioned horseriding, if she was bigger than the other girls then people may have felt the need to comment on that. Some people think saying 'you're heavier than most' is as harmless as saying 'wow, you're short' or 'wow, you don't look strong/fit enough to be doing that'*.
Also, some people are just dicks who want to impose their morals on strangers. If you have an outward 'flaw', they call you on it. I hate smoking, but I know people who walk up to strangers smoking and berate them. I can't imagine doing that. It's so rude!

Also, I think you've misunderstood the article. Humans of New York wanted to take her picture, took it, and she mentioned her blog. He went on her blog, and reposted her own picture of herself in a bikini rather than the picture he'd taken of her clothed during the day.

/* yes I'm projecting because I get comments like this all the time from strangers...
 
2012-10-23 11:13:06 AM  

sodomizer: serial_crusher: Just because being overweight has become the norm doesn't mean it should be celebrated.

It's a modern pastime to lower standards so that we all feel good about ourselves.

Yummy, warm fuzzies, to everyone. Now doesn't that just feel good?

This girl obviously was fatter; notice the stretch marks.

However, she is designed to be "big boned" (that's not your big bone, wanky internet losers). She has a bigger frame and is always going to be a bigger girl.

This has zero bearing on most people, who are fat because they spend too much time at their jobs and televisions/internets and not enough time, you know, walking around and experiencing actual life.


FYI, stretch marks only happen when you gain weight. You don't get stretch marks when you lose weight. I don't really want to judge the girl because she has issues, but the stretch marks are like ripping seams on a pair of trousers and there's no way to fully mask the marks once they occur without having them cut out with surgery (which is really unfortunate).

It's too bad she doesn't tout that she's tried healthier forms of weight loss. It's good that she's trying to love/accept herself. As much as everyone wants to reduce the issue to cal in/cal out and exercise, psychological issues are a significant component of obesity/overweight epidemic.
 
2012-10-23 11:13:49 AM  
My wife has the opposite problem. She's constantly told by her doctor that she needs to put on some weight. She's taken radioactive Iodine to kill her thyroid and is on Synthroid, and just can't put on weight no matter how much she eats. She is constantly bombarded by people thinking they are complimenting her by saying "Oh you're so thin".
 
2012-10-23 11:14:50 AM  

MarkEC: My wife has the opposite problem. She's constantly told by her doctor that she needs to put on some weight. She's taken radioactive Iodine to kill her thyroid and is on Synthroid, and just can't put on weight no matter how much she eats. She is constantly bombarded by people thinking they are complimenting her by saying "Oh you're so thin".


She needs to have her dosage changed.
 
2012-10-23 11:16:02 AM  

theoutlaw: Anyone who argues that fat people can always lose weight instantly by eating less food- the 'calories in should be lower than calories out and then you'll definitely lose weight DUH' argument- are either the luckiest people in the world or have never, ever, read about let alone followed a calorie-based diet regime. Your metabolism slowing down because it thinks you're starving is the most important thing. Chubby chicks moving from 2000 to 1500 calories a day might, depending on genetics, put ON weight rather than lose it. Calories are good and useful, but don't you dare act like there's nothing stopping fat people from dropping 40lb by skipping lunch.


No one's arguing they can lose weight instantly. Of course it takes work. But the girl from the article was fat since she was horse-back riding. Yes, it can take months or years to lose weight depending on the obesity, but this girl has had over a decade. It may be hard, but so is not drinking when you're an alcoholic. Both people can and should be judged for it when their actions negatively affect those around them.
 
2012-10-23 11:16:26 AM  

mytdawg: Maybe climbing up and down off that high horse does.


Your sense of irony could use some exercise.
 
2012-10-23 11:17:24 AM  

dragonchild: serial_crusher: What kind of "extreme measures" did she take exactly

This. Obviously she's not anorexic, so "extreme" is a matter of perspective, and hers is definitely limited. Mind you, she's really not all that bad, but her definition of "not hiding" is publicly displaying her body for shock value with a message of "mind your own business". The unwarranted self-contragulatory attitude and passive-aggressive attention whoring is a thousand times more repulsive than any stretch mark on her belly. I'd actually think she's pretty cute (I'd hit it if I was single and drunk) if not for the crazy.

Time to hit fatties with the clue bat, again: SELF-LOATHING DOES NOT COUNT AS EFFORT. If you hate yourself, that's your brain telling you to do better. Misery without effort is just wallowing.


THIS!
 
2012-10-23 11:18:07 AM  

WinoRhino: What happened with my plateau at 200 pounds was that I could no longer cut calories and run the distances I wanted. I would get into 5 miles of a 10 mile run and bonk. So I could eat enough to fuel the runs, but my weight would only be maintained and not reduced.


Are you a midget or something? Because at the average height for a male human (1.8 m) that's overweight, but not to an extent that's really worrisome in health terms (it comes out to BMI 28, where the obesity 1 line for a normal, non-athletic person is at 30).

One of the downsides of cardio is that it does tend to tell your body to lock in at its current weight beyond a certain point, actually dropping a large amount frequently requires _not_ exercising and dropping your diet in a more dramatic fashion for a month or so, then going back to your routine at the lower weight. Or, in 1980s terms, running won't generally help you burn off the pounds, but it will help you keep them off.

//Biology, ew.
 
2012-10-23 11:18:20 AM  
As long as she's pretty... really - curvy and cute beats skinny and skanky any day
 
2012-10-23 11:19:03 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: kungfu jesus with a side of lime: BBW was created for a reason. Just fight the right partner and he will slap your thighs and ride the wave in. Not me however, I dont dig fatties

You haven't had good sex till your laid the loving on a heavyset gal. They try much harder to please their men


False, I've been with two fatties, they were both terrible lays.
 
2012-10-23 11:19:18 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: MarkEC: My wife has the opposite problem. She's constantly told by her doctor that she needs to put on some weight. She's taken radioactive Iodine to kill her thyroid and is on Synthroid, and just can't put on weight no matter how much she eats. She is constantly bombarded by people thinking they are complimenting her by saying "Oh you're so thin".

She needs to have her dosage changed.


Endo says that her dosage is correct and won't change it just to help her gain weight.
 
2012-10-23 11:19:20 AM  

Gaseous Anomaly: ChuDogg: Its very painful in the beginning but once the body's stomach shrinks down you quickly adapt. People who have trouble eating twice a day could probably be described as having food addiction, even of they are in shape and healthy.

THAT'S the point that the "put down the fork" contingent usually misses.

For me not to overeat, takes about the same amount of willpower as it would take for all of Fark to quit drinking.

I don't lack in generalized willpower. I can hold down a job just fine (as long as I can post on Fark during the workday). I can stay monogamous (admittedly I'm overweight and ugly). I can keep my finances in order (unfortunately thusly I can afford to overeat).

I COULD be skinny, in the same sense that Bill Clinton could be celibate, or Nancy Grace could be thoughtful and forgiving.


True. It's good to be honest about. Its not just overweight people. The average daily grind is very dreary and boring. So we eat. We stock up on a big hour long lunch and gather around for a big dinner. Neither of which are really required to sustain working in an office cubicle all day. Some people get overweight from it and some don't. Which is why overweight people are often in disbelief and think there is nothing they can do. Truth is it is not unhealthy to eat just one meal a day, and is more than enough to prevent "starvation mode". Emprically the metabolic swing of going on a low cal diet versus a 5-meal a day diet is only a few hundred calories, while consuming likely over a thousand calories more.

Everyone should try fasting or minifasts every once inawhile just to give themselves a reality check. Or just not give a shiat, nothing wrong with that either (as long as we're not AWing our lack of shiats given)
 
2012-10-23 11:22:57 AM  

MarkEC: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: MarkEC: My wife has the opposite problem. She's constantly told by her doctor that she needs to put on some weight. She's taken radioactive Iodine to kill her thyroid and is on Synthroid, and just can't put on weight no matter how much she eats. She is constantly bombarded by people thinking they are complimenting her by saying "Oh you're so thin".

She needs to have her dosage changed.

Endo says that her dosage is correct and won't change it just to help her gain weight.


Is she also having problems with insomnia, or just getting a full nights sleep?
 
2012-10-23 11:23:37 AM  

ChuDogg: Gaseous Anomaly: ChuDogg: Its very painful in the beginning but once the body's stomach shrinks down you quickly adapt. People who have trouble eating twice a day could probably be described as having food addiction, even of they are in shape and healthy.

THAT'S the point that the "put down the fork" contingent usually misses.

For me not to overeat, takes about the same amount of willpower as it would take for all of Fark to quit drinking.

I don't lack in generalized willpower. I can hold down a job just fine (as long as I can post on Fark during the workday). I can stay monogamous (admittedly I'm overweight and ugly). I can keep my finances in order (unfortunately thusly I can afford to overeat).

I COULD be skinny, in the same sense that Bill Clinton could be celibate, or Nancy Grace could be thoughtful and forgiving.

True. It's good to be honest about. Its not just overweight people. The average daily grind is very dreary and boring. So we eat. We stock up on a big hour long lunch and gather around for a big dinner. Neither of which are really required to sustain working in an office cubicle all day. Some people get overweight from it and some don't. Which is why overweight people are often in disbelief and think there is nothing they can do. Truth is it is not unhealthy to eat just one meal a day, and is more than enough to prevent "starvation mode". Emprically the metabolic swing of going on a low cal diet versus a 5-meal a day diet is only a few hundred calories, while consuming likely over a thousand calories more.

Everyone should try fasting or minifasts every once inawhile just to give themselves a reality check. Or just not give a shiat, nothing wrong with that either (as long as we're not AWing our lack of shiats given)


I've been keeping myself to 300 calories in the morning, no more than 500 at lunch, and I tend to ignore dinner calorie counts. I've also cut soda out, and I don't drink liquor M-Th. I'm curious to see how this diet goes.

I've also taken up running via Couch 2 5K. I'm on week 4 now.
 
2012-10-23 11:23:41 AM  

The Only Jeff: theoutlaw: Anyone who argues that fat people can always lose weight instantly by eating less food- the 'calories in should be lower than calories out and then you'll definitely lose weight DUH' argument- are either the luckiest people in the world or have never, ever, read about let alone followed a calorie-based diet regime. Your metabolism slowing down because it thinks you're starving is the most important thing. Chubby chicks moving from 2000 to 1500 calories a day might, depending on genetics, put ON weight rather than lose it. Calories are good and useful, but don't you dare act like there's nothing stopping fat people from dropping 40lb by skipping lunch.

No one's arguing they can lose weight instantly. Of course it takes work. But the girl from the article was fat since she was horse-back riding. Yes, it can take months or years to lose weight depending on the obesity, but this girl has had over a decade. It may be hard, but so is not drinking when you're an alcoholic. Both people can and should be judged for it when their actions negatively affect those around them.


Sorry, but though I agree with you on specifics (i.e. that losing weight takes time and work but it's doable), I disagree with you in this way: It's ludicrous to argue that a NINE YEAR OLD could have recognised she was 'obese' and started working out and should have made progress in 10 years. I'm not sure that this woman is nineteen (finding it hard to find her age) so she may have had 'more than a decade' but jeez. I'm sorry, but fat kids can't do a bunch about it. And even if they did, this woman has been a fat kid, then she's gone into puberty, then she's dealt with her metabolism slowing down as she matures into womanhood. Yes, some people are fat kids then turn into rakes (my fourteen year old brother is doing it right now) but puberty is such a bizarre beast that you can't begin to judge this woman's 'weight journey' before her body stopped hormoning the fark out, if it even has yet.
 
2012-10-23 11:26:57 AM  

hobnail: I'd be curious as to what serial_crusher's definition of overweight is, vs. astoreth's. Marathon distances and up are pretty hard on the joints if you're 10 lbs or more overweight.

And I know it's already been said, but a 5 hr 26.2 isn't running, it's shuffling.


I'm 5'11, 205-210 lbs. Doctor says I should get it down to 190.
 
2012-10-23 11:27:32 AM  

CarrieWhite: She's a pretty one.


but not ity bity..I'd still take her for a walk..if ya know what I mean..
 
2012-10-23 11:29:43 AM  
I dig bigger gals, a tad more curvy perhaps but what the heck
personality can go a LONG way to making someone attractive.

We're all going to get ugly
hopefully we're gonna age
and let's hope we'll get someone to share those adventures with
that personality is gonna make all the difference in the world
 
2012-10-23 11:30:08 AM  
Nothing is sadder than a fat girl with a fat ass and still no tits.
 
2012-10-23 11:33:06 AM  

Girion47: ChuDogg: Gaseous Anomaly: ChuDogg: Its very painful in the beginning but once the body's stomach shrinks down you quickly adapt. People who have trouble eating twice a day could probably be described as having food addiction, even of they are in shape and healthy.

THAT'S the point that the "put down the fork" contingent usually misses.

For me not to overeat, takes about the same amount of willpower as it would take for all of Fark to quit drinking.

I don't lack in generalized willpower. I can hold down a job just fine (as long as I can post on Fark during the workday). I can stay monogamous (admittedly I'm overweight and ugly). I can keep my finances in order (unfortunately thusly I can afford to overeat).

I COULD be skinny, in the same sense that Bill Clinton could be celibate, or Nancy Grace could be thoughtful and forgiving.

True. It's good to be honest about. Its not just overweight people. The average daily grind is very dreary and boring. So we eat. We stock up on a big hour long lunch and gather around for a big dinner. Neither of which are really required to sustain working in an office cubicle all day. Some people get overweight from it and some don't. Which is why overweight people are often in disbelief and think there is nothing they can do. Truth is it is not unhealthy to eat just one meal a day, and is more than enough to prevent "starvation mode". Emprically the metabolic swing of going on a low cal diet versus a 5-meal a day diet is only a few hundred calories, while consuming likely over a thousand calories more.

Everyone should try fasting or minifasts every once inawhile just to give themselves a reality check. Or just not give a shiat, nothing wrong with that either (as long as we're not AWing our lack of shiats given)

I've been keeping myself to 300 calories in the morning, no more than 500 at lunch, and I tend to ignore dinner calorie counts. I've also cut soda out, and I don't drink liquor M-Th. I'm curious to see how this ...


Dinner might be the worst as you may end up on stocking up on calories before sleeping, offsetting any gains during the day. If you need a good meal focus on lunch, or maybe a "lunner" at like 2-3 pm.
 
2012-10-23 11:33:07 AM  
FTFA: This picture is for the strange man at my nanny's church who told me my belly was too big when I was five.
This picture is for my horseback riding trainer telling me I was too fat when I was nine.
This picture is for the girl from summer camp who told me I'd be really pretty if I just lost a few pounds


So. Fat and can't take a hint.

Incidentally, why do those "stretch marks" look like hand prints?
 
2012-10-23 11:34:29 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: MarkEC: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: MarkEC: My wife has the opposite problem. She's constantly told by her doctor that she needs to put on some weight. She's taken radioactive Iodine to kill her thyroid and is on Synthroid, and just can't put on weight no matter how much she eats. She is constantly bombarded by people thinking they are complimenting her by saying "Oh you're so thin".

She needs to have her dosage changed.

Endo says that her dosage is correct and won't change it just to help her gain weight.

Is she also having problems with insomnia, or just getting a full nights sleep?


She gets 8 or 9 hours a night. No signs of too much thyroid hormone.