Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Telegraph)   You know it's time to lose a little weight if the only scanners big enough to accommodate your girth are located at the zoo   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 64
    More: Sad, obesity crisis, NHS, zoos  
•       •       •

7878 clicks; posted to Main » on 02 Nov 2012 at 7:53 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



64 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-11-02 04:56:49 AM  
Meanwhile, across the pond...

extras.mnginteractive.com
www.emt-inc.net
media.commercialappeal.com

That last one is from my hometown. It was purchased and built because we have no less than 15 people in the country who weigh more than 600lbs, including one who weighs almost 1200lbs.
 
2012-11-02 05:03:38 AM  

BronyMedic: Meanwhile, across the pond...

[extras.mnginteractive.com image 500x312]
[www.emt-inc.net image 480x360]
[media.commercialappeal.com image 607x324]

That last one is from my hometown. It was purchased and built because we have no less than 15 people in the country who weigh more than 600lbs, including one who weighs almost 1200lbs.


I'm just trying to wrap my mind around the fact that a human being weighs almost 1,200 lbs. How do you allow that to happen to yourself?
 
2012-11-02 05:22:36 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: I'm just trying to wrap my mind around the fact that a human being weighs almost 1,200 lbs. How do you allow that to happen to yourself?


Some of them can't control it.
 
2012-11-02 06:52:08 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: BronyMedic: Meanwhile, across the pond...

[extras.mnginteractive.com image 500x312]
[www.emt-inc.net image 480x360]
[media.commercialappeal.com image 607x324]

That last one is from my hometown. It was purchased and built because we have no less than 15 people in the country who weigh more than 600lbs, including one who weighs almost 1200lbs.

I'm just trying to wrap my mind around the fact that a human being weighs almost 1,200 lbs. How do you allow that to happen to yourself?


I can't imagine it either. It seems like smoking might ease some of that oral fixation and at that stage of the game the health issues would be equal.
 
2012-11-02 06:53:42 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: BronyMedic: Meanwhile, across the pond...

[extras.mnginteractive.com image 500x312]
[www.emt-inc.net image 480x360]
[media.commercialappeal.com image 607x324]

That last one is from my hometown. It was purchased and built because we have no less than 15 people in the country who weigh more than 600lbs, including one who weighs almost 1200lbs.

I'm just trying to wrap my mind around the fact that a human being weighs almost 1,200 lbs. How do you allow that to happen to yourself?


I know - I couldn't afford the amount of food required for me to gain that amount of weight.
 
2012-11-02 07:55:29 AM  
"loss of dignity"?
 
2012-11-02 07:59:39 AM  

BronyMedic: Meanwhile, across the pond...

[extras.mnginteractive.com image 500x312]
[www.emt-inc.net image 480x360]
[media.commercialappeal.com image 607x324]

That last one is from my hometown. It was purchased and built because we have no less than 15 people in the country who weigh more than 600lbs, including one who weighs almost 1200lbs.


Umm...refuse to look at pictures or act as paramedic.
 
2012-11-02 08:05:16 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: BronyMedic: Meanwhile, across the pond...

[extras.mnginteractive.com image 500x312]
[www.emt-inc.net image 480x360]
[media.commercialappeal.com image 607x324]

That last one is from my hometown. It was purchased and built because we have no less than 15 people in the country who weigh more than 600lbs, including one who weighs almost 1200lbs.


I'm just trying to wrap my mind around the fact that a human being weighs almost 1,200 lbs

. How do you allow afford that to happen to yourself?
 
2012-11-02 08:09:59 AM  
Article is pretty stupid, reporting no actual facts or events, making sensational predictions based on hearsay.

This is trash, folks. A waste of our time.

/Yeah yeah... I sound fat, etc... :-)
 
2012-11-02 08:10:15 AM  

Marcintosh: Bathia_Mapes: BronyMedic: Meanwhile, across the pond...

[extras.mnginteractive.com image 500x312]
[www.emt-inc.net image 480x360]
[media.commercialappeal.com image 607x324]

That last one is from my hometown. It was purchased and built because we have no less than 15 people in the country who weigh more than 600lbs, including one who weighs almost 1200lbs.

I'm just trying to wrap my mind around the fact that a human being weighs almost 1,200 lbs. How do you allow afford that to happen to yourself?


High caloric foodstuffs is cheap actually.
 
2012-11-02 08:13:18 AM  

sinanju: "loss of dignity"?


farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2012-11-02 08:14:54 AM  
Considering how gleefully the other countries have been saying that Americans are so fat, etc, I'm sure it's quite painful for them to admit to a global audience that they have an obesity problem too.
 
2012-11-02 08:15:46 AM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.net

Herbert knows that feeling.
 
2012-11-02 08:19:53 AM  

Mad Scientist: sinanju: "loss of dignity"?

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 625x600]


Exactly my point. Any dignity was eaten, digested and shat away some time ago...
 
2012-11-02 08:20:21 AM  
I'm not fat, I'm big boned.

\eh......you said big boned........eh eh eh eh eh eh eh
 
2012-11-02 08:22:07 AM  
Failure to provide required imaging may lead to delay in diagnosis or inappropriate surgery - and, occasionally, enquiries into the potential use of veterinary or zoological scanners, with resultant loss of dignity for the patient."

Dignity was gone, for many of them twenty stone ago..
 
2012-11-02 08:27:24 AM  

BronyMedic: Bathia_Mapes: I'm just trying to wrap my mind around the fact that a human being weighs almost 1,200 lbs. How do you allow that to happen to yourself?

Some of them can't control it.


Those conditions account for a tiny fraction of people who are obese.
 
2012-11-02 08:28:38 AM  
19 st = 266 lbs.

So if you're 5'9" and weight 273 lbs (19 st, 7 lbs), you are considered morbidly obese.

I would say that there is an obesity epidemic in America.
 
2012-11-02 08:28:59 AM  
On a diet, so at least I can laugh bitterly at people like this while I eat my light fat free yogurt for breakfast. It's the one joy I have, since I had to spend Halloween without chocolate, and probably won't enjoy Thanksgiving much either.

/Lost 15 lbs.
//Need to lose 15 more
///I sound fat
 
2012-11-02 08:29:31 AM  
It's all happening at the zoo...
 
2012-11-02 08:30:25 AM  

Mad Scientist: sinanju: "loss of dignity"?

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 625x600]


Or spend a fraction of that amount on one of these:

www.northerntool.com

...and a couple of these:

www.okoffroad.com

I sense a new business opportunity.
 
2012-11-02 08:32:55 AM  
Farkin fatties. Should just put them in a gas chamber instead.
 
2012-11-02 08:33:59 AM  

tdyak: 19 st = 266 lbs.

So if you're 5'9" and weight 273 lbs (19 st, 7 lbs), you are considered morbidly obese.

I would say that there is an obesity epidemic in America.


Agreed. I'm 5'9" and weigh about 200lbs, and I'm fat. Though, 15 years ago I weighed 350+lbs and was only about 5'5" at the time, so I got no complaints. But yeah, I wouldn't call it a stretch to say a 275lb 5'9" person is morbidly obese... hell, if I gain 10lbs as it is I feel like shiat.
 
2012-11-02 08:34:13 AM  
This has been going on for a while. My father works for a major hospital in the midwest, and until a few years back (when they installed a "Super-Sized" MRI machine), fatties had to go to the Toledo Zoo for their MRI needs.

The. Farking. Zoo.

If the fact that you need an MRI machine designed for elephants isn't a sign that you need to put down the fork, I don't know what is.
 
2012-11-02 08:34:39 AM  
p.twimg.com

I scan myself with an MRI from the zoo.
 
2012-11-02 08:36:49 AM  

abhorrent1: Farkin fatties. Should just put them in a gas chamber instead.


If you can find one big enough.
 
2012-11-02 08:55:06 AM  

Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: tdyak: 19 st = 266 lbs.

So if you're 5'9" and weight 273 lbs (19 st, 7 lbs), you are considered morbidly obese.

I would say that there is an obesity epidemic in America.

Agreed. I'm 5'9" and weigh about 200lbs, and I'm fat. Though, 15 years ago I weighed 350+lbs and was only about 5'5" at the time, so I got no complaints. But yeah, I wouldn't call it a stretch to say a 275lb 5'9" person is morbidly obese... hell, if I gain 10lbs as it is I feel like shiat.


Thirded. I'm around 5'10" and I think, according to BMI, I hit the obese mark around 210. That is also when I start feeling disgusting and my body shifts from being a slightly puffier version of myself to me looking like a different person.

/ down 15 lbs in 4 months
// scale hasn't budged for 4 weeks
/// need motivation because I'm starting to feel like a failure
 
2012-11-02 08:57:28 AM  

cheap_thoughts: Marcintosh: Bathia_Mapes: BronyMedic: Meanwhile, across the pond...

[extras.mnginteractive.com image 500x312]
[www.emt-inc.net image 480x360]
[media.commercialappeal.com image 607x324]

That last one is from my hometown. It was purchased and built because we have no less than 15 people in the country who weigh more than 600lbs, including one who weighs almost 1200lbs.

I'm just trying to wrap my mind around the fact that a human being weighs almost 1,200 lbs. How do you allow afford that to happen to yourself?

High caloric foodstuffs is cheap actually.


Yeah, but they're not free. Someone had to be enabling this behavior, a 1200 pound shut in isn't doing their own grocery shopping and I doubt they have a job..

/just... holy fark
 
2012-11-02 09:02:51 AM  

spigi: BronyMedic: Bathia_Mapes: I'm just trying to wrap my mind around the fact that a human being weighs almost 1,200 lbs. How do you allow that to happen to yourself?

Some of them can't control it.

Those conditions account for a tiny fraction of people who are obese.


Exactly.
Genetics may be one reason. I wonder how many people that size have lived say 150 years ago, or even 60 years ago, even with this genetic condition? Couldn't have been as many as today, even as a percentage of the population. Therefore, genetics may be a factor, but one that can obviously be fought with an accordingly adjusted lifestyle.
 
2012-11-02 09:03:10 AM  
do they really need a MRI scan to diagnose that there might be something unhealthy about them?
 
2012-11-02 09:03:28 AM  

Evenbiggerknickers: Bathia_Mapes: BronyMedic: Meanwhile, across the pond...

[extras.mnginteractive.com image 500x312]
[www.emt-inc.net image 480x360]
[media.commercialappeal.com image 607x324]

That last one is from my hometown. It was purchased and built because we have no less than 15 people in the country who weigh more than 600lbs, including one who weighs almost 1200lbs.

I'm just trying to wrap my mind around the fact that a human being weighs almost 1,200 lbs. How do you allow that to happen to yourself?

I know - I couldn't afford the amount of food required for me to gain that amount of weight.


I can't eat a lot. I don't eat perfect,i occasionally snack and I eat a little too much sometimes. I'm about 40 punds heavy despite owning no car and walking, so I'm 40 pounds heavy but also have nearly flat stomach and muscled legs and posterior.

My dad is very large, some of it is fat, some of it is severe edema. When someone is massive huge, it's usually not all fat
 
2012-11-02 09:05:22 AM  

pivazena: Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: tdyak: 19 st = 266 lbs.

So if you're 5'9" and weight 273 lbs (19 st, 7 lbs), you are considered morbidly obese.

I would say that there is an obesity epidemic in America.

Agreed. I'm 5'9" and weigh about 200lbs, and I'm fat. Though, 15 years ago I weighed 350+lbs and was only about 5'5" at the time, so I got no complaints. But yeah, I wouldn't call it a stretch to say a 275lb 5'9" person is morbidly obese... hell, if I gain 10lbs as it is I feel like shiat.

Thirded. I'm around 5'10" and I think, according to BMI, I hit the obese mark around 210. That is also when I start feeling disgusting and my body shifts from being a slightly puffier version of myself to me looking like a different person.

/ down 15 lbs in 4 months
// scale hasn't budged for 4 weeks
/// need motivation because I'm starting to feel like a failure


Do weight training, throw out your scale. Muscle is more dense and therefore heavier than fat, so many people, myself included, have noticed an actual increase in weight, while pant and shirt sizes go down.
 
2012-11-02 09:05:44 AM  
media.nj.com

I'm Chris Christie, an I approve of this message.
 
2012-11-02 09:05:53 AM  
Fat people problems.
 
2012-11-02 09:10:51 AM  

Dissociater: Do weight training, throw out your scale. Muscle is more dense and therefore heavier than fat, so many people, myself included, have noticed an actual increase in weight, while pant and shirt sizes go down.


I am, but pants aren't getting looser either. I keep hoping I've plateaued and any day now my body's going to be like "okay FINE we won't hold onto this extra fat" and I'll lose 4 pounds in a week, but I'm pretty doubtful of that. Also, I can't fathom how much muscle I'd have to be getting to be getting smaller while not losing weight, simply because I have *plenty* of weight to lose.

Sorry that sounded snarky. I've never had this much trouble losing weight before. Must be getting old. Stupid metabolism
 
2012-11-02 09:12:56 AM  

Dissociater: pivazena: Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: tdyak: 19 st = 266 lbs.

So if you're 5'9" and weight 273 lbs (19 st, 7 lbs), you are considered morbidly obese.

I would say that there is an obesity epidemic in America.

Agreed. I'm 5'9" and weigh about 200lbs, and I'm fat. Though, 15 years ago I weighed 350+lbs and was only about 5'5" at the time, so I got no complaints. But yeah, I wouldn't call it a stretch to say a 275lb 5'9" person is morbidly obese... hell, if I gain 10lbs as it is I feel like shiat.

Thirded. I'm around 5'10" and I think, according to BMI, I hit the obese mark around 210. That is also when I start feeling disgusting and my body shifts from being a slightly puffier version of myself to me looking like a different person.

/ down 15 lbs in 4 months
// scale hasn't budged for 4 weeks
/// need motivation because I'm starting to feel like a failure

Do weight training, throw out your scale. Muscle is more dense and therefore heavier than fat, so many people, myself included, have noticed an actual increase in weight, while pant and shirt sizes go down.



that's BS and u know it
before weight training i was 5'8" 149 lbs 31" waist 7% BF

AFTER weight training i am 5'8" 205 lbs 42" waist 20% BF
 
2012-11-02 09:21:27 AM  

pivazena: Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: tdyak: 19 st = 266 lbs.

So if you're 5'9" and weight 273 lbs (19 st, 7 lbs), you are considered morbidly obese.

I would say that there is an obesity epidemic in America.

Agreed. I'm 5'9" and weigh about 200lbs, and I'm fat. Though, 15 years ago I weighed 350+lbs and was only about 5'5" at the time, so I got no complaints. But yeah, I wouldn't call it a stretch to say a 275lb 5'9" person is morbidly obese... hell, if I gain 10lbs as it is I feel like shiat.

Thirded. I'm around 5'10" and I think, according to BMI, I hit the obese mark around 210. That is also when I start feeling disgusting and my body shifts from being a slightly puffier version of myself to me looking like a different person.

/ down 15 lbs in 4 months
// scale hasn't budged for 4 weeks
/// need motivation because I'm starting to feel like a failure


When I was in a similar spot, this story gave me a good kick in the ass: The Unconquerable Dave (pops)
 
2012-11-02 09:22:52 AM  
 
2012-11-02 09:23:43 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: Dissociater: pivazena: Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: tdyak: 19 st = 266 lbs.

So if you're 5'9" and weight 273 lbs (19 st, 7 lbs), you are considered morbidly obese.

I would say that there is an obesity epidemic in America.

Agreed. I'm 5'9" and weigh about 200lbs, and I'm fat. Though, 15 years ago I weighed 350+lbs and was only about 5'5" at the time, so I got no complaints. But yeah, I wouldn't call it a stretch to say a 275lb 5'9" person is morbidly obese... hell, if I gain 10lbs as it is I feel like shiat.

Thirded. I'm around 5'10" and I think, according to BMI, I hit the obese mark around 210. That is also when I start feeling disgusting and my body shifts from being a slightly puffier version of myself to me looking like a different person.

/ down 15 lbs in 4 months
// scale hasn't budged for 4 weeks
/// need motivation because I'm starting to feel like a failure

Do weight training, throw out your scale. Muscle is more dense and therefore heavier than fat, so many people, myself included, have noticed an actual increase in weight, while pant and shirt sizes go down.


that's BS and u know it
before weight training i was 5'8" 149 lbs 31" waist 7% BF

AFTER weight training i am 5'8" 205 lbs 42" waist 20% BF


That's because you're going small to big. You're doing the typical bulking phase. To gain muscle on top of the small frame you had you needed an excess of calories in order to gain muscle. If you're not using 100% of the extra calories you're intaking you'll just store it as fat.

If you're already overweight with a high body fat percentage, and you don't change your diet but increase your muscle mass through weight training, your weight might not go down as slowly (or even at all) as you expect as your body puts on more muscle. But since muscle is more dense than fat, your weight can remain the same or unchanged but will be taking up less space, hence smaller pant size.
 
2012-11-02 09:26:22 AM  
BronyMedic

Bathia_Mapes: I'm just trying to wrap my mind around the fact that a human being weighs almost 1,200 lbs. How do you allow that to happen to yourself?

Some of them can't control it.

"Its not my fault".... Bullsh---.


www.upl.co
 
2012-11-02 09:42:11 AM  

pivazena: / down 15 lbs in 4 months
// scale hasn't budged for 4 weeks
/// need motivation because I'm starting to feel like a failure


I see you know something about biology so I can suggest this book without the 30 caveats included. Tim Ferriss does that 4-hour body book. I'm not saying it's all good ideas, never! But some of them are certainly interesting. He goes on for a chapter about legumes and how great they are. Personally I can't stand beans, but I get the idea. I also built the cheapo kettlebell that he suggests.

However my best work has been because I signed up for a class. Getting out and sweating under the crack of a teacher's whip is easier for me than keeping to an exercise regimen at home. Dunno how you are about that kind of thing. Just throwing out suggestions.

And most of all, CLEARLY you know what you're doing to have dropped that much weight, so I suspect you're on the fine details part of your weight loss amazement (and it IS amazing). Keep the faith. :)
 
2012-11-02 09:55:17 AM  

L Ron Hubbard's Last Fart: Herbert knows that feeling.


Came here for this.
 
2012-11-02 10:44:00 AM  
I just can't imagine being that big. I've had 5 pregnancies (and 5 kids, fwiw), and apparently my uterus sits really far back; so the babies were sitting smack on my spinal cord. Ergo, I had to buy a cane to walk, so I wasn't exercising much, to say the least. My youngest is coming up on her 1 year birthday, and although I've lost a considerable amount of weight by now...it's definitely harder than when I was in my 20s. I was around 240 at the height of pregnancy and I'm 194 today. One of my daughters and I did a 5K run together this year, and that was fun for us. But my goal is to really get into shape and stop being so squishy. I'm slowly putting away money for a treadmill, because I don't really have the time to go out running during the day; and unfortunately, I just hate running in the morning.

Anyway, I'm just venting on fark before I have to get everyone up. I absolutely don't want to be a mother of a clan who looks like I have given up on life. I want my kids to be inspired by their mother. Plus, I want to be smoking hot for my husband...and I promised him tight leather pants by the time I turn 35, and that suckers coming up. So I have some trainin to do...
 
2012-11-02 11:14:47 AM  
If a slovenly, gluttonous appearance isn't sufficient reason, having to visit a zoo for an MRI outta convince a few people to make better life decisions.
 
2012-11-02 11:18:41 AM  

PumpkinCake: I'm slowly putting away money for a treadmill, because I don't really have the time to go out running during the day; and unfortunately, I just hate running in the morning.


Check Craigslist. I got an electric treadmill with the electronic panel and everything in excellent condition for $50. I think I lucked out, but you don't have to save up for new.
 
2012-11-02 11:26:49 AM  
5'6 121 pounds

body fat 15%

won't mention measurements....
 
2012-11-02 11:50:01 AM  
I can totally see how this will go down.

Doc: We need to scan him but we can't adjust the machine to his girth.

Nurse: Well unfortunately they don't don't have elephants in mind when they make these machines.

Doc: What did you say!?

Nurse: They don't make these machi-

Doc: No, the other thing you said. Before that.

Nurse: Well, I said it's unfortuna-

Doc: No, that's not what you said. The other thing!

Nurse: Elephant?

Doc: You're a genius
 
2012-11-02 11:52:32 AM  

SnyderCat: 5'6 121 pounds

body fat 15%

won't mention measurements....


So you're saying that you have to be at the gym in 26 minutes?


/.... never gets old.
//or fat
 
2012-11-02 12:01:25 PM  
I say, if you allow yourself to become that huge, you don't deserve any medical treatment.

/lose weight, or go die fatty.
 
2012-11-02 12:23:20 PM  

lyanna96: SnyderCat: 5'6 121 pounds

body fat 15%

won't mention measurements....

So you're saying that you have to be at the gym in 26 minutes?


/.... never gets old.
//or fat


I can leg press 600 pounds...
 
Displayed 50 of 64 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report