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2012-11-29 01:05:06 AM  
3 votes:

Samwise Gamgee: Eps05: I've worked with one person who was fat because of her genes. It's terrible being told by your doctor that no matter how much you exercise, even if you get liposuction, you'll always return to that size eventually. Plus the weight is causing early damage to her knees and back requiring frequent painkiller injections.

She's lucky to have a loving husband who understand the "for better or worse" part of the deal. He wasn't fat though. They took a vacation to cape cod; on the beach he took a triple cheese burger, large fries and large drink. She took a small ice cream cone. Guess who people looked at like they saw a pig?

If people who lack intake control would work on their issues people who have an actual medical condition wouldn't be denigrated so much. My coworker ate like a bird.

How does that work, exactly? Surely if one burned more calories than one ate, fat shouldn't build up, right?


imgs.xkcd.com

While a pure "calories in, calories out" metric sounds reasonable and is easy to understand, it doesn't actually work in real life. Some other factors involved include genetics (as illustrated by Eps05's coworker), chronic illness (my older brother is on an anti-Schizophrenia medication that made him blow up like a balloon), and a few less obvious things like insomnia and gut flora.

Here's a video with a pretty good summary of the obesity epidemic and what we currently know.
2012-11-29 12:33:38 AM  
3 votes:
To save you the click:

i48.tinypic.com


ProfessorOhki: That's not plus size... that's... that's like a 1/144 head on a 1/100 body.


Yeah, the head and hands just look WRONG.
2012-11-29 12:21:22 AM  
3 votes:
An article about people reacting on the internet. That's a cheap way to earn your journalist dollars!
2012-11-29 01:38:39 AM  
2 votes:

anfrind: Samwise Gamgee: Eps05: I've worked with one person who was fat because of her genes. It's terrible being told by your doctor that no matter how much you exercise, even if you get liposuction, you'll always return to that size eventually. Plus the weight is causing early damage to her knees and back requiring frequent painkiller injections.

She's lucky to have a loving husband who understand the "for better or worse" part of the deal. He wasn't fat though. They took a vacation to cape cod; on the beach he took a triple cheese burger, large fries and large drink. She took a small ice cream cone. Guess who people looked at like they saw a pig?

If people who lack intake control would work on their issues people who have an actual medical condition wouldn't be denigrated so much. My coworker ate like a bird.

How does that work, exactly? Surely if one burned more calories than one ate, fat shouldn't build up, right?

[imgs.xkcd.com image 358x540]

While a pure "calories in, calories out" metric sounds reasonable and is easy to understand, it doesn't actually work in real life. Some other factors involved include genetics (as illustrated by Eps05's coworker), chronic illness (my older brother is on an anti-Schizophrenia medication that made him blow up like a balloon), and a few less obvious things like insomnia and gut flora.

Here's a video with a pretty good summary of the obesity epidemic and what we currently know.


all those factors affect activity level, appetite, metabolism, etc, but ultimately, the laws of physics still apply. You can't create mass out of nothing; it has to come from somewhere.

There's very few true genetic conditions that make it nearly impossible for people to lose weight. People with leptin receptor mutations for example, get no satiety signals and are therefore hungry all of the time. So yeah, they were overweight because of a genetic condition, but ultimately, they are overweight because the calories they consume exceed the calories they burn.

Moreover, a great deal of our metabolism is dictated by our basal metabolic rate. Now, you could argue that somebody has a super slow metabolism compared to an average person, but the reality is that the variation from the norm in basal metabolic rate can't be all that large (it's mostly dictated by body size, with larger people having larger metabolic rates). You still need to pump all that calcium back into the sarcoplasmic reticulum after a cardiac muscle contraction, or use up energy to run the sodium-potassium-2-chloride pumps in the loop of henle in they kidney, or build and break down acetylcholine in the brain, or expend energy to run all the sodium and potassium ATP pumps that make our thoughts and farts possible. These are all vital organ functions, and they account for a large amount of the calories we burn every day. It's not like there's people out there who have a genetic condition that makes their BMR a tenth of a normal adult's and therefore can only eat a tenth as much as their peers. Barring severe hypothermia, BMR variation doesn't really dip that low in people.

Yes, there are genetic conditions that dictate more or less what our basic body sizes and shapes are, but outside of a few notable exceptions, it doesn't mean that we are at a complete loss of control in terms of keeping our weight reasonable. Knee problems from obesity is not reasonable.

I can't say anything about the person mentioned above, but I've met two people who "eat like a bird" and then go home to scarf down twinkies they hide in their closet. Not saying that's the case here, but sometimes the easier explanation makes more sense. it's not spontaneous formation of matter that defies the laws of physics, it's the stash of twinkies that they don't consume all bird-like in the privacy of their bedroom.
2012-11-29 01:17:42 AM  
2 votes:

Eps05: gweilo8888 : " Do a crash diet and then immediately go back to your old caloric intake and poor lifestyle choices, and you *will* gain the weight back, but that's not your genes, that is your lack of self control and discipline."

We worked at Wendy's. She was one of only 2 people i knew that never ate what we made.


I saw a show like that. Forget what it was called, BBC or ITV. Lass worked in a fast food joint, insisted she didn't eat the food at all, coworkers agreed. Her whole family was badly overweight, too, and nobody could explain it. They were eating under 2,000 calories a day. It was a total mystery.

It was a total mystery, that is, until the hidden TV cameras went up at work and home, and they had people going through the trash to examine what everybody was eating. Turned out the whole family was overeating badly, I believe somewhere around double their necessary daily intake. And little miss fast food was about the worst of the lot, shoveling fast food into her face in a store room at work like there was no tomorrow on a daily basis.

And that's when she *knew* she was being watched and filmed for the show. I shudder to think what a normal day was like.

The simplest explanation is usually right. Who knows, maybe your friend really isn't overeating at work, but if they're gaining weight, they're overeating (and probably underexercising) somewhere.
2012-11-29 01:07:43 AM  
2 votes:
Eps05: "I've worked with one person who was fat because of her genes. It's terrible being told by your doctor that no matter how much you exercise, even if you get liposuction, you'll always return to that size eventually."

Sorry, but no. I do not believe in "fat genes" (and I'm not a skinny guy being a dick, I am noticeably overweight myself).

Lack of self control genes, sure. Lazy genes, maybe. Choosing the wrong things to eat genes, it's possible. But fat genes, no.

Unless you believe in the ability to create energy out of nowhere, it is simply not possible. You burn a finite amount of energy just existing. You have to take in more than that amount of energy to gain weight and become fat. You control that amount of energy with your lifestyle choices.

Change your lifestyle choices to help you burn more calories, and eat less to help you take in more calories, and you will make a difference. Continue to do so for the rest of your life, and you will never be fat again.

Do a crash diet and then immediately go back to your old caloric intake and poor lifestyle choices, and you *will* gain the weight back, but that's not your genes, that is your lack of self control and discipline.
2012-11-29 01:06:51 AM  
2 votes:

Eps05: If people who lack intake control would work on their issues people who have an actual medical condition wouldn't be denigrated so much. My coworker ate like a bird.


Big Bird?

/You don't get fat off air.
2012-11-29 12:59:18 AM  
2 votes:

Samwise Gamgee: Eps05: I've worked with one person who was fat because of her genes. It's terrible being told by your doctor that no matter how much you exercise, even if you get liposuction, you'll always return to that size eventually. Plus the weight is causing early damage to her knees and back requiring frequent painkiller injections.

She's lucky to have a loving husband who understand the "for better or worse" part of the deal. He wasn't fat though. They took a vacation to cape cod; on the beach he took a triple cheese burger, large fries and large drink. She took a small ice cream cone. Guess who people looked at like they saw a pig?

If people who lack intake control would work on their issues people who have an actual medical condition wouldn't be denigrated so much. My coworker ate like a bird.

How does that work, exactly? Surely if one burned more calories than one ate, fat shouldn't build up, right?


Good question. I've known exactly one person like that; and she had the strangest body-fat distribution I ever saw. Her upper body was normal for a woman her height, but her hips, thighs and legs were just hugely, monstrously fat. She was like two people welded together at the waist. That was genetic, too. Dieting and exercise changed nothing for her. It was bizarre.
2012-11-29 12:47:23 AM  
2 votes:
I've worked with one person who was fat because of her genes. It's terrible being told by your doctor that no matter how much you exercise, even if you get liposuction, you'll always return to that size eventually. Plus the weight is causing early damage to her knees and back requiring frequent painkiller injections.

She's lucky to have a loving husband who understand the "for better or worse" part of the deal. He wasn't fat though. They took a vacation to cape cod; on the beach he took a triple cheese burger, large fries and large drink. She took a small ice cream cone. Guess who people looked at like they saw a pig?

If people who lack intake control would work on their issues people who have an actual medical condition wouldn't be denigrated so much. My coworker ate like a bird.
2012-11-29 12:45:41 AM  
2 votes:

fusillade762: To save you the click:

[i48.tinypic.com image 850x1279]


ProfessorOhki: That's not plus size... that's... that's like a 1/144 head on a 1/100 body.

Yeah, the head and hands just look WRONG.


Jesus Christ. Stretch Armstrong really let himself go.
2012-11-29 12:33:50 AM  
2 votes:
If this helps fat people to stop wearing spandex and leggings, I'm all for it.
2012-11-28 11:55:15 PM  
2 votes:
If you get offended by mannequins, you should really just remove yourself from the gene pool

/not saying you need to kill yourself
//at least get yourself spayed or neutered
2012-11-29 01:21:39 PM  
1 vote:
Do you believe in perpetual motion machines? No? Well, a human body that gains weight without intaking more calories than it is expending is, in effect, the same thing.

Please learn your physics before trying to use it on the internet.
You must consider ALL the terms not just the ones that make you feel superior. The term people like to leave out is the most important one - how many calories do you shiat out? Here's a hint - it is much much greater than the number you burn off doing exercise. If that number went to zero, you would balloon up unless you stopped eating entirely. The problem people have with losing weight is that when they increase activity, their metabolism can adjust, reducing the number of calories shat out so there is no net body weight loss. This system has been developed over thousands of years due to food shortages. You need to exercise more than your metabolism compensates for in order to lose weight - and that will depend on personal chemistry. You are not morally superior to the fatties, you are luckier in your biology.
2012-11-29 01:07:33 PM  
1 vote:

Tenatra: gweilo8888: Unless you believe in the ability to create energy out of nowhere, it is simply not possible. You burn a finite amount of energy just existing. You have to take in more than that amount of energy to gain weight and become fat. You control that amount of energy with your lifestyle choices.

Lies all lies, I had no choice!! I wouldn't know what was wrong with me if I was never in the military, woohoo free health care but for the longest time I've eat like a pig and I eat incredibly unhealthy, not to mention I also don't work out. I have a ridiculous amount of energy, before I had sleeping medicine I would stay awake for 2 days minimum but usually 3 or 4 days before I was tired enough to really even lay down. I'm also rather thin, 130lbs currently. They attributed my not gaining weight to hyperthyroidism and my sleeping problem to having an abnormally high amount of alpha waves even when I'm sleeping. So, when I sleep my brain is constantly getting energy pulses that won't let me get any deep sleep. I used to only sleep for 2 hours when I slept before I was up and ready to go.


Did I say the amount of energy was identical for everybody? No. That wouldn't have been true.

What I said was true -- that you (like everybody else) have a particular caloric intake at which for your current activity level, you will lose weight. Slightly above that level, your wait will remain static. Slightly above again, and you will gain weight.

That caloric intake level will be unique to you, depending on all sorts of factors, including your thyroid.
2012-11-29 02:09:52 AM  
1 vote:

biatchqueen: Eps05: Samwise Gamgee: Eps05: I've worked with one person who was fat because of her genes. It's terrible being told by your doctor that no matter how much you exercise, even if you get liposuction, you'll always return to that size eventually. Plus the weight is causing early damage to her knees and back requiring frequent painkiller injections.

She's lucky to have a loving husband who understand the "for better or worse" part of the deal. He wasn't fat though. They took a vacation to cape cod; on the beach he took a triple cheese burger, large fries and large drink. She took a small ice cream cone. Guess who people looked at like they saw a pig?

If people who lack intake control would work on their issues people who have an actual medical condition wouldn't be denigrated so much. My coworker ate like a bird.

How does that work, exactly? Surely if one burned more calories than one ate, fat shouldn't build up, right?

Maybe if you like starving all day long every day. I don't remember exactly though. I think it had something to do with the body being incapable of converting fat to energy due to a defect. Like diabetes being linked to defects toward converting sugars to energy.

Usually it's tied to thyroid issues- however anything in the metabolic path can screw up and cause issues- My hypothesis is some bodies are geared to "store ALL THE FOOD" whereas some use it all.

But yes, it can happen. Note: if the fat is distributed on the gut heaviest of all, that can be a thyroid indicator. All over? Laziness/overeating, etc.

//fat and big-boned.
//however, very strong


Not really how it works. Yes, hypothyroidism can affect basal metabolism and therefore make it more likley for somebody to gain weight. However, hypothyroidism is an illness with other signs and symptoms, as well as an illness that is easily treated. Most people have normal working thyroid glands. thyroid disease could not possibly account for the incredible increase in obesity in this country. If this were true, we'd be discussing a hypothyroidism epidemic, not an obesity epidemic.

Like before, your body definitely burns enough calories to carry on basic life functions (basal metabolic rate, BMR). Beyond that, some of your caloric intake goes towards keeping you warm (brown fat in babies, but also shivering and piloerection in adults, wasted heat production not converted to energy-holding molecules) and activity. If you eat 2000 calories and your BMR + thermogenesis account for 1700, whether or not you use that extra 300 calories determines whether or not you store that food. Now, think about people you know who fidget, or just can't hold still, who walk fast everywhere, etc. Even if they're not out there running three miles, they may actually end up burning those extra 300.

Body fat distribution is largely dictated by genetics. Black girls have big butts, Hillary Clinton has cankles, etc, etc. (thatsracist.gif) This has nothing to do with the cause for their obesity.

/also overweight.
2012-11-29 01:51:29 AM  
1 vote:

gweilo8888: Unless you believe in the ability to create energy out of nowhere, it is simply not possible. You burn a finite amount of energy just existing. You have to take in more than that amount of energy to gain weight and become fat. You control that amount of energy with your lifestyle choices.


Lies all lies, I had no choice!! I wouldn't know what was wrong with me if I was never in the military, woohoo free health care but for the longest time I've eat like a pig and I eat incredibly unhealthy, not to mention I also don't work out. I have a ridiculous amount of energy, before I had sleeping medicine I would stay awake for 2 days minimum but usually 3 or 4 days before I was tired enough to really even lay down. I'm also rather thin, 130lbs currently. They attributed my not gaining weight to hyperthyroidism and my sleeping problem to having an abnormally high amount of alpha waves even when I'm sleeping. So, when I sleep my brain is constantly getting energy pulses that won't let me get any deep sleep. I used to only sleep for 2 hours when I slept before I was up and ready to go.
2012-11-29 01:47:49 AM  
1 vote:

anfrind: Samwise Gamgee: Eps05: I've worked with one person who was fat because of her genes. It's terrible being told by your doctor that no matter how much you exercise, even if you get liposuction, you'll always return to that size eventually. Plus the weight is causing early damage to her knees and back requiring frequent painkiller injections.

She's lucky to have a loving husband who understand the "for better or worse" part of the deal. He wasn't fat though. They took a vacation to cape cod; on the beach he took a triple cheese burger, large fries and large drink. She took a small ice cream cone. Guess who people looked at like they saw a pig?

If people who lack intake control would work on their issues people who have an actual medical condition wouldn't be denigrated so much. My coworker ate like a bird.

How does that work, exactly? Surely if one burned more calories than one ate, fat shouldn't build up, right?

[imgs.xkcd.com image 358x540]

While a pure "calories in, calories out" metric sounds reasonable and is easy to understand, it doesn't actually work in real life. Some other factors involved include genetics (as illustrated by Eps05's coworker), chronic illness (my older brother is on an anti-Schizophrenia medication that made him blow up like a balloon), and a few less obvious things like insomnia and gut flora.

Here's a video with a pretty good summary of the obesity epidemic and what we currently know.


Enjoyable video, but nothing in it invalidates the fact that if you burn more energy than you ingest, you will lose fat. By the by, this is coming from someone who lost ~40 lbs since June:

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Picture is 11 days old, I made it for a weight loss/exercise forum I frequent.

That is five months of diet and exercise. I cut out carbs, sodas, sweets, etc and generally eat dinner only, skipping breakfast and lunch. You get used to it after a week and don't get hungry until evening. Tonight's dinner was filet mignon and rock shrimp and asparagus (when you cut back on your meals, you can afford nicer dinners!). Had one of those little babybel cheeses for dessert. After dinner, went to the gym and walked on the treadmill for a half hour and lifted weights. My blood pressure and cholesterol is way down as well.

The stuff mentioned in the video may be true in the sense that it might be harder for some people to lose weight than others. I probably fall into that category - everyone in my family and extended family is fat. My grandmother had twelve children and almost all of them are around 300 lbs (well, the ones that aren't dead already). I realized I was turning out the same way and decided to do something about it.
2012-11-29 01:46:56 AM  
1 vote:

Eps05: I've worked with one person who was fat because of her genes. It's terrible being told by your doctor that no matter how much you exercise, even if you get liposuction, you'll always return to that size eventually. Plus the weight is causing early damage to her knees and back requiring frequent painkiller injections.

She's lucky to have a loving husband who understand the "for better or worse" part of the deal. He wasn't fat though. They took a vacation to cape cod; on the beach he took a triple cheese burger, large fries and large drink. She took a small ice cream cone. Guess who people looked at like they saw a pig?

If people who lack intake control would work on their issues people who have an actual medical condition wouldn't be denigrated so much. My coworker ate like a bird.


Sounds like she suffered from bullshiatitis.
2012-11-29 01:26:02 AM  
1 vote:

biatchqueen: Maybe if you like starving all day long every day. I don't remember exactly though. I think it had something to do with the body being incapable of converting fat to energy due to a defect. Like diabetes being linked to defects toward converting sugars to energy.

Usually it's tied to thyroid issues- however anything in the metabolic path can screw up and cause issues- My hypothesis is some bodies are geared to "store ALL THE FOOD" whereas some use it all.

But yes, it can happen. Note: if the fat is distributed on the gut heaviest of all, that can be a thyroid indicator. All over? Laziness/overeating, etc.

//fat and big-boned.
//however, very strong


It's amazing how all those POWs in WWII didn't have thyroid problems and genetic magic fairy weight gain.

It's almost as if when placed on a strict enough diet, your body loses weight regardless of your genetics and your omg-its-not-me-its-my-thyroid problems.

It is not rocket science. Eat less, keep doing so, exercise more, and when you find your correct caloric intake you *will* lose weight. Get to your correct weight, eat slightly more, maintain the exercise, and you will *not* gain a single pound back.
2012-11-29 01:19:04 AM  
1 vote:

Eps05: Samwise Gamgee: Eps05: I've worked with one person who was fat because of her genes. It's terrible being told by your doctor that no matter how much you exercise, even if you get liposuction, you'll always return to that size eventually. Plus the weight is causing early damage to her knees and back requiring frequent painkiller injections.

She's lucky to have a loving husband who understand the "for better or worse" part of the deal. He wasn't fat though. They took a vacation to cape cod; on the beach he took a triple cheese burger, large fries and large drink. She took a small ice cream cone. Guess who people looked at like they saw a pig?

If people who lack intake control would work on their issues people who have an actual medical condition wouldn't be denigrated so much. My coworker ate like a bird.

How does that work, exactly? Surely if one burned more calories than one ate, fat shouldn't build up, right?

Maybe if you like starving all day long every day. I don't remember exactly though. I think it had something to do with the body being incapable of converting fat to energy due to a defect. Like diabetes being linked to defects toward converting sugars to energy.


Usually it's tied to thyroid issues- however anything in the metabolic path can screw up and cause issues- My hypothesis is some bodies are geared to "store ALL THE FOOD" whereas some use it all.

But yes, it can happen. Note: if the fat is distributed on the gut heaviest of all, that can be a thyroid indicator. All over? Laziness/overeating, etc.

//fat and big-boned.
//however, very strong
2012-11-29 01:18:30 AM  
1 vote:
You have to eat right, and you have to exercise.

90% of people who are fat would not be fat if they ate right and exercised an hour a day instead of watching TV.

I've always been a small, skinny kind of guy. My whole family is. I took it for granted for about 10 years and was almost completely sedentary.

A few months ago I wrenched my shoulder taking off my hoodie while in my car. I was debilitated and in pain for 2 full weeks.

That was a wakeup call. I changed my diet significantly, and I've begun exercising an hour a day or so.

I haven't lost any weight, but my stomach looks better, so does my chest, and most importantly, I'm no longer in constant pain from pulling muscles doing simple things like taking off an article of clothing.

/It's simply not rocket science for most people.
2012-11-29 01:17:22 AM  
1 vote:

anfrind: Samwise Gamgee: Eps05: I've worked with one person who was fat because of her genes. It's terrible being told by your doctor that no matter how much you exercise, even if you get liposuction, you'll always return to that size eventually. Plus the weight is causing early damage to her knees and back requiring frequent painkiller injections.

She's lucky to have a loving husband who understand the "for better or worse" part of the deal. He wasn't fat though. They took a vacation to cape cod; on the beach he took a triple cheese burger, large fries and large drink. She took a small ice cream cone. Guess who people looked at like they saw a pig?

If people who lack intake control would work on their issues people who have an actual medical condition wouldn't be denigrated so much. My coworker ate like a bird.

How does that work, exactly? Surely if one burned more calories than one ate, fat shouldn't build up, right?

While a pure "calories in, calories out" metric sounds reasonable and is easy to understand, it doesn't actually work in real life. Some other factors involved include genetics (as illustrated by Eps05's coworker), chronic illness (my older brother is on an anti-Schizophrenia medication that made him blow up like a balloon), and a few less obvious things like insomnia and gut flora.

Here's a video with a pretty good summary of the obesity epidemic and what we currently know.


Let me clue you in on why people are fat. The average daily calories for the average american is up from 2200 in the 70s to 2700 now. Now thats just the average, but think of what 500 calories will do to a waist line in a year (extra 500 that is).

The "epidemic" makes it sound like a disease, its not, its simply people eating too damn much. Period.
Ant
2012-11-29 01:15:15 AM  
1 vote:
Dear offended people, I'm sorry that the last socially acceptable prejudice is being taken away from you. You'll get over it.

Find something else to be outraged about.
2012-11-29 01:13:08 AM  
1 vote:

anfrind: Samwise Gamgee: Eps05: I've worked with one person who was fat because of her genes. It's terrible being told by your doctor that no matter how much you exercise, even if you get liposuction, you'll always return to that size eventually. Plus the weight is causing early damage to her knees and back requiring frequent painkiller injections.

She's lucky to have a loving husband who understand the "for better or worse" part of the deal. He wasn't fat though. They took a vacation to cape cod; on the beach he took a triple cheese burger, large fries and large drink. She took a small ice cream cone. Guess who people looked at like they saw a pig?

If people who lack intake control would work on their issues people who have an actual medical condition wouldn't be denigrated so much. My coworker ate like a bird.

How does that work, exactly? Surely if one burned more calories than one ate, fat shouldn't build up, right?

[imgs.xkcd.com image 358x540]

While a pure "calories in, calories out" metric sounds reasonable and is easy to understand, it doesn't actually work in real life. Some other factors involved include genetics (as illustrated by Eps05's coworker), chronic illness (my older brother is on an anti-Schizophrenia medication that made him blow up like a balloon), and a few less obvious things like insomnia and gut flora.

Here's a video with a pretty good summary of the obesity epidemic and what we currently know.


Great cartoon, but completely irrelevant.

Do you believe in perpetual motion machines? No? Well, a human body that gains weight without intaking more calories than it is expending is, in effect, the same thing.

We don't get energy out of the air (well, without having a caloric intake for all that lovely oxygen to go to town on). We don't get energy via radio waves. We don't get it by wishing and hoping, and we don't get it from Santa.

We get energy precisely one way, unless we're in hospital on an IV drip.

We get it through our mouths.

Put the correct amount in your mouth and it is not physically possible to gain weight.
2012-11-29 01:12:25 AM  
1 vote:
gweilo8888 : " Do a crash diet and then immediately go back to your old caloric intake and poor lifestyle choices, and you *will* gain the weight back, but that's not your genes, that is your lack of self control and discipline."

We worked at Wendy's. She was one of only 2 people i knew that never ate what we made.
2012-11-29 01:07:49 AM  
1 vote:

Samwise Gamgee: Eps05: I've worked with one person who was fat because of her genes. It's terrible being told by your doctor that no matter how much you exercise, even if you get liposuction, you'll always return to that size eventually. Plus the weight is causing early damage to her knees and back requiring frequent painkiller injections.

She's lucky to have a loving husband who understand the "for better or worse" part of the deal. He wasn't fat though. They took a vacation to cape cod; on the beach he took a triple cheese burger, large fries and large drink. She took a small ice cream cone. Guess who people looked at like they saw a pig?

If people who lack intake control would work on their issues people who have an actual medical condition wouldn't be denigrated so much. My coworker ate like a bird.

How does that work, exactly? Surely if one burned more calories than one ate, fat shouldn't build up, right?


Maybe if you like starving all day long every day. I don't remember exactly though. I think it had something to do with the body being incapable of converting fat to energy due to a defect. Like diabetes being linked to defects toward converting sugars to energy.
2012-11-29 12:53:31 AM  
1 vote:

Eps05: I've worked with one person who was fat because of her genes. It's terrible being told by your doctor that no matter how much you exercise, even if you get liposuction, you'll always return to that size eventually. Plus the weight is causing early damage to her knees and back requiring frequent painkiller injections.

She's lucky to have a loving husband who understand the "for better or worse" part of the deal. He wasn't fat though. They took a vacation to cape cod; on the beach he took a triple cheese burger, large fries and large drink. She took a small ice cream cone. Guess who people looked at like they saw a pig?

If people who lack intake control would work on their issues people who have an actual medical condition wouldn't be denigrated so much. My coworker ate like a bird.


How does that work, exactly? Surely if one burned more calories than one ate, fat shouldn't build up, right?
2012-11-29 12:45:04 AM  
1 vote:
Grrrr. its. ITS. Cue Bob the Angry Flower.
2012-11-29 12:44:20 AM  
1 vote:

Jizz Master Zero: fusillade762: To save you the click:

[i48.tinypic.com image 850x1279]


ProfessorOhki: That's not plus size... that's... that's like a 1/144 head on a 1/100 body.

Yeah, the head and hands just look WRONG.

Jesus, it's like it was sculpted by Rob Liefeld.


I LOL'd.

Almost. You can see it's feet.
2012-11-29 12:39:02 AM  
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fusillade762: To save you the click:

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ProfessorOhki: That's not plus size... that's... that's like a 1/144 head on a 1/100 body.

Yeah, the head and hands just look WRONG.


Jesus, it's like it was sculpted by Rob Liefeld.
2012-11-29 12:37:45 AM  
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fusillade762: To save you the click:

[i48.tinypic.com image 850x1279]


ProfessorOhki: That's not plus size... that's... that's like a 1/144 head on a 1/100 body.

Yeah, the head and hands just look WRONG.


My problem is the shoulders and neck. His neck should be hidden under the fat, not just added on top of it. He's like a fat giraffe. And the shoulders, again, are standard muscular ones just added onto the outside of a fat torso... like the cantilevered eyes on a hammerhead shark.
2012-11-29 12:37:10 AM  
1 vote:
That thing is frightening, not because it's fat, but because... it's frightening. Haha!

Creepy fat mannequin is creepy.
2012-11-29 12:34:44 AM  
1 vote:
Do they need bigger gold thimbles?
2012-11-29 12:32:54 AM  
1 vote:
This is a news article about a reddit thread. Slow news day?
2012-11-29 12:32:07 AM  
1 vote:
Dear outraged people,

Go find a real problem.

Sincerely,
Gyrfalcon.
 
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