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2013-03-31 01:37:04 PM
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2013-03-31 02:45:35 PM
 
2013-03-31 02:45:42 PM
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What obesity looks like now
 
2013-03-31 02:53:11 PM
Because no one was fat before 1950
 
2013-03-31 03:26:01 PM

cretinbob: Because no one was fat before 1950


I remember one chubby kid in my entire elementary school in the early 70s, and he wouldn't even qualify as obese today. OTOH from what I hear from women today, the subject of this article isn't obese, she's perfectly normal and healthy and anyone who thinks otherwise should feel very bad.
 
2013-03-31 03:27:30 PM
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2013-03-31 03:36:12 PM
Of course some people weren't obese back then because they were smoking and hopped up in amphetamines to curb their appetite.
 
2013-03-31 03:42:36 PM
LOL. Two eggs a day. Looks like the Egg Council got to that nutritionist.
 
2013-03-31 03:49:01 PM
"Embarrassed at shop because she wears a size 40..."


Does a size 40 even exist anymore? What would this dress in tfa's slideshow picture be in today's sizes?

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2013-03-31 03:51:07 PM
I was Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia SC this morning.  In the gorilla enclosure there was a sign saying that the average male gorilla weighed about 400lbs and the average female about 200lbs.  In other words, about the same as an average American.
 
2013-03-31 04:06:20 PM
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I can't find it, but can someone post the pic of that bigger girl dancing weird in the club (the one with her leg way up).
 
2013-03-31 04:15:25 PM
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2013-03-31 04:17:15 PM

Mad_Radhu: Of course some people weren't obese back then because they were smoking and hopped up in amphetamines to curb their appetite.


This. I'm currently taking amphetamine prescribed by my doctor to fight lethargy brought on by my use of morphine for pain. One side effect is I have no appetite. I've list thirty pounds in 4 months without even trying. I can't believe amphetamine isn't used for weight loss by doctors.
 
2013-03-31 04:19:20 PM
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2013-03-31 04:21:09 PM
And yet, the "slender" women in the swimsuit pictures and the subject herself  in the "Now down to 155 pounds, an attractive Dorothy dances at Navy Ball" picture would be considered overweight today.
 
2013-03-31 04:24:18 PM

OBBN: Mad_Radhu: Of course some people weren't obese back then because they were smoking and hopped up in amphetamines to curb their appetite.

This. I'm currently taking amphetamine prescribed by my doctor to fight lethargy brought on by my use of morphine for pain. One side effect is I have no appetite. I've list thirty pounds in 4 months without even trying. I can't believe amphetamine isn't used for weight loss by doctors.


Opiates and speed?

what symptoms do I need to fake?
 
2013-03-31 04:24:32 PM

OBBN: I can't believe amphetamine isn't used for weight loss by doctors.


Maybe it's because of that whole addiction thing?
 
2013-03-31 04:25:07 PM

CodeMonkey4Life: Opiates and speed?


John Belushi shakes his head sadly.
 
2013-03-31 04:41:19 PM

theorellior: LOL. Two eggs a day. Looks like the Egg Council got to that nutritionist.


Don't forget the pint of milk and Potato. And make sure you get your daily allocation of butter, citizen.

phaseolus: Does a size 40 even exist anymore? What would this dress in tfa's slideshow picture be in today's sizes?


20ish?


vossiewulf: cretinbob: Because no one was fat before 1950

I remember one chubby kid in my entire elementary school in the early 70s, and he wouldn't even qualify as obese today. OTOH from what I hear from women today, the subject of this article isn't obese, she's perfectly normal and healthy and anyone who thinks otherwise should feel very bad.


JHFC, this. You're fat. Fatty fat fat fat. It's not healthy just because everybody else is fat. "Average" is not some meaningful signifier.

It also always astonishes me when men (or other women) see a picture of a women who's actually in shape and proclaim that she needs to be fatter. Seriously?

Oh, and blubber and curves are not the same thing. Please stop confusing the two.
 
2013-03-31 04:45:16 PM

stevetherobot: And yet, the "slender" women in the swimsuit pictures and the subject herself  in the "Now down to 155 pounds, an attractive Dorothy dances at Navy Ball" picture would be considered overweight today.


Not so much. She would have been considered overweight then, she was just less overweight than she had been. "Attractive" is used in comparison to her past self, not broader standards.

Today, that final weight would be considered "an average normal body, perfectly fine and in no way fat, thankyouverymuchnowbuggeroff".
 
2013-03-31 04:49:31 PM

OBBN: Mad_Radhu: Of course some people weren't obese back then because they were smoking and hopped up in amphetamines to curb their appetite. This. I'm currently taking amphetamine prescribed by my doctor to fight lethargy brought on by my use of morphine for pain. One side effect is I have no appetite. I've list thirty pounds in 4 months without even trying. I can't believe amphetamine isn't used for weight loss by doctors.

I believe a specialised appetite suppressant was approved by the FDA last year, but I wouldn't want to try it because not all the risks are known. I hit the 50 lb milestone this week going from 394 to 343 lbs since New Year's Day on a combination of lifestyle change and orlistat, so I wouldn't want to mess with something that's already working very well for me.



As an aside, I think that woman in 1950 was very brave to expose herself like that. It can't have been easy back then when women with her figure were less commonplace.
 
2013-03-31 04:50:14 PM

spigi: I was Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia SC this morning.  In the gorilla enclosure there was a sign saying that the average male gorilla weighed about 400lbs and the average female about 200lbs.  In other words, about the same as an average American.


Hey, I worked at that zoo when I was a kid! I went to USC and it was how I paid for my Ramen noodles before learning how to tend bar

/really nice zoo for such an unremarkable town
//do they still have the polar bear observatory and sea lion feedings?
 
2013-03-31 04:55:24 PM
One thing about the fat people in this slideshow - chances are they were actually healthier compared to their modern counterparts. I mean, they ate actual food as opposed to the dollar menu at McDonald's and frozen pizzas dripping with ingredients no one can pronounce. I imagine that being fat from milk, bacon, and eggs is better than being fat from the frozen food aisle.
 
2013-03-31 04:57:09 PM

dickfreckle: One thing about the fat people in this slideshow - chances are they were actually healthier compared to their modern counterparts. I mean, they ate actual food as opposed to the dollar menu at McDonald's and frozen pizzas dripping with ingredients no one can pronounce. I imagine that being fat from milk, bacon, and eggs is better than being fat from the frozen food aisle.


Ish.  Remember, for most of the 1940s butter and sugar were rarer commodities.
 
2013-03-31 04:57:36 PM

phaseolus: "Embarrassed at shop because she wears a size 40..."


Does a size 40 even exist anymore? What would this dress in tfa's slideshow picture be in today's sizes?

[timelifeblog.files.wordpress.com image 361x492]


Probably a 22W or so, just eyeballing it. What's interesting to me is that if you look at the picture where she is measuring her waist, it's still only around 31". She carried a  lot of weight in her chest and hips.
 
2013-03-31 05:12:26 PM

cptjeff: Oh, and blubber and curves are not the same thing. Please stop confusing the two.


Ha! Seriously. I've known more than a few fat (i.e. medically obese, not "pleasingly plump") girls who thought they really had something spectacular happening in the breast department, when all they had were enormous fleshy torpedoes that stared at their feet in the shower.
 
2013-03-31 05:20:31 PM

Generation_D: Deslided for those of you too fat and lazy to click on a slide show. Me, I would, but I have to be at the gym in 26 minutes.


Thanks for that. Always appreciated.

thisispete: As an aside, I think that woman in 1950 was very brave to expose herself like that. It can't have been easy back then when women with her figure were less commonplace.


Yeah, I had the same thought while going through those pics. Props to Dorothy Bradley.
 
2013-03-31 05:31:47 PM
Saddest thing in the world is a fat chick with no tits.
 
2013-03-31 05:51:36 PM

Wittenberg Dropout: Saddest thing in the world is a fat chick with no tits.



The saddest thing in the world is fake tits on any woman.

I'm not judging.  It's not up to me what any woman does with/to her body.  But they make me sad personally.
 
2013-03-31 05:54:17 PM

OBBN: Mad_Radhu: Of course some people weren't obese back then because they were smoking and hopped up in amphetamines to curb their appetite.

This. I'm currently taking amphetamine prescribed by my doctor to fight lethargy brought on by my use of morphine for pain. One side effect is I have no appetite. I've list thirty pounds in 4 months without even trying. I can't believe amphetamine isn't used for weight loss by doctors.


Back then, it was - dextroamphetamine, or Dexedrine, was popularly prescribed for weight loss. Turned out the side effects were much worse than obesity.
 
2013-03-31 06:11:12 PM

that was my nickname in highschool: Wittenberg Dropout: Saddest thing in the world is a fat chick with no tits.


The saddest thing in the world is fake tits on any woman.


Mournful tits. Like two suicide notes stuffed in a glitter-bra.
 
2013-03-31 06:12:35 PM

t3knomanser: Mournful tits. Like two suicide notes stuffed in a glitter-bra.



Has anyone ever told you that you have a way with words?
 
2013-03-31 06:19:15 PM

t3knomanser: that was my nickname in highschool: Wittenberg Dropout: Saddest thing in the world is a fat chick with no tits.


The saddest thing in the world is fake tits on any woman.

Mournful tits. Like two suicide notes stuffed in a glitter-bra.


Those things are like a little kid with progeria cracking all his ribs trying to catch a Nerf ball.
 
2013-03-31 06:20:07 PM

that was my nickname in highschool: Has anyone ever told you that you have a way with words?


Not my words.
 
2013-03-31 06:20:24 PM
Interesting photos.

Some time ago I remember reading the annual "fattest state in the Union" type article where they say the percentage of obese people per state (I think it's Mississippi?) and what caught my eye was the observation that the leanest state, Colorado, would have been the fattest state just a decade prior.

I weep for our society.
 
2013-03-31 06:32:55 PM

FirstNationalBastard: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 450x220]


This. :D  (Why, I already HAVE an Adipose Complex...little babby Adiposes are CUTE :D)

/besides, needed something cute to take my mind off the nightmare fuel that erupted in the U of L/Duke game
 
2013-03-31 06:46:19 PM

Mad_Radhu: t3knomanser: that was my nickname in highschool: Wittenberg Dropout: Saddest thing in the world is a fat chick with no tits.


The saddest thing in the world is fake tits on any woman.

Mournful tits. Like two suicide notes stuffed in a glitter-bra.

Those things are like a little kid with progeria cracking all his ribs trying to catch a Nerf ball.


It's like she put a dollar's worth of change into some old socks and then taped them to her chest.
 
2013-03-31 06:58:06 PM

Great Porn Dragon: FirstNationalBastard: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 450x220]

This. :D  (Why, I already HAVE an Adipose Complex...little babby Adiposes are CUTE :D)

/besides, needed something cute to take my mind off the nightmare fuel that erupted in the U of L/Duke game




Here ya go
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2013-03-31 07:12:38 PM
5/22 scripts. Thanks Time.com for ruining my Internet experience. I'll pass.

/assholes
 
2013-03-31 07:43:31 PM

phaseolus: "Embarrassed at shop because she wears a size 40..."


Does a size 40 even exist anymore? What would this dress in tfa's slideshow picture be in today's sizes?

[timelifeblog.files.wordpress.com image 361x492]


Ignoring the (very common) practice of size deflation, where companies lie about what size the clothes are to make women feel better about buying them, today's women's sizes are inches-20. So, a woman who wears a 36/30 Levi's is theoretically a size 16, as long as she's proportionate to her waist.
 
2013-03-31 08:02:10 PM
They need an after swimsuit picture so I can properly objectify her, but the last pic, yeah, I'd talk to her.
 
2013-03-31 08:47:06 PM

stevetherobot: And yet, the "slender" women in the swimsuit pictures and the subject herself  in the "Now down to 155 pounds, an attractive Dorothy dances at Navy Ball" picture would be considered overweight today.


Are you high?
 
2013-03-31 08:52:27 PM

cretinbob: Because no one not as many people were  was fat before 1950


FTFY
 
2013-03-31 08:58:54 PM

cptjeff: theorellior: LOL. Two eggs a day. Looks like the Egg Council got to that nutritionist.

Don't forget the pint of milk and Potato. And make sure you get your daily allocation of butter, citizen.


https://www.google.com/url?sa=f&rct=j&url=http://www.amazon.com/Why- We -Get-Fat-About/dp/0307474259&q=&esrc=s&ei=WttYUefNE8TB0QGmioDIDg&usg=A FQjCNHv9c5YR_Ftp7gawzLsdFFyaF-mrg

It's more likely that the potato was making her fat than the milk and butter. This book is amazing. Its principles work.
 
2013-03-31 09:04:24 PM

spigi: I was Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia SC this morning.  In the gorilla enclosure there was a sign saying that the average male gorilla weighed about 400lbs and the average female about 200lbs.  In other words, about the same as an average American.


Were you there for the Brunch they served for Easter as well?
 
2013-03-31 09:13:37 PM

Shakin_Haitian: stevetherobot: And yet, the "slender" women in the swimsuit pictures and the subject herself  in the "Now down to 155 pounds, an attractive Dorothy dances at Navy Ball" picture would be considered overweight today.

Are you high?


I think he's talking about the idealized "perfect" woman's body as given to us by the modern beauty magazines/fashion industry these days and not the reality on the ground
 
2013-03-31 09:39:58 PM

dickfreckle: spigi: I was Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia SC this morning.  In the gorilla enclosure there was a sign saying that the average male gorilla weighed about 400lbs and the average female about 200lbs.  In other words, about the same as an average American.

Hey, I worked at that zoo when I was a kid! I went to USC and it was how I paid for my Ramen noodles before learning how to tend bar

/really nice zoo for such an unremarkable town
//do they still have the polar bear observatory and sea lion feedings?


I didn't see them, although we may have skipped a bit.
 
2013-03-31 09:40:41 PM

goodolboy71: spigi: I was Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia SC this morning.  In the gorilla enclosure there was a sign saying that the average male gorilla weighed about 400lbs and the average female about 200lbs.  In other words, about the same as an average American.

Were you there for the Brunch they served for Easter as well?


No, we went to Bombay Grill for lunch.
 
2013-03-31 10:14:53 PM

cptjeff: Today, that final weight would be considered "an average normal body, perfectly fine and in no way fat, thankyouverymuchnowbuggeroff".


actually, depends on body composition-12-19% body fat is considered "athletic" for women 20-28% is considered "healthy", so if you have a female with little muscle tone, and a large amount of body fat, she'd not be healthy. Size or weight alone are not measurements of "health".

I'm 144 pounds and 23% body fat, working with a personal trainer to get down to 20% or lower(started at 27% 6 weeks ago), my boss is 120 pounds and has zero muscle tone, and no endurance. I can run 12 minute miles currently-after not having run in over 12 years, and I'm doing strength training and a lot of weight training, my boss does nothing but cardio(strength training scares her because adding muscle adds weight), and only for 30 minutes 2x a week. I'm at the gym 4-5x a week, and starting running outside the gym 2x a week. Which of us is "healthy"?
 
2013-03-31 10:25:34 PM

Wittenberg Dropout: Saddest thing in the world is a fat chick with no tits.


likely from PCOS(1 out of 20 women are thought to have it)-which causes higher levels of testosterone(blocking breast development), and insulin resistance(causing obesity).
 
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