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.

(International Business Times)   Gov. Chris Christie wants you to comment on his fabulous 300 lb. figure   (ibtimes.com) divider line 197
    More: Followup, Chris Christie, Mika Brzezinski  
•       •       •

9298 clicks; posted to Main » on 16 May 2013 at 1:28 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-05-16 03:25:04 PM  

pounddawg: Here's what I don't get about lapband...You have this surgery (that could have many bad side effects) and then you have to follow this strict diet. Why not just skip the surgery and just do the strict diet with some moderate exercise?


The best working theory is that the various techniques do really impact various hunger-producing hormones.

The pragmatic answer?  Because it works.  Because it statistically works better and over a longer term with fewer failures (plenty of failures, mind you, but fewer) than any diet regime going.  Because the stats are so strong that hundreds of insurance plans have started covering it, and they have whole rooms of actuaries on the case.
 
2013-05-16 03:25:54 PM  

liam76: Jument: liam76: /Exercise is optional - it's healthy for many reasons, but not needed for reducing weight.

Do you want to lose weight more slowly and/or do you want to die young of heart disease or a dozen other things? If yes, then by all means don't exercise.

Protip: exercise should not be considered optional by anyone.

That wasn't me who said that,  I agree with you.


Oops. Quoting is hard! Sorry...
 
2013-05-16 03:26:04 PM  

DirkValentine: fireclown: Since this is looking like a weight loss/why you're fat thread, I've got a question.  I wake up and eat bread at night, and it's keeping me from dropping the last 15 pounds.  I'm close to awake, but I can't quite seem to not eat.  It isn't like crazy ambien eating, usually two slices of white bread. I've had sleep evaluations, no dice.  I've tried drugs up to ambien, no dice.  Tried changing sleep hours, giving up caffine, literally gone to talk to the Buddhists on the mountaintop for meditation tips, no dice.

Any advice?  It's making me crazy.

Get rid of the bread.


That is some sound advice right there.
 
2013-05-16 03:26:25 PM  
Okay here is where I brag about going from 287 to 185 in 12 months through diet and exercise.
 
2013-05-16 03:27:03 PM  

Gadflypaper: Magorn: I can sympathize, when I droped from 370 to 285 in about 3 1/2 months, *I* felt svelte and skinny as hell, and of course those closest to me DID comment extensively about it, but  of course 6'2 and 285 still ain't skiiny.  It's why when i recently droped another 40 I was taken aback by how many people commented on it, and not just friends, but people in line at the bus, check-out clerks, even the guy running the omelelte station at a place I go to brunch about once every six months or so.   To me 40lbs was chump change so barely worth noticing, but the difference between 240 and 280 is, to the outside world, apparently much more noticeable than 370-280...

I went from 285 to 185 in about 8 months. My friends we're throwing sandwiches at me. I'm 6'4" though, so I look like a bean pole without the extra girth. Good luck and keep at it; It's worth it.


Americans have forgotten how normal people look like.  I got into a stupid argument at another forum about this.  A guy who lost a whole bunch of weight but was still clearly around 15-20 lbs too heavy proudly declared how skinny he was, even though it was obvious that he had a bunch of fat on his waist that needed to go.
 
2013-05-16 03:27:52 PM  

Smackledorfer: The Crepes of Wrath: Bravo Two: What's the biggest thing you did to drop that extra 40? I work out now, barely eat a meal a day, and still can't get below 290 at 6'3".

That's your problem right there.  Starving yourself isn't a good way to lose weight.

It isn't the healthiest way, nor it is it the most effective, but it is definitely effective. Frankly I don't believe people who pretend they barely eat anything while working out and still can't shed pounds.  Body's certainly do have a starvation mode, but that mode involves eating itself and, well, starving.  That means you don't get to maintain a fat weight while running a calorie deficit.

As far as the good governor goes, I seem to recall him claiming he was very healthy despite being a lardass so GET OFF HIS BACK a year or so ago.  Now he is losing weight for health reasons? I won't laugh at a fat person trying to lose weight, but I will mock anyone that is 100+ pounds overweight and lies about being healthy.


"starvation mode" is somewhat poorly understood by science but esentially, when you trip it, it's like flipping a switch that makes a car go from getting 20 mpg to one that gets 40.  We generally don't completely breakdown into useable energy all the caloriies we consume.   How mch of what we eat becomes useable body energy can vary based on a huge number of factors including, apparently, the species of bacteria that infests our guts.  To some extent this helps explain why one person can stuff their face to thier heart's content and never gain weight while another east a modest amount of food but still balloons up.  (meaning the next major famine that hits, you skinny biatches are toast and we fatties will be the only ones to make it through alive).   So yes, losing weight by  simply cutting caloric intake can be VERY difficult for some people (a situation that is exacerabted by the fact that easiest way to restrict calories is to eat low-fat foods, but many of the ones comercially availble try to replace the fat taste by boosting the sugar content, which causes insulin to send your body a signal to STORE fat not Burn it.)
 
2013-05-16 03:29:01 PM  

TheRameres: I'm going to throw my two cents into the weightloss discussion here, but the main thing that worked for me (captain obvious here) is creating a calorie deficit and using an app to track everything you eat throughout the day.  And I do mean EVERYTHING, from the beer to the mints to the "oh look there's an extra cookie leftover from a meeting and I'm gonna NOM NOM NOM it up!"  No supplements, no avoiding certain foods.  Just a calorie deficit.  Now that's not to say I didn't avoid junk food (because that should be common sense), but if I'd been at the gym for an hour that day and then spent another hour at home shoveling snow/mowing the lawn, you can bet I scarffed down some Peanut Butter World.

I'm 5' 9", started at 200 lbs back in September, and lost weight for the same reason Christie did - the guy at the suit store said he couldn't let out my suit pants anymore because they were maxed, and said "I was easily a 38" inseam", although I was wearing 36" pair of shorts at the time.  Definitely depressed me a bit.

38 lbs. later, I'm running my first 5K in June, down to a loose 34" dress pant, and love running into people I haven't seen for awhile.  My end goal is to get to 150 lbs, but I've shifted most of my exercise efforts to weight lifting as opposed to cardio.  162 is a good weight, but I'm still pretty flabby, and am hoping that putting more emphasis into building some muscle will help with a better shape.


Yeah, same thing here.  Calorie deficit and tracked EVERYTHING using MyFitnessPal.  I'm now back to the weight I was in 2000.

I still have to lose around 20 lbs to get back down to a more healthy weight.  I have a lot of fat in my midsection still.
 
2013-05-16 03:29:58 PM  

Magorn: Smackledorfer: The Crepes of Wrath: Bravo Two: What's the biggest thing you did to drop that extra 40? I work out now, barely eat a meal a day, and still can't get below 290 at 6'3".

That's your problem right there.  Starving yourself isn't a good way to lose weight.

It isn't the healthiest way, nor it is it the most effective, but it is definitely effective. Frankly I don't believe people who pretend they barely eat anything while working out and still can't shed pounds.  Body's certainly do have a starvation mode, but that mode involves eating itself and, well, starving.  That means you don't get to maintain a fat weight while running a calorie deficit.

As far as the good governor goes, I seem to recall him claiming he was very healthy despite being a lardass so GET OFF HIS BACK a year or so ago.  Now he is losing weight for health reasons? I won't laugh at a fat person trying to lose weight, but I will mock anyone that is 100+ pounds overweight and lies about being healthy.

"starvation mode" is somewhat poorly understood by science but esentially, when you trip it, it's like flipping a switch that makes a car go from getting 20 mpg to one that gets 40.  We generally don't completely breakdown into useable energy all the caloriies we consume.   How mch of what we eat becomes useable body energy can vary based on a huge number of factors including, apparently, the species of bacteria that infests our guts.  To some extent this helps explain why one person can stuff their face to thier heart's content and never gain weight while another east a modest amount of food but still balloons up.  (meaning the next major famine that hits, you skinny biatches are toast and we fatties will be the only ones to make it through alive).   So yes, losing weight by  simply cutting caloric intake can be VERY difficult for some people (a situation that is exacerabted by the fact that easiest way to restrict calories is to eat low-fat foods, but many of the ones comercially availbl ...


No, the easiest way to restrict calories is to not stuff your gullet with so much food...
 
2013-05-16 03:30:38 PM  

Lawnchair: Carn: Cheers to him but he took the easy way out.  He isn't doing diet and exercise he got his stomach stapled.  I'd like to see a public figure do it the hard way.

So, taking a hard problem, after trying the tact that has a 1% long-term success rate, goes in the tact that has a ~25% long-term success rate.

To me, that's pragmatism and following the lead of statistics over following a dogma.  That's something I'd  LIKE to see in more politicians.


I'll still give him credit for it regardless.  I know you still have to follow a diet after they do it.
 
2013-05-16 03:31:19 PM  

instantwin: Not comparable because the starvation victims cheat: after being hungry for two days, there still is no food in sight.


Which is the real answer. People who "starve" themselves aren't actually starving themselves. They're eating just as much as they always did. If they didn't, they'd lose weight.
 
2013-05-16 03:32:49 PM  

Shazam999


Americans have forgotten how normal people look like. I got into a stupid argument at another forum about this. A guy who lost a whole bunch of weight but was still clearly around 15-20 lbs too heavy proudly declared how skinny he was, even though it was obvious that he had a bunch of fat on his waist that needed to go.


You should look into this really cool thing called 'context'. It is quite likely that former-fatty was stating how skinny he is compared to how fat he used to be. Just a thought.
 
2013-05-16 03:35:16 PM  

Whiskey Pete: Okay here is where I brag about going from 287 to 185 in 12 months through diet and exercise.


Same here.

/ three bloody times
 
2013-05-16 03:35:23 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Shazam999

Americans have forgotten how normal people look like. I got into a stupid argument at another forum about this. A guy who lost a whole bunch of weight but was still clearly around 15-20 lbs too heavy proudly declared how skinny he was, even though it was obvious that he had a bunch of fat on his waist that needed to go.


You should look into this really cool thing called 'context'. It is quite likely that former-fatty was stating how skinny he is compared to how fat he used to be. Just a thought.


Nope.  He honestly thought he was getting too skinny, based on his appearance.  Dude still had a 36 waist, which is quite high for his height.
 
2013-05-16 03:42:48 PM  

Shazam999


Nope. He honestly thought he was getting too skinny, based on his appearance.


Wow, really?? Maybe be wasn't used to seeing a fun-house-mirror version of himself, but you're right: it sounds like he didn't need to worry about excessive skinniness.
 
2013-05-16 03:43:36 PM  

Gadflypaper: Magorn: I can sympathize, when I droped from 370 to 285 in about 3 1/2 months, *I* felt svelte and skinny as hell, and of course those closest to me DID comment extensively about it, but  of course 6'2 and 285 still ain't skiiny.  It's why when i recently droped another 40 I was taken aback by how many people commented on it, and not just friends, but people in line at the bus, check-out clerks, even the guy running the omelelte station at a place I go to brunch about once every six months or so.   To me 40lbs was chump change so barely worth noticing, but the difference between 240 and 280 is, to the outside world, apparently much more noticeable than 370-280...

I went from 285 to 185 in about 8 months. My friends we're throwing sandwiches at me. I'm 6'4" though, so I look like a bean pole without the extra girth. Good luck and keep at it; It's worth it.


The awkward moment was seeing a friend I hadn;t seen in six months and them saying "hey you' look great, you've lost a ton of weight--is everything OK?"   leaving me the opening to tell them about my cancer or somesuch...

and Yeah, for me it's REALLY worth it right now.  In the ten years between my first hundred lbs and the second 40 I picked up a slight touch of Type II 'Beetus  which prompted me to return to Low carbing for a while.   I'm more than a little hopeful that with perscription-strength Vit D Supplementation and being strict about carb intake that this is a temporary condition.   And so far...Doc's giving it a definite-maybe.  Went from a 300 fasting sugar and an 11.9 A1C shortly after diagnosis  to an A1C of 5.5 (depending on who you ask, that's either normal or pre-diabetic)  three months later.   Something she had thought was frankly impossible before I gave it a go.

Currently only I'm taking 1 pill a day (2mg (1/4 of the max dose) of Glimeperide) and just trying to eat right and keep the carbs low. and overall I'm way healthier than I was pre-diagnosis
 
2013-05-16 03:44:16 PM  
Simplest way to lose weight AND keep it off (which is much harder than losing it):

1) Keep eating ALL the same foods you've been eating. Swearing off entire food types (bread, pasta, burgers, whatever) won't work in the long-term. You'll eventually just end up craving them...and destroying your diet.

2) Order (or prepare) exactly what you would normally do. BUT...cut each item exactly in half, and just eat the half. (Ex. steak with mashed potatoes, and glass of wine. Eat half the steak, half the potatoes, half the glass of wine). Save the remaining half for next meal.

3) After completing the meal, drink a LARGE glass of water. Drink all of it. This will wash away all residual flavors in your mouth (which cause craving for snacks), and clarify how "full" you truly feel. This step is IMPORTANT!!

4) Remove all easily-obtainable snack bags and boxes from your house. If you want a snack, you can have anything, BUT you must get in your car and drive to the convenience store to get a single snack.

Following these steps will result in very slow, but steady weightloss. Its biggest benefit is that it teaches you to eat in the real world, through portion control, rather than artificial constructs like swearing off entire food classes. Starting a "diet" which you won't use for the rest of your life isn't worth spending even one day on. Low-carb diets work to lose the weight, but everybody eventually starts really craving breads, cookies, brownies, etc, and you gain all the weight back.

I lost 100 pounds following this plan, required no book or special tools, no special foods, and I've kept it off for years now. I eat all the foods I love, and it's easy to continue.
 
2013-05-16 03:48:24 PM  

Shazam999: Englebert Slaptyback: Shazam999

Americans have forgotten how normal people look like. I got into a stupid argument at another forum about this. A guy who lost a whole bunch of weight but was still clearly around 15-20 lbs too heavy proudly declared how skinny he was, even though it was obvious that he had a bunch of fat on his waist that needed to go.


You should look into this really cool thing called 'context'. It is quite likely that former-fatty was stating how skinny he is compared to how fat he used to be. Just a thought.

Nope.  He honestly thought he was getting too skinny, based on his appearance.  Dude still had a 36 waist, which is quite high for his height.


When you used to wear size52's (as gove Christie and I both did once upon a when) 40 seems pretty damn small to you, much less 36.  And remember, a human male at their healthiest has about a 10% body fat to weight ratio.  (women have a 15% one)  Get to far below that and you are setting yourself up for a whole different set of health problems.  Other than folks like Olympic swimmers and professional Boxers the "washboard abs" look is not only not very achieveable but not healthy long -term
 
2013-05-16 03:49:06 PM  

pounddawg: Here's what I don't get about lapband...You have this surgery (that could have many bad side effects) and then you have to follow this strict diet. Why not just skip the surgery and just do the strict diet with some moderate exercise?


Yeah, I don't really understand that.  I have a similar story- I got a small rectal fissure (no homo) a long time ago and it bleeds very rarely.  I finally went to see a proctologist to make sure it wasn't really dangerous.  He told me to take lots of fiber, cut down on soda, and drink more water.  I did this for 2 months and I got tired of the fiber powders and pills, so I went back and we talked surgery.  He told me there was a risk, albeit small, that I would lose control of my sphincter completely, and of course I'd have to continue the fiber and diet changes.  I didn't see an upside so I just make sure to chase my beer with lots of water.  The surgery seemed to be all risk, little reward.

I've seen plenty of really determined fatties beat the band too by drinking calories or basically eating slowly nonstop.  My uncle the anesthesiologist says that lots of people come to see his practice in November so they can "let out" their lap bands (the adjustable ones) so they can eat a lot for the holidays then they come back in January to get it readjusted.  What's the point of that?
 
2013-05-16 03:49:45 PM  
CSS time:  I think Christie is a loud, obnoxious dickhead, but I can't snark on him for wanting to lose weight.  I think it's asinine that people in this country make fun of fat people for being fat, then make fun of them when they try to lose weight, either by hitting the gym or having a lap band/gastric bypass.  It's like, make up your goddamn minds, you little shiatheads.  There's this woman at the gym my boyfriend and I go to, and she's probably about 250-260 lbs.  Without fail, every time we'd go, there would be this one asshole making mooing noises at her when she was on the treadmill.  One day my boyfriend got pissed off and went over there and told him if he didn't shut the fark up, he'd be gumming his food.  Now, he is 5'7 and about 150 lbs, so not exactly Schwarzenegger, but the dude was sufficiently worried, so he shut up and left.  Haven't seen him back there since, though that woman is still there, plugging along.  We've seen her often enough that we've noticed she's lost weight, and she looks good.

So yeah, there's plenty to shiat on Christie about, but this isn't one of them.
 
2013-05-16 03:49:52 PM  
So here's my experience: Used to be 250lbs and am down to 160 now. I'm 5'7" and went from a 42 to 33 inch waist. Initially I did a very low carb diet and that helped, but what helped me stay on the path once I started putting more carbs into my body as my exercise level increased were substitutions and learning how to cook in various methods in order to keep my taste buds interested. I actually got myself down to 152lbs but it was just too difficult to maintain when I went from walk/jogging to weight lifting. 160lbs seems to be where I'm happy. I never did any super tweaking out on various substances to promote weight loss or anything like that. If it works for you, cool, but for the average person input vs. output is usually the way to go. It's surprising how many people are dishonest with themselves and others when it comes to their eating habits.
 
2013-05-16 03:56:29 PM  
Oh and congrats to everyone making the effort to improve their quality of life.
 
2013-05-16 03:59:23 PM  
Good for Christie. Would be better to see him lose it more through diet and exercise, but still good for him for finding a way to lose some weight.
 
2013-05-16 04:05:20 PM  

pounddawg: Here's what I don't get about lapband...You have this surgery (that could have many bad side effects) and then you have to follow this strict diet. Why not just skip the surgery and just do the strict diet with some moderate exercise?


I had a friend that had weight loss surgery (gastric by pass) after years of yo-yo dieting. To me, the main problem with some people that can't keep weight off is they always "feel" hungry, or at least want to eat. She'd tell me about how often she thought of food, and it wasn't normal or healthy. She knew exactly what she needed to do to be a healthy weight, but the amount of effort it took to stay the course was stressful and... not understandable by people like me, I guess. So she has the surgery, and I was really worried, but so far she's down 100 lbs, and the best part for her is that she no longer stresses about food. The desire to want to eat all the time went away, and some of the stuff she used to love doesn't even temp her anymore. Part of it is because certain foods will make her sick if she eats it, but I really think a lot of it was mental because the joy she used to get from over eating no longer exists for her.

/just my random thoughts
 
2013-05-16 04:05:31 PM  

Magorn: When you used to wear size52's (as gove Christie and I both did once upon a when) 40 seems pretty damn small to you, much less 36. And remember, a human male at their healthiest has about a 10% body fat to weight ratio. (women have a 15% one) Get to far below that and you are setting yourself up for a whole different set of health problems. Other than folks like Olympic swimmers and professional Boxers the "washboard abs" look is not only not very achieveable but not healthy long -term


For most guys abs start to show at 12-15% BF.  There's some variability because everyone stores fat different places.  Most people who claim single digit bodyfat are lying, this goes doubly for people claiming numbers like 3-5%, unless they're actually starving.
 
2013-05-16 04:08:46 PM  

fireclown: Since this is looking like a weight loss/why you're fat thread, I've got a question.  I wake up and eat bread at night, and it's keeping me from dropping the last 15 pounds.  I'm close to awake, but I can't quite seem to not eat.  It isn't like crazy ambien eating, usually two slices of white bread. I've had sleep evaluations, no dice.  I've tried drugs up to ambien, no dice.  Tried changing sleep hours, giving up caffine, literally gone to talk to the Buddhists on the mountaintop for meditation tips, no dice.

Any advice?  It's making me crazy.


7/10 good effort, many bites you shall have
 
2013-05-16 04:10:03 PM  

DerAppie: SuperNinjaToad: hmmm maybe after the surgery he is 300ibs but before that I would say he is closer to 400 ibs.
Either way if you're lik 6' 6 300 is NOT that grossly obese..  how tall is Christie anyway? 6' 2" or something? he looks like a big guy. I remember him towering over Obama in one of the pictures.

If someone is 300 lbs at 6'6" then (s)he is that grossly obese.

Only 6 inches taller than me and almost twice the weight makes him/her a fat person.


6" 0'   150 lbs.      Some people are like that.................in Ethiopia.
 
2013-05-16 04:11:16 PM  

Coco LaFemme: CSS time:  I think Christie is a loud, obnoxious dickhead, but I can't snark on him for wanting to lose weight.  I think it's asinine that people in this country make fun of fat people for being fat, then make fun of them when they try to lose weight, either by hitting the gym or having a lap band/gastric bypass.  It's like, make up your goddamn minds, you little shiatheads.  There's this woman at the gym my boyfriend and I go to, and she's probably about 250-260 lbs.  Without fail, every time we'd go, there would be this one asshole making mooing noises at her when she was on the treadmill.  One day my boyfriend got pissed off and went over there and told him if he didn't shut the fark up, he'd be gumming his food.  Now, he is 5'7 and about 150 lbs, so not exactly Schwarzenegger, but the dude was sufficiently worried, so he shut up and left.  Haven't seen him back there since, though that woman is still there, plugging along.  We've seen her often enough that we've noticed she's lost weight, and she looks good.

So yeah, there's plenty to shiat on Christie about, but this isn't one of them.


As someone who has had people yell "Give it up fatty!" and even throw beer bottles at me while I was running, I thank you.
 
2013-05-16 04:16:24 PM  
He's *at least* 375 lbs, at least during Sandy and such. However, I am really sick of the Fatty McFatty shiat with him. I truly don't give a flying fark about anyone's weight. If he's slimming down for politics or for personal reasons...awesome. I wish people didn't do it surgically (only because many of those surgeries are dangerous and have long term probs, like gastric bypass) but again...that's a personal choice.

If I'm going to dislike or mock someone, it's going to be because they're an asshat (Amy & Samy wheee) not because of what they look like, or how they sound. Content of character and all that jazz.

I really don't get the fat hate. I just don't. I have friends who've been overweight their whole lives and the stories I've heard from them...holy shiat. Seriously between all the bullshiat people have put them through their entire lives, plus not feeling as attractive as they should, PLUS living in a society that loathes obesity...if it was easy for them they wouldn't be overweight. I've yet to meet someone who was that didn't struggle with it. It's not like they get any breaks over it.

/used to think fat people were just lazy. Isn't ashamed to admit she was wrong.
 
2013-05-16 04:16:50 PM  

liam76: "It's not as simple as, 'Push yourself away from the table and you'll be fine.'"


Yeah, it is that simple.


But it's NOT that simple when your arms are too short and your belly to big.
 
2013-05-16 04:24:08 PM  
A thread about being fat! Now there's something farkers can sink their teeth into!
 
2013-05-16 04:25:12 PM  
www.powerlineblog.com

Being a big guy (and one who resembles Christie at that), I wondered how tall he was so I could try and estimate his weight.  At my "pushing maximum density weight" I hit 333 lb. at 5'8", and looked about identical to what he does in this pic.  From that I extrapolate he was probably closing in on 375-400.

I don't like his politics or his party, but I say good for him for doing whatever he felt necessary for his health.  More power to him.
 
2013-05-16 04:26:02 PM  
there's this thing called fruit and vegetables (the one's other than potatoes)
try them

every time you sit down to your usual serving of eight pounds of pasta
(I'm assuming that's like 6 - 12 times a day)
instead have a couple oranges

it'll help you move your bowels too
 
2013-05-16 04:27:50 PM  
I have a question for you fatties and former fatties: how and why did you let yourself get that huge? I'm 6' and usually weigh in between 180-200 depending on how much I pay attention to how much I eat and work out. When I start pushing up to 200 mark and my pants start getting tight so I start working out more and really watching what I eat. What is it that allows a person to eat themselves into a spherical shape?

Don't get me wrong, I love me some junk food and I can really pack it away. I'm no stranger to a late night $20 trip to Taco Bell, I just don't do it all the time.
 
2013-05-16 04:28:04 PM  

Magorn: Shazam999: Englebert Slaptyback: Shazam999

Americans have forgotten how normal people look like. I got into a stupid argument at another forum about this. A guy who lost a whole bunch of weight but was still clearly around 15-20 lbs too heavy proudly declared how skinny he was, even though it was obvious that he had a bunch of fat on his waist that needed to go.


You should look into this really cool thing called 'context'. It is quite likely that former-fatty was stating how skinny he is compared to how fat he used to be. Just a thought.

Nope.  He honestly thought he was getting too skinny, based on his appearance.  Dude still had a 36 waist, which is quite high for his height.

When you used to wear size52's (as gove Christie and I both did once upon a when) 40 seems pretty damn small to you, much less 36.  And remember, a human male at their healthiest has about a 10% body fat to weight ratio.  (women have a 15% one)  Get to far below that and you are setting yourself up for a whole different set of health problems.  Other than folks like Olympic swimmers and professional Boxers the "washboard abs" look is not only not very achieveable but not healthy long -term


Someone needs to tell you what a normal waist size is.  And large waist sizes are very, very correlated with really serious health problems.  Once your waist becomes a certain size, especially for males, you start to store fat interstitially, which is especially dangerous.

Hell, when I used to weigh 165 lbs, my waist size was 30!
 
2013-05-16 04:28:28 PM  
I somehow feel this guy can't win.  People complained about his weight.  He fought back for a while, until it finally occurred to him that people were right, and decided to do something about it.  Yet, the media is still criticizing him for it?!  That just seems so unfair.


Anyway...
My weight loss story is rather simple.  There was a time when I had packed on a pretty healthy belly, and tipped the scales much heavier than I ever had before.  I didn't really notice until I saw a picture of me holding my daughter, and she was sitting on my belly.

So, I decided it was time to make some changes.
1.  Instead of a bagel with cream cheeze every morning, a piece of fruit.
2.  Instead of a sammich at lunch, I turned to salad, and sometimes some soup.

In about 6 months I dropped 70lbs.  And all I did was change my eating habits.  The only downside is that my metabolism kicked back in to the degree it was like 20 years ago.  Now I have to eat constantly just to maintain my current weight.  I'm sure that seems backwards and rather to be enveid by some of you, but it's actually not a lot of fun.  I get a little tired of eating so much.  (Yeah, I know "shut up, boo hoo, bla bla bla...")
 
2013-05-16 04:31:46 PM  

max_pooper: I have a question for you fatties and former fatties: how and why did you let yourself get that huge? I'm 6' and usually weigh in between 180-200 depending on how much I pay attention to how much I eat and work out. When I start pushing up to 200 mark and my pants start getting tight so I start working out more and really watching what I eat. What is it that allows a person to eat themselves into a spherical shape?

Don't get me wrong, I love me some junk food and I can really pack it away. I'm no stranger to a late night $20 trip to Taco Bell, I just don't do it all the time.


Age, for one thing.  As you get older your caloric needs drop.  I did a RMR test and I use about 2000 calories/day.  Sounds high?  If I was in my 20s it would be around 2500 cals.

It was a slow weight gain for me.  All you need to do is eat just a little too much and you'll start to pack on the pounds over the years.
 
2013-05-16 04:32:14 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: The guy is trying to get healthy. Lets all point and laugh!!


==================

He got the surgery paid for by government provided health care!  For a condition that is totally preventable!  OMG, socialism!  Where is his sense of personal responsibility!
 
2013-05-16 04:35:42 PM  
What a bunch of judgmental losers.
 
2013-05-16 04:41:37 PM  

max_pooper: I have a question for you fatties and former fatties: how and why did you let yourself get that huge? I'm 6' and usually weigh in between 180-200 depending on how much I pay attention to how much I eat and work out. When I start pushing up to 200 mark and my pants start getting tight so I start working out more and really watching what I eat. What is it that allows a person to eat themselves into a spherical shape?


At least in my case, it's hard to say because I started plumping at around 7.  As did both of my parents.  As did three of my grandparents (the other grandma would probably have been without 3-packs-a-day), and at least six of my great-grandparents.  The relatives were a bunch of fatties in the old-country pics from Poland, Scotland, and Belarus as far back as tintype photos go.
 
2013-05-16 04:41:51 PM  

bmwericus: My Cousin did not make 50, he weighed - well no one knows, but the last time I saw him alive, about a week before he died, I estimated 450 lbs.  His wife was 350 easy and his kid 300 easy.  It was kind of scary.  I was getting fatter than hell myself at the time - My wife told me that I had to lose some weight and with some careful diet adjustments, I lost 100 lbs in a year.
<snip>
I am cheering Christie on myself, I would LOVE to see a public figure show us how it can be done, and I'm happy he's sharing it with the public, many of whom could lose 50+ lbs.


A friend of mine weighed north of 500 and didn't live to 36.

A few years ago, I drove him to one of the pre-op information seminar/interview things about gastric bypass. He said he wasn't sure about the procedure, because "it's for people who are morbidly obese." I had to pull the car over on the shoulder, because I damn near had an aneurysm when he said that.

/Good on you for dropping the hundo. Seriously.
//Good on Christie for doing what he's gotta do.
 
2013-05-16 04:41:57 PM  
Buy one of those replicas of a pound of fat and put it in your fridge. It should sufficiently gross you out every time you feel the pang to eat an entire block of government cheese.
 
2013-05-16 04:43:08 PM  

DerAppie: SuperNinjaToad: hmmm maybe after the surgery he is 300ibs but before that I would say he is closer to 400 ibs.
Either way if you're lik 6' 6 300 is NOT that grossly obese..  how tall is Christie anyway? 6' 2" or something? he looks like a big guy. I remember him towering over Obama in one of the pictures.

If someone is 300 lbs at 6'6" then (s)he is that grossly obese.

Only 6 inches taller than me and almost twice the weight makes him/her a fat person.


Just look at all these grossly obese people: https://www.google.com/search?q=6%276+300+lbs&client=firefox-a&hs=msQ & rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=HUGVUbjKJ- qSiQKcm4HABA&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1680&bih=920
 
2013-05-16 04:44:37 PM  
I'm surprised at how polite most people are being here. Fat threads on fark usually get pretty ugly.
 
2013-05-16 04:47:50 PM  

Corn_Fed: Simplest way to lose weight AND keep it off (which is much harder than losing it):

1) Keep eating ALL the same foods you've been eating. Swearing off entire food types (bread, pasta, burgers, whatever) won't work in the long-term. You'll eventually just end up craving them...and destroying your diet.

2) Order (or prepare) exactly what you would normally do. BUT...cut each item exactly in half, and just eat the half. (Ex. steak with mashed potatoes, and glass of wine. Eat half the steak, half the potatoes, half the glass of wine). Save the remaining half for next meal.

3) After completing the meal, drink a LARGE glass of water. Drink all of it. This will wash away all residual flavors in your mouth (which cause craving for snacks), and clarify how "full" you truly feel. This step is IMPORTANT!!


Help me! Four nights ago, I grilled a steak and a baked potato. I saved half of it for the next night. The third night, I'm down to 1/4 of a steak and 1/4 of a baked potato. I'm so hungry and it's hard to cut small pieces of steak and potato into halves again. I'M SO HUNGRY!!!
 
2013-05-16 04:48:26 PM  

o'really


I'm surprised at how polite most people are being here. Fat threads on fark usually get pretty ugly.


doc.appoozle.net

Sorry, I'm not very good at being mean.
 
2013-05-16 04:49:42 PM  
Hmmm. . . . .

1. Criticize hell out of Christie fir being fat;

2. Never say a word about Obama being a nicotine addict.

Double standard as usual?
 
2013-05-16 04:51:01 PM  

max_pooper: I have a question for you fatties and former fatties: how and why did you let yourself get that huge? I'm 6' and usually weigh in between 180-200 depending on how much I pay attention to how much I eat and work out. When I start pushing up to 200 mark and my pants start getting tight so I start working out more and really watching what I eat. What is it that allows a person to eat themselves into a spherical shape?

Don't get me wrong, I love me some junk food and I can really pack it away. I'm no stranger to a late night $20 trip to Taco Bell, I just don't do it all the time.


Metabolism, genetics, not giving a shiat, not knowing any difference if you've been fat since you're a kid, etc.  Mostly the first two though.
 
2013-05-16 04:51:48 PM  

durbnpoisn: The only downside is that my metabolism kicked back in to the degree it was like 20 years ago. Now I have to eat constantly just to maintain my current weight. I'm sure that seems backwards and rather to be enveid by some of you, but it's actually not a lot of fun. I get a little tired of eating so much. (Yeah, I know "shut up, boo hoo, bla bla bla...")


I had eating disorders when I was young, and I screwed my metabolism all up, so I couldn't eat very much without putting on weight. It fixed itself when I got pregnant, and I've been pretty much been able to eat whatever I want since then. I'm about ten pounds lighter than I was in the days when I used to watch every bite I ate.
 
2013-05-16 04:53:15 PM  

boyvoyeur: Corn_Fed: Simplest way to lose weight AND keep it off (which is much harder than losing it):

1) Keep eating ALL the same foods you've been eating. Swearing off entire food types (bread, pasta, burgers, whatever) won't work in the long-term. You'll eventually just end up craving them...and destroying your diet.

2) Order (or prepare) exactly what you would normally do. BUT...cut each item exactly in half, and just eat the half. (Ex. steak with mashed potatoes, and glass of wine. Eat half the steak, half the potatoes, half the glass of wine). Save the remaining half for next meal.

3) After completing the meal, drink a LARGE glass of water. Drink all of it. This will wash away all residual flavors in your mouth (which cause craving for snacks), and clarify how "full" you truly feel. This step is IMPORTANT!!

Help me! Four nights ago, I grilled a steak and a baked potato. I saved half of it for the next night. The third night, I'm down to 1/4 of a steak and 1/4 of a baked potato. I'm so hungry and it's hard to cut small pieces of steak and potato into halves again. I'M SO HUNGRY!!!


Zeno's tater.
 
2013-05-16 04:58:06 PM  
assets.nydailynews.com

OK, here is a good picture of Obama and Christie together. Obama is 6'1" about 180 pounds. How big is Christie??
 
Displayed 50 of 197 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | 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