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2013-05-16 02:08:03 PM
3 votes:

Rapmaster2000: You libs will be sorry in 3 years when Chris Christie really sits around the White House.


Never happen unless he runs as an independent.

No way he gets through the GOP faith healer bootcamp/primaries.
2013-05-16 01:59:30 PM
3 votes:

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.
2013-05-16 01:47:33 PM
3 votes:

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.


According to WaPo, Christie is 5' 11", which makes sense, as he is visibly shorter than the President.

www.powerlineblog.com

By any measure Christie is morbidly obese. Irrespective of his future political goals, he should lose a hundred pounds just to minimize the risk of sudden death.
2013-05-16 01:35:24 PM
3 votes:
I won't crap on him for working on it.

I do find surgery to be an extreme option though, I doubt he really tried very hard to lose it by traditional means.
2013-05-16 11:57:28 AM
3 votes:
The guy is trying to get healthy. Lets all point and laugh!!
2013-05-16 03:20:38 PM
2 votes:
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?
2013-05-16 03:18:06 PM
2 votes:
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.
2013-05-16 03:01:53 PM
2 votes:

Bravo Two: 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...

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".


What're you drinking? Go nothing water for a month, and you should see results.  My feeling is that people massively underestimate their liquid calorie intake.  Also, there's anecdotal evidence (still, mind you, not too much concrete science) that artificial sweeteners promote fat retention, regardless of low caloric intake.

Avoid all processed foods as well.  (I read Sugar, Salt, Fat and thought it makes a convincing argument on this).  If it's in a box, don't eat it.

Another helper: raw veggies at the start of every meal.  You could try to eat as much mixed raw veggies with no dressing as an initial course.

In short: eat food, not as much, mostly plants.
2013-05-16 02:57:08 PM
2 votes:
Typical conservative.......preach to everyone about hard work and then take the easy route when it comes to their own choices in life.
2013-05-16 02:47:00 PM
2 votes:
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.

You just cannot imagine the difference - 44" pant to 36" pant being roomy.  XXL t-shirts pushing to XXXL to L, same brand pants and shirts [OK, I still like Carhartt...].  You get your entire life back by making this change - it's really hard to do though, you have to have the motivation to give up the casual snacking, the late night fridge run, the 12 taco bell soft taco lunch, two six packs of beer a day lifestyle.  Move more and destress.

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.

Heck, I'm pretty much a Democrat and I like CC, he seems like he might actually be real.  I dunno, but I like him so far.
2013-05-16 02:30:45 PM
2 votes:

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.
2013-05-16 02:23:09 PM
2 votes:

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


He got lap band surgery because he's too much of a lazy f*ck to diet and exercise. Let's praise him and put him in charge of all of our spice production.
2013-05-16 02:16:25 PM
2 votes:

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.


Stop buying bread.
2013-05-16 02:10:39 PM
2 votes:

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.


Stop buying so much bread. Or put it in the freezer, that way you'd have to put it in the toaster or microwave before you eat it.
2013-05-16 01:47:42 PM
2 votes:

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.
2013-05-16 01:40:22 PM
2 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: I won't crap on him for working on it.

I do find surgery to be an extreme option though, I doubt he really tried very hard to lose it by traditional means.


I consider that surgery to be self-mutilation and medical malpractice personally, but I seriously considered it at my biggest, because working out (1/2 hour areboic 1/2 weights minimum ) every day and easting a low fat diet for three years hadn;t done a damn thing but help me lose like 3lbs.   Thank god I learned about Low-carb diets when I did
2013-05-16 01:37:28 PM
2 votes:
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...
2013-05-16 01:34:55 PM
2 votes:
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.
2013-05-16 12:02:51 PM
2 votes:
300 pounds...

Is that all, what is he 5 foot 1!
2013-05-16 07:25:34 PM
1 votes:

Cagey B: pedobearapproved: Well he could be on the verge of/having problems that make it unsafe for him to be obese the YEARS it would take him to lose that weight naturally.

So he's on the verge of death from obesity? Man, now I really want to vote for him.


Are you stupid or a troll?  In case you're stupid verge of death is a lot different than is borderline diabetic, which would probably be his #1 concern. I would google it for you and put a link up, but you're probably struggling to think while still being able to use your mouth hole to gasp for air, so I won't cause you any stress.
2013-05-16 05:43:25 PM
1 votes:
I'm 5'8" 250lbs and he looks like at least 3 of me. Or maybe I'm just way bigger than I think.
2013-05-16 05:29:56 PM
1 votes:

max_pooper: I have a question for you fatties and former fatties: how and why did you let yourself get that huge?


One other comment is that it's eminently harder when living with someone else.  My greatest successes were always when I lived alone.  I know that it's 1800 calories and biking at least 30 miles a week for me to hold the line (which is a painfully low BMR).  1900 and I gain weight.  When you live alone, you can count every gram, work out entirely on your own schedule, etc.

When I moved in with my average-midwestern wife, there'd be a pizza show up. She'd eat her half.  I could go and weigh my precise half-cup of brown rice and stirfry.  Or I could eat the other half of the pizza.  Far, far too easy to do the latter.
2013-05-16 04:25:12 PM
1 votes:
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 04:05:20 PM
1 votes:

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 03:49:45 PM
1 votes:
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 03:25:04 PM
1 votes:

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 03:07:00 PM
1 votes:

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.
2013-05-16 02:49:20 PM
1 votes:

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.

You just cannot imagine the difference - 44" pant to 36" pant being roomy.  XXL t-shirts pushing to XXXL to L, same brand pants and shirts [OK, I still like Carhartt...].  You get your entire life back by making this change - it's really hard to do though, you have to have the motivation to give up the casual snacking, the late night fridge run, the 12 taco bell soft taco lunch, two six packs of beer a day lifestyle.  Move more and destress.

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.

Heck, I'm pretty much a Democrat and I like CC, he seems like he might actually be real.  I dunno, but I like him so far.


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.
2013-05-16 02:38:44 PM
1 votes:

pedobearapproved: Well he could be on the verge of/having problems that make it unsafe for him to be obese the YEARS it would take him to lose that weight naturally. But I'm sure you'd make fun of that too.


Lap band surgery isn't a magic bullet, it just takes the willpower out of keeping your diet in check.  You can lose weight just as fast without it.
2013-05-16 02:35:59 PM
1 votes:

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.


Yup. Find a routine that you can stick to for the rest of your life and make it happen. You certainly don't have to be a marathoner, but moving about is what your body is supposed to do and not doing that will ensure you have weight issues forever.

Walk, if nothing else. It's good for the head as well.
2013-05-16 02:31:19 PM
1 votes:

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

He got lap band surgery because he's too much of a lazy f*ck to diet and exercise. Let's praise him and put him in charge of all of our spice production.


Well he could be on the verge of/having problems that make it unsafe for him to be obese the YEARS it would take him to lose that weight naturally. But I'm sure you'd make fun of that too.
2013-05-16 02:23:40 PM
1 votes:
When I was diagnosed with sleep apnea a couple of years ago, they had me in the hospital for 2 weeks. Weight was 454 when I was admitted was down to 337 when released. Took me a longtime to lose anymore but am slowly losing again. Hope to be under 300 by labor day. It isn't allways overeating. Sleep apnea will really fark with you.
2013-05-16 02:18:48 PM
1 votes:

Bravo Two: 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...

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".


eat more. seriously.

you need a minimum of 1500 net calories spread througout the day.

i dropped 65 and have 25 more to go.

drink water or tea (no sugar...though i did use splenda).
protein shake for breakfast (i used muscle milk light or myoplex light) with a fiber bar or something like that.

at lunch and dinner- half my plate was salad and veggies. more than a quarter was a lean protein...non fried, and if i had any carbs it was a very small amount. i usually made the rest veggies and not rice or pasta or bread. if i got a chicken sandwich or a burger it was without cheese and without bread.

i worked out after dinner for 1 to 1.5 hours. i started on an elliptical but have moved to running outside. my goal was burning calories. i can run 6-7 miles now in about 1 hr 5 minutes or so. the rest of the time is some lifting...nothing too heavy. also do abs. little rest between sets. sometimes i even jump rope between sets.

within an hour of the workout, another protein shake. that is usually my 'dessert'.

get an app for your phone or ipod. try loseit! and religously keep track of your calories. i did for a year and lost all that weight. i haven't been as good at it lately and my losing has slowed. lose it helps you track what your minimum net calories for the day should be to safely lose weight.
2013-05-16 02:17:22 PM
1 votes:

Stone Meadow: 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.

According to WaPo, Christie is 5' 11", which makes sense, as he is visibly shorter than the President.

[www.powerlineblog.com image 414x500]

By any measure Christie is morbidly obese. Irrespective of his future political goals, he should lose a hundred pounds just to minimize the risk of sudden death.


Dude's got a pretty good chance of just dropping dead from a heart attack or stroke now.
2013-05-16 02:17:05 PM
1 votes:

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

Yeah, it is that simple.


While it is for some, for many "pushbacks" is simply not effective. Better to change WHAT you eat than to continue eating the shiat that made you fat in the first place...only in lower quantities that leave you feeling hungry and cranky.

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.


I couldn't lose the weight until I threw out the bread, pasta, rice and spuds, and switched to a lo-carb, hi-fat diet. To cure the night-time hungries I made sure I got a good slug of fat about half an hour before bed. I've used peanut butter or Ken's Blue Cheese dressing on a celery stick, 2 or 3 dark chocolate kisses...even a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. An ounce of ethanol helps, too!
2013-05-16 02:13:21 PM
1 votes:

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.


Don't keep any bread in the house. Duh.
2013-05-16 02:06:07 PM
1 votes:

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


Almost.
1. Don't be hungry. Eat 3 meals, incl. breakfast. Stop eating when the hunger is gone.
2. Reduce carbs as much as possible.
3. Drink water. Check calories on other beverages! Beer, Coke and orange juice will set you back.
4. Get plenty of sleep.

Those 4 simple rules replace any other tips out there and guarantee a life long healthy weight.

/Exercise is optional - it's healthy for many reasons, but not needed for reducing weight.
2013-05-16 01:55:24 PM
1 votes:
"It's not as simple as, 'Push yourself away from the table and you'll be fine.'"


Yeah, it is that simple.
2013-05-16 01:54:53 PM
1 votes:

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 think that makes sense. To non-fatties, a fat person is a fat person. The degree of fatness doesn't change the fact that the person is a fatty. People will say "good for you!" and mean it but they are thinking "he/she is still fat". When you go from a fatty to something that appears to a non-fatty suddenly you are being mentally slotted into a different category . Whole different kettle of fish.
2013-05-16 01:47:38 PM
1 votes:
300 lbs? yeah and that's just his ass.

Seriously though his official bio says he is 5'9". Looking like that the dude must weigh in at at least 400 lbs.
2013-05-16 01:37:41 PM
1 votes:

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


welcome to fark?
2013-05-16 01:35:01 PM
1 votes:

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


Fixed that for you....

 
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