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2013-05-19 05:23:40 PM  
Seems awfully fishy to me: This ran in a British tabloid? Why aren't they talking about "10 stone"?
 
2013-05-19 07:01:07 PM  

Alonjar: The two fatties in the background looking all depressed really make the article epic.


Incidentally, their goal seems to have been exactly the opposite.

Poor men, got back from a war to go on yet another gruesome tour of duty.
 
2013-05-19 07:03:37 PM  

lucksi: The army has no weight limit?


Apparently, no.

www.militaryphotos.net
 
2013-05-19 07:06:00 PM  

RandomCommenter: zamboni: IAmRight: Someone who is far more cynical than me might come up with a reason she might've started getting attractive while her husband was gone for several months...

... and I might just be that person. I wonder which one she was up to.

A less cynical explanation would be that she lost the weight when she wasn't sharing meals with her husband, who could have been eating tons every day to keep up with the physical demands of his job. So, cooking for herself rather than her husband. Plus, a small amount could have been the baby weight finally falling off. Probably the most important factor was change in routine and role in life with her husband being gone. Someone improving themselves doesn't necessarily mean they have darker motives.


Occam's razor.

If someone is trying to improve their own image, they are trying to attract someone else, not the guy they already have and happens to be on a different continent.
 
2013-05-19 10:30:25 PM  

maggoo: RandomCommenter: zamboni: IAmRight: Someone who is far more cynical than me might come up with a reason she might've started getting attractive while her husband was gone for several months...

... and I might just be that person. I wonder which one she was up to.

A less cynical explanation would be that she lost the weight when she wasn't sharing meals with her husband, who could have been eating tons every day to keep up with the physical demands of his job. So, cooking for herself rather than her husband. Plus, a small amount could have been the baby weight finally falling off. Probably the most important factor was change in routine and role in life with her husband being gone. Someone improving themselves doesn't necessarily mean they have darker motives.

Occam's razor.

If someone is trying to improve their own image, they are trying to attract someone else, not the guy they already have and happens to be on a different continent.


i don't think that's how occam's razor works.  you're attributing a whole lot of possible motives to people you've never met.  maybe the woman was afraid her husband was going to divorce her because she apparently bought a house without his knowledge, so she lost a ton of weight to make up for it.  maybe she knew someone who had medical issues because of their weight and it motivated her to lose weight.  or maybe, just maybe, she loves her husband and wanted to lose weight because she knew how much he would appreciate it.
 
2013-05-19 11:56:21 PM  
When was that kind born?
 
2013-05-20 03:42:18 AM  

enderthexenocide: maggoo: RandomCommenter: zamboni: IAmRight: Someone who is far more cynical than me might come up with a reason she might've started getting attractive while her husband was gone for several months...

... and I might just be that person. I wonder which one she was up to.

A less cynical explanation would be that she lost the weight when she wasn't sharing meals with her husband, who could have been eating tons every day to keep up with the physical demands of his job. So, cooking for herself rather than her husband. Plus, a small amount could have been the baby weight finally falling off. Probably the most important factor was change in routine and role in life with her husband being gone. Someone improving themselves doesn't necessarily mean they have darker motives.

Occam's razor.

If someone is trying to improve their own image, they are trying to attract someone else, not the guy they already have and happens to be on a different continent.

i don't think that's how occam's razor works.  you're attributing a whole lot of possible motives to people you've never met.  maybe the woman was afraid her husband was going to divorce her because she apparently bought a house without his knowledge, so she lost a ton of weight to make up for it.  maybe she knew someone who had medical issues because of their weight and it motivated her to lose weight.  or maybe, just maybe, she loves her husband and wanted to lose weight because she knew how much he would appreciate it.


Maybe she hates him, and knew that losing 150 pounds would knock those massive DD-cup titties down to weak and floppy C-cups.
 
2013-05-20 09:31:31 AM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: If he played an active role in the purchase, none of it would be a surprise.  The daughter growing up...well, while I acknowledge that children do grow, lots of people are surprised by how fast they grow.  It was one of the most common things I heard at family gatherings as a child and it is something that I say as an adult...so, sure, I can let that slide.  But nothing about buying a house should be a surprise.  He wouldn't return to the country and be surprised that they had a new house.


You clearly don't know much about financing. Especially for a married mom with a husband who is deployed on active duty in the military.

I couldn't even get a non-owner, financial responsibility bond to drive my dad's truck without putting my wife on the policy... and we have comprehensive coverage on her car with a separate insurance company. I also HAVE to list her as the primary beneficiary for my life insurance policy. When filing taxes I have to list her on my return even if we file separately. I'm THE wage earner but I couldn't buy a house as a surprise for her.
 
2013-05-20 10:22:27 AM  

Pangea: Fark_Guy_Rob: If he played an active role in the purchase, none of it would be a surprise.  The daughter growing up...well, while I acknowledge that children do grow, lots of people are surprised by how fast they grow.  It was one of the most common things I heard at family gatherings as a child and it is something that I say as an adult...so, sure, I can let that slide.  But nothing about buying a house should be a surprise.  He wouldn't return to the country and be surprised that they had a new house.

You clearly don't know much about financing. Especially for a married mom with a husband who is deployed on active duty in the military.

I couldn't even get a non-owner, financial responsibility bond to drive my dad's truck without putting my wife on the policy... and we have comprehensive coverage on her car with a separate insurance company. I also HAVE to list her as the primary beneficiary for my life insurance policy. When filing taxes I have to list her on my return even if we file separately. I'm THE wage earner but I couldn't buy a house as a surprise for her.


I purchased a house without any involvement from my wife.  I wasn't aware that it was anything that was difficult to do.
 
2013-05-20 10:23:40 AM  
I also purchased a truck without any involvement from her.

Now that I think about it, the only time I can remember where both of us needed to be involved was with student loan paperwork.
 
2013-05-20 10:46:12 AM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: I also purchased a truck without any involvement from her.

Now that I think about it, the only time I can remember where both of us needed to be involved was with student loan paperwork.



I wonder if it's at a state level. My wife would never do it but I would be extremely hurt and angry if she entered into a decision like that without my involvement.  In fact it would fall somewhere in between intentionally getting pregnant by me without telling me and having an affair.

I now am in full agreement with you, although I definitely would give her choice on a house about 90% of the consideration. As long as I have a bedroom dedicated as my office I am really easy to please.
 
2013-05-20 11:02:40 AM  

Sandwyrm: lucksi: The army has no weight limit? And I thought only the cops in the US can be lardasses, did not know it was ok for active duty military too.

Depends on the branch, duty station and MOS.  I'd wager except for special units like Airborne or Rangers, the Army is overall significantly more lax on weight standards than the Marines.

In the Corps, you could all of this just by physical appearance at the end of the deployment.  Combat MOSs were generally either cut as hell from working out while stuck on a FOB or looked like Auschwitz survivors from doing 2 patrols a day for 7 months out of a PB in buttfark nowhere.  Everyone else turns into the stay-puft marshmallow man from FOB food.

/Airforce food is always the best, better than stateside.


By and large, most of your overweights are probably reservists that were called up for active duty. The reservists do indeed have a weight standard, but how do you really enforce it when these guys only show up for a weekend every month? What are you going to do to punish them if they don't get the weight off? Keep them from getting promoted? They're in the reserves... they really don't care. As for the Marine Corps - I can tell you from a pogue's point of view (5942) that we indeed stay in shape while deployed. So just keep on telling yourself that grunts are menly men.
 
2013-05-20 11:33:28 PM  

The Southern Dandy: Next stop: Pound town.


I'd be surprised if she's in any condition to walk.
 
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