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(WFAA Fort Worth)   Mark Cuban's brother (and avid Fark reader) Brian Cuban reveals 30-year struggle with anorexia   (wfaa.com) divider line 83
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2013-08-06 11:51:03 AM
That sucks. I'm actually surprised at how many men are affected by this. The first guy I ever remember hearing that had it was the lead singer of Silverchair.
 
2013-08-06 11:54:37 AM

FourDirections: That sucks. I'm actually surprised at how many men are affected by this. The first guy I ever remember hearing that had it was the lead singer of Silverchair.


GQ did an article on it last year, they said 20% of the people with the disorder were men.

Also, this is obligatory for this thread:
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-08-06 11:56:26 AM

FourDirections: That sucks. I'm actually surprised at how many men are affected by this. The first guy I ever remember hearing that had it was the lead singer of Silverchair.


I never heard that, but I heard he had hydrophobia:

The water out of the tap is very hard to drink.
 
2013-08-06 12:37:49 PM
Guys cant get that?!?
 
2013-08-06 01:04:06 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Guys cant get that?!?


Body Dysmorphic Disorder is real.  In men, the colloquialism is "man-orexia," and can mean more than just guys starving themselves.   You can end up with gym rats who have to be in the gym 2-4 hours a day, every day of the week. I know someone like that. Super-ripped, and probably has a nasty case of ventricular hypertrophy.
 
2013-08-06 01:06:45 PM
So his handle isn't "love"
 
2013-08-06 01:22:14 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-08-06 01:24:59 PM

xanadian: You can end up with gym rats who have to be in the gym 2-4 hours a day, every day of the week. I know someone like that. Super-ripped, and probably has a nasty case of ventricular hypertrophy.


That's call dedication.

Wouldn't the disorder be if he thought he was small and fat but was actually ripped? Knowing you are ripped and just wanting to take it to the next level isn't a disorder, is it?
 
2013-08-06 01:34:27 PM

show me: FourDirections: That sucks. I'm actually surprised at how many men are affected by this. The first guy I ever remember hearing that had it was the lead singer of Silverchair.

I never heard that, but I heard he had hydrophobia:

The water out of the tap is very hard to drink.


Fantastic.  +85 silver ribbons.
 
2013-08-06 01:34:30 PM
He has been looking a little fat.
 
2013-08-06 01:34:50 PM
I've struggled with anorexia for years - I can't help it, I just love those skinny chicks.
 
2013-08-06 01:36:44 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: xanadian: You can end up with gym rats who have to be in the gym 2-4 hours a day, every day of the week. I know someone like that. Super-ripped, and probably has a nasty case of ventricular hypertrophy.

That's call dedication.

Wouldn't the disorder be if he thought he was small and fat but was actually ripped? Knowing you are ripped and just wanting to take it to the next level isn't a disorder, is it?


bro id love to explain it to you but im 26 minutes late for the gym
 
2013-08-06 01:37:11 PM
Brian comes off as a great and bright guy on Twitter and I thought some of the bits he posted had some interesting insights.

I have to say for money/time/personal interest level reasons, I probably won't get around to buying/reading his book, but all the best of luck in it and in changing public perception for the less ignorant.
 
2013-08-06 01:37:52 PM
He needs someone to make him a sammich.
 
2013-08-06 01:38:51 PM
Rich people problems.
 
2013-08-06 01:42:08 PM
Bonus points for not calling it "manorexia".
 
2013-08-06 01:42:46 PM
Perhaps he could talk some sense into this girl:

kpitalrisk.free.fr
 
2013-08-06 01:44:50 PM
So the brother of someone I've never heard of is fine?
How's his sister?  Is she ok?
 
2013-08-06 01:45:04 PM

HailRobonia: Bonus points for not calling it "manorexia".


Seriously.  That's the kind of dismissive bullshiat that makes it hard for people to admit that they have a problem, as if it weren't difficult enough already.
 
2013-08-06 01:47:00 PM

FatherChaos: Perhaps he could talk some sense into this girl:

[kpitalrisk.free.fr image 204x298]


She's gotten better. Happier, thank to (who da thunk?) Harrison Ford.

She's thin because that's her build, but not death-camp heroin thin.

/cool story, Cuban Bro
 
2013-08-06 01:47:20 PM

doyner: So his handle isn't "love"


Yeah, what is his handle?
 
2013-08-06 01:47:23 PM
He needs some BBQ
 
2013-08-06 01:49:37 PM

mike_d85: So the brother of someone I've never heard of is fine?
How's his sister?  Is she ok?


You gotta get out of the basement once in a while. It's pretty freakin' hard to have never heard of a self-made billionaire who never shuts up about anything.
 
2013-08-06 01:51:43 PM

L'mours: The Stealth Hippopotamus: xanadian: You can end up with gym rats who have to be in the gym 2-4 hours a day, every day of the week. I know someone like that. Super-ripped, and probably has a nasty case of ventricular hypertrophy.

That's call dedication.

Wouldn't the disorder be if he thought he was small and fat but was actually ripped? Knowing you are ripped and just wanting to take it to the next level isn't a disorder, is it?

bro id love to explain it to you but im 26 minutes late for the gym


Normally this wouldn't get a chuckle from me, as it's overused and here is somewhat obvious.  But the complete lack of punctuation and capitalization got a snicker out of me.
 
2013-08-06 01:53:26 PM
Kudo's to Brian for being so open about this issue. Self esteem and self image are not just woman's problems and this issue should be talked.
If Brian saves one person his book will be well worth the effort.
 
2013-08-06 01:56:00 PM

nickerj1: L'mours: The Stealth Hippopotamus: xanadian: You can end up with gym rats who have to be in the gym 2-4 hours a day, every day of the week. I know someone like that. Super-ripped, and probably has a nasty case of ventricular hypertrophy.

That's call dedication.

Wouldn't the disorder be if he thought he was small and fat but was actually ripped? Knowing you are ripped and just wanting to take it to the next level isn't a disorder, is it?

bro id love to explain it to you but im 26 minutes late for the gym

Normally this wouldn't get a chuckle from me, as it's overused and here is somewhat obvious.  But the complete lack of punctuation and capitalization got a snicker out of me.


Apparently Fark filters the perfectly valid and acceptable English word comprising the letter 's' followed by the derogatory n-word into "snicker".  This is completely unacceptable, as the two have different definitions and connotations.  I will be filing a formal complaint with Drew.
 
2013-08-06 01:57:09 PM
I'm anorexic but don't have body dysmorphia and am well aware I need to and want to gain at least 25 pounds to be at a healthy weight.  I'm not sure what the deal is but my appetite is weak to nonexistant and food is generally not too appealing. Blood tests revealed nothing abnormal.
/not so CSB
 
2013-08-06 01:59:41 PM
Who and who?
 
2013-08-06 02:00:04 PM
So sad... when my sister was hospitalized for bulimia, there was an an anorexic guy in her ward who was every bit of 6'4", and barely 120 lbs... he honestly believed that he was still ~well above~ his optimal weight.  Scary stuff that I'd never wish on anyone.

/except that one guy in the politics tab
//he knows who he is  -_o *begins the wishing*
 
2013-08-06 02:00:49 PM

berylman: I'm anorexic but don't have body dysmorphia and am well aware I need to and want to gain at least 25 pounds to be at a healthy weight.  I'm not sure what the deal is but my appetite is weak to nonexistant and food is generally not too appealing. Blood tests revealed nothing abnormal.
/not so CSB


Drink Beer
 
2013-08-06 02:07:42 PM
Oh, I get it.  One brother gets all the attention with his mental disorder so the other brother gets all competitive and out-disorders him.  Happens all the time, but this may be the most prolific dysfunctional family competition since the Great Baldwin Schiz-off of 2011.
 
2013-08-06 02:07:55 PM

berylman: I'm anorexic but don't have body dysmorphia and am well aware I need to and want to gain at least 25 pounds to be at a healthy weight.  I'm not sure what the deal is but my appetite is weak to nonexistant and food is generally not too appealing. Blood tests revealed nothing abnormal.
/not so CSB


Smoke Weed
 
2013-08-06 02:12:28 PM

offacue: He needs someone to make him a sammich.


Preferable a Cuban
 
2013-08-06 02:19:21 PM

Nana's Vibrator: Oh, I get it.  One brother gets all the attention with his mental disorder so the other brother gets all competitive and out-disorders him.  Happens all the time, but this may be the most prolific dysfunctional family competition since the Great Baldwin Schiz-off of 2011.


Yes, because Mark Cuban had already sold Broadcast.com when he was 17.
 
2013-08-06 02:20:19 PM

berylman: I'm anorexic but don't have body dysmorphia and am well aware I need to and want to gain at least 25 pounds to be at a healthy weight.  I'm not sure what the deal is but my appetite is weak to nonexistant and food is generally not too appealing. Blood tests revealed nothing abnormal.
/not so CSB


It's possible that you may be dealing with depression as well as anorexia. Depression kills your appetite, self esteem, and willingness to do anything about either of them like nothing else.

I'm a recovered anorexic myself, and while I'm at a healthier weight now, it took therapy, antidepressants, and a good support network to get me to this point. What helped the most was feeling in control of situations. I got to pick out where to eat and what to buy when it came to groceries, much to my family's dismay (I love sushi; my sister and father do not, for example).

Good on Brian for sharing what he's going through.

/resumes lurking
 
2013-08-06 02:23:14 PM

show me: berylman: I'm anorexic but don't have body dysmorphia and am well aware I need to and want to gain at least 25 pounds to be at a healthy weight.  I'm not sure what the deal is but my appetite is weak to nonexistant and food is generally not too appealing. Blood tests revealed nothing abnormal.
/not so CSB

Smoke Weed


I had a very similar thing happening to me.  I was constantly sick to my stomach to a point that I just didn't feel like eating.  I wouldn't call that annorexia.  I wanted to eat.  I just couldn't.  It turns out I was drinking too much, and it messed my stomach up pretty bad.  I've since stopped drinking altogether, and my appetite has come back.
Still I have a very high metabolism, so I have to eat more than average just to keep the weight on, let alone gain more.  I'm trying though.

//Not CSB.  But it's true.
 
2013-08-06 02:25:01 PM

gameshowhost: So sad... when my sister was hospitalized for bulimia, there was an an anorexic guy in her ward who was every bit of 6'4", and barely 120 lbs... he honestly believed that he was still ~well above~ his optimal weight.  Scary stuff that I'd never wish on anyone.


Jeez. I'm 6'4 and feel like I'm too skinny around 175. I can't even imagine being 155 (the low weight for "normal" BMI), nevermind 120.

/Was 175 in high school, feel like that's my floor. Trying to stay between 180 and 185, give or take.
//Lost 50 pounds to get there.
 
2013-08-06 02:26:49 PM

darwinpolice: HailRobonia: Bonus points for not calling it "manorexia".

Seriously.  That's the kind of dismissive bullshiat that makes it hard for people to admit that they have a problem, as if it weren't difficult enough already.


I remember something from a Spider Robinson book that always stuck with me: "In our society, big lush women and small slight men go through life wrapped around a softball-sized chunk of pain."
 
2013-08-06 02:29:25 PM

Ponzholio: doyner: So his handle isn't "love"

Yeah, what is his handle?


FTGodWin: mike_d85: So the brother of someone I've never heard of is fine?
How's his sister?  Is she ok?

You gotta get out of the basement once in a while. It's pretty freakin' hard to have never heard of a self-made billionaire who never shuts up about anything.


I think we've found him.
 
2013-08-06 02:38:06 PM
It's all about proper proportions.  He sounds like he has a small penis and is compensating.
 
2013-08-06 02:41:16 PM
I'm a dude. A few years ago, I developed a bit of a problem just like that.

I'm 6 foot even, and at the worst point, I weighed 109. This was the summer of 2007. I remember I had to go to the doctor around that time for something unrelated, and I bought several ankle weighs and wore them to the appointment. Hidden under my jeans, they got my weight up to 130. The doctor remarked on my having gone from 170 to 130 in the past year, and I just bullshiated my way out of it. I avoided family during that time.

Somehow, I eventually got myself somewhere back within the realm of sanity. I think most of my weight gain since then has been beer-related, though.

Anyway, I'm now somewhere around 150. I don't really know. I avoid scales as much as possible.

Of course, I still feel very guilty after eating anything that I know must be over 500 calories. I pretty much subsist on salami sandwiches and Cocoa Krispies.

Oh, and Miller Light. 10 to 12 of them a night.

Yeah, I'm still a miserable bastard.
 
2013-08-06 02:46:52 PM

doczoidberg: I'm a dude. A few years ago, I developed a bit of a problem just like that.

I'm 6 foot even, and at the worst point, I weighed 109. This was the summer of 2007. I remember I had to go to the doctor around that time for something unrelated, and I bought several ankle weighs and wore them to the appointment. Hidden under my jeans, they got my weight up to 130. The doctor remarked on my having gone from 170 to 130 in the past year, and I just bullshiated my way out of it. I avoided family during that time.

Somehow, I eventually got myself somewhere back within the realm of sanity. I think most of my weight gain since then has been beer-related, though.

Anyway, I'm now somewhere around 150. I don't really know. I avoid scales as much as possible.

Of course, I still feel very guilty after eating anything that I know must be over 500 calories. I pretty much subsist on salami sandwiches and Cocoa Krispies.

Oh, and Miller Light. 10 to 12 of them a night.

Yeah, I'm still a miserable bastard.


shiat, dude...do you know how many calories are in a salami sandwich?!
 
2013-08-06 02:47:20 PM
Hey-Its Brian Cuban, if you have any questions for me feel free to ask.
 
2013-08-06 02:52:42 PM

bcuban: Hey-Its Brian Cuban, if you have any questions for me feel free to ask.


Props for sharing your story and showing up in the thread. Hope it helps someone dealing with anorexia.
 
2013-08-06 02:55:58 PM

robertus: bcuban: Hey-Its Brian Cuban, if you have any questions for me feel free to ask.

Props for sharing your story and showing up in the thread. Hope it helps someone dealing with anorexia.


Seconded. You look pretty healthy in your profile picture, hope you stay that way.
 
2013-08-06 02:58:47 PM

show me: robertus: bcuban: Hey-Its Brian Cuban, if you have any questions for me feel free to ask.

Props for sharing your story and showing up in the thread. Hope it helps someone dealing with anorexia.

Seconded. You look pretty healthy in your profile picture, hope you stay that way.


Thanks! I do too! I  Just take it one day at a time!
 
2013-08-06 02:59:23 PM
After my eating disorder faux pas yesterday in TFD, I ain't going anywhere near this one.
 
2013-08-06 03:05:24 PM
HOLY CRAP! Brian was one of my best friends in HS. (A year older than me.) I roomed with him at Penn State.  He was overweight in HS, but when I started sharing an apartment with him in State College he'd lost a lot of pounds. He'd run. And run. And run. He kept a log of how many miles he'd run each week.

I never knew about his problem.

Wow.
 
2013-08-06 03:06:21 PM

bcuban: Hey-Its Brian Cuban, if you have any questions for me feel free to ask.


Can you score me some Mavs tickets?
 
2013-08-06 03:06:39 PM

pgh9fan: HOLY CRAP! Brian was one of my best friends in HS. (A year older than me.) I roomed with him at Penn State.  He was overweight in HS, but when I started sharing an apartment with him in State College he'd lost a lot of pounds. He'd run. And run. And run. He kept a log of how many miles he'd run each week.

I never knew about his problem.

Wow.


P.S. Since you're an avid Farker: Hi Brian---Greg
 
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