DarkPascual: Overweight most of my life, aware that it was because I'm lazy and I like to eat...
Ant: DarkPascual: Overweight most of my life, aware that it was because I'm lazy and I like to eat...Every other fat person is aware of this fact too. I don't know why people are still telling fat people how to cease being fat as if it's some sort of arcane knowledge or something.
Smelly Pirate Hooker: This is one of the least surprising stories ever.But I'm sure many parents will act shocked. Or insulted.
JohnAnnArbor: MyRandomName: There's Always A Bloody Ghost: This is all very well and fine, but when you're poor, fresh fruits and vegetables are either not available in your neighbourhood, or they are too expensive. When you have hungry mouths to feed, you're going to go for the most food for the least amount of money. What really needs to change is to have more real, budget grocery stores or produce sellers in poor neighbourhoods and less 711s and fast food joints.Frozen veggies are not expensive. There is a middle ground from picked that day vegetable to oh well McDonald's again.And recently, frozen veggies have been shown to retain their nutrition very well.
Ant: meat0918: There is a line between Little Johnny out playing in his front yard or at a friend's house and Little Johnny is playing outside in torn clothes, unkempt hair, and doesn't look like he's been fed very well for weeks and the neighbors know something bad is going on, this is the last straw, I'm calling CPS.When I was an 8-year-old kid, I'd roam the entire city (Boise, ID) with my friends. If a parent let their kid do that nowadays, you're gonna be accused of being the worst parent on Earth.
SideshowRaheem: Dr Dreidel: sigdiamond2000: That's true for men's clothes too. As far as T-shirts go, small now is what large was back in the 80s.Which is why I know I'm an 18.5" collar, a 35/36" sleeve length (for dress shirts), 38" waist and 34" inseam (suit pants/slacks are slightly different).They haven't changed the length of an inch in a few hundred years.// everything should be sized by inches// "that dress? it's a size 36-22-36." BAM! No guesswork.The size of an inch hasn't changed, but GAP pants that are labelled 32" waist aren't actually 32" around, they're larger. Which made it a bit of a shock when I went in to try on a suit, confidently named my measurements, then became befuddled when the pants wouldn't even button.Also interesting when you pull a pair of pants from your closet that's 10 years old, marked the same size as the pair you bought last week, but they aren't even close to the same size.Vanity sizing, already available at a men's clothier near you.
Beerguy: Thunderpipes: Food is not the issue. We ate a whole lot worse in the 70s. But we were outside all day, running, playing, all day, everyday we could.Simple lack of movement.There is truth here.In my group of friends, none of us were fat as kids...we ate McDonalds, pizza, Pup N' Taco, etc. and never got fat.We were always outside playing too, either baseball (chipped tooth), football (concussion), riding our bikes (took off two of the nails on my left hand by side swiping a cinder block wall), climbing trees (numerous falls, broken wrist).Good times.
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