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2014-01-17 05:47:28 PM  
11 votes:

GoldSpider: Sorry, fatty, you SHOULD be ashamed of your lazy, unhealthy, overindulgent lifestyle that makes health care more expensive for everyone.


Yeah, I know this is Fark...but.  You're part of "the problem".  "The Problem" is that we in this country can't separate the intellectual understanding that being overweight is a problem that should be corrected, from self esteem.

An overweight person should understand that they are overweight, and work to correct that situation, and not feel like they are a horrible person.  But since we can't make that separation we end up with the "Fat is Fine" morons that won't even allow for the fact that being fat is bad; and the "You're a lazy lard ass" dipshiats who think that is the right motivator to help people lose weight.   We need to get over his self-esteem crap and fix the problems.  Saying "you should be ashamed" doesn't help, it just makes you a dick.

Seriously, if your kid was having problems with math in school, do you think the right approach would be to tell them "Your problem is that you're a moron.  You should be ashamed that you don't study enough, and other kids are smarter than you."?  I'm guessing they won't do any better in math....
2014-01-17 07:52:09 PM  
4 votes:

theMightyRegeya: "Kang's comments didn't deserve to be banned, even if they weren't the most enlightened or sensitive."

She said, ""While I think it's important to love and accept your body, I was a little peeved because while I feel like it's ok to love and accept your body, I think that we're normalizing obesity in our society."

I can't disagree there.  The whole "Fat Acceptance" thing is bullshiat.  It's telling you that these people are sexy and healthy and you're an asshole if you say otherwise.  Or, as they say in the article, they're "sexy as hell".

Dr Dreidel: And yes, this means that she who fires the first "volley" is going to get the most scorn. "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool..." and all that.

Well, it was the Fat Acceptance people who went after her first, when she posted her "What's your excuse?" thing to her own wall, to be seen by her followers, who are likely* to be fellow fitness buffs.  I don't blame her for firing back, and what she said was incredibly tame compared to the "Curvy Girls" eye rape.


*to spread it around on their walls, as it is an inciting/challenging photo/caption?
I mean, it's great she can do that- she's a fitness coach, that's sort of her job, all day, everyday.

Her challenge is to those people who have the 3 babies, and have another job for 8-10 hours a day, who know they should go to the gym, but kind of want to go home to their kids, and make dinner, and eventually go to bed.
That is kind of a key difference, here. 8 hours a day devoted to working out to make your business more profitable vs. 8 hours a day making a different sort of business more profitable, and then being expected to go to the gym for another 8 hours a day, just to keep up with her.

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2014-01-17 05:35:13 PM  
4 votes:
Ohh it's a img1.fark.net link.

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2014-01-17 07:44:01 PM  
3 votes:

GoldSpider: The My Little Pony Killer: How about people mind their own damn businesses about what somebody else's weight/exercise/eating habits/whatever and don't worry about that shiat?

It becomes my business every time my insurance contribution is deducted from my paycheck.

The My Little Pony Killer: No? Don't have enough going on in your lives to feel good about otherwise?

Lost 35 lbs. and have since run three half-marathons, so I have plenty to feel pretty awesome about.


If that's the case, then your running is my business, and you're at substantially greater risk of injury running than using machines at a properly supervised gym. Please cease running immediately.
2014-01-17 06:17:47 PM  
3 votes:

GrailOfThunder: When the powers the be want to discuss completely getting rid of tobacco and alcohol, then maybe I could agree on obesity. But addiction to food is no different to me than being addicted to alcohol or tobacco.


That's an interesting point.  It's OK to socially stigmatize people who smoke, or drink too much, but when it comes to destructive eating/diet habits, somehow that's off-limits.
2014-01-17 05:31:31 PM  
3 votes:
See now if she was fat herself, this wouldn't be happening.  Because people like her think they're going to live forever being thin and fit and perfect.  But suddenly what happens if she gets in an injury where she's in bed for 6 months?  What if she gets depressed and starts to overeat?  Lot's of things can happen, and she should in all honesty, keep her mouth shut, because it may just come back to bite her hard someday.
2014-01-17 05:12:16 PM  
3 votes:
"I'm afraid we as a society are Normalizing Obesity" isn't "Hate Speech"
But it is judgmental, and conceited to think that you know better than the people whose pictures you're judging, without a medical license/upfront experience with these people.

So, ignore her.

Help the Facebook mods solve real crimes/dilemmas, please.
2014-01-18 12:47:38 AM  
2 votes:
serialsuicidebomber:
There is no such thing as sugar, fat or salt in vegetables

Cabbage, raw
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
sugars - 3.2g
fat - .01g
sodium - 18g

While minimal, they're there in varying degrees. Hell, there's this thing called VEGETABLE OIL. Also Sugar Beets, among many other permutations.

You know how I know you're talking out your ass?
2014-01-17 07:59:19 PM  
2 votes:

GoldSpider: The My Little Pony Killer: How about people mind their own damn businesses about what somebody else's weight/exercise/eating habits/whatever and don't worry about that shiat?

It becomes my business every time my insurance contribution is deducted from my paycheck.


That's a straw man argument.  By the same token, it's my business every time a parachutist hurts himself by jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, every time a football player injures himself on a tackle, every time a mountain biker has to get stitches because he hit a rock while flying down a mountain at 80mph, or whenever the neighborhood kids want to imitate the latest "Jackass" movie (and list could go on, and on, and on for probably 100 pages). :)

In that regard, I have to agree with MLPK. I pay my dues, and don't worry about what risks the rest of the country is taking. I have enough going on in my OWN life to keep me busy without worrying about everyone else. :)
2014-01-17 06:13:50 PM  
2 votes:

hasty ambush: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: She piss off a bunch of frumpy moms?

And more power to her. We have an obesity problem in this country/the world and thanks to socialized medicine even us healthy folks are gong to end up paying for it. Absent and underlying medical condition if you are fat you should be ashamed. Fat should not be accepted.

She deserves a misuse of the hero tag.

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Alcohol still costs the U.S. far more, yet I don't hear people screaming for anything to be done about it.

It's just the price we pay for living in the U.S. Why should being overweight be any different?

When the powers the be want to discuss completely getting rid of tobacco and alcohol, then maybe I could agree on obesity. But addiction to food is no different to me than being addicted to alcohol or tobacco.

The 3 largest expenditures in health care are the above 3, btw.. Alcohol is #1, Obesity is #2, Smoking is #3.  Smokers already pay more for their health care. Maybe we should just start charging people "by the pound" for health care as well. Can't really think of a way to charge people extra "by the drink" though..
2014-01-17 06:07:26 PM  
2 votes:
Lol, you never hear the fat guys rallying against her. It's the fat women who are jealous and angry! Fat guys know that whether being obese is the result of their dna or excessive eating habits, fat women disregard these ideas and go straight into "I can't be that sexy, she doesn't have the right to flaunt her body because it makes me feel sad!" mode!
2014-01-17 06:00:50 PM  
2 votes:
women are jealous of another woman so they rally against her? *yawn*

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Don't like her, don't follow her. Idiot.
2014-01-17 05:59:15 PM  
2 votes:
This is beyond stupid. A person who exercises is being shamed for not being...what? Fat? Her message 'what's your excuse' is somehow demeaning? Okay, allow me to substitute some other images for a busy mom who's making a point to try living a healthy life despite being busy because apparently that's too hard for most people.
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What's your excuse?

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2014-01-17 05:58:10 PM  
2 votes:

symptomoftheuniverse: WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE WHY THE FARK THIS shiat GETS GREENLIGHTED?


Well, it starts off with an exec from Salon sending a hooker carrying beer to Drew's mansion......................
2014-01-17 05:57:16 PM  
2 votes:
Snotty stuck-up b*tch who goes around judging people is told to STFU or GTFO.

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2014-01-17 05:53:29 PM  
2 votes:
DontMakeMeComeBackThere:

Seriously, if your kid was having problems with math in school, do you think the right approach would be to tell them "Your problem is that you're a moron.  You should be ashamed that you don't study enough, and other kids are smarter than you."?  I'm guessing they won't do any better in math....

They don't want to help, they just want to abuse someone so they can feel superior.
2014-01-17 05:51:05 PM  
2 votes:
"Fit Mom" can't accept that she's just being a biatch.

You don't encourage people by insulting, gloating, and flaunting. If she's trying to encourage people, she's failing miserably and needs to re-think her messaging.

To put it in her terms: If you have time to complain, you have time to understand and fix the problem.
2014-01-17 05:50:54 PM  
2 votes:

The My Little Pony Killer: Honey, if you're going to run around shouting about how your shiat don't stink, don't act all shocked when people get tired of your attitude and press your face into your mess.


Sadly it is mostly the McFatties that act like that:


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2014-01-17 05:40:34 PM  
2 votes:

Nana's Vibrator: If you have time to go on the Today Show, you have time to work out more, fatty.  It's all about how you utilize your time.  While on the show (in November) you weren't working out nor were you raising your children properly.  And now, because of the rules, you shall be known as Unfit Mom.


Opinions are like assholes - they all stink, and keep it to yourself unless/until you get the green light to plumb the depths of "opinion".

And yes, this means that she who fires the first "volley" is going to get the most scorn. "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool..." and all that.
2014-01-17 05:40:16 PM  
2 votes:

GoldSpider: Sorry, fatty, you SHOULD be ashamed of your lazy, unhealthy, overindulgent lifestyle that makes health care more expensive for everyone.


Fat people die earlier and make healthcare cheaper for everyone.  You have no legitimate reason for hating them.  The reason you do hate them is because you hate yourself and are terrified of becoming fat yourself.

It's hilarious.
2014-01-17 05:25:17 PM  
2 votes:
If you have time to go on the Today Show, you have time to work out more, fatty.  It's all about how you utilize your time.  While on the show (in November) you weren't working out nor were you raising your children properly.  And now, because of the rules, you shall be known as Unfit Mom.
2014-01-17 05:22:37 PM  
2 votes:
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2014-01-17 05:20:36 PM  
2 votes:
TUESDAY, NOV 26, 2013 4:58 PM UTC

You're not supposed to care any more.
2014-01-17 05:19:15 PM  
2 votes:
You're supposed to care because being fit isn't normal anymore.

She's an aberration, and we all know what happens to those that don't fit in....
2014-01-18 01:33:14 AM  
1 votes:

GrailOfThunder: GoldSpider: The My Little Pony Killer: How about people mind their own damn businesses about what somebody else's weight/exercise/eating habits/whatever and don't worry about that shiat?

It becomes my business every time my insurance contribution is deducted from my paycheck.

That's a straw man argument.  By the same token, it's my business every time a parachutist hurts himself by jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, every time a football player injures himself on a tackle, every time a mountain biker has to get stitches because he hit a rock while flying down a mountain at 80mph, or whenever the neighborhood kids want to imitate the latest "Jackass" movie (and list could go on, and on, and on for probably 100 pages). :)

In that regard, I have to agree with MLPK. I pay my dues, and don't worry about what risks the rest of the country is taking. I have enough going on in my OWN life to keep me busy without worrying about everyone else. :)


Thank you, and for the most part, I don't give a flying fark about what all the other people you listed as doing unsafe stuff are doing, because I'm really damn sure that I do plenty of things they would disagree with health-wise. I just think that everybody should be taken care of. We're a rich enough country to try out that experiment.
2014-01-18 12:55:45 AM  
1 votes:

red5ish: [imagizer.imageshack.us image 451x600]
As a result of reading this stupid article I was led to read the earlier article, then to look up images of Fit Mom, then, much to my regret, images of "curvies", which I had never heard of before.
A lot of the women are attractive, but I don't want to sit next to them on a long flight.


Okay, whoever did the photoshop on that magazine cover needs to be beaten with a hammer. They made her head way too small for her body, and now she just looks like some sort of alien freak. She'd have likely looked better without the shopping.

That aside... As a woman, nothing about the original photo bothers me one bit. It doesn't even bother me that she showed her stupidity by responding to a post about surgical scars and stretch marks rather than just focusing on weight and called it "normalizing obesity." I found that hilarious, actually, and I'd want her to talk all about fitness for the exact same reasons that I'd want Sarah Palin to give endless lectures on foreign policy. She seriously strikes me as the type of person who would see this picture:

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...and comment on how fat this person is. The above rear end, by the way, belongs to Jennifer Lawrence, and she is very much NOT fat. (Feel free to GIS for it, if you haven't started already.)

What does bother me is that this "fit mom" is famous for... what exactly? At this point folks are just catering to some very obvious attention whoring. I just can't figure out for the life of me why anything she'd say would matter to anyone.
2014-01-17 11:53:24 PM  
1 votes:

GrailOfThunder: serialsuicidebomber:

There is no such thing as a 'food addiction' since food is absolutely essential for every living creature.

Argue with the doctors and scientists, then.



Again, there is no such thing as 'food addiction'.

Apparently, most people do not know what the word 'food' means.

There is no such thing as sugar, fat or salt in vegetables (especially HFCS). Similarly, there is almost no fat in a chicken breast (oddly, perchance that's why it's called a LEAN meat). It also does not have sugar and, most likely, no salt.

Perhaps you think that a box of Hamburger Helper is food???

It is not.

The problem is that people are addicted to all of the worthless crap in boxes and cans of 'food' that advertisers tell us is oh-so-tasty. I agree it is tasty. But it is not food. A salad is food. However, salad dressing is NOT.
2014-01-17 11:33:44 PM  
1 votes:

Banned on the Run: [25.media.tumblr.com image 478x200]


I have an almost physical envy of her range of movement. Yes, you read that right.

serialsuicidebomber:
There is no way in hell that 50% of 300 million people have a spinal cord injury - or a 'glandular' problem either.

I never said they did. I do, however. Had to cease the diagnosis of the problem however, when I also developed endometriosis and had two abdominal surgeries for that, so I still don't have a definitive diagnosis as to whether I've got a degenerating disc or something else going on. So next time you're looking down your nose at someone... maybe check yourself before you assume it's due to laziness.

/getting an MRI under Worker's Comp is like pulling teeth on someone with a guard dog and concealed carry...
2014-01-17 10:37:32 PM  
1 votes:

Banned on the Run: Fit can be curvy, too.

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I'm really torn on this one. One one hand I applaud her for the level of healthy physical fitness she has achieved. But I can't help thinking: how much hotter would she be if she had another 15 lbs of softness.

Those curves are ruthless, regardless. And I do appreciate that.
2014-01-17 10:31:59 PM  
1 votes:

tlars699: theMightyRegeya: "Kang's comments didn't deserve to be banned, even if they weren't the most enlightened or sensitive."

She said, ""While I think it's important to love and accept your body, I was a little peeved because while I feel like it's ok to love and accept your body, I think that we're normalizing obesity in our society."

I can't disagree there.  The whole "Fat Acceptance" thing is bullshiat.  It's telling you that these people are sexy and healthy and you're an asshole if you say otherwise.  Or, as they say in the article, they're "sexy as hell".

Dr Dreidel: And yes, this means that she who fires the first "volley" is going to get the most scorn. "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool..." and all that.

Well, it was the Fat Acceptance people who went after her first, when she posted her "What's your excuse?" thing to her own wall, to be seen by her followers, who are likely* to be fellow fitness buffs.  I don't blame her for firing back, and what she said was incredibly tame compared to the "Curvy Girls" eye rape.

*to spread it around on their walls, as it is an inciting/challenging photo/caption?
I mean, it's great she can do that- she's a fitness coach, that's sort of her job, all day, everyday.

Her challenge is to those people who have the 3 babies, and have another job for 8-10 hours a day, who know they should go to the gym, but kind of want to go home to their kids, and make dinner, and eventually go to bed.
That is kind of a key difference, here. 8 hours a day devoted to working out to make your business more profitable vs. 8 hours a day making a different sort of business more profitable, and then being expected to go to the gym for another 8 hours a day, just to keep up with her.

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Please drop this tired canard. It's absolute shiat, and everyone knows it. There are 24 hours in a day. 8 are for sleeping, 8 are for working. That leaves 8 for whatever. You're telling me that that poor beleaguered single mother of three children can't find 30 minutes to run around the block or do some other cardio?

No one is saying that everyone needs to look like this woman. There is a perfectly acceptable healthy weight range, and is pretty wide. You could be within 20-30 lbs of your "ideal" weight and still be healthy. No one is saying everyone needs to be a Greek Adonis, we're just saying that it shouldn't be socially acceptable and normal to be obese.
2014-01-17 10:17:21 PM  
1 votes:

Captain Dan: It's not helpful to say "you're fat."  No shiat, the fat person knows that.  Better to offer specific advice.

- Don't eat fast food.  McDonalds, Burger King, etc... that stuff is horrible for you.

- Try to exercise every day, even if only for a short while.  Even 5-10 minutes is much better than nothing.

- Skip sugary drinks: regular sodas, fruit juices, etc.; and try to minimize very sugary foods/desserts.

- Don't give up.  Unless you're Samoan or have thyroid problems, you can control your weight.  It requires perseverance, though.  Instead of viewing healthy food as a short-term plan (e.g. "30 day diet"), try to make it a normal part of your life.  Once you make it a habit, it's easy.  Your taste buds will adapt to the stuff you currently think is bland.


Bull shiat. That assumes that obesity is some sort of black magic and that it's a mystery how to get healthy. It isn't. Everyone knows. They just choose to make excuses rather than sacrifices.
2014-01-17 10:15:43 PM  
1 votes:

GoldSpider: The My Little Pony Killer: How about people mind their own damn businesses about what somebody else's weight/exercise/eating habits/whatever and don't worry about that shiat?

It becomes my business every time my insurance contribution is deducted from my paycheck.

The My Little Pony Killer: No? Don't have enough going on in your lives to feel good about otherwise?

Lost 35 lbs. and have since run three half-marathons, so I have plenty to feel pretty awesome about.


Now just fix up that whole "being a massive dick" thing and you're all set!
2014-01-17 10:02:10 PM  
1 votes:

abhorrent1: You're making lard-asses feel bad. Don't you know they''re a protected class?

/go be fat somewhere else
//no, seriously
///go be fat somewhere else


Living up to your name, I see
2014-01-17 09:15:49 PM  
1 votes:

Frederick: What is your point? Some people are fat so you shouldnt have to pay for insurance?


As someone upthread suggested, make them pay a higher premium just like other high-risk demographics.
2014-01-17 09:14:57 PM  
1 votes:

GrailOfThunder: By the same token, it's my business every time a parachutist hurts himself by jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, every time a football player injures himself on a tackle, every time a mountain biker has to get stitches because he hit a rock while flying down a mountain at 80mph, or whenever the neighborhood kids want to imitate the latest "Jackass" movie (and list could go on, and on, and on for probably 100 pages). :)


Except the number of obese people in this country outnumber the other groups you mentioned by several orders of magnitude.  "Same token" indeed.
2014-01-17 08:15:38 PM  
1 votes:

steamingpile: tlars699: "I'm afraid we as a society are Normalizing Obesity" isn't "Hate Speech"
But it is judgmental, and conceited to think that you know better than the people whose pictures you're judging, without a medical license/upfront experience with these people.

So, ignore her.

Help the Facebook mods solve real crimes/dilemmas, please.

Well it is a hate crime, do you know how bad fat women have it in today's world!!!?

There is actually a tumble site called This is This Privilege which lets whales biatch about how they are oppressed because of fat. They say its a medical condition and they can't get under 200 lbs.


You realize of course, that hormones actually contribute to weight problems? As in if you out yourself on a restrictive diet, that your body starts fighting you by activating the hunger signals in your brain and that these do not shut off unless you gain the weight back or even more so?

I mean, it doesn't mean you should stop trying,  but shaming somebody for being fat, when they're doing their damnedest doesn't help- it hurts.
No matter how hard they try, how much they do, the only way for them to be thinner is to go for gastric bypass, or endure harsh criticism. Most of them say 'why bother putting in the effort if nobody recognizes my efforts?' and give up saying this is how they are.

Now for a real way to judge the fitness of a person, have them run 5 miles. If they can't do it without some other health constraint, not fit. If they can, then they're fit. End of story.
2014-01-17 07:56:13 PM  
1 votes:

tlars699: theMightyRegeya: "Kang's comments didn't deserve to be banned, even if they weren't the most enlightened or sensitive."

She said, ""While I think it's important to love and accept your body, I was a little peeved because while I feel like it's ok to love and accept your body, I think that we're normalizing obesity in our society."

I can't disagree there.  The whole "Fat Acceptance" thing is bullshiat.  It's telling you that these people are sexy and healthy and you're an asshole if you say otherwise.  Or, as they say in the article, they're "sexy as hell".

Dr Dreidel: And yes, this means that she who fires the first "volley" is going to get the most scorn. "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool..." and all that.

Well, it was the Fat Acceptance people who went after her first, when she posted her "What's your excuse?" thing to her own wall, to be seen by her followers, who are likely* to be fellow fitness buffs.  I don't blame her for firing back, and what she said was incredibly tame compared to the "Curvy Girls" eye rape.

*to spread it around on their walls, as it is an inciting/challenging photo/caption?
I mean, it's great she can do that- she's a fitness coach, that's sort of her job, all day, everyday.

Her challenge is to those people who have the 3 babies, and have another job for 8-10 hours a day, who know they should go to the gym, but kind of want to go home to their kids, and make dinner, and eventually go to bed.
That is kind of a key difference, here. 8 hours a day devoted to working out to make your business more profitable vs. 8 hours a day making a different sort of business more profitable, and then being expected to go to the gym for another 8 hours a day, just to keep up with her.

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The full disclosure changes the equation. Working at a gym as a fitness instructor allows her the time to do that. It would be like Arnold Schwarzenegger during his bodybuilding days chastising an office drone for not being as ripped as he is. If you have the time, great, if not -- at least change your eating habits.
2014-01-17 07:52:48 PM  
1 votes:
Just came to say that subby's headline made me laugh.  Nice job.
2014-01-17 07:49:32 PM  
1 votes:

lennavan: GrailOfThunder: You don't think that would cause a whole host of OTHER problems though? Such as bulimia, anorexia, other eating disorders, depression, perhaps even suicidal tendencies? "Fat shaming" already causes enough of that, making obesity even *more* anti-social would just exacerbate the problem, IMO.

Women, especially young(er) ones, are already faced with enough pressure on "having the perfect body" - and we already know the affects it's having on these women as they grow up. We sit here and call out the people that shame them because the (bullied girls) don't have the perfect "Thigh Gap", yet on the other side of the coin we're going to biatch about people being overweight? We're hypocrites.

You, like Fit Mom, have taken things a bit too far.  But Fit Mom needs to keep her mouth shut just as much as the fat people need to.  I get it, fat people know they are fat, they have plenty of pressures on them and they don't need constant reminding and shaming.  So stop telling them they're fat.  But the fat people feel that way because:  Being fat is unhealthy.  Part of what Fit Mom is biatching about is fat people are trying to make being fat something to be proud of.  You should not be proud that you are fat.  You can call it curvy all you like, fat is fat.

There is a good sized range of healthy weights.  But there are a lot of women who are morbidly obese who are pushing back as if that is something to be proud of.  It's not.


You're right, of course. Being overweight is unhealthy, and you shouldn't be "proud" to be fat.  But TBH, I don't think I've ever heard someone say "I'm proud to be fat". (If you're proud of it, then why are you dieting?)

I've heard people say "I know I'm fat, I've just accepted it at this point", or "I'm fat, but I'm happy", but I can't honestly say I've heard someone say they were *proud* of it (at least not with a straight face). :)
2014-01-17 07:34:41 PM  
1 votes:

GrailOfThunder: You don't think that would cause a whole host of OTHER problems though? Such as bulimia, anorexia, other eating disorders, depression, perhaps even suicidal tendencies? "Fat shaming" already causes enough of that, making obesity even *more* anti-social would just exacerbate the problem, IMO.

Women, especially young(er) ones, are already faced with enough pressure on "having the perfect body" - and we already know the affects it's having on these women as they grow up. We sit here and call out the people that shame them because the (bullied girls) don't have the perfect "Thigh Gap", yet on the other side of the coin we're going to biatch about people being overweight? We're hypocrites.


You, like Fit Mom, have taken things a bit too far.  But Fit Mom needs to keep her mouth shut just as much as the fat people need to.  I get it, fat people know they are fat, they have plenty of pressures on them and they don't need constant reminding and shaming.  So stop telling them they're fat.  But the fat people feel that way because:  Being fat is unhealthy.  Part of what Fit Mom is biatching about is fat people are trying to make being fat something to be proud of.  You should not be proud that you are fat.  You can call it curvy all you like, fat is fat.

There is a good sized range of healthy weights.  But there are a lot of women who are morbidly obese who are pushing back as if that is something to be proud of.  It's not.
2014-01-17 07:18:32 PM  
1 votes:

baconbeard: People are obese for one simple reason: they don't make living a healthy lifestyle a priority,
They'll spend hours a day on the Internet or Facebook, but "don't have the time to cook healthy meals". They'll watch TV or play video games for hours, but "don't have the time to go for a daily half hour walk". They'll eat out at fast food restaurants every day, even though they know they shouldn't.

It's not genetics, it's not thyroid conditions, it's not evolution, it's not HFCS... it's simply a matter or priorities...


Or it's a spinal injury that doesn't *seem* that bad to the observer but requires painkillers to sleep for more than two/three hours, and even then the pain doesn't fully go away. Plus it causes all kinds of other fun issues with the body. Of your list, I am guilty of internet and computer games, but that's usually after I can't stand up anymore for the day.

Yaaay ~25% disability...
2014-01-17 07:17:47 PM  
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WhyKnot: funny how people that get upset about being called out for being fat (something they have control over) take shots at her looks (something she doesn't have control over). So not only is there cognitive dissidence about their own weight, they are petty and mean about things she can't change....I honestly don't know which is worse.


there are plenty of people who don't have control over their weight (perhaps you should read up on the subject). The females I've dated have all been much more attractive than her (and I don't care if you believe it or not), she's putting herself out there as a holier than thou authority....I have no problem reminding her that she is ugly (inside and out).

/been underweight most of my life
2014-01-17 07:09:22 PM  
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In England, you have to pay a tax if your car is not "green".  However, having a morbidly obese person in a car that is otherwise considered "green" causes it to lose its fuel efficiency to the point where it is no longer green.

Conclusion:  If we're going to tax cars based on how green or not green they are, shouldn't we do the same for people?
2014-01-17 07:07:23 PM  
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I love all the hate that gets heaped on "fit mom" for being ugly.

Nana's Vibrator: While on the show (in November) you weren't working out nor were you raising your children properly.  And now, because of the rules, you shall be known as Unfit Mom.


eviljimbo: she's got bug-eyes... cant diet those away


megarian: Can't really fix derp eyes.


OhioUGrad: She may be "fit" but she's been beaten with an ugly stick on several occasions and she's a narcissistic moron (so she fits in on FB).


Agent Smiths Laugh: She has a face suitable for the take-out window.


I gladly await pictures of the gods or goddesses that grace your arm when you go out.

funny how people that get upset about being called out for being fat (something they have control over) take shots at her looks (something she doesn't have control over).    So not only is there cognitive dissidence about their own weight, they are petty and mean about things she can't change....I honestly don't know which is worse.
2014-01-17 06:39:46 PM  
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12349876: I'm not arguing humans have evolved in the past 50 years. I'm arguing they HAVEN'T, and that why genetics are an issue, society is evolving much faster.


Ah, so it's the scientists who are to blame for people being fat, because they haven't figured out a way to re-engineer our bodies to thrive on gluttony and hedonism.
2014-01-17 06:25:19 PM  
1 votes:
People are obese for one simple reason: they don't make living a healthy lifestyle a priority,
They'll spend hours a day on the Internet or Facebook, but "don't have the time to cook healthy meals". They'll watch TV or play video games for hours, but "don't have the time to go for a daily half hour walk". They'll eat out at fast food restaurants every day, even though they know they shouldn't.

It's not genetics, it's not thyroid conditions, it's not evolution, it's not HFCS... it's simply a matter or priorities...
2014-01-17 06:21:12 PM  
1 votes:
American needs more fat shaming.  It's a disease, not a life choice.
2014-01-17 06:10:29 PM  
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It's not helpful to say "you're fat."  No shiat, the fat person knows that.  Better to offer specific advice.

- Don't eat fast food.  McDonalds, Burger King, etc... that stuff is horrible for you.

- Try to exercise every day, even if only for a short while.  Even 5-10 minutes is much better than nothing.

- Skip sugary drinks: regular sodas, fruit juices, etc.; and try to minimize very sugary foods/desserts.

- Don't give up.  Unless you're Samoan or have thyroid problems, you can control your weight.  It requires perseverance, though.  Instead of viewing healthy food as a short-term plan (e.g. "30 day diet"), try to make it a normal part of your life.  Once you make it a habit, it's easy.  Your taste buds will adapt to the stuff you currently think is bland.
2014-01-17 06:09:23 PM  
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I honestly can't see what's so mind-bogglingly offensive about her original picture. Yeah, it's a teeny bit judgemental, but if "What's your Excuse" is enough to rock the foundations of your world, I'd say it's more of a case of hitting a nerve than actually being judgemental.

Any anyone, ANYONE who counsels someone else and tells them that "it's perfectly healthy to be obese" should be thrown in jail for criminal negligence (especially if you're not a bona-fide MD).
2014-01-17 06:07:08 PM  
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If I don't pay their bills, I don't warn people about smoking or overeating. At some point I let adults be adults and I mind my own business.
2014-01-17 06:03:31 PM  
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symptomoftheuniverse: WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE WHY THE FARK THIS shiat GETS GREENLIGHTED?


poutrage = clicks.
2014-01-17 05:58:11 PM  
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DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Saying "you should be ashamed" doesn't help, it just makes you a dick.


Yeah, that's the Fark part  :)

I get it, nobody likes to be told what to do.  But the problem has gone way beyond them just harming themselves, and we are poorly served by sheltering people from that reality.
2014-01-17 05:57:57 PM  
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sharphead: See now if she was fat herself, this wouldn't be happening.  Because people like her think they're going to live forever being thin and fit and perfect.  But suddenly what happens if she gets in an injury where she's in bed for 6 months?  What if she gets depressed and starts to overeat?  Lot's of things can happen, and she should in all honesty, keep her mouth shut, because it may just come back to bite her hard someday.


Obvious really: If something good happens it's due to her boot-strappyness, hardwork and drive. If something bad happens it's 'outside her control', somone else's fault or society picking on her.
2014-01-17 05:56:41 PM  
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theMightyRegeya: DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Seriously, if your kid was having problems with math in school, do you think the right approach would be to tell them "Your problem is that you're a moron.  You should be ashamed that you don't study enough, and other kids are smarter than you."?  I'm guessing they won't do any better in math....

So the solution is to say, "It's okay if you write down "potato" as an answer to "2 + 2", don't let those moron-shaming shiatlords get you down, you can be a math major no matter what your answer is!

And then hand the kid a participation trophy.


Try reading my ENTIRE comment, then post a response, sparky.
2014-01-17 05:56:24 PM  
1 votes:
i5.asn.im

Stop judging me!  I can be healthy at any size!  It's a glandular issue!
2014-01-17 05:53:49 PM  
1 votes:
How about people mind their own damn businesses about what somebody else's weight/exercise/eating habits/whatever and don't worry about that shiat?

No? Don't have enough going on in your lives to feel good about otherwise?

/losers
2014-01-17 05:48:55 PM  
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lewismarktwo: Fat people die earlier and make healthcare cheaper for everyone.


Here's something to chew on like it's a mayo-slathered bacon sandwich, washed down with a 64 oz. grape soda.

http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm

I don't hate fat people, I just call their bullshiat excuses what they are.
2014-01-17 05:43:59 PM  
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lewismarktwo: Fat people die earlier and make healthcare cheaper for everyone.  You have no legitimate reason for hating them.  The reason you do hate them is because you hate yourself and are terrified of becoming fat yourself.

It's hilarious.


You sound fat.
2014-01-17 05:42:42 PM  
1 votes:
Honey, if you're going to run around shouting about how your shiat don't stink, don't act all shocked when people get tired of your attitude and press your face into your mess.
2014-01-17 05:36:35 PM  
1 votes:
Sorry, fatty, you SHOULD be ashamed of your lazy, unhealthy, overindulgent lifestyle that makes health care more expensive for everyone.
2014-01-17 05:30:37 PM  
1 votes:

DubyaHater: That was a lot of words for the author to type for such an insignificant topic.


I see you aren't familiar with Salon.
2014-01-17 05:26:13 PM  
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That was a lot of words for the author to type for such an insignificant topic.
2014-01-17 05:24:57 PM  
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Dunno but you submitted it
2014-01-17 05:23:52 PM  
1 votes:
You're making lard-asses feel bad. Don't you know they''re a protected class?

/go be fat somewhere else
//no, seriously
///go be fat somewhere else
 
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