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(Huffington Post)   'Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the plumpest of them all?' 'Famed is thy girth, Majesty. But hold, a chunky maid I see. Rags cannot hide her heaving size. Alas, she is more fat than thee.'   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 263
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2014-01-31 03:37:01 PM
Why not have a princess be magicked with the overweight curse? (Not her fault)
Have all the princes once lining up to marry her, reject her for her appearance?(We still feel empathy for the princess)
Then she goes on an adventure to help herself find a way to end the curse.
She goes to the villain's castle, and is given friendly face, forced to sleep on a fluffy mattress.
She overhears a conversation, and finds out they don't believe her story because no princess could be her size. So if she can't feel the tiny lump in the mattresses, she'll get beheaded for pretending to be royalty.

She outwits them. In the meantime during her stay, she participates in bunches of activities that get her out of the castle, and she ends up losing parts of her curse (which turns out to be given to her to show her what it means to be royalty: independent, level-headed-ness, wisdom, strength of will, etc.)

She never gets back to the same level that she was before the curse, but she isn't ashamed of her curse anymore, because she finds out that she is much more than just a pretty face.

And she becomes Queen, without a prince in the picture.
Or throw a prince in there, but have him be super skinny, and super lazy at first, but they like each other and help motivate the other reach their goals.

The Princess and the Pea. Done.
 
2014-01-31 03:38:44 PM
"I made this petition because I'm a plus-size young woman, and I know many plus-size girls and women who struggle with confidence and need a positive plus-size character in the media."

If you're already overweight as a teenager, even if it's just a little "chubby", unless you do something to change that, by the time you hit your 40s you're going to be obese, possibly even morbidly obese. I'm not saying we should make fun or ridicule overweight people, but as a society we're not doing anyone any favors by accepting it as normal and OK.

I was at my desired weight my whole life, then I retired from the military and due to poor eating habits and laziness I packed on 50 lbs in the 10 years since. I had a beachball sized tub of fat where my stomach used to be. Now I've lost about half of that and I plan to lose the rest, but there was nothing sexy or beautiful about it and society shouldn't accept me or anyone else who abuses their health like that.

The only reason overweight people want everyone else to accept them for who they are is because it's a hell of a lot easier than changing their lifestyle and bettering themselves.
 
2014-01-31 03:41:29 PM

ReapTheChaos: "I made this petition because I'm a plus-size young woman, and I know many plus-size girls and women who struggle with confidence and need a positive plus-size character in the media."

If you're already overweight as a teenager, even if it's just a little "chubby", unless you do something to change that, by the time you hit your 40s you're going to be obese, possibly even morbidly obese. I'm not saying we should make fun or ridicule overweight people, but as a society we're not doing anyone any favors by accepting it as normal and OK.

I was at my desired weight my whole life, then I retired from the military and due to poor eating habits and laziness I packed on 50 lbs in the 10 years since. I had a beachball sized tub of fat where my stomach used to be. Now I've lost about half of that and I plan to lose the rest, but there was nothing sexy or beautiful about it and society shouldn't accept me or anyone else who abuses their health like that.

The only reason overweight people want everyone else to accept them for who they are is because it's a hell of a lot easier than changing their lifestyle and bettering themselves.


Well said.
 
2014-01-31 03:41:32 PM
I'm a lot more concerned that Disney princesses have eyes so freakishly large that if you imagined them being anatomically correct orbs, they wouldn't leave room in their skulls for brains.
 
2014-01-31 03:42:01 PM

tlars699: Why not have a princess be magicked with the overweight curse? (Not her fault)
Have all the princes once lining up to marry her, reject her for her appearance?(We still feel empathy for the princess)
Then she goes on an adventure treadmillto help herself find a way to end the curse.
She goes to the villain's castle, and is given friendly face, forced to sleep on a fluffy mattress.
She overhears a conversation, and finds out they don't believe her story because no princess could be her size. So if she can't feel the tiny lump in the mattresses, she'll get beheaded for pretending to be royalty.

She outwits them. In the meantime during her stay, she participates in bunches of activities that get her out of the castle, and she ends up losing parts of her curse (which turns out to be given to her to show her what it means to be royalty: independent, level-headed-ness, wisdom, strength of will, etc.)

She never gets back to the same level that she was before the curse, but she isn't ashamed of her curse anymore, because she finds out that she is much more than just a pretty face.

And she becomes Queen, without a prince in the picture.
Or throw a prince in there, but have him be super skinny, and super lazy at first, but they like each other and help motivate the other reach their goals.

The Princess and the Pea. Done.

 
2014-01-31 03:42:51 PM
THIS:
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THIS:
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2014-01-31 03:43:30 PM

genepool lifeboat:


I miss that site, and think of it often.
 
2014-01-31 03:43:31 PM

jgilb: Yet another thread where Farkers magically do not follow national obesity percentages and everyone is thin and trim.
Internet anonymity strikes again.



FARK you.

/6'2" and 210.
//Not a model, not obese-but could be in better shape.
///FAT fat is gross--get over it.
 
2014-01-31 03:43:46 PM

jst3p: tlars699: Why not have a princess be magicked with the overweight curse? (Not her fault)
Have all the princes once lining up to marry her, reject her for her appearance?(We still feel empathy for the princess)
Then she goes on an adventure treadmillto help herself find a way to end the curse.
She goes to the villain's castle, and is given friendly face, forced to sleep on a fluffy mattress.
She overhears a conversation, and finds out they don't believe her story because no princess could be her size. So if she can't feel the tiny lump in the mattresses, she'll get beheaded for pretending to be royalty.

She outwits them. In the meantime during her stay, she participates in bunches of activities that get her out of the castle, and she ends up losing parts of her curse (which turns out to be given to her to show her what it means to be royalty: independent, level-headed-ness, wisdom, strength of will, etc.)

She never gets back to the same level that she was before the curse, but she isn't ashamed of her curse anymore, because she finds out that she is much more than just a pretty face.

And she becomes Queen, without a prince in the picture.
Or throw a prince in there, but have him be super skinny, and super lazy at first, but they like each other and help motivate the other reach their goals.

The Princess and the Pea. Done.


You didn't read my entire post. :(
It would have made you happy, because yes, physical activity is in there.
But if the movie just stopped there, like you did, it couldn't be the Princess and the Pea.
:P
 
2014-01-31 03:45:10 PM

This text is now purple: baconbeard: Everyone knows that in Disney cartoons, fat chicks are the villains, not the princesses:

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it's not a rule.


slurmed.com
Here, a woman is fat and cheery and good until she sheds her costume and becomes evil and skinny.
 
2014-01-31 03:45:20 PM

Far Cough: Make up your mind, dude, am I out of touch because I haven't seen all the cool new untraditional Princess movies as you claimed, or are the regular old traditional princesses A-OK as role models, rendering your Weeners pointless?

And by the way, yes, having little girls dream of being princesses is farking poisonous.  Little boys don't dream of being princes, because princes don't DO ANYTHING.


My six year old son dreams of being a pony. Is that poisonous as well?
 
2014-01-31 03:45:22 PM

Two16: THIS:
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THIS:
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You know these ladies are the same size, right? Just one has a classy dress/girdle combo?
 
2014-01-31 03:46:04 PM
Before we have Princess Tubbington take the screen, how about we first....

1) Have some positive adult male role models in Disney films?

2) Have some positive male characters who are scrawny geeks?


There's already a positive fat female character... it's the freakin' Fairy Godmother.

Frankly, I'm so glad that we're not going to have to deal with the princesses in my household.  My position is that we live in a democracy, so why indulge the whole princess thing?  If we're going to hold up an idealized view of the past, why not encourage kids to be more like Spartans?

www.ridelust.com
 
2014-01-31 03:46:51 PM
How about they make the "handsome' Prince somewhat less than handsome? Short, wears glasses, has a bad complexion etc.
 
2014-01-31 03:48:33 PM

tlars699: jst3p: tlars699: Why not have a princess be magicked with the overweight curse? (Not her fault)
Have all the princes once lining up to marry her, reject her for her appearance?(We still feel empathy for the princess)
Then she goes on an adventure treadmillto help herself find a way to end the curse.
She goes to the villain's castle, and is given friendly face, forced to sleep on a fluffy mattress.
She overhears a conversation, and finds out they don't believe her story because no princess could be her size. So if she can't feel the tiny lump in the mattresses, she'll get beheaded for pretending to be royalty.

She outwits them. In the meantime during her stay, she participates in bunches of activities that get her out of the castle, and she ends up losing parts of her curse (which turns out to be given to her to show her what it means to be royalty: independent, level-headed-ness, wisdom, strength of will, etc.)

She never gets back to the same level that she was before the curse, but she isn't ashamed of her curse anymore, because she finds out that she is much more than just a pretty face.

And she becomes Queen, without a prince in the picture.
Or throw a prince in there, but have him be super skinny, and super lazy at first, but they like each other and help motivate the other reach their goals.

The Princess and the Pea. Done.

You didn't read my entire post. :(
It would have made you happy, because yes, physical activity is in there.
But if the movie just stopped there, like you did, it couldn't be the Princess and the Pea.
:P


I did read it, I just went for the quick joke. Also I was reminded of this:

img.fark.net
 
2014-01-31 03:49:59 PM

ReapTheChaos: "I made this petition because I'm a plus-size young woman, and I know many plus-size girls and women who struggle with confidence and need a positive plus-size character in the media."

If you're already overweight as a teenager, even if it's just a little "chubby", unless you do something to change that, by the time you hit your 40s you're going to be obese, possibly even morbidly obese. I'm not saying we should make fun or ridicule overweight people, but as a society we're not doing anyone any favors by accepting it as normal and OK.

I was at my desired weight my whole life, then I retired from the military and due to poor eating habits and laziness I packed on 50 lbs in the 10 years since. I had a beachball sized tub of fat where my stomach used to be. Now I've lost about half of that and I plan to lose the rest, but there was nothing sexy or beautiful about it and society shouldn't accept me or anyone else who abuses their health like that.

The only reason overweight people want everyone else to accept them for who they are is because it's a hell of a lot easier than changing their lifestyle and bettering themselves.


Well, she won't necessarily get fatter as she gets older, but it's likely, PARTICULARLY if she's already comfortable calling herself Plus Size (instead of overweight or fat) and is doing the petition thing and so on.

What I always find interesting is how many fat people think they're really okay, and "of course I'm not MORBIDLY obese", as if that's some crazy extreme thing.  Nope, if you're 100 pounds over your ideal weight (textbook, not in your head or your high school weight) then you are morbidly obese, by farking definition.  Do something about it.

From a quick check, morbid obesity has climbed over 70% in the use in the last 15 years, to about 7% of the US population.  Factoring in farkstistics, at least 1 in 10 people reading this are morbidly obese right now.

But anyway, as I said, a few chunkier "princesses" in movies wouldn't bother me nearly as much as the prevalence of princesses in movies does.
 
2014-01-31 03:50:02 PM

Far Cough: TheBigJerk: I'm just hungry, all the farking time. Stomach-churning, stabbing-pains, thinking about food every five minutes HUNGRY every goddamned second I haven't just stuffed it full of heavy stuff.

Still, acceptance is not the solution, better chemistry is.
 
Hey Jerk, I'm really curious about your condition.  How long have you waited for the hunger pangs to go away, before giving in and shoving in something?  For me they seem to go away in about 20 minutes or 1/2 an hour if I just hold out.  You're describing an awful lot of strong "pain" though, which I don't have.  I find the occasional pang a sign that I might actually be burning more than I take in for a change.  This generally works well as a weight loss method when I'm overweight -- Just Eat Less -- and I continue to love and eat my carbohydrates, just fewer of them.

As someone else said, your report of real "pain" seems unusual.


Just to chime in, I also have to deal with severe tummy pain in between meals. No, it's not my gallbladder...I don't have one anymore. Atkins did seem to help a bit with it, but it's kinda tiresome to have to fix a pork chop right before bed so that I stop hurting long enough to fall asleep.
 
2014-01-31 03:51:11 PM

jst3p: tlars699: jst3p: tlars699: Why not have a princess be magicked with the overweight curse? (Not her fault)
Have all the princes once lining up to marry her, reject her for her appearance?(We still feel empathy for the princess)
Then she goes on an adventure treadmillto help herself find a way to end the curse.
She goes to the villain's castle, and is given friendly face, forced to sleep on a fluffy mattress.
She overhears a conversation, and finds out they don't believe her story because no princess could be her size. So if she can't feel the tiny lump in the mattresses, she'll get beheaded for pretending to be royalty.

She outwits them. In the meantime during her stay, she participates in bunches of activities that get her out of the castle, and she ends up losing parts of her curse (which turns out to be given to her to show her what it means to be royalty: independent, level-headed-ness, wisdom, strength of will, etc.)

She never gets back to the same level that she was before the curse, but she isn't ashamed of her curse anymore, because she finds out that she is much more than just a pretty face.

And she becomes Queen, without a prince in the picture.
Or throw a prince in there, but have him be super skinny, and super lazy at first, but they like each other and help motivate the other reach their goals.

The Princess and the Pea. Done.

You didn't read my entire post. :(
It would have made you happy, because yes, physical activity is in there.
But if the movie just stopped there, like you did, it couldn't be the Princess and the Pea.
:P

I did read it, I just went for the quick joke. Also I was reminded of this:

[img.fark.net image 259x194]


What movie is this?
 
2014-01-31 03:51:58 PM

gar1013: If we're going to hold up an idealized view of the past, why not encourage kids to be more like Spartans?



The modern shortage of large open wells makes this problematic.
 
2014-01-31 03:53:04 PM

tlars699: jst3p: tlars699: jst3p: tlars699: Why not have a princess be magicked with the overweight curse? (Not her fault)
Have all the princes once lining up to marry her, reject her for her appearance?(We still feel empathy for the princess)
Then she goes on an adventure treadmillto help herself find a way to end the curse.
She goes to the villain's castle, and is given friendly face, forced to sleep on a fluffy mattress.
She overhears a conversation, and finds out they don't believe her story because no princess could be her size. So if she can't feel the tiny lump in the mattresses, she'll get beheaded for pretending to be royalty.

She outwits them. In the meantime during her stay, she participates in bunches of activities that get her out of the castle, and she ends up losing parts of her curse (which turns out to be given to her to show her what it means to be royalty: independent, level-headed-ness, wisdom, strength of will, etc.)

She never gets back to the same level that she was before the curse, but she isn't ashamed of her curse anymore, because she finds out that she is much more than just a pretty face.

And she becomes Queen, without a prince in the picture.
Or throw a prince in there, but have him be super skinny, and super lazy at first, but they like each other and help motivate the other reach their goals.

The Princess and the Pea. Done.

You didn't read my entire post. :(
It would have made you happy, because yes, physical activity is in there.
But if the movie just stopped there, like you did, it couldn't be the Princess and the Pea.
:P

I did read it, I just went for the quick joke. Also I was reminded of this:

[img.fark.net image 259x194]

What movie is this?


Ruthless People. Only slightly related to your post but it is a classic. See it if you get the chance.
 
2014-01-31 03:53:15 PM
It's Bush's fault.
 
2014-01-31 03:53:26 PM
After reading the many Fark responses I'm impressed that so many actually agree with each other.

I'm from an older generation. Cell phones are still a bit of a mystery to me. I grew up riding my bike everywhere -- a single speed, fat tire equipped basic bike with a generator powered headlamp that actually wasn't worth the effort it took to make it work. When my family went shopping, we parked the car and walked from store to store. Everyone did. I still recall the sidewalks in town being crowded after 6 pm, something which no longer happens.

I recall the food in school being basic, plentiful, tasty and healthy. The majority of it made right on the grounds by 'Cafeteria Ladies' who were excellent cooks. There were no snack or soda machines. Physical Education was mandatory.

The majority of us kids were not allowed to sit glued to the TV all day. Our folks kicked us out of the house to go and play -- or, if we whined about it, then we could help clean the house. Boys mowed the lawns with motorized push mowers. (A chore I still despise to this day, loathing the scent of fresh cut grass.)

A large amount of us rode bikes to school. The bike racks were always packed. Many of us walked several blocks to centralized bus stops morning and evening, with our folks only showing up to get us if it was rainy or freezing. Some of us chained bikes to telephone poles at the stop.

There were two hamburger joints in town. Only one was a sit in. Their menus were limited. There were several full service restaurants and until some time in the 60's, no pizza places or sub shops.

For fun we went to the beach. We swam, beach combed, played and wore ourselves out all day. It was considered healthy. Elementary schools had playgrounds which kids played on even when school was closed. Kids played baseball, football, volleyball, made up games that involved a lot of running, climbed trees, built forts, fished, hiked and picnicked. The majority of their meals were home made.

The consumption of sweets was restricted by parents. Most meals consisted of at least two different vegetables. Parents insisted the kids eat their veggies. Snacks tended to be fruits. Baked goods were usually home made also.

Kids had chores to do in and around the home. Boys worked in the yard. Girls helped Mom sweep, vacuum, hang out the wash and dust. Many parents taught their kids to cook.

Do you see a theme running through this rambling of my memories?

We were much more physically active and our choices of crappy foods limited.

We had fat kids. Nowhere as many as today. Most had a 'condition', some were fat because their folks did things like allow them to eat a lot of sweet stuff. (Kool-Aid the marvelous drink of the times and sooo tasty, was essentially flavored sugar water and many added more than the suggested amount of sugar.)

Scouts, both Boys and Girls, were popular and physically active. We had chunky kids in Scouts, but they kept up with everyone else.

The first time I saw a kid, shirtless, not even in his teens, riding a bike in public with a beer gut hanging down was in the 70's. Within the next couple of years, I started seeing a whole lot more of them. When Children's Rights popped up in the 80's, even more fat kids appeared because the parents were reluctant to hurt their feelings by making them listen.

Those kids grew up to be Fat Parents, who then spawned more Fat Kids, who now had Rights.

The amount of average physical activity has been reduced over the years by close to 50% due to technology. Assorted dangers popped up which encourage parents to not let their kids wander off alone. Some schools no longer require P.E. Cablevision now provides something like 500 channels.

I grew up with 4.

Lawsuits prevent a lot of entertaining physical activity. (Local liability issues did not allow a skateboard park to be built in town for the kids.) We had public pools, where due to liability, they removed the diving boards. Eventually, all were just closed.

So, if you're fat and don't like it, try moving more and eating wiser. Fast foods don't give a shiat about your health. Their interest is in the bottom dollar. So long as they're not outright poisoning you, they can't be closed down. Experts design foods to appeal to your taste, to make you want more.

Now, in my town, we have more pizza places than I can count, sub shops, delicatessens, Mac Donald's in a couple of places, a couple of Burger Kings, several KFC's, Steak 'n Shake, several other burger joints and BBQ places all over. Grocery stores have whole aisles packed with crunchy snacks. More aisles packed with frozen treats. Scores of Heat and Eat frozen meals often containing far more fats and calories than similar meals made by Mom.

The schools have vending machines in them that would never have been allowed when I was a kid and the majority of the cafeteria meals are outsourced.

I no longer see the great mass of kids riding bikes like they used to. I find more Driving motorcycles and ATV's.

So, if you feel bad about being fat, encouraging everyone else to be fat is not a good idea. Change your habits. Remember, the vast food industry is counting on your consumption of not real healthy stuff, so much so that they invest millions each year in specialists whose entire purpose is to get food to taste so good, you can't resist it. (Look at the assortment of Frito's products.) They also study textures, to find out which food is more 'mouth friendly'.

To keep things legal, the majority of fast and snack food companies will assure you that their intentions are Not for you to consume more of their product than as a casual snack. Yet they push the stuff through advertising so you'll buy more.

50 years ago, folks were a lot leaner. They expended more energy in daily living. Their food choices were limited. They may have consumed more bad fats, but that came from their parents who worked even harder and who could burn off the cholesterol. Like farmers, who arose before dawn, wolfed down a breakfast that would make a cardiologist run screaming in terror, then went out and worked until dusk at hard labor. They burned off the bad fats before they could do harm, using them as energy.

A certain percentage of the population will be fat. That's nature. However, we've gone way beyond the averages in the past 30 years, yet it is controllable, but there's always, it seems, a reason not to do so.

Now, sit back on your overstuffed couch to watch your huge, flat screen TV with 500 channels, snuggle up with a big bag of Cheeto's, a liter of soda, a can of tasty dip, your cell and remote right by your side, maybe your tablet, and watch the next 6 hours of programming. Your Hungry Man's Big Meal, containing enough calories for two lumberjacks, can be popped into the microwave and done in minutes. Either that, or they'll deliver a piping hot, cheese laden supreme pizza right to your door.

Enough calories there to carry Survivorman on a wilderness trek for a week.
 
2014-01-31 03:53:49 PM

tlars699: You know these ladies are the same size, right? Just one has a classy dress/girdle combo?


I was going to post something similar, but they aren't actually the same size. Look at proportions of the upper arms to the face. The one on top is definitely less obese than the one on the bottom.
 
2014-01-31 03:54:22 PM

baconbeard: Far Cough: Make up your mind, dude, am I out of touch because I haven't seen all the cool new untraditional Princess movies as you claimed, or are the regular old traditional princesses A-OK as role models, rendering your Weeners pointless?

And by the way, yes, having little girls dream of being princesses is farking poisonous.  Little boys don't dream of being princes, because princes don't DO ANYTHING.

My six year old son dreams of being a pony. Is that poisonous as well?


No, and how many times are you going to shift the same set of goal posts?  It's over, Johnny.
 
2014-01-31 03:54:41 PM

tlars699: What movie is this?



"Ruthless People"

Danny Devito, Bette Midler, Judge Reinhold, and Helen Slater.
 
2014-01-31 03:54:50 PM

Far Cough: ReapTheChaos: "I made this petition because I'm a plus-size young woman, and I know many plus-size girls and women who struggle with confidence and need a positive plus-size character in the media."

If you're already overweight as a teenager, even if it's just a little "chubby", unless you do something to change that, by the time you hit your 40s you're going to be obese, possibly even morbidly obese. I'm not saying we should make fun or ridicule overweight people, but as a society we're not doing anyone any favors by accepting it as normal and OK.

I was at my desired weight my whole life, then I retired from the military and due to poor eating habits and laziness I packed on 50 lbs in the 10 years since. I had a beachball sized tub of fat where my stomach used to be. Now I've lost about half of that and I plan to lose the rest, but there was nothing sexy or beautiful about it and society shouldn't accept me or anyone else who abuses their health like that.

The only reason overweight people want everyone else to accept them for who they are is because it's a hell of a lot easier than changing their lifestyle and bettering themselves.

Well, she won't necessarily get fatter as she gets older, but it's likely, PARTICULARLY if she's already comfortable calling herself Plus Size (instead of overweight or fat) and is doing the petition thing and so on.

What I always find interesting is how many fat people think they're really okay, and "of course I'm not MORBIDLY obese", as if that's some crazy extreme thing.  Nope, if you're 100 pounds over your ideal weight (textbook, not in your head or your high school weight) then you are morbidly obese, by farking definition.  Do something about it.

From a quick check, morbid obesity has climbed over 70% in the use in the last 15 years, to about 7% of the US population.  Factoring in farkstistics, at least 1 in 10 people reading this are morbidly obese right now.

But anyway, as I said, a few chunkier "princesses" in movies wo ...


I do, but then I come down with the flu. Every time. No matter how many vitamin supplements I take prior. FLU. And then I get off track, because I'm too tired for a month after the fact. :/

/Not a 100 lbs over yet...
//too close :(
 
2014-01-31 03:58:29 PM

Rik01: After reading the many Fark responses I'm impressed that so many actually agree with each other.

I'm from an older generation. Cell phones are still a bit of a mystery to me. I grew up riding my bike everywhere -- a single speed, fat tire equipped basic bike with a generator powered headlamp that actually wasn't worth the effort it took to make it work. When my family went shopping, we parked the car and walked from store to store. Everyone did. I still recall the sidewalks in town being crowded after 6 pm, something which no longer happens.

I recall the food in school being basic, plentiful, tasty and healthy. The majority of it made right on the grounds by 'Cafeteria Ladies' who were excellent cooks. There were no snack or soda machines. Physical Education was mandatory.

The majority of us kids were not allowed to sit glued to the TV all day. Our folks kicked us out of the house to go and play -- or, if we whined about it, then we could help clean the house. Boys mowed the lawns with motorized push mowers. (A chore I still despise to this day, loathing the scent of fresh cut grass.)

A large amount of us rode bikes to school. The bike racks were always packed. Many of us walked several blocks to centralized bus stops morning and evening, with our folks only showing up to get us if it was rainy or freezing. Some of us chained bikes to telephone poles at the stop.

There were two hamburger joints in town. Only one was a sit in. Their menus were limited. There were several full service restaurants and until some time in the 60's, no pizza places or sub shops.

For fun we went to the beach. We swam, beach combed, played and wore ourselves out all day. It was considered healthy. Elementary schools had playgrounds which kids played on even when school was closed. Kids played baseball, football, volleyball, made up games that involved a lot of running, climbed trees, built forts, fished, hiked and picnicked. The majority of their meals were home made.

The consumption ...


Wilford Brimley? Is that you?

I kid. I could not agree more.
 
2014-01-31 03:58:32 PM

Lusiphur: tlars699: You know these ladies are the same size, right? Just one has a classy dress/girdle combo?

I was going to post something similar, but they aren't actually the same size. Look at proportions of the upper arms to the face. The one on top is definitely less obese than the one on the bottom.


Less obese, maybe. Same dress size though.
Top one has an additional 3 " to her height, which makes a difference, and it doesn't help that bottom chick is pointing her head down to look demure.
 
2014-01-31 04:00:10 PM

AngryDragon: TheBigJerk: The term "Fatkins diet" does not refer to fat people who lose weight on it, it refers to people staying or becoming fat on it.

I need a way to make eating salad all week not  hurt.  Preferably without crystal meth.

/ridethesnake

That's my point though.  If you're eating salad all week, you're doing it wrong.  A day for me might look like:

Breakfast
Coffee with heavy cream
2 eggs with cheddar and mushrooms
4 slices of bacon

Lunch
Salad with lettuce, ranch, cheese, mushrooms, eggs or ham, cucumbers, chickpeas
or
Egg salad on a low carb wrap with real mayonnaise and a cheese stick
or
Tuna salad with swiss cheese on low carb bread with pickles

Dinner
8 or 12 ounce steak
2 cups cauliflower in butter

Desert
Homemade low-carb cheesecake

2500 calories, 30 carbs.  I eat like this every day and I'm never hungry.  Sometimes I can't even finish it all.


Yeah, now do me a vegetarian option....I am interested in low carb, but am hugely put off by the meat frenzy.

Seriously, try keeping your weight down when disabled, spinal condition means chronic pain and it is just getting worse. Mild hydrotherapy is about it, but time and money issues with pools is a problem. The beach is not far but wheelchairs and sand...yeah. Medication to help take merest edge off pain to keep me functional and working (despite all medical advice to just accept and stay on pension - damn that) means I am always nauseous and food is only thing to quell that.

 And yet, 47 years old, been (increasingly, it is degenerative) like this for 8 years, and at 5'9" I am 72 kilos - have been for a couple of years. I want to be 63 kilos again. That is low but comfy for my back. So anyone got any low carb ideas for a vegetarian?

/don't be hatin' on the vego thang, Fark:)
 
2014-01-31 04:00:42 PM

Pilikia: ecmoRandomNumbers: RedPhoenix122: Yes, because everything else about the movies are so realistic.

/go be fat somewhere else.

I really hate to be a dick, but -- ^^^THIS^^^

I have a teenage daughter who's knocking on the door to obese... and the last thing she needs is more affirmation, more "Honey, you're beautiful just the way you are." She certainly is, and smart and funny to boot, but that's not the point. The point is if she keeps going the way she's going she'll be 250 lbs with diabetes by the time she's 30. So no, no more farking self-esteem coddling. No farking plus-size princesses and no farking special rights for fat people. It's time to end this shiat.

/6'5", 278lbs
//Should weigh 225lbs, but I eat too much and don't exercise enough


So you admit to being over weight yourself, yet you have no inclination to change your habits yet maintain she should change hers. There are health risks with being over weight at any age. It could be beneficial to both of you if you take on you weight challenge as a team. By cooking healthy meals and changing both of your lifestyle habits it wouldn't end up being such a struggle. Your body will adjust naturally. I know I'm going to come across as a jerk by saying this, but kids normally take on their parents habits and if you want to change hers and give her a push in the right direction she, and you, may one day gain the healthy physique you are looking to obtain by changing your habits.
 
2014-01-31 04:01:21 PM

Pilikia: Rik01: After reading the many Fark responses I'm impressed that so many actually agree with each other.

I'm from an older generation. Cell phones are still a bit of a mystery to me. I grew up riding my bike everywhere -- a single speed, fat tire equipped basic bike with a generator powered headlamp that actually wasn't worth the effort it took to make it work. When my family went shopping, we parked the car and walked from store to store. Everyone did. I still recall the sidewalks in town being crowded after 6 pm, something which no longer happens.

I recall the food in school being basic, plentiful, tasty and healthy. The majority of it made right on the grounds by 'Cafeteria Ladies' who were excellent cooks. There were no snack or soda machines. Physical Education was mandatory.

The majority of us kids were not allowed to sit glued to the TV all day. Our folks kicked us out of the house to go and play -- or, if we whined about it, then we could help clean the house. Boys mowed the lawns with motorized push mowers. (A chore I still despise to this day, loathing the scent of fresh cut grass.)

A large amount of us rode bikes to school. The bike racks were always packed. Many of us walked several blocks to centralized bus stops morning and evening, with our folks only showing up to get us if it was rainy or freezing. Some of us chained bikes to telephone poles at the stop.

There were two hamburger joints in town. Only one was a sit in. Their menus were limited. There were several full service restaurants and until some time in the 60's, no pizza places or sub shops.

For fun we went to the beach. We swam, beach combed, played and wore ourselves out all day. It was considered healthy. Elementary schools had playgrounds which kids played on even when school was closed. Kids played baseball, football, volleyball, made up games that involved a lot of running, climbed trees, built forts, fished, hiked and picnicked. The majority of their meals were home made.

The cons ...


It would be nice if you could bike everywhere in a city, and not have it take 3x as long as a car ride. I mean you can (should) do it, but 30 minutes by bike vs 10 minutes by car is still a 20 minutes difference. :\
 
2014-01-31 04:01:34 PM

Far Cough: baconbeard: Far Cough: Make up your mind, dude, am I out of touch because I haven't seen all the cool new untraditional Princess movies as you claimed, or are the regular old traditional princesses A-OK as role models, rendering your Weeners pointless?

And by the way, yes, having little girls dream of being princesses is farking poisonous.  Little boys don't dream of being princes, because princes don't DO ANYTHING.

My six year old son dreams of being a pony. Is that poisonous as well?

No, and how many times are you going to shift the same set of goal posts?  It's over, Johnny.


Answer the goddamned question, you moran.
 
2014-01-31 04:03:08 PM

The_Hairy_Gooch: Pilikia: ecmoRandomNumbers: RedPhoenix122: Yes, because everything else about the movies are so realistic.

/go be fat somewhere else.

I really hate to be a dick, but -- ^^^THIS^^^

I have a teenage daughter who's knocking on the door to obese... and the last thing she needs is more affirmation, more "Honey, you're beautiful just the way you are." She certainly is, and smart and funny to boot, but that's not the point. The point is if she keeps going the way she's going she'll be 250 lbs with diabetes by the time she's 30. So no, no more farking self-esteem coddling. No farking plus-size princesses and no farking special rights for fat people. It's time to end this shiat.

/6'5", 278lbs
//Should weigh 225lbs, but I eat too much and don't exercise enough

So you admit to being over weight yourself, yet you have no inclination to change your habits yet maintain she should change hers. There are health risks with being over weight at any age. It could be beneficial to both of you if you take on you weight challenge as a team. By cooking healthy meals and changing both of your lifestyle habits it wouldn't end up being such a struggle. Your body will adjust naturally. I know I'm going to come across as a jerk by saying this, but kids normally take on their parents habits and if you want to change hers and give her a push in the right direction she, and you, may one day gain the healthy physique you are looking to obtain by changing your habits.


THIS^^
Kids also smell hypocrisy, and much of their lives are driven by fairness.
 
2014-01-31 04:03:16 PM

tlars699: Two16: THIS:
[media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com image 590x804]



THIS:
[fc01.deviantart.net image 600x450]

You know these ladies are the same size, right? Just one has a classy dress/girdle combo?

Lusiphur: tlars699: You know these ladies are the same size, right? Just one has a classy dress/girdle combo?

I was going to post something similar, but they aren't actually the same size. Look at proportions of the upper arms to the face. The one on top is definitely less obese than the one on the bottom.



Huh, to me the one on top looks much larger.  Even with the girdle she's nearly as bulbous as the bottom woman; she seems to have much more to hide.  The bottom woman looks slightly healthier, truth be told.
 
2014-01-31 04:04:18 PM

baconbeard: Far Cough: baconbeard: Far Cough: Make up your mind, dude, am I out of touch because I haven't seen all the cool new untraditional Princess movies as you claimed, or are the regular old traditional princesses A-OK as role models, rendering your Weeners pointless?

And by the way, yes, having little girls dream of being princesses is farking poisonous.  Little boys don't dream of being princes, because princes don't DO ANYTHING.

My six year old son dreams of being a pony. Is that poisonous as well?

No, and how many times are you going to shift the same set of goal posts?  It's over, Johnny.

Answer the goddamned question, you moran.


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-31 04:04:42 PM

Bonzo_1116: It would be better if the societal standard wasn't how a person *looks*, but if we judged them by what they can actually *do*.  I.e. instead of yammering on about dress sizes, the question would be: can you complete a 5k in less than an hour without collapsing at the finish?  can you do twenty situps in a row without giving yourself a hernia?


Haven't our handicapped been thrown under enough buses?
 
2014-01-31 04:09:17 PM

timelady: Yeah, now do me a vegetarian option....I am interested in low carb, but am hugely put off by the meat frenzy.

Seriously, try keeping your weight down when disabled, spinal condition means chronic pain and it is just getting worse. Mild hydrotherapy is about it, but time and money issues with pools is a problem. The beach is not far but wheelchairs and sand...yeah. Medication to help take merest edge off pain to keep me functional and working (despite all medical advice to just accept and stay on pension - damn that) means I am always nauseous and food is only thing to quell that.

 And yet, 47 years old, been (increasingly, it is degenerative) like this for 8 years, and at 5'9" I am 72 kilos - have been for a couple of years. I want to be 63 kilos again. That is low but comfy for my back. So anyone got any low carb ideas for a vegetarian?

/don't be hatin' on the vego thang, Fark:)


Can't help you there, unfortunately.  Not that I see anything wrong with the vegan thing, I just don't see any way to be low-carb and vegan while maintaining your fat and protein intake.  Maybe someone more knowledgeable than I has some ideas.  You would have to REALLY love avocados I think.
 
2014-01-31 04:13:04 PM

gar1013: 2) Have some positive male characters who are scrawny geeks?


They did.

1.bp.blogspot.com

But by the middle of the movie, he's bulked up a little bit

26.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-01-31 04:16:20 PM

tlars699: Less obese, maybe. Same dress size though.
Top one has an additional 3 " to her height, which makes a difference, and it doesn't help that bottom chick is pointing her head down to look demure.


I don't know. A girdle can do a lot, but it's not magic. It won't make weight disappear, just put it in other places. To me, and this comes from having been married to a very obese woman once upon a time, there is no way to girdle that stomach away without creating odd lumps in other places. They might both wear the same size pants, but they certainly don't wear the same size dress.

Far Cough: Huh, to me the one on top looks much larger.  Even with the girdle she's nearly as bulbous as the bottom woman; she seems to have much more to hide.  The bottom woman looks slightly healthier, truth be told.


The top one has smaller arms and (from what can be seen) smaller thighs, as well as a less round face.
 
2014-01-31 04:17:18 PM

baconbeard: Far Cough: baconbeard: Far Cough: Make up your mind, dude, am I out of touch because I haven't seen all the cool new untraditional Princess movies as you claimed, or are the regular old traditional princesses A-OK as role models, rendering your Weeners pointless?

And by the way, yes, having little girls dream of being princesses is farking poisonous.  Little boys don't dream of being princes, because princes don't DO ANYTHING.
d
My six year old son dreams of being a pony. Is that poisonous as well?

No, and how many times are you going to shift the same set of goal posts?  It's over, Johnny.

Answer the goddamned question, you moran.


Wow, you don't see that I answered your question in my first word?  It's only two little letters.  (Hint: look for the "No" in "No, and how many times are you going".)  You are too stupid for me to deal with, and have the honor of being the first person on my Fark ignore list; congratulations.  There was competition.
 
2014-01-31 04:19:33 PM

Rik01: Do you see a theme running through this rambling of my memories?


No
 
2014-01-31 04:20:27 PM

AngryDragon: timelady: Yeah, now do me a vegetarian option....I am interested in low carb, but am hugely put off by the meat frenzy.

Seriously, try keeping your weight down when disabled, spinal condition means chronic pain and it is just getting worse. Mild hydrotherapy is about it, but time and money issues with pools is a problem. The beach is not far but wheelchairs and sand...yeah. Medication to help take merest edge off pain to keep me functional and working (despite all medical advice to just accept and stay on pension - damn that) means I am always nauseous and food is only thing to quell that.

 And yet, 47 years old, been (increasingly, it is degenerative) like this for 8 years, and at 5'9" I am 72 kilos - have been for a couple of years. I want to be 63 kilos again. That is low but comfy for my back. So anyone got any low carb ideas for a vegetarian?

/don't be hatin' on the vego thang, Fark:)

Can't help you there, unfortunately.  Not that I see anything wrong with the vegan thing, I just don't see any way to be low-carb and vegan while maintaining your fat and protein intake.  Maybe someone more knowledgeable than I has some ideas.  You would have to REALLY love avocados I think.


Vegetarian, not vegan. Vegan WAYYY too extreme for me, but good luck to them. Meat gives me chronic indigestion, so haven't had it in 20 years.

And I do love me some avocados:) Trouble is, I love bread. And couscous. And pasta.

/ Family inheritance are bowel and oesophageal issues.
// Preferred money, but what you gonna do?
 
2014-01-31 04:24:29 PM

Far Cough: tlars699: Two16: THIS:
[media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com image 590x804]



THIS:
[fc01.deviantart.net image 600x450]

You know these ladies are the same size, right? Just one has a classy dress/girdle combo?
Lusiphur: tlars699: You know these ladies are the same size, right? Just one has a classy dress/girdle combo?

I was going to post something similar, but they aren't actually the same size. Look at proportions of the upper arms to the face. The one on top is definitely less obese than the one on the bottom.


Huh, to me the one on top looks much larger.  Even with the girdle she's nearly as bulbous as the bottom woman; she seems to have much more to hide.  The bottom woman looks slightly healthier, truth be told.


Unfortunately, girdles =/= corsets. You can't make girth disappear with just a girdle.
Girdles just smooth it out, so you can't see the belly button divet through the dress.

So they are the same dress size, just that the top one is more controlled and classy.
The bottom one may look healthier because she is actually exposed, and you can tell she's not too cottage cheesy, nor does her tummy flab become a full apron. Her breasts are also fairly round and pert for being so large, whereas lady in dress doesn't have any cleavage (Because classy).

She's also in workout clothes... so, there's that to disrupt your perception. :\

/Speaking as a lady who could look like either in the photos, in photos.
 
2014-01-31 04:26:07 PM

Far Cough: baconbeard: Far Cough: baconbeard: Far Cough: Make up your mind, dude, am I out of touch because I haven't seen all the cool new untraditional Princess movies as you claimed, or are the regular old traditional princesses A-OK as role models, rendering your Weeners pointless?

And by the way, yes, having little girls dream of being princesses is farking poisonous.  Little boys don't dream of being princes, because princes don't DO ANYTHING.
d
My six year old son dreams of being a pony. Is that poisonous as well?

No, and how many times are you going to shift the same set of goal posts?  It's over, Johnny.

Answer the goddamned question, you moran.

Wow, you don't see that I answered your question in my first word?  It's only two little letters.  (Hint: look for the "No" in "No, and how many times are you going".)  You are too stupid for me to deal with, and have the honor of being the first person on my Fark ignore list; congratulations.  There was competition.


Wow.
 
2014-01-31 04:26:17 PM

Two16: baconbeard: Far Cough: baconbeard: Far Cough: Make up your mind, dude, am I out of touch because I haven't seen all the cool new untraditional Princess movies as you claimed, or are the regular old traditional princesses A-OK as role models, rendering your Weeners pointless?

And by the way, yes, having little girls dream of being princesses is farking poisonous.  Little boys don't dream of being princes, because princes don't DO ANYTHING.

My six year old son dreams of being a pony. Is that poisonous as well?

No, and how many times are you going to shift the same set of goal posts?  It's over, Johnny.

Answer the goddamned question, you moran.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 422x237]


You Two?  You figured out how to post an image but can't find the word "no" at the beginning of a sentence?  What's wrong with you?
 
2014-01-31 04:26:52 PM

Rik01: After reading the many Fark responses I'm impressed that so many actually agree with each other.


Fabulous post.
 
2014-01-31 04:30:26 PM

tlars699: I do, but then I come down with the flu. Every time. No matter how many vitamin supplements I take prior. FLU. And then I get off track, because I'm too tired for a month after the fact. :/

/Not a 100 lbs over yet...
//too close :(


Really, tlars?  It doesn't have to be a drastic formal diet of any kind.  Just cut down.  Reduce your intake just a little bit over time.    Skipping entire meals and/or days is also underrated in my opinion.  For me the only hard part is later at night.

Anyhow, good luck.
 
2014-01-31 04:30:41 PM
Jesus Christ, did you guys see the nose on that black girl?
 
2014-01-31 04:33:35 PM

timelady: Yeah, now do me a vegetarian option....I am interested in low carb, but am hugely put off by the meat frenzy.

Seriously, try keeping your weight down when disabled, spinal condition means chronic pain and it is just getting worse. Mild hydrotherapy is about it, but time and money issues with pools is a problem. The beach is not far but wheelchairs and sand...yeah. Medication to help take merest edge off pain to keep me functional and working (despite all medical advice to just accept and stay on pension - damn that) means I am always nauseous and food is only thing to quell that.

And yet, 47 years old, been (increasingly, it is degenerative) like this for 8 years, and at 5'9" I am 72 kilos - have been for a couple of years. I want to be 63 kilos again. That is low but comfy for my back. So anyone got any low carb ideas for a vegetarian?

/don't be hatin' on the vego thang, Fark:)


Easy: Cheese Cheese Cheese.  Eggs Eggs Eggs.  You did say "vegetarian" and not "vegan", right?

If vegan, you could always overload on faux meat preparations (and tempeh and tofu) and of course beans and nuts.  I'm guessing a jar of peanut butter is okay on Atkins?

But I'm all pro-carb myself.
 
2014-01-31 04:34:38 PM

meat0918: gar1013: 2) Have some positive male characters who are scrawny geeks?

They did.



But by the middle of the movie, he's bulked up a little bit


Obviously using dat dere Celltech or some other performance enhancing drugs.
 
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