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(Daily Mail)   Woman loses over 10 stone after stranger calls her fat and disgusting, would now like to shake that man's hand for helping her change her life for the better (w/before and after pics)   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 158
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2014-02-09 03:07:35 PM  

Bonobo62: Doktor_Zhivago: How many stone are in an furlong?

Imperial furlong or metric furlong?


Edwardian Furlong.
 
2014-02-09 03:11:08 PM  

lucksi: By the time I realised that my weight was going up, it was too late. By then I was a size 26

Riiiight. I too have magical clothes that stretch along with me when I gain 80 kgs or something. And I would never notice becoming short on breath from stuff like walking or tying my shoes.


I knew it was time to do something ASAP when I had to adjust my gut stance to tie my shoes. No joke there, just reality smacking me in the face/lungs/protuberant stomach.
 
2014-02-09 03:15:05 PM  

Queensowntalia: If someone said that to me, I would probably hurt myself.

But that's OK because I'm fat and should just remove myself frrom the planet anyway, amirite?

/apologizes for continuing to exist


Read your profile, and no matter how much you weigh you are awesome. TMBG, sarcastic, perverted? Right up my alley. Cheers, this farker is mighty impressed.
 
2014-02-09 03:16:00 PM  
But, but, 4Chan tells me all Europeans are fat and use the metric system...

i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2014-02-09 03:16:36 PM  

Nogale: I can't condone behavior like this, and fat shaming has been shown to be largely (hah) ineffective. However, a big part of living fat is denial, and there are certain cases in which a nasty comment or an unpleasant encounter throws a switch. The denial mechanism goes on the fritz.

I know, I'm living proof. Five years ago I was about 230 pounds (at 5'7"). One night, I guy I was seeing said out of the blue, "You know, you've got a nice face and great tits. Why don't you lose some weight?"

It took a little while to sink in, but I did eventually drop a few pounds. In January 2010 I started working out with a friend who is a personal trainer. At the time I weighed 212. Some of the weight came off, and when I moved away two months later I took up running. Over time I dropped a total of nearly 60 pounds (and became a distance runner.)

/// Sadly, the tits shrank from a D cup to a B. RIP boobies ;-(


While it is true that some guys like the big girls and the boobs that come with them I also think the caliber of guy varies inversely with that preference.

So keep on keeping on healthier sexy girl with nice little boobs!
 
2014-02-09 03:19:47 PM  

Voodoo_Stu: ... My previous message should not be interpreted as an insult to the poster before me, but instead as a satirical response to the woman in the article.  Dang context, needing clarification.


Weird how part of the human condition entails fear of disrepute among strangers we'll never know.

///Not making fun I completely understand.
 
2014-02-09 03:23:45 PM  

thamike: antidisestablishmentarianism: I'm still trying to work out how much a gill is.

It's 2/3rds a peckinstance.

/what's a gill?
//what's a gill?


Quarter pint. . .about 100ml
 
2014-02-09 03:25:56 PM  

BunkyBrewman: 'He walked right up to me, turned round and said, 'Look at the state of you. You're disgusting,' and threw his drink at me.

Ummm... what?  So she's saying she was just standing there, minding her own business and some random stranger just picks her out of a crowd and dumps his drink on her?  I'm glad that she lost all of that weight and now feels much better about herself, but... that story?  Not saying shenanigans, but....


You know, now that I've re-read this, I'm a little confused as to the events she describes.  He approached her, THEN turned around and threw a drink in her face? What, over his shoulder? Did he do a little pirouette?  Now I'm picturing an incredibly flamboyant man dancing for her before insulting her and saturating her face with booze.
 
2014-02-09 03:34:04 PM  

Broktun: thamike: antidisestablishmentarianism: I'm still trying to work out how much a gill is.

It's 2/3rds a peckinstance.

/what's a gill?
//what's a gill?

Quarter pint. . .about 100ml


Eight gills is way more than I thought.
 
2014-02-09 03:40:38 PM  
She probably sat on a gay dudes Iphone and broke it.
 
2014-02-09 03:44:15 PM  
stupid daily fail story
[daily fail? is the story even true]

if true, she's a stupid biatch and he's a git
 
2014-02-09 03:50:16 PM  
A slender, attractive woman with a fat girl mentality. I bet she gives great head.
 
2014-02-09 03:51:01 PM  
As a land whale, I've had horrible things said to me just because I had the audacity to be fat in public, so this story isn't that unbelievable for me.
 
2014-02-09 03:56:43 PM  

Gdalescrboz: We should tell them they are beautiful just the way they are and if someone else doesn't see it, it's their problem.


Ah yes, post modernism.

Back in reality, most people are stupid, ignorant and obnoxious.  Very very few people are special.

And that is just using inner beauty as the sole measure.
 
2014-02-09 03:59:13 PM  
Fat shaming as a motivation tool is tricky because you really have to know your "audience."  Shaming someone about the way they are (no matter what the thing is) is probably only effective in this way if the person is in denial about how bad it is.  I don't know many fat people who are in denial about their weight to the point where they wouldn't be entirely crushed by an occurrence like this.  Most would probably get fatter if this happened to them (emotional eating and all).  I imagine you just have to not realize how fat you are for this to motivate you to lose weight.

I had a friend who was/is again in denial about how fat she is until she got into a fight with a guy who told her he was sick of crazy, fat chicks.  It motivated her to lose weight (for a period of time).  However, it only worked because she was in utter shock that anyone considered her fat.  She called me crying saying, can you believe he called me fat?  I just kept thinking, well yah, you are fat, how did you not know this?  She's still in denial sadly.  She just thinks she's a little overweight and doesn't realize she's morbidly obese.

I remember in high school I was in the bathroom stall and some girls came in and started to talk about how I was so pretty, but I wore too much makeup which made me look less pretty.  It definitely shamed me into wearing less makeup.  However, if those girls sad how I was so fat, I don't think it would have had the same effect.

But good for her (assuming this is even a true story).  Anything that motivates someone to lose weight in a healthy way is a net positive in the end I suppose.
 
2014-02-09 04:01:28 PM  
Well, how nice this young lady took something positive out of someone being a complete jackass. Now, as rebuttal, read the story below about a young lady who was taunted for having a fat butt(she wasn't fat, just not thin) and developed a horrible case of anorexia.


http://english.pravda.ru/society/stories/18-10-2012/122482-most_anor ex ic_woman-0/
 
2014-02-09 04:08:13 PM  

Gdalescrboz: We should tell them they are beautiful just the way they are and if someone else doesn't see it, it's their problem.


No what makes it my problem is that I DO see it.  All 285Lb of her "beauty" wallowing around, in her flip-flop clad hooves.
 
2014-02-09 04:09:28 PM  
kcoad1.wikispaces.com

REAL MEN have curves.

Don't fat-shame him.  He is BEAUTIFUL.
 
2014-02-09 04:11:49 PM  

octopied: Well, how nice this young lady took something positive out of someone being a complete jackass. Now, as rebuttal, read the story below about a young lady who was taunted for having a fat butt(she wasn't fat, just not thin) and developed a horrible case of anorexia.


http://english.pravda.ru/society/stories/18-10-2012/122482-most_anor ex ic_woman-0/


Hint: she was already mentally ill before she got called fat.

I have spent my entire adult life mentally ill, and many things will trigger breakdowns, chief being interpersonal conflict. But that doesn't cause it, the cause is me being mentally ill.

The answer is for me to get treatment for my mental illness, not for society to wrap me in a protective bubble and to remove all possible triggers.
 
2014-02-09 04:20:04 PM  

HenryFnord: It's a trap


farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2014-02-09 04:20:38 PM  

PillsHere: Fat shaming as a motivation tool is tricky because you really have to know your "audience."  Shaming someone about the way they are (no matter what the thing is) is probably only effective in this way if the person is in denial about how bad it is.  I don't know many fat people who are in denial about their weight to the point where they wouldn't be entirely crushed by an occurrence like this.  Most would probably get fatter if this happened to them (emotional eating and all).  I imagine you just have to not realize how fat you are for this to motivate you to lose weight.

I had a friend who was/is again in denial about how fat she is until she got into a fight with a guy who told her he was sick of crazy, fat chicks.  It motivated her to lose weight (for a period of time).  However, it only worked because she was in utter shock that anyone considered her fat.  She called me crying saying, can you believe he called me fat?  I just kept thinking, well yah, you are fat, how did you not know this?  She's still in denial sadly.  She just thinks she's a little overweight and doesn't realize she's morbidly obese.

I remember in high school I was in the bathroom stall and some girls came in and started to talk about how I was so pretty, but I wore too much makeup which made me look less pretty.  It definitely shamed me into wearing less makeup.  However, if those girls sad how I was so fat, I don't think it would have had the same effect.

But good for her (assuming this is even a true story).  Anything that motivates someone to lose weight in a healthy way is a net positive in the end I suppose.


Denial is a crazy, blinding force. My husband's parents are both morbidly obese. My mother-in-law constantly complains about my father-in-law not taking care of himself, and she was carping on him for eating a doughnut. Yes, he should put the doughnut down, but I couldn't believe her tone, as though she was on some moral high ground. She honestly doesn't see that her weight problem is just as bad, if not worse.

/Oh, but she  deserves those chocolates. It's just a little treat, and things are so stressful. She's earned it...
//My husband has a theory that his dad overeats as an act of subconscious rebellion against his mom.
 
2014-02-09 04:42:55 PM  
So, the woman of the year is...

A. The successful scientist, engineer, writer or businesswoman who improved everyone's lives,
B. The homemaker who sends three children to Oxford on meager income,
or
C. The one who lost the most weight
 
2014-02-09 04:52:51 PM  

Forty-Two: /Oh, but she  deserves those chocolates. It's just a little treat, and things are so stressful. She's earned it...
//My husband has a theory that his dad overeats as an act of subconscious rebellion against his mom.


I used to do that to my mom.  My mom always kind of had an eating disorder.  She would starve herself constantly (many days she only ate a granola bar) and sometimes throw up (I'm not sure how often on this, but I know she did sometimes).  Anyway, she gave my sister and I a lot of flack if we ever had any weight on us.  She despises fat.  She would always be on my case about everything I ate and always found a way to bring up my weight.  By the time I was 12 I started to eat stuff just to piss her off.  It was my way of rebelling against her attempts at fat shaming me.  It was a victory to watch her cringe if I ever ate anything fattening.  Sadly, she now has to be force fed through a feeding tube in her stomach due to having ALS.  She despises it because she's now getting more calories than she ever did before she was sick, but it's the only way she can survive.  She is on her way out I'm afraid and I have to admit that I feel a little bad that she will never see me skinny.
 
2014-02-09 04:54:51 PM  
I told my best friends wife she is way too cool and pretty to let herself get as big as she did.

She still thanks me to this say for being the only person honest with her.
 
2014-02-09 04:55:06 PM  
This just in: size 12 is still considered fat and disgusting by many. She's going to learn that the taunts will never stop until she starves herself into anorexia.

And then she'll be taunted for looking like a skeleton.
 
2014-02-09 05:07:09 PM  
Fat apologists sound fat.
 
2014-02-09 05:22:29 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
Ooo yeah, work it, girl!
 
2014-02-09 05:47:43 PM  
I've had that happen to me before.
 
2014-02-09 06:01:38 PM  

baconbeard: big pig peaches: b0rscht: So, does this mean I am doing fat women a favor when I walk up to them and say how the mere sight of their flabby smelly gross sub-human blobby melty gooey flesh makes me want to projectile vomit? That's probably not the best message to take away from this.

You should start with kids. Telling an 8 year old how disgusting they are will put then on a good path for a healthy adult life.

On the other hand, anyone who tells an eight year old that it's "fine" and "normal" to be morbidly obese should be criminally charged.


Missed the point there. But you weren't looking for that were you.
 
2014-02-09 06:09:09 PM  
076dd0a50e0c1255009e-bd4b8aabaca29897bc751dfaf75b290c.r40.cf1.rackcdn.com
You are a disgusting fatbody!
 
2014-02-09 06:10:56 PM  
Surely, there are ways encourage a healthy and active lifestyle without justifying douchebag behavior.
 
2014-02-09 06:13:22 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-02-09 06:20:12 PM  
But what is that in hogsheads?
 
2014-02-09 06:28:32 PM  
The guy was an ass, sure, but kudos to the woman for realizing he was right.  Very few people are obese because they have health problems.  The vast majority are obese because they have no self-control and eat like farking pigs.
 
2014-02-09 06:42:03 PM  
Fatty Fatty Fat Fat... BLARG!!!   Fat chicks in party hats.
 
2014-02-09 06:50:40 PM  
Shake his hand whilst you kick him in the stones?


i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-09 07:31:37 PM  
140 pounds, wow. That's like carrying six car tires everywhere you go. That's gotta be hellaciously bad for the joints. Also, bad for the heart, having to pump blood through two people, effectively, not one.

Good on her, whatever the motivation.
 
2014-02-09 07:35:24 PM  
Was this the guy?

i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-02-09 07:36:03 PM  
When people are that overweight, it is disgusting. Don't give me that "Oh, be comfortable in your own skin" bullshiat. Being that overweight is not fair for yourself in the short and long-term. Good on her for doing something about it!
 
2014-02-09 07:42:07 PM  

thamike: British systems of measurement are almost as arbitrary and ridiculous as their tabloids.


Not sure how we ended up left using stones to weigh humans in the UK. Not aware of it being used for anything else. Personally I've converted to kilogrammes.
 
2014-02-09 07:45:02 PM  
I find it hard to believe it's the same woman. There should be excess skin which isn't visible in the after photos and the article didn't mention surgery to remove it.
 
2014-02-09 07:55:49 PM  
I'm trying to reconcile this story with the TV anchorwoman who went on-air and called out the guy who was repeatedly calling her overweight.

My only answer:  Women are weird and you never know how they're going to react at any point in time.

I once had a female friend who said, "Don't try and figure out what women are thinking. Or, if you do, let us know, because most of the time, we don't."
 
2014-02-09 07:59:29 PM  

AgentPothead: Fat apologists sound fat.


And assholes are still, unfortunately, assholes
 
2014-02-09 08:06:27 PM  

Spraynard Krueger: Was this the guy?

[i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]


That image can only have come from that user name.

"Happy birthday Spray, I'm Disappointed in You!"
 
2014-02-09 08:28:36 PM  

happydude45: AgentPothead: Fat apologists sound fat.

And assholes are still, unfortunately, assholes


Yep. Fat can be temporary but being a jackass is forever.
 
2014-02-09 10:10:37 PM  

Hickory-smoked: Surely, there are ways encourage a healthy and active lifestyle without justifying douchebag behavior.


I don't think that's what the douches in this thread are interested in.
 
2014-02-09 10:51:10 PM  
I hope she doesn't think she's done.
 
2014-02-09 10:51:26 PM  
Good for her. I've lost 130 lbs over the past 13 months (pic if you're interested) - still have about 70 lbs to lose. That kind of insulting comment was rare for me, but the comments I had from other people were in no way a factor in making me want to change. Any negativity about my weight just made me feel bad and engendered a feeling of hopelessness.

I suppose some people respond differently, but let an article like this make you think you're doing someone a favour by insulting them over the single thing they're probably the most insecure about already.
 
2014-02-09 10:53:53 PM  

thisispete: I suppose some people respond differently, but don't let an article

...

Fixed.
 
2014-02-09 11:09:47 PM  

Eustacia Vye: happydude45: AgentPothead: Fat apologists sound fat.

And assholes are still, unfortunately, assholes

Yep. Fat can be temporary but being a jackass is forever.


It's hard to respect someone who has the power to change but constantly makes excuses instead.
 
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