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2014-04-20 01:37:10 AM
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2014-04-20 01:49:00 AM
Fat people don't need any more self-confidence. They need the truth.
 
2014-04-20 02:56:28 AM
Unhealthy is more motivating than "morbidly"?  What do people think morbid means?
 
2014-04-20 07:48:35 AM
Losing weight. It's the only thing that works. I spent years being pretty overweight, topping out a 230 and I'm only 5'7". After doing Crossfit for a few months I actually started being able to look at myself and be proud of what I saw. It's hard. Losing weight is as shiatty of a process as eating to gain it is fun. But it's really the only way. People are not supposed to be fat. It's unhealthy, depressing, and makes it harder to do pretty much everything that doesn't involve a large pizza and bread sticks by yourself. But the reason it's depressing and why others aren't attracted to fat people is just nature. An organism is at its best when it's it the best functioning shape possible. And your own mind picks up on that. Whether depression leads to becoming fat or being fat leads to depression, they're tied in someway. Unhealthy begets unhealthy. And just accepting fatness and telling fat people it's OK doesn't actually solve the problem. You don't cure cancer by just telling the person they're not sick. Pretending the problem isn't a problem is not the same thing as curing it. And tricking people into thinking they're in shape with an inaccurate scale just makes them feel like they can keep doing unhealthy things and that it's ok. But that doesn't make it true.
 
2014-04-20 07:54:05 AM
'Focus on Health, not weight' is a great slogan....but it's stupid and meaningless.

How do you objectively measure health?  You can't.  You *can* measure things that are easy to measure and strongly correlated with health.  Weight is one of those things.

Any objective measure you use, is going to depress people who are out of shape and unhealthy.
 
2014-04-20 07:59:26 AM

taurusowner: Losing weight. It's the only thing that works. I spent years being pretty overweight, topping out a 230 and I'm only 5'7". After doing Crossfit for a few months I actually started being able to look at myself and be proud of what I saw. It's hard. Losing weight is as shiatty of a process as eating to gain it is fun. But it's really the only way. People are not supposed to be fat. It's unhealthy, depressing, and makes it harder to do pretty much everything that doesn't involve a large pizza and bread sticks by yourself. But the reason it's depressing and why others aren't attracted to fat people is just nature. An organism is at its best when it's it the best functioning shape possible. And your own mind picks up on that. Whether depression leads to becoming fat or being fat leads to depression, they're tied in someway. Unhealthy begets unhealthy. And just accepting fatness and telling fat people it's OK doesn't actually solve the problem. You don't cure cancer by just telling the person they're not sick. Pretending the problem isn't a problem is not the same thing as curing it. And tricking people into thinking they're in shape with an inaccurate scale just makes them feel like they can keep doing unhealthy things and that it's ok. But that doesn't make it true.


Actually - They're likely to see some results in this ... the placebo effect is so powerful you can tell someone they're taking a placebo and still see an effect.-  http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19904-placebos-can-work-even-wh e n-you-know-theyre-fakes.html#.U1O14fldXAY
 
2014-04-20 08:05:02 AM
Drink more water, eat less carbs (in all their forms), never drink a sugared drink again, and don't worry so much about fat. And walk whenever you can walk or it's practical.


That's the solution for 80% of people.
 
2014-04-20 08:05:18 AM
"Should I take my bags off?"
"Step on the scale with my computer and all?"
"Can I take off my shoes?"


Sure Tubby. Keep telling yourself the number on the scale is due to all the stuff you're carrying and not the 3 big macs and diet coke you had before you got there.
 
2014-04-20 08:10:29 AM
Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the most sexiest Farker of them all? Me! Me me me me me!
 
2014-04-20 08:12:14 AM

HotWingAgenda: Fat people don't need any more self-confidence. They need the truth.


One needs only to look at elections to know we'd rather believe the lie.
 
2014-04-20 08:13:47 AM

skinink: Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the most sexiest Farker of them all? Me! Me me me me me!


Over time.

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2014-04-20 08:14:47 AM

edmo: HotWingAgenda: Fat people don't need any more self-confidence. They need the truth.

One needs only to look at elections to know we'd rather believe the lie.


True. And in both cases the lie ends up hurting us.
 
2014-04-20 08:15:01 AM

staplermofo: Unhealthy is more motivating than "morbidly"?  What do people think morbid means?


Morbidly....

Moar? Sure, pile some more of that delicious bidly on my plate
 
2014-04-20 08:34:19 AM

Bungles: Drink more water, eat less carbs (in all their forms), never drink a sugared drink again, and don't worry so much about fat. And walk whenever you can walk or it's practical.


That's the solution for 80% of people.


I haven't had anything but 0 calorie beverages since October. Coupled with a change in the 20 things I eat regularly, I am down over 70 lbs. I didn't start really working on the move more part til February. It really is that 'easy'
 
2014-04-20 08:35:31 AM

taurusowner: Losing weight. It's the only thing that works. I spent years being pretty overweight, topping out a 230 and I'm only 5'7". After doing Crossfit for a few months I actually started being able to look at myself and be proud of what I saw. It's hard. Losing weight is as shiatty of a process as eating to gain it is fun. But it's really the only way. People are not supposed to be fat. It's unhealthy, depressing, and makes it harder to do pretty much everything that doesn't involve a large pizza and bread sticks by yourself. But the reason it's depressing and why others aren't attracted to fat people is just nature. An organism is at its best when it's it the best functioning shape possible. And your own mind picks up on that. Whether depression leads to becoming fat or being fat leads to depression, they're tied in someway. Unhealthy begets unhealthy. And just accepting fatness and telling fat people it's OK doesn't actually solve the problem. You don't cure cancer by just telling the person they're not sick. Pretending the problem isn't a problem is not the same thing as curing it. And tricking people into thinking they're in shape with an inaccurate scale just makes them feel like they can keep doing unhealthy things and that it's ok. But that doesn't make it true.


I'm with you on this.  I am 5'9" and topped out at 270.  Yeah a putting a "feel good band-aid" on it might help for a little while but once they leave the conference and back into reality, they are still fat with a self-esteem problem.  It's just another form of the fat person eating a dozen Snickers in a setting to "feel better".  The positive effects of the scale telling them they are "between adorable and cute" will wear off the second a "fat person problem" arises.  Not trying to insult anyone, but the only thing that permanently fixed my self-esteem problems was losing the weight.  I will also add that while I don't eat unhealthy nearly as much as I used to, it is nice to enjoy stuff like a bacon double cheeseburger and not feel guilty or self-conscious afterwards.
 
2014-04-20 08:40:37 AM

Fark_Guy_Rob: 'Focus on Health, not weight' is a great slogan....but it's stupid and meaningless.

How do you objectively measure health?  You can't.  You *can* measure things that are easy to measure and strongly correlated with health.  Weight is one of those things.

Any objective measure you use, is going to depress people who are out of shape and unhealthy.


My BMI is off the charts. By every other measure, I'm the picture of health. My doctor had repeatedly said he's never seen cholesterol so low without the help of medications.

But I'm supposed to feel bad because I don't fit in skinny jeans so I'm not "healthy."

Fark ya'll and your "standards."
 
2014-04-20 08:44:12 AM
I lost 50lbs going from 207 to 157. I feel like a one eyed king in the land of the blind. I'm a pretty average looking old dude and it has really changed the way people interact with me. While some of it can be attributed to my own improved self image, being a reasonable healthy weight improves your attractiveness to others noticeably.

I lost the weight by tracking what I eat and taking up running with the couch to 5K app. One unexpected benefit it that it's really helped me overcome my ADD (inatentive) and my side biz has taken off in the last 2 years.

Oh yea, also cured premature ejaculation and made sexy time better with the wife.

Losing weight was one of the best things I've ever done for myself. If you're thinking about it, do it.
 
2014-04-20 08:51:20 AM
I'm fat, I know it. I don't know why you farkers feel like you got to fat shame me. Do you tell smokers that they're disgusting and smell to their faces? I bet not! Bunch of cock suckers, you.
 
2014-04-20 08:55:39 AM

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Fark_Guy_Rob: 'Focus on Health, not weight' is a great slogan....but it's stupid and meaningless.

How do you objectively measure health?  You can't.  You *can* measure things that are easy to measure and strongly correlated with health.  Weight is one of those things.

Any objective measure you use, is going to depress people who are out of shape and unhealthy.

My BMI is off the charts. By every other measure, I'm the picture of health. My doctor had repeatedly said he's never seen cholesterol so low without the help of medications.

But I'm supposed to feel bad because I don't fit in skinny jeans so I'm not "healthy."

Fark ya'll and your "standards."


Every other measure, eh?  You can run a 7-minute mile and do 20 Marine Corps pullups?  You can sustain 30 minutes of intense cardio exercise?

You might be lying to yourself.
 
2014-04-20 08:55:45 AM

cheap_thoughts: I'm fat, I know it. I don't know why you farkers feel like you got to fat shame me. Do you tell smokers that they're disgusting and smell to their faces? I bet not! Bunch of cock suckers, you.


I once told a girlfriend I was tired of kissing an ash tray...that went about as well as you'd expect.
 
2014-04-20 08:57:06 AM

cheap_thoughts: I'm fat, I know it. I don't know why you farkers feel like you got to fat shame me. Do you tell smokers that they're disgusting and smell to their faces? I bet not! Bunch of cock suckers, you.


Where the heck have YOU been? People have been telling smokers that they're disgusting, they smell, they're unhealthy, they're causing others to be unhealthy, etc for years.

/quit April 1st
//patch now, switching to ecigs nect week
 
2014-04-20 09:02:23 AM

CoonAce: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Fark_Guy_Rob: 'Focus on Health, not weight' is a great slogan....but it's stupid and meaningless.

How do you objectively measure health?  You can't.  You *can* measure things that are easy to measure and strongly correlated with health.  Weight is one of those things.

Any objective measure you use, is going to depress people who are out of shape and unhealthy.

My BMI is off the charts. By every other measure, I'm the picture of health. My doctor had repeatedly said he's never seen cholesterol so low without the help of medications.

But I'm supposed to feel bad because I don't fit in skinny jeans so I'm not "healthy."

Fark ya'll and your "standards."

Every other measure, eh?  You can run a 7-minute mile and do 20 Marine Corps pullups?  You can sustain 30 minutes of intense cardio exercise?

You might be lying to yourself.


No no yes. Those are measures of a particular physical ability, not health.
 
2014-04-20 09:03:11 AM

cheap_thoughts: I'm fat, I know it. I don't know why you farkers feel like you got to fat shame me. Do you tell smokers that they're disgusting and smell to their faces? I bet not! Bunch of cock suckers, you. I read these threads.


Maybe you want to change?  You absolutely can do it.

If it makes you feel any better, smokers are rejects as well.
 
2014-04-20 09:10:11 AM

cheap_thoughts: I'm fat, I know it. I don't know why you farkers feel like you got to fat shame me. Do you tell smokers that they're disgusting and smell to their faces? I bet not! Bunch of cock suckers, you.


Really? Farkers tell smokers they're the scum of the earth every chance they can.
 
2014-04-20 09:10:38 AM
I don't smoke, drink, or do any drugs. For some reason I have perfect self-discipline in these areas.


But yet I am looked down upon people, some of whom who have those vices, because I am fat as having no self-discipline.

It is because it has to do more other lots of other factors than self-discipline.

It really is that simple. We are hardwired a lot more than people think into certain dispositions and we are less in control than we give ourselves credit for.
 
2014-04-20 09:16:05 AM

Bungles: Drink more water, eat less carbs (in all their forms), never drink a sugared drink again, and don't worry so much about fat. And walk whenever you can walk or it's practical.


That's the solution for 80% of people.


I can't tell you how simply accurate this statment is. My wife ended up with GD during her pregnancy, and it got us to reevaluate what we were putting into our bodies.

I'm down about 30 lbs from my heaviest (190lbs, and im about 5'10). My wife has lost 70 lbs from her heaviest (during pregnancy - she got up to 216, down to 146 now). This is all since our son was born about 8 months ago.

We cut carbs from most dinners, just doing protein/veggies, we only drink coffee (black), tea (unsweetened) or water. We picked up wii fit u with fit meters so we can track steps per day. Its simple living, but we both feel so much better now.
 
2014-04-20 09:21:37 AM

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: CoonAce: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Fark_Guy_Rob: 'Focus on Health, not weight' is a great slogan....but it's stupid and meaningless.

How do you objectively measure health?  You can't.  You *can* measure things that are easy to measure and strongly correlated with health.  Weight is one of those things.

Any objective measure you use, is going to depress people who are out of shape and unhealthy.

My BMI is off the charts. By every other measure, I'm the picture of health. My doctor had repeatedly said he's never seen cholesterol so low without the help of medications.

But I'm supposed to feel bad because I don't fit in skinny jeans so I'm not "healthy."

Fark ya'll and your "standards."

Every other measure, eh?  You can run a 7-minute mile and do 20 Marine Corps pullups?  You can sustain 30 minutes of intense cardio exercise?

You might be lying to yourself.

No no yes. Those are measures of a particular physical ability, not health.


You are rationalizing being fat.  Maybe mile time and number of reps are bad examples.  Cardiovascular condition is a major metric used to assess health, however.  If you want to tell yourself, "health can't be measured" so you can justify obesity, you're only cheating yourself.
 
2014-04-20 09:23:12 AM

Wolf892: I'm going to get rich by inventing a scale that doesn't show you your weight in lbs or kg's... Oh no, my scale will have a screen that displays what beautiful creature your body is in proportionate weight to.

95 - 99 pounds the display showcases a majestic grey wolf - King of the forest

100 - 170 pounds - The sleek and mysterious puma

400 pounds - The royal presence of the Bengal Tiger

450 + pounds - The grandeur and raw power of the grizzly bear.

So the next time some one says "Wow, look at that fat ass!"  you would be able to reply with "I'm not fat, I carry the girth and might of the proud silver back gorilla!"

I suspect my invention will sell like hotcakes... Like the very same hotcakes the fatties line up for at McDonalds first thing in the morning...


I want in on this. As for these other comments hell I'm a smoker and a runner, hitting the Chicago marathon in October and I already have a couple half marathons under my belt.

Nothing worse than an exsmoker preaching to smokers.

And as for the fat shame? I see a large person out jogging or running and I smile and wave to them, they're at least correcting the problem in a natural way (endurance running doesn't really leave ya with a lot of body fat)

And it's fark, you shame and ridicule everyone come on.
 
2014-04-20 09:23:31 AM
Actually, what they need is their doctor telling them what my doctor told me... that bad bad things were going to start happening to me in short order if I didn't get my act together and lose some weight.

I'm down 27 pounds in 2 months so far. Trying to lose 150 pounds total.
 
2014-04-20 09:24:08 AM

edmo: HotWingAgenda: Fat people don't need any more self-confidence. They need the truth.

One needs only to look at elections to know we'd rather believe the lie.


I've met two kinds of confident fat people, one is accepting their obese status as just who they are, and the second is completely in denial.  Both know the truth, but the latter prefers to not think about it.  If the second group was forced to think about it, then they would join the largest group of obese people who are depressed.  Sad, but the human mind usually falls into three groups, acceptance, denial, or dwells on it too much.  Sure we all would want them to change to a much healthier, skinnier lifestyle, but there is more going on with each person than just fat and bad food choices.  That's alright, keep fat shaming the mentally ill.  To be fair, more people suffer with a some form to a some degree from mental illness, than population of CA in this country.  Even skinny people have issues, so can we get to skinny shaming, now?
 
2014-04-20 09:31:02 AM

GregoryD: I don't smoke, drink, or do any drugs. For some reason I have perfect self-discipline in these areas.


But yet I am looked down upon people, some of whom who have those vices, because I am fat as having no self-discipline.

It is because it has to do more other lots of other factors than self-discipline.

It really is that simple. We are hardwired a lot more than people think into certain dispositions and we are less in control than we give ourselves credit for.


There is probably a vast number of naughty things you don't do because they don't appeal to you.  Self-discipline is controlling yourself in the naughty things that you find appealing.  We are not automatons or slaves to our basest urges.
 
2014-04-20 09:39:26 AM

GregoryD: I don't smoke, drink, or do any drugs. For some reason I have perfect self-discipline in these areas.


But yet I am looked down upon people, some of whom who have those vices, because I am fat as having no self-discipline.

It is because it has to do more other lots of other factors than self-discipline.

It really is that simple. We are hardwired a lot more than people think into certain dispositions and we are less in control than we give ourselves credit for.


It sounds like you gave up.
 
2014-04-20 09:55:02 AM

cheap_thoughts: I'm fat, I know it. I don't know why you farkers feel like you got to fat shame me. Do you tell smokers that they're disgusting and smell to their faces? I bet not! Bunch of cock suckers, you.


I do because it is disgusting.  By the way, your fat and you should feel ashamed.
 
2014-04-20 10:00:57 AM
Loose Fit jeans? Look honey, I'm back in 34"s.
 
2014-04-20 10:03:23 AM

GregoryD: I don't smoke, drink, or do any drugs. For some reason I have perfect self-discipline in these areas.



This brings to mind a skit with Chris Tucker remarking how black parents will brag about taking care of their kids.  Chris points out the blindingly obvious, you are supposed to take care of them and there is nothing to be proud of or brag about.

But yet I am looked down upon people, some of whom who have those vices, because I am fat as having no self-discipline.

You have only taken up another vice in their place.  It is like a smoker saying "well at least I'm not a drinker!"

It is because it has to do more other lots of other factors than self-discipline.

It really is that simple. We are hardwired a lot more than people think into certain dispositions and we are less in control than we give ourselves credit for.


You made your bed and you lie in it.
 
2014-04-20 10:06:51 AM
It seems though the problem is not from overweight. If you regularly exercise, but you still overweight, then there is no issue here. The real issue kicks in if you are obese.
 
2014-04-20 10:12:56 AM

Bungles: Drink more water, eat less carbs (in all their forms), never drink a sugared drink again, and don't worry so much about fat. And walk whenever you can walk or it's practical.


That's the solution for 80% of people.


That's not even necessary really. I have lost 70lbs and am back to high school weight by simply eating less and walking more. I haven't changed my diet except i don't clean my plate, and I eat cereal for dinner sometimes. Calories in - calories out, it's math.
 
2014-04-20 10:26:07 AM

lindalouwho: cheap_thoughts: I'm fat, I know it. I don't know why you farkers feel like you got to fat shame me. Do you tell smokers that they're disgusting and smell to their faces? I bet not! Bunch of cock suckers, you.

Where the heck have YOU been? People have been telling smokers that they're disgusting, they smell, they're unhealthy, they're causing others to be unhealthy, etc for years.

/quit April 1st
//patch now, switching to ecigs nect week


Linda, I admire you. That's awesome!  I smoke too and have the worst physiological cravings/addiction. I can deal with my behavioral triggers, but I cannot conquer the physical addiction. I do feel a bit at a loss here -- that Chantix stuff sounds absolutely scary.

Anyway, I don't have to know you to say I'm proud of you and wish you the absolute best in your new smoke-free lifestyle.
 
2014-04-20 10:38:04 AM

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: CoonAce: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Fark_Guy_Rob: 'Focus on Health, not weight' is a great slogan....but it's stupid and meaningless.

How do you objectively measure health?  You can't.  You *can* measure things that are easy to measure and strongly correlated with health.  Weight is one of those things.

Any objective measure you use, is going to depress people who are out of shape and unhealthy.

My BMI is off the charts. By every other measure, I'm the picture of health. My doctor had repeatedly said he's never seen cholesterol so low without the help of medications.

But I'm supposed to feel bad because I don't fit in skinny jeans so I'm not "healthy."

Fark ya'll and your "standards."

Every other measure, eh?  You can run a 7-minute mile and do 20 Marine Corps pullups?  You can sustain 30 minutes of intense cardio exercise?

You might be lying to yourself.

No no yes. Those are measures of a particular physical ability, not health.


Okay - you've convinced me.  I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

But tell me, how *do* you measure health?  We know you don't like BMI, and you don't like physical fitness tests.  So, how do I know if I'm healthy or not?
 
2014-04-20 10:38:12 AM
We should stop making people happy because I know better and will tell the internet about all my research from Google.
 
2014-04-20 10:38:59 AM

unfarkingbelievable: lindalouwho: cheap_thoughts: I'm fat, I know it. I don't know why you farkers feel like you got to fat shame me. Do you tell smokers that they're disgusting and smell to their faces? I bet not! Bunch of cock suckers, you.

Where the heck have YOU been? People have been telling smokers that they're disgusting, they smell, they're unhealthy, they're causing others to be unhealthy, etc for years.

/quit April 1st
//patch now, switching to ecigs nect week

Linda, I admire you. That's awesome!  I smoke too and have the worst physiological cravings/addiction. I can deal with my behavioral triggers, but I cannot conquer the physical addiction. I do feel a bit at a loss here -- that Chantix stuff sounds absolutely scary.

Anyway, I don't have to know you to say I'm proud of you and wish you the absolute best in your new smoke-free lifestyle.


Omg thank you so much! This post will help me stay strong when I'm around smokers later today.

I smoked for 40+ years. Had an unrelated but poignant health scare a few years ago - that combined with just.being.sick.of.it got me here.

Also doesn't hurt the cause that it's a deal-breaker when dating, and I'm single ;-)
 
2014-04-20 10:46:02 AM

unfarkingbelievable: lindalouwho: cheap_thoughts: I'm fat, I know it. I don't know why you farkers feel like you got to fat shame me. Do you tell smokers that they're disgusting and smell to their faces? I bet not! Bunch of cock suckers, you.

Where the heck have YOU been? People have been telling smokers that they're disgusting, they smell, they're unhealthy, they're causing others to be unhealthy, etc for years.

/quit April 1st
//patch now, switching to ecigs nect week

Linda, I admire you. That's awesome!  I smoke too and have the worst physiological cravings/addiction. I can deal with my behavioral triggers, but I cannot conquer the physical addiction. I do feel a bit at a loss here -- that Chantix stuff sounds absolutely scary.

Anyway, I don't have to know you to say I'm proud of you and wish you the absolute best in your new smoke-free lifestyle.


All of the above. I've heard way too many bad things about Chantix; enough to not try it unless as a last resort. As for the fat issue, isn't it all (or much of) in the genes? I weigh less at 56 than I did at 18 and have been able to eat like a pig all my life. Never mattered what kind of job I had in terms of physical work, though it might be interesting to see what would happen if I sat on my ass in a cubicle all day (which is very far from what I'm doing now). Just lucky, I guess, and thankful too.
 
2014-04-20 11:20:54 AM
Relentlessly fat-shame them until they get off their tub of goo ass and drop below 3 bills....

At which point you can say something encouraging, like, hey, you only weigh double what a normal person weighs now.
 
2014-04-20 11:31:12 AM
WAKE UP WIDE PEOPLE!
 
2014-04-20 11:44:50 AM

edmo: HotWingAgenda: Fat people don't need any more self-confidence. They need the truth.

One needs only to look at elections to know we'd rather believe the lie.


I chose the blue pill ;)
 
2014-04-20 11:50:36 AM
I was going to come in here and slam fatties, but instead I'll share my experience (bragging).

I'm 45 years old. I've been morbidly obese for the majority of my life. I used every excuse in the book to rationalize my weight (slow metabolism, "genetics", etc. etc.). Right before Christmas last year, all the "little" weight related health issues that "all people my age have" finally got to the point where the quality (and likely length) of my life was significantly impacted. Watching the vision in one of my eyes slowly fade on Christmas Eve put a lot of things in perspective. I resolved that enough was enough, and made the decision to lose weight.

Since then, I've done the "impossible" and dropped from 275 pounds to (currently) 223 pounds (I'm 5'10).
I was able to do this by doing the following:
- significantly reduced my intake of carbohydrates
- adopted a diet consisting mainly of high-nutrient foods
- carefully monitored what I ate (I used MyFitnessPal)
- got regular, daily exercise (started out walking, progressed to running) for at least 30 minutes a day

The change in my life has been significant. Not only have most of the health problems that "all people my age have" gone away, but vision has returned in my eye (not as good as it was, but still 20/20).

The way people (especially women) treat me has changed significantly as well. Women half my age will go out of their way to "catch my eye" and initiate conversation with me. I feel like a God.

So put down the fork, fatties; you don't know what you're missing!

/end brag
 
2014-04-20 12:23:30 PM

cheap_thoughts: I'm fat, I know it. I don't know why you farkers feel like you got to fat shame me. Do you tell smokers that they're disgusting and smell to their faces? I bet not! Bunch of cock suckers, you.


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Yeah. I used to think that way, too.
 
2014-04-20 12:25:52 PM

baconbeard: I was going to come in here and slam fatties, but instead I'll share my experience (bragging).

I'm 45 years old. I've been morbidly obese for the majority of my life. I used every excuse in the book to rationalize my weight (slow metabolism, "genetics", etc. etc.). Right before Christmas last year, all the "little" weight related health issues that "all people my age have" finally got to the point where the quality (and likely length) of my life was significantly impacted. Watching the vision in one of my eyes slowly fade on Christmas Eve put a lot of things in perspective. I resolved that enough was enough, and made the decision to lose weight.

Since then, I've done the "impossible" and dropped from 275 pounds to (currently) 223 pounds (I'm 5'10).
I was able to do this by doing the following:
- significantly reduced my intake of carbohydrates
- adopted a diet consisting mainly of high-nutrient foods
- carefully monitored what I ate (I used MyFitnessPal)
- got regular, daily exercise (started out walking, progressed to running) for at least 30 minutes a day

The change in my life has been significant. Not only have most of the health problems that "all people my age have" gone away, but vision has returned in my eye (not as good as it was, but still 20/20).

The way people (especially women) treat me has changed significantly as well. Women half my age will go out of their way to "catch my eye" and initiate conversation with me. I feel like a God.

So put down the fork, fatties; you don't know what you're missing!

/end brag


Awesome.  If you want help keeping it off I'd suggest mixing weight lifting in there at least a few times a week.
 
2014-04-20 12:52:49 PM
Get confident, stupid!
 
2014-04-20 01:16:01 PM
I eagerly await my monthly copy of the International Journal of Obesity.  Man, is that some heavy reading, but, when I see the centerfold, I can't help but fondle my "harpoon", and say, "Thar she blows!"
 
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