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(Daily Star)   Fat teenager loses 168 pounds, is surprised to discover that he's actually David Beckham   (dailystar.co.uk ) divider line
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2014-04-24 04:05:57 PM  
What is that in USD?
 
2014-04-24 04:06:05 PM  
Too bad those tattoos weigh almost as much as the fat he lost.
 
2014-04-24 04:06:37 PM  
But after being ridiculed for being too fat to get on white-knuckle ride Air at Alton Towers, Nathan was shamed into shedding the pounds.

See, fat shaming does work.
 
2014-04-24 04:07:39 PM  
Golden Balls double?

Don't think I'll be doing a GIS for that one.
 
2014-04-24 04:07:40 PM  
You can feel the smug, doucheness wafting off of him.

I bet he's worse than a sanctimonious ex-smoker.


* sanctimonious ex-smoker
 
2014-04-24 04:07:59 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: But after being ridiculed for being too fat to get on white-knuckle ride Air at Alton Towers, Nathan was shamed into shedding the pounds.

See, fat shaming does work.


Now if somebody could come up with a way to make the calories scream while they're getting burned there would never be another fat fat fatty again
 
2014-04-24 04:08:00 PM  
Still looks like an intolerable douche.  So there's that.
 
2014-04-24 04:08:09 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: But after being ridiculed for being too fat to get on white-knuckle ride Air at Alton Towers, Nathan was shamed into shedding the pounds.

See, fat shaming does work.


Yeah, but you can also turn them into self-loathing loaners that never venture forth from their house except for work and Mt. Dew runs.
 
2014-04-24 04:11:13 PM  
He seems a bit too smug about it.  Like most "I used to [be fat/smoke/whatever] but now I'M NOT SO I'M BETTER THAN YOU.
 
2014-04-24 04:12:04 PM  

meat0918: Yanks_RSJ: But after being ridiculed for being too fat to get on white-knuckle ride Air at Alton Towers, Nathan was shamed into shedding the pounds.

See, fat shaming does work.

Yeah, but you can also turn them into self-loathing loaners that never venture forth from their house except for work and Mt. Dew runs.


Where do they get all the cash?
 
2014-04-24 04:12:23 PM  
Does NIH cover his cosmetic surgery to remove the excess skin?  Cuz that's half the battle right there.  Losing the weight is one thing, but all that leftover skin makes it like "Why the fark did I do this?"

/debating shelling out the money for the surgery.
 
2014-04-24 04:14:17 PM  

meat0918: Yanks_RSJ: But after being ridiculed for being too fat to get on white-knuckle ride Air at Alton Towers, Nathan was shamed into shedding the pounds.

See, fat shaming does work.

Yeah, but you can also turn them into self-loathing loaners that never venture forth from their house except for work and Mt. Dew runs.


winwin?
 
2014-04-24 04:17:14 PM  
His nipples are weird-looking.
 
2014-04-24 04:17:14 PM  

question_dj: Does NIH cover his cosmetic surgery to remove the excess skin?  Cuz that's half the battle right there.  Losing the weight is one thing, but all that leftover skin makes it like "Why the fark did I do this?"

/debating shelling out the money for the surgery.


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Nooooooooo!  I think you look GREAT!
 
2014-04-24 04:17:32 PM  
He lost that weight trying to speak Welsh.
 
2014-04-24 04:17:50 PM  

question_dj: Does NIH cover his cosmetic surgery to remove the excess skin?  Cuz that's half the battle right there.  Losing the weight is one thing, but all that leftover skin makes it like "Why the fark did I do this?"

/debating shelling out the money for the surgery.


Also...congrats on the weight loss for real.
 
2014-04-24 04:18:05 PM  
My nephew (a teenager) started watching The Biggest Loser, got inspired, and lost a ton of weight. He looks like a million bucks.
 
2014-04-24 04:19:27 PM  
This isn't the first time I've seen this guy on fark. More like the third or fourth. I'm beginning to wonder if he's the one submitting the articles and what his fark-handle is.
 
2014-04-24 04:23:27 PM  

GonzoNihilist: This isn't the first time I've seen this guy on fark. More like the third or fourth. I'm beginning to wonder if he's the one submitting the articles and what his fark-handle is.


well from the other large marge threads today it sure ain't Justin Biebers ex girlfriends butthole.
 
2014-04-24 04:23:39 PM  
looks just like David Beckham...  yeah, but no, but...

www.bbc.co.uk
 
hej
2014-04-24 04:25:21 PM  
Nipples
 
2014-04-24 04:26:35 PM  

Prevailing Wind: question_dj: Does NIH cover his cosmetic surgery to remove the excess skin?  Cuz that's half the battle right there.  Losing the weight is one thing, but all that leftover skin makes it like "Why the fark did I do this?"

/debating shelling out the money for the surgery.

Also...congrats on the weight loss for real.


Thanks man!
 
2014-04-24 04:26:57 PM  

question_dj: Does NIH cover his cosmetic surgery to remove the excess skin?  Cuz that's half the battle right there.  Losing the weight is one thing, but all that leftover skin makes it like "Why the fark did I do this?"

/debating shelling out the money for the surgery.


Not everybody has to deal with the excess skin. Some people are just genetically lucky and it won't appear no matte what, some lose weight at a slow enough rate that their body has time to get rid of it before it's visible.
 
2014-04-24 04:28:38 PM  
Despite being mentioned many times in TFA, I have never met this man.
 
2014-04-24 04:29:39 PM  
Oh, here's the fun fatty thread. That other one sucked.

Good for this kid. Not for the weight loss, but for scoring some sweet, sweet government funding to yell at fat kids.
 
2014-04-24 04:31:50 PM  

leevis: question_dj: Does NIH cover his cosmetic surgery to remove the excess skin?  Cuz that's half the battle right there.  Losing the weight is one thing, but all that leftover skin makes it like "Why the fark did I do this?"

/debating shelling out the money for the surgery.

Not everybody has to deal with the excess skin. Some people are just genetically lucky and it won't appear no matte what, some lose weight at a slow enough rate that their body has time to get rid of it before it's visible.


doesn't it go away eventually?
 
2014-04-24 04:32:07 PM  
Does he also sound like a little girl?
 
2014-04-24 04:33:53 PM  
Lets see if I lost 168 lbs Id be about 80-90lbs lighter than my back in the day fighting weight. I dont think Id be terribly healthy at that wieght.

Now if I lost about 80 lbs that would be nice.
 
2014-04-24 04:34:24 PM  

Satan's Bunny Slippers: He seems a bit too smug about it.  Like most "I used to [be fat/smoke/whatever] but now I'M NOT SO I'M BETTER THAN YOU.


Well yes there is something to be said if the approach is rude or belligerent, but objectively it does make one better than others in a narrow sense. A non-smoker is probably more healthy in a lung aspect than a smoker. An in shape person is probably better than a fat person in that aspect. "Better" can just mean more optimal. The optimal human body has functioning lungs, a healthy cardiovascular system, good metabolism, etc. Being in shape is better than being fat. It just is. That doesn't mean a fat person when take as a whole person is worthless or meaningless. But a healthy person is still achieving more what the human body is supposed to be than a fat out of shape person. I've been both. I'm 5'7" and I've been 230lbs and 166lbs. I'm better at 166lbs. I was worse at 230. That's just reality.

So yes, objectively, deciding to be healthier is deciding to be a better person in a certain way. Those who choose not to are choosing not to be better in that way. If that's hurtful, maybe it's time to make the right choice.
 
2014-04-24 04:35:41 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Yanks_RSJ: But after being ridiculed for being too fat to get on white-knuckle ride Air at Alton Towers, Nathan was shamed into shedding the pounds.

See, fat shaming does work.

Now if somebody could come up with a way to make the calories scream while they're getting burned there would never be another fat fat fatty again


Try lighting a fat kid on fire, plenty of screaming as those calories burn.
 
2014-04-24 04:37:00 PM  

leevis: question_dj: Does NIH cover his cosmetic surgery to remove the excess skin?  Cuz that's half the battle right there.  Losing the weight is one thing, but all that leftover skin makes it like "Why the fark did I do this?"

/debating shelling out the money for the surgery.

Not everybody has to deal with the excess skin. Some people are just genetically lucky and it won't appear no matte what, some lose weight at a slow enough rate that their body has time to get rid of it before it's visible.


So you're telling me, that there are folks out there that have lost more than 100lbs, and don't have stretched skin?  Pics or it didn't happen.  The stretched out skin doesn't happen from the speed at which the weight is lost.  The stretched out skin happened when the weight was put on.  Skin doesn't stretch in reverse.
 
2014-04-24 04:37:58 PM  

Carn: leevis: question_dj: Does NIH cover his cosmetic surgery to remove the excess skin?  Cuz that's half the battle right there.  Losing the weight is one thing, but all that leftover skin makes it like "Why the fark did I do this?"

/debating shelling out the money for the surgery.

Not everybody has to deal with the excess skin. Some people are just genetically lucky and it won't appear no matte what, some lose weight at a slow enough rate that their body has time to get rid of it before it's visible.

doesn't it go away eventually?


Seeing as how the stretch marks appeared as I was getting fat, and haven't gone away in the 15+ years I've been losing weight, I'd say no.  It doesn't eventually go away.  Excess skin has to be cut off, that's just how it goes.
 
2014-04-24 04:38:54 PM  

Satan's Bunny Slippers: He seems a bit too smug about it.  Like most "I used to [be fat/smoke/whatever] but now I'M NOT SO I'M BETTER THAN YOU.


I quit smoking cold turkey 1st attempt. People that cant quit have no will power.
 
2014-04-24 04:43:22 PM  

Oldiron_79: Satan's Bunny Slippers: He seems a bit too smug about it.  Like most "I used to [be fat/smoke/whatever] but now I'M NOT SO I'M BETTER THAN YOU.

I quit smoking cold turkey 1st attempt. People that cant quit have no will power.


Kudos to you, man. I quit for five years cold turkey, then started again when (wait for it) my dad died. OF LUNG CANCER. My brain is actively trying to kill me or something.

This time around I've had success with electronic cigarettes. Granted, the jury is still out on them, but my doctor has assured me it's virtually impossible that they are worse than regular smokes. I'm gradually weaning myself off of the nicotine. If it wasn't for <b>Psychopusher</b> schooling me on e-cigarettes, I'd probably be puffing away like an idiot.

It's been 34 weeks, 2 days, 0 hours, 51 minutes since I made the switch. In that amount of time I would have smoked 4800.72 cigarettes and spent $1,380.21. That's a pack a day. I can't even visualize 4800 cigarettes.
 
2014-04-24 04:43:49 PM  
This entire thread sounds fat...
 
2014-04-24 04:45:03 PM  
Air is considered a "white-knuckle" ride? It's awesome, but not terrifying.
 
2014-04-24 04:46:59 PM  
Nobody like a loser?

Same comment for people that quit smoking...
Nobody likes a quitter.

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Nobody likes a smartarse.
 
2014-04-24 04:47:26 PM  

Carn: leevis: question_dj: Does NIH cover his cosmetic surgery to remove the excess skin?  Cuz that's half the battle right there.  Losing the weight is one thing, but all that leftover skin makes it like "Why the fark did I do this?"

/debating shelling out the money for the surgery.

Not everybody has to deal with the excess skin. Some people are just genetically lucky and it won't appear no matte what, some lose weight at a slow enough rate that their body has time to get rid of it before it's visible.

doesn't it go away eventually?


Not if you're much over thirty. And a person with the kind of excess skin load depicted in that photo needs to get surgery for reasons that go beyond the cosmetic - all that skin can actually cause health problems.
 
2014-04-24 04:53:20 PM  
Just as an aside... I don't know if the "other stories" pics change at all, but whatever you do, DO NOT SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM.  You've been warned.
 
2014-04-24 04:53:28 PM  

Oldiron_79: Satan's Bunny Slippers: He seems a bit too smug about it.  Like most "I used to [be fat/smoke/whatever] but now I'M NOT SO I'M BETTER THAN YOU.

I quit smoking cold turkey 1st attempt. People that cant quit have no will power.


.. also they have cigarettes.
 
2014-04-24 04:55:31 PM  
He's even got douchy tattoos too.

But meanwhile down below the article...

images.dailystar-uk.co.uk
 
2014-04-24 04:56:16 PM  

Oldiron_79: Satan's Bunny Slippers: He seems a bit too smug about it.  Like most "I used to [be fat/smoke/whatever] but now I'M NOT SO I'M BETTER THAN YOU.

I quit smoking cold turkey 1st attempt. People that cant quit have no will power.


AS someone else who quit Cold Turkey, I kind of agree with you.

But it is hard to know how someone else "feels".  Maybe their addition to smoking is stronger.  It's more complicated than man up nancy"
 
2014-04-24 04:56:46 PM  

question_dj: Does NIH cover his cosmetic surgery to remove the excess skin?  Cuz that's half the battle right there.  Losing the weight is one thing, but all that leftover skin makes it like "Why the fark did I do this?"

/debating shelling out the money for the surgery.


How bad is it I'm wondering? I'm 33, 5'10, stocky build with broad shoulders. At my heaviest I was about 240, about size 38 pants. I'm down now to about 210, size 34. I still wear it mainly in my gut and my face. Goal is 180, but I'm hoping to avoid vagina neck and a horrible looking stomach.
 
2014-04-24 04:57:00 PM  

M0nkeyp0x: Smeggy Smurf: Yanks_RSJ: But after being ridiculed for being too fat to get on white-knuckle ride Air at Alton Towers, Nathan was shamed into shedding the pounds.

See, fat shaming does work.

Now if somebody could come up with a way to make the calories scream while they're getting burned there would never be another fat fat fatty again

Try lighting a fat kid on fire, plenty of screaming as those calories burn.


Okay, I'm obviously on a shuttle bus to hell today because I laughed out loud on that one.
/Fat most of the time.
 
2014-04-24 04:57:40 PM  

Oldiron_79: Lets see if I lost 168 lbs Id be about 80-90lbs lighter than my back in the day fighting weight. I dont think Id be terribly healthy at that wieght.

Now if I lost about 80 lbs that would be nice.


If I lost 168 pounds, I'd be -13 pounds.
 
2014-04-24 04:58:39 PM  

question_dj: leevis: question_dj: Does NIH cover his cosmetic surgery to remove the excess skin?  Cuz that's half the battle right there.  Losing the weight is one thing, but all that leftover skin makes it like "Why the fark did I do this?"

/debating shelling out the money for the surgery.

Not everybody has to deal with the excess skin. Some people are just genetically lucky and it won't appear no matte what, some lose weight at a slow enough rate that their body has time to get rid of it before it's visible.

So you're telling me, that there are folks out there that have lost more than 100lbs, and don't have stretched skin?  Pics or it didn't happen.  The stretched out skin doesn't happen from the speed at which the weight is lost.  The stretched out skin happened when the weight was put on.  Skin doesn't stretch in reverse.


I am 5'6" and have weighed from 125 to 225 - and have seesawed back and forth many, many times, sad to say (can't always blame pregnancy for my weight gains). I have stretch marks, but not stretched skin.
/Old, too.
 
2014-04-24 05:05:17 PM  
All I see is a sad alien with a really thick neck and no visible nostrils.

img.fark.net
 
2014-04-24 05:14:48 PM  

Tsar_Bomba1: He's even got douchy tattoos too.

But meanwhile down below the article...

[images.dailystar-uk.co.uk image 620x700]



Biggles:  (into the intercom) Ginger.
Ginger:  (Terry Gilliam) Hello, sweetie.
Biggles: I have to see you.
(The door opens, Ginger enters as a terrible poof in camp flying gear, sequins, eye make-up, silver stars on his cheeks.)
Ginger: Yes, Biggles?
Biggles: Are you a poof
Ginger:  (camp outrage) I should say not.
Biggles: Thank God for that. Good lad.  (Ginger exits) Stout fellow, salt of the earth, backbone of England. Funny, he looks like a poof.  (takes off the antlers) Dear Princess Margaret.
 
2014-04-24 05:17:44 PM  
I think the real question here is what was David Beckham doing inside a fat teenager all this time?
 
2014-04-24 05:18:46 PM  

leevis: question_dj: Does NIH cover his cosmetic surgery to remove the excess skin?  Cuz that's half the battle right there.  Losing the weight is one thing, but all that leftover skin makes it like "Why the fark did I do this?"

/debating shelling out the money for the surgery.

Not everybody has to deal with the excess skin. Some people are just genetically lucky and it won't appear no matte what, some lose weight at a slow enough rate that their body has time to get rid of it before it's visible.


Only sort of correct.

Collagen, the material that gives skin it's elasticity, is affected not only by factors like age, but also by (get ready for this...) fat cells.

You see, the collagen in your skin actually decreases over time the more fat is locally in the area. Combine this with what people would consider the natural "stretching" of the skin from the person being so large, and pretty much everyone is capable of having extra skin when they lose weight.

The key factor's are absolutely genetics, but also 1) how fat the person was and 2) for how long.

This is why someone can get pregnant who is skinny and bounce back to almost no, or very minimal extra skin hanging around their tummy. They're not really getting "fat" (so the collagen in their skin isn't getting depleted) and they're not distended for years. Stretch marks - yes, but loose skin? Very unlikely except to a minimal degree.

Anyway, if you've managed to sustain being 100lbs or more over weight for a period of 5-6 continuous years, chances are you'll have some skin sag regardless of how good your genetics are (and what we are really talking about is how much collagen is naturally in your skin) and the reason for this is because prolonged states of obesity reduce skin collagen levels. So eventually, stay fat long enough and even people with high levels of collagen will get loose skin if they lose the weight.
 
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