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(Daily Mail)   Overweight childminder tries to have obesity declared a disability. Farkers nod approvingly, their jowls undulating like waves, sweat glistening in folds like an ocean sunset, breath heaving like a dirty phone call   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 40
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2014-06-12 01:44:00 PM  
3 votes:

Yellow Beard: I have to admit being addicted to the show My 600 pound Life. Once you get past the disgust, it is frankly amazing how much food they can stuff in their gullet. My favorite was the guy who got the 8 piece family meal from KFC for a snack and my son who was watching it with me said "dad, isn't that the same thing we get for the 4 of us for dinner?".

The "stars" of the show actually have pretty horrific tales of what led them to get where they are. Depression is a major factor and food keys the pleasure receptors in their brains. I have yet to see an episode where the weight is due to glandular problems but I am sure that is a cause for many.

Every facet of their lives is hard and they require a lot of help. Simply putting down the fork is not going to solve anything for the super obese. Every one of them on the show has the gastric surgery done. Even with that the success stories of keeping the weight off are rare.



no no no.

people are fat because of how they eat and live. This "b- b- b- but its medical! genetic! born this way!" is 99% bullshiat.

look at photos of crowds in times square in the 40s. NO FATTYS. If "it was our genes!" or "it was a genetic condition!" then we would've ALWAYS BEEN THIS WAY. But we havent been. We are steadily fatter every generation as we do less and less physical labor, less and less physical free time activities, and get more and more sedentary in our lifestyles.

Couple this with the western processed food fetish and the fact that a huge amount of our diet is terribly unhealthy and unnutritious (compare how people shopped in the 50s and what they ate, where their food came from, and the portions served in restaurants), and you get a recipe for FAT FATTY MCFATFATS.

i myself have a decent beergut. Why? Coz i drink 3-487 beers a night. Its not my farkin' GENES. Its ME.
And many of my friends are super fat. Why? Coz for fun they go to movies. They eat huge dinners at 9pm and never do anything physical / have work from home jobs. 
My wife is a slim tiny lil' thing. Why? coz she eats small portions and gets her sweat on every day with jogging and weights.

Being fat is a series of teensy tiny bad decisions you make, every day, for YEARS. Its NOT your glands, or your genes, or your thyroid. Its the little choices you make 10x a day every day.
2014-06-12 01:22:15 PM  
3 votes:
I have to admit being addicted to the show My 600 pound Life. Once you get past the disgust, it is frankly amazing how much food they can stuff in their gullet. My favorite was the guy who got the 8 piece family meal from KFC for a snack and my son who was watching it with me said "dad, isn't that the same thing we get for the 4 of us for dinner?".

The "stars" of the show actually have pretty horrific tales of what led them to get where they are. Depression is a major factor and food keys the pleasure receptors in their brains. I have yet to see an episode where the weight is due to glandular problems but I am sure that is a cause for many.

Every facet of their lives is hard and they require a lot of help. Simply putting down the fork is not going to solve anything for the super obese. Every one of them on the show has the gastric surgery done. Even with that the success stories of keeping the weight off are rare.
2014-06-12 11:35:10 AM  
3 votes:
Not having a disability is becoming a real disability.
2014-06-12 11:32:23 AM  
3 votes:
Christ, everyone's a victim of something these days.
2014-06-12 12:43:07 PM  
2 votes:
Okay, okay- I think we can all agree that 400-500 lbs on almost any human musculo-skeletal frame is excessive.

BUT: These people are still capable of working, and will need to work to support themselves.
These people will still need clothing to fit them, even if they went out and started a diet/exercise program today.
These people most likely have medical professionals who advise them, and may already be attempting to lose weight to the best of their current ability, and so deserve Courtesy and Respect in passing, because they are still people.

Every time you make fun of someone very obviously overweight so they can hear you, you think you're being enlightening? Really?
You're the first one ever to ever say stupid crap just to make them feel bad, huh?

They do notice how hard it is to get around, or to clothe themselves, or to keep from being hungry.
If they don't, they're mentally handicapped, so way to go. The best you can claim is to have made fun of a mentally handicapped person.

Otherwise, they are bombarded with the fact that they are their size, every second of every day. And despite their current or previous efforts, have thus far been unfruitful.

So next time, how about some goddamned compassion?

You have no idea how they got that size- if there was an accident preventing mobility, severe untreated depression, thyroid issue, completely sedentary job, little to no access to nutritional food/birth control, hormonal imbalance, arthritis, addiction to sugar, actually not putting down the fork/being unwilling and lazy(there are these folks out there, but they're still people), etc.

You (most likely) have not been treating them medically and will never have to, and the likelihood of you EVER being offended by having to see them again is minimal at best; so either be polite, or mind your own farking business.
2014-06-12 12:08:27 PM  
2 votes:

IRQ12: However, an employer can discipline, discharge or deny employment to an alcoholic whose use of alcohol adversely affects job performance or conduct.


If you can be fired for being too drunk to do the job, then you should be fired for ebing too fat to do the job.
2014-06-12 11:28:50 AM  
2 votes:
We'll cut the check as soon as we confirm that your sperm count is too low to manufacture more of you. Thank you.
2014-06-12 05:36:10 PM  
1 votes:

big pig peaches: What the fark is with people that they can go to work every day, see a chair like that at their desk and not realize they need to take drastic action to improve themselves.


This.

I try really hard to reserve judgement on the fatties because - as has been said - I don't know their story.  But I've got these preconceived judgements and bias against land whales that are difficult to ignore when 99% of the fatties I see are reinforcing the negative stereotypes of the "differently weighted." I see the cows at work coming back from lunch with two bags of McDonalds and the largest size drink they serve (32 oz.?).  I see some fatass on a scooter at Walmart, loading their scooter basket with junk food and soda.  It's disgusting.  So when I do see that one chunky chick, running on the trail, breathing heavy, running a 15-minute mile, and sweating the calories off, I have a great appreciation for her.  She's lapping everyone sitting at home on the couch.  Hats off.  Good job, lady.  Much respect.  Keep doing what you're doing and you won't be that big for long.  "Thyroid condition" my ass.  Get off your fat ass and DO SOMETHING about it.  Everything else is just whiny excuses.
2014-06-12 05:24:34 PM  
1 votes:

Harry Freakstorm: British companies may soon have to treat obese workers as 'disabled' and provide them with larger seats and parking spaces next to the office.



That's the thing that gets me when I see a fatass parking in the close spot, and then plopping down into an electric cart. Maybe if you tried walking more than 10 feet you wouldn't be so damn fat.
2014-06-12 04:08:23 PM  
1 votes:

Harry Freakstorm: British companies may soon have to treat obese workers as 'disabled' and provide them with larger seats and parking spaces next to the office.

This is already a thing in Merica. The guy one cube over has a fatass chair. It's designed for people between 300 - 400 pounds. It looks like a regular chair with a wider seat and lumbar support. The company offers another chair for the 400 pounder pluses. It looks like this:


What the fark is with people that they can go to work every day, see a chair like that at their desk and not realize they need to take drastic action to improve themselves.
2014-06-12 01:55:35 PM  
1 votes:

Father_Jack: Yellow Beard: I have to admit being addicted to the show My 600 pound Life. Once you get past the disgust, it is frankly amazing how much food they can stuff in their gullet. My favorite was the guy who got the 8 piece family meal from KFC for a snack and my son who was watching it with me said "dad, isn't that the same thing we get for the 4 of us for dinner?".

The "stars" of the show actually have pretty horrific tales of what led them to get where they are. Depression is a major factor and food keys the pleasure receptors in their brains. I have yet to see an episode where the weight is due to glandular problems but I am sure that is a cause for many.

Every facet of their lives is hard and they require a lot of help. Simply putting down the fork is not going to solve anything for the super obese. Every one of them on the show has the gastric surgery done. Even with that the success stories of keeping the weight off are rare.


no no no.

people are fat because of how they eat and live. This "b- b- b- but its medical! genetic! born this way!" is 99% bullshiat.

look at photos of crowds in times square in the 40s. NO FATTYS. If "it was our genes!" or "it was a genetic condition!" then we would've ALWAYS BEEN THIS WAY. But we havent been. We are steadily fatter every generation as we do less and less physical labor, less and less physical free time activities, and get more and more sedentary in our lifestyles.

Couple this with the western processed food fetish and the fact that a huge amount of our diet is terribly unhealthy and unnutritious (compare how people shopped in the 50s and what they ate, where their food came from, and the portions served in restaurants), and you get a recipe for FAT FATTY MCFATFATS.

i myself have a decent beergut. Why? Coz i drink 3-487 beers a night. Its not my farkin' GENES. Its ME.
And many of my friends are super fat. Why? Coz for fun they go to movies. They eat huge dinners at 9pm and never do anything physical / have work from ...


In general, I agree with you completely. However, for the ones that let themselves get to the point that they can only wipe their asses with a rag on a stick, there has to be some mental issues going on. how anybody can be happy living like that is completely alien to me.
2014-06-12 01:49:29 PM  
1 votes:

liam76: Yellow Beard: I have to admit being addicted to the show My 600 pound Life. Once you get past the disgust, it is frankly amazing how much food they can stuff in their gullet. My favorite was the guy who got the 8 piece family meal from KFC for a snack and my son who was watching it with me said "dad, isn't that the same thing we get for the 4 of us for dinner?".

I was staying in a nice hotel in thailand for work that had an awesome italian restaurant in it. I had been living in Indonesia for a few years so I was going to pig the fark out.

I had a tomato and mozarella salad, some deep fried app, a large (pepperroni I think) pizza and some type of cake pops covered with icecream.

RIght next to me was a Thai family of four who ordered pretty much the same thing (different pizza iirc) and the kids were cracking up at what a pig the farang was.

If I wasn't in very good shape I think judgement like that woudl make me re-think my choices...

Yellow Beard: Simply putting down the fork is not going to solve anything for the super obese. Every one of them on the show has the gastric surgery done. Even with that the success stories of keeping the weight off are rare.

It will.

That isn't to say it is easy, but yes it will solve it.


I am headed to Thailand in spring if it settles down there. I am told they pretty mush stare at Farangs no matter what we do so it may not have been what you ordered..lol

There is more to their obesity than just what they eat is my only point. They, as a rule, have mental issues that make that putting down the fork almost impossible. My sister is huge, as in 500 pounds, if I had to guess. I told her if her insurance wouldn't pay for the surgery and counseling that I would because if she doesn't do something she is going to die. She looked me in the eye and told me she was very happy the way she was and so was her husband. So I said sorry and have just accepted the fact that she is going to die well before she should.
2014-06-12 01:42:49 PM  
1 votes:
Like a lot of addictions, I imagine there are often root causes that led to the eating behaviors that need to be addressed as well.
2014-06-12 01:30:27 PM  
1 votes:
Weight loss is a complicated subject.  One one hand, all it takes is to eat less and exercise more.  That's it.  It really is that simple.  Thyroid conditions (seems to be the go-to excuse these days) normally account for about 10 pounds of extra body weight.

On the other hand, making yourself actually *do* those things can be hard.  Fat people tend to have really messed up signaling in their bodies, so they're hungry when they're not supposed to be, exhausted easily, etc.  Losing weight and getting in shape is as much sorting all that shiat out as a simple energy balance.  Also, willpower is a limited resource, meaning if you do too much in the beginning, you end up reverting back to your original lifestyle and you're fat again.  It's a marathon, not a sprint.

I know a lot of this because I'm fat.  I researched stuff.  I'm getting better.
2014-06-12 01:14:40 PM  
1 votes:

Private_Citizen: Attila the Mom: Rip Dashrock: Christ, everyone's a victim of something these days.

While I agree that some medical conditions (thyroid comes to mind) and medications can cause weight gain, I was obese for 15 years because I ate too damn much and didn't exercise.  I don't think I'm in the minority and it certainly wasn't because I had a disability.

Csb time:

Mrs. Citizen has a thyroid condition and takes meds for it. Still, she refuses to give up, and so she exercises constantly. We're talking 25 miles a week of running or jogging, plus swimming and free weights.

Despite this, she remains what many would consider chunky. It's frustrating to her that people who barely work out or watch their food are thinner.

Still, she's awesome, and I'm glad she's my partner. Besides, she may look puffy, but she runs like a cheetah, swims like a fish, and farks like a mink.

/end Csb.


That's great!  And it sounds like she has a wonderful, loving, supportive partner in you!
2014-06-12 01:11:22 PM  
1 votes:

GoldSpider: There are lazy, overindulgent people who are fat. There are also people who can't identify food that is bad for them and/or afford healthier alternatives who are fat.

Honestly I believe there are more people in the latter category. I don't think people have any idea how bad the food they are eating is for them. And it's frustrating to watch someone kill themself with food every day.


I agree.  When I started dieting a few years ago I began paying attention to portion control.  It was a huge attention-getter when I made a box of mac and cheese for dinner. Hubby eye-balled it and said, "is this just for me?"  I had been making such huge portions of crap for the whole family for years that my guys had the idea that one box equaled one portion instead of 4.  gah!
2014-06-12 01:07:27 PM  
1 votes:

BorgiaGinz: tlars699: Okay, okay- I think we can all agree that 400-500 lbs on almost any human musculo-skeletal frame is excessive.

BUT: These people are still capable of working, and will need to work to support themselves.
These people will still need clothing to fit them, even if they went out and started a diet/exercise program today.
These people most likely have medical professionals who advise them, and may already be attempting to lose weight to the best of their current ability, and so deserve Courtesy and Respect in passing, because they are still people.

Every time you make fun of someone very obviously overweight so they can hear you, you think you're being enlightening? Really?
You're the first one ever to ever say stupid crap just to make them feel bad, huh?

They do notice how hard it is to get around, or to clothe themselves, or to keep from being hungry.
If they don't, they're mentally handicapped, so way to go. The best you can claim is to have made fun of a mentally handicapped person.

Otherwise, they are bombarded with the fact that they are their size, every second of every day. And despite their current or previous efforts, have thus far been unfruitful.

So next time, how about some goddamned compassion?

You have no idea how they got that size- if there was an accident preventing mobility, severe untreated depression, thyroid issue, completely sedentary job, little to no access to nutritional food/birth control, hormonal imbalance, arthritis, addiction to sugar, actually not putting down the fork/being unwilling and lazy(there are these folks out there, but they're still people), etc.

You (most likely) have not been treating them medically and will never have to, and the likelihood of you EVER being offended by having to see them again is minimal at best; so either be polite, or mind your own farking business.

You sound fat.


I am, and I am working on it, though being pregnant with a hernia makes it sort of hard for the moment.
Moving to a better location to be able to bike to work and back (14 miles/day); hoping to get some training for that done during maternity leave.
2014-06-12 01:06:01 PM  
1 votes:

Attila the Mom: Rip Dashrock: Christ, everyone's a victim of something these days.

While I agree that some medical conditions (thyroid comes to mind) and medications can cause weight gain, I was obese for 15 years because I ate too damn much and didn't exercise.  I don't think I'm in the minority and it certainly wasn't because I had a disability.


Csb time:

Mrs. Citizen has a thyroid condition and takes meds for it. Still, she refuses to give up, and so she exercises constantly. We're talking 25 miles a week of running or jogging, plus swimming and free weights.

Despite this, she remains what many would consider chunky. It's frustrating to her that people who barely work out or watch their food are thinner.

Still, she's awesome, and I'm glad she's my partner. Besides, she may look puffy, but she runs like a cheetah, swims like a fish, and farks like a mink.

/end Csb.
2014-06-12 01:04:58 PM  
1 votes:

Gergesa: tlars699: So next time, how about some goddamned compassion?

You know you are on fark right?


Yes. I know. *eyeroll*

I can still try to promote understanding in those who seriously believe in the points trolls try to bring up.
2014-06-12 12:57:27 PM  
1 votes:

dv-ous: I started running a couple months ago. Two weeks ago, I ran a mile without stopping for the first time in my life, and the other day, it was three miles.

That said, while I'm enough of a porker to feel for this guy, I'm also feeling pretty smug. :-)


The first step is the hardest, but then momentum is on your side.

I got heavy in my 20s, and could barely run 2 miles. 4 years after figuring out I was heading in a bad direction, I'm running my first marathon in October.
2014-06-12 12:54:36 PM  
1 votes:
There are lazy, overindulgent people who are fat. There are also people who can't identify food that is bad for them and/or afford healthier alternatives who are fat.

Honestly I believe there are more people in the latter category. I don't think people have any idea how bad the food they are eating is for them. And it's frustrating to watch someone kill themself with food every day.
2014-06-12 12:44:14 PM  
1 votes:
I started running a couple months ago. Two weeks ago, I ran a mile without stopping for the first time in my life, and the other day, it was three miles.

That said, while I'm enough of a porker to feel for this guy, I'm also feeling pretty smug. :-)
2014-06-12 12:34:45 PM  
1 votes:

Cymbal: So by this rationale I should be able to claim any of my addictions as a disability? Jackpot!!!


That's why I'm mad that homosexuality is no longer considered a disease. I want to be able to call in to work with a case of gay.
2014-06-12 12:34:16 PM  
1 votes:

liam76: If this is a disability, and I would argue strongly against it, what is his end goal?

He still can't do the job.

If your disability prevents you from doign a job, you shouldn't be hired for it.

There is no special tool or accomidation they can make that will prevent him from having to tie shoes, or any of the myriad of other tasks that a childminder would have to bend over for that this guys is too fat and or lazy to do.


I thought that was obvious. Anyone who wants to claim a "disability" probably wishes to collect money without working.
2014-06-12 12:20:34 PM  
1 votes:

NEPAman: Fark that; where's my disability check for my lifetime struggle with ADD?

They PROMISED us these things in the 21st century:  (!)

1.  Moon colonies
2.  Flying cars
3.  Space hotels
4.  Hypersonic passenger flights
5.  Disability ca$h for ADD

Whar $$$ whar?



They PROMISED us five things in the 21st century:  (!)

1.  Moon colonies
2.  Disability ca$h for ADD
3.  Let's go ride bikes!
2014-06-12 12:17:36 PM  
1 votes:
Fark that; where's my disability check for my lifetime struggle with ADD?

They PROMISED us these things in the 21st century:  (!)

1.  Moon colonies
2.  Flying cars
3.  Space hotels
4.  Hypersonic passenger flights
5.  Disability ca$h for ADD

Whar $$$ whar?
2014-06-12 12:10:20 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2014-06-12 12:07:10 PM  
1 votes:
riversihaveknown.com
2014-06-12 12:01:50 PM  
1 votes:
I just looked up plus size office chairs as, once again, I have learned something new from Fark.  They look really comfortable.  I'm suprised their not already in my office as status/prestige symbols.

Seems like having a la-z-boy on casters.  Kind of want.
2014-06-12 11:59:03 AM  
1 votes:
I could call it a disability, however I'm not referring to the 350 lb guy who just can't stop eating pizza, wings, and a whole bottle of soda for dinner. I'm talking about the "I'm so fat, I literally can't walk". At that point, I think there should probably be some sort of semi-mandatory rehab like they give to junkies.
2014-06-12 11:58:32 AM  
1 votes:

JoieD'Zen: SmackLT: My fingers are too fat to type this, so I have to use my penis because it's small enough...

*weeps into between-snack snack of entire lemon meringue pie*

Aww, here's an internet hug.
Fat people shake so horribly when they cry.


Fat people don't cry... they sweat from their eyes.
2014-06-12 11:57:55 AM  
1 votes:

Headso: by flyover state standards that guy is svelte.

For Farq commenters.


www.thewire.com
2014-06-12 11:48:52 AM  
1 votes:
Disability?

No, but it is definitely a disorder.
2014-06-12 11:42:33 AM  
1 votes:
stream1.gifsoup.com
2014-06-12 11:40:09 AM  
1 votes:

Cymbal: So by this rationale I should be able to claim any of my addictions as a disability? Jackpot!!!


"Sir, you're just going to have to make reasonable accommodations for me being hungover every day."
2014-06-12 11:34:24 AM  
1 votes:
British companies may soon have to treat obese workers as 'disabled' and provide them with larger seats and parking spaces next to the office.

This is already a thing in Merica. The guy one cube over has a fatass chair. It's designed for people between 300 - 400 pounds. It looks like a regular chair with a wider seat and lumbar support. The company offers another chair for the 400 pounder pluses. It looks like this:

f.kulfoto.com
2014-06-12 11:34:17 AM  
1 votes:
You guys have no idea how hard it is. Just last week, I went to the beach but didn't feel safe going in the water because the Japanese whaling ship had been tracking me for half an hour.
2014-06-12 11:31:36 AM  
1 votes:
strong headline,  subby. Consider yourself saluted.
2014-06-12 11:31:10 AM  
1 votes:
by flyover state standards that guy is svelte.
2014-06-12 11:27:36 AM  
1 votes:
dougernst.files.wordpress.com
SImpsons did it.
 
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