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2014-08-11 02:45:41 PM
When was it just for women?
 
2014-08-11 03:14:30 PM
No time to read this now, gotta be at the gym in 26 minutes.
 
2014-08-11 03:47:19 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-11 03:49:45 PM
People tell me I remind them of Michelin Man.
 
2014-08-11 03:53:39 PM
No shiate.

*alternates between sobbing into bucket of bon bons and tickling uvula with a peacock feather*
 
2014-08-11 03:55:16 PM
Just have a scotch and a cigar.... lay off the twinkies. You'll be fine.
 
2014-08-11 03:58:20 PM
At one point in my 20s I had 8% body fat. Even ignoring that I'm not in my 20s anymore, the effort required to maintain that grew really old, really quick once I left college and had a regular work schedule. Nobody's judgment is worth getting up at 5 AM for a run, hitting the gym for weights at lunch and then doing more weights and running after work.

It's one thing hanging out at the gym with friends for two hours when you have nothing else to do during the day between classes. It sucks total donkey nards when you're cramming it in around a real work schedule, though, as a chore you feel obligated to.

/ if you don't want to fark me, I don't really care what you think of my looks
// in fact, I probably don't care even if you do want to fark me
 
2014-08-11 04:02:22 PM
yeah, IDK if you've realized but men need to be at least 6' tall and weigh under 150 to be considered people nowadays.
 
2014-08-11 04:02:50 PM
The nice thing is that once you get old, you couldn't care less.
 
2014-08-11 04:03:52 PM

Plant Rights Activist: yeah, IDK if you've realized but men need to be at least 6' tall and weigh under 150 to be considered people nowadays.


150? Pounds?

Damn.
 
2014-08-11 04:05:35 PM

Big Beef Burrito: Plant Rights Activist: yeah, IDK if you've realized but men need to be at least 6' tall and weigh under 150 to be considered people nowadays.

150? Pounds?

Damn.


He means Euros...
 
2014-08-11 04:08:09 PM

Plant Rights Activist: yeah, IDK if you've realized but men need to be at least 6' tall and weigh under 150 to be considered people nowadays.


I actually am 6' tall and about 150 and while I don't do too badly with the ladies, I'm not ideal.
 
2014-08-11 04:12:59 PM

Plant Rights Activist: yeah, IDK if you've realized but men need to be at least 6' tall and weigh under 150 to be considered people nowadays.


for a cyclist yeah.  amateur and semi pro races are really expensive eating disorders.  the "ideal" weight to height ratio for a cyclist is 2lbs to 1" height.  as a 6'2" 215lb guy i'm being outclimbed by horse jockey sized guys on a regular basis.
 
2014-08-11 04:19:31 PM

macross87: Big Beef Burrito: Plant Rights Activist: yeah, IDK if you've realized but men need to be at least 6' tall and weigh under 150 to be considered people nowadays.

150? Pounds?

Damn.

He means Euros...



I lul'd
 
2014-08-11 04:21:33 PM

BMulligan: The nice thing is that once you get old, you couldn't care less.


Which means you do care. Just a little.
 
2014-08-11 04:23:30 PM
Funny how "MEN ONLY WANT THIN WOMEN!" gets trotted out, yet women wanting only tall guys is totally cool.
 
2014-08-11 04:31:38 PM
Not to mention all the size queens out there!
 
2014-08-11 04:32:44 PM
I'm getting a kick because yesterday was bench day, and today it's back and biceps.  Also going to try for 12 laps in the pool if those assholes aren't hogging the lanes.
 
2014-08-11 04:36:32 PM

Nadie_AZ: BMulligan: The nice thing is that once you get old, you couldn't care less.

Which means you do care. Just a little.


No, that's "I could care less." You might want to listen to the song again.
 
2014-08-11 04:44:05 PM
There are body image problems for men, but men are told by both men AND women to quit whining, shut up and "Man Up," which brings us back to having a body image problem.
 
2014-08-11 04:50:19 PM
I'm 5'8" tall and 220lbs.

I'm fat. I'm ok with this because I accept that I'm too lazy to do anything about it. And I like ice cream at midnight.
 
2014-08-11 04:54:32 PM
Jizz Master Zero: Nadie_AZ: BMulligan: The nice thing is that once you get old, you couldn't care less.

Which means you do care. Just a little.


No, that's "I could care less." You might want to listen to the song again.

Ok. Any opportunity to listen to it again ...

;)
 
2014-08-11 04:54:43 PM

Nadie_AZ: BMulligan: The nice thing is that once you get old, you couldn't care less.

Which means you do care. Just a little.


Are you dumb, or ironic? Can't decide.
 
2014-08-11 04:54:50 PM

macross87: Big Beef Burrito: Plant Rights Activist: yeah, IDK if you've realized but men need to be at least 6' tall and weigh under 150 to be considered people nowadays.

150? Pounds?

Damn.

He means Euros...


I laughed. Out loud. In public.

Well done.
 
2014-08-11 04:56:43 PM

machoprogrammer: Funny how "MEN ONLY WANT THIN WOMEN!" gets trotted out, yet women wanting only tall guys is totally cool.


Well shiat, it's not like they can just put up with a tiny dick
 
2014-08-11 04:57:10 PM

Mugato: When was it just for women?


Done in one. Yet another double standard, compounded by the reinforcement that men should just "man up" when dealing with such issues - not allowed to acknowledge it without violating our society-enforced gender role, yet told that we're the reason it affects women in their society-enforced gender role.
 
2014-08-11 05:05:23 PM

Buttknuckle: Not to mention all the size queens out there!


Size matters. True story.


/extra large pizza with all the toppings would be nice right about now
 
2014-08-11 05:09:52 PM

skozlaw: At one point in my 20s I had 8% body fat. Even ignoring that I'm not in my 20s anymore, the effort required to maintain that grew really old, really quick once I left college and had a regular work schedule. Nobody's judgment is worth getting up at 5 AM for a run, hitting the gym for weights at lunch and then doing more weights and running after work.

It's one thing hanging out at the gym with friends for two hours when you have nothing else to do during the day between classes. It sucks total donkey nards when you're cramming it in around a real work schedule, though, as a chore you feel obligated to.

/ if you don't want to fark me, I don't really care what you think of my looks
// in fact, I probably don't care even if you do want to fark me


you could, idk, eat less
 
2014-08-11 05:12:50 PM

homarjr: Nadie_AZ: BMulligan: The nice thing is that once you get old, you couldn't care less.

Which means you do care. Just a little.

Are you dumb, or ironic? Can't decide.


Does it matter?
 
2014-08-11 05:19:34 PM

macross87: Big Beef Burrito: Plant Rights Activist: yeah, IDK if you've realized but men need to be at least 6' tall and weigh under 150 to be considered people nowadays.

150? Pounds?

Damn.

He means Euros...


Lol!

5'7" and 165 lbs. I don't pretty well. Confidence and engaging in a genuine conversation does wonders. 

/Horizontal measurement doesn't hurt either.
 
2014-08-11 05:20:45 PM

Bane of Broone: macross87: Big Beef Burrito: Plant Rights Activist: yeah, IDK if you've realized but men need to be at least 6' tall and weigh under 150 to be considered people nowadays.

150? Pounds?

Damn.

He means Euros...

Lol!

5'7" and 165 lbs. I don't pretty well. Confidence and engaging in a genuine conversation does wonders. 

/Horizontal measurement doesn't hurt either.


derp
 
2014-08-11 05:25:34 PM

Bane of Broone: Bane of Broone: macross87: Big Beef Burrito: Plant Rights Activist: yeah, IDK if you've realized but men need to be at least 6' tall and weigh under 150 to be considered people nowadays.

150? Pounds?

Damn.

He means Euros...

Lol!

5'7" and 165 lbs. I don't pretty well. Confidence and engaging in a genuine conversation does wonders. 

/Horizontal measurement doesn't hurt either.

derp


I chorted
 
2014-08-11 05:43:54 PM

machoprogrammer: Funny how "MEN ONLY WANT THIN WOMEN!" gets trotted out, yet women wanting only tall guys is totally cool.


I thought money solved all those problems, for both sexes?
 
2014-08-11 05:49:11 PM

Fark Irony Police: [i.imgur.com image 650x695]


Looks like I got lost and stumbled upon a feminazi thread.
 
2014-08-11 06:21:20 PM

BMulligan: The nice thing is that once you get old, you couldn't care less.


I just turned 40 and I've never cared until now. Beer-belly is now a reality...a sad, completely unavoidable reality.
 
2014-08-11 06:29:18 PM

Mawson of the Antarctic: but men are told by both men AND women to quit whining, shut up and "Man Up," which brings us back to having a body image problem.


Kinda relevant, I think.
 
2014-08-11 06:54:14 PM
I appreciate my Dad more every day. He never exactly taught me not to give a crap what others thought, that is just how he lived his life. He definitely passed that on to me. Now, maybe he overdid it, heh, but the idea that I would care about something like 'body image' is utterly preposterous. It's a completely foreign concept.

Thanks Dad! ...mostly.
 
2014-08-11 07:13:54 PM

Ow! That was my feelings!: I appreciate my Dad more every day. He never exactly taught me not to give a crap what others thought, that is just how he lived his life. He definitely passed that on to me. Now, maybe he overdid it, heh, but the idea that I would care about something like 'body image' is utterly preposterous. It's a completely foreign concept.

Thanks Dad! ...mostly.


.. said the tub of lard.
 
2014-08-11 07:26:13 PM

AeAe: Ow! That was my feelings!: I appreciate my Dad more every day. He never exactly taught me not to give a crap what others thought, that is just how he lived his life. He definitely passed that on to me. Now, maybe he overdid it, heh, but the idea that I would care about something like 'body image' is utterly preposterous. It's a completely foreign concept.

Thanks Dad! ...mostly.

.. said the tub of lard.


Heh, you know that ain't true.
 
2014-08-11 07:37:38 PM
The unrealistic aspect of actor's bodies is obvious when you compare them to pro athletes. Not even athletes look like that. Football players are chubbier, boxers have less pecs, swimmers just look skinny beside them.

The body type is a fantasy of nerds, pulled from comic books and based on bodybuilders. It's a constructed fantasy of shapes, nothing like fitness or health.
 
2014-08-11 08:36:15 PM

The Silver Mullet: BMulligan: The nice thing is that once you get old, you couldn't care less.

I just turned 40 and I've never cared until now. Beer-belly is now a reality...a sad, completely unavoidable reality.


I'm 45 so I care, but now my goals are different (and probably more realistic) than they were 20 years ago. Back then the goal was thin & ripped. Now it's 'keep man boobs away and my blood pressure in a decent range.'

Oh, and exercise without turning my knees into a powdery residue.
 
2014-08-11 09:00:53 PM

Ow! That was my feelings!: I appreciate my Dad more every day. He never exactly taught me not to give a crap what others thought, that is just how he lived his life. He definitely passed that on to me. Now, maybe he overdid it, heh, but the idea that I would care about something like 'body image' is utterly preposterous. It's a completely foreign concept.

Thanks Dad! ...mostly.


Yeah, my dad also taught me by example not to care about body image, and then he had three heart attacks.
 
2014-08-11 09:29:30 PM
I stopped worrying about my weight.  I'm just waiting until my youngest leaves the nest and "BAM!" right to the kisser.

lol.
 
2014-08-11 10:29:58 PM

Ow! That was my feelings!: AeAe: Ow! That was my feelings!: I appreciate my Dad more every day. He never exactly taught me not to give a crap what others thought, that is just how he lived his life. He definitely passed that on to me. Now, maybe he overdid it, heh, but the idea that I would care about something like 'body image' is utterly preposterous. It's a completely foreign concept.

Thanks Dad! ...mostly.

.. said the tub of lard.

Heh, you know that ain't true.


Yeah, I'm just giving you crap
 
2014-08-11 10:45:21 PM

Billy Liar: People tell me I remind them of Michelin Man.


I'm tire of that joke.
 
2014-08-11 10:51:06 PM
I just dropped 30 pounds since June 20th, first time in 9 years I've been under 200. Pushups everyday and working out 5 days a week, along with eating sensibly has done the trick for me. Also I haven't even had to cut back on the drinking at all...............That last part was a humble brag.
 
2014-08-11 11:58:17 PM
Crudbucket:

Yeah, my dad also taught me by example not to care about body image, and then he had three heart attacks.

My dad's the only one on his side of the family that cares (granddad of the 4 heart attacks, grandmom and uncle are all diabetics on metformin because they've never bothered to eat right). Though Dad only sticks with good diet and some walking at this point in his life, it sure makes me glad that he's paying attention to weight/cholesterol and such.

/just finished at gym about an hour ago
//6 foot 1ish, 227 and not at all thrilled about that
///243 in April, so at least going in the right direction...
 
2014-08-12 12:37:20 AM
Chris Pratt isn't helping my self esteem any.
 
2014-08-12 02:43:00 AM
6'4" 190lb. I think I am a freak of nature, considering that includes many calories of alcohol and junk food a day
 
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