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2004-06-11 02:49:34 PM  
makes sense. I cant stand most vegetables and my nutrtionist said "remember fruits are sugars, avoid them almost as much as you avoid refined sugar."

Err, not really. I mean, yes, there's sugar in fruits, but nothing like refined sugar. You don't want to flood your diet with them, but they're a good addition.
 
Ant
2004-06-11 02:49:58 PM  
I just find it funny that farkers in general seem to be a pretty progressive bunch, but put an article about some depressed, obese person in front of them and they all turn into the Grand farking Wizard of the KKK
 
2004-06-11 02:50:08 PM  
makes sense. I cant stand most vegetables and my nutrtionist said "remember fruits are sugars, avoid them almost as much as you avoid refined sugar."

You need to change that then. I hated vegetables as a kid, but who didn't? I learned to enjoy them. You don't have to steam them and eat them bland. Take broccoli or spinach. Throw it in a pot with a tablespoon of olive oil and some garlic. Toss, cook. Buy really thin asaparagus, rub it with olive oil and balsamic vinager. Roast it in the overn, it comes out sweet if you overdo it a bit.

The 'steamed only' thing is a myth. Small amounts of extra virgin olive oil and natural seasonings are fine.
 
2004-06-11 02:52:50 PM  
So what if they had no food, but a glass of metamucil and a multivitamin?

Metamucil will flush out nutrients as well as any crap lingering around.

Your body doesn't really get a great benefit from multivitamins, it can't absorb them all properly and you'll most likey counter-act it if you drink enough water. There are some vitamins that are made from whole food so your body can digest it better, but even those are no substitute for food.
 
2004-06-11 02:52:56 PM  
Ant

I just find it funny that farkers in general seem to be a pretty progressive bunch, but put an article about some depressed, obese person in front of them and they all turn into the Grand farking Wizard of the KKK

As much as I don't want to respond to this, since it's clear you're nothing more than a pathetic troll who's taking a break from his daily routine of bestiality porn and fetish videos, but I feel that this needs to be addressed: When in the goddamn FARK has obesity ever been a race? Oh, wait, it's not. Shut the fark up and go back to beating it to scat porn.
 
2004-06-11 02:52:57 PM  
Small amounts of extra virgin olive oil and natural seasonings are fine

Which brings up another fine point, often overlooked. All oils are fat, that's what an oil is, but not all fats are equal. Olive oil is pretty damn healthy for you, all things considered, so it can be the fat additive of choice. You can even use it as a butter substitute in most recipes.

Oh, yeah, and spices are definitely your friend. They can make bland foods more interesting, and the spicier ones actually give a little boost to your metabolism.
 
2004-06-11 02:52:57 PM  
Thanks bela, and congrats right back at you. Your husband sounds like the kind of person I would be proud to call both a man, and my friend.

Good luck losing that weight, just don't lose so much your wedding dress becomes loose :p
 
2004-06-11 02:53:20 PM  
cfporn.com: Hahahaha look at this fat farking geek hahahaha

Oh wait. That's me.

If you're looking for a fat person to mock, why dont you start with me. I weighed 475 in that photo. Let it rip.


Well awlright...On second thought, I'll pass...

Fat people should stop deluding themselves into thinking that they're just as healthy as they would be, all other things being equal, if they were thin. It's irresponsible for fat advocates to promote an obese lifestyle as a matter of health. Being fat is NOT healthy and neither is addiction to booze or glue fumes.

That said, we all have our demons that we have to deal with in life. To live a life that is vice-free should perhaps be encouraged, but not mandatory. The trouble invariably comes when a person with a certain affliction (oh, say, the habitual hash brownie-eater) is subject to prosecution while a different person with another affliction (i.e. food as an addiction or coping mechanism) is coddled--not by society, but by the government. More trouble comes when still other people are forced by the government to pay for the care of those who are suffering the consequences of their own lifestyle choices.

In short, be as fat or addicted as you like. People may come along and preach all they want--some of them may even help you better yourself--but keep the government out of the healthcare and the morality policing business. In fact, keep the government out of everything and everyone who isn't a sponge will be better off.
 
2004-06-11 02:54:18 PM  
FG, I think you and I are on the same side of the fence. I'm referring more to some of the less constructive posts. :)
 
2004-06-11 02:54:25 PM  

2004-06-11 02:25:23 PM redbo


I don't know... it seems people who are talking about will power and responsibility miss the point that he probably doesn't like himself, and that kind of nullifies will power.


Are you insane? That creates the willpower. That is the source of willpower! When you absolutely cannot stand to be overweight one more day; that you cannot do anything except lose it. That the first and foremost thought in your mind every morning is to lose the fat. That seeing a candybar or snack brings revulsion.

This coddling crap you guys spew over each other is for the birds.
 
2004-06-11 02:55:33 PM  
Err, not really. I mean, yes, there's sugar in fruits, but nothing like refined sugar. You don't want to flood your diet with them, but they're a good addition.

Listen, you're going to ingest sugars somewhere, it's unavoidable. I'd rather get natural sugars from fruits than garbage from carbs, processed sugar, or corn syrup.
 
2004-06-11 02:56:59 PM  
Funny you should mention spicy foods Sloth, I credit one certain food for losing most of my weight: my grandmother's spicy as HELL chilli. The good spicy too. It doesn't burn your tongue, but makes you sweat like a sheepdog in the Sahara.
Between chilli and alot of asian foods, plus exercise the weight flew off.
Filipino food is the shiat. Mmmmm, chicken adobo.
 
2004-06-11 02:57:14 PM  
Maybe I missed it, but I'm sure some fat fark out there is blaming Bush for his fattitude. The lardassification of your body is not anyone's fault but YOURS...Oh but I have a glandular problem! Yeah, and I have a problem that makes me run 20 miles a week and lift weight 3 days/week. Please help me with my problem, farkers.
 
2004-06-11 02:59:32 PM  
FatherG

You wouldn't happen to have that chili recipe, would you?

I love chili...but I think it would make me gain weight, not lose. Cuz you have to have a ton of beef, and then you have to add your cheese and a healthy dollup of sour cream, all topped with some sliced jalapenos....

*drool*
 
2004-06-11 03:01:40 PM  
[That and 25 cents will get you a cup of coffee]

Where are you getting coffee that cheap? Sounds like you're drinking Sanka to me.
 
2004-06-11 03:02:14 PM  
I have it somewhere, but it was very simple. She uses tomatoes grown naturally (ie not store bought), ground beef (sometimes venison) and green peppers from the garden. Aside from the normal chilli stuff, that's it. No cheese, no sour creame, just a very pure "meat and potatoes" chilli.

What makes it so farking good is how long she looks it for: 8 hours on the minimum.
 
2004-06-11 03:02:48 PM  
Are you insane? That creates the willpower. That is the source of willpower! When you absolutely cannot stand to be overweight one more day; that you cannot do anything except lose it. That the first and foremost thought in your mind every morning is to lose the fat. That seeing a candybar or snack brings revulsion. .

Bingo! This "they just can't help themselves" crap does just the opposite. Look up 'learned helplessness'. While they're cramming doughnuts down their piehole, they just say to themselves "I can't help myself" - no guilt, no motivation.
 
2004-06-11 03:03:40 PM  
drinking Sanka

Sanka Coffee, the best pushcart driver in all of Jamaica?
 
2004-06-11 03:05:19 PM  
Btw W.P.E. there is a very easy secret to good chilli, something my grandma told me years ago:

The trick is to figure out how much spice you're going to use for the entire dish, and only add half of it at the start of cooking. As the chilli simmers, alot of the spice is cooked off. If you add the second half of the spice around an hour, two hours before you plan on eating the chilli the spices come back to full flavour. This is why fast food chilli such as that crap they have at wendy's tastes like utter shiat.

Didn't think I would be trading cooking tips in a thread about obesity on fark, lol.
 
2004-06-11 03:06:16 PM  
Any Atkins dieters out there, I just want you to consider this: just because it makes you lose wait (which it does indeed seem to do) does not mean it's making you healthier. I'd rather take the 6 months to slowly peel off pounds through portion control and exercise and know I'm not damaging my organs.

I'm not a doctor, but I have to go with common sense on this one. Can a diet be good for your body that would condone a greasy plate of bacon, eggs & cheese over fresh fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains?

Again - being thin does not equal healthy. There are no shortcuts to being a thin healthy person.

/off to eat some Cheerios
 
Ant
2004-06-11 03:06:41 PM  
2004-06-11 02:52:56 PM MooglyGuy

As much as I don't want to respond to this, since it's clear you're nothing more than a pathetic troll who's taking a break from his daily routine of bestiality porn and fetish videos, but I feel that this needs to be addressed: When in the goddamn FARK has obesity ever been a race? Oh, wait, it's not. Shut the fark up and go back to beating it to scat porn.


Well, now I know what you do in your free time.

I'm not saying that obesity is a race. I'm just saying that the level of hatred displayed here is palpable
 
2004-06-11 03:07:37 PM  
cfporn.com

Congrats on your diet and exersize routine.

I've struggled all my life with my weight - lost 30, gained 10, lost 10, gained 10... I know it's hard. I bounce around the upper limit of my "normal" bmi weight range, give or take 5 pounds in either direction. Right now I am trying to loose 10 again because I recently lost control of my diet after my dad died. So I know how hard it is to do a diet - any diet - and stay on it!

I just wanted to say I admire your courage for posting your picture and your story here, and I wish you the best of luck in your weight loss goals.

Oddly, the first time I gained weight, it went everywhere. This time, it just put the pounds on my ass. How obnoxious. Tops fit fine but the butt doesn't. I'm running and doing squats trying to slim down the ass but it's just not shrinking very fast right now. Although since I'm now walking 3 miles every other day, I do have thighs of steel...
 
2004-06-11 03:08:21 PM  
actually worst.poster.ever beef isn't bad for you if it's lean and you don't eat half a cow. And cheese isn't bad either as long as it's not a soft fatty cheese like brie or cream. This goes back to the good fat bad fat issue. And you can even have a small dollup of sour cream if you'd like. If you're one of those freaks that puts noodles in your chili try using whole grain instead of the bleached flour type. The key is not sitting down and eating the entire pot.
I've basically just cut out things slowly. No potatos they turn to sugar quick which turns to fat. No catsup on things. NO SODAS! That alone has saved me many empty calories. I think I actually eat more now than I used to but I put healthy things in my mouth like carrots instead of a snickers.
 
2004-06-11 03:08:42 PM  
Has anybody else noticed how kids now of days are pretty much all chubby?

Yup, and I have that to thank for being able to save money on clothes. I'm a 27, 5'6", 140 lbs. and I can fit into the larger end of most boys' clothing. Good for me, sad for them.

As for all of the farkers going off about how someone can get so fat, take a look at yourself. Chances are you aren't perfect. Maybe you're a mean prick. Maybe you beat your wife (with your dog). Maybe you can't stay in a relationship for longer than 2 days. Etc. Point is, getting all high and might about others' shortcomings is your shortcoming.
 
2004-06-11 03:08:45 PM  
This man would make the best Hockey goalie ever.
 
2004-06-11 03:10:33 PM  
cfporn.com I too am out of control sometimes. Last week, I went to a friends house and he had lemon squares and I think I ate about 8... Would you have bashed me then?

Damn right, I would've stabbed your hand with a fork. If I can't eat that, neither can you. One "slip" like that can negate several days worth of dieting. I go on gain diets during the winter and in the spring I fat-loss diet to make myself somewhat presentable, and I must say after six weeks of dieting I have annoying visions of a Baskin-Robbins double scoop waffle cone constantly swimming through my head, and my incessant cravings for sugar make me (more) mentally unstable. So I don't have anything I can't eat in my house, otherwise I pick and it constantly and nickle/dime myself out of any fat loss.

Everything else has already been said, keep your metabolism up by keeping your muscle mass high and eat a large percentage of protein. Also, you should calculate your body fat percentage and lean body mass regularly, like every two weeks. What happens to a lot of people who go on exercise/fat loss diets is some weeks they gain muscle at the same time they lose fat. The scale shows them the same weight and this makes them very frustrated, so they think the diet's not working and quit, even though they've actually made progress.
 
2004-06-11 03:10:44 PM  
The issues around this have some interesting complications. Discrimination against fat people is rampant from the earliest ages, but at the same time much of this fear seems to come from the knowledge that something unusual is happening in our time that is making so many people so huge. Diets tend to involve too much of the wrong things, exercise may be hard to come by. It is interesting that detailed looks at the data show that there are still thin folks, but large folks have become larger. That is a more complex issue than all of us becoming larger. Really knowing what is going on will be more satisfying than pointing fingers, and will probably help avoid and also deal with the problem.
 
2004-06-11 03:12:21 PM  
Cfporn:

Ever considered Bulemia?

You can eat WHATEVER you want and STILL lose weight!
 
2004-06-11 03:12:42 PM  
Try the DerMonkeyhauser diet plan; it works for me:

I sit on my ass in front of my computer most of the day, in between sitting on my ass in a lecture hall at school. I eat when I feel like it, and drink as much as I want. I'm 5'11 and weigh 120 lbs.

How have I managed not to balloon up to 300 pounds like some of my friends? Instead of eating greasy or fried crap, my snacks usually consist of baked corn chips (no grease) and salsa. I drink only water, and loads of it - 6 liters a day is pretty common. I manage my eating schedule like so: If I feel "hungry", I drink a bunch of water. If I still feel hungry afterwards, obviously I am _actually_ hungry, so I grab the corn chips, or a chicken burrito, or some other moderately healthy food. With that method, I usually end up eating 2 or 3 meals a day, but not necessarily at the "standard" times.

If you just have a little thought before you eat something, it'll go a long way towards not having to wash yourself with a rag on a stick.

Oh, and not eating a bunch of sugary crap means that I've never had to have any dental work performed other than the usual 6-month inspection.
 
2004-06-11 03:12:48 PM  
bela

Noodles in chili?!? Blaspheme!

Now i'm craving chili...

I made the switch to diet cola a while back, that does make a huge difference.

Always been more of a mustard than ketchup man myself...but then again, when you're putting it on a Johnsonville Brat alongside a plate full of potato salad and have your Guinness in hand, it probably doesn't make that much of a difference.
 
2004-06-11 03:13:04 PM  
gitsh01

Thank you for your compliments and best of luck in your weight loss adventures too. Its awfully hard to get the junk out of the trunk that's for sure, but, I bet you can do it. Nothing wrong with a big butt tho!
 
2004-06-11 03:13:38 PM  
I'm so proud of myself. I started my first fark flame war.

it is definitely a process. I reached the point about 5 months ago when i decided that I wanted to be healthier. I decided to start eating healthier foods. So far without major lifestyle changes (i.e. exercise, which I need to start but that is a whole other pain in the ass process) I've managed to lose 13 pounds. I'm down to 287, and all I've really done is just choose to eat the healthier foods that I enjoy. I've got a long freaking way to go, but I'm not conserned with being skinny per se, just healthier.

CFporn I commend you for everything that you are doing, and I wish you the best of luck.
 
2004-06-11 03:14:00 PM  
Heres another picture of a fat farker to make fun of, because I'm used to it as cj said above.
[image from a2tech.us too old to be available]
Just so you know, everyone noticed I was overweight when I was quite young. My dads solution to the problem? Harassment and making fun of me. Did it work? No, just warped me. Lucky for me I now have a g/f who is very attractive and who I love very much. Better than the majority of you who seek to harass people like me.
*sticks out tongue and scampers off to talk to some more mature people*
 
2004-06-11 03:15:00 PM  
Can someone fill me in on where the hell the picture of the dancing fat girl came from? All cliche pics have a history, I just missed the memo on this one...

-DOKool
 
2004-06-11 03:15:07 PM  
MajorRoss,

Actually i have! :) but, i am not a big fan of throwing up. But oh to live in roman times, with a tickling feather and my own trough... :p
 
2004-06-11 03:15:30 PM  
Ha killing the beer has been the hardest thing for me. God I love me some beer. Also something to watch out for on the diet drinks is something in them sometimes triggers the brain to want sweet foods. Not everyone has this problem but ya may want to watch out for it.

By the way I wonder how many lbs us dieting farkers will have lost by the end of next month?
 
2004-06-11 03:17:27 PM  
[Btw W.P.E. there is a very easy secret to good chilli, something my grandma told me years ago:]

Actually the secret is to use beer, and to wait at least a day before eating it to allos the flavors to meld. I use four kinds of peppers and even a little pineapple in my recipe. Now I have to make chilli this weekend. Mmmmmm....Chilli.
 
2004-06-11 03:17:32 PM  
Fenis-Wolf,

Proud of ya man and good on you for finding a loving and accepting mate. :) Sorry to hear about your dad. I know all about that kind of negative reinforcement. There really should be more education with parents abot positve reinforcment being worth a thousand times what negative reinforcment is.
 
2004-06-11 03:17:44 PM  
m0llusk,

We all know what is making our society fat. We drive around and don't walk anymore. We eat from fast food restaurants which have thousands more calories than anything we ever ate as a race before.

The problem is how to fix it. Restaurants are finally getting the picture - Dennies now has a low-calorie/low-fat and low/carb menu options, Subway hypes their 7 under 6 grams of fat subs, it's getting easier and easier to get calorie counts out of restaurants so I can make informed choices before I order my food. But we have a long way to go. McDonald's new salad meal is a joke. It's got as much calories as a big mac!!! And people think "I ate a salad, now I can reward myself with a sundae".... sigh.

I don't eat salads. I do eat fruit and I do eat low calorie meals. I just hate lettuce and tomatoes and salad dressing and that's 90% of any salad.

As for the trend towards cars and more seditary jobs - we have done ZERO progress towards fixing that. I am lucky - we are moving to a house that is 2.5 miles from work so I get to walk every day to and from work. It takes an hour each way - up a steep hill and down again. But most people can't do that. Some people live an hour + away by car. And most suburban cities aren't designed for walking anymore. When I walk around Redmond for lunch, I nearly get run over every day because cars do not yield towards pedestrians in the crosswalk, and because there is a lot of non-street light regulated intersections one has to cross to get anywhere in Redmond.

We are finally becoming aware of what's wrong, the problem is, we have only begun to fix it.

We need more people to move around in their jobs. Walk more. We need more lower calorie foods and more awareness of calorie counts in certain foods in restaurants. Only then will this trend truely start reversing.
 
2004-06-11 03:18:06 PM  
Good luck to you, cfporn

Sloth_DC

I'd love to go to a smoke-free club, that doesn't actually suck. Find me one, please? ;)

The smoking doesn't bother me as much as I made it out. My earlier comment was just to show that teasing people about their addictions is sometimes encouragement to get them to face their addictions, as others in this thread have pointed out.
 
2004-06-11 03:24:04 PM  
I'd love to go to a smoke-free club, that doesn't actually suck. Find me one, please? ;)

Heh - I don't exactly look for them, ya know?

The smoking doesn't bother me as much as I made it out. My earlier comment was just to show that teasing people about their addictions is sometimes encouragement to get them to face their addictions, as others in this thread have pointed out.

S'okay - I'm more of a casual smoker than anything else, and I really don't have a problem not smoking for whatever period of time is necessary, but I am rabidly against the concept of the government feeling the need to legislate this crap. What, you don't trust the owners to do what's in their best interest? If enough people are offended by the smoke, the businesses will ban it on their own. Thanks, you're legislating a solution to a nonexistent problem.
 
2004-06-11 03:25:19 PM  
Try hiking. I'm way more motivated to do that than walk around my neighborhood dodging SUVs. Just find the nearest national park. The combination of backpack, steep hills, and scenery should take the weight off and get you out there again and again.
 
2004-06-11 03:26:32 PM  
Not pointing fingers, but last week there was an thread about how much Farkers spend on alcohol in a month. Seems to me that most people were proud of how much money they were throwing away.

So I guess it's okay to binge on alcohol, but not on food.
 
2004-06-11 03:27:50 PM  
From up top:

just_septed_you
When people get to the 6, 7, 8 hundred pound level, there's basically very little they can do for themselves. They normally can't even turn their heads; if a person that fat turns his/her head, it will break his/her neck.

I'm sorry, I call total bullshiat on that one. Cite please.
 
2004-06-11 03:28:23 PM  
Ha killing the beer has been the hardest thing for me. God I love me some beer. Also something to watch out for on the diet drinks is something in them sometimes triggers the brain to want sweet foods. Not everyone has this problem but ya may want to watch out for it.

L'ha which kills beer was the harder thing for me. The god it l'aime a certain beer. Moreover something to look outside for on drinks of diet is something in them sometimes starts the brain to wish soft food. All n'a not this problem but the ya it can wish to look at outside for him.
 
2004-06-11 03:28:52 PM  
haha I'm pretty sure they can still turn their heads.

But, there are several things you cant do at that size. Masturbation is probably one :p
 
2004-06-11 03:29:16 PM  
I drink only water, and loads of it - 6 liters a day is pretty common.

So, how do you deal with the constant urination? Catheter? Every time I try to do that drink lotsa water thing, I'm annoyed with how often I have to piss.
 
2004-06-11 03:29:47 PM  
My ex-girlfriend was a Medical Technician. They would routinely bring in the grossly obese, and part of her duties was inserting a catheter. It's a quick easy job on a male or a healthy female, but it would turn into a 3 or even 4 person job on an obese female.

One person to hold her gut up, that was covering her vagina.

Another person to pull back the thigh fat, so she could get to the vagina. Sometimes, they'd get someone so fat they'd need one person per leg.

Sometimes, they'd need to scrape off MOLD that had been growing in between the folds.

Finally, another person to actually insert the catheter.
 
2004-06-11 03:31:47 PM  
I'll have to try that sometime, I don't think my 74 year old grandmother would put beer in the chilli of her grandson. I'm two steps ahead of you on making chilli though, finished up my pot this morning and was enjoying a bowl while I read the thread. Mmmm, chilli....

I've heard a few chilli reciepes that call for whiskey, ever tried that? I would, but I'm afraid of wasting a pot of chilli :p


I'm with you gitsh01, walking is just plain fun. Granted I've been walking as my main transport (when it's close enough) for around 5 years now though. I even make it a point to walk to a store a mile and a half away, just so I can get the extra walking in. Throw in a burned cd of some choice, high speed heavy metal (Meshuggah, Strapping Young Lad, old In Flames) and I could walk to farking France.
Thighs/calves of STEEL baby! :p
 
2004-06-11 03:31:53 PM  
But, there are several things you can't do at that size. Masturbation is probably one.

Nooooooo! I think I'd rather die than get that obese. Life just ain't worth living if you can't spank the monkey!
 
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