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2022-01-03 9:15:35 PM  
Since June, I have lost just over 50 pounds by not eating so much. I didn't do it to reduce my risk of Covid, but I'll take it gladly. The nurse actually smiled when she weighed me at my last checkup.

I don't have any pithy comments to make about the story. With self-isolation, I just don't have anyone else I can brag to about the weight loss. It's one more benefit of having a Fark subscription.
 
2022-01-03 9:27:25 PM  
Literally everyone that has been paying attention. I know that in this "healthy at any weight" and "fat shaming" world it is no longer acceptable to point out that being fat is gross and unhealthy but being fat is gross and unhealthy.
 
2022-01-03 9:43:21 PM  

NotCodger: Since June, I have lost just over 50 pounds by not eating so much. I didn't do it to reduce my risk of Covid, but I'll take it gladly. The nurse actually smiled when she weighed me at my last checkup.

I don't have any pithy comments to make about the story. With self-isolation, I just don't have anyone else I can brag to about the weight loss. It's one more benefit of having a Fark subscription.


Good for you, you must feel great!
Rice cakes are the only reason I haven't gained weight since the pandemic started. So.many.rice cakes.
 
2022-01-03 10:42:09 PM  
I told my doctor I was going to shiat drinking, smoking, including weed, and lose weight.
The next year's exam, I had done it and was 45# lighter.

That was 7 years ago.
I gained 5 back in muscle.
 
2022-01-03 10:43:40 PM  
Mind you , I'm not buff, cut, defined, swole, whatevs.
I'm just not out of shape anymore.
I get big delts when I'm stacking wood, so I decided to spread that out over the year.
 
2022-01-04 12:44:04 AM  

NotCodger: Since June, I have lost just over 50 pounds by not eating so much. I didn't do it to reduce my risk of Covid, but I'll take it gladly. The nurse actually smiled when she weighed me at my last checkup.

I don't have any pithy comments to make about the story. With self-isolation, I just don't have anyone else I can brag to about the weight loss. It's one more benefit of having a Fark subscription.


I gained the "COVID 19" if you will. And now I'm finding out my knees know it.

Congratulations, sincerely, a sincere congratulations. Isolation took me the other way. I'm genuinely happy you found this  other way.
 
2022-01-04 1:29:31 AM  
I've lost about 25 pounds this past year.  I've given up desserts, have breakfast late in the morning after having my coffee first thing, and then have a mid afternoon snack instead of lunch.  It's slow going, ut that's probably for the best.  I've been on a million diets, tried just about every pill, and even had lap band surgery.  Nothing lasts.
 
2022-01-04 2:05:08 AM  

NotCodger: Since June, I have lost just over 50 pounds by not eating so much. I didn't do it to reduce my risk of Covid, but I'll take it gladly. The nurse actually smiled when she weighed me at my last checkup.

I don't have any pithy comments to make about the story. With self-isolation, I just don't have anyone else I can brag to about the weight loss. It's one more benefit of having a Fark subscription.


The mods may not allow me to say this, but I used an iPhone app called "Healthi", previously called "iTrackBites". Every food I eat has a point value. I can eat whatever I want as long as the total points are not over the allowed amount for the week. It worked for me.
 
2022-01-04 2:50:49 AM  
I've lost 20 pounds since September by cutting carbs and sugar, and not having a desk job. The hardest for me is tater tots and mashed potatoes. 

I'm at that weird point where my pants are getting looser but I'm not "losing weight". And I've been sleeping great lately.
 
2022-01-04 3:54:13 AM  

Spice Must Flow: I've lost 20 pounds since September by cutting carbs and sugar, and not having a desk job. The hardest for me is tater tots and mashed potatoes. 

I'm at that weird point where my pants are getting looser but I'm not "losing weight". And I've been sleeping great lately.


Potatos are fine for you. Its the toppings that are not. Play with spices and herbs and you can keep the taters in your diet, because they have a lot of goodies in them that are hard to find elsewhere
 
2022-01-04 4:26:37 AM  
But it only makes you more vulnerable to other diseases.

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2022-01-04 4:33:27 AM  

NotCodger: Since June, I have lost just over 50 pounds by not eating so much. I didn't do it to reduce my risk of Covid, but I'll take it gladly. The nurse actually smiled when she weighed me at my last checkup.

I don't have any pithy comments to make about the story. With self-isolation, I just don't have anyone else I can brag to about the weight loss. It's one more benefit of having a Fark subscription.


Same here. During lockdown I didn't have as much junk food and there wasn't much to do besides exercise, and I lost 25 pounds just by accident.

I was one of those people, and thought I felt totally healthy and active even though I was overweight, and I'm pretty impressed by how much better I (and my knees) feel now. I'm working on another 25, and then I'll work to maintain for the next few decades.
 
2022-01-04 4:38:51 AM  

Stile4aly: I've lost about 25 pounds this past year.  I've given up desserts, have breakfast late in the morning after having my coffee first thing, and then have a mid afternoon snack instead of lunch.  It's slow going, ut that's probably for the best.  I've been on a million diets, tried just about every pill, and even had lap band surgery.  Nothing lasts.


Have you tried waiting and hour for coffee? There is some research that indicates caffeine disrupts the "wake up" hormone cycles and can lead to weight gain. Supposedly we're supposed to spend the first hour drinking water, stretching, exercising, showering, whatever, and then start the caffeine. Mmmm.... coffee....
 
2022-01-04 4:42:40 AM  

Spice Must Flow: I've lost 20 pounds since September by cutting carbs and sugar, and not having a desk job. The hardest for me is tater tots and mashed potatoes. 

I'm at that weird point where my pants are getting looser but I'm not "losing weight". And I've been sleeping great lately.


Bake the potatoes, then mash really well with the skin on. Mash in some garlic, herbs, or spices that you like and a little yogurt or cooked cauliflower. Use a pastry bag to make cute little shapes or just use a spoon if you're me, and put bite-sized lumps on a baking sheet. Bake until they are crispy on the outside. High in potassium, fiber, and flavour.
 
2022-01-04 7:19:09 AM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: But it only makes you more vulnerable to other diseases.

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Counterpoint: smegma and groin abcesses don't just hapoen to anyone.

Like a good career politician, his fatty fatness created the problem it solved.
 
2022-01-04 7:27:17 AM  
I've been doing the intermittent fasting thing but hit a plateau after 10ths lost. I was just doing the 24 hour one for a few months. Christmas eating got my weight back up so I decided to take the poling on some longer ones.

Currently at 48 hours without food and I feel better than yesterday (less hunger).

Oh and I am mostly doing this to reset my insulin resistance (prediabetic) and help get my very fatty liver into better shape.  Too much bad food and booze.

If you haven't heard of Dr. Fung and his series on fasting I highly recommend it. It goes into great detail about insulin resistance and why it's near the root cause of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
 
2022-01-04 8:37:31 AM  
I had weight lose surgery in 2019.  220 lbs down.  Mr Spawn is still fat.  We both got covid around Xmas and he was way sicker than I was ... however.... He got it out in the wild from someone unknown and I got it from him. (We're vaccinated but not boosted.  Was supposed to get booster today, now in February.)
So was mine milder because I'm a skinny biatch now or because I caught it from a vaccinated person?
 
2022-01-04 9:44:34 AM  

NotCodger: Since June, I have lost just over 50 pounds by not eating so much. I didn't do it to reduce my risk of Covid, but I'll take it gladly. The nurse actually smiled when she weighed me at my last checkup.

I don't have any pithy comments to make about the story. With self-isolation, I just don't have anyone else I can brag to about the weight loss. It's one more benefit of having a Fark subscription.


I dont up (or down) vote anything on imgur ever, but whenever someone posts a weight loss selfie, i give the silent Jeremiah Johnson nod.

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2022-01-04 10:27:33 AM  
shiat, I've been eating 20 twinkies a day because I thought the opposite!
 
2022-01-04 10:55:31 PM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: But it only makes you more vulnerable to other diseases.

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27 stones is the same thing as 378 pounds. Necrotizing fasciitis is the least of his health concerns.
 
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