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post #31 of 69
I was on a metric buttload of psych meds for a while, and got orca fat. Now I'm unmedicated, thin, and squirrelly.

The lesson here? I'm more comfortable looking good and being crazier than a shithouse rat than I am being docile and chubby.
post #32 of 69
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Originally Posted by rdawson808
Obviously. But it's not the only reason someone may be obese. That's what I was pointing out. I thought it was obvious.

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Regarding this - while there are certainly medical reasons why people may be obese, I would venture to guess that there are good deal less people who are actually obese because of these than who "claim" to be obese for medical reasons. Isn't is amazing how every fat person now has a thryroid problem. Apparently no one can accept being fat anymore, instead they have to blame it on something beyond their control. But, when you go to the grocery store, where do you see these fat people? Certainly not in the health food aisle or the vegetable section. No, they're almost always in the frozen foods, snack aisle or pre-packaged dinners section. I'm always tempted to say, "You might have a thyroid issue honey, but I don't think the prescribed treatment is a pint of Ben & Jerry's a bag of potato chips and a Diet Coke."
post #33 of 69
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Originally Posted by Bradford
Regarding this - while there are certainly medical reasons why people may be obese, I would venture to guess that there are good deal less people who are actually obese because of these than who "claim" to be obese for medical reasons. Isn't is amazing how every fat person now has a thryroid problem. Apparently no one can accept being fat anymore, instead they have to blame it on something beyond their control. But, when you go to the grocery store, where do you see these fat people? Certainly not in the health food aisle or the vegetable section. No, they're almost always in the frozen foods, snack aisle or pre-packaged dinners section. I'm always tempted to say, "You might have a thyroid issue honey, but I don't think the prescribed treatment is a pint of Ben & Jerry's a bag of potato chips and a Diet Coke."



I have seen the same myself.
post #34 of 69
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Originally Posted by Bradford
Regarding this - while there are certainly medical reasons why people may be obese, I would venture to guess that there are good deal less people who are actually obese because of these than who "claim" to be obese for medical reasons.

Undoubtedly. I, as a not-so-skinny-yet-not-obese guy, just wanted to remind that there are some people who have little to no control over their weight.

I once had a roommate who cycled all the time (100s of miles per week). He came back from a ride one day complaining about the fat guy who said to him that he should be wearing a helmet (which my roomie didn't like to wear). My roommate's attitude was one of "who does the fat guy think he is to say this to me. At least I'm out exercising." My response was that we have proof of your unhealthy behavior (you're not wearing you helmet--a concious choice). For all we know, that guy's lost 50lbs in the last year and is on his way to losing more." So shut the f*** up roomie (he was kind of a prick).

Same goes here. Maybe those obese people have a reason for being obese. Let's not throw such judgement around. Now, if they dress poorly to boot, well, then have at 'em!


bob
post #35 of 69
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Originally Posted by Bradford
Regarding this - while there are certainly medical reasons why people may be obese, I would venture to guess that there are good deal less people who are actually obese because of these than who "claim" to be obese for medical reasons. Isn't is amazing how every fat person now has a thryroid problem. Apparently no one can accept being fat anymore, instead they have to blame it on something beyond their control. But, when you go to the grocery store, where do you see these fat people? Certainly not in the health food aisle or the vegetable section. No, they're almost always in the frozen foods, snack aisle or pre-packaged dinners section. I'm always tempted to say, "You might have a thyroid issue honey, but I don't think the prescribed treatment is a pint of Ben & Jerry's a bag of potato chips and a Diet Coke."


Point taken, but there are some people who, despite reasonable diets and other efforts, still find it extremely difficult to lose weight, so they get resigned and figure, "hell, why not enjoy myself".
post #36 of 69
Sex. I figure a girl will find me more attractive if I am in decent shape. It has been a struggle for me but I am starting to see slight results.
post #37 of 69
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Originally Posted by Bradford
Regarding this - while there are certainly medical reasons why people may be obese, I would venture to guess that there are good deal less people who are actually obese because of these than who "claim" to be obese for medical reasons. Isn't is amazing how every fat person now has a thryroid problem. Apparently no one can accept being fat anymore, instead they have to blame it on something beyond their control. But, when you go to the grocery store, where do you see these fat people? Certainly not in the health food aisle or the vegetable section. No, they're almost always in the frozen foods, snack aisle or pre-packaged dinners section. I'm always tempted to say, "You might have a thyroid issue honey, but I don't think the prescribed treatment is a pint of Ben & Jerry's a bag of potato chips and a Diet Coke."

I eat from the frozen food section too: peas, by themselves usually half a bag.

Jon.
post #38 of 69
Take a picture of your body (head excluded) and then take that picture to the hottest chick you can find and ask her to critique the picture. The embarassment alone will fuel your workout sessions......or you will go home and eat a bucket of ice cream thus continuing your downward spiral of eating yourself into the grave!!
post #39 of 69
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Originally Posted by dman1201
Take a picture of your body (head excluded) and then take that picture to the hottest chick you can find and ask her to critique the picture. The embarassment alone will fuel your workout sessions......or you will go home and eat a bucket of ice cream thus continuing your downward spiral of eating yourself into the grave!!
Part of the "Body for Life" program, which is basically just a bodybuilding-style diet and exercise program with interval cardio a couple days a week, is taking a "before" picture of yourself - shirt off, gut and man-boobs flappin' around - and placing it somewhere where you have to see it frequently. The program itself is not really my thing, but I think the "before" picture idea is fantastic. Sometimes you need to step back and see photographic evidence in order to get your fat ass in gear.

I don't know about the "send it to a hot chick" thing. Luckily, my wife is the hottest chick I know , so she was well aware of my former temporary chubbiness.

Another thing I had good luck with was visualizing the reactions of a) someone I wanted to impress and b) someone who would love to see me fat and miserable.
post #40 of 69
There's a LikeMyBody.com website.
post #41 of 69
so when I move to Asia I can snap up all the XL stuff that goes on clearence actually I do it primarily for sport and then aesthetic is secondary
post #42 of 69
One of the few aesthetic upsides of being naturally thin with a fast metabolism and very low body fat is that when I go back to working out after a long layoff, I get visible results almost immediately. Invariably, I tell myself, "damn, I look buff -- how did I let myself get out of this routine?" Then a few months later, life intervenes, and it's just so easy to fall out of it again...
post #43 of 69
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Originally Posted by mensimageconsultant
Here's another one of those facts: most people exercise primarily for aesthetic reasons.
Yes - that fits me - it's vanity (including the prospects of sex), and the fact that I really don't want to grow out of my clothes - I honestly couldn't afford that.
post #44 of 69
Teasing other gurlz and make them jealous niahahahaha
post #45 of 69
Couple of points:

1) Make a schedule and stick to it. No matter what. The only time I miss a workout is if my gym is closed, I had to work till 3am the night before, I'm physically sick.

2) Find a program and stick to it, try Max-OT for a start.

3) Try working out in the mornings, I workout M-F before I go to work an hour everyday. Its so much easier than coming home in the evenings and forcing yourself into the gym. You'll find yourself more energized during the day as well.

4) Print a picture of what you want to look like and put it next to your mirror in the bathroom, everytime you get out of the shower you'll see yourself and the picture and remember what you're working towards.

5) Working out is only as effective as your diet, eat healthy and you will see much better results.
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