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Al Angello
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We have a growing portion of our population that is morbidly obese. When I was a kid there was one over weight kid in the play ground, and now there must be 25% of them that are jumbo. Why is it that they are no longer fat? They are described as having an eating disorders, low self esteem, image problems, or just too short for their weight. How did fat become such an unacceptable word for this growing portion of modern society? Have we become so politically correct that the truth hurts? How else can we accurately describe those round people? I will confess that I am about 15 lbs over my desired weight, but I have big bones.
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I call them SLOBS.

Not the ones with REAL medical conditions, but the everyday slob who will not do anything to help themselves. Eat S. and yet wonder why they are "gaining" a few pounds.

Of course results are not typical, your results WILL vary...
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I'm overweight. I find it offensive when people call me "Fat". I prefer "Lard ass".

I'm about 150 lbs over weight (If you believe the whole height to weight ratio thing) If I lost 50 I would be happy.
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Al Angello
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Just when did fat become a medical problem. The comercials on TV lead us to believe that there is a drug, or a clinic for everything acid reflux disease, restless leg syndrom. Every time a politition, or preacher commits a crime they go into a clinic instead of jail.
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Since I can remember, the January issues of most magazines, and news channels ran coverage about weight loss for the New Years resolution.
What's funny (in a sad way) is that I'm ten pounds over my ideal weight and people who are obese comment on how fat I've gotten. Smile
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I just started noticing commercials for restless leg syndrome. I never heard of it previously, though a search on the web shows that it has been around and has been studied for a long, long time (like in the 1600s and 1800s).

The commercials I've seen say something like the medication to treat it can lead to compulsive gambling.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/200......2800.htm

I imagine it won't be long before the Vegas casinos start spiking the drinks with this stuff.
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BTW, I think some historical knuckle head named obesity as one of the seven deadly sins ... judgmental B'turd's. I for one think that most people look better a bit plump, rather than emaciated bone & sinew skin-sacks who need make up to look healthy.
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Can you imagine a drug that makes you want to buy a lottery ticket?
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I think the word is gluttony, which I believe means eating too much, but now they have competitive eating contests, with a world champion of the competitive eating association.
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Maybe a stint at (The Oh so Vogue) Rehab? You know. This way you can show everybody that you've changed and are now going to do the right thing. Maybe even wear a Fat monitoring device, but then get caught a few DAYS later eating at Krispy Keme.


The dope dealer in your neighborhood is not the enemy. It's the Corporate SUGAR pushers that you need to fear.

Question.

Why is there no liquor stores allowed next to schools? What's the problem? Kids are not old enough to go in, so why all the fuss? Is it because if a liquor store is next to a school, there'd be No business???

So they say, Hey, let's put a candy store!!! This way we can load the little Fat A** up with at least 150 grams of sugar before they hit their first class! Then the kid goes to class, all hoped up, bouncing off the walls, teacher can't deal with it so they send the kid to the nurse. The nurse says the kid is hyper and needs to be put on Ritalin???!!! See what I'm saying?

Now in clothing stores they change sizes to reflect a “smaller” size. You are really a 48” waist but the pants you want say 42”. WOW, MAGIC. See, I told you, I’m not that fat…
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It all leads to the death of personal responsibility. You stuff your face on the couch every night? Low self-esteem and big bones. Not your fault. You drink yourself into a blackout five times a week? Not your fault - it's a DISEASE, so don't feel bad. Can't stop gamblin' away the rent money? Hmmm - must be the meds you're on for your Jimmy Legs - not your fault. Just gotta do some meth and have sex with dudes after preachin' the gospel of your lord? Well, that's CLEARLY the devil messin' with you because you're SO righteous - not your fault, Pastor Ted.
Got a problem with any of this? Hey - less than perfect upbringing - not my fault!
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Wow, glad to see such a lot of perfect people here.
next time one of the "Supremes" keels over we know where to come to find JUDGES.

I don't call other people fat. My Mother was overweight. I remember seeing her cry when someone with no manners called her fat. He got his teeth loosened and his nose flattened. That was about 40 years ago.

I'm a fat ass. I don't mind admitting I got this way by eating too much.

Just remember, as the Virginian said, "When you call me that, SMILE..."
Woke up.
Fell out of bed.
Dragged a comb across m' head.
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I'm PHAT.

Lard Ass is cool too.
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Look at what is advertised.
Medication to control the symptoms of all sorts of things.
And foods that tend to cause all sorts of problems.

You are what you eat.

Amazing how scales and furniture now easily support over three hundred pounds.
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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Don
Don't be so offended. This thread is about the sanitizing of the English language, and I'm sure I would like your mom if I ever met her. You should be concerned with the watering down of the English language as mush as the rest of us are.
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Ya Don, lighten up. Smile

I laugh when I see ads for diet or baldness cures. If they really worked, would there be bald or fat doctors?
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I'm fat. Should anyone of you ever run into me with a problem about it let me know and I'll see how well you handle getting your arse kicked by a lard ***.
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I'm with Josh - My ideal weight according to Life insurance companies is about 150...on the high end! I worked out good for a year and got down to 190. My chestarmsbackshouldersnecklegs were solid and quite cut. My face was nice and slim, and my belly was *** near gone (no 6 pack as I didn't work the stomach). Now I know I could've lost a few more. I'm sure of it. But to get down to the ideal 140 I would've been in serious body builder competition state with a 1% body fat which is extremely unhealthy.

Meanwhile I haven't worked out in 2 years - we've had another baby and I've gained 25 pds back. I am unhappy with it and am actually starting back in 2 weeks.

I think it's good to live a healthy lifestyle. But I'd rather be happy living somewhere in the middle than too health concious. I think those folks are nuttier than the 800pd guy that wants more pizza.

The world needs to stop saving people from themselves. Personal choices lead to personal ends. I think there IS a problem with the morbidly fat folks out there...but it sure as hell isn't my job to tell them. If they ASK then sure.
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Justin...did you ever hear the term Mind Your Own F'n Business? Who the hell are you to call Josh a 'Slob'? What's it to you? Somebody give you a mandate to butt in to his disgusting life? He's also a nincompoop, so you in on that too?

Josh...Got your back.

Oh Justin...don't miss the fact that Josh can run a few circles, mentally, around most people on your block. Smile

Oh (again)...what moron wonders WHY they have gained a few pounds? But there you are to enlighten that moron...good for you...just be aware of those of us who gain and know exactly why...exactly how to lose it and are tired of busy bodies.

Yeah it's about the English Language...it's about when did the term 'SO WHAT?" get removed?
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Justin, just to let you know I don't eat S. I am not into fast food, have not eaten any in the last eight months. I don't eat sugary foods either nor do I drink heavily. What I was was a weight lifting guy who was big but not fat who got injured and quit smoking at the same time. If I was able to walk normally or ride a bike then perhaps I could get this off. You call me a slob to my face, in fact call me anything with the wrong tone to my face, and find out what happens. Just don't run cuz I wouldn't catch you.
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