American mentality ( though not exclusive to N.America):
Not fat = skinny
Fat kids are called "husky" and "big boys".
parents prefer their kids to be "husky" rather than the "skinny kid".
It starts there.
And never stops.
A 320lbs man ( former football player of course) 6ft tall, things of himself as big n strong because he is heavy, he doesn't think of himself as obese.
We used to have this woman at my old work who would never exercise, EAT SLICES OF BUTTER ON THEIR OWN (!!!!!!), then go on these ridiculous tuna and lettuce diets, then whine when she got stomach cramps and put the weight back on. It's not a fucking mystery you fat idiot!
Food habits defy logic. Blaming the 'corporate monopolies' and any other external source is to deny the role that we play in our own choices.
I could stand to lose a few pounds. But no food accidentally jumps into my mouth.
My lack of discipline is the issue, NOT that there is a Burger King on every freakin' corner.
I hate excuses.
I think (in general) people have gone soft (no pun intended).
It does come down to a lack of discipline, and extreme excess.
People always look at me weird when I say "No I don't eat sweets" when they offer a peice of cake or something. Even people on a "diet" don't really have any resolve to actually change their lifestyle (in general--obviously). If you feel comfortable with your appearance, fine! If not, do something about it, stop bitching to the rest of us.
DIET PILLS AND LYPOSUCTION WILL SET YOU FREE!!!
Seriously, one of my Life Resolutions (as opposed to "New Years") is to never get fat. I think I can pull it off. I just tell myself "no, don't eat that cake, eat a fruit instead" and I do it. It's amazing. I'm awesome.
I seriously need to (and have tried several times) to cut goddammned pop out of my diet. But in my line of work, it's a really handy thing to have around when you're main goal is to not fall asleep. Sugar + Diuretics = no sleep (Being wired and taking trips to the can every 10 minutes.) I can't drink coke anymore though. I quit for a week and now it tastes like ****.
Also, where I work, they practically promote unhealthy eating by having vending machines full of crap and everything is at cost. So, it's more financially viable to eat junk than it is to extend oneself and get proper (and of course more expensive) food.
Last edited by Neildo; 10/08/2005 7:28pm at .
Drink cold water. You'll still have to piss every 10 minutes, so that should keep you awake.
Prepare your food before hand. Buy it in bulk and freeze it. That should save you some money.
What PL said, and also, buy some loose leaf green tea and a strainer. You can even get yummy flavoured green tea (they put little berries and stuff.
This is great news for well-toned, physically active ectomorphs such as myself: I'm pretty much guarunteed to be among the 10% of men who makes it to middle age and beyond without becoming overweight.
Meaning that if I'm still single in 15 years (likely), I'll have the veritable pick of the litter among the 30% of women in my age bracket who manage to stay slim. Even if they're married, they'd probably pounce at an opportunity to take a break from their fat, ugly husbands with a lean, active, athletic guy like me.