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To The Fatty Running On The Track This Afternoon: I Really Hope You Read This.

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posted on May, 22 2014 @ 02:30 AM
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With all the fat hatting that goes on these days I thought I would share this. It starts off mean but it is worth the read.






purp




posted on May, 22 2014 @ 02:34 AM
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a reply to: purplemer
Thanks purplemer
That was absolutely beautiful!
Made my day.



posted on May, 22 2014 @ 02:51 AM
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100% truthful! When I see an over weight person working out, or jogging, I always smile inside and say "At least they are doing something about it". I used to be 145lbs, even eating 3x more than I do now. Had a BMX bike accident and was on my butt for a month, and never really got back into being active as much. Turned 26, and now I weigh 175. I CAN'T EVEN PUSH MYSELF TO GET BACK INTO SHAPE, AND I'M NOT THAT OUT OF SHAPE! Props to all of those who think they are dealing with shame, because you try to get healthy! a reply to: purplemer



posted on May, 22 2014 @ 03:03 AM
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a reply to: SixX18

So completely agree.

I prefer seeing a fat person jogging than a skinny person, i mean any exercise is good exercise, but when a fatty is doing it i almost want to pull over get out and just say "good for you".

Some people are all "oh you shouldnt do that in public you gross monster" but they are actively changing their lifestyle for the better and theres just no way to knock that.


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posted on May, 22 2014 @ 03:13 AM
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Funny you should say something like this on ATS.

The Jogging fad is marketing over science. The feel good factor over critical thinking.

This post is an advert for ignorance.



posted on May, 22 2014 @ 04:55 AM
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Love the post. As another fatty sweating away the kilos at the gym I really dislike the whole "your workout is my warmup" mentality. So far my deadlift PB is 330lbs and whenever I see a wider-than-he-is-tall dude roll in and pant away on the treadmill for 5mins, or an all-skin-&-bones runt heaving with all his might to lift a 50lb weight I don't get all smug over my superiority, I get happy because it's one more person that's taken charge of their own health instead of sitting at home whinging about how fat they are or bitching about skinny people. 1km or 10km, 1lb or 100lb, sleek sculpted abs or thunder thighs in shorts one size too small, it doesn't matter. What matters is the person is out there giving it a go and trying to make themselves a better person.



posted on May, 22 2014 @ 06:23 AM
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Simply AweSome !!



posted on May, 22 2014 @ 07:09 AM
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originally posted by: thedeadtruth

The Jogging fad is marketing over science. The feel good factor over critical thinking.

This post is an advert for ignorance.



True. Not only is jogging a worthless exercise but it's also a dangerous one. Especially for the out of shape. So these people figure "hey, I'll start jogging to get into shape" and they practice one of the least efficient methods to do so and end up hurting their ankles, knees, back and quit.

Walking = High benefit / low suck
Jogging = Low benefit / High suck
Sprinting = High benefit / Low suck

the jogging delusion

They're better off walking but everything around them says "JOG, JOG, JOG!" So they get hurt, pissed off, worn out and quit.



posted on May, 22 2014 @ 08:37 AM
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originally posted by: thedeadtruth
Funny you should say something like this on ATS.

The Jogging fad is marketing over science. The feel good factor over critical thinking.

This post is an advert for ignorance.




Yeah, it's unfortunate. I see people who've been jogging for years and they're still flabby all over. Diet has a lot to do with it but a perfect diet and jogging alone will not shape a perfect body.

The marketing works, especially on women. Many of them think that starving themselves and jogging a couple miles every day will make them look like Jessica Alba because they've never been told differently. They think that weight training means they'll "bulk up and look too masculine." They try this starvation and jogging regimen for a couple months, get frustrated and quit when they still look like a flabby mess.

Weight training and high-intensity cardio are the keys to a toned body. Here's an easy example: compare long-distance runners to sprinters. Jogging is ok every now and then for endurance training but sprinting is MUCH better for your physique and takes a quarter of the time. People just don't do it because it's "hard."



posted on May, 22 2014 @ 09:01 AM
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Thank you for your reply. Could you explain to me why jogging is ignorant. I enjoy my cross country runs... It keeps me aerobically fit and gives me time to settle me thought..

purp





posted on May, 22 2014 @ 09:44 AM
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a reply to: purplemer

Epic post - kudos to the dude who wrote it...! That is exactly how I feel too.. Good on them...!



posted on May, 22 2014 @ 10:15 AM
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originally posted by: Answer
The marketing works, especially on women. Many of them think that starving themselves and jogging a couple miles every day will make them look like Jessica Alba because they've never been told differently. They think that weight training means they'll "bulk up and look too masculine." They try this starvation and jogging regimen for a couple months, get frustrated and quit when they still look like a flabby mess.


Running is for fugitives. Shin splints, pulled hammies, etc. Anything that makes the vitreous humor in your eyeballs jiggle CAN'T be good for you. Still, you gotta appreciate the effort to regain control of one's health, however misguided the effort.



posted on May, 22 2014 @ 10:27 AM
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Although some may misinterpret me as a fat person hater from my recent "Obesephobe" topic, but for the record, I do have kind thoughts for anyone who is making an effort to get themselves out of a (usually) self-inflicted situation.

It is nice to see anyone trying to reduce obvious high body fat percentage through exercise, and I genuinely think "good luck" to all efforts as I see them sweating and waddling past me in their sportswear.
BUT...seeing rippled fat arses squeezed into tight leggings, with visible midrift muffin tops openly spilling out the top, holding baskets at the supermarket filled with junk food, I think urgh, yuk, why did society start pretending this is normal, lazy fat lumps of lard presenting themselves as something to be proud of, yuk.



posted on May, 22 2014 @ 10:30 AM
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The entire thing is reverse prejudice. Its smacks of judgement one way or the other. And a complete lack of understanding of weight gain or loss. Just enjoy people as they are and be happy, spread happiness and stop saying bad things about others, for unless we're talking rape or murder or something really bad, they're terrific people.
edit on 22-5-2014 by Unity_99 because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 22 2014 @ 10:38 AM
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originally posted by: Biigs
a reply to: SixX18

So completely agree.

I prefer seeing a fat person jogging than a skinny person, i mean any exercise is good exercise, but when a fatty is doing it i almost want to pull over get out and just say "good for you".


I've actually thought about saying something to these skinny, ripped people who jog their butts off. Something like "Why don't you relax and have a sandwich? You've obviously far surpassed whatever goal you set for yourself, unless you are competing for an ironman, I don't see the point.



posted on May, 22 2014 @ 10:39 AM
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originally posted by: grainofsand
Although some may misinterpret me as a fat person hater from my recent "Obesephobe" topic, but for the record, I do have kind thoughts for anyone who is making an effort to get themselves out of a (usually) self-inflicted situation.

It is nice to see anyone trying to reduce obvious high body fat percentage through exercise, and I genuinely think "good luck" to all efforts as I see them sweating and waddling past me in their sportswear.
BUT...seeing rippled fat arses squeezed into tight leggings, with visible midrift muffin tops openly spilling out the top, holding baskets at the supermarket filled with junk food, I think urgh, yuk, why did society start pretending this is normal, lazy fat lumps of lard presenting themselves as something to be proud of, yuk.


Yeah, it is kinda hard to look at, but maybe they dress that way so that they give themselves more incentive to look less like the michelin man in those clothes.



posted on May, 22 2014 @ 12:11 PM
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originally posted by: Unity_99
Its smacks of judgement one way or the other. And a complete lack of understanding of weight gain or loss.

Of course its a judgement, in the overwhelming majority of cases an obviously high fat percentage body is caused by taking in more energy than one uses. A personal choice.
Now if you disagree would you be able to explain why everyone in a prolonged famine situation is skinny, aside from occurrences of kwashiorkor/swollen stomachs, which is obviously not the situation in western muffin-top bellys.

Which bit do you think is misunderstood about weight gain or loss?
The fact that eating less energy than your body uses will ALWAYS result in weight loss?

I repeat, good luck and wishes to anyone trying to lose weight, but please lets stop treating them as poor victims when the vast majority make the life choices which result in their body weight situation.



posted on May, 22 2014 @ 12:11 PM
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Anybody who is making an effort to improve their health get's a thumbs up
from me.

Whether it's jogging, walking, biking, aerobics or whatever, it's better than vegetating on the couch or behind a computer keyboard


I was 290+ lbs 10 years ago. I'm 6'3, people said I "carried it well"...whatever that means.
I started walking 10 miles a day, 5 in the morning, 5 in the evening along with a dietary change. Now i'm down around a steady 210-212lbs, a 44" to 36" waist and I bike for 90 minutes a day. Now i feel crappy if i miss a day.

If i can do it anyone can.



posted on May, 22 2014 @ 12:29 PM
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Yes, it's true that running can be bad for the knees/ankles; especially on a treadmill. But you don't need any special equipment or gym memberships to do it. That's one reason why it's popular.

Also, it's not only about exercise. For some people it's therapeutic.

I'm a big boy, 6'3 and about 280. I played ball and wrestled for many years so I have a solid build. But I have been losing weight by not running, but by lifting and swimming.

I lift 3 days a week and swim two days. Swimming is about the best thing you can do.

Anyway, whether or not running is good or bad for you doesn't matter. The premise of the OP is to lift-up those "fatties" that are trying hard to become a new person. Weight problems are a serious issue for many people and it can cause self-esteem problems and can be psychologically devastating. People can be very mean and hateful towards overweight people.

So I give a big
for anything that gives some support to those that need it most.
edit on 5/22/2014 by sheepslayer247 because: (no reason given)


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posted on May, 22 2014 @ 01:06 PM
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We would be amiss to not include Fatty's reply to this thread:

"To the man who judged me on the Westview track,I see that you wrote a Facebook status about my journey and me. It described me on the track and from what I gather it was supposed to inspire after a little insult. It went viral.So let me tell you what I think of your post…

First off I would suggest you not judge me at all. You have my journey all messed up. My journey did not start twelve days ago. It started over a year ago. You see me at 300 pounds but what you do not know is I was over 400 pounds. You did not know this because I was embarrassed to run in front of other people. So I would come to this track when no one else was around. Sometimes I would go for a couple of minutes. Sometimes I would go for four minutes. It all started when I went for 48 seconds my first time running. Yes, I timed it. Yes I was upset. And yes, I promised it would never happen again.

When I was over 400 pounds and decided to make the commitment to change my life I would wake up and look in the mirror. I would find at least 100 negative things about my body. All the descriptions you made about me…I was even harder on myself.Then after losing a few pounds I looked in the mirror again. I did not look at my body. I looked in my eyes. I saw determination and character. I saw a man who did not want to be an inspiration for others but one for himself. I was that man.

Your whole post insults me like no end. I do not eat midnight snacks or drink beer. You probably think all “fat” people do this. Well, we do not. I ate better than most at 300 pounds. In fact, I have not had a drink in well over 20 years.I look down because I see you stare at me all the time. I do not want to give you the satisfaction of looking into my eyes. There are people who were supporting me all along. Not people who made up fictional parts of my life.

I also do not listen to music because I hear everything. I hear the laughter and I hear the snickers. They are never about me except they always are. I have been overweight my whole life. I have not had my blinders on for some time.There are no mantras going through my head. When I run it is clear. I have no anger or happiness. I am there to complete a task. I am good at that.

You fooled people on Facebook but you have not fooled me. You do not have respect for my journey because you do not know it. I have told my story to thousands of people. I have been told that I have inspired many as well. Not because of the way I run but because of the person I am. Not because of my 200 pound weight loss but because of the words that I have had inside for years.Many of us have been that person being judged and then twirled into some weird inspirational story.

I was judged at the gym at 400 pounds. I was laughed at in Panera at 350 pounds. I was embarrassed at 300 pounds and honestly I was the same person at 195 pounds as I was at 420 pounds.I tell people now that weight loss should not make you love yourself more. That is the mistake I made.So next time you look at me on that track do yourself a favor. Look away. I do not look like I once did. I do not want to be your inspiration or your motivation.I am a runner. I was a runner at 420 pounds and I am a runner today.And runners do one thing.They run. Not write about other runners.

Regards,

Tony Posnanski"


To the Man Who Judged Me On the Westview Track

edit on 22-5-2014 by Kgdetroit because: improper quote format, sorry on mobile.




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