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Of course he lost weight!

http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/11/11/weight.loss.race/index.html?eref=mr
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I love how they built this guy up. 'Look what he did. Isn't it amazing?
Everyone should do this! It's so basic it's boring'

Then you get to the bottom of the article:

"Work out one to two hours a day."

Ok, seriously? If we all worked out one to two hours daily we'd all be
in shape and his weight loose has a lot more to do with that than his
diet.

I wish I had enough time to work out two hours a day.

Comments

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muckefuck
Nov. 12th, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)
What do you need six hours of sleep a night for anyway?
leiny
Nov. 13th, 2010 03:22 am (UTC)
Who needs sleep?**


**Until you read the latest study linking sleep deprivation to obesity.
ext_319613
Nov. 13th, 2010 07:15 am (UTC)
Sleep
Interesting comment there. Big people, though not at all of them, tend to have sleep apnea or sleep disturbances. Even at lighter weights I've had trouble with breathing at night. I wonder if folk who are big if their weight problems are aggravated by their inability to sleep and the cycles get worse. I mean I've seen skinny folk have troubles like this. Also if you don't sleep well you get lethargic during the day and not able to do much of anything-hence the cycle gets worse. Good point. I mean your body needs oxygen to process energy and at night when we sleep properly does our body recover, process nutrients and so on. If you don't sleep well, then this doesn't happen and folk feel horrible the next day.
tecknow
Nov. 13th, 2010 12:02 am (UTC)
he made his "vow to change" in 2008 which means he can't have maintained the weight for more than say, 3 years tops (assuming he shrank the day he "vowed." There's well over a 90% chance that in a few more years, he'll be at least as heavy as he was before.

I'm not kidding.

I think I've ranted about this on your journal before, so I won't, but if you want more iformation than any human should ever need about how much and why exercise+eat less = lose weight is crap, let me know.
leiny
Nov. 13th, 2010 03:26 am (UTC)
I think you were part of one of my discussions on BMI and how bullshit that is.

Most of it is bullshit. These people only associate health with weight loose and being thin. The idea a fat person can be fat and health is too abstract a thought for them.
ext_319613
Nov. 13th, 2010 06:58 am (UTC)
Weight loss?
Some struggle with their weight in the opposite direction, they are underweight. Older sets of values and some other cultures view fat as being healthy. Even in this culture there is an undercurrent as big men (big women are sterotyped in roles to but at least they are casted) are being shown as decent and functional human beings who are funny (no, really funny not because they are big, but because they use real humor) and have talent and many other things. I often go out and see women (attractive smart intelligent)with big men. The idea of fat people being sick and unable to perform in many ways simply is not true-well not as true as the health guru's post. Funny that people will scream at how unhealthy being fat is but avoid talking about tobacco use or inappropriate drug use-legal or otherwise or laziness or lack or social skills or emotional regulation or addictions that are just as bothersome or the break up of families and ad nausem. No. Fat is a HUGE healthy issue-a CRISIS! According to the weight loss industry that cons people into unhealthy diets and unhealthy weight loss supplements that do more damage then any amount of fat could. By the winds there is a segment of the u.s. population that had stated that had wanted to put on more weight! I think it was 15% that wanted to have a body of a rather large actor named Kevin James. Wow! I'm sure now that number would be higher. I'm in that statistic. I don't think being fat or some else being fat is sick. They are plenty of factors that folk can control, weight isn't necessarily the easiest, that make people unattractive or ugly.
blt4success66
Nov. 14th, 2010 07:30 am (UTC)
I guess it's a matter of priorities...which mine aren't aligned with successful ventures right now.
uneasytruce
Jan. 24th, 2011 05:49 am (UTC)
No joke--mine neither.

I think back to when, desperate to be "normal," I did make time to work out two hours a day--minimum--seven days a week. I was obnoxious as hell, even ruining a perfectly good relationship with a man who loved me because (ready?) on vacation, I had to find the closest gym in which to work out.

Today, unemployed, I have all the time in the world to waste in a gym--and I still won't do it. There are other ventures more worthy of my time: Baking good mac and cheese, making delicious salad, sleeping, contemplating the world. Practicing TLR photography. Eventually my attention will focus on finding work, and I'm certain someone along the way will make me sorry that I didn't spend that time in a gym, conforming. I still won't do it.

I can't imagine wasting my life any longer, in the manner I once did.
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