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#1 Edited by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

How do you deal with being fat? or having some extra weight on your ass and waist and abdomen area ? 
 
Ive always been a somewhat handsome and not-so-thin not-exactly-fat kinda guy, but in the last 2 years i had enough depression to gain weight dramatically. and the fact that ive become a fatass has been hard to grasp! 
Ive been wearing casual looking stuff that didnt show me as fat as i really am, but really ive reached a point where i cant be assed trying to hide it anymore and im just about to face the fact that im fat and start living like that 
 FYI im the last person to care about people's opinions of me, but you cant deny that being considered a fatass makes people respect you less and joke about your weight more. and that only makes your day harder, so i try to avoid it..

 
So what im asking, if you're fat or semi-fat or just not quite thin enough to be considered fit, how do u deal with that extra meat? do u try to hide it and look handsome or just wear XXL sized clothes and fuck all ? 
 
Edit: i didnt mean to offend anyone, i'm addressing those who are comfortable with their weight and dont feel insecure. if that doesnt apply to you, please ignore this thread.

#2 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5821 posts) -

this thread is worthless without pics

#3 Posted by hexx462 (506 posts) -

As a former fat guy: stop eating bad food and get out of your chair every once in awhile. That way you won't have this problem, and I say this as a health concern and am not making fun of your weight.

#4 Posted by sodiumCyclops (2644 posts) -

It's pretty hard to look 'handsome' when you are overweight. Bu then again, Ryan Davis could be a porn star.

#5 Posted by FritzDude (2262 posts) -

Im not obese, but i feel offended.

#6 Posted by TheLegendofLuke (563 posts) -

I just wear what I feel like wearing. Like you, I've put on weight quite heavily the last few years, but even before that I didn't really care much for my appearance. I'm just not too fussed about how other people view me.

#7 Posted by melcene (3056 posts) -

Ever since having my kid, my weight has bounced up and down.  On the bright side, it's always been under 200.  On the not-so-bright side, at my worst I was 30 lbs over what I was when I was 9 months pregnant.  Even then I had trouble accepting that I was overweight.  It just didn't seem like that to me!  I mean yeah sure, there were love handles or muffintop as you guys like to call it, and more ass than I would like.  But I wasn't one of those women.  But I guess part of the thing is (and to answer your question), I hide it.  I'll be damned if I'm going to be one of those women with rolls hanging out between her jeans and top, neither of which fit her appropriately.  You know the kind I mean.  Nope, definitely "hide it and look handsome." 

#8 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@FancySoapsMan said:
" this thread is worthless without pics "
im not that fat :P 
 
 
 @hexx462 said:
" As a former fat guy: stop eating bad food and get out of your chair every once in awhile. That way you won't have this problem, and I say this as a health concern and am not making fun of your weight. "
dont mean to sound pathetic but when you're sick of living and dont have real friends or loved ones to encourage you to keep on keeping on, fatty foods are the only friend u have, u know? they keep me sane :P 
 
 
@FritzDude said:
" Im not obese, but i feel offended. "
my apologies. if you're not comfortable talking about this, ignore this thread plz
#9 Posted by sodiumCyclops (2644 posts) -
@melcene: Firstly, congratulations! :P and also I can vouch for woman finding it harder to lose weight after a having a child. My flat-mate's sister really struggled after having twins.
#10 Posted by luce (4045 posts) -

I have a medical condition that prevents me from being fat 

#11 Edited by Diamond (8634 posts) -

How do you deal with being fat?  How do you deal with many things?  None of us are perfect and I'm sure you can find many more flaws with yourself.  How do you deal with not being super rich or not being a WASP or not having supermodel girlfriends?  How do you deal with not being a genius or having much influence on people?  How do you deal with not running a great site like Giant Bomb?

#12 Posted by GlenTennis (3145 posts) -
@Diamond said:
"   How do you deal with not being super rich or not being a WASP or not having supermodel girlfriends? "
Oh I know, you eat more!
#13 Posted by W0lfbl1tzers (1787 posts) -

I stopped listening to Metal and the weight just fell off.

#14 Posted by AlisterCat (5540 posts) -

I've been comfort eating a lot this year and yet losing weight but that's because my diabetes has been very bad. BMI would suggest I am obese and while I'm not thin I don't feel fat a lot of the time. I do however classify myself as fat.

#15 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -
@GlenTennis said:
" @Diamond said:
"   How do you deal with not being super rich or not being a WASP or not having supermodel girlfriends? "
Oh I know, you eat more! "
Best not to compound your problems.  You could also drink and smoke though!
#16 Posted by hexx462 (506 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic said:

  @hexx462 said:
" As a former fat guy: stop eating bad food and get out of your chair every once in awhile. That way you won't have this problem, and I say this as a health concern and am not making fun of your weight. "
dont mean to sound pathetic but when you're sick of living and dont have real friends or loved ones to encourage you to keep on keeping on, fatty foods are the only friend u have, u know? they keep me sane :P 
 

I'm sorry but that does sound pathetic, and you really need to think about what hell you just said.  Gaining weight and "just letting go" of yourself like that  will make your life even shittier without question. I'm speaking from experience. 
#17 Edited by fearthephins (148 posts) -

All I can say....if you are unhappy with your weight then lose some of it. I used to be over 200 pounds so I know what it feels like to be overweight. I could probably still lose some weight now but at least I have improved.
The best advice I can give you is to eat less (and obviously eat healthier food) and exercise a bit. It doesn't even have to be a lot, I used to walk for 45 minutes a day and that used to do wonders. :)

#18 Edited by TheGremp (2064 posts) -

I'm relatively overweight, but I honestly don't care so much, as long as I avoid the "fat kid" stereotype.  I'm not a clumsy tornado of destruction, I'm comfortable around women, I don't overeat, and (most importantly) I breathe through my nose. 
 
It may sound odd, but I think the breaking point where I'm going to start dieting and working out is when it starts affecting my face.  I've maintained a singular chin so far, but the moment I start to notice some fat on my neck, that'll be enough motivation for me to take action.  Until then, I'm just gonna keep on being lazy. 
 
Edit: Oh, as far as what to wear...  People often think that I've lost weight when I decide to wear hoodies or long sleeve button-up shirts.  Also, black is your friend.

#19 Posted by gamb1t (965 posts) -

I went up to 174 and im 5'8. I then worked out / ate healthy for 3 months and i was 145. Its not that hard if you wanna look good for hot ass girls.

#20 Posted by armaan8014 (5388 posts) -

I'm super thin, my bones stick out :( That's bad too, so be happy! :D

#21 Posted by GilbertMordinAndSullivan (442 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
"dont mean to sound pathetic but when you're sick of living and dont have real friends or loved ones to encourage you to keep on keeping on, fatty foods are the only friend u have, u know? they keep me sane :P  "
If that's your current situation, then your weight is the least of your problems. If you aren't currently seeing a doctor, please make an effort to talk to someone. I'm speaking from experience - I went through a couple of years of pretty rough depression, and getting professional help really turned my life around. That said, doing a little exercise every day will actually make you feel better physically and emotionally - that exercise releases endorphins that can put you in a better mood for the rest of your day.
#22 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@TheGremp said:
" I'm relatively overweight, but I honestly don't care so much, as long as I avoid the "fat kid" stereotype.  "
thats exactly what im talking about here!  i cant avoid that stereotype anymore, im getting drawn to it more and more everyday.. its sucking me in! and i cant be bothered exercising or dieting, ive tried alot before but its just not me.. im the guy who sits around watching TV programs and playing games all day after work
#23 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4714 posts) -

I... don't really care. To be honest I'd rather not have a body at all, just put my brain in a jar!

#24 Posted by GlenTennis (3145 posts) -
@Diamond said:
" @GlenTennis said:
" @Diamond said:
"   How do you deal with not being super rich or not being a WASP or not having supermodel girlfriends? "
Oh I know, you eat more! "
Best not to compound your problems.  You could also drink and smoke though! "
 Well you start doing meth to lose the weight.
#25 Posted by SomeJerk (3219 posts) -

Only numbers and the BMI system says that I'm fat. The chiropractor says I'm very big boned and have huuuuuuuge muscles, a man who gets paid that much for folding origami out of my body is a man I can trust with statements like that. I'd feed a whole family of cannibals for months.
 
I look thinner, slimmer, healthier than a 200lbs friend, and I'm somewhere around 235 and 6'0 at the moment.

#26 Edited by Hockeymask27 (3683 posts) -

I just do. Really its the least of my health worries. I got mild Cerebral Palsy, my jaws jacked with TMJ. As a kid I had two asthma attacks and even though the worst of the asthma is behind me when I get sick it acts up. On top of this got college to worry about. So let me enjoy my food. Also I don't eat more then the average person it just with my disability hard to really exercise.  I admit I could cut back on the sodas which im trying to.

#27 Posted by guiseppe (2840 posts) -

I'm not exactly thin nor fit.. But I'm definitely not fat either. I have been bigger however, but I've just never cared. As long as I've got my health and I feel good about myself, I couldn't care less about what other people think.

#28 Posted by SSully (4169 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
" @TheGremp said:
" I'm relatively overweight, but I honestly don't care so much, as long as I avoid the "fat kid" stereotype.  "
thats exactly what im talking about here!  i cant avoid that stereotype anymore, im getting drawn to it more and more everyday.. its sucking me in! and i cant be bothered exercising or dieting, ive tried alot before but its just not me.. im the guy who sits around watching TV programs and playing games all day after work "
And that is the EXACT mentality that will help you stay a fatty and become more fat. Seriously man, if you want to change then you have to WANT it and you have to DO it. You cant just wish it away. 
#29 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

I'm nearing the dreaded 150lbs, in fact I may have crossed sine i haven't weighed myself in almost a month. Definitely need to hit the gym and get back to my 140ish state.

#30 Posted by Heartagram (1182 posts) -
@sodiumCyclops said:
" It's pretty hard to look 'handsome' when you are overweight. Bu then again, Ryan Davis could be a porn star. "
#32 Posted by hexx462 (506 posts) -
@gamb1t said:
" I went up to 174 and im 5'8. I then worked out / ate healthy for 3 months and i was 145. Its not that hard if you wanna look good for hot ass girls. "
That alone should get you wanting to shed pounds like a mofo.
#33 Posted by crusader8463 (14421 posts) -

No idea. I have been fat all my life so I don't think about it. You wear what feels comfortable. Even if you lose the weight there is always something people will use to point and laugh at you about so why care?

#34 Posted by sodiumCyclops (2644 posts) -

The only thing that pisses me off, is when fat people complain about being fat. And then all they do is sit around and eat. Just put the fork down and go for a walk. Seriously, losing weight isn't that hard.

#35 Edited by JoyfullOFrockets (1177 posts) -

I used to be very much overweight but then went to the other side for less than a year, so it was pretty stressful for my body. I'm pretty much normal now, 70 kilos and 181 cm, working out regularly yet smoking a bit and all the while chuggin myself like a piggie.
 
Here's some advice: don't do what I did. You will regret it.

#36 Posted by SathingtonWaltz (2053 posts) -

I weigh 201 lb and most people are astonished when I tell them. Maybe I have more muscle than I think? I do work a fairly physical job at Tractor Supply Co. (I'm the guy wearing the blue shirt). 
 
 

#37 Posted by OtakuGamer (1230 posts) -

I am overweight yes, It does feel terrible and I'm doing something about it.

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#38 Posted by SathingtonWaltz (2053 posts) -

If a strict diet is difficult for you, try getting into weight lifting. You will get considerably stronger and it you can see results quickly and without having to diet. Also, try to lift with a friend, it's boring alone.

#39 Posted by Chop (1996 posts) -

The easiest way to deal with being fat is to stop caring.
 
Being fat helped me learn to let things just roll off my back. I still ended up losing most of my weight but that was just to due to being poor >_> I was happy to be fat tbqh.

#40 Edited by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

As someone who lost 55 pounds or so then gained it back because of depression, I know being fat sucks and how hard it is to lose weight, especially if you've already lost it once.  Anyways, I find dressing better makes you look less non-attractive.  Polos are your friend, plain color Ts, band Ts, whatever, are not your friend.  If you want to wear a t shirt, wear a light hoodie over it (unzipped).  I find that black makes me look fatter.  If your wear your clothes too tight, you look disgusting, but if you wear them too loose you look like a slob, so get something in between.  A couple of my friends joke about it, but I just go along with it.  It doesn't bother me anymore, even though I'm trying to lose weight.  Also, if you have long hair, cut it off dude.  Fat guys with long hair generally look gross and it gives people the illusion you don't care about yourself.  Unless you can grow a great gotee, shave all facial hair.
 
Basically, dress nicer and groom your hair/facial hair nicer than everyone else, it sort of helps to balance it out I guess.

#41 Posted by melcene (3056 posts) -
@Raymayne said:
" @melcene said:
" Ever since having my kid, my weight has bounced up and down.  On the bright side, it's always been under 200.  On the not-so-bright side, at my worst I was 30 lbs over what I was when I was 9 months pregnant.  Even then I had trouble accepting that I was overweight.  It just didn't seem like that to me!  I mean yeah sure, there were love handles or muffintop as you guys like to call it, and more ass than I would like.  But I wasn't one of those women.  But I guess part of the thing is (and to answer your question), I hide it.  I'll be damned if I'm going to be one of those women with rolls hanging out between her jeans and top, neither of which fit her appropriately.  You know the kind I mean.  Nope, definitely "hide it and look handsome."  "
You fatass. "
LOL... I've lived with my husband for 12 years and we insult each other WAY better than that.  You'd have to try much harder.  Here, I'll even give you the ammo: 
 

Halloween 2010
#42 Edited by aurahack (2270 posts) -

If you're looking to food as a best friend, you have a serious problem. Either seek help or get real about things and get out of your chair. There's a difference being clinically depressed and just being too lazy to change something. You'll always have people to encourage you and you're hardly in a situation to feel "sick of living". Quit pining and do something about it!
 
And I don't mean that to be rash or rude, I'm just being serious. While I've never been overweight, I spent the better part of a year and a half doing nothing with my life. It cost me my job, my school semester and almost cost me my girlfriend. It was her telling me that she'd finally had enough that got me to get my shit together faster than I ever would of otherwise. While you may not have that kick-in-the-ass that I did, you shouldn't let it come to that. Do it yourself out of actual will and not only will you be rid of your problem, but you'll have the added bonus of actually being able to be proud of yourself.

#43 Posted by ShockD (2401 posts) -
@FancySoapsMan said:
" this thread is worthless without pics "
You read my mind.
#44 Posted by melcene (3056 posts) -
@aurahack said:
 While I've never been overweight, I spent the better part of a year and a half doing nothing with my life. It cost me my job, my school semester and almost cost me my girlfriend. It was her telling me that she'd finally had enough that got me to get my shit together faster than I ever would of otherwise. While you may not have that kick-in-the-ass that I did, you shouldn't let it come to that. Do it yourself out of actual will and not only will you be rid of your problem, but you'll have the added bonus of actually being able to be proud of yourself. "
I wish that would work for my husband's best friend.  He's lost multiple women, got put on academic probation twice and finally had to drop out of college, and hasn't had a job in I dunno how long.  Unfortunately even with all that AND all his friends telling him to grow the hell up, he doesn't seem to learn.  Some people are just stubborn.
#45 Posted by bko (131 posts) -

If you don't care enough about yourself to even try to take off the weight, then this whole post is pointless. You can't hide it, and whatever delusions you develop about certain clothes hiding it better or a goatee making your face look slimmer are fallacies. If you want to hide your weight, burn it off. But if you don't care enough about yourself to even bother, then maybe the lack of respect you get isn't just due to your appearance.

#46 Posted by dbz1995 (4790 posts) -

I thought this thread would just be 'SH0W ME UR BELLEH' but obviously we are in a more humble society.
 I'm not exactly overweight (although dunno how you check-BMI isn't completely reliable) but I would like to lose some weight. Being on the school rugby team with asthma (and, may I add, extremely short vision) is tough, and the best way to get better is to get stronger, better, faster, stronger.

#47 Posted by aurahack (2270 posts) -
@melcene: If he's able to manage for that long, he obviously has someone supporting him and whoever that person is needs to just stop. The endless generosity of my parents kept me going while I was in that hole until my mom could no longer support me and my unemployed ass. We lost internet and eventually the power, so my solution was to move my most important stuff to my girlfriend's place. Stayed there for a few weeks until her parents started questioning my constant presence and asked if I could leave. Don't think I've ever felt like that much of a user in my entire life. It still baffles me to this day that she ever put up with that shit and continues to whenever I let loose :/
 
I'm fuckin' stubborn as shit but when I was faced with either losing what I cared most for and carrying on as I was, I kind of didn't have a choice. Whoever your friend is needs to hit that one wall that will get him to act, the only problem being that, by the sound of things, someone is going to manually stick that wall in front of him.
#48 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -
@FancySoapsMan said:
" this thread is worthless without pies "
No wonder you're so fat.
#49 Edited by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

Being overweight sucks. People really do treat you differently. But being bald is much much worse. I'd rather be a lardass with a sweet coif than a stick figure with a cue ball scalp.
 
  @GlenTennis said:

" @Diamond said:

" @GlenTennis said:
" @Diamond said:
"   How do you deal with not being super rich or not being a WASP or not having supermodel girlfriends? "
Oh I know, you eat more! "
Best not to compound your problems.  You could also drink and smoke though! "
 Well you start doing meth to lose the weight. "
There's nothing more disgusting than a fat meth addict. I've seen a number of them here in the South.
#50 Posted by Meltbrain (2969 posts) -

I'm a pretty hefty dude. Depression and shutting myself in the house didn't really help, either. I'm on a diet lately though so I'm hoping that helps. How do I deal with it? Not very well, apparently. Just keep yourself active, get out and about as much as you can. Go for walks as much as possible, get on your bike and do some cycling. That's what I do, mostly.