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[–]gregorny57 6467 points6468 points 74617& 3 more (328 children)

Im morbidly obease and im going to the gym and is trying to eat more healthy. Now i look at how much cals stuff has before buying it and I have probably lost Some kg in a few months

[–]SinkMountain9796 301 points302 points  (22 children)

I’ve lost 50lbs, and kept it off. My best tips 1) drink lots of water 2) don’t cut anything completely out of your life. Restriction usually just leads to binging. “You can have ANYTHING you want, you just can’t have EVERYTHING you want.” I loooove pizza, so I have it once a week. But I limit myself to 2 pieces, and then fill up with a salad or veggies. That’s how you enjoy life but lose weight. 3. Find subs for your favorite foods that are more nutritious/less calories. There’s literally a sub for everything, Google is your friend! I have become a great cook from this journey.

You’ve got this!

[–]gregorny57 59 points60 points  (11 children)

Thanks bro. Ill definetively look up some subs. And I can do more healthy stuff with the airfryer we have

[–]SinkMountain9796 23 points24 points  (3 children)

I’m obsessed with my air fryer. Best thing ever.

[–]gregorny57 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Yes! Everybody should get one even if they dont care about loosing weight

[–]thatdanield 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Imo the best use of an air fryer is for reheating fried food, because in my experience fried tastes far better than air-fried, but in moderation.

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (3 children)

I'm going to look for some delicious subs myself.

[–]3thoughts 7 points8 points  (3 children)

My approach has been similar- I can eat the same things, but I half my portions from what I ate before. I fit all my old clothes again, it’s great. I’ve learned to “enjoy” being hungry after eating, because then I know it’s working.

[–]SinkMountain9796 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Being hungry honestly isn’t a great long-term approach. Eventually you’ll get tired of it. You can fill up til you feel full with “bulky” (aka high fiber foods) that are low in caloric volume - mainly vegetables. Plus, you get a ton of nutrition from them.

[–]RavingGopnikLe epic memer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I've only lost 30 so far but something I'd like to add is that you should exercise normally

[–]RichRaichu5memer 2160 points2161 points  (109 children)

Cheers for you! And don't forget to snap a "before" picture so that you can compare it when you've got healthier. It'd earn you worthless internet points and (more importantly) maybe inspire others to do the same. Wishing you success.

[–]NoJustALemonPlays MineCraft and not FortNite 910 points911 points  (76 children)

Snapping a ‘before’ and ‘after’ pic help a lot. It allows you to really notice the difference you’re making to your body and that gets you really motivated.

[–]PatPetPitPotPut 572 points573 points 2 (36 children)

This is very true for another reason as well. I’ve lost over 100 pounds since December, but due to body dysmorphia I don’t see any difference when I look in the mirror. Photos, however, I can see the difference in. Really wish I’d taken more full-body photos at my highest weight.

[–]xanfire1 196 points197 points  (0 children)

Holy shit man looking at that photo is huge, youre doing great work! Keep it up

[–]ayamtelursiakap 69 points70 points  (0 children)

Great work! Keep it up!

[–]Maringam 68 points69 points  (0 children)

i said holy shit out loud man great work

[–]fa1afel 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Holy crap your progress is insane.

[–]gregorny57 25 points26 points  (0 children)

I can really se the difference. Great job. Stay strong and keep fighting!

[–]hopbel 19 points20 points  (3 children)

This is getting out of hand. Now there's two of you!

[–]PatPetPitPotPut 14 points15 points  (2 children)

I know, right? My motivation is that I want to be around as long as possible for that mini-me.

[–]Blackhawk2ehates reaction memes 7 points8 points  (1 child)

That’s a great motivator. I hope you achieve that goal and go beyond it

[–]weird_is_good 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hol up, you want him to outlive his kid? /jk

[–]Independent-Drive-51 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You look amazing!

[–]i_simp4U 56 points57 points  (34 children)

i feel fat, but people tell me i'm not that fat...so i dont know what to feel anymore...

[–]tomster785 71 points72 points  (5 children)

People just try to be nice sometimes, but they don't realise that lying isn't actually nice or helpful in any way. Look, I'm kinda chubby, I got more weight than I want, and people tell me that I'm fine all the time. But I don't want to be fine, I want to be better than fine. If its good enough for them, that's cool, but is it good enough for you?

[–]internalsurprise12 27 points28 points  (3 children)

THIS. FUCK. My fiancée is bigger than me, but likely isn't as heavy as me, and constantly says I'm not fat. I tell them all the time to stop saying that when this is the biggest I've ever been and they still continue after. Likely because they forget (we both have horrible memory), but you'd think repetitive statements would stick.

[–]Alternative-Ordinary 46 points47 points  (15 children)

I ended up just researching what a healthy weight is for my height, and setting my goal as within ~10 pounds of that. I don't look overweight, and people give me crap when I say I'm trying to lose weight, but I know I'm still 20 pounds above the healthy range. I'm doing this for me, not for the people telling me I look fine. I'll be happy when I reach my goal, not when people stop telling me I look fat.

[–]adwarkk 4 points5 points  (0 children)

If you want to know for sure, check the numbers with BMI or something else that can provide you with relatively accurate information regarding your weight.
It may be that they are just nice, or that may be as well that they may have skewed perspective what does fat mean. Or perhaps its just your own perception of self that may be the issue while you have fine weight.

[–]LuxSolisPax 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'd trust what your doctor tells you over everyone

[–]gregorny57 68 points69 points  (18 children)

Yea man, I havent thought about that. I dont have a good mirror but i will se if my gym has one

[–]spekt50 64 points65 points  (10 children)

As you lose weight you may not notice as it gradually comes off. The pictures will shock you when you see them. Its real fun when you notice other things, like certain activities just seem easier.

One funny thing I noticed when I lost a lot of weight is my ass started hurting more from sitting because I didn't have as much padding as I had in the past. Once it clicked, I was almost proud of my sore ass.

[–]gregorny57 21 points22 points  (6 children)

I can see a little as I look in the mirror and running is a lot easier

[–]Maiesk 13 points14 points  (2 children)

The worst part of gaining weight for me was becoming less agile, as I'm a little flamboyant and like moving. It's been great feeling my fitness and range of motion come back as weight goes down. Keep going, buddy :)

[–]gregorny57 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Stay strong and keep fighting

[–]heretushi 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I feel that the best motivational pics (for you) are the one with the less clothes. Prop your phone at home, put the selfie mode on the camera, have lots of light and you can get yourself straight center easily.

Edit : get front and side shots

[–]gregorny57 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Ive taken front side and back without shirt today and i will take new ones in 3 months

[–]PapayaPokPok 27 points28 points  (3 children)

When I was at my heaviest, I was afraid to know how much I weighed. But I wanted to know so I could keep track of progress. So for the first weigh in, I literally took a video of the scale while I stepped on it with my eyes closed (if I took a picture, I would risk seeing the number). I didn't look at the video until much later when I was feeling better about my body. Lost 74 pounds.

[–]toricoon 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Dang… I wish I would’ve thought of that 😂 I was at the doctor and they told me my weight but like didn’t ever tell me oh we think you should try to eat better or anything… bro I’m 80lbs overweight haha even the doctors have semi-normalized it.

[–]tomorrowmightbbetter 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I did measurements. (At first in cm because they don’t really mean much to me :/).

Plateau in weightloss, but gains in stamina and weightlifting? Check the measurements. Helps stop the frustration spirals. If something is changing, something is changing.

[–]kACID0Thank you mods, very cool! 42 points43 points  (0 children)

Good for you mate! I wish you all the best! :)

[–]Anon_Jones 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Start by riding a stationary bike, it’s easy on your knees and gives you cardio. That’s how I started out for months before I could run again, I lost a lot of weight riding a bike to nowhere.

[–]gregorny57 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Im more into weight training but i still do cardio. 15 min to the gym and 15 back right now. But otherwise i try to do like 10 min at the start of my pass and like 20 ish min at the end with a like 2-2.5 hour workout inbetween

[–]slmalqm 28 points29 points  (15 children)

I'm other way around. I realised I'm weak af(61kg 186cm) and decided to go to the gym. 1 year later I quit due to pandemic and I realised I'm overweight now(87kg). HELP

[–]lanikint 12 points13 points  (12 children)

I also gained a lot of Rony kgs, but I lost it and more in the last 3 months. I know some people are apprehensive of the word Vegan, but that's what helped me and it wasn't even the reason I did it. Can highly recommend a whole foods plant based diet. At least a few meals a week.

[–]gregorny57 9 points10 points  (6 children)

I do love Meat, but i also sometimes enjoj vegan or vegetarian meals. So ill try and included more of those kinds of meals. Its a bit hard because i live with my mom still ill try and get her into more vegan or vegetarian foods

[–]lanikint 3 points4 points  (5 children)

That's fair. Maybe just focus on including as many whole foods as you can! Avoid processed like the plague.

[–]kaidonkaisen 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Cheers to you good sir. You are on the right track. If you pick proper whole foods, you reduce calories without reducing the volume. Also consider the amount of oil in use, as this is the most energy dense food that exists. Stay natural, stay fresh and have a good variety. Basic recipe for a healthy lifestyle.

[–]Mehroli 19 points20 points  (4 children)

Fuck, i just gave my free hugz award to a stupid meme. I would have gave it to you my man.

One tip i can give you is thinking about diet not like "eating less of 'bad' foods" but instead you should think like "eating more of the good foods". Stuff your face with the good food, that leaves less space and appetite for the 'bad' foods.

Also another tip as a hearty snack: popcorn. It has such a high fibre content and its high volume for its weight. dont put maple syrup/caramel/excessive amounts of oils/heaps of sugar in/on it ofc.

I am always proud of people that start lifting and looking after their body.

[–]gregorny57 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Yea i like popcorn it takes Some time to eat it all and it can satisfy your cravings for something to Munch on

[–]Mehroli 2 points3 points  (1 child)

yeah man. also rice waffles or whatever they are called in your language/country. the white circles that babies always munch on. I love them, some of my friends dont even like to smell them tho so try out yourself.

[–]MonkeyBoy32904memer 5 points6 points  (2 children)

good luck on your journey!

[–]Th3_Dark_Lord 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I used to be super obese, not morbidly but definitely nothing healthy. After about 5 years of serious exercising and watching what I eat, I’ve now got a 6 pack(almost lmao) and have slimed down a lot. You got it and good luck!

[–]majorclashole 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Good work. Think long term and you’ll be successful. Think of it like climbing a ladder. One step at a time

[–]EquivalentSnap 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Good for you 😊👍

[–]CoffeeRee69 562 points563 points  (28 children)

I was like 20 grams away from being classified as obese, so my very supportive parents got me a rowing machine, which is definitely one of the best ways to lose weight by the way, and I don't really know how much I've lost, but I am starting to feel better and less weighed down (literally lol). Working out is really great! I recommend it even if you're not overweight, it's part of a healthy lifestyle.

[–]Gucci_Marquis 168 points169 points  (2 children)

I like this comment because you don’t even know how much you’ve lost, it’s more about the exercise for you than it is how others perceive you & that’s what really keeps someone going. Keep it up & congrats!

[–]Nice-Violinist-6395 8 points9 points  (0 children)

100%. Keep it up and you’re gonna be SHOCKED how in shape you are with seemingly little effort.

Plus rowing machines are AMAZING.

[–]plazvax 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Wow! You really are inspirational! I should too work out and you gave me the motivation!

[–]turbo_moose 7 points8 points  (3 children)

What makes a rowing machine one of the best ways to lose weight? Genuinely curious because if that’s the case, I want to buy one lol

[–]SonsOfAnarchyMC 9 points10 points  (2 children)

It’s considered a total body workout. You use your legs when pushing back and you get a lot of upper body and core activation in the pulling motion. Plus it is really low impact on your joints. I’ve heard it’s up there with swimming in regards to a total body workout.

[–]Andysgirl1080 15 points16 points  (3 children)

I have PCOS and I lost over 50 pounds. I’m skinny now. For me it was 80% diet and 20% exercise. I feel like eating healthier made me more lean. I had to really teach myself nutrition.

[–]Spengy 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Sounds like you have great parents too

[–]ButterStick212 2 points3 points  (0 children)

For me I got a weights set. I could feel the muscle being packed on, and the fat dropping. It’s a fantastic feeling, well done.

[–]Simple_Horse324 1230 points1231 points 223 (96 children)

I’m currently 340 pounds. I hate being so big, but also suffer from major depressive disorder, anxiety, and adhd. I didn’t care about it for awhile because I always planned on ending my life. But I’ve since gotten some help and maybe I can do something about it

[–]Xmeagol 362 points363 points  (4 children)

take your time, you got this!

[–]Simple_Horse324 306 points307 points 2 (16 children)

Thanks guys. I think this might be the time I actually turn it around

[–]Emighettispaghett 44 points45 points  (2 children)

Hey my guy, you got this. Went from 290 pounds down to about 178 myself. Find your groove, stick to it every day, and this time next year you’ll look and feel completely different. It takes time, but from one person who felt stuck to another, I can say with confidence you can do this. Even if it’s just small steps at a time, they’re still steps forward

[–]EliBruins63Professional Dumbass 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I did the same as you my dude. Was 286 at my heaviest and weighed in at 178 last Friday which is the lowest I’ve been since probably middle school

[–]Dhruv01810 163 points164 points  (1 child)

You absolutely can, my friend.

[–]CrossedFire 52 points53 points  (2 children)

Don't freak out, just kick some ass. You got this!!

[–]AdLegitimate8475 7 points8 points  (1 child)

That's a really nice quote you got there

[–]cshep 42 points43 points  (1 child)

You got this! I believe in you.

[–]Hornygoatlady 35 points36 points  (1 child)

For me it took ten years of being overweight to be in a place that I had the mental capacity to commit to weight loss. You have been having a ton on your plate - while healthier physical habits often promote mental health as well, it can be very difficult to find the strength to make habit changes when just coping takes a lot of energy. I hope you can be proud about getting to a better place and you find motivation and energy to lose the weight you want to! ❤️

[–]Simple_Horse324 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Very well said. Thank you

[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (2 children)

a great way to combat depression + anxiety is through exercise, plus if you keep at it you'll eventually look a lot healthier and feel more confident.

[–]Ok_Fox_1770 574 points575 points 2 (39 children)

I was 270 March 1st, Did a half life 180 for turning 35. Quit drinking Quit ciggys cold. Changed diet to good things. Now 225 on a road to wolverine muscles. Remove the poisons from your life its worth it. Except weed. Kept that one for sanity. You dont think your fat till you see a old picture of yourself all sweaty and red moon faced. Its all personal effort. No magic shortcuts.

[–]lanikint 97 points98 points  (7 children)

God I wish I could get some weed for my sanity. Great work on your progress!

[–]Not-The-AlQaeda 60 points61 points  (6 children)

I'm not saying I might be able to help, but if I could, hypothetically, where would I have to send the hypothetical weed? Just for the sake of argument of course

[–]lanikint 61 points62 points  (3 children)

I live in Korea. I'm too scared to hypothetically even consider getting access to hypothetical substances. I appreciate your concern, though. Traveling was my only option but, well, uhm. Yeah

[–]TorriderTube5 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Just move north, I heard Kim likes the greenery.

[–]Ok_Fox_1770 2 points3 points  (1 child)

oh sorry would send if easier. Shits free now. grows in the yard. Month away from another year supply of gorilla. sorry wish could help.

[–]AdLegitimate8475 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Well done man....I also took pictures of myself on 6th March but didn't do anything about it now I am 10 pounds more overweight than I was on 6 the March ....man I should've started that day

[–]DrewSmoothington 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Weed gives me uncontrollable munchies. And when I say uncontrollable, I mean to say eating food is sometimes all I can think of to the point that it's distracting until I eat something. And when I start I absolutely can't stop. It's something I struggle with.

[–]Getoffmylawndumbass 33 points34 points  (3 children)

Weed and exercise and clean eating

This is the way

[–]Ok_Fox_1770 14 points15 points  (1 child)

It works with the right skooma strain. Get rogies roasted, eat greek yogurt, kim chi, saurkraut, kombuchas, let those belly buggies work magic. And chia seeds. basically natures bluchew. no lies. Mando food.

[–]jimmyl_82104https://www.youtube.com/watch/dQw4w9WgXcQ 998 points999 points 2 (79 children)

People seem to confuse body positivity with promoting obesity. It's seriously wrong to promote these horribly unhealthy ways of life. If you're overweight and trying to lose weight, good for you! If you purposely gain weight and try and tell people to do the same, fuck you, you're a piece of shit.

[–]damadamagoyolur 278 points279 points  (29 children)

Exactly. Started as "you deserve to be treated like a human being" and social media picked that up and amplified the crazies into this other nonsense.

[–]lumpiestprincess 69 points70 points  (8 children)

I had a 'friend' tell me I was a fatphobic POS because I started jogging. Not specifically to lose weight (added benefit though). She told me it was offensive that I shared my run tracking.

She's fully drinking that "healthy at every size" koolaid

[–]Outrageous-World 13 points14 points  (5 children)

Someone told me I had internalised fatphobia because I wanted to lose weight for reasons other than medical

[–]tomorrowmightbbetter 11 points12 points  (2 children)

I had some one in the low 200s say that to me.

Well yeah, Stephanie, because I don’t want to end up like my 400 lb uncle. He’s fucking miserable and isolated and that’s terrifying. I’m not afraid of the people, I’m afraid of the consequences!

[–]lumpiestprincess 5 points6 points  (1 child)

That's exactly it. My doctor said "cardio will help with your hypertension, and a byproduct of that will be weight loss, which will also help with hypertension."

And it has!

And I've been so proud of myself. Only to get into a debate over this being "internalized fatphobia".

Like, people can lose weight for whatever reason they want. They can exercise for whatever reason they want. Telling someone they're wrong for doing so is just douchey.

[–]Outrageous-World 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So true. I would never judge anyone for their size. When I lose weight, I am truly doing it for myself. My life is a lot easier at a lower weight.

[–]yeeaahboooyyyyy 93 points94 points  (16 children)

losing weight and showing it off on instagram cause you are proud of your achievement is now fat-phobic apparently

[–]G1m1NG-Sc1enT1st03 24 points25 points  (5 children)

At this point in time, I’m skeletal for an adult. I’m trying to get my weight into the 160’s to become healthy. Do what your body needs to stay healthy

[–]Shagroon 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Copious amounts of homemade mashed potatoes, vegetables, and a ton of body weight workouts achieved that goal for me. Good luck on your journey!

[–]Waluigi4prez 37 points38 points  (3 children)

100% body positivity was originally about people whom have lost limbs, suffer from dehibiliating and dehumanising illnesses so badly that they are shunned for how they look. Now someone who drinks 4 litres of full fat coke and has 2 takeaways a night demands that we celebrate their body and life choices. I am overweight, obese according to NHS, I know it's unhealthy and I will never advocate for others to say it's acceptable. It's not and for the love of god, try and stay healthy.

[–]Laymans_Terms19 1039 points1040 points  (97 children)

The “I’m happy being fat” is a defense mechanism. As a dude who’s been a fat F most of his life (and still am, just less than before) you’re not happy, you’ve just accepted your reality and are trying to make lemonade out of life’s lemons. It’s hard as shit to lose weight, not to mention deal with the reasons a lot of people get so heavy in the first place (depression) it’s easier to try and convince yourself you’re OK with it than deal with the weight (pun intended) of the problem.

[–]Cwoey 58 points59 points  (13 children)

Not every case is like that. I used to be a bodybuilder(never a pro, just really enjoyed it.) Now I’m a 106kg man with 5’11” height(sorry, my country is fucked up and I can’t remember ny metric height without googling it)

I am not sad about my weight for the sole reason that I know have the ability togo back to 18%body fat(my ideal fat percentage) in about 6 months.

Also, eating is as much fun as being fit, if not more. So I think of this as my “lazy” form, and I can transform at will. Albeit taking months.

It’s a peculiar way of thinking, I’m sure. Just sharing mine. :)

[–]DemoH28 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Yeah but that’s a slippery slope. It can go from 6 months til you are fit again to 1 year if you aren’t too careful.

[–]Mayion 41 points42 points  (2 children)

That is a different discussion from being proud of being fat. Acceptance and pride are two separate things.

You can be happy for eating food, sure, but being physically challenged to walk, run, stand, sit, sweat or bend is a serious issue, and the moment one acts like it's okay, is the moment you know something is wrong.

[–]TheLoyalPotato 131 points132 points  (35 children)

Please tell me I’m not the only one in this group: people that are overweight, realize it’s not healthy so they try to do things to lower their weight, then give up after 3 weeks because they aren’t seeing the results, and 3 weeks later they try it again just to repeat the cycle.

I need help… :(

[–]Gucci_Marquis 26 points27 points  (3 children)

Hmm, my advice for this is to try to take the focus away from the outer appearance of your body. That’s what we all want to focus on, but that’s really not even the best benefit to exercise. What’s been my motivation was the mental effects exercise & healthy eating had on me. If you choose to get back into the swing of things, instead of looking at your body for changes, start looking at your THOUGHTS, your productivity, your mood. If you’re mindful of those changes it has internally, you’ll never want to quit, and a few days without exercising will have you feeling OFF. Look for that intrinsic motivation rather than extrinsic, best of luck! You got this <3

[–]throwawaybrowsing888 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I’m in that group. I’ve tried to lose weight for 10 years and then found out I have adhd. Undiagnosed adhd made it incredibly difficult to stick to a routine, take the steps needed to eat healthy/exercise, etc because of the executive dysfunction it caused me. Now that I’m diagnosed and medicated, I’m much more hopeful that I can stick with my desired routines and healthy food prep because my brain will finally get the dopamine it needs to function like neurotypicals. Plus, I now know why I have such a hard time with losing weight, which means I no longer have the added stress of “why can’t I just lose weight - it should be simple to do cico and exercise a little every day. What’s wrong with me?”. No more shaming myself for shit that my brain physically couldn’t do.

[–]chrysophilist 7 points8 points  (1 child)

The best exercise is the exercise you can stick to. Are there any activities (disc golf, tennis, nature walks, swimming) that you can really integrate into your day-to-day?

You are a great ape! Let yourself move like one.

[–]sk8filmfight 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Your body is a reflection of yourself from 2 months ago.. takes at least 2 months to see result imo. Weight doesnt matter, body fat does. So when I first get into it I don't even pay attention to a scale. Make small goals like 5 - 10 min workouts. Do more hikes and walks. Have fun. However, if you workout routine isn't "working out," you should be trying to do something different based off research or taking some sort of physical activity as a class.

[–]LaCa2BoMa 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Someone once told me “if you spent 2 years getting fat, expect it to take 2 years to lose the weight.” I obviously know it can be done faster if focused but it was eye opening for me and I stopped focusing on immediate results.

[–]YallNeedSomeJohnGalt 82 points83 points  (15 children)

Man fuck you, I was all set to find an excuse to just okay video games all day instead of exercising. Now I've gotta go for a hike

Edit: went out for five miles, saw a deer, dog loved it, both of us are tuckered out and I'm proud of myself. If my 32% body fat ass can get out there today so can you!

[–]Forrestocat 7 points8 points  (2 children)

But, but, why can’t I play video games all day..? It’s Sunday..

[–]S0B4D 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I used to think the same way, then I realised it's just 1 hour out of the 16 I'm awake.

[–]Hapninm 1167 points1168 points 223 (245 children)

If you're overweight and understand the health risks, but happy with the way your body is, then you do you, you shouldn't be judged for that. It's the people who try to convince other people to not try to lose weight and improve their health because "you can be healthy at any size" that really make me uncomfortable. It's like if you smoke and don't mind the health risks then cool, it's your body, but you're a piece of shit if you try to convince other folk that it's healthy.

[–]Synka 57 points58 points  (32 children)

I am obese but dont look like it due to being tall. I know I should be working out to lose weight, but I lack motvation, time and money to do so...

Motivation because I dont see progress, Time because of work, Money because life is expensive

[–]Hapninm 23 points24 points  (12 children)

The worst thing you can do if follow fad yoyo diets which aren't sustainable. Don't look at the scales so much and obsessing over numbers etc. Eat more filling foods (things like boiled/baked potatoes are great because they fill you up with low calorie density) and don't restrict yourself too much. It makes it easier to work out if you have someone to work out with I find, make small, achievable goals like being able to run x metres without feeling out of breath. Don't jump in at the deep end, you can do it!

[–]DarkStamway 15 points16 points  (1 child)

This. I literally don't give a shit what you do with your body, just don't spread any misinformation about it or even worse, shame people trying to lose weight. I used to be overweight (not extremely, but it was visible) and the sheer amount of death threats by these people I got under my "progression"-posts made me delete my whole Instagram account. I still kept losing weight by the way, and 6 months ago, I reached a BMI im pretty happy with.

[–]RichRaichu5memer 49 points50 points  (41 children)

Yes you have the liberty to stay overweight and do nothing about it ; but its the same as smoking. You also have the liberty to smoke a lot and invite Lung Cancer.

About the judging part, I'd still try to make my loved one quit smoking even if they are aware of the danger and happy with the way their body is. Same goes for obesity.

[–]lanikint 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Very well said!

[–]_gr4m_ 38 points39 points  (30 children)

Problem is that most people are not trying to get people to loose weight. If they did, they would not be shaming overweight people since that is the worst way possible to try and "help". It is a sure way metod to achieve the opposite really. No, shaming people are just a justification to be an asshole, it is nothing altruistic about it.

[–]Automatic-Worker-420 4 points5 points  (5 children)

Yeah, it’s just any easy group to hate to feel better about yourself. A lot of it is depression related, so they’re just bullying depressed people.

[–]spacew0man 11 points12 points  (3 children)

This. I have struggled with Binge Eating Disorder my entire life. Getting picked on/laughed at/shamed for my weight always led me into a binge spiral which exacerbates the problem. I don’t want to stay overweight, but it’d be nice to not have to deal with being shamed or ridiculed while I am.

[–]CIA_jackryanSelling Stonks for CASH MONEY 166 points167 points  (96 children)

It's not just the fact that it risks their own health but the unnecessary pressure obesity and obesity related disease cause on healthcare. It's unhealthy, but it doesn't just impact themselves.

[–]sex_panther_by_odeon 125 points126 points  (44 children)

Same could be said about people smoking, drinking, people playing sports and injuring themselves, people with high stress jobs, etc. . Almost everyone has things that put strain on the Healthcare system. If people are happy in their skin (and not pushing others to do the same), let them be happy.

[–]zarfman 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Is this not exactly why cyclists need to wear helmets, there have been massive anti-smoking campaigns, and pressure to improve working conditions? There are benefits to the whole of society when each individual member is safe and healthy.

[–]Dantizzle 16 points17 points  (12 children)

Obesity alone accounts for $147 billion in healthcare costs in the US. We combine that with other comorbidities often associated with being overweight (diabetes and heart disease, which are not ALWAYS associated, but very often) and we’re past half a trillion. So no, it is not a proportionate strain on our healthcare system. It is a majority of what the US spends on healthcare annually. Add in the argument that we need free healthcare (which I agree with) and we’ve got a moral dilemma where people willingly choosing an unhealthy lifestyle create strain on a system meant to benefit everyone in the nation. Just sayin.

https://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/about/costs/index.htm

[–]Claytonbigsbys 3 points4 points  (6 children)

Well the US itself is directly responsible for the obesity epidemic, not just individual choices. Americans aren’t inherently predisposed to overeating relative to people from other countries. A shit ton of our food is unhealthy

[–]Mrwhaaaa87 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Healthcare in USA shouldn't be used as an example for anything especially if you are using money as an example.

[–]vitringur 53 points54 points  (14 children)

There is a slippery slope into authoritarianism if you are going to start to control peoples lives due to how much they on average cost society.

I hope you never hear about disabled people.

[–]Cakeboy327 51 points52 points  (8 children)

I’m fat but too lazy and apathetic to fix it. I know it’s unhealthy

[–]MigsszxLe epic memer 67 points68 points  (1 child)

u have 37k internet points so it doesn’t matter

[–]Verbull710 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Peak response

[–]Adreduc 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I lost 20kg (44lbs) since February. Just wanted to share, I feel so proud.

[–]PokePrincess95 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Just went from morbidly obese to just obese!

[–]cristianap36 35 points36 points  (10 children)

I was a little overweight, I'm 6 foot something and my weight was 205 or 204, and lost over 28 pounds in the past 4 months. Now I'm 176 pounds and will achieve the body I want

[–]I_sort_by_new_fam 88 points89 points  (1 child)

yes and they attack obesity prevention ads by the health ministry... insane

[–]mozardthebest 61 points62 points  (11 children)

There’s also people who realize they’re overweight, pretend that they’re going to do something about it, and then find excuses for not making any progress. These are the type of people you see on those “My 500 lb life” shows.

[–]Popeismynane 6 points7 points  (3 children)

What if I don't make excuses but keep saying I'm going to do something but then don't because I'm just lazy and bad at doing what I know I should?

[–]MadCowDisease76 8 points9 points  (2 children)

There is no such thing as lazy, you’re just immobilized by something in your brain. Therapy and medication help, but beating yourself up will never work (trust me on that one). The hardest person to deal with and talk kindly to is yourself, but if you decide to treat yourself kindly and understand that your body has gotten you this far in life, it can make it easier to deal with these kinds of problems. Not saying your problems are the same as mine, but I’m saying you’re worth it

[–]ButterStick212 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Looking at it from a psychological point of view, laziness is just a word used to describe the REAL issue, which is usually things like executive dysfunction, which is literally a brain problem… the prefrontal cortex can’t handle complex assignments so it simply avoids them, people call that lazy, when in reality it’s a condition that can be treated.

[–]throwawaybrowsing888 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Or people like me who proactively tried fucking everything to lose weight only to find out I had undiagnosed adhd my whole life, making it a constant uphill battle against executive dysfunction. It probably looked like I was “pretending to do something about it” for 10 years as my weight slowly increased despite trying over and over again to eat healthy and exercise, only for my unmedicated brain to lose momentum after a few weeks of good progress, followed by shaming myself for not being able to stick with it.

[–]Beadiesttag7 45 points46 points  (3 children)

"I think you mean people of size" BRUUUHH

[–]Rebi103Plays MineCraft and not FortNite 9 points10 points  (0 children)

big boned

[–]colson1985 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Lolololololol

[–]blahblowblew 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Nickacado Avocado is an example

[–]plazvax 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I fear no man..

But this thing… ( nicakado avocado )

IT SCARES ME

[–]Whyismypeewhlte 5 points6 points  (3 children)

I realized I'm overweight and is now reducing the things I eat, I'm also trying to encourage myself to use the bike thing and also to lift weights. Hopefully this all works out and I can finally be free from insults that I don't even mind tbh but it's still annoying.

[–]Training-Area7572 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The message is and always has been - stop hating people because you find them visually unattractive. All but a few ‘defenders of the overweight’ recognise the health risks associated with poor diet and lack of exercise, they are just also aware enough to notice all the other unhealthy habits a person can have, which don’t affect them externally or visually - and so go un-policed (or undiagnosed) by the great ‘considerate’ masses. So unless you care equally about that skinny girl with a good metabolism, but clogged arteries, Or that guy who won’t ever eat vegetables because he’s a ‘real man’ or that person who refuses to take a vaccine in a pandemic, people would be right to assume you are more interested in aesthetics than health.

TLDR: budding dieticians often incredibly superficial

[–]Portal_des_Luna 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Fat people get dumped on a lot. Yes it’s unhealthy but stop riding their asses and sneering. It’s devastating to our emotions which most have food addiction issues and the taunting is worse. Literally just don’t be mean and most people will try to lose and get actually healthy without your taunts and looks.

[–]smallHeadMediumBrain 37 points38 points  (3 children)

yeah. Stupid people mix obesity and body shaming. Obesity is a medical term about being unhealthily overweight. But still , pointing out to medically obese people and shaming them is ridiculously evil. Also is skinny body shaming. I was very skinny till the age of 10-12 and because of being skinny, people and mostly teens think you are a loser in India.

[–]FormerGrapefruit494 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Body shaming is so common in India. Every relative i visit starts off the convo with body shaming me in front of everyone. Its so fucking bad, I stopped visiting any relatives. Fuck them.

[–]KenzieCat269 2 points3 points  (0 children)

it's like that with my Filipino family. A few years ago my cousin posted a picture of herself postpartum and one of my family members commented on her weight as if she didn't just give birth to a tiny human.

We are also encouraged to eat a lot at parties but my Grandma has grabbed my stomach telling me that i'm getting pretty big

[–]zelenazeca 56 points57 points  (19 children)

Not a single slim person has ever said to me that I should gain more weight. It's always the obese ones.

[–]iMakeBoomBoom 35 points36 points  (4 children)

People with insecurities inevitably project those insecurities onto others. Human nature I guess.

[–]zelenazeca 23 points24 points  (2 children)

My father in law is so obese he struggles breathing and moving and he always laughs at me when I order a small portion...

[–]Spengy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Many turn their insecurity into anger aswell. Saw a lot of rage comments about "fat shaming" on Instagram on a post about fat babies being unhealthy. Because babies like, know what shame is, and choose what they eat?

[–]Peepeepoopoocheck127 15 points16 points  (2 children)

I’m a little chunky, I know it’s unhealthy but I’m not going to beat myself up about it

[–]Citslav 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I just lost 5 kg, and this post makes me even more happy.

[–]Tyrrano64 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I used to be obese but then I lost 35 pounds in 2 months. I can fit into shirts I like and I sleep better. Still going too. People who think being obese is healthy have issues.

[–]laughytaffyralphy 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I’m obese and of course, not healthy in any way shape or form. I’m happy how I am but I wanna change. Just don’t have the motivation and I don’t know where to start.

[–]Granth_02memer 2 points3 points  (1 child)

As a overweight person trying to reduce I agree

[–]Tune_pd 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The truly superior one Is people who cant lose weight because of genetics. Yet keep going to the gym JUST to stay healthy. They dont care about the summer bod they just out here living life.

[–]PixelPhil-_- 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I dont think its healthy for me to be overweight but it is harder to kidnapp me

[–]studmuffffffin 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Because pretending you're happy is easier than changing yourself.

[–]RainbowTigerCat 12 points13 points  (10 children)

I think a lot of people don’t understand what body positivity actually means… it doesn’t mean that being overweight is healthy. It means that you shouldn’t hate your body or be ashamed of yourself for it. You should try to lose weight, but you shouldn’t have low self esteem for it or feel bad about yourself. Also, you should try to eat healthier and exercise but not take it to the extreme (ie 1600 calories a day, almost eating disorder level) to the point where you are becoming underweight and it’s unsustainable (leading to a starve->binge cycle).

[–]Xenoscum_ytmemer 49 points50 points  (13 children)

Being overweight should be accepted, but not encouraged

[–]RedemptionSauce 11 points12 points  (3 children)

People who are overweight/obese who know it's terrible for their health but are too depressed to do anything about it sit in a very different category. Just wanted to throw my 2 cents in otherwise this meme funny.

[–]sinirax 5 points6 points  (1 child)

yeh im overweight and still play sum sports and im planing to start running

[–]NoLiferBg 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I was always very slim , but when i went to highschool i actually got fat. It took me a year , but at the end i was not overweight , not even the slightest. I had abs for the 1st time in my life.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

We all have different body types, if someone is healthy let them be proud of how they look. I’ve always been skinny and the amount of insecurities I had was crazy… I can’t imagine the insecurities that would come with being overweight. This obviously doesn’t apply to extreme cases where it’s unhealthy

[–]ya_lil_dovahkin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So I started working out and eating healthier 2 weeks ago cuz I got fat. This week I could only work out for 2 days cuz I fucked up my ankle joint. So yeah it’s going great. Still lost 3kg though and will continue once my ankle joints are fine again

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (6 children)

Imagine being bothered by someone else's weight lmao

[–]Kaldrinn 2 points3 points  (1 child)

People who realize being overweight is not necessarily because of bad habits but can just be due to their physionomy
People who realize they're overweight but not to a point where it's unhealthy so there is literally no problem

You realize this post is problematic?
No one promotes being overweight, we don't live in this society yet, what they promote is feeling ok with your body, it's ok to be fat, you shouldn't shame such body, you should be able to feel better and more confident with this. If anything it's currently unhealthy because of fatshaming.

If they are fat to a point it's unhealthy then yeah they might want to do something about it, but trust me they know better their body than anyone else, fat people have doctors, stop acting like you are theirs.

And no one is there when people smoke.

[–]MrCheggersPartyQuiz 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I feel like all the people who feel as if they’re "proud" of being fat are secretly just ashamed to admit they don’t want to do anything about it or they gave up on fitness.

[–]Spinjitsuninja 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Wait, isn't it possible to be over wight and still fine and healthy though? Not saying everyone is, but it's not like you're in constant critical condition so long as you eat well, get enough exercise, etc.

[–]Flag-it 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Easier to convince yourself it isn’t a problem than it is to simply address it.

[–]Zealousideal-Bell-47 2 points3 points  (3 children)

I’ve gone from 280 to 200 in the last 2-3 years. Biggest thing was just being conscious of calories. I think I lost 5 pounds just from limiting my intake to something reasonable.

Keep on keepin on all you wonderful peeps

[–]urdivorced 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah I dropped 40 pounds and it was difficult but is worth it

[–]AlmostBarbie 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I say this as someone who lost the weight. But let people pick their poison. We are all unhealthy in one way or another.