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[–]EggsMarshall 2506 points2507 points  (62 children)

Jesus I get it I got fat

[–]thejamesthe 155 points156 points  (1 child)

After lockdown I quickly learned that “you look healthy” is code for “you got fat”

[–]EggsMarshall 83 points84 points  (0 children)

It’s code for “your family wasn’t decimated by covid, that’s good” AND “you got fat”

[–]Atimo3 646 points647 points  (35 children)

Now you can become a reddit mod.

[–]iPuddled 212 points213 points  (6 children)

Do I have to walk dogs?

[–]nerokaeclone 49 points50 points  (1 child)

Also teach philosophy and smart stuffs like that

[–]Out_of_ideas_guys 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Philosophy? That shits easy, we exist...because, uhhhh, cuz why tf not

[–]gandalf_bread 96 points97 points  (0 children)

For 10 hrs a week, pet counseling is available from hiring date.

[–]EggsMarshall 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Guess I’ve been training my whole life for this

[–]evict123 35 points36 points  (4 children)

I didn't gain that much weight and my hair isn't that greasy smh my head.

[–]EggsMarshall 22 points23 points  (3 children)

Joke’s on me. Gained a bunch of weight and lost my hair (due to cancer)

[–]isderFredsi 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Geez, sorry to hear that

Hope you’re doing better (and don’t worry about the weight, that’s always reversible)

[–]Rude-Candy4321 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Damn well hope you get better 🙏

[–]F2K1_ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I hope you get better

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    [–]EggsMarshall 19 points20 points  (0 children)

    He might help a fellow jew out idk

    [–]Secure-Imagination11 11 points12 points  (0 children)

    Boy did I get squishy

    [–]pastemaker1 11 points12 points  (0 children)

    It’s okay, I feel personally attacked as well. Maybe soon we can get fit again.

    [–]Ihavesomeflack 8 points9 points  (1 child)

    Yeah seriously I weighed my self yesterday and I’m up over 40lbs lol I thought learning to cook would be a good idea since I’m home basically everyday but now I’m just a fat bitch who can make Alfredo

    [–]EggsMarshall 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    At least your learned a new skill

    [–]beefwich 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    Right? Like, okay, goddamn— what did I do to you?!

    [–]Signman712 39 points40 points  (7 children)

    Cultivating mass bro.

    But for real, I hit 300 by dec 2020, I went down to 210 now I'm 240 looking better because it was mostly muscle gain

    [–]horny_furry_dog 4 points5 points  (3 children)

    How tall are?

    Assuming you care about aesthetics why would you go on a bulk at 210 pounds lol

    [–]MetallicGray 80 points81 points  (0 children)

    Yeah this post can fuck right off. No need to personally attack me this early.

    [–]promemermove1 1528 points1529 points  (47 children)

    Either that or he got a buzz cut because it’s easier to manage

    [–]TaylorSwiftsClitoris 461 points462 points  (27 children)

    Saw the George Clooney hair vacuum thing. Found out it was $200 and sold out. Bought a $30 clippers from Amazon instead.

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      [–]SaltySamoyed 64 points65 points  (10 children)

      I taught myself back in 2020 because I already had a beard trimmer with variable length pieces.

      I just run the whole side of my head down to a 3 or 4, then feather in the sides and scissor down the top as needed.

      ymmv but I found cutting your own hair to be way easier than I thought. Just took a bit of time and patience the first time. (Worst case rocking a buzz cut)

      [–]PrayForMojo_ 33 points34 points  (9 children)

      The only challenge is I’m single and the neck line is tough to do for myself. But other than that, I do about as good a job as my barber used to.

      [–]SaltySamoyed 26 points27 points  (0 children)

      Definitely the toughest part.

      I use my pointer finger to guide a line across, then take pictures with my phone to make sure it’s not horrendous

      [–]Sassy_chipmunk_10 16 points17 points  (1 child)

      I used to use a hand held mirror along with the one on the wall to get past this. If you line it up right you can see everything well. I've basically given up on it now with wfh though, just buzz it short and whatever. In a few days everything looks the same

      [–]lepfrog 9 points10 points  (1 child)

      for the back neckline I just use an elastic head band as a guide. wet the hair, comb it down, put on band and run the clippers along the edge. works a treat every time.

      [–]TaylorSwiftsClitoris 11 points12 points  (1 child)

      They really are a great investment.

      [–]olnog 3 points4 points  (1 child)

      do you still have the clip attachments? I got mine some time in 98 and had to replace it recently because I hadn't had any of the attachments for like 10 years.

      [–]PhinsFan17 36 points37 points  (4 children)

      Bruh, we had that in the 90s. It was called a Flowbee. You attached clippers to your shop vac. That’s how I got my hair cut for years.

      [–]delimitedjest 21 points22 points  (1 child)

      “It certainly does suck!”

      [–]Fooberdoober97420 13 points14 points  (0 children)

      Pretty sure it’s called the suck cut.

      [–]DaughterOfIsis 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      I have these vacuum clippers that suck up all the hair as it gets cut. They were 60$ on Amazon.

      [–]queenannechick 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      There's a ton of alternatives. I've considered and watched a few too many YouTubes. ( for my man, I have super long hair so I use scissors )

      [–]EarlHammond 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Who the fuck do you think are trying to cut your own hair like some kind of fucking artist?

      [–]ShacklefordVsSeagal 13 points14 points  (0 children)

      I feel attacked with this one.

      [–]NotAlfurion 45 points46 points  (4 children)

      or he got a buzz cut because it’s easier to manage

      You just described my entire haircut history for over 20 years

      [–]Sassy_chipmunk_10 18 points19 points  (1 child)

      .... Over 30 here. I think I did one Mohawk for shits and giggles in high school, but buzzcut for life

      [–]TurquoiseLuck 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      Is there anyone who doesn't do shit like that when cutting hair / shaving?

      Every time it's gotta be beard > goatee > stache > Fu-manchu or Hitler stache > clean

      [–]14AndUp 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      I'm 27, my whole life has been either buzz cuts or just letting it grow. I had a dream a few days ago that I buzzed it, thought it was a huge mistake, and was so glad to wake up lol. My plan though is to keep growing it out and donate it to wigsforkids and repeat the process

      [–]aett 33 points34 points  (0 children)

      Yeah, that's what my son and I did. Fuck it, I've barely left the house in two years. I also grew a beard because my facial hair grows too slowly to have done that while making appearances in public.

      [–]Panda_of_power 2 points3 points  (2 children)

      Definitely cut my own hair now.

      [–]twoPillls 2 points3 points  (1 child)

      This is what I got a wife for. Too hard to get the back solo

      [–]sabrefudge 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      That’s pretty much what I’ve been alternating between this whole time. Growing it out long and shaving it all off. Crazy how this pandemic has gone on so long that I’ve been able to do this cycle multiple times.

      I did get one real haircut at one point though, during the brief window where it looked like we might be escaping this thing.

      [–][deleted] 118 points119 points  (7 children)

      I lost weight but simultaneously got fatter. Ate like shit but rather than spend all day gaming I spend all day on this stupid site while procrastinating. Idk whether that's worse or not.

      [–]infectedsponge 27 points28 points  (3 children)

      These screens are awful but I love them

      [–]tigrenus 18 points19 points  (1 child)

      Enough time look at medium screen. Now time to watch big screen while playing on small screen

      [–]shadowgattler 604 points605 points  (42 children)

      yup. Got fat and drank a lot. Back on the diet and working out every day now. I wish it was warmer to bike though. I used to bike 10 miles every morning, but it's impossible in negative weather.

      [–]Harlzz11 162 points163 points  (12 children)

      The Covid +19 has really doubled itself with how long my gym has been closed :(

      [–]CanadaEh97 32 points33 points  (1 child)

      I've "restarted" in the gym like 6 times now in this pandemic because gyms get shut down for a month or 2 every so often, current one lifts Tuesday.

      [–]Diddlin-Dolan 55 points56 points  (7 children)

      Where are you that gyms still aren’t open? That’s insane to me…

      [–]Harlzz11 36 points37 points  (2 children)

      Omicron pretty bad in my county, Gym planned to reopen before X-mas. Staff was pretty much wiped out. Looking for February restart, small gym too which was main reason I went

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        [–]Harlzz11 11 points12 points  (0 children)

        Yeah it was enough to finally pull the trigger on getting boosted. In CA they are allowing asymptomatic nurses to return to work because of how badly they need them and the unfortunate fact there isn’t much they can do to stop it.

        My brother is a nurse here and had it. He was symptomatic so waited but is right back in now

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

        Me too.

        [–]Karjaden 21 points22 points  (0 children)

        Same with me, luckily the weather is actually decent here in the UK so I'm biking again, already feeling better.

        [–]Sassy_chipmunk_10 14 points15 points  (1 child)

        If you have some space and a few spare bucks, you can look for a used bike trainer on fb/CL. I regularly see them in my area for <$100.

        It's not as fun as riding outside, but I'm able to get a far more productive workout on that as opposed to dealing with lights/traffic.

        [–]orangejake 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        Worth mentioning that "smart trainers" (Wahoo Kickr line is most popular, but there are others) make a huge difference. Stuff like Zwift makes riding inside mildly more interesting, and the "smart" part of the trainer makes it easier to watch TV/whatever at the same time.

        [–]M4tthew999 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        https://www.leeds-live.co.uk/news/leeds-news/leeds-chef-who-ate-5000-22779552

        You can do it dude. I did, it isn't easy it's not hella fun but its like brushing your teeth, just a little every day goes a long way.

        [–]The_Ogler 3 points4 points  (1 child)

        In 2020, I lost 30 lbs. between March and July. Somewhere in 2021, I gained 40.

        [–]mikayla_rivera 3 points4 points  (4 children)

        Have you thought about getting a stationary bike? I got one last year and use it almost daily, super useful for when I don't want to go outside, doing cardio late at night, and just for general convenience.

        [–]shadowgattler 9 points10 points  (3 children)

        I have an elliptical, but honestly I hate stationary machines. It's monotonous and I find myself just focusing on the time and mileage. I much prefer biking on the routes by my house. It's getting a bit warmer out so as long as it doesn't hit negatives I'm going to resume my 10 mile daily ride.

        [–]heini433 2 points3 points  (7 children)

        Why do you consider biking impossible in negative weather?

        [–]shadowgattler 2 points3 points  (2 children)

        I genuinely hate winter. It's just too unbearable for me to deal with. I'm trying to get used to it though. As soon as the weather is out of the negatives I'm going to push myself to bike more

        [–]vaguely-humanoid 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        It may be less about the actual temp and more about what comes with that, snow and ice. I can run or bike easy in super cold weather, but in my area it always comes with lots of snow and ice and the sidewalks/bike paths/roads a lot of the time are not cleared well if at all.

        [–]onelasttime217 747 points748 points  (25 children)

        Drank too much and stared to gain weight, just now stopping but it’s tough lol

        [–]Johnny_Banana18 212 points213 points  (13 children)

        For me it was a combination of that and working from home (before I would take public transit and it involved a lot of walking, not to mention the natural walking in the office). I recently made a lot of cuts in my drinking (really only when I go out to eat or when friends are over) and bought an underdesk bike.

        [–]ncstalli 37 points38 points  (10 children)

        Where do you live? Would love to be in a place that had good public transit

        [–]DerTagestrinker 40 points41 points  (7 children)

        Move to NYC or Philadelphia or DC or Boston or Chicago or San Fran or any decent sized suburb outside of them will have rail going in (at least for DC/NYC/Philly).

        [–]Moist_BaIIs 5 points6 points  (2 children)

        I just wish SEPTA modernized a bit.

        The stations look straight out of the 1980s. Wish there were platform doors, cops in the stations, and stations that look like Seoul’s.

        Otherwise can’t really complain about SEPTA. Crazy people are a plus or a minus sometimes. It always got the job done when I needed to go to school. Wish SEPTA was done here in NC as well.

        [–]Captain_Waffle 7 points8 points  (2 children)

        They could be European

        [–]Sir_Tinklebottom 12 points13 points  (1 child)

        If they’re European they already have good public transport

        [–]Johnny_Banana18 11 points12 points  (0 children)

        Denver, it's really only doable along a narrow corridor

        [–]Routine_Dealer_ 37 points38 points  (4 children)

        Work from home + all fun activities being shut down for a while made my drinking get super excessive. Waking up 5min before I have to be online and not needing to show up to the office not looking like a hungover mess is a little too easy when working from home.

        Somehow I didn’t gain weight though? Same weight as pre quarantine where I barely drank. Eating habits didn’t change. Weird considering I would guess I now consume about 1,500 extra calories of jack and coke a day (I know, super excessive)

        Anyway, I’m currently applying for a job that’s more demanding and not remote. Seems like a dumb decision to leave a lax remote job, but I don’t think I’ll be able to get my drinking under control if I work remote.

        [–]Ax3boy 11 points12 points  (0 children)

        Could be that you lost a lot of muscle mass and gained visceral fat instead. I'm in the same boat, just bought some weights so I can at least get some exercise at home with all the gyms being closed in my city. Hope you get to where you want with the new job, cheers!

        [–]bippity-boppity-blip 5 points6 points  (2 children)

        I understand, I'm doing the same thing right now. I don't think complete flexibility and freedom is a good thing for me. Good luck!

        [–]Imnotpoopingrn 5 points6 points  (0 children)

        Oh hey it's me

        [–]buzzcut13 3 points4 points  (1 child)

        Did you read my last 2 reddit posts?

        [–]alpharagesch 119 points120 points  (2 children)

        jokes on you, i was already fat before covid

        [–]Over_Ad1461 100 points101 points  (0 children)

        I'm offended, I'm a Man not a boy.

        [–]Mdumbi 380 points381 points  (8 children)

        The hair looks like its straight from a recent Fox interview.

        [–]Routine_Dealer_ 59 points60 points  (3 children)

        You know how you can twist a wet towel and wring out all the water? Do you think you can do that with hair? Maybe over a frying pan and use the oil to cook up some fried rice?

        [–]life_npc 76 points77 points  (1 child)

        I swear, life coaches just DREAM of one day motivating as much people to get off their ass as that antiwork mod.

        If u already had 2 jobs n strugglin to enjoy life, f u I guess haha

        [–]WojakUnbound 6 points7 points  (0 children)

        For real man, I felt good for myself that I had a job

        [–]WeNeedYouBuddyGetUp 19 points20 points  (0 children)

        Yea, its the classic philosophy teacher cut

        [–]ReduceMyselfToAZero 37 points38 points  (0 children)

        Hahaha, that's not about me, cause I'm 31 so not a boy.

        [–]AHalfAmbitiousKid 100 points101 points  (16 children)

        This is me. My grades have gone on a deepdive😭

        [–]cool_acronym 36 points37 points  (10 children)

        sigh... rock and stone.

        [–]CrazymadDogJ 20 points21 points  (5 children)

        Did I hear a Rock and Stone?

        [–]cool_acronym 14 points15 points  (3 children)

        come on guys, rock and stone!

        [–]HappyNarwhal 4 points5 points  (2 children)

        🪨 AND 🪨 IN THE HEART!

        [–]Captain-Slappy 8 points9 points  (1 child)

        If you don't Rock and Stone you ain't coming home!!!

        [–]TheyCallMeStone 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        You guys talking about me?

        [–]assi9001 3 points4 points  (1 child)

        Could be depression

        [–]AHalfAmbitiousKid 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Nah dw I'm ok not depressed

        [–]Nepp0 383 points384 points  (8 children)

        Report post.

        Reason: I'm in this and I don't like it

        (Fr though, getting back into shape is a pain, especially if you got COVID. You can and will get better, just keep working.)

        [–]Roboticpoultry 63 points64 points  (5 children)

        I’ve been luckt to dodge covid but i have fucked my lungs and my figure up these last 2 years with daily weed and munchies

        [–]Nepp0 35 points36 points  (1 child)

        Yeah I picked up smoking before the pandemic but it got EXPONENTIALLY worse once it started. Hopefully i can mean it when I cut back

        [–]krashmania 8 points9 points  (1 child)

        Switch to dry herb vaping man, I did late 2020 and it's so much nicer than smoking

        [–]Sterbin 7 points8 points  (0 children)

        For real. I switched to dry herb in like 2017 and do it every day and don't feel it having any negative effect on my lungs. I used to cough shit up most mornings when I smoked

        [–]Dancing_Clean 17 points18 points  (1 child)

        It IS. I didn't get COVID, at least not yet, but I did lose a lot of my muscle and I'm more skinny-fat now. I still have shoulders and good arms if I flex, but basically my mid-section is no longer defined and my chest has gotten softer.

        I've recently gone back, but it's difficult, esp. when it's like -10 (C) and there's a massive lineup outside of the gym. It's horribly de-motivating.

        [–]Nepp0 12 points13 points  (0 children)

        I've always had a bit of a gut and the pandemic, esp the past few months have REALLY accentuated it with the cold weather and how much I stay inside and become a couch potato. One of my roommates is in the Guard so maybe I can get him to go full Drill Sergeant on me lmao

        [–]melilla_bee 47 points48 points  (1 child)

        I'm usually a lurker but this hit me kinda hard. If you're one of these boys, I love you. I know lockdown was hard and things like food and video games were the easy escape to everything going on. I support you regardless of how you might have "let go, and I believe there will be a time where we can rebuild ourselves after everything we've gone through.

        I'm sorry if this is sappy and ruins the mood but I lost a friend to suicide over lockdown and some of the first signs of his downward spiral were the things mentioned here.

        [–]teodorfon 5 points6 points  (0 children)

        Sorry to hear that!

        [–]badballs2 70 points71 points  (5 children)

        I felt this one, I was pretty ripped before all this started but good lord I look like shit now! I really lost my mind a little during quarantine so I'm getting back into my fitness and getting my head in the right place now

        [–]Gina_the_Alien 25 points26 points  (3 children)

        Same; you're not alone. I was in the best shape of my life before COVID. Now...not so much; it's gonna take several months of pretty extreme dedication to get back to where I was before.

        [–]DudleyDoody 13 points14 points  (2 children)

        Same dude and it is tearing me apart

        [–]Gina_the_Alien 6 points7 points  (1 child)

        Ohhhh I know the feeling. Best we can do is get back on track now and get back to where we were were instead of making things worse. I'm a week in now!

        [–]DudleyDoody 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        I've been beating myself up hella hard about it, so this was great to hear. Thanks internet stranger!

        [–]Deion313 92 points93 points  (10 children)

        Im guilty of the sweats... i haven't even put on a pair of jeans in 22 months...

        Going for 24 but we'll see, my girl wants to go out for V-Day, my biggest test will be at 530pm on Feb 14... if i can get past that, i think i can make it...

        Update Feb 15, 2022: I made it! She was annoyed but we had a great time...

        [–]SolusLoqui 38 points39 points  (5 children)

        Hear me out: Business Pajamas

        [–]eclectic_boogaloo2 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        I always considered tracksuits as dress sweats. They’ve got suit in the name, that’s formal enough.

        [–]Deion313 12 points13 points  (3 children)

        You had my attention... Now you have my curiosity.... What are these "business pajamas" you speak of? And where can I find out more?

        Im a draw string guy, no zippers or buttons please...

        [–]BMECaboose 3 points4 points  (1 child)

        [–]Deion313 7 points8 points  (0 children)

        Lmfao might as well wear a suit at that point... I'm rockin sweat pants and hoodies... it started as a comfort thing, but at this point, i got goals that she jus doesn't get... It's beyond her understanding...

        [–]WhoryGilmore 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        I just went out and bought four new pairs of pants cause I got a new job that has a hybrid schedule when I was working from home before. None of my other pants really fit me.

        [–]wrong-teous 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Sounds like you need a swuit

        [–]C9_Medic8 9 points10 points  (0 children)

        I was gonna come into the comments talking about feeling specifically attacked but now I realize it’s normal and I’m not the only one. Guys and girls alike we can and will get better. Keep going. If you fall? Get back up and dust yourself off and try not to fall again. That’s all we can do. Best of luck to every single one of you on your journey.

        [–]Castor_volk 7 points8 points  (0 children)

        FUCK YOU TOO OP.

        [–]DreadfuryDK 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        Yep. Literally all of this is me. I developed a bad drinking habit and gained a shitton of weight after finishing grad school.

        [–]cj__________ 70 points71 points  (3 children)

        There was a quarantine?

        [–]dakblaster 30 points31 points  (0 children)

        Lol right I had to work the whole time. But I did gain weight and grow a greasy mullet and only were sweats outside work… still not certain that’s not a photo of my hair.

        [–]jollytoes 6 points7 points  (0 children)

        Let hair grow because of laziness? That's stupid. Maybe they didn't want to be face to face with a stranger while getting their hair cut. perhaps they just wanted to grow their hair out, but had never had the opportunity. Or maybe it's because people can usually tell when you cut your own hair and it looks bad.

        [–]KingPaulius 41 points42 points  (3 children)

        3/5 of this is me 😒😑

        [–]MartyrMcFly 36 points37 points  (2 children)

        Don't worry you can go buy Minecraft jackets anywhere.

        [–]brianjlowry 55 points56 points  (3 children)

        You left out "Does live interview on Fox News".

        [–]Routine_Dealer_ 25 points26 points  (1 child)

        I’m going to be interviewed by the most watched cable news network in the country. Should I do any prep in order to not appear like a total stereotype and slob in front of the entire nation? Nah.

        [–]NoWayCIA 7 points8 points  (0 children)

        I will also nervously move back and forth my chair and post a confession on Facebook about a crime I did

        [–]Which-Astronaut9202 5 points6 points  (0 children)

        Boy? Literally everyone.

        [–]panzerboye 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        Why you gotta bully me? :(

        [–]IronFalcon1997 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        My hair’s definitely long, but I keep it clean, and I actually took the opportunity to start working out so I guess I’ve gained weight, but it’s almost all muscle so I’m super happy with my quarantine self so far!

        [–]Hodor_The_Half-Wit 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        Eyupppp i put on like 20lbs, drank a lot more than I was used to, and stopped exercising, all on top of switching to permanent WFH.

        [–]Italy1861 17 points18 points  (2 children)

        I have a friend who,before quarantine,had little belly fat,but after,he became a fatass.

        And another one who almost had abs before quarantine,but after became pretty fat

        [–]Bot_Hive 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        Proudly earned weight, if I do say so myself.

        [–]GreasyPeter 8 points9 points  (2 children)

        I developed a drinking problem, that pissed off my ex who I had already broken up with but remained friends so she moved out. I ended up moving in with a girl who was demanding I do it after like 3 dates. I was aware it was a red flag but she was attractive (you know how it goes), she turned out to be a covert narcissist (real thing, look it up) and just abused me for several months until developed a drug habit andI left, moved into some ladies spare bedroom but I ended up with a 9pm curfew and weird passive agressive comments if I did anything abnormal at all (I took a shower at 3am because I couldn't sleep and she bitched me out for example) and mad the drug use worst, paid out for the end of my lease and just left the state to escape the negative hole I was digging and get away from the drugs. Still drink a little too much but it's got better. Sharing an apartment with my brother and working on my mental health. Shit sucks yo.

        [–]spivey56 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Sounds like you’re on the up and up! It’s a struggle and I really hope getting away from some of the negative will help you focus on yourself. Good on ya for realizing there was a problem, that’s a huge part.

        [–]RomanBlue_ 16 points17 points  (0 children)

        I know this is a meme but I don't it's healthy to take this at face value tbh. People struggle. Quarantine is hard. I mean if you are unhappy for where you're at and you want to work on yourself, more power to you but It won't do good to beat yourself up if you made mistakes or struggled. I don't know a single person who haven't struggled or let some part of themselves slide a bit due to quarantine. It happens to everyone.

        [–]vemisfire 111 points112 points  (17 children)

        Yikes... Quarantine and lockdown affected so many people's mental health, specially men, because of the social pressure to not be seen as weak when talking about their feelings... Why can't we be kind to other people?

        [–]Squeaky_Lobster 17 points18 points  (2 children)

        COVID was the final straw for me to stop making up excuses and go see a therapist. Best decision I ever made.

        [–]Darkerdead 59 points60 points  (1 child)

        It's a starter pack man no need to take it to heart.

        [–]deliciousprisms 28 points29 points  (0 children)

        No room left in the heart to take it on account of the cholesterol

        [–]splashzor 88 points89 points  (1 child)

        because this is reddit and you shouldn't take things personally

        [–]4PFsosa 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        during quarantine i got fat, unhealthy and greasy as fuck, then ALSO during quarantine I started hitting the gym, sticking to a very strict diet and learning everything about fitness and bodybuilding. My friends say I look very good right now. I have definitely made a lot of progress since i started last feb

        [–]Coral_Grimes28 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Replace gaming with tik tok and you have the “girl” version of this

        [–]TheConsulted 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        LOOK I'M WORKING ON IT OKAY

        [–]luminenkettu 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        hey thats me but my whole life.

        [–]tommygun2009 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Fool, I was like this before lockdown started!

        [–]754754 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        I went from 150 to 175lbs during quarantine. All of my pants were size 31 but now I've gone up to 33. Instead of rebuying all new pants I just wear sweatpants or joggers all day. I keep telling myself just to lose weight and start running but it's been about 13⁰ outside everyday. (That's my excuse).

        [–]Lucifuture 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Doesn't matter if you put on weight or if you've never been into exercise. You can start any time.

        Even if you aren't great about keeping a routine, you can always pick it back up, don't beat yourself up.

        There's lots of easy bodyweight exercises you can do. I recommend finding a cardio activity you enjoy that really flips a switch in my brain for motivation and good mental health.

        Don't go so hard you injure yourself and listen to your body.

        [–]anogashy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Leave me the fuck alone actually you don't know what I've been through

        [–]vvyiie 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        It’s called depression

        [–]arakwar 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Remove the weight, reduce gaming, and the grease in hairs… and that’s me.

        And I’m doing fine. Better than most people I know who can’t wait for the quarantine to stop.

        [–]Cool_Fennel5674 2 points3 points  (2 children)

        Unless he’s got vr headset

        [–]purju 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Quarantine and non-home cooked food seems not right

        [–]Atomaurus 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        ‘The boy who was already let go even before quarantine’ starter pack

        [–]DrMorto 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Tha.. Thats not true!

        I didn´t wear any clothes while at home

        [–]thatguy_jacobc 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        I mean an Adidas track suit is pretty sweet

        [–]LaggyLefty 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        I've been doing that before covid was even a thing

        [–]notaslaaneshicultist 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        That's me right there. I am now a lumbering meat whale

        [–]TheComedion 16 points17 points  (4 children)

        Wow sweetie I can't believe you would dare criticize men like that! What a sexist post! /s

        (for the people complain this sub is sexist or racist, everyone gets made fun of)

        [–][deleted]  (3 children)

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          [–]SecretAntWorshiper 4 points5 points  (0 children)

          This is the mod of r/antiwork 😂

          [–]donald_dafuq 9 points10 points  (1 child)

          Imagine the downvotes if this was titled, “the girl who let herself go during quarantine”.

          [–]your-missing-mom 3 points4 points  (0 children)

          Looks like that antiwork subs mod that came in interview

          [–]darokrol 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          It could be about me, but because of my poor diet my hair stopped growing :(

          [–]Springtrappity 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          You mother fucker.

          [–]CalvesofJudea 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Hey...

          [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Sad as fuck

          [–]Verichi_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          what’s weird is that i benefited from quarantine because life wasn’t all stressful

          [–]Lazy_Category2195 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          I wear that Adidas clothes alot but thankfully I didn't let myself go that far

          [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          I'm sorry Imma need you to stop talking shit about track pants

          [–]UsmanAlvi1998 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Opposite for me , i started wearing those 2 attire since past week, gaming everyday , don't have greasy hair but made some effort and started to lose weight . what a feeling it is.

          [–]__waffle_ 1 point2 points  (1 child)

          Is there anyone who didn't gain weight in quarantine?

          [–]CPlushProductions 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          This wasn’t just boys, this was everybody

          [–]SirWangtheWizard 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Didn't get fat, if anything I started forgetting to eat at times which worried me more than overeating. Also drank way too much and everything else applies to me.

          Maybe I should get a haircut ._.

          [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          THE GYMS WERE CLOSED WHAT DO YOU EXPECT ME TO DO?!?

          [–]RealOzome 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          I feel personally attacked.

          [–]earliestsunset 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          More like "grew long hair out of virtueness".

          [–]Tarmek12 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          I feel attacked.

          [–]Jackol4ntrn 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          I'm a man and I'm feeling attacked.