This saddens me. Only a few months ago I held a particularly contemptuous view of fat people. Apathetic and shameless. After all, I'd lost 40 pounds since graduating college and I did that without a gym membership, a personal trainer, fad diets, or self-help books. Discipline, common sense, and moderation. Why, I thought, can't all these fat people just put down the fork?
Originally Posted by little vase
These days I don't wholly blame overweight people for being overweight. Sure, most Americans are lazy and close-minded and at least partially accountable for their own unwell being. But it's really an uphill battle against Big Agro, Big Fitness, and even Big Pharma. Three massively powerful industry groups who live on fat Americans who stay fat. I'm sure your friend BagleBike thinks he's doing the right thing. I used to. I was once a very bright, independently minded and motivated fat guy with bad information. Six tupperware meals a day, 8-11 servings of whole grains, 4 pieces of fruit and 60 minutes of elliptical machine. I wasn't being lazy - I was actively trying to transform myself according to the available advice. It was only through some chance encounter with leangains.com that set me on the right path.
And I must say the idea of working out in the presence of food I find particularly insulting. I find I cannot eat anything within 3 hours of lifting weights. Otherwise I get nauseous. I would be an unhappy man in your gym.
Last edited by ajm422; 05-17-2013 at 08:30 AM.
I'm a weak man...If I give myself a few feet of leeway, I burst through all of my prohibitions.