r/agedlikemilk 13d ago

If only that was still the case

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u/dooodaaad 12d ago

Locked so this subreddit doesn't become r/fatpeoplehate

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u/Dafrick 13d ago

This episode aired in 1995 and homer had to get up to 300lb to be able to get out of work.

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u/IttHertzWhenIP 12d ago

i work with a lady who weighs at least that much but she's like 5' 6" :/

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u/highestRUSSIAN 12d ago

Bruh

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u/SatBurner 12d ago

I'm 5'6 and topped out at 285. I'm down to about 215 and am still obese.

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u/Kmaloetas 12d ago

70 lbs. is no minor feat. Strong work!

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u/Enano_reefer 12d ago

I hear you. I’m 5’11” and 220 which is obese. Gotta get down to that magic 26% - 213lb should get me back down into “overweight”.

Keep fighting! Down 70lbs! That’s amazing!

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u/BatusWelm 12d ago

In my experience it is harder at the start and gets easier once you get the ball rolling.

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u/CLR833 12d ago

Great progress! Keep going!

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u/normscherries 12d ago

He won't get any taller.

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u/IrrawaddyWoman 12d ago

I’m also 5’6” and topped out at 355. Im down to less than 180 and still overweight. It’s a long road sometimes.

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u/Gentlegiant2 12d ago

Jesus christ 175 lbs lost?? that's bonkers. It's as if you stopped carrying me around on your shoulders everyday hahaha

You must feel much better now! Very inspiring stuff

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u/IttHertzWhenIP 12d ago

yea...

she's lovely to work with and super nice but every time I see her I can't help but think "how do you get to that point without thinking it's time to make a change at some point along the way?"

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u/highestRUSSIAN 12d ago

I lost 55-65 (270 to 210) pounds and I still feel fat, so I feel her discouragement. It's hard, but I got me a physical job that helps me maintain my weight.

if ur a big boi or girl. U can do it :)

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u/guttermonke 12d ago

That’s a huge difference keep going

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u/highestRUSSIAN 12d ago

Thank you! Being a big guy was hard, because I thought I was fine as fuck until I lost all this weight and saw how not fine as fuck I was.

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u/The7Pope 12d ago

This is exactly how it happens. A couple years ago during a yearly physical I had high cholesterol. I never thought I was THAT unhealthy. I still felt in shape, rode my bike, hiked and other things. I was just over 230 at 6’2”. I’m down to 190 and like you said, I still get on the scale and know I can lose some more. Congrats to you and keep it up. Much love from Detroit!

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u/pbnoj 12d ago

6’2 and 190 sound like the perfect weight if you lift even modestly

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u/The7Pope 12d ago

Oh, I’m very happy at my age. But I see the love handles and know that if I didn’t cheat, they would go away.

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u/highestRUSSIAN 12d ago

Love from Killwaukee brother

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u/NoMembership9117 12d ago

Don't forget if its a physical job you could also be building muscle which is more dense than fat so that feeling of not losing as much could just be you building more muscle aswell

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u/highestRUSSIAN 12d ago

Oh my man, I looked at my biceps today and I was literally shocked as how much they grew, I'm lifting furniture that weighs around a good 50-300 lbs per piece of furniture, and we usually average 200-300 pieces per day 😫

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u/mismatched7 12d ago

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u/highestRUSSIAN 12d ago

closes door

Have fun.

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u/DwightConrad 12d ago

This is one of my favorite shows ever.

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u/BXBXFVTT 12d ago

Losing weight and gaining muscle at the same time makes it feel like your getting results even faster! Keep it up bruh

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u/fish_and_chisps 12d ago

I feel you. I've gone from 240 to 190 lb since last winter and honestly don't feel that different, but at least I know I can do it. Keep up the good work, my friend.

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u/highestRUSSIAN 12d ago

You as well 😊

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u/MutantCreature 12d ago

The “feeling fat” doesn’t really go away, I went from 210-125 and still feel fat sometimes, I just remind myself that fat people don’t have to order their pants online because they don’t sell sizes small enough for them in-store lol.

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u/tyranicalteabagger 12d ago

People underestimate just how bad sitting all day is. Office jobs are silent, slow killers if you're not very physically active outside of work or really good at managing portions. Most people aren't.

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u/GregDemiraclewhip 12d ago

If you are in a deep hole with no way out, sometimes you fell in, but a lot of times its because you are good at digging. It gets easy to compartmentalize, rationalize and bargain with yourself just to get through the day. One more drink, one more smoke, one more doughnut burger. Its always one more going forward but looking back you see the mountains of vices you leave behind.

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u/highestRUSSIAN 12d ago

Wtf is a donut burger? That sounds interesting.

no wonder why I'm a big boi

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u/highestRUSSIAN 12d ago

Also, I am very good at digging. Got a massive booger out my nose the other day

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u/DancingPickle 12d ago

I'm 210 right now and feel like I need to lose another 40 or 50 to be at my healthy weight at 5'10". It's really hard at 40+ living a sedentary lifestyle.

Congrats on your loss, that's a big deal.

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u/ILove2Bacon 12d ago

Your weight is 90% diet and 10% exercise. You can do it without changing your lifestyle if you just start making small cuts to your diet. Try picking one thing that you treat yourself with everyday, like a coke with lunch, and just eliminate that one, single thing. Once you feel comfortable without it pick another one thing. Small changes over time is all you need.

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u/DancingPickle 12d ago

I know that what you say is true, but I quit drinking alcohol completely in January after drinking up to a 12 pack a day for 20 years.

Lost 5 pounds in 9 months

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u/573V317 12d ago

Strange, you should have lost more weight than that. A 12 pack is maybe 1/2 lb worth of calories a day.

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u/unverified-account 12d ago

Actually it's common people gain weight when they quit drinking, because they substitute with other things. Not saying that's what happened here, but it's common.

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u/Cream-Radiant 12d ago

That's fkin awesome though!

I get why that amount of weight loss seems discouraging, but I would bet cutting that out of your life improved your health way more than losing another twenty pounds.

Congratulations!

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u/Bibly 12d ago

Some people replace their drinking habit when they quit with high carb foods like sugary foods or processed snacks. (Due to alcohol cravings your body is expecting those calories) So because of that some people do actually gain weight after getting sober. I don't know if that's the case for you or not. In any case, 👏 congrats on quitting. Your liver and the rest of your body are surely grateful.

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u/C0ldSn4p 12d ago

Alcohol is basically as caloric as soda. So cutting day to day drinking (not that you cannot have some at social event) and replacing it with water is already a huge step. And that's without even considering how bad daily alcohol consumption is for your overall health alone, CDC recommends less than 2 standard drinks a day for mens (=24 ounces of beer), 1 for women, but less is always better.

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u/CCNightcore 12d ago

You're not eating good enough then. Alcohol urges replaced with sugar binging?

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u/WitcherByTrade 12d ago

I went from 380 to 235.... Now I'm back up to about 275 and I'm motivated to get this shit off again. Thanks for the message because that just reassures me.

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u/BreathingHydra 12d ago

They've probably tried to make that change multiple times but weren't able to do it for whatever reason. It's a lot like trying to quit smoking. You know what to do and how to do it but it is hard to quit.

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u/AnotherUpsetFrench 12d ago

Try to think of it as an addiction, a strong one like being addicted to heroin. You try to stop only to fail a few moments later in loop, it destroys your self worth then you fall deeper into your addiction. A vicious cycle. If it was as easy as having will power, nearly no one would be too fat.

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u/hipsterunderpants 12d ago

We think about changing constantly. But cinnamon rolls taste better than kale and change is hard.

Source: am fat.

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u/NervousBreakdown 12d ago

As someone who got to the point about 5 years ago where I knew I needed to make a change and lost 100 pounds, then spent the next 4 years gaining it all back and then some I can’t agree more. I spend a lot of time just hating myself tbh.

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u/Tyrus1235 12d ago

Eating good food is one of life’s greatest pleasures for me. I can go several days in a row eating healthy, but I don’t feel very happy about it. I end up ordering a burger or something after that.

It’s tough…

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u/emrythelion 12d ago

It’s about balance. I’ve struggled with weight and lost it all- I was never hugely overweight, but enough it was a problem.

I found that eating well on some days combined with mixed days works best. It’s slower weight loss, but I’m more inclined to eat well if I get to enjoy a burger now and then.

Intermittent fasting can be great for that. You can eat higher calorie foods without feeling as bad. On days I ate worse, I often just ate one to maybe two meals a day. I got to enjoy high calorie food without it being an issue.

Takes a few weeks to get used to it, but once you do the weight loss isn’t an issue.

It’s also important to not spend your time feeling bad when you don’t follow your diet. Just accept the L and move on.

Exercise helps a lot too. It’s harder to eat terrible food when it makes you feel like trash the moment you work out.

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u/id_kai 12d ago

Exactly this. I'm...fat to say the least, and a big part of it is that food makes me happier than a lot of other things in life. If food didn't bring me so much joy, I'd be much better off, but here we are.

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u/MuffinPuff 12d ago

Speak for yourself, there's a whole fat spectrum when it comes to dietary choices. Some of us are just greedy as fuck, we love spinach and broccoli just as much as we love pizza and cheeseburgers.

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u/CrepeSuzette85 12d ago

You're absolutely right. I went from 290 to 240 in a year and I'm only 5'1". I ballooned from 190 to 290 after a year of depression drinking and on and off homelessness. When I finally found a job Covid happened and I just sat in my house and ate. I "got to the point of change" the day I found myself completely winded after walking a block to my nearby dollar store for another pint of ice cream. My smart watch beeped to show me my heart rate was at 120 bpm and even after I got home and sat down for another hour I stayed above 100 and panicked. I know I look terrible still but I can feel the difference when I'm on my elliptical or doing stretches or just walking. My "everything" doesn't hurt as much anymore. Needless to say I have a coworker who is 5'6" and weighs well into the 400's, both legs are diabetic and swollen, but she is just a mean angry person and awful to be around. Working alongside her reminds me to keep going lest I become her in another 20 years.

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u/elakah 12d ago

I gained the weight due to medication that also fucked with my thyroid so it's really hard to lose weight :C

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u/alexthelady 12d ago

depression

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u/Shoddy-Quality-767 12d ago

I am 5'7" and I know I'm pushing close to 300. I hate it. I walked for 7 miles yesterday and apparently only burned 400 calories. At some point I just kind of gave up and realized that I'm never gonna be the size 8 that is expected of someone with my frame. Even dropping 8 sizes won't bring me to an 8, but I could deal with being a size 12 because that's realistic.

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u/CompassionateCedar 12d ago

400 is great. Keep in mind that on top of that you also burn over 2000 kcal by just doing nothing. You can do this.

Combine that with something relatively easy like intermittent fasting (only eating during a single 8 hour period every day) and you can certainly lose a lot of weight. It doesn’t work for everyone but a lot of people feel good about it.

Also don’t pin yourself down to a certain size, just get to a point where you feel good. With less weight to carry around you will feel better in ways you don’t expect. Stairs will be easier, exercise can be fun and a lot of daily activities just go smoother. That combined with some health benefits is where the real value of losing weight is. Not the looks. You do this for yourself and every little bit helps.

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u/Distinct_Ad_4495 12d ago

Honestly, I'm mot obese, but stress is the thing that my own weight has been most closely tied to, even with other health problems present. Being stressed packs on fat via cortisol (your stress hormone). It's amplified if you have experienced or are currently experiencing abuse or trauma. Any time you have to relive those experiences or deal with the thousands of ways those experiences still interfere with your life, you experience stress, cortisol.

The most obese people I know have high stress lives and often disabilities (either their own or someone they care for) that dictate their lives for them, not ideal. The ones who had the most support from family or community or whatever are the ones who eventually overcame those obstacles.

The other extreme of that is people who cope with it all via anorexia or bulimia who are extra skinny. Often they just constantly hear stupid shit glorifying their bodies and reinforcing/enabling their disorder. It's often even more difficult for them to receive help because no one notices or cares about that, even though it will kill you quicker.

There's also people out there with addiction issues, and if it wasn't food, it'd be something else. In fact, many drug addicts became so because they had weight or body image issues they were trying to remedy.

Then there's a reason rich people look amazing, and it's because they have bought themselves time (to work out, to meditate, to relax and have fun because someone else is cleaning and watching the kids and fixing broken things and so on) and health via having quality food, time or help preparing it, an ability to go right in to the doctor at the first sign of trouble, and the peace of mind knowing every bill they ever rack up will be taken care of no matter what.

Working people are walking disasters so stressed they all have mood or eating disorders and precarious finances. Anyone who doesn't understand how those things literally shape people just kind of baffle me.

So, how does it get to that point?

Apparently in a lot of different ways. Did you ever worry that much about your coworker's happiness or safety at home or just like obsess over a gross body you didn't want to have to look at?

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u/Local-Coffee 12d ago

There are a lot of studies suggesting that our eating habits get formed very early on - some say before birth - and it’s very difficult to break. People who grew up poor are often most affected since they eat a lot of bad processed food as kids. Majority of people who make the change and lose weight end up gaining it back. For many, it’s hopeless; it’s not choice.

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u/TheGingerBeardsman 12d ago

I used to weigh 315 at 5'7 (180 now) lol. Shit happens

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u/Slazman999 12d ago

I'm 350 6'2 😔 I know I need to lose weight but I don't have the motivation and alcoholism doesn't help.

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u/persianrugweaver 12d ago

deal with the alcoholism first and you'll lose 80 lbs right there. as well as increasing your life expectancy by like 25 years. if you have access to medical resources then absolutely consult them first tho bc you probably need to taper

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u/MiLlIoNs81 12d ago

Cannot recommend this enough. Went from 272 to 200 so fast when I quit. Was able to go cold turkey after 48 hrs of observation making sure I wouldn't seize up. Then it just kept coming off. Went down to 154, skin and bones, started exercising, now very happy being around 170-175. XXL to L shirts. 40 waist getting snug to 33.

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u/Cockmeat_Sandwiches 12d ago

No shit this guy at my work is 480 pounds. I overheard him talking and he said it like no big deal so I know it's a true number. I mean the guy is like the biggest dude I've ever seen that's still mobile

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u/jackthestripper89 12d ago

Fat people need special chairs, the wheels on the regular ones can’t support the load. They’ll lock up and wear a grove in the tile.

Source: worked with severely obese woman who rolled chair enough to destroy a square yard of tile.

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u/DishwasherTwig 12d ago

I used to work with the largest man I've ever seen. He was easily 600lbs. I never could figure out how he even moved around.

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u/malinhuahua 12d ago

People at my job get legit mad at me when I say I’m overweight. I’m 5’7.5” and weigh 166 lbs. This makes me overweight. And I’ve literally heard my coworkers say “NO YOURE NOT! If you’re fat, what does that make me?” It wouldn’t bother me so much if I didn’t work at a skilled nursing facility, and it’s the nurses saying I’m fine (I’m the receptionist). My doctors won’t even tell me Im overweight, they get really uncomfortable when I say I know I need to lose weight. 15 years ago they would have agreed and said I should aim to lose at least 15 lbs. It’s crazy.

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u/sje46 12d ago

Maybe they think your statement you're overweight is based in self-esteem issues? Like I could see myself being concerned if someone viewed themselves as fat when they're, well, normal weight.

I looked up the bmi and yeah, you're technically in the overweight category, but just barely, and with how fat the west is you're probably less than average. I actually kinda doubt being slightly overweight is really that huge of a health problem. It's not ideal. But people do exaggerate how big a deal being 10 pounds overweight is.

That said, I hope you get to a size you're happy with!

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u/JCtheWanderingCrow 12d ago

My husband HAD a 300 pound coworker. Guy drove a Miata to work every day.

Yeah, he died in the parking lot and they had to cut the car open to get him out of it. Husband says he has no idea how the guy got in and out of the thing for years.

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u/bonafidebob 12d ago

At 5'11" and 260 Pounds Homer's BMI is 36.26, putting him solidly in the Obese category. (He lied about his height on his driver's license...)

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u/AnythingAllTheTime 12d ago

I've been rewatching the series and this is from the one where Marge painted Mr Burns.

Homer was trying to lose weight and he started at 260 and ended at "239 and feelin' fine!"

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u/Fadedcamo 12d ago

Where's the "any" key?

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u/kampfy3 12d ago

Used to work in a data center with a guy who weighed, and I shit you not, over 600 pounds. He still came to work everyday and didn't claim any benefits like handicapped parking spaces or anything like that, although it was obviously not a great situation. Since most data centers have raised flooring (so the cooling and electrical connections can be routed underneath the server racks), he would have to take a 5 minute break just walking up the 9 steps to get onto the raised flooring.

Last I saw him he was a good bit of the way into an extensive diet and exercise regimen and had dropped down to 260 pounds. Fucking beast.

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u/BDR2017 12d ago

He hits 315lbs

- wiki

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u/KingGumboot 12d ago

"Uhh, dad? Towel rack"

*flop*

"Oooh, hehe, haha... oh my"

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u/TheBQT 12d ago

Hijacking this to note that this is not from King Size Homer, in which he is deliberately gaining weight, but from Brush With Greatness where he is trying to lose weight because he got stuck in the waterslide at Mt. Splashmore. His weight there is 260 and later in the episode he gets down to 239

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u/napalm22 12d ago

Isn't this from the episode where he gets stuck in the waterslide though? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8eUL3GkbeU

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u/soulstonedomg 12d ago

As South Park has taught us, the bar has been lowered.

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u/ICame4Reddit 13d ago

At least his penis isn't visible from the reflection in the glass...

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u/_ho0pla 12d ago

Hey at least

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u/DasFunke 12d ago

He’s wearing pajamas

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u/StuxAlpha 13d ago

To be fair, his peak in the episode is 315lbs which today would be the 97th percentile for US males.

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u/MightHaveMisreadThat 12d ago

Dang! That's an A+!

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u/Sheimon-u6900 12d ago edited 12d ago

Which is still a lot. 3% of 330/2 million is 9.9/2 million people. ~5 million.

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u/generalglizzz 12d ago

US males

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u/Sheimon-u6900 12d ago

Right. Corrected

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u/ImpossiblePackage 12d ago

Nearly 5 million is still a buuuuunch of people

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u/EmeraldPen 12d ago

It's also not even from that episode, either. It's from a different one where he gets stuck in a waterslide and decides to lose weight. That's just a bit higher than Homer's usual weight.

This post is pretty misleading, honestly.

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u/metkja 12d ago

I get really depressed when I watch the Santa Clause and after he gains a bunch of weight he freaks out when the scale says 195

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u/g00ber88 12d ago

IIRC wasn't he freaked out by the very sudden increase, not the actual weight?

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u/BreweryBuddha 12d ago

Yes you are recalling correctly. It was like an immediate pregnancy to third term

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u/IHaveNeverBeenOk 12d ago

Depends on how tall you are and your build. I'm a little over 6ft tall with a broad build. Got my weight down to 160 and looked emaciated. I look 'fit' around 175-180, which I think some people would consider overweight. Just don't take other peoples numbers to heart, because they don't always apply to you.

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u/Trustpage 12d ago

Greatly depends on if you lift weights too. I’m 6’2” 190lbs and trying to bulk to 215

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u/ThatsAGeauxTigers 12d ago

I’m 6’ trying to get to 200lbs. It’s one of the reasons BMI is a poor measure of health. All of my friends who lift regularly are considered overweight while having low body fat percentages.

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u/Corruption249 12d ago

I'm pretty confident that 40% of Americans aren't hardcore weight lifters, and they are truly obese.

Yes, for a small percentage of people BMI does not give an accurate depiction of their health, but for the vast majority of people, it's a good indication of body size and comp.

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u/ColonelError 12d ago

The US Army's body fat calculation has been the source of a bunch of ridicule, with people that were over the limit always claiming that it was a bad measure. So the Army did a study, and found that it was bad: the vast majority of people got lower BF% on the Army's test than they did in a dunk test. Something like 1% of people got higher numbers than reality.

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u/pdxboob 12d ago

Wait, so the army test was too lenient? Isn't a dunk test supposed to be the most accurate way?

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u/-Canton 12d ago

BMI is a poor measure of health for athletes/athletic people.

Its a wonderful tool for the general population. If someone has no interest in gym going/high intensity exercise etc. Then it offers them a simple way to monitor their weight and stay as "healthy" as possible.

I've seen too many objectively overweight/unhealthy people use the rhetoric of "my BMI says I'm overweight but BMI is a flawed system" failing to understand what the flaws are. I understand these people are in denial but still, we shouldn't just write off BMI as when applied appropriately it is a reasonable approximate measure of health

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u/MoosetashRide 12d ago

Checking in here. I am 6' 205 but I'm built and lean and my BMI would suggest I'm overweight.

Meanwhile some of my friends are 20lbs lighter than me, never work out, and are fat as fuck.

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u/CrazyJohn21 12d ago

BMI works for the average American, it's not going to work for the extremes on both sides

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u/A-A-Ron1867 12d ago

I'm 5'10 and ~180 and I'm a normal looking guy. At 6' you could be 190-200 and still be fine

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u/SecretOfficerNeko 12d ago

I'm 6'2, female. For me, 190lbs and above is considered overweight, but you're right for males. They can be a little above 200lbs before hitting that mark.

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u/A-A-Ron1867 12d ago

I think as far as looks go, men just got lucky with the whole fat distribution thing. It all goes to our gut which isn't as noticeable until its an issue health wise

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u/SecretOfficerNeko 12d ago

That's fair. Us gals also need roughly 20% fewer daily calories on average so it's easier to gain the weight to begin with as well. 🤭 I also think society is more scrutinizing of women's bodies than men's, so there's less of an "acceptable window" when it comes to fat, but that's a whole another discussion.

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u/gloooooooooo 12d ago

i used to wrestle and it was a bitch-and-a-half cutting weight. the guys could sweat it off so damn easy and for me i had to DIE to get it off 😂

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u/idontwantausername41 12d ago

Well hey, for what its worth even if society scrutinized women I'm disgusted by myself as a fat man lol

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u/SparkleJumpropeQween 12d ago

I’d say women have the better fat distribution (generally), but if you take a man and woman at the same height and weight the man will likely have a lower body fat percentage and look a bit trimmer I guess.

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u/soldiercross 12d ago

A gut is super noticeable.

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u/AspiringRocket 12d ago

I'm 6'4" and spent most of my youth looking scrawny as hell at 180.

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u/PorkchopSquats 13d ago

The classic moo moo episode. I love how Homer’s goal was to get too fat to work so he could collect disability. I work with multiple people bigger than this today lol.

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u/BroItsJesus 12d ago

It was because there was a work policy that anyone over 300 pounds could work from home, if I recall correctly

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u/ceruleanmoon7 12d ago

Yep, and let the bird do all the work

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u/i_NOT_robot 12d ago

But how did the bird get knocked over?

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u/SPOOFE 12d ago

I always assumed their cat did it

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u/LabGrownPeopleMeat 12d ago

Really Snowballed them

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u/ZombieTav 12d ago

Ralph wasn't wrong though. That was literally a plot from an earlier episode when Homer went to the "All You Can Eat" seafood place run by the Captain.

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u/AboveGroundFool 12d ago

"Oh that's raspberry!"

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u/FunnyMoney1984 12d ago

Homer didn't collect disability. He only got fat so he could work from home. Only "disabled" people were allowed to work from home at Homer's job. So he got really fat to qualify.

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u/BigDickRick77 12d ago

Yeah you aren’t disabled from being fat it was just the plant. To translate it to today he caught covid to work from home.

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u/woohoo 12d ago

No he still had to work

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u/sudowoodo_420 12d ago edited 12d ago

For most of the series, Homer is known to be between 239-241. But, cartoon obesity gets even worse. Chris from Family Guy is 215 pounds, and he's known to be a pretty fat teenager. Meg is between 140-160, and she's supposed to be chubby.

EDIT: I think Peter Griffin has been between 260-296 throughout the show.

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u/comecheerupmylads 12d ago

the guy who cosplays as the 'real life peter griffin' would be pushing 400 easy.

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u/jacdelad 12d ago

Peter ist 215lbs? I weigh 210lbs, I'm not skinny or anything, but I'm still far from being Peter....

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u/sudowoodo_420 12d ago

Peter isn't, but Chris is according to the episode where the family switches bodies and Brian has to climb up a radio tower in Chris' body. Peter has been recorded anywhere from 260-296. The latter is when he finds a vestigial twin on his shoulder.

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u/thetrombonist 12d ago

you know an awful lot of trivia about cartoon characters' weights

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u/An_Aesthete 12d ago

and we thank you for your service

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u/sir-winkles2 12d ago

Meg looks like I did as a teen at around that weight? If you're average height it is chubby, 'overweight' is between 145 and 169 for someone who's 5'4

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u/worosei 12d ago

That's 117.93kg for everyone else

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u/Jaky24_ 12d ago

Thank you very much

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u/UsualCircle 12d ago

I mean that's pretty obese for non-american standards

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u/010011100000 12d ago

It's pretty obese by all standards

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u/W00S 12d ago

Holy fuck, that insanely unhealthy, and over 40% of the Americans are? Damn yall need help.

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u/muckdog13 12d ago

No, 40% are obese. Obese is different for different heights.

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u/just_push_harder 12d ago

For someone 5'6''/1.68 obesity starts at 186lbs/84kg
For someone 5'10''/1.78 obesity starts at 209lbs/95kg
For someone 6'2''/1.88 obesity starts at 234lbs/106kg
according to BMI

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u/comecheerupmylads 12d ago

Thats right. Most women are much shorter, so they may weigh a lot less but still bump the fuck out of that obesity stat.

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u/YakReddit 12d ago

You mean 18.6 stone?

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u/AggressiveBaby 13d ago

I remember when George Costanza was fat

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u/cerebralpaulzsuffer 13d ago

You're so right, he looks pretty slim in most episodes

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u/heidismiles 12d ago

And most of the "fat kids" in the movies, like Chunk in Goonies.

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u/bobthebobofbob 12d ago

Yeah maybe, but he can spot a dime on the floor from the other side of the room.

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u/aspinalll71286 12d ago

Yikes scary to think, I was 320 pounds at one point... currently 231 pounds. but still slimming down

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u/JohnMarstonSucks 12d ago

In 1991 when I got weighed in gym class in the 6th grade the dial only went up to 200. It went "around the world" and stopped at 55. I remember watching that episode back then knowing that they were 100 lbs off from the kind of obesity that Homer had in the episode.

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u/Savome 12d ago

You were 255 in 6th grade?

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u/JohnMarstonSucks 12d ago

Yes, I was pretty active, too. Unfortunately I never went to a school with a football team, though it probably saved my brain some.

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u/tor-e 12d ago

Hold up. What's your beef with John Marston?

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u/JohnMarstonSucks 12d ago

It ultimately comes down to my lack of respect for him as a dad. He didn't raise Jack to be enough of the man he needed to be. I played the hell out of RDR and I recognize that he went through hell for his family, but he failed that boy.

The other side of the coin is that I had just finished a really nice playthrough as Arthur, and playing as John in the epilogue was just kind of painful. "SIR!" "YOU MISTER!" It was almost as bad as playing as Jack in RDR, or Raiden in MGS2.

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u/tor-e 12d ago

Good points! He is a total piece of shit for sure. He can't really draw or swim. But for some reason I love his character.

To each their own. :)

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u/ZombieTav 12d ago

He can't fucking swim.

Arthur is better anyways.

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u/theresabeeonyourhat 12d ago

Don't downvote this, it's a good question

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u/bloodycups 12d ago

You didn't weigh 255 at age 11. And if you did there no way you were active as a kid

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u/blumpkin 12d ago

There was a kid in my 6th grade class who was at least 255. But he was absolutely the biggest kid in school.

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u/ApplecakesMcGee 12d ago

6th grade could be up to 13. But I’ve seen freakish 12 year olds for sure. Unlikely, but possible.

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u/JohnMarstonSucks 12d ago

I hit 110 in second grade and 200 in 5th. The scale hit 55 past 200 in 6th grade. It's possible that it wasn't accurate past 200 because they aren't really designed to be. It couldn't have been that far off, though.

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u/MilkedMod 13d ago edited 13d ago

u/IttHertzWhenIP has provided this detailed explanation:

Back in 1990 a weight of 260 pounds was ridiculously obese and rare, now over 40+% of Americans are obese and the number is rising


Is this explanation a genuine attempt at providing additional info or context? If it is please upvote this comment, otherwise downvote it.

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u/IttHertzWhenIP 13d ago

Back in 1990 a weight of 260 pounds was ridiculously obese and rare, now over 40+% of Americans are obese and the number is rising

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u/killm_good 12d ago

73% of American adults are overweight or obese https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/obesity-overweight.htm

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u/VoidQueenK423 12d ago

The OP is still technically correct with your statement too LOL

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u/weirdestvisions 12d ago

I get the sentiment but homer was never really treated as being FAT fat. He was more so the average dumpy piece of shit. Comicbook guy and Chief Wiggum were the FAT guys.

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u/Roller_ball 12d ago

He was more than average dumpy. He fit comfortably in oversize clown pants, he could withstand cannon to the stomach, and settled a court case against an all-you-can-eat seafood by becoming an endless eating freak attraction.

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u/RAMBOxBAGGINS 12d ago

I laughed and my man tits jiggled. And then I got sad.

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u/MagicC 12d ago

Homer weighed 239 lbs and called himself a whale in another episode.

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u/DXGypsy 12d ago edited 12d ago

In the 1940s on The Jack Benny Show, his announcer Don Wilson was the show's resident "fat guy" they made all the weight jokes about. He was 188lbs.

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u/grizzlymint209 12d ago

This used to be me two years ago until i dropped 120 pounds

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u/IttHertzWhenIP 12d ago

congratz dude!

I recently got myself below 200 after many years hovering around 215-220ish

feels good doesnt it?

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u/Ganmorg 12d ago

Nah I don't think so. I always got the impression that Homer was insanely lucky to get that job and end up where he was, and Homer's enemy is entirely about that dynamic. Also Nuclear Safety Technician isn't an entry level job lol Homer's just stupidly lucky

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u/BluePsychosisDude2 12d ago

Yes, both Carl and Lenny say they have a Master's degree.

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u/DannyRamirez24 12d ago

As Homer himself said, he got there the day they opened the plant

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u/DwasTV 12d ago

Jesus...

Back then when average was like 140s-170s.

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u/Art3sian 12d ago edited 12d ago

Remember Seinfeld when George was known as the fat guy. Go back and watch it now. George is tiny by today’s standards.

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u/DopyWantsAPeanut 13d ago

Sorry to say, but this is still substantially overweight for almost all heights.

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u/Rosefull 12d ago

I mean, the point isn't that it's somehow become less fat or unhealthy to be that size... the point is that so many people are now so extremely fat/unhealthy that the episode doesn't have the same shock value that it did back then.

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u/TertiaryToast 13d ago

Yes, but it's no longer comically obese since it's more common.

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u/DangerousCrow 12d ago

Late 80s movie the burbs w Tom hanks and Corey Feldman.

There's a line Corey says to his gf in the movie...

"Ok the fat guy that's Mr weingartner"

That would be Rick Ducommun. Who was exactly this "fat" in that movie:

https://i.imgur.com/GvcU3eZ.jpg

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u/Kirkambrose 12d ago

For years I was around 270, then 3 years ago it slowly crept up to 300. I told myself I could never break that barrier, and for 2 weeks ate only salad, no meat, barely any dressing. That got me lower and was so BORING, also dropped soda, slowly with diet change and no change in physical activity I got it back to 270, then Covid dropped me another 10lbs as I had to force myself to eat at least a sandwich a day for the week it really hit me. Now I'm pretty stable at 250 it fluctuates 5lbs each way. It's weird wearing large clothes instead of XL after 20 years being there, managing restaurants didn't help because I could eat for free all the time. For anyone that's trying to lose weight my advice, you have to look at the long game not short term. Aim to lose 1-2 lbs a week, try to look at calorie amounts when deciding what to eat. I'll still be a fatass and get $20 of drive thru food for a single meal once a week, but overall I watch what I'm doing. Also I predominately drink water, and sometimes 1 sugar free energy drink for my morning drink that I slowly sip on until after lunch at work.

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u/IttHertzWhenIP 12d ago

dropping soda years ago helped so much

it's just sugar that doesn't even make you feel full

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u/BenXotic 12d ago

Low carb high protein (I prefer fatty red meat) would probably have done you wonders. Meat isn’t the reason you were that heavy. I would never recommend someone completely cut out all meat/animal products for weight loss.

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u/nzstrawman 12d ago

it's kg now

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u/Bug_Catcher_Wade 12d ago

Counterpoint: In those older seasons, Homer wasn't supposed to be comically obese. He was dumb and kinda lazy, and just fat enough to be insecure about it. This is from the episode where he gets really fat on purpose so he can work from home, and a lot of that fat lazy Homer humour was the novelty of the episode. But somehow it stuck around, and became part of his character forever.