I'm sorry if I'm alienating readers, but when I'm averaging like 1.2 comments a post, what do I really have to lose at this point?
When I watch the "Biggest Loser" and see these enormously fat people, I think what all of you think, "How in the hell did you let yourself get so mammoth?" Now, I'm not talking about people 20 or 30 pounds overweight because that happens. I'm talking about the big ass 300 + pounders.
There are a ton of excuses that wicked-fat people have been using for decades now, and none of them are valid, as you can see:
"It's genetic." Could be. Or maybe your parents eat like shit so you didn't know any better. Now you're an adult so stop eating like crap.
"I'm big boned." Yes, sometimes people have bigger frames, so there are those people who will never be a size 2 or have that 30 inch waist through healthy and safe means, but when you're 350, the bones have nothing to do with it.
"I eat because I'm depressed." Maybe so, but try eating right and exercising for just one week and tell me if you're feeling nearly as bad as when you were killing that entire bag of hot chips when you promised yourself you'd only have a few.
"I just don't have time to work out." I don't care what your job is or what your family obligations may be, you cannot tell me you can't find an hour somewhere in your day 5 days a week for the sake of your own health and lifespan. Get up an hour early and work out in the morning or go for a run on your lunch hour, but do something. Sometimes fat people feel embarrassed when they work out, but you know what I say when I see a fat person jogging by the lake? "Way to go, buddy! Keep that shit up!"
"My significant other likes me the way I am." I guarantee that when she said she likes a man with a little meat on his bones, she did not have three hundy' in mind.
People, we only get one life, and we only get one body. Do you really want to spend your one life looking like the Michelin Man? You don't need to go on the "Biggest Loser" and lose 150 pounds in 6 months because that's just not healthy. You don't need to have unnecessary surgery in the form of stapling your stomach so small that it can only handle so much - it's called just not putting so much damn food into it (try some self-control!)
How about just switching to diet soda? You don't like the taste? No? How do you like your dickie-do?
How about cutting out fast food. Do you really need that processed crud? You want grade D meat simply because you don't want to leave the comfort of your own car to feed yourself?
How about cutting out fried foods? My doctor told me one of my cholesterol levels was slightly high, and that was all I had to hear. Any time I can get something besides fries, I do it. Yeah a side salad is not nearly as awesome as some seasoned fries from Bennigans, but my arteries don't get clogged from vinaigrette, and I don't feet like I need an immediate carb nap the way I do after a big-ass plate of fries.
It's a simple formula: Just don't take in twice as many calories as you burn. You can manage that. Yes, you can start small, but it's important that you start today. Throw out all your bad foods, go for a run, make some promises to yourself, and keep those promises. Or live your life as the Michelin Man, but I doubt that's what you really want.