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Jim Rockford
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What it's like to weigh 460 pounds
The morbidly obese get a lot of hate on here. It's true that a lot of it is preventable and self-inflicted, and there are people trying to normalize a medical pathology. At the same time, you'd have to be a cold hearted MFer not to feel compassion for someone like this.

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I weigh 460 pounds.

Those are the hardest words I’ve ever had to write. Nobody knows that number—not my wife, not my doctor, not my closest friends. It feels like confessing a crime. The average American male weighs about 195 pounds; I’m two of those guys, with a 10-year-old left over. I’m the biggest human being most people who know me have ever met, or ever will.

The government definition of obesity is a body mass index of 30 or more. My BMI is 60.7. My shirts are size XXXXXXL, which the big-and-tall stores shorten to 6X. I’m 6 foot 1, or 73 inches tall. My waist is 60 inches around. I’m nearly a sphere.

Those are the numbers. This is how it feels.

I’m on the subway in New York City, standing in the aisle, clinging to the pole. I live in Charlotte, North Carolina, and don’t visit New York much, so I don’t have a feel for how subway cars move. I’m praying this one doesn’t lurch around a corner or slam to a stop, because I’m terrified of falling. Part of it is embarrassment. When a fat guy falls, it’s hard to get up. But what really scares me is the chance that I might land on somebody. I glance at the people wedged around me. None of them could take my weight. It would be an avalanche. Some of them stare at me, and I figure they’re thinking the same thing. An old woman is sitting three feet away. One slip and I’d crush her. I grip the pole harder.

My palms start to sweat, and all of a sudden I flash back to elementary school in Georgia, standing in the aisle on the school bus. The driver hollers at me to find a seat. He can’t take us home until everybody sits down. I’m the only one standing. Every time I spot an open space, somebody slides to the edge of the seat and covers it up. Nobody wants the fat boy mashed in next to them. I freeze, helpless. The driver glares at me in the rearview mirror. An older kid sitting in front of me—a redhead, freckles, I’ll never forget his face—has a cast on his right arm. He reaches back and starts clubbing me with it, below the waist, out of the driver’s line of sight. He catches me in the groin and it hurts, but not as much as the shame when the other kids laugh and the bus driver gets up and storms toward me—

and the train stops and jolts me back into now.


SECdragonmaster
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re: What it's like to weigh 460 pounds
I feel terrible for him....

So here is some advice.


Diet and exercise.


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soccerfüt
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re: What it's like to weigh 460 pounds
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460
That's a Ford truck motor not a human's weight.


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pjab
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re: What it's like to weigh 460 pounds
You can’t get to 400+ lbs without over eating.


soccerfüt
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You can’t get to 400+ lbs without over eating.
So you CAN get to 400+ lbs with overeating?

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I Eat Tide Pods
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re: What it's like to weigh 460 pounds
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An older kid sitting in front of me—a redhead, freckles, I’ll never forget his face—has a cast on his right arm. He reaches back and starts clubbing me with it, below the waist, out of the driver’s line of sight.



Should have been a wake up call.




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OMLandshark
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re: What it's like to weigh 460 pounds
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My shirts are size XXXXXXL


I have always wondered what starving Vietnamese children think when they’re sewing these these clothes together.


Centinel
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re: What it's like to weigh 460 pounds
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At the same time, you'd have to be a cold hearted MFer not to feel compassion for someone like this.


Good thing I'm a cold hearted MFer since I don't feel any compassion for something self-inflicted.



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re: What it's like to weigh 460 pounds
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I’m 6 foot 1, or 73 inches tall. My waist is 60 inches around. I’m nearly a sphere.

Literal spit take



He also doesn't seem to understand diameter vs circumference though.
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Green Chili Tiger
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East Coast Band
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re: What it's like to weigh 460 pounds
Dude, just start losing one pound at a time.

You can't lose 300 pounds overnight.

It's one pound, then 10, then 50, etc.

Just start


oleyeller
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re: What it's like to weigh 460 pounds
idk why i should feel bad for a fatty? i mean its something he can fix.


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Norbert
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re: What it's like to weigh 460 pounds
His obesity is a defense mechanism to keep wounded Gingers from sack tapping him with their casts.


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lsuwontonwrap
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re: What it's like to weigh 460 pounds
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An older kid sitting in front of me—a redhead, freckles, I’ll never forget his face—has a cast on his right arm. He reaches back and starts clubbing me with it


What a little maniac. I wonder where this delinquent is now...


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GeorgeTheGreek
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re: What it's like to weigh 460 pounds
Sounds like he should eat less and move more IMO.


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CBLSU316
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re: What it's like to weigh 460 pounds
Do you realize how much food one has to eat in a days time to reach 460lbs? I feel for the guy but its self inflicted.

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An older kid sitting in front of me—a redhead, freckles, I’ll never forget his face—has a cast on his right arm. He reaches back and starts clubbing me with it, below the waist,


He was already about to be in trouble w/ the driver, should have went ahead kicked the shite out of the ginger.


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tiger114
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re: What it's like to weigh 460 pounds
Right here is where I lost it.
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Part of it is embarrassment. When a fat guy falls, it’s hard to get up.


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nvasil1
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re: What it's like to weigh 460 pounds
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An older kid sitting in front of me—a redhead, freckles, I’ll never forget his face—has a cast on his right arm. He reaches back and starts clubbing me with it, below the waist, out of the driver’s line of sight. He catches me in the groin and it hurts

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TigersHuskers
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re: What it's like to weigh 460 pounds
I know a chick who's cousin weighed over 1000 pounds. He was like the 6th or 7th fattest man in history and lived in Nebraska. Cant remember his name but there was documentarys on him where they called him the "half ton man"


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