As I'm getting closer and closer to my goal weight, I thought I'd share my face gains! I started out at 465lbs and as of Sunday morning I am 198 lbs. Pretty much accomplished this under 500 days by sticking with my CICO diet and exercise. Especially the last 6 months, exercise has really sped up the process of my weight loss. Everyone around me is in awe when they see me and even some people that I talk to every once in a while don't even recognize me haha. It's also so nice to be able to do stuff that I haven't before too.
Mentally I still see my old self but that is slowly fading which is nice. I still look at restaurant booths, t shirts, chairs etc and think "Yeah no way I'm gonna fit in that" when I do just fine lol
If you have any questions please ask! I love talking about my journey because it was actually pretty fun!
edit: here is some of my weight loss data. Unfortunately I wasn't tracking at the beginning of 2020... https://imgur.com/a/j3SKLvX
SPOILER The Big Short vs GME comparison (SKIP IF YOU DONT WANT TO SEE SPOILERS)
Michael Burry is running some numbers, finds anomalies, and realizes that people will default on their mortgages creating a huge housing collapse. DeepFuckingValue is browsing stocks and finds GME is way over shorted and that the stock is far undervalued and the shorts would need to cover.
Michael Burry puts his money where his mouth is and puts a 1.3B dollars bet based on his gut instinct and belief and buys Credit Swaps. He suffers ridicule and doubt from his colleagues and peers for a very long time. DeepFuckingValue puts a $50,000 bet on his research and gets ridiculed beyond belief on WSB for his monthly updates for hodling GME for over a year
Other people begin to realize the housing market might be propped up on a bunch of bullshit loans that will never be paid back and come to the same realization as Michael Burry. A bunch of apes start to dig and realize DFV was onto something.
Investors hire a realtor to drive around housing neighborhoods and find that there are neighborhoods completely vacant, or visit low paid workers who have 5 loans for 5 houses who cannot pay their mortgages but received loans. Apes search the web and continue to find that the available GME shares to buy on the float are naked shorted at 140% and this is a scenario that shorts will HAVE to buy back the float.
Other investors buy credit swaps to short the housing market based on their research. Apes pour in and buy shares of GME based on their research.
People begin defaulting on their loans as expected creating a huge issue for the banks. GME begins to increase share value because of mass apes buying and the shorts can’t cover as it becomes expensive.
The banks tell the public and the investors that people are defaulting, but the mortgage backed securities are still rated at AA so they are still good. The media tells investors and the public that Melvin Capital is doing impressively well even though they received a $2B dollar bailout from Citadel.
The banks push the narrative that the mortgage backed securities are rated AA even though the underlying securities are beyond fucked, and they push hard buy back the credit swaps from the owners of the credit swaps. *Media continues pushes the narrative that GME is dead in the water even though GameStop continually has positive news (no debt, lots of cash, decent revenue, expanding. New management), and
Impressive growth in the LEC, even though neither G2 or Fanatic played in the finals (these have been the two most popular teams traditionally), LEC Spring 2021 peaked at 831k+ viewers. This is actually an increase from Spring 2020.
If anything, peak viewership actually masks how much the LEC has grown. Average viewership has also grown from 229k to 309k.
Link to the full thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/nagatoro/comments/ng5cq2/i_hate_a/
Please note I'll be self-censoring the homophobic slur used. Almost all of the quoted posts use the uncensored version.
For some context, Nagatoro is a manga that's been going on for a few years now, created by a (previously) hentai artist about a character that had a small visual novel created about her bullying a faceless character only referred to as "Senpai". The manga has been going on now for 83 chapters, with the newest being only a few days ago. During the manga's release, one of the quickest and most consistent translators of the manga was a fan group that started from some of 4chan's /a/ board users. A few weeks ago, the anime started airing, with the main translations (afaik) being done by Crunchyroll.
Somewhere around 40 chapters in, the fan group translating the manga translated a Japanese word referring to "normal people, but in a negative connotation" as 'normalf*gs'.
In the second episode of the anime, Crunchyroll translated "You've been acting kind of suspicious lately" as "You've been acting kind of sus lately."
In comes, OP, who posts a thread joking that the "sus" translation was bad, but the "normalf*g" translation was far worst. Some redditors seem to disagree, and even claim that it was the closest translation.
> The word substituted for it, “Riajuu” is a term that doesn’t exist in the English language. It’s in the same ballpark as normie but using that alone wouldn’t really be entirely correct. It’s seen as much more provocative rather than childish. It completely makes sense why a group of teenage boys would use it as an insult. Normalf*g may be the closest equivalent and it just happens that the TL was from 4chan lol
One user disagrees with that poster and says that most people have been phasing the slur out of usage for a while now.
>It’s just really weird to me because I’ve never actually seen anyone use that word IRL, while I’ve seen people say “normie” IRL plenty of times. I also don’t think anyone even uses it anymore.
>Also using a slur like that so carelessly I think will alienate more of a possible audience.
The person he was replying to however still doesn't agree and thinks that the slur was necessary for it's hard hitting impact.
>I mean, you wouldn't hear it unless you are surrounded by likeminded individuals. It's something you'd only hear am... keep reading on reddit ➡