I (23f) recently moved to a new city and made a some great friends through my local gym. We’re a group of girls and guys with similar interests (fitness/sports) and they’re all so friendly. They showed me around the city and made me feel really comfortable.
One of my friends is this guy (Mark). Everyone’s fit but Mark is the odd one out because he’s quite overweight. He doesn’t go to the gym either but when we’re all hanging out (bar, dinners, fun activities etc) he always comes along.
Mark is a really happy/bubbly guy and obviously the most beloved in the group. I could tell that everyone is very fond of him which I totally understand. He’s really kind and just a sweet person. Sometimes I tease him about his weight but it’s all in good nature and he doesn’t mind. Normally I get told to leave him alone but as long as he’s fine I don’t think I’m hurting anybody.
So yesterday we were all hanging out together and one of the girls started showing me old group photos of their trips o... keep reading on reddit ➡
Seriously, this shit needs to stop. So many people, with nothing wrong with them other than gluttony and laziness. So many people walk in to walmart, plop their fat asses in the chairs that are for older people and cripples, then just leave them in the middle of the parking lot like the waste of space and resources that they are.
Let's be upfront and honest. You don't get to be 500 pounds due to "genetics". 95% of people you see that are that size on a daily basis had NOTHING wrong with them before turning in to a drain on society.
Body positivity should not be a reason people can use to not lose weight if their weight has an effect on their health. Being positive about their body allows them to be happy about having poor health. I have seen many overweight people say they are happy with their body and I’m left like how? It’s limiting what you can do and affecting your health. Also when they do not try anything to remove themselves from the situation makes it worse.
Also this is not an attack on overweight people. I have struggled staying healthy my whole life.
~~edits for clarification:
•this is aimed towards people where their weight is having a negative impact on their health, with them either being over/under weight (didn’t clarify earlier)
•this is also about how body positivity can be toxic and damage peoples health from the start (I did not make this clear enough)
•let’s keep the reply’s friendly please.
Edit 2: thank you to everyone sharing their opinions/personal stories; they have enlightened me... keep reading on reddit ➡
I feel like I'm being too sensitive over a not so offensive comment, but I would like someone else's thought about this. Sorry if this is too long.
Let me start by saying that I'm a short girl, who has been described as curvy. My weight is usually fluctuating, but I am not unhealthy whatsoever, nor obese. I walk a lot everyday and according to tests, I'm fine. I also want to point out that I consider myself attractive and that my fat is well distributed imo, but that I can be insecure at times with my body - especially in the intimacy. And that the guys I have been with have always said nice things about my body (as I assume is normal in any relationship) and that it has never been a problem for anyone. I don't mean to sound like I'm flattering myself, but it's really just to point out mine and (i think) people's perception about me, physically. I'm not the hottest girl ever, but certainly not the ugliest.
I (28F) have been dating this guy (28M) for a few months. We met at uni. He w... keep reading on reddit ➡
First, its important what this game is IN DEVELOPMENT to be:
'"The focus of EFT is maxiumum possible realism"- BSG dev blog 1
This game is SUPPOSED to work its way towards being a realistic combat simulator
Pestily said that this game isn't realistic, its immersive. Which is true, FOR NOW
But this game's ultimate goal IS to be realistic
Anyways, I wanted to make some suggestions, based on the fact that I have used MUCH of the weapons and gear we have in game, in real life
I was USMC infantry for several years, did training with Bulgarians, Romanians, SASR, South Koreans, Army Rangers, and Azerbaijanis
I will start off with the tweaks most people would like, and work down towards the harder ones to swallow
1st: Remove stamina drain while walking
I have been that guy:
Except I was an 0331 meaning I was lugging a M240B medium machine gun aro... keep reading on reddit ➡
Edit: probably should have clarified that it included everyone with tons and tons of debt (like that one guy that has 6.3 billion in debt or something)
This is based on the game Kenshi. In that game you have your own personal inventory and you can equip a backpack. If you carry a lot of iron ore in your personal inventory then you'll be loaded down, but if you fill your bag you can carry more without feeling as much of the negatives. Bags in that game will reduce the weight of items inside of it, so the bags will alleviate the weight and spread it out better depending on the bag.
You could do the same in Tarkov and it could potentially solve the issue of not being able to loot as much as you could. Let's say that the Berkut bag has an "efficiency" of 50% which means it effectively spreads the weight of loot by 50% so it only weighs half as much. So your AK weighs 3kg in your sling but it only weighs 1.5kg in your bag. The efficiency can vary depending on the bag, a Berkut could be around 40-50% while a duffle bag could be more around 15-20% because it has only one strap.
Let me know what you think and please add your own suggestions... keep reading on reddit ➡
In the past couple of years, I've noticed that I've been getting pretty violently sick most times I eat. I haven't seen a doctor for a diagnosis or anything, so I'm not one hundred percent sure if it's lactose or what, but by doing my own research and experiments and stuff, I've pretty much figured out that it's being caused by dairy.
Easily fixed right? Just stop eating dairy! Here's the issue: I'm 16, so I still live at home and my stepmother cooks everything with butter, and puts cheese on most things. She's not willing to budge on doing either of these things. I've suggested buying a dairy free alternative to butter, but she says it all tastes disgusting and won't do it. I've asked if she'll leave a portion of whatever she makes without cheese for me, but she says that's too complicated. I've said I'll just cook seperate meals for myself, but she won't allow that because she says I'll just destroy her kitchen and, anyway, it ruins the whole idea of a family dinner. I even tried... keep reading on reddit ➡
This is super dumb but I’ve always had a problem with binge eating and bored eating. I got this game back in November and really wanted to get Damascus so I put a lot of time into that. I also bought some small dumbells and would do simple exercises in between games. I finally got Damascus back in early February and a couple days after that I weighed in at 48 pounds lost. I don’t post on reddit a lot but I thought it would be nice to share
We are making and made several changes already:
If i do a few months of weight lifting it doesn't really help with my mental health at all but a few months of cardio can have a pretty drastic effect. Why is this? Could it be that when i am weight lifting i tend to eat a bit more food and i gain a bit of body fat which in return boosts my cortisol levels whereas when i do cardio i tend to cut body fat and become leaner which reduces my cortisol levels?
Ok I swear I was just trying to be nice. But now she’s telling all our other friends and I feel like everything is being taken out of context.
So I’m a really tall girl (5’11) and I’m a very active person normally. About two years ago I got a major injury in my lower back which prevented me from exercising and doing much of my hobbies. I gained an insane amount of weight as a result in those months and became quite depressed.
About a year ago I started with a PT that really clicked with me and together I’ve finally found a way to keep my pain under control. I lost a ton of weight in the meantime and am now ~10 pounds from my target. I can do my hobbies again too.
So a lot of my clothes that I’ve bought in this time obviously can’t fit me anymore. Since I’m tall as well, the clothes I bought were often special ordered from plus sized boutiques that specializes in professional clothing (I still needed work clothes at this time). I spent a lot of money on all these clothes since I didn... keep reading on reddit ➡
While I like (and have suggested for a long time) a system where people in heavier gear are louder, slower, and generally less mobile; but making it based on all carried weight has gameplay consequences outside of what you're wearing because player weight is largely determined by what they loot rather than what they wear.
Weight of gear rarely goes above 40kg, even when running 1 mil in gear for endgame encounters. From the devblog video, the penalties really only get significant past 50kg and are insurmountable past 60. They have also said the strength skill will still increase your carry weight (and presumably penalty thresholds), which would diminish penalties from gear. Loadout Example So a player going in with Gen4 Assault, M4, a ton of extra magazines, meds, and ammo, results in 33.8kg and has few penalties if any (I didn't notice any in the video). This is a pretty typical loadout for end game (outside of the ammo choice). Now once you add... keep reading on reddit ➡
With life undeniably (and perhaps infuriatingly) slowing down, this is an opportunity to really focus on weight loss. Whether you’re just starting out, in the middle of your journey, or struggling to lose those pesky last few pounds, think of quarantine as a time to:
This is it! We got this! Stay healthy and sane everyone.
As a full geared player, now you are slower to arrive(much slower than before), for example on Shoreline to resort, because the debuff.
Hatchet runners can just sprint to resort, and not worrying about anything.
This update just broke the core gameplay. I like the idea of it, but your guys just didn't think about the type of players, who can easily exploit the system.
Need a solution BSG!
For example: if you don't have a primary weapon, rig, backpack, etc, you can't take anything inside your secure container. Just a stupid idea. Or maybe, if you don't have a primary, you secure container could be looted, etc.
Also one more thing: headbobbing makes me sick. I just can't play this game anymore, because of this.
From as far as I remember, people were always complaining that Tarkov is a brutal game which can discourage new, unexperienced players. This is an issue because it could lead to a point where noone will play this game except for full sweaty bois with their gaming chairs and EFT becoming extremely elitist.
So now new weight system actually helps to solve this problem at least partially and guess what's happening - full sweaty bois are complaining. How surprising. It's like you can't please everyone, amirite?
Let me explain how new weight system is a great equaliser:
Last year was a very rough year for me. Got kicked out, was in and out of jobs. I would often only eat one meal a day. I would sleep for dinner, get up late so that it was lunchtime, eat and repeat. I never ate breakfast and sometimes in the middle of the night I would just eat bread or chips I had. I’m writing this as I wait for my food to come at a restaurant, and I’m very happy to finally answer my stomach’s hunger calls. I went from 95 pounds (I’m a shorter girl, 4’10) to 110. Thanks for reading everyone!
I'll keep this short as I don't want to be rude or make a super long rant.
If Lizzo could look like Gabrielle Union, she would. If James Corden could look like Ryan Philippe, he would. I realize everybody’s body is different, but being overweight is… OVER, what your weight should be. For your body. This changes for every person.
Full disclosure, I’m about 60 pounds overweight and I’m included in my statement. I don’t like the way I look and feel. But I’m not out here like “ahh I love my curves”.
Now cue all the anecdotal, medical-anomaly rebuttals 😉
EDIT: Thanks for the discussion folks. I feel like all dissenting/agreeing opinions have been voiced from various angles, it’s Christmas Eve, my family is here, and my phone is getting blown up. Love your people 😘
You guys gone into factory lately? Every raid for the past 2 days has been 3+ hatchlings dashing to the breach door room trying to glitch their strength and endurance by falling through the map. People know the new weight mechanic could drastically change the game, and that the strength skill will likely play a large role in how you are able to play. They are abusing this new glitch to prepare for it.
Skills weren't reset when the exhaustion mechanic was introduced, which punished casual players, and indirectly rewarded those who had already cheesed their strength. I didn't really care about this because if you are willing hit your buddy's legs with a hatchet for 100+ hours then I guess you deserve 51 strength. But the new overweight mechanic will further amplify the problems with the current skill system and the in-game physical disparity between your average player and those who cheesed/glitched their skills.
Resetting everyone's strength to level 5 or 10 (for those already ABOVE 5... keep reading on reddit ➡
Something that overperforms maybe based on its budget or a simple concept or amateur status or maybe a gimmick movie that does really well.
Like something based on a toy, Lego or Clue, that actually turns out to be a real movie.
It doesnt have to be great just a pleasant surprise.
I think Muppets do this. Nobody expects to see a good puppet movie.
So, yesterday we were going out for drinks and my GF invited her friend to come along with us. I hadn't met this friend before but I'd heard tons of stories about her when they worked together a year ago. We hop in the car and swing by her place to pick her up.
Going to let folks know I have a car that's lowered and I have to be very careful around bumps if I have too much stuff in the car. One time I had bought some weights off craigslist and dumb me put it all on the driver side passenger of my car and I was scraped the ground a few times while I was driving. I had to get out and distribute the weights evenly across the car then things were good enough to get home. I brought it in to a shop the next day and my alignment was seriously jacked up after those hits.
So, boom. Back to picking up my GF's friend. She is a very plus sized girl and she came out making me have flashbacks to the weights and I got worried. I didn't want to make it a big deal or bring it up at all but when she s... keep reading on reddit ➡
We've been dating for 4 years now and whilst I love her dearly, over the past year or so she's gained between 75-100lbs. She is completely unrecognisable and I have lost all attraction to her to the point that we don't have sex anymore as I can get physically aroused.
I've tried to bring it up on the hush hush but that doesn't seem to be working at all. I cook all the meals but she'll still order takeaways when I'm out or even when I'm home. I had to beg her to come to the gym with me but she stopped going after a week saying she didn't like any of the classes or she was busy. For the new year we both made a resolution to eat healthier and exercise more, but she hasn't stuck to it at all.
I've tried asking her how things are at work or with her family but everything seems to be ok. She did have a new friend that is obese and all about fat empowerment or whatever they call it and I'm worried that she's being sucked into that world. I don't want to come out and just say to her "you n... keep reading on reddit ➡
Waiting outside a conference room with some co-workers, and there was an old balance-scale set up. One co-worker who is a fucking tennis player gets on and says 'guess how much I weigh'. I did the same after him, and this absolute harlot of a street bitch guesses ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY POUNDS.
Last week I benched 295x5. Squat and dead are around 445 and 495. I do amateur strongman and log pressed 225.Yeah I get it, not amazing numbers for 220, but 160!?!?! I'm not ripped, but I have a legitimate 2.5 pack.
This might be the final straw. How can someone even recover from being accused of being 160.
EDIT: I'm 6'1 and straight sorry boys.
At university, it isn’t too difficult for me to stay on track. I only keep healthy foods in the house, and I keep pretty busy. I’m at home with my family now, and the pantry is always stocked with junk food. I lost control yesterday and ended up eating 3000 calories in a day. Wish me luck :(