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2014/10/02 15:27:03 (permalink)

Dad of the year

My gf told me this story yesterday.
 
One of her best friends, in her early 20s, wants a new car. She has some old banger.
 
Told her dad, and he went mental.
 
She is overweight, quite badly given her age, and constantly tells him that she cant afford the price of a gym membership each month.
 
So she told him she has seen a new car, it works out to £200/month.
 
He went ballistic. And the icing on the cake so to speak, is that he had a heart attack about 6 months ago, so fully understands just why its so important she puts her health first. Stressed this to her, and told her to stop moaning about money and join a gym.
 
Thought that was really good to hear, so many people just seem to let their kids be overweight with no real care. Obviously it must be a tricky convo to have, but his heart was in the right place.
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Re: Dad of the year 2014/10/02 15:32:08 (permalink)
How did she get so overweight? Was she over weight as a kid or did she get like that as an adult? Its the parents with the really fat children that get me

  




 
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Re: Dad of the year 2014/10/02 15:32:40 (permalink)
good to hear. my dad would've said the same.
 
the old 'can't afford the gym' line is trotted out by a few of my friends, who incidentally all smoke, are covered in tattoos and/or get monged every weekend on pills
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Re: Dad of the year 2014/10/02 15:33:37 (permalink)
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good to hear. my dad would've said the same.
 
the old 'can't afford the gym' line is trotted out by a few of my friends, who incidentally all smoke, are covered in tattoos and/or get monged every weekend on pills


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Re: Dad of the year 2014/10/02 15:35:20 (permalink)
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How did she get so overweight? Was she over weight as a kid or did she get like that as an adult? Its the parents with the really fat children that get me

you see "parents" all the time near me (and i'm assuming everywhere) giving their kids sausage rolls (or other crap) just to keep them quiet for 10 minutes.
 
once overheard a manky scally in stockport at 9am giving 2 toddlers sausage rolls for breakfast because she got up late. kids weren't even 2.
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Re: Dad of the year 2014/10/02 15:47:38 (permalink)
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How did she get so overweight? Was she over weight as a kid or did she get like that as an adult? Its the parents with the really fat children that get me

you see "parents" all the time near me (and i'm assuming everywhere) giving their kids sausage rolls (or other crap) just to keep them quiet for 10 minutes.
 
once overheard a manky scally in stockport at 9am giving 2 toddlers sausage rolls for breakfast because she got up late. kids weren't even 2.


Should be considered child abuse imo

  




 
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Re: Dad of the year 2014/10/02 17:07:12 (permalink)
some people just do not want to be helped nor feel they need help.
some how its become almost socially acceptable to be over weight.
 
Fat girls state how curves are sexy and use facebook to upload meme's of Marilyn munroe harking back to when a fuller figure was indeed the desired look, ignoring how far they actually are from the size 12-14 they talk about.
 
living with russian girls for a year was always a chuckle when they would mock english women for being so fat and eating like pigs. These two girls would live on meat and veg, drop dead gorgeous... 
 
dad of the year would be awarded to making her return the car and get her ass into a gym, the girl will no doubt shrug it off and drive her new car to a McDonalds drive through and cry into a McFlurry

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Re: Dad of the year 2014/10/02 17:57:28 (permalink)
Dad of the year? What for letting his daughter get fat and then trying to make her join a gym when it's probably too late due to his own heart attack?

If only these fools thought earlier, I'd never let my kids get fat, and im glad their mum shares the same view, also my kids are so active they would struggle to gain weight.

I take them to kids play gyms where they can run riot, and 3 hours later they're still going lol.

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Re: Dad of the year 2014/10/02 19:17:22 (permalink)
My ex believes she is overweight because when young she often went without meals so soon as she worked she over ate and although when we were married she did lose a lot but that has all but returned.  Now, to our daughter we both agree that we let her eat whenever she is hungry and it is amazing how she can eat so much and have a good figure at 12.  So silly question here,  If a child eats regularly all the time through their youth their metabolism will be set for life to control their bodyweight.  Or is it that I have only at 5-10 hardly spent time over 11 stone.  Even more bizarre is that I weight trained from adult hood all the way up to I became a father.  Could that have had something to do with their slim figures.  Who knows, but Im sure I will find out.

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Re: Dad of the year 2014/10/02 20:43:01 (permalink)
 double post
 
post edited by westbelfastguy - 2014/10/02 21:38:53
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Re: Dad of the year 2014/10/02 20:43:01 (permalink)
It's so easy to pile the weight on. I was doing pretty well in the gym a few years back after a childhood and early adulthood of being pretty overweight then piled it all back on again. 
 
Switched gyms, found a decent trainer who gets the balance needed between training and life and getting back into it now but I will admit happily that I needed that push, and probably will for a while until i'm properly addicted and shifted into the way of life.
 
She is probably in pretty serious denial about how bad her weight is. I know when he weighed me on the first training night I was shocked and that was after not wanting to be weighed and then not wanting to look. It's an uncomfotable feeling and she's probably trying to avoid it.
 
Thing is, and this is the stupid thing, when I was training seriously and eating right I was happier, but lost my confidence and drive because of stuff that was going on outside the gym.
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Re: Dad of the year 2014/10/02 21:29:37 (permalink)
I saw a dad about a week ago giving his kid of probably 4 one of those 25p energy drinks.

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Re: Dad of the year 2014/10/02 22:45:00 (permalink)
An energy drink !!!!!
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Re: Dad of the year 2014/10/02 23:15:20 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby TESTnTREN 2014/10/03 09:06:45
TheThumper
I saw a dad about a week ago giving his kid of probably 4 one of those 25p energy drinks.




Totally with you on this one, forget spending £1 on a 4 year old
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Re: Dad of the year 2014/10/03 09:13:24 (permalink)
 

 
She drive a wheel barrow by any chance???? 
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Re: Dad of the year 2014/10/03 10:50:38 (permalink)
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Dad of the year? What for letting his daughter get fat and then trying to make her join a gym when it's probably too late due to his own heart attack?

If only these fools thought earlier, I'd never let my kids get fat, and im glad their mum shares the same view, also my kids are so active they would struggle to gain weight.

I take them to kids play gyms where they can run riot, and 3 hours later they're still going lol.


True but she has for the last x amount of years been able to afford to eat what she wants, so that, along with the culture of binge drinking every weekend has hit her harder than most. Better late than never.
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Re: Dad of the year 2014/10/03 11:13:54 (permalink)
Agreed better late than never, let's hope she does the right thing.

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Re: Dad of the year 2014/10/03 13:43:53 (permalink)
I really think it's a culture thing - it's ingrained from a young age to link emotion with food - you've been good, have a sweetie, I was bad I ate 2 bars of chocolate etc.  We use food for comfort and stress relief as well.  Add to that our current work and home lives where we rarely take the time to just sit and enjoy the food we eat paying close attention to the taste, texture etc without having a computer, TV etc on it's easy to overeat, busy lives mean convenience takes over healthy sustinence potentially buggering up hormonal balance further (obviously this is a bit of a sweeping generalisation but I'm eating my lunch as I type this).  Until you break the cycle of associating what you eat with feeling good or bad then it's going to be fcuking hard to keep healthy IM, unless you go the other way and become obsessive abuot what you eat (BBing is a strong example of this) and although I definately fall in to this camp, I'm raelly not convinced this is healthy either (mentally more than physically)
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Re: Dad of the year 2014/10/04 03:26:18 (permalink)
Went for a 5K run and had my 7yo son follow me on his bike. Start them early and they will stick with it.
 
 
Dad of the year would have bought that bitc# a Schwinn!
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