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That part about your metabolism slowing down and you fighting the same hunger your entire life kinda soured the article for me. I was obese, and though it was through a medical problem in my stomach, I lost 80lbs at my max to rest in the middle of the healthy weight range. When the stomach problem was gone, if I tried to eat portions I used to, I'd get sick. And the weight stayed off fairly well (until I recently started a high stress job and turned back to food as a comfort).

That said, people who are visibly overweight face an insane amount of judgement about it. People make it their business what your weight is and what you should be eating and generally just making you feel like you're doing everything wrong even though you're trying. What seems like an offhanded comment for one person can be the third or fourth that person has gotten that day,and it really eats at you, but not such that it makes dieting easier. I was addicted to food and overeating, trying to stop is like trying to quit smoking, dieting is extremely difficult at this point and eventually a person gets fed up of being starving, constantly craving their favorite foods they can't have, and yet still being made to feel like you're not doing enough by others.

It's such a nuanced thing, between the psychology involved, the social aspect of fat shaming, and all the varying and conflicting information out there about the right way to lose weight. That's why there's no "citrus fruit" to its scurvy.

Luke  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Scrollover bubble for tags

While I do think these are good and useful suggestions, I would be mindful about using "they were on reddit" as reasoning, because this place isn't reddit, and it's not trying to be reddit, from my understanding.

Personally I'd just think it'd be better to suggest these things without mentioning reddit at all. Sorry to get all soapbox-y about it. Like I said, I do think these are good, helpful suggestions!

Great read. I'm always fascinated by cybersecurity stories. It's like an online crime drama for me.

Luke  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What keeps you fit, Hubski?

Well, I'm not exactly fit, but I did just start running with the help of an app that slowly acclimates you to a 5k. I'm extremely sore right now haha. But I'm hoping this will help me get into shape and stay there.

Luke  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What keeps you fit, Hubski?

Well, there's a difference between being "fit" and just being "not-fat" lol

I remember reading in, I think it was a Cracked article, that Tom Cruise is the only guy who can look cool running, which is why he runs in every movie he's in.

If losing a platform to bully fat people causes the death of such a massive website, that's pretty sad. That said, I don't think it'll happen. The people on the 'hate' subreddits are very loud, but I have a feeling they're a minority in the grand scheme of things. Places like /r/Pics, /r/Aww, /r/Askreddit, et al have huge userbases, and in the case of /r/Askreddit, the majority opinion seems to be against /r/FPH.

I myself found this site through reddit a while back (and yes, I realize I'm not very active here. Reddit is a hard drug to quit), but from having years of first hand experience with reddit, I'll paste my warning here from another thread:

"I would like to caution those recruiting new members under these circumstances, however. A lot of the people looking to get out of reddit at the moment seem to be the types who really love to hate. I'm not really trying to tell anyone what to do here, but I think it's important to think about the kind of people you all, as users of Hubski, want to populate this site. If you all are fine with those types of people inhabiting this space, more power to you, invite away. I just think that it matters under which context people are led to Hubski, myself."

I would like to caution those recruiting new members under these circumstances, however.

A lot of the people looking to get out of reddit at the moment seem to be the types who really love to hate. I'm not really trying to tell anyone what to do here, but I think it's important to think about the kind of people you all, as users of Hubski, want to populate this site.

If you all are fine with those types of people inhabiting this space, more power to you, invite away. I just think that it matters under which context people are led to Hubski, myself.

Luke  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Should I move to Seattle?

I live in Butte. It's enough to scare anyone away from this beautiful state. I went to UM for a year but transferred to Tech and am now a Software Engineering/Computer Science major. I miss Missoula so much, but I've heard Seattle is a lot like a bigger version.

I think mostly I'd like to live in an actual big city before settling down, and Seattle seems like the best choice to me.

Luke  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Should I move to Seattle?

As a Montanan who wants to end up in Seattle, your post got me pretty excited to graduate college.

Hey, just took the survey. I hope it's still valid and that I didn't happen upon this too late!