Sunday, April 01, 2007
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Video will come at end of day.
I am going back to basic, well not really, but i am going to get up every morning around 350am and work out for a good 45min to a hour, come home clean up and batch and rest until 730am
My goal is to get in shape and eat healthy.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
HoT Dam dancing to Akon "Smack That" featuring Eminem. Join freakyways.com its free. See the full video when you join
Monday, November 13, 2006
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
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Friday, July 28, 2006
Day 1, Day 12, Day 22
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Mny American to Fat for Xray machines
Increasing numbers of Americans are becoming too fat to fit into X-ray machines, US researchers report.
The nation's rising obesity problems mean many citizens are not only too large for scanners but they have too much fat for the rays to penetrate.
Over the past 15 years, the number of failed scans linked to patient obesity has doubled, Radiology journal reports.
The problem is not confined to scanners. UK hospitals have had to make their beds stronger for obese patients.
And airlines are designing aircraft to carry heavier loads because passengers are becoming plumper.
Dr Raul Uppot and colleagues, who work in radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, had noticed that they were seeing more and more patients whose weight prevented them from having medical scans.
He and his team decided to look back at radiology reports between 1989 and 2003 to see the extent of the problem.
Year on year they saw an increase in the number of scans that had to be abandoned because the patient was too fat.
Ultrasound images were affected the most because the sound waves need to penetrate the skin and fatty tissue before reaching the organs being examined.
The study authors warned that important diagnoses could be missed if people could not be scanned.
The US government says 64% of the population are overweight.
Dr Colin Wayne of the UK's National Obesity Forum said the UK was showing a similar trend.
"The obesity rates in the US have been going up relentlessly. Sadly, in the UK we are following in their wake.
"The UK is now the fastest growing country in Europe for rising obesity.
"It's worrying if people can't get the necessary investigations. But that is just the tip of the iceberg. It is the epidemic of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases that will follow in the wake of obesity that is even more worrying."
BBC NEWS | Health | Americans 'too fat for x-rays'
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
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Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Do not sit on equipment you are not using (especially if it's busy)
Saturday, July 15, 2006
Day 10, I can see some improvement. I am about to go basic training style starting Monday for 5 weeks. I recall in basic running push ups and sit ups drop a lot of weight. I am doing well eating 6 good meals a day. Thanks for support. I will keep going and going until I am not trap in this fat body any more.
Friday, July 14, 2006
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
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Saturday, July 08, 2006
Make sure listen, this man makes it simple. I will keep adding his videos to bigfatblackman.com
Chris mess up his body, he needs to take care of his mind and stop messing with the sauce
Friday, July 07, 2006
Thursday, July 06, 2006
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
My waist size is 42, this is sad, seem like every year my waist get bigger, i feel for this lady
My first day on the bodyforlife program. 12 weeks to a new Pastor. I will give it my all
The Disturbing Health Status of the Black Male
The life expectancy at birth for black males in the U.S. (68.8) is lower than that for males in Iran (69.0), Colombia (69.3), and Sri Lanka (71.5) -- populations identified by the United Nations as having “medium human development.” In fact, the average life expectancy for black males is much closer to that of Vietnam, El Salvador, and Iraq than it is to the life expectancy of white males in the U.S. What accounts for this strikingly poor international health status for black males in the U.S.? And, most importantly, what should we do about it?
A reflection of racial disparities in health
The peculiar paradox of a “Third World” health status for a group living in the richest and most medically advanced country in the world is deeply unsettling. Grasping this phenomenon requires a core understanding of the enduring racial differences in men’s health in the United States. Black males have the shortest life span of all racial or ethnic groups in the nation -- a fact that has remained unchanged for at least the past 100 years. In fact, black men have the highest overall mortality rate across all geographic regions in the U.S. and across all age groups from birth to age 84, with the widest racial gaps in mortality occurring in the prime adult years, ages 25-54.
Racial disparities in men’s health exist across virtually all major chronic diseases. For example, in comparison to their white male counterparts, black men have a 40 percent higher incidence of type 2 diabetes and they are 20% more likely to die from heart disease. Black males ages 22-44 are 20 times more likely to develop kidney failure due to high blood pressure than are white males in the same age group. Black men also have the highest overall cancer incidence and mortality in the country and the highest rates of hypertension in the world.
Racial disparities in men’s health are hardly limited to chronic diseases. For example, black men have the highest HIV incidence and AIDS mortality rates, the highest STD incidence, and the highest homicide rates in the U.S. 5 black veterans are more likely to suffer combat-related post-traumatic stress syndrome.
In addition, black men are severely over represented in the nation’s prisons, and black male inmates have worse health, including higher rates of circulatory disease, HIV, and dental health problems than do white inmates. The black male incarceration rate (3,457 per 100,000) is 8 times higher than that of whites, with black men comprising roughly half (47%) of the nation’s 2.1 million inmates but only 6% of the general population. Black males and females are also over represented among other medically at-risk populations, including foster care residents and the homeless.
Monday, July 03, 2006
Fat people not more jolly
Fat people not more jolly
CHICAGO - Fat people are not more jolly, according to a study that instead found obesity is strongly linked with depression and other mood disorders.
Whether obesity might cause these problems or is the result of them is not certain, and the research does not provide an answer, but there are theories to support both arguments.
Depression often causes people to abandon activities, and some medications used to treat mental illness can cause weight gain. On the other hand, obesity is often seen as a stigma and overweight people often are subject to teasing and other hurtful behavior.
The study of more than 9,000 adults found that mood and anxiety disorders including depression were about 25 percent more common in the obese people studied than in the non-obese. Substance abuse was an exception — obese people were about 25 percent less likely to abuse drugs or alcohol than slimmer participants.
The results appear in the July issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, being released Monday. The lead author was Dr. Gregory Simon, a researcher with Group Health Cooperative in Seattle, a large nonprofit health plan in the Pacific Northwest.
The results "suggest that the cultural stereotype of the jolly fat person is more a figment of our imagination than a reality," said Dr. Wayne Fenton of the National Institute of Mental Health, which funded the study.
"The take-home message for doctors is to be on the lookout for depression among their patients who are overweight," Fenton said.
Both conditions are quite common. About one-third of U.S. adults are obese, and depression affects about 10 percent of the population, or nearly 21 million U.S. adults in a given year.
Previous studies produced conflicting results on whether obesity is linked with mental illness including depression, although a growing body of research suggests there is an association.
This latest study helps resolve the question, said Dr. Susan McElroy, a psychiatry professor at the University of Cincinnati and editor of a textbook on obesity and mental disorders.
"This is a state-of-the-art psychiatric epidemiology study that really confirms that there is, in fact, a relationship," she said.
The study was based on an analysis of a national survey of 9,125 adults who were interviewed to assess mental state. Obesity status was determined using participants' self-reported weight and height measurements.
About one-fourth of all participants were obese. Some 22 percent of obese participants had experienced a mood disorder including depression, compared with 18 percent of the nonobese.
McElroy said the study bolsters previous research suggesting that drug and alcohol abuse are less common in the obese. One reason might be that good-tasting food and substances of abuse both affect the same reward-seeking areas of the brain, McElroy said. Why some people choose food as a mood-regulator and others drugs or alcohol is uncertain, she said.
The study found the relationship between obesity and mental illness was equally strong in men and women, contrasting with some previous research that found a more robust link in women.
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I think this a good system to use to get me on to a right track www.bodyforlife.com. I really am tired of being out of shape and haven a waste size 42. Plus I my doctor told me a month ago I was a walking time bomb. High cholestrol and all. Cant walk over mile with out my back hurting.
Hot Dog neck and all. What a shame
Start date July 5, 2005 let me do some praying
Experts Debate Labeling Children Obese
Yes you need to control your kids eating. Or they will be popping pills at a early age. Being fat is not cute. That why my fat butt is going to get in shape.
CHICAGO (July 3) - Is it OK for doctors and parents to tell children and
teens they're fat?
That seems to be at the heart of a debate over whether to
replace the fuzzy language favored by the U.S. government with the painful truth
- telling kids if they're obese or overweight.
Labeling a child obese might
"run the risk of making them angry, making the family angry," but it addresses a
serious issue head-on, said Dr. Reginald Washington, a Denver pediatrician and
co-chair of an American Academy of Pediatrics obesity task force.
same person came into your office and had cancer, or was anemic, or had an ear
infection, would we be having the same conversation? There are a thousand
reasons why this obesity epidemic is so out of control, and one of them is no
one wants to talk about it."
The diplomatic approach adopted by the federal
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and used by many doctors avoids the
word "obese" because of the stigma. The CDC also calls overweight kids "at risk
Those favoring a change say the current terms encourage
denial of a problem affecting increasing numbers of U.S. youngsters.
proposal studied by a committee of the American Medical Association, the CDC and
others, fat children would get the same labels as adults - overweight or
The change "would certainly make sense. It would bring the U.S. in
line with the rest of the world," said Tim Cole, a professor of medical
statistics at the University College London's Institute of Child Health.
existing categories are convoluted and "rather ironic, since the U.S. leads the
world in terms of obesity," Cole said. "There must be an element of political
The debate illustrates just how touchy the nation is about its
Obese "sounds mean. It doesn't sound good," said Trisha Leu, 17, who thinks
the proposed change is a bad idea.
The Wheeling, Ill., teen has lost 60
pounds since March as part of an adolescent obesity surgery study at the
University of Illinois at Chicago.
"When you're young, you don't understand
what obese means," Leu said. "I still don't understand it."
The CDC adopted
the current terms in 1998, using weight-to-height ratios and growth charts from
a generation of children much slimmer than today's.
Children are said to be
"at risk for overweight" if their body-mass index is between the 85th and 94th
percentiles. They're "overweight" if their body-mass index is in the 95th
percentile or higher - or greater than at least 95 percent of youngsters the
same age and gender.
Many pediatricians understand the first category to mean
"overweight" and the second one to mean "obese," said the CDC's Dr. William
Dietz. He said the word "obese" was purposely avoided because of negative
connotations but conceded that many pediatricians find the current language
Adding to the confusion is the fact that about 17 percent of U.S.
children are in the highest category, and that almost 34 percent are in the
second-highest category. That sounds like a mathematical impossibility, but it's
because the percentiles are based on growth charts from the 1960s and 1970s,
when far fewer kids were too fat.
In children, determining excess weight is
tricky, partly because of rapid growth - especially in adolescence - that can
sometimes temporarily result in a high body-mass index.
For children in at
least the 95th percentile, high BMI "is almost invariably excess fat," Dietz
said. But there's less certainty about those in the second-highest category. So
to avoid mislabeling and "traumatizing" kids, the CDC chose to be diplomatic,
The committee, set up by the American Medical Association,
involves obesity experts from 14 professional organizations including the
American Academy of Pediatrics. Their mission is to update recommendations for
prevention, diagnosis and management of obesity in children.
recommendations are expected in September, and the participating groups will
decide individually whether to adopt them.
Dr. Ronald Davis, the AMA's
president-elect, said it's unclear whether the expert committee can develop a
consensus on the obesity terms.
"There are seemingly legitimate arguments on
both sides," said Davis, a preventive medicine specialist with Henry Ford Health
Systems in Detroit.
Maria Bailey of Pompano Beach, Fla., whose 12-year-old
daughter, Madison, is self-consciously overweight, opposes the proposed change.
She said their pediatrician has told her daughter to exercise more and see a
nutritionist, but "hasn't told her that she's in a (weight) category."
already raising a generation of teenagers who have eating disorders," Bailey
said. "I think it would just perpetuate that."
Paola Fernandez Rana of Fort
Lauderdale, Fla., has a 9-year old daughter who at 40 pounds overweight is
considered obese. Rana said doctors "refer to it as the 'o-word' " in front of
her daughter "in an effort not to upset her."
"They very clearly told me she
was obese," Rana said. But she said she agreed with the term and thinks that at
some point it should be used with her daughter, too.
"Obviously I don't want
my daughter to be overweight, but ... in order to change the situation, she is
ultimately going to need to hear it," Rana said.
Dr. Michael Wasserman, a
pediatrician with the Ochsner Clinic in Metairie, La., agreed. Using the term
"at risk for overweight" is misleading, creating the perception "that I'm only
at risk for it now, so I don't have to deal with it now," said Wasserman, who is
not on the committee.
"There's a tremendous amount of denial by parents and
children," he said.
Chicago pediatrician Rebecca Unger, also not a committee
member, said she likes using the term "at risk for overweight" because it gives
patients hope that "we can do something about it."
July 3, 2006
Sunday, July 02, 2006
Decided to get in shape
Iweight 281 pounds. This is the most I every weight in my life. I am going to die pretty soon, If I don't get my fat ass in shape. I am so ashamed of my self. I was a gym rat most of my life. Now I have become what I hate the most big fat over weight slob. How did I get like this, sitting on my ass for hours. Working on my sites, looking up homes for clients and jacking around. I have decided to shame my self to get my ass in shape. I will take photos everyweek. Until I get in shape. My goal is to drop 60 to 70 pounds in 4 months or less. I will jot down foods and workouts right here. So clown me , make fun of me. I need it or I will be in the grace or get my legs cut off do to dietbets like my folks . Start date July 5, 2006