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Top 10 Signs You Need to Lose Weight

Can You Relate?

By John McGran, Professional Writer (and Dieter)         
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Same goes for pants with waistlines of less than 40. When my larger than life clothes are tightening, I know it's time for a change.

#3: The Mansierre (or Bro) episode of Seinfeld stops being funny.

Because, like Frank Costanza, I too could use a tad more support...up there.

#2: A wrestling match with your kids clocks in shorter than the commercials aired between evening news segments.

I need the remainder of that annoying Cialis ad to catch my breath…and to slurp a little of my supersized Pepsi.

#1: I know I need to lose weight when I play Dracula and avoid mirrors at all costs.

Hey, it's easier to remain in denial if I don't have to come face-to-face with those chipmunk cheeks that sort of resemble mine...only much heavier!

Please don’t get mad at me for picking on a fat person—I am that fat person. But I won’t let this knowledge mire me in the sadness and depression that leads to inaction. So laugh a little, and smile too. With the proper motivation and support, a little exercise and some healthier food choices, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
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John McGran John McGran
During his 25-year writing and editing career, John has written for several newspapers, magazines and websites.

Member Comments

  • thank you for this smiles -- it some times feels, like I am the only one, who fails at losing weight - glad to know, some one else has the same struggles
    merci - 3/14/2016 7:42:36 PM
  • It's so nice to read something a little lighthearted in between the educational articles. Sometimes my brain feels too full with info, so it was a nice to have an article to make me smile (and relate to). :) - 3/10/2016 10:29:50 PM
  • hanks for the humor and the truth - 1/5/2016 8:55:13 PM
    Who would be mad at you?? I think this is soooo funny!! I loved it and would love to see more humor! Sometimes we take ourselves a bit too seriously!

    How about being a student and requesting a table and chair because you feel..."tight" getting into a student desk...and need a shoe horn to get yourself back out of it!!

    But this semester I hope to be back in a regular desk like the rest of the folks in college!!

    Thank you for the laugh!

    http://agreatdi - 11/7/2015 12:36:37 AM
    Pursuing excellence is not a one time job. It is a way of life. Good job.
    - 7/7/2015 1:07:41 PM
    Skills can be imparted, but the will to persist and persevere is inborn… a talent you have been blessed with. Well done.
    - 7/7/2015 1:06:15 PM
  • Some of these were just plain STUPID. Like number 4 I wore an XLT shirt in grade 12 and was UNDERWEIGHT. Also the presence or absence of a "gut" does not indicate your fitness level . Masutatsu Oyama (founder of KYUKUSHIKAI KARATE ) was very fit ( he used to kill bulls with a single blow) but had a large belly. - 2/9/2015 8:48:01 PM
    Do not drink your morning beverage while reading this lst, it makes a mess on your keyboard. lol - loved it. - 11/2/2014 12:39:29 PM
  • Hilarious, loved #10, why is putting on socks so hard !! (smile) - 8/27/2014 10:39:35 AM
  • This is hilarious - thank you for writing a funny article about weight lost! - 8/15/2014 11:09:37 AM
    Pretty much was at that point at one time or another. Great article. Great motivator! - 3/19/2014 1:09:10 PM
  • A sign you need to lose weight (men only): You cannot see your willie. You have manboobs. - 10/8/2013 12:02:50 AM
  • Thank you for this....yes the socks are tough...the day i realized that didn't change a thing. i remember being horrified and was glad no one was watching. Those signs that i denied! - 6/7/2013 5:33:49 PM
  • LOL! ; ) - 12/28/2012 10:42:27 AM
    VERY GOOD, I WEAR SLIPONS WITH NO SOCKS. - 12/5/2012 3:20:22 AM

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