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Top 10 Signs You Need to Lose Weight

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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

  • 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
  • Thank you for this message. I so needed it today. - 11/18/2012 10:27:37 PM
    Very funny. All the best! - 7/16/2012 10:14:11 PM
  • DRSZ02
    This article was great. I too have been lovingly sent the fat gene and can relate to several of your funnies. I, unfortunately, have also been given the diabetes gene so I have no more excuses. I have to lose the weight. Keep up the good work on making us laugh. It really does help. - 7/16/2012 9:02:04 AM
  • This sounds like multiple people on my dads side of the family! They all have the same sense of humor about their size, both of which they loving passed on to me, but they tend to ignore their size and just make jokes. however a few of these sound like me, so I'll get off the computer, eat a healthy lunch, then so the exercises I committed to an hour ago. - 8/3/2011 2:39:33 PM
  • Very Funny and ........and so true!! - 7/29/2011 4:42:16 PM
  • SO FUNNY!! Yet SO TRUE!! - 5/9/2011 3:08:01 PM

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