Aww! Aren't these two the CUTEST?
Obese News Archive
OMG! This is incredible!
Obie the dachshund once weighed an incredible 77 pounds!!
He looked like a fuzzy brown beach ball!!
His life was in danger because he was literally over twice the maximum healthy weight limit for a dachshund.
The poor pup was nearly fed to death by his elderly owners, who eventually gave him up because of his failing health.
Thank goodness his owner Nora Vanatta knows a thing or two about animals, having a degree in animal science.
So after a year of a strict diet and lots and lots of exercise (and even more love) Obie is now a healthy 27 pounds!!
Check out the video (above) to see this ahmayzing doggy in action!!
Jimmy Kimmel is one funny guy!
He's always making the best funny videos and this time, he tackled obesity.
But he wasn't talking about overweight humans, he was talking about dogs!
He mentioned how important K-9 fitness was and how we overfeed our pups.
So he came up with a way to get your pooch back into shape, all without leaving the home.
It's called P90 Rex!! We're assuming that's a play on the popular, intense home workout DVD series: P90 X.
What is the core principal behind P90 Rex that gets dogs into shape??
Check out the video (above) to see the HIGHlarious P90 Rex commercial!
New Jersey governor Chris Christie has been under all sorts of criticism since taking office.
Some of the more inappropriate criticisms have been about his weight.
A doctor said that Christie was so overweight it's only a matter of time before he has a heart attack.
Gov. Christie responded that his young children asked if he was going to die after they heard the doc say he could die in office.
That's just awful! This doc didn't even examine him or anything.
The ladies of The View tackled the issue and actually stepped up to defend the governor!
The most outspoken in his defense was Whoopi Goldberg!
Check out the video (above) to hear the arguments over his weight!
The ladies of The View got fired up, as they so often do, over a sensitive issue: sin taxes.
These "sin taxes" are basically taxes on things like sugary soft drinks that are meant to discourage people from buying them.
The whole idea is that obese people tend to buy less healthy foods and their obesity racks up billions of dollars in healthcare.
Melissa Joan Hart was there as a guest host but barely got a word in because things started to get a little heated.
The main problem is that some of the more unhealthy foods are actually way cheaper than the healthy stuff.
So a family on a budget could really run into some trouble with these proposed taxes.
Check out the video (above) to hear the ladies of The View tackle sin taxes.
This story is absolutely incrediballz!!
A woman had spent much of her adult life as a seriously obese person.
It affected every aspect of her life, but most importability, her health. At 427-pounds, she knew it was time for action.
Wanting to be there for her family, she decided to change her life, so she got a gastric bypass!
After the procedure, she began working out, slowly getting more and more intense.
She learned to run, then realized she wanted to learn to swim!
Next stop… triathlon!!
Check out the video (above) to see this formerly obese woman turned athlete tell her ahmayzing weight loss story!
Obesity is now the leading reason for a potential army volunteer to be turned away from service.
Over 1,600 soldiers have been kicked out of the army this year alone due to being overweight.
Maybe it has something to do with the ban on fast food joints on military bases being lifted…
On TLC, there is a show called 600lb Mom: Race Against Time, a show about Dominique Lanoise, a single mom from Miami.
Dominique did two things, she raised her six kids, and ate non-stop.
Sadly, she passed away because she couldn't stop her eating.