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Why are so many military wives so fat?

I see their husbands and they are very fit but the wife is a cow. If I was married to a sexy hard-bodied marine I'd make sure I was in shape waiting for Daddy to come home.

by Anonymousreply 6611/28/2012

Eating out of loneliness or stress? Being rather busy caring for children on their own leaving not a lot of time or energy for extra exercise?

by Anonymousreply 109/13/2011

Most military enlisted are rural and working poor, which are Obese. Poverty and Obesity are united in America today.

by Anonymousreply 209/13/2011

I wonder what the divorce rate is? He comes home all worldy, muscly and more open-minded than when he left Podunk. She's still the tubby, backward same ol' same ol'.

by Anonymousreply 309/13/2011

Upon our return to port after several months away, when the ship was finished tying up, they would open the gates at the end of the pier for families to come through. The Navy Band would play "Anchors Aweigh" but they should have been playing "Baby Elephant Walk." It looked as if the Navy/Marine Corps wives had spent their time eating snacks while watching soaps all day. The men would all be in good shape but the fraus were like cows. It was a strange sight.

by Anonymousreply 409/13/2011

Well, these breeder studs are usually knocking up their brood sows before shipping off. They've usually pushed out a few puppies by the time he's home.

Every time a kid pops out, there goes another few inches of her abdominal wall. And another few inches added to her gunt.

by Anonymousreply 509/13/2011

Doritos and donuts.

by Anonymousreply 609/13/2011

It's mostly the enlisted wives who have weight issues, like R2 stated previously. Comes down to class and education. Many of them are also miserable and the husbands can be very controlling. Officer wives are a fairly well groomed lot, and the vast majority of them have college degrees.

by Anonymousreply 1109/13/2011

What has been proven to contribute to obesity? Low self-esteem and being poor. Pretty easy to see why they're fatties.

Military families tend to be lower class and uneducated so they're buying a lot of soda and tater tots (I live near a military base and this is so true).

The wives tend to not be the most independent, feminist or have high self-esteem. The military has an extremely high rate of domestic abuse compared to civilian society. They're either isolated (away from family on a base basically just waiting for Bubba to come home) with the screaming babies, or Bubba's home and he wants the bitch in the kitchen making his dinner.

by Anonymousreply 1209/13/2011

I've noticed this a lot too. Usually when I'm out shopping. Some of the husbands can be drop dead sexy and the wives look like Melissa Jarot Winoker.

by Anonymousreply 1309/13/2011

No 13, I think that straight men do not know that they have bad self images. Either that or they are truly stupid and cannot attract a beautiful intelligent woman.

by Anonymousreply 1409/13/2011

I was at a Chipotle yesterday and this guy literally stood over a table where an attractive young woman was eating, looking stupid. He didn't say anything.

I bet I could have made her laugh and joined her for lunch. It is a wonder our species propagates.

by Anonymousreply 1509/13/2011

And have you seen what many of these "sexy, hard-bodied" soldiers look like a few months out of service? You wouldn't be wanting them.

by Anonymousreply 1609/13/2011

Straight men are into "curvy" woman apparently. (i.e. fat women who eat all day and never exercise)..or at least that's what I hear women tell me all the time.

by Anonymousreply 1709/13/2011

R17, I thought they liked Angelina Jolie, who is so angular that she would cut you in bed.

by Anonymousreply 1809/13/2011

Straight men like curves but more along the lines of Jennifer Aniston and Kim K. These fat women claiming "curves" are delusional. Rolls of fat do not equal curves.

by Anonymousreply 1909/13/2011

[quote]at least that's what I hear women tell me It's a fact, confirmed by several studies, not wishful thinking by women. However, men like higher weight than models but it has to be curvy, not some macy's float who can't see her feet.

by Anonymousreply 2009/13/2011

All straight men want is a soft juicy vagina to dump their loads in and someone to feed them. %0D %0D Wait, that sounds just like gay men except they do not care where their loads go.

by Anonymousreply 2109/13/2011

The world of a heterosexual is a sick and boring life.

by Anonymousreply 2209/13/2011

Ida? Where are you, you fat bitch?

by Anonymousreply 2309/13/2011

This is the sort of soft, bouncy, unfahionable figure straight men like, which is definitecly not obese. %0D %0D If a soldier is stuck with a beluga whale, it's because that's all he can get. And if he's poor, abusive, trashy, and overseas most of the year, a hot body isn't going to be enouh to get a woman to overlook the rest.

by Anonymousreply 2409/13/2011

R3, where is the evidence of these assholes coming home more worldly? They know more ethnic slurs? How to say "Fucking stop motherfucker or I'm blowing your motherfucking head off, Camel Jockey" in Farsi?

They come home with severe PTSD and night terrors. So they sleep with guns and can only go to McDonalds during slow periods while sitting facing the door.

by Anonymousreply 2509/13/2011

r12 that girl looks great. Better than any fashion model. In fact, that's how models looked in the 80's.

by Anonymousreply 2609/13/2011

Men have been fucking fat women since the paleolithic area.

by Anonymousreply 2709/13/2011

"He comes home all worldy, muscly and more open-minded than when he left Podunk"

You must be joking. Most military men are hick trash no matter where they've been.

by Anonymousreply 2809/13/2011

I don't want to know where a woman's paleolithic area is.

by Anonymousreply 2909/13/2011

If they serve in Europe, maybe they get more worldly.

If they're stuck in middle of nowhere Afghanistan, see R28.

by Anonymousreply 3009/13/2011

I was watching some show about WWII GIs coming home and the subsequent baby boom. Apparently a lot of good wholesome farm boys came back with some pretty kinky (for the time) sexual practices because of those fancy french whores. So, yes, they can come back more worldly.

by Anonymousreply 3109/13/2011

They all stay on base and eat at McDonalds. They might go to some shitty tattoo shop or strip club but only a tiny few would go to a museum or something lest they be thought to be a faggot.

by Anonymousreply 3209/13/2011

I'm a military officer and a friend and I used to joke about all the guys who drive BMWs (Big Military Wives). I honestly believe that it's because:

A lot of people in the military have low self esteem (myself included). Most of us joined because we wanted to prove our masculinity, intelligence, usefulness, or bravery. In short: if there's any group of people who are driven by the desire to be loved and admired, it's men and women in the military.

Meanwhile, the uniform does a lot to inspire feelings of lust and security. Young women with no/limited options in life continue to see guys in the military as a catch. Not only is staying fit part of their job, but guys in the military receive a regular paychecks, tons of benefits, and a ticket out of Podunk, USA. A lot of these couples hookup because the young servicemember is finally out on their own and they end up hanging out in the local community. Since most military installations are in the middle of nowhere, the girls looking to be saved will make it a point to hang out wherever the military guys are. A couple of months later...marriage. I'm not exaggerating. I've met too many young couples who got married even though they've only known each other for a short period of time.

So now you have a wife with no true skills and an increasing sense of entitlement. She gets pregnant with the first kid and soon discovers that most military wives (unless they serve also) are expected to stay home and raise children. That's when the lbs start adding up...the woman either stays pregnant or finds some other excuse to not work. The guy doesn't care because he's either a loser who's not going to do any better, or he's cheating on her and doesn't want to go through a divorce.

by Anonymousreply 3309/13/2011

This is why straight men in the military hit the gloryholes.

by Anonymousreply 3409/13/2011

The woman in r24's link is beautiful.

Most straight men don't want a LeAnn Rimes. They want a curvy Marilyn Monroe type.

by Anonymousreply 3509/13/2011

Uhm hongry. Gimme sum chicken!

by Anonymousreply 3609/13/2011

Their husbands don't care b/c they know the mother of their children won't be cheating when they go to Afganistan for 6 months.

by Anonymousreply 3709/13/2011

"This is why straight men in the military hit the gloryholes."

...and why Black's Beach in San Diego, and that city's bath houses, are so full of horny Marines.

by Anonymousreply 3809/13/2011

Gosh, I wish the marines would be chubby chasers for me!

by Anonymousreply 3909/13/2011

In military threads I keep reading about all the trained killers, guys sleeping with guns, etc. I'm feeling somewhat relieved that I can't live up to those expectations and descriptions. Like thousands of others, nobody ever taught me how to kill and nobody ever issued me a gun. %0D %0D I came under attack one time but it was racist, not military. A friend and I were passing a market in Freetown, Sierra Leone when some locals started throwing garbanzo beans at us. They didn't like white guys in their town. %0D %0D In Guinea Bissau, same friend and I got hissed at by the locals because we were going to photograph a picturesque sunken boat in the harbor. We then found out it was half of the Guinea Bissau Navy and it's unlawful to photograph their "military installations." If you've studied history, going all the way back to Biblical days, hissing is a MAJOR sign of warning and doom. We departed that area very fast.%0D %0D Most of my friends were officers with in-shape wives so I only saw the heifers from a distance. My partner was an in-shape Marine who stayed in shape even after returning to civilian life. I'm 4 lbs. over my active duty weight.

by Anonymousreply 4009/13/2011

In addition to the usual lifestyle of the a fat American, military wives don't have to work. Military men can get some insane compensation packages. There's the usual salary, housing benefits and I think there's a clothing allowance, too. R33 can probably break it down.%0D %0D I knew someone who was dating a military guy and was shocked at all the money her guy was getting.

by Anonymousreply 4109/13/2011

They might not all be fat, but they surely act like they are entitled to all the benefits. I used to go to church with a few of them, and you would have thought they were the ones in the military.

by Anonymousreply 4209/13/2011

That's like asking why so many year round residents of Nantucket are alcoholics.

Because there's nothing for them to do but either drink or eat. Or do drugs.

by Anonymousreply 4309/13/2011

The military is better than welfare. If you get married, you get a raise and a housing allowance, and for every kid you have, you get another raise. This has nothing to do with regular military raises, BTW. This is in addition to that.

You have no idea how this angered me as a lesbian in the military.

One more thing: women don't usually get fat until they've had children. You carry a watermelon in your gut for nine months and see if it doesn't ruin YOUR girlish figure, gentlemen.

by Anonymousreply 4409/13/2011

Military Brat Here:%0D %0D My Dad joined the Navy in 1929 to get away from the grinding poverty of his Irish ghetto in Philadelphia ("when the mill shut down, there was no welfare, we all just starved"). He felt lucky that the Navy took him because several of his buddies were rejected and had to join the Army. Back then, not that differentenly from today, the military was an opportunity to better yourself. He told me stories of when he was in port that he would get a hotel room so he could study for the test to advance to the next rank but ALL of his compadres just went to the bars. %0D %0D My mom, a babe!%0D %0D She also, and this was back in the sixties, used to commment on all the fat cows she saw in the Commisery and how their appearance will negatively effect their husbands' careers.%0D

by Anonymousreply 4509/13/2011

Your mother sounds like a nasty judgmental bitch.

by Anonymousreply 4609/13/2011

Wow your mom was a cunt. I'll bet she had no female friends.

by Anonymousreply 4709/13/2011

my friend married an army guy and moved from overseas to live on a US base with him. she was shocked & judgmental about the fat wives. 3 years later she is one of them.

i chalk it up to depression, isolation, walmart, fast food, stress and worry (while he was deployed)

she is employed (working from home) and has her own interests so it isn't lack of motivation

by Anonymousreply 4809/13/2011

R45, I think I love your mom.

by Anonymousreply 4909/13/2011

R43 wins!%0D %0D They're basically lazy hausfraus who hit the jackpot.%0D %0D They get to live in free military housing, shop at the commissary where prices are extremely low, they get money from their husbands who are deployed, and the kids are in school all day. Oh, and no hubby to get on their case about being a fat, lazy sow. Woo hoo!%0D %0D If anything, these fat bitches are probably cheating on their husbands, while they're away.

by Anonymousreply 5009/13/2011

I think r33 and r40 are REAL US Military men, though I have no way of proving it, of course. %0D %0D Maybe because they are gay, but neither sound nothing at all like the mouth breathing stereotypes described in most of the other 38 posts.

by Anonymousreply 5109/13/2011

"Most straight men don't want a LeAnn Rimes. They want a curvy Marilyn Monroe type."

A "curvy Marilyn Monroe type" is NOT a 300 pound manatee with a bad hairdo. Don't kid yourself.

by Anonymousreply 5209/13/2011

[quote]shop at the commissary where prices are extremely low, %0D %0D No, they're not extremely low. I could do just as well at a Walmart or super Target (which I boycott). I shop at the commissary for a few items that I can't get at Publix or Food Lion.

by Anonymousreply 5309/13/2011

I think you made a mistake OP. I'm sure you meant to type "Why are so many wives so fat?" Did your cat step on your keyboard while you were typing? Mine does that all the time.

by Anonymousreply 5409/13/2011

I thought the military guys are really gay? They are on the porn sites.

by Anonymousreply 5509/14/2011

Because most of them have popped out a couple of babies already. The ones who haven't often have absolutely nothing to do. They are frequently uprooted and it is hard for them to find full time employment in that situation. Plus they are stressed out supporting their family. There is community, but not as strong as civilian communities, due to everyone always moving away to a new duty station.

by Anonymousreply 5709/14/2011

R27, men did not fuck rocks, even in the paleolithic period.

by Anonymousreply 5809/14/2011

R49 = Uh . . . you are saying you admire this woman for calling other women fat??!!

by Anonymousreply 5909/14/2011

R44, housing allowance is based on rank and has nothing to with how many children you have. There is one rate for single people and one slightly higher rate for people with dependents (it could be a just a wife or it could be a wife and eight kids). There is no pay increase for popping out babies, either.

by Anonymousreply 6009/14/2011

Because not everyone in the military is as shallow as you are? Being married to someone in the military can be a lot like being a single mom for extended periods of time. That's exactly why my wife and I want to wait until I'm done with my six years to have children. When I came back from deployment, she had lost a lot of weight because when she's depressed/worried, her appetite drastically decreases. I was very concerned about how skeleton-thin she got. But if she had put on some pounds while I was gone, I would try to help her lose the weight for the sake of her health but I wouldn't love her any less.

Obesity is a problem in the united States as a whole, not just the military.

by Anonymousreply 6111/28/2012

[quote] I wonder what the divorce rate is? He comes home all worldy, muscly and more open-minded than when he left Podunk. She's still the tubby, backward same ol' same ol'.

I was in grad school in 1996 with a naval officer. She was getting an MPH and we were placed in the same research group. She was doing a lot of research on domestic violence because it had been identified as one if the biggest problems in the navy. Men would come home after months away and try to change the way the house had been run. The kids and wife had daily and nightly routines they were used to and the husband would get angry at the wife and kids for not immediately doing what he said as soon as he came home. he would start to smack the wife around.

Sometimes there was adultery. The wife would be screwing around figuring she would dump the guy when the husband came back. It didn't work put so well when hubby came home.

Anyway, this woman was going to develop counseling programs. Her husband was in another branch of the military and he got transferred and she went with him, which delayed things a bit. When she was ready to get counseling up and running, 9/11 happened and the military had other priorities.

BTW, she and her husband were both officers. They weren't very high ranking at the time and let me tell you, they had the life. They lived on Governor's Island, they had free daycare for the kids, all their housing and travel expenses were paid for, their advanced education was being paid for. When they moved, they had au pairs paid by the military, a maid, a landscaper, etc. They eventually got promoted to higher ranks and you get even more perks.

Officers really have it made.

by Anonymousreply 6211/28/2012

I believe the divorce rate is much higher in the military than civilian life. No stats but having been in the military, most married guys were either divorced or getting there.

by Anonymousreply 6311/28/2012

Well having recently been in the military I can shine a bit of a light on it. Sorry if it's been posted.

First of all when you put an Army base somewhere you immediately have about 5 men for every one woman in the vicinity of the base. So the men will settle for a lot less. Now here is one of the biggest benefits. As soon as a soldier gets married he gets a allowance for housing and meals(BAH BAS). Out of the barracks and mess hall. If you've been in the military you know that living out of the barracks immediately removes you from a lot of shitty stuff. Inspections, constant CQ, cleaning up after a lot of pigs, scrubbing community toilets, and a lot of other shit. It's bye bye to the buffer. And you can't appreciate the buffer unless you've been in.

There are a lot of local girls who will get their brains fucked out on a regular basis by military men but will not marry or seriously date one.

The buffer.

by Anonymousreply 6411/28/2012

[quote]It's bye bye to the buffer. And you can't appreciate the buffer unless you've been in.

I entered the Navy under a special program where they needed people with my civilian experience -- so I never started at the bottom. When we were over in the Gulf, we got word that the Secretary of the Navy was coming for a two-day visit to our ship. Suddenly everyone, officers and enlisted, were cleaning, painting anything that didn't move, and buffing 'round the clock. When I said I'd do the floor in our office, I said to another officer, "I've always wanted to try one of those buffing machines." At first he thought I was kidding. Finally he was convinced that I had never touched a buffer and he kept telling everyone about it. Apparently, out of 2,000 guys on the ship, I was the only one who had never used one of those infernal things. When I began using it that night, the guys from the next office came in to find out what was causing the ruckus. I must have dented every file cabinet in the office.

by Anonymousreply 6511/28/2012

I loved R65's story.

by Anonymousreply 6611/28/2012
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