Officially Boycotting My Double-Chin of Despair

I’m officially boycotting my fat faced, double-chin. I’m tired of it. I hate how it makes me feel. It’s huge! I’m afraid it will end up hanging like a turkey neck. Ahhhhhh!!!! Well, no more double-chin for me. It’s over as of right now! I will do all in my power to get rid of this thing.

BY THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL, I HAVE THE…oh wait, I’m not He-Man. But, you know what I mean.

Fat Man Unleashed, Israel Lagares covering up fat face and chin with beard


For now, I will cover it up with a semi-beard that I carved out of my full beard. I look like something out of Mad Max, but that’s okay. It’s only temporary. In the past I’ve written about covering my fat face with a beard to hide the fatness. That isn’t working anymore since the beard irritates my daughter and wife. Apparently it’s “too itchy.” So, I had to shave it down. At least my cheeks aren’t as big as they were 3 weeks and a 12 pounds ago.

I am aiming for mid-February to be done with this double-chin. Then I can shave and not have to worry about excess skin/fat hiding my awesome jaw line. It really is awesome. Go ask some of my high school classmates if ya don’t believe me. You’ll see, just wait until I get rid of my dreaded double-chin of despair.

So what do you guys think of my new beard thingy? (It’s temporary.)

Do you wear facial hair, or long hair, to cover the fat on your face?

About the Author

My name is Israel Lagares. I used to be the kind of guy that was always in shape, but over the last few years I've fallen off tremendously. This site is my final attempt to get back into shape. So far I've lost 70.4 lbs. Check out my weight loss chart, weight loss videos and progress pics. Follow my journey, those of others, and read our thoughts on various health topics. Share your thoughts, experience, and journey here on FMU.

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  1. MuataNo Gravatar says:


    First of all, I didn’t even recognize your picture bro! You’re looking great! Listen, don’t put a time limit on your skin; it will come back. You are young enough, and I can see by your current pics, that as you continue to lose fat, your face will follow suit–trust me!

    As far as your questions goes, YES I wore a full beard to hide my fat ass cheeks!! And my long dreadlocks helped to draw attention away from my fat face, or so I thought. But, as my face started slimming down more and more, I went from a full beard, to a goatie, to just having a soul patch (which I kinda miss). So, you are right on target Israel and you really do look different. Keep it going …

    • Israel LagaresNo Gravatar says:

      Thanks man. I have always like sporting a beard, even in high school. I just like the free spirit, lazy look. But since being overweight I have mostly worn the beard to cover up the fat as much as possible. Thanks for the comment.

  2. Anytime you quote Heman you know you’ve got determination. Good luck man. : )

  3. I’ve never worn a beard, as I just don’t like them. However, it looks good on you. It’s kind of unique. Good luck to reaching your goal of getting rid of the double chin by February!

    – Dave

  4. LNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t wear a beard. If I did, I’d have a LOT of explaining to do to my husband. He does wear a beard sometimes. Well, as much as he can grow one. He says he likes them because they hide what he doesn’t like about his chin.

    Me, well, I’m female, so I just have to avoid the mirror or see that second chin laugh at me.

    As for my hair, it is long, but I wear it back a lot. Long against my face would just make my face look bigger. If I cut it short, I’d look like a tiny head on a big body. The woe’s of being a big girl.

    Soon though. So I’ll sport any hair style I want, and no longer see the second chin laughing at me. Soon the mirror won’t be so bad…
    as long as I don’t grow a beard…

  5. I think it looks quite good Israel. I’ve never grown a beard myself because I can’t. My facial hair never goes stubbly πŸ™

  6. farmwifeNo Gravatar says:

    I think it looks great!

    I know what you mean about the double chinnage πŸ™ UCK. I have short hair, so it just all hangs out there, so to speak.

    Mine’s looking better, but the skin just seems kinda looose now. We’ll all get there!

  7. Glad to see your back on track for 2009, just shave it all off Israel that way you will know when that extra chin is gone as soon as possible and keep your lady fully happy

  8. Strong OneNo Gravatar says:

    Looks good my friend.
    I myself make a vain attempt at a Go-Tee (did I spell that right?). I say make an attempt, since my facial hair is spotty at best. LOL

  9. FreddyNo Gravatar says:

    Dude that was funny, but to answer the question YES! I use to wear a full beard like Rick Ross to hide my double chin. As I’m dropping the weight the chin (the second one that is) is starting to go away.

  10. I think it’s a cool look! I wear a goatee but it doesn’t do anything to hide the double chin…

  11. JjNo Gravatar says:

    Dang, I think it looks great like that!! Also think you’d look good w/o any beard.

  12. Hey Israel – I wear either a gotee or beard for this reason. If is loose too much more hair on top – I might shave my head too!

  13. Merry MaryNo Gravatar says:

    Ugh. Guys at least have the option of growing beards and semi beards to cover up their double chins. Females are not so lucky.

  14. With beard or none, you’re still good looking. Just be what you are and from there you will know who is with you all the way.

  15. I love my goatee, but I am not feeling like it right now. It’s normally what I have though.

  16. BerryNo Gravatar says:

    very nice post, i got itt πŸ™‚ thank you

  17. Firs,t I wanted to say that your a great looking guy. I’ve looked at some of your older photos and your face has thinned out quite a bit and it will continue to. How do I know, because I’ve lost about 50lbs.

    Thank you for your transparency, your blog will help many others. πŸ™‚

    Cheers, Sonja

  18. JeremyNo Gravatar says:

    Can I ask what is it your doing to lose the weight? I’m right there with you, using facial hair in any way to hide the double. But I’m sick of it. If I were He man, I would grayskull it up and get rid of it.
    It’s nice to know there are others feeling the same way.
    I do think your new look is good though…

  19. Did you say that you kept beard even when you were in school? We’re not allowed to do that in school and it is not a norm among me and my peers. Guess I just have to try lose that double-chin without covering it up with a beard. Wonder will people notice it if I reduce it from day-to-day.

  20. PalpitarNo Gravatar says:

    Very sexy double chin. Dont lose it.

  21. Man CheatNo Gravatar says:

    Start with healthy life,

    Eat more vegetables and fruits, avoid stress, and have regular exercise.

    Your post is interesting, anyway.

    Any better ideas?

  22. AlexandraNo Gravatar says:

    you’re cute

  23. shave mugNo Gravatar says:

    I agree, cute. But also you can try sprints and interval training to lose the excess weight over time. And eat healthy of course.

  24. BenNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, I am totally in shape, but i still have a fat face! How do I fix this?

  25. PaulNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t be vain… and don’t hide it. dounle chins are sexy (seriously). Slim fit young guys have them, and personally speaking I think they are much more cut, natural and sexy than a guy who doesnt.

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