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Posted: 26 April 2005 01:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 46 ]
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That makes perfect sense. But as with many emotional issues—and “dieting” is a big one—we’re all preaching to the choir. Those who starve themselves and eat for taste (primarily) aren’t thinking fuel or anything logical. They’re thinking about squeezing into that size 4 dress, or those old body-hugging jeans. Or they’re agonizing about their upcoming class reunion. So they’re going to do whatever they believe is necessary to fit themselves into their dreams—no matter how ridiculous or illogical or maybe even dangerous their “diet” or behavior is.

As I mentioned earlier, I’ve seen this behavior mostly in women. Guys usually start reaching for the pancake batter masquerading as protein powder. That’s how they figure they’re going to “trim down”. Then comes the routine in the gym with the exercises from one of those Weider mags. And don’t forget the power smoothie after the workout to help burn off all that spare tire or waddle. Two months later the slippery trickle of pizza, beer, burritos, potato chips, and Healthy Choice cookies shows up on the menu.

Oops…that reminds me. Gotta wash down my two $6 low-carb burgers with an extra thick TrimSpa shake. Two more weeks of this and I should be able to fit in my old rugby shorts! :shock:

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Posted: 27 April 2005 01:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 47 ]
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Okay, only since Marla called us out am I contributing to this thread.  I have personally avoided it like the plague because it is my achilles heel (no pun intended, but I am still receving settlement checks from my unfortunate incident).

Over the past few years I have tried to remain conscious of my eating habits and they have improved overall, but I have a deep hatred for the word “diet”.  As I grew up I watched my mom yo-yo from one diet fad to another, always trying to lose the extra, unwanted pounds only to fail and gain additional weight.  As a result of this experience, I have always told myself that dieting was off limits and that I would not subject myself to the ups and downs of dieting.  I have always told myselft that if I remained active I could eat pretty much what I wanted within reason.

That was until a few years ago.  I was working in an office environment for the first time in my life and to put it bluntly, I let myself go.  When I tipped the scales at 255 I finally decided that a “diet” was now my penalty for my lack of restraint.  I had a freind tell me about Atkins and a year later I was down to 220 pounds. 

I still have my strong feelings about dieting and this is why physical activity is so important to me.  I know that my eating habits are not what they should be.  I do not like several of the popular “diet” foods and my schedule is not consistant.  But all that being said, I understand that I pay a penalty for my food decisions and I do not walk around telling anyone I need to lose weight (okay except my wife, but this is usually after she complains about needing to lose weight…which I tell her is a load of @#$%). 

Okay, I am rambling.  As I have tried to state, this subject touches many nerves and I think I have said enough or much to much.  I don’t think I really added much to the questions raised either?

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Posted: 27 April 2005 04:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 48 ]
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Seems like it is everyones hardest hurdle to control eating habits.
We want what we want, and for most of us, that worked really well until we got to a certain age and the results of feeding the engine badly started to show in so many ways…I was a Carb Junkie !! I used to tell Jeff that
the one area in which I had no will power was with food.

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Posted: 27 April 2005 10:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 49 ]
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Okay, I’ll admit that it hasn’t always been nuts and berries with me either.

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Posted: 28 April 2005 03:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 50 ]
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Salmon is good.  A little Old Bay seasoning, some spinach and sliced oranges, oh yeah , Bear style….how about raw salmon ?

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Posted: 28 April 2005 06:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 51 ]
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O.k. I have the answer. Get the flu, spend 2 days in the bathroom, lose 4 pounds. Easy. No desire to eat. That’s my diet of the week.  :cry:

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Posted: 28 April 2005 07:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 52 ]
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and appetizing too ! Thanks Marla !

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Posted: 28 April 2005 10:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 53 ]
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I’m here to help.  :wink:

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Posted: 01 May 2005 07:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 54 ]
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bEAR SALmOn—MmmMM…GoOD.

Actually, I lik to buy the salmon fillets and romaine lettuce hears at costco and bring them to work. Great dinner! And I don’t even have to get my paws wet! smile

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Posted: 03 May 2005 03:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 55 ]
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I’m for marla’s method.  The only thing that stops me from eating is a REALLY bad stomach flu. Other than that…..And i don’t like vegetables.  If they tasted like chocolate cake i could eat them everday no problems.

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Posted: 05 August 2005 01:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 56 ]
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o i found something that really tastes yummy. a gal from summer school turned me on to it. got a can of nacho cheese from cost co and mild, because im delicate, salsa and mixed them together. pour over beef burritos shoot anything. VERY TASTY!  now is it bad for you? if its good it has to be bad huh? no wonder cave men didnt live very long. they probably didnt taste very good either. thats why the sabre tooth cat ran into the tar pits to get away from bad tasting cave men. see, i bet no one knew that little trivia huh?

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Posted: 07 August 2005 04:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 57 ]
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) ok!  i got the fish oil tabs, not the supository ones like bear uses but they are the super duper powerful ones. so in 3 days i should look like AQUA-MAN? or ROCKY or the ROCKY HORROR SHOW?

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Posted: 07 August 2005 06:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 58 ]
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That’s right, Dale. I use those special oily pills so that the hare doesn’t stick…  LOL

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Posted: 08 August 2005 02:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 59 ]
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ermmm….

GROSS!

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Posted: 15 April 2007 06:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 60 ]
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