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    I hate people

    I was at a get together at my inlaws last night and there was some friend of the family there that I only met once or twice before. She kept on telling all of the women there that they looked good and that she wanted to lose weight and asked them what they were doing. Just about all of them said they weren't doing anything (my wife's family are all petite) but a couple of them said that I've been doing really well getting into shape. So, this 'lady' came over to me and, not even saying hi or anything, asks me what I did to lose weight. Before I could answer she said "are you on Atkins?"

    I said "No, I..."

    "South Beach? Are you doing the South beach diet?"

    "No, I..."

    "Dr. Phil? I don't know anyone doing Dr. Phil. Are you doing Dr. Phil?"

    "No, I don't swing that way." I said.

    She didn't get my joke. But she did go on to tell me that she was desperate to lose weight and that she'd do anything. I told her that I can't describe in one sentence everything I do unless I simply say that I've been working my ass off. I told her that I did as much research as I could and that I talk to several very intelligent people on line that have given me excellent advice. So she begs me to tell her what to do.

    First, I tell her that while I don't 'do Atkins' I do restrict the carbs that I eat. I only eat them at specific times. I also eat 6 times a day. Right away, she asks me if it's OK if she just has 2 pieces of toast in the morning because she needs her toast with her coffee or she's no good in the morning. I told her she can eat whatever she wants. I'm just telling her what I do. But she says that she wants to do what I do. I say OK, then you can't eat toast.

    I tell her that I eat protein at every meal. "How much protein is in my toast?" she asks. ZERO. Protein comes mostly from meat and eggs and a few other things. Well, now she tells me she hates eggs and won't eat any meat before noon.

    I'm already tired of typing out this story but I think you guys get the point. She says it's impossible to wake up earlier to do cardio. it's impossible for her to cut out all of the carbs. She can only eat three meals a day. Weight Lifting will make her too big.

    She had an excuse for eveything and then when I got up from my seat she asks "so what should I do?" "Do Dr. Phil" I said.

    Maybe I was this way in the past but sometimes you just can't help people.

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    it is useless to try to convert people like that, they are stuck in their ways. if they were really interested they can learn for themselves; the hard way that is. what makes it worse they think that we are on some magic pill or diet. dedication, motivation and scientific nutritiin is key and a hella lot of hard work and discipline

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    D*mn, some people just don't learn. They want the easy way out..

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    Quote Originally Posted by daman1
    D*mn, some people just don't learn. They want the easy way out..
    funny thing is with my special diet, supplements galore and constant time i spend researching in ar, gym my family thinks im obssessed. i probably am

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    nothinig wrong with being obssessed

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    "Dr. Phil? I don't know anyone doing Dr. Phil. Are you doing Dr. Phil?"

    "No, I don't swing that way." I said.



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    One of the more well-respected bros here has a saying, "Your desire to change must be greater than your desire to stay the same." This is a classic example of someone not wanting it badly enough and, hence, finding excuses not to folllow any of your advice. If she's not willing to make sacrifices and do the work, she may as well just keep watching Oprah and wait for the next "miracle diet" to come out.

    Now if I could just remember whose quote I used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elicotton
    "Dr. Phil? I don't know anyone doing Dr. Phil. Are you doing Dr. Phil?"

    "No, I don't swing that way." I said.


    you bad boy you

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    It happens to us all. I have a friend who is a very small guy, 27 y/o, just got bitten buy the bodybuilding bug. He walks in the office one day with every supplement available @ GNC and wants to know how to incorporate them all in his diet. He's got plain creatine, cell-tech creatine, 3 different brands of whey, zma, Saint Johns Wart, etc.

    Anyway, I went to lunch with him to discuss this (he only ordered a salad btw). We talked about how a solid diet is essential, that a good workout program with heavy, multi-joint excercises was best for him now, etc.

    Long story short, I ran into a bro the other day who trains in the same gym as my friend. He mentioned that this little guy was saying that I was his trainer, and that he began every workout, five days a week with concentration curls with a 20 pound dumbell for like 6 or 7 sets! He follows up with lunges, but doesn't stay in one place. He walks the entire length of the gym!

    Lately, when someone I know fairly well asks advice, I give them a copy of an article I read over the hloidays. Heres the link

    http://www.t-mag.com/nation_articles/292tc2.html

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    These people get on my f***ing nerves, man. People see me and expect me to tell them some big secret that we BBrs keep to ourselves. "Oh all that hard work and training stuff is just something we tell people. What we really do is gather in the middle of a ring of toadstools each spring under a full moon. Then we all sprinkle ourselves with pixie dust as we frolick among the dew drop grass." I think that people would be more willing to do that then actually, I don't know, WORK! Lately, I just refer people to references if they are truly interested. I am sick of laying out workout plans and explaining sh** to people who never do a thing. I see these a-holes weeks later after spending a couple hours with them because "they are so serious." "How's the training going?" "Oh man, I am just too busy." BULL F***ING SH**!!! You spend at least two hours a day in front of the computer or television. That is more than enough time to train. rant Rant RANT!!! Thanks for letting me get that off my chest. Now I am all worked up.

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    same people

    who keep GNC in business by buying any new supplement that comes out that claims to increase muscle mass while cutting fat. these are the people that drive the fat burner industry etc. they have the attitude of "what pill can i take to make me gain muscle and lose fat while sitting on my fat ass on the couch as i drink beer and gorge myself on pizza"

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    Quote Originally Posted by elicotton
    Lately, when someone I know fairly well asks advice, I give them a copy of an article I read over the hloidays. Heres the link

    http://www.t-mag.com/nation_articles/292tc2.html

    That was a funny article, had me rollin.

    "Now, if that's not a nice round squat-built piece of sirloin, I don't know what is! You think that comes naturally? I can crack walnuts with this puppy! Wanna see? Huh, punk? Do ya? Do ya?"


    "Want to lose that beer belly, Bob? I have a nutty idea. Put down the f**king beer."


    funny

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    LOL, i hear you guys. A couple weeks ago me and another member here were sittin at my house, just bs'in. Another one of my friends stops over. He is already through one 12pk. We all start talkin for awhile, shootin the breeze, tellin some jokes. Then my one friend says outta nowhere, "Guys, im losin my friggin hair, im gettin a big @ss gut, and my cheeks are fat as hell, i dont understand this." We try to hold in our laughter. He all of a sudden slams the rest of his beer, and as he cracks open another one he says, "so guys, what the hell do I gotta do to get rid of this fat? Can you set me up on a program?" I almost couldnt hold in my laughter anymore, my other friend says, "You put all your energy into puttin down the bottle first, then we will talk." "FCK THAT!" he says as he finishes the beer he just opens and reaches for another one. I almost pissed myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoon
    funny thing is with my special diet, supplements galore and constant time i spend researching in ar, gym my family thinks im obssessed. i probably am
    Obsessed is just a word the weak use to describe the strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaucho08
    Obsessed is just a word the weak use to describe the strong.
    that is the greatest line ive ever heard. i love it. Now i know what to say to someone when they tell me im crazy and obsessed.

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