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    How do you deal with social activities...

    when you are dieting / on cycle?

    Both personally and professionally there are so many invites to go out to eat, or to go for a drink. How do you guys deal? Politely decline? Go and stick to your diet? Break your diet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twitz
    when you are dieting / on cycle?

    Both personally and professionally there are so many invites to go out to eat, or to go for a drink. How do you guys deal? Politely decline? Go and stick to your diet? Break your diet?
    Unless you have a competition coming up one drink or two and a fairly descent meal are not going to be the end if you. Life's to short not to be able to enjoy. Especially if you have been good. A treat is a good thing.

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    Good Thread................... I make sure my "social day" and my "cheat day" fall on the same day of week. Unless you are preping for a BB or fitness show, all diets need a cheat meal IMHO

    As far as work on cycle: I stop and take a very long pause, before responding to any stressfull situation whenever possible. I have had to catch myself, or just walk away from an employee...............


    Whats up girl? Got a hot date tonight?

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    As I've gotten older I'm much more selective for social events. I get tired of the two steps forward, one step back routine. Unless its a special occasion, I avoid the routine social outings with friends and family. They are usually just an excuse to eat, drink, and yuck it up. Which is fun...and why I used to be fat!

    Not to hijack...but going out on the town and not drinking is quite an experience! Its funny to watch your normal friends slowly become dousche bags as they get more and buzzed! And realize that used to be me lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capebuffalo View Post
    Unless you have a competition coming up one drink or two and a fairly descent meal are not going to be the end if you. Life's to short not to be able to enjoy. Especially if you have been good. A treat is a good thing.
    I have no desire to compete, so I have a cheat day and may go out for a mostly clean meal once a week. I plan for those, so it's the random 'let's to go to lunch', or 'let's go for a drink' that throws me off. I like your thinking though!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Smurf View Post
    Good Thread................... I make sure my "social day" and my "cheat day" fall on the same day of week. Unless you are preping for a BB or fitness show, all diets need a cheat meal IMHO

    As far as work on cycle: I stop and take a very long pause, before responding to any stressfull situation whenever possible. I have had to catch myself, or just walk away from an employee...............

    Whats up girl? Got a hot date tonight?
    That's what I do at work too. Or I actually 'gggrrrrr'... and make a funny face. I work with mostly men so they just laugh and it kind of calms the situation down.

    No hot date here!

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    Just be smart about it and don't over do it. I'm not in GREAT shape but I enjoy a few beers or Chopin a week and don't beat myself up. Fun. Is ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeniZen View Post
    As I've gotten older I'm much more selective for social events. I get tired of the two steps forward, one step back routine. Unless its a special occasion, I avoid the routine social outings with friends and family. They are usually just an excuse to eat, drink, and yuck it up. Which is fun...and why I used to be fat!

    Not to hijack...but going out on the town and not drinking is quite an experience! Its funny to watch your normal friends slowly become dousche bags as they get more and buzzed! And realize that used to be me lol
    Do you avoid/decline the invite with a reason? Do you say that it's because of your goals, make another excuse, or no excuse at all?

    I get a good laugh when I do go. People start to get louder, their filter disappears and all of sudden they know how to dance. Of course I have been there myself

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    [QUOTE="twitz"]
    That's what I do at work too. Or I actually 'gggrrrrr'... and make a funny face. I work with mostly men so they just laugh and it kind of calms the situation down.
    /QUOTE]

    I work with mostly guys also and most go out ED for lunch and not the healthiest places. They invite me too, but I mostly decline and eat tuna fish with my salad. They understand so its not awkward to decline. Occasionally I will join them and then it is a cheat meal for the week.

    Now the dang candy jar a few doors down is a PITA. The only reason the gal has it is cuz no one would visit her otherwise. She is not into nutrition or working out and she looks it. I hate that candy jar!

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    I have no friends so never get asked out anywhere. Makes it easy to stick to a plan
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteM
    I have no friends so never get asked out anywhere. Makes it easy to stick to a plan
    Hey buddy let's go have a pint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteM View Post
    I have no friends so never get asked out anywhere. Makes it easy to stick to a plan
    Stem...what are you doin tonight buddy? Wings and beer....my treat!

    Cape beat me to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunk1

    Stem...what are you doin tonight buddy? Wings and beer....my treat!

    Cape beat me to it
    Too late Lunk he's with me now. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteM
    I'm nestled in Capes Beard. It's kinda itchy, but only in the right places
    Talked to milky yesterday about the beard. I don't smoke pipes or wear jackets with patches on the elbows. I have glanced at younger ladies from time to time. But not in a creepy way.

    But warm yourself in the mane of the lion. Pints on me.

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    Well...maybe Twitz will go with me for wings and beer while you 2 re-enact Broke Back Mountain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunk1
    Well...maybe Twitz will go with me for wings and beer while you 2 re-enact Broke Back Mountain!
    Is this where the announcer says switch partners?

    Sorry not familiar with that mountain. Is that close to you? Spent your summers there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capebuffalo View Post
    Is this where the announcer says switch partners?

    Sorry not familiar with that mountain. Is that close to you? Spent your summers there?
    We dont have Mountains here in farm Country lol....you guys got some deep woods and high Mountains right lol???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunk1

    We dont have Mountains here in farm Country lol....you guys got some deep woods and high Mountains right lol???
    I have never seen a mountain or a tree. My plastic bubble is the only place I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capebuffalo

    Talked to milky yesterday about the beard. I don't smoke pipes or wear jackets with patches on the elbows. I have glanced at younger ladies from time to time. But not in a creepy way.

    But warm yourself in the mane of the lion. Pints on me.
    And you're not a geography teacher either?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteM

    And you're not a geography teacher either?
    Never knew a beard was anything but tough and manly. England doesn't seem to be a place for me. In the winter time anyway before I shave.

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    My friends know and respect my lifestyle. If its a restaurant I order a grilled chicken salad. If its drinks I sip a cranberry juice. There are times when it's a special occasion that I'll have a drink or splurge meal but when I want to not when someone else suggests it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twitz
    That's what I do at work too. Or I actually 'gggrrrrr'... and make a funny face. I work with mostly men so they just laugh and it kind of calms the situation down.
    /QUOTE]

    I work with mostly guys also and most go out ED for lunch and not the healthiest places. They invite me too, but I mostly decline and eat tuna fish with my salad. They understand so its not awkward to decline. Occasionally I will join them and then it is a cheat meal for the week.

    Now the dang candy jar a few doors down is a PITA. The only reason the gal has it is cuz no one would visit her otherwise. She is not into nutrition or working out and she looks it. I hate that candy jar!
    The fellas here eat out ED too, that's a good way to do it!

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    I have no friends so never get asked out anywhere. Makes it easy to stick to a plan
    If I ever make it across the pond, I am taking you out!

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    Well...maybe Twitz will go with me for wings and beer while you 2 re-enact Broke Back Mountain!
    LOL... OK... mmmm... wings. What kind of beer do you drink?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lunk1 View Post
    We dont have Mountains here in farm Country lol....you guys got some deep woods and high Mountains right lol???
    We've got Moutains, deep bush, and farm Country here. They can do the re-enactment and we'll have wings & beer

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    Quote Originally Posted by twitz
    when you are dieting / on cycle?

    Both personally and professionally there are so many invites to go out to eat, or to go for a drink. How do you guys deal? Politely decline? Go and stick to your diet? Break your diet?
    Decline. If they are friends then they will support u and ur lifestyle and won't give u crap about it. I don't have a social circle because of this. This is more important to me then 'going out'. Matter o priorities I guess

    My social life is basically with just my wife one buddy and my dad. Pretty much it. Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by BUTTERYGOODNESS View Post

    Decline. If they are friends then they will support u and ur lifestyle and won't give u crap about it. I don't have a social circle because of this. This is more important to me then 'going out'. Matter o priorities I guess

    My social life is basically with just my wife one buddy and my dad. Pretty much it. Lol
    I'm the same way, honestly friends get pretty annoying to me. I've got a few but would rather be in the gym or spending time with my wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUTTERYGOODNESS View Post
    Decline. If they are friends then they will support u and ur lifestyle and won't give u crap about it. I don't have a social circle because of this. This is more important to me then 'going out'. Matter o priorities I guess

    My social life is basically with just my wife one buddy and my dad. Pretty much it. Lol
    Quote Originally Posted by Armykid93 View Post
    I'm the same way, honestly friends get pretty annoying to me. I've got a few but would rather be in the gym or spending time with my wife.
    Do your wives share the lifestyle with you, or do they get upset that you can't go to certain events because of your lifestyle?

    I get it form all angles, work, freinds, BF...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by twitz View Post

    Do your wives share the lifestyle with you, or do they get upset that you can't go to certain events because of your lifestyle?

    I get it form all angles, work, freinds, BF...lol
    My wife doesn't like that I want to bodybuild. She works out pretty regularly but would like to do something like dance to get her workout rather than lift weights or do cardio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteM
    I have no friends so never get asked out anywhere. Makes it easy to stick to a plan
    My life:
    Work
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    Work
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    Work
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    No time to socialize so no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleInk View Post
    My life:
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    Work
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    No time to socialize so no problem.
    MI it appears me and u have the same schedule!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleInk

    My life:
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    No time to socialize so no problem.
    Too easy no comment

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    Thats mine lol

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    [QUOTE="Lunk1"]sex
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    Thats mine lol[/QUOT

    Imagine that ink and Lunk similar schedule

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    Who do you think he's having all that sex with.

    ....he's my new nurse biatch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunk1
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    My problem is my wife.She likes to go out for lunch or dinner.And the no thing isnt going to last much longer.Last summer was bad after I got a boat BBQ n beer.Now I aint much of a drinker anymore but I went over board.Not this year

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    In all seriousness....I take the HAW out for dinner once a week. I usually stick to chicken, beef, or fish. Grilled veggies or garden salad. No boozing. HAW stuffs herself full and can usually put back a few glasses of wine. At 110lbs it doesn't take long to fill her up and make her tipsy. She usually tries to convince me to order dessert but I rarely cave - especially when cutting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twitz View Post
    when you are dieting / on cycle?

    Both personally and professionally there are so many invites to go out to eat, or to go for a drink. How do you guys deal? Politely decline? Go and stick to your diet? Break your diet?
    Welcome to MY world!

    I have developed a mantra, and it sounds like this....

    "I don't eat that"

    Many question it, and will ask why, "it tastes sooo good".

    so I repeat my mantra....

    "I don't eat that"

    People that know me will get tired of askingand let it go. In professional circles, I skip the mantra and explain very carefully that i don't eat processed food, simple carbs, or things I cannot identify by looking at it. Which will usually start a conversation and I will be asked a variety of related questions.

    It's a mindset and a discipline.

    not for everyone, that's for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by songdog View Post
    My problem is my wife.She likes to go out for lunch or dinner.And the no thing isnt going to last much longer.Last summer was bad after I got a boat BBQ n beer.Now I aint much of a drinker anymore but I went over board.Not this year
    quick hijack for a funny story.

    my buddy got a new to him boat three years ago. went up to lake don pedro, and it was a "larger" boat. so anyways, his wife is driving, hauling ass, and I wink at my buddy, then jump off the boat going full speed (almost). Obviously, panic ensues. His wife is going freaking nuts, telling me not to do that again. So we are cruising again, hauling ass, so I wink at my buddy and once again i'm overboard. Talk about a rush! I do this 5 or six more times.

    If you have never done this, you should try it if you like adrenaline rushes. Remember to tuck into a cannon ball, and be facing the back of the boat when you hit, and then you will be g2g.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy mike View Post
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    sleep,eat, gym, sex with myself ,eat,sex with myself, eat sleep, gym sex with myself, eat, sleep :-( and over and over again...crazy mike
    i guess on the bright side, by having sex with yourself, you're always in the mood at the right time and you know what you like.......? =)

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