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nateschmidt24
Level 10

Join date: Nov 2009
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Posts: 610

Are you ever sick of it? Do you ever just get fed up with it? I'm talking about all the bullshit we have become more aware of. The people all around us eating themselves fat because they are too lazy or too ignorant? Worst of all is their backhanded comments or advice. Take the other day...

"Oh Nate you're looking very skinny, I could never do so much running"

-Ha! I don't run, I lift heavy things and occasionally sprint, so when I'm your age I won't be out of breath dragging my fat ass up the stairs, let alone wish my knees didn't collapse as I gasp for air helplessly watching my kid's tricycle careen toward the street.

"So what you don't eat carbs? Did you check with your doctor? Won't that eventually catch up to you?"

-Now that is laughable. Sure, let's go see a guy who will tell me to eat 10-12 servings of whole grains a day, and then perscribe me tons of meds when I get high cholesterol, diabetes or any other "normal everyday illness". You're right, grains may destroy my digestive system, but at least they don't have any of that scary fat in them. Do you think that cake you're inhaling will eventually catch up with you?

"Oh I could get in shape but I could never eat like that"
-You're right, this chicken stuffed with pork and wrapped in bacon is so bland and tasteless. These vegetables I stir-fryed in butter? You're right if only I had some nice dry bread and slice of deli "meat"

"I could never count calories and measure and weight my food like you do"
L-O-L I eat real food when I'm hungry, I stop when I get full. I listen to my body, I'm sure yours is trying to say it's too fat but you're probably ignoring it, or cant' hear it over the sounds of the pizza you're slurping down. Pizza? Sure I have that whenever I want, I just make it out of real food.

and finally "I could never spend so much time working out"
You're right princess. Let's see we leave work at the same time, I hit the gym. I do a few hard and heavy strenght sets. Yesterday it was the deadlift. Why would someone want strong functional full body strenght? we shouldn't have to be expected to work hard for anything anymore?! Then I'll do a few accessory type movements, you know so my joints and muscles remain healthy and yeah I'll say it again, functional. Let's see in about an hour I'm stronger, healthier, and ready to rock. I'm energized and ready to tackle whatever the night has in store for me. You? Well when I was lifting a bar loaded with well over my own bodyweight, you were probably getting home, hitting the couch and a six-pack. In the same hour I spend on myself and my health you got in 2, that's right 2! episodes of your favourite reality show. Oh your kids want to play? well that's tough you must be tired after a long day sitting on your ass. They shouldn't be outside anyways that new xbox downstairs was expensive dammit.




Anyways, I got the idea for this thread from the Brotherhood of Iron group. They have a thread where they post workouts, rants etc all in one (or 8 I think they're at by now) thread. I say we do the same.

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corstijeir
Level 100

Join date: Mar 2010
Location: Tennessee, USA
Posts: 3315

A fucking Men.

I get so fed up with being called manorexic. Okay I'm not that 260pound guy anymore. I'm more like 160. Deal with it. I'll add on a few pounds of muscle once I finish with the little bit of fat around my stomach.

I eat, I don't go throw up my food. I eat more than half you ignorant fools and I am healthier.

I want to punch people, I hate them all. I hate the fatass diabetic at work that parks in the handicap zone because some doctor gave his fatass a sticker. He's diabtetic but I always see him shoving doritos and cokes down his fat gullet. Maybe if he just stopped he'd lose some weight and not be diabetic. Pigs.

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Long Trang
Level 10

Join date: Aug 2007
Location: Illinois, USA
Posts: 341

Oh man, a thread to rant about healthy food, other people, and difficulties reconciling the two. Let the sparks begin....

1) You know what I hate? People who whine about eating vegetables, even though they know it's good for them. "But they taste funny," they'll whine to me. What are you, a fucking child? You know veggies are healthy and your defense is to act like a child? You're an adult goddammit, so ACT LIKE ONE. What, you don't know how to cook veggies so they're tasty? THEN FUCKING LEARN. Find someone who will teach you. Buy a cookbook. It's not hard.

2) So I'm at a company/school/whatever gathering and someone offers me cake. I decline politely but firmly. They look at me, look at the cake, back to me....Then they ask me "Are you sure?" OF COURSE I'M FUCKING SURE OR ELSE I WOULDN'T HAVE SAID NO IN THE FIRST PLACE! Seriously, what is that crap? If I say no, I mean it. Since when did "no" mean "ask me again"? Huh? Oh, did you shove cake in my face (TWICE!) in a pathetic attempt to socially justify your own consumption of something that you KNOW is bad for you? Here's a suggestion: take the hint, examine your behavior, and STOP FUCKING EATING THINGS THAT ARE BAD FOR YOU! I did it, and so can you.

3) "But when I'm eating fewer calories I get sometimes get hungry between meals." Oh, Princess, why don't you cry about it a little more? What, you don't wanna deal with some temporary pain for a goal that you've been chasing for months (or years or decades)? Is it difficult for you to accept that the best things in life require sacrifice? Hey, here's a suggestion: MAN THE FUCK UP! Listen, dieting may be difficult at times; I've been there, it's hard. And you know what I did about it? Grew a pair of balls. Oh, Princess, are you gonna cry again because I just shit on your "my life is so hard" tiara? Well go ahead, because you already know what I'm gonna say next: "MAN THE FUCK UP!"

Good thread idea btw. I feel much less full of rage now.

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n8tive
Level 10

Join date: Oct 2009
Location: Montana, USA
Posts: 1692

long trang~ Chuckling at the "life is so hard tiara" funny stuff.


I hate it when my friend calls me up to tell me about how poorly she ate, why they ate it and what the reasoning was. Seriously just accept the fact that you are weak mentally and gave into the temptation of said bad food, realize it and move on. But I am not your priest that will absolve you of your dietary mistakes and sins ~ only you can do that. I dont want to hear about!!

Ohh and dont give me your excuses of WHY you didn't workout this week, cause you feel bad that I manage to do something everyday despite an insane schedule. My priority is being healthy, strong and happy working out is how I maintain that result - what is your priority? Being a whiner??

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Japek
Level 10

Join date: Oct 2009
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 36

corstijeir wrote:
A fucking Men.

I get so fed up with being called manorexic. Okay I'm not that 260pound guy anymore. I'm more like 160. Deal with it. I'll add on a few pounds of muscle once I finish with the little bit of fat around my stomach.

I eat, I don't go throw up my food. I eat more than half you ignorant fools and I am healthier.

I want to punch people, I hate them all. I hate the fatass diabetic at work that parks in the handicap zone because some doctor gave his fatass a sticker. He's diabtetic but I always see him shoving doritos and cokes down his fat gullet. Maybe if he just stopped he'd lose some weight and not be diabetic. Pigs.



I had these same thoughts until I realized that more than half of the obese population was molested or abused during childhood. I would love it if everyone was healthy and I didn't have to deal with fat people riding around in motorized carts in the grocery store. But, it's hard for me to judge someone who has gone through more shit than I have. Some turn to drugs, some turn to alcohol, and unfortunately some people turn to food.

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Chris Shugart
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Join date: Oct 2002
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Japek wrote:
corstijeir wrote:
A fucking Men.

I get so fed up with being called manorexic. Okay I'm not that 260pound guy anymore. I'm more like 160. Deal with it. I'll add on a few pounds of muscle once I finish with the little bit of fat around my stomach.

I eat, I don't go throw up my food. I eat more than half you ignorant fools and I am healthier.

I want to punch people, I hate them all. I hate the fatass diabetic at work that parks in the handicap zone because some doctor gave his fatass a sticker. He's diabtetic but I always see him shoving doritos and cokes down his fat gullet. Maybe if he just stopped he'd lose some weight and not be diabetic. Pigs.



I had these same thoughts until I realized that more than half of the obese population was molested or abused during childhood. I would love it if everyone was healthy and I didn't have to deal with fat people riding around in motorized carts in the grocery store. But, it's hard for me to judge someone who has gone through more shit than I have. Some turn to drugs, some turn to alcohol, and unfortunately some people turn to food.


I wrote a rather controversial blog about that once:

http://tnation.t-nation.com/...e_daddy_hit_you

What some folks didn't seem to get is simply this: what's the alternative to getting over it? Not getting over it? Wallowing in it?

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yorik
Level 5

Join date: Feb 2003
Location: Florida, USA
Posts: 1651

Somewhere I read that the behavior that contributes to obesity and bad eating habits is closely correlated with the behavior that contributes to having a cluttered and messy house, even hoarding. So people who have cluttered houses tend to be obese too. (Or the other way around.)

Has anybody noticed that as they get better at their eating habits, they get better at their house cleaning habits too? (or vice versa.)

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nateschmidt24
Level 10

Join date: Nov 2009
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Yorik,
I have a bit now that you mention it. I just want a lean lifestyle I guess. I recently bagged up a bunch of clothes I'll never wear again to donate, and don't really want any more "stuff". Just a few quality items. Interesting.

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nateschmidt24
Level 10

Join date: Nov 2009
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Today's workout:
Jump rope and a couple of circuits of bodyweight stuff (jumping jacks, burpees etc)

6 circuits of bent over row, push press, squat and single leg plank. Using an 8 rep max and 25 sec rest I was sucking wind by the end

3 sets of high rep dumbell clean and presses as a finisher.

Today's entertainment:
One of the personal "trainers" at the gym getting pinned under a 135 lb bench press. I have no problem with a guy with a weak bench trying to improve it, but a trainer? come on.

Today's sadness/annoyance:
Walking past a pizza pizza on the way to the grocery store. The place was packed with kids off from school and their parents "treating" them to several slices each.

Today's glimmer of hope:
A family out enjoying the day off with a bike ride. And no, not one on the fucking wii, real outside biking.

Yesterday's validation:
When my dad saw me at easter dinner after 6 weeks of hard training and harder eating and his eyes bulged "wow you're looking jacked"

How's everyone else rocking their V-Life?

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hankinstien
Level 5

Join date: Mar 2010
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Posts: 66

I'd hate this conversation if it wasn't so confusing:

COWORKER: So, what sort of things should I eat?

ME: Well, you want to bring the carbs down, and have a lot of protein. Grass fed beef is good, pork, turkey, fish, and a lot of grilled chicken.

COWORKER: Well, I would eat grilled chicken, but it's just that it's so dry... Don't you think grilled chicken is just way too dry? I can't eat dry food like that. Is there anything I can eat that isn't so dry?

ME: Uh... (looks down, confused) ...don't buy shitty chicken?

Seriously. My grilled chicken tastes awesome. It's juicy and flavorful. I get the big cheap frozen bag at Wal-Mart, and grill it on a george foreman. It tastes great. Was this guy expecting soup?

The weird thing is that this was literally the 4th time I had this conversation.

Another conversation I had with him on 4 separate times: me saying that he'll be better off lifting weights than running. Every single time, he literally reels back in shock, "What? But running is the best way to work out and lose weight!"

I just shake my head. Stop, dude, just... stop.

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corstijeir
Level 100

Join date: Mar 2010
Location: Tennessee, USA
Posts: 3315

hankinstien wrote:
Stop, dude, just... stop.


Haha!

Glad to see a great reaction from your Dad Nate.

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