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Old 05-15-2007, 10:16 PM   #21
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I become depressed if I don't work out for more than three days. Vacations aside, I get ansy and bitchy and I feel unwell if I don't get a good sweat and sustain it for half an hour or more. Worse still is that when I don't work out, I want a 4 people sized serving of pasta and garlic cheese toast and red wine and pizza and chocolate. And I know it's that my childhood favorite comfort foods make me feel emotionally better because I'm feeling sluggish from not moving. I eat this junk and then don't want to work out and it's a horrible cycle.

I know I'm not a doctor, but my opinion is that Americans need to stop sucking down the psych meds and get into the gym and move. Even better would be getting outside in the fresh air and moving around.
We're fat and unhappy and in debt as a culture because we don't move anymore and we turn to eating out and drinking and shopping to make us feel better when some nice exertion everyday would do the trick.

I know far too many folks on psych meds who need to play a sport instead of taking a tablet.

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Old 05-16-2007, 06:08 AM   #22
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Worse still is that when I don't work out, I want a 4 people sized serving of pasta and garlic cheese toast and red wine and pizza and chocolate. And I know it's that my childhood favorite comfort foods make me feel emotionally better because I'm feeling sluggish from not moving. I eat this junk and then don't want to work out and it's a horrible cycle.
boy do i know that feeling!

train well = eat well to support training

no training = not bothering to eat well

i know i do it and i need to sort myself out
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Old 05-16-2007, 06:22 AM   #23
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I guess I'm weird...I worked out twice on my honeymoon (with actual exercise implements...heart rate was elevated a few other times) and 3 times on my last vacation.
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Old 05-16-2007, 01:59 PM   #24
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Old 05-16-2007, 05:40 PM   #25
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I think a large majority of women have body image problems.

And a lot of men too though they are less likely to admit it.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/1632112.stm
I wonder if part of the reason 'body image problems' are on the rise is just that bodies are getting uglier.

Seriously, though, with obesity and general lack of fitness on the rise, a corresponding rise of dissatisfaction with one's body might be a sign of sanity more than the contrary. And for every guy or girl who comes forward with their 'psychological problem,' how many do we not hear about who use it as motivation to improve their physique and then subsequently don't worry about it any more?

Of course, I'm not saying that there aren't many legit cases of body dysmorphia--obsessive bodybuilders, girls who feel compelled to try to stay at unhealthily low body weights, and so on.
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Old 05-16-2007, 06:18 PM   #26
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The general media, movies, etc don't help with the emotional aspect of health and what are person should look like....we reward and glorify those that have a look, the beautiful people, give them money and fame, call them role models, put them on tv and magazines....not for who they are...not for what they do....just because they have a look....Paris Hilton case in point....

Society has created this whole image awareness....and has no desire to fix it...just put people on more medications for it....depression leads to emotional eating....emotional eating leads to more obesity....leads to less self positive image....and downward the spiral goes....
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Old 05-16-2007, 06:30 PM   #27
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I was working with this gal a couple weeks ago... We worked from 1:30 to 11:30 and the whole time she didn't eat anything. We were driving to different locations and around 9:30 while paying for gas I also bought some jerky and (gasp!) started eating it. The girl like flipped out. She gave me a long lecture about how I shouldn't eat after 8 because I will get fat, and that's what sumo wrestlers do, and on and on and on. It was insane. I was like, "Are you kidding me?" I tried to explain to her that stressing out was less healthy than eating jerky...
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I was working with this gal a couple weeks ago... We worked from 1:30 to 11:30 and the whole time she didn't eat anything. We were driving to different locations and around 9:30 while paying for gas I also bought some jerky and (gasp!) started eating it. The girl like flipped out. She gave me a long lecture about how I shouldn't eat after 8 because I will get fat, and that's what sumo wrestlers do, and on and on and on. It was insane. I was like, "Are you kidding me?" I tried to explain to her that stressing out was less healthy than eating jerky...
Why are you hanging out with trainers from LA Fitness??
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Why are you hanging out with trainers from LA Fitness??
LOL!!! At least she didn't chase me with calipers or try to sell me anything!!
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I was working with this gal a couple weeks ago... We worked from 1:30 to 11:30 and the whole time she didn't eat anything. We were driving to different locations and around 9:30 while paying for gas I also bought some jerky and (gasp!) started eating it. The girl like flipped out. She gave me a long lecture about how I shouldn't eat after 8 because I will get fat, and that's what sumo wrestlers do, and on and on and on. It was insane. I was like, "Are you kidding me?" I tried to explain to her that stressing out was less healthy than eating jerky...
Should have told her that not everyone wants to be a waif.
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