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KJFITNESSDUDE
Posts: 15,787
4/29/13 12:52 P

Oh, I agree, but if you look at the long-time/on-going successful people just here on SP the advice they give should be held with a bit more regard than say information from new starters or ones .that haven't had any success yet, this includes good advice about what to do to warning about what doesn't work.



LOUNMOUN
Posts: 1,234
4/29/13 11:50 A

"If I were an art expert with lots of training and schooling in the visual arts I COULD make a better judgment call but since I'm not I'll have to rely on those who CAN tell the good from the bad..........................why not the same for health & fitness? "

I think that there can be a lot of conflicting information and people presenting themselves as experts for monetary gain. As a non-expert in health and fitness, I have to decide what source I trust and which credentials make someone more reliable. I have decided after looking to many sources that regular exercise and eating less processed foods makes sense for a healthy lifestyle and doing extreme exercise or extreme dieting does not make sense for a healthy lifestyle.





OBIESMOM2
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4/29/13 11:15 A

people aren't all that different from fish - grabbing at something shiny without realizing there is a hook...until it's too late
ACK!
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KJFITNESSDUDE
Posts: 15,787
4/29/13 11:08 A

let it not be said that we're educational here in the cafe'!!!!!



SHERYLDS
Posts: 11,541
4/29/13 11:01 A

interesting association with Elvis Portraits and fad diets
did you ever hear of The Sleeping Beauty Diet
You can’t eat when you’re asleep, right? Elvis Presley was a fan of this diet, where you are heavily sedated for several days in order to “sleep off” weight. This will certainly be effective in terms of pure weight loss, but in terms of health, yeah, not so much.

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I_HEART_MY_FAM
Posts: 1,809
4/29/13 10:50 A

I think everyone is creative, with some you just have to look harder to see it. Some are creative in how they dress, others are creative in how they decorate or cook and they can make a plate look like it came out of a cooking magazine it is so beautiful. Some are creative in physical arts such as dance and music, I love how I seen the drummers play last week on American idol, is was mesmerizing. Others are creative in painting, clay or what have you. Some are even creative bullshi**ers, and you can see that in their expressions and body language so it's a visual as well, those are aften referred to as crafty.




KJFITNESSDUDE
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4/29/13 10:39 A

Like those velvet Elvis portraits I think people are attracted shiny fad diets....sometimes they're nigh impossible to pass up.



SHERYLDS
Posts: 11,541
4/29/13 10:29 A

Speaking of Visual Art/Health
When someone goes overboard with tattoos...
why do I get the feeling they are using their bodies as a Graffiti board emoticon



SHERYLDS
Posts: 11,541
4/29/13 10:24 A

I love the Dogs Playing Poker... they were brilliant and funny
Elvis Portraits...Is it on Velvet or on a tattoo emoticon emoticon
the difference is the Dogs Playing Poker are funny posters
the Elvis Portraits are funny people

we all have our quirks



OBIESMOM2
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4/29/13 10:02 A

and poker playing dogs...don't forget the poker playing dogs
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what does a smarta$$ dog say?

snark, snark!



KJFITNESSDUDE
Posts: 15,787
4/29/13 9:11 A

ture, but what about those velvet Elvis portraits? They do attract a lot of attention.
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SHERYLDS
Posts: 11,541
4/29/13 8:42 A

if you ask someone to build or draw a house, that person is going to use their frame of reference and their environment and use what they know to 'create' their house.
What they come up with is based on their current surroundings,
their traditional ideas, their climate, their level of knowledge, and their strategy.
Even 'experts' can build a 'house of cards' that won't hold up for long.

The success of their house depends on how much they are willing to work on it and
how much they are willing to learn from it.
Even the masters create their works, and step back to evaluate and fine tune their 'art work'.
At times they may totally rework a section if it doesn't work for them.

So while a rookie draws a simple crayon drawing of the cartoon house...it's a start.
Their skill and mastery will grow with experience.
And whether they draw a cottage, a teepee, an igloo, or an apartment building,
what matters most is that it's a house that they can live with.
As long as it's not a tent....which Is my idea of a fad diet emoticon



BLUENOSE63
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4/29/13 7:35 A

The key word I believe is Visual.....the way you perceive yourself ie. in the mirror will make a huge impact on how you decipher what works for you....If you are anything like me, after years for training, I can look in the mirror and still see that same fat person.....I tend to see the flaws not the gains. Very often the flaws I look at are part of aging (I turn the big 50 this year) which I have no control over even though I still believe I can get rid of cellulite with my xray vision

Have a good one.....hey I thought you were snarky today?



KJFITNESSDUDE
Posts: 15,787
4/29/13 6:57 A

I'd like to think I'm "creative" in general but then again I have NO IDEA HOW to measure creativity let alone my own. I can give an opinion on a creative outcome knowing full well that it's only MY opinion but I can make a judgment call on a skilled outcome. For instance; I look at two paintings one a Monet' and another a Monet' knockoff, they both are water-colored and blurry (haha) and I think they both look alike. Another example is that I look at a picture of a building, one drawn in the general shape of a building but crayons were used and the people walking in front of it are stick figures and the other is an architectural design and could be mistaken as a photo rather than a drawing.

The former example, for me, tells me I have no idea how to decipher creativity from art student hogwash and the latter is probably obvious to most folks as to which is better.

I sometimes wonder if taking care of ourselves is like visual art; there are many successful healthly food/fitness programs but I can't tell them apart and would think myself foolish to do so but I CAN see that eating bad leads to weight-gain and clean eating(*) leads to weight-loss.

If I were an art expert with lots of training and schooling in the visual arts I COULD make a better judgment call but since I'm not I'll have to rely on those who CAN tell the good from the bad..........................why not the same for health & fitness?

(*)eating clean - this isn't the focus of the thread but go ahead and make the correction to this as you see fit, it's okay.
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