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KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
9/14/11 2:22 P

At first I eliminated all junk food. After a long while I started to forget I liked it. Now, I limit myself. Too much is bad for me.

EMERALDALCHEMY Posts: 443
9/14/11 12:04 P

I don't tend to eat much junk food, but I'll sometimes have a little something on the weekends. Usually an ounce of chocolate. :laughs:

TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,061
9/14/11 11:50 A

thanks for the great advice and motivation. DO you guys incorporate any junk food in your daily diet or do you eliminate it entirely? Chips are my weakness!!

KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
9/14/11 11:22 A

@Turtlesdove: "Motivation" & "Goal Setting", with those two set any method of weightloss is possible. You can lose 15 easily, I'm sure of it.

EMERALDALCHEMY Posts: 443
9/14/11 11:13 A

Any time, hun!

Ugh, that's so thoughtless. The solution to this may be as simple as discussing how you feel the current situation is or isn't. I'd still opt for vacation time, but I wouldn't take it some place busy like the city or a beach, that'd offer too many distraction for the both of you. If you know of a nice cabin or lodge in the mountains, that would offer the best atmosphere.

15lbs is great though, that's not too much to burn off! Keep up the amazing work, I'll be rooting for you.

Edited by: EMERALDALCHEMY at: 9/14/2011 (11:14)
TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,061
9/14/11 11:09 A

your hard work has paid off. I'm trying to hang in there. 15 more pounds, ugghh!

KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
9/14/11 10:51 A

Yes they are. In the very beginning (2006) I didn't know half as much about strength training as I do today (I still got lots to learn) so as a part of my daily exerciseat that time (walking for 30 min at a pace like I was late for an appointment) I had thought that maybe doing some arm curls would do some good for me. Three months later I had posted a pic very similar to the avatar you see now and in fact, the same shirt, too, but someone on another weightloss site had commented on how out-of-proportion my arms looked to my shoulders (that old pic is in my photo gallery here). I was embarrassed. After that I started working on my shoulders. My avatar pic is of me recently (this summer) and my shoulders compared to my arms are in much better ratio.

TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,061
9/14/11 10:33 A

you crazy guy!!! BTW, is that your muscles in your profile pic? Just wondering!!

KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
9/14/11 10:15 A

@Turtlesdove: ROFLMFAO!!!!!!

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9/14/11 9:57 A

I don't see how someone could put gaming over sex. I have been a gamer for ever, but if my wife even walks by I am ready. Anytime, any place, I wouldn't care if the house was on fire. NOTHING is worth trading sex for....nothing!

TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,061
9/14/11 9:35 A

amyve49@yahoo.com

KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
9/14/11 9:28 A

***WARNING!: Creepy comment to follow!***

What's your Yahoo addy, Turtledoves?


LOL! j/k

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TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,061
9/14/11 9:22 A

you guys are too good, and you too Emerald. You are right Arms, if he has enough energy to blast away at digital animals, he has enough energy to blast away at me. He tells me that he will take care of me later that night and then he passes out. I get so mad at him.

KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
9/14/11 4:59 A

I am a hard-core non-video gamer but sex trumphs game time,.... always!
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WILKERSONR Posts: 5,148
9/13/11 10:48 P

Hum let me think about this sex or game, lingerie or game, hunting for my honey or shooting digital animals with my digital gun. Baby put your lingerie on, I coming a hunting, and sex is going to happen.

EMERALDALCHEMY Posts: 443
9/13/11 10:32 P

I agree completely! Schedule some alone-time, or, if you can, plan a weekend vacation for just the two of you.

Haha, seriously!

ARMSPORTS Posts: 1,310
9/13/11 10:17 P

I must have really lucked out because I married a woman that is actually more horny than I am!

I'm not trying to come down hard on the man, but the fact that he comes home with enough energy and focus for video games means that he is not too tired for sex or something of that nature. Maybe schedule some date nights so you guys can get out of the house, have some fun and help him to remember how great the sex can be.

Maybe we should start calling this forum "The Guys' Lounge Featuring Free Relationship Advice From Random Dudes".

EMERALDALCHEMY Posts: 443
9/13/11 5:55 P

Pull the plug on his gaming-device?

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9/13/11 5:22 P

Well, there is the problem there, imo. Kids sort of killed things at my house too, honestly.

TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,061
9/13/11 4:34 P

man, I wish my man was more like you guys. Nothing gets in the way of his precious hunting game. He will say, "I'll take care of you tonight baby" He really is addicted to that game. I can't be naked or have sexy lingerie on either because he plays in the living room and we have teenagers running around.

MATTDEL Posts: 720
9/13/11 4:29 P

Who are these guys???

I'm ready if I bump into my wife in the hallway.....





EMERALDALCHEMY Posts: 443
9/13/11 4:06 P

Haha! Yeah, guys can be pretty dense, you just have to drag them away from what they're doing sometimes.

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9/13/11 4:01 P

lol, really? Every guy I know is easy. Walk in the room naked and it's "game over".

TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,061
9/13/11 3:44 P

LOL!! I know, right? I'll be trying to seduce him while he's playing and he'll be like, "aww man, you made me get killed!!" That sorry son of a gun. Can't live with him and I just can't shoot em!!

EMERALDALCHEMY Posts: 443
9/13/11 3:16 P

Haha! You just have to show him how much more interesting you are than the game. emoticon

TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,061
9/13/11 2:04 P

you guys are a hoot!! Makes me understand my man more. When he comes home from plumbing, the only thing on his mind is: BEER and his Dangerous Hunts WII game I got him last Christmas. It used to be BEER and SEX. Worst trade I ever made. LOL!!

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9/13/11 1:25 P

We have a lot in common, Matt. hehe.

MATTDEL Posts: 720
9/13/11 1:22 P

I should clarify. This is not an all the time event. I just enjoy pointing out the worst in my wife, (when she is not around) it's just more entertaining. But, when she gets something in her mind, it's real hard to change it.

I know I irritate the hell out of her with some of the stuff I do, she has told me so....so, of course, I continue doing them. It's great laughs, well at least for me, and sometimes our daughter.

Matt

KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
9/13/11 11:51 A

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Be sure to read the bottom of the screen:
"A man only has two......"

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9/13/11 11:40 A

Well, let me put it in perspective. I would say as it goes, I have a pretty maintenance free, relatively unchatty gal. But sometimes biology takes hold ....

But I do think that largely my opinion does not matter to her on day to day things. The bigger things though, we definitely have an equal partnership. In fact, I might have a little heavier hand in things financial.

EMERALDALCHEMY Posts: 443
9/13/11 11:13 A

:sighs: I wish some wives wouldn't act that way, it makes the rest of us women look terrible. The husband should have an equal say in everything that happens in his home, and it should be his choices that decide the outcome of everything,,,in my opinion anyway. emoticon

Tsk-tsk. That really shouldn't be the case. If my husband were to saying something like that, the only thing he'd hear from me is how much his opinion did matter, and I'd be upset with myself for ever allowing him to think that he didn't matter.

Haha!

@BREWMASTERBILL

Agreed!

Whatever works for your relationship. I'd prefer my husband to be absolutely honest with me on all accounts, but then I'm not like most women.

Edited by: EMERALDALCHEMY at: 9/13/2011 (11:16)
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9/13/11 11:11 A

It is indeed a fine balance. Sometimes the subject is best broached outside of an unfolding situation ... kind of like this forum. heh.

I've found over the years that for me, smiling like a baby who has gas is usually the best approach. Pareto principle at work.

Edited by: BREWMASTERBILL at: 9/13/2011 (11:12)
MATTDEL Posts: 720
9/13/11 10:56 A

My wife will go on and on about some decision that needs to be made...doesn't matter what, but she already has her mind made up, she just wants affirmation from me. So when she says "what do you think?", she really doesn't care as long it is line with her thinking.

I once made the mistake of telling her it doesn't matter what I think, you already made OUR mind up.....

I got the almighty "Fine!" followed by some more ranting, which I tuned out.

I sure hope she hasn't opened an account and is stalking me......That's right...I'm not brave (stupid) enough to say this to her.


EMERALDALCHEMY Posts: 443
9/13/11 10:41 A

Mmm, I suppose that's because women tend to worry about and over-think things. I consider and reconsider everything I say, and because of that, I don't tend to talk much in reality; I know that whatever I say will affect someone in some way. And I was teasing when I said women actually have something to say, I've known plenty of men who talked far more than my girlfriends, but also I was referring to how men often feel that nothing needs to be said.

I can't count how many times I've overheard a woman say "Well, why don't you answer me?" to which the man she's talking to usually says "I didn't think it was a question." Unfortunately, women vary so vastly that guys can't go by the "Saying nothing is better than putting my foot in my mouth" rule. Half of the female population finds silence in response to their talking a sign that the man wasn't being attentive or that he doesn't care, while the other half are walking around asking rhetorical questions. In cases of "Does this ___ make my ___ look fat?" it's probably best to LIE LIE LIE!! emoticon

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9/13/11 10:15 A

Oh, I beg to differ. Although "actually have something to say" is subjective. I hear a lot of what I would consider "noise" on a daily basis. Most of it revolves around making a decision that is completely inconsequential to anyone else and borderline meaningless to the executor.

Ex: should I leave for my appointment at 4:45 to miss traffic, but possibly get there early or risk a 5:00pm departure? I just nod and smile ... whatever you want, dear.

Please note, responding with an "I don't care" or "do I really need to be included in this discussion" is an immediate fight as a result of hurt feelings. The nod and agreeable smile is a calculated move after many years of tough and painful experience. Also note, sometimes I am caught with a "are you even listening to me" ... yikes, I hate that question. heheh.

EMERALDALCHEMY Posts: 443
9/13/11 10:07 A

Haha! Women tend to talk more than men because we actually have something to say, so I wouldn't feel too bad.

I remember asking my Dad why he never talks and he said "Because I never think." :laughs:

Edited by: EMERALDALCHEMY at: 9/13/2011 (10:08)
TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,061
9/13/11 10:04 A

hey you guys, I find this topic very interesting. I have just recently discovered that I talk too much. No one has really told me this, but I just figured it out on my own, and although my coworkers and my husband keep asking is there anything wrong with me, (LOL!) I do believe it has been helping me. I have been able to think more about stuff. I mean, I wasn't a blabbermouth but I have been guilty of talking about nonsense stuff that no one cares to hear about anyway. I'm loving this.

EMERALDALCHEMY Posts: 443
9/12/11 11:13 P

I guess it's a good thing the activity levels are low. Hopefully that's a sign that people are out a working toward their goals. emoticon

EMERALDALCHEMY Posts: 443
9/12/11 11:11 P

Yeah, I've noticed. I'd rather be playing soccer or going on a hike, but I also like studying people, so I hang around the boards for a few minutes just to watch and see how others tick.

Haha! You don't seem like a simple-minded guy. I'm a free-lance photographer and a writer. I spend my time finding beauty in the most unexpected things/places and expressing myself as best I can in the poetry or stories I weave.

ARMSPORTS Posts: 1,310
9/12/11 10:01 P

The reason for the lack of activity on our board compared to others is quite simple. Women tend to share, discuss, blog,commiserate, etc. Men mull over and do.

WILKERSONR Posts: 5,148
9/12/11 9:39 P

yep it has been pretty boring in here lately. I been hanging out over in the women's lounge but it has been pretty boring over there too

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9/12/11 9:34 P

Ya, we're not a real chatty bunch. We communicate with grunts and gasses. I don't think I'm active on the games side. I'd rather be outside myself.

Simple things for simple minds. Beer, bacon and fire can keep me entertained for a whole day. What about you?

EMERALDALCHEMY Posts: 443
9/12/11 7:53 P

So the busiest forum is "Games"...that's pretty sad, boys. I figured the Guy's Lounge would be teeming with comments, but I guess men aren't as big on talking as women are. emoticon

So what does interest the "stronger" sex? What keeps the mediocrity entertained?

EMERALDALCHEMY Posts: 443
9/10/11 12:25 P

We are getting along, CHUKWYCK. I was being facetious.

Haha, I don't feel a need to be offended. If someone were treating me or speaking to me in a sexist way, the problem would be with them, and I'm certainly not going to let my feathers get ruffled and therefore make it my problem. emoticon

So lighten up, hun. The world's a serious enough place without people letting harmless banter get under their skin. emoticon

KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
9/10/11 10:00 A

Yeah, where IS Hail_10_ & Turtlesdove? They are our current resident "Man haters"....LOL!

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9/10/11 8:38 A

We are getting along. This is called poking fun at our differences. It is the basis for most comedy. I'm happy to see a woman take a stab back at such overtly and ridiculously sexist comments instead of getting offended like so many do.

CHUKWYCK Posts: 28
9/10/11 5:44 A

Can't we all just get along?

EMERALDALCHEMY Posts: 443
9/9/11 6:57 P

Man was God's rough-draft before the masterpiece; Woman.

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9/9/11 6:44 P

So what gets you in the mood to say something about sexism? There is a lot to be said. One of my favorites, do you know why a woman's feet are smaller than a mans? So she can stand closer to the sink to wash dishes. Lets hear yours.

EMERALDALCHEMY Posts: 443
9/9/11 5:27 P

I could say something about sexism, but I'm not in the mood. emoticon

Anyway, I just thought I'd pop in and say Hi, boys. I guess I'll saunter over to the Brides and Grooms To-Be group and check out their boards...I'll be keeping and eye out for comments though. emoticon


Ciao...

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