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3/19/14 6:53 A

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Oh ... And Benny ... You should've married a tomboy LOL

Edited by: ANGIEPANGIEHFX at: 3/19/2014 (06:57)
When you feel like quitting, think about why you started!


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3/19/14 6:45 A

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It has nothing to do with that .... I can explain ....

I know I have weight issue ... But there are hardly and rooms where people just talk about normal every day stuff ... And besides, it's actually quite interesting to read ... I've never considered archery, but reading the message board about archery makes me want to try it! I'm a bit of a tomboy... So ATVs, trucks, sports, are all important to me. So where do you think I feel the most comfortable? - with the boys.

When you feel like quitting, think about why you started!


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3/15/14 1:36 P

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Because women don't want us men to think that we have something that belongs to us that they are not a part of.



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3/7/14 12:34 P

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That's for sure. :)



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Why do girls post in here?

For the same reason everyone else does, they're are men here.


USING SP TO HELP YOU KEEP TRACK OF WEIGHT LOSs, CALORIE INTAKE AND EXERCISE "IS" THE SHORTCUT!!!!!!
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3/4/14 2:57 A

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To be honest. I don't see the need for an exclusive guy only zone. Most Women only stuff is just a marketing gimmick to make them feel like they are being treated differently.



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2/19/14 6:32 P

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wow.


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2/19/14 3:16 P

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I created 2 closets in my bedroom, 1 for my wife and 1 for me. She took both. I then made one of the coat closets outside my bedroom door mine. She moved some of her things in there, also. Then, I went to the basement and set up a large closet with 2 sliding doors. She put a very large foot locker with her things in it right next to that. Why do girls post here? Because we can't be left to our own devices. Benny



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2/18/14 7:01 P

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that's for sure... we need women
caves are cold.


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2/15/14 10:15 A

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Glad she is here....if it were not for women, men would still live in caves, albeit some might be happier that way. emoticon



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Gee, it seems I'm mistaken. I'll go ahead and retract my previous comment.



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2/10/14 4:15 P

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Because they literally cannot stand the idea of men having their own space.

"Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come" (1TimothyÔŅĹ4:7-8)

"Jesus answered, 'The most important [commandment] is, 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength'" (Mark 12:29-30).


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1/30/14 8:40 P

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I like pie, but I cant eat it right now.



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1/29/14 11:42 P

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I must agree with SnowShoeKitty. I've done Weight Watchers on and off for years, and they are just now starting to include guys in their commercials and stuff. I wasn't going to post because I thought I wouldn't be allowed, but guys are pretty awesome and guys that are trying to lose weight are even more awesome.



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1/17/14 3:29 P

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I find it interesting that women find us interesting, or intriguing...


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8/11/13 6:01 A

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just to make their presence felt



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7/26/13 11:56 A

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Because they are warm and cuddly. And I like them.........all of them. emoticon



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7/11/13 10:33 A

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Because there is no logic to some of the things that they do. emoticon



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because they think we are interesting. emoticon



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I have never posted in this group before, but personally, I think I can understand why some women would want to. It's because seeing guys who are trying to lose weight, whether it be for vanity or health reasons or both, is pretty intriguing to us women.

For a very long time, the diet and weight loss industry has mainly been focused on females. "Get your body ready for the beach!" "Impress him by slimming down!" "Lose that post pregnancy pouch!" "Healthy recipes to cook for your family!" blah blah blah.......

I know that guys worry about their health and looks too, but many are less reluctant to admit it in the company of a female. I have known tons of guys who like to work out because they want to be big and buff and strong......but I have never personally known any guy who watched what they ate, let alone used a site like sparkpeople. At least they did not admit that to me.

I really don't want to sound stereotypical here, but a lot of guys I have known were either total gym rats obsessed with being strong and muscular and macho or either they did nothing to improve their health/looks. So I have to admit, it's very interesting to see guys who put so much energy and effort into this weight loss thing and getting healthy.



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7/2/13 10:31 A

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Because they prefer to talk to us. emoticon



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This is the first time I have been here. I just have to answer this. I have 5 brothers I am the only female. I would rather go to a man any day regarding a question,where I wanted their opinion. or advice. Men to me do not tell women what they want to here to make them feel good when it comes to advice.There are too many women that lie to other woman so they want the other to have that warm fuzzy feeling.Woman are afraid of hurting other women so they soft talk there issues or lie so it benefits them. Sorry guys for intruding,but I needed to let you all know why I prefer talking to men on getting advice
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6/22/13 7:46 P

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Because their cool people like Kera.



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6/21/13 3:48 P

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Hello! Name is Kera
I realize I am impeding on your "guy time" but I just started this whole SP thing and I was cruising around through message boards (obviously, lol) and I stumbled upon the Guys Lounge. I can tell you that I got intrigued as to what you guys talk about and the fact that I thought this was predominantly women on here.
I can tell you though, as a girl myself, I thoroughly enjoy the company/conversations with men. Maybe men can't say the same, but I'd always prefer to hangout with a group of men. In actuality, the majority of my friend group of girls... actually act like men. We talk about nonsensical things rather than gossip, I can't say I don't love a good juicy story.... but then again who doesn't? Wrestling, Playing sports, Video Games, Talking about gross things... maybe I shouldn't say men because I'm not even sure most men do that lolAnyways, I was intrigued as to the whole "why do girls post in here",

So i thought i'd stop in and say hello and tell you why I was drawn here. Men have interesting conversations... Not always, but its a good refreshment hanging/talking to men. Different points of view, different topics, and a good way to just TALK rather than having to talk about something meaningful or whatever. But either way, I'm just bored at work and came to say hello to all the men on here!

Hope you're all doing well :) and I hope you don't mind me intruding!

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6/19/13 9:58 A

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Because most understand how a guys clothes should fit (see Dispute about Clothes).



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6/13/13 9:14 A

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Yes, so true.LOL



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6/12/13 2:18 P

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"Because they ask great questions like "skirts or pants". Benny"
It is even better when they give us examples/pictures to compare...lol



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6/12/13 11:58 A

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Because they ask great questions like "skirts or pants". Benny



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6/3/13 11:45 A

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LOL!



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Why? Because I don't have a very womanly brain, just the body.

And trust me, a penis thread would probably draw in responses like,
"Mine glows in the dark and has purple glitter..."

Edited by: DONTGOAWAYMAD at: 5/31/2013 (13:10)
"Preserving health by too severe a rule is a worrisome malady."
~Francois de La Rochefoucauld~
(1613 - 1680)


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5/21/13 12:44 P

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Only guys really get that joke or the punchline. Benny



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5/18/13 8:05 P

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Funny!

Happy, happy, happy


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5/18/13 1:17 P

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Same reason a dog licks its genitals.

Weight is the result of what you have been doing for the past week.


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5/16/13 10:40 A

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well said.



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I like it when women post in this lounge.
It's somehow refreshing without it being questions like "do you wear spanx" or "best bra for running". That's what the cafe board is for it seems.



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Those are great rules, Trinity. How can we possibly get it wrong? Benny



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The women's rules are as follows:
1. The woman is always right.
2. In the event that the woman is wrong, refer to rule #1.
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A few additional pointers from the Girl-to-Guy Translation Handbook:

1) Do I look fat in this outfit:
The question "Do I look fat in this outfit?" actually means "Please tell me I'm beautiful and you still find me stunningly attractive because I'm feeling a bit insecure." The only correct answer is a clear statement of how beautiful your girl is, preferably with some flirting/groping/ attempts to get her out of the outfit in question. You will be rebuffed (unless there is enough time before the event that she can redo her hair and reapply her makeup), but she will be happy and confident.

2) Is she better looking than I am:
See item 1, above. Same answer, same behaviour.

3) How come you never listen to me?
See item 1.

You get the idea.

Essentially, all of that rot that we women put you through is our misguided attempts to get you to show us that you love us, we're still desirable even after children/weight gain/unsightly short haircuts/whatever.

Hope this helps.

(Edited for incompetent spelling)

Edited by: TRINITYROYAL at: 5/10/2013 (17:06)

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Well he said he'd revisit and post his list of Women's Rules later.

And yes, we do have rules and rule number one is that we change the rules at whim to suit our needs at that particular second and we expect you know in advance without written or verbal notice that the rules have changed. That's not asking too much is it? emoticon

"Farts like a butterfly, stings like a bee"

REAL food rocks!!

Weight loss is only a side effect of good health!


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"Now I'd like to see the Womens Rules you've compiled please."

Are you talking about the rules to deal with women or what? As I do not think there are any rules that women follow...lol



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Great list...may I add one?

1 Socks and underwear don't bounce...if they did we'd go for the rebound but since they don't they equate a dead ball and must remain where they land...don't blame us blame the manufacturer.

Now I'd like to see the Womens Rules you've compiled please.

"Farts like a butterfly, stings like a bee"

REAL food rocks!!

Weight loss is only a side effect of good health!


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Thank you Popeye, for clarifying my view of men's rules. I've been compiling and analyzing them for years, but missed a few and a few needed tweaking.

I think the mistake a lot of us women make is the mind reading thing, as in:
- if you really loved me you'd KNOW what: I'm thinking / upset about / want for my birthday / other mysterious thing that she expects from you without telling you.

I've learned over the years to BE DIRECT. Say what I want, say what I mean, mean what I say, be specific. It saves a lot of the hurt / anger / unmet expectations / blah blah blah, and lets my family be happy the way we're supposed to be.



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Wow Popeye, you really gave this some thought. I hope many people read it. You write very well. Benny



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Hola Amigos y Amigas,

My name is Bob and I have been around this team since May of 2006 - I haven't posted at all for the past few years because I've been focused, mostly, on teams more focused on politics and on a Spark team named Sarcastics Unlimited. Y'all are are cordially invited to stop in any time your are feeling feisty.

A thread like this has come up a few times, and we had to shut them down because the team was no longer a mens team. It dropped to 40% posts by the men on Spark and 60% of the ladies.

I dropped in today because (1) I hadn't been around the team at all in a long time, (2) this is the 7th (out of 8) days of rain and I'm bored (I'm retired, so other than the online class I'm taking and the computer games I play and the books I read). There is a possibility that I just have cabin fever, or, I'm suffering from S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder).

I went back and read over the entire history of this thread and came to the conclusion this discussion will end with a consensus coming to the conclusion that men are really men and women are really alike - and that is not true at all, atol.

First, men and women can look at the same problem and will come to an entirely different way to rectify the problem. Women, who are taught inclusive logic since they were able to understand the spoken word, like to get their arms around the problem - if they can't reach around the problem, they just recruit more women - they use circular, inclusive logic so that no one (or as few as possible) get's their feelings hurt or feel as if they have been kicked out of the book.

Men are taught that, (1) You see the problem, and (2) you solve the problem. Do y'all remember about the Gordian Knot. No one solved it until Alexander the Great was confronted with this age old, and still unsolved. Like most men, he was faced with a problem and solved it in the most direct way he could. He drew his sword and sliced it apart.

It used to be, back in the Dark Ages, that at least 98% of men would have done the same. That they didn't solve the problem at all can be easily explained; they had never played outside the box. The 2% that couldn't play outside the box has now increased to about 40% - and it's rising.

I have seen the posting women have made about "Women's Rules". Many, if not the majority, of those rules are kept hidden until a guy makes a commitment (marriage). Even when a man and woman are living with each other, women's rules are exposed a little at a time so the guy can get used to having a big ring in his nose.

Today, I'm going to post "Men's Rules" and I'll re-visit to post "Women's Rules". After you have read them, I'm certain that the majority of men and women will see the philosophical difference.


MEN'S RULES

Men always hear "the rules" from the female side and only after we've broken them. We don't think that's fair. Now here are the rules from the male side. We donít mind if you print them and post them somewhere, in fact, we hope you will. These are our rules! Please note ... these are all numbered "1" ON PURPOSE!

1. Learn to work the toilet seat. Youíre a big girl. If itís up, put it down. We need it up, you need it down. You donít hear us bitching about you leaving it down.

1. Birthdays, Valentines, and Anniversaries are not quests to see if we can find the perfect present yet again!

1. Sometimes we are not thinking about you. Live with it.

1. Donít cut your hair. Ever. Long hair is always more attractive than short hair. One of the big reasons guys fear getting married is that married women always cut their hair, and by then, we're stuck.

1. Shopping is NOT a sport. And no, we are never going to think of it that way.

1. Crying is blackmail and scientifically proven.

1. Flannel nightgowns are not sexy - EVER. If you're cold, move closer!

1. Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one: Subtle hints donít do it! Moderate hints donít do it. Obvious hints are like the rushing of the wind. If you want something special, use the joint account to get it, wrap it yourself, then give it to us to give to you.

1. We donít remember dates. Mark birthdays and anniversaries on a calendar. Remind us frequently beforehand.

1. Most guys own three pairs of shoes - tops. What makes you think weíd be any good at choosing which pair, out of thirty, would look good with your dress?

1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.

1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. Thatís what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

1. A headache that lasts for 10 days is a problem. See a doctor. Sex has been scientifically proven to heal headaches.

1. Check your oil! Please. You're also responsible for filling the gas tank and making sure the tires to YOUR car are properly inflated. We'll buy you an inflation gauge if need be.

1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 days.

1. If you think youíre fat, you probably are. Donít ask us. Weíve been tricked before.

1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways, and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one.

1. Let us ogle, it doesn't mean we love you less. We are going to look anyway; itís genetic.

1. You can either ask us to do something or tell us how you want it done. Not both. If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.

1. Whenever possible, please say whatever you have to say during commercials.

1. Sunday = sports. It's like the full moon or the changing of the tides. Let it be.

1. Christopher Columbus did not need directions, and neither do we.

1. The relationship is never going to be like it was the first three months we were going out (and not like our Honeymoon, either - but we can handle that). Get over it and quit whining to your girlfriends.

1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings. Peach, for example, is a fruit, not a color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what a Mauve is.

1. If it itches, it'll be scratched. We do that.

1. We are not mind readers and we never will be. Our lack of mind-reading ability is not proof of how little we care about you.

1. If you won't dress like the Victoria's Secret girls, don't expect us to act like soap opera guys.

1. When we are out, weíll always ask you where YOU want to eat. It REALLY DOESNíT MATTER to us. Food is food, if we can eat it with our hands, so much the better. We are genetically incapable of telling you ďWhat sounds goodĒ. We might be able to tell you what doesnít sound good, but donít count on it.

1. If we ask what is wrong and you say "nothing," we will act like nothingís wrong. We know you are lying, but it's just not worth the hassle.

1. If you ask a question you donít want an answer to, expect an answer you donít want to hear.

1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine. Really.

1. Donít ask us what weíre thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as navel lint, the infield fly rule, investments, sports or cars.

1. You have enough clothes. We have secretly marked your hangers. You have some things you havenít worn in three years Ė and some of them still have price tags!

1. You have too many shoes. See #1, above.

1. Foreign films are best left to foreigners. (Unless itís Bruce Lee or some war flick where it doesnít really matter what the hell theyíre saying anyway.)

1. To one extent or another, all men are deaf. Most of the time, that includes the range in which you speak. Go ahead and make us an appointment with an Audiologist. The doctor will confirm there is a range where we can't hear. Take our word for it. If you do, we'll take the amount you saved by not insisting we go to the Audiologist and split it with you. You can spend your half on yourself and I will take it and add it to the stash I'm saving to get that new Weatherby shotgun I've been drooling over.

1. Men really do have feelings, and yes, they can be hurt. We wonít show them Ė we simply put them in the pot in our head and let them simmer, along with the rest. We understand, intellectually, that this is not the best way to maintain mental health. If you say something mean and we suddenly become totally silent, you know where weíre at and what we are doing.

1. It is neither in your best interest or ours to take a quiz together. No, it doesnít matter which quiz.

1. BEER, in its many bottles and names, is as exciting for us as handbags are for you.

1. Iím in shape. ROUND is a shape.

Now you know, and yes, we know not every guy will enforce every one of the "Men's Rules", but now you know what he's really thinking.

Thank you for reading this; yes, we know, we have to sleep on the couch tonight. Did you know we really donít mind that every once in a while, itís like camping. Don't assume we will stay on the couch. When you leave the room, We'll move to our recliner where we will imagine we are watching a girl's basketball game and fall asleep, quickly. However, also remember half the bed IS ours. We'll acquiesce this time - just don't push it!

Guys, if some of these rules are unfamiliar to you, you have probably already given away many of your Civil Rights. Don't think it will be easy to get them back.

Ladies, if your guy isn't already a Spark Person, don't fib and tell him that it's a girl only site. I know you will be tempted, but the ends don't justify the means. I have found there is a back door into Spark. Even though the entry code changes on a daily basis and is encrypted, I have copied the key. If you have not set your Spark page to Private and you have any unloaded photo, I can use one of those uploaded photos with Google Earth and can track you and this will be able to track your man. I WILL send him an email that allows Him to access the back door entrance, and from there to your personal file and all of the Spark emails or posts you have ever ever posted.

No, I Don't hate women. After 43 years of marriage to the same woman, being the father-in-law of two other women and knowing both of my son's MILs; the grandfather of a 16 year old teenage girl and of a three year old girl, I have been vigilant in taking notes on their behavior so that I Don't run afoul of one of Their Rules (purely for self defense). I love women. Being aware of many of their rules and navigating the many minefields they have established is just another game that is fun to Occasionally play.

Really, I Love almost all of the women I know or am acquainted with.

I promise

Don't hate me just because I have made you aware there ARE Men's Rules.


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They are all fascinating!



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I don't think girls post in the guys lounge because it takes a strong intelligent WOMAN to post here. I always found that type of female fascinating.



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Well thanks! I am a great conversationalist - part of being a project manager by trade... just hard on the eyes is all. hahahahaha


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Rivetpa, it would be a hoot to hang with you. Too bad you're in Canada. You even like the Red Green show. It's one my favorites, but they took it off the air over here in America.

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haha if there is anyone watching it's out of disgust - or with a sneer...

I'm a wolf in cheap clothing...


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LOL! Must be nice! There's nothing worse than biting into a sloppy taco, then looking up and having someone staring at you. LOL!

LOL! Yeah, I couldn't hide the fact that I was no longer knees and elbows. LOL!

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While I would like to say that no guys think like girls I am sure there are some that do. As far as the boys not flirting with you until 12-13, that would have been about the time you were starting to look like a woman anyways...hard to hide that...lol.



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Well I can safely say that all of my friends are way better looking than me.

Whenever I'm out with any of them they're always getting looks and flirts from the girls - I never have that problem. I can enjoy a coffee, or a beer or nachos without anyone noticing that I exist - except for the waitress so I can pay the bill..


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in my experience when I was coming of age, around 12 or 13, I had never worn makeup or never fixed my hair. I was pretty much a tomboy in every sense of the word. I was so ugly, I could walk into a haunted house and come out with a job application, that's how ugly I was. I looked like MIGHTY joe young's sister, MIGHTY ugly. None of my girlfriends ever gave me advice on anything, not that it was their fault. But anyway, to make a short story long, I fixed myself up and suddenly guys starting flirting with me. The girls must have got jealous because they started acting different towards me from then on. So I've always liked to be friends with guys rather than girls for that reason.

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LOL



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right on the money, Gravelridge. I've never known men to be this way. I think their mentality is, "Ok, she's pretty, she's pretty, she's not so pretty" They don't compare one to the other. Am I right?
In my jealous days, "yeah right" One of my boyfriends told me that another girl was pretty. I said, "what do I look like? Chopped liver?" He said, Calm down, you're pretty, too, get over it. Needless to say, that's when I started understanding guys more. But then again...... LOL!

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Admit it? I thought that was common knowledge...lol Pretty girls like having not so attractive friends around them so that they look better (comparatively). But the lesser attractive girls know this is going on and they accept it so that they can basically have first chance at what the attractive girl discards...lol



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You are the first that I ever heard admit that. Benny



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heck Benny, I even knew a girl once that told me she liked to hang with lesser attractive women so that she would stand out better. Not defending her, but I get the point. Women are always competing with each other. I have been guilty of that.

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Turtlesdove does have a point. My wife have lost 45 lbs. at SP and all of her coworkers have given her compliments about her weight, all except one, her closest friend on the job. She never even brings the subject up. Benny



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not hating on women here because I am one, but I believe a lot more of what a man tells me than what a woman tells me. About weight issues that is. They are not jealous like a lot of women I have encountered in the past. Like for instance, I used to have girls all the time making fun of my big thighs and wide hips, but men have always loved them. Now if I swung the other way, I might give a dang, but I don't give a dang about what other WOMEN think. Does that make sense?
After all, sparkpeople is about weight loss support and such, right? And building self esteem is a plus for me.

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When I was doing SP alone the journey was boring to me. Why do women post here, because they make it exciting for us men. Benny



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It really is a place where men can "hang out" and chat, but let's be honest we would like some female input every now and then. Benny



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It would be nice to have a men's only space where men could honestly converse with and support one another. Haven't really seen this at any of the diet and lifestyle message boards.

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I see no problem.

Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.--Dwight D. Eisenhower


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I was half asleep one evening during a period of time that was very trying to me. I realized that I hadn't been sleeping well (a few hours only each night), but my wife was not aware of it, so I looked over towards her at the computer and said, "I haven't been sleeping and I don't think you are aware of it". She said that she wasn't aware and thanked me for telling her. I sleep better now. Why do women post here? Because they care about us. Benny



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Why do women post here? Because they rock!



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Damien, I am really close to my goal, but it doesn't look like I will reach it by the end of this month which was the original plan (I have 14 lbs to lose). I don't sweat it because this is a life journey for me and I am nearly 40 lbs lighter now. Shoot for the stars if you land on the moon that's still pretty good. Blonde, I'm sure you guys will find the right tool for you. Benny



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Thanks, Benny. I purchased an elliptical and we tried it out but his pulse rate went waayy up, so...He has gout in his feet so doesn't walk as much. We'll figure something out! Thanks!

"The Lord is my shepard, I shall not want."


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