From these two articles on SP: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitn ess_articles.asp?id=1542 and http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health _news_detail.asp?health_day=657301
Choosing to exercise instead of going to work or enjoying social activities with friends or loved ones Refusing to take any rest or recovery days, even when injured Continuing to exercise even when ill Exercising to the point of exhaustion Never exercising for fun Experiencing severe stress and emotional upset, including depression, if unable to exercise Obsession with calories eaten and calories burned Preoccupation with burning calories throughout the day, even when not exercising
•Refusing to skip a workout even when tired, injured or sick. •Exercising out of obligation, rather than enjoyment. •Doubling the length of a workout after missing one. •Obsessing over weight and burning calories, along with weight loss. •Increasing exercise to make up for eating more. •Prioritizing exercise above seeing friends and family, and participating in social activities. •Allowing intensity and frequency of exercise to affect self-esteem. •Being unable to find satisfaction in physical accomplishments.
I don't know about you, but pretty much the entirety of both lists could be used to describe me...
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