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Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Self obsessed

    my mates and some of my university lecturers believe that bodybuilders like me and you are mentally unstable, and feel that we keep this strict regime because that is the only control we have on our lives. i cant understand this line of thinking.

    i have to disagree and these jibes have upset me, i feel that it not only gives you control over your body, but you can command respect off others with presence, it is because they are jelous? what are your thoughts?
    The only limits are the one's you place on yourself...

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    They are talking out of their asses ! Ignore them and do what u want to do..my friends are constantly having a go at me because of the dedication i have with weight lifting..I just tell them theyre jealous plain and simple.

    They go to gyms but are too dumb to see that they are wasting their time and effort as i watch them leave the gym and go straight to the pub i chuckle.

    So yeah ignore them..i bet secretly they`d love to be huge if only they had the knowlege and the determination...fook `em all mate thats what i say.
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    There's an element of truth in that.
    It has the potential to develop into that, at the very least.


    But, it's different for every person, so general statements like that as a whole aren't very accurate.
    "Then on leg day do squats, lunges, stiff legged deadlifts, fluffernutters, and calf raises."--Belial, training a newbie

    PowermanDL on Russian culture: "Big furry hats come into play somewhere."

    "The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death." --Thomas Paine

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    Some people don't understand perfectionists. Some people don't understand overachievers. Some people don't understand vegetarians. Some people don't understand religious folks. Some people don't understand bodybuilders.

    All of these things can be attributed to something like "you're trying to make up for something in your life, you rely on this, etc"....like I said, it depends on the individual and the severity of this reliance.



    Anyway, a lot of people just want to look good naked, lol.
    Last edited by Jane; 06-04-2002 at 04:11 PM.
    "Then on leg day do squats, lunges, stiff legged deadlifts, fluffernutters, and calf raises."--Belial, training a newbie

    PowermanDL on Russian culture: "Big furry hats come into play somewhere."

    "The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death." --Thomas Paine

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    alright i admit im very body consious but i feel that its important, just like a soccer player with ball control or a swimmer with the cardiovascular system, alright its probably a bit more than that in some respects, i.e. diet, but i feel that it is the only way for me
    The only limits are the one's you place on yourself...

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    I can relate to that, I got into BB'ing for a lot of the vain reasons but it soon turned to a love, or obsession.
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    It is better to love one's self than to be loved by others.

    In other words, ****'em.
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    Well said Jane.
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    NAte is exactly right." - Tryska

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    Total garbage

    If you follow a strict regime voluntarily that is tough but you know it benefits you, you are mentally strong. Most people would rather lift 2 times a week (all chest) and eat junk. They are the ones who are mentally unstable! If their minds were stable they could stick with something

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    Re: Self obsessed

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    my mates and some of my university lecturers believe that bodybuilders like me and you are mentally unstable
    Believe? Hell I know I'm unstable!

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    Bodybuilders are some of the most unhappy people you'll meet on the whole - it's not everyone though.

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    I'm used to people questioning what I do. I mean... I've been hardcore into martial arts for over 16 years (the physical training, the philosophy, etc.) and people would always make jibes that my eyes were going slanted - or they thought I was full of BS and didn't really believe that 'Mr. Miyagi' stuff.

    Then when I got into bodybuilding, at first people were cool with it. Then I started following a diet so I could bulk, and would follow this diet 'to the T' every single day for about 4 months (with one cheat day a week). When they saw me do this some people just avoided me and thought I was some militaristic automadon.

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    I get this problem when I go out with women on dates, like when I eat clean foods at restaurants, or when I'm at their house and don't each junk food they have, they all think I'm weird and obsessed with myself..

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    Jane, excellent post!!!

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    I dont think of it as self obsessed. I think of it as dedicated to making myself the best I can be.


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    for me, i like doing things that improve myself. whether its physically or mentally.

    I also really enjoying being under the bar pumping the weight, its just what i enjoy

    though i may be alittle subconsious about my body and want something better
    Last edited by someoneunlikeyo; 06-06-2002 at 02:21 AM.
    my goals: gain weight and muscle mass

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    Re: Self obsessed

    Originally posted by winners99
    my mates and some of my university lecturers believe that bodybuilders like me and you are mentally unstable, and feel that we keep this strict regime because that is the only control we have on our lives. i cant understand this line of thinking.

    i have to disagree and these jibes have upset me, i feel that it not only gives you control over your body, but you can command respect off others with presence, it is because they are jelous? what are your thoughts?
    I saw beat the crap out of them, and then yell: "See! My body building regime isn't the only thing I have control over. I have control over you!!!!"

    Ok... maybe don't do that but it pisses me off that the general public is so stupid. Oh well.

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    Ask him to please explain Arnolds success !!! If he only controls his body.

    If he says "oh yeah ..... one guy !!" Tell him that Dorian is a multi millionaire and so is ..... (another) ...... etc etc."
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    Yes, I'm self obsessed, yes, I'm unstable and yes, I have no control over my life - WTF. I haven't murdered anyone, I don't cheat on my taxes and I try to be kind to others (especially in the gym). It's a pretty good life who care what "they" think.
    sometimes slowly

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    pipe dream goal 175 lbs @ 10% bf
    making the switch to power lifting

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    Re: Self obsessed

    Originally posted by winners99
    my mates and some of my university lecturers believe that bodybuilders like me and you are mentally unstable, and feel that we keep this strict regime because that is the only control we have on our lives. i cant understand this line of thinking.

    i have to disagree and these jibes have upset me, i feel that it not only gives you control over your body, but you can command respect off others with presence, it is because they are jelous? what are your thoughts?
    well it better than turning to a life of drugs or raping people etc to dominate other people so we can believe we are in control of ourselves.

    at least we control our mental instability with some thing that improves our health.

    can you name some one is who considered 100% mentally stable?
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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    Re: Re: Self obsessed

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    can you name some one is who considered 100% mentally stable?
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    Re: Re: Self obsessed

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    well it better than turning to a life of drugs or raping people etc to dominate other people so we can believe we are in control of ourselves.

    at least we control our mental instability with some thing that improves our health.

    can you name some one is who considered 100% mentally stable?
    Well said. I just try to tune other people out that question how I live my life. If they don't agree with it, then I don't need to change their minds to prove anything to the only one that matters: me.

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    I can understand what they are saying but i trully think its rubbish. Bodybuilding is a constant challenge and you always have something to look forward too, so since i enjoy something that lots of people cant do well that makes me an unstable person who lacks control? Seems like a copout for being out of shape.
    Last edited by davetha1; 06-06-2002 at 02:20 PM.

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    Re: Re: Re: Self obsessed

    Originally posted by Vido


    Well said. I just try to tune other people out that question how I live my life. If they don't agree with it, then I don't need to change their minds to prove anything to the only one that matters: me.
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    Ugh....speaking of this,

    This morning my spanish teacher brough Rice Krispie treats and lollipops for the class. Everyone starts cheering, of course. She counts the rice krispie things and passes them back through the rows. I send mine back up. It comes back to her and she starts questioning it, and she's answered "Teresa didn't want hers." And she cocks her head, gives me a weird look. Most of the class turns to look at me. "Why? Are you a diet, hahaha?"
    Grr. First of all, that's a stupid question. Second of all, I felt ostracized. Third of all, this class of people watched me gain 40 pounds over the course of this school year. I really don't need any more attention or questioning towards matters of my body and body composition. This is exactly the kind of thing that makes me avoid class parties when everyone stuffs themselves for 50 minutes.
    "Then on leg day do squats, lunges, stiff legged deadlifts, fluffernutters, and calf raises."--Belial, training a newbie

    PowermanDL on Russian culture: "Big furry hats come into play somewhere."

    "The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death." --Thomas Paine

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