Well, my parent's lied to me...Gee, what a shocker!
Saturday, September 27, 2008

They tell my they're going to stop getting on my case about exercizing after work and allow me to do it on my own time. Now I admit I need to do it more often, but pushing me into it just makes me shut down and NOT want to listen to them. So, WHY would they then turn around the next week and try to push me when I've told them it doesn't work?

In my defense,I have gone biking and I have exercised a hell of a lot more often then I used to. Any parents want to chime in on the whole pushing kids enough to make them shut down thing?

Apparent fat-ass,


Tuesday, September 30, 2008 12:35 AM


SigmaNunki's meat fits in the palm of his hand...

Fact is , it's there all the time...

Sunday, September 28, 2008 5:31 PM


what are the REAL issues here?

This sounds like a see-saw with a broken middle.

The focus has to be the WHY they want... and the WHY you want...

the WHAT comes next...

and then the HOW.

No/one, sibling or parent, finds communication easy, but it's worth the try.

we are all still flying in the same rusty ship.
sooner or later, crew has to recognise that.

and it's love that keeps us in the air:) stay shiny:)

Sunday, September 28, 2008 8:09 AM


Just make a deal with them. You'll exercise a set number of times a week and they can only say something if you drop below the alloted number of times... then you'll get the exercise and they'll get off your case...with parents it's all about negotiation:)

Saturday, September 27, 2008 10:06 PM


Well, did you start exercising on your own... more... lately? Because, if you really didn't even though you said you would, or you think you have, but really you haven't, then AS PARENTS, it's there RESPONSIBILITY to ensure that you do things for your own benefit.

Being over-weight (especially obese) is a significant health risk. If you don't have the time to work out more, then work on your diet (should probably do that anyway). Aside from lack of exercise, portion size is a significant issue in North America and needs to be looked at never mind the profound amounts of "food like" chemicals that the typical person allows to enter there body. General rules:

1) Drink as little pop, chips, etc as possible
2) Drink lots of water
3) If it grows in the ground, eat lots of it
4) If you have to run after it to kill it, don't eat so much of it

(organic as much as you can)

Following the above will yield a plate that is 1/2 veggies/fruits, 1/4 starch (e.g. potato) and 1/4 meat. To give an idea of what that 1/4 meat looks like, it should fit in the palm of your hand. So, not nearly as much as most people are used to. But, try me, it IS enough.

NOTE: If you are a North American Indian, then eat as little starch as you can. That "thrift gene" that you guys pretty much all have freaks out when it comes into contact with starch and "stores it" with obvious results.

Hope that helps. Good luck.

Saturday, September 27, 2008 10:08 AM


Is reverse psychology a possibility?


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