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whats the common consensus on obsessing over the body?

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2009/07/15 22:10:39 (permalink)

whats the common consensus on obsessing over the body?

Why do we do it? we a great deal of our lives obsessing over our bodies wanting to be bigger, thinner, cutter, more attractive.. and there is never an end we always want to be better. Shouldn't we try and forget how we look, i mean yes, we an be healthy eat the RDA and be at the idea weight for our height but why do we go to such extreme lengths to obtain something that could expire within the next 10 years?  there are many dangers in life, many things that can hurt us cause detriment to use and our families and people around us, would it not be logical to spend the majority of our time and concentration on our loved ones helping and developing a loving relationship?
 
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    Re:whats the common consensus on obsessing over the body? 2009/07/15 22:12:50 (permalink)
    The only thing I am interested in getting close to and having a loving relationship with at the moment is weight. It is a great release for me and I like to push myself and have goals.

    Without weight training I would be dead or lost in life by now
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    Re:whats the common consensus on obsessing over the body? 2009/07/15 22:25:37 (permalink)
    I obsess over the female body, such a beautiful thing. 

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    Re:whats the common consensus on obsessing over the body? 2009/07/15 22:29:52 (permalink)
    all i know is i have a problem, i look in the mirror and see a weak thin person who should be ashamed, when in reality when i stop and think, im 6'2 and 15 stone, i was 13 stone at the start of the year, but still i see the same skinny man in the mirror every time. i think this is why i will never stop training. some one important should write a book on the subject 'musclerexia'
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    Re:whats the common consensus on obsessing over the body? 2009/07/15 22:33:50 (permalink)
    Big M!

    Why do we do it? we a great deal of our lives obsessing over our bodies wanting to be bigger, thinner, cutter, more attractive.. and there is never an end we always want to be better. Shouldn't we try and forget how we look, i mean yes, we an be healthy eat the RDA and be at the idea weight for our height but why do we go to such extreme lengths to obtain something that could expire within the next 10 years?  there are many dangers in life, many things that can hurt us cause detriment to use and our families and people around us, would it not be logical to spend the majority of our time and concentration on our loved ones helping and developing a loving relationship?

    Fair point

    Obsession in any form is rarely healthy - least of all when it's self obsession


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    Re:whats the common consensus on obsessing over the body? 2009/07/15 22:51:36 (permalink)
    RobeKinn

    all i know is i have a problem, i look in the mirror and see a weak thin person who should be ashamed, when in reality when i stop and think, im 6'2 and 15 stone, i was 13 stone at the start of the year, but still i see the same skinny man in the mirror every time. i think this is why i will never stop training. some one important should write a book on the subject 'musclerexia'


    I'm 6 ft, perhaps 6 ft 1 and i'm 10 stone 9 pound, and cutting for another four weeks. I see myself as carrying to much fat, what a wonderful world. Although getting as low as i can has boosted my confidence and ability to socialise, the problem is, i don't socialise because of obsessive tendancy in wanting to have even less body fat. I guess giving ourselves goals and something to work towards does develop us as a human being, our personality, and our view on ourselves but it wont change the views of other people.
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    Re:whats the common consensus on obsessing over the body? 2009/07/15 22:58:12 (permalink)
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    RobeKinn

    all i know is i have a problem, i look in the mirror and see a weak thin person who should be ashamed, when in reality when i stop and think, im 6'2 and 15 stone, i was 13 stone at the start of the year, but still i see the same skinny man in the mirror every time. i think this is why i will never stop training. some one important should write a book on the subject 'musclerexia'


    I'm 6 ft, perhaps 6 ft 1 and i'm 10 stone 9 pound, and cutting for another four weeks. I see myself as carrying to much fat, what a wonderful world. Although getting as low as i can has boosted my confidence and ability to socialise, the problem is, i don't socialise because of obsessive tendancy in wanting to have even less body fat. I guess giving ourselves goals and something to work towards does develop us as a human being, our personality, and our view on ourselves but it wont change the views of other people.


    You sure you ain't just skin and bones mate? I'm between 6' and 6'1 weighing 12st 3lbs and to be low body fat I don't think I would weigh as little as you. Still, could be my penis weighing too much.
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    Re:whats the common consensus on obsessing over the body? 2009/07/15 23:02:39 (permalink)
    lol. funny guy. Yeh you're probably right tbh, i do have muscle more than most of my friends, but they don't work out, well a couple do but they have one of those metabolisms which just rapes anything they throw at it. When i get back of my holiday i'm bulking, going to 13 stone, then cutting again, my cuts will a lot more successful with more muscle and my results will be astronomical.
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    Re:whats the common consensus on obsessing over the body? 2009/07/15 23:03:37 (permalink)
    RobeKinn

    all i know is i have a problem, i look in the mirror and see a weak thin person who should be ashamed, when in reality when i stop and think, im 6'2 and 15 stone, i was 13 stone at the start of the year, but still i see the same skinny man in the mirror every time. i think this is why i will never stop training. some one important should write a book on the subject 'musclerexia'


    This is spot on how i feel, i dont do things too stupidly unhealthy to get bigger, and prob was never that skinny to start with. but even 5'11 and 15,6 i feel tiny... i've always had my head set on 18st, and that only because i dont know anyone really that weight so therefore would feel big, i'd prob look like an ugly balloon and even the missus says i'm fine as is (but they always say that)... will just have to see how far i'll get and if i'll ever stop...

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    Re:whats the common consensus on obsessing over the body? 2009/07/15 23:04:32 (permalink)
    Same here mate, I've been cutting for the past few months now. Off on holiday next Friday then after that it is a 6 month bulk for me. Looking forward to it. My aim is about 14 stone though!
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    Re:whats the common consensus on obsessing over the body? 2009/07/15 23:05:25 (permalink)
    In the most hetrosexual way possible, i think you look pretty muscley in your picture.
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    Re:whats the common consensus on obsessing over the body? 2009/07/15 23:07:31 (permalink)
    diamondart

    Same here mate, I've been cutting for the past few months now. Off on holiday next Friday then after that it is a 6 month bulk for me. Looking forward to it. My aim is about 14 stone though!


    I think this bulk will take me about a year or so, i want it to be quite a lean bulk. And by the time i get back of holiday, if i haven't put any extra weight on whilest i'm away, i'll be around 10 stone 2, so..... 10 stone 2 - 13 stone... shud take a while if im doing it right
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    Re:whats the common consensus on obsessing over the body? 2009/07/16 08:58:06 (permalink)
    your 6ft 1 and ten stone.  you must look ill.  that is very slim.  time to bulk.  even 13 stone at 6ft1 is skinny.  unless you have like sub 10% bf.

    wrong place to talk about body obssesing tho.  thats what we do on a bb forum.
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    Re:whats the common consensus on obsessing over the body? 2009/07/16 10:07:07 (permalink)
    Big M!

    Why do we do it? we a great deal of our lives obsessing over our bodies wanting to be bigger, thinner, cutter, more attractive.. and there is never an end we always want to be better. Shouldn't we try and forget how we look, i mean yes, we an be healthy eat the RDA and be at the idea weight for our height but why do we go to such extreme lengths to obtain something that could expire within the next 10 years?  there are many dangers in life, many things that can hurt us cause detriment to use and our families and people around us, would it not be logical to spend the majority of our time and concentration on our loved ones helping and developing a loving relationship?
     


    I don't think people are really interested in you unless you're doing something interesting - have a wider goal, and bigger ambition etc. Doesn't need to be something amazing, but you need to have a purpose other than "being loved".

    People need SOMETHING to love / like.

    I think without trying to grow / go anywhere / become better....we're just dying anyway. What's the point? What would you do all day? Where would humanity be without ambitions?

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    Re:whats the common consensus on obsessing over the body? 2009/07/16 12:22:45 (permalink)
    I was just saying to hubbie the other day that I wish I could be like many others and not be conscious of how I look and just wear what I want without giving a monkeys!! How do people do it? Do they really care? Are they oblivious? 
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    Re:whats the common consensus on obsessing over the body? 2009/07/16 12:30:31 (permalink)
    I've been told the following:

    In your 20s, your conscious of how you look and what everyone thinks.
    In your 30s, your less conscious and don't care what everyone thinks.
    In your 40s, you don't care and realised that nobody else ever really cared anyway.

    This probably applies to people who don't use the gym tho!
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    Re:whats the common consensus on obsessing over the body? 2009/07/16 13:05:01 (permalink)
    I was with my wife the other day and we bumped into a fella who drinks in what used to be my local before I got dry.

    Anyway long story short, he's alovely guy, and I said to the wife "I always admired him, because he's always been tubby and he doesnt give a fck, he really doesnt"

    Must be nice.

    My username has nothing to do with my religious beliefs.....
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