vafi88
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This Is Why Half Of All Americans Are Overweight..

Tue May 04, 2004 9:07 am

I usually just work out at school, but here comes summer rolling around, so it was time to sign up for a health/fitness club.

24 hour fitness was my choice, so I checked out their website. Turns out, with all of the fees for basic enrollment it costs over 300$

NOT INCLUDING:
Personal trainer
food
MONTHLY FEE
nutrition advice

or any of that other stuff they give you...

What a ripoff!
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flight152
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Tue May 04, 2004 9:10 am

It doesn't take a over-priced gym to make people not 'overweight'.

Nice try though.
 
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Tue May 04, 2004 9:10 am

No, maybe that's just why you're fat.  Laugh out loud
 
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Tue May 04, 2004 9:12 am

Nice try guys, but to get back into shape, is going to the gyms and working out.

Surely you can run/jog and do situps, but what about the other 90% of your body?


BTW - no fat jokes, I've lost weight without 24hr.
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Tue May 04, 2004 9:17 am

The #1 fat burning exercise known to man is free. Running outdoors. Combine running with an altered dietary intake with 6-8 smaller daily meals instead of 3 big meals and you will lose the pounds.

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
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Tue May 04, 2004 9:19 am

YYZ - you could've just read my post and saved me time making this one....
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Tue May 04, 2004 9:25 am

NOT INCLUDING:
Personal trainer
food
MONTHLY FEE
nutrition advice


Wait, you mean they don't buy your food for you? What kind of draconian institution is this?
 
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Tue May 04, 2004 9:32 am

I think its precisely the fact that people think it costs something to remain thin. Just get your lazy ass off the sofa and go run for a while.

It still amazes me. I used to be 230 lbs and I decided to start running. I'm down to 187 now, which is still a little chunky. I LOVE it when some skinny built schmuck challenges me to an endurance test. 1/2 a mile into it he's on the floor heavily breathing... I can go for 14-15 miles.
 
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Tue May 04, 2004 9:41 am

$300 is beyond extreme  Sad

Thank G-d my school's gym is open during the summer Big grin

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Tue May 04, 2004 9:49 am

I started running, starting eating better, and I dropped 70 pounds. Didn't cost me a damn thing. Maybe I did it arong according to this thread?
 
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Tue May 04, 2004 9:52 am

$300?, that is a rip-off.

I only pay $30 CND/month for all the gym, treadmills and even free sun tanning. Depends where you live I guess.
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Tue May 04, 2004 9:57 am

I started running, starting eating better, and I dropped 70 pounds



This + 70? For the love of shit man... Seeing as you're a Mets fan, you'd be lucky to fit into Mo Vaughn's jersey. Looks like you're down around Davey Johnson size these days. Next up, Kevin Mitchell.  Big thumbs up You do seem like a nice guy though.

[Edited 2004-05-04 03:00:15]
 
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Tue May 04, 2004 10:04 am

You don't need a gym to lose weight. Walk more. I enjoy playing basketball and play a few times a week thats my active thing. I am younger so its easier for me to burn but you get the drift. Join a sports team.
 
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Tue May 04, 2004 10:05 am

I pay roughly 50$ a month at my gym, which actually pretty cheap, since they have a huge area with thread mills, excercise bikes & the likes (and 6 tv screens & a 3x3 foot screen - all tuned to different channels), a huge area with various weight lifting devices, a huge area with various work-out machines and 4 different rooms dedicated to different sorts of workout programs (ie. Spinning, Boxing, Yoga, BodyPUMP/BodyCOMBAT etc.). On top of that, each month, they have various activities you can sign up to, for free. That includes the best way to train muscles, the advantages of a varied excercise program, BMI measuring etc.

Not to mention, there's a fully equipped pool area with spas, saunas & steam room  Big thumbs up

I tend to go there 4-5 times a week, since I do spinning 3 times a week and general workout/weightlifting the other days.

But the best part, is that everybody knows everybody - so in two weeks, we're having a party for the people on the spinning team. Of course, that also means that if you skip training for a day or two, everybody is going to be asking where you were  Laugh out loud

EDIT: Of course, I could "just" go for a run, walk or a ride on my bike, but then I would miss out on the social aspect of going to a gym, where you know a lot of people.

[Edited 2004-05-04 03:10:06]
 
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Tue May 04, 2004 10:17 am

I'm now well below Mo Vaughn's size. And my frame does not have the Davey Johnson boiler that hangs all over the belt. Next up, Mark McGwire if anything.  Big grin
 
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Tue May 04, 2004 10:30 am

Vafi-

Invest about $100.00 in a good pair of Rollerblades and hit your neighborhood for around 30 minutes a day.

Want to build muscle as well? Push-ups are free. Do 100 of them a day and you'll look and feel a lot better, too.

I guarantee you'll drop weight, provided you're not stuffing your pie-hole the other 23 hours, 30 minutes of each day.  Big grin
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Tue May 04, 2004 10:35 am

hello All,

I'm at Uni. so luckily for me my membership to the gym/sportshall is subsidised, though still c. 150 pounds p.a.

Unlike most people, I am actually trying to put on weight, and though am not under-weight for my height, I am fairly borderline. I find that at the moment I am still able to run for about 4 miles without being utterly exhausted - pretty good considering I haven't been running seriously in about 18 months.
However, stamina is not the problem for me - I think I will bulk-up with more/better food and doing more in the weights room.

Any suggestions - and don't suggest drugs and hormone enhancers as I want to keep it as natural as possible!

biggles
 
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Tue May 04, 2004 10:49 am

Bally's runs about $100 plus a bit extra for the personal trainer.
It's well worth it to get into good excercise habits.
 
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Tue May 04, 2004 11:56 am

No no no, you guys got it wrong, I know Running is free (I just got back from jogging actually) and I do situps/crunches most nights.

The fact is, there's not a lot you can do to get rid of certain parts of the body, like thighs or butts. I surely can drop weight in my stomach and upper body, but there are areas which will just look weird with the rest of the body while thin.

Plus, I need to pump up my arms, they've been lookin a little shaggy lately.
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Tue May 04, 2004 12:44 pm

There is NOTHING wrong with the size of most Americans. Damn it, we eat the way we do because it's the American way! Big grin


Over-weight is a good thing, just look at these beautiful angels!  Smile
















To hell with all of these useless 'studies'.
I say pig out and have more sex!  Big thumbs up
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Tue May 04, 2004 12:47 pm

I say pig out and have more sex!

Superfly, I think that's the intent of EVERY straight man on the earth.
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Tue May 04, 2004 12:53 pm

Funny Vafi88! ! ! ! Big grin

Seriosuly I think the term "overweight" is one of the most uverused and under defined words in the English vocabulary.
These ladies I posted would be considered overweight yet I don't think they need to loose an ounce.

Hell I am a bit overweight according to my doctor but I need beer to function.  Smile
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Tue May 04, 2004 12:57 pm

As they say... the more cushion for the pushin'.
 
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Tue May 04, 2004 1:07 pm

JAL777 - I hope you didn't mean that for Superfly!
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Tue May 04, 2004 1:10 pm

I used to be 220 lbs now I'm down to 170, that's a 50 pounds loss. The trick? Running, walking, taking the stairs ( I live on the 7th floor), keeping active in general and on top of it all eating better.

I'll sign up to a gym when it gets to cold to go out to run but for now it's all outdoors baby.
 
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Tue May 04, 2004 1:11 pm

Good lord.

Absolutely disgusting. I don't how anyone in the right mind can find those girls attractive. *sigh* I guess big girls need loving too, fortunately I won't be the one to love them.

Each to their own.

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Tue May 04, 2004 1:15 pm

It's ok Emirates - Not every man has what it takes to get through extra cushion, if you know what I mean.

I guess your new sn should be *nothung*....

Hehe, I'm just having a lil fun.

I, Myself, like smaller girls as well, but unfortunately I'm not in much of a position to chose.
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Tue May 04, 2004 1:17 pm

Somehow... I don't think any girl will satisfy EmiratesA345.  Big grin
 
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Tue May 04, 2004 1:21 pm

Jal - it's ok, he can find himself a nice 5 year old girl that fits his likings.

 Big thumbs up
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Tue May 04, 2004 1:32 pm

Wow, Ponderosa is good for one thing after all, that is, if you play football! Vitaly, join the football team as a lineman, then you get access (free) to your school's weight room all summer long.

And all at once the crowd begins to sing: Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same
 
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Tue May 04, 2004 4:25 pm

reasons why americans are often overweight:






and WAY TOO MUCH time in front of the tv
10=2
 
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Tue May 04, 2004 4:43 pm

EmaratesA345Don't use this thread to come out of the closet. JAL777Well, Emerates can always have ConcordeBoy!  Laugh out loud  Smile/happy/getting dizzySuperflyThanks for those photos. They are now in my hard drive and yes, my right hand is sore right now.:D
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Tue May 04, 2004 7:44 pm

OK - we all know most people who are overweight want to lose the weight somehow - what's the trick to GAINING weight (without eating copious amounts of crap food like Zak shows) for those of us who have an insanely high metabolism?



-Rob

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Tue May 04, 2004 8:23 pm

It seems some people believe drinking Diet Coke will solve all their problems.

When I'm at work I notice loads of big people order a large meal (like a Big Mac and large fries), and some have actually said to me "I'll have a Coke. Oh no seeing as it's a large meal, make that a Diet Coke"!!!  Nuts

I really want to tell people like that to bugger off and buy a salad (a proper one, not a McDonald's one) or baguette!
 
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Tue May 04, 2004 8:35 pm

That reminds me of a rant I once read, where a guy runs into the same woman twice. First at Maccy D's where she orders a large meal with a diet coke, because she's trying to lose weight and then alter at the supermarket, where she's buying a case of coca cola (which he wanted, since he was going to a LAN) Big grin
 
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Tue May 04, 2004 8:57 pm

Why don't you just get a job (if you don't already have one) to make the $300?

There are other ways to get in shape
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Tue May 04, 2004 9:26 pm


This sort of philosophy doesn't help....

 
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Tue May 04, 2004 10:35 pm

"OK - we all know most people who are overweight want to lose the weight somehow - what's the trick to GAINING weight (without eating copious amounts of crap food like Zak shows) for those of us who have an insanely high metabolism?"

Pump iron and eat healthy, full meals with lots of protein.
 
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Tue May 04, 2004 11:12 pm

"America" is a real capitalist country:

The food lobby makes tons of money selling his fat and unhealthy shit, and the fitness lobby makes tons of money repairing the damages made by the food lobby.

And the worst is: Everybody finds it perfectly normal.
 
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Tue May 04, 2004 11:37 pm

Think what you want. I've found many ladies that are perfect or close to it. Unfortunately being shy doesn't get me anywhere.

Vafi - Even after admitting you're not in a position to choose, you continue to make cracks about me. Interesting.

Bruno - First of all, it is spelled Emirates, with an I. Secondly, I assure you I'm far from gay. Lastly, if anything my appendage would go limp if I brought it out while looking at those... behemoths.


The way I look at this situation is as an advantage. The majority here like the fat chicks, so there are more pretty ones for me to choose from.

EmiratesA345 Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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Tue May 04, 2004 11:55 pm

EmiratesA345,
After reading your comments here and your recent rant on airwhiners (last post: http://p067.ezboard.com/fairwhinersfrm26.showMessage?topicID=9.topic ), I must say you are one arrogant mo-fo. I hope you get...  Laugh out loud
 
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Wed May 05, 2004 12:00 am

mmm nice photos superfly (my IT teacher wasnt to impressed though). nice to meet someone who likes big asses too
 
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Wed May 05, 2004 12:03 am

The majority here like the fat chicks, so there are more pretty ones for me to choose from.

So fat chicks aren't pretty? That's news to me.

The girl I shagged last night was a little bit overweight.. you might even call her fat, but she had absolutely stunning looks, pretty, perfect face, nice bumps in all the right places, and she certainly knew how to use her body!

I just think your point of view is a bit narrow minded, possibly even immature. That's all.
 
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Wed May 05, 2004 12:21 am

EmiratesA345..if you're not gay, then ConcordeBoy is a hockey player (no offense CB).
I almost chocked on my coffee at that reply!.

Emmie-femmie---Dead people know YOU'RE gay!

Just be proud.
 
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Wed May 05, 2004 2:39 am

Well, since I'm hung like Brad Pitt, I just can't do those kind of girls. I can only satisfy skinny girls, like Jennifer Anniston.

Signed,
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Wed May 05, 2004 2:43 am

My Girlfriend is 30 pounds overweight, and I am 20 pounds overweight. We are currently joining the WORLD GYM down here in order to get back into shape for the summer.
Puhdiddle
 
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Wed May 05, 2004 3:29 am

This is why I am not overweight - 6'4" 195 lb. 37 years of age, can run a 4:30 mile, 15:00 min 5K, 32 min 10K, 3:00 marathon (self gloss!)

Ride the Mountain Bicycle up/down actual Mountains 9 hours a week. Cost of Bicycle $1600.

Go to the LA Fitness gym 4 hours a week. $20/month - no initiation fee (ask the sales guy if he can slide you on some company's corporate account  Big grin).

At said gym, sign up for 20 weeks of a basketball league. 2 hours for each week - $100/year

Bicycle and accessories - $2350
Gym fees, clothes, shoes - $500
Basketball league fees, uniform, shoes - $200

Year total cost- $3,050

Total hours/year spent working out - 50 weeks of cycling, 50 weeks of gym, 20 weeks of basketball - 690 hours

$3050/690 hours = $4.42/hr.

Yes you have to pay, but the benefit only happens if you use the goods and PUT THE WORK IN. The Benefit is not being overweight and chowing down on Double-Doubles all week!

L8

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Wed May 05, 2004 3:32 am

IP - It's not a rant, just a simple reply to one of the the biggest losers http://www.airwhiners.net has ever seen. I was just putting him in his place... that's all.

Ben - Sure a woman of size may have a pretty face and all, but the lard would be enough to turn me off. Don't give me "there was no lard", because there was. We each have our own tastes and preferences. Greg likes men with small penises, I like thin girls with pretty faces.

Greg - I think the word you were looking for there was "choked". Hmmm ConcordeGirl must be a hockey player because I'm definitely not gay.

MD-90 - What a pathetic attempt to be funny. Nice try slugger. I find it interesting that you somehow know how big my penis is.

BR715-A1-30 - Good attitude!

EmiratesA345 Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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Wed May 05, 2004 4:14 am

blah blah blah, you are just fortunate you dont have to endure the rip-off "deals" the gyms in new york have.

i have a corporate membership, so i only have to pay $120/month for my gym. i could have gone with the gym that is more gross for $85/month, but i need my showers clean.

had i not gone for the corporate membership, i would end up paying ~$190/month for the same gym, so really i'm getting a better deal than friends who dont have the corporate membership.

and this is just for use of the gym. no perks.
 
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Wed May 05, 2004 5:47 am

VSLover,
Sorry to hear about your high dues..... I guess that's NY for ya.
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