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Ralphie
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This is a just a late twenties phase, no? It speeds back up in your thirties, right guys?

Guys?

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Elizabeth
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Uh, yeah, sure, Ralphie, especially after you have kids. It's, like, sooo fast!
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How much slower can one's metabolism GET? Because mine is like, glacier slow.

[ March 17, 2005, 04:04 PM: Message edited by: Ryuko ]

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Not so far. Up until 25, I could eat anything I want. 9 years later, it's not getting better.

Get your diet adjusted to your metabolism before 30. It's harder the longer you wait.

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(Shhh. Don't tell Ralphie that beer is like instant poundage after 35.)
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Megan
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How much slower can one's metabolism GET? Because mine is like, glacier slow.
Ditto. Mine better not slow down, or I'm gonna be in deeeeeeeeeep doo-doo.
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My dad's went at lightning speed until he hit 45. Then it began to slow a bit, but he can still eat three times as much as most men his age without feeling it.

*dances because of her good genetics*

[Razz]

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There always might be something wrong with your thyroid. Is that looking on the bright side or not?
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At 32, I still have the metabolism of a jack rabbit on meth.

It's not a good thing. I really need to adjust my diet, but it's hard to find an incentive when all the damage I'm doing with it is internal (which isn't to say that I have a horrible diet, but I could do with more fruits and veggies and less sugar and fat -- I do okay in the not eating much red meat and getting enough fiber categories).

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*contemplates taking the smirk off Zal's face with a stick* [Razz]
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(Shhh. Don't tell Ralphie that beer is like instant poundage after 35.)
Not a problem for me. I try to limit myself to fewer than 30 beers. If I were still thirsty, I'd probably drink gin.
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I can't speak for all, but as a spry 23 yr old guy, I still need to watch what I eat to maintain my hotness.
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Just remember, there's always "dead."

And Zal? Start running. Now. [Big Grin]

-Trevor

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No smirk.

It's a real issue. I have a lovely pair of pants that I can't fit into because I lost back a few pounds that I had gained.

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And eating is one of the greater joys of living... *sigh*

*tries to stop eating so much*

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Heh.

Zal, that reminds me of an overheard conversation while fixing a computer installation.

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This is so hard! Life is just unfair! My husband is insisting I limit my decorating budget for our new house to only $50,000.

I'm sure, for her, this was a serious hardship. [Razz]

-Trevor

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Ralphie
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Not a problem for me. I try to limit myself to fewer than 30 beers. If I were still thirsty, I'd probably drink gin.
Or tequila, but you might get sick mixing alcohols, so...

This whole thing is very distressing to me. I mean, I've never been rail-thin. It's taken me most of my life to become okay with this, and accept my body the way it is. But just as I start accepting it the way it is, it starts changing on me again. Apparently, in order to lose the body fat gained from my mildly cavalier eating habits over the winter I'm going to have to work out twice as much and consume half the normal amount of calories it would normally take me.

I don't understand - I treat you right, Body! What do you want from me?!

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I don't have to mix tequila with anything for it to make me sick. Though I'll grant I still haven't tried the Del DueƱo you told me about but never provided. Besides, you know I'm a Sapphire man....
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My metabolism is amazing, and I am taking full advantage of it while I can.
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ketchupqueen
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[Big Grin] You, Zal, and I should form a club.
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T_Smith
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No... that would be taunting other people. What we SHOULD do is hang out together, and invite someone else to go out to dinner with us. That way, we shame them AND taunt them. [Wink]
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rivka
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*takes club*

*chases kq and Zal and Nate*

[ March 17, 2005, 08:01 PM: Message edited by: rivka ]

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Megan
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Wow...you guys sure have a mean streak going there. [Razz]

Oh, and --|-- to all of you fast metabolizers.

*grabs a pitchfork and runs with rivka*

[ March 17, 2005, 08:02 PM: Message edited by: Megan ]

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ketchupqueen
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Ha, ha! Each of us could eat enough for 3 people, while they gazed malevolently at their salads.
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Megan
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Oh, wow, KQ. Now I want to stick you with my pitchfork!

*stabs repeatedly*

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ketchupqueen
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*is protected by mounds of food surrounding her*
[Evil Laugh]

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Megan
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Oh, no, no, no, the pitchfork is very good and moving mounds of food.

You'll be speared in no time.

*glares and makes stabbing motions*

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*orders more food, sits back, and snacks on some left-over soda bread*
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Ralphie
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Wow...you guys sure have a mean streak going there.
They're just bitter that they were never invited to any of the Think Tank meetings. We would have taunted and shamed them, but it got frustrating explaining all the barbs.

Poor Nathan. Still hugging every stranger he encounters.

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Megan
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*mutters as she shovels*

stupid freakin' skinny people...with their stupid freakin' metabolisms...

Curse them! Curse them, precious!

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<--Is enjoying a double burger with a large order of french fries. Plus a Pepsi.

And I will STILL be hungry after this. What's that? You want to share your salad with me? How thoughtful.

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ketchupqueen
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But Megan, I have an excuse! I'm nursing a baby!

*snickers when Megan's not looking*

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Megan
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*is beginning to hate ALL the skinny hatrackers*

You can all go to heck, I tell you.

Heck!

--|-- [Mad] --|--

Oh, poop on all of you. You skinny ones have absolutely no clue.

[ March 17, 2005, 08:08 PM: Message edited by: Megan ]

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Ralphie
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I don't resent thin people. I just wish I knew what their arcane secrets were.
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rivka
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*mutter*

When I'm nursing, my metabolism skyrockets -- and my appetite skyrockets MORE. I gained more weight (net) while nursing than with my pregnancies.

We have clubs and pitchforks covered, I think we need torches . . .

*sets club on fire*

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Megan
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Ralphie, I don't resent skinny people until they start mocking me and snickering behind my back.

Hence the --|--s and the "poop on all of you".

[ March 17, 2005, 08:11 PM: Message edited by: Megan ]

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ketchupqueen
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Awww, Megan, I didn't mean to be mean. Honest. I wuvs you? Emma does too? *looks innocent*
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rivka
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*agrees with Megan*
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I wasn't trying to be mean. More funny. Sorry if I crossed the line, and I do mean that. [Smile]

[ March 17, 2005, 08:12 PM: Message edited by: T_Smith ]

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Megan
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It's all good, KQ. It's just that weight is a verrry sensitive issue for those of us that shop in the Women's department (or the Big and Tall, for the guys).

It's ok, guys, I know you just meant it in fun.

*hugs all 'round*

[Group Hug]

[ March 17, 2005, 08:13 PM: Message edited by: Megan ]

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rivka
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Indeed. Especially if we've recently been reminded that we are dismissed as dating material by a large percentage of the opposite sex for that reason alone.
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Megan
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Right on, rivka, right on.
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Okay, Ralphie, here's how it works. You don't have to 'work out' twice as much per se. Working out implies, well, work. You just have to find fun, new, active hobbies to take up like dancing or sports or babysitting hyperactive children or, ummm...going to the park and chasing squirrels or... Anyway, you find something like that and do it and thus sneakily combat the slowing metabolism effects by "having extra fun" instead of "working out" more, and that'll trick your mind into thinking your metabolism's the same as before, and *that* in turn should trick your *body* into thinking its metabolism is the same as before, and then when it believes you it should change back so it's faster again, and everything will be back to normal. See, not so hard, eh? *nudges Ralphie and gives her that I-know-what-I'm-talking-about look*
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Growing up where I did, I always thought I was fat. [Dont Know] It wasn't until I moved to Texas that I realized that just having a big frame means nothing if you have a fast metabolism.

I've always found heavier women comforting, actually; they seem more motherly to me, I guess. Plus, they often enjoy good food as much as I do, instead of picking at a fruit salad and then going to throw it up. [Roll Eyes]

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Megan
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KQ, motherly and matronly, sure, but how many women set out with that as goal for their appearance?

That said, I love food. I just have to ...not eat so much of it. [Razz] Hence my presence in the weight loss encouragement thread. I'm afraid WenchCon was not a good weekend in terms of eating right for me. [Wink]

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quote:
Okay, Ralphie, here's how it works. You don't have to 'work out' twice as much per se. Working out implies, well, work. You just have to find fun, new, active hobbies to take up like dancing or sports or babysitting hyperactive children or, ummm...going to the park and chasing squirrels or... Anyway, you find something like that and do it and thus sneakily combat the slowing metabolism effects by "having extra fun" instead of "working out" more, and that'll trick your mind into thinking your metabolism's the same as before, and *that* in turn should trick your *body* into thinking its metabolism is the same as before, and then when it believes you it should change back so it's faster again, and everything will be back to normal. See, not so hard, eh? *nudges Ralphie and gives her that I-know-what-I'm-talking-about look*
Psychosymatically trick my metabolism. Hrm... I'm dubious. [Smile] Of course, since I'm already pretty active, I guess it's going to have to be my method.

Or I could just start freebasing Trim Spa X32 pills.

[ March 17, 2005, 08:23 PM: Message edited by: Ralphie ]

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rivka
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My kids have told me I make a good pillow.

Sadly, not too many guys seem to appreciate Rubenesque these days.

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Well, see, on the bright side, by the time you realize the tricking isn't going to be happening, you'll be so used to your new super-supremely-active lifestyle (which does the same job in the end) that you can just keep using that, and voila, problem solved! But you're not supposed to realize that part until later...
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My kids seem to think I make a good jungle gym and/or drum. Pillow would be much nicer.
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I think Ketchup prince consort would agree with you, Papa Moose.
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