New Study: If you exercise more, you will drink less, eat less junk food and you will want to clean my house while wearing very few clothes.

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    Apr 02, 2008 11:54 PM GMT
    There's a fascinating op-ed in today's NY Times about will power. The idea, basically, is that our po' pathetic brains can only expend so much energy in the exercise of restraint. For example:

    "In the short term, you should spend your limited willpower budget wisely. For example, if you do not want to drink too much at a party, then on the way to the festivities, you should not deplete your willpower by window shopping for items you cannot afford. Taking an alternative route to avoid passing the store would be a better strategy."

    The good news is that you can develop willpower through practice. Success in one area eventually makes the general exercise of restraint easier, even automatic, apparently. Exercise is mentioned:

    "People who stick to an exercise program for two months report reducing their impulsive spending, junk food intake, alcohol use and smoking. They also study more, watch less television and do more housework."

    Read the whole column here:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/02/opinion/02aamodt.html?ref=opinion
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    Apr 03, 2008 1:26 AM GMT
    What kills me is that most sociological "study's" prove common sense...
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    Apr 03, 2008 1:29 AM GMT
    blind2limits saidWhat kills me is that most sociological "study's" prove common sense...


    OK, Kids. Do I have to pull out another grammar lesson today?

    "Study's"? Really?

    Oh, Lord. And you are a COLLEGE-LEVEL TUTOR? Hang on... I gotta sit down a minute.





    whew!



    Ok.. had to give you a hard time. lol

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  • Timbales

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    Apr 03, 2008 1:36 AM GMT
    “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”

    Aristotle
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    Apr 03, 2008 1:49 AM GMT
    OMG ... icon_eek.gif ... what does habitually posting to RJ make me???
  • Thirdbeach

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    Apr 03, 2008 1:52 AM GMT
    I have been exercising for many years; and I will say that you would start to drink more after I cleaned your house.
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    Apr 03, 2008 2:08 AM GMT
    blind2limits saidWhat kills me is that most sociological "study's" prove common sense...


    I hold to my theory that "common" sense is the least common element in the universe.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 03, 2008 2:15 AM GMT
    obscenewish said
    "People who stick to an exercise program for two months report reducing their impulsive spending, junk food intake, alcohol use and smoking. They also study more, watch less television and do more housework."

    The Lies!! I've been sticking to my exercise program and impulsively bought a Gymboss interval timer, $100.00 worth of supplements during Gold Card at GNC, another $200.00 on nifty Underarmour workout gear and $60.00 on SuperFeet insoles. I also had a large bag of pork rinds for lunch and I'm contemplating firing up the FryDaddy and deep frying me some candy bars.icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 03, 2008 2:18 AM GMT
    RBY71 said I've been sticking to my exercise program and impulsively bought a Gymboss interval timer, $100.00 worth of supplements during Gold Card at GNC, another $200.00 on nifty Underarmour workout gear and $60.00 on SuperFeet insoles. I also had a large bag of pork rinds for lunch and I'm contemplating firing up the FryDaddy and deep frying me some candy bars.icon_razz.gif


    Proving that theory about common sense are you? icon_smile.gificon_razz.gif
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    Apr 03, 2008 2:21 AM GMT
    RBY71 said I've been sticking to my exercise program and impulsively bought a Gymboss interval timer, $100.00 worth of supplements during Gold Card at GNC, another $200.00 on nifty Underarmour workout gear and $60.00 on SuperFeet insoles. I also had a large bag of pork rinds for lunch and I'm contemplating firing up the FryDaddy and deep frying me some candy bars.icon_razz.gif


    Thirdbeach saidProving that theory about common sense are you? icon_smile.gificon_razz.gif


    Caught that did you?icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 03, 2008 2:33 AM GMT
    Timberoo said“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”

    Aristotle


    Oh what on earth did Aristotle know about anything? Did he have to walk past Dolce Gabbana on his way to Manhattan cocktail party? I think not. Did he slow down for one femto-second in front of the temptation of boy-love, I think not. People who live in glass Acropoli should have to "attend a pitch meeting at 10am coked to the gills when (they) haven't even read the treatment" (Stanley Motss from Wag the Dog).

    I am the worlds largest extended collection of habits (and the single best piece of living proof of the Law of Inertia). I don't eat this, that, and the other thing. My work is so disciplined that it is truly retarded. I work out as hard as I can. This has done nothing to reduce my impulse to SHOP in the least.

    I even did all those 12 step meetings until I managed to half way convince myself that I was a sex addict (ask yourself, please ask yourself how can a guy who was, at the time, 5-5 and 277 pounds POSSIBLY be a sex addict?)

    Success is about good habits I agree. However, so is shopping. If one doesn't actually go into D&G every day then how can one possibly expect to find that perfect gold-lurex bikini that goal-weight day just SCREAMS to have??

    I'd buy a helicopter if you put it in front of me and I thought it would save me some time getting back and forth to Bond Street to go SHOPPING.

    Last thing. What is this about cannot afford it. Piffle. If we bought what we could afford there wouldn't be any stress and we wouldn't be 3 trillion dollars (or whatever the f--k President Dimbulb actually managed to rack up) in debt. No no no SHOPPING is only SHOPPING if one cannot actually afford what one is SHOPPING for.

    I recommend that everyone take a deep breath, sit down in front of the boob tube, bust out the S.A.T.S. DVD box collection and watch the whole thing in one sitting. Then when confronted with moral questions of this gravity ask oneself, what would Carrie Bradshaw do?

    Enlightenment will descend as you realize that shopping and looking fabulous go together. What good is a Dolce Gabbana gold-lurex bikini and a pair of Hermes Flip-Flops (I actually have those though I credit everyone here realizes I don't really where D&G nor aspire to) if one has a 60" waste?

    SHOPPING is the worlds best diet aid.

    Ciao
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  • auryn

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    Apr 03, 2008 2:42 AM GMT
    I'll drink to that.
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    Apr 03, 2008 2:49 AM GMT
    RBY71 saidI'm contemplating firing up the FryDaddy and deep frying me some candy bars.

    Are they chicken-fried candy bars?
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    Apr 03, 2008 2:56 AM GMT
    Timberoo said“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”

    Aristotle


    "A little song, a little dance
    A little seltzer down your pants."
    --Chuckles the Clown, Credo of a Clown
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    Apr 03, 2008 4:04 AM GMT
    look_alive said
    [quote][cite]blind2limits said[/cite]
    What kills me is that most sociological "study's" prove common sense...


    OK, Kids. Do I have to pull out another grammar lesson today?
    "Study's"? Really?
    Oh, Lord. And you are a COLLEGE-LEVEL TUTOR? Hang on... I gotta sit down a minute.
    whew!
    Ok.. had to give you a hard time. lol
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    [/quote]


    It was an artistic choice thank you very much. If you got the joke, good for you... but I'm guessing you didn't icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 03, 2008 5:30 AM GMT
    sound like me.....

    dont watch tv (but thats because i dont cable or tv, my roommates decided not to get one)

    dont eat junk food (maybe ill have pizza once in a while, buts thats it! like once every five months)

    I do housework, i enjoy it

    i study like a crazy raver on xtc, that i gotta change

    But i cant let go of the wine, ill veto against that

  • MattyC0709

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    Apr 03, 2008 4:03 PM GMT
    Haha! This willpower thing most probabably really works! For example, for Lent I went on a no food/snack buying sacrifice, which included not buying sweets, pizzas, pies, etc... It was already really hard coz it was the first time in a long time that I decided to take Lent seriously. It then got even harder when a new pancake shop opened up in the first week of Lent! I really wanted to try one of them. So I said, "Hold on a bit longer, and when Lent is over try one!" Haha! But I was still hoping that after Lent I'd get used to not buying stuff...

    Well Easter came and went and I still haven't walked into that pancake shop, or bought anything else for that matter! I'm proud of myself really. I still do say to myself, "How come I still haven't bought a pancake yet? Maybe I'll get one this week", but then I still keep my ground... actually, I wouldn't even feel like one.

    And this is all thanks to the power of will, WILLPOWER! Haha! icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_razz.gificon_wink.gif
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    Apr 03, 2008 5:36 PM GMT
    ow, so that's the reason you keep encouraging me to workout? icon_wink.gif

    i'll be there with bells on (and not much else)
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    Apr 03, 2008 7:15 PM GMT
    Caslon saidOMG ... icon_eek.gif ... what does habitually posting to RJ make me???


    you mean being a member of this site doesn't make you lose weight and look good. Fuck it. I quit.
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    Apr 03, 2008 7:35 PM GMT
    DJBens77 saidCaslon saidOMG ... icon_eek.gif ... what does habitually posting to RJ make me???

    you mean being a member of this site doesn't make you lose weight and look good. Fuck it. I quit.


    Haha I love that post Benson! You rock, imma keep laughing now tehehe
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    Apr 03, 2008 7:36 PM GMT
    Hoping to be enlightened I fall before all of you.

    Caslon: It makes you an habitual poster.

    RBY71: "and deep frying some candy bars for myself."

    ursamajor: Great! Now I want a pair of Hermes flip-flops. My freebie pair from the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo is now looking rather worn. You can barely read the "Societe des Bains de Mer" logo on them.

    jprichva: "After all, the guy died wearing a peanut suit, killed by an elephant."

    Timberoo: I didn't know Onassis was so profound.

    MikeOnMain: chicken-fried candy bars! Mmmmmm, laaaaarrrd!

    dancerjack: Can I ring those bells?
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    Apr 03, 2008 8:29 PM GMT
    Auryn saidI'll drink to that.

    Me too, and while we are at it. Can we suck a fag all the way to it's butt. But I do shop less. Now have no room, for all those clothes I never wear. As well, anything that will help me spend less time at RJ., and more time dusting would be of a help. lol

    Almost off to gym now for personal training. Still dark outside too.
  • auryn

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    Apr 03, 2008 10:48 PM GMT
    Auryn saidI'll drink to that.


    Pattison saidMe too, and while we are at it. Can we suck a fag all the way to it's butt? But I do shop less. Now have no room, for all those clothes I never wear. As well, anything that will help me spend less time at RJ., and more time dusting would be of a help. lol

    Almost off to gym now for personal training. Still dark outside too
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    Not making fun of your language or syntax, really. However, this is where I giggle because I know what you're saying, but that line means something different in American English, and my mind is usually in or near the gutter. Aren't dialects and languages fun? icon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gif

    I want a Twinkie, but I'll settle for an Espresso Brownie from Starbucks.
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    Apr 04, 2008 1:43 AM GMT
    Look_Alive, you rock!
    [from someone who makes his living writing]

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    Apr 04, 2008 9:38 AM GMT
    I wanna clean ow's bedroom, in a janitor costume. hmmm... how many uses does a mop handle have? icon_twisted.gif