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    Jul 06, 2008 4:16 PM GMT
    i suddenly notice- well, not so suddenly... perhaps within this last 6 months- that my body isn't responding to exercise like it used to. i'm 21- isn't this the age the body's metabolism starts slowing? or is that late twenties? i've been told that ppl's bad diets catch up with them suddenly around graduation time. i work out and work out- and where i used to be able to regain definition lost to complacency with a week or two of hard work... well, its just not working out like that this time. have i plateaued? it seems to be all i can do to hold on to my current level of fitness. should i cut out my nightly glass of red wine? should i look into various supplements or something?
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    Jul 06, 2008 4:20 PM GMT
    Relax, your body is just in a plateau most likely, you dont age that fast. slow down abit. you will be ok
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    Jul 06, 2008 5:11 PM GMT
    Shake up your exercise routine a bit. Do something different for a few weeks. Maybe exercises from different angles or in other combinations.

    And you won't have to worry about your metabolism slowing down for another 20 years!
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    Jul 06, 2008 5:54 PM GMT
    Eat more doughnuts.
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    Jul 06, 2008 6:08 PM GMT
    czarodziej saidi suddenly notice- well, not so suddenly... perhaps within this last 6 months- that my body isn't responding to exercise like it used to. i'm 21.5- isn't this the age the body's metabolism starts slowing? or is that late twenties? i work out and work out- and where i used to be able to regain definition lost to complacency over a week or two of hard work... well, its just not working out like that this time. have i plateaued? it seems to be all i can do to hold on to my current level of fitness. should i cut out my nightly glass of red wine? should i look into various supplements or something? this whole getting older thing is kinda freaking me out, if that's indeed what's happening here.


    RELAX!! GEEZ! You need to completely rethink this phobia about getting older.....cause not only is it guarenteed to happen, but if you continue to fear it, you will nopt enjoy it.....and I know you don't believe it now, but growing up is the best thing that can happen...lot's of experience, security, attention and fun happens later in life and you still can have a very sexy body.
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    Jul 06, 2008 6:09 PM GMT
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    YEAH, that's it....you're old! ....dont even bother going to the gym .... icon_lol.gif

    You think it's bad now...wait til you hit 21.75 ..pfffft!
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    Jul 06, 2008 6:11 PM GMT
    czarodziej saidi suddenly notice- well, not so suddenly... perhaps within this last 6 months- that my body isn't responding to exercise like it used to. i'm 21.5- isn't this the age the body's metabolism starts slowing? or is that late twenties? i work out and work out- and where i used to be able to regain definition lost to complacency over a week or two of hard work... well, its just not working out like that this time. have i plateaued? it seems to be all i can do to hold on to my current level of fitness. should i cut out my nightly glass of red wine? should i look into various supplements or something? this whole getting older thing is kinda freaking me out, if that's indeed what's happening here.



    From your post in your other thread, I think it is loneliness and depression that is the problem. And that can affect your body in all kinds of strange ways.

    Can I ask, do you eat all kinds of shitty food when you're feeling down?

    I know I do, and then I notice my tummy growing.

    You are only 21, I think it is the stuff you talk about in your other thread that is the problem.

    Relax and stop worrying, you'll be fine.
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    Jul 06, 2008 6:20 PM GMT
    MikePhil saidFrom your post in your other thread, I think it is loneliness and depression that is the problem. And that can affect your body in all kinds of strange ways.

    Can I ask, do you eat all kinds of shitty food when you're feeling down?

    I know I do, and then I notice my tummy growing.

    You are only 21, I think it is the stuff you talk about in your other thread that is the problem.

    Relax and stop worrying, you'll be fine.


    Oh horsefeathers! ....He's got AGE! ...Prolly caught it from hanging around some 22 year-old at the gym! ...It's those damn old people spreading it around. ... icon_evil.gif

    icon_lol.gif .... oh, I crack me up!
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    Jul 06, 2008 6:32 PM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle saidPoor czarodziej, some guys give you a hard time. icon_wink.gifI've seen people pick on you before. Maybe what you're experiencing is a hormonal imbalance that's not related to your age but perhaps to something else going on.
    See your doctor. Maybe hormonally you might be off in some way.




    Maybe it is just that time of the month icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 06, 2008 6:32 PM GMT
    Quick, before it's too late...

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    Jul 06, 2008 8:06 PM GMT
    You are one of the best looking guys I see on RJ, and you have a set of abs most of us can only wish for. You want to stay that way, and you will, for many more years. See a doctor for a checkup, just to be sure you don't have some infection or whatever. Otherwise change your workout routine and cardio just to give your muscles some new challenges.

    You don't have to worry about aging or slowing metabolism until past 40. Your body is still growing until 25.

    Best wishes
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    Jul 06, 2008 8:15 PM GMT
    yeah, that may be it- the hormonal thing. not necessarily hormones, specifically, but something along those lines- my body reacts very physiologically to mental stress of any kind, and changes in routine or location take some acclimating... maybe its simply my body's response to leaving school in cincinnati and returning home for the summer?

    no, i don't eat more crap when i'm depressed- but i do eat more. i don't really have a problem with the quality of food i eat- but i have always been one to clean the plate, even if i'm already full lol. maybe that's it, in tandem with the physiological manifestation of my emotional stresses lately. i still wonder if i should cut the nightly wine out though... i know alcohol is a major inhibitor of good, lean health. the other thing that occurred to me is that rather than walking all over campus and going to the rec center every day- i'm sitting at a desk in an office all day and spending my weekends reading or catching up on sleep. that kinda has me down too.
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    Jul 06, 2008 9:42 PM GMT
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    just took this- this is why im worrying- i've obviously slipped a bit from where i was in the spring. you would never know i worked out every day of the spring and have been running 4.5 miles a couple of times a week so far this summer. icon_sad.gif is this much atrophy normal in just a month?
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    Jul 06, 2008 10:33 PM GMT
    czarodziej said
    just took this- this is why im worrying- i've obviously slipped a bit from where i was in the spring.


    Czardas, sweetie, you have to stop obsessing.

    You're going to develop OCD, if you haven't already.
    Take a deep breath.
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    Jul 06, 2008 10:36 PM GMT
    I would offer that you should feel free to overeat for awhile. Do it up on all the stuff that others try hard to avoid. Back off on your cardio. If you're purging, stop.
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    Jul 06, 2008 10:39 PM GMT
    One piece of advice I can offer to the youngins - moisturize, preferably something witn and spf15 at least.

    Also, you can never have enough hats, gloves and shoes.
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    Jul 06, 2008 10:42 PM GMT
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    just took this- this is why im worrying- i've obviously slipped a bit from where i was in the spring. you would never know i worked out every day of the spring and have been running 4.5 miles a couple of times a week so far this summer. icon_sad.gif is this much atrophy normal in just a month?



    I'm gonna slap you in a minute... lol icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 06, 2008 10:42 PM GMT
    My heart, my heart is breaking.icon_cry.gif
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    Jul 06, 2008 10:43 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidOne piece of advice I can offer to the youngins - moisturize, preferably something witn and spf15 at least.

    Also, you can never have enough hats, gloves and shoes.
    Timberoo, I don't guess you read Jprichva's post did you? (hint OCD)
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    Jul 06, 2008 10:52 PM GMT
    Please listen to Jprich and all the others here. You really are worrying over nothing. In fact I want to smack you for thinking this way icon_wink.gif You look like an adorable barely legal young man. Far from aging. The single biggest pain in the ass about being gay is this whole aging issue. It's such fucking bullshit.

    I'm going to edit my comments and just say ... You look damn good and extend an e-hug to you because I think you are seeing things and feeling things that aren't there. Adjust your diet and pay close attention to your cardio and challenge your muscles with variations of one week light one week heavy and so on. Aging hasn't taken a hold of you at all.
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    Jul 06, 2008 11:09 PM GMT
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    just took this- this is why im worrying- i've obviously slipped a bit from where i was in the spring.

    If that's you slipping just a bit then I've slipped a mile. I've never looked that good on my best day any time in my life. Honestly, you have nothing to worry about. And your metabolism doesn't start working against you until you're at least into your 30s, not your early 20s.

    Has anyone ever told you that you might have Body Dysmorphic Disorder?
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    Jul 06, 2008 11:36 PM GMT
    Global_Citizen said[quote][cite]czarodziej said[/cite]l_a8e9fe73aff11fb5770e84fc0dcb4c9c.jpg


    just took this- this is why im worrying- i've obviously slipped a bit from where i was in the spring.

    If that's you slipping just a bit then I've slipped a mile. I've never looked that good on my best day any time in my life. Honestly, you have nothing to worry about. And your metabolism doesn't start working against you until you're at least into your 30s, not your early 20s.

    Has anyone ever told you that you might have Body Dysmorphic Disorder?


    Such a disorder is possible, but comparing his previous torso pic and this current pic, there's definitely a difference...unless it is an illusion created by lighting.
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    Jul 06, 2008 11:53 PM GMT
    i would just call it day, you're obviously over the hill.
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    Jul 07, 2008 12:02 AM GMT
    czarodziej saidshould i cut out my nightly glass of red wine?


    Oh, and dont give up that glass of red wine. It contains resveratrol which turns on sirtuin production. Sirtuin is a protein that binds the histones that encase the cellular DNA. This slows down the transcription of DNA and helps prevents errors during transcription. This benefit can also be obtained from quercetin in apples and onions, and.....wait for it....exercise!
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    Jul 07, 2008 12:04 AM GMT
    To add a little seriousness to this and seeing what you posted in here about depression, I will tell you this. When I was in my 20's I went through a depression (on and off for 8 years until I "saw the light"). At one point I weighed as little as 117 lbs at 5'11". The happier I would get, the better I would eat.

    Address your depression, and eat more and workout (weight-wise) more. BTW, Working out regularly has been shown to be beneficial to depression.