Does anyone ever degrade you because of your healthy lifestyle?

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    Oct 09, 2012 9:28 PM GMT
    My parents are always pissed because I never ever eat rice.. And knowing a traditional Vietnamese family, they love rice. My nephew tells me I am a health nut because I look in the mirror every day(losing bf).. He's fat, I think he's just envious.

    It gets on my nerves still though
  • AMoonHawk

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    Oct 09, 2012 9:41 PM GMT
    do what you want to do ... not what others want you to do
  • HottJoe

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    Oct 09, 2012 9:55 PM GMT
    YES. That happens all the time. Everyone judges me for everything I do, and I'm thinking about going postal.icon_evil.gif
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    Oct 09, 2012 9:58 PM GMT
    I was downgraded to a tropical storm.
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    Oct 09, 2012 10:00 PM GMT

    We were downgraded to old people and- *looks in mirror* oh snap.

    Nevermind. icon_lol.gif
  • AMoonHawk

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    Oct 09, 2012 10:06 PM GMT
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    the correct term is 'degrade',
    or you could say something like
    "Does anyone ever get all up in your face because....."
    or you could use the word belittle
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    Oct 09, 2012 10:45 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidicon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
    the correct term is 'degrade',
    or you could say something like
    "Does anyone ever get all up in your face because....."
    or you could use the word belittle

    Thank you for the better use of terminology
  • AMoonHawk

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    Oct 09, 2012 10:50 PM GMT
    Buppi said
    AMoonHawk saidicon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
    the correct term is 'degrade',
    or you could say something like
    "Does anyone ever get all up in your face because....."
    or you could use the word belittle

    Thank you for the better use of terminology

    No worries ... it was understood ... I mix up similar words all the time ... even more so now with age
  • starboard5

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    Oct 10, 2012 3:21 AM GMT
    Here's what I notice: guy A smokes a carton of cigs a week, goes through the drive-through at MacDonalds four days a week, and sits on his ass drinking 2 six-packs of beer on the weekends. Guy B doesn't eat red meat, sees a personal trainer twice a week, and goes to yoga classes on the weekends. They spend approximate the same amount of money on themselves in their different life styles. No one would necessarily approve of the way guy A lives, but they wouldn't look at it as abnormal, either, whereas guy B is likely to be given a label: " elitist," or "health nut."

    There's something fundamentally messed up with this kind of thinking.
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    Oct 10, 2012 3:23 AM GMT
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    Yes, they're prejudice against me cause I'm better than they aren't!
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    Oct 10, 2012 3:25 AM GMT
    My parents and family upgrade me actually...Their amazed I can juice fast for weeks if I need to...and eat so healthy..

    My friends give me sooooooo much shit...especially for drinking Whey Protein shakes and eating my protein bars
  • aznduderocks

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    Oct 10, 2012 3:43 AM GMT
    I was called "health freak" lol
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    Oct 10, 2012 4:10 AM GMT
    Happens all the time at work. Usually from guys that could stand to lose 30-100lbs. Just do what makes you happy, never mind what somebody else thinks.
  • Medjai

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    Oct 10, 2012 4:12 AM GMT
    I get mocked for bying into the "organic moneypit". Considering I've seen what inorganic is like, and they get their info off reddit or something, I'll take my chances.
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    Oct 10, 2012 4:16 AM GMT
    Got caught up in lecturing a patient on drinking so many Diet.Sodas.
    Yeah, shouldn't...can't change people; should have know better, but what got me was over hearing a coworker going in after me saying "don't listen to him, he's a health nazi.
    At first it pissed me off, but then I laughed and thought about how I was turning into one of those holier-then-get-fuck-off-the-couch-stop-eating-shit. unfeeling hardcore fucks on RJ.
    and good for me...fuck um.
    If I've become the bully. So be it.
    If all the heifers now hide there junk food from my view to graze. Oh well.
    Sure one of them will make a point to be at my bedside saying "See where all that raw spinach got you," when I go full blown manarexic.
    for now, I can only dream.
  • dancedancekj

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    Oct 10, 2012 4:21 AM GMT
    Eh. I've worked hard and researched a lot, and experimented on myself until I found what I need to do to make myself healthy. The average person doesn't.

    I hate when people say things like "You don't have any weight you need to lose" and discount my story of leaning out. Or say "You just need to eat a cheeseburger!" when I tell people all the clothes made for the fat average American doesn't fit me. And then they complain when they have love handles, beer bellies, aching joints, and low energy all the time...

    I've given up on trying to help people regarding changing their diet. They make excuses for the most part. The conventional wisdom regarding nutrition is so pervasive. I do like to make them gawk and sputter when I eat burgers, steak, salmon, butter, avocados, and cream for lunch though.
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    Oct 10, 2012 4:26 AM GMT
    starboard5 saidHere's what I notice: guy A smokes a carton of cigs a week, goes through the drive-through at MacDonalds four days a week, and sits on his ass drinking 2 six-packs of beer on the weekends. Guy B doesn't eat red meat, sees a personal trainer twice a week, and goes to yoga classes on the weekends. They spend approximate the same amount of money on themselves in their different life styles. No one would necessarily approve of the way guy A lives, but they wouldn't look at it as abnormal, either, whereas guy B is likely to be given a label: " elitist," or "health nut."

    There's something fundamentally messed up with this kind of thinking.


    Probably because the average American lives an unhealthy lifestyle and is eager to point out differences in a negative way instead of accepting that different life style choices are just that..An alternative way of living..and the fact that it doesn't affect them for some reason gives them more of incentive to try to convince you to live like them..It seems like a lot of people cannot just have conversations or discussions anymore without attacking other people's opinions.

    Understanding the way other people think/act is sadly dieing out. The only way to combat it I think is just to lead by example..try figuring out why they do what they do..in your case east rice..try to make a example in referencing something they do that is different from other people but yet they do not see the need to change and you accept them for it..using specific examples for each individual works best..and hopefully they can see the correlation in how you want to live your life in the way you want and there isn't a strong reason why you should change.
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    Oct 10, 2012 5:35 AM GMT
    Ask this poor schmuck:
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    Oct 10, 2012 7:20 AM GMT
    Trollileo saidThe straights call me skinny. The gays call me fat. It's a vicious cycle.

    It's still an effective form of gaydar.
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    Oct 10, 2012 7:24 AM GMT
    Well, I believe I can relate, mostly in me banning fast foods of any/all kind and how I shy away from certain types of food. People feel the weight of my health-nut decisions and sometimes give me weird stares/grimaces because I have "special needs" and therefore have to be "accommodated" in order for me to be fed. Seems to be an issue with some but those me well enough will respect my choices and leave me the hell alone. :3

    And if not, I'll eat their babies. icon_twisted.gif
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    Oct 10, 2012 7:49 AM GMT
    starboard5 saidHere's what I notice: guy A smokes a carton of cigs a week, goes through the drive-through at MacDonalds four days a week, and sits on his ass drinking 2 six-packs of beer on the weekends. Guy B doesn't eat red meat, sees a personal trainer twice a week, and goes to yoga classes on the weekends. They spend approximate the same amount of money on themselves in their different life styles. No one would necessarily approve of the way guy A lives, but they wouldn't look at it as abnormal, either, whereas guy B is likely to be given a label: " elitist," or "health nut."

    There's something fundamentally messed up with this kind of thinking.


    It's cus we live in a country full of fat asses and lung cancer
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    Oct 10, 2012 7:57 AM GMT
    There's a fine line between healthy and overly obsessive. For me being healthy is about enjoying the odd thing in moderation and not completely cutting out food groups. I'm a dietitian by trade so naturally people do assume I eat well however it tends to be a positive response most of the time.
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    Oct 11, 2012 5:19 AM GMT
    Only those that are jelly icon_biggrin.gif
  • DanOmatic

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    Oct 11, 2012 2:47 PM GMT
    Sigh... YES. And most of the detractors are other gay guys, believe it or not.
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    Oct 11, 2012 2:49 PM GMT
    My family has made comments about me working out. My sister-in-law mentioned that she thought I might be gay (before I came out) because I go to the gym a lot. Mind you, they are ALL overweight.

    The other thing I hate is that people assume that I'm thin because I don't have to worry about being fat, but I've worked extremely hard to maintain this weight. It pisses me off when people say, 'well, you don't ever have to worry about your weight'. Are you serious, all that gym time, salmon and spinach when I really wanted chocolate chip cookies? icon_rolleyes.gif