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Bethczar

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13455 on: October 28, 2013, 05:08:09 PM »
It always amuses me when people act like those who need to exercise shouldn't go to a gym.

Amuses, is that the right word?  No, that's not right.  The word is "disgusts".
On related lines, why are exercise clothes cut so small? I understand that you don't want them flying up when you exercise. But if I normally wear a 1X, why do I need a 2X or 3X in exercise gear?

I already know I'm overweight, I don't need to feel worse than I already do!

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13456 on: October 28, 2013, 05:34:55 PM »
It always amuses me when people act like those who need to exercise shouldn't go to a gym.

Amuses, is that the right word?  No, that's not right.  The word is "disgusts".
On related lines, why are exercise clothes cut so small? I understand that you don't want them flying up when you exercise. But if I normally wear a 1X, why do I need a 2X or 3X in exercise gear?

I already know I'm overweight, I don't need to feel worse than I already do!

Amen.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13457 on: October 28, 2013, 05:52:25 PM »
It always amuses me when people act like those who need to exercise shouldn't go to a gym.

Amuses, is that the right word?  No, that's not right.  The word is "disgusts".
On related lines, why are exercise clothes cut so small? I understand that you don't want them flying up when you exercise. But if I normally wear a 1X, why do I need a 2X or 3X in exercise gear?

I already know I'm overweight, I don't need to feel worse than I already do!

Amen.

And the fact that they don't make run of the mill sports bras in any kind of a decent size.  I can get a DD if I can hold my breath to fit a 38 band.  Which is considerably smaller than a normal 38 because I'm wearing a 40 DD right now in a regular bra.  I can't hope to do up a 38 DD in an UnderArmour sports bra!
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13458 on: October 28, 2013, 06:38:25 PM »
It always amuses me when people act like those who need to exercise shouldn't go to a gym.

Amuses, is that the right word?  No, that's not right.  The word is "disgusts".
On related lines, why are exercise clothes cut so small? I understand that you don't want them flying up when you exercise. But if I normally wear a 1X, why do I need a 2X or 3X in exercise gear?

I already know I'm overweight, I don't need to feel worse than I already do!

Amen.

A lot of clothing sizes run larger than the tag says. Formal wear and exercise gear usually doesn't. I find myself having to bump up a couple of sizes in exercise gear as well.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13459 on: October 28, 2013, 07:00:24 PM »
It always amuses me when people act like those who need to exercise shouldn't go to a gym.

Amuses, is that the right word?  No, that's not right.  The word is "disgusts".

I really dislike people who will turn up their nose at someone who is overweight and make comments like "Someone needs exercise more than they need that candy bar!" But then they see that person running in the streets or at the gym and act disgusted that the person would dare show their face in a gym.

My own pet peeve.  Weather whiners.

Temps are in the range of 80's for highs? "It's too hoooooot and humid!"
Then during fall when temps are a seasonable 55 during the day and 30's at night? "It's too cold too soon! Winter's in a hurry to get here, we barely had a fall!" (never mind that is par for the course for fall)
Temps warm up a bit to where it's almost 70 during the day? "Ugh, why do the temps have to yo yo like this?"  ::)
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13460 on: October 28, 2013, 07:35:20 PM »
I hate those "Your workout is our warmup" shirts. As someone who went from about 33% bodyfat to a decent athlete, I couldn't imagine wearing one, because I've been in the position of being the slowest/most easily-fatigued person in the room. There's just something so superior about them.  It's a moot point that there's always someone better than you and always someone worse than you, but I don't see the need to draw attention to it.

How nice for them. My workout is about health, not about insulting strangers.

My motto at the gym is "comparisons are odious." The *only* numbers I am willing to compare are my own week-to-week or month-to-month; if I can do more or fewer reps, or need to change the amount of weight, that matters. Whether I happen to be putting more or less weight on the machine that someone else doesn't, because my workout and fitness would be the same if that person had never been born.

Evil Tea Drinker wonders how many of the people with shirts like that will still be exercising in 20 years. I was one of the fattest people at my gym when I started working out (and one of the reasons I was at that gym was that the staff never suggested by word or deed that this meant I shouldn't be there). Sometime in the last few years, I noticed that I had become one of the oldest people there.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13461 on: October 28, 2013, 11:54:47 PM »
I hate those "Your workout is our warmup" shirts. As someone who went from about 33% bodyfat to a decent athlete, I couldn't imagine wearing one, because I've been in the position of being the slowest/most easily-fatigued person in the room. There's just something so superior about them.  It's a moot point that there's always someone better than you and always someone worse than you, but I don't see the need to draw attention to it.

I haven't seen them, but anybody who wears something like that must have an inflated sense of self-importance.  They probably get a good workout from patting themselves on the back.


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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13462 on: October 29, 2013, 01:52:40 AM »
The latest Apple os update (is it 7?)

I hate the way it looks; all the icons now have a cartoonish look to them that makes my phone look like a toy.

I hate the changes to the most used functions; I've been pressing to answer for years, why do I now have to slide?

I hate the fact that there is no way to roll-back to the previous version.

I hate the fact that the internet is full of reviews by people who hate the same things I hate and I did not look for these reviews before downloading and installing the stupid thing.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13463 on: October 29, 2013, 06:29:57 AM »
Most people I know have been extremely supportive and super encouraging on my weight loss journey.  Most comments I get are how cute I look today or what a great job I'm doing.

I have one naysayer that is driving me a bit up the wall though.  I don't know how to describe this other than I am being talked at, not spoken directly to in many cases.  Some list of complaints are I am too thin (I haven't even hit single digit sizes and more than likely won't even when I do reach my goal), my clothes are too tight/revealing (I cannot help that smaller clothes are more fashionable in many cases), I'm wasting food if Deity forbid I trash 1/2 oz of something, I wear too much makeup (same as I've always worn)...the list goes on, but those are the basic sort I'm hearing from this person.

Others have noticed it as well and said that this person is just severely jealous of my success, but it's still annoying to hear. I've taken to just ignoring them as I don't think they deserve any kind of response.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13464 on: October 29, 2013, 09:53:23 AM »
Dazi, I agree with your friends in saying that the naysayer is just jealous; sort of the "crabs in a bucket" syndrome.  I've encountered a little bit of that in my own weight loss journey. It is really irritating, but ignoring it really is the best way to go.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13465 on: October 29, 2013, 10:26:00 PM »
I was eating dinner at a pizza restaurant with my parents. The restaurant had a large tv near the cash register. I wasn't paying attention to the tv at first, since my back was to it while I was eating. I did notice the tv, though, after Carrie Bradshaw and her boyfriend started loudly playing scrabble + Carrie was giving a very specific narration about their scrabble preferences. I was hoping the waitresses would change the station, as that seemed a bit awkward in a family restaurant. I mean, I love the show, but I'd rather not watch certain episodes with my parents, kwim ? After that show went off, there was a celebrity gossip show explaining what ladies need to do in order to impress Justin Beiber's handlers and be allowed into his bed; also, how many ladies he takes to bed a time. One waitress tried to change the station to Law and Order, but all the other waitresses screamed "NOOO!" and "THAT'S A BOY SHOW! NOBODY WANTS TO WATCH THAT!"  ::)

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« Reply #13466 on: October 29, 2013, 10:57:53 PM »
I was eating dinner at a pizza restaurant with my parents. The restaurant had a large tv near the cash register. I wasn't paying attention to the tv at first, since my back was to it while I was eating. I did notice the tv, though, after Carrie Bradshaw and her boyfriend started loudly playing scrabble + Carrie was giving a very specific narration about their scrabble preferences. I was hoping the waitresses would change the station, as that seemed a bit awkward in a family restaurant. I mean, I love the show, but I'd rather not watch certain episodes with my parents, kwim ? After that show went off, there was a celebrity gossip show explaining what ladies need to do in order to impress Justin Beiber's handlers and be allowed into his bed; also, how many ladies he takes to bed a time. One waitress tried to change the station to Law and Order, but all the other waitresses screamed "NOOO!" and "THAT'S A BOY SHOW! NOBODY WANTS TO WATCH THAT!::)

Are they 12? That is ridiculous behavior from someone who should be responsible enough to hold down a waitressing job.




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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13467 on: October 30, 2013, 08:43:04 AM »
I was eating dinner at a pizza restaurant with my parents. The restaurant had a large tv near the cash register. I wasn't paying attention to the tv at first, since my back was to it while I was eating. I did notice the tv, though, after Carrie Bradshaw and her boyfriend started loudly playing scrabble + Carrie was giving a very specific narration about their scrabble preferences. I was hoping the waitresses would change the station, as that seemed a bit awkward in a family restaurant. I mean, I love the show, but I'd rather not watch certain episodes with my parents, kwim ? After that show went off, there was a celebrity gossip show explaining what ladies need to do in order to impress Justin Beiber's handlers and be allowed into his bed; also, how many ladies he takes to bed a time. One waitress tried to change the station to Law and Order, but all the other waitresses screamed "NOOO!" and "THAT'S A BOY SHOW! NOBODY WANTS TO WATCH THAT!::)

Are they 12? That is ridiculous behavior from someone who should be responsible enough to hold down a waitressing job.

Televisions in restaurants drive me completely up the wall.  No matter how hard you try, it is very, very difficult to ignore a television.  Your eye just seems to migrate over to it.  So annoying.

Recently a locally-owned ice cream place added, not one, but TWO televisions to its very small eating area.  I go to ice cream places as a treat with my daughter for us to interact/talk/bond.  Not to watch freaking TV.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13468 on: October 30, 2013, 09:38:56 AM »
Televisions in waiting rooms at doctors offices. Especially if they are not muted. More annoying if they are two different channels and neither is muted.

I now carry noise reduction ear buds with me constantly.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13469 on: October 30, 2013, 09:51:41 AM »
I was at a tire store recently that was showing an old Western. There was a kidnapping, and the victim kept making sounds like a puppy being kicked. I told the guy at the counter, "I don't want to hear the screaming. I'll be on the curb with my book if you need to call me," and took my book outside.
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