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ROBJETS Icon : (15 April 2015 - 08:36 PM) If someone calls me an idiot or moron or stupid over a football debate it doesn't bother me in the slightest. But when you make things personal like with racist things or family crap its a whole different level
azjetfan Icon : (15 April 2015 - 08:36 PM) I felt my FLiHi remark was as "harmless" as you did calling another person a Moron and stupid because they didn't agree with your opinion
ROBJETS Icon : (15 April 2015 - 08:38 PM) my friends and I call each other morons and stupid an laugh at each other when we do something stupid like when we are drinking. It means nothing. and we laugh about it because its harmless. I'm trying to tell you this is a big difference between what you say to people and what others do.
ROBJETS Icon : (15 April 2015 - 08:40 PM) Heck 115 rags me a lot and it doesnt bother me in the least. i rag him too. Same with GG2003 and SHJ. There is a difference between friendly banter and disagreements and crossing the line
azjetfan Icon : (15 April 2015 - 08:44 PM) So your opinion of the line is right and my opinion is wrong? Is that what your saying? I don't know you. I'm not a drinking buddy of yours. Maybe you should learn some social tact.
ROBJETS Icon : (15 April 2015 - 08:47 PM) you felt it was harmless but you were the only one. Everyone else understood why I got was extremely offended about it the first time because you cross the line with what you say to people. Apparently you realized it enough to send me a long pm apologizing and having communication problems that get you in trouble sometimes. But now you cant understand the difference?
azjetfan Icon : (15 April 2015 - 08:48 PM) I understand why. What I'm saying is if you take a jab people will jab back. Have you heard that saying " dont throw rocks when you live in a glass house?"
ROBJETS Icon : (15 April 2015 - 08:49 PM) The way you understand things if I call you an idiot about not wanting to trade for a high end qb its no different from me disrespecting your family. Thats what Im getting from you. So the way you see things everything is equally personal
azjetfan Icon : (15 April 2015 - 08:50 PM) From complete strangers on an Internet forum? Yes. Man up
azjetfan Icon : (15 April 2015 - 08:51 PM) Nod the debate was if he is a "high end" player. I thought he was well above average but not worth a 6th overall pick
ROBJETS Icon : (15 April 2015 - 08:55 PM) Not worth my time to even acknowledge anymore. Just going to ignore you like I do Mr. Jet. You have a lot of mental growing up to do.
azjetfan Icon : (15 April 2015 - 08:57 PM) That's funny coming from a guy who went butt f*** crazy a couple hours ago
azjetfan Icon : (15 April 2015 - 08:57 PM) Meanwhile you can't seem to respect that others opinions are different than yours
azjetfan Icon : (15 April 2015 - 08:59 PM) You are emotionally weak. You went through some serious shit growing up and you can't adjust. You take it out on your keyboard.
azjetfan Icon : (15 April 2015 - 09:00 PM) When someone challenges your immaturity you have a complete crazy freak out and act like a girl on her first period
azjetfan Icon : (15 April 2015 - 09:00 PM) Hence the "go wipe your pussy and man up comment
Mr_Jet Icon : (15 April 2015 - 10:16 PM) Please Rob, leave my name out of your little bitchfest.
ROBJETS Icon : (15 April 2015 - 11:46 PM) My bad. You have been respecting my request to you I had a while backI made to you by us not commenting to each other to keep peace between us. I was totally in the wrong for bringing your name up at all and into an argument with member that has issues. I got furious furious with a child. I should've just ignored him like I do the other immature kids on some game forums and sites I belong to. Wont happen again. My apologies for bringing your name into it Mr. Jet.
azjetfan Icon : (16 April 2015 - 07:04 AM) Dude.... Get back on your meds.
blk_orion Icon : (16 April 2015 - 07:47 AM) WTF? Really???
blk_orion Icon : (16 April 2015 - 07:48 AM) Now back to our regular scheduled program......
HarlemHxC814 Icon : (16 April 2015 - 08:08 AM) Lol that escalated quickly
azjetfan Icon : (16 April 2015 - 10:24 AM) Rex is chirping again.
azjetfan Icon : (16 April 2015 - 10:26 AM) He said he is going to try and kick the Shit out of the Jets
azjetfan Icon : (16 April 2015 - 10:26 AM) http://sports.yahoo....l8xBHNlYwNzcg--
azjetfan Icon : (16 April 2015 - 10:26 AM) I still like the guy. He's entertaining
Jetsfan115 Icon : (16 April 2015 - 01:25 PM) i miss rex. love his demeanor
Jetsfan115 Icon : (16 April 2015 - 01:26 PM) i'd be happy if he kicks the shit out of miami and NE every year
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (16 April 2015 - 09:56 PM) I
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (16 April 2015 - 09:56 PM) I'm excited for the new coaching staff
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (16 April 2015 - 09:56 PM) Rex wsa fun, but he was too much with the defense instead of the entire football team
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (16 April 2015 - 09:57 PM) also he didn't always hold players accountable. I think Bowles will make the team more disciplined.
santana Icon : (Yesterday, 02:50 AM) I don't have any faith in bowles
azjetfan Icon : (Yesterday, 08:15 AM) “San Diego Chargers will ultimately make a deal with the Tennessee Titans for the number two overall pick. As part of that trade, the Chargers will send the number 17 overall pick and Philip Rivers, just as a start, for the number two pick.”
azjetfan Icon : (Yesterday, 08:15 AM) Damn... Who called it? This guy.
azjetfan Icon : (Yesterday, 08:16 AM) http://national.sunt...s-mariota-trade
MikeGangGree... Icon : (Yesterday, 10:13 AM) So we would now lose out on maroita and rivers
MikeGangGree... Icon : (Yesterday, 10:13 AM) Ain't that super
Jetsfan115 Icon : (Yesterday, 01:39 PM) do we make a trade for AP?
santana Icon : (Yesterday, 02:41 PM) I believe the rivers stuff is all speculation
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (Yesterday, 03:38 PM) So a top ten qb and the 17th pick for the 2nd overall as a start? Makes sense
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (Yesterday, 03:39 PM) So Many smokescreens this time of year
Jetsfan115 Icon : (Yesterday, 04:08 PM) only 2 more weeks before we find out. draft day will be exciting
Jetsfan115 Icon : (Yesterday, 04:09 PM) my money is we'll take a pass rushing OLB
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (Yesterday, 08:08 PM) Yup, unless they trade up.
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Weight Loss For Couch Potatoes - Don't Get Up, I'll Explain

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 08:23 AM

You're fat and you know it! Now I'm going to tell you
something you don't already know.

You think you already know why you're fat but you don't. You
think it's because you just don't have enough time and
motivation to exercise. You think it's because you love food
and don't quite have enough willpower to cut back sufficiently.
You don't have a clue!

The real reason you're gaining weight is going to shock you:
it's because you have the mind of a well-trained athlete. Don't
laugh quite yet. Have you ever noticed how fast athletes gain
weight when they retire from competition? It's freakish. The
same reason that athletes are good at sports later causes them
to bloat -- they have especially "trainable" subconscious
minds. If you understand the mechanism then you can learn to
control your weight without diet, suffering or an inhuman
exercise schedule.

*** Weight Loss and your Athletic Mind

Before I continue, I should say that it is true: the immediate
cause of weight-gain is what you eat and how you live. I'm not
preaching any pseudo-science here. However, controlling what
you eat and how you live is elusively difficult and I will show
you why. If you think you can change your behavior pattern with
sheer willpower -- then you just haven't really tried yet.

Sure, you and I pride ourselves in being rational adults, in
control of our choices and our destiny. But that's just a load
of crap. In truth, we rarely ever do anything that brings us
discomfort in the short run. You think otherwise? Go take a
straight-cold shower just to prove who is in control. Go
without solid food for two days. It won't hurt you, but it will
make your body angry. And the fact of the matter is that we are
usually slaves to response patterns established by our bodies.
Sorry but it's true.

*** The Key to Controlling your Body is to Control Your Mind

Training your body is all about training your mind. We're not
talking calculus here, we're talking about your sub-conscious
mind -- where deep emotions, established patterns, habit and
instant responses live. You are a trinity of sorts, 1) a lazy
body, 2) a clever and fickle conscious mind and 3) a lumbering
but steady subconscious that does most of the work around here.


You probably know already that the subconscious mind provides
emotional responses to reinforce "good" behavior (like eating
pizza) -- but what you might not know is that the subconscious
is also responsible for all athletic ability. Even the simple
stuff like walking or typing is a constant interaction of
conscious commands and unconscious responses. For example, when
you learn to shoot a basketball, what you are actually doing is
using the conscious mind to burn in a pattern which develops
into a subconscious skill-set. When you've truly mastered a
move, you "no longer have to think about it". If you're still
thinking about the mechanics of a dance step -- it's a sign
that you have not "learned it" yet. That is, your subconscious
cannot yet take over. Once you have "learned" the skill, your
conscious mind need only call out the command and the
subconscious does the action.

To better understand your psychology, let's liken your mind to
a couple animals: imagine a Chimp riding on the back of an
Elephant. The subconscious mind is like a slow dumb strong
elephant while your conscious mind is like the clever fast
chimp.

Chimp (conscious mind)
Fast
Clever
Creative
Forgetful
Thinks he's in control

Elephant (subconscious)
Slow
Not creative
Slow learner with a vast memory
Awesome reflexes (ok so the metaphor's not perfect)
Usually in control

*** The Willpower Myth

The nice thing about this little metaphor is that it allows me
to point out the absurdity of the whole concept of "willpower"
in the sense of the conscious mind overwhelming the
subconscious with a show of brute force. Seriously, just
imagine the chimp wresting the elephant. Where's the "brute
force" of the chimp? The elephant's just going to sit on him
and the game is over. That, by the way, is exactly where every
diet ends when supported by willpower alone. The subconscious
is a powerful part of your mind. You can control it through
persuasion but not with brute force.


*** The Elephant, the Stick and the String

In Indonesia, elephants are used in construction work because
they are so powerful and yet obedient. All day long the
elephant moves hundreds of tons of stone and wood and at night
he taken to his bed of straw and tied up. Do you know how big
the rope is required to hold an elephant? It's just a little
string tied to a stick driven into the ground.

You see, when the elephant was very young, he was tied with the
same stick and string -- and he was too little to pull free. For
the rest of his life, he remembers this and never questions the
superior strength of the little stick and string. Think about
it.

What are you really capable of? To be blunt, you have no idea.
Your limitations are defined by childhood experience -- and
bear no relation to your adult capabilities. Like the elephant,
you are emotionally tethered by childhood ideas. Most of your
adult personality is just a protective cage built by a scared
child. What would you give to have the power to redefine
yourself?

Now for the good news: you're not just an elephant, you're also
part chimp! That could have sounded better but never mind. Your
mind has a small, clever, conscious aspect that gives you the
ability to reprogram your entire mind. That's right, your
conscious mind (the chimp) has the ability to completely
re-write and take control of your entire mental reality.

This ability defines humans -- it makes us the most flexible
animals on earth and it allows us to train our minds to do
amazing things. From playing concert piano to extreme sports,
the vast power of the mind is tapped by this uniquely human
capability.

*** Ok, so what does all this have to do with weight loss?

Remember, the elephant learns and repeats patters of behavior
that are taught to it -- so the real question is "how to teach
the subconscious". Here's the simple single trick that people
need to understand. If you understand this simple principle
then you can be the master of your own mind. You will also
understand why our educational system doesn't work (but that's
another article entirely).

Our subconscious mind ignores most of what we tell it because
we bark at it in the wrong language. The language of the
subconscious mind is EMOTION. Using the barometer of our
emotion, the subconscious mind is able to determine the
importance of any particular behavior. For example, say that
you're trying to learn a new skill. You're working hard to
learn but you are not enjoying the task and your emotions are
saying "this sucks, I wish I were elsewhere, how much longer is
this going to take?" Well, it's going to take a lot longer
because you're broadcasting to your subconscious mind the
message "ignore this activity, just move along, there's nothing
to see here." What was your emotional state, and how easily did
you learn in high school?

It may not feel like it but you're in full control of your
conscious emotions. And this is the fundamental method of
programming the subconscious mind. It is, without a doubt, a
form of natural hypnosis. Whereas traditional hypnosis works by
moving aside the conscious mind, emotional programming works by
using the conscious mind - but to the same effect.

Now for the dark side: remember how I mentioned that have three
aspects? Body, conscious and subconscious? Well, as it turns
out, your body is busy programming your subconscious mind all
the time. For example, you're hungry so you bite into a slice
of thick cheesy pizza -- at which point your body screams out
(on an emotional level) "this is good activity, very very good
activity". Food cravings are actually subconscious patterns
based on years of such programming.

*** Thankfully, the mind is fully re-programmable.

Now that you understand the basic mechanics of programming your
mind, you can put it into practice right away. What you are
going to do is to replace food cravings with exercise cravings.
This technique is fun and very powerful because, rather than
working against years of food programming, you're going to do
some mental Ju-Jitsu and simply translate an existing food
craving into a desire for exercise. Magic? It's better!

It's quite simple: first of all you're going to stop eating for
a while (non-sugared drinks are ok). This is not a diet plan,
we're not yet trying to lose weight. We're just trying to
stimulate a hunger response. Now, when you begin to feel the
initial sense of hunger, do this:

Breathe in deeply, relax, and feel the hunger -- then don't
think of food. Instead, imagine yourself doing sit-ups and
absolutely loving it. That's right, visualize yourself hungry
and doing sit-ups and let a feeling of joy and satisfaction
flood over you. Then return to whatever you were doing.

In a few minutes, when the next pang of hunger comes, repeat
this mental exercise. Keep it up for an hour or so and then go
have a light snack. While you are eating (especially while you
are eating) visualize yourself doing sit-ups and loving it.
Associate in your imagination hunger, food, situps and joy.

*** Hunger, Food, Sit-ups and Joy? He's Crazy

Perhaps, but what you are doing is linking a desirable behavior
to a very well established response pattern. You will be amazed
at how you can use this technique to stimulate a deep urge to
do sit-ups. The mind is truly amazing.

By the way, after a few days go ahead and give into the urge to
do some sit-ups. As you exercise, make sure to continue the
emotional feedback by "letting" yourself enjoy exercise. If you
feel yourself not enjoying the process, take control of your
emotions right away or stop exercising. It's not worth
sabotaging your work to burn a few extra calories.

Don't push your body, push your mind! Your mind is the only
gymnasium that really matters. Eventually, your mind will push
your body and you will be able to enjoy the process.

I remember several years ago when I first experimented with
this technique. As I started craving situps, I realized that
doing situps would physically relieve any sense of hunger for
an hour or so. I thought I had stumbled upon the strangest diet
plan ever, the "silly, happy, situp diet". But really, what I
had discovered was the ability to consciously sublimate deep
cravings to accomplish a desired objective. If you're
interested in exploring this technique I strongly suggest you
download a self-hypnosis MP3 audio called "Appetite Zapper". It
will step you through the process of taking complete control of
food cravings:

Appetite Zapper MP3: http://weight-loss.wendi.com/

The mind is amazing but it just doesn't come with a user's
manual. Most of the time it works pretty well on autopilot so
we rarely learn to pop the hood and explore its full potential.
That's a shame because most of what we want in life -- success,
happiness, health, good relationships, the satisfaction of
achievement -- these things are all within our reach and the
only thing holding us back is, you guessed it, a string and a
stick.


About The Author: Buck Minster is the pen name of a fitness and
nutrition freelance copywriter http://weight-loss.wendi.com/.
[weight loss] [health and wellness]



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