Solid State Vittles: Huh, never thought that money would work as an incentive for something.
abhorrent1: See you fat bastards. Don't try and pull that "I've tried everything" crap. Stop stuffing your farking pie-hole for a few minutes a day and maybe you wouldn't be a blob.
nutkick_42: Breaking News: Healthy food costs more than junk food. More at 10.
ThrobblefootSpectre: nutkick_42: Breaking News: Healthy food costs more than junk food. More at 10.Breaking news: Eating less costs less than eating more, regardless of what you are eating.
ChipNASA: BULLETIN:"Eat stuff that comes from trees or from the ground."BIG MACS DO NOT GROW ON TREES OR SPROUT UP FROM STALKS.[cdn.pophangover.com image 575x473]
CeroX: /lost 30lbs in the last month
Smeggy Smurf: nutkick_42: Breaking News: Healthy food costs more than junk food. More at 10.You're doing it wrong.
Girl Pants: Somehow $20 doesn't feel like it'd motivate me enough.
ph0rk: CeroX: /lost 30lbs in the last monthThat sounds healthy.
payattention: Face it gang, on some level this is absolutely horrifying. Due to corporate programming, our society has been brainwashed to see currency as more important than our own health. They had already gotten the belief pushed to the point where mothers would sell their own children to make some if it, and now we see that people refuse to change their own destructive ways without being promised some of it. Not for a decent reason like living better/longer/healthier... but for currency.It is times like this that I am ashamed to be an American... the land of capitalism over everything, including your own survival./of course, I now have diabetes and have been told to eat better//not going to do it, but not because I want to be paid to do it///there are other reasons...
TheOther: Huh! I wonder if paying students to study would result in better grades, too?/ of course it would// but that would be 'throwing money at the problem'/// instead of biatchin' about teachers' unions and taxes//// ironically, libertarian capitalists don't believe in the power of money// rant
dopekitty74: If money were that much of a motivator, nobody would smoke cigarettes anymore either./i'm in the you'd have to pay me more than 20$ club.
Valiente: dopekitty74: If money were that much of a motivator, nobody would smoke cigarettes anymore either./i'm in the you'd have to pay me more than 20$ club.My father's dead now, but not from lung cancer or heart disease. He smoked a pack and a half daily from the '40s to the '70s (all the cool kids were doing it during WWII, when death from torpedo was a more pressing concern). He got tired of the dorsal primate, and quit cold turkey. His incentivizing tactic was to put away, every day, the money he would have spent had he continued to smoke. For argument's sake, let's say it was seven-fifty per day (Canadian cigarettes are irresistible to the tax men).He did this for about 40 years. When cigarettes went up in price, he would throw a great amount of money in a drawer. He'd bank it every few months in a separate account.The total, adjusted for inflation, was nearly $110,000.He bought two cars...in cash (which is inspirational to car salespeople, apparently) and paid off a house, which quadripled in value while he owned it. He left a nice mortgage-erasing packet to me and my sister. I should stress that he never made more than $35,000/year in his life. Not rich, but then even bums and the homeless can afford to smoke.Similarly, I reject the notion that you can ever be too poor to eat properly, which is very small amounts of something that saw a factory between you and the field or the farmyard. I realize the entire food industry is offering everyone they can sucker into taking up the crack pipe of salt, sugar and fat, but that industry doesn't have to use your farked-up pancreas or damaged kidneys inside your lard-encased ass to get through the world.You do.If putting away ten bucks for every day you don't eat McDogfood's or snarf a sack of chips is the incentive, get on that. The monetary effects, when factored over time, can be dramatic...like really dramatic. And, of course, if you aren't a smoking salty sugar gravy gobbler, you'll have that time to pay for more than an XXL coffin.Your choice: It's clear to me that the government is going to solve its underfunding of the old-age pension scam by encouraging people to eat themselves to death so that they never claim it. Path of least resistance, really, unless you are waiting for fatties to struggle onto public transit, even with the extra-strong lowering steps.
freeforever: Diet pills and supplements don't work because they don't make them like they used to:[www.rippedfueloriginal.com image 350x540]
GoldSpider: freeforever: Diet pills and supplements don't work because they don't make them like they used to:[www.rippedfueloriginal.com image 350x540]I don't buy into excessive supplements, but I'm definitely a believer in whey protein. I'm up at least 30% across the board on my weight training since December.
Tommy Moo: I find that creatine and whey protein always help me get bigger and stronger, but I'm not sure how much of it is the supplements, and how much of it is the fact that I work out harder because I just sunk $50 into supplements and I want to make sure I get the most out of them. It's a weird psychological thing, and not entirely rational. If working out is free, I don't do it as hard.
GoldSpider: I've opted not to go with creatine, as I'm not as worried about "bulking up" as I want to get stronger and stay around the same weight (also running a lot and training for distance). It's a delicate balance, as I have to take enough calories in to grow muscle, but not too much that it gets stored as fat. Both are hard to balance with the calories I burn running 5-6 miles every few days. There's a good chance I could be doing this smarter, but so far this I'm pleased with my progress
liam76: What are your distance goals?
liam76: I used to run 5-6 miles twise a week, and regular "heavy" lift twice a week. When I was training for a half marathon I would add a long run (and if time didn't permit, drop one of my 5-6 miles runs).
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