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Beware: Anorexia Athletica



The new disease affecting America.

Signs of anorexia athletica:

  1. Repeatedly exercise beyond the requirements for good health.
  2. Be a fanatic about weight and diet,
  3. Steal time to exercise from work, school, and relationships.
  4. Strive to achieve and master ever more difficult challenges. Forgets that physical activity can be fun.
  5. Define self-worth in terms of performance.
  6. Rarely or never satisfied with athletic achievements. Small satisfactions are fleeting. Does not savor victory. Pushes on to the next challenge immediately.
  7. Justifies excessive behavior by defining self as a "special" elite athlete.

If this is you, GET HELP. Immediately.

This has been your public service announcement for the day.


I'm still trying to work out the point of this post


Yep, anorexia is going to destroy America.


Strangely enough, this used to be the number one criterion for "excellence". Now it is the number one sign of disease.


Christine.. Okay.. so uncalled for LOL


Let me know if you figure it out...


Finally! A body image disorder I can call my own!

My last trip to Walmart, however, convinced me that the general population is quite safe from this horrible affliction. Disaster averted.


Bigorexia anyone? :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


Im in.

I think.



Thank McDicks!






Reborn wow at your avatar.. just wow..



Yeah where EXACTLY do you get these pics frome?

hint link please




???? 1 and 4 are fun, esp 4.
remeber your first time squatting 2 plates, deadlfting 3 etc, some of the happiest days of my life


You could play through this or something similar with almost every aspect of life...

The concept would lend itself well to relationships as well.

What a coincidence that once again, it's training and diet that's considered - if not superficial, as usual - even sick this time.

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Tell us already goddammit!


Pretty sure you just described someone that wins a lot at physical events.

Now we need to make a thread:

"Beware: Weak nerd"