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Beware: Anorexia Athletica


#1

Beware.

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.


#2

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


#3

[quote]Bujo wrote:
Beware.

The new disease affecting America.

[/quote]

Yep, anorexia is going to destroy America.


#4

[quote]Bujo wrote:
Beware.

The new disease …

Signs of …

  1. Repeatedly … beyond the requirements … .
    [/quote]

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


#5

[quote]Christine wrote:
Bujo wrote:
Beware.

The new disease affecting America.

Yep, anorexia is going to destroy America.[/quote]

Christine… Okay… so uncalled for LOL


#6

[quote]eigieinhamr wrote:
I’m still trying to work out the point of this post[/quote]

Let me know if you figure it out…


#7

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.


#8

Bigorexia anyone? :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#9

[quote]aznt0rk wrote:
Bigorexia anyone? ;P[/quote]

Im in.

I think.


#10

[quote]Kinoz wrote:
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.[/quote]

!!!

Thank McDicks!


#11

o.O


#12

O_o


#13

Reborn wow at your avatar… just wow…

sigh


#14

[quote]MangoMan305 wrote:
Reborn wow at your avatar… just wow…

sigh[/quote]

Yeah where EXACTLY do you get these pics frome?

hint link please


#15

[quote]elano wrote:
MangoMan305 wrote:
Reborn wow at your avatar… just wow…

sigh

Yeah where EXACTLY do you get these pics frome?

hint link please[/quote]

x2


#16

[quote]Bujo wrote:
Beware.

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.[/quote]

??? 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


#17

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

[quote]
Beware.

The new disease affecting America, Europe and many other parts of the world.

Signs of anorexia labora:

  1. Repeatedly works beyond the requirements for a comfortable living.
  2. Is a fanatic about his career.
  3. Steals time to work from exercise, sleep and relationships.
  4. Strives to achieve and master ever more difficult challenges. Forgets that working can be fun… well, usually not.
  5. Defines self-worth in terms of performance.
  6. Rarely or never satisfied with career 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 associate.

If this is you, GET HELP. Immediately.

This has been your public service announcement for the day.[/quote]

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.


#18
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#19

[quote]jsbrook wrote:
elano wrote:
MangoMan305 wrote:
Reborn wow at your avatar… just wow…

sigh

Yeah where EXACTLY do you get these pics frome?

hint link please

x2[/quote]

x3

Tell us already goddammit!


#20

[quote]Bujo wrote:
Beware.

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.[/quote]

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

Now we need to make a thread:

“Beware: Weak nerd”