• Thursday, July 22, 2010

    The Guys Rules

    At last a guy has taken the time to write this all down

    FINALLY, the guys' side of the story.
    (I must admit, it's pretty good.)
    We always hear "the rules"
    From the female side.

    Now here are the rules from the male side.
    These are our rules!

    Please note . . .
    these are all numbered "1"

    1. Men are NOT mind readers.

    1. Learn to work the toilet seat.
    You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down.
    We need it up, you need it down.
    You don't hear us complaining
    about you leaving it down.

    1. Sunday sports - It's like the full moon
    or the changing of the tides.
    Let it be.

    1. Shopping is NOT a sport.
    And no, we are never going to think of it that way.

    1. Crying is blackmail.

    1. Ask for what you want.
    Let us be clear on this one:
    Subtle hints do not work!
    Strong hints do not work!
    Obvious hints do not work!
    Just say it!

    1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers
    to almost every question.

    1. Come to us with a problem only
    if you want help solving it.
    That's what we do.
    Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

    1. A headache that lasts for 17 months is a Problem.
    See a doctor.

    1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument.
    In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 Days.

    1. If you won't dress like the Victoria 's Secret girls,
    don't Expect us to act like soap opera guys.

    1. If you think you're fat, you probably are.
    Don't ask us.

    1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways
    and one of the ways makes you sad or angry,
    we meant the other one

    1. You can either ask us to do something
    Or tell us how you want it done.
    Not both.
    If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.

    1. Whenever possible, Please say whatever you
    have to say during commercials.

    1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we.

    1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings.
    Peach, for example, is a fruit, not A color.
    Pumpkin is also a fruit.
    We have no idea what mauve is.

    1. If it itches, it will be scratched.
    We do that.

    1. If we ask what is wrong and you say "nothing,"
    We will act like nothing's wrong.
    We know you are lying,
    but it is just not worth the hassle.

    1. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to,
    Expect an answer you don't want to hear.

    1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely
    anything you wear is fine . . . Really.

    1. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless
    you are prepared to discuss such topics as baseball,
    the shotgun formation,
    or golf.

    1. You have enough clothes.

    1. You have too many shoes.

    1. I am in shape. Round IS a shape!

    1. Thank you for reading this.

    Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight;

    But did you know men really don't mind that?
    It's like camping.

    One of Gina's rules -
    Never go to bed angry,
    never sleep on the couch
    If you wanna go camping,
    let's pitch the tent

    Saturday, July 17, 2010

    Do emotions control your weight?

    It has always been my belief that weight problems
    have much to do with emotions, as well as genetics.
    All my years of weight fluctuations have taught me that
    once I motivate myself to lose weight, the rest is easy.
    Doesn't matter what method I use to lose weight, it works
    once I have talked myself into it.

    I found the following article very insightful based
    on my experience with restlessness, anxiety and
    controlling weight problems.

    Interesting correlation . . .
    it works the same way for quitting smoking.

    Been there . . . done that too.

    It is all mind over matter, isn't it?

    Your Brain May not Know When to Stop

    by Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. Updated: Jul 15th 2010

    "Most of us have experienced the kind of mindless eating where we're gobbling up handfuls of some snack food or another? However, it may not be because we're hungry. New brain research is finding that activity in the amygdala, the part of the brain that is important for orchestrating feelings hunger and satiation, is reduced in healthy weight people versus overweight people. In other words, overweight individuals are not getting the signals from the brain that they are actually full.

    This is fascinating and at the same time leaves me wanting more information about what the factors are that carry on that activation in the amygdala even after enough food in ingested.

    One thing we also know about the amygdala is that is has been called the "fear circuit." Fear is often the underlying emotion when it comes to anxiety.

    So it would make sense that the underlying emotion that keeps the amygdala activated is some sort of fear or anxiety even with fullness present which then inhibits the amygdala from doing its job of sending the signal of satiation.

    Then the question comes in, well, for some people being overweight is an issue with metabolism, while for others it may be an anxious behavior. So it may not be so clear cut."

    To go to the rest of this article, click here

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