What are your "pet peeves?"

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Registered: 03-28-2003
What are your "pet peeves?"
Thu, 07-17-2003 - 6:10pm
Mine are:

1. Fussy babies and noisy kids at movies that aren't specifically kid's movies. Drives me crazy. I didn't pay money to leave my kids at home so I could enjoy a movie only to have someone bring a crying kid.

2. Cell phones at movie theaters.

3. People yacking at movies (see a trend here? lol!).

3. People cruching ice and popping gum.

4. People who are habitually late. I have a brother-in-law who is always late and I decided it was a control thing on his part, so now that the family gatherings are mostly at our house, we start on time with or without him. He is on time a lot more now. I decided I wasn't going to play his game and he was going to conform to our time schedule rather than making 10 other people wait for him. My MIL sort of questioned whether that was rude or not and I asked her if it was more rude to start without him or for him to make the rest of us wait while the food got cold. She didn't say much. I know she doesn't approve, but like I said, it is a control thing on his part and I'm not playing the game.


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sat, 07-26-2003 - 8:51am
I read the first 3 articles. While the first is a scientific study, the conclusion regarding WHY the phenomena occured is purely specuation. The other articles are merely articles and not really conclusive. One basically says that some people think it's ok to run on a lc diet and others disagree. I realize that many runners think you simply cannot run on a lc diet, but I have not found that to be true.

I have learned to listen to my body over these past 7 months. Before I started my lc way of eating I was fat (5'3". 205 lb) and had no energy to run. My stomach bothered me, I had headaches all the time, and when I tried to cut back on my calorie intake by lowering fats(and by default protein) I was ravenously hungry all the time. Even when my calorie intake should have been sufficient to sustain me (which SCREAMS insulin resistance).

By contrast, I now am much lighter (158 lb as of this morning), I have energy to run 5 days a week, more if I have time, no more headaches, no more stomach problems. Now that I am eating adequate amounts of protein (which by defaultincreases my fat intake) I am able to lower the number of calories I eat without starving myself. Which, if you have 80 lb to lose is crucial. You can starve yourself for a few weeks to lose 5 lb, but if you need to lose 80 it had better be something you can live with for a long time.

I have not seen a doctor in 5 years. I have a checkup scheduled in a few weeks. Dh just had a physical (he lost 40 lb on Atkins). The doctor told him that he would like to see him lower his saturated fat intake a bit by substituting olive oil for butter, and lowering his intake of cheese but that with those few changes a lc way of eating was the best thing for him. Dh has a long family history of diabetes and heart disease and the doctor told him that his weight loss probably saved his life.


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Registered: 04-15-2003
Sat, 07-26-2003 - 3:50pm
Mine are:

1) People talking on cell phones in Dr's offices, movie theatres, or other places where you have no choice but to overhear every word of their conversations.

2) Parents not keeping a handle on their children in public. (I used to work in a video store, and after parents and kids like this came in, I would always have a huge mess to clean up).

3) People asking me when I'm going to try for a girl, since I have three small boys.

4) People who use 20-letter words in everyday conversation just to make themselves sound smart. They usually end up sounding more stupid than ever.

5) Parents letting their children throw things at hit other children at a playground or park. It puts me in the very awkward position of either saying something or having to leave with my children.

6) People not following through on a promise, particualarly if it something you are counting on. --->Dawn

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sun, 07-27-2003 - 8:05pm
DJ, ITA, you said exactly what I was thinking.
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Registered: 04-25-2003
Fri, 08-01-2003 - 11:32am
I would like to add more pet peeve. People who go on these message boards and go completely off the topic. We're talking about pet peeves, not diets. I admire anybody on a diet and wish them the best of luck; but please ladies let's stay on the topic. I've seen this on other message boards as well.
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Registered: 03-25-2003
Fri, 08-01-2003 - 11:43am
My pet peeve.. people who comment on what *they* think other people should be doing when it's none of their business. Outline view is there for a reason. If you don't want to read it, don't click on it.
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 08-01-2003 - 2:23pm
Its very very common on debate boards and even support boards to have a thread go off on a tangent. Which can often turn into an even more interesting debate/discussion. If you dont like it, maybe you shouldnt use message boards, because it happens on ALL of them.

What are you, the message board vigilante service???



"Now when I need help, I look in the mirror" ~Kanye West~

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Fri, 08-01-2003 - 2:33pm

Especially with this new format, navigating subthreads can be difficult. But that's life!

That's why they are "sub" threads...if you don't want to read them, don't!

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Registered: 04-02-2003
Tue, 08-05-2003 - 4:11pm
1. People clocking me (wanting to know where I am every minute...I come from the school of thought that if I'm out, I'm out...don't call me on my cell unless it's important.)

2. Messiness, junkiness, etc...

3. Apathetic people (esp. the "oh well" mentality in response to things I think should be important to everyone like politics, life planning, etc...)

4. Being put in the center of attention

5. People chewing gum on the telephone (my mom does that and it drives me NUTS)

6. Anything having to do with feet (I won't touch you with mine, don't touch me with yours)

7. People who complain but don't want to do the work to resolve said complaint.

8. Laziness

9. People asking me, "are you half Chinese?" (I have kind of a multi-cultural look going)

10. Telemarketers