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Thread: Why are people threatened by this choice I have made?

  1. #31
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  2. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by isbolick View Post
    I think I will use the 'whole foods' thing from now on, though. Nobody can really argue with that.
    This works quite well. I tell people that I try to stay away from anything that has an ingredient list.

  3. #33
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    Jun 2012
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    I guess like Isbolick I am only actively talking about Primal at the moment because colleagues/friends have started to notice a difference and have asked what I'm doing. Will take the advice of more senior members on board and avoid the c-word from now on though!

  4. #34
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    Dec 2011
    Sometimes peopleare threatened by the success of others especially when they are doing something that isn't working that well for them.

  5. #35
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    Quote Originally Posted by cantare View Post
    QFT. Don't talk about Fight Club. Lead with results, fly under the radar when possible, and try hard to avoid any suggestion of smug superiority when cornered into a discussion of CW vs PB with all its attendant myths and excuses. After all, most of us who were overweight or unhealthy labored under the same misconceptions ourselves until recently.
    I got asked by a husband/wife team of TKD/Hapkido instructors what I did to lose weight... so I told them and gave them a link to the "Start Here" section of this site. When you lose 104 lbs, people notice. When they notice, they ask how, and the ones who are dedicated to getting healthier actually DO it.
    Peak weight on Standard American Diet: 316.8 lbs
    Initial Weight When Starting Primal: 275 lbs
    Current weight: 210.8 lbs
    Goal weight: 220 lbs (or less): MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

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  6. #36
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knifegill View Post
    A lot of people don't want to be healthy. They want to look like they want to be healthy while nurturing pain so they can feel special and have things to whine about. There's nothing fun about being perfectly healthy for a hypochondriac. The same goes for attention-seekers. If nothing is wrong, then you have no excuse for your laziness and sloth. A lot of people I talk to are proud of the pills they take. It's rather scary, a full-grown adult still dragging around a dirty blanky and sucking their thumb.
    Knifegill never disappoints!
    Don't let anybody tell you, "You can't" just because they can't.

  7. #37
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    Apr 2012
    I literally just posted about this. Yes, I agree your first mistake was talking about it at all. Sometimes it can't be avoided like in situations where there is nothing primal to eat and you are in a small group so not eating would be noticable. I consider these times my 20%. The truth is your lifestyle change threatens the people who are being critical. Nobody wants to be the last overweight person and people will absolutely attempt to bring you down. It's human nature. Just keep doing what you are doing and bow to no person's pressure. More importantly DO NOT engage in the argument. It takes two to argue and you can just sit their and smile or change the subject while people are being critical. It's NOBODY'S business what you put in your mouth. Lead by example.


  8. #38
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    Apr 2010
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    Excellent answer. I do a lot of shrugging of my shoulders and smiling. Can't get in an argument if I refuse to participate.

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