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11. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

i only joined this one two weeks ago..... its early days !!! i will probably spend more time in the pool and sauna instead of the weights and threadmill where i'm supposed to lose inches and gain muscle.....

its another new years resolution that is turning into another joke !!

12. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

well i quit smoking recently so i joined to try and regain some fitness...i was going great guns before the holidays and then it all went to shit....

need some motivation....

13. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

for me the motivation is supposed to be that the pics i'm in from egypt look terrible so for my next trip i don't want to scare any more locals ....

14. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

mine is supposed to be as well as dragging a backpack around the world i dont want to be dragging my ass as well!

15. Posted by abcdf (Full Member 557 posts) 11y

truly, working out is maddness. i cant seem to find a routine. it soo dull. my family thinks a little plastic surgery is ok. they even told me what i should get. nice huh! anyway, i cant seem to take that plunge yet since they really do cut up your face with a knife i might add. and who knows you might look worse. did you see the tiger lady. and most people that i know who have it look like they have it. but there are some who look alot better. so who knows. working out is only fun if its play, pour example, volleyball, tennis, golf... maybe not golf.

16. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

God, plastic surgery should be a last resort shouldnt it? It's great that people with real deformities can benefit from it and lead normal lives again, but it's getting out of hand. I was watching that programme that MTV ran last yr and there are teenagers who are popping in to get all sorts of nips and tucks AND THEY DONT NEED IT! LA seems to be nuts. And it's starting to take off here in Ireland now as well.....I dont know. Look at Meg Ryan, shes gorgeous and look what she's done to her lips now. She just looks unusual now....

17. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

I agree Evelyn, plastic surgery has gotten out of control. I live in the land of plastic surgery. Two places in the US where every other person has plastic surgery is Los Angeles and Miami. Every other show you watch here shows miracles done to people to transform them into dolls. Granted some of them are done for people who have gone through a life full of trauma because of their physical shortcomings. But at the same time, people start to believe that these "miracles" performed on television are you routine surgery.

One of my best friends died on Dec 6th 2004 from plastic surgery and it was performed at one of the best places in the State of Florida. She had a breast augmentation, a tummy tack and liposuction done. She was fine for a week but apparently she had a blood cot and died a week later collapsing in front of her children. I had to read her eulogy at the funeral and it was the hardest thing I ever had to do in my life. And all because we all seemed to be in search of perfection. If I ever had a single thought about having plastic surgery done, it has left my mind entirely. That is my advice to anyone I hear wanting surgery, DONT DO IT! It isnt worth your life and the loss for those who love you. Whether it is destiny or not, it is still not worth the potential risks.

18. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

God, thats awful. I'm really sorry. I'd imagine youd feel very angry over something like that.
I dont know why women all want to look the same these days. I kind of like my little laughter lines around my eyes . I mean, I know I wont be so attached to them when they are massive yawning crevices when Im 50+ but lines can tell a lot about a persons character....you know, a map of their lives (cant remember where I read that)
who wants to have the same face and body as everyone else.

19. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Yes, I am still really angry. We told her not to do it or at least not much in one sitting but of course the drs. offer discounts for one use of the anesthesia. She struggled with weight all her life but she had some many other good traits that some really beautiful people could only wish they had. But like everyone says, it is life so hopefully some day we'll meet again ("...when we are both cats..." - Vanilla Sky, Tom Cruise, I love this line).

Meanwhile I am keeping my workout routine still, two years straight 4 to 5 times a week, cardio and weighlifting. The hardest part is making it part of your every day life but once you get there, you feel soooo guilty when you dont go and you truly physically need to work out. Or find someome that can truly motivate you to get started...that always helps.

20. Posted by abcdf (Full Member 557 posts) 11y

i believe we do it to ourselves. our standards on beauty. more so for women than men. but i do believe more men are going under the knife. in korea, you have to attach a photo with your resume. because if you are ugly then you are not employed. which is why i think lots of asian people have surgery. i kno my cousin just did his eyes. even in the ceo world. majority of all ceo men are over 6ft tall. its reality we trust and cling to beautiful things. so sad really.