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This Does Not Make Sense........

Some people will start a thread of 'oh no I want to eat" or "the cake in the lunchroom is calling my name" condemning their own behaviour or possible behaviour looking for the accolades from the pt audience for being a good dieter, and yet another person who genuinely posts that they are trying to crack the code on fat burning heart rate, or calories required during the day to lose weight gets smacked down.

So if I am not mistaken, it is alright to whine to the pt community about how pathetic you are for wanting a fudge brownie, and be patted on the back and offered support, but whatever you do .... do not ask a legitimate exercise / calorie / diet question that can make all the difference in how you manage your weight loss, and achieve any level of success.

That is whacked !!!!!!

Fri. Feb 8, 5:43pm

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interesting... I'll admit, I find there's MUCH too much whining and pity parties here, and people masquerading "support" as a pity party.

There are some who ask "legitimate" questions and are shot down, but some of them really should learn to use google first. That kinda gets on my nerves when they're too lazy to actually put any effort into finding an answer first.

Friday, February 08, 2008, 6:18 PM

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Oh i'm soo sorry that your itty bitty brain cells could not comprehend a technical question like hr.... hr stands for "heart rate" .... now we can say it together heeeaaaarrrrtttt raaaatttteeee.

ohh so why don't you crawl into a wittle coner and suck you thumb, ohh you might have to remove that huge big a$$ brownie from your huge big a$$ mouth.

Friday, February 08, 2008, 6:48 PM

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Wow. Some people are in a bad mood today! Yikes! Maybe you should focus on the positive stuff in life. Like big ass brownies...yumm!

Friday, February 08, 2008, 7:34 PM

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Ok I understand the whining bit...but my veiw point is well that is reality for most people and so many do not have the support in there daily lives and rely on this internet support system, that is what pt is for along w/ your idea of gathering health info. (Al little something for everyone) Even your thread has brought such mean repsonses, I think a better ? is why do people take the time to respond to them at all ? Read em and move on if not interested ...
Now my ? to OP when did the true legitimate ?s not get answered? Like heart rates ect..?

Friday, February 08, 2008, 10:10 PM

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This type of stuff is why I think I am done with PT

Friday, February 08, 2008, 10:39 PM

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I never took the lounge to exist for pity parties and that type of "support." I've never however been the kind to do any of the "help my will power" or "tell me how good I did" posting because I do think it's pathetic.

You want that kind of coddling and hollow praise, find it in your group. The lounge was a place for discussions and info gathering, because hey- not everyone in your group may be doing your diet or you need advice on swimming and no one in your group swims.

Even the site says support from "small online groups and teams" and the lounge is "see what people are talking about." You want your little pity party whine session get a shrink or a group, but spare the rest of us.

Friday, February 08, 2008, 11:52 PM

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People are here for support & if you can't give them support then leave the thread, you don't have to say anything negative. Be positive to help them through their hard time, or to you a stupid question. Didn't anyone ever tell you a question isn't stupid, if they knew the answer they wouldn't be asking. I'm sure you didn't just wake up one day & knew hr meant heart rate...because in school the abbreviation mean HOUR.

I am sure you came to PT for support and to get answers to your questions, so be kind and do the same for others, otherwise seriously just don't type anything at all to the OP.

Saturday, February 09, 2008, 9:18 AM

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Yeah, we should all be perfect little Pollyannas. That gets us so far in life.

Saturday, February 09, 2008, 11:25 AM

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I can't believe how inconsiderate some ppl are in here. I joined this site for support and to get info. Some of us just don't know things when it comes to trying to lose weight. So why not be considerate and somewhat nice instead of so harsh? If you are too lazy to answer a simple question then say nothing. Don't call the person an idiot or worse. And people wonder why people are so fat. One can't even join an online support group without being ridiculed. Wow, how sad :(

Saturday, February 09, 2008, 11:52 AM

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Too lazy to answer a simple question? Some of the OPs are too lazy and stupid to look for the answer in obvious places.

I personally don't mind the people who post on the verge of bingeing. They're in a very vulnerable position and who else do they have to talk them down? I used to be the desperate phone call for a friend who was quitting cigarettes, it's no different except most people don't get that food has the same addictive pull at times.

The other "yay me" stuff is also sad...they have no one else to share their successes with, either because they're being secretive about dieting or they don't live in a supportive environment.

However, there are other kinds of laughably vain and empty-headed posters that I do enjoy slamming.

Saturday, February 09, 2008, 12:03 PM

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