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Old 05-09-2006, 12:24 PM   #1
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Question Parental Concerns

I started working out alot around Janurary. I have gained about 50 pounds as a result. I have also gained fat but nothing alarming if noticeable at all. Throughout this entire time, I did not see my parents until a few days ago. They were shocked by my weight/appearance, but they didnt say anything to me about it until now when my mom called me. She was crying because she thought I was being very unhealthy. She said that she was alarmed by the fact that I have stretch marks on my biceps. I told her it was from muscle growth but she didnt believe me. She then started to talk about my chest, saying that it looked like I had female breasts. All of this is untrue though, when I flex my chest, it is almost entirely muscle.

Now everything she says is entirely not true, instead of fat its muscle. But I guess maybe with a shirt on maybe she assumed that it was fat (I dont know how but whatever).

I just dont know what to say to her to relieve her concern. She was crying and I felt really bad but I also knew that what she was concerned about was not true. She wants me to go on special diets and decrease my food intake. I told her that I wouldnt do that because obviously if you want muscle growth you need to eat more, not less.

Do you guys have any ideas about what I should say to her?

 
Old 05-09-2006, 12:27 PM   #2
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Re: Parental Concerns

May be you can go to the doctor and ask him to right evaluation and mail it to her.

 
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Old 05-09-2006, 12:33 PM   #3
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Re: Parental Concerns

Thats a good idea. I just remembered that I went to a doctor a few months ago for an unrelated reason and when he first saw me he said "well you obviously work out alot."

 
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