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#1 Feral Becky

Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:38 PM

I know I am a can't sit still person, a twitcher, a fiddler, my worst fault is picking, fiddling with my hands.
Well on Saturday morning I got a lift home with a workmate who was more twitchy than me, She was driving along, touching her face, rubbing her eyes, scratching her back, scratching her stomach,constantly. IT DROVE ME MAD! laughing2.gif

Do people who twitch drive you mad?
Are you a twitcher?

#2 blackcat20

Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:41 PM

I know I'm a bit of a leg fidgeter, but it tends to be when I get overtired. My mum tends to fiddle her fingers and pick at her nails which is really annoying. Sometimes its her toes instead. All it takes is a look to get her to sop.

#3 BadCat

Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:47 PM

I wish I was a twitcher.  Twitchers tend to be skinnier than people like me who can give a sloth a run for it's money in the barely moving department.

Twitchers don't really bother me though.

#4 désir d'amour

Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:48 PM

I am absolutely a fidgeter.  I can usually contain it to my knees or toes or something non obvious when out and about, but at home I'll be tapping, wiggling my feet, bouncing on the couch LOL.

If I can't tap, I'll chew.  Anything. Pens, lids, the inside of my lip.

#5 Jenferal

Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:50 PM

I read once that fidgetters are more likely to be skinny and in a healthy weight range because they burn so much more energy.
So if it annoys others, tel them its for your health!

My husband is a fidgetter, pen clicker, nail chewer... a look works though.

#6 Feral Becky

Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:51 PM

QUOTE (BadCat @ 18/11/2012, 03:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wish I was a twitcher.  Twitchers tend to be skinnier than people like me who can give a sloth a run for it's money in the barely moving department.

Twitchers don't really bother me though.



It's true BadCat, I am slim and my twitcher workmate even skinnier. I have heard it burned 1000 calories a day.
Am thinking about writing a diet book about it. biggrin.gif

#7 Alpha_Chook

Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:55 PM

I am a fidgetter and I am far from skinny. Perhaps I am doing it wrong


#8 Fr0g

Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:56 PM

Total twitcher here. Did *not* realise twitching was a weight-loss aide, although I am within normal weight and considered "slim" by some.  

Does anybody know any stomach-twitching exercises...?

#9 Angelina Ballerina

Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:57 PM

I'm usually jiggling my feet or legs.
I'm trying to cut back on the face touching.

#10 Jekaho

Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:00 PM

I'm a twitcher. Other peoples twitching doesn't tend to bother me - maybe my Dad's a little. But I know mine bothers some people!

#11 ~buzz~

Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:02 PM

I am definitely a twitcher I don't even notice I do it until someone points it out. I cannot sit still my legs go, I pick at my fingers, play with my hair or scratch my stomach

#12 idignantlyright

Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:04 PM

QUOTE (LindsayMK @ 18/11/2012, 04:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Are you a twitcher?

Sounds like something off 'The Walking Dead'

I only twitch or fidget when I am overtired.


#13 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:07 PM

My brother twitches one foot when he is sitting down reading or watching TV. It drives me INSANE!

#14 désir d'amour

Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:14 PM

QUOTE (Old Grey Mare @ 18/11/2012, 04:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My brother twitches one foot when he is sitting down reading or watching TV. It drives me INSANE!


You'd hate me, then.  I've been catologuing my twitches out of curiosity.  Since my last post, I've been...

*  Rubbing my foot on the couch cloth
* pressing my toes into the other leg
* chewing on the inside of my cheeks
*  clenching my thigh muscles and butt cheeks
* clenching my knees
* licking lips
* pointing and relaxing my feet

I move so much! LOL

#15 Magnus

Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:25 PM

I'm always feel like I'm not too twitchy (at least compared to DP).

But in the last few minutes I have been twitching one foot, lower leg and toes from side to side, picking at a tiny hangnail on my thumb, and softly chewing the inside of my cheek.

#16 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:25 PM

DH bounces his leg up and down a lot, it only drives me bonkers if I am sitting on the same chair/bench etc with him as it makes me move.

#17 Lyra

Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:39 PM

My name is Lyra and I am a twitcher

I constantly touch my hair and face. I stopped for awhile after watching 'Contagion' LOL but habits are habits!

#18 Unatheowl

Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:27 PM

Wow, I never realized but I am one of these people.  I have never thought about it until now I guess I just thought everyone did it.  I realized now my dh doesn't....sadly it is not making me thin sad.gif

#19 Sif

Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:38 PM

I'm a twitcher/fiddler, but I have ADHD. I am also 40kg overweight, so I buy the 'twitchers are skinnier' line (I know plenty of people who cannot sit still and are overweight, so it's simply nonsense).

I often (like right now at the computer) jiggle my legs (I also have restless leg syndrome), but I hate it when other people do the same thing near me, it gives me motion sickness (I kid you not).

#20 nano-tyrannus

Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:41 PM

http://www.motivatingmax.com/weight-loss-s...not-fat-67.html

watch 5:35 to 6:10

#21 *CalamityJane*

Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:11 PM

My DD's nickname is "Gidget" - girl fidget.  She's been that way since she was a newborn.

#22 Stardusties

Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:26 PM

DP is shocking for it. He's constantly moving his leg or the one that really annoys me- playing with his earring. Drives me nuts! I do it too though, so maybe I shouldn't complain  unsure.gif

#23 ~Mo+Moosh~

Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:34 PM

My DP is the worst kind of twitchy person - a twitcher and a thinker. He often lays in bed late at night twitching and I always know that means something is on his mind!



#24 Canberra Chick

Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:39 PM

I am one of life's fidgeters and twitchers. I often spring up from the sofa or dining table to fix, sort, tidy, organise something. It drives DH nuts. He could happily sit virtually still for hours. I on the other hand move my legs, twist my body, fiddle with my hands, file my nails, get up, wander about.

I reckon I would be 10kg heavier if I didn't fidget.  biggrin.gif

#25 Feral Becky

Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:42 PM

QUOTE (Canberra chick @ 18/11/2012, 06:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am one of life's fidgeters and twitchers. I often spring up from the sofa or dining table to fix, sort, tidy, organise something. It drives DH nuts. He could happily sit virtually still for hours. I on the other hand move my legs, twist my body, fiddle with my hands, file my nails, get up, wander about.

I reckon I would be 10kg heavier if I didn't fidget.  biggrin.gif



Canberra Chick, I think it is this not just the twitching. If the phone rings I jump up to answer it, ditto the door. The kettle boils, I jump up to get it, the dog barks outside, I jump up and run to the door.
DH says I have fast twitch fibres.




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