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Fitness Flat Stomach Aug 17 2015
12:28 (UTC)
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Original Post by amanda_22:

Nothing is wrong with cold water.Drinking a glass of warm water in the morning can help with weight loss.Drinking warm water with lemon is also helpful for flat stomach.This is my personal experience.

What is it about warm water that aids in weight loss? What physical/biological/chemical process occurs that would create this effect?

Foods coffee creamer Aug 13 2015
20:28 (UTC)
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A tbsp of coffee creamer is what? 10-30 calories? The estimates on most of your food and your burn are going to be larger than that. 10-30 calories isn't going to make or break your calorie count.

Foods coffee creamer Aug 13 2015
19:16 (UTC)
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Why wouldn't it be?

The Lounge School days? Aug 13 2015
19:16 (UTC)
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Original Post by coach_k:

Now, although I did have to walk both ways uphill, in the snow and ice, barefoot without a coat,

You forgot about the blazing heat and eating worms for lunch. And you were grateful, dammit.

Weight Loss belly burning food? Aug 13 2015
19:15 (UTC)
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Fire.

Motivation Is your boyfriend skinner than you and if he is what are some challanges you face by this? Aug 13 2015
12:35 (UTC)
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I've never weighed more than my husband, but I've certainly been less fit than he at times.  It has never been a challenge, beyond my own desire to get healthy for my own body. He never once made me feel bad about my weight, nor did any of his family.

Someone who makes you feel crappy about your weight is not worth your time.

Foods Sodium in Egg Whites!? Aug 11 2015
18:18 (UTC)
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Original Post by zfgsfgsadga:

Clairelaine <--- Do not be an idiot!!! Most food that occurs naturally, including animal meat, etc. is low in sodium. Sodium is added during the processing of food by the food companies for added taste and to preserve them longer on the supermarket selves. Stay away from processed food it helps the mind think clearer.

Everything Lily said.

But also, don't be a jackass.

The Lounge School days? Aug 11 2015
17:35 (UTC)
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Wait, do you think it's too hard on the kids to start this early, or do kids have it too easy?

Where I went to school, buses were essential. It was several miles for most kids, and depending on where you lived in town, would have meant crossing a highway. Walking wasn't an option for anyone but a few people who lived very close.  Even the guy who lived right next to the high school would have been walking a couple city blocks worth just to get up the school's driveway.

I just google mapped it, from my childhood home, it was 2 mi to my elementary school, 2.3 mi to middle school, 3.4 mi to high school, or 4 miles if you didn't want to cross the 4 lane highway.  The road I lived in was narrow, winding, and had no sidewalk - this wasn't unusual in my town.

Buses weren't free - they were paid for with property taxes.

 

A longer school year means that kids have less time to lose what they've learned over the summer (worse for lower income kids, whose parents often don't have the time, inclination, or resources to keep them learning over the summer months).  It also means less time for working parents to need to arrange for alternative care for their kids who are too old for daycare, but too young to be home alone.

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Aug 10 2015
18:35 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Original Post by dbackerfan:

I know he's a slim to none chance but is suing Fox news for being omitted from their debates.  Mark Everson

http://markforamerica.com/

Never heard of him.

As of July 2nd, there were 104 republicans, 73 democrats and 266 other candidates affiliated with neither of the two main parties "running" for president.

Safe to say that for most of those people, their primary source of likely voters will be their families. And maybe a few friends.

Does that count include people whose intention to run has been expressed solely on calorie counting forums?

Only if they have filed the correct paperwork with the Federal Election Commission.

 

So I doubt it.

;D

Lys/Gator 2016 should get on that.

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Aug 10 2015
17:55 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Original Post by dbackerfan:

I know he's a slim to none chance but is suing Fox news for being omitted from their debates.  Mark Everson

http://markforamerica.com/

Never heard of him.

As of July 2nd, there were 104 republicans, 73 democrats and 266 other candidates affiliated with neither of the two main parties "running" for president.

Safe to say that for most of those people, their primary source of likely voters will be their families. And maybe a few friends.

Does that count include people whose intention to run has been expressed solely on calorie counting forums?

Fitness rest day? Aug 07 2015
21:05 (UTC)
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Of course it's ok. Most exercise plans have rest days incorporated into them.

I've never run 3 (consecutive) miles in my life, and I lose/maintain weight just fine.

Weight Loss 1200 calories, teen girl? Aug 07 2015
21:01 (UTC)
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Original Post by paulineycat1997:

I'm on the exact same boat!! I'm 5'1 & 92 and My doctor has set my calorie intake at around 2,000. I usually have 400, so I thought I'd try 1,200-1,500 a day. That, to me, seems a lot, not because I'm recovering from an eating disorder but because I'm small

You need to listen to your doctor. And if you were eating 400 calories before, and can't eat the healthy amount that your doctor tells you to, and instead are eating a weight loss amount (and too little if you are under 21)... yeah, you might have an eating disorder.

Foods Are baby foods healthy? Aug 07 2015
20:59 (UTC)
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Are they "healthy"?

I don't know how to answer that... they are foods that are intended for infants who can't chew, in portions appropriate for an infant's belly.  They are low in calories because they are small portions, not because there is something magical about them.

I can't imagine why someone who is old enough to type would want to eat them.

You can eat carrots, you can eat peas, you can eat sweet potato and chicken and whatever other flavors of food are in those purees.

Not to mention, expensive!

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Aug 07 2015
19:22 (UTC)
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I like when they talk about things that have been proven (that haven't) while dismissing actual science.

 

Wait. No. I don't "like" that.  It makes me very angry.

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Aug 07 2015
19:18 (UTC)
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Original Post by trh:

And the there was the guy (I don't remember who) that said Pro-Life means you have to save the unborn child even if it means killing the mother. Say what?

Skimming the transcript - that was Walker:

WALKER: Well, I’m pro-life, I’ve always been pro-life, and I’ve got a position that I think is consistent with many Americans out there in that…

(APPLAUSE) WALKER: …in that I believe that that is an unborn child that’s in need of protection out there, and I’ve said many a time that that unborn child can be protected, and there are many other alternatives that can also protect the life of that mother. That’s been consistently proven.

 

I'm not sure what he's referring to. I'm not particularly well versed in the circumstances where the life of the mother is at risk, but I don't think there are many situations where a doctor says "well, if we do X, both die; if we do Y, both live; if we do Z, mother lives, but baby dies.... let's go with option Z."

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Aug 07 2015
18:54 (UTC)
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Original Post by kathygator:

See, that one was particularly odd. Is he referring to a study in which it is stated that fertilized eggs have DNA? Or does he not know what DNA means?

My understanding was he [Huckabee] claimed there to be a "DNA schedule" which pinpoints the time that an embryo becomes a life.

So far, I haven't heard of any geneticists, embryologists, etc. who know what the heck he's talking about.

Foods Measuring Spreads on Kitchen Scale? Aug 07 2015
11:37 (UTC)
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I would weigh whatever you are putting the spread on (toast), then zero the scale (still with the toast on it), and add the spread.

Motivation Help, I lied to him... Aug 06 2015
13:28 (UTC)
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No, you won't lose 4lbs in 4 days (at least, not 4 lb of fat).

Is he going to weigh you upon meeting you? Did you lie, or did you tell him what you thought your scale had said, and it turned out the scale was wrong?

Also, how awesome do you really believe he is, if you think he'd not like you because of your weight?

Fitness How do you know when you've done enough? Aug 06 2015
13:23 (UTC)
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Original Post by trh:

I think the way you know you've done enough is to first establish a goal and then develop a plan, from a book, trainer, etc.,  to reach your goal. Then when you execute your plan each session you've done enough.

I agree.

I also think that there are going to be days when you just don't "have it." Whether for hormonal, dietary, sleep, weather, or hydration reasons, we all have an off day, and it's ok to call it a day.  I think that everyone has to set their own bar for how tired/"not feeling it" they have to be to stop mid-lifting session, and it's going to vary greatly depending on your goals.

A person training for a lifting competition will (or should) have a very different threshold compare to a person who is recovering from an eating disorder.

Fitness How do you know when you've done enough? Aug 06 2015
13:04 (UTC)
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Original Post by mollyfishstick:

I think you say stall when I say tired. When I am "tired" it means my arms simply will not lift the weight anymore! 

No, I think smashley is talking about stalling in overall progress, not stalling out mid-lift. If you are trying to increase your lifts every gym session, there will be a point where you stall at a certain weight, and can't continue to progress.

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