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The Lounge Has the lounge become boring lately? Mar 30 2015
18:46 (UTC)
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Original Post by trh:

I think the Forums started out like a rebellious teenager raging against everything, then we mellowed and matured into adulthood, and now we finish each others sentences sandwiches.

 

The Lounge Has the lounge become boring lately? Mar 30 2015
14:18 (UTC)
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More people using the site using the app --> less people using the forums.

Weight Loss Paleo Diet. Anyone following it? Mar 30 2015
13:57 (UTC)
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Original Post by trh:

Original Post by Adazoo87:

sofiaritson it's basically a diet where you eat lean meat, berries and nuts.  It's the "caveman diet" basically what our ancestors used to eat before humans started growing things. 

Wouldn't you think paleo humans were gathering grains along with nuts and berries? I can understand not having dairy without the domestication of animals but surely they ate grain. Why else would they have started cultivating it?

Eta: this is a general question and not one aimed specifically at adazoo87.

Pretty sure that's been shown to be the case.

In any case, I've never been clear on why I should model my diet after people for whom lifespan was at most half of ours. Also, where do people hunt* mammoth?

*If truly adoption a paleo lifestyle, I assume they are not buying any food, but are hunting/gathering it.

The Lounge Shush, lil baby don't you CHAT. Mar 30 2015
13:39 (UTC)
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Original Post by amwick:

Original Post by pavlovcat:

I hope shep was able to deliver without needing a c-section.  I can't imagine the frustration of having to move into a new house and not being physically able to help much.

I also can't imagine moving with a newborn, but that's probably because T skewed my idea of what a newborn is like.  I hope he's an awesome sleeper and loves being worn!

That might happen after she was in labor?    OH my.   I bet he is the snuggliest little guy ever. 

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I have a friend who went into labor, but when they discovered her baby was breech, she had to be rushed to get a c-section. My cousin was born via c-section because his shoulder was stuck.

Fitness Why do I gain weight after a long cardio workout? Mar 27 2015
15:04 (UTC)
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Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Our old friend Melkor chimed in. He recognized the article as part of a promotion for a particular trainer's program.

So he's not just a figment of our collective imagination?

Fitness Why do I gain weight after a long cardio workout? Mar 26 2015
14:20 (UTC)
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Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Like I said, I may just be looking to justify my recently acquired disdain for all things hamster cage related.

What took you so long?

I'm not very bright

Quoting for posterity.

Fitness Why do I gain weight after a long cardio workout? Mar 26 2015
13:55 (UTC)
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Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Like I said, I may just be looking to justify my recently acquired disdain for all things hamster cage related.

What took you so long?

Fitness Lower back hurts with certain exercises Mar 25 2015
12:13 (UTC)
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Original Post by organsystem:

Thanks for the comments. I would feel discomfort while in yoga or pilates classes before, and no instructor ever commented on any poor form. I'm going to try to go to yoga classes again when I get back to school though, so I can ask the instructor about it and see what she has to say about my form.

Classes are often not the best place to get form correction - the instructor is focused on too many people, and might not even know to recognize poor form, unless it's egregious.

From my personal experience, I've had back pain most of my life. I believe that it's because my back wasn't strong enough. I hurt myself doing yoga (in a class). But heavy lifting has helped my back a lot - it strengthened it, and I have a lot less pain now in my 30s than I did in my teens and 20s.  I don't do group exercise, because I need to be able to stop and adjust and correct if what I'm doing feels wrong, something I don't always feel like I can do in a group setting. In a group, I feel like I need to keep up with the other participants, stretch as far as they are stretching, move as fast as they are, keep going when I shouldn't.

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Mar 24 2015
19:10 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Yesterday, he told me that Ted Cruz might look kinda funny, but he's got some brilliant ideas.

No. He's cuckoo cocoa puffs.

But I've never thought he looks funny. I have zero opinion about his appearance. I am not claiming that I never use looks to form an opinion about a politician (I certainly have). But Cruz is just nondescript.

I agree. Nondescript is accurate.

He might be cuckoo, but of all the books he could have read on the senate floor, I think he picked a good one! That's probably exactly what congress needs more of - story-time after lunch. Followed by nap-time. Then maybe they could get some work done... I can think of some very useful children's books that would teach the kinds of lessons they need to learn...

Oh, it certainly was the perfect book. It was about a guy who insisted he didn't like something, but had never tried it. When he finally did try it, he realized he actually liked it.

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Mar 24 2015
18:53 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Yesterday, he told me that Ted Cruz might look kinda funny, but he's got some brilliant ideas.

No. He's cuckoo cocoa puffs.

But I've never thought he looks funny. I have zero opinion about his appearance. I am not claiming that I never use looks to form an opinion about a politician (I certainly have). But Cruz is just nondescript.

Young Calorie Counters not a teen Mar 24 2015
14:33 (UTC)
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I don't know if people will be able to help (her pediatrician might be a better place to start) but what is her height and weight?

New Members lose weight fast Mar 20 2015
12:31 (UTC)
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Ignore Adi, he says things that are ... not based in reality. (Sorry Adi, but you do.)

 

The thing is, selt, at 17, you should not be crash dieting, which is what a liquid diet would be (nobody should crash diet, but especially not someone at your age). Ok, so you are having surgery (you didn't mention that in your OP). Is the surgery scheduled?

Reasonably, you shouldn't expect to lose faster than 1lb/week - that means it could take a year or so to reach your goal weight. I strongly urge you to get your doctor to refer you to a dietitian who can hopefully help guide you in safe weight loss. Maybe there is a reason to go faster than normally recommended, because of the greater risk of putting off surgery (or having the surgery at your current weight), but that's for the doctor to decide, not you or us.

People didn't respond well to your post because you didn't give very much information - just asked if a crash diet was ok. It isn't, and people jump to tell you that. Too many people here have been burned by trying crash diets and ending up in a worse situation. Nobody wants to see that happen to someone else, especially not a girl with her whole life ahead of her.

New Members lose weight fast Mar 19 2015
20:22 (UTC)
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Original Post by Adi_:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Original Post by Adi_:

Also ask your doctor friend ( guessing its the one on the right side in your profile pic) to look up Yoyo dieting.

?? Most people don't have profiles of themselves and their doctors.

exactly , it aint no doctor that that told her to lose her weight FAST and that too on a liquid  diet?

We don't know if the doctor told her to lose weight fast, or if she added the speed in herself. We don't know if the doctor suggested a liquid diet. Neither of those things were clear from her post. But it's pretty clear that she did talk to a doctor, and it's unclear why you thought it necessary to suggest she was lying about that.

When it comes to weight loss and nutrition, many doctors know about as much as your average non-doctor (i.e. not much). It wouldn't surprise me if a doctor did give her bad advice - it's happened before.

The Lounge a hugely contentious* thread Mar 19 2015
15:29 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Maybe so.

But I don't think I'm the only one who regards people using their phone during a dinner out to be rude.

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7. Checking your mobile phone during a date is one of the quickest ways to make someone feel uncomfortable. Whether you're taking a call or a text, using your phone sends the signal that you're not interested in your date. Even if you want to text your best friend about how great the date is, don't do it. Instead, concentrate on making your date feel special. Even if there are no sparks, be courteous, pay attention to the conversation 

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7. DO put your phone away.
This is the big one, ladies: The act of obsessively checking your phone every two minutes could be a bonafide deal breaker. There’s nothing ruder than trying to have a conversation with a person who’s constantly staring at their screens—wouldn’t you be put off if he were paying more attention to his iPhone than to you?

Checking Instagram can wait. No, it can’t? Then you’re probably not ready to have a relationship with an actual human just yet. Similarly, do not post any status updates, tweet about your date in real time, or snap any candid pics when he’s not looking. That’s just weird.

 

Really - my position isn't controversial, but I'm guessing that for people who obsessively use their phone, maybe the truth hurts.

But that's dating. For a married couple? They don't necessarily have to spend an entire dinner staring into each others eyes (even if it might help them re-fall in love). And they might be checking for a text from the baby sitter.

That is so sad.

That's how it happens. You start taking each other for granted and not treating each other courteously and the next thing you know, you're on the skids heading for divorceville.

Everybody knows that if you're new parents worried about how the baby and the sitter are doing, you set aside *a minute* and you call the sitter to check in. That's it. You don't sit and look at your phone every time it beeps or chimes. In fact, you're in a nice restaurant about to spend $150-200 on dinner - you should put your phone on silent if you have to bring it in.

My phone doesn't beep or chime very often.

... but I'm really not one of the people you are describing seeing.

 

I've heard of groups of friends that all put their smart phones in the center of the table, and the first one to check their phone has to pay the tab.

Wasn't there also a restaurant that did something to prevent their customers from using their phone. Like the drink had to be placed on the phone? Someone help me out. Found it.

The Lounge a hugely contentious* thread Mar 19 2015
15:26 (UTC)
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Original Post by floggingsully:

Original Post by runesplendor:

I can think of a hundred different dinners where we had phones out the whole time

That would explain the defensiveness...

Ahem. The line from My Cousin Vinny is:

Well, that would certainly explain the hostility.

The Lounge a hugely contentious* thread Mar 19 2015
14:45 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Original Post by trh:

One of the things humans are particularly good at is projecting their emotions on others.

Maybe so.

But I don't think I'm the only one who regards people using their phone during a dinner out to be rude.

Top Ten Dating Tips

7. Checking your mobile phone during a date is one of the quickest ways to make someone feel uncomfortable. Whether you're taking a call or a text, using your phone sends the signal that you're not interested in your date. Even if you want to text your best friend about how great the date is, don't do it. Instead, concentrate on making your date feel special. Even if there are no sparks, be courteous, pay attention to the conversation 

Dating Advice for Women

7. DO put your phone away.
This is the big one, ladies: The act of obsessively checking your phone every two minutes could be a bonafide deal breaker. There’s nothing ruder than trying to have a conversation with a person who’s constantly staring at their screens—wouldn’t you be put off if he were paying more attention to his iPhone than to you?

Checking Instagram can wait. No, it can’t? Then you’re probably not ready to have a relationship with an actual human just yet. Similarly, do not post any status updates, tweet about your date in real time, or snap any candid pics when he’s not looking. That’s just weird.

 

Really - my position isn't controversial, but I'm guessing that for people who obsessively use their phone, maybe the truth hurts.

But that's dating. For a married couple? They don't necessarily have to spend an entire dinner staring into each others eyes (even if it might help them re-fall in love). And they might be checking for a text from the baby sitter.

New Members lose weight fast Mar 19 2015
14:28 (UTC)
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Original Post by Adi_:

Also ask your doctor friend ( guessing its the one on the right side in your profile pic) to look up Yoyo dieting.

?? Most people don't have profiles of themselves and their doctors.

OP, if your doctor said to lose weight fast, your doctor gave you bad advice. The method that you've proposed is bad. We don't know more about you (age, weight, height would be a good start) so you aren't going to get more concrete advice, but we can say that fast weight loss is very rarely the answer.

That's not being rude. It's just telling you something you didn't necessarily want to hear.

Weight Loss Post-breastfeeding weight struggles Mar 19 2015
14:19 (UTC)
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Original Post by imagine6:

Oh my gosh. I can't even imagine the emotional and physical highs and lows you have been through. I am so sorry about your miscarriages.

I agree with you. I, too, didn't have to calorie count for a very long time. I also didn't expect to gain all this weight! It's amazing how many calories you burn while producing milk!

Thanks. It's been hard. To boot, I'm torn between the "I should lose my weight before I get pregnant again, so that I'm not starting a pregnancy with extra weight" and "Whats the point of getting too into a weight loss plan, since it'll just get undone by the next pregnancy?"

I'm planning on getting into some more intense exercise with a friend, knowing that if I get pregnant, I might have to bail on her. At least she knows what I'm dealing with, so I think she'd understand.

The Lounge a hugely contentious* thread Mar 19 2015
13:45 (UTC)
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I was once out to breakfast, and next to us was a family of four. The mother was staring at her phone the entire time up until they ordered, and then she put it away. They started discussing plans for the weekend, and she said "I wonder what movies are playing" so her husband pulled out his phone to check. She immediately snapped "No phones at the table!" I think she had absolutely no clue how hypocritical she was being.

The Lounge a hugely contentious* thread Mar 19 2015
13:19 (UTC)
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I only caught part of the piece, but I think the result was that for a while, the tumor was having no negative impact on the woman, and so the doctors were ok leaving it. But at some point, it started to cause health concerns, and they had to remove it. The woman was less happy post-surgery, even though she understood that her euphoria before was a function of the tumor.

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