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The Lounge No crying and No falling in love Jun 12 2015
18:31 (UTC)
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Original Post by nebi-hime:

So how will they screen out the homosexuals so they do not get distracted over /mooning at man-butts?

Does that mean lesbians are OK to be hired?

You've got it backwards. He isn't saying not to hire people who would be distracted by #distractinglysexy people, he's saying that #distractinglysexy people shouldn't be in the same lab as serious scientists like him.

So gay men are fine, but lesbians might still be distractingly sexy, and are therefore a risk to the lab culture.

I haven't worked in a lab for a while. Sometimes I miss it. I'd imagine I had CSI music playing as a pipetted samples into a PCR gel. And then I'd remember that I wasn't solving mouse crimes*.

 

*it was mouse DNA

Fitness will I lose weight Jun 12 2015
11:54 (UTC)
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I hope some day you decide that this isn't how you want to live your life.

I hope that when you finally reach that decision, you still have a life to live.

Health & Support Cheat meal on reverse diet? Jun 10 2015
17:42 (UTC)
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Not familiar with reverse diet, but my main philosophy is that I never do a diet that requires cheating.

I might eat more on some days than others, and I might choose to have dessert some days and not others, but that isn't cheating, because I didn't make a rule that said I couldn't do it.

Weight Loss For those losing consistently...stay hungry? Some days worse than others? Jun 10 2015
12:52 (UTC)
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Definitely normal in the early days to have periods of hunger at times when you are used to eating more.  For me, there was that mid-afternoon walk past the secretary's candy bowl. Getting used to not doing that made me feel starving during that time, even though obviously the little piece of chocolate wasn't actually filling me up.

However, waking up multiple times a night with hunger pangs seems excessive.

What are your stats (age, sex, height, weight) and how much are you eating? Do you have an idea of how much you were eating before you started trying to lose weight?

Health & Support relapsing Jun 05 2015
20:48 (UTC)
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Original Post by majkamariaba:

how about not stopping exercising she's been told by a medical professional to stop exercising but just tracking the time of it? Set Your phone for 15min and just do your walk, run or whatever you'd like just for 15min, no more. It could make you feel better about the fact that you did exercise after you had eaten. It could be a good start. 

You won't gain fat she is underweight - she's supposed to be gaining if You increase your calories intake. Every +3500cal should put 1lbs on body fat, so just control that yes, anorexics love controlling that. that isn't recovery. You can use your exercise time to log exactly your calorie intakeand count how much more you can eat/should burn to stay after all day within net cal 0-100cal she's been doing almost exactly this, except for her, it's that she is trying to burn off all of her food. and again, she's supposed to be gaining

If there are baby steps to be taken, those need to come from the medical professionals who are treating her for her eating disorder. We don't know enough about her to know how much danger she is in staying at her current weight (we just know that she is underweight - ETA: actually, found a post with stats, her BMI is 15.8), so encouraging her to maintain really isn't appropriate.

 

@horsemad, I really liked your response to the OP.

The Lounge Battle over Caitlyn Jenner Jun 05 2015
17:43 (UTC)
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Hee, I remember that one. And then she tries to dye it, and it somehow ends up looking like clown hair (maybe it turns pink?).

... just think what precious brain cells that memory is taking up. Yet I remember nothing from organic chemistry, except that we got to play with model atoms.

The Lounge Battle over Caitlyn Jenner Jun 05 2015
17:33 (UTC)
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Original Post by gotborked:
S/he spent quite a bit of effort getting dressed up, make-uped, air-brushed, and posed

The air-brushing happens post-production. And is not done by the subject of the photograph. So no, she spent no effort getting air-brushed.

The Lounge Battle over Caitlyn Jenner Jun 05 2015
17:30 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Original Post by santonacci:

Original Post by pavlovcat:

I read a piece written by a transgender person (female to male) who essentially detailed all the ways in which his life had improved since becoming a man.  It was saddening. Hopefully Caitlyn is prepared for now being marginalized and scrutinized and defined by her outward expressions of femininity.

"You see, Caitlyn, when you were a man we could talk about your athleticism, your business acumen.  Now, you're a woman, and your looks are the only thing we care about."

To be fair, when was the last time anyone said something about Bruce's* athleticism, or business acumen, or anything that wasn't related to the Kardashians?

*Using the former name, as I'm referring to the time period when she went by that name.

The times I heard anybody say anything about Bruce Jenner it was about his athleticism, referring to his Olympic achievements.

Prior to his involvement with the Kardashians and his transition process, I never heard anybody make any comment whatsoever about his appearance. positive or negative, except perhaps that his image on the Wheaties box had become iconic.

I am glad that people are finally admitting that a woman's appearance is the only thing that men or (male-dominated) society value or care about. The first step to fixing anything is to at least acknowledge reality.

When? In the last 5 years?

At most, I've heard her Olympic past mentioned, but always in the context of the show - in a very "how the mighty have fallen" type way. No, not even that, more like a random fact - "did you know that he was in the Olympics? And now he does this."

But I admit, I know most everything about that show and her, through watching The Soup on E!. I'm pretty sure Joel McHale made comments about his appearance, pre-transition, but Joel is very equal opportunity like that.

The Lounge Battle over Caitlyn Jenner Jun 05 2015
15:43 (UTC)
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Original Post by santonacci:

Original Post by pavlovcat:

I read a piece written by a transgender person (female to male) who essentially detailed all the ways in which his life had improved since becoming a man.  It was saddening. Hopefully Caitlyn is prepared for now being marginalized and scrutinized and defined by her outward expressions of femininity.

"You see, Caitlyn, when you were a man we could talk about your athleticism, your business acumen.  Now, you're a woman, and your looks are the only thing we care about."

To be fair, when was the last time anyone said something about Bruce's* athleticism, or business acumen, or anything that wasn't related to the Kardashians?

*Using the former name, as I'm referring to the time period when she went by that name.

Health & Support relapsing Jun 05 2015
15:33 (UTC)
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I agree with linden - it isn't relapsing if you never started recovery.

You keep asking the same questions. The only progress I see is that now you are admitting that what you are doing is part of your eating disorder.

The answer to your questions won't change. It was, is, and will continue to be: GET PROFESSIONAL HELP!

The Lounge Why do cats ... Jun 05 2015
15:22 (UTC)
9
Original Post by floggingsully:

Because cats are mean-spirited, awful creatures.

Ok. So then why do some dogs do this too?

Foods paleo recipies Jun 05 2015
11:44 (UTC)
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Original Post by vegandaisydoll:

No, I don't get * offended * I get annoyed when people make stupid claims about veganism which isn't a diet lmao

Yes, it is a diet. Diet doesn't have to mean losing weight - diet can mean "the foods eaten, as by a particular person or group".

Vegan is most certainly a diet. It might be other things too (a lifestyle, a weight loss tool, a cover for an eating disorder), but at its base, it is a word to describe the diet of a person who does not eat meat or animal byproducts.

But congratulations, your response proved my point just perfectly.

OP, sorry for the hijack. I'm not a fan, personally, of the idea of paleo, but I have no doubt there are many tasty foods that fit within that diet.

Foods paleo recipies Jun 04 2015
20:05 (UTC)
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And yet you get all offended if someone says anything slightly negative about your diet/lifestyle.

The Lounge Battle over Caitlyn Jenner Jun 04 2015
19:35 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

And I don't think I really understand gender. Someone on the radio said that *nobody* is born as a male or a female. That's fine to say and all, but I wish they would have explained what they meant.

Male and female are sexes, and we certainly are born either male or female (with a few exceptions - hermaphrodites). That's just genetics/anatomy.

For the genders... I'm not sure what they were trying to say. That gender is a learned behavior? Maybe to some extent, but in my opinion, there innate differences.

My mom tells the story of how when I was a toddler, she'd point out the construction trucks to me, because my brother had loved that. But I just glazed over them - I didn't care. Given that she was a SAHM and I wasn't in school yet, most anything I was learning was from her, and she was trying her damnedest to teach me that trucks were awesome. I just wasn't buying it.

Whereas, as my son entered toddlerhood, we didn't focus at all on trucks (much more on animals), but once he started seeing trucks, whoo boy did he love them. Animals are fine and all, but trucks... they are apparently awesomesauce.

Cue all the people telling me that their girl loves trucks.  Obviously, there are girls who love trucks, boys who don't, but you'd have to do a lot to convince me that boys loving trucks more than girls do is entirely a society-made construct.

Health & Support On a VLCD and not sure how to get off without gaining my weight back? Jun 04 2015
15:20 (UTC)
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Seconding the advice to see a doctor. You were eating starvation levels of calories, and burning off whatever you ate through exercise, leaving your body nothing.

1500 would be the barest minimum for a sedentary overweight teen, and therefore not an appropriate goal for you - you should have been eating far more.

At this point, only a doctor can help assess what level of damage you have done and how you can start to heal from it.

Motivation Need your help ASAP!! Jun 04 2015
13:33 (UTC)
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Don't post the same thread in multiple forums. You got replies on your other thread.

Health & Support can teens eat as much healthy food as they want ? Jun 04 2015
12:08 (UTC)
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Some teens can, some teens have to be more careful with what they eat.

Given the stats that you posted on another thread, you likely don't have to watch calories, or if you do, it's to make sure you are eating enough.

Foods green lemon juice will be helpful Jun 03 2015
20:24 (UTC)
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Original Post by petite_chicago:

I was once told by someone without a sense of humor that if you eat half a cookie, all the calories are in the half you didn't eat.

To this day, I am still not sure she was joking.

No joke. It's true.

Foods green lemon juice will be helpful Jun 03 2015
18:46 (UTC)
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The broken chips at the bottom of the bag don't have calories.

Neither does food left on your toddler's plate. Or from licking the spoon used to mix the brownie batter.

You burn calories just by resisting the piece of crappy sheet cake your office provides for someone's retirement, or the donuts someone brings to a meeting.

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