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Fitness JANUARY 2015! Fitness Group All Are Welcome Jan 31 2015
01:01 (UTC)

I haven't done any exercise this month, but I did go to my home gym last night and updated my account from a single gym membership to all gym access.  I belong to Snap and the gym I joined in 2009 has me grandfathered in so I don't have to pay extra for classes so I've kept the membership up.  I did put a 30 day freeze for January as I moved and knew I'd be busy with house set up.  

The town I now live in has a very small Snap franchise but I think for "Strong Curves" it might work ok.  There is no real squat rack- but I can sub with goblets.  They do have some oly bars and benches and a bit of space to do hip thrusts so it should be doable.


I also got a dog last weekend.  We've gone for a short walk every day at my lunch hour!  She may be a tiny chihuhua but when she wants to go home fast I have to walk pretty quickly to keep up.  

The other day I used my Polar Loop ( which is a fit bit made by Polar) and used it to count my steps and from my front door to my desk at work is only 300 steps!  yes I live that close to my job.

I also walk to laundromat which is probably even less steps since it's a little closer in the same strip mall my job is

I'll be able to walk to the gym - it is probably 3 blocks away.  Looking forward to February when I will get back to the gym and get some more stability in the workouts!

The Lounge going after anti-vaxxers Jan 31 2015
00:31 (UTC)
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this just popped on my Facebook feed

Olivia, my eldest daughter, caught measles when she was seven years old. As the illness took its usual course I can remember reading to her often in bed and not feeling particularly alarmed about it. Then one morning, when she was well on the road to recovery, I was sitting on her bed showing her how to fashion little animals out of coloured pipe-cleaners, and when it came to her turn to make one herself, I noticed that her fingers and her mind were not working together and she couldn't do anything.

"Are you feeling all right?" I asked her.

"I feel all sleepy," she said.

In an hour, she was unconscious. In twelve hours she was dead.

The measles had turned into a terrible thing called measles encephalitis and there was nothing the doctors could do to save her. That was twenty-four years ago in 1962, but even now, if a child with measles happens to develop the same deadly reaction from measles as Olivia did, there would still be nothing the doctors could do to help her.

On the other hand, there is today something that parents can do to make sure that this sort of tragedy does not happen to a child of theirs. They can insist that their child is immunised against measles. I was unable to do that for Olivia in 1962 because in those days a reliable measles vaccine had not been discovered. Today a good and safe vaccine is available to every family and all you have to do is to ask your doctor to administer it.

It is not yet generally accepted that measles can be a dangerous illness. Believe me, it is. In my opinion parents who now refuse to have their children immunised are putting the lives of those children at risk. In America, where measles immunisation is compulsory, measles like smallpox, has been virtually wiped out.

Here in Britain, because so many parents refuse, either out of obstinacy or ignorance or fear, to allow their children to be immunised, we still have a hundred thousand cases of measles every year. Out of those, more than 10,000 will suffer side effects of one kind or another. At least 10,000 will develop ear or chest infections. About 20 will die.


Every year around 20 children will die in Britain from measles.

So what about the risks that your children will run from being immunised?

They are almost non-existent. Listen to this. In a district of around 300,000 people, there will be only one child every 250 years who will develop serious side effects from measles immunisation! That is about a million to one chance. I should think there would be more chance of your child choking to death on a chocolate bar than of becoming seriously ill from a measles immunisation.

So what on earth are you worrying about? It really is almost a crime to allow your child to go unimmunised.

The ideal time to have it done is at 13 months, but it is never too late. All school-children who have not yet had a measles immunisation should beg their parents to arrange for them to have one as soon as possible.

Incidentally, I dedicated two of my books to Olivia, the first was 'James and the Giant Peach'. That was when she was still alive. The second was 'The BFG', dedicated to her memory after she had died from measles. You will see her name at the beginning of each of these books. And I know how happy she would be if only she could know that her death had helped to save a good deal of illness and death among other children.

As the parent of an autistic child, I wanted to add a little something to this - more below the fold.

The Lounge going after anti-vaxxers Jan 30 2015
22:10 (UTC)

IPad won't let me edit but the link above mentions the Vaccine and SIDS a myth


The Lounge going after anti-vaxxers Jan 30 2015
22:07 (UTC)
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The Lounge going after anti-vaxxers Jan 30 2015
16:15 (UTC)

Pav I know that China denies the existence if AIDS and HIV in their country yet there is a very high number.  So I imagine countries that want to turn blind eye to such issues would make them false report

The Lounge going after anti-vaxxers Jan 30 2015
15:55 (UTC)

I found a WHO report that is a 250 page PDF file on Google that broke down by country and each vaccine and % of the population that had each vaccine.  South America and the U.S. We're pretty much identical at 92% the lowest were parts of Africa and Asia

yesterday afternoon on a talk show I listen to a woman called in and said she doesn't vaccinate because of the chemicals and the reason we have all these preventable diseases is because we don't have clean air, water and chemical in our food.  Even if this were true the fact that today our food and air is so polluted would mean shouldn't we vaccinate and take measures to actively clean up our environment and outlaw GMOs and expand the EPA and FDA and on and on, and then also how do we force other countries to do likewise, because as long as measles exist on the planet it is a disease anyone not immune can catch.


The Lounge going after anti-vaxxers Jan 30 2015
14:11 (UTC)
Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Here is an interactive map that shows the number of outbreaks of  vaccine-preventable diseases. (You can view it by year and by disease.)

Look how much better South America and Mexico are than the US!

Yea that bork comment was kind of a "Faux news" talking point with no factual basis

Fitness Anybody else doing crossfit? Jan 29 2015
22:24 (UTC)

I took a crossfit type class it wast CF but it was, basically the same WOD and the same quantity speed before quality and form.

i injured my feet with the box jumps, luckily nothing major, just a lot of pain and unable to workout for a long time

The Lounge going after anti-vaxxers Jan 29 2015
20:56 (UTC)

Actually Bork. Mexico, Argentina, Honduras and most other countries south of the U.S. Have very high vaccine rates.  

The Lounge going after anti-vaxxers Jan 29 2015
20:50 (UTC)

I can't edit on the iPad, but find the auto correct in my posts interesting. I don't want to be anti  caseros if this is bad!off to google to find out what that might mean

The Lounge going after anti-vaxxers Jan 29 2015
20:47 (UTC)

It is not only children who are immune compromise that get these diseases and for adults they can be life threatening .  A simple case of measles in a 10 year old could easily cause someone with HIV AIDS or someone on chemo with no white cells get the disease and die.

i just heard a fascinating study report out of Australia that showed they could reduce and reverse peanut allergy as well as other food allergies simply by giving the children a probiotic found in all health food stores.

it ,went on to say that a lot of our food allergies in children in the US is due to the high number of c sections.  Vaginal births actually put those healthy bacterial into the baby's gut and breast feeding increases this due to the armpits of the mom secrete the bacteria and it seeps to the nipple and continues to ,put the bacteria into the baby so they develop the flora needed to fight diseases and keep the allergens at bay.  

I wonder if these anti caseros are also the first ones to demand antibiotics for every time their baby gets a cold or ear infection helping to contribute to the superbugs like MRSA and the VRSA. And c diff

The Lounge going after anti-vaxxers Jan 29 2015
19:03 (UTC)

Here in Arizona you have to bring proof of vaccines to be allowed to enroll in school, and if you say it's against your religion you get exemption, but if any communicable disease happens within the district you cannot go to school until vaccinated or the outbreak ceases.

i have an anti vaccer friend and she made a comment on Facebook once that just amazed me she said something about preferring her children die than face a lifetime of disability caused by the chemicals invaccines.  I don't understand that

my oldest daughter was going to be an anti fader, but living in a tourist town in a tourist business she decided the herd immunity would put him at risk.  She lives in a town with only 700 people, but a lot of hippy types

Fitness First Time Lifting Jan 28 2015
18:23 (UTC)

You don't need to lose weight, you are probably just under muscled so look soft.  

If you can't get a gym membership look into Bodyweight Stength  Training Anatomy by Bret Contreras.  Fabulous exercises to build all the body muscles, and he also points out the importance of the 60% muscles of the lower body and why building these is imperative.  Concentrating on the vanity muscles makes you look unbalanced.



The Lounge Probably a good thing- but will be open Jan 28 2015
01:09 (UTC)

So I got my dog!  she is a 1 year old Chihuahua and I got her for free!~  A friend of mine on Facebook posted she had to downsize her dog population as the home owner association had a new rule only one dog she had 3.  The dog I took belonged to her daughter in Vegas up until a few weeks ago, they were suppose to move to NC but that fell through and they didn't want her back.  she is full bred, all caught up on shots and is microchipped and spayed.

She's housebroken except I haven't yet learned her cues, but we are working on that!  She is very sweet and is adjusting to my home nicely.  She was living in a home for 3 weeks with multiple dogs and before that in a family with children.  

The small dog is perfect for me and even when she "jumps" on me she doesn't tear open my skin like bigger dogs tend to do! a1/v/t1.0-9/p403x403/10868132_102034114399487 16_6366161066438526004_n.jpg?oh=a0956a785bfa9 43a86322c5061f122db&oe=55222571

this is June- but her name is going to be changed  June just does not work for her

The Lounge It's not about impeachment, or is it? Jan 27 2015
20:31 (UTC)

They couldn't find attorney that would take it to court as he hadn't broken any laws.  They did take the $$$$ though to review the case, but all the attys they hired dropped the case.

Fitness how to have defined abs without losing weight? Jan 26 2015
16:20 (UTC)

Build muscles by eating at a surplus and lifting weights.  You will gain muscle weight, but to have muscle definition you need muscles.  

Make sure to fuel any workouts you do start with eating enough.  Resistance training is the best way to build muscles.  Some great exercises would be planks, squats, deadlifts, push ups, chin ups and anything that engages the core.


The Lounge Family under investigation for letting children walk home alone Jan 22 2015
23:30 (UTC)
Original Post by rosencrantz12:

Norway, Sweden, Denmark. Free university, free health care, good schools, empowered (and happy) citizens.


eta: at #61

and they don't mind paying for these things to benefit all members of their society with higher taxes.

I used to be middle class- I am now probably on the border of middle to working poor.  I would be working poor if it weren't for a retirement $ I get from the ex husbands - When I was unemployed this $ kept me in a home until I did find new work.

I don't mind paying taxes, I just would like it to go to social services instead of war machines.

The Lounge Family under investigation for letting children walk home alone Jan 22 2015
16:13 (UTC)

Sorry double 

The Lounge Family under investigation for letting children walk home alone Jan 22 2015
16:13 (UTC)

we Don't value children after they are outside the womb

The Lounge Family under investigation for letting children walk home alone Jan 22 2015
14:46 (UTC)

CPS is also very different in each state.  My niece who is a foster mom in TN told me stories of how mom's who have addictions who give birth automatically lose the baby to CPS sometimes for months while they have to prove they are clean and sober and I think we all know the importance of that bonding that mother and child should have before they are taken.  


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