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The Lounge Windows 10. Like it? Hate it? Feb 06 2016
00:01 (UTC)
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I'm not upgrading for now, will  e interested in hearing responses here.  I use Windows 8 at work and hate it. My home computer is 7 it is almost 10 years old and no problems.  

How have you liked it so far?  

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Feb 05 2016
14:02 (UTC)
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"You know that “TrusTed” logo?   The one with TRUS and TED merged, yet separated via different colors?  

Turns out that when you Google “TRUS”, the logo at once becomes hilarious and hilariously appropriate: 

"A transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) is an ultrasound technique that is used to view a man's prostate and surrounding tissues. The ultrasound transducer (probe) sends sound waves through the wall of the rectum into the prostate gland, which is located directly in front of the rectum."

Yup, that’s the very top Google result.   Basically, it’s an anal probe.  Which makes us even more certain that he’s actually an alien. 

Well done, Ted! "

 

And Santorum thought he had google problems

Games & Challenges 1st Quarter 2016- January 1- March 31 JOIN ANY TIME Feb 05 2016
12:27 (UTC)
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Original Post by dbackerfan:

Marianne check in date

starting weight 204  goal weight 180

1/8 202.4 -1.6

1/15  199.8  -2.6

1/22  197.4  - 2.4

1/29  194.2  -3.2

2/5   194.7   +.5

TOTAL LOSS TO DATE   9.3 POUNDS!!  

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Not a good week in general, but I'm doing better now. 

First mistake was last weekend I broke down and bought wine~ I can't just have one glass.  Ended up having 3 bottles over the weekend, so gained 3 lbs at least I've worked most of that off.  

The good I have been exercising daily.  Wednesday I overslept so I went to a class at the gym I used to go to over a year ago ( it is in a small town 20 min away from where I live now but same chain Snap) The class was mostly weights - presses, deadlifts, squats, push ups, high pulls.  burned a ton of calories and yesterday the muscle soreness began.  This morning it is screaming at me!!!  

Wednesday I got my new scale and finding it helpful.  It has told me I need to increase my activity by about double.  Yesterday I had over 14K steps and was only 106% of goal.  I did 2 workouts - one short 20 min one in the am and then an hour after work, just a short Walk away the pounds 3 mile walk but before I was very behind in reaching goal.

I am hopeful this extra weight today might just be water from the muscle soreness and last night I had green olives before bed and those are packed with sodium.

So goal for this week is no wine, and more activity.  

good luck folks.  Guess it is time for someone else to be a top loser 

 

 

 

 

Fitness FEBRUARY Fitness Challenge - Everybody welcome! Feb 04 2016
02:43 (UTC)
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I waited days for someone to start this- seems everyone has fallen off the face of the CC!

I am happy to report for the month of January I lost 10 lbs.  I aim to lose 8 lbs this month.  I have been getting up most mornings early enough to do some youtube workout for an hour each morning.  Mostly these have been Walk Away the Pounds fairly simple but at least it's movement.

 This morning I slept in and instead went to a class at the gym I hadn't been to in over a year.  It was a circuit weight lifting class tonight.  5x5 with 45 sec rests between sets.  Presses I was only able to do 15# Deadlifts 1 set @50 then the last 4 @75 not bad for not having lifted in forever!  push ups- only did wall inclines - KB high pulls 18lbs, probably should have gone up but I was getting tired.  then rows 55lbs  - My heart rate monitor watch said I burned 607 calories my Polar Loop gave me 468 

 

Goal for February is to do something every day.  Get at least 10K steps or if I workout reach the goal set by the Polar Loop and the Polar Balance Scale I just got.  

I also plan to start lifting weights again.  Will be doing the "Strong" program.

Hope everyone is well!  

 

 

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Feb 03 2016
22:07 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

I couldn't understand why some of them, like Santorum, stayed in the race so long. Except that maybe it was their way of demonstrating (walking the walk) that they don't believe in science. Or math.

Because sometimes it does seem like that's what GOP voters want - a rejection of Science specifically, and Reason in general.

 

A lot of them just want to feel relevant and keep their name out there so they can get speaking engagements and or get to be a pundit on Faux or some other news outlet

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Feb 03 2016
20:34 (UTC)
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Santorum has dropped out too now.
The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Feb 03 2016
18:21 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Shoot!

Things are happening fast now!

And he actually got a delegate... What will happen to that one lone Paul delegate, I wonder.

I think it will go to whoever Paul decides to back as the candidate, like huckster is supposed to give his support to Trmup

appears maybe the delegates Omalley won went to Clinton

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Feb 03 2016
16:00 (UTC)
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Bye bye Rand Paul!  

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Feb 02 2016
12:52 (UTC)
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Huckabee and O'Malley have dropped out after the Iowa results.  I suspect Carly Fiorina will be dropping soon as well as she was a no show at her own campaigns 'party".  

 

The Lounge Stubborn elderly parents! Feb 01 2016
14:44 (UTC)
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I agree and my mom and siblings also know dad is experiencing symptoms of dementia and or the start of Alzheimer's.  His physical health is excellent.  He used to train for the "Bike Ride Across Nebraska" which is a 5 day 100 mile a day ride.  He takes the dog for 3 mile walks daily sometimes 2 times a day even in the winter.  He also still rides his bike in the spring and summer.  

 

Fitness I think I overdid it a bit. Jan 31 2016
21:12 (UTC)
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Unless you are on some kind of medication that can effect heart rate ( blood pressure meds are notorious for this) 

Also agree that don't trust the machine at all.  If you don't want to invest in a heart rate monitor get one of those pulse ox meters at the drug store.  These are the things the drs office puts on your finger to check your pulse and oxygen level.  I wear mine sometimes because I have COPD and if my O2 level gets too low I have a hard time breathing.  You can get one for about $20 on Amazon I think I paid about $30 at CVS for mine.  

If you can invest the $ I'd look into a basic Heart rate monitor or even something like a Fitbit with a heart rate monitor.  You might be able to find a used heart rate monitor on craigslist or something.  

Unless you felt your heart racing and or felt light headed I wouldn't worry about what the machine says.  Push yourself and instead of relying on the machine's pulse calculation use the PRE scale

The RPE scale is used to measure the intensity of your exercise. The RPE scale runs from 0 – 10. The numbers below relate to phrases used to rate how easy or difficult you find an activity. For example, 0 (nothing at all) would be how you feel when sitting in a chair; 10 (very, very heavy) is how you feel at the end of an exercise stress test or after a very difficult activity.

0 – Nothing at all 
0.5 – Just noticeable 
1 – Very light 
2 – Light 
3 – Moderate 
4 –   Somewhat heavy 
5 – Heavy 
6  
7 – Very heavy 
8  
9  
10 – Very, very heavy

In most cases, you should exercise at a level that feels 3 (moderate) to 4 (somewhat heavy). When using this rating scale, remember to include feelings of shortness of breath, as well as how tired you feel in your legs and overall.

 

Fitness I think I overdid it a bit. Jan 31 2016
18:24 (UTC)
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How are you monitoring the heart rate?  A chest strap monitor, pulse, the treadmill or something else?

Also how old are you, where does the 130 fall in your zones?  For me 130 is the high end of zone 2 and 131 is in my 80-90% max rate .  Did you feel extra out of breath and feel that the 168 was accurate?  I know sometimes my HRM will register a high number for a bit but it's usually a fluke and it means there is some interference with the monitor - the strap moved- the battery is about to die or something else.

The monitors on the machines are very unreliable.  

 

Fitness January 2016 Fitness Group: All Are Welcome Jan 31 2016
15:40 (UTC)
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I haven't gotten to the gym this month, but I did do videos online each morning for the last couple weeks, and also took the dog for a couple walks when it wasn't too freezing cold in the AM and on weekends once the sun was up and it was warm

Summary for the month from my Polar Loop tracker

Summary  6 days 17 hours active time tracked 292209 steps counted 100.35 mi measured in steps 68120 kilocalories burned 4 inactivity stamps   And the breakdown of my training while wearing the HRM strap
1 days 5 hours
 of training 44 sessions 18.8 miles recorded 7355 kilocalories burned
Games & Challenges 1st Quarter 2016- January 1- March 31 JOIN ANY TIME Jan 31 2016
15:33 (UTC)
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Lee Anne I ordered myself a new scale I should have it delivered this week.  It is a "Polar Balance" http://www.polar.com/en/products/lifestyle/ba lance  

I use Polar heart rate monitors and currently have a Polar Loop activity tracker ( kind of a fitbit type thing) and this scale shows you if you need to eat more or move more or how your "balance" is in the journey.  I love geeky things like this and I am going to be interested to see how it compares with my current scale.  I am participating in another challenge and have to take a pic of scale to report my weigh in each week.  I may have to keep using the old one for that if this new one has me heavier LOL!

 

Fitness Walking Jan 31 2016
00:31 (UTC)
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Original Post by anonimous_guest:

Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Original Post by anonimous_guest:

It ain't so much a question of how fast(which is important too) but a question of WHEN and HOW LONG

What does when have to do with it?

As in: before meals (more efficient) vs after meals (not so efficient)

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/is-fasted-car dio-the-best-for-burning-fat.html

I think you may be referencing fasting cardio, but it has been proven that it is relative.

I know a figure athlete competitor who used to do fasting cardio while cutting but it was a temporary thing she did to lose body fat - now she eats at her macros all the time and keeps building muscle while maintaining a low body fat % and doesn't do any cardio.

 

Games & Challenges 1st Quarter 2016- January 1- March 31 JOIN ANY TIME Jan 30 2016
20:53 (UTC)
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Original Post by lam7:

WooHoo!  Great job Marianne!!!  Keep it up!

Thanks!  

I took my measurements today and since the 31st of December I've lost 1" from hips, waist and thigh and 1/2 inch from arms and  chest ( at the bar strap level).  

 

Fitness Walking Jan 30 2016
14:05 (UTC)
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I would push for faster pace.  2.5 is a "slow pace" and the bare minimum 

The faster pace the more benefits can be had in less time.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3 834211/

"Walking is the most commonly performed physical activity in the United States [12]. It is almost always performed at moderate intensity [8]. Walking less than 2.5 mph on a firm surface expends < 3 METs and would be considered light intensity exercise, and includes such activities as walking for social reasons, between transportation and home or work, and with children [8]. Alternatively, very, very brisk walking at ≥4.5 mph and race walking are vigorous (i.e., ≥6 METs) [8]. Cross-sectionally, greater walking intensity is associated with a lower prevalence of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia [13] when adjusted for distance. Prospectively, the effects of walking intensity on coronary heart disease risk, mortality, and other health outcomes are unclear, in part because higher exercise intensity leads to greater total energy expenditure [3], and because several large prospective studies have yielded conflicting results on whether greater walking intensity predicts lower disease risk when adjusted for total energy expenditure [2,14]."

Sweating is not really a good scale to judge if you are working hard enough.  Instead use the Perceived Rate of Exertion scale http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/heart/ prevention/exercise/rpe-scale

The RPE scale is used to measure the intensity of your exercise. The RPE scale runs from 0 – 10. The numbers below relate to phrases used to rate how easy or difficult you find an activity. For example, 0 (nothing at all) would be how you feel when sitting in a chair; 10 (very, very heavy) is how you feel at the end of an exercise stress test or after a very difficult activity.

0 – Nothing at all 
0.5 – Just noticeable 
1 – Very light 
2 – Light 
3 – Moderate 
4 –   Somewhat heavy 
5 – Heavy 
6  
7 – Very heavy 
8  
9  
10 – Very, very heavy

In most cases, you should exercise at a level that feels 3 (moderate) to 4 (somewhat heavy). When using this rating scale, remember to include feelings of shortness of breath, as well as how tired you feel in your legs and overall.

 

Games & Challenges 1st Quarter 2016- January 1- March 31 JOIN ANY TIME Jan 29 2016
12:15 (UTC)
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Marianne check in date

starting weight 204  goal weight 180

1/8 202.4 -1.6

1/15  199.8  -2.6

1/22  197.4  - 2.4

1/29  194.2  -3.2

TOTAL LOSS TO DATE   9.8 POUNDS!!  

 

I've been consistent with exercise.  I've been doing free videos on youtube - and some free channels on the Roku TV ( I don't have satellite tv )  so been stepping it up and have been getting more than 12K steps.  Yesterday close to 14K.

I've been able to resist the sweets, the bagels and lunches brought in by drug reps ( I work in a family practice medical clinic and we get at least one lunch a week)  Yesterday I had the grilled chicken salad with no dressing.  

My goal is to lose 10 pounds this month then I'm going to start the next stage of Atkins and start adding more carbs. I should reach that goal by Sunday.  

 

 

Games & Challenges 1st Quarter 2016- January 1- March 31 JOIN ANY TIME Jan 27 2016
13:38 (UTC)
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Original Post by simplypaul:


 

 

Hi just wondering is this weekly loss or total loss? confusion reigns in my shriveled brain at times :P

It's accumulated total loss since the challenge started.  

 

Games & Challenges 1st Quarter 2016- January 1- March 31 JOIN ANY TIME Jan 26 2016
18:01 (UTC)
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I'm so surprised by the results!  I am so stoked to be the biggest loser so far!  I hope to continue with this trend!, 

today I ordered a new scale that is compatible with my Pilar Loop.  It is called a Polar Balance and it tells you how your trend is going, if you need to move more or eat less. I love geeky toys like this 

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