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The Lounge Vacation to Florida...will not be fun. reassurance might help Jul 30 2016
18:55 (UTC)
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Sleeping arrangements and having fun shouldn't matter.  How far is your condo from the beach house?  I think you're making too much of a tiny sleeping matter

I think the adult married couples should in fact be in their own rooms, maybe the boys in one room and the girls in the other so that is 4 bedrooms split between them.  It's too bad the arrangements were made late and you feel left out, but in the long run are you really going to be having to sacrifice fun just because you aren't sleeping under the same roof as your friend?  

Also something you may not see, but the parents are is the kids are no longer pre teens, and my first thought was as I was reading the ages of the boys was hell no way I'm going to have my teen daughter near teen boys.  You may think "eww gross" but maybe those older boys don't think so.  

Take advantage of the hours you do get to spend with the friends and the parents.  I am sure there will be more hours of fun and activity like you want, than time spent seperate.  Make the best of a perceived "bad" situation

Games & Challenges 3 rd Quarter Challenge 2016 - JOIN ANYTIME! July 1 - September 30 Jul 29 2016
13:03 (UTC)
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NAME:  Marianne

STATE:  Arizona

AGE:  56

HEIGHT: 5'6"

STARTING WEIGHT: 204

CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT:  182.5

WEIGH IN DAY:  Friday

CHALLENGE GOAL WEIGHT:   160

7-1  182.5

7/8  180.1  -2.4

7/15  182.5 + 2.4  - forgot to post last week sorry

7/22  184.7  +2.2

7/29  187  +2.3

Total gained   4.5  

Not doing well at all.  

 

 

The Lounge A Depressing Thread with Angst & Disgust about the 2016 General Election Jul 29 2016
12:57 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Original Post by lysistrata:

You still liking Gary Johnson, nomo?

I like Gary, but I'm afraid Bill Weld may be disqualifying for me.

 

I'm going to vote either Johnson or Stein - still finding out more about them both. I know almost nothing about Stein. I know too much about Trump and Clinton to be able to bring myself to vote for either of them. 

 

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/07/27/n ew-low-for-jill-stein/R2JBeiiBuyrWHyjUNuG5CL/ story.html?s_campaign=bostonglobe%3Asocialflo w%3Afacebook

 

The Lounge A Depressing Thread with Angst & Disgust about the 2016 General Election Jul 28 2016
14:26 (UTC)
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Original Post by lysistrata:

Cute "journalism." Apparently Newsweek can't Google to find the same guy also wrote Bush Bucks. No, let's stick with vast right wing conspiracy.

I had to "unfollow" a facebook friend who is gay because he believes this bull- I couldn't believe he fell for something on Breitbart- He might as well go to Infowars and find out more on how he needs to vote against his own life.

 

The Lounge A Depressing Thread with Angst & Disgust about the 2016 General Election Jul 28 2016
13:34 (UTC)
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Original Post by lysistrata:

You still liking Gary Johnson, nomo?

I like Gary, but I'm afraid Bill Weld may be disqualifying for me.

This is interesting since Gary Johnson told his convention if they didn't nominate Weld to be the VP for him ( they choose vp by votes) he wouldn't run for president.

Aren't Libertarians just an arm of the GOP?  Gary Johnson was a Republican Governor.  

I don't know anything about Weld, except he too was once a Republican.

The Lounge A Depressing Thread with Angst & Disgust about the 2016 General Election Jul 28 2016
00:18 (UTC)
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I think the libertarian and Green Party need to do what Bernie said his supporters need to do and build from the ground up.  Get some state house reps, mayors, congress and such. 

I would love to see a more than a binary government, but trying to build hat in a general only is wishful thinking.  I would love to see All the candidates and the VP choices be able to be on the debate stages.  We all need to hear their actual platforms and polcies.  

I listen to progressive talk radio and one of the hosts is even in the DNC emails mentioned as a Bernie Bro, which is laughable because he wouldn't even let Sander supporters call in until Bernie started winning.  He tried to get Clinton reps on his show constantly.  

Jol Stein had a Monday slot where she calls in and answers questions from callers.  

I was a Bernie supporter and will be voting for Clinton, because I have friends who are Mexican, gay, black, single moms who work but still need food stamps, I have friends and family who are Muslim, atheists and pagan.  I believe in climate change, I want my grandchildren to grow up with drinkable water and access to public schools.  

I believe we could have a wonderful mTin if we actually spent money to build roads, bridges, and renewable energy instead of more for war and airplanes that don't fly.

im not afraid of ISIS but I am afraid of some madman with a gun.  

I think it is more important to get the vote out and get rid of the senators and congressional people who do everything in their power to help themselves but don't do anything to actually fix the country or create a job.

i am going to be working for a senatorial candidate who actually has my senator John McCain running scared.  I will be donating to her efforts.  I think the down ticket races are even more important, as has been proven over the last few years seeing how everything Our president wants to do is obstructed.  I am tired of the separation of church and state being almost non existent.  

I want our representatives to actually represent our country

Fitness Resistance bands vs weights? Jul 24 2016
18:46 (UTC)
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Free weights are far superior if you have the space.  Adjustable Dumbbells are great take up less space, but can be cost prohibitive and do require space.  Bands are easily stored, can be taken anywhere and can provide a good workout for beginners.  

There is a book " Your body is a barbell" which might be all y need.  Also Bret Contreras has a great body weight workout book too.

 

Fitness Questions about HIIT? Jul 23 2016
02:15 (UTC)
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I don't know much about gazelle, however HIIT means intervals.  so you could do the entire workout on your Gazelle as long as the "work" time is intense so hard you can't go any harder.  the point of HIIT is to work hard for a short time - 30-60 sec so  hard that you can barely breath and want to vomit then do a recovery time 30- 90 sec then hit it hard again.  

HIIT means High Intensity Interval Training  so no matter what you choose to do for the interval as long as you are giving it your all you will be good.

 

Fitness Have I hit a plateau? Jul 23 2016
02:05 (UTC)
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If you are trying to gain muscle and strength are you using weights for these exercises or just bodyweight?  to gain strength and muscle you need to stress muscles to build them.

If you can do 20 pushups ( are they real or on your knees?) then maybe look to one armed, or spiderman or start looking into doing pull ups there are also many variations to a push up you should try.

Squats - should be weighted and each week or each workout increase the weight.  If you are only doing bodyweight squats look into pistol squats.  Try some Bulgarian Split squats.  using weights or even resistance bands would help at first, but the best progress will be with weights.  also maybe do some lunges and step ups

are your "butt ups" actually a hip thrust or glute bridge perhaps? https://www.girlsgonestrong.com/blog/strength -training/hip-thrust/

http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/detail/ view/name/barbell-glute-bridge

again if you aren't using weights or resistance then you are not challenging the muscles enough to see the progress you want.  

If you do not belong to a gym and can't afford a gym then look into Bret Conteras bodyweight program.   http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EQ5U4BK/ref=dp-ki ndle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1#nav-s ubnav

you're probably sweating because you are actually doing endurance exercises vs weight lifting to build muscle and strength.

I wouldn't say you hit a plateau, but your routine is not working for your goals.

Weights or resistance ( bands ) are best, but there are variations for body weight that can be done to build the body you want.

Also for planks look into the many variations - reduced base, elevated, side and longer hold times.

 

Games & Challenges 3 rd Quarter Challenge 2016 - JOIN ANYTIME! July 1 - September 30 Jul 22 2016
14:00 (UTC)
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NAME:  Marianne

STATE:  Arizona

AGE:  56

HEIGHT: 5'6"

STARTING WEIGHT: 204

CHALLENGE STARTING WEIGHT:  182.5

WEIGH IN DAY:  Friday

CHALLENGE GOAL WEIGHT:   160

7-1  182.5

7/8  180.1  -2.4

7/15  182.5 + 2.4  - forgot to post last week sorry

7/22  184.7  +2.2

total loss - zero total gained 2.2

I haven't exercised in a week  I have a sinus infection again and got pink eye on Sunday- thanks granddaughter

In good news today marks my 11 year anniversary of no smoking!

 

Fitness Oxy vs Condition Jul 21 2016
00:08 (UTC)
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Best of luck on your sobriety.  Having lived with persons with narcotic addictions I know it's a rough road to haul.  You might benefit from attending a Narcotics anonymous meeting or few.  If your town doesn't have an NA group find an AA group. Maybe just look for some support group online for ex addicts.  When I quit smoking I found an online community that was very helpful while going through withdrawals and cravings and such.  

I would be very careful on overdoing the exercise especially with the potential for some significant pain as muscles heal.  This could very well trigger the abuse.  I imagine you must have had some kind of pain in the past that lead to the addiction to begin with, unless you were just taking others and buying on the street?  

 

Fitness muscle gain and training Jul 14 2016
00:42 (UTC)
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Original Post by smashley23:

Original Post by davel4815:

Are you looking to gain muscle mass or just lean up a little? At 17, your metabolism is probably high and at 5'5" 124lbs you are def not an over weight person in anyway but eating 3600 calories at your size seems like a lot considering I am 6' 208 lbs and eat 3200 cal a day... Depending on your goal if you are looking to be a body builder just cut maybe a day of weights and keep the cardio cause that burns the fat most and weight burns fat but builds muscle.. I eat 300g carbs 80-120g fat and 140-200g protein a day but I'm trying to lean up a little and then gain muscle back slowly... So really it depends on your overall goals.. There are a few thigs that u could try...

This is rubbish

She's a young woman who said she is losing weight despite eating 3600 cal so she needs to eat even more and do less cardio and more heavy lifting but maybe only 3 times a week.  

Fitness Getting into lifting- some guidance please. Jul 14 2016
00:31 (UTC)
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If you're having surgery on your leg then ideally I would suggest going to a physical therapist to start they would be able to instruct you on proper exercise and form to get it healthy.

after PT, then maybe look into Strong Curves for a full body lifting routine building strong gluteus and bigger butt.  

For nutritin aim for one oz of protein for every pound you weigh.  Eat healthy carbs and fats.  

There is no reason a teen shouldn't be able to lift weights and heavy.  Some people may say stuff about growth plates and children, but if you use proper form, and gradually increase the weight you will be fine.  Well unless you have some bone disease or other condition that would cause bones to break easily

Weight Loss weightless and exercise Jul 13 2016
00:57 (UTC)
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I've never heard of a weight loss program that didn't stress the importance of exercise,even if just walking 15-30minutes a day.  

I would guess if you're severely obese and have a medical condition that would make exercise dangerous then yes, but normally for better results and overall health and fitness incorporating exercise is best.

Also from personal experience weight lifting is great for losing inches.  

Depending on your goals and how much weight you need to lose look into at least walking and adding in some bodyweight exercises if you don't have gym access

The Lounge doctors who shouldn't be. Jul 13 2016
00:42 (UTC)
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Original Post by catwalker:

If you daughter has insurance, submit a complaint to the insurance company as well.

My daughter's on Medicaid, they don't give a #### about patient satisfaction

 

The Lounge doctors who shouldn't be. Jul 12 2016
01:19 (UTC)
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yea, I talked to my provider I see at the office and he was kind of taken aback at her comment.

I don't know if she is just naive because she hasn't been in medicine long or if she is just plain stupid and inconsiderate of others feelings.  

My daughter has switched providers for her baby and I will talk to her about switching herself.  A lot of this doctor's patients once they see the PA switch to him from her because of the way she treats them

Lots of patients have filed complaints with the office manager too.  She really is a dick sometimes! 

Fitness "Rate" my routine? Jul 10 2016
19:00 (UTC)
2

From what I've read and seen the leg press is about the worst thing to use if you have back issues.  Maybe start with light deadlifts and learn perfect form and then build on that, same goes with squats.

Maybe look into New Rules of lifting for Abs it is a great program for building back strength, plus it's a lot of fun

Fitness Pokemon Go is just a creative fitness app Jul 09 2016
23:53 (UTC)
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Fitness JULY Fitness Challenge - all are welcome Join anytime Jul 09 2016
23:35 (UTC)
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okay promise not to laugh, oh ok go ahead and laugh - but I ordered a baton ( when I was 40+ years younger I twirled competitively) and this morning took it out of its package and gave it a twirl.  All I can say for certain is baton twirling is not like riding a bike!!   

A bigger belly makes ab passes a lot more difficult.  doing over the shoulder under the leg passes is also not as easy as it used to be!  Who'd of thought even simple finger tosses and catches weren't that easy after all - and didn't even attempt a toss up turn around!!  

Looking on YouTube and it appears the whole sport has changed - a lot more gymnastics than twirling.  A lot of what the girls were doing were penalties back in my day!  Oh well, something fun to do and flexibility will be improved - I will have to remove my glasses though.

This past few days has only been walking the dog.  Today it was too hot to do even that.  I'm going to need to find a shady parking lot to practice baton in because my kitchen just isn't cutting it!!

 

Fitness Ab and thigh workouts. Any tips? Jul 09 2016
23:26 (UTC)
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Planks, deadlifts, squats, step ups, lunges, bulgarian split Squats, farmer walks, alligator crawls, bear crawls, burpees

 youtube these and decide how to proceed based on your current level and progress as appropriate

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