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New Members Need Question Answered Regarding Analysis Oct 16 2014
13:55 (UTC)
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In the analysis section, net is the same as deficit/surplus.  A negative net means a deficit, a positive net is a surplus.

If you burn 2000 calories in a day (including but not limited to exercise) and eat 1500, you will have a deficit and net of -500. If you do that every day for a week, you will have a weekly deficit of 3500, which is roughly a pound of fat.

 

It gets a little confusing because some people use "net" to mean intake minus exercise, but that calculation doesn't mean anything for weight loss, since it doesn't include the calories you burn the rest of the day, and it isn't what CC uses "net" to mean.

The Lounge Ebola is in the US Oct 16 2014
12:29 (UTC)
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Original Post by pavlovcat:

She called the CDC to let them know BUT THEY TOLD HER SHE WASN'T HIGH RISK AND COULD FLY.

Well, that's unsettling.

Foods Frozen TV Dinners? Oct 16 2014
12:01 (UTC)
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Kashi has some good frozen dinners that aren't as high in sodium compared to the Lean Cuisine types, and generally have better ingredients.

The Lounge right to carry Oct 15 2014
16:53 (UTC)
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How does "right to carry" turn into "right to not be frisked for a concealed weapon and checked for appropriate permit".

Do airports in Utah not screen for weapons?

The Lounge Ebola is in the US Oct 15 2014
15:42 (UTC)
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Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

My recollection is that reports said she had "prolonged" contact with him. This would lead me to believe she treated him during an extended stay. Can't say for sure.

I found this, suggesting that they were both part of the second team. That's scary.

The Lounge Ebola is in the US Oct 15 2014
15:01 (UTC)
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Does anyone know - were the two nurses that have contracted ebola in Dallas part of the original "misdiagnosis" team that send him home, who might not have been adequately clothed, or were they part of the team that was suited up for dealing with an infected patient?

The Lounge Do you have $3,650? Oct 14 2014
17:47 (UTC)
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Usually when someone asks me this question, it's followed by 'if you send it to me, I will pay you back ten-fold, just follow these directions...'

 

You know what Toby, when the son of the deposed king of Nigeria emails you directly, asking for help, you help! His father ran the freaking country! Ok?

Pregnancy & Parenting weight gain during pregnancy Oct 14 2014
17:09 (UTC)
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Plenty of people gain weight in the first trimester - for some, eating is the only way they are able to keep the morning sickness at bay.

If you were 15 lbs underweight, and gained 15, then that means you are only *just* at a healthy weight, and probably could still stand to gain the "underweight" recommended level of weight gain (28-40lbs). It's very likely not wise to try to keep the weight gain to the minimum for a normal weight (25lbs is the minimum you should gain if starting at a normal weight).  And if you have lost weight in the past few weeks, that means you aren't eating enough to maintain, let alone gain.

Look, I started my pregnancy at a healthy weight, and gained 55lbs - far too much according to the charts. But I lost it easily, without dieting or increased exercise -- really without trying, in 9 months.

If you need to, talk to your OB about weighing blind (don't look at the scale) and have them not tell you your weight unless you aren't gaining enough. But please, do not get concerned with gaining "too much". Gaining too little is far more of a concern for your baby's health.

Weight Loss hints and tips on how to tone and loose after you've had a baby Oct 14 2014
13:56 (UTC)
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Need stats: age, height, weight before getting pregnancy, highest weight during pregnancy, and current weight? Activity level? Are you breast feeding? How much are you eating?

The Lounge Suffocating in this relationship Oct 08 2014
18:47 (UTC)
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Original Post by smw:

I highly recommend spending some time by yourself without romantic entanglements to figure out what you actually want for yourself and the areas where you would like to improve yourself.

I think this has been recommended in each of queen's threads.

The Lounge Suffocating in this relationship Oct 08 2014
18:47 (UTC)
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Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Original Post by queenz0r:

Loool i'm done with this.

That would probably work.

When you write it to him, I'd leave off the "loool" (laugh out out out loud?).

It suggests you aren't serious.

ridiculing someone with a speech impediment is beneath you.

Do you have a speech impediment, or can I still ridicule you?

The Lounge UPDATED to add link: assisted suicide Oct 08 2014
18:44 (UTC)
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Original Post by theviewfromhere:
 i'm pretty sure that most of the resistance to assisted suicide arises from the fact that they'll be required to document what they're already doing every day in palliative care.

Can you explain this more?

My main example of who would be a candidate for assisted suicide is my aunt, who was dying of cancer. Sounds very much like your mother (I'm sorry for your loss). Couldn't eat, and the hospice care likely increased her morphine until she died. I think everyone wished there was a quicker option, rather than those more subtle options.

The Lounge Suffocating in this relationship Oct 08 2014
18:39 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Original Post by queenz0r:

Loool i'm done with this.

That would probably work.

When you write it to him, I'd leave off the "loool" (laugh out out out loud?).

It suggests you aren't serious.

The Lounge Clowns to the left of me, CHATters to the right, here I am, stuck in the middle with you Oct 07 2014
14:08 (UTC)
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We had two ride-ons for our family home - my brother and I used them (yes, my parents totally pulled the "not until you are older" trick so that I was SOOOO excited when I was finally, at age 9 or so, allowed to use the ride-on), and my cousin would use the push mower to get around trees etc.

If I remember right, it took us at least an hour for the three of us to finish the lawn. There's no way we could have done it just with push mowers.

*push mower in this case is still gas powered, not the completely manual push mower.

The Lounge Ch ch ch ch changes. Turn and face the Chat. Oct 06 2014
14:33 (UTC)
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Original Post by igloogal:

Good morning.

Heading to the pediatric unit at the hospital today to hopefully get some answers and medicine for this "reflux" or what I believe to be GERD. I can't take much more of hearing these boys scream in pain after they eat in the middle of the night.

I will hurt someone if I don't get a prescription!

So just was talking to my friends with a 3 week old about this. I was convinced S. had silent reflux at 1 month old.  After talking to other friends who had 1 month olds before and after me, a LOT of people think this.

Obviously, some babies do have it. But what you are describing (scream in pain after they eat in the middle of the night) sounds exactly like S. We gave him reflux meds for a while, but saw no difference; stopped giving the meds, and it got better - not because of the lack of meds, but because he stopped being a 1-month old baby.

I hope that's the case for you, because giving the meds sucks.

The Lounge Ch ch ch ch changes. Turn and face the Chat. Oct 06 2014
14:29 (UTC)
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Original Post by deborahamorgan:

Original Post by pavlovcat:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

I find shots way easier than ear checks. Shots require holding down legs - I'm not worried about breaking his legs. Ear checks require steadying the head and preventing the neck from turning... not a struggle I want to have with a toddler.

I just hold Tess and press her head to my chest.  Doc has about a 2 second window to get in there before she busts free.

They have us lay her down for shots.  Obviously they've never seen her fight a diaper change before.  It's like a cat trying to get out of a burlap sack. 

That's the most idiotic thing I've ever heard. The easiest way to give a little kid shots is with them sitting across Mum or Dad's lap.

I can't remember when it changed, but I think there was a point when it was done lying down, but more recently in the lap. So might be an age thing?

The Lounge Ch ch ch ch changes. Turn and face the Chat. Oct 06 2014
14:02 (UTC)
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I find shots way easier than ear checks. Shots require holding down legs - I'm not worried about breaking his legs. Ear checks require steadying the head and preventing the neck from turning... not a struggle I want to have with a toddler.

Weight Loss Perseverance? Oct 06 2014
13:13 (UTC)
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Original Post by mposada:

I don't think that 1100 calories is too little for me, since it's been 1 week and I didn't lose a single pound... :(

You've been on this site for far too long for this b.s.

You know exactly what kind of response this post will get.

Vegetarian I don't understand pescetarianism. Oct 04 2014
00:02 (UTC)
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Original Post by b377ad0nna:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Original Post by b377ad0nna:

I became a pescetarian just 7 months ago because I want to do something compassionate & be environmentally responsible but hey I'm still human, only human. I still eat seafood, I need sustenance  I have nothing against vegetarians and vegans, heck i admire them and I'm dreaming of becoming one. But as for now, I can only afford pescetarian diet. And for the record, I don't call myself a vegetarian cause yeah I know I am not and far from being one  I also have nothing against people who eat animal flesh, almost 99.9% of my friends and relatives are eating that, and also the "me" 7 months ago. I decided to stop eating animal flesh because I just want to, my prerogative 

Fish and shellfish are animals.

Yeah i know, that's why I'm a pescetarian not a vegetarian 

Right, so you didn't stop eating animal flesh. You stopped eating mammal and bird flesh.

The Lounge anti-abortion position says execute women who abort Oct 03 2014
19:42 (UTC)
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Yes, and they can get medication too, for early abortions - off-label meds that cause miscarriage, essentially. But if there are complications and they go to the hospital, they can be arrested.

My understanding is that the rich in those countries where it is illegal are able to get proper abortions (that is, overseen by a doctor), either by a private doctor or they can fly to a country where it is legal.

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