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The Lounge "Our Arrogant Biker Nightmare" Sep 29 2014
15:11 (UTC)
Original Post by rosencrantz12:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Because the alternative is a street crowded with cars?

I guess a cyclist stands a better chance hitting a pedestrian than a car. Are there no designated bike paths where you live?

Back in the dark ages when I rode my bike in Vancouver, I rode on the street. Never had a problem, but I was willing to follow the traffic laws.

No, there aren't bike paths in most places near me, nor do many roads have designated bike lanes.

From where I used to live, a biker's story of his hit and run accident. Following the traffic laws as a cyclist gets you nothing if the car decides that getting past you is more important than making sure there's room to pass safely. And since car-car collisions don't end well for cars, the answer is obviously to hit the bike. And then drive away.

The Lounge "Our Arrogant Biker Nightmare" Sep 29 2014
14:43 (UTC)

Because the alternative is a street crowded with cars?

The Lounge "Our Arrogant Biker Nightmare" Sep 29 2014
14:28 (UTC)

I once was biking down a path (paved, no lanes) and a guy was standing to the side. It was only when I was almost up to him that I realized that in his hand was a retractable leash (the kind that just has a cord, not a thick fabric leash), and on the other side of the path was a toy-size dog, attached to the leash. I had to brake hard to avoid going over it.

If I had kept going, I'm not sure what would have happened. Would the leash have gotten twisted up in my tire? Would my bike have flipped? Would the dog have been yanked by its throat across the path? Or maybe we would have been lucky, and I would have just ridden over the line, and everyone would have been fine.

What really pissed me off, was that on my return leg of the ride, the guy was still letting his dog get several feet away from him, with the thin cord invisible to anyone moving at any speed. Completely oblivious.


I think too many - bikers, pedestrians, motorists - are arrogant. They all expect everyone else to watch out for them.

The Lounge OMG.... Why would any one want to do that again n again.... Sep 29 2014
14:09 (UTC)
Original Post by Adi_:

hmm... blunt force trauma .. no i think waxing could be categorised into pull force trauma.

How do folks think Adi would fare in this experiment?

Young Calorie Counters Whats too little? Sep 28 2014
15:47 (UTC)
Original Post by Too_fat_to_be_ana:

moderated post removed

This is not a pro-ana website. Advertising that you are eating a starvation level of calories, and having a user name that suggests you want to be anorexic, suggests that you have no interest in following the mission of this site. Get professional help.


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The Lounge Because Your CHAT Is On My List of the Best Things in Life Sep 26 2014
15:16 (UTC)

You stay classy, Fox News

The Lounge Because Your CHAT Is On My List of the Best Things in Life Sep 26 2014
15:14 (UTC)

I don't like posting the last post on the page - I always feel like it's going to get skipped.

ETA: FTR, I totally expected this to be the last post on the page, and I totally went back and read AK's post after I hit submit.

The Lounge Because Your CHAT Is On My List of the Best Things in Life Sep 26 2014
15:03 (UTC)

If you were able to meet the delivery man as they make the delivery, you can refuse delivery, and it gets returned to Amazon. I did that once when the delivery contained two giant packs of suddenly one-size-too-small diapers.

The Lounge Hush, little baby, don't say a word / Chat's gonna buy you a mockingbird Sep 25 2014
18:30 (UTC)

Four Truths

Even those of us who very consciously reject the media pressure (not even on us, but on celebrities) to "get their body back after baby", it's still hard not to internalize a little the digs that we see all around us.

Fitness Apparently eating bananas slows your metabolism and lifting heavy widens your shoulders.... Sep 25 2014
16:34 (UTC)
Original Post by jman840724030:

    Lifting heavy can be tough on the joints over time so unless your training for football or something it really isn't necessary unless you really just ENJOY it.

This is an old thread, but if lifting is damaging your joints, you're doing in wrong.

Lifting is a very important part of a balanced workout plan. For women, who are more susceptible to bone loss as they age, it's especially important. Treating it as something that's only for football players is a mistake.

The Lounge Blame the Rape Victim in Pennsylvania Sep 25 2014
16:30 (UTC)
Original Post by mcsean:

So, if you had a gun in your hand and this guy was raping you, you would not use it because you would be concerned about your individual humanity!? You make funny.

If I had a gun in my hand and a guy was stealing my car, I might use it.

Does that mean that car thieves should get the death penalty?

The Lounge Hush, little baby, don't say a word / Chat's gonna buy you a mockingbird Sep 25 2014
13:24 (UTC)

They overpaid you $1800??

Weight Loss up again!! :( Sep 25 2014
13:17 (UTC)

If you undereat for a long time, you can gain weight when eating a normal amount. Your body also can gain weight (but not fat) quickly due to the extra food and water in your system. The only solution (keeping health in mind) is to allow your body to adjust to eating an appropriate amount, despite the immediate weight gain, and not respond by returning to restriction.

Another option is you are completely miscounting your calories, and eating a lot more than you think you are. If you are measuring your food and recording everything, that's less likely.

A third option is that you have a medical issue, such as a thyroid disorder, which is affecting your weight. That's something you need a doctor to diagnose, and if you are concerned, certainly make an appointment with one to go over your food logs, weight trends, and blood work.

Weight Loss up again!! :( Sep 25 2014
12:46 (UTC)

From your other post, you are 19 - you shouldn't be eating 1200 calories, especially if you are at all active.

Using this calculator, appropriate for people under 21, you burn 2000 calories when lightly active. You should be eating at least 1500 to lose weight.  Eat 1800 if moderately active.

The Lounge Favorite quotes Sep 25 2014
12:27 (UTC)

This guy's walking down the street when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep he can't get out.

A doctor passes by and the guy shouts up, 'Hey you. Can you help me out?' The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down in the hole and moves on.

Then a priest comes along and the guy shouts up, 'Father, I'm down in this hole can you help me out?' The priest writes out a prayer, throws it down in the hole and moves on.

Then a friend walks by, 'Hey, Joe, it's me can you help me out?' And the friend jumps in the hole. Our guy says, 'Are you stupid? Now we're both down here.' The friend says, 'Yeah, but I've been down here before and I know the way out.'"

Leo, West Wing, "Noel"

The Lounge Hush, little baby, don't say a word / Chat's gonna buy you a mockingbird Sep 25 2014
12:20 (UTC)

Talking with a friend with a new baby, I remembered the first night we got 4 solid hours - we felt like we could fly.

These days, I'd be wrecked if S woke up during the night and I actually had to get up with him. Heck, I'm exhausted if he cries out and it wakes me for a minute, and then go back to sleep.

But then again, I'm not sleeping soundly these days.

Calorie Count Tags Sep 24 2014
20:15 (UTC)

http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/account/tagg ed.php?object_type=forum

Logging --> Favorites --> Forum seems to get me there right now, but I know sometimes that hasn't worked.

Weight Loss 4 days off diet this month! SOS Sep 24 2014
17:08 (UTC)

That anxiety you are feeling, that's a warning sign, that you are slipping towards old behaviors.

1250 is a starvation level amount for someone your age, especially since you are active. I completely understand that wasn't your intent, but you do need to eat more.  If you had plans to see a dietician, do that now. Not when you "finish".

You can lose some vanity pounds in a healthy manner, it's just that the path you've chosen wasn't the right one. It's not too late to change paths, get on a healthier one that will still let you achieve your goal (provided your goal weight is still within the healthy range - I would strongly advise you not to drop below a BMI of 20).

Weight Loss 4 days off diet this month! SOS Sep 24 2014
16:45 (UTC)

You are at a perfect weight for your height, and even if you were trying to lose a few vanity pounds, you aren't eating enough for your stats. You probably should be eating about 1800 to lose weight (based on you being moderately active, using this calculator, appropriate for people under 21). To maintain, you'd want to eat 2300.

So the solution isn't to stop having these "off" days, it's to stop having such restricted days the rest of the time.

Weight Loss What food should I cut out? Sep 24 2014
15:57 (UTC)

Cheez-its. It's the only food I removed from my diet when I started to lose weight.

Obviously, that wasn't what caused me to lose weight. I moved more, and I ate less calories than I burned in a day over the course of 9 months. That's how I lost weight.