Posts by amethystgirl

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Young Calorie Counters muscle Apr 14 2014
13:48 (UTC)

No offense, I hope, but that link is a little wonky, and I think many people might worry about clicking on it.

Could you add the photo to your gallery (go to your profile, under your profile picture, go to "gallery" and then upload the picture there)?

Health & Support Is this Routine Unhealthy? Apr 14 2014
13:45 (UTC)

So, are you now logging your full day's worth of meals? How many calories are you eating?

Working out 3 hrs per day could range from "totally realistic for your goals" to "evidence of an exercise addiction/need to purge through exercise". Given the anxiety you mention in your OP, I am tending to think the latter.

I also cannot think of a goal for which the above routine would be the most effective, which makes the former seem less likely.

The Lounge Do Chat, oh do Chat, oh do remember me Apr 14 2014
13:36 (UTC)
Original Post by barbarjinx:

And we are all no longer figments of each others' imaginations.

You're a figment of my imagination.

I'm very creative.

Health & Support Is it safe to diet while exclusively breast feeding?? Apr 14 2014
01:32 (UTC)

I had my baby a little over a year ago. I breastfed, and without dieting, ended up losing all of my baby weight (I gained ~55lbs with pregnancy) by the time he was 9 months old - I just fed him, ate (mostly) healthy, and as I started having time and energy, going for walks and working out.  I didn't see weight loss right away (other than that ridiculous drop in the first week or so -- I had a lot of water retention at the end), but I knew that feeding him was the priority, and I could always diet once he was weaned if I still had weight to lose.

The Lounge Taxes! Apr 12 2014
18:14 (UTC)

File as soon as we get all the tax documents. If we get a refund, we get it quickly; if we have to pay, we schedule the payment to come out a few days before the 15th.

Pregnancy & Parenting Pregnant and this is not ideal... Apr 12 2014
14:06 (UTC)
Original Post by lostpumpkins:
Good bill payer, bad saver.

Then you need a savings account that you treat like a bill. Every paycheck, some amount (a standard amount, not what you think you can afford this month, or what's left over) goes in. Just like any other bill. And once that bill gets "paid", you can't take the money back. So no dipping into it, unless it's for the express purpose that you are saving for.

Pregnancy & Parenting Nails Apr 10 2014
20:24 (UTC)

I've always assumed it was the folic acid that helped (if it does?). Found this:

Foods that are rich in naturally occurring folate include lentils; dried beans and peas; dark green vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, collard or turnip greens, okra, and asparagus; and citrus fruit and juice

Pregnancy & Parenting Nails Apr 10 2014
19:29 (UTC)

I miss my pregnancy/early nursing nails. They were so beautiful.

Are you still taking pre-natals? They don't solve it, but I think my nails do better with those, rather than a regular women's multivit.

Weight Loss rude people Apr 10 2014
17:55 (UTC)

To set the record straight, you wrote in your original post: "I am keeping my cal count below 900." That was two days ago. If you are no longer trying to restrict yourself to below 900, that's better, but you still have to eat more. "Better" doesn't make it "good".

Perhaps this thread will help: Having problems with 1200 calories...  For those of us who easily eat 2000 calories a day without junk food, it's laughable to suggest that it's impossible.

The Lounge we're cruisin beetches Apr 10 2014
17:40 (UTC)


Weight Loss rude people Apr 10 2014
17:25 (UTC)

Disordered eating (which eating nothing and binging would be considered, and which you posted about in your other thread) is not the same as having an eating disorder.

With the exception of one person who inappropriately labeled you as anorexic, nobody is trying to diagnose you. However, as you continue to post in a public forum, we will continue to tell you if what you are writing is either dangerous, a bad idea, or a violation of the posting guidelines (or all of the above).

CC has a journal function, which you can use to limit who can view and respond, if that is what you need.

The Lounge replacing David Letterman Apr 10 2014
17:22 (UTC)

Just keeping you humble

The Lounge replacing David Letterman Apr 10 2014
17:15 (UTC)

You mean, like in posts #20 and #22?

Weight Loss need supporters Apr 10 2014
16:41 (UTC)

No, the site says "women should not consume any less than 1,200 calories per day".

We do not support under-eating or promotion of starvation diets. You can eat far more than 900 calories, especially if you are getting enough fats in your diet (nuts, for instance, are a great way of getting additional calories without the added bulk).

The Lounge replacing David Letterman Apr 10 2014
16:30 (UTC)

Oh no.

Weight Loss need supporters Apr 10 2014
16:29 (UTC)

You do not need to, nor should you, eat so little to lose weight. I too am 5'6", I too work at a desk. I eat about 1600 calories to lose weight.  I do workout, and I am younger than you, which means that you might need to eat less than 1600, but eating 900 is a horrible way to go about this, and not a method that will be supported on this site.

If you are a binge eater, starving yourself on 900 calories will only lead to more binging. You have to address your starvation-binge cycle, rather that dig yourself a deeper hole.

The Lounge school stabbing - zero dead Apr 10 2014
16:14 (UTC)
Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Do NYC and Chicago have similar laws and enforcement of laws regarding gun ownership or do they have different laws and policies regarding enforcement?

Or is it something else (or multiple something elses) entirely?

I get that people want to believe that stricter laws --> less guns --> less murder, but as far as I understand, that's not how it plays out. Wouldn't it be nice if it did?

Not that there shouldn't be stricter laws as part of the solution, but this is a huge problem, one that needs to be addressed from many angles. Including, as scrapper said, the attention to how we deal with mental health in this country. Including how culture glamorizes guns and violence. And whatever other factors contribute to the violence we see today.

Weight Loss Analyse my regime please =) Apr 10 2014
15:17 (UTC)

Generally, three 1-hr sessions of lifting would be good. Do you have a barbell? If so, I strongly recommend Starting Strength.

The Lounge school stabbing - zero dead Apr 10 2014
15:01 (UTC)
Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Original Post by floggingsully:

Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

I didn't say homicide in the US was increasing.

I said that our homicide rate was higher than the UK's [I did not actually spell that statement out, but I thought it was implied from sharing our homicide rates].

 I understand what you were saying, but I think that this sort of snapshot in time comparisons often misses the bigger picture.

If the US wanted to have higher homicide rates (either higher than the UK or higher than the US in previous years) and our policies reflected that, then our policies aren't very effective as they're having the opposite effect (assuming that gun policies have any meaningful effect on homicide rates).

Legal abortion is responsible for most of the decline in crime.

If gun control didn't have any effect on homicide, I would expect the US homicide rate to be closer to the UK's homicide rate, not 4 times higher.

Well, based on this, gun control in the US does have an effect* on homicide - just in the opposite direction than you'd think.

"Newly released data for Chicago shows that, as in D.C., murder and gun crime rates didn’t rise after the bans were eliminated; they plummeted. They have fallen much more than the national crime rate..."

*Not really "effect", since that would suggest that the graph implies causation, which I don't think it does. But I think it does refute the idea that gun control reduces homicide rates.

Weight Loss Analyse my regime please =) Apr 10 2014
14:47 (UTC)
Original Post by linelevel:

I am fairly active as i commute to work on a bicycle most days, 40 mile round trip. I am not really into weight lifting as I lift at most a pen or mouse at work so don't see the point in beefcake muscles, however toning up to improve lean mass appeals to me. Fitness over strength is my preference.

This paragraph has a lot of conflict in it.

Weight lifting does not equal beefcake muscles.

The best way to improve lean mass is lifting.

"Fitness" is generally said to have 3 components: strength, endurance, flexibility. If you want overall fitness, you should have all 3. If you are only interested in one of those components, that's fine. I'm personally more interested in strength than endurance or flexibility, but I've found my strength training has helped my endurance and flexibility considerably (it helps to have a low starting point), with nary a beefcake to be seen.