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The Lounge Why is someone who wants no kids such a bad thing? May 17 2010
17:26 (UTC)
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Original Post by dnrothx:

Original Post by petite_powerhouse:

 

*waves the white flag of surrender and leaves this thread*

 So much for this...

*rolls eyes*

Laughing I was waiting for that.

The Lounge Why is someone who wants no kids such a bad thing? May 17 2010
17:25 (UTC)
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Original Post by bagga:

You are the one bent petite. I could care less about your clock. I merely thought your some women manage bs to be false and incomplete.

Thou dost protest too much, methinks.

The Lounge Why is someone who wants no kids such a bad thing? May 17 2010
17:16 (UTC)
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Original Post by bagga:

It amuses me you are so unamused. *laughs at eye roll*

Oh, on the contrary. I find it funny as well. It's amusing how easily people can get bent out of shape about a few lines of thought from someone they will never meet in real life.

To each their own. At the end of the day, it just isn't something to get all that worked up about. Women reproduce or they don't. Both choices are equally valid to my mind.

 

The Lounge Why is someone who wants no kids such a bad thing? May 17 2010
17:12 (UTC)
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Original Post by bagga:

Ticking clocks aside, all pregnancy is a result of insemination...

 Well, there was this one chick in Nazareth.

Touché. *rolls eyes*

The Lounge Why is someone who wants no kids such a bad thing? May 17 2010
16:57 (UTC)
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Original Post by bagga:

I hate the biological clock analogy.

my clock ticks, too assume otherwise is foolish. So it is possible for one to have a working clock and still choose to forgo insemination.

*sigh* This kind of topic always leads to tension. I acknowledge that I am not writing carefully enough. I certainly agree that women can feel the pull and still not have children. Hell, I might end up being one such woman. I accept that. And I do not think that a woman who does not have children is any less a woman or human being. It matters not to me at all. Most of my friends are without children, and they are largely in their late 30s to mid 40s.

I'm not sure where the insemination thing came from. I haven't gone that route. Personally, I've never tried to get pregnant.

*waves the white flag of surrender and leaves this thread*

The Lounge Why is someone who wants no kids such a bad thing? May 17 2010
16:45 (UTC)
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Original Post by bagga:

Wow, some women manage...it is not a flawed biology that makes one choose not to have children throughout a lifetime.

 

Sorry for ruffling feathers. All I meant by that was that not every woman's clock goes crazy. That isn't flawed biology at all: I agree. I think some women tick and some don't. I do think more do than don't, however. But, then, as I say, I was completely taken by surprise when my clock ticked. So I tend to think that if mine did, many must. I certainly haven't done studies. Wink

In the same vein, I wrote what I did like I did because, like anyone, I was coming at it from my perspective. I would like to have "managed" not to have started ticking. I kind of envy those who don't. Feeling that constant pull to have a child really complicates my life. I am a single, professional woman who works long hours and likes things "just so" in my life. The whole baby thing just isn't an easy fit.

The Lounge Why is someone who wants no kids such a bad thing? May 17 2010
16:28 (UTC)
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Original Post by beachyball:

Original Post by roxysparkles:

You're only 18. You're still very much a child :) Your opinion on no-kids may change.

I knew someone was going to say this, I KNEW IT!!!!!

I have never liked kids...ever. I used to babysit too, wow, the horror. The one kid hated me so much he locked himself in his room and cried for hours. I am no mother...lmao. Even though, he over-exaggerated, I'm not that bad...sheesh.

Don't underestimate the power of biology. I never wanted kids ever—until I was 30. Then my body told me I wanted kids. My mind rebelled—I was mad at my body for a full year for turning traitor—but eventually the clock ticked so loud I couldn't hear anything else any longer. I'll be 37 next Monday and still don't have a child, but now I know that if I don't have one it will be one of the biggest regrets of my life.

Sure, some women manage to go their whole lives without feeling that pull. All I'm saying is, you never know how you might feel down the road. If someone had told me when I was 18 that I would one day yearn for a baby, I would have laughed for days on end.

Fitness Weightlifting Glove suggestions May 17 2010
15:19 (UTC)
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Original Post by bstudley1:

Original Post by petite_powerhouse:

Original Post by solid555:

Original Post by fanaticalboutfitness:

Any one else have 2 cents to share? Please do.

Lose the gloves.

I so would not do that for a number of reasons. But I know many women do lift without gloves. And it is true that they can be a hindrance with certain exercises.

I lift without gloves. I've never even tried lifting with gloves, for the same reason I won't ride my horse with gloves: control. I have a much better feel for the control over the weight if my skin meets metal. If it's callouses she's worried about (which I don't know if this is accurate since she hasn't said), they're really not that bad, and can be maintained with lotion and a little TLC.

Why do you suggest not going glove-less?

It's just preference. I've used them for 20 years. I love the wrist support, for one thing. My hands also get very sweaty and I'm not going to cart around chalk at every three-hour training session. And I don't want to deal with the callouses. I spend enough time buffing callouses off my feet; I'm not going to add my hands to the equation. As much as I love having muscles, I also like having soft skin. As I say, it's just preference.

The gloves I use give me a really good grip, much better than I can do on my own with my tendency to sweat. I'm happy with them.

The Lounge Stupider or More Stupid? May 17 2010
01:30 (UTC)
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Fitness Weightlifting Glove suggestions May 16 2010
18:11 (UTC)
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Original Post by solid555:

Original Post by fanaticalboutfitness:

Any one else have 2 cents to share? Please do.

Lose the gloves.

I so would not do that for a number of reasons. But I know many women do lift without gloves. And it is true that they can be a hindrance with certain exercises.

Fitness Weightlifting Glove suggestions May 16 2010
17:50 (UTC)
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If it's out there, I've tried it, including Harbinger, and these are the only gloves I recommend:

Valeo Ocelot

I buy them in bulk. If I couldn't get them any more, I don't know what I'd do, because I don't like any other weight gloves.

I do, however, lift very heavy.

 

The Lounge Castle on ABC - Fantastic show.. May 14 2010
22:10 (UTC)
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I'm another who finds Castle funny and cute but far from a work of genius. And it's almost always incredibly easy to figure out the mystery.

As for Firefly, I liked it, but it didn't last long enough for me to love it. The characters and story only got so developed in thirteen episodes and one movie. And Summer Glau as River is a joke. I have no problem with her as an actress, but I do have a problem with River kicking so much eema [and with that word choice my own show loyalties are on display] when she weighs probably 10 pounds soaking wet and none of that poundage appears to be muscle.

I do like Whedon, though I'm really only a true fan of the middle few years of Buffy (after high school and before Sunnydale 90210), and I think Angel went south as soon as He Who Shall Not Be Named returned from the beyond as a teenager. I also found Angelus more agreeable than brooding Angel. But I really do think Whedon has a knack for dialogue and creating quirky characters you have to love. And Angel did redeem itself a lot in Season 5. I loved the character of Illyria. I even considered sporting the blue in my hair for a time.

Bones is another cute/funny show, but they overplay Brennan's issues, and that is getting really, really old. My BF and I roll our eyes all the time when she is yet again acting ridiculously obtuse. And the desire to keep the two characters from becoming a couple is making the story lines surrounding their relationship harder and harder to swallow.

For the most part, I watch Castle and Bones because, yes, they are cute, but also I have very little time for TV and these shows don't require me to tune in regularly to follow along. That said, though, I am a far bigger fan of TV that is far more serial in nature. I just rarely manage to keep up with shows like that. And Bones is very rapidly becoming Must Miss TV for me despite the things that it has going for it.

 

Fitness When women complain about having big muscles... May 14 2010
21:35 (UTC)
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Original Post by dbackerfan:

 the last couple times I've done just cardio I noticed the sweat was pooling right at the breast - I was so embarrassed it looked like I was lactating or something LOL!!!! Oh well 

 

That is situation normal for me. I always look like that on top after cardio, even when I wear Nike's Dri-FIT line, which I think generally works very well.

If I don't wear clothes with drying technology, I have to change my outfit after cardio before I go to lift weights. I get entirely too sweaty to be comfortable. My bottom especially gets soaked.

The Lounge You talk funny, Say more stuff! May 14 2010
20:53 (UTC)
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Neutral (just as I have always contended  )

You`re not Northern, Southern, or Western, you`re just plain American. Your national identity is more important than your local identity, because you don`t really have a local identity. ... [M]aybe you just moved around a lot growing up.

It surprised me that the "horror" question was on there. Now I know that somewhere in this country there are others who pronounce that word as I do. The way I pronounce it stands out to many, but I always assumed I picked it up somewhere.

The Lounge You talk funny, Say more stuff! May 14 2010
20:45 (UTC)
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I don't think I sound different, but everyone else does. I have lived all over America, and though I feel that has given me a neutral accent, it also means I stand out immediately to natives of any area. I can't say two words without someone saying, "You aren't from here. Where are you from?"

I know I pronounce certain words differently than most, like "envelope" and "advertisement," and I pronounce all syllables in "vegetables" and other words that many do not fully enunciate, but a lot more than that apparently stands out to others. Most people ask me if I'm English. An English couple even asked me that once. That I find wholly bizarre.

 

Fitness Rant-Golds Gym-Did I do the wrong thing by switching? May 14 2010
19:33 (UTC)
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Original Post by seakat:

I am definitely going to air my concerns to someone at a higher level than MR Pyramid Scheme!  I am going to find out who the Main area Manager is and send them an email like one of you suggested.  I think right now I am a little mentally bruised.. but i will come up swinging!  

This same manager trainer idiot also told me and my husband both if we were spending more than 30 minutes in the Gym that we are doing things wrong!  Granted we dont have alot of time to kill but typically we are in the Gym for at least 1 hour.. to me:

Rushed work out = injury

I am no expert, but I am really wondering about any of his advice!

The other one was to do Weights first then Cardio...  Usually i do cardio first.

I spend about four hours at Gold's three times a week and all they ever say is that I must be really committed. (Or maybe they're saying I should be committed. I have my iPod going when the comments fly, so it's hard to know for sure....)

As for cardio vs. weights, I do cardio first, too, because I have lots of reserve strength for weights after cardio, but once I have killed myself doing weights I can't do cardio to save my life. And, well, I prefer weights, so I like to save them for last. I believe in doing what works for you, what keeps you committed and coming back.

Fitness Rant-Golds Gym-Did I do the wrong thing by switching? May 14 2010
15:24 (UTC)
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I love Gold's, but then I learned about cardio and lifting years ago on my own. By the time I started at Gold's I was long past needing assistance, so I can't speak to how they are when it comes to that. I do know that I never see them helping out patrons unless they are getting paid for it, and I use about five Gold's. And I'm pretty skeptical about the things I see them teaching women to do there.

Fitness When women complain about having big muscles... May 14 2010
14:57 (UTC)
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Original Post by pgeorgian:

When women complain about having big muscles...

they usually don't have any, to speak of.  most women who actually have defined muscles love them.  i know i love mine.

Very true.

Fitness When women complain about having big muscles... May 14 2010
14:55 (UTC)
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Original Post by solid555:

Original Post by petite_powerhouse:

Of course, back then I was also the only woman (though technically I wasn't even that yet)

Were you a girl?

 

I was. I was just barely 18 at the time.

Fitness When women complain about having big muscles... May 13 2010
21:58 (UTC)
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2-lb dumbbells? Hell, 35-lb. dumbbells don't make you bulky. I've been lifting for decades, and I definitely have muscle, but it's not bulky. Women just aren't built that way. Unless you are using performance enhancement drugs or you have an inordinate amount of testosterone in your system, whatever bulk you see is a result of building muscle under fat. I lowered by BF% specifically to lean out my body and let the muscle show through.

I started lifting back when very, very few women were into that sort of thing. And it amazes me that, all these years later, the same myths persist. At least, though, there is more appreciation for an athletic, muscular female body now. I get compliments on my "guns" all the time. My girlfriends want me to teach them how to get their own. And I had a woman tell me a couple of weeks ago that she watches me at the gym and "steals" my exercises to build her body the same way. That is worlds of progress, when you consider that 20 years ago women at the gym would ask me if my ultimate goal was to look like a man. Yell

Of course, back then I was also the only woman (though technically I wasn't even that yet) lifting weights at my gym. So things really do change, thankfully.

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