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Old 01-29-20, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
If you've never counted calories, I would recommend doing it for at least a few weeks to get a real handle on it. Nothing like actually writing down what you eat to make you realize what things are blowing your budget, etc. Any of the free apps like myfintesspal or loseit are a good start. Once you do it for a while, you get a pretty good handle on what a deficit looks like and how to maintain it. Not that I have the discipline to do so (obviously) but once you do it long enough, there is no lying to yourself about exactly how many calories are in that donut/slice of pizza.
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See my post above about tracking home cooking. Easy with the right app.

As far as calories out, there are plenty of activity trackers and smartwatches that are up to the task.

The problem is that the people that should be paying attention to both sides of the equation often think that one or the other is enough.
Understood. Looks like an initial main effort and then just maintenance. Like a lot of things in life. Thanks!

Thanks for the suggestions for the apps, too.

If I start going down this road I'll likely just start out with the standard BMR you can calculate. I would hope that they are reasonably accurate, even if they are ± ~30% it's at least a starting point. I desperately want to avoid getting a smart watch or activity tracker.
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Only Oregon and DC are listed as not having "widespread" flu activity in the CONUS.


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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Whew, these January/February band rehearsals are tough. Lots of sight reading.
I was never all that great at sight reading.
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Clearly having some misplaced anger problems this week. Don't know if it's the concussion, the trauma, or just the facts of the case.
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My wife would really like to move somewhere in the Southeast US.

After 30 Illinois winters she's a bit fed up with them.

Any suggestions?
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Old 01-29-20, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Understood. Looks like an initial main effort and then just maintenance. Like a lot of things in life. Thanks!

Thanks for the suggestions for the apps, too.

If I start going down this road I'll likely just start out with the standard BMR you can calculate. I would hope that they are reasonably accurate, even if they are ± ~30% it's at least a starting point. I desperately want to avoid getting a smart watch or activity tracker.

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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
My wife would really like to move somewhere in the Southeast US.

After 30 Illinois winters she's a bit fed up with them.

Any suggestions?

Lived in morehead city/ new bern north carolina. Beautiful small town on the water, and access to the southern part of the obx. I would move back there in a heart beat if it wasn’t so hard for me to get to work from there.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I was never all that great at sight reading.
I don't know what sight reading is. Reading by sight. Duh. But then why do we have to say it at all? To hear our own voice no doubt.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
I don't know what sight reading is. Reading by sight. Duh. But then why do we have to say it at all? To hear our own voice no doubt.
Per Wikipedia:

"Sight-reading, also called a prima vista (Italian meaning "at first sight"), is the reading and performing of a piece of music or song in music notation that the performer has not seen before."
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Cello concerto
What software does she use?
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I was never all that great at sight reading.
This is the time of year when the director goes through a bunch of music to see what he likes and doesn't like.

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My wife would really like to move somewhere in the Southeast US.

Any suggestions?
Criteria?
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They don't have prom in the Olde Country
But they do have The Proms.
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Strong work!

Happened to me throughout my running and cycling “career.” I’d also feel great and find out I was slow as ****.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Clearly having some misplaced anger problems this week. Don't know if it's the concussion, the trauma, or just the facts of the case.
I have found that when I leave the ball bat home, it keeps me out of trouble. Of course, in your case, maybe just locking the office door would be best. Human interaction may not be the best right now.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Clearly having some misplaced anger problems this week. Don't know if it's the concussion, the trauma, or just the facts of the case.
I have found that when I leave the ball bat home, it keeps me out of trouble. Of course, in your case, maybe just locking the office door would be best. Human interaction may not be the best right now.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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What software does she use?
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I have found that when I leave the ball bat home, it keeps me out of trouble. Of course, in your case, maybe just locking the office door would be best. Human interaction may not be the best right now.
Good advice. I should also probably let all email cool for 30 min before sending.

Of course, I might just be an irritable old man. \
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My wife would really like to move somewhere in the Southeast US.

After 30 Illinois winters she's a bit fed up with them.

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My wife and I thought about the SE, too, but decided to stay where we are. While the SE has some nice weather, they have some schizoid weather, too, like rain and storms and summer humidity’s that makes Illinois humidity look like the Sahara. And, don’t forget the traffic.

Then again, escaping Illinois taxes and state debt may make any change of location worthwhile.
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That looks like one of your fancy pens.
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Clearly having some misplaced anger problems this week. Don't know if it's the concussion, the trauma, or just the facts of the case.
Try some prednisone!
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Watched this fascinating documentary on PBS last night about the struggle to regulate the food industry, beginning in the late 1800’s. The methods employed by the industry at that time were nothing short of criminal, and the resistance the pioneering Dr. Wiley faced looks exactly like the resistance populist movements face today . . . shameful and criminal.
https://www.pbs.org/video/poison-squad-q5yqxi/
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Four hours with no content. Slackers.
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That looks like one of your fancy pens.
She uses Sibelius for the scribbling.
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My wife and I thought about the SE, too, but decided to stay where we are. While the SE has some nice weather, they have some schizoid weather, too, like rain and storms and summer humidity’s that makes Illinois humidity look like the Sahara. And, don’t forget the traffic.
There are other places besides Florida.
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Don't try to start a panic around here, at worst that's the common flu.

Wait . . . are you a Russian troll?
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datlas I think you can really get in the spirit of the season if you wear a mask in the exam room when seeing patients for the next couple weeks.

Tell them it's for your protection.
See, Russian troll.
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