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Tickerguy 190k posts, incept 2007-06-26

Wine: Shoes schmoes. God gave me what man was intended to run on; why would I want to fuck up the mechanics of what he designed? Do you really believe that all these smart people are smarter than he is?

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The difference between "kill" and "murder" is that murder, as a subset of kill, is undeserved by the deceased.
Tristan 730 posts, incept 2009-04-08

Jstanley01 wrote..
Squats, deadlifts, and presses strengthen functional movementsgetting up, walking, standing, bending over, reachingthat we all rely on every day and that can be challenging for deconditioned elderly people.

Deadlifts and squats develop incredible strength and this point about it being "every day" functional movements is very true. If I could only do one strength exercise it would be deadlifts (mainly because I hate squats).

For anyone who wants to do bench presses without a spotter, just don't use clips on the bar. If you're on the losing end of a battle with gravity, tip the bar to one side and the weights will fall off of that side, causing the counterweight to pivot the bar violently to the other side and off of you. No need to kill yourself to avoid damaging drywall or something.
Wineaux 559 posts, incept 2009-03-23

Gantww - smiley smiley smiley smiley smiley smiley

Some friends have gone this route (home wine making) and their product is smiley.

Theyve had much better luck with brewing beer.

Im also not sure that the wife would like it if I picked up yet another hobby smiley. Id still have to go to the store though as she is the Champagne QUEEN. smiley

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What wine goes with unemployment?
Mdporter 726 posts, incept 2008-02-26

Congrats to Karl from going from Fatty to Fit.

If you want an easy visual representation of all the sugar in the drinks people consume, look at this:

http://www.sugarstacks.com/beverages.htm

If you have a 3 can a soda a day habit, you are essentially drinking 1/4 a pound of sugar or sugar substitute a day. That's 7.5 pounds of sugar every 30 days. You can't do that and expect a positive results.

I am a corporate drone and use our small gym daily. I also do pushups at my desk at least once a day and try and get out for a walk once a day, even it if is for 20 minutes. Saturdays I play with my kid (plenty of energy for that) and Sunday I engage in a high performance sport and play with the kid some more. I have no problems sleeping at night and have enjoyed good health.

I never get the parents who say they can't keep up with their four year olds. If they can't, they are doing the wrong things. They're all fat and tired looking for a reason.

I always get a kick when a fat person tells me I look too skinny. When you tell they they are too fat they huff and puff and act deeply offended. Just another part of the delusional cycle people are in!
Gable 1k posts, incept 2009-07-04

Wine said:

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Lastly, if you are planning on making jogging a central routine in your exercise profile make sure you get fitted for proper running shoes. Over the past 2 years, I shifted my routine to more outdoor running and as a result of incorrect fitted running shoes (I was running in New Balance that were too narrow), I've developed Morton's Neuroma in both feet. I've recently switched to Brooks wide width and my feet thank me on a daily basis :-). I will also get fitted for a custom orthotic next month.


Karl said:

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Wine: Shoes schmoes. God gave me what man was intended to run on; why would I want to fuck up the mechanics of what he designed? Do you really believe that all these smart people are smarter than he is?


Karl is correct. I have run for 40 years in just about every condition. The human mechanics for running are perfect. The only real thing you need to do is protect your feet from injuries from glass, nails, and such. The worst thing for your feet are high dollar, lots of support type shoes.

From an earlier post a while back.

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About four years ago I developed Plantar fasciitis (heels feel like they are on fire) I went to a foot doctor who prescribed Orthotics (expensive shoe inserts for added support). They helped some, but I still had some pain.

Then by chance, I got pink eye and when I went to see my regular family practice doctor he noticed my top of the line shoes...he said those are bad for your feet, you know. Turns out he was a runner too. He advised I go read a book, "Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Vintage) by Christopher McDougall (Mar 29, 2011)

http://www.amazon.com/Born-Run-Superathl....

It is a good read, even if you do not plan to run.

It changed my running life for ever. Today, I do not have Plantar fasciitis, my running times are faster than they have been in twenty years. I do not wear Orthotics anymore. I removed all support in my shoes and run on the flat base.

The book explains a lot and like I said it is a great read that includes amazing feats of running along with anthropological information about how man is the best running machine on the planet and why.



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Gantww 1k posts, incept 2011-04-22

Yeah, there definitely is a trick to home wine making. The favorite one I've made so far is made out of welch's grape juice and bread yeast (I make stuff that I think is better, but that one is always well-received and it's dirt cheap, so....). I do have to add sugar to it to make it palatable since the bread yeast still manages to consume all the sugar in just the grape juice. It takes a bit of tweaking to get it right and you MUST get it off the sediment as soon as active, bubbly fermentation is finished to avoid getting odd flavors in the mix. Also, if do include any crushed fruit in the carboy, make sure that is processed down enough that it can't plug the valve - there's nothing like having 6 gallon carboy blow its top open.

That said, I've had some experiments that weren't as good as others. One batch of hard cider turned to vinegar. A batch of Riesling had a good flavor, provided you allowed it to air out first - if you didn't, it was rather pungent. A batch of fruit mead continued a secondary fermentation in the bottles because I forgot to kill the yeast and about half of them blew their tops. I've also had a lot of trouble with sediment, and still don't always quite get it all out (that stuff is bad on the flavor and tends to look rather nasty as well). But I'm getting the hang of that.

I've considered selling wine, but it's such a pain to get all the various permits and whatnot that it simply isn't worth it. The winemaking part is easy, but keeping up with all the government rules makes it untenable to even try.

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Pissing on the host in the middle of the living room with guests present is a pretty good reason for the host to forcibly remove one from the scene, in my humble and correct opinion. - Jack_Crabb
Flaps10 7k posts, incept 2008-10-17

Seems to be a sub-thread on Alzheimer's here.

AD took my mom at 64 years old. Bittersweet. Sucks that she got it but I counted cheerfully the days I was able to spend with her, knowing that there are many people out there who never got to say good bye to their loved ones.

Of course I worry that I'm in line. I don't do aluminum anything (cookware, deodorant, etc).

I've also taken to pushing my brain, as one poster mentioned. Learning to sew, gun smithing, foreign languages, etc. Besides the potential that it would stave off AD for a few years it also makes me a better, well rounded person.
Flaps10 7k posts, incept 2008-10-17

My dad on the other hand...

Is on oxygen full time because he spent his life smoking cigarettes. Still does. Recently had four heart attacks in one day and now has a pace maker courtesy of a total luck shot that a cardiologist was in their small town that day.

He is one of the reasons that medicare is so high. Love my dad, but his quality of life has tanked. As long as he's hooked up to the high cost of medical care he's probably got another 5-10 years of crappy existence to go.
Wineaux 559 posts, incept 2009-03-23

Genesis said:
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God gave me what man was intended to run on; why would I want to fuck up the mechanics of what he designed? Do you really believe that all these smart people are smarter than he is?


Well, man invented asphalt. Pounding on stone does damage to your feet as well as the rest of your body. The foot was probably designed to run on softer surfaces like grass. By your logic you should run barefoot and also ride a bike naked because your sac and asshole is covered with hair and has layers of skin to protect it. smiley No thank you. Ill put on shorts.


I never had a single problem with my feet until I started running longer distances, multiple times a week. I am flat footed and have over pronation. Mortons is apparently very common in the running world and is caused by the inability of the toes to expand outwards while being struck on the ground. This compression inflames the nerves surrounding the Metatarsal bones usually between the third and fourth toes. This is exactly my issue. Also, I am not advocating expensive shoes either; just properly fitted ones. My NB were under $60 but too narrow (I never paid attention previously) and the Brooks I purchased on Amazon last month were $75. To me thats a reasonable price to pay for running shoes.


Gantww:

The trick to successful wine making is getting the fruit, acids, and tannins in balance. The pros have a tough time doing this consistently y/o/y and I have tasted too many wines which are out of balance and not to my palates liking. Most of these wines people label as fruit bombs which sell successfully here in America because they tend to be sweeter on the front and mid palates, yet drier on the finish. I prefer my wines on the earthy side of the spectrum and therefore gravitate towards French. Definitely no California Cabs, Merlots, or Pinots and certainly NEVER Australian Shiraz. For whites this means minerals and for reds this means dirt or barnyard smelling. Regardless, IMO wine has to include food, friends and family. Drink what your palates tells you it likes and don't listen to the critics.

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What wine goes with unemployment?

Tickerguy 190k posts, incept 2007-06-26

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I never had a single problem with my feet until I started running longer distances, multiple times a week. I am flat footed and have over pronation. Mortons is apparently very common in the running world and is caused by the inability of the toes to expand outwards while being struck on the ground.

That ain't a problem with 5-fingers ;-)

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The difference between "kill" and "murder" is that murder, as a subset of kill, is undeserved by the deceased.
Gantww 1k posts, incept 2011-04-22

Yeah, mine are mostly fruit bombs. Except the mead. That's a fruit bomb with honey in it. But it works well for my own demographic, which is other rednecks (or partial rednecks).

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Pissing on the host in the middle of the living room with guests present is a pretty good reason for the host to forcibly remove one from the scene, in my humble and correct opinion. - Jack_Crabb
Meltdown 1k posts, incept 2008-03-18

Yes Flaps - there is a bit of a sub-thread here on Alzheimer's - cause I am such a pain in the butt.

http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_fa....

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Alzheimers is the sixth-leading cause of death in the country and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. Based on mortality data from 2000-2008, death rates have declined for most major diseases while deaths from Alzheimers disease have risen 66 percent during the same period.


It needs to be noted that the rate of Alzheimer IS exceeding the rate of the aging population increases

And to make it worse......

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There are nearly 15 million Alzheimers and dementia caregivers providing 17 billion hours of unpaid care valued at $202 billion. Facts and Figures finds that caregivers not only suffer emotionally but also physically. Because of the toll of caregiving on their own health, Alzheimers and dementia caregivers had $7.9 billion in additional health care costs in 2010.


A healthy lifestyle can certainly help you prolong it, but nothing stops it and no one seems to know why (just like autism mentioned earlier by another poster) it's happening (yes we know a lot of things that seem to make it more likely to occur, but it doesn't explain it all). The costs associated with AD are already starting to rival everything else if you look at the projections. I know when I was growing up some people had really old g-parents that had a touch of dementia, but AD is a totally different story, and I see SO MUCH of my peers with parents or g-parents that are dealing with this epidemic - that can last upwards of a decade of care.

So what are we going to do about that in terms of rising health care costs? I agree wholeheartedly in everything Karl said in this thread, but we are still going to get buried by this imho.


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VICTORY BELONGS TO THE RELENTLESS!

Reason: Needed to correct coding due to AD - bwahahaha
Tickerguy 190k posts, incept 2007-06-26

Oh if you think Alzheimer's is new it definitely is not. I had two grandparents that both were afflicted with it to varying degrees in the 1970s and 80s, and it sucks severely.

Neither of my PARENTS appear to suffer from it, and both of them are now at the age where if they did, they'd be getting hammered.

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The difference between "kill" and "murder" is that murder, as a subset of kill, is undeserved by the deceased.
Meltdown 1k posts, incept 2008-03-18

I don't think it's new Karl, but I do think we have done something to make it escalate, and it's not living longer that's doing it.

More importantly, I am afraid that even if everyone did what you did, AD is still going to bury us financially.

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Tickerguy 190k posts, incept 2007-06-26

Well, that depends. Ultimately we all must deal with our mortality. Some of us will do it in a better way than others, but we all must eventually do so, and the more-piggish of us will eventually get forced into dealing with it in a productive manner.

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The difference between "kill" and "murder" is that murder, as a subset of kill, is undeserved by the deceased.
Meltdown 1k posts, incept 2008-03-18

Tis true :(


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Scottyb 301 posts, incept 2008-09-26

Nice to see people getting in shape. I recommend reading, among other books, The Pleasure Trap, if you want to be shocked into eating better. It explains the evolutionary basis for preferring fatty food, and why we keep eating crap even though we know it's bad for us. I never thought of a French Fry as a vegetable oil delivery system (Yuck).

Here is a preview:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxf4kj8Rb....

No $ affiliation here... just interesting to me why sometimes I can't seem to skip the fries and coke.
Wineaux 559 posts, incept 2009-03-23

Vinn posted:
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http://www.amazon.com/Born-Run-Superathl....


Thanks for the link Vinn. I will check out this book.

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What wine goes with unemployment?
Tickerguy 190k posts, incept 2007-06-26

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Nice to see people getting in shape. I recommend reading, among other books, The Pleasure Trap, if you want to be shocked into eating better. It explains the evolutionary basis for preferring fatty food, and why we keep eating crap even though we know it's bad for us. I never thought of a French Fry as a vegetable oil delivery system (Yuck).

Fats aren't the problem. It's fats PLUS starches (or high-glycemic carbs) that are.

French Fries are not bad because they're fried. They're bad because they're a starch (potatoes) AND fat (what they're cooked in) at the same time, which is the deadly combination.

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The difference between "kill" and "murder" is that murder, as a subset of kill, is undeserved by the deceased.
Wineaux 559 posts, incept 2009-03-23

You want to know why we are so sick in this country. Have a read of the following link. It provides scary insight into what is going into the food we consume.

http://www........../general7/whyy.htm

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In 1990, amid a barrage of criticism over the amount of cholesterol in its fries, McDonald's switched to pure vegetable oil. This presented the company with a challenge: how to make fries that subtly taste like beef without cooking them in beef tallow.

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Grainger had brought a dozen small glass bottles from the lab. After he opened each bottle, I dipped a fragrance-testing filter into it -- a long white strip of paper designed to absorb aroma chemicals without producing off notes. Before placing each strip of paper in front of my nose, I closed my eyes. Then I inhaled deeply, and one food after another was conjured from the glass bottles. I smelled fresh cherries, black olives, sauted onions, and shrimp. Grainger's most remarkable creation took me by surprise. After closing my eyes, I suddenly smelled a grilled hamburger. The aroma was uncanny, almost miraculous -- as if someone in the room were flipping burgers on a hot grill. But when I opened my eyes, I saw just a narrow strip of white paper and a flavorist with a grin.


smiley

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What wine goes with unemployment?

Reason: link not showing up properly
Jrminter 85 posts, incept 2008-10-09

Excellent post, Gen. You will probably like this article on cost-shifting:

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/anato....
Cobra2411 14k posts, incept 2007-06-26

This video should be inspiration for those who think it can't be done.

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Some days I feel like people deserve what's coming.
Other days I realize it's not just some days...
Cobra2411 14k posts, incept 2007-06-26

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keeping the weight off (which is but the primary symptom) and maintaining the life changes is harder work.
Not that I've found. Over the summer I lost around 45lbs. It was hard to maintain a strict weight loss diet with my wonderful, supportive smiley friends around so I went into a maintenance mode. Really hasn't been hard and other than the shift in my view on food that I made before starting the weight loss diet I haven't given it a second thought. Over the course of 6 months I've been withing 4-5lbs of where I started.

Now I'm starting phase 2 of my weight loss. I too was in that "I look average" mentality and before I knew it I was over 315lbs. I carry it well and most people would never guess I was that heavy; I didn't have flab hanging all over the place, so it was easy to buy into that "average" idea. This is good motivation, I'm nearing my first week back on a weight loss diet and I'm still at the point that I would kill for some cupcakes... It's funny, cupcakes and the like are something that I would eat maybe twice a year. When I start a very low carb diet that's all I want...

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Free weights (especially a bar and bench) without a spotter will be just fine right up until it's not -- then it's REAL bad.
Dumbbells are best but if you do use the bar alone there are a couple of things you can do to make it safer. One, do not use locks on the weights. If you get stuck you can usually tilt the bar and dump the weights off one side. As soon as you do that the bar will lurch the other way and dump those weights. Two, know what you can reasonably lift. This isn't the time to find out what your max limit is without working up to it and being realistic about how exhausted your muscles are. It's one thing to bring the bar down and not be able to lift it back up, it's another when it comes crashing down almost uncontrolled.

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Lastly, if you are planning on making jogging a central routine in your exercise profile make sure you get fitted for proper running shoes.
Read "Born to Run". Great book and it will have you rethinking that idea of a "proper" running shoe.

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Other days I realize it's not just some days...

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