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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #100 on: May 01, 2011, 03:09:46 AM »
*Bob thought the Mayla may have gotten pinned down and stuck on a weight machine after trying to lift too much weight.*


Drinking a cup of coffee before eating curbs appetite too. 
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«Reply #101 on: May 01, 2011, 06:25:52 AM »
Also, soon I think I will get myself a lifting belt for squats.

No worry, I will bring mine with me for our next workout. :)
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«Reply #102 on: May 01, 2011, 12:23:48 PM »
But, I love it!  Also, soon I think I will get myself a lifting belt for squats.

I have got one for a 40" plus waist if that helps.

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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #103 on: May 01, 2011, 07:21:16 PM »
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«Reply #104 on: May 01, 2011, 07:40:04 PM »
I have got one for a 40" plus waist if that helps.
Your in-principle generosity notwithstanding, I somehow suspect that Mayla would not be able to get much use out of one of those...

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«Reply #105 on: May 01, 2011, 07:45:57 PM »
She could fold it in half perhaps.

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«Reply #106 on: May 01, 2011, 09:12:57 PM »
She could fold it in half perhaps.
Perhaps (and apparently chivalry is not entirely dead)...

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«Reply #107 on: May 01, 2011, 09:32:01 PM »
It is alive and well in my neck of the woods.

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«Reply #108 on: May 01, 2011, 09:43:02 PM »
It is alive and well in my neck of the woods.
What? Even in le fin des graves? Amazing!

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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #109 on: May 01, 2011, 10:31:45 PM »
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«Reply #110 on: May 01, 2011, 10:52:31 PM »

But, really, my days of concerning myself with trying to have the smallest imagineable waistline are over.  

I gave up on that years ago.

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«Reply #111 on: May 02, 2011, 01:14:58 AM »
What's the point of a weight belt?
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«Reply #112 on: May 02, 2011, 02:09:28 AM »
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«Reply #113 on: May 02, 2011, 02:23:24 AM »
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«Reply #114 on: May 03, 2011, 01:06:16 AM »
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«Reply #115 on: May 03, 2011, 01:06:54 AM »
PS -- ein Javavampir =  a java vampire ???  what in the world is that?

Es ist deutsch.  Und es ist *mein* deutsch.    *Bob wonders about his direct objects.....  and damns the dative case..... Mein... oder meiner... or something mein-ish.... except I don't know whether 'deutsch' is masc/fem/neuter....*

Java = coffee.   Coffee vampire.  

Ich mag Kaffee.    Kaffeevampir was too obvious, too 'coffee.'

Ich hatte ein Kaffee möchten.... so I had one.  And another.  Which is the reason I came back to this thread.... No appetite.  I don't feel like eating anything at all.

Although I've noticed coffee can have the opposite effect too.  More hunger.

*Bob notes that coffee is masculine, at least in Germany.*  Manly coffee.

Vampir refers to my "moon tan," the way the sunlight hurts my eyes sometimes, preference for the night sometimes, etc.  ::)
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«Reply #116 on: May 03, 2011, 02:00:15 AM »
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«Reply #117 on: May 03, 2011, 02:04:01 AM »
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«Reply #118 on: May 03, 2011, 04:49:03 AM »
It is German.  And it is *my* German. 

Mine...  oder mine (in dative case, but I forgot the endings for dative.... der or den or dem....)

I like coffee, yes.

I had wanted a coffee. 
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«Reply #119 on: May 04, 2011, 03:38:16 AM »
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«Reply #120 on: May 04, 2011, 07:00:17 AM »
No chips today, that is a victory at this point.  I think *some* chips are *OK* once in awhile, but I could definitely do without them today and I did!

I *love* chips, so I can imagine it was a victory. :)
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«Reply #121 on: May 04, 2011, 07:08:40 AM »
It all sounds quite incredibly painful, but good luck with it all! I cannot help but think that if I tried to do a week's worth of that kind of thing, everyone here would soon be very relieved that I'd dropped off the face of the earth as a more or less direct consequence!

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On the contrary Alistair. You are a true music lover, a fine composer yourself and are doing sterling service with Sorabji's music. Music needs more like you. Don't forget it. You would be sorely missed.
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«Reply #122 on: May 04, 2011, 07:55:41 AM »
On the contrary Alistair. You are a true music lover, a fine composer yourself and are doing sterling service with Sorabji's music. Music needs more like you. Don't forget it. You would be sorely missed.
Thank you. That's very kind indeed. I still maintain, however, that "it all sounds quite incredibly painful"!...

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«Reply #123 on: May 04, 2011, 11:11:51 AM »
Judging by the size of some of the scores he sells, I would wager Alistair lifts as much weight daily as any of us gym users.

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«Reply #124 on: May 04, 2011, 12:35:53 PM »
Judging by the size of some of the scores he sells, I would wager Alistair lifts as much weight daily as any of us gym users.
Do you know, I hadn't thought of that! Perhaps I'm not so unfit after all! Mind you, you'd not get me on a bicycle to save my own or anyone else's life...

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«Reply #125 on: May 04, 2011, 01:35:01 PM »
I would have thought that a bike would be an excellent form of transport in the area in which you currently reside and even more so in the area in which you are moving to.

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«Reply #126 on: May 04, 2011, 01:45:50 PM »
I would have thought that a bike would be an excellent form of transport in the area in which you currently reside and even more so in the area in which you are moving to.
Then you should see the potholes in which they seem to specialise where I currently reside (though these are not a problem in the next location); I'm just not into bicycling full stop and, in any case, I'm nowhere near fit enough to be able to drive one in traffic at the kinds of speed that would enable me to go with the traffic flow and not interefere with it.

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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #127 on: May 04, 2011, 02:22:34 PM »
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«Reply #128 on: May 04, 2011, 02:58:07 PM »
What area? ???
The southern Charente, in France; I don't yet know when, though.

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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #129 on: May 04, 2011, 08:22:43 PM »
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«Reply #130 on: May 04, 2011, 08:43:51 PM »
Yeah :).  I don't think I'll have any today, either!  These ones I've been eating aren't homemade, but they are also SUPER easy to make, too, and maybe a little better for you.  We used to have a food processor (I broke it, though  :'() that would more or less slice the potatoe uniformly thin, and then you just take those slices, drizzle them with olive oil and whatever seasoning(s) you want, stir it around so they are coated, and them put them on a baking pan and bake them for about 40 minutes total (if I'm remembering correctly).  They are very delicious :).

Okay, today's foods so far:

Breakfast:  Pasta and an egg (300)
Snack:  Some chocolate  (140)
Lunch:  A salad and some crackers and cheese  (400)
Snack:  Fruit roll (50)
Snack:  Fiber bar  (130)
Snack?
Dinner:


Total so far:  1020  

Oh, excersize:

Tricep:  15 lbs.
Walk:  Still yet to do
As what I recognise as an unreformed and probably unreformable reprobate in such matters, I have to admit that, were I ever to based any decisions on what I eat at any time of day or night on calorie counts, I'd be looking for the revolver. I cannot stand and will not consume any kind of "junk" food but at the same time I just cannot bring myself to do the WeightWatchers' (and others') thing of dedicated calorie watching and counting, lest it remove all possible enjoyment from anything that I may eat or drink. Each to their own, of course - but I simply cannot even contemplate doing that kind of thing.

As to the concept of "fitness", I've never quite forgotten the old adage that one should never play squash to get fit but one should get fit to play squash; I'm sure that the same goes for piano playing, too and, if one gets one's hands on the kinds of piano score that Thal referred to earlier, the need for such physical fitness on the part of the would-be performer is surely pretty self-explanatory.

Anyway, late tonight (at what I'm sure many would contend to be an unhealthy hour to be eating and drinking anyway), it's some Madagascan tiger prawns and chilli lightly fried in a mix of Charentais walnut oil and extra virgin olive oil from Western Australia, would you believe?!, a lightly dressed salad of leaves wot I've grown meself (just lollo rosso, lollo bionda and red oak leaf), some organic watercress and rucola and a few organic Jersey Royal new potatoes tossed in Brittany sea salt and unsalted Charentais butter with some chives wot I've also grown meself - all helped along with Clos Floridène (Graves) 1990 - ah, roll on midnight (or whenever it will be)!

No - the very word "gym" just has no existence in my vocabulary, which perhaps demonstrates the extent of its limitation (my vocabulary, that is - not the gym)...

Anyway, off to France tomorrow until 16 May, so have a good time, everyone, in my absence!

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«Reply #131 on: May 04, 2011, 09:00:20 PM »
it's some Madagascan tiger prawns and chilli lightly fried in a mix of Charentais walnut oil and extra virgin olive oil from Western Australia, would you believe?!, a lightly dressed salad of leaves wot I've grown meself (just lollo rosso, lollo bionda and red oak leaf), some organic watercress and rucola and a few organic Jersey Royal new potatoes tossed in Brittany sea salt and unsalted Charentais butter with some chives wot I've also grown meself - all helped along with Clos Floridène (Graves) 1990 - ah, roll on midnight (or whenever it will be)!

I expect many rabbits would consider that a treat.

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«Reply #132 on: May 05, 2011, 10:59:05 AM »
I expect many rabbits would consider that a treat.
If so, I can only conclude that there must be some rare breed of wine-drinking shellfish-eating lapin unique to the Gravesend area.

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«Reply #133 on: May 05, 2011, 06:40:56 PM »
Yeah :).  I don't think I'll have any today, either!  These ones I've been eating aren't homemade, but they are also SUPER easy to make, too, and maybe a little better for you.  We used to have a food processor (I broke it, though  :'() that would more or less slice the potatoe uniformly thin, and then you just take those slices, drizzle them with olive oil and whatever seasoning(s) you want, stir it around so they are coated, and them put them on a baking pan and bake them for about 40 minutes total (if I'm remembering correctly).  They are very delicious :).

I've never really thought of making homemade chips, but wouldn't that be fun!  Goldentone's Gourmet Chips. :)

Okay, today's foods so far:

Breakfast:  Pasta and an egg (300)
Snack:  Some chocolate  (140)
Lunch:  A salad and some crackers and cheese  (400)
Snack:  Fruit roll (50)
Snack:  Fiber bar  (130)
Snack?
Dinner:


Whoa, Four snackety-snacks! ;D
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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #134 on: May 06, 2011, 03:29:40 AM »
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«Reply #135 on: May 06, 2011, 08:08:18 AM »
Those seem yummy :).

Who knows how Goldentone Gourmet Chips would evolve into their final distinctive recipe, but I'm suddenly excited to try my hand at some.  Since Christmas, thanks to my aunt who brought some home from the market, I've been having a lot of Kettle Chips.  Have you ever had them?  I really like them, and I think they are supposed to be a healthier chip.

  
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«Reply #136 on: May 07, 2011, 02:59:37 PM »
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«Reply #137 on: May 10, 2011, 03:41:29 AM »
 ;D *Bob challenges the Mayla.*  ::)

How about putting down your BMI and weight?  :P :o ;D

There are calculators online.  BMI is body mass index.

I think mine is 24-25.  And I'm ranging around 200lb.   Borderline obese according to the new BMI index, but it depends on how tall I want to be for the calculation.  ::)


I found my heart monitor again.  10 minutes on the treadmill.  I aim for a heart rate of 130 to tell things are pumping.  And that turned out to be 1/3 of a mile.  It's like running uphill.


Will the Mayla put her BMI and weight?  Haha.   ;D :P ::)  We shall see....  8) To be continued.
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«Reply #138 on: May 10, 2011, 03:51:08 AM »
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«Reply #139 on: May 10, 2011, 03:57:21 AM »
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«Reply #140 on: May 10, 2011, 04:31:01 AM »
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«Reply #141 on: May 10, 2011, 05:06:07 AM »
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«Reply #142 on: May 10, 2011, 07:14:03 AM »
VERY CLEVER.

Right where the moustache should go is covered :(

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«Reply #143 on: May 10, 2011, 11:03:33 AM »
By the way, my BMI is 40 which means I am technically dead.

The cycle ride I did recently would indicate that I am a fit fatty.

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«Reply #144 on: May 10, 2011, 11:15:46 AM »
http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/
Here's one I found.    Must be broken though.  I'm getting a 26 on that one.  Crap.... *Bob considers searching for another BMI index calculator.*  I did see an article recently about stretching exercises to make yourself taller.   ::)


I bet Mayla weighs about 190.  And she sucked her gut in for that pic.  Haha. ::)


Voice and wind instrument require abs that are flexible (ie flabby?) enough to expand to take in lots of air. ::)
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«Reply #145 on: May 10, 2011, 02:31:01 PM »
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«Reply #146 on: May 10, 2011, 02:33:14 PM »
I have a great photo of my gut which will make everyone feel great about themselves.

Just cannot find it at the moment.

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«Reply #147 on: May 10, 2011, 02:35:25 PM »
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«Reply #148 on: May 10, 2011, 03:46:08 PM »
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«Reply #149 on: May 10, 2011, 05:19:39 PM »
I did not go to gym today, but I did fill up 15 crisp boxes with scores and helped put them in the loft.

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