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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #200 on: May 22, 2011, 10:54:08 PM »
The rapture did come for me.  It took away five pounds.  Where they went are now, who knows? I'm all for that kind of rapture.  Fat rapture.
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«Reply #201 on: May 22, 2011, 11:09:02 PM »
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«Reply #202 on: May 23, 2011, 03:55:20 PM »
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«Reply #203 on: May 24, 2011, 04:39:40 PM »
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«Reply #204 on: May 24, 2011, 06:38:35 PM »
Today:

3 hours on Dohnanyi/Delibes transcription.

Calories burned about 300.

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«Reply #205 on: May 24, 2011, 08:52:40 PM »
Today:

3 hours on Dohnanyi/Delibes transcription.

Calories burned about 300.
Best dietary expenditure of calories any day! (must try it sometime - or at least might if only I played the instrument). How's it going? What was it - the Naila waltz? - the Valse Lente from Coppélia?...

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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #206 on: May 25, 2011, 12:18:14 AM »
I believe the fat on my abs is rapturing away.

This makes perfect sense considering all the work I'm not doing to cause it.  I haven't really been thinking about it much but I'm losing weight.  Weird.  No extra exercise.  Haven't been too careful about what I'm eating, although I'm not eating unhealthy things.  It must be the sum total of everything that's built up.
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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #207 on: May 25, 2011, 06:16:32 PM »
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«Reply #208 on: May 25, 2011, 08:50:29 PM »
That's awesome, Bob!  ;D

I'm feeling partially raptured ... partially not raptured.  *ehem* "could use a little more rapturing here, please" ... BUT, I'll tell you what IS rapturing away, for sure, and that is bad habits in thought and action!  Still more to go.

Today:

Workout:

Tricep:  25 lbs. ♪♪

Food:

Breaky:  Pasta and an egg (300)
Lunch:  Apple w/PB and a small salad (300)
Snack:
Snack:
Dinner:  
Well, Mayla, I cannot help you out with rapturing, but I do wonder whether you really need to lay on the line every calorie that you consume and every bit of food that you eat. Just be Mayla! What could be better for you than that? OK, go on a fitness régime if that makes you feel better (and, if it really does so, then great), but I'm almost beginning to wonder whether you are exercising your fingers in giving us all a blow-by-blow account of what you're going through more than you are when you're "working out"! Sadly, for me, "working out" merely means trying to solve compositional problems, so I'm almost certainly a lost cause here anyway - to which I'll openly admit right here.

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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #209 on: May 25, 2011, 09:00:21 PM »
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«Reply #210 on: May 25, 2011, 09:13:10 PM »
Ok, I will stop posting about it here
You don't have to do that! I was merely wondering why you do so in such detail, but that's for you to decide...

although I guess it's been helpful for me
Well, that's good...

and I guess I secretly thought that it's possible that somebody else, some secret reader, may need the information for themselves
I suspect that it would be a case of each to their own - and no one solution works for everyone, as I'm sure you appreciate (and I'm not suggesting for a moment that you don't).

And, if there happens to be somebody who needs it, I think that's worth it.  There's tons to all of this for some people, whether you understand that or not!
I daresay - but, as I suggested, your régime may work for you but may not work in so many particulars for others.

I'm not sure why you insist that I'm not being myself.  I am.  But, I certainly don't expect everybody to understand that.
I'm not "insisting" on anything! As long as you are being yourself, that's fine.

I have an early start tomorrow, so I'm going to do a little exercise before retiring to bed; it involves some right wrist movements followed by a little right elbow flexing, using a small glass of Ménard très vieux Pineau des Charentes as the equivalent of the dumbell.

Santé!

Bonne nuit.

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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #211 on: May 26, 2011, 01:29:18 AM »
You can pinpoint where you're taking in calories by writing writing everything down.  It gives more control.  More thought, decision-making.  Same idea as keeping a practice log.

My ab fat is still shrinking.  I can feel it. Bizarre.
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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #212 on: May 26, 2011, 04:03:18 AM »
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«Reply #213 on: May 26, 2011, 03:42:31 PM »
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«Reply #214 on: May 26, 2011, 04:44:51 PM »
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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #215 on: May 26, 2011, 05:37:26 PM »
Oh Mayla, you'll stop posting here just because of Alistair?? Why does everyone always take him so seriously? I don't think he's so serious, I think he's kidding... in his way  :P

But I like your blog! I like the colours! It looks really nice!  :) (How do you create a blog like this?)

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«Reply #216 on: May 26, 2011, 05:45:51 PM »
Today I walked to the burger van.

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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #217 on: May 26, 2011, 06:42:01 PM »
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«Reply #218 on: May 26, 2011, 06:58:04 PM »


HEHE, I'm a fatty but a happy fatty. The sound file is a masterpiece of songwriting (but i ain't posting that).

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«Reply #219 on: May 26, 2011, 08:40:13 PM »
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«Reply #220 on: May 26, 2011, 09:03:26 PM »
Baked beans with sausage is yummy & dougs likes it too.

No doubt Alistair is throwing up just thinking of trying it.

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«Reply #221 on: May 26, 2011, 09:08:16 PM »


Come on Dougs, tuck in.

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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #222 on: May 27, 2011, 02:11:08 AM »
Today I was doing a bio muscle lab testing for muscle fatigue that involved me counting the number of times I could lift a 10 lb weight in continuous 10 second intervals.
In the first ten seconds, I could lift the thing 10 times. From 90-100 s, I only did 3. :o
That probably means I'm out of shape, right, seeing as how everyone here can lift wayyyy more than 10 pounds!? :( :P Or at least my arms are out of shape... but I already knew that. I can probably do 5 push ups in a minute.  ;D
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«Reply #223 on: May 27, 2011, 02:25:18 AM »
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«Reply #224 on: May 27, 2011, 05:08:35 PM »
Sorry, Littletune, I forgot in my last post about answering this!  It's really super easy, actually.  You just go to a blogging homepage (I'm sure there's lots, but I use blogger) and there's probably a button to press that says something like "Create a blog!" or such  :P.  The one I use is here:

http://www.blogger.com/home


Thanks Mayla! :) I think maybe I'll try to create a blog too  :P

Thal, did Dougs eat that thing then?  :-\ Did he like it? well I sure wouldn't wanna eat that!!  :-X but I guess that way there would be more for you and Dougs (if he likes it)  :P

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«Reply #225 on: May 27, 2011, 07:54:58 PM »
Dougs will eat anything that I eat.

We share a lot of meals, but I am not allowed anywhere near his bone.

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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #226 on: May 28, 2011, 02:55:18 PM »
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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #227 on: May 28, 2011, 03:21:49 PM »
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«Reply #228 on: May 28, 2011, 04:22:51 PM »
Baked beans with sausage is yummy & dougs likes it too.

No doubt Alistair is throwing up just thinking of trying it.
No. Neither, actually.

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«Reply #229 on: May 28, 2011, 04:24:51 PM »
Oh Mayla, you'll stop posting here just because of Alistair?? Why does everyone always take him so seriously? I don't think he's so serious, I think he's kidding... in his way  :P
I'm neither "kidding" nor expecting that Mayla will or need stop posting here as she has done so far on this subject; I have merely put forward my stance on it, with which anyone may disagee or agree as they so choose!

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«Reply #230 on: May 28, 2011, 04:34:48 PM »
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«Reply #231 on: May 28, 2011, 05:06:48 PM »
Congratulations, I guess  :P.
No need, let me assure you!

What you think, in particular, isn't *exactly* my concern.  But, more that in my own head I decided that you were the "forum elect" to tell stupid Mayla that she is being a fool by posting what I have been.
I do not know why you decided that and do not in any sense recognise - still less would I have chosen to adopt - such a rôle. More importantly, however, I did not for one moment suggest that you were "stupid" or that you were a "fool " for posting as you did on this subject; nothing that I wrote was intended to provide either impression, nor do I believe for one moment that it does so.

If that bothers me, I guess that's my problem, but I'm not going to shove one thing or another around in myself emotionally and intellectually just to prove to myself or anybody else that I'll do whatever I want, whenever I want, despite what other people think.
Well, yes, I suppose that it is your problem, in theory at least, but only insofar as you have no need to "prove" anything of the kind.

That starts becoming some game that I'm not entirely interested in playing, at least not if I feel it's a set up  :P.
No one's asking or expecting you to play any games with this, nor are you being "set up".

What I feel I need to learn is more important, eventually, than me posting about here or not, however, posting had been something I enjoyed quite a bit and was helpful for me.  But, if I am just making some fool of the forum by doing so, then fine, I won't.
As I said, I m not suggesting that you have made ny kind of fool of yourself by so doing and the same goes for the forum in that I've not suggested that you've made a fool of that either, whether wilfully or unintentionally.

You had decided it was fun to incorporate into this thread all sorts of other discussion, and even though I felt it had a purpose, like I was either supposed to say something or not, I ended up deciding that I actually didn't mind that there was at least *something* going on in the thread besides JUST what I had been posting.  I figured you would become bored with it eventually.
I accept that the thread went off-topic on occasion and also that I did respond to some of the off-topic material, but that fact does not of itself undermine what you chose to write, nor does it in any other way draw attention away from it other than possibly during the course of such brief minor digressions themselves. I'm not quite sure what exactly you figured I would become bored with eventually, but no matter!

Perhaps I ought to be more interested in the subject myself, especially as I admit that I'm by no means as fit as I might be, but I suppose that I have to admit that my priorities are largely elsewhere, rightly or wrongly.

I hope that you understand the situation OK now!

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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #232 on: May 28, 2011, 05:13:57 PM »
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«Reply #233 on: May 28, 2011, 05:37:35 PM »
No, I can't say that I do, exactly.  How would I?  Do you understand my situation OK now?  In any event, I do appreciate your responding to my post  :-*.
That's OK - you're welcome - although I'm sorry that I still appear to be making myself insufficiently clear and do not know "how" you would come to understand what I wrote. I think that I already understood your situation reasonably well and had commented on your posts without seeking to undermine that situation. I have no problem with your dietary or exercise régime choices per se; why, indeed, would I? I was just rather surprised by the frequency with which you posted all details of what you ate, its calorific content and the particular exercises that you did on a daily basis but have never suggested that doing any of these is other than your personal prerogative, let alone that you shouldn't post such material here.

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«Reply #234 on: May 28, 2011, 06:23:45 PM »
... nithing that I wrote was intended to provide either impression, nor do I believe for one moment that it does so.

That's a funny word  :P  :D

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«Reply #235 on: May 28, 2011, 06:27:24 PM »
That's a funny word  :P  :D
Typos can on occasion be funny to some but I'm less than convincende that this particular example falls into that category...

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«Reply #236 on: May 28, 2011, 07:42:04 PM »
Hmm... does that mean you don't think it was funny?  :-\ Well sorry then... it seemed kinda funny to me  :P

Oh today I did 112 situps and 11 pushups... except I'm not sure if I'm doing pushups right, but I don't care  :)

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«Reply #237 on: May 28, 2011, 07:50:35 PM »
*tries to do a pushup*

*falls on the floor*

ouch.  *|*
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I am not in shape I guess......at least regarding pushups. I think those I had to do at school have scared me away....maybe someday I'll give them another try...

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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #238 on: May 28, 2011, 08:16:14 PM »
I ate 2 bananas
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«Reply #239 on: May 28, 2011, 08:58:49 PM »
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«Reply #240 on: May 28, 2011, 10:52:54 PM »
The fact that you were "surprised" and ... I am assuming it was the kind of surprise like "What in the world is she going on about?  I don't get the point ..." vs. "wow, she's obviously committed to making a change, that's surprising"  :D :P ... means to me that you actually don't understand it.
Then you shouldn perhaps think twice before assuming what you say you've assumed here!

Which, is fine.  But, I have felt as though you would ultimately like me to see that what I am doing is or at least seems silly (at least to you).
Then you should perhaps reconsider that feeling on the basis that I've never suggested that it was "silly".

But, I *am* just being Mayla!
Fine, then! - and that's something that no one else can do as it should be done, after all...

I have explained it quite a bit by now, but I think that you would still feel "surprised" (if that's what you want to call it) should I actually post in the same way that I was in this thread.
Not any more, obviously; since you've done it as often as you have already, the surprise would have worn off well before now, as you may imagine...

In any event, the point is that we have to eat and function physically on a daily basis, whether we want to or not.  We have to make decisions about it.  Deciding not to decide or not to care is actually making a decision.  Aside from my confusion over issues surrounding it all, which I have adequately explained, I believe, part of my posting on a daily basis was that it reflected a decision I was making on a daily basis to make a change.  I was not merely posting what I was doing each day, but rather making a decision that I wanted to hold myself accountable for, because if I don't hold myself accountable, I won't make a change.  And, changing something requires a new habit, and posting daily *about* my new habits was part of forming that for me.  Again, though, I've already explained this at least in part.  So, yes, I am thinking that you just don't understand.
I get your point, of course. The problem is that, for anyone else, the dietary régime and exercise routines that might be suitable for each of them at any one time are likely to be different to those of your own personal choice as you have posted them here and, if sense and practicality is to prevail for anyone else, each of those things ought to be carried out under the general supervision of a clinical nutritionist and a physiotherapist or other like professional, because none of us has the same requirements or the same system to deal with or the same problems with which to contend.

So perhaps you can now bring yourself to revise your view that I don't understand!

I used to be a part of a forum that was focused on losing weight, but it was part of the formal diet plan that I used to use.  

And, btw, I'm not at all suggesting that people should do the kinds of exercises that I am doing or that they should eat like I am eating (of course, I guess I've already said this,  too  :P), I'm not suggesting that what I am doing is THEE way or the only way or even the best way for anybody!  (wth).  I am simply doing what I am doing because it works for me!  (again, wth).
OK, but, as I've already suggested, that's fair enough as far as it goes - just as your reasons for doing it are yours and yours alone. You mention en passant above the aspect of what some people term "body image" and which seems to be a part of your general considerations about this and, perhaps, my own (undue?) lack of personal concern in such matters (given that I've long since ceased to believe that it's a matter of importance in relation to my own physique) might to some extent have influenced the surprise that I found in your frequent noting of detailed résumés of your dietary and exercise régimes; perhaps I'm wrong in this, but I guess that this is just too bad, really...

At least I'm endeavouring to take what you write seriously and I hope that you can accept that fact without undue difficulty!

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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #241 on: May 28, 2011, 11:13:28 PM »
Giant curry, 2 x naan bread with 4 cans of Tetley best bitter.

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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #242 on: May 29, 2011, 12:02:08 AM »
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«Reply #243 on: May 29, 2011, 07:14:46 AM »
What does that have to do with anything I have posted at all?  Or, more directly, why do you feel the need to remind me of this every chance you get when I have already posted many times over my thoughts on that?
What it seems (to me, at least) to have to do with it is that you're writing in great detail about what you're doing but it's not so obvious how that might help other people who might be wanting to try to achieve what you're achieving with your own dietary and exercise régime. Your use of "every chance you get" has come about merely as a result of asking about and discussing the rationale and purpose of your detailed postings, I think; I'd almost certainly not have gone around that one more than once otherwise.

Despite the fact that I would actually love to believe you, I find it hard to believe since, despite the fact that for some reason you are bothering to spend any time at all in this thread and sometimes in direct response to me, it seems you are actually not truly reading particulars about what I write.
Of course I've read all that you've written! I would not have commented on any of it if I hadn't...

Except for the fact that you apparently happened to note that I had mentioned something about body image.  I'll give you a little treat for that  *gives Alistair a shrimp*  :P.
As I wrote before, I've read all that you've written here, not just one thing, so there are no "exceptions". Thank you for the shrimp which I will enjoy once I've put it with some others and then thought how to prepare them...

Anyway, let's not fall out over squats, dumbells, leg curls, calories and the like just because they happen to preoccupy you far more than they do me!

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«Reply #244 on: May 29, 2011, 12:06:58 PM »
Too windy to go cycling this morning despite all the best of intentions and the air con is not working in the gym, so today it looks like my exercising will be nothing.

A couple of hours playing Boise should burn off a few hundred calories though.

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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #245 on: May 29, 2011, 09:42:17 PM »
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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #246 on: May 29, 2011, 10:05:40 PM »
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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #247 on: May 30, 2011, 02:45:15 AM »
The "ugly" truth?  A lot of ugly people out there.



I don't think my ab fat got raptured.  I merely transported it forward in time about a week or so.


*Bob wonders what a woman/piano-object looks like.*

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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #248 on: May 30, 2011, 02:59:41 AM »
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Re: Project Shapety Shape
«Reply #249 on: May 30, 2011, 03:36:49 AM »
Well, probably just like a guy would look as a man/piano-object.  A big blob with a curve and a great smile.   :-\

Hey, look, I actually don't even recognize this person in myself who would post something like that.  It's like a brand new side of myself! 

*mixed feelings*

I remember seeing a piano with eyes and the keys as teeth somewhere...
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