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  • Bella_Figura
    Bella_Figura Posts: 4,032 Member
    edited March 2022
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    Sure you don't want him because he makes a great lap warmer?

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    Notice how my husband is squashed to the edge of the mattress....ditto me on the other side. When he's not lap-warming, Norman spreads out in the middle of the mattress and takes up at least half the bed....
  • lauriekallis
    lauriekallis Posts: 4,672 Member
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    A combo worthy of some fine Connie critique - but she let it pass because it was for the furry one. :)
  • PAV8888
    PAV8888 Posts: 13,740 Member
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    I ❤️LIKES❤️ the NORMAN❣️😹
  • conniewilkins56
    conniewilkins56 Posts: 3,391 Member
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    Oh PAV I saw it lol….I let it slide but I could see you thinking about sampling the cake!…

    Norman is a keeper…

    Funny true story…..my son in law is from Haiti and occasionally he misses some letters in words or mixes things up like the time he washed his body in cream rinse because all he read was “ Cream” and thought it was body wash….anyway this past Sat. he was very busy at his detail shop and skipped lunch which is a bad thing with his diabetes….he came home starving and not in the best of moods…unknown to the rest of the family he snatched what he thought was a cookie off the counter and ate it….after dinner he went to get another one and realized he had eaten chocolate doggie cookies!….omg you would have thought he had eaten arsenic…..we asked him if they were good and he said it wasn’t bad lol….i definitely know what one of next years Christmas presents will be!
  • lauriekallis
    lauriekallis Posts: 4,672 Member
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    OH MY! NORMAN! <3<3<3 something was happening with my MFP yesterday - so many posts were not showing up until today.
  • PAV8888
    PAV8888 Posts: 13,740 Member
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    and my android heart is now, apparently, no longer red!
  • lauriekallis
    lauriekallis Posts: 4,672 Member
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    What colour is it??????
  • conniewilkins56
    conniewilkins56 Posts: 3,391 Member
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    I would like to request a lot of you on my friends list but I don’t seem to be able to get the app to work right….if you would like to friend request me, please do!….thanks!
  • Yoolypr
    Yoolypr Posts: 2,893 Member
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    Getting my second covid booster shot on Saturday. Not sure if I need a fourth dose but then again ...
    Masking is over here. Numbers are down. Outside of clinics, public transportation, no more rules or even signs on the doors.

    So how many times a year do we need to get vaccinated? It’s starting to feel somewhat excessive. 🤔
  • Yoolypr
    Yoolypr Posts: 2,893 Member
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    I would like to request a lot of you on my friends list but I don’t seem to be able to get the app to work right….if you would like to friend request me, please do!….thanks!


    Just saw this request from Connie. I don’t do the friends thing - don’t even know how. Of course I’m not sure if I’m even on Connie’s list anyway! 😍
  • lauriekallis
    lauriekallis Posts: 4,672 Member
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    Yoolypr wrote: »
    Getting my second covid booster shot on Saturday. Not sure if I need a fourth dose but then again ...
    Masking is over here. Numbers are down. Outside of clinics, public transportation, no more rules or even signs on the doors.

    So how many times a year do we need to get vaccinated? It’s starting to feel somewhat excessive. 🤔

    Good questions, Yooly.

    I decided to hold off on the booster because I had Omicron. One of the wise seeming older British doctors said it would be good to hold off for 3 months. That is coming up for me. I think I'll go hunt down a booster in a few weeks.
  • PAV8888
    PAV8888 Posts: 13,740 Member
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    I am at three and I think I got O within a few days of getting that shot think Tuesday to Saturday sort of thing. Either there or while buying that washing machine... Since those were my only high contact days all of them masked with kn95 except with the tenants who were not symptomatic but we were not masked. Note that we do share the same forced air heating system.

    My eye caught a more than 70% mortality drop level in Israel for the older population.

    CCCGG called a little bit on the upset side because her older daughter's godmother, in her later 80s, living in a healthcare settings, who they had not seen the past two years because visitors were not allowed, passed from COVID.... probably passed on by a healthcare worker.

    I'll dig it out from somewhere if people want but you know the dismal performance in the US? Apparently if you look at excess mortality over baseline mortality in the time period ignoring anything about causes... Seems that the US is within the average of everyone else. And mortality is increased over the baseline. Once you correct for age of population and all that stuff

    So it does look at least according to that, that extra people are dying.

    I admit that to date I had not considered myself a likely candidate to die from the flu, and since you would still get the flu with the vaccine I almost never bothered with it.

    I'm so sorry taken every covid vaccine that I've been allowed to! 🤷🏻‍♂️😘

    Now maximizing timing or waiting for a more promising vaccine. That may be a worthwhile game to play once you've got a baseline level of protection
  • Bella_Figura
    Bella_Figura Posts: 4,032 Member
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    I think the protection is more useful for preventing serious symptoms, rather than stopping you getting infected in the first place.

    My husband and niece are both in the extremely-clinically-vulnerable group and both have had 2 initial doses and 2 boosters (so 4 shots altogether). My husband has stayed safe so far because he doesn't interact with anyone other than me and his mom (who is our weakest link). My niece tested positive for omicron yesterday but thus far her symptoms are mild. We assume that's because of the protection from the four shots.

    Cases here are scary high (4.2m infections last week) and the hospitals are filling up and under extreme pressure. No mask mandate, no social distancing mandate, no working from home mandate, and free LFTs end at midnight tonight. Most folks have resumed normal daily life and mask wearing is becoming a rare sight. I can't recall the last time I saw someone use hand sanitiser....
  • Yoolypr
    Yoolypr Posts: 2,893 Member
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    It’s just a lot of vaccinations! I get my annual flu shot, have had the shingles vaccine series, pneumonia shots….. preventative medicine is constant. Anyway, I’ll be getting the second booster Saturday and probably any-and- all future recommended shots.

    It’s hard to tell if I had covid. Not running in for testing for all sniffles or fatigue. I wouldn’t doubt I had it at some time though.
  • conniewilkins56
    conniewilkins56 Posts: 3,391 Member
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    Bella, honestly, your presence here has been a ray of sunshine. Your success - which I can see is not because you are having an "easy" time, but because of your thought and all the work you are putting into this - and the insight you bring to the table (lol) every time you visit is truly inspiring.

    And you express things so well! (I've just about given up on language...lol)

    And mostly because of the sense of positivity you radiate.

    Thank you.

    This was a great compliment!
  • lauriekallis
    lauriekallis Posts: 4,672 Member
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    Why thank you, Connie. I can't even believe I wrote it - but I did do a good job. Still feel the same, Bella!
  • Yoolypr
    Yoolypr Posts: 2,893 Member
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    Lately I’ve been reading about eating studies from the Salk Institute and University of California. They found that eating all meals/food within a 10 hour window and eating the last meal early were beneficial to health and weight control. Basically 10 consecutive hours on and 14 hours off food. Of course you can’t eat over your calorie needs in that 10 hours.
    Has anyone else read anything about this or have any experience? I’ve heard casual information about people stopping eating at a certain hour each evening which would cut down on late snack obviously. But this study indicated wider benefits.
  • lauriekallis
    lauriekallis Posts: 4,672 Member
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    The term I;ve heard applied is "intermittent fasting" and there does indeed seem to be a lot of positive research.

    In "large" I can follow the practice...but....not wholly. As in, most of my eating can take place between 1 and 7 pm. But - I still have clementines and tea in the morning - which extends the time frame tremendously :(
    I have a friend who follows it quite religiously - doesn't practice calorie counting or anything - certainly doesn't eat well - but for him it is a good way to keep his weight well under control.
  • PAV8888
    PAV8888 Posts: 13,740 Member
    edited October 2022
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    There is a lot of stuff that appear to be positive but there's also things that appear to be negative and by the time you've separated out caloric compliance the evidence gets to be fairly thin as to whether there's anything else happening.

    To me it becomes majoring in the minors if the overriding goal of caloric compliance has not been met.

    when we have effective studies that equalize caloric consumption, expenditure, type of exercise, protein and carbohydrates, and the only thing that varies is timing then we can have an interesting discussion...

    .... I particularly resist into buying claims of mental clarity when they're not accompanied by some form of proof of being able to achieve higher performance because a lot of people on drugs or alcohol believe a lot of things about how well they're operating... and I'm a cynic 😜

    That said the overriding goal for most of us in this group I believe is the ability to control calories (and if it's not it should be😘) and therefore if this is a tool that helps.... more the power towards using it!
  • Yoolypr
    Yoolypr Posts: 2,893 Member
    edited October 2022
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    Well the particularly interesting part of this Salk Institute study (outside the ten hour eating window) was the benefit of eating the last meal earlier in the evening. Like around 5 pm.
    I may give this a try because I’m up by 5:30am daily anyway. Maybe if I have a cut-off time I won’t be tempted to do snacking later?