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  • From the article.... "The Dark Triad, Explained There is a cluster of three personality traits—known as the Dark Triad—that have been shown to be related to heightened attraction across multiple studies. These traits are Machiavellianism, psychopathy, and narcissism. Although each one signifies something a little…
  • I prefer several types of low priced frozen pizzas over Little Caesar's, I think the stuff is terrible. A few local places are good, Pizza Hut or Papa Johns is ok now and then, and for the better deal and pizza from a chain Papa Murphys. It's a freshly made but cook at home pizza, and beats the other chain stuff hands down…
  • And how do you know if it's right or not? I saw this earlier, and maybe it should be on some peoples red flag list... I thought it was interesting.…
  • Never assume. I bet it's the same people that couldn't drive in the dry! :smile:
  • It's a proven scientific fact, not a tale. Energy balance laws exist with or without cardio. A person can do no cardio and lose weight. The most important exercises a person can do for weight loss involve hand muscles used while eating. And loads of people do cardio while eating enough to maintain their weight.
  • Money is always in there somewhere unless a person is just stupid wealthy. A few months back I bought another pistol. My wife asked if I really "needed" another pistol. I said that I didn't. So a few days later she asked me how much that pistol cost. I just told it it was less than the big screen TV we just bought but also…
  • Before my time. A search showed he posted under another name after ChefKev.... VenomousDuck... but that account is deleted as well.
  • Relieved that my daughter didn't learn her lesson the more expensive way. She had some VIP access concert tickets that she thought she might get stuck with when plans changed and she decided not to go. She got lucky and someone grabbed them, hopefully made someone else happy.
  • Why does the ability of something to save a life have any impact? It's obvious you are for the tax, but should we tax protein supplements, energy gels, or Gatorade? Why does the ability of something to save a life have any impact? It's obvious you are for the tax, but should we tax protein supplements, energy gels, or…
  • Hard to say. A lot of wearable devices can be a hassle with certain exercise types, either over or under estimating things. Does your elliptical have a known good mileage calculation or other data? If so you could just delete the activity under Fitbit and log it manually, or make the appropriate adjustment. But that might…
  • I'm not big on the cold and even where I live I always look forward to spring. I personally don't feel that any city with the word "beach" in the name should be allowed to have snow, but we do now and then. I'm always more active in the warmer months. Inside exercise is just boring to me.
  • I'm confused. Wouldn't beating the snake to death be kind of a big deal compared to say... guiding you away and saying "don't get near the snake" ? :smile:
  • I've never owned a food scale, and probably never will. And I agree with the "just do it" for many people. But it's highly individual as well. I tend to overestimate intake and underestimate exercise, simply as a byproduct of keeping myself honest. But others will do the opposite, maybe still thinking they are being just…
  • I'm just going to go with "diets are easier if you have a drink now and then". :smile: I rarely drink at all any more, but did find that when I drank more, watching my weight usually didn't seem to creep in as much. Why I don't know, but I was fine with it. As for the dehydration thing, I wouldn't think someone having a…
  • No need to thank us. All we did was remind you of the reality that what you did can be hard work and never something to be embarrassed about. :smile:
  • There are quite a few already done, but most seem to isolate on the sugar intake from the drinks alone. Since sugary drink consumption as a whole stayed about the same, and many drinks reformulated to lower sugar, people had a slightly lower sugar consumption. But.... if they drink less soda, avoid the taxes mostly, and…
  • Well in that case I've learned something new today..... ...... that you have never ever sent me a friend request! :neutral: It's ok... I'll get over it at some point. But I suspect bot requests or something. Or if someone sends requests and deletes a profile might be an angle as well. I've seen people do that just to…
  • But unlike alcohol, which they knew would increase tax revenue and not change drinking habits much, the sugar tax didn't even raise tax revenues much. So what does having such a thing accomplish?
  • Maybe they sent a request and then cancelled it? Can you do that? Would I do that? Yes I would... then I could say I want to be someone's friend without saying it. Call it subliminal suggestion friend requests. But being serious I've had that happen as well. Maybe spammers, maybe people can delete the request... I don't…
  • I can only assume your last several posts are all Olympics related? And regarding the doping incident in recent posts? I'm trying to skip all that drama myself, and just be amazed at what the athletes that are clean can accomplish. Because much of it is completely amazing. As for what's on my mind.... trying to get back on…
  • While very true, I've seen nothing to indicate that the sugar tax made an impact on the obesity rate in the UK. I've seen claims that are supposed to be based on studies showing that calorie intake from soft drinks alone decreased by a few thousand calories on average per year. But if people get less calories from soda but…
  • Nothing at all to be embarrassed about. Many of the people here have been in the same boat, but often struggle to lose the weight. You've made major changes fairly quickly. Celebrate the success rather than feel bad about the past. Even with just one photo angle, major and obvious differences. Well done.
  • Well MOST of the time they are safe... I think. I'd guess they are probably much safer than being in the car to get there. Most these days are fairly heavy and don't sway either, so unless you have a heights thing it should be a breeze. I've been on a few and the views are usually well worth the trip. My bad. I assumed you…
  • You can find all types of charts for the conversion from angle to grade. The grade should just be a whole number, not shown as a percentage. A 45 degree incline is a 100% grade. But easier to think of as Rise/Run. If you go upward 1' (Rise) for every 10' you go forward (Run), then 1/10 = 10%. Understood that it's trail…
  • Since I'm skipping the rest..... Based on your profile photo, you are a fun weight to hang around with. You pull off that riding a donkey in the sand like you do it every day. I haven't seen you post in a while and just wanted to say that it's one of my overall favorite profile photos.
  • Wow. For a person that has travelled and possibly eaten an alpaca, you sure have some strict "no's" on your list, and you are missing out on a lot of good food. I could live without buffalo myself, but the rest of your list is all well worth trying. And at the end of the day, you like it, or you don't. I've eaten reindeer…
  • Two words. Peanut butter. You're welcome. A forums subsection on weight gain and body building... https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/categories/goal-gaining-weight Just like weight loss, sometimes slow is better unless you can pull off the extra exercise to gain some muscle while you are at it. And if you are just the…
  • There are usually quite a few in search of friends for various reasons... BUT.... if you have any profile information filled out, it is only accessible to friends you already have. So you can change that, and fill out some information, or post the information in any posts you make. Being so many differing people have…
  • If you are working long hours, often temporarily in the single parent mode due to your husbands job, and have two older teens life if often hectic and the best thing you can do it work on time management. Involve the kids and give them some responsibility. Split up the work load, and work together to either meal prep,…
  • I'd just use the calculator already linked, and estimate grade the closest you can to the average grade if you do some more intense trail runs and such. That calculator uses the ACSM prediction models, which was accepted as the most accurate based on a study that is often cited and breaks things down for those that just…
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