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  • No. Literally not how gastric emptying, and how food/water affects it, works. Or how water travels though the stomach itself as it is not a static funnel with the esophagus dumping into it at one end and the pylorus at the bottom. If that YouTube video were remotely accurate, which it is *not*, all the water would trickle…
  • I was surprised to learn that the anti-scratch coating on my glasses had a warranty as the optometrist's technician only told me after I complained about it not lasting very long (i.e., didn't mention it upfront as part of the original sales pitch). Couldn't hurt to check for yours. Even if yours are now out of warranty,…
  • After debating it, I am going to refrain from including critique/the counters I see to those criticizing some of the ideas posted up-thread. Man, I am getting old...or something. As far as OT about a men's yoga pant is concerned: Logo? Everything has logos; everything. Heck, my water bladder, that never sees the outside of…
  • I personally would not want to model my eating habits after people who perform mukbang for the camera in order to obtain social media clicks that translate into money for them. They are the last people on the face of this planet who have any concern for (A) abstaining from disordered eating practices, (B) ever…
  • Yeah, I'll third the go see your primary care team concerning as that ain't normal for a person who falls within the realm of a healthy BMI range. I once gained 15 lbs in a week - which derailed me for an entire year because it wiped out 3.5 months of "progress" and I was all '*kitten* it, why bother then' about it - but…
  • Challenge Starting Weight: 168.1# Challenge Level: ★★★ Challenge Goal weight: 153.0# I data track Wednesday to Wednesday so my weigh-in days are a little out of sync. Weight as of 1 NOV: 168.1 6 NOV: 166.8 13 NOV: 171.2 20 NOV: 165.7 27 NOV: 163.2 4 DEC: 163.9 11 DEC: 18 DEC: 25 DEC:
  • Don't forget about the chamois cream. :) A good sfw visual explanation of how to use: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68udmEaRZwo
  • The "disinfectant" used the clean food service/packaged processed fresh fruit and veg is a 50-200 ppm by chem strip potable water diluted out chlorine bleach soak for a specified amount of time, followed by a final rinse in potable water. So unless the Solbac product in question is (1) available in a gallon jug as a liquid…
  • Surprisingly little volume-wise if it is calorically dense.
  • Speaking of vaccines... If you work with children, best to booster your pertussis (whooping cough) immunization as well if your latest dip/tet shot didn't include it. For adults who haven't given birth recently and their immediate family who received a Tdap as part of pregnancy healthcare to protect the resultant newly…
  • A man with a focus on his butt size/shape for a change? Awesome. Congrats on the result of your dedication/effort in whatever exercise(s) required to achieve your gluteal goal.
  • Good jogging dogs come in all breeds and sizes. Generally speaking, the brachycephalic (smoosh faced/short snouted) breeds are not good candidates because they can't properly breathe/frequently have respiratory system abnormalities. Herding breeds can be problematic if they come to you with herding issues like, say, trying…
  • I always wait until the Opening Season bumper cars period gets out of everyone's system before engaging in winter driving myself, but I have PTSD like that lol. Stay safe! You have my empathy. Soft basket muzzle FTW when it comes to my leash reactive pups, which is a feature and not a bug by the time I get my hands on them…
  • Challenge Starting Weight: 168.1# Challenge Level: ★★★ Challenge Goal weight: 153.0# I data track Wednesday to Wednesday so my weigh-in days are a little out of sync. Weight as of 1 NOV: 168.1 6 NOV: 166.8 13 NOV: 171.2 20 NOV: 165.7 27 NOV: 163.2 - And Here. We. Go. :) Onward and upward into the holiday season. Don't let…
  • Correct; this community forum covers a broad range of topic subfolders besides weight loss. But weight loss specifically is roughly a little more than half of the community by the numbers and the modality of weight loss overwhelmingly, specifically, advocated on here is by adopting and following CICO. That is the draw. The…
  • 67 inches height since sprouting up to at 12-13 years old. From active kid who never had a weight problem to sedentary post grad student who ballooned due to uncapped student labor hours/stress/vending machines to fit enough to comfortably pass APFTs in the military to now - the BMI chart has always been 100% accurate.…
  • Challenge Starting Weight: 168.1# Challenge Level: ★★★ Challenge Goal weight: 153.0# I data track Wednesday to Wednesday so my weigh-in days are a little out of sync. Weight as of 1 NOV: 168.1 6 NOV: 166.8 13 NOV: 171.2 20 NOV: 165.7 27 NOV:
  • Yeah...I need goals. Without them I am an unmoored ship at sea per experience concerning all aspects of life, not just this one. :) Aiming to drop 80 lbs. in 12 months is perfectly reasonable when I started out just a few pounds shy of morbid obesity. The key difference this time around is I don't "flip out" if I don't hit…
  • When I make thanksgiving dinner vs. just hitting one of the buffets on the local circuit? Making the dogs full, albeit on salad vs. dinner sized ones, thanksgiving plates as well. Including pie. The looks on their faces over that as well as when spray the whipped cream directly into their mouths to avoid nozzle slobber lol.
  • https://health.clevelandclinic.org/is-a-vegan-diet-safe-for-growing-children/
  • When I abruptly stopped drinking cold turkey in December 2012, I regained 13.6 kg by March that had taken me the prior to ~15 months to drop. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • Had the opportunity last week to finally show off one of my favorite local strolls to a friend after years of badgering to join me for. Around 5 miles round trip, around 1600 feet gain. Really only moderate difficulty but labeled as difficult since a fire swept the area a couple years ago. It's not that I did the hike, as…
  • First, a big congrats for dropping what you have; that is so awesome to read! :) You be kicking some serious *kittenbutts* progress/success-wise, make no mistake. But they did budge; you trended downwards in the bad and overall. And you've been squarely in only "borderline high" on both sets of results and now improving,…
  • No contest; I would choose to have diet face over diet body. Face makeup, including contouring, is a thing and easy (comparatively speaking) if I ever reach the point where I feel I had to do something nonsurgical about it. Full body makeup and where the excess skin hangs out...eh, not so much. And I haaaaaate compression…
  • Inspiration, indeed! :) Thank your for posting this as, yeah, there does seem to be a dearth of success stories on here concerning such - ;). Especially so for those with physically invisible/silent reasons behind taking this route. However, research findings published concerning weight loss are just as much on the side of…
  • I was on a broad spectrum antimicrobial for two weeks in May due to a multiple skin puncture dog bite. I ate at maintenance since I needed the kcal to heal and regained some significant water weight due to the infection and inflammation/cellulitis/edema being treated by said drug. Weight I promptly lost within 7-10 days,…
  • This post neglects to account for the process of nixtamalization, and what it does to the digestibility/nutrition of corn when compared to untreated corn. :)
  • Challenge Starting Weight: 168.1# Challenge Level: ★★★ Challenge Goal weight: 153.0# I data track Wednesday to Wednesday so my weigh-in days are a little out of sync. Weight as of 1 NOV: 168.1 6 NOV: 166.8 13 NOV: 20 NOV: 27 NOV:
  • I am admittedly morbidly fascinated with the now-parlor trick I have of how much play I have in my truncal skin, from collar bones to pubic bone, circumferentially, for the first time ever losing weight. It's like (pulls skin up and *everything* moves up with it) "When/Where everything was when I was 30"...(lets skin go…
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