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  • Yes, that's obviously the purpose. But if the ONLY goal is to prevent patients from spreading the virus, why even admit them? ETA: I went looking for the photos I had seen with masked patients lined up. I still think one of them was staged to show off a new facility. But I found another from Wuhan where they had gathered…
  • I'm talking about people who no longer have symptoms but still have reduced lung capacity. As to me personally, I find it offensive that you're giving me a directive. I've been overly cautious every step of the way.
  • One more slightly off topic comment about masks. I have seen a couple photos of rows of covid-19 patients lying in beds or on cots all masked up, and I see that people are advised to keep masks on anyone in their home with covid-19 if possible, all to protect their caregivers. It makes sense for the nurses and caregivers,…
  • I had been thinking that requiring masks for everyone made sense (providing they're available of course), but now I'm wondering if that's actually feasible. I just tried wearing one here at home so I could come out of my room and quickly discovered that I couldn't breathe properly wearing one. I still have a bit of a…
  • Thank you ReenieHJ. Obviously, I have no special insight in how to battle it. Still, I thought I'd share what I did. First let me say that I wouldn't have said I have a great immune system. I have had a lot of illness in the last few years, so much so my doctor suggested we investigate. I had just finished doing a blood…
  • I seem to have contracted something, possibly covid-19 (if so, very mild), and have isolated myself in a bedroom with it's own bathroom. I did groceries Mon morning at 9am, woke up at 2am with what I perceived to be symptoms. After failed attempts at falling back asleep, I set about isolating myself from the rest of the…
  • I just finished my 3 litres of frozen bagged milk, and it was fine! I went out shopping on Monday and bought another two bags, one for my fridge and one for the freezer. Mine never completely thawed in the fridge, so it cooled my coffee down faster than normal, but it just meant that I could drink it sooner.
  • Perfect! Sounds like you've got it under control.
  • In answer to your question about whether sugar or stevia has hampered my weight loss or maintenance efforts. YES! I've got big time problems with sugar. But that's me, not necessarily you. It's exceedingly difficult for me to eat a little dessert. MUCH easier to have none. You mention bananas though, and I have no problem…
  • Congrats on losing your weight initially with MFP and best of luck with coming back to logging to lose those last few pounds. Assuming you actually need to lose more that is, you look great in the photo. If you aren't noticing any behavioural pattern changes around sugar and sweet treats, I wouldn't sweat it. Just staying…
  • I love this! I'm not in New Zealand, but I stuck a couple in my window anyway.
  • A grocery store clerk in a store near us has been diagnosed with covid-19. There are a few stores that deliver, but some of their websites are asking that we don't overwhelm them, that the service should be primarily for vulnerable or quarantined people (which is valid).
  • Here is my source. Apologies for not linking it earlier. https://www.ft.com/content/c0755b30-69bb-11ea-800d-da70cff6e4d3 ETA: I neglected to mention that it's hit more young people, but imo, that's also because of more testing. In case it's behind a paywall "According to Lothar Wieler, the president of the Robert Koch…
  • Regarding the low death rate in Germany, I found an article this morning that says that they are testing 160,000 people a day. So it's more likely the fact that they are picking up most of the mildly symptomatic cases than that they have developed a miracle treatment regimen.
  • Upthread someone asked about the lower death rates in Germany, so I browsed around for a minute. I didn't find anything, but I did find some comments about airborne and objects that match my own views. I know, I know, confirmation bias. But still, I thought I'd share. This is from the Federal Ministry of Health in Germany.…
  • I grabbed a couple things at the grocery store yesterday and the man behind me in line stood so close that I could smell his breath. I'm loathe to go again any time soon. ETA: I have a bag of milk in the freezer and a couple cans of condensed milk.
  • I read that even at two metres distance, you can contract the virus if your exposure lasts 15 minutes or more. Many variables in that statement though. My guess is that it was referring to indoor conversations, outdoors might be safer. But you have a point about someone breathing hard from exertion. In my mind it's…
  • The fewer treats I have, the less I crave treats. In fact, about a month ago I decided to have zero sugary treats. Forever. On bad days, where I would have had a treat as "comfort" I eat a little more, but nothing sugary. So far so good. We constantly have this "abstinence vs moderation" discussion here, but after trying…
  • By box meals, do you mean frozen dinners? I've used those with some success, I just added more vegetables, typically raw veggies, which should fit in with your fast and easy theme. Are you logging? Logging doesn't take that much time, providing you can stay away from these boards :smiley:. Ramen noodle dinners might work…
  • Are you sure you want to diet? It sounds to me like you might be more interested in recomposition (if anything). As to your grandmother, I want to infer things (like, she loves you and wants the best for you but is out of touch with the how beauty is defined in 2019, and has no clue how to lose weight in a healthy fashion…
  • @jmath0303 Are you still logging? How is your protein consumption? Do you eat meat? If not, are you taking any dietary supplements? Are you doing any cardio? How are your stress levels generally?
  • Maybe it doesn't work in this environment but I LOVED reading @Jthanmyfitnesspal's comment. To remind someone who is now struggling of their past strength seems like a very wise approach. I don't understand the value of quibbling that OP isn't an actual expert. Were you thinking this would help someone?
  • Yes x 3. Exercise was walking inside again. Still coughing up oysters, so I have to sit tight.
  • I’ve lost 39 lbs to date. I’m 58, so that’s probably a factor. But my version of “diet face” isn’t the same as what I’ve seen in others. Although I’ve seen it mostly at the gym, it could be “steroid face” for all I know. Kind of a flatness in the upper part of the face, and deep lines when they smile. I’d happily trade my…
  • I wouldn't want to call them tips, because I've given up thinking that everyone is like me, but my top priority is to get in my veggies and fruits, next is to eat enough protein, and then get some activity daily. I'm logging currently, but those three goals have gotten me through long periods without logging. Planning…
  • I like this. I have to fight my own urges to "get this over with". There have been people here who posted that they set their weight loss goal calories to be what their maintenance calories will be at goal weight and then go about living life. (Not advice, I don't know how well that works but I liked the attitude).
  • Good review of the discussion in this link. TLDR is if you don't have high BP, don't limit salt. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/sodium-per-day#recommendations
  • I'm interested in why they are reducing from 2300 to 1500. Is it just because our population is heavier now (ie more likely to have BP problems)? My BP is on the low side and I occasionally get dizzy for a few seconds when I stand up. From what I read, I should be trying to get more salt/sodium in my diet.
  • Using the BMI calculator you are not overweight. At your height, normal weight range is 130-174, so you are well within the normal range.
  • Yes x 3. Still in the "bare minimum" category, because I still have my cold.
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