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  • If you forced me to choose one, I would say diet. Because you're food has such a bigger effect size on your outcome. Also, exercise is something you have to work into your life in one way or another, while eating is something you just have to do period. I.e., you can fall off the exercise wagon. You cannot fall off the…
  • Why not? In my experience, that's precisely what it was. I skipped breakfast -- or, more pendantically, I delayed breakfast until about noon. Then had my normal evening meal around 6 or 7, and didn't eat after 8 (which I never did anyway). But I ultimately didn't like that, so I want back to 3M2S8:16^6.
  • I remembered another wrinkle to this discussion that sometimes (often?) comes up in these parts. It's the two-step shuffle from "food addiction" to "the food-industrial complex is wholly responsible for my addiction and ought to do something about it." I think that conclusion is unhelpful, even if food addition is "real,"…
  • I often see folks arguing against the concept of BMI, but in their argument they seem to have an erroneous impression of what BMI actually is. Therefore, I think it's useful to go straight to a reliable source and get a refresher. This, from the CDC, with my emphasis: In other words, the tool isn't really designed to tell…
  • So your thesis is: "If you cannot live without X, then you also cannot be addicted to X." Is that rooted in the science of addiction, or is it more of a philosophical position? Honest question. I agree that framing overeating as addiction does you no favors if it results in defeatism or the complete shirking of…
  • The median age on the African continent is 19.7 years. That might be the single biggest reason their COVID mortality is surprisingly low.
  • Comes now a story from Johnson City, TN -- not too far from me -- about at least one severely ill patient who still did not believe in COVID-19. That's one step beyond "I didn't think leopards would eat my face." No, it's "I don't believe in leopards" whilst leopards eat your face. I can't grok it.
  • Starting weight: 167.4 Today's weight: 157.6 Trend weight: 159 Total Lost: 9.8 Days until 1/1/21: 43 Goal weight: 155
  • I did a little research and found this from a Representative's page (my emphasis): "Each member of Congress is given a limited number of tickets to distribute to constituents. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ticket distribution process is still being assessed. If you are interested in requesting your ticket(s), please…
  • I don't know how inaugurations normally work, but watching on TV it's always looked like: if you want to be there, you just go. Full stop. Having a lottery sort of implies there will be a limit to the number of in-person attendees. Much like how the state of Minnesota was willing to host the president's rallies, but only…
  • Non-sequiter incoming, but: About the purchase of alcohol, I think every state needs to incorporate some kind of technology into their IDs if they haven't already that can then be read/scanned at a point-of-sale system before alcohol can be purchased. This takes the issue entirely out of the hands of cashiers. I say this…
  • In every restaurant I've worked at, and I've worked at a few, the portions and quantities of everything are scientifically controlled and managed. Frozen burger patties are the same size. Buns are all the same size. You're trained to put X pickles on something, no more no less. Condiment squirts are precision controlled.…
  • Starting weight: 167.4 Today's weight: 157.4 Trend weight: 158.6 Total Lost: 10 Days until 1/1/21: 49 Goal weight: 155
  • Starting weight: 167.4 Today's weight: 157.6 Trend weight: 159 Total Lost: 9.8 Days until 1/1/21: 52 Goal weight: 155
  • So, one of my buddies I go out with every Friday tested positive this past week. Of course, he didn't go out last night. And I didn't either, because I was exposed to him last Friday. I'm thinking if I still feel OK this coming Friday (14 days), then I should be golden, right?
  • Also in KY, our hospitalization and ICU usage is going up at a pretty steady clip. Over 1000 hospitalized now. I lost a great uncle on Monday, not to COVID but to cancer. I don't know what impact if any the pandemic had on his level of care, but I know he was stressed about all the everything that's going on. And that…
  • I'm your neighbor to the north. We hit the ground running in March and kept things lower than most of our neighbors. In hindsight, maybe we could have saved some of that energy. Because now, our governor seems to have no inclination to do anything other than color-code out counties and give "recommendations." Oh, and a…
  • Starting weight: 167.4 Today's weight: 158.2 Trend weight: 159 Total Lost: 9.2 Days until 1/1/21: 59 Goal weight: 155 Hovering around 159 -- gotta break through!
  • I'm not entirely sure what the definition of foodie is but I'm just going to assume means someone who likes food almost like an art form. In which case I would say my weight-loss Journey has turned me into a foodie. When I have gained weight it's not been because I'm a foodie it's been because I'm Shoveling large…
  • RE: Island comments. I'm not suggesting that being an island is the silver bullet. But it's a buff to your efforts, to borrow some RPG terminology. A nation must still do lots of other things. But defending a set of discrete points (airports, ports) is relatively easier than long, contiguous, possibly porous borders.…
  • My comment about New Zealand being an island and that making things easier was only partially tongue-in-cheek. It is true that geography offers an advantage to places like New Zealand or Taiwan or Japan that a place like the us or the EU just doesn't have. On the issue of enforceability of certain measures, my work…
  • I need to know more about this "soup" food. As a Westerner, I've never heard of it before.
  • They're not exclusive. They're two tabs on the same spreadsheet.
  • New Zealand made the right decision very early on of being an island.
  • Starting weight: 167.4 Today's weight: 157 Trend weight: 159.2 Total Lost: 10.4 Days until 1/1/21: 65 Goal weight: 155
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