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  • Ginni
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    Probably shouldn't read that at work, huh?

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  • LaaLaa
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    UM, still pretty amazing.

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  • isadora
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    So I was going to finally do some sorting of my old URLs/websites and all the random crap I have sitting on them and I realized I have the print-ready thread of when FameTracker was days from being torched and I kept the WingChun discussion thread. In HTML. Ha! I'm a loon.

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  • Res
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    Canada is a race blind utopia. Unless you happen to be Indigenous/Aboriginal/First Nations/North American Indian. Then it is that fake politeness that is just as bad as outright racism.
    It is worst with anything to do with treaty rights, IDM, and the MMIW. Just read the comments - - some are from major cities and not the areas you'd expect.
    You know it is bad when you have to ask your Prime Minister, "Am I next?" - - which is sort of useless because of his wife.

    Actually - Canada is great if you are not a POC. Then you're expected know your place and not make trouble.

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  • ophy
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    No, not really. I watch a lot of British crime dramas, remember?

    Yeah, I'm pretty sure the race-blind utopia is actually named 'Canada'. At least, that is what all of those Canadian home improvement/real estate shows I watch seem to imply.

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  • dada_teacher
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    Ha! That's what we want you poor, unsophisticated americans to think.

    Wait. You didn't really believe that, did you?

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  • ophy
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    That drives me NUTS. Oh the joys of living in the south.

    Wait- people do that in Greece, too? I thought everyone was really enlightened in Europe, and y'all lived in a race-blind utopia.

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  • dada_teacher
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    Dear people. If you feel the need to preface what you have to say with, "I'm not racist but..." then 1) Don't say it, 2) Yes, you ARE a racist.

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  • emmaleigh
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    And I have basically cut out snacking, cut out lots of sugar (no chocolate during the day--sob), and cut out eating out a lot. And Detox Diet worked very well for me. Smoothie in the morning, some low-cal soup or salad (no croutons/no cheese/low-cal dressing) for lunch, and a protein/veggie dinner.
    I'm in legit AWE of everyone with dieting willpower. I have terrible eating habits.

    o, a friend of a friend has been happy with Stitchfix. Her kids are 9, 7, and 3 and she works from home but I think she found she feels better throughout the day if she gets dressed in cute clothes even if she doesn't leave the house that day. It's a psych technique I tried to use when I was employed and it worked about half the time. She's also pleased with what Stitchfix sends her based on her style profile. <-- all gleaned from FB, I haven't talked to her about it.

    I've been doing regular closet purges since the beginning of the year because I have too many clothes. Since I finished the last challenge, my new goal is to wear every single thing in my closet at least once and if I don't feel good in it for that day, it's going to Goodwill no matter how much I think I like it.
    Of course now that I've pared down my closet, I want ALL the fall clothes. Really hoping we get fall and winter in L.A. this year.

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  • ophy
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    (no chocolate during the day--sob)


    There's my downfall. Oh, and all the exercise and smoothies and stuff.

    But that's awesome, is! I am inspired by you to dig my 5lb dumbells out of my closet and do at least 20 reps.

    Okay, ten reps.

    Well . . . three maybe.

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  • LaaLaa
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    Like a boss! P90X is nuts. I can't even complete the fitness test. You've been building up crazy muscle, so I don't think a 5-meal dinner is going to stick with you at ALL. I swear I remember reading something about a big meal not taking effect until a couple days later, so just I tack on an extra 30 to my low-impact workout and don't worry about it anymore. But with as many calories as you're burning in a single P90X session? Your body's probably just nomming happily and efficiently.

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  • isadora
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    Thanks for the congrats, peeps!

    I'm barely five feet tall so 15 pounds registers! I'm not sure it's two sizes but it's pretty close! I also lost 8+ inches doing P90X3. The weight loss was a combo of P90X3 and doing a detox diet for the last week of P90X3 to give myself a boost.

    Might I recommend the 10-Day Detox Diet? HOLY SHITBALLS that knocked 8 pounds off my ass in one week and I haven't gained it back! Sadly, I got a really bad head cold 8 days in that lasted two weeks. Then I was okay for one week and started an old school Power 90 Bootcamp (it's like 10+ years old) and it's okay but a little boring/repetitive (there's only 4 workouts to carry you through 90 days--ughhhhh). So then, last Saturday I got food poisoning that has lasted a full week (salmonella?) and then Mr. Is's stepmom died in the meantime and we got to Flint tonight and met up with some old friends that got married recently and we bought them a fucking FEAST and I ate like 5 meals worth of food tonight (probably more than I've had in one sitting in 3 months) and so I'm guessing I'll have gained it all back by Monday?

    ANYWAY, so I finished P90X3. I fully plan to do Power 90 until the new P90 comes out in a few weeks and then I'll switch over. And I have basically cut out snacking, cut out lots of sugar (no chocolate during the day--sob), and cut out eating out a lot. And Detox Diet worked very well for me. Smoothie in the morning, some low-cal soup or salad (no croutons/no cheese/low-cal dressing) for lunch, and a protein/veggie dinner.

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  • LaaLaa
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    I fucking LOVE clothes and shopping, but I have 1) crappy, washed out, too-short juniors clothes from college, 2) pajamas, 3) about 12 pieces of work clothing, 4) a buttload of vintage cocktail dresses and gowns I'll wear nowhere.

    My grandpa cardigans fall under 1. And 2 falls under 1.

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  • Res
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    Congrats Is!

    Vanessa - I'm the same way. I usually buy a comfortable shirt in different colours and wear them as long as possible and then start all over again. I wait until Old Navy has my jeans on sale and I buy several pairs in the different washes.

    I swear I don't have any dressy clothes. at. all.
    Today I need something dressy and I am at a loss - really, I am that pathetic.
    But - I've lost a bit of weight recently too. Not as much as Is but enough that I'm going to need better fitting stuff because some of it too baggy now. I haven't been dieting but have cut way back on Pepsi, cut out a lot of snacks and am walking more. Hopefully I can stick to it when winter sets in.

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  • cajun
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    Congrats, is! Are you still P90X-ing? Or are you dieting too?

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