Wednesday Wonderings ...

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Wed, 05-08-2013 - 9:35am

1.  What are one or two of your weird idiosyncracies? Little things like not being able to sleep with socks on, etc. (

2. Do you use mostly pen or pencil to write?

3. What's your latest food obsession/favorite?

4. What's your most favorite form of exercise? Least?

5. How often do you have a garage/tag sale? Is your purpose to declutter or to make money?

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Wed, 05-08-2013 - 6:13pm

I do squats all day long.

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Wed, 05-08-2013 - 7:25pm

lauren1063 wrote:
<p style="font-size:13px"><strong>1.  What are one or two of your weird idiosyncracies? Little things like not being able to sleep with socks on, etc. </strong></p><p style="font-size:13px">M&amp;M's have to be eaten in pairs, in a particular order of color, which I will not specify here in the interest of minimizing argument. If there is an odd number of any color, the singles are eaten before the pairs, in the specified order of color, of course.    ;)  Same goes for Skittles.  </p><p style="font-size:13px">If I am in a car, the windows need to be closed.  No breezes allowed.</p><p style="font-size:13px">I eat all one of the foods on my plate before starting another.  My dad and my brother did the same thing.  I always though that we learned it from my dad, until I found out that all 3 of my half-brothers, who didn't know Dad until they were in their late 40's/early 50's, do it, too.  </p><p style="font-size:13px"><strong>2. Do you use mostly pen or pencil to write?</strong></p><p style="font-size:13px">I prefer pen, but use a mechanical pencil quite a bit, too.  </p><p style="font-size:13px"><strong>3. What's your latest food obsession/favorite?</strong></p><p style="font-size:13px">I don't think I have one.</p><p style="font-size:13px"><strong>4. What's your most favorite form of exercise? Least?</strong></p><p style="font-size:13px">I don't have any of those, either.  </p><p style="font-size:13px">5. How often do you have a garage/tag sale? Is your purpose to declutter or to make money?</p><p style="font-size:13px">I have participated in four during the course of my life, and none of them served either of those purposes.  The intent was to declutter but I discovered it's much easier and less of a pain to just haul the stuff to Goodwill.  I think my lifetime yard sale earnings to-date are about $45.  </p>

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Wed, 05-08-2013 - 7:31pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
I have bad knees and can't do squats. I don't think it's one of the better exercises per se, anyway.

I have a knee replacement and I do squats.  When the knees are complaining, I simply limit the range of motion, and always always always concentrate on good form (push through the heel, contract the glute muscles on the upward motion).  I don't hate squats until we're on the 6th or 7th set of them.

I'm not a big fan of plies, tho.

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Wed, 05-08-2013 - 7:46pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
I have bad knees and can't do squats. I don't think it's one of the better exercises per se, anyway.

You're basing this on what? You're a personal trainer or exercise physiologist now?

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Wed, 05-08-2013 - 8:34pm

reginageorge2005 wrote:
<>I can't imagine life w/o my gym membership. I need my endorphins.</p>

Me too. I have two gym memberships actually.

And I bet xh would about keel over to hear me say how much I like going to the gym and exercising.  That's so not who I was when we were married

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Wed, 05-08-2013 - 8:36pm

just_another_marla wrote:
<p>1. Idiosyncracies:</p><p>--No mayo. This means all mayo products including Miracle Whip or bastardized hybrids such as baconnaise. The smell makes me gag. I do not allow it in my house

I very much dislike mayo.  There are a few things I make in which it is an ingredient (egg salad - but very little - for instance).  And I like a small amount of it on a BLT.  Otherwise, mayo grosses me out.

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Wed, 05-08-2013 - 8:37pm

grapthars_hammer wrote:
I have a knee replacement and I do squats.  When the knees are complaining, I simply limit the range of motion, and always always always concentrate on good form (push through the heel, contract the glute muscles on the upward motion).  I don't hate squats until we're on the 6th or 7th set of them.</p><p>I'm not a big fan of plies, tho.</p>

IME, many people do squats with their toes extending over their knees .. which is a big no no.  Proper form makes a world of difference.

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Wed, 05-08-2013 - 8:45pm

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">grapthars_hammer</em> wrote:</div>I have a knee replacement and I do squats.  When the knees are complaining, I simply limit the range of motion, and always always always concentrate on good form (push through the heel, contract the glute muscles on the upward motion).  I don't hate squats until we're on the 6th or 7th set of them.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;I'm not a big fan of plies, tho.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>IME, many people do squats with their toes extending over their knees .. which is a big no no.  Proper form makes a world of difference.</p>

Not to mention how painful it would be to do squats with one's toes over one's knees ;)  But yes, proper form is key to an effective squat.

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Wed, 05-08-2013 - 8:50pm

grapthars_hammer wrote:
Not to mention how painful it would be to do squats with one's toes over one's knees ;)  But yes, proper form is key to an effective squat.</p>

Whoops! Typed too fast obviously ... but I'm so glad that you could still understand what I meant.

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Wed, 05-08-2013 - 9:01pm

I very much dislike mayo.  There are a few things I make in which it is an ingredient (egg salad - but very little - for instance).  And I like a small amount of it on a BLT.  Otherwise, mayo grosses me out.</p>[/quote]

I am not a fan of mayo either.  Also only use it as an ingredient in a few items,   egg salad, tuna, potato salad.  Never as a spread on a sandwich or burger,  when eating out always order without it.   DH on the other hand is a mayo fan.  When making egg or tuna salad I either mix up too seperate batches or take my portion out and then add more mayo.