What are your "pet peeves?"

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What are your "pet peeves?"
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Thu, 07-17-2003 - 6:10pm
Mine are:

1. Fussy babies and noisy kids at movies that aren't specifically kid's movies. Drives me crazy. I didn't pay money to leave my kids at home so I could enjoy a movie only to have someone bring a crying kid.

2. Cell phones at movie theaters.

3. People yacking at movies (see a trend here? lol!).

3. People cruching ice and popping gum.

4. People who are habitually late. I have a brother-in-law who is always late and I decided it was a control thing on his part, so now that the family gatherings are mostly at our house, we start on time with or without him. He is on time a lot more now. I decided I wasn't going to play his game and he was going to conform to our time schedule rather than making 10 other people wait for him. My MIL sort of questioned whether that was rude or not and I asked her if it was more rude to start without him or for him to make the rest of us wait while the food got cold. She didn't say much. I know she doesn't approve, but like I said, it is a control thing on his part and I'm not playing the game.

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Tue, 07-22-2003 - 3:31pm
OOHHH, I hate "I could care less!!"

All these are good ones.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 07-22-2003 - 6:13pm
that drives me nuts!!! hes our president!!! he needs to say it right! er, properly!!
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Tue, 07-22-2003 - 7:16pm
On the gym: I can't STAND it when people sit down at a piece of equipment and don't do anything! There was a (skinny) guy there today. Sat on the tricep machine. 5 minutes later, he does a set. Sits for 3 mins. Then does another set.

GOOD LORD - CAN'T YOU "REST" STANDING UP??

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Tue, 07-22-2003 - 11:22pm
There was a Friends episode about "supposably." It was hilarious.
Congratulations! I'm so happy to hear it. I just heard the good news and popped back over, just in case you were still checking in.
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Wed, 07-23-2003 - 11:37am
Another Low Carber here (Atkins). Running 4x per week. Weight training. 45 lb gone since January.

Jenna

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Wed, 07-23-2003 - 4:34pm
>>>Another Low Carber here (Atkins). Running 4x per week. Weight training. 45 lb gone since January.

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You're on a low-carb diet AND running? I trust you're running low-mileage?

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Wed, 07-23-2003 - 6:44pm
1) People talking on cell phones while they're driving. The just are not paying attention to the road; either going too fast or too slow.

2)People with strollers and shopping carts who almost run you down if you don't get out of their way. I'm a mom and once used a stroller and do use a shopping cart, but I don't expect people to get out of my way just because I'm pushing one.

3) People who hold up lines at the store because their checking account is overdrawn or their credit card is maxed out. I once saw a customer ask a clerk to "try this card" as she was handing her various credit cards. If you don't have the money, maybe you shouldn't be in the store.

4) People who get into the Cash only line and pay with a check or a credit card and act like they didn't know. They knew all the time and were just trying to see if they could get away with it. The store is too dumb to tell them, so instead of making one customer upset; they have just made a line full of angry customers.

5) People who have to drink coffee or a soda wherever they go. I do remember a time when some stores (usually at malls) had signs stating no food or beverages were allowed in the store. I just feel it looks tacky.

6) People who don't disipline their kids or do a poor job of it. Instead of saying "stop it" or "Don't do that" or even "Knock it off", They plead with their kids saying things like "Please stop doing that" or "You need to stop that". I just want to bust out laughing because I can't take them seriously.

7) Store dressing rooms where customers are too lazy to take back the clothes they didn't want and leave in the room. How hard is it to carry it out to a rack (which most stores have for unwanted clothes).

There I said my peace and I feel better. I'm sure there are those of you who will agree with me and some will not.

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Thu, 07-24-2003 - 4:43pm
I have heard of people running and doing low carb. I dont personally know any though, and our social circle includes some of the most competitive runners and cross country skiiers in our state. I've read several articles (albeit mostly in running magazines, etc) that cite studies that indicate that runners who attempt low carb diets end up losing muscle mass.

I think there is a lot of misconceptions about carbs being *bad*. Sure, no one needs white flours or sugars, but there is nothing *bad* about whole wheat breads and pastas, grains, brown rice, etc.

Like I said, I have yet to personally know a runner who does low carb. I cannot fathom doing a ten mile run with nothing in my system but protein and simple carbs like fruit. I'd fall over at about mile 3 with vomiting and the shakes. And I seriously wonder about the long term effects on one's body by combining heavy exercise and low carb.


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Fri, 07-25-2003 - 11:17am
I run pretty low mileage. Never more than 5 miles at a time and I usually run 4 or 5 days a week. However, there is no real reason you can't combine running longer distance and eating a low carb diet.

Jenna

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Fri, 07-25-2003 - 11:27am
I don't think carbs are "bad". I don't think any foods are good or bad all by themselves. After all they are inanimate objects. I think that each person has his/her own metabolic profile and needs to find an eating plan that suits them. It took me YEARS of yo yo dieting to find something that I could live with forever.

Ingesting to many carbs makes me gain weight. I low fat dieted myself to the point where I weighed over 200 lb on my 5'3" body. And I was hardly eating anything. Cutting out a large amount of carbs has allowed me to lose 46 lb so far. And I can eat a normal amount of food and still lose weight.

Remember eating a low carb diet does not mean eating NO carbs. It means limiting the amount of carbs you eat to the amount that allows you to lose (or maintain) your weight. The amount of carbs each person can eat in a day to lose weight will vary quite a bit. I eat some sprouted grain breads, all non-root vegetables, and many different fruits in my daily diet. I can eat many more grams per day than dh. I am sure that is because I run and he doesn't. People who never really get heavey eating loads of carbs really don't have to worry about whether they are eating to many carbs because obviously the carbs never made them gain weight.

So-it's not that carbs themselves are bad. But what they do to my body is bad.

Jenna

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