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  1. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    My dog and I got our first qualifying agility scores! One in jumpers and one in standard. We need three in each to move from Novice to Open. I’m so proud of him!

    My dog and I got our first qualifying agility scores! One in jumpers and one in standard. We need three in each to move from Novice to Open. I’m so proud of him!

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  2. Comment on Being healthy in ~health

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    Dang, I’m the opposite! I only started gaining weight when I started exercising regularly. Before that, I tended to eat very little and didn’t think about my weight at all. Some of the gain was...

    Dang, I’m the opposite! I only started gaining weight when I started exercising regularly. Before that, I tended to eat very little and didn’t think about my weight at all. Some of the gain was muscle (which I did need), but after a certain point I was putting on too much.

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    My friends who have trouble losing weight know how to do it, but they have mental health problems that prevent them from doing so. People tend to think of eating disorders only causing weight loss...

    My friends who have trouble losing weight know how to do it, but they have mental health problems that prevent them from doing so. People tend to think of eating disorders only causing weight loss (anorexia), but many cause weight gain (binge eating is a prevalent one). The weight loss subreddits have a saying: losing and maintaining weight is simple, but not easy. People want a quick fix, so that’s why they reach for juice cleanses.

    From a personal standpoint, my hunger meter is way off. My body wants to eat like a 200lb professional athlete, but a healthy weight for me is more like 125lbs. If I don’t track my food intake, I always end up overeating. Food is just that good to me.

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  4. Comment on Dune | Official main trailer in ~movies

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    I’m listening to the first book right now! Started it about a week ago and finally getting into the rhythm of it.

    I’m listening to the first book right now! Started it about a week ago and finally getting into the rhythm of it.

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  5. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I can ride my bike again! I went on rides both Tuesday and Wednesday. So happy to be back on it. My hand still isn’t 100%, but it’s good enough. I won’t be able to ride next week, as I’ll be out...

    I can ride my bike again! I went on rides both Tuesday and Wednesday. So happy to be back on it. My hand still isn’t 100%, but it’s good enough. I won’t be able to ride next week, as I’ll be out of town, but I am planning a trip up to the Virginia Capital Trail for Labor Day, so I can start training for that, which will be 50 miles for two days.

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  6. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    I just finished the second season of Trying, and I absolutely loved it. It’s a very wholesome show. I don’t have children (by choice), and I couldn’t help but root for the couple in the show who...

    I just finished the second season of Trying, and I absolutely loved it. It’s a very wholesome show. I don’t have children (by choice), and I couldn’t help but root for the couple in the show who are trying to adopt.

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  7. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I’m still working my way through Braiding Sweetgrass, which I started all the way back in April. I also picked up Witchcraft Therapy, which is a much lighter read.

    I’m still working my way through Braiding Sweetgrass, which I started all the way back in April. I also picked up Witchcraft Therapy, which is a much lighter read.

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  8. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I rode my bike for the first time since my wreck a few weeks back! I still can’t put full pressure on my hand, so I’m a little more off balance than I would normally be, but it was really nice to...

    I rode my bike for the first time since my wreck a few weeks back! I still can’t put full pressure on my hand, so I’m a little more off balance than I would normally be, but it was really nice to go for a short ride. My new handlebar bag will be here this weekend, and I’m really stoked about it.

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  9. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    I’m definitely that way about cycling! I’ve done a few 100-mile rides and people ask why I’d torture myself… but the reality is the sleep at the end is some of my best sleep.

    I’m definitely that way about cycling! I’ve done a few 100-mile rides and people ask why I’d torture myself… but the reality is the sleep at the end is some of my best sleep.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    This is absolutely not my scene in any way, but it sounds like y’all had a blast! I would be so exhausted haha.

    This is absolutely not my scene in any way, but it sounds like y’all had a blast! I would be so exhausted haha.

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  11. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    My rescue chihuahuas mix puppy Jean passed 9/10 of the items on the Canine Good Citizen test! She would have to get all ten to get the certification, but considering she’s only 9 months old, she...

    My rescue chihuahuas mix puppy Jean passed 9/10 of the items on the Canine Good Citizen test! She would have to get all ten to get the certification, but considering she’s only 9 months old, she did amazing! The only item she did not pass was passing another dog she hadn’t met before (which is easily the hardest item on the test). We’ll keep working on that, and we’ll retest again in a few months. In the meantime, she’s doing well enough that I’m ready to start training agility more seriously with her alongside my older dog.

    Puppy tax: https://postimg.cc/gallery/xMgGJWf

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  12. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    Ah! Enjoy your vacation in any case. :)

    Ah! Enjoy your vacation in any case. :)

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  13. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    I love finishing projects ahead of schedule. Such a good feeling!

    I love finishing projects ahead of schedule. Such a good feeling!

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  14. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I definitely don't recommend it! I will say that I have several friends who have been riding about as much as me who have never been hit by a car, so it's possible. Being extremely defensive and...

    I definitely don't recommend it! I will say that I have several friends who have been riding about as much as me who have never been hit by a car, so it's possible. Being extremely defensive and not taking risks is a big part of avoiding car collisions. I've had plenty of near-misses. :/

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  15. Comment on Metabolomics Lab’s analysis finds near-meat and meat not nutritionally equivalent in ~food

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    I love me some Aldi. Wish there was one close to me.

    I love me some Aldi. Wish there was one close to me.

  16. Comment on Metabolomics Lab’s analysis finds near-meat and meat not nutritionally equivalent in ~food

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    Ah yeah. I guess I don’t particularly enjoy the texture of meat, which makes it easier to enjoy the black bean burgers. They’re also good chopped up in things like burritos and tacos. I do tend to...

    Ah yeah. I guess I don’t particularly enjoy the texture of meat, which makes it easier to enjoy the black bean burgers. They’re also good chopped up in things like burritos and tacos. I do tend to buy store-bought black bean burgers. Specifically the 1/4 pound chipotle Morningstar variety. I’ve never been able to find a good “make your own” recipe.

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  17. Comment on Metabolomics Lab’s analysis finds near-meat and meat not nutritionally equivalent in ~food

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    That’s been my reality for years, haha. I don’t think most people think about the animals that they’re eating. I don’t think it’s necessarily a bad thing, though. Many people would go hungry with...

    I see a future in which people wince at the thought of actual animals once having been slaughtered for the beef in their hamburgers.

    That’s been my reality for years, haha. I don’t think most people think about the animals that they’re eating. I don’t think it’s necessarily a bad thing, though. Many people would go hungry with our current system if they had to be more mindful of what they were eating, how it was treated, etc.

    I grew up on a farm, and that put me in much closer contact with my food. Even when I know they were treated well (I bottle fed and cared for a lamb that eventually went to slaughter), I can’t stand the thought of eating them. It’s just bizarre to my brain.

    That said, I’m ecstatic about the prospect of lab grown meat. Not a huge fan of the “plants trying to be meat” thing. I will say bean burgers are delicious.

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  18. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Went down hard on some gravel. I’ve done the fire road dozens of times, but it was a little more washed out than usual, I was carrying a heavy load for overnight camping, and I was in a large...

    Went down hard on some gravel. I’ve done the fire road dozens of times, but it was a little more washed out than usual, I was carrying a heavy load for overnight camping, and I was in a large group (probably should have given myself more space out front to react). The good news is that this is only the second time I’ve been hurt cycling in the 10-12 years I’ve been doing it regularly! The other time I was hit by a car, and that was much worse (hairline fracture in my pelvis) than this injury.

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  19. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I’m still healing from my bike wreck a couple of weeks ago. I have been going on 30 minute walks at night which has been a nice change of pace. Honestly struggling a little with accepting that I...

    I’m still healing from my bike wreck a couple of weeks ago. I have been going on 30 minute walks at night which has been a nice change of pace. Honestly struggling a little with accepting that I need more time to recover. I have been doing a sports rehab meditation series on Headspace which has been helping a teeny bit.

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  20. Comment on The invisible addiction: Caffeine makes us more energetic, efficient and faster. But we have become so dependent that we need it just to get to our baseline. in ~health

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    I drink decaf 90% of the time. I have half a cup of caffeinated coffee maybe once during the week and a full cup maybe once on the weekend (usually because I’m making French press for my partner...

    I drink decaf 90% of the time. I have half a cup of caffeinated coffee maybe once during the week and a full cup maybe once on the weekend (usually because I’m making French press for my partner and myself). I was getting high heart rate notifications on my Apple Watch when I was drinking just a cup a day, so I decided to cut back.

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