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  1. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I've personally been doing YouTube yoga every other day give or take (Cat Meffan for those interested). I need to get a yoga mat, there's a lot of slippage on carpet lol. But otherwise my SO and I...

    I've personally been doing YouTube yoga every other day give or take (Cat Meffan for those interested). I need to get a yoga mat, there's a lot of slippage on carpet lol. But otherwise my SO and I have been taking the occasional walk and I've been trying to watch what I eat. In some ways it's easier and in others it harder while working from home but I think I'm doing pretty alright so far!

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  2. Comment on How do you all do "deep readings"? in ~books

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    I've taken to writing small blurbs about books. Nothing more than a long paragraph and I'm done. I keep a list of the books I've read and their ranking for me personally, as well as a small note...

    I've taken to writing small blurbs about books. Nothing more than a long paragraph and I'm done. I keep a list of the books I've read and their ranking for me personally, as well as a small note about it. I enjoy doing it but not necessarily do it to remember the book. Most of the books I've read are there, lurking, but I also blew through a lot of YA trash as a kid so some of that blurs together lol

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  3. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - March 24 in ~health.coronavirus

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    Colorado has about 700 cases right now. My boyfriend and I have been staying in beyond the absolute necessity of like grocery shopping, once a week. We've cut down how many times a week we check...

    Colorado has about 700 cases right now. My boyfriend and I have been staying in beyond the absolute necessity of like grocery shopping, once a week. We've cut down how many times a week we check the mail just in case. Laundering is extra annoying now because we don't have an in unit one and it's a communal space.

    A lot of it.... Just feels surreal to me? Like this whole year has been weird between previous home life and my boyfriend and I moving in together and then a month later there's a pandemic. I look outside and it feels so normal but I hope people are taking this seriously, because it is serious.

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  4. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Animal Crossing: New Horizons as well! I damn near cried when I started that bitch up and you could hear the wind rustling the leaves. I've been playing since the GameCube and holy shit this game...

    Animal Crossing: New Horizons as well! I damn near cried when I started that bitch up and you could hear the wind rustling the leaves. I've been playing since the GameCube and holy shit this game has come a long way. I'm in love with a lot of the little details and the museum is incredibly beautiful. There are some things that could use improvement but color me impressed. I love fishing and chilling with my cute ass villagers. Can't wait to play after work lol

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  5. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - March 19 in ~health.coronavirus

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    I've been working from home for three days now. The VPN is pretty slow especially with larger files. A lot of back and forth as I put things onto the C: and back onto the ones I use for work. It's...

    I've been working from home for three days now. The VPN is pretty slow especially with larger files. A lot of back and forth as I put things onto the C: and back onto the ones I use for work. It's been nice not having to commute. My boyfriend and I already have a VERY short commute so this is like an extra cherry on top.

    We've been staying in even after work because that's just our inclination. We're going to try to get some laundry done today, and at my apartment management changed it so it's only a dollar per load for each machine, to help promote frequent laundering and just being more clean in general.

    I get to play animal crossing tomorrow and took the day off so ime ready for that.

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

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    I am slowly crawling my way through Educated by Tara Westover. It's a memoir and about her life; how herself and her siblings weren't enrolled in public schools, some didn't have birth...

    I am slowly crawling my way through Educated by Tara Westover. It's a memoir and about her life; how herself and her siblings weren't enrolled in public schools, some didn't have birth certificates until later in life, how her dad was against technology, highly religious, and always prepping for the end. Even though she was highly uneducated, she taught herself math and other subjects and got a 27 on the ACT in order to get into college. She was so insulated she didn't know what the holocaust was, it wasn't a recognizable word to her.

    Its incredibly interesting and I'm really enjoying it. I just haven't been giving myself a whole lot of time to read which is on my dumb ass lol. I'm hoping to get some quality read time this weekend/Friday. I definitely need to finish it this month and get through another book as well.

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  7. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I got to swim last Saturday and boi howdy I was sore after. My stamina has been absolutely shot to shit. This week has been off since my SO and I didn't go to the gym on Monday because of plans...

    I got to swim last Saturday and boi howdy I was sore after. My stamina has been absolutely shot to shit. This week has been off since my SO and I didn't go to the gym on Monday because of plans and we got home super duper late but we went yesterday for a bit. I'm not sure how much longer we'll be hitting the gym though since uh coronavirus is in Colorado though not yet in my city. We'll probably go on walks or try to see how we can hit the tennis courts. That way we're near less people. No offense to my fellow sweaty gym goers but some people be nasty. And it just adds to the risk. We'll see how it all goes in the coming weeks. Might have to invest in some bikes and cycle to work.

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

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    I swam, crocheted a little bit, played plenty of apex, got my library card and finished a drawing! The drawing? Illustration? Whatever, was the biggest thing I did. I had started it last Saturday...

    I swam, crocheted a little bit, played plenty of apex, got my library card and finished a drawing! The drawing? Illustration? Whatever, was the biggest thing I did. I had started it last Saturday and was slowly working through parts of it and finished it up on Saturday. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out :^D

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  9. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    Thank you!! I'll definitely post it when it's finished! Hoping to get it done by the end of March :D

    Thank you!! I'll definitely post it when it's finished! Hoping to get it done by the end of March :D

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  10. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    Well thank you! I should have clarified that I'm participating in a dtiys and not making one (my bad!!). I am personally too small of an artist to have any real kind of engagement for that kind of...

    Well thank you! I should have clarified that I'm participating in a dtiys and not making one (my bad!!). I am personally too small of an artist to have any real kind of engagement for that kind of thing. It'd be a dream to be able to make one one day and have people participate!

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  11. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I think any gym buddy can be super helpful to have! As for swimming it depends. I swam in highschool and have kept swimming since so really anything it do is in my head. But I generally do some...

    I think any gym buddy can be super helpful to have! As for swimming it depends. I swam in highschool and have kept swimming since so really anything it do is in my head. But I generally do some warm up laps either as free style or doing some as just kicks and pulls. Warm up laps are also a good time to do swim drills for different strokes.

    After I warmup I just try to swim 100s or 50s. The pool at my gym is extra small so one lenght is only 25 yards as opposed to one length being 50yds. Once I'm done with a few rounds of those, so maybe doing a total of 300 yards at intermittent speeds, I'll just try to swim 500+ yards and see how much I can do until I'm over it lol.

    As a cool down I just lazily float in the water on my back and swim like a squid because I like fun with my swimming too. I'm not particularly structured with my swim time, but I generally aim to get at minimum 500 yards in which isn't a whole lot. I'm not sure how useful this'll be for you but there are lots of easy ways to structure your swimming to include warm ups and downs and swimming intervals and the like! Also as a side note I usually only swim free style (or front crawl as I'm p sure it's "technically" called).

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  12. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    I am personally working on a "draw this in your style" (dtiys) drawing. A dtiys is when an artist makes a piece and has their followers or whoever draw it themselves. It's a way to promote smaller...

    I am personally working on a "draw this in your style" (dtiys) drawing. A dtiys is when an artist makes a piece and has their followers or whoever draw it themselves. It's a way to promote smaller artists and just kinda fun over all too!

    I'm making it a full body and detailed drawing/semi digital painting. I'm super happy with how the line work turned out and I put down the flats so all that's left is to color in the details and figure out how I'm going to semi paint it? I'd like to try using masking layers and play with that for the lighting especially. I have ideas for what I want to do for the background as well.

    Im hoping it'll go well but we'll see. I'm sure I'll get frustrated with the background and the painting process as that's where I'm the weakest artistically. I'd much rather line all day than color aha. That's something I'd like to work on in general this year as well.

    Edit : smol clarification but I'm participating in one and not making one for others to draw. Unfortunately, if you're an artist with a small following you probs won't be getting any interest in that kind of thing so it's usually bigger artists who make them aha.

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  13. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    My SO and I have been going to the gym 3 times a week. This is the third week so far and we've been keeping at it. It's super nice to have a gym buddy like holy crap. On shitty days I don't want...

    My SO and I have been going to the gym 3 times a week. This is the third week so far and we've been keeping at it. It's super nice to have a gym buddy like holy crap. On shitty days I don't want to go, I have him to help push me and vice versa. I'm going to discuss with my doctor some weight loss and mental health stuff to hopefully help me lose weight (once more).

    Im going to try and incorporate swimming by going early morning Saturdays. I love swimming so much, it's a great full body workout and honestly? Swimming makes me feel so much better afterwards like it rejuvenates me.

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  14. Comment on Healthcare rant thread in ~health

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    I never knew about that! I'll have to look into it and see if I can get an exemption or an off brand Qvar or something. Thank you for the information!

    I never knew about that! I'll have to look into it and see if I can get an exemption or an off brand Qvar or something. Thank you for the information!

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  15. Comment on Healthcare rant thread in ~health

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    I'm lucky enough to have Healthcare through work. HOWEVER someone thought it'd be a grand idea to not cover inhalers. I have two inhalers, and albuterol one and QVAR. QVAR is for long term control...

    I'm lucky enough to have Healthcare through work. HOWEVER someone thought it'd be a grand idea to not cover inhalers. I have two inhalers, and albuterol one and QVAR. QVAR is for long term control and relief and has worked wonders when I've been able to get it. But because this bitch isn't covered it's like $228 per inhaler!!! One you're supposed to use once or twice A Day and there's like 200 puffs in there! Fuck that! Fortunately the albuterol is only like $25. When I first found out my insurance doesnt cover inhalers I called them and they were like oh we can fax your doctor information about albuterol with a nebulizer. FUCK THAT YOU ASSHOLE. THEY'RE NOT THE SAME FUCKING THINGS AT ALL!! I guess I'll have to try to find a fucking alternative to qvar but it's incredibly frustrating. I've had asthma damn near all my life since I was a wee kid. I hate nebulizers, they make me feel like absolute shit. I just don't understand why you WOULDN'T have it included. I got the "best package" from my insurance too. Maybe if my SOs insurance is better we can get married and I can buy an inhaler without costing half a weeks pay.

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

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    Baked 24 cupcakes and made 12 cake pops. I made buttercream frosting for the first time but had to hand mix it so I'm not sure if the consistency was 100% right. It was a lot of cupcakes but the...

    Baked 24 cupcakes and made 12 cake pops. I made buttercream frosting for the first time but had to hand mix it so I'm not sure if the consistency was 100% right. It was a lot of cupcakes but the cake pops were harder and my SO and I fumbled transporting them so I dropped one but it wasn't missed.

    Also went to Ikea to get some odds and ends, hooked up my surface to a monitor so I finally have a big screen (was harder than you would think but only because I'm a fool) and generally just tried to decompress. It was busier than usual which is okay but I don't want to make a habit out of it lol.

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  17. Comment on I've received a school project where I need to read a book but I've never really wanted to read a book and don't know many books at all. What book should I read? in ~books

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    I'm going to second this recommendation! They're very fun books and also quick and easy reads. They're very short but very compelling. The books go a lot into the characteristics of the main...

    I'm going to second this recommendation! They're very fun books and also quick and easy reads. They're very short but very compelling. The books go a lot into the characteristics of the main character and the side characters. It's not heavy Sci fi and is good fun to read!

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  18. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Thank you for your response!! It's so easy to tell people oh just do CICO but it can be a real pain in the ass! Getting foods that are more filling and having a wider variety in my diet are...

    Thank you for your response!! It's so easy to tell people oh just do CICO but it can be a real pain in the ass!

    Getting foods that are more filling and having a wider variety in my diet are definitely in the works for me. My SO and I have been making out own meals and I take leftovers for lunch. Ive been working on incorporating more veggies with our meals as well. Definitely good advise. It's much easier to feel fuller when you can have a bunch veggies on your plate compared to a bag of chips! I definitely need to get good bean recipes. I don't eat that much meat as is, in part because I don't particularly like it all that much so mostly niding that isn't too hard for me. But thank you again for your response! Diet has always been the hardest part for me, mostly because I grew up in a house where food and eating were synonymous to a good time, and it was always eat til your full and eat everything on your plate kind of mentality. Even still at almost 26, it's still stuff that affects me.

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  19. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I'm gonna give a small rant for a moment. My SO and I are going to start going to the gym 9n Monday (we just moved and are still unpacking and organizing) and it'll be good. But I'm so worried...

    I'm gonna give a small rant for a moment. My SO and I are going to start going to the gym 9n Monday (we just moved and are still unpacking and organizing) and it'll be good. But I'm so worried about my weight. Listen I was a little fatty for my entire young adult life and it wasn't until college that I started to lose weight. I got to 10lbs to my goal weight by the time I graduated and I gained 30 of it back. I am a short person, every pound is a fucking bitch to lose and so easy for me to see on my body. I already had fucked up views of myself and now it's worse in some ways than it ever was.

    I initially lost weight using CICO which did great. I was eating at about 1200 to 1300 calories a day but now... God I hate CICO now lol. I don't want to do it. Granted my eating habits have changed and I no longer have binging issues and I'm trying to adjust to eating smaller portions and being comfortable with hunger which has been good for mentally getting myself to a better place. I think I will pick up th le CICO again but I'll maybe do a slower pace so instead of 500+ calorie defecits I'll be aiming for like 250 to 300 because that's more comfortable and more doable for me and who I am now.

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  20. Comment on 'Ghost' DNA from unknown ancestors found in West Africans in ~science

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    Definitely a very valid point when worrying about how nuanced it should be. It's a very interesting topic and exciting to see all the new information we can get, but there is the concern of people...

    Definitely a very valid point when worrying about how nuanced it should be. It's a very interesting topic and exciting to see all the new information we can get, but there is the concern of people using that information to further misinformation or pseudoscience if not properly reported on. I think proper disimination of information is the biggest thing most news sites fall short on which is unfortunate considering that's what they're supposed to do.

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