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post #25831 of 53479
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

Good afternoon MS

As for exercise I do about 99.9% less than Jas of Henry Carter fame.
Yeah well, even if you had a rod, I doubt you'd know what to do with it.


I have a bench and free weights at home, which I use 1-2 a week. Run twice a week, swim and l kayak weather permitting. Looking to get into biking as my knees have copped a flogging over the years and unlike your goodself it was not spent bending over : )
Hahaha, well played.
post #25832 of 53479
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

My old man grew up during the Great Depression. His decoration style is "buried alive" and he hasn't bought a car since 1974 (used of course).

As for your clothes, if they are in good nick etc. you should try to sell them off here or elsewhere; I've found the lure of making a buck quickly overcomes any sentimentality for most objects.
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

I generally give my stuff away if I havent worn it in 2-3 years.

Usually to friends/family first otherwise i donate to vinnies.
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

God both my parents and mother in law grew up in the the great depression so as they got older rather they were constantly repairing towels tea towels anything using the same logic. However I have shaken off my proletarian roots and gladly give things away rather than they sit there gathering dust.
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Giving to the less fortunate can be extremely difficult. It was very hard for me to give up my viscose Tarocash trousers to St. Vincent De Paul.

Ernesto, if you haven't worn it in 2 years, give it to someone who needs it.


Thanks you, gents. You have filled me with a new resolve.

Of course the main problem I have is sentimentality (as PoP alluded to). I have some items of clothing that take me to a specific time and place, that remind me of happy times or kind people. I guess I’ll have to find an analyst to deal with this.
post #25833 of 53479
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

My current predicament is that, I applied for Centrelink benefits, but seriously under estimated my current circumstances when applying (turns out there are many definitions of 'poverty'). I got a whole heap of cash from them, went and spent it, now Centrelink is asking for it back. I wonder if I went and got my Tarocash pants back from Vinnies, whether Centrelink would take those as part of the repayment. What to do?

There are lots of threads on Whingepool about this issue, so it might pay to have a look over there.

Of course, make sure that you discuss the overpayment with the Dept of Human Services (as that is what Centrelink is now called), as you have review and appeal rights. It might also pay you to look at section 1237A of the Social Security Act 1991. You can access the SSA 1991 via Comlaw. [Please note that none of the following can be construed as legal advice and no responsibility is taken for any consequences that might occur as a result of the above information!]
post #25834 of 53479
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

People spouting off half-informed cliches.

Sometimes it is worth acknowledging when we are in over our heads when we spout our opinions

haha...a new tagline for the forum - Welcome to Style Forum?
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

[Please note that none of the following can be construed as legal advice and no responsibility is taken for any consequences that might occur as a result of the above information!]

A signature update perhaps?
post #25835 of 53479
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


There are lots of threads on Whingepool about this issue, so it might pay to have a look over there.

Of course, make sure that you discuss the overpayment with the Dept of Human Services (as that is what Centrelink is now called), as you have review and appeal rights. It might also pay you to look at section 1237A of the Social Security Act 1991. You can access the SSA 1991 via Comlaw. [Please note that none of the following can be construed as legal advice and no responsibility is taken for any consequences that might occur as a result of the above information!]

That's very kind of you to pass all that information on JM biggrin.gif. I should be okay smile.gif.

 

To other matters; why the hell does it take longer for something to go from suburb to suburb, in Sydney, than it does to go from NY to Sydney?

post #25836 of 53479
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post





Thanks you, gents. You have filled me with a new resolve.

Of course the main problem I have is sentimentality (as PoP alluded to). I have some items of clothing that take me to a specific time and place, that remind me of happy times or kind people. I guess I’ll have to find an analyst to deal with this.

Your post reminded me of a very well written short story.  Hope you like it as much as I did.

 

http://www.macobo.com/essays/epdf/MURAKAMI,%20Haruki%20-%20Tony%20Takitani.pdf

post #25837 of 53479
Without guessing - there are some things we know from reliable studies:

Weight loss and gain is both much simpler and much more complicated than commonly thought

Genetics and age are fundamental to your body shape and appearance. You can't change your genetics (yet) and you can only modify your basically determined shape at the margins.

People who are naturally tall and slim and V shaped (the current preferred shape - there have been others through history) will have a tendency to downplay the contribution of genetic and overplay the moral and self control aspects that cause their shape. People who naturally struggle with weight and body shape will have a tendency to overplay the influence of genetics. Although its hard to overplay the influence of genetics on height, eye colour and many aspects of health.

Calories in VS Calories out seems logical.
Its hard to count calories IN - its impossible to count calories out. Eating very little will cause you to lose weight. Eating less than you do now will possibly cause you to lose weight. You cannot target where you will lose weight from. It is good to exercise and be reasonably fit. It is good to do weight bearing plus cardio fitness. In general it is better to be reasonably fit and slightly "overweight" than it is to be skinny and not fit.

If you are not genetically suitable in body type you cannot become Arnie Schwarzenegger no matter how much training you do or how many fitness magazines you read..

For most people your body will change with age no matter how much exercise you do or how righteous you are. If you are under 35 most people can get away with not worrying too much about any exercise or "diet" ( and although I would never ever recommend it, well not really, er, um yeah ok, ...........you can abuse your body with lack of sleep, exercise, eating sugar, fats and smoking, and legal and illegal substances and not suffer much ill effects)

Most people could eat no added sugar at all and suffer no effects. Most people can eat less fats, especially trans, with no ill effects. Sugar in drinks (soft drinks, fruit juice etc) is possibly the simplest intake of sugar to minimise or eliminate( note I said simple not easy) edit:: Eliminating as much sugar as possible is probably the single simplest thing to do to lose weight. Eliminating sift drinks and, most, fruit juice is the simplest way to do this. Not having cold soft drinks at hand in fridge at work or home is the simplest way to achieve this.

If you are susceptible (genetics etc) being overweight is a large factor in bringing on Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 symptoms can often be minimised (almost eliminated) by exercise and weight loss alone in some people.

Being substantially overweight is implicated/correlated (in some cases it may be causal) in many serious illnesses.
Edited by fxh - 2/4/13 at 9:39pm
post #25838 of 53479
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Originally Posted by Marbles View Post

There's a whole generation of kids - yes kids! - growing up actively using inches, feet & yards in my chosen sport (Lawn Bowls) - anything monosyllabic tends to get a lot more use than the more cumbersome met-re or heaven forbid cen-ti-met-re.

Lawn Bowls FM what is the world coming too!
post #25839 of 53479
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post


Calories in VS Calories out seems logical.
Its hard to count calories IN - its impossible to count calories out.

I agree with everything you've said. However, calculating your BMR in terms of caloric expenditure is not impossible AFAIK.
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

That's very kind of you to pass all that information on JM biggrin.gif . I should be okay smile.gif .

To other matters; why the hell does it take longer for something to go from suburb to suburb, in Sydney, than it does to go from NY to Sydney?

Make sure you get it sorted. CL paid me the semester scholarship of $1k when I had told them that I am no longer studying and have gained fulltime employment. I called them the day after I noticed to inform them of the issue. I was told I needed to fill out some form and send it back to my local CL office. The next day, I received a call from a collections agency demanding payment of the $1k immediately. Was an epic hassle to get it rectified.
post #25840 of 53479
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Your post reminded me of a very well written short story.  Hope you like it as much as I did.

http://www.macobo.com/essays/epdf/MURAKAMI,%20Haruki%20-%20Tony%20Takitani.pdf

One of my favourite authors. I managed to read a couple of his books in Japanese before my linguistic capabilities dwindled and it was interesting to reread them in English and also to see how his works have been translated by different people, particularly Birnbaum, Gabriel and Rubin.

I haven't got around to reading IQ84 yet - I should make sure that I do so soon.
post #25841 of 53479
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

One of my favourite authors. I managed to read a couple of his books in Japanese before my linguistic capabilities dwindled and it was interesting to reread them in English and also to see how his works have been translated by different people, particularly Birnbaum, Gabriel and Rubin.

I haven't got around to reading IQ84 yet - I should make sure that I do so soon.

Agree with you and highly recommend IQ84 also an interesting quote from an article from the British Journal of Sports Medicine on why you should exercise

Exercise, however, appears to improve men's sperm count. Those who took part in the research by the Harvard School of Public Health who did 15 or more hours of moderate to vigorous exercise every week were found to have sperm counts that were 73% higher than the least active.

The study is a relatively small one, and a low sperm count does not mean that a man will be unable to father a child but, say the authors, it could be that semen quality can be improved by a more active lifestyle.

There has been much discussion about whether semen quality has been declining over recent decades, say the authors in their paper, published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
post #25842 of 53479
An exercise in fertility.
post #25843 of 53479
In the interests of trying to steer the thread back to clothes, today's fit.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Suit: Herringbone Sydney
Shirt: Henry Carter light blue check
Tie: Henry Carter orange knit
PS: Random blue/white paisley
Shoes: Carmina Brown captoe (not seen)
post #25844 of 53479
Nice look jason

Body shape is strangely on topic to a large extent. All clothing is designed to hide the actual body shape and show an "ideal" silhouette or shape. Sadly transferring some of the related topics to other threads on SF is to lose all hope. It would be nice to have an ability to have sub threads on this. I do keep reminding myself that the site owners are providing this facility so whinging is impolite..
post #25845 of 53479
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Your post reminded me of a very well written short story.  Hope you like it as much as I did.

http://www.macobo.com/essays/epdf/MURAKAMI,%20Haruki%20-%20Tony%20Takitani.pdf


Holy hell. Now I definitely need therapy.
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

An exercise in fertility.

V good.
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