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  #31  
Old July 9th 04, 02:43 AM
Badwater Bill
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you? Are you The Man?

Are you willing to fly with a card carrying NRA life member with a CC
permit who may be armed at any given time? :-)


I"m a lifetime member of the NRA myself. Bring the guns with you.
I'll carry my hogleg too.



Only kidding. I think you are serious and you should examine this
firewall forward. I'll tell you one thing however, don't change any
of it. Build it just like Jess and Tom and Bill tell you to build it.
If you are a tinker-er and you want to screw with things, this is not
it. IF you build it as they tell you to build it, most likely it
will work fine. Don't modify anything. Go by the plans. They've
spent years perfecting all this stuff. Don't put your opinion into
the loop.


Likewise. I am serious, but as I mentioned earlier, I won't be starting
for a few more years. I built a fairly expensive house four years ago
right before my company tanked (I work for a telecomm company) and my
stock went from $120/share to $1.60, and I now have a large mortgage to
pay off and looming college bills.


Matt


****, Sorry to hear that. When you want a ride, just come over
anyway. I think Jess may just put me back on the insurance so I can
demo the thing. Come on over anytime once that happens.
BWB

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Old July 9th 04, 04:11 AM
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Matt Whiting wrote:

So you are saying that our genetics have changed dramatically in the
last 40 years? I don't buy it. Our rate of obesity has increased
dramatically in the lat 40 years, but I don't think we've mutated all
that much genetically. Then again, I'm not a geneticist... :-)

Matt


That's not quite correct - at least according to my doctor.
They call it Factor-X diabetes.

I have hardly any genetic risk for diabetes, but have developed
Type-1 anyway.

The cause is generally explained as the massive amount of sugar
and alcohol that have been introduced into our diets since about
1940 or so.

The doctor prescribed an oral med (Metformin HCL, in my case) and
over the first year I shed 50 pounds with very little change in diet
or activity. I'm now 196 pounds, which is not too bad at 6'3.

If you are overweight (and by media reports, most of us are seriously
so), might be wise to get screened for Diabetes.

Especially if your diet has included a lot of soda or alcohol...


Richard
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Old July 9th 04, 11:18 AM
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wrote:

On Thu, 08 Jul 2004 19:18:27 -0500, "Matthew P. Cummings"
wrote:

Watch the people around you the next time you eat out. I'll bet you see
them overeat by a HUGE amount. Go to KFC, Hardee's, McDonals, etc. and
watch. You'll see the majority of people consume over 1000 calories at
one sitting, imagine them doing the same for 2 more meals. Now you'll see
why eating is why we're overweight as a nation.


In the film "Supersize me", director Morgan Spurlock spends just one
month eating at McDonalds *ONLY*, to see what would happen. He got
this bright idea after listening to McDonalds tout their food as being
healthy.

Doctors he consulted thought that he could not damage himself in only
30 days, they were nearly mistaken. The stipulations were that he
would have to accept the suggestion to "supersize" the meal or portion
of the meal if suggested by the counter attendant, and try every
single item on the menu at some point.

Here's a blurb from a review: "Spurlock starts out the picture of
health, a strapping 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds. Three doctors and a
nutritionist, who reappear throughout, examine him and attest to his
well being. But within a few days he's vomiting out of the window of
his car. And it's downhill from there. Spurlock's body goes through a
general deterioration that surprises even his doctors in its rapidity.
(His girlfriend, a vegan chef, is beside herself.) Gaining weight is
just the outward sign: His liver becomes toxic, his cholesterol
skyrockets, his libido sags, he gets headaches and becomes depressed."

After 30 days, he had gained 25 lbs and was suffering from abnormal
liver functions. He had to detox on a strict Vegan diet to loose the
weight and regain normal liver functions. While he was eating at
McDonalds only, he was consuming 5,000 calories a day, or more. By
the end of the month, he'd consumed as many calories as most
nutritionists recommend people eat in 8 years.

McDonalds of course, was unhappy with the film.

Corky Scott



Good post except the 8 year part. It's more like 2-3 months (2000-3000
calories a day for normal person. 8 Years would give you 51 calories a day
and the average person has a Basal Matabolosim (ie the number of calories
you burn in 1 day if your slept the whole time) of around 1500 calories.


Check out this online calculator for your Basal Metabolism and daily caloric
needs.

http://www.room42.com/nutrition/basal.shtml

John
PS approximately 100 calories burned for every mile run or walked.

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Old July 9th 04, 02:25 PM
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On Thu, 08 Jul 2004 19:18:27 -0500, "Matthew P. Cummings"
wrote:

Watch the people around you the next time you eat out. I'll bet you see
them overeat by a HUGE amount. Go to KFC, Hardee's, McDonals, etc. and
watch. You'll see the majority of people consume over 1000 calories at
one sitting, imagine them doing the same for 2 more meals. Now you'll see
why eating is why we're overweight as a nation.


In the film "Supersize me", director Morgan Spurlock spends just one
month eating at McDonalds *ONLY*, to see what would happen. He got
this bright idea after listening to McDonalds tout their food as being
healthy.

Doctors he consulted thought that he could not damage himself in only
30 days, they were nearly mistaken. The stipulations were that he
would have to accept the suggestion to "supersize" the meal or portion
of the meal if suggested by the counter attendant, and try every
single item on the menu at some point.

Here's a blurb from a review: "Spurlock starts out the picture of
health, a strapping 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds. Three doctors and a
nutritionist, who reappear throughout, examine him and attest to his
well being. But within a few days he's vomiting out of the window of
his car. And it's downhill from there. Spurlock's body goes through a
general deterioration that surprises even his doctors in its rapidity.
(His girlfriend, a vegan chef, is beside herself.) Gaining weight is
just the outward sign: His liver becomes toxic, his cholesterol
skyrockets, his libido sags, he gets headaches and becomes depressed."

After 30 days, he had gained 25 lbs and was suffering from abnormal
liver functions. He had to detox on a strict Vegan diet to loose the
weight and regain normal liver functions. While he was eating at
McDonalds only, he was consuming 5,000 calories a day, or more. By
the end of the month, he'd consumed as many calories as most
nutritionists recommend people eat in 8 years.

McDonalds of course, was unhappy with the film.

Corky Scott
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Old July 9th 04, 03:11 PM
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wrote:

In the film "Supersize me", director Morgan Spurlock spends just one
month eating at McDonalds *ONLY*, to see what would happen. He got
this bright idea after listening to McDonalds tout their food as being
healthy.

Doctors he consulted thought that he could not damage himself in only
30 days, they were nearly mistaken. The stipulations were that he
would have to accept the suggestion to "supersize" the meal or portion
of the meal if suggested by the counter attendant, and try every
single item on the menu at some point.

Here's a blurb from a review: "Spurlock starts out the picture of
health, a strapping 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds. Three doctors and a
nutritionist, who reappear throughout, examine him and attest to his
well being. But within a few days he's vomiting out of the window of
his car. And it's downhill from there. Spurlock's body goes through a
general deterioration that surprises even his doctors in its rapidity.
(His girlfriend, a vegan chef, is beside herself.) Gaining weight is
just the outward sign: His liver becomes toxic, his cholesterol
skyrockets, his libido sags, he gets headaches and becomes depressed."

After 30 days, he had gained 25 lbs and was suffering from abnormal
liver functions. He had to detox on a strict Vegan diet to loose the
weight and regain normal liver functions. While he was eating at
McDonalds only, he was consuming 5,000 calories a day, or more. By
the end of the month, he'd consumed as many calories as most
nutritionists recommend people eat in 8 years.

McDonalds of course, was unhappy with the film.


You have to be a clown, to eat at McDonald's...
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Old July 9th 04, 03:29 PM
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That's a great idea Matt! I have a mountain bike and a bike trail
that runs right by my back yard. I just haven't taken advantage of
those two facts. My brother bought the bike for me, and so far I've
only ridden it to the pool with my two girls, which is only about half
a mile. My girls would swim and I would just take a nap on the pool
lounger. How patheic.

I used to ride, senior year high school about twenty years ago, from
Herndon, VA to DC, lock up the bike, have lunch somewhere or see the
museums and ride back. about fifty miles round trip. I sure miss
those days. The weather is nice right now. I outta here, gonna ride
down the trail a little.

Bryan "The Monk" Chaisone

Matt Whiting wrote in message
Well, Bryan, might want to try the bike approach again. I just bought
two new bikes for me and my wife ... and I can now afford GOOD bikes,
which I couldn't when I was young just as you couldn't. I bought two
top of the line Fuji comfort bikes. Riding is actually just as much fun
now as it was then. I get saddle sore much faster, but I rode a 30 mile
ride last Saturday in the hills of northern PA and it didn't kill me.
Although, I thought a couple of times that my heart was going to pop out
of my chest and run away... :-)


Matt

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Old July 9th 04, 03:31 PM
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wrote:

How many overweight people do you see in the Sudan?


How many are having a quart of ice cream and cake, before bed?
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Old July 9th 04, 03:37 PM
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Both my mom and dad are diabetics. My grandfather lived to be 104 by
the way and smoked the whole time since he was fourteen. I am hoping
that this thing skipps a generation or two.

Bryan "The Monk" Chaisone

Stealth Pilot wrote in message
there is an interesting research paper regarding diabetics. it points
out that losing weight and increasing in weight both statistically
shortened life in the sample, but wanting to lose weight without
losing weight is associated with increases in longevity.
had me intrigued for ages until the penny dropped. healthy living has
immediate benefits while weight changes take much longer.

jogging is not as good as walking as a form of exercise. one of our
local hospitals regularly fills a ward with joggers needing knee
replacements.

getting the weight off in the long term is important for pilots
though. adipose tissue is an endocrine gland. having massive over
secretion of the hormones from fatty tissue seems to be a precursor to
type two diabetes. the consequences of diabetes apart from pilot
medical problems are that you suffer impaired peripheral circulation.
you dont want to go down that path ever unless you have a fascination
for amputations.

longevity? I think I'll be happy to make my last flights at 103 and
then pack it in. :-)
Stealth Pilot

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Old July 9th 04, 05:36 PM
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How many overweight people do you see in the Sudan?


Only fat ass General Isaih Paul standing on the ramp in Juba telling me that I
had to bring back $300 worth of booze from the duty free store in Nairobi, or I
might have "problems" on the next trip with paperwork.

Walt
 




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