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Random Thought Thread

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. fatfrog

    fatfrog Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 26, 2019
    While I agree it's important to eat healthy foods, it really does just boil down to calories in vs calories out at the end of the day. If you operate at a caloric deficit, your body has no calories to put towards storage (ie. fat).

    Here's a quirky experiment by a professor at Kansas State University who only ate junk food and lost 27lb: https://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/11/08/twinkie.diet.professor/index.html
     
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  2. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016

    I once rented some office space in the basement of a building. My office was immediately below the dentists chair in the office on the main floor.

    Sometimes, when he had a kid in the chair, I had to leave the office. Sounded like a b-grade horror movie.

    On the plus side, the dentist became a friend, and he had access to all the farmers hunting ground. (He took that in trade for good ol' boy tooth extractions.) Best pheasant hunting on the planet!

    The only dentist I ever liked.
     
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  3. Box_Opener

    Box_Opener Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 21, 2018
    I agree completely. But approaching weight loss as a purely caloric process, literally just a thing confined to your muscles and fat alone instead of a broader nutritional strategy, can have detrimental effects on your longterm health. He did lose weight, but he would have experienced other problems had he followed that diet longer than he did. If that’s the study I’m thinking of he even said that in an interview later.
     
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  4. Jo the Machinist

    Jo the Machinist KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 17, 2015
    Doctors who are not open on Fridays are not real doctors. Sorry, but a pet peeve of mine. :)
     
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  5. fatfrog

    fatfrog Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 26, 2019
    Oh yeah, looking at calories alone is wayyyy too simplistic an approach when it comes to nutrition. The only point I really wanted to make is, despite what someone eats, it still boils down to calories in/calories out. I know some ppl who eat "healthy" foods only but still consume way too much of it and wonder why they aren't losing weight.
     
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  6. fatfrog

    fatfrog Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 26, 2019
    My family doctor is close to retirement and is on vacation 2-3 weeks out of every month :( Need to find a new doctor soon.
     
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  7. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Absolutely.

    What's ridiculous is having seen arguments from both sides of the topic, elsewhere, with neither side being willing to accept that they were actually arguing about different things, and being stubbornly boneheaded about it.

    There are the hardcore, "It all comes down to calories in vs calories out" types, and the "a calorie is not just a calorie", and both are correct about different things.

    Yes, in general, cutting a person's overall caloric intake to result in a daily campric deficit, will result in weight loss, but doing it with a healthy, balanced diet, matters.

    There's also a difference with the body's insulin and hormonal response to different dietary intakes, not to mention ensuring a sufficient intake of all the essential vitamins and minerals.
     
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  8. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    I guess I should have said, switching from beer to whiskey, then whiskey to tequila probably accounted for about half of that weight. I have been pretty much just a beer drinker in my grown up dad phase, but at some point in the last year I stopped being able to drink beer without getting absurdly fat and bloated from it. Then pretty recently I hit a plateau and realized how much sugar was in the bourbon I had switched to, so I started drinking Casamigos and began dropping again. So cutting out the booze altogether is the logical and likely next step. As far as diet, I have tried to stop eating bread and sugar. Also have been doing some intermittent fasting during the work week. But I do eat an awful lot of fried chicken, and I eat like 20+ of those chewable vitamin C pills every day.
     
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  9. benchrest308

    benchrest308 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 13, 2014
    We don't burn fat or sweat them out. We actually breathe it all out. Fascinating stuff.
     
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  10. fatfrog

    fatfrog Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 26, 2019
    Really hope you can kick the habit. I quit earlier this year and it can be quite difficult at first but was totally worth it. I don't have groggy mornings anymore and my wallet is a lot happier!
     
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  11. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    I'm putting my brain on a diet
     
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  12. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    I'm sorry I was late with today's sale. I was on a fork truck with about 25,000 lbs on it and things weren't going real smoothly because of mud. Time got away from me and I couldn't really walk away there was a group of people waiting on me to set this machine down.

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    can you believe they'll rent these to just anybody? This is a 36k lift that probably weighs close to 45,000 lb. You just call a guy and some dude delivers it to you, no different than ordering a pizza.
     
  13. mpjustin

    mpjustin Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 5, 2009
    Looks like a well deserved beer! Cheers!
     
  14. SwarthyGnome

    SwarthyGnome Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 1, 2018
    I’m just happy you didn’t get squished.
     
  15. Jo the Machinist

    Jo the Machinist KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 17, 2015
    Me too!
     
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  16. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
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    I'm sorry, this is just the biggest anything I've ever piloted
     
  17. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    ^thats crazy!
     
  18. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Raking leaves in a wind storm is futile. It was not windy when I started. I was not pissed off. Now, both.
     
  19. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    That’s a little one for us. We do donuts in those ones and drive them on the front wheels when we shift loads between two machines when doing twin lifts on steel.

    When you discharge pulp in the rain you slide them into the bin on the smooth concrete and have them floored in neutral to lift the load into the pile. You tilt them forward and they start to tip forward but you rest the load on the pile then release it and get into reverse with good timing.

    We drive em’ like it’s a ballet!
     
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  20. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    I want to see that
     
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