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#4477372 - 06/10/19 02:09 AM Re: The SimHQ Diet and Training Thread - everyone feel free to join [Re: RSColonel_131st]  
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#4477377 - 06/10/19 02:34 AM Re: The SimHQ Diet and Training Thread - everyone feel free to join [Re: RSColonel_131st]  
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LOL...If I were him I would not let any of us reprobates into his neighborhood.


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#4478511 - 06/17/19 02:42 PM Re: The SimHQ Diet and Training Thread - everyone feel free to join [Re: cichlidfan]  
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Originally Posted by cichlidfan
LOL...If I were him I would not let any of us reprobates into his neighborhood.


I'm going green for the summer...

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Was expecting and waiting for this using the mineral rich ground water, with the salt and chlorine in the water the iron is going to rust and go brown, but once that's away it will be fine for the rest of the year now. tonight I will be dosing the pool with some flocculant and put a fine mesh strainer on the skimmer to catch all the rust and debris so should be fine tomorrow night. Water temperature is 26c and I'm sorely tempted to just use it as is biggrin


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#4478521 - 06/17/19 03:44 PM Re: The SimHQ Diet and Training Thread - everyone feel free to join [Re: RSColonel_131st]  
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Interesting, especially how it changed from crystal clear to murky (as you were expecting).

Is the blue tarp a cover (looks way too small)? If not, do you have one? Just curious.

#4478536 - 06/17/19 05:45 PM Re: The SimHQ Diet and Training Thread - everyone feel free to join [Re: MarkG]  
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Originally Posted by MarkG
Interesting, especially how it changed from crystal clear to murky (as you were expecting).

Is the blue tarp a cover (looks way too small)? If not, do you have one? Just curious.

The blue tarp is actually heavy duty bubble wrap and is the proper size for the pool, it lets the sun through to warm the water and the bubbles help insulate the pool at night and stops the evaporation which is the biggest heat loss from the pool. I'll get one of those wind on reels for it as it is a pain to put on and take off even with two of us, with the 5.5m round pool we had before, it was easy to take on and off and it really makes a difference, at night the pool can cool off by about 8c without the cover and with the cover on it only goes down by about 1c to 2c depending on air temp.

the pool is rusty, and it happens every time I use ground water to fill the pool or hot tub, I have used tap water and that did not go green or brown but it's too expensive to waste drinking water like that.


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#4478542 - 06/17/19 06:22 PM Re: The SimHQ Diet and Training Thread - everyone feel free to join [Re: RSColonel_131st]  
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MarkG you were asking about the heart rate monitoring on the Fitbit, as my Fitbit Surge is a bit older it doesn't do too much analysis on the heart rate, my wife's newer Fitbit Alta HR does a few more things in it's analysis and even gives more detail in her sleep patterns than what mine does.



I'll see if I can grab a screen shot of the wife's, but this is what mine shows on the


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and on the iPhone
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#4478967 - 06/19/19 08:20 PM Re: The SimHQ Diet and Training Thread - everyone feel free to join [Re: RSColonel_131st]  
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used the pool for the first time properly yesterday and today, it's still a bit green but is clearing well now.

Today as I was trying out an action cam I had got a few years ago a flight of F-16s flew over, really quite disturbed the zen like float I was having wink



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#4479488 - 06/22/19 04:01 PM Re: The SimHQ Diet and Training Thread - everyone feel free to join [Re: RSColonel_131st]  
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Alicatt, thanks for the info on the Fitbit. I'm going to look deeper into it later today. Costco has one that I'm interested in, but I want to compare and price shop.

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Originally Posted by MarkG
Alicatt, thanks for the info on the Fitbit. I'm going to look deeper into it later today. Costco has one that I'm interested in, but I want to compare and price shop.

Aaand just a few minutes ago I got an email from Fitbit, they are changing the way the app works, smile


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Gentlemen, below is a gnarly picture of hell on earth (both sides, next to 0.7mm lead pen).

But it really wasn't that bad this time. You've all heard the horror stories of kidney stones, I've lived it myself (and maybe you have too). The key is to not hesitate with seeking medical attention. The first time I waited almost three days from initial pain, this time I didn't wait two hours before rushing to the E.R. (that was Sat. night, passed it tonight [Wednesday]). There was some discomfort and even a little pain, but NOTHING as bad as that first time (same size 5mm stone, same meds). The two experiences just don't compare at all on the pain meter.

So once you start to feeling that familiar ache in your lower back, get help quick!

CT Scan also shows gallbladder now clear of stones (not sure how that happened, pleasant surprise).

I admit to slacking with my daily water intake, but not any more (also squeezing lemons, lemon juice being good for avoiding stones).

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Glad you got rid of that bastid! Looks smooth, maybe it’s a differrent type and that’s why it wasn’t as bad? The more common ones are crystalline and sharp, I assume those might be more likely to cause infection(?). It hurts 10x more if it blocks off your ureter, causing backup in your kidney. Maybe that happened last time? Some of us just tend to make stones! Could be worse. I do think that high water intake results in flushing out stones while they’re still small, so not bad to deal with, so maybe getting back on program will prevent another that size. I no longer believe anything actually prevents them though, I’ve heard them all. LOL
I keep the remainder of my last meds put up in case of emergency, locked away. They never hit when it’s convenient!
Glad you got it out and that the gall stone is gone. Sucks waiting for something like that to go off.


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I think you're right about the smoothness, RK. I didn't catch the first one in NYC but I saw it and it was a lot more jagged looking, even the overall shape was pointy. I bled a lot when passing that one but didn't bleed at all with this one. In fact, it surprised me when I caught it in the strainer as I expected my urine to at least turn darker before passing it.

I'm not sure about diet yet. I'm going to have this stone tested to see what kind it is and take it from there. My daily diet is low on salt (except regular Costco sardines and cottage cheese) while heavy on protein, with some fat and natural sugars/simple carbs. It seems the foods to avoid are many of the same ones listed in articles on men's health and performance (spinach, almonds, sweet potatoes, etc.), the staple of my everyday diet. Maybe I've been taking it too far (I can be obsessive) but I agree that getting enough water regularly is most important and I can do a lot better with that.

I thought I'd go through life without needing a urologist and now I'm not sure. The E.R. Dr. was recommending that I see one, I'll see what my GP says. Some other oddities on the CT Scan to discuss but apparently nothing of major concern.

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Fellas,

I know a forum departure post is lame, but I'll be gone for at least a year and I wouldn't want anyone concerned. rolleyes biggrin

It's been the perfect storm (including a power outage from an actual storm...not much to do but reflect), a CT kidney scan (which also detected "mild degenerative disc disease in the spine"...hereditary), and the final 'trigger' (new buzz word) to send me where I'm going, Dart's 80's music thread. To be more specific, listening to Edie Brickell again after so many years (long story...maybe I'll tell it next year). I think I'm having an 80's mental meltdown!

I tuned my life completely around in 1984 but have some unfinished business from 1988. Many things I've tried to accomplish (some just to finish) for 30+ years now. It's messing with my dreams almost nightly and is starting to screw with my daily life (mainly from lack of sleep), like it's reaching critical mass(?). I can't blame Grunge and the Internet for *all* of my issues (damm 90's smile ), I just now have to find the required drive and determination to do in a year or so what I couldn't do in 30. But I can't do it in a connected world with unlimited distractions (I never could...lacking willpower), I have to go back to an earlier simpler time (like the 80's) and reset.

Wife's not sure she understands completely, but I know she'll be supportive and at my side as always.

Immediately after I post this I'm going to be like Nirvana in NYC, unplugged (turning over satellite router, no using wife's work phone for personal reasons without ISP). I'm not removing wall wiring or outside dish because, to quote from 1984: "I'll be back."

Thanks, Dart. wink

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You sound like me when I went back to school a few years ago. A completely different direction than when I was a kid.
...and it was an amazing experience doing it right and at 100%. Not something I talk about, but it's very satisfying taking care of business like that.
Hope everything is ok and that stone and back business leaves you alone. My Dad has that disc issue and I'm sure it's in my future as well.


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