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Date: 2012-06-12 15:01
Subject: It doesn't look like much...
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Music:Audra Mae & the Almighty Sound: Ne'Er Do Wells
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but boy oh boy does it hurt.

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User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2012-06-14 18:40 (UTC)
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On the drive home last I was thinking about our conversation and realized I'd never answered the part about Nia. It's a fitness thing, sorta like Zumba but with much different music and it's supposedly a fusion of seven of "the Healing Arts" -- yoga, tai chi, the alexander technique, modern dance (and I forget what else). More info can be found on Nia's website http://www.nianow.com. For the most part I enjoy the classes and I am noticeably stronger than I was when I started, but the new-agey focus on Chakras and setting intentions and the like drive me up the wall. And I know the teachers repeat the things they've been taught whether or not there is a factual basis for them (reflexology, Reiki, spiritual connections between movements and emotions, etc., etc.). As a former subscriber to Skeptical Inquirer magazine, I'm skeptical of much of what I hear in class, but I don't have the scientific and/or medical background to know exactly what's hoohaw and what isn't. I think I'd be happier if the teach just helped me figure out how to get my body to make the moves she wants and not mention Chakras.

No worries about boring me, you aren't. My husband has been diabetic for over ten years but I don't really know much about the disease. And it isn't as if I cook -- it'll be interesting to see what the Nutritionist thinks as if left to my self, I'll happily eat boxed cereal for breakfast, fast food at work at lunch, and peanut-butter
filled pretzels for dinner every night. I don't mind drinking water; I think I go through between a half gallon and full gallon each day. I also have two or three cups of black coffee I have in the morning on work days (black tea on the weekends), and one or two cans of regular soft drinks each month. So pretty much, water's my buddy. I think diet sodas will kill you and after reading up on corn sweeteners, I'm starting to feel the same way about them.

I looked at both watches and I see why you're having trouble deciding. The reviews for both make either one look like an excellent choice.
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User: thistlethorn
Date: 2012-06-14 21:42 (UTC)
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I'll look at the Nia website, thank you for the info! I do understand what you mean about skepticism (almost spelled that the BrEng way after writing Lewis for months! *g*); I'm very much a skeptic myself. I take all customer reviews with a grain of salt and find spiritual and religious claims to be hooey--I'm not a religious person at all. I don't think there are "chakras" or that a wafer of wheat turns into the body of a dead guy, or in a trinity of one God, or that we have spirit animals, or that there are magical healing powers in the horn of a narwhal. I like for stuff to have been proven by rigorous application of the scientific method.

Just change your breakfast cereal to a high-fiber one (if it isn't already), watch the sugar, and you're good with breakfast. (You should have only 4-5 carbs, max, per full meal, and only about 1 carb for snacks, equalling about 5-6 meals (3) and snacks (2-3) per day.) Fast food can be kinda bad. And pretzels with peanut butter--not enough nutrition, and possibly too many carbs, depending on the number of pretzels you'd eat. But those would be an acceptable snack. :-)

You are so much better than me at drinking water. I do like Diet Pepsi--been drinking it for decades--but I've cut back on it substantially the past few years. It possibly is bad for me. *rueful grin*

I'm still dithering about the watches. *g* I really do need something to remind me it's time to eat again, so that countdown timer option would be perfect. (It's on the cheaper watches, too,but lots of reviews said those had little buttons that were hard to push and hurt their fingers. Not good.) But oh, I really, really want this filing cabinet, too. It's functional, yet pretty. I'm an artist and I love interior design--I don't want something ugly. and this would fit the look I'm going for in my room. (It had a lot of good and detailed reviews at other websites.) Oh, the dilemma! :-)

Did you get Ep 4 of Lewis in the mail yet? I hope! I do have copies of 2-4 that can be played in a DVD player from someone, and of course I have the pro DVDs now, too, so if you want to borrow the fan-made ones, I'm happy to loan them out.

Ooh...must rip the pro eps to my hard drive as backup....
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