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Old 11-16-2011, 05:39 PM   #21
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Having read the article I can see how the tough love approach can work. One of the most successful programs in improving safety in the workplace is called Behavior Based Safety, which has people randomly and formally studying how a fellow worker does his job. (This is in addition to the audits and checks done by the safety departments).

I'm not so sure. For some, it might work great. For others it might backfire. I know that if someone came along and told me that I should not be eating XYZ, I would probably offer a few colorful metaphors to suggest how they should go forth and multiply. Or I would become a secret stasher and do my eating away from prying eyes.
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:58 PM   #22
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I remain ASTOUNDED at the epidemic of obesity of young children and young adults I see in public these days. It's not funny anymore, people.
Same here. If you transported someone here from the fifties, they would not believe it. It is fascinating.

The scope of the problem is far beyond what could be explained by people simply eating too much or exercising too little. Something this dramatic needs a positive feedback situation: the things people do to try to fix their weight are exactly the things that make them fatter.

Sorry, there I go again.
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Maybe an ER forum biggest loser competition thread -- girls against the boys.
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Wait a second Al, I don't want you on my team, you're too skinny.
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This thread went further down the weight path than I expected.

I guess I didn't hint strongly enough that tough love is also about financial matters and early retirement. If someone posts here asking if they should retire early, they will get overwhelming response that they should. If they fall off the bandwagon and go back to work, they will get some disapproving comments. If they don't have enough money to retire early, folks will politely point out that they would have no problem with money if they didn't use an expensive financial advisor. And so on.
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I am OK with this. I would be in the men's group but would support the women.
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This thread went further down the weight path than I expected.
We are easily distracted.
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I am OK with this. I would be in the men's group but would support the women.
Free lunch for all of us ER gals !
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Free lunch for all of us ER gals !
Yes, but he will only provide pasta or potato salads, or for those nostalgic women, Green Goddess Salad. Your dessert will be pineapple upside down cake with low fat Redi-Whip.


Over in the men’s camp we will be having garden salad, baked cod with cheese sauce, beefsteaks, pork tenderloin with sauce Béarnaise, and to mark the holiday, Al's low carb eggnog with Bacardi rum.

BTW, no fraternization between camps.


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Yes, but he will only provide pasta or potato salads, or for those nostalgic women, Green Goddess Salad. Your dessert will be pineapple upside down cake with low fat Redi-Whip.

Over in the men’s camp we will be having garden salad, baked cod with cheese sauce, beefsteaks, pork tenderloin with sauce Béarnaise, and to mark the holiday, Al's low carb eggnog with Bacardi rum.

BTW, no fraternization between camps.


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Since the women are having nostalgic food I think we should wash it down with Manhattan's or Rob Roy's !
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Since the women are having nostalgic food I think we should wash it down with Manhattan's or Rob Roy's !
If you ladies promise to wear party dresses and get your hair done, I'll even tend bar and offer all the above and more like Whiskey Sour, Brandy Alexander, Side Car, Old Fashioned and all kinds of Martinis, clean to totally dirty.

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If you ladies promise to wear party dresses and get your hair done, I'll even tend bar and offer all the above and more like Whiskey Sour, Brandy Alexander, Side Car, Old Fashioned and all kinds of Martinis, clean to totally dirty.

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I am OK with this. I would be in the men's group but would support the women.
You couldn't support them long if they're all hefty
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Deal! I'm fond of Tequlia Sunrises, except make it with vodka. Tequila and I have had many "arguments" over the years, and I have always lost.

How's this for a dress? It's very sparkly (recall Rain Man movie).

No fraternizing, but some short distance worship is allowed.
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Deal! I'm fond of Tequlia Sunrises, except make it with vodka. Tequila and I have had many "arguments" over the years, and I have always lost.

How's this for a dress? It's very sparkly (recall Rain Man movie).

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You look ready to light up the town..........
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Deal! I'm fond of Tequlia Sunrises, except make it with vodka. Tequila and I have had many "arguments" over the years, and I have always lost.

How's this for a dress? It's very sparkly (recall Rain Man movie).

No fraternizing, but some short distance worship is allowed.
Right! My Parole Officer is cute - but long distance and married. She does send recipes via email once inbetween once a month telephone report in's.

My Doc ratted me out. 400 chloresterol.

ER's should be aware Medicare(age 65 looms) now 'lets you volunteer'. Volunteer get it? - to lose weight, exercise and eat rite while recording (confession is good for the soul) your data on the internet. Followed up by a little monthly telecon with my 'ra ra' Parole Officer.



Gave my 6 month blood for testing last thursday.

heh heh heh - like a few good stocks some one paying cash ate a baked potato, steak, salad , bread with ALL the fixings and paid cash so as not to leave a paper trail. Nuts and twigs and exercise here we come. .
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Yep, you just earned all the Tequila you want.

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Looks like the thread is degenerating progressing quickly from Tough Love to Free Love....
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Doggone, unclemick, you gotta get on some meds or whatever it takes. There are few enough New Orleanians left, as it is (and Kansas or not, you will always be a New Orleanian IMO). Besides, you would be missed if you left us before your time.
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