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Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-03-2011, 01:04 PM
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Posted By gratefuled
I agree with that, simply because a minor change...

I agree with that, simply because a minor change in scale weight doesn't necessarily mean that fat has been added, especially in a "fit" person. Could be water, bad digestion, lean tissue, etc. ...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-03-2011, 10:09 AM
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Posted By gratefuled
Would you guys (and mods) like it if I were to...

Would you guys (and mods) like it if I were to start a separate diet and fitness Q&A thread? I'm a long-time runner, healthy eater, and general fitness nut…especially with respect to outdoor sports....
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-03-2011, 08:20 AM
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Posted By gratefuled
That's excellent. Keep it up. If it were me I'd...

That's excellent. Keep it up. If it were me I'd be doing more, but that's just me. If what you're doing is keeping you conditioned and you're not losing muscle mass/strength, then it sounds great....
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-03-2011, 08:12 AM
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Posted By gratefuled
You don't really need more strenuous cardio than...

You don't really need more strenuous cardio than that, no, but if you're game for it I highly recommend you go on a strength training (i.e., weightlifting) program. Studies have shown that you lose...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-03-2011, 08:00 AM
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Posted By gratefuled
One more recommendation: try to split your...

One more recommendation: try to split your caloric intake along these lines: 40% protein, 30% fat, 30% carbs. Don't bother trying a ketonic diet like Atkins...first, it's a deprivation diet, and...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-03-2011, 07:54 AM
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Posted By gratefuled
Hey, Frank. I'm partners in a strength...

Hey, Frank.

I'm partners in a strength training business and have edited four books for a nationally-known fitness trainer, including one on fat loss.

While the most effective fat loss plan...
Forum: Other topics 03-20-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,175
Posted By gratefuled
Everyone who tried that link: I blew it and I...

Everyone who tried that link: I blew it and I apologize. It's "consumerist.com" and not what I said earlier.

The Consumerist (https://consumerist.com)
Forum: Other topics 03-19-2011, 04:45 PM
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Posted By gratefuled
That website I quoted that I'm apparently not...

That website I quoted that I'm apparently not being allowed to link to is the consumerist dot com. "The consumerist" is one word.
Forum: Other topics 03-19-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,175
Posted By gratefuled
You need to read we will be live soon...

You need to read we will be live soon (https://theconsumerist.com) more often, then. Cable Fu like the tip I just gave you is considered rookie level to those people...they're Jedi masters at getting...
Forum: Other topics 03-19-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,175
Posted By gratefuled
Every time Comcast hits me with a rate increase...

Every time Comcast hits me with a rate increase and every time I get a flier in the mail offering a better deal from another company, I call Comcast, ask to be transferred to customer retention...
Forum: Other topics 03-12-2011, 04:33 PM
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Posted By gratefuled
Here is where I insert my "we're homeschooling!"...

Here is where I insert my "we're homeschooling!" happy dance.
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-09-2011, 06:41 AM
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Views: 3,232
Posted By gratefuled
Excellent...enjoy. I'll never forget my...

Excellent...enjoy.

I'll never forget my first day as an escapee, a Wednesday. I'd taken my pickup down to the shop to get the clutch tweaked, and I was sitting in the waiting room happily reading...
Forum: Other topics 03-08-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,878
Posted By gratefuled
You guys should make a daily habit of visiting...

You guys should make a daily habit of visiting Kindle Review – Kindle 3 Review, Kindle vs Nook (https://ireaderreview.com), where many free and low-cost Kindle books are posted every week. Seriously...
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-05-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,055
Posted By gratefuled
Sure; I don't mind. Random thoughts here,...

Sure; I don't mind. Random thoughts here, without resorting to Quicken.

First, reverse the math. $48K is cash withdrawal, and with no house payment or federal income taxes (because of capital...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-02-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,383
Posted By gratefuled
One to two years, depending on the year-end...

One to two years, depending on the year-end capital gains effects of selling.
Forum: Other topics 03-01-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,545
Posted By gratefuled
The #1 reason I was able to retire at 36 is that...

The #1 reason I was able to retire at 36 is that I learned to recognize and act on opportunity when it came my way. So: made my own luck, but very humble about it because it's a bit of a...
Forum: Hi, I am... 02-21-2011, 03:08 PM
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Views: 4,055
Posted By gratefuled
Thanks much...I dig your avatar. The only...

Thanks much...I dig your avatar.

The only Kindle title I have right now is that "Battle of the Swine King" collection of short stories, etc. Right now the Kindle rights to "Heart for a Hero" are...
Forum: Hi, I am... 02-21-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,055
Posted By gratefuled
Depends on where you're hiking and how dedicated...

Depends on where you're hiking and how dedicated the "adopt-a-trail" people are. In the Bald River area, as well as all over the Cherokee National Forest, the secondary trails start getting choked...
Forum: Hi, I am... 02-21-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,055
Posted By gratefuled
Hi, Jay. I'm about thirty miles from the Tellico...

Hi, Jay. I'm about thirty miles from the Tellico and have fished and kayaked there many times. I've actually run my kayak over the lower third of Bald River falls...fun, fun.

I live about...
Forum: Hi, I am... 02-21-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,055
Posted By gratefuled
Good to hear from you, Nords. The novel was...

Good to hear from you, Nords.

The novel was harder to write than the study guide, no question. The novel was composition while the study guide was talking on a keyboard. And I had to write the...
Forum: Hi, I am... 02-21-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,055
Posted By gratefuled
Hey, Grasshopper...you're homesteading? I was...

Hey, Grasshopper...you're homesteading? I was just in your area in November, coming back from a trip to Tucson and Carlsbad.

We're on ten acres and while I grow much of our produce, we don't...
Forum: Hi, I am... 02-21-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,055
Posted By gratefuled
Sarah: you put your finger right on the essential...

Sarah: you put your finger right on the essential tradeoff. I spent thirteen years working massive hours at jobs I was fairly good at but didn't particularly enjoy -- and this was between ages 23...
Forum: Hi, I am... 02-21-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,055
Posted By gratefuled
Thanks, Sarah. I got a Kindle 3 for Xmas and I...

Thanks, Sarah. I got a Kindle 3 for Xmas and I love it; it's changed the way I read.

KB: Yeah, sure, I remember you. Congratulations...it's nice, isn't it? How have you been passing the time?
Forum: Hi, I am... 02-21-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,055
Posted By gratefuled
Hey, I want to say just one other thing. I was...

Hey, I want to say just one other thing. I was fortunate to work for a company that paid well, but there was nothing mysterious in how we managed to retire at 36.

-We were very disciplined in...
Forum: Hi, I am... 02-21-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,055
Posted By gratefuled
Hi, Sarah...thanks for asking. Here's my...

Hi, Sarah...thanks for asking.

Here's my Amazon page: Amazon.com: Ed Ditto: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle (https://www.amazon.com/Ed-Ditto/e/B001NSVJUI/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1)

I...
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