The Distract me from 2020s P&CE Thread Part Deux

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  1. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    “Anecdotal stuff here: Every person I know who complains about knee issues weighs more than they should for the strength of the bones holding them up. “

    Well I’m 185# now at 6-1” and I have one replacement knee and 2 arthroscopic surgeries on the other.
    Just Sayin’

    joking! not a lot of people have had the years to ruin their knees like me. :)
     
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  2. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    #6477 usscouse, Oct 2, 2023
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    You can’t fat shame people any more when fat is the new norm.
     
  3. Pønch

    Pønch Saprissista

    Aug 23, 2006
    Donde siempre
    It's a tough problem, because not only are unhealthy eating choices much more abundant than healthier options, they are also cheaper and less complicated to make. So I can see why lower income people juggling multiple jobs with odd schedules plus children plus in some cases elderly relatives can't readily opt for better eating choices and a more active lifestyle.

    If we're talking folks with plenty of time, money and education to choose better, then yeah, it's 100% on them if they do not.
     
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  4. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    At least he has a sense of humor.
    or no situational awareness. :)

    Marjorie Taylor Greene's boyfriend: 'Liberal women tend to be the ugliest women'

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    Hey, he started it.
     
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  5. rslfanboy

    rslfanboy Member+

    Jul 24, 2007
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    #6480 rslfanboy, Oct 2, 2023
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    That's not what I'm saying. Auria says kids these days are getting fatter, especially women. So somehow all these women are making a collective choice to be fat and lazy? I don't accept his account as truth. But it is true that we are getting fatter across the board, and it is true that women seem to have a harder time keeping their weight under control.

    A huge campaign against smoking, huge tax increases, tight regulations, and court losses all in tandem got us to stop smoking. We're hooked, and it is going to take a similar or greater effort to fix.
     
  6. InTheSun

    InTheSun Member+

    Oct 20, 2005
    The Andes Mountains
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    Ecuador
    Thing is... Some folks have very little choice - as 'Nutter alluded, depends where you at. If youlive in the 'hood in a "food dessert" there are not fresh food markets available and if there are, they are very expensive for working class folks to patronize. Add to that the lack of education on food and the misinformation and deceit in food labeling, then it's not so straightforward.

    Incidentally this past weekend I had a chance to tour the Organic farm that supplies some of local small produce "tiendas" near me. Fantastic operation. A community of 15 people that grow food organically and holistically and supply local restaurants and produce markets. We can get organic food at cheap price here. Cheaper than the supermarket. Easy to make the choice. We brought home some delicious produce. Our dinner included some broccoli and the best sweet potatoes I ever had ($1 for 2 lbs.). Out of the ground < 24hrs.
     
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  7. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

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    Apr 1, 2002
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    #6482 Auriaprottu, Oct 2, 2023
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    I'm not discounting what's IN the food, but they have more choices available than they take. I'm from a culture (Southern; extended family) AND a race where food choices and weight gain are inseparable. I didn't frame it that way earlier, because I didn't expect it to be necessary. But I see it daily.

    I posted a link about several members of two families drowning because nobody knew how to swim. Hair is a big thing in this region, and one of the reasons a lot of women don't know how to swim is racism- they don't want to get their processed hair wet. That also affects exercise. If I had a dollar, rslfanboy, I'd have hundreds of 'em...

    There are four convenience store eateries and five more mom/pop BlAmericana places within a mile of my home where you can get stuff I won't even describe here. People stop by there on the way home from their Arsenal engineer and other tech jobs. They aren't pre-Movin' On Up Jeffersons or single moms with two babies.

    The only thing changing in the 'burbs here is the authenticity of the cuisine drops a bit with some cultures (Latino and Black) and goes up a bit with others (Asian).
     
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  8. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

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    Apr 1, 2002
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    If I stare at that image long enough, I'm going to conclude that this woman has something in her family that isn't completely White. Of course, that never stopped Bikki Jinnaswaley

    Use your fingers to block out her hair. Do you see Hitler's ideal? I don't. I'm not sure what I'm seeing.
     
  9. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

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    Apr 1, 2002
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    5'10", 195-200 here. I could drop a few pounds myself.
     
  10. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
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    --other--
    You're supposed to have some new parts by now. My paternal grandfather got both knees replaced before he died. He had been a brickmason.
     
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  11. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    This is actually MTGs boyfriend. No shit. The one that thinks liberal women are ugly.

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    it’s said it’s from a play.
     
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  12. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
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  13. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Queens, NY
    Yeah, of course weight is a factor but speaking in evolution terms I think humans are still adapting to standing upright. So, knees and lower back are the weak points which I think most people notice to some extent eventually, even if they are a normal weight for a non-American.

    I think when I first noticed my knees was when I was cycling up a hill and I heard this crackling sound which I initially thought was a plastic bag caught in my rear wheel or something. Sadly, there was no plastic bag.
     
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  14. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
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    DC United
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    Vanuatu
    More of us are living longer than we used to. Before we weren't living long enough for things like knees to break down.
     
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  15. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
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    Very sad story. :unsure:
     
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  16. Smurfquake

    Smurfquake Moderator
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    Aug 8, 2000
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  17. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    We had a local Italian guy (who was probably in his mid 70s at the time) do a small set of like 3 steps at my parents' house before they sold it. They led down to the street & they looked nice when done. But then my pops says to me "take a look. are they off center?" Sure as shit they were. Supposed to go parallel with the curb but you could see they didn't. Poor guy had to break them up & start from scratch.
     
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  18. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
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    He played Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show?
     
  19. chaski

    chaski Moderator
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    Mar 20, 2000
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  20. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
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    Tottenham Hotspur
    Aug 22, 2001
    Near the mountains.
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    I don't think knee and back problem are exclusive to homo sapiens as we age.
     
  21. JohnR

    JohnR Member+

    Jun 23, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Correct. Both of my dog's knees blew out when she was 12. (Dogs only have two knees, I learned.) The vet said that was standard for the breed.
     
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  22. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

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    Or a lot of your colleagues have been searching for a sub genre of gay porn.
     
  23. ToMhIlL

    ToMhIlL Member+

    Feb 18, 1999
    Boxborough, MA
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    New England Revolution
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    That's all I have too. How many knees do you have?
     
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  24. JohnR

    JohnR Member+

    Jun 23, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    The same number as a dog, it seems. Not sure about spiders though.
     
  25. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
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    Bayern München
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Fascist Hellscape
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
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    Belgium
    A lot of knee issues are hereditary rather than injury or wear / tear

    Of course it isn't helped by being overweight and out of shape - but the plus side is you can really help your knees by addressing it.
     

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