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General / Re: Lose weight, but not easily
« on: 01 May 2015, 07:27:23 PM »

General / Re: Lose weight, but not easily
« on: 01 May 2015, 06:03:22 PM »
Three simple things to remember:
Hmmmm not convinced that all that calorie counting works. Of course the fact is that if calories in > calories out then your body will store what's left over as fat, it's just that if someone craves more food than they burn off then it's difficult short term / impossible long term not to eat more. If it were that easy then there would be nobody struggling with diets.

I imagine the trick is to get your body to want less calories, and perhaps that has happened by not eating processed sugars. Perhaps what's needed is a calories to satisfaction ratio. I imagine that anything high in processed sugars is low, but those high in 'complex carbohydrates' will be high.

General / Lose weight, but not easily
« on: 30 April 2015, 10:52:37 PM »
I've lost about one and a half stone in the last year. It's been slow but steady - not a crash diet.

How? By cutting out one ingredient: processed sugar. I haven't restricted my diet in any other way. For two months (Jan -Mar this year) I ate a big bowl of popcorn every evening :) I've just eaten what I fancied.

Sounds easy, but it's bloody difficult because processed sugar is in everything. Not just sweet things, not just ready meals or tinned food or packeted food, but in stuff like tomato ketchup, bread, stock cubes, flavoured yoghurt, twiglets (gutted!), flavoured crisps, pies, anything with a bbq flavour, anything with a fruit flavour, things that've had something done to them (e.g. spicy beetroot, sold in the Fresh Veg section alongside ordinary beetroot), almost all breakfast cereals (including muesli, Wheetabix and flavoured Shredded Wheat), even things that say "All Natural Ingredients" or "Made to a Traditional Recipe" will likely contain processed sugar.

And in fact I'm not 100% sure if the weight loss is due to losing the one ingredient or to the change in my diet from convenient to self-made foods.

However whatever the reason, that weight has gone since cutting out processed sugar. So if you want to lose weight *just* cut out the processed sugar :D

Argentina uses its peso for day-to-day transactions but the US$ for property sales. Obviously people want to save their money in US$ for this reason but also because it is more stable than their own currency.

However the government only allows 20% of your declared income to be converted i.e. income they've paid tax on; apparently there is widespread evasion.

There is now a 'blue market' for US$ - not illegal but not through financial institutions. Through a bank you would get about 8 pesos to the dollar, but on the blue (street) arket you will get 12 or more.

It means that for an Argentinian they must pay 800 pesos for every 100 dollars, or more than 1,200 through a blue market operation. Therefore it is worth their while to declare more income and get the bank rate on 20% of it.

As it tourist it's a bit of a pain as you have to follow a guy down a back alley and you don't know if you are going to be passed fake notes, conned or even mugged. It also sniffs a bit of money laundering, converting peoples undeclared income.

Equator abandoned its currency in 2000 and now uses the USD.

Ireland's punt was linked 1=1 to GBP until 1979 when it was floated until 1999 when it was fixed to the DEM at 2.48.

Will be there if my bike still works. Good choice of venue, the SB will always be linked with him :) Cheers Eddie :thumbup

General / Re: What daft things have you sent people to get?
« on: 20 March 2015, 07:01:49 PM »
Worked in an office, asked the new girl to get lunch for the department from the local sandwich bar. One guy orders botulism on brown and a salmonella salad. Would love to have seen their reaction.

General / Re: Embarassing things I have done
« on: 06 January 2015, 04:01:50 PM »
Many years ago I saw an interview with a copper who had previously been stabbed. He said the pain wasn't a stabbing pain but more like being hit with a cricket bat.

That's interesting I thought, so when a few months later I met someone from the Navy I asked whether steering a boat was like steering a boat. He looked at me like I was stupid and said "Yes."

Messages for Users / Re: MarchRide
« on: 24 December 2014, 10:16:41 PM »
Classic Tim:

"Is it the camera or are you all fat?"

 :rollin :rollin :rollin

Messages for Users / MarchRide
« on: 24 December 2014, 10:14:31 PM »
Poof  :finger

Miss you :kiss

ps V v V v V v V v V v V v V v V v V v V v V v V :lol

Messages for Users / Re: Christmas
« on: 24 December 2014, 10:11:49 PM »
Merry Christmas to the both of you.

General / Re: Merry Christmas
« on: 23 December 2014, 07:05:30 PM »
Merry xmas farjo, the sun and Christmas just doesn't seem to fit...but maybe I'm just jealous.
The other odd thing is that they didn't put up any street decorations until about a week ago, and they are mostly limited to what's in the pic. And I haven't heard bloody Merry Christmas Everybody once :D :D :D

General / Re: Merry Christmas
« on: 21 December 2014, 08:52:40 PM »
It's a Jesus and Mary Chain tribute band :guitar

General / Merry Christmas
« on: 21 December 2014, 06:32:47 PM »
...from the hot half of the globe :)

Front page / Re: Aegis - cometh the hour!
« on: 21 December 2014, 06:13:11 PM »
Cheers :thumbup Yes it's been too long.

General / Re: Whoopee -Im back!
« on: 04 November 2014, 11:51:14 AM »
Welcome back.  Is it any coincidence that you've been away whilst Norman Baker has been a minister, and now he's resigned you're back?

General / Re: whatever happened to.......
« on: 26 October 2014, 10:52:48 AM »
Hi Glyn :) Do you still hear from the Dutch policeman?

General / Re: whatever happened to.......
« on: 25 October 2014, 02:19:29 PM »
Lots of people seemed to jump ship when it switched to the new layout.
Just to say that there had been a long decline in activity since we were switched from ezboard to Yuku. The move to this board reversed that trend for a while and we went from 50 posts per day to over 200. So I rekon the 'bookers were holding things back :lol

General / Re: whatever happened to.......
« on: 24 October 2014, 11:44:34 AM »
The FB group is (or at least was) invite-only and it always struck me as the place where people went when they thought their postcount was linked to their status. "Do you know who I am / how long I've been here? I'm off to a private club." I suppose some bikers will talk to any fellow biker and some want to stay within their clique :\

General / Re: whatever happened to.......
« on: 23 October 2014, 07:19:14 PM »
I heard from simonsgotahardon who has many bicycles, an estate car but no motorbike.

General / Re: one for the moderators - Preview
« on: 23 October 2014, 01:36:52 PM »

Darsi, are you using tapatalk?

General / Re: Anyone bought a laptop docking station?
« on: 16 October 2014, 09:42:40 PM »
What exactly are you after from the docking station?
Want the portability of a laptop but also the ergonomicness of having a proper screen keyboard and mouse. A docking station would be cheaper than buying a laptop and a desktop and would avoid problems syncing files etc.

General / Re: My accident 2012 resolved
« on: 16 October 2014, 05:04:39 PM »
The camera seems to capture your quality swearing rather well :thumbup

General / Re: Anyone bought a laptop docking station?
« on: 16 October 2014, 10:48:56 AM »
Thanks for the quick reply.

General / Anyone bought a laptop docking station?
« on: 16 October 2014, 10:38:23 AM »
Any tips on what to look for or how to choose? I'll probably go for one that is plugged in via a USB cable, but that still leaves a large array of choices of all prices. Anyone got a clue coz I aint!

General / Re: Stuck battery bolt
« on: 02 October 2014, 08:34:59 PM »
"It has a Phillips head cross in the top, so I tried using that, but it started to sheer..."
Now I don't want to insult you, and I'm only posting this because I've made this mistake myself. But are you using a pozidriv screwdriver?

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