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19 hours ago, Gray said:

While it's true that eventually the universe is headed for head death, that doesn't change the fact that the universe is still full of emergent complexity.

Our solar system formed from clouds of matter collapsing in on itself via gravity. 

Just presently. At some point our sun will stop burning its fuel and all life as we know it on this world will end. The universe will go on for a much longer time, but it too will reach the uniform energy density where no useful work can be done.  The trigger for that gravity is the explosion of a star.

 

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On 6/25/2016 at 6:23 AM, Kevin Christensen said:

Eight years ago, I decided to loose some weight.  I didn't go on a temporary diet. Instead I went on permanent consistent lifestyle changes, evaluating results, and making incremental adjustments until I saw progress and met my goals, and keeping to the new behavior to maintain the goal.  I have lost and kept off 26 pounds.  I could have just shrugged and said, "This is what happens as I get older."  That's life.  But there is the serenity prayer, "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."   In my case, I've been able to know the difference in a number of important areas.  I think it's wisdom worth having.

 

Hi Kevin, I tried to send this as a PM, but apparently you can't receive them at this time, so ...

Inasmuch as I am trying to organize myself so as to make a lifestyle change that will enable me to lose some weight (I have to lose considerably more than 25 pounds), I was wondering if what you ultimately settled upon as a course of change has a name, or if you could give me a brief description?  I'm evaluating several possibilities.

Feel free to PM me instead of replying to this thread, if you wish.

Mike

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4 minutes ago, Stargazer said:

Hi Kevin, I tried to send this as a PM, but apparently you can't receive them at this time, so ...

Inasmuch as I am trying to organize myself so as to make a lifestyle change that will enable me to lose some weight (I have to lose considerably more than 25 pounds), I was wondering if what you ultimately settled upon as a course of change has a name, or if you could give me a brief description?  I'm evaluating several possibilities.

Feel free to PM me instead of replying to this thread, if you wish.

Mike

Basically, I put boundaries on snacking, and made exercise a daily ritual.  Rather than skipping breakfast at home, having a brownie and hot chocolate at work, something along the lines of pizza, soda and a cookie for lunch, a snack of some kind in the afternoon, and grazing while I watched tv in the evenings, and rarely doing exercise of any kind, I changed to a 1/2 cup of granola and juice for breakfast, an apple for lunch, brisk walking during lunch hour. I stopped carrying cash about 8 years ago so as subvert impulse buys of snacks during the week while I was at work, and I limited my TV grazing and cookie baking and even deserts to weekends only.   Eating better, exercising more.  Maybe walking for an hour is not the best workout, but I've proven I can be consistent, which is more important.  It was a case of figuring out what I could change that would 1) make a difference, and 2) that I could do consistently over a long period of time.

Best,

Kevin Christensen

Canonsburg, PA

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On June 16, 2016 at 4:36 PM, JLHPROF said:

Sorry, I can't agree with that relativistic approach.

The afterlife is NOT unknown.  It has been revealed, but people either by choice or by doubt are not accepting of it.
And loving and inclusive do NOT go hand in hand.  God loves all his children.  He still followed law and its prescribed penalties.

I do not like your judgmental God. Always ready to hand out punishment for any indiscretion. You ascribe attributes to God that you would never accept in yourself as a parent.

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On 7/8/2016 at 2:07 PM, Stargazer said:

Hi Kevin, I tried to send this as a PM, but apparently you can't receive them at this time, so ...

Inasmuch as I am trying to organize myself so as to make a lifestyle change that will enable me to lose some weight (I have to lose considerably more than 25 pounds), I was wondering if what you ultimately settled upon as a course of change has a name, or if you could give me a brief description?  I'm evaluating several possibilities.

Feel free to PM me instead of replying to this thread, if you wish.

Mike

Just an aside....

I am 56.  I am 90 pounds lighter than I used to be.

I am up at 4 am...I walk 5 miles.  I have a protein shake for breakfast and snack.  I have meat or soup for lunch and dinner.  Another protein snack in the afternoon.  I drink at least 64 ounces of water a day.

Protein load and low carbs......

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23 minutes ago, Monster said:

I do not like your judgmental God. Always ready to hand out punishment for any indiscretion. You ascribe attributes to God that you would never accept in yourself as a parent.

As I've said 100+ times (including 5 minutes ago on another thread) it's NOT reward/punishment.

It's natural consequence of using our agency to violate law.
 

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