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Old 06-07-19, 11:02 AM
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At this point in my life, I am mainly composed of peanuts and whey protein and the brown color comes from good (ethically harvested) chocolate.
Good call. I forgot a few squares of dark every day, just to let the old bod and brain think it's getting away with something
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Two words: baby arugala.
A favorite of baby bike bolts.
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Old 06-07-19, 12:14 PM
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That is a simply insane amount of money. Is it a PPO of some kind?

We have been on Tricare since 1989, first getting care at the old National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed and then at the new combined facility. It was a mixed bag, but "free." Now we're with the Hopkins HMO for about 1500/yr plus copays, because we finally got sick of the crap primary care clinic at WRNMMC. When we hit 65, Tricare will convert to our secondary payer. It's like living in our own little socialist economy.
Tricare retired is great as secondary when its filed correctly. That doesn't happen often.
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Old 06-07-19, 12:21 PM
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You're lucky. I think my package is late.. could be wrong.
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Old 06-07-19, 12:22 PM
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Speaking of eating - any of yous have any tips on maintaining good energy levels while operating at a caloric deficit? Most of the time I've felt pretty good, but lately I've been feeling like I'm dragging a bit. Just poking around the interwebs says that I should do things like ensure that my iron intake is up to snuff, and I'm also wondering if my hydration levels are poor with warmer weather finally hitting MN. Any other ideas?
Coffee
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Maybe @PepeM is willing to stoop that low.
I linked to one in the first post, but I don't think that I should go further than that, or the Law might come get me again.
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Old 06-07-19, 01:43 PM
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R.I.P. Malcolm John Rebbennack.
Dr John?!! Say it isn't so!
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Dr John?!! Say it isn't so!
Sad but true. A legend.
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I linked to one in the first post, but I don't think that I should go further than that, or the Law might come get me again.
Do it. I double-dog dare you!
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Speaking of eating - any of yous have any tips on maintaining good energy levels while operating at a caloric deficit? Most of the time I've felt pretty good, but lately I've been feeling like I'm dragging a bit. Just poking around the interwebs says that I should do things like ensure that my iron intake is up to snuff, and I'm also wondering if my hydration levels are poor with warmer weather finally hitting MN. Any other ideas?
Bananas. Hard boiled eggs.
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Tricare retired is great as secondary when its filed correctly. That doesn't happen often.
You mean by the provider? The people we are with now certainly don’t know jack about TRICARE or USFHP.
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Old 06-07-19, 03:49 PM
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Here. We. Go.

Package arrived just in time for dinner prep - better pics another time.

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Package arrived just in time for dinner prep - better pics another time.
So, so, sooo, desu ga!
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So, so, sooo, desu ga!
Does that mean that it's better than a triple hex?
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Old 06-07-19, 05:02 PM
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Hey @WhyFi, nice thru-axle skewer you got there.
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You mean by the provider? The people we are with now certainly don’t know jack about TRICARE or USFHP.
Yes once they make one mistake it just snowballs.
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Does that mean that it's better than a triple hex?
I hope so, because it’s about 1/3 of the Japanese I know.

May it bring you joy!
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Caffeine
Until you get Meiners disease. Then what? Any suggestions? From any if the BF docs?
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Until you get Meiners disease. Then what? Any suggestions? From any if the BF docs?
Meniere’s? Sometimes responds to certain diuretics. YMMV.
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Old 06-07-19, 11:11 PM
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Hey @LesterOfPuppets, I’m in town for this conference and tomorrow evening mr h arrives with my bikes. Sat midday we leave for New Mexico.

Im thinking of riding around dawn for an hour on Sat morning, I need to be to my conference at 8am, so back to the hotel around 7am.

Im in downtown Phoenix so it looks like South Mountain Park is closest.

Questions:
1. Ok for me to ride there solo around dawn? Are there sketch people or is it pretty safe?
2. Wanna ride? Disclaimer: im thinking 5am.
Hey Heathpack!

South Mountain area is pretty safe everytime I've been there. There are some bad areas between downtown and Somo, however.

I'm afraid 5am is still a little early for me. I'm slowly getting used to summertime ride hours, gonna see if I can handle a 1 hour MTB ride at 8am tomorrow.
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Im in downtown Phoenix so it looks like South Mountain Park is closest.
I usually hike the South Mountain, Ahwatukee area when we visit. Carve your name in a cactus or something and I'll look for it in a couple weeks when we arrive. That should work, right?

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Woke up early this morning, at about 5:30 (sans alarm), and took the opportunity enjoy the quiet house, sipping my coffee and putting the new knife to the sharpening stones.

The kids have been getting up so early, lately, that these moments are rare. My wife and I have voiced our displeasure with their early rise times, so my boy, when he appeared downstairs, was beaming with pride. "What did you think about that, dad? Did we sleep in well today?"

"Well... this is definitely better, but another 30 minutes or so would have been nice."

"What?! But we didn't even get up until, like, 6:36!"

Gee, kid, thanks for the generosity.
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Woke up early this morning, at about 5:30 (sans alarm), and took the opportunity enjoy the quiet house, sipping my coffee and putting the new knife to the sharpening stones.

The kids have been getting up so early, lately, that these moments are rare. My wife and I have voiced our displeasure with their early rise times, so my boy, when he appeared downstairs, was beaming with pride. "What did you think about that, dad? Did we sleep in well today?"

"Well... this is definitely better, but another 30 minutes or so would have been nice."

"What?! But we didn't even get up until, like, 6:36!"

Gee, kid, thanks for the generosity.
When my kids were young, the in-laws broke the tips off all our knives for safety.

You'd have loved that.
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