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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #940 on: January 05, 2021, 12:36:54 pm »
So, is it the cold weather that burns a lot of energy?  Or, are you doing tremendous amounts of portion control.  I ask because if I baked and ate desert as often as you bake, I’d be 600 lbs..  :)
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Dear Rachel:
While it is true that our bodies burn more calories when we are cold,
you are correct about exercising portion control.

I do a tremendous amount of baking and cooking... I enjoy that a lot, but I give away much of what I make.  I find that not only does the friendly gesture of sharing my creations with friends and acquaintances help to cement my acceptance and friendships, but also it helps me with keeping my weight to an acceptable level.  I have always had a fairly fast metabolism so it is fairly easy for me to maintain a healthy weight.... plus I don't want to have to buy new bigger size clothes!!!!

Thank you for reading and then posting and sharing your thoughts...  I am always happy to see your postings here on my thread and elsewhere on the Forums.


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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #941 on: January 06, 2021, 12:15:38 am »
Danielle thank you for sharing your photos and adventures over the holidays.  New Years was quite for us.  Our anniversary was a few days prior and despite being a big number it was a quite day as well. 

Here's to a better 2021! 

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #942 on: January 06, 2021, 12:23:09 am »
Portion control?! What’s that, lol

Nice pix, looks very peaceful !

I get frostbite just looking at them 😎

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #943 on: January 08, 2021, 04:49:31 pm »
As an owner of a small business working with other small businesses in my town....
   ....  I really don't need to add further comments...
This picture is worth a thousand words...


         
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A New Chapter: ALASKAN DANIELLE's Chronicles
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Things change re: ALASKAN DANIELLE
Positive Mindset... put away negativity

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #944 on: January 08, 2021, 05:00:40 pm »
As an owner of a small business working with other small businesses in my town....
   ....  I really don't need to add further comments...
This picture is worth a thousand words...


         
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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #945 on: January 08, 2021, 11:47:45 pm »
So true.  A lot of people are in a bad way, business owners, restaurant workers, factory workers, all put on limited hours or laid off.  People are going to lose their life savings, their homes, and be financially ruined by the government response to the virus.

The virus is real, and it can kill, but so can depression.  Separation from friends and family, from church fellowship, from everything that made their lives meaningful is depressing.  Musicians I know are out of work, completely. 

Making people wear masks is one thing.  Destroying their lives of a large percentage to save a small number will probably lead to a worse Depression than the one 100 years ago.

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #946 on: January 09, 2021, 10:22:53 am »
As an owner of a small business working with other small businesses in my town....
   ....  I really don't need to add further comments...
This picture is worth a thousand words...


         
Yes... be safe, but be open!

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #947 on: January 09, 2021, 07:31:14 pm »
Its a difficult time for everybody wherever they are in the world - we need to all hang on in there, Wishing you all, a safe and happy now and future xx

Loads of luv n Hugz xx

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #948 on: January 16, 2021, 07:29:30 am »
Good Morning Danielle, catching up with your thread  :) Hope you are doing well to our north.

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #949 on: January 16, 2021, 07:34:54 am »
Have a nice weekend Danielle!

Take care... 


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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #950 on: January 16, 2021, 03:27:49 pm »
I agree that businesses should be allowed to be open. With one exception if hospitals are on divert in the area then high probability spreading activities in that area need to be stopped.

Also, high probability people to get covid and have bad outcomes need to sequester themselves.
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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #951 on: January 16, 2021, 05:09:40 pm »
I agree that people at particular risk need to take particular precautions.  The higher the risk, the higher the extent of precautionary steps.  My dad is a cancer survivor who is still on preventative chemo and anti-rejection drugs due to a transplant.  He probably shouldn’t leave the house, and meet with visitors. 

I am obese and have both obstructive sleep apnea and diabetes.  These are some of the co-morbidities that tend to cause hospitalization.  I should be careful, social distance and wear a mask.  But, I go to the gym and don’t wear a mask there.  Perhaps unadvisable, but I think the odds of my health seriously declining if I don’t go to the gym are higher than if I do.  And, I can’t get enough air when wearing a mask.  So, it is a risk I take. 

My kids are in college, and are relatively unlikely to need hospitalization.  Each of them has already had COVID-19, and other than my daughter losing her sense of smell, they are both fine (as are all of my nieces, all of them having had the virus already).  My nephew is the only college aged student in the family that hasn’t had Covid. 

My point is, different people have different risk profiles.  Young healthy people COULD die if they get it, but it is no more likely to kill them than the flu is (maybe less likely).  And, we don’t shut down the world for the flu.

Meanwhile, my wife needs surgery to remove tumors that her doctor thinks are probably cancer.  But, she may not be allowed to have the surgery because the hospital is full (and it isn’t full of college students).  “Elective surgeries” are cancelled.  But, she has not been personally told that he operation is cancelled, though she has been told that it may be a last minute decision to cancel anyway.   So, Covid can kill people that didn’t ever get Covid.

And, people have businesses that they have invested all fo their wealth in, but they need cash flow to stay in business, which doesn’t occur during a lockdown.  People can loose their business, their home and then their will to live.  No matter how many people the virus may kill, locking down will kill more people than locking down will save. 

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #952 on: January 16, 2021, 10:11:21 pm »
@Rachel Montgomery    @Rachel    @ChrissyRyan 
@CynthiaAnn  @Katie Jade  @CaelaNotKayla  @Megan.
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Thank you for your recent comments and sharing your thoughts.
.... also thank you for letting me vent regarding the business shut-downs
that are destroying many small mom and pop businesses.

During these difficult times for all of us... it just seems that some of
the decisions by the governors and lawmakers sometimes have the
appearance of being arbitrary and don't seem to make sense about
who can be open and who has to be closed.... and worse yet, some of
them don't practice what they preach....   "do as I say, not as I do" 

It is a cold night here...  minus -13 degrees (f) ... after a hardy hot
meal for dinner I will be sitting in front of my fireplace in my comfy
chair and finish reading a good book that I have ben working on.

Again, thank you to my good friends and followers here for taking the
to follow my thread and reply with your thoughts and comments.

Stay Safe, stay healthy.

HUGS and best wishes to you.
Danielle
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Positive Mindset... put away negativity

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #953 on: January 17, 2021, 03:29:00 am »
Cold enough to freeze the wotsits of a polar bear, clear skies and a frost this morning . Snuggle up and stay warm XXXX
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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #954 on: January 17, 2021, 06:22:59 pm »
Waite a minute, wotsits (UK) are Cheetos (USA). I never knew they Polar Bears liked Cheetos. By the way, Belize has Belizian Cheetos. Awesome and hot tasting. Maybe the hot Cheetos would be best for the bears.

This is something interesting. I have A positive blood. The other co-worker that was infected by co-worker zero has A positive blood. There are 2 o positive blood type people and a B negative blood type all equidistant. Only the A positive blood type people were infected. 

Interesting #2. I had Covid. I had vaccine shot #1 Thursday afternoon. I was very sick Friday, somewhat sick Saturday and well today.

Rachel, I hope you remain healthy. I will return to the state park next Sunday and I will start the exercise bike tomorrow. I really miss the gym and will return next month.
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Dr. McGinn vaginal revision 2 4-3-2019 Bottom of vagina closed off, fat injected into the labia and urethra repositioned.
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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #955 on: January 17, 2021, 07:00:55 pm »
@Rachel
Dear Rachel:
Very interesting regarding how one's bloodtype may affect how easily one can get Covid....

If you find any more information about that please reply comment your findings.

Hmmm,  I have AB Positive blood.....   Hmmm   ??? ::) :o
HUGS,
Danielle



Waite a minute, wotsits (UK) are Cheetos (USA). I never knew they Polar Bears liked Cheetos. By the way, Belize has Belizian Cheetos. Awesome and hot tasting. Maybe the hot Cheetos would be best for the bears.

This is something interesting. I have A positive blood. The other co-worker that was infected by co-worker zero has A positive blood. There are 2 o positive blood type people and a B negative blood type all equidistant. Only the A positive blood type people were infected. 

Interesting #2. I had Covid. I had vaccine shot #1 Thursday afternoon. I was very sick Friday, somewhat sick Saturday and well today.

Rachel, I hope you remain healthy. I will return to the state park next Sunday and I will start the exercise bike tomorrow. I really miss the gym and will return next month.
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Things change re: ALASKAN DANIELLE
Positive Mindset... put away negativity

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #956 on: January 17, 2021, 07:49:13 pm »
My wife is a nurse.  She told me about the blood type thing back in March.  She is lucky to have O neg..  I have A pos..

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #957 on: January 18, 2021, 06:47:51 pm »
As an owner of a small business working with other small businesses in my town....
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Getting caught up.

Shut downs are NOT the way to go.  The problem, especially in my neck of the woods are the number of people that don’t see that a very minor inconvenience, such as a mask, is what we need to do to care for each other.

Our little town finally passed a municipal mask mandate punishable by a fine, after two rounds of us having the highest number of Covid cases, per capita, in the state. 

People still won’t wear a mask.

So what do you do?

Many of the people helping me with my transition; hair stylist, electrologist, make up consultant, wardrobe consultant have really struggled.  The shut downs have delayed and made my transition more difficult.

I feel very badly for them.  I’ve done what I can to help make up the loss be giving abundant tips.  But I understand it won’t make up all the losses.

Shut Downs are not the answer.  However, if we don’t start working together FOR EACH OTHER, what are the other options.

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #958 on: January 19, 2021, 08:17:02 am »
Popping in to say Hi, so, "Hi Danielle" from a random visitor of whom occasionally skims the forum with no comments to make but tries to keep up.

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #959 on: January 19, 2021, 12:49:50 pm »
Bars and restaurants are community.  I support my community by ordering take out food. I love cooking so I am not much for dining out but in these times I am making an exception. I shop locally to support local business. When out in public I wear a mask. It kills me to see others not wearing a mask or wearing a mask incorrectly, literally.
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