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Forum: General Discussion 11-03-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,551
Posted By aspidistra
As a former ballet student when I was age 10-11 I...

As a former ballet student when I was age 10-11 I would like to give my opinion of this. My instructor, a Russian ballerina, forbade us from practicing barefoot. Also, she cautioned her class about...
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,174
Posted By aspidistra
Of course a size 12 isn't huge. It's a medium,...

Of course a size 12 isn't huge. It's a medium, and I know that. I've chosen to be a size 12 to 18 most of my adult life and was perfectly happy and healthy until I got osteoarthritis. My...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,174
Posted By aspidistra
I still do TA Meta after 5 years. I own most of...

I still do TA Meta after 5 years. I own most of her dvds and tried them all and my favourite is Meta Ab because my worst problem now is Abs. However annoying and dread-inspiring and downright boring...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,204
Posted By aspidistra
I'm 70 and have not been able to fully bend my...

I'm 70 and have not been able to fully bend my knees for about 13 years. Tests showed torn meniscus and osteoarthritis. Although they healed with weight loss and exercise, I can never do a lotus, or...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-19, 01:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,155
Posted By aspidistra
When I used to buy books from Amazon before I...

When I used to buy books from Amazon before I understood what kind of company they are, I noticed some used books are priced fairly, and some are priced high by obvious crooks trying to make a lot of...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-18, 09:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,491
Posted By aspidistra
I stored them in the linen closet for a while but...

I stored them in the linen closet for a while but for the last year I prefer to have them all on the dining room table ready for use (it's a big table and a tiny apartment and that is where I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-18, 12:19 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 21,083
Posted By aspidistra
Margaret Richard is three years older than me but...

Margaret Richard is three years older than me but she looks younger. Because of this thread I spent some time looking up her workouts. They look similar to TA but some moves are different. I've been...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-18, 06:12 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 25,689
Posted By aspidistra
I'm 69 and would like to chime in. I suffered...

I'm 69 and would like to chime in. I suffered severe hot flashes, anxiety, fibromyalgia and more, during perimenopause. That was around age 48 to 58 or so. Then my body calmed down somewhat and I've...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-18, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,585
Posted By aspidistra
Background: I used to drink Coke Zero, but gave...

Background: I used to drink Coke Zero, but gave up all artificial sweeteners recently. Anyway, Diet Coke has always tasted like soap. With Coke Zero, introduced decades after Diet Coke, they imitated...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-18, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,585
Posted By aspidistra
Question about posting

Is it OK to write a rant about a commercial that mocks fitness and offends in many other ways, in fact every possible way? Please? It is making me boiling mad as it's on constantly.
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-18, 04:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,478
Posted By aspidistra
I've had many job interviews in my life and I...

I've had many job interviews in my life and I remember them. It seems that the ones I didn't try too hard or care about are the ones I got. Back in the 70s jobs were so plentiful that I had my pick....
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-18, 09:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,620
Posted By aspidistra
I am 68 and post menopausal but I remember it all...

I am 68 and post menopausal but I remember it all quite well. You gain weight because you need fewer calories the older you get. It's not fair but then I understood why older people eat so much less....
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-17, 03:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,876
Posted By aspidistra
Yes, I've been doing Continuity and streaming. I...

Yes, I've been doing Continuity and streaming. I alternate them and I still keep track of my Continuity progress day by day even if I substitute streaming. I love streaming and I missed it when I...
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-17, 08:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,545
Posted By aspidistra
Pot luck means they get whatever someone decides...

Pot luck means they get whatever someone decides to bring. It's supposed to be a surprise, and usually results in a wide variety of dishes. Even if several people bring the same exact entree they...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-17, 12:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,808
Posted By aspidistra
There's another thing about amazon that bothers...

There's another thing about amazon that bothers me. They allow sellers to ask absurd prices like $2,000 for a book you can find on a thrift store shelf for $5.00. I've reported some of these but...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-17, 01:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,517
Posted By aspidistra
I do Tracy's workouts religiously. I am doing...

I do Tracy's workouts religiously. I am doing Continuity plus streaming now. I believe in her method, but it always bugs me when I hear this thing she said - she was a fat ballerina. My one thing in...
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-17, 09:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,839
Posted By aspidistra
1. lifting weights 2. situps 3. leg lifts

1. lifting weights
2. situps
3. leg lifts
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-17, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,392
Posted By aspidistra
I have done TA in the past and had good results...

I have done TA in the past and had good results from Meta, when I didn't do it according to her procedure. I used to do random levels. But this year I did all of Meta Ab in order and then went to...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-17, 01:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,417
Posted By aspidistra
I saw this in the news the other day and I was...

I saw this in the news the other day and I was wondering about those of us who worked as secretaries before they made computer "rules". I remember typing for hours without a break, even on...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-17, 04:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,476
Posted By aspidistra
It surprises me that the age range for "senior"...

It surprises me that the age range for "senior" is 55 to 92. At 55 I was still pretty much a young thing. I didn't even start to show any problems of "aging" until the mid 60s. People who are not...
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