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Re: The 500 calorie deficit myth 17 Mar 2013 20:30 #98923

I was in Ikea yesterday and ended up with two pencils in a container when I got home. The culprit? My son of course! I also ended up with two paper measuring tapes. :roll: And a few other things I didn't need besides. 8) Thanks for the info Rosemary, we all kind of knew it anyway didn't we? Especially those of us who have been on the odd diet or twenty.
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Re: The 500 calorie deficit myth 17 Mar 2013 18:23 #98904

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Now we know who is responsible for the drop in IKEA's profits. :D

'Whispering'....... I think I have a couple of IKEA pencils somewhere too. And their really large totes (bought, not liberated) are perfect for transporting several quilts at once. :)
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Re: The 500 calorie deficit myth 17 Mar 2013 17:33 #98901

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I admit it, I'm a pencil thief! Whenever I go to ikea one of those fab little pencils always ends up in my pocket! (Sometimes one in my purse as well :shock: )
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Re: The 500 calorie deficit myth 17 Mar 2013 15:02 #98892

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Wendy, I learned to push the pencils in just long enough to get them sharp but not watch them vanish into the little machine. :)

Anyway, sharp and short pencils are not bad. They fit nicely into the smallest of bags or pockets. :)
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Re: The 500 calorie deficit myth 17 Mar 2013 13:14 #98888

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Bet all her pencils are an inch long now :wink:

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Re: The 500 calorie deficit myth 17 Mar 2013 12:26 #98884

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Too true, it takes practice to use a light touch with anything, and I guess that your bunch of students would need more parctise than most.


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Re: The 500 calorie deficit myth 17 Mar 2013 12:06 #98883

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Rosemary, most of the kids I work with put too much pressure on whatever they are writing with. The leads in propelling pencils always break and I would end up with some very frustrated students. :)
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Re: The 500 calorie deficit myth 17 Mar 2013 11:09 #98877

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The best description ever of trying to open a tin without a tin opener has to be in 'Three Men in a Boat' by J K Jerome.....

and like I say, I use propelling pencils - no need for pencil sharpeners of any kind 8)


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Re: The 500 calorie deficit myth 17 Mar 2013 10:26 #98870

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Blunt pencils???? Not for this girl, Rosemary! And it has nothing to do with OCD. :)

A couple of years ago my boys both asked what I wanted for my birthday. I asked for (and got) an electric can opener and an electric pencil sharpener. Nothing more annoying than struggling with a can of baked beans when hungry, or not being able to draw a decent line when doing geometry in Maths. :wink:
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Re: The 500 calorie deficit myth 17 Mar 2013 09:09 #98863

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At least getting your pencil sharpened is useful. Wouldn't necessarily work for me I like to use propelling pencils that don't need sharpening :wink: , That said the pencils at school are always 'as blunt as a stick of rhubarb' as my class 4 primary school teacher described them. :roll:


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Re: The 500 calorie deficit myth 17 Mar 2013 08:33 #98862

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I guess, Rosemary, that's why I will never be a world-famous quilter - not obsessive/compulsive enough. :)

Working with a lot of OCD teenagers is enough for me. One of them tells me every time I'm in a lesson with him exactly how many seconds I'm early or late, and insists to sharpening my pencil before we start working. :)
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Re: The 500 calorie deficit myth 17 Mar 2013 08:12 #98858

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Which is probably why it fails for everybody sooner or later, real life gets in the way of being obsessive about the numbers relating to food, (unless you are obsessive/compulsive) and any way there are far more interesting things to be obsessive/compulsive about that will last longer than the next meal - like what can you do with fabric & threads? :wink:


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Re: The 500 calorie deficit myth 17 Mar 2013 06:29 #98852

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Mmmmhhh..... Interesting. Thank you, Rosemary!

Fortunately the way I eat and drink now does not involve any calorie counting. If I had to do that I think I would fail. All that counting would drive me around the bend. :)
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Re: The 500 calorie deficit myth 17 Mar 2013 04:21 #98848

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Very interesting, thanks rosemary
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