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#1091103 - 04/07/05 06:27 AM You People Are Making Me Fat!
Cindysphinx Offline


Registered: 02/14/03
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Loc: Washington D.C. Metro
Oh, these practice marathons have taken their toll on me! I've put on maybe 8 pounds over the winter, and it's all *your* fault!

I used to get up very early to exercise. But to stay in MOYD and keep my practice time up, I've had to put in a lot of time on the bench after 10 p.m. That makes me too tired to get up to exercise in the morning.

It doesn't make me too tired to eat, though, and therein lies the problem.

Making matters worse is that I have taken to practicing with 2 Jolly Ranchers in my mouth. This helps keep my blood sugar up so I don't faint from the exhaustion of trying to learn "Linus and Lucy."

And now I've made exercise a priority over piano again, and I'm so sore I can barely lift my hands to the keyboard. And I have a recital next weekend!

Swim suit season is coming. Thanks a lot, you guys. \:\(

Cindy -- thinking she may soon require a duet bench even when she's not playing a duet
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#1091104 - 04/07/05 06:33 AM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
markb Offline
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The eight pounds consists of muscle mass that you gained in your fingers, hands, and arms from your increased piano practice.

Or, blame SAS for her cookie recipe.
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#1091105 - 04/07/05 06:46 AM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
apple* Offline


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Loc: Kansas
do isometrics while you practice.. it's great for concentration..

hold your leg up for 2 minutes.. (pedal with your left 1/2 the time) Stand up and play.. quite hard, sit on the middle of your thighs... hold your stomach in (re hold at the beginningof every line)
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#1091106 - 04/07/05 08:26 AM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
Frank R Offline
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Did you say fat ot fa*t?
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#1091107 - 04/07/05 08:27 AM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
SAS Offline
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Loc: Austin, TX
That was my secret plan. To get everyone fat by pushing my cookie recipe on you all.

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#1091108 - 04/07/05 09:20 AM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
AdagioM Offline
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And now the recital clothes won't fit! You're a secret agent for the shopping malls, aren't you, SAS?
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#1091109 - 04/07/05 09:31 AM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
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Loc: Wisconsin
I was fat to being with so what the heck!

Actually I have lost 5 lbs since February 1. \:\)
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#1091110 - 04/07/05 11:27 AM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
Ratdart Offline
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Good job mark.

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#1091111 - 04/07/05 11:31 AM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
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Thanks!

Just another 50 or so left to go!
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#1091112 - 04/07/05 12:56 PM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
tk Offline
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With all the practicing you do, Mark, I would think you burn a lot of calories!

re: what apple* said--Sometimes I do play while standing up! Although, I never thought to do this to burn extra calories. I do it b/c my tush hurts from sitting too long!!

And, Cindy, stay away from the Jolly Ranchers! I hear they are loaded with calories! Really!

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#1091113 - 04/07/05 01:01 PM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
SAS Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by AdagioM:
And now the recital clothes won't fit! You're a secret agent for the shopping malls, aren't you, SAS? [/b]
My cover is blown! My superhero identity (Cookie Shopping Girl) has been revealed. Now I'll have to go in to the superhero relocation program.

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#1091114 - 04/07/05 01:10 PM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
markb Offline
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And just what are your superpowers, SAS? Hopefully not tossing cookies.
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#1091115 - 04/07/05 03:32 PM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
teachum Offline
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Wah, wah, wah,! Where's the tears falling/crybaby graemlin? \:D
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#1091116 - 04/07/05 05:11 PM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
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oh yes, Linus & Lucy, I do mean to get a version, almost forgot. Cindy, what in the world is a Jolly Rancher?

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#1091117 - 04/07/05 05:18 PM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
oldbill Offline
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Loc: G.T.A.-Ontario
I've decided that round is a shape..Be proud of yourself and brim with confidence and you will dazzle the crowd.
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#1091118 - 04/07/05 07:41 PM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
Evan70 Offline
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Loc: California
Everything in balance...work, play, eat, drink, exercise, sleep, play piano, chores, and sometimes...just lay the hell around and do nothing

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#1091119 - 04/07/05 08:23 PM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
SAS Offline
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My superpower is the ability to eat an entire batch of cookies without gaining a pound! I don't know how that helps save mankind, but there you have it.

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#1091120 - 04/08/05 03:12 AM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
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Evan, you said it, balance!! But that is soooooo hard! It seems I can either exercise every day and play sometimes, or I can play every day and exercise sometimes. If you take a look at my practice log, you'll know which it is!

P.S. Cindy, you crack me up!! If you were not here, this board would be sorely diminished (the opposite of augmented, but that's as far as I can go, someone else can talk about fifths)
Thank you for just being yourself and sharing that with all of us!
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#1091121 - 04/08/05 08:20 AM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
teachum Offline
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How about Cindy *sustains* us?
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#1091122 - 04/08/05 08:21 AM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
markb Offline
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:groan: All of your jokes are falling flat.
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#1091123 - 04/08/05 09:01 AM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
AdagioM Offline
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now, now; there's no need for that *sharp* tone in the AB forum. You don't want Phlebas to come after you, do ya?
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#1091124 - 04/08/05 09:10 AM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
teachum Offline
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We don't want Phlebas to go getting *dominant* or anything! Maybe he needs a gin and tonic!
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#1091125 - 04/08/05 09:10 AM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
markb Offline
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Hey, I'm not trying to cause any treble here.
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#1091126 - 04/08/05 09:30 AM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
teachum Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by markb:
Hey, I'm not trying to cause any treble here. [/b]
Groan!!! \:D
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#1091127 - 04/08/05 12:05 PM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
Cindysphinx Offline


Registered: 02/14/03
Posts: 6416
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Oh, ugh! Markb, I think you need to give us some comedy pointers from your improv class! \:D

ShiroKuro, thanks! Unless I do something, there's gonna be way too much of me to go around!

VintageFingers, here's a jolly rancher. They are 70 calories for 3, but it takes about 15 minutes to eat one while playing the piano. That's a pretty good deal compared to something like chocolate, which takes about 2 minutes to eat and leaves a mysterious brown substance on the white keys:




Cindy -- who likes the grape ones the best
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#1091128 - 04/08/05 02:32 PM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
AdagioM Offline
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Yes, but Cindy, that's going to rot your teeth!

You can't be sitting swilling your teeth in sugar water for 15 minutes at a time with all your practice, unless you want to buy your dentist a new Beemer! \:\(
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#1091129 - 04/08/05 07:33 PM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
teachum Offline
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I like the cherry best and the grape least! You don't like the Em I do, I like Raindrop, you don't! Hmmm, it's amazing we get along so well! But we wouldn't fight over the Jolly Ranchers.
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#1091130 - 05/04/06 02:20 PM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
JoeyBootz Offline
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Registered: 04/28/06
Posts: 5
Loc: Paris, France
tk[/b], you mention calorie loss due to practice. i have heard this before - and it does make sense scientifically - but does anyone know how many calories are burned by thinking?

in Chang's book, he states that "playing demanding pieces requires about as much energy as a slow jog, at about 4 miles per hour", but i'm not sure that i believe that. i'm not sure i believe a lot of what Chang says, but that's a subject for a different thread ;\)

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#1091131 - 05/04/06 02:31 PM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
markb Offline
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Geez, Joey, how did you dig up this old thread?

Oh, and welcome!
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#1091132 - 05/04/06 03:19 PM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
Agilita Offline
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Loc: Missouri
For a 150 lb. person, playing the piano is supposed to burn 26 calories every 15 minutes.

Check out:
http://calorielab.com/burned/index.html?mo=se&gr=10&ti=music+playing&q=&wt=150&un=lb&kg=68

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#1091133 - 05/04/06 03:23 PM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
IrishMak Offline
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Loc: New Hampshire, USA
No, no, no! It is NOT *fat*- it's PHAT!
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#1091134 - 05/05/06 08:39 AM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
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yo, this breeze is trippin yo... "phat" ain't al'that nomow. Yo peps are crazy...

Translation:[/b] Everyone listen, This girl is thinking weird. Again I say, everyone listen. "Phat" is not the popular word anymore. All of you are crazy for thinking it is.
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#1091135 - 05/05/06 09:55 AM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
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 Quote:
Originally posted by markb:
Geez, Joey, how did you dig up this old thread?

Oh, and welcome! [/b]
I'll say!

Methinks Frank needs to purge the archives. \:D
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#1091136 - 05/05/06 04:31 PM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
Kam Offline
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dont eat right after doing excercises since ur stomach is at full throttle in digesting any food
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#1091137 - 05/05/06 04:39 PM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
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Cindy, what in the world is a Jolly Rancher?
Does this have to do with "BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN"?
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#1091138 - 05/05/06 06:12 PM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Shortcircuit85:
yo, this breeze is trippin yo... "phat" ain't al'that nomow. Yo peps are crazy...
[/b]
Yo, G! Be calm. Just now, my doc tol' me I was phat! I'm down wid dat!

(At least, I'm pretty sure that's what he meant....)
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#1091139 - 05/05/06 09:27 PM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
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oops...deleted \:D
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#1091140 - 05/05/06 10:51 PM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
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 Quote:
Originally posted by paul milando:
Cindy, what in the world is a Jolly Rancher?
Does this have to do with "BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN"? [/b]
They're rectangular fruit-flavored hard candies. They are especially popular in doctor's offices and at the desks of receptionists.

They aren't given out much at Halloween.

They never spoil or go bad, unless you leave them in your pants pocket and launder your pants.
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#1091141 - 05/06/06 12:33 AM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
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It's so the opposite with me. I practice so much sometimes that I forget to eat! And seriously, I used to struggle with my weight alot before I took up piano a few years ago, and now my mom says (and after looking in the mirror, I actually agree) that I am too thin. Like sick - looking thin. And I eat whatever I want, and I still lose weight. It isn't as wonderful as it sounds, though. For example, I bought a new shirt for a recital coming up. I bought it a few months back, and saved it till now. I just put it on for the second time (first was when I bought it), and what used to fit me perfectly, I now drown in! It's huge on me! So much for a perfectly good shirt!

I really don't know how to gain some much needed pounds. My legs are starting to look kinda like sticks all the way up with just skin over bone and a bit of muscle. And my watch needs another link taken out of it cause my wrists are so tiny now. And I was a size 12 waist 2 1/2 years ago when I started piano, now I am a 7! And I'm quite tall too, so it all combines to yucky thin, and I just don't know what to do! I even have cheek bones now, and I can't really where lowish cut tops anymore because of that bone sticking out across my upper chest. I think it's a collar bone? Ack...... help?
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#1091142 - 05/06/06 01:26 AM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
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 Quote:
Originally posted by markb:
The eight pounds consists of muscle mass that you gained in your fingers, hands, and arms from your increased piano practice.

Or, blame SAS for her cookie recipe. [/b]
No muscles in your fingers, just tendons. \:\)

Anyways, why dont you just work out in your own home or maybe a treadmill?
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#1091143 - 05/06/06 12:17 PM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
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If you gain any weight, it's because you are spending too much time in this forum and not practicing piano enough. \:D

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#1091144 - 05/06/06 05:07 PM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
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I just got back from a trip to the Dominican where my son got married. All you can drink and eat and no piano...and ...tooo hot to exercise. I think I need to reinforce my piano bench before sitting on it.... to play... whatever it was I was learning/practicing a week ago... How many days till the recital??
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#1091145 - 05/06/06 05:28 PM Re: You People Are Making Me Fat!
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9! Better warm up those fingers!
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