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  2. adiantum

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    7.1 WOW Diana... what a gorgeous location & photo. Happy Birthday FunDad
  3. meyery2k

    What drives you bananas?

    I have found, at least in the cycling world, the smaller companies will often reward reviews with substantial discounts or even gear. The Walmarts and Targets, I feel, could care less, but I do make a point to offer reviews when dealing with smaller businesses.
  4. Hammer

    What drives you bananas?

    When there is something that I need to buy, I usually check out the reviews on several websites, where they compare different brands, just to give me an idea of what the pros and cons are for each brand. When I do that, price isn't important to me, but how well the product works and lasts, is what I'm looking for. I typically do this when I have no experience with the type of item that I want to buy. I recently purchased a Scott's Wizz broadcast spreader, since I wanted to spread some pelletized lime on certain bare spots on my lawn. I used a soil test kit to determine why I wasn't able to get grass to grow there, and the test kit indicated that those areas were really acidic, so I needed to put down some lime on those areas to reduce the acidity. Since this Wizz spreader was the only one that is battery powered, there weren't any other choices. I mean, it only costs $19.95, and it comes with batteries, so even if it didn't work that well, it was no big deal, but it did work okay. I don't think that it is designed for pelletized lime, which are pellets that are larger than grass seed, since several times it jammed when the pellets got jammed between the broadcast paddles that push the pellets out, and the adjustable edge guard device, but I cleared it out in a few seconds, so no big deal. Although I wonder...the instructions say that it can be used to spread rock salt in the winter, and rock salt is larger than pelletized lime. I'll have to check into that, since I do use salt in the winter to melt the ice on my driveway. Anyway, getting back on topic (sorry that I strayed there a bit), if I look at the reviews for an item, and there are only 4 or 5 reviews, and they are all favorable, I get suspicious, since the manufacturer could have written those reviews. If instead, there are hundreds of reviews, and most of them are favorable, then I have a tendency to believe them.
  5. buddy7

    What drives you bananas?

    And another thing, most company’s today use customers written reviews to sell their products but have to say I’m never in a habit of reading souped-up reviews to buy anything. If I see and want something that badly, I just go ahead and buy the product. And if for some reason the product does not meet my requirements. (I’d say tough) move-on, and bear the consequences, my mistake, which doesn’t happen very often.
  6. ran23

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    121 today, 116 after breakfast and cleaning up.
  7. Still chugging away. Funny thing, its actually easier to do OMAD for me right now than it is to do 2 or 3 meals a day. I tend to be hungrier when I eat more often. Hormones. I need to do more reading on the subject as I keep forgetting all of the different interactions between the various hormones. Oh, and since I've posted a lot about the subject, I thought I would add in another link that I've already posted here a number of times. It's the Insulin Stupid http://www.tuitnutrition.com/2015/09/its-the-insulin-1.html Part 1 in a series of 8 articles.
  8. buddy7

    What drives you bananas?

    Exactly Hammer, up till now I paid so much attention replying to them. But of late they got so time-consuming, thought I’d ditch the idea of responding to them. 2 company’s reviews that completely swung my mind, one, my cell/mobile phone provider, for whatever reason I go in to have my phone sorted, and on completion, I’m always told give us a good score on the reviews, but owing to their constant staff turnover, these guys are never there the next time you go in the store. (What a waste of time) And the second one, are the politicians. Owing to the current Brexit/EU scenario in the UK at the moment, so far this week I had 2 reviews in from the leading parties. The first one had four A4 sheets of paper with tick boxes, and the second one had three A4 sheets of paper the same again all tick-boxes. My quick assertions it probably would’ve taken me a good 1 1/2 hours each to complete. Thought, no way I’m going to reply to these. (Straight to the bin). I’d say no to further reviews in the future.
  9. Kit

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    90 even for me
  10. meyery2k

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    95 today.
  11. TX_Clint

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    108 today
  12. FunDad62

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    Test
  13. Ahnanimus

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    96 yesterday. 102 today. 😐
  14. Hooterville

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    117 yesterday 120 today. After all the power shut-off stuff last week, I woke to only a trickle of water yesterday. Good times.
  15. FunDad62

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    85 Supposed to be 59F tomorrow morning. Woo hoo! I'm sure it'll be short lived though.
  16. dowling gram

    What drives you bananas?

    Hammer Those surveys come from head office. The ones that asked for all 10's were dealerships. Head office wants to know how their dealerships are doing with customer relations. A poor review would have head office down the neck of the dealership and you'd get your problem resolved, so filling out a survey if you are unhappy would be a good thing. Head office knows that most of the people who fill out surveys are dissatisfied or really happy and that's the reason they send out surveys. It's a check up on dealerships. As for the product surveys I'd check off the unsubscribe at the bottom and send it back not filled out. Then delete it. If I really like a product I look up their website and tell them. This most often results in money off coupons not only for that particular product but for other things made by that company. Sometimes I use them and sometimes I don't or pass them on to someone who wants them. The surveys that really bug me are those from my bank after I've phoned to ask a question or have something clarified. They ask the same questions every time. Don't they know if I were really dissatisfied they would no longer be my bank. By the way I send their survey back unanswered then delete it
  17. Hammer

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    A 91 (5.06) today.
  18. Hammer

    What drives you bananas?

    I get those product reviews also, and I just delete them. The ones that get me the most are when you get your car serviced at the dealer, and before you leave with your car, the service manager tells you that you will be getting a survey in the mail or by e-mail, and they ask you to please give them all 10's ( a perfect score.) I tell them, then what is the purpose of the survey if you ask all of your customers to give you all 10's? Doesn't that defeat the purpose of the survey? I once gave a dealership a negative review because of what I thought they did for my car was a mistake. Within two days, I had the president of the dealership call me on the phone, I received e-mails from the manager of the dealership, and all that after the survey asked me if I wanted the dealership to contact me and I replied NO. So now, I don't answer those surveys...they serve no purpose.
  19. Diana_CT

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    122 Heading home today after the long Indigenous Peoples' Day weekend, I was up at my brother's and sister-in-law's condo in Maine for the weekend celebrating my birthday, hopefully the traffic will not be bad this morning. Rachel Carson National Wildlife Sanctuary, Wells Maine
  20. buddy7

    What drives you bananas?

    Review purchases! For years now online shopping has become the norm, are you in the habit of responding to product reviews? May it be a product that meets your expectations or disappointment? I do the occasional online purchasing, within days of receiving my purchase product, I’d get these long-winded questionnaires for your review on the product I’ve just purchased. Just wish they don’t do this. It just pisses me off.
  21. ShottleBop

    Low Carb Daily Diet.....

    Monday, October 14: 4:43 AM (FBG, before breakfast): 115 Breakfast: avocado, Carbmaster black forest cake yogurt, kale, coffee with heavy cream 11:26 AM (before lunch): 102 Lunch: salmon salad (1/2 can salmon, 3 hard-boiled eggs, lettuce, mayo), Cardamom Chai Dang That's Good! bar 6:34 PM (before dinner): 101 Dinner: grilled London broil, 1 slice grilled zucchini, 1/4 cup Kirkland super extra large peanuts, coffee with heavy cream, Smirnoff spiked & sparkling seltzer water 8:45 PM: 100 Average for the day: 105 (Too many carbs yesterday) Macronutrients: 56 grams carbs (24 grams fiber), 126 grams fat, 114 grams protein Calories: 1,863
  22. ran23

    Micardis

    The weekend emails to my Doctor were answered. Maybe cut my dose in half. By the late afternoon, I was busting 100 pulse again just sitting around eating yogurt. just may tomorrow.
  23. meyery2k

    Are you on a diet to lose weight?

    I went to the dermatologist to have the BCC removed from my scalp. While undergoing the procedure we started talking about nutrition. He mentioned that he was following Dr. Fung's IF plan. I further dared to mention that I though hyperinsulinemia could be a bigger problem than realized and, to my surprise, he agreed.
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  25. Kit

    Christmas Fare

    Oh wow, that is so cool looking. Something like that would also be great for New Years Eve or similar, though you would want something to eat all of that cheese with. Maybe things like celery sticks, sliced bell peppers, carrot sticks, and similar. Maybe cucumber slices? You could keep the crackers for those who eat carby stuff. Maybe low carb crackers for yourself. I personally have a love for Flackers. As time goes on I think I like them more and more. When I was a kid, my mom always put out a relish platter on Christmas. It would have olives, pickles, and other type things. This reminds me of one of those platters.
  26. adiantum

    A Thread For Humor

    Its said to be humor but I'd lose the plot if I witnessed it. It does contain a few F words so if that offends you please dont play the video. A deceased Irish prankster pulled one last joke on his family by pre recording a tape to be played at his funeral. https://video.foxnews.com/v/6094768199001/#sp=show-clips
  27. ran23

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    113 today, 108 by lunch.
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