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by classical_Liberal
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: What Do You Eat for Weight Loss?
Replies: 140
Views: 15949

Re: What Do You Eat for Weight Loss?

@Brute No apology needed, thanks for the info. I'm curious though, how did you manage to consume an overall caloric surplus for the entire week in only 3.5 days? That's impressive! Were you only eating once per day in the 3.5days of feast? @Jacob To my knowledge what you listed are the only "normal"...
by classical_Liberal
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: What Do You Eat for Weight Loss?
Replies: 140
Views: 15949

Re: What Do You Eat for Weight Loss?

CICO is literally causing millions of deaths by preventing society from moving on to models of thought that are actually effective. I have this opinion regarding the recommended three meals plus snacks per day. I work in healthcare and Masters educated dietitians often criticize my intermittent fas...
by classical_Liberal
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: What Do You Eat for Weight Loss?
Replies: 140
Views: 15949

Re: What Do You Eat for Weight Loss?

the other one was a relatively extreme fast/feast, completely keto, extremely high in fat. I'm curious to try this myself. How long were fasting/feeding periods? I assume this was when you lost the 5-10lbs in a month. Prior to initiating this were you eating carbs? Did the weight loss continue past...
by classical_Liberal
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: What Do You Eat for Weight Loss?
Replies: 140
Views: 15949

Re: What Do You Eat for Weight Loss?

Not doubting your results. I'm curious if you have theories as to why your hypothesis was incorrect?
by classical_Liberal
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: What Do You Eat for Weight Loss?
Replies: 140
Views: 15949

Re: What Do You Eat for Weight Loss?

Agree with @herp, I've had periods of a few weeks where the weight when compared to CICO didn't seem to correlate correctly, but never much longer. Caloric reduction has always resulted in weight loss. I'm sure @brute isn't suggesting his body violates the laws of physics or that he has developed an...
by classical_Liberal
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: What Do You Eat for Weight Loss?
Replies: 140
Views: 15949

Re: What Do You Eat for Weight Loss?

Depending on body size, volume depletion can easily account for a 5-10lbs weight decrease. The biggest factors being dietary sodium intake and glycogen reserves. I can easily gain several (3-4lbs) pounds of fluid volume by eating too much (6+ grams) of dietary sodium in short order, generally it tak...
by classical_Liberal
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Is frugality for the rich?
Replies: 40
Views: 2666

Re: Is frugality for the rich?

How can the line indicating typical household expenses be above the curve for everyone under the 40th percentile? Are they all spending more than they earn? Through debt? Public Assistance? (sorry if I'm not understanding) All of the above and negative tax rates, at least that's the assumption I've...
by classical_Liberal
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Is frugality for the rich?
Replies: 40
Views: 2666

Re: Is frugality for the rich?

@fish, fun data comparison! Re easy mode vs hard mode. I get the point of making the distinction. However, there is a clear case to be make that someone with upper end income has a significantly higher amount of energy being used in the income generation category. Assuming total individual energy ou...
by classical_Liberal
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Drug resistant bacteria
Replies: 26
Views: 841

Re: Drug resistant bacteria

@JP and Clarice Yes, that's what I meant about it becoming so ubiquitous, I wasn't very clear. It tends to be ignored on the patient care level, partially because a third of the rooms are isolation, partially because it takes time to gown and glove, time many staff feel they don't have. Another prob...
by classical_Liberal
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Drug resistant bacteria
Replies: 26
Views: 841

Re: Drug resistant bacteria

There won't be 'the day the antibiotics stopped working'. It will be closer to a rising tide effect. More bacteria gradually become more resistant and more people not being successfully treated with antibiotics as a result. Much like peak oil that won't suddenly mean no oil and oil will be around f...
by classical_Liberal
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bridging loan before access to pension at 55??
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Re: Bridging loan before access to pension at 55??

dessie360 wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:10 pm
I earn a couple of £Ks per year easy enough from matched betting and other hobbies / fun activities but wouldn't want to engage in any proper work beyond this.
Scale this up from "a couple" to four and you've solved the problem?
by classical_Liberal
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wealth, Luck and the Power Law
Replies: 15
Views: 973

Re: Wealth, Luck and the Power Law

Apparently the amount of infrastructure required to provide similar services when a city doubles in size is sublinear at ratio of .85, and the wealth per capita (along with a wide variety of other factors such as disease) scales at 1.15. So, the relationship of talent to wealth accumulation will de...
by classical_Liberal
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: classical_Liberal's Journal
Replies: 54
Views: 5059

Re: classical_Liberal's Journal

Update 3/12/2018 Shamed into a post by 2B1S. Time off and road trip were wonderful! It started in mid-February so I was really looking to get out of the artic Midwest weather. I headed straight south, with a one night stay near Little Rock in the Ozark Mountains. Unfortunately, the time of year mad...
by classical_Liberal
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 2Birds1Stones' 18 month hustle to freedom!
Replies: 117
Views: 13113

Re: 2Birds1Stones' 25 month hustle to freedom!

@2B1S Like I said, its more the models, seeing if i enjoy doing what they entail. I really just want something to earn a few hundred a month, that could scale if I really got into it, but the main thing would be I enjoy it as a hobby and can have direct control of the time I choose to put into it. S...
by classical_Liberal
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Five Years, Lord Willing
Replies: 292
Views: 29155

Re: Five Years, Lord Willing

@Jason I think there are a few separate phenomenon with regards to those hanger-on's. One may be not wanting to learn, but others are fear of change, social identity/status, loss aversion, and flat out just not giving a fuck. My step father worked in essentially the same job for 35 years. He only "l...
by classical_Liberal
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 2Birds1Stones' 18 month hustle to freedom!
Replies: 117
Views: 13113

Re: 2Birds1Stones' 25 month hustle to freedom!

When I first came across the idea of early retirement, I spent some time reading the the minimalists blog. I found the courage of quitting a high powered corporate job (I forget which one of them had done it) because it had reeked havoc on his personal life encouraging. Other than the personal histo...
by classical_Liberal
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Five Years, Lord Willing
Replies: 292
Views: 29155

Re: Five Years, Lord Willing

Some actually learn through doing (trial and error). These two things are not in diametric opposition. Although Marcus Aurelius may take issue with a life based purely on learning without action, I certain feel the appeal of it. I tend to get the same end satisfaction in learning something as I do f...
by classical_Liberal
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Sequence of returns risk and early retirement
Replies: 33
Views: 1987

Re: Sequence of returns risk and early retirement

For those who don't want to adopt the full ERE strategy, I wouldn't be comfortable FIRE'ing with anything less than at least a 1.5% rule at present valuations. With this pessimistic of a position is doesn't even make sense to save. If one is assuming a net loss of savings over a period of, say, 50 ...
by classical_Liberal
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Sequence of returns risk and early retirement
Replies: 33
Views: 1987

Re: Sequence of returns risk and early retirement

Frankly I' don't like the idea of sequence risk because it makes the assumption that portfolio "x" will have "y" returns over the long haul (50 years or whatever), we just cant predict exactly how that return will play out. This is flawed, IMO I've been a disciple of @Tyler9000's work since it's inc...
by classical_Liberal
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wealth, Luck and the Power Law
Replies: 15
Views: 973

Re: Wealth, Luck and the Power Law

What defines talent vs luck? Someone born with very high [insert talent for making money], but a genetically very high predisposition towards alcoholism. Is the alcoholism predisposition bad luck or lack of talent? What if this person were born in a dry country and never tasted alcohol, became very ...
by classical_Liberal
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SustainableHappiness Journal
Replies: 71
Views: 8352

Re: SustainableHappiness Journal

It's awesome to see another anecdote of the semi-RE working so well. After getting relaxed, scratching their itches, people seem to find good flow with more enjoyable work. You seem to have found it very quickly! Very happy for you and the family. I'm just finishing up from a month on the road from ...
by classical_Liberal
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 2Birds1Stones' 18 month hustle to freedom!
Replies: 117
Views: 13113

Re: 2Birds1Stones' 25 month hustle to freedom!

Yikes! That wasn't anticipated, was it? I'm not sure weather to congratulate or say sorry. If I were the type to believe the universe is sending you a message... My GF pulled a super surprise move on me yesterday. Out of the blue she sold her money pit, super luxury car! WTF? I asked her why, she sa...
by classical_Liberal
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 2Birds1Stones' 18 month hustle to freedom!
Replies: 117
Views: 13113

Re: 2Birds1Stones' 25 month hustle to freedom!

@2B1S Yeah man, I hear ya. I think we are in a similar situation in many ways. I have the advantage of having been here before, but in a less financially stable way. By that I mean, about 10 years ago I had it up to my ears with the career I had at the time; along with suburban, middle class life in...
by classical_Liberal
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 2Birds1Stones' 18 month hustle to freedom!
Replies: 117
Views: 13113

Re: 2Birds1Stones' 28 month hustle to freedom!

@2B1S (from little voice in back of head) Your lack of motivation probably exists because you know you really don't have to work anymore, at least not in the way you're used to (ie 50hr/wk doing something/being somewhere you don't really enjoy). Not wanting to go back to "grind it out" work in the f...
by classical_Liberal
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: brute journal
Replies: 375
Views: 42690

Re: brute journal

he knows that evolutionary biology just turned brute into a machine that wants to protect pretty human females so they can procreate, but it still works, even while brute is being cynical about it. i This is what reading Jordan Peterson's writings have helped me realize. The mechanism is (mostly) b...