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Question #90264 posted on 08/19/2017 4:08 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I'm currently eating a low carb diet. The doctor who created this diet says that most of the weight loss will be from fat and not water or muscle. I'm not really exercising, but I have a fairly active job so I'm walking or standing several hours a day. Once I've lost some fat will I look toned even if I'm not doing any strength training exercises?

-Rip Torn

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Dear Rip Torn,

Once upon a time I lost 40 pounds following a low-carb diet. My job sounds similar to yours, where I was active but beyond that I didn't get any regular exercise. And while I definitely lost a lot of fat, and looked more slender, I didn't look any more toned because I wasn't actually increasing my muscle mass.

Love,

Luciana

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Dear you,

I'll echo what Luciana said. I recently lost some weight due to eating low-carb. And although I am slimmer now, I wouldn't say I look any more toned. Walking makes me feel great, but unfortunately it usually takes more than that to build significant muscle.

-Kirito


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Friday, August 18, 2017
Question #90257 posted on 08/18/2017 12:56 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board writers who use pockets,

I was just thinking about how I subconsciously assign a pocket to different things of mine, i.e. wallet goes in left pocket, headphones are left, phone is right, pen is right. Is this a thing everyone else does? If so, what are your left pocket things, and what are your right pocket things?

- Sherpa Dave

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Dear Sherpa Dave,

Are you trying to limit my pocket selectivity to one dimension? How dare you?

My phone is the only thing that ever goes in my front left pocket, except for (occasionally) my portable charger. My back left pocket is mostly for a pack of chewing gum, while the back right is for my wallet. My front right pocket gets everything else, mostly just keys, spare change, and sometimes my earphones.

And none of that is subconscious. I do all of it very deliberately.

-The Entomophagist

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Dear Sherpa Dave, 

Yeah, I totally do this! But oh wait, women's pants and skirts don't actually have pockets big enough to stick things in, so this is referring to the hypothetical situation where I had pockets deeper than my fingertips.

~Anathema 

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Dear Derpa Shave,

In the front pockets: phone and small journal-type book on the right, keys and inhaler on the left.

In the back pockets: just my wallet on the right.

In the secret pockets: My—HEY I SEE WHAT YOU'RE TRYING TO DO HERE. AIN'T NOBODY GOING TO GET ME TO CONFESS WHAT'S IN THE SECRET POCKETS.

-Frère Rubik


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Thursday, August 17, 2017
Question #90248 posted on 08/17/2017 8:14 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Where can I find a good dentist and general doctor in or near Provo?

-Thoreau

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Dear Walden,

If you don't have insurance (or have garbage insurance), Mountainlands Community Health Center is both professional and affordable. You can get dental and other medical work done there on a sliding scale based on income. They also have very affordable mental health resources. If you have decent insurance, the Merrill Gappmayer Clinic offers good medical services with pretty low wait times for appointments. This tool lets you search for dentists based on your dental plan, and this one is a similar tool but for doctors.

-Van Goff

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Dear pigeons of penzance,

In the case you are looking for additional recommendations beyond Van Goff's, try asking this question on social media. I've seen similar questions garner many an opinion. Just a thought.

Suerte, 

--Ardilla Feroz


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Question #90254 posted on 08/17/2017 5:14 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I did something bad a long time ago (medium/high infraction on chastity), like 3 years ago. At the time I didn't think it was a big deal. However, once I realized that I should have gone to my bishop about it, I was applying for BYU and I was terrified that they wouldn't let me in, and that subsequently, my parents would not be able to pay for my schooling, and that they would be ashamed of me. Now as I am about to go to BYU, this weighs on me. If I were to confess to my bishop, now, on my last Sunday, would he not allow me to go to BYU, as I have denied this activity, and not repented of it for these many years? I was scared too long to say anything and missed many easier opportunities. But will I not be allowed to attend BYU if I do this?

-I'm Sorry

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Dear you,

Thanks for being brave to share. Because none of us are ecclesiastical leaders, we can't say for certain how your bishop will respond. But usually, it seems like bishops are willing to work with the individual. Their goal isn't usually to expel the student if they make a mistake but to help them along the repentance process. Especially if someone's showing remorse for what happened, as you definitely are. It sounds like you weren't aware that what you did was breaking the law of chastity, and your bishop would probably respond differently to that than if you did it both recently and aware of what you were doing.

This isn't quite the same situation, but when I was a freshman, I went on a date that didn't break the law of chastity but did break some other BYU dating rules. As several months passed, the guilt started gnawing at me and I decided to tell my bishop what had happened on the date. I thought for sure he was going to expel or at least suspend me, but he showed a ton of compassion. His main concern was helping me find peace with God again and supporting me with the emotional sorrow surrounding said date. Talking to him was overall a healing experience and relieved some of my inner turmoil.

None of us are, again, HCO officials or your bishop, but it doesn't sound like you'd have to worry about being expelled or anything like that. Especially since this is not a current thing you're struggling with and, as far as your wording suggests, it didn't happen multiple times. Talking to your bishop might give you some closure, though. It might help for you to pray over the next few days and fast about what to do. If this Sunday's too soon for you to prepare, you could even wait until your new BYU ward to talk with him. Hope you're able to come to terms with this--you're going to be okay. If only perfect people were allowed at BYU, the university would have closed down years ago.

-a writer


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Question #90228 posted on 08/17/2017 11:28 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

What secondary school level subject has the most charged-up pressure groups of parents/others trying to tell textbook makers how to make the textbooks?

-betting on American history

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Dear Gambler,

I was unable to find any reputable statistics on this subject, but my guess would be different than yours: biology. That guess is based largely on the historical controversy surrounding evolution, because I can't think of any other subject that promoted a trial of national magnitude like the Scopes Monkey Trial.

That being said, if any of our readers are textbook makers, please leave a correction and enlighten us.

Love,

Luciana


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