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Discussion in 'Health and Advice' started by BananaHands, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. Denbrought

    Denbrought The Last Dancelord

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    I feel ya, I could probably eat my weight in salt & vinegar chips or pork rinds.
     
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    drawn_inward One Of Us

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    Oh pork rinds are devious. I love them. I put them in my tacos for a bit of crunch. So good.
     
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    Mathias Chazwozel Extraordinaire

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    Trying to get this goddamn gut worked off...

    After months back in the gym, I've finally ditched the excuses and started running again. Will post update in a month or so.
     
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    DarkAudit Room for rent

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    It would take time to get back in running shape, but when I was, I'd do the Greater Clarksburg 10K. Two laps of a 5K course. My one goal was simple. Don't get lapped by the Kenyans. I'd finish in just under an hour and not get lapped. :)
     
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    You might want to check on the guy running on the treadmill behind you. He appears to be having a heart attack...
     
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    Mathias Chazwozel Extraordinaire

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    I draped his corpse over my shoulders and used it to do lunges.
     
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    stienman GRATUITOUS AMOUNTS OF ENERGY

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    Do the lunges fast and hard enough and you've almost given him CPR and heimlich.
     
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    Dei Always shooting Terrik

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  9. ThatNickGuy

    ThatNickGuy Author. Cyclist. Yogi. Goofball.

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  10. Officer_Charon

    Officer_Charon Hall Monitor

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    I'm currently in the process of volunteering to help with a fun run, put on by a group of police wives here. There's a half mile version, where kids run with cops, and then there's the "foot pursuit" portion, a 5k, where officers will occasionally get into foot chases behind runners at selected intervals.

    It's a cop-themed zombie run, basically. I may die, because even though it's in September, that's still "FUCKOFF, HUMID" season here.
     
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  11. ThatNickGuy

    ThatNickGuy Author. Cyclist. Yogi. Goofball.

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    I mean...it's Georgia. Isn't "FUCKOFF, HUMID!" literally every day of the year? :p
     
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  12. GasBandit

    GasBandit Ask me about my Reprehensible Filth Staff Member

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    Speaking for a similar climate, there are a couple days in February where it's just "uncomfortably damp."
     
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  13. ThatNickGuy

    ThatNickGuy Author. Cyclist. Yogi. Goofball.

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    To be fair, Canada's seasons don't differ that much. We have:

    Pre-Winter
    Winter
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    Road Maintenance
     
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  14. PatrThom

    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    Also known as Michigan.

    --Patrick
     
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    Sparhawk Hoopy Frood

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    Texas Seasons:
    Almost Summer
    Summer
    Still Summer
    Fallwinterspring

    Still Summer is also called Football.
     
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    Celt Z Ginger

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    I do believe the correct phrasing is, "Bless your heart, Humidity. " ;)
     
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    evilmike One Of Us

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    Just remember to keep up with your hydration, electrolytes, and shade.
     
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    Officer_Charon Hall Monitor

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    Applies to SE GA, as well.
     
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    GasBandit Ask me about my Reprehensible Filth Staff Member

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    I always heard that joke as "Almost summer, summer, still summer, and christmas." WAR ON CHRISTMAS WHARGARBLE

    But given that usually it's 70 degrees on christmas day around here, and we usually don't get the freezes until february or so, yeah, sounds right.
     
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    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    This is completely foreign.

    --Patrick
     
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    Sparhawk Hoopy Frood

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    I have never had to wear long pants on Christmas Day living in Texas. Usually you don't even need the heater on.
     
  22. ThatNickGuy

    ThatNickGuy Author. Cyclist. Yogi. Goofball.

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    So, an update. I'm down to about 215 pounds. After an intensive, sweat hour of DDP Yoga tonight, the scale said 212 lbs, but I imagine that's after sweating out water weight. So, 215.

    Here's some new comparison shots. First, the one I posted before, showing me at 250 lbs vs 220 lbs.

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    Weight Comparison Oct 31 2016 to June 12 2017.jpg


    And here's two more. One from July 8, and one from tonight, July 24.

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    14 July 23 2017.jpg
     
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  23. PatrThom

    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    That's right, Nick. Keep making me look/feel bad about my lack of exercise.
    No, really. Keep it up.

    --Patrick
     
  24. Denbrought

    Denbrought The Last Dancelord

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    Went to a fighter practice for the first time in... 4 months? And before that it had probably been half a year.

    Anyway, I actually fit in my kit again (some flab still pokin' through, and on the last straps, but whatever), and was able to spar for more than a minute without collapsing :D
     
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  25. Tinwhistler

    Tinwhistler I play tunes and write books

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    My wife has finally felt in good enough condition after her various surgeries to start martial arts practice. First class was last Saturday, and she really enjoyed herself. I was ashamed at how little I could actually do, compared even to when I was 70 lbs heavier. We were both sore for a couple days afterwards.

    Next class, tomorrow.
     
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  26. Dave

    Dave I'm not that fucking old! Staff Member

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    I went for a run today after work. Normally I hit the treadmill and do a couple miles but it was so nice out I thought I'd enjoy some scenery. Holy shit. Not only is it the first time I'd run in a couple weeks, but I put 10 pounds on during my vacation. And running for reals is much MUCH harder than a treadmill. Crap on a cracker. I ran the same amount of time but only about 1/2 the distance with twice the fatigue.

    No more treadmill for Dave.
     
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  27. Bubble181

    Bubble181 The odd one out

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    Oh yes. I notice the same thing between "riding an actual bike" and sitting on a home trainer. Wind, sun, different surfaces you have to adjust to (knees and ankles and such in your case), slight elevation changes,...

    Training indoor has its advantages, especially when your body isn't used to it, but for actual training the real world still beats the gym.
     
  28. Tinwhistler

    Tinwhistler I play tunes and write books

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    Got me a fitbit to help track my carbs and exercise. The thing nags me every hour to get off my ass and move. I've been walking around the block (1/3 mile) every time it buzzes.

    blood sugars are still high, but I've only just started my meds on Weds. And they're not nearly as high as my first test on Tuesday evening after McDonalds w/ Dr. Pepper (412 if you're curious...my wife was so freaked she was convinced the reader was broken). I've been trying to keep myself at around 30 carbs for every meal (though Outback Steakhouse fucked me--their french onion soup and broccoli with cheese is MUCH more carb laden than standard varieties of those foods). So my sugars have been between 212-300 for the last two days. Not ideal. But better.
     
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  29. Denbrought

    Denbrought The Last Dancelord

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    Yeah, Outback is pretty awful when watching carbs, as far as that type of restaurant goes. Last time I dug into their nutrition menu, best option was a steak with grilled vegetables on the side.
     
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    Tinwhistler I play tunes and write books

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    I was gonna go that route, but then I thought "really, french onion soup doesn't have many carbs, and cheese doesn't either..probably 12 for the both of them combined". Boy was I wrong.
     
  31. Denbrought

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    Soups are really dangerous in general, unless homemade. Ditto with sauces, because of thickeners and cutting agents (if something has melted cheese on it, assume it's a cheese sauce).

    On the bright side, this all encourages more home-cooking ;)
     
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    Tinwhistler I play tunes and write books

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    Well, it was a cheese sauce, for sure. But 1tbs of cheese sauce shouldn't be 12 freaking carbs. I don't even know how I would stuff that many carbs into a homemade cheese sauce. 1tbs of pure sugar is 15 carbs. WTH.

    Add another 21 for the soup. Which should run closer to 6 for a homemade french onion. Jesus

    I don't have any problem with cooking for dinners. It's lunches that I'm going to have to watch out for. You know, I worked at Bennigan's (like 25 years ago)...we didn't put that much sugar in shit back then.
     
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    When I first suspected that my wife had tipped over the edge and become diabetic, I had her test her sugar with my meter, and it just said HI. That's any score over 500.

    Counting carbs is a very good start, but familiarizing yourself with the Glycemic Index/Glycemic Load chart and the study which spawned it can be a game changer in the struggle to maintain a healthy sugar level. The study was done by the University of Sydney, so some of the foodstuff examples are a little... Aussie focused, but it's usually pretty easy to find an American analog, and for raw foods there's little to no issue.
     
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    Tinwhistler I play tunes and write books

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    Yeah..that's the plan eventually. For now, the doc wants me to lower my carbs, take the meds, and exercise more to see how much that brings me down. I don't want to completely geek out on this if I don't need to--my wife already thinks I'm going a little nuts :)
     
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    The standard serving size (from which their nutrition pdfs are drawn) is probably not just 1 tbsp of cheese sauce (that sounds like very little). Flour/cornstarch adds up really quick.

    Might want to start packing your lunches, it makes life easier (and cheaper). Otherwise, I've found CYOA food places like Moe's and Subway to be very safe bets for variety, as you can construct several safe meals in advance and rattle them off from your notes. That avoids the issue with most restaurants where you only find 1-2 things you allow yourself to eat.
     
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