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Re: The Health and/or Diet Thread
« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2012, 08:38:57 AM »
Sigh. I keep saying I'm going to eat healthier and today I scarfed down a ton of potato chips. Sigh. Oh well, tomorrow's another day, right?
And another ton of potato chips :D
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Re: The Health and/or Diet Thread
« Reply #31 on: January 25, 2012, 01:25:30 PM »
Sigh. I keep saying I'm going to eat healthier and today I scarfed down a ton of potato chips. Sigh. Oh well, tomorrow's another day, right?
And another ton of potato chips :D

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Re: The Health and/or Diet Thread
« Reply #32 on: January 25, 2012, 03:50:28 PM »
Don't feel bad Trav.  I forgot my lunch at home this morning, so I've been thinking about where I should do to get lunch near my office.  I decided on an egg and tomato sammy from Subway - not too bad yet.  But then I realized that while I'm there, I could pick up a side of Miss Vickie's Jalapeno chips.....*drooool*

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Re: The Health and/or Diet Thread
« Reply #33 on: February 02, 2012, 11:42:26 PM »
If you have an iphone and are into exercise check out Nike Training Club it takes up a good chunk of memory but is seriously good. Also even though its aimed at women it is just as good for men.
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Re: The Health and/or Diet Thread
« Reply #34 on: February 05, 2012, 06:02:32 AM »
I've started doing yoga and pilates again.  Stomach hurts today; but in the good "i'm getting stronger" way and thankfully not too bad (which means I didn't take too much time off exercise). 

Bob Harper's Yoga for the warrior kicks my ass...I can get through every other yoga home dvd I've had without much issue no matter how out of shape I have been but the sequencing he uses makes the yoga 'active' and I can only make it about half way through (full program is 1 hour).  His yoga is harder than the crunch pilates which I can do 30 minutes of and not feel killed.  I think stretching while toning using my body weight might be just what I need to get back into running...thinking back that's what I did before getting into running in college and may be where I messed up by skipping it this time around.  I want to be able to do all the moves in the bob harper dvd by...let's say..2013 (yes they are that hard...and sexy/cool looking).

Does anyone know of a challenging pilates dvd I could buy?  Right now I"m just using one off netflix that is by Crunch has a brunette instructor and is broken down into three 10-minute sections that target different areas.  I will be needing to get something more advanced to keep the challenge up at some point (assuming it will still be challenging for a few months since I'm following some of the modifications).

For some reason I hate weight lifting and traditional stretching but yoga and pilates I can enjoy.  And it seems to help my back too (I need to remind myself of this when I get lazy).

My ankle has been feeling better for a whole week now so I'm going to start walking on the treadmill again and resist the urge to up the pace to a jog.  Time will tell if running is actually going to be possible or not but I'm not planning on trying it again till I lose another 20 lbs.

Oh and we're going to the beach this summer and it's our 5 year anniversary...so motivation!  At the very least I will be at least the size I was when we were married (it's fairly easily doable; i've done the math)...want to lose a bit more than that though because I was a bit chubby when we got married.

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Re: The Health and/or Diet Thread
« Reply #35 on: February 05, 2012, 03:47:16 PM »
Whitney, do you have "On Demand" with your cable?  We have a lot of free exercise videos on our "On Demand" including yoga and whatnot.

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Re: The Health and/or Diet Thread
« Reply #36 on: February 05, 2012, 04:37:07 PM »
Whitney, do you have "On Demand" with your cable?  We have a lot of free exercise videos on our "On Demand" including yoga and whatnot.

No, we don't have cable, canceled it when we moved because we weren't using it that much.  We just use netflix and basic hulu for watching shows.

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Re: The Health and/or Diet Thread
« Reply #37 on: February 10, 2012, 07:50:49 PM »
I just switched back to using Noom/Calorific again for my nutrition tracking.  I had switched back to detailed calorie counting when my phone was out of service and think all it is doing is adding extra stress.
I know how to eat right; there is no reason for me to be torturing myself calculating every meal down to the exact calories....such a pain.  Every week it will average out what I entered and automatically post how well I ate to facebook...so it has the embarrassment factor if it's really bad; and I can switch it to daily if I notice I need more frequent accountability to more than just myself.

And yoga is progressing well...even though it is still challenging, I am now able to complete the whole 60 minutes of the warrior yoga.  I apparently didn't taken too much time off because I can still touch my palms to the floor (like going past touching toes).

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Re: The Health and/or Diet Thread
« Reply #38 on: February 10, 2012, 08:04:22 PM »
Doing an experiment right now; cutting all.meats and fried foods. I am eating only veggies (raw) , boiled eggs, saltines crackers, tuna, and  drinking black coffee twice a day.

I want to see if I get resilts  at the end of the water.

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Re: The Health and/or Diet Thread
« Reply #39 on: February 10, 2012, 09:33:57 PM »
About a month and a half ago (Christmas eve, actually), I was diagnosed with Crohn's, in addition to the Celiac sprue we figured out I had a year ago. Wasn't being very good about following a gluten-free diet, so I started dropping weight like crazy . . . now am back on GF and also reading up on The Specific Carbohydrate Diet. The efficacy of the diet isn't well established, but the basis makes sense, so I'll give it a go. For anyone else with digestive issues, give this a go and see if it helps. It's based on the premise that certain carbohydrates are more likely to cause intestinal inflammation and promote the overgrowth of "bad" bacterial gut flora. My doctor would personally like everyone to give going gluten-free a try, whether you have a true intolerance or not. His observation was that eliminating gluten in his diet gave him more energy and improved his digestive health. And if you've already decided on trying a diet restrictive in carbohydrates, why not? ;)

As for exercise, well, I don't have the patience to be a gym rat, so a few months ago I joined a jiu-jitsu class. Hiiiiiiiiii-yah! :D

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Re: The Health and/or Diet Thread
« Reply #40 on: February 10, 2012, 09:47:07 PM »
There is also suppose to be something special about using sprouted grains instead of regular grains.  Something about the sprouting process burning off something that would otherwise be bad.  Yes...I'm very helpful.

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Re: The Health and/or Diet Thread
« Reply #41 on: February 27, 2012, 06:01:06 AM »
I just signed up for a 5k on March 31st with a team of freethinkers our team name is Left Behinds

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Re: The Health and/or Diet Thread
« Reply #42 on: February 27, 2012, 06:13:21 AM »
Whitney, that's awesome!

Thanks for sticky-ing.  I need to see this more often as a reminder....

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Re: The Health and/or Diet Thread
« Reply #43 on: February 29, 2012, 03:46:12 AM »
I'm in a bit of a health mess right now. I'm trying to cut back on carbs majorly in my diet, trying to eat leaner meats, more veggies and fruit, while also trying to eat smaller portions and get more exercise. At the same time as the diet changes, I'm attempting to cut the salt in my diet way back, as well as the caffeine way back -- I have higher blood pressure, and I need to get it down because the last thing my daughter needs is for me to have some kind of major health event. Sigh. Oh, also, I can't drink alchohol for medical reasons. Finally, to top everything off, I'm also trying to quit a nicotene addiction. And no, I don't smoke. I used to. I went from the smokes to the gum... and then got hooked on the gum. Go figure. So yesterday, I went cold turkey and quit that outright.

Just... less carbs... less salt... less/barely any coffee... no alcohol... no nicotene...

I know all the above is awesome for me and I NEED to stick with it and refuse to cave and tell myself I can get myself back into shape and straighten myself out. It's just a lot to give up in a short period, and the loss of caffeine and nicotene is apparently messing with me. Yep, I know I'm whining, and that my post belongs on that 'first world problems' webpage, because I hardly have it bad. Just frustrated, dealing with cravings, and wound up blowing off my diet and eating absolute JUNK today to make up for the other stuff I can't have.

I'm trying to convince myself to just stick with what I need to do, and to NOT go out and gain quick access to caffeine, alchohol or nicotene, because tonight I really wish I had at least one of the three, preferably the last two. Gaaaah.


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Re: The Health and/or Diet Thread
« Reply #44 on: February 29, 2012, 07:12:16 AM »
Doing an experiment right now; cutting all.meats and fried foods. I am eating only veggies (raw) , boiled eggs, saltines crackers, tuna, and  drinking black coffee twice a day.

I want to see if I get resilts  at the end of the water.

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