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  • Birthday 06/15/1960

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  1. I am trying to lose some of my spare tire so I am trying ketosis, intermittent fasting and bulletproof coffee. I guess there are different "definitions" of fasting but in the context of dieting, I am wondering if I'm really fasting if I'm getting calories from bulletproof coffee. My original attempt at intermittent fasting was to go water-only fasting (and black coffee, not even sweetener) until dinner time. Today I struggled, my arms were shaking and I was feeling lightheaded, even after bulletproof coffee about 2 hrs earlier so I "broke down" and had some cheese and an avocado for lunch. I've been good until today but I was concerned that the lightheadedness and shakiness was related to hunger or low-blood-sugar (feeling only a little bit better now although it has only been about 30 minutes since lunch).
  2. Rebel of the Month!!! Wow, nicely done!!

  3. That's great. I too don't know my weight or height in metric but I can work in metric for everything else. I wonder about the next generation, I should ask my sons, they are almost 24 and 22. Sent from my LG-D852 using Tapatalk
  4. I think I'm going to cancel my gym membership, now that both my in-laws are sick, because I don't think I'll be able to return to the gym for quite a while. In the meantime, I'll have to ramp up my bodyweight exercise routine and possibly get some dumbbells or even a barbell for home exercises. Today, I did the following: Bodyweight squats (some hands forward, some prisoner): 15, 17, 18 Romanian Deadlifts: 15/leg, 17/leg, 18/leg Calf Raises: 15 both legs, 17/leg, 18/leg Hip Lifts: 15/leg, 17/leg, 18/leg Hollow Rows: 15, 17, 18 Felt good but I think I should reverse the numbers if I'm going to do 50 (18, 17, 15).
  5. You're, not your, got it before the grammar nazi did Sent from my LG-D852 using Tapatalk
  6. Guzzi, your goals are great but I haven't seen much improvement over the past 12 months. LOL, sorry, had to say it. Glad you're better, I'll check-in to see how your doing. Sent from my LG-D852 using Tapatalk
  7. What is with chocolate? Is it because it is normally a treat or because it is sugar or does it have some magical property? You're not the only woman to want chocolate at these times, I'm just curious.
  8. OK, this might help out things together. I'm nearly 57 and last September, I went on a 4-day, 580 km charity ride with 20 others, some were in their 30s, others were about my age. I completed the first day but died at the end, did half days for the next two, then completed the final day. I want the only one to ride in the truck for part days but I did the most time in the truck. I don't want to do that again so I started to go to the gym to build off-bike strength and then this summer, I'll improve my cycling training over what I did last year. Does that clear things up? Sent from my LG-D852 using Tapatalk
  9. Thanks for the warning Sent from my LG-D852 using Tapatalk
  10. I don't think I should be so bold as to suggest I understand what she's going through but giving her the freedom to deal with it I can do. Sent from my LG-D852 using Tapatalk
  11. My wife has been going through menopause for the past couple of years and, for her, it is just a different kind of abysmal-ness. Sent from my LG-D852 using Tapatalk
  12. I don't know what's wrong with my Tapatalk, it invited me to this conversation. Let me out! Let me out! Sent from my LG-D852 using Tapatalk
  13. I'm still putting together the whole plan but I am thinking of, starting on a Monday, upper, lower, rest, upper, lower, rest, rest. The first days of uppers and lowers with weights, the second days with body weight only. I think I prefer front squats and yes, I'm open to deadlifts. Sent from my LG-D852 using Tapatalk
  14. Note: anything I say here may be brought into question so if I say that I want to keep my workout to an hour, if that won't work, tell me. I would like to move from Stronglifts 5x5 to an Upper/Lower split program focusing on strength and endurance, not mass or body building. My primary goal is to increase strength in preparation for the summer cycling season. I would like my routine to be kept within 3-5 exercises because I think that is possible and it will keep my time in the gym to about an hour. I don't want supersets as part of my regular routine but suggestions for such would be appreciated if I want to do a longer, tougher workout sometimes. It is my understanding that the lower body muscle groups may be simplified to glutes, hamstrings, quads and calves. I would prefer to use free weights rather than machines but I'm not going to reject machines altogether. What I have put together so far is: Front Squats, Romanian Deadlifts and Calf Raises, all 4x12. I also considered Leg Press too but that might be better as a superset. Thanks for any help you may provide, don't hesitate to ask questions to help or clarify.
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