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About ebm1224

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  • Birthday 12/24/1984

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  1. hey kids...long time no see. i used to post here alot towards the end of last year and the beginning of this year. i graduated in december and then life changed alot (got a grownup job, moved) and i kinda fell off the nerdfitness bandwagon. not that i wasn't a huge fan of the site...i just really kinda moved away from using the computer when i wasn't at work. so here i am now, though, and i feel like life is going really well in alot of ways (job, boyfriend, finances) but other areas have taken a hit recently and it's bringing me down...and i need to find some help. so i've decided to rea
  2. Oh, there you are! Glad all's well. I know what you mean by not wanting be on a computer after a full day of it at work.

  3. it's going good guys! sorry i havnet really been around. i got a grown up job where i'm on a computer all day...so hanging out on web forums has lost some appeal. but i still get the email updates and such. how are you guys?

  4. Lachy apparently we were thinking the same. How goes it ebm?

  5. Hi ebm, I haven't seen your name on the forum lately, thought I'd pop in and see how you're doin'! :)

  6. ok so i just got back to sl after being out of town. dropped the weight on my squats down a bit to work on form. i'm not really tech-savy and i have only a mildly bright phone instead of a smart one so i'm not sure if videos are possible...though i'll look into it. what i found is: no, i'm not going all the way down in my weighted squats. i get to about parallel or a little above and then come back up. partially because i'm afraid of going off balance and falling but partially because it's sorta uncomfortable down there. after about parallel i feel like i get some body resistance (perhaps
  7. congrats on giving this a shot! it's a really great experiment to see how you feel and how your body reacts. even if you don't stick with it (i didn't) you'll learn tons about listening to your body and your own emotional food triggers and such. oh, and don' t worry too much about the fruit for weight loss thing. i ate 2-3 servings of fruit a day and lost about 5-10 lbs in the 30 day period. others will disagree but that's my personal opinion.
  8. hey all, some friends and i are getting together on april 14th in piedmont park for a picnic and play-day. it's an open invite and everyone is encouraged to bring friends...so i'm inviting my nerdfitness friends! we will be grilling out, drinking margaritas, playing frisbee, and just generally having a chill saturday. festivities start at about 1pm and we will likely be on the large field near the park tavern restaurant (across from the grady high school football field). if you'd like to join us (and feel free to spread the invite), just send me a private message and i'll give you my phone nu
  9. i've never been a runner. even as a kid i hated playing tag because it was too much running (now, climbing trees and playing basketball? that's where it was at!). but, as an adult, i've had a few forays into running. i don't find it particularly enjoyable...but there is something nice about it especially when it's a beautiful day. so i'm trying to learn to do it right and learn to do it for longer. i'm currently working up to a 5k. i've watched a few videos recently talking about running form and i live in an area with tons of runners so i get alot of first hand watching experience. it
  10. So ive been doing stronglifts for the past few weeks and been enjoying it. The last couple of times i did squats though i found my back hurting. For reference I'm at about 100lbs of weight on these. Just sorta feel like the stress is on the back as well as the legs. Also i think I'm not going as deep in these as i used to. I feel like i go to the bottom of where i can get back up...but I'm not sure its white parallel (by this i mean any lower i don't think i could get up). Any tips?
  11. i tired paleo for 30 days but overall it wasn't for me. i have taken alot of the lessons from it, however, and now try and eat more protein, fruits, and veggies. instead of thinking of this in terms of what you can't have, perhaps instead try and think of a few awesome meals that don't incorporate any of the foods you want to avoid. i used to never feel like my meal was "finished" until i had a piece of bread but now as long as i have a starch of some kind i'm good. i ate potatos while doing paleo (i read various opinions and it seems that there is a difference of opinion as to whether the
  12. your trainer is insane. no way you should be eating that little. i will say that your goal weight might not be achieveable depending on your body shape. the low 130s is my goal as well and i'm only 5 ft 4.
  13. i think this is something we all deal with. yes, i think hormones can certainly be related in terms of sometimes your mood is just a litte down at some times of the month and such. but i think the best way to handle it is to focus on the positive. i know tha'ts really generic advice but i think it's the best way out of that slump. when you start to feel like your mind is heading in that way, start making your mental list of things that are awesome about yourself - mentally and physically. hell, you should even make a list of these things one day when you're feeling good so that you have
  14. i've been doing stronglifts for about 3 weeks now and i find that i don't usually use the whole 30sec-2 minute rest. i just take a few seconds and then get back to it. i assume once the weight gets heavier i'll need more time to recover but right now, i'm pretty much good to go right away. i just set away for a sec, "shake it out" and start again. also, remember deadlifts are only supposed to be 1 set as opposed to 5 sets. something in your post made it sound like maybe you were planning to do more? oh, and i started my deadlifts lighter than he recommends. i think i started with the ba
  15. welcome to the community! congrats on what you've already accomplished - this is a great place!
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