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  • Birthday 10/08/1985

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  1. I've been overweight most of my life, dipping into the obese category on occasion (like now). I've had some success in losing weight in the past, but every time it's happened there's been one underlying factor... bullied in highschool = thin building friendships in college = overweight broke and lonely = thin gainfully employed = overweight broke and living with my parents = thin happily married = overweight the problem, as you might see, is I always lose weight when my life is the most miserable. diet becomes a form of control over a life where I otherwise have none. exercise be
  2. Thanks! I'm looking forward to it!
  3. I just hit week 5 in C25k, and I will agree that it's about here that breathing becomes less of a problem. that's the good news. the bad news is, here is where total muscle fatigue and cramping become the real problems. I never pictured that I'd be breathing at a perfectly normal rate, but still having to slow or stop because my legs just aren't having it anymore. In other words, don't expect to ever just be able to run continuously forever without SOMETHING getting in the way. from a certain point of view, however, this is a good thing, it means you can always be progressing and improving.
  4. I try to stay away from milk after a run, I worry that I'm mistaking thirst for hunger and I'll pack on an extra million calories by chugging a gallon of milk before I come up for air.
  5. No matter how well fueled I am before a run, every time I get home I find myself completely ravenous. I don't mean hungry, I mean my entire body gets possessed by a fridge-raiding demon that consumes anything and everything that isn't bolted down. to be fair, I tend to run a lot, I consider 4 miles a short run, 8 miles isn't uncommon, so I get the energy depletion. however, I fear that I'm undoing all the good from the run by giving in to this manic need to pig out. I mean, I practically go into a fugue state, only to emerge surrounded by the sad remains of granola, apple cores, cheese wedge
  6. multiple showers a day is pain in the arse, and since I don't even own a blow dryer I pretty much exist in a constant state of wet hair. time management is a big pain too. since I'm in graduate school I always feel like I'm slacking off whenever I skiv off writing for 2 hours to go for a long run. I actually feel GUILTY for working out! how twisted is that? grocery bills are much higher when I can't just eat a pack of ramen noodles for dinner or a PBJ sandwich for lunch. at least eggs are still blissfully cheap. I really miss beer.
  7. I'm not sure what the rules are for this sort of thing, so if this post is not ok, just let me know and I'll remove it. I'm participating in a charity drive called Go Sober for October. I'm doing this to raise money and also go completely clean for the month before my wedding, hopefully helping me lose those stubborn extra inches before the big day. I'm looking for sponsors. Again, if this sort of plug is against the rules, let me know and I'll take it down. Otherwise, my page can be found here: https://www.gosober.org.uk/profile/meganyadanza if you want to make a donation, or buy me a
  8. dude, 9 pounds in a month is CRAZY GOOD. especially in the second month of weight loss. it's typical to lose a ton of weight the first couple of weeks and then slow down. also, that single pound of weight gain is statistically insignificant. one decent fart and you'll be back on track. I know what you mean about the "dumb jock" association. it is absolutely incorrect, but you already knew that. I'm guessing you're more associating the weight lifting with the gym bro dudes that spend 4 hours a day in the gym and live off of protein shakes and inappropriately touch females under the guise of
  9. Thanks for the tips. I'm not a big fan of counting calories, I've never had success that way. last year I lost a metric crap-ton of weight just going pure paleo and working out 5 days a week, but not counting a single damn calorie. counting calories always makes me feel depressed. Besides, if I'm hungry I'm going to damn well eat something, whether that puts me over a calorie allotment or not. otherwise I just get pissed off at being hungry and miserable and end up throwing the baby out with the bathwater with pizza, ice cream and beer just to spite the stupid diet. BUT, I will take into acc
  10. OK, lets get this out of the way first, I KNOW that short-term crash diets and workouts are dumb and don't work, that's not what I'm after. HOWEVER, I just got engaged, and the wedding is in 3 months, November 5th to be specific. Bonfire night! I'm doubling down on paleo (I've been lax in the last year since starting grad school, I've been at maybe 70% adherence) I'm going to bring that up to 95% adherence (gotta have a little wiggle room for cake tasting and the hen party) The workout plan I've got planned is to run 4 miles three times a week, strength train 45-60 minutes twice a wee
  11. Ice cream has always been my biggest weakness. if you check the link below you'll see the most amazing discovery I've ever made, a perfect ice cream substitute using only bananas. You can add all sorts of stuff to it, cinnamon, walnuts and dark chocolate chunks makes a beautiful chunky monkey substitute, for example. Get creative with it! http://www.thekitchn.com/stepbystep-instructions-for-on-97170
  12. Paleo? no. Probably fine? yes. I use butter on my veggies or baked apples and it seems to not be hurting anything. It's all in what you feel comfortable eating and how your own body reacts to it.
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