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  2. NymianH

    The Long Night

    Oh wow, aramis. I though it was "just me"! The fancy diagnostic term for this per my doc was "reactive hypoglycemia" and I was told to eat more proteins and fats, and to limit simple carbs like refined pasta and white bread, sugary fruits (think the keto fruit list when selecting your nature's candy), not drink soda/juice/sugary water, and to ensure I'm getting enough "good greens"...that is, non-starchy green vegetables. She actually recommended keto. So far a majority of the advice seems to be helping, but without some sort of easily digested carbohydrate that is NOT fruit, my gums start to bleed and I start bruising at the slightest touch. That's, um, actually two symptoms of scurvy--turns out my body needs a few simple carbs in order to do the Vitamin C processing correctly. I couldn't keep eating six oranges a day to try to keep up with it. I started to hate oranges, and decided enough was enough. Also, if I don't have a breadstick with that chicken-and-greens salad I may gnaw someone's arm off. So there's a satiation thing there too which means it's gotta be a delicate balance. I've taken to eating the bread or noodles nearly last. My biggest frustrations are: Things like bread and ramen are easy/convenient/shelf-stable Things like bread and ramen cause my body to overreact to them, meaning weight gain and insatiable hunger. Protein/fat are expensive in comparison to things like bread/ramen. Now I recall why I hate hate HATE counting calories--most trackers only have single item foods (think: potato, X grams, with jacket) or processed foods (think: Lean Cuisine Roast Pheasant with Brussels Sprouts). I just don't eat that way. None of the recipes I use frequently are in the trackers, and it's a pain to add them. I know, I know...I need to track, because that sets me up for success. But I really do hate it. It's inefficient, it's annoying, and it's--it's downright time consuming! For the recipe? Hmm. I have this tendency to "improve" recipes I come across. I think my challenge may have to be to "follow the recipe precisely". Gotta find a recipe...
  3. Rinna

    Rinna gives up........something.

    They were . I’m gonna wrap this puppy up. Here’s my results: Exercise........big fat nope. Lots of reasons, weather, back injury, etc. IF.........also a nope. I’m thinking this may just not work for me. I did better with tracking. I think I’ll go back to that. Soda...........not even one. Woo-hoo!! Sweets...............1 dippin dots, 1 nutty bar. Cheat day don’t count, but I didn’t go nuts that day. I count this as a win, since I would usually have 2-3 “sweets” a week, and I had ~2~ in 4 1/2 weeks. Next challenge, Hmmmm, we’ll see. Ciao, Bella
  4. Deckard Gainz

    JessFit's Time to Grow

    Nice job on the big bench numbers! And honestly, it's incredible that you're able to maintain that sort of routine when going through the home-buying process. You're crushing it! Nice job!
  5. Deckard Gainz

    Act VIII - Harriet Makes Battle Plans

    Congratulations on the PR! The book: no thanks. There's probably a good "gender studies" joke somewhere in there but I'm not smart or sensitive enough to make it without causing some sort of offense, so I'll leave it alone. It's a shame, because shedding some light on that subject is really something that could use a more mass-market, approachable voice.
  6. Chris-Tien Jinn

    elizevdmerwe - ElizeElvinFoxRyder >>> 7

    *Wave* Sounds like things are REALLY challenging .... I'm catching up on reading it all.
  7. Chris-Tien Jinn

    Chris-Tien in the Goblin Cave

    The easy .... too-easy ..... calories are what I think really are alarming. And the way that food is EVERYWHERE; I can hardly go to a meeting without being confronted by high-calorie snacks. And, in some ways, I think the habits of my grandparents still really shape mine. Most of my family had been farmers (or construction workers) and the big, heavy meals were necessary. But shifting away from that without falling into the empty calories advertised constantly is a challenge.
  8. Deckard Gainz

    Devout_Haruhiist's First Strength Challenge

    It's normal to be anxious about dating. Just try to stay cool and calm and take life as it comes. Easier said than done I know. And don't worry about using this as a space to vent. Plenty of us do, and there's nothing wrong with a little catharsis. You should try to aknowledge the good stuff too though. You worked out; that's already something. If there's anything I know how to do, it's gain weight. So let's work on that. Are you tracking calories or anything like that? Does working out make you hungry?
  9. Sylvaa

    [Sylvaa] Is An Athlete - Part II

    My co-workers ended up making me eat some peanut butter crackers. They helped. Pretty significantly. Not sure what was up with that, apparently I just hadn't eaten enough or something. Note: this isn't a regular occurrence in regards to dizziness or anything. I did end up going to the gym, however it was a pretty light day (for me). It was chest and shoulder day, then a 15% incline for 15 minutes distance trial. I definitely decided to swallow pride on the weights / reps I was using / doing. Then I ate a burger for dinner. Also, thanks, I think.... I'm torn on it. I know that a lot of people would be super excited, but I just keep thinking I should be able to do more. Actually, I know I can do more, however I'm not because there is a process to following a program and I know I need to keep to the process instead of doing my own thing. But I'm just like, meh about it because it seems light. I am my own worst critic.
  10. I ran out of cigarettes again and I hate everything. My arms hurt, I'm out of plates because I haven't done the dishes. I believe that I'm a troll and a bad person because I got angry at the online bullies.
  11. Mortimer

    Valkyrie's Crusade

    Are you catching something? Take care of yourself, I felt like that when I caught the flu. Get more rest and do NOT overexert.
  12. Sylvaa

    Flea Learns How to Human

    I had a thought process around wanting to be pretty this morning! I say thought process because it started with a desire to be considered pretty and then a rant about how it shouldn't matter if I'm pretty or not because I don't really have control over how my face is put together (okay, well, probably some control if I knew how to properly contour ). I love the prom picture, you look so nice in it and I love the fact that you were like screw it, take my picture alone.
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  14. annyshay

    Annyshay Leaves the Great Plateau

    Inside the house an old woman greeted him from a pile of cushions. She asked Annyshay if she remembered her and soon learned the truth that Annyshay's memories had been taken from her. She asked Annyshay closer into the large room in which she sat and told her that Princess Zelda had left a message for her. She warned Annyshay that the message might set her on a path that would risk her life and that she should only return to hear the message when she was ready. Ever full of courage, Annyshay asked for the message immediately. Lady Impa laughed with a "once a hero, always a hero."
  15. RedPandaOne

    RedPandaOne reporting for duty

    Who needs to pay more attention to measuring? This girl!!! Was measuring out my lunch and went to rinse the cup and was like "this is really 1 cup, it seems so small." Then I looked at the actual marking and it was 1/2 cup! So, when I've been measuring all week thinking I've been have 2/2.5 cups of something, I haven't. I've been eating half of that. Oops.
  16. annyshay

    Annyshay Leaves the Great Plateau

    Wednesday - w4d4 Mindful Eats - breakfast, lunch, dinner Careful Moves - rest Grateful Wins - figured out and addressed the delay with my license - found a place to donate the frozen food I'm not going to finish before I leave
  17. Salinger

    Salinger's twenty second challenge!

    Hi there - 1pm here, kinda warm (ish) sun is peeking out a bit. Yesterday, well i drank too much really, unfortunately AND ate half a pizza **SIGH** feel self destructive. Feel stupid. Anyway, today im working on the raspberry Pi computer stuff and its hurting my head, its so difficult. I dont know what im bloody doing. ughhhh frustrating. Im thinking i may have to put the London show off, postpone it a bit. which is a shame and sad. food not been good, need to pull it back. Have salmon and veggies for dinner. I bought a new duvet cover and i plan to tidy my stupid room up this afternoon and make it all lovely. Fed up of it being a fucking mess. If i do it, ill take a photo for clarification....actually if i dont do it, i have to show you the embarrasing tip its in. Ok deal ... either way you will all see my bedroom later HAHAHA x
  18. Salinger

    Salinger's twenty second challenge!

    oh, no! I only went once to the gym!! SO no consistancy yet.... Programme not fully written yet....but i said a few posts before what i did in my first session with the trainer. No running at the moment. I guess he is building me up fitnes wise. So lots of squats, kettlebell swings, high incline walking, pull ups etc. x Nope, just on my own. With the trainer each Monday sessions!! x Thanks Cheetah. x
  19. Valkyrie21

    Valkyrie's Crusade

    still feeling 'off' today so I just walked a lot but didn't do any work at the gym. Very achy, nauseous and tired, my body clearly needs a rest. Sleep - 6+ hours, plus an afternoon nap because I simply couldn't keep my eyes open. Food - felt like I ate more than I needed to, also had a lot of fluid retention
  20. Lateral Planet

    Lateral Planet Runs Fast

    Stop the presses! I didn't have any chocolate today! It wasn't even really a conscious decision; more like I didn't have any at my desk and was too lazy to go up to the vending machine. And when I got home I was too preoccupied with stupid wedding junk to grab anything from the fridge or go out for a walk. It's not even fun wedding junk. Kind of burning out at the moment. But there's light at the end of the tunnel: I get to do cake tasting tomorrow night!
  21. Mortimer

    Mortimer's battle logs.

    Weights: 50 lb shoulder press(x5), first set done with 40 lb (x8), someone took the 50 lb barbell.  Goblet squat with just the bar 110 lbs 100 lbs deadlift (x5) 10 push ups Jumping up then catching bar and holding for 12 secs before resting for another 10 secs and repeat for 12 secs(4 sets).  Chest press with bar  50 lbs clean and press (x4) 1 min plank 4 sets total. Rather dismal, but didn't want to overtax myself. Breakfast: Black pepper pork zucchini boat Milk with a teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder added 6 apricots, kernels were eaten as well Lunch: 150g cauliflower 100g brocoli 250g tau kwa 1 tablespoon singlong Thai chilli sauce 6 stuffed tofu puffs Afternoon snack: 1 orange
  22. WhiteGhost

    New Rules - Deffy #51

    I had to look that up. Hope the steroid boosters help
  23. Mortimer

    The Long Night

    I can eat carbs or eat beans and feel happy, but generally it's easier to get noodles/pasta/rice/potatoes outside then get enough beans/vegetables to make me happy. It's like, you can eat 15 meat dumplings or 6 meat dumplings and noodle soup. The first option would obviously cost quite a bit more... If I make a happy fruit pig out of myself, it's effects won't last very long, I still need protein of some kind.
  24. Endor

    The Comeback Tour - Redux [Endor}

    Been called for interview, it's next week, with 3 people... going to be interesting...
  25. Thom Stépan

    Run Thom Run

    Onto other news. I went for a wee wander today. My car was left at the mechanics overnight. I arranged to pick it up today. So I decided to walk to town to pick it up. Just under 5k and nearly an hour later I was at the mechanics. Kept up a steady pace throughout the walk. I even wandered around town for a bit afterwards. My right knee is aching tonight, but that is more likely the cold rather than from my walk. I am fully confident in my ability to do the 10k in September. Even with my dodgy body. Sent from my CPH1725 using Tapatalk
  26. Snarkyfishguts

    New Rules - Deffy #51

    Good grief woman, you have been very ill. I hope this round of drugs works and you feel better soon! Giant hugs from here!
  27. Thom Stépan

    Run Thom Run

    Yeah, but dont tell him, he might get a big head. There's only enough room for one big head in my unit. [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23] Sent from my CPH1725 using Tapatalk
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