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  • lkpduckylkpducky Member Posts: 13,497 Member Member Posts: 13,497 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    lkpducky wrote: »
    I like to reward myself with bears.

    More likely that the bears reward themselves with you? 😮
    I like to reward myself with bears.

    Beer spray or bear spray. Which is it?

    Perhaps some don't fully understand the very capable, outdoor-centric charm that is Mr. @NorthCascades, not sure? 🤣

    Oh, I’ve seen and admired the photos. Especially the wildflower meadows!

    Please forgive Ducky’s quacked sense of humor 🦆🦆
    Seriously, your photography and stories are wonderful.
  • MargaretYakodaMargaretYakoda Member, Premium Posts: 1,814 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,814 Member
    I like to reward myself with bears.

    I’ve been face to face with a few bears.
    I gotta say, I prefer a nice stinky cheese as a reward.
    But bears, eagles, and deer are a close second.
  • JruzerJruzer Member Posts: 3,493 Member Member Posts: 3,493 Member
    What kind of beer are we talking here?
  • NorthCascadesNorthCascades Member Posts: 10,695 Member Member Posts: 10,695 Member
    I like to reward myself with bears.

    I’ve been face to face with a few bears.
    I gotta say, I prefer a nice stinky cheese as a reward.
    But bears, eagles, and deer are a close second.

    Me too. Always a treat to encounter majestic wildlife. It can reset your day mentality, at least for me it takes me out of whatever rabbit hole I might have been in and I start thinking about things like how powerful humans are as a species but in that moment I'm just another animal in the woods, and a relatively weak one at that. Leaves you with a profound awe for life.

    We don't have grizz hehe and our bears are notoriously shy, so it's very different from, say, Glacier Park in Montana.
  • 33gail3333gail33 Member Posts: 998 Member Member Posts: 998 Member
    I VERY much dislike encountering bears. The only time I ever do is walking my dogs, and then even if they run into the woods I am looking over my shoulder on my entire (as fast as possible) walk home.
    edited July 15
  • COGypsyCOGypsy Member Posts: 673 Member Member Posts: 673 Member
    At least it wasn’t a cinnamon roll AND a black bear. That sounds like a losing proposition for sure!
  • NorthCascadesNorthCascades Member Posts: 10,695 Member Member Posts: 10,695 Member
    Well now in honor of this thread in bringing a cinnamon roll on my next meadow hike. 😃
  • GummiMundiGummiMundi Member Posts: 396 Member Member Posts: 396 Member
    Well now in honor of this thread in bringing a cinnamon roll on my next meadow hike. 😃

    But please, try to avoid any close encounters with bears or any other hungry large animals, though... :#
  • TakeTheLongWayHomeTakeTheLongWayHome Member Posts: 147 Member Member Posts: 147 Member
    It should be a bear claw, not a cinnamon roll 🐻
  • westrich20940westrich20940 Member Posts: 310 Member Member Posts: 310 Member
    Yep. When you want to crack open a nice Hopslam...then you have to have an idea of where you are burning those 300 calories from lol.

    There are a couple breweries near me with 'running clubs' that are not necessarily social clubs (unfortunately) but if you sign in and 'log' your run with them (they provide a map of several routes of varying distances) .... then you get some swag. You do have to pay initially to be a part of it...which I don't necessarily get but you get $2 off your first beer on the day of your run, after so many runs you can get a T-Shirt, pint glass, free 6pk, etc. Kinda cool if I lived closer and it wasn't an urban environment where I had to run on a sidewalk (my knees significantly notice cement vs. asphalt) and I didn't get cat-called/beeped at every 10 min enjoying breathing in the smog. LOL.
    edited August 6
  • Slacker16Slacker16 Member Posts: 1,174 Member Member Posts: 1,174 Member
    Congrats on the weight loss :)

    I like my dranks and my walks as well, but can confirm one thing said in this thread: you're not burning all of the beer calories on your walk.

    Mfp's exercise calculator has an unfortunate tendency to count your base calorie expenditure into your exercise calories, which can be significant for low-burn activities like walking. I'm terrible with imperial measures, but 1.5 miles comes out to ~5km round-trip which would be about 150-160 net calories burned, not even a pint...
  • glassyoglassyo Member Posts: 5,770 Member Member Posts: 5,770 Member
    Slacker16 wrote: »
    Congrats on the weight loss :)

    I like my dranks and my walks as well, but can confirm one thing said in this thread: you're not burning all of the beer calories on your walk.

    Mfp's exercise calculator has an unfortunate tendency to count your base calorie expenditure into your exercise calories, which can be significant for low-burn activities like walking. I'm terrible with imperial measures, but 1.5 miles comes out to ~5km round-trip which would be about 150-160 net calories burned, not even a pint...

    What if he kept peeing on those walks? :)
  • paperpuddingpaperpudding Member Posts: 7,119 Member Member Posts: 7,119 Member
    gdc2506 wrote: »
    Contrary to the Naysayers in this thread.... I'm currently down 13 pounds since posting this and 19.6 pounds overall. Thanks for the encouragement. (roll eyes)

    Did anyone nay say that?? - I thought all comments were either constructive or deliberately flippant and fun about bears etc

    Didnt see any nay-saying. :*

    What encouragement were you after?

  • scarlett_kscarlett_k Member Posts: 729 Member Member Posts: 729 Member
    Using beer as motivation sounds like a route to an unhealthy relationship with alcohol.
  • Theoldguy1Theoldguy1 Member Posts: 2,115 Member Member Posts: 2,115 Member
    Congrats on your weight loss, what's your goal?
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