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  • Tried the peach today for the first time. It was foul. I have a blueberry in the fridge (thank goodness I only bought two) and I will probably just toss it. I want to look at the expiration date first though, that's how bad the peach was. Vomit, sadly, is a good description.
  • My answer to this question is: 'because I'm a sucker for a good food experiment'. :smile:
  • Figures that our kitchen is the middle of a reno because I am dying to make black bean brownies, white bean blondies, and to roast some pumpkin.
  • I used to eat to maintenance on lifting days. Before I fell off the wagon I was moving around a fair amount of weight. I would feel sluggish without enough fuel in the tank. This is an option instead of upping calories all around. But even though I was eating at a deficit I could see changes. I was pumped to run a small…
  • Mmm. You should have plenty of options then. You see I, I happen to be a sucker for chimichangas. :smile:
  • When you say Mexican restaurant are we talking a chain restaurant like Chevy's or One the Border? Or are we talking authentic/family owned? Because if that's the case I refuse to restrain myself.
  • In addition to having a reasonable goal/deficit, are you eating throughout the day or just subsisting on coffee until dinner? You could try to spread your calories (& macros, yay protein!) out more during the day.
  • This sounds delicious. I make a -very basic- Coconut Curry Quinoa. I freeze coconut milk in ice cube trays so I toss a few in the water with my quinoa (it usually needs just a sprinkle of sugar as well) then add in curry powder to taste.
  • Any program that creates a calorie deficit will work if you stick to it.
  • All of this! Physically I have the ability to do wheel, but something in my back tightens up and makes it very painful. I get this same pain sometimes when I stretch with my arms over my head at my desk... but not really any other time, so it's strange. Crow just hurts. I feel like I'm going to end up with bruises on the…
  • I don't have a lot of time to go to the gym, so I tend to reserve that time for lifting. Occasionally there are days when I just want to run- plug into Pandora & turn on the autopilot and not think for a while, but they're rare. When I am not using my time to lift I much prefer to be out hiking with my dog. With the North…
  • I've been eyeing up the OXO tabletop spiralizer. I think it's comparable to the Paderno, but people seem to really like the larger suction cup and the fact that the blades each have individual cases. I have a this handheld one for now. But I use it all the time & while it handles zucchini with no problem, it won't do other…
  • And just to clarify, if your friend was suggesting that you had gained muscle, it isn't that either.
  • Well- apparently I am in the minority here, but I wear laser edge boyshorts. I image if you are rolling commando you have an arsenal of black workout pants! Sometimes I sweat through my gray ones as it is.
  • The activation is key. You may be seeing better results in your quads because they are stronger than your glutes and take over during many of the movements. (I struggle with this too.) Bret Contreras is always my go-to guy for my booty questions. Here are some articles related to glute activation that may be helpful.
  • I already told you it was 1250 & 1550. I use Scooby set to sedentary. I work a desk job and if I don't make an effort to move I will only get about 2000 steps. More if I walk the dog, but I still won't hit 5000 without trying. I ate 1400 calories a day on my wedding diet, without much exercise and lost 8 pounds in 8…
  • I can't. Literally & figuratively.
  • I eat 1400 calories (on an ideal day). Last night I went hiking with my dog and still blew out my goal, eating back my exercise calories & more so my diary is not always a glowing example. But I think it's open. I bring breakfast & lunch to work and it's a lot of the same stuff which makes the prep easier. Morning coffee,…
  • Honestly, the dining hall will be more of a problem than 'social situations'. Which if by that you mean parties, I never once attended a college party that had food out. Not even a bowl of plain, stale Ruffles. Your friends may want to go eat off campus, or outside the dining hall every now and then, but that costs money…
  • I can assure you it is! :confounded: But I am fairly short at 5'2 and only working on the last few vanity pounds so I eat at a small deficit. (~150 cals a day not including exercise). This is my best bet to ensure satiety & sanity on a daily basis, but that also means that it's super easy to blow out my amassed deficit in…
  • What about looking for some used equipment on Craigslist? I assume the weights are still serviceable, just need to find a bar that they will be compatible with. Not sure if they will work with an Olympic bar, but if they do, just make sure it still spins.
  • If you're looking to work out at home you can do this (and many more movements) with a set of regular resistance bands for a fraction of the cost.
  • We have a local bagel shop that if you get there early has sun-dried tomato bagels. With veggie cream cheese it gives new meaning to pizza bagel. But the french toast are a close second. And first when sun-dried tomato isn't available. Which is most of the time. Boo.
  • Mmm, even better with melty peanut butter! (Weighed out of course. Curse you peanut butter.)
  • @Jpaulie I've heard a lot of good things about the cappuccino. Have you tried any of the fruit flavors? I was looking for one to have in the afternoon at work so I ordered a pack of the Grab N' Go single serves in Fuzzy Navel. (Edited to add: It's not here yet.) Ordinarily I use Designer Whey, I have the unflavored and…
  • Agreed. You don't have to eat anything in particular or cut anything out, just eat less. That said though, there are definitely foods that offer more bang for their calorie buck. All those lists you find around the internet about the best foods for weight loss (take them with a grain of salt but...) they usually contain a…
  • I know attitudes towards the Smith machine vary but if Bret recommends it, I'm in. (Also our gym doesn't have bumper plates so it's the only way to do them while I'm in this weight range.) Edited again to add that that link includes a bunch of variations. Because it seems like the pain is the limiting factor here, and not…
  • I started doing hip thrusts with a 40 lb pre-loaded barbell. (I found that I was always struggling to keep the weight from rolling up my stomach when I did glute bridges.) You can definitely feel it, but you can also increase weight pretty quickly. I was up to 60 lbs in just a few weeks. After that I couldn't wrestle 80…
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