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  • I too was able to use recovering from cancer as motivation to improve my overall fitness/health. I wasn't hugely overweight when diagnosed with breast cancer, but I certainly wasn't fit either - when my children were little I coached soccer, ran around the playground, pushed strollers etc., but as they got more independent…
  • I still find plain black tea not so tasty (tho if it's all all that's available I can drink it without spitting it out!) but I do enjoy black tea flavored with cinnamon and cloves and definitely don't miss the sugar there.
  • erged 14,133m. Mixed up the pace and SR, but overall (including warm up and cool down) averaged my 5k pace plus 6 or 7 secs.
  • Social aspect? Is it really social (ie you are talking all the time) or is that aspect optional? I loved rowing on the crew team in college bc during the actual training/racing I didn’t have to talk to anyone :lol: but I could be as social (or not) as I wanted before/after. I love paddle sports for the quiet/solitude on…
  • Don't forget there's also the January team challenge going on now - have to register for the challenge by the16th. So register your name for this challenge and get credit for all that effort you're putting in! And if you hit 100k or more C2 will increase their donation to the designated charities. There may be others like…
  • I feel so, so, fortunate to be a survivor of stage III (advanced) breast cancer - 17 yeas now. Obesity increases risk! But "alive" is such a better start on every single day . . . .[/quote] Important advice - don't let fear keep you from getting checked regularly. Ann - you (and your rowing - go WeCanRow!) have been an…
  • There's an MFP rowing group already - join us there!
  • It depends!!!* Fannie Farmer for old favorites, things I remember my grandmother making, like apple crisp, gingerbread, pies, popovers, preserves. Although for most of these I don't need to refer to the recipes any more. * San Francisco Encore for interesting taste combinations that aren't too complicated * Mark Bittman…
  • If you haven't already, take "before" pictures and measurements. Even if your weight has stalled (and a plateau of 2 weeks is pretty common), if you didn't exercise before and are now walking 2mi/day you may very well be "replacing" some fat with muscle, which will show up in smaller measurements. As well as better health…
  • Re fitting pants - fit the widest part of you and then get the other bits taken in. It's not a very expensive alteration since it's pretty easy to do. Even at maintenance I still have to buy for my waist and then have the hips taken in or I have extra fabric flapping around and looking wrinkly. When you're changing sizes…
  • Ann Landers also suggested a line I actually used once (and wish I *had* used a few more times). "If you'll forgive me for not answering that question, I'll forgive you for asking it." By the time they've figured out what it means you will have swept regally down the hall, head held high!
  • Where I live there must be a minimum speed that those signs register, b/c I ran by one a couple of times a week for a while and then one day - it showed MY speed!!! Just seeing it made me *feel* faster. :)
  • I have a Charge HR and for my purposes it's exactly what I need. I'm not training for anything specific, so I don't really care about the absolute numbers, just the relative ones. (And I don't care about the calorie count - I had figured out before I got it how much I could eat when I stay with my normal exercise habits.)…
  • Several stores have started labeling zero and double zero - absurd! If you shop on line, some vendors offer Fit Predictor. You can enter specific sizes in other brands that fit you properly (and I think you can enter numbers for tops/dresses and bottoms separately, which is useful) and it will tell you not only what size…
  • Love my FB - and I have the tan line too! I have the ChargeHR and I definitely get different calorie numbers depending on the activity - run, walk, row, whatever. (and I can see the breakdown when I click on the calorie "tile".) For the price it obviously won't be as accurate as more expensive monitors, but I assume that…
  • Saving for a craving - my new motto!!
  • Not too long ago a young man on MFP shared his journey, and he had come up with some creative no-cost stuff-around-the-house solutions. I can't find it at the moment, but perhaps someone else will remember. You can do a search on mfp and even if you don't find his post you'll find some other ideas. And do consider body…
  • This happened to me when I first started yoga, and having mentioned it to others it turns out that although it's not "usual" it isn't so uncommon either. I s/w my yoga teacher and she suggested a number of things - timing your previous meal, as others have suggested; eating something different (for some reason I can eat…
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  • Ann - I too am a BC survivor and learned to row with WeCanRow in Boston - if you haven't connected with the Lansing group, do it! It changed my life. Now I row at Community Rowing, and occasionally race with Avalon - tho this time of year I'm in the tanks (ugh) and erging (double ugh). Either side (tho I'm told my form is…
  • I'm still learning my way around my new ChargeHR as well. It doesn't do everything but the info it does generate I have found useful and acceptably accurate - I'm more interested in trends than absolutes. I don't ever use the calorie ##s on gym equipment, but from reading other posts it seems to me that generally people…
  • For anyone concerned about bone density loss (not OP I expect, but maybe others reading this thread) running is a weight-bearing activity and will therefor help strengthen your bones, and cycling is not. Also, mixing it up may help avoid some of the over-use injuries people have mentioned, so do some of each!
  • LOL - I did it the other way around! I didn't have a postal scale, and bought the OXO one which I love - but now I use it to weigh the things I'm mailing!
  • No difference in calories. BUT brown rice has lower glycemic index (per Harvard School of Public Health) so is slower to raise blood glucose levels. This may not matter to everyone, especially if you only eat rice occasionally anyway, but for some people that's a very important difference.
  • fruit chopped nuts cinnamon (lots!) any combination of the above I also use it to make smoothies - like half a cup of milk, 6 oz, plain non-fat yogurt, a whole bunch of frozen fruit (esp. Trader Joe's mango chunks) and a lot of cinnamon - yummy! ETA - I also mix it with a bunch of Kashi almond crunch (the only kind I like)…
  • I had it for both pregnancies, and was fortunate enough to have been able to control it by watching my diet. Seemed like I was testing constantly, but after a while I got used to it and it became reassuring when the ##s were in the right range. This was long enough ago that there was no resource like MFP to help!! The most…
  • In my fridge at any one time are 4-5 open jars of salsas/relish/mustard. We just grill the chicken and my husband and I each look at all those jars and pick our own flavor of the evening. A tablespoon or so of Stonewall Kitchens Farmhouse Relish, or Mango Lime Salsa on top of the grilled chicken is enough to spice up the…
  • Some of us *do* have to worry about salt (and per the Mayo Clinic recommended levels more people *should*!) - I used to have no problem but this aging thing is changing that! :-( Anyway, just the background to my suggestion. We use the Forman grill a lot for chicken, but usually don't marinate because it's so hard to…
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