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  • In the winter I tend to do more leftovers as we do more big one pot things like stews and casseroles. In the warmer months I usually have a tuna salad sandwich with a small garden salad about 3x per week. The other two days is usually leftovers from the night or two before...usually chicken thighs, a veg, and grain or…
    in Lunches Comment by cwolfman13 May 20
  • Easy swim/Easy bike today. 15 minute swim/30 minute bike all easy pace
  • Yeah...I figured since I've stayed pretty recreationally active I'd be ok. The plan calls for 1 rest day per week but I think I'm going to take two for the next couple of weeks and see how that goes. I agree, I think the run training being a new stressor is likely the biggest culprit.
  • The last US outbreak in 2003 was caused by contact with pet prairie dogs that were co-housed with infected small mammals imported from Ghana. Human to human transmission is typically swapping spit or having sex or contact with the pus from a broken sore...but those sores don't typically show up for a couple of weeks after…
  • Your diet is going to have a far greater impact on fat loss than exercise. Regular exercise has numerous health benefits, but doesn't default to fat loss. If you eat maintenance calories with regular exercise, you will maintain. If you eat in a calorie surplus while performing regular exercise you will gain weight. To lose…
  • Yes to the bolded. I would also add that very often there is weight loss/diet fatigue that occurs after a time. This can often result in a little sloppiness in regards to following one's diet plan...whatever that plan may be. When I was calorie counting I know I went through some phases where I was just a little sloppy in…
  • Nah...human to human spread isn't very common as it requires close contact with bodily fluids.
  • No, you don't lose progress. Your calorie target is a weight loss target WITHOUT exercise. Exercise is unaccounted for activity in your activity level if you've set things up as MFP has designed. If I have a calorie target of 1900 calories to lose 1 Lb per week, that means MFP is estimating my NON-EXERCISE maintenance…
    in Weight Loss Comment by cwolfman13 May 19
  • The important thing is to keep hydrated. Water and other beverages contribute to hydration. A general rule of thumb is 8 x 8 oz of fluids daily, but hydration needs are variable. Someone like myself who is active and living in a hot desert climate at over a mile high in elevation will have greater hydration needs than…
    in Water Comment by cwolfman13 May 19
  • Probably because another user has yet to enter it into the database. MFP doesn't populate the database, other users do. Just pick a latte from a comparable shop...or just give up if you want...seems pretty ridiculous though over a friggin' latte.
  • Well, I'm not quite conditioned yet for what I want to be doing. I woke up this morning feeling pretty shot. I'm on day 10 of my training plan which has only had one recovery day (last Sunday). I guess taking a couple of years off from actually training will do that. I'm supposed to spin today, but I'm just going out for a…
  • When I was logging, I usually did pre-log in the morning as I pretty much know the plan for the day. I would have to make tweaks here and there if something changed, but for the most part, that was the plan for the day. It would generally take me about 10 minutes in the morning to do it...no biggie. And then everything was…
  • 7 Lbs in 4 weeks is very fast...you have unrealistic expectations.
  • Time mostly. Increased fitness capacity comes with time. But I wouldn't expect to be anywhere near where you were in your youth. I was a competitive track and field sprinter and jumper from about 3rd grade through high school and at one point in time was briefly ranked 3rd in the state in the 100M...I'm pretty fit these…
  • It is basically used in a similar fashion as rice or any other similar grain such as quinoa. It doesn't have a lot of flavor, so it carries the flavor of whatever else you're having with it. It should be soaked for 8 hrs for best results and a creamy texture...soaking also enhances bioavailability of other nutrients in…
    in Millets Comment by cwolfman13 May 18
  • The only one I would even consider would be naltrexone-bupropion. It's pretty safe. Naltrexone is primarily used for AUD and opioid use, but there have been good findings for weight loss as well. It works primarily to disrupt the pleasure receptors in the brain...so for me, I can drink on naltrexone and I can get…
  • As far as metabolic adaption goes, my theory is more that I'm basically calorie cycling all of the time rather than eating a specific amount and maintaining a constant XXX calorie deficit daily. When you eat at the same calorie deficit everyday, some adaptive thermogenesis happens over time...this also seems to be more…
  • Starting week 2 C25K today at lunch. Not my favorite thing in the world. Looking forward to tomorrow's spin class and Friday's swim...then another C25K on Saturday morning, but the fellas and I are getting together for some MTB on Saturday afternoon for a few hours, so that'll be fun.
  • I can't say that I've ever truly had a plateau. I do have "sticky" weights...usually every ten pounds or so where things stall out a bit for a few weeks, but then I usually get a whoosh and start losing again. I also don't have a consistent calorie deficit day to day...I don't log, so I tend to naturally calorie cycle with…
  • Nothing happens if you don't hit your macros. They just defaults. Macros make up your calories...roughly 4 calories per gram of carbohydrate, 4 calories per gram of protein, and 9 calories per gram of dietary fat. MFP's defaults are just defaults...there isn't anything magical about them. There isn't any universally…
  • I grilled cheeseburgers last night and made baked beans. My wife had her burger sans bun and had a salad instead of the beans. I had my burger with a whole grain bun and beans. My boys had the same plus French Fries from the air fryer plus desert, and then some cereal about an hour later.
  • What kind of benefits are you looking for? I didn't eat red meat for about 3-4 months years ago when I was experimenting with vegetarian (a few years after I lost my weight). I didn't notice a difference in anything in regards to how I felt. The only time I've ever noticed a substantial difference in how I felt was when I…
    in Red meat Comment by cwolfman13 May 17
  • What are you doing daily for exercise that you think you're burning 800 calories daily? That's at least a couple hours of fairly strenuous cardiovascular exercise everyday. There's also a difference between "bulking" and just gaining some muscle. Bulking is building muscle relatively quickly with a calorie surplus and a…
  • ^^^That The only reason you have to toggle through different activity events is if you specifically want that event registered for what it is. Most devices also have some kind of auto recognition for certain things, but that can be hit or miss.
  • Make sure your shoes aren't too tight...but also, in general the elliptical is quite well known for irritating the nerves in the feet due to the foot pedal position on the machine and the fact that your entire foot remains in place on the pedals throughout the whole session, putting a lot of pressure on the small joints in…
  • Spaghetti and meatballs with red sauce.
  • A couple things... Unfortunately, motivation is a pretty fleeting emotion. It really comes down to habit and routine. The hard part is getting into a routine...but once that train is moving, it tends to just keep rolling down the track. Another thing is finding something physically active that you enjoy. People tend to…
  • Have you had any other changes to your lifestyle? When I was younger I found it much easier to cut a little weight pretty much whenever I wanted without much issue. After I turned 30 I put on about 40-50 Lbs over the course of about 8 years. I chalked it up to just getting older and a lot of the little things I used to do…
  • The knee/hip thing does sound like IT band syndrome. I get that with both running and cycling. Before I received my massage gun for Christmas, I did a ton of foam rolling of my IT band and that worked well. I mostly use my massage gun now or have my wife use it on me. I can get a lot deeper into my hips and glutes with the…
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