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  • That amuses me. My dad (who passed away just before Thanksgiving) LOVED his head cheese! I found it revolting...the appearance, the smell!! But that man got such a kick out of threatening us with head cheese for dinner if we didn't clean our rooms, go outside, feed the pets, etc. :p
  • Sticking with keto works great for me until I need to pull off a redline effort, like cycling up a steep and long hill or during cyclocross races. Since 1/1 I have been primarily staying <25 net carbs each day. But as race training and competition season is winding-up I'm staying keto and lower cal on my easiest days, but…
  • I've been Keto for probably a total of at least 3-3.5 years over the past decade...the first time was for >2 years solid and I dropped 60#s. I've played with refeeds over the years or used Keto during times when I was recovering from a broken wrist or abdominal surgery and couldn't exercise. Now I'm adapting a sort of CKD…
  • That's kind of what I'm doing for 2015, too. I don't think my last 10#s will come off fast (they never have, before), so 2015 will likely not see any PRs. I'd just like to hit paces similar to last year in the same events. By next year I should be holding steady at my goal weight and not training with calorie deficits.…
  • I'm also a runner & cyclist. I find that I can run and bike at easy/moderate paces, just fine, but I'm not really any faster, either, in spite of dropping at least 16# (more than 10# of my body weight). I've read Phinney/Volek and do believe that Keto can be very viable for some endurance athletes -- and I've tried…
  • I am nodding my head at so much posted here that I think I just jacked something, ow! ;) Oh, so much this...and I think size 8 is where this happens a LOT!! That is right where I am. On the border of 6 and 8, depending upon the brand/cut. I remember being about this size when my DH's grandma told me I shouldn't lose…
  • Yeah, not that this sort of behavior is ever acceptable, but after a certain point it just feels like adolescent "mean girls" behavior.
  • Yup. It kind of reminds me of the people who after any snowfall ask "is there a snow day, today?" on FB, rather than simply checking any of the local news sites' cancellations listings or registering for instant e-mail/text notifications for their district via these same sites or their school in question. In the time it…
  • So I just finished-out a 24 day cycle...so aside from a long one followed by a really short one, I'm pretty much back at square 1. My couple wonkier cycles appear to coincide with the period where I lost the fastest, so maybe the fat loss simply has yielded a temporary hormonal shock. Darn, I was hoping that I'd see a…
  • Coffee makes me poop so that I don't fill my pants or have to duck into the woods in the middle of a run. I have to get up extra early on race days to "clean house," which is tough...so not a morning person! :p
  • Thank you! I see people do this on an hourly basis and it always has me scratching my head. If someone can take the time to ask another person to define something, they can just as easily google that same something and find pages and pages of clarification. That helps promote accuracy of comprehension, too, if it's…
  • Weirdness...still no AF, 2 days after my app predicted it. But it was predicting 21 days and I've generally been at 23ish for several years, aside from the last couple of months of wonkiness.
  • A guy friend of mine swears by squatty potty. I don't tend towards constipation, so I've not given it much thought. re: psyllium...I find that it gives me HELLACIOUS gas. I have MUCH better luck with Fibercon/calcium polycarbophil. It's good stuff for diarrhea or constipation and really helps with IBS. No gas.
  • I kind of notice that, too. I'm seeing a whoosh around days 17-19, but then by days 21-24 (when I typically start) I stall for maybe a week or more...then maybe a tiny whoosh around day 10. 2 cycles ago was 26 days (LONG for me), then I had a weird 11 day cycle that I initially thought was ovulation bleeding...until I bled…
  • Ha, quinoa is gross (and $$). We tried it once, rinsed the heck out of it, even cooked it in broth...and it still tasted like crap.
  • I think it can be adapted for just about anyone, really. I recall reading somewhere that CKD was originally a strategy used by distance runners, but became more of "a thing" recently with the weights crowd. I wish I'd bookmarked it. I'm actually planning to do a CKD of sorts this Summer when I start ramping up training for…
  • I took Yasmin when it was still relatively new. I also have endo. I don't remember a lot about it, specifically, other than it seemed to help my cycles/symptoms a good deal. Maybe not any better than any other HBC, though. They all kill my libido, so once I knew I was done having kids I had thermal ablation. Now my cycles…
  • Ooh, I love curry and cream cheese...I have got to try that! I'll bet it would be amazing on celery and/or with some diced chicken.
  • AFAIK most hard alcohols are keto-safe, as long as it's not something like a flavored vodka. Vodka, tequila, bourbon, rum, scotch. Granted, there are still a lot of calories in booze, so that's something to watch, but it shouldn't mess with your blood sugar in a relatively moderate quantity. I had a couple of shots of…
  • That's the thing...I was just sort of casually venting about how frustrating weight loss is after the initial weeks of whoosh and once a person gets within 20 or so #s of goal (that's when I have always struggled to lose more than 2-3#s/month, regardless of what I do). She asked questions, I answered truthfully...and then…
  • I'm a weirdo...I don't like several well-liked foods...corn, peas, carrots, but I'll go to town on things like calamari and pickled-herring! :p
  • Granny, that sounds awesome, except for the peas (not a fan of peas)!
  • A cyclocross bike would be a great fit for easier single-track and road, especially if you invested in a 2nd set of rims, that way you could easily swap between slick or knobby tires, depending upon where you want to ride.
  • Right. It's just sort of shocking to me. I've been friends with her for probably ~6 years and if someone had told me even a couple of months ago that she'd turn on me I would NEVER have believed it. I'm still sort of in shock and puzzled over it. Part of me thinks I should confront her, but I also suspect she will deny and…
  • The thing is, I don't think she's worried for me. Rather than expressing concern she was condescending. There was a very strong vibe that she was attempting to drag me down...if she's not going to have weight loss success, then neither should anyone else. And years ago I dumped 60#s doing Atkins for 2.5 years and saw my…
  • Our Tanita body fat scale is horrible (it throws totally random #s out without any consistency -- not even a useful indicator of relative change over time. Other BF scales we've had over the years have been much less erratic. Maybe we got a bum one, since Tanita is supposed to be a decent product), but from the photos I've…
  • This sounds similar to issues I had with a pair of Shimano 105 SPD-SL pedals I had years back. 2 other people I knew bought the same pedals within a week or two of me and we all had release issues with them. Even on the lowest tension they wouldn't release for anything and after >1 year of using clipless prior to the SPD…
  • I love a can of tuna with a TB of pesto mixed in...sometimes with some chopped HB egg.
  • I'm another HUGE fan of BOA closures...I will never go back to velcro & ratchet closures. I've "downsized" from separate mtn. and road shoes to just mtn. I have a pair of the Lake MX237s that I love. Super fast and easy on and off and having tread with recessed cleats will make for faster/easier duathlon transitions, too,…
    in Road shoes Comment by zoom2 March 2015
  • I really wish the entries with the most confirmations would show up earlier in results, too. I frequently look through 3-4 of the same entry before finding the one with the most confirmations.
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