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  • anything not in the perimeter of the grocery store *for me* but in general, tongue, kidneys and beets.....all of which my mom would make us sit there until we ate it...i'm talking 3+hours loll....good times :ohwell:
  • I'd get a good protein powder (from Vitamin Shoppe, vitacost dot com, etc) and supplement it with some beef gelatin powder. I know it sounds gross but there is no taste to the gelatin. Each tablespoon will add 35 calories and 9 extra grams of protein to the shake (my protein powder is 94 calories per scoop). The gelatin…
  • ooh, thanks for posting this! I like to drink hot water all day at work and I think i'll have a cup with the protein mixed in to see how i like it. I usually just shoot it down with a little cold water from the tap, but sometimes I forget to get a scoop or 2 into my day.
  • I'm currently using Jarrow Formulas Whey Protein. It's rBST free, no added hormones, no artificial sweeteners or flavors. It's mixes really easy in a small plastic shaker I got at Walmart with just water. It tastes bland, kind of like milk. It was about $22 for a 2lb. jug at swanson vitamins dot com (this is where i got it…
  • You're going to get negative feedback here as well, i'm afraid. From all the posters that feel it's their job to "save the lurkers" -those poor lost souls that apparently don't possess the mental capacity to research the positives and negatives of following any sort of nutrition plan THEMSELVES before making a decision. If…
  • I don't think they're "staring" per se, more like checking out the scene in between reps, etc (there isn't really much else to do as your resting up for the next set). I'll admit, sometimes I check out cute guys (i'm a girl, that's not me in my avatar) but it's never anything negative. I check out form, get motivation from…
  • Goggles sounds like a good idea. You will also look cool as hell covered in mud with the goggles...like a rough and tumble mud alien :tongue: Is there a way for you to get a pair of the cheap disposable contacts just for this event? Just to preserve the gas permeable lenses. I'd hate to see you lose one at $100 each!! Good…
  • If it were me and I felt dizzy and unstable doing an exercise, i'd stop immediately. Where does it hurt? Is it in the groin area, glutes, etc? Groin pain may be hip flexors that aren't being flexed enough. Remedy - inner thigh/groin stretches, air squats, every 10 air squats hold in the down position for a few seconds,…
  • Have you taken measurements of your body using a tape measure? This would be a little more reliable than utilizing one of the 58 trillion tools available to measure BF. For losing bodyfat: 1. If the tape measurement numbers go down, you're doing it (eating and exercising) right. 2. If the tape measurement numbers stay the…
  • wow you look 10 years younger in the progress pic, almost like another person :) nice job
  • you could also supplement with beef gelatin powder. add to protein shakes, it adds an extra dose of protein (9g per tablespoon). It's rich in collagen, which supports skin, hair and nails. kind of like treating wrinkles and the joints from the inside out. it also expands in the stomach, making you feel fuller. it has no…
  • Right now i'm using Jarrow unflavored/unsweetened protein powder, with water from the tap and a tablespoon of beef gelatin thrown in. Just shoot it down and keep it movin' Then again i've been supplementing with protein since the early '90's, so i've had my share of good and not so good tasting brands/flavors. I'm to the…
  • I'm not weighing. I don't even own a scale. I'm using the tape measure, my old clothes and the Accumeasure bodyfat calipers. (I havent' been counting calories either, but i still like perusing the MFP forums). I stick to the store perimeter and only go into the aisles for good oils and seasonings. I eat full fat yogurt and…
  • get rid of all snackage in the house and keep chopped fresh vegetables on hand, maybe some sliced lean chicken breast or turkey.....if you don't want to eat those then you don't really need to eat. or, have your evening at home snack at 9pm instead. at least you will have a chance of moving around a bit before going home,…
  • This, I have those calipers as well. Gives a rough estimate of BF%. Eat at a caloric deficit, exercise, drink water, sleep, measure every week, if the % is going down i'm doing it right
  • ^ this ^ no worries OP, dey is hangry, that's all. If the know-it-alls really knew-it-all, they wouldn't be here in the first place. All that busywork (probably while at work) scouring the intrawebz to post this and that study to prove a point.......along with snarky remarks when someone asks a simple…
  • With the Memorial Day weekend coming up, i'd definitely take advantage of having the bbq going. I'd grill up some chicken, steak, etc and portion it out. I'd invest in one of those fabric coolers and a couple of Rubbermaid ice blocks and bring my food (if I didn't want to get the ice blocks, i'd take a couple bottles of…
  • Cut veggies and greek yogurt blended with a little seasonings for dipping Veggies by themselves Fresh fruit (or freeze items like grapes, bananas, etc) take frozen bananas or strawberries and blend with some yogurt/milk and put in the freezer...bam! ice cream sometimes i THINK i'm hungry. I ask myself, would I be willing…
  • ^This^ I never got the appeal of ordering snack boxes online. I saw a thread where people were begging for codes to be able to order a graze box-like item. It was like getting past the velvet rope at the most exclusive club in Vegas. I'd rather visit the bulk bins at a Central Market or Whole Foods, as they're reasonably…
  • given the state of most children today (many overweight, some obese, borderline diabetes and other preventable maladies) due to lack of exercise and poor diet, I commend you for wanting to instill active movement with your children. They can always just jump around (OK LET'S DO THE JUMPING-BEAN!!) (they don't have to do…
  • jumping jacks jumping rope pushups burpees air squats mountain climbers planks wall pushups edit: bear crawls
  • FOR ME: squat deadlift pullup bench press overhead press the compounds that get it done and get me out knowing i did something substantial M/W/F I pick 2 (a lower and an upper) and do however many sets it takes to fill up 40 minutes or so. Sometimes it's low rep/heavy weight or moderate rep/moderate weight, depending on…
  • For me, it wasn't menopause messing with my weight loss....it was my habits. (I'm post menopausal and can count the days 'til i'm 50). I ate the same or more (processed, carb-rich diet) and moved less. I had been weight training since the early 90's, so it's not like I didn't know what to do. I just slacked off, and…
  • **Disclaimer: MY EXPERIENCE** Neither do I. I've been counting ever since idon'tknowwhen and i'm just over it. Now I eat high quality meat and eggs, lots of organic vegetables and fruits, full fat cream (for coffee), greek yogurt and good oils. I supplement with natural whey protein and beef gelatin powder (for…
  • Thrift stores. Nike Dri-Fit/Avia/Reebok running pants for $6.56 or $7.57. Running tees, workout tees (dri fit materials) anywhere from $1.91 to $4.94. Running bras (even though harder to find) the same. (I'm 34B so I don't need super-duper). I bank on the fact that most Americans like their gear NEW and NOW. Their…
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