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  • Founder of the Richard Petty fan club.
  • You mean a "wife" ?!? :)
  • Clearly a bubbly bartender at Chili's.
  • If you eat fish, shrimp is practically pure protein. Love to have mine steamed or on a salad. Also look at lobster and crab.
    in Protein Comment by srmchan April 2015
  • Same for me. I often walk long-ish distances with coworkers (airports, around cities, at conferences, etc) and several have commented that I've a very fast walker now and have to ask me to slow down. And this is with a 30-40lb backpack on my back! Sam
  • I'm 47 and I've lost 50 lbs, dropped 6 inches in the waist, and my strength & endurance have increased significantly. You can absolutely do this.
  • I had one but recently (couple months ago) upgraded to a Vivosmart. I like it better than the Vivofit because it offers finer control over exercise logging and integrates with my smartphone via bluetooth. It also automatically syncs. The downside is it requires charging about once per week vs the Vivofit which lasts up to…
  • Exactly what I use them for.
  • Cool challenge and very achievable. I lost an average of 8.3 lbs per month between May 2014 and October 2014, so I'm aiming for 6-8 lbs lost per month for the first few months of 2015. starting weight: 229.8 Easter goal weight: 211.8 ultimate goal weight: 180 lbs to lose in total: 49.8
  • I LOVE flat iron steak. I'll cook it sous vide for about 8-10 hours at 125-130F to make it tender, then sear it quickly up to a medium-rare. I take a similar approach with other tough cuts like sirloin and London broil. I'll top them with salsa fresca, guacamole, or burgundy mushrooms. I'm in a rut on my veggies; I'm…
  • Wed - SausageWorks The Sicilian sausages - sauteed bell peppers and onions - french fries (not for me) - spicy mustard Thu - beef tenderloin (cooked sous vide) - pan seared lemon-garlic asparagus - sweet potato wedges w/ creme fraiche and sriracha sauce - burgundy mushrooms Fri - turkey chili Sat - left over chili
  • Did someone say "dance" ??
  • @SGM_Adonis I see your shirt says "Wake the Demons" Are you a Wake Forest alum?
  • My wife and I started lifting a few months ago and - more recently - we've been aligning our workouts so we can help each other. We started eating at a calorie deficit and began a regimented exercise program (lifting 3-4x per week plus cardio) in May. She's peeled off about 13-14 points from her body fat (started at ~44%…
  • I have 2... My eyeglasses won't stay on my face anymore because they're still sized for my old fat face. And I can easily carry a 1/2 dozen grocery bags in one hand.
  • Yes and yes! I'm always happy to have them behind me. Sam
    in SQUATS Comment by srmchan October 2014
  • Habit it is the key idea here. “Watch your thoughts for they become words. Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become habits. Watch your habits for they become your character. And watch your character for it becomes your destiny. What we think, we become. My father always said that... and…
  • I have a very similar problem. I trained this morning, tried to eat lunch a few hours later and thought it was going to all come back up. Similar feeling during dinner tonight. My initial thought was that I'm dehydrated and my tummy is fighting back because I wasn't drinking as much water as I should. Last Saturday was a…
  • This morning.... 10m warmup on the treadmill Squats warmup 135x10 work sets 235x5, 235x5, 235x5 (new PR for 5 reps) Leg press warmup 270x10 works sets 450x10, 450x10 Leg extensions work sets 125x10, 125x10 Deadlift work sets 235x5, 235x5, 235x5 Prone leg curl work sets 130x10, 130x10 Calf raises on the hack press work sets…
  • 1 serving. :smile: @lemurcat12 is giving you good advice here. FWIW, I'll weigh the pot before cooking and write that down. Then I weigh it again with the cooked rice. Take the delta, divide by the number of servings I cooked and then I know how much to weigh out per serving. If you're lazy, like me, then you can use your…
  • I made an Excel spreadsheet with a food database of foods and recipes I like. Each entry includes serving, calorie and macro data. Each week I add a new tab and I figure out an interesting meal to bulk cook for lunch adjusting portions as needed to hit my nutrition goals. My wife and I are generally able to eat similar…
  • I'll echo Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It's a great way of challenging negative views of the world and has done wonders for a close family member. Sam
  • Dang. You made me look. But the gals in the bikinis made it worthwhile. Amazing job on your transformation! Sam
  • I agree with this. Working with a trainer for a bit helped me figure out what I like - lifting. Before that I'd just get on a treadmill and go as hard as I could for as long as I could. Not exactly the best approach but better than nothing. The strength gains I've made since May as a newbie lifter are very empowering. I…
  • No Boy Scout popcorn stories? I used to buy that stuff in quantity - $100-$200 worth at a time. Sam
  • Grip issues here as well. Liquid chalk and a newer (as in not worn down) barbell helps me a lot. My trainer is advising me to use straps but I can't get the hang of them yet.
  • 5 pages of responses and not a single "gluten free" proponent? Shockers.... :smile: Add my vote to calorie deficit with accurate weighing & measuring - especially calorie dense foods like meat.
  • Oh my... those little burgers are complete crap, and I absolutely love them. I've had fast food maybe 3x since May and one of those times was when I was out of town and happened upon a Krystals... oh yeah, game on.
  • Buttermilk biscuits, sausage biscuits, gravy biscuits, jelly biscuits... you get the idea. Sam
  • I love the HRM feature for Vivofit. It's very handy being able to glance at my wrist to see my heart rate zone when I'm doing cardio or lifting. I wish the band had a stop watch or at least displayed seconds on the watch display so I could use it to time my rest periods. I see that Garmin Connect integrates with Apple's…