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ris
post Apr 23 2006, 11:00 AM
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Ok, this weather sucks. It's been raining non-stop since yesterday, and it's supposed to rain straight-through to Tuesday. And it's not even soft, warm, spring rain. It's cold, yucky, bundle-yer-ass-up rain.

At least the rain has given me an excuse to sleep in and rest a little. My muscles need a break. (But I'll still go to yoga tonight.)

I'm kinda proud of my restraint: last night I got together at a Japanese restaurant with a bunch of old friends from high school. The pitchers of Kirin beer (which I love) kept coming, and I had NONE of it. I had a couple of miniscule cups of sake. I barely even got buzzed. I just enjoyed the taste with the food. They were all trashed by the end of the meal and ready to move on to one of my favorite bars. I hugged everyone goodbye and went home. I was in bed by 1 am, and today I have no regrets.

You're right, Pixie, Pop/soda is totally toxic. And just tastes gross too.

Amilita, I'm right there with you. I've cut back to one cup in the morning, and if I'm working, I have one small cup at the beginning of my shift which starts at 5pm. And I'm sorry to hear that your gym's re-opening has been postponed again. That SUCKS.

So, speaking of migraines and such, that's why I don't get a period, RisaLa. I used to take the pill in the normal way (with the 1 week of placebos) and I would only spot for a day, but I would get wicked migraines. My doc said it would be fine for me to take the active pills continuously to avoid this. I do just that, and I'm a much happier person. Some people argue that the pill causes weight-gain, but that's *usually* just water weight. For people like me, not being on the pill means severe PMS in which I'm so depressed and irrational that I can totally justify eating half a bucket of fried chicken, a pint of mashed potatoes, and a root beer float in one sitting, thus causing real weight-gain vs. a little pill-induced water retention that I can just sweat out. Plus, without the pill, I'm cranky/tired/sluggish and wind up skipping any kind of physical activity. Oh, and before the pill, I got really bad pimples, which I used to hide under layers of makeup, which meant that I hated going places like the gym where I'd have to show my makeup-free, pimply complexion to the world. And that concludes my mini-essay on why the pill rocks my world and why I still take it even though I no longer sleep with men.

RisaLa, what kind of allergy meds are you taking? Have you tried any of the sprays like Nasonex? I start taking that before the leaves bud on the trees and I'm good to go all spring. I do the saline spray and then that each morning and I can run outside without allergy/asthma crap getting in the way.

Catlady, yoga's a great primer for cardio. You'll probably start to feel so good that you'll want to do cardio soon. I had such an amazing yoga class on Friday that yesterday, despite my tendency to feel less motivated on rainy/cold/grey days, I had my best run ever. I really feel that it's connected.

Zora, that's great! I totally hear you on that weird, simulaneous energetic/tired feeling after running.

My co-worker ran nearly 18 miles the other day... and then CAME TO WORK that evening. He's 42. He only started running in his 30s. I want to be him when I grow up.

And maybe I will. Yesterday, I registered for a marathon this fall. Training sessions start in 3 weeks. Have I lost my mind?
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voodoo_princess
post May 25 2006, 11:27 AM
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octinoxate - i'll be happy to post here if it won't be a hassle for anyone.....
Back to the matter of PROTEIN, as brutalbunny was asking....
At our house we do the whole "the MORE protein, the BETTER" kind of thing. We eat flank steaks, sirloin, tenderloin, boneless skinless chicken boobies, packages of sliced sandwich meat (yup, that's right!), boiled eggs / egg whites, peanutbutter, beans.....
CARBS can be your friend too but you gotta remember to BURN BURN BURN them out and not let them gather around your belly! Carbs help with energy (in active people).
Also we employ an eating system known as VOLUMETRICS. It's based on caloric ratios and ENERGY DENSITY of foods. The lower the E.D. the MORE of a food you can consume....
E.D. is figured by dividing the calories per serving by the grams per serving.... so, if we look at salsa and the calories per serving are 15 and the grams per serving are 33 then, salsa has an E.D. of less than 1 (actually .45454545) so salsa can be eaten in quantity..... as long as the total calories per serving is LESS than the total grams per serving, the food should be a LOW E.D. food..... the higher the E.D. gets, the LESS of that food you want to eat. It's like getting more bang for your buck, foodwise. Your tummy is essentially FULL of what I refer to as ZERO FOODS, or full of nothing BAD.
We supplement also. I personally use Universal Animal Cuts (morning only), 500 mg Vit. C chewables, Tonalin 1000-CLA (with meals), SlimQuick (afternoons only) and a multi-vit....
And I snack on Honey Stinger natural energy bars.
My caloric intake per day is usually less than 1500 total and most of what I eat is protein foods and veges.
I use the excercise ball for doing push ups and sit ups and hack squats and I walk and ride my bike. I do between 70 and 100 pushups per day to tone my arms and chest. The position of your arms when you do push ups determines what muscles get used and tones. I do elbows fly-ed and elbows tucked to work my chest and triceps. As for the leg bulking thing.... I got no problem there, I just need to re-tone mine. I got meaty legs by being a dancer for 8 years (prior to my injury) and by pushing HEAVY weights. Leg presses will help with the leg bulk up. I press between 300lbs and 500lbs with my legs, depending on what I'm trying to do. Start off low and work yourself up. Some people recommend lifting to "muscle failure"..... I don't like doing that but it's whatever you like.
When I do lift weights, I do sets and reps like 3 @ 15 or 5 @ 10 depending on what I'm lifting and what area I'm working out. I really think as long as your doing SOMETHING active, do what makes you happy and makes you feel good about yourself. I no longer push the heavy weights too often but I get a huge sense of pride and self worth by doing my excercise ball, so it works for me. Sure, I'm still a tubby wubby, but not as much as before and I'm pretty ok with my progress. It's all about you and what works for you and makes you happy. I will be more than happy to share recipes and such if anyone wants to try some protein loading or VOLUMETRICS eating and I even have an equation for figuring what your caloric intake should be based on height, weight, age and goal..... just let me know.
Sorry if the post was too long.....
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ris   Becoming healthy (or, "When did my bottom get so big?")   Apr 23 2006, 11:00 AM
kbot79   Becoming healthy (or, "When did my bottom get so big?")   Apr 23 2006, 08:47 PM
_octinoxate   Becoming healthy (or, "When did my bottom get so big?")   Apr 24 2006, 10:04 AM
kbot79   Becoming healthy (or, "When did my bottom get so big?")   Apr 24 2006, 10:57 AM
pixiedust   Becoming healthy (or, "When did my bottom get so big?")   Apr 24 2006, 11:00 AM
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_octinoxate   Becoming healthy (or, "When did my bottom get so big?")   Apr 24 2006, 09:28 PM
ris   Becoming healthy (or, "When did my bottom get so big?")   Apr 24 2006, 10:50 PM
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