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    Re: Fitness (Diet/Exercise) 2018: One Step At A Time

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    Dr. wants me on a protein supplement. Went to Target and felt I picked the least terrible option.

    So apparently, the in thing now is to give up all sugar, including fruit. Inevitably, we're always looking for something to demonize. It was fat, now it's carbs and sugar. I gave up sugar twice and each time, I reverted to stuffing all of it in my face hole.
    I have heard that sugar is addictive, and based on my own experience believe efficacy of that statement. A book i started reading called "Fit for life" recommends Fruit only before lunch - something I started doing with some success. Fruit does contain sugar, but in its natural form its harder to break down rather than consuming it through juice form.

    Im not dietician, nor have I studied research on the subject - but fruit sugar doesn't seem like something that would be particularly harmful if consumed in normal amounts. Abstinence isn't the answer in my opinion, but neither is drinking half a container of orange juice from the store. Aside from my surgury this past year, my diet of mostly fruit, grains, vegetables have kept me from getting sick for very long stretches, and staying overall in good athletic shape. But what works for me might not work for everyone so I don't want to push my habits on other presupposing the exact same results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unh_hockey View Post
    I have heard that sugar is addictive, and based on my own experience believe efficacy of that statement. A book i started reading called "Fit for life" recommends Fruit only before lunch - something I started doing with some success. Fruit does contain sugar, but in its natural form its harder to break down rather than consuming it through juice form.

    Im not dietician, nor have I studied research on the subject - but fruit sugar doesn't seem like something that would be particularly harmful if consumed in normal amounts. Abstinence isn't the answer in my opinion, but neither is drinking half a container of orange juice from the store. Aside from my surgury this past year, my diet of mostly fruit, grains, vegetables have kept me from getting sick for very long stretches, and staying overall in good athletic shape. But what works for me might not work for everyone so I don't want to push my habits on other presupposing the exact same results.

    good luck.
    I've learned moderation and balance in all things is like learning to drive. Eventually, it all becomes habit and you know what to do. Ran the Groundhog 1/6 marathon on Friday and they offered cookies as post race refreshments. I had two, and moved on.

    As for all things... it's killing me not to sign up for a marathon this year. I know it's the right thing, but still..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShirtlessBob View Post
    I've learned moderation and balance in all things is like learning to drive. Eventually, it all becomes habit and you know what to do. Ran the Groundhog 1/6 marathon on Friday and they offered cookies as post race refreshments. I had two, and moved on.

    As for all things... it's killing me not to sign up for a marathon this year. I know it's the right thing, but still..
    No doubt... moderation can be key.

    And don’t forget.. you can stay very fit running 5ks and 10ks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericredaxe View Post
    No doubt... moderation can be key.

    And don’t forget.. you can stay very fit running 5ks and 10ks
    And there's better decision making all the way up to a 25K.

    After a 25K: Eh, I'll just have a turkey sandwich, chips, and a couple beers.

    After a marathon: Hi, I'll have the cheese sticks, a ribeye, dessert, and beer. I know, I've done that.

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    Re: Fitness (Diet/Exercise) 2018: One Step At A Time

    Maybe one of you smart people can help me find a solution. I have an inflamed bursa sac on my shin (about 4 inches down from the top of my knee). Currently I have a little piece of foam shaped like a donut, and some pre-wrap, so I wrap it whenever I'm doing something that could require putting pressure on my shin at the gym. But I go through a lot of wrap. So I'd like something reusable and washable, that won't slide around, that I can stick my little piece of foam in (like a sleeve - not a wrap), but I'd prefer it not cover my entire shin (which is what most shin sleeves do). For hockey, I wear a volleyball kneepad pulled down over my shin, and that works OK because of all the padding in my shin pads. But when I don't have all that extra padding, I need to use the little donut (mmm, little donuts) so the bursa sac itself doesn't have pressure on it. I tried a knee sleeve thing, but it's too loose at the top (because it's made for knees - not shins). For lack of a better option, I might buy a shin sleeve and cut it up, but that seems pretty wasteful. Any ideas?

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    A Barbie Doll bra should do it.


    Seriously though, there are some sticky bandage wraps on the market now, either made by Ace or its non-union Mexican equivalent. Yeah, you don't want a wrap style, but I'm not sure you'd have many more options that wouldn't displace your foam when putting it in place.
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    Started a new strength class at the gym. Still sore today. It was Thursday.

    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    A Barbie Doll bra should do it.

    Seriously though, there are some sticky bandage wraps on the market now, either made by Ace or its non-union Mexican equivalent. Yeah, you don't want a wrap style, but I'm not sure you'd have many more options that wouldn't displace your foam when putting it in place.
    I just thought of this now, since you mentioned it would be hard to stay in place without wrapping - I have a small knee sleeve that might work, and I can have my seamstress sew a little pocket in it for the donut. I think that should work.

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    So I can run 10+ miles. Good. However, yoga and Pilates after is now a priority. In fact, I'm thinking yoga and Pilates every day should be a priority.

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    Finally posting in this thread for the year.

    Update: I am officially down 30lbs. The meds I am on curb my drinking significantly. Trying to get to the gym more, but I have been able to do some mock gym weight lifting at work. 50lb boxes repeatedly and twisting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady wore Black View Post
    Finally posting in this thread for the year.

    Update: I am officially down 30lbs. The meds I am on curb my drinking significantly. Trying to get to the gym more, but I have been able to do some mock gym weight lifting at work. 50lb boxes repeatedly and twisting.
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    Re: Fitness (Diet/Exercise) 2018: One Step At A Time

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    Ace or its non-union Mexican equivalent..
    Nice line. But I can’t endorse it.

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    Re: Fitness (Diet/Exercise) 2018: One Step At A Time

    Thought: I need to cut back on coffee. A 12 cup pot gives me four 14 oz mugs per day. As a member of the "clean plate club," I see an obligation to kill the pot every morning.

    When I was losing weight, I reduced the size of my plate. And in the same vein, I'm wondering if reducing the size of my coffee pot will help. I was leaning toward either a Chemex or a French press...
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    Re: Fitness (Diet/Exercise) 2018: One Step At A Time

    Quote Originally Posted by ShirtlessBob View Post
    Thought: I need to cut back on coffee. A 12 cup pot gives me four 14 oz mugs per day. As a member of the "clean plate club," I see an obligation to kill the pot every morning.

    When I was losing weight, I reduced the size of my plate. And in the same vein, I'm wondering if reducing the size of my coffee pot will help. I was leaning toward either a Chemex or a French press...
    I really like my French press. Plus you can buy different sizes so you can work your way down! Make sure to get a grinder or buy coarsely ground coffee.

    As an added bonus you can try to be a pseudo coffee snob with one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShirtlessBob View Post
    Thought: I need to cut back on coffee. A 12 cup pot gives me four 14 oz mugs per day. As a member of the "clean plate club," I see an obligation to kill the pot every morning.

    When I was losing weight, I reduced the size of my plate. And in the same vein, I'm wondering if reducing the size of my coffee pot will help. I was leaning toward either a Chemex or a French press...
    I’m kinda in the same boat though for me it’s probably more like 2 mugs and part of a third (I assume it’s 14 ounce, typical travel mug size). I’ll try and keep track and ween my way down slowly I think. Today I had barely any and feel useless though luckily we had nothing to do at work today.

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    Re: Fitness (Diet/Exercise) 2018: One Step At A Time

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    I really like my French press. Plus you can buy different sizes so you can work your way down! Make sure to get a grinder or buy coarsely ground coffee.

    As an added bonus you can try to be a pseudo coffee snob with one.
    Yeah! My coffee comes with a counter-clockwise swirl of pretentiousness!
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    Re: Fitness (Diet/Exercise) 2018: One Step At A Time

    Good. I can run long-ish (15.5 miles and lower) distances again. I can do HIIT workouts. I don't even feel drained. But I know a few things that temper my enthusiasm:

    1. The days of racking up more than 1200 miles in a year are done.
    2. River Bank 25K will say a lot about my long distance future.
    3. Marathons may have to wait for awhile.
    4. I can't do HIIT workouts on back to back days.
    5. Emphasizing core, hips, glutes will prevent another sciatica trip.
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    Re: Fitness (Diet/Exercise) 2018: One Step At A Time

    I'd like to start getting into running.

    I've always been fairly active, but unless it involves a ball or racket I've never been into running for the sake of running. Started last week running about a mile on the treadmill every other day. Now that it warmed up I found a nice little route that's just over two miles.

    I'll be running at least a 5k this summer and if the schedule works out I'd like to try the Big 10K.

    What do you guys try to follow for training?
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    Re: Fitness (Diet/Exercise) 2018: One Step At A Time

    Quote Originally Posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
    I'd like to start getting into running.

    I've always been fairly active, but unless it involves a ball or racket I've never been into running for the sake of running. Started last week running about a mile on the treadmill every other day. Now that it warmed up I found a nice little route that's just over two miles.

    I'll be running at least a 5k this summer and if the schedule works out I'd like to try the Big 10K.

    What do you guys try to follow for training?
    Best "beginner" 5K training plan is the Couch to 5K program, also available as an app.

    Beyond that, I use Hal Higdon.

    Piece of advice, though. These races will be held outside, so get used to running outside. In terms of weather, races are only usually called off in a thunderstorm or severe weather event. First time I did the River Bank 25K was in a colossal downpour.
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