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Old 02-18-2012, 07:34 AM
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This thread's been pretty quiet, but I'm still around, maybe the two of us could revive it with a little lively banter. I plan on losing 20-25 pounds before July as well. I'm (probably) restarting my good habits on Wednesday, since attempting to maintain any kind of restraint in New Orleans during Mardi Gras just isn't going to happen for me.
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I've been eating less, but haven't made much in the way of progress... mostly good, but I just need to lose more from my stomach
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:11 AM
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Well I can't blame Mardi Gras for poor eating habits. I'm am doing more squats to strengthen these legs. Niri Te and I should be doing more construction soon. Shoveling dirt is a good work out, for lats, abs, shoulders and CORE. Then there are the wheelbarrow runs to fill up the ruts in the road and driveway!
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:45 PM
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I am Ateyo's personal workout coach, (she prefers to call me her Drill Sgt.).
Now that the night temperatures only get down to the upper forties at the coldest, the concrete that we pour will cure correctly, so in a week, we will HAND MIX and pour the 40 by 28 foot 6 inch thick floor for the first of the five hangers, and the 28 by 28 foot, equally thick floor for the metalworking shop.
THAT will get the weight and inches off of her!!!
I don't have her problem, as I am always on an extreme low carb, high lean meat protein diet.
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:33 AM
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This thread's been pretty quiet, but I'm still around, maybe the two of us could revive it with a little lively banter. I plan on losing 20-25 pounds before July as well. I'm (probably) restarting my good habits on Wednesday, since attempting to maintain any kind of restraint in New Orleans during Mardi Gras just isn't going to happen for me.
I've been a bit lax myself lately. I've been exercising fairly constantly, I just need to work on the food intake some more. I have noticed that my muscles are becoming more defined. Now I just need the fat to go away.
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In two weeks when the windy season ends here in far west Texas, Ateyo and I will restart our construction on our house. We will hand mix, hand pour, and hand finish the 6 inch thick concrete pads for our two 40 foot by 30 foot "T" hangers, the 26 foot by 26 foot metal shop, the 18 foot by 35 foot "food wing" and our 20 foot by 30 foot DOJO. After the concrete cures, we will then frame and sheath the structures, except for one of the hangers, and the metal shop which are already up.
THAT will give Ateyo a Na'vi body, and give me back my Army Airborne body.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:20 AM
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Came upon this website if any of you are interested:
Can’t Do a Pull Up Yet? Here’s How to Get it Done | Nerd Fitness It also has links on the PALEO diet!
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Interesting posts on the weight loss program guys... Mine is actually the exact opposite. I have to gain weight rather than lose it. I weigh 105 lbs, and I can attest that gaining weight is probably just as hard as losing it. Lol Fortunately though, I think I may have some answers for you all that are seeking to lose some weight..

The best way to lose weight is, and this is an absolute must, cut back on all fast foods as much as you possibly can. That in itself will actually make you LOSE weight due to the immense fattening junk that's inside those kind of foods nowadays. My previous sentence is pretty much flat out stating the obvious, but it's an important key point for dieting. You won't be able to lose weight unless you literally remove fast food in your diet permanently. Period.

Also, you might want to avoid foods that are chemically-laden with pesticides and hormones in them. Do NOT buy anything that contains MSG*** (monosodium glutamite), torula yeast, yeast extract, HFCS (high frutcose corn syrup), hydrolyzed or autolyzed ingredients. They are the absolute worst things to be put inside your very own body. Why? Because most of these things distrupt the natural balance of your endocrine system as well as your appetite. They overstimulate the glands in your body & your brain to force it into thinking that it needs more than what it actually needs. Despite the fact that you've just eaten something and feel full, the exact opposite effect is happening. So keep that in mind when shopping for food that you eat everyday or when you go out to restaurants.

Instead, go local. Grow your own garden, go to a natural health food store, buy organic food from the farmer's market whenever possible. They are almost guaranteed to be fresh and downright healthy for you. (Note: they're cheaper than the ones that you see in the supermarket.) If you can't find any farmer's market open in your area, then go for the fresh produce section (i.e. fruits and veggies) in your chain store.

My #1 rule of thumb is: Eat nutrient-dense foods and cut back on the trans-fat. Preferrably local veggies and fruit. Do not eat dairy, since most dairy are filled with disgusting hormones that literally alter your genetic code (hence the reason why people get bigger) and some people cannot tolerate the stuff that's inside it. I'm lactose-intolerant and have never liked milk myself, and thoroughly avoided it during childhood. My health hasn't suffered from it. If you are to eat meat or dairy at ALL, please consider grass-fed beef and raw milk. Never buy anything pasturized, period. It destroys the natural ingredients in dairy and raw milk. If you want to eat eggs for an extra boost for protein, go for cage-free and free roaming. Make sure the chicken is fed a vegetarian diet too. For those who do a hard rigid exercise everyday, drink fruit smoothies or coconut water afterwards to balance and maintain certain electrolytes in your system.

My #2 rule of thumb: Your body must be kept into it's natural pH balance. Without reguarly pH balanced body, you can be sure that you will keep struggling to lose weight and be fighting an uphill battle. I'm actually a bit surprised nobody posted this before in this thread. Either that or I missed it and I mistakenly bypassed it completely. Lol Most people in this world who consume what the government or commericals tell them to eat, probably have very acidic bodies and must be restored back to balance with an alkaline diet. The pH scale must be left in a 7.0 approximate score, or at least nearly torwards it.

To review, each food and drink has its own unique properties when it comes to acidic or alkaline balance. High sugary drinks score extremely low in the acidic scale, while some green vegetables are higher in alkaline. Choose the right foods and once you restore yourself back to balance, you can be sure that you will lose fat over the next couple months as well as gaining lots of energy.

Here's a good simple chart to get started: Alkaline Food Chart - Official List Of Alkaline Foods & Acidic Foods | Alkaline Foods & Alkaline Diet

My #3 rule of thumb: Avoid microwaves! Use alternative methods of cooking, such as slow cooking, pans, ovens, toasters, etc. But never microwaves! The very moment you press 'start', you're already destroying thousands of beneifical nutrients, probioitics, and essential vitamins in the food. Microwaves are VERY dangerous for your health and in my humble opinion, should be banned permanently. Think of it this way, if people were to use microwaves... Why not just grab a glass of water instead, microwave it & feed it to a plant or drink it yourself. Now that doesn't exactly sound very healthy, does it? Lol Our bodies are composed of mostly water, so it wouldn't make sense to nuke ourselves and expose it with highly toxic radiation...

Also, for those who are wondering about the fat... I will be happy to tell you that contrary to popular opinion, not ALL fat is bad for you. Infact, your body needs fat to be able to function and survive. Without fat, we wouldn't have any body heat and our cellular communication system would be all but obsolete. The key here is finding out WHICH fat is bad for you and which is not.

For example, you will probably not need trans fat in your diet since it is very unhealthy to eat and it stays inside your body for prolonged periods of time. Saturated fat however, is good for you and will not destroy or contaminate your body's system. It won't stay in as long as trans fat does, but if you're seriously considering a weight loss program, don't eat things with too much fatty content in it that often. Make sure you strike a good balance before deciding what you want to eat. (Hint: restaurants have foods in extremely high calories as well as fat. I avoid most restaurants these days unless my family wants me to go out.)

One very last important thing, drink water! Always, every single day for the rest of your life. Make sure you drink at least 4 - 8 glasses per day (and that it's purified/filtered, absolutely no tap). The filtered water in your glass will make you feel more full each time you drink it. Also, you must avoid beer, soda/diet soda, gatorade or powerade, virtually almost all sport drinks and beverages filled with sugar. Check your labels/ingredients! Read them thoroughly and carefully. This will make you lose weight faster than you think, ma tsmukans/tsmukes!

*** Check here for more information on MSG and the other ingredients that I listed above: http://www.naturalnews.com/020426.html
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My #3 rule of thumb: Avoid microwaves! Use alternative methods of cooking, such as slow cooking, pans, ovens, toasters, etc. But never microwaves! The very moment you press 'start', you're already destroying thousands of beneifical nutrients, probioitics, and essential vitamins in the food. Microwaves are VERY dangerous for your health and in my humble opinion, should be banned permanently. Think of it this way, if people were to use microwaves... Why not just grab a glass of water instead, microwave it & feed it to a plant or drink it yourself. Now that doesn't exactly sound very healthy, does it? Lol Our bodies are composed of mostly water, so it wouldn't make sense to nuke ourselves and expose it with highly toxic radiation...
What the hell have you people been smoking out there?
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*** Check here for more information on MSG and the other ingredients that I listed above: Many "natural" foods contain questionable taste additives like yeast extract
I hope that's trolling. Look at some of the other rubbish on that site before believing them

Edit: Some of their articles are not just wildly inaccurate, but downright dangerous. I am sad that there are probably people who take this site seriously.
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:54 AM
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Natural is better, in most cases. Natural food doesn't last long without refrigeration and I live very primatively in that regard. (Ice chests until we upgrade our solar power/wind power system) I hope to can food um, JAR some food to have on hand without refrigeration. So for now, unfortunately, my diet will include more preservatives than I care to eat. I, too am lactose intolerant. I hear that goat milk is more readily digestible than cow's mllk. I'd like to raise three goats for milk and cheese. But I would need to find someone to care for them while I am attending Avatar Meet-Ups!
I've read that only protein builds protein (I've never seen carniverous cows) Soy milk tastes nasty. Almonf milk tastes better unless you are allergic to almonds! Sprouts of various types are filled with vitamins and minerals, though are not filling. It sounds like gaining weight would be difficult under those circumstances. I need to get rid of fat and tone up my muscles. I need to become more active.

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Old 03-09-2012, 08:22 AM
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What the hell have you people been smoking out there?
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I hope that's trolling. Look at some of the other rubbish on that site before believing them

Edit: Some of their articles are not just wildly inaccurate, but downright dangerous. I am sad that there are probably people who take this site seriously.
No worries, I have other credible sources to back my posts up. If you're uncomfortable with seeing that website, I can show you other links of mine that might be more consistent with this information. I've seen some of their articles before, and while I don't necessarily agree with all of them, I also know that some of the products that they provide prove to be extremely useful in the long run. This is mostly because I've had experiences in the past with what they offer, and it's top notch quality. That said, it's quite difficult these days to find something that's sustainable in the long run and with relatively low prices (based on long term use) compared to cheap filler quality items you find in the supermarket, they're a better bet to take. I take everything with a grain of salt however, & think logically before jumping to conclusions.

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Natural is better, in most cases. Natural food doesn't last long without refrigeration and I live very primatively in that regard. (Ice chests until we upgrade our solar power/wind power system) I hope to can food um, JAR some food to have on hand without refrigeration. So for now, unfortunately, my diet will include more preservatives than I care to eat. I, too am lactose intolerant. I hear that goat milk is more readily digestible than cow's mllk. I'd like to raise three goats for milk and cheese. But I would need to find someone to care for them while I am attending Avatar Meet-Ups!
I've read that only protein builds protein (I've never seen carniverous cows) Soy milk tastes nasty. Almonf milk tastes better unless you are allergic to almonds! Sprouts of various types are filled with vitamins and minerals, though are not filling. It sounds like gaining weight would be difficult under those circumstances. I need to get rid of fat and tone up my muscles. I need to become more active.
You're absolutely correct Ateyo leSyaksyuk. Most natural foods don't last long precisely because they are not meant to be prepackaged and stored away in boxes. They are designed to be sustainable in nature rather than the bustling city life. Unfortunately, this puts us in a tight position for those who desire a wholesome, natural organic approach to food instead. Thanks to the inflation prices, it's usually not so easy to be able to be on an organic diet these days. However, it's not impossible, provided we make a very few small sacrifices to our daily lifestyle.

If you're going to drink any kind of milk, I recommend the coconut milk variety.

So Delicous Dairy Free | Coconut Milk, Almond Milk and Soy Milk Based Beverages, Snacks and Desserts

So Delicious Coconut Milk is certified GMO free, organic and has very few ingredients in them. It's a much better alternative than soy and hemp milk, which I personally tried myself. I think they're terrible tasting and I'm a picky eater. Lol so I usually go for the vanilla flavor just because I love the taste of it. It's easier to digest coconut milk because it's not pasturized so it doesn't lose any of the important vital minerals you need. I've never tried raw milk though, sadly, because it's illegal for farmers to sell it in my state. I hear that less than half of the country in the USA prohibit carrying milk from farm-raised cows..
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I saw on the news that a fellow was selling unpasteurized milk from his ice chest in his car. He labelled it clearly NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION and peple were lining up! I thought that was a clever way to get around the regulations! When Niri Te and I get our three nanny goats, we will set up a milking barn and cheese laboratory! Meanwhile, I will search out the SO Delicious brand of coconut milk.
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Having lived in the Pacific Islands for five years, if I'm going to drink Coconut milk, it will come out of the Coconut that I just opened. It is also the ONLY milk that I will drink.
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I saw on the news that a fellow was selling unpasteurized milk from his ice chest in his car. He labelled it clearly NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION and peple were lining up! I thought that was a clever way to get around the regulations! When Niri Te and I get our three nanny goats, we will set up a milking barn and cheese laboratory! Meanwhile, I will search out the SO Delicious brand of coconut milk.
Haha! That's a fantastic & clever way to avoid mistreatment from the masses and the evil govt. proliferating our farms (I'll call them RDA agents ). Lol I hope they do more of that and educate the public for awareness & consumption of raw milk. Most people think it's somehow dangerous, when infact it's been around since the dawn of time. Why are the agents forcing down the sales of normal milk from cows in farmer's markets when they could be shutting down fast food restaurants instead? That's just illogical to me and makes no sense whatsoever. Profiting from fast food restaurants, and getting rid of healthy things for our bodies is seriously starting to make me think that it's all about the money.

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Having lived in the Pacific Islands for five years, if I'm going to drink Coconut milk, it will come out of the Coconut that I just opened. It is also the ONLY milk that I will drink.
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Oh wow, that sounds great! I've only tasted coconut water from actual coconuts but it didn't taste very good to me for some reason. I didn't get much of a chance to try out real coconut milk either, except for the ones that I mentioned above. What was like?
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