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    Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, Australia Posts: 15,165
    Every time I get back into regular walking / jogging I put on weight instead of losing it.
    WTF!
    Adelaide 17/11/2009, Melbourne 20/11/2009, Sydney 22/11/2009, Melbourne (Big Day Out Festival) 24/01/2014
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    Sprunkn7Sprunkn7 Posts: 5,277

    Every time I get back into regular walking / jogging I put on weight instead of losing it.
    WTF!

    Are you eating more? I know people this happens to and they get very frustrated! Keep moving, it's so good for you!

    I have 50 days, I am so excited! I really had a foodie weekend so I'm happy to be back to my normal diet. I had a doughnut and pasta in Philly and a few drinks at the casino. My belly was like what the what are you doing? I ignored it. Back to clean eating and I feel much better.

    Thank you fellow 10 clubber for saving my ass....again!!!
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    Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, Australia Posts: 15,165
    Sprunkn7 said:

    Every time I get back into regular walking / jogging I put on weight instead of losing it.
    WTF!

    Are you eating more? I know people this happens to and they get very frustrated! Keep moving, it's so good for you!

    I have 50 days, I am so excited! I really had a foodie weekend so I'm happy to be back to my normal diet. I had a doughnut and pasta in Philly and a few drinks at the casino. My belly was like what the what are you doing? I ignored it. Back to clean eating and I feel much better.

    Nope. My diet is the same. What happens is I stop exercising for a while and when I start again my weight goes up a kg or two. Muscles gained from walking/jogging?
    Adelaide 17/11/2009, Melbourne 20/11/2009, Sydney 22/11/2009, Melbourne (Big Day Out Festival) 24/01/2014
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    Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DC Posts: 7,258
    During this time that I am looking for a job running has been a blessing. I challenge myself a little and the sweat is like the job-searching goo sliding off. I continue to the job searching part of the day in a good mood.
    There is no such thing as leftover pizza. There is now pizza and later pizza. - anonymous
    The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math - The Mincing Mockingbird
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    HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer Maryland Posts: 16,422
    Lost an inch on the waist & gained another notch on the ol' belt! And I had a follow-up appt with my doc yesterday. I am now officially cholesterol med free!
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    Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DC Posts: 7,258

    Lost an inch on the waist & gained another notch on the ol' belt! And I had a follow-up appt with my doc yesterday. I am now officially cholesterol med free!

    That is awesome! Congratulations, HesCalledDyer!
    There is no such thing as leftover pizza. There is now pizza and later pizza. - anonymous
    The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math - The Mincing Mockingbird
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    markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SC Posts: 5,114

    Lost an inch on the waist & gained another notch on the ol' belt! And I had a follow-up appt with my doc yesterday. I am now officially cholesterol med free!

    That's fantastic!
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    markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SC Posts: 5,114
    Ms. Haiku said:

    During this time that I am looking for a job running has been a blessing. I challenge myself a little and the sweat is like the job-searching goo sliding off. I continue to the job searching part of the day in a good mood.

    Good luck on the job hunt.
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    rgambsrgambs Posts: 13,576
    Great to see everyone making progress! Keep at it!
    Monkey Driven, Call this Living?
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    Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DC Posts: 7,258
    Today wasn't great. I ran less than I expected, but I'm still excited about what I have pushed myself to do. I'll try the stationary bike and my iShuffle tomorrow to get some oomph back.
    There is no such thing as leftover pizza. There is now pizza and later pizza. - anonymous
    The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math - The Mincing Mockingbird
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    markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SC Posts: 5,114
    Entered the zone that is known as Beast Mode today. Hit 200 lbs on the machine bench press (highest weight achieved for upper body) and finally did a continuous 2 mile run! I had been trying to get to 2 miles for about 3 weeks. Now just have to see if I can consistently get there. On such an endorphin high right now! I will probably be dead to the world in a couple of hours.

    Hope my good workout energy gives you all the momentum you need to reach your next goal/milestone.
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    rgambsrgambs Posts: 13,576

    Entered the zone that is known as Beast Mode today. Hit 200 lbs on the machine bench press (highest weight achieved for upper body) and finally did a continuous 2 mile run! I had been trying to get to 2 miles for about 3 weeks. Now just have to see if I can consistently get there. On such an endorphin high right now! I will probably be dead to the world in a couple of hours.

    Hope my good workout energy gives you all the momentum you need to reach your next goal/milestone.

    Great job!
    It took me a couple weeks too, a couple weeks later and it was no big deal! If I go 12 minute miles I could go all day, but I never have more than a half hour to run so I have whittled it down to 8 minute miles.
    Monkey Driven, Call this Living?
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    markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SC Posts: 5,114
    Thanks!

    8 minute mile is impressive. I would love to get there eventually. I am at 12 minute miles now. Every time I try to bump up the speed, I tire out too quickly. Just gotta keep at it I guess.
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    Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DC Posts: 7,258
    I used the stationary bike today. I was thinking about the 8 minute-mile. I have never come close to that, but wouldn't it be great if I could do it? It would be the best thing in my life if I could do that. I didn't think it was possible that I could do it, but I'm a little stronger in spirit, than I was 10 years ago when I was running more regularly. Talk about all of those fears sliding off in my sweat. It would be something, that's for sure. Maybe I should start with a 9 minute mile and go from there. 9 minute mile would be great, too. I haven't come close to that either. 9:50 ish on a treadmill was my fastest. I could either crash through my fears or find new ones in the process. Kind of cool!

    I'm feeling tired just thinking of it. Life, it's crazy with opportunities.
    There is no such thing as leftover pizza. There is now pizza and later pizza. - anonymous
    The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math - The Mincing Mockingbird
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    rgambsrgambs Posts: 13,576
    Ms. Haiku said:

    I used the stationary bike today. I was thinking about the 8 minute-mile. I have never come close to that, but wouldn't it be great if I could do it? It would be the best thing in my life if I could do that. I didn't think it was possible that I could do it, but I'm a little stronger in spirit, than I was 10 years ago when I was running more regularly. Talk about all of those fears sliding off in my sweat. It would be something, that's for sure. Maybe I should start with a 9 minute mile and go from there. 9 minute mile would be great, too. I haven't come close to that either. 9:50 ish on a treadmill was my fastest. I could either crash through my fears or find new ones in the process. Kind of cool!

    I'm feeling tired just thinking of it. Life, it's crazy with opportunities.

    I was at 9 for 4 weeks, and I just shaved it down a little at a time. I usually do a 10 minute mile to warm up and then I just run as hard as I can for the second mile and I am coming in around 8:10 to 8:20 now. I can't wait for a day when I can run as long as I can, I have no idea how long I could go, I only ever have 30 minutes.
    Monkey Driven, Call this Living?
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    PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BC Posts: 49,737
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    Sprunkn7 said:

    rgambs said:

    Sprunkn7 said:

    food wise I have been bad this weekend! While I'm sipping a whiskey ginger! Back on the horse tmr!

    Better than beer.

    really? Cause I think this has a lot of sugar! lol...Anyway I've been sick with Strep so I have not been eating regularly....antibiotic finally kicking in! Weigh in tmr morning and I have a good week of healthy foods planned.
    Use diet ginger ale (if that's what you mean by ginger) next time. A highball with diet soda is only about 85 calories! Of course, alcohol actually stops fat burning. Your liver can't do both at once, so when you drink, weight loss isn't happening even if it is low calorie drinking.

    PS - if anyone wants advice on weight loss, calorie burning, optimal heart rates, and basically all things to do with fat burning and how to burn it fastest, easiest, long or short term, with or without work out routines, optimal routines for fat burning and muscle growth, just ask. My ex got into body building when we were together, and became obsessive, so I know everything about it, lol. :weary:
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    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
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    markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SC Posts: 5,114
    Given to Fly played on the iPod while sweating it out on the treadmill today and first thing I thought of was this thread. That's such a great song to run to. Anyways, keep up the great work everybody!
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    Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DC Posts: 7,258

    Given to Fly played on the iPod while sweating it out on the treadmill today and first thing I thought of was this thread. That's such a great song to run to. Anyways, keep up the great work everybody!

    That's my runners high song!
    There is no such thing as leftover pizza. There is now pizza and later pizza. - anonymous
    The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math - The Mincing Mockingbird
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    rr165892rr165892 Posts: 5,697

    Lost an inch on the waist & gained another notch on the ol' belt! And I had a follow-up appt with my doc yesterday. I am now officially cholesterol med free!

    Outstanding !!!!
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    rr165892rr165892 Posts: 5,697

    Entered the zone that is known as Beast Mode today. Hit 200 lbs on the machine bench press (highest weight achieved for upper body) and finally did a continuous 2 mile run! I had been trying to get to 2 miles for about 3 weeks. Now just have to see if I can consistently get there. On such an endorphin high right now! I will probably be dead to the world in a couple of hours.

    Hope my good workout energy gives you all the momentum you need to reach your next goal/milestone.

    Hitting the weights will really help your body transform.Keep it up.Way better then the running.
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    rr165892rr165892 Posts: 5,697
    PJ_Soul said:

    Sprunkn7 said:

    rgambs said:

    Sprunkn7 said:

    food wise I have been bad this weekend! While I'm sipping a whiskey ginger! Back on the horse tmr!

    Better than beer.

    really? Cause I think this has a lot of sugar! lol...Anyway I've been sick with Strep so I have not been eating regularly....antibiotic finally kicking in! Weigh in tmr morning and I have a good week of healthy foods planned.
    Use diet ginger ale (if that's what you mean by ginger) next time. A highball with diet soda is only about 85 calories! Of course, alcohol actually stops fat burning. Your liver can't do both at once, so when you drink, weight loss isn't happening even if it is low calorie drinking.

    PS - if anyone wants advice on weight loss, calorie burning, optimal heart rates, and basically all things to do with fat burning and how to burn it fastest, easiest, long or short term, with or without work out routines, optimal routines for fat burning and muscle growth, just ask. My ex got into body building when we were together, and became obsessive, so I know everything about it, lol. :weary:
    PJ,we learn something new about you everyday.I like it.

    I also live in that world.
    Its true.Body builders know the chemistry,the physical and hormonal responses.Its an art form.
    I'm not crazy fanatical about my training schedule and food intake,but some buddies at the gym who are competing IFBB pros know more about this stuff then a lot of DRs.

    I still think the single biggest thing is dietary intake and then Hormonal balancing of Testosterone and Estrogen for both men and women.Most men from mid 30s on are walking around with low T and high Estrogen levels.Very unhealthy for long term medical shit,but also body composition and stamina.
    Everyone should have a blood test 2 times a year at minimum to check these levels as well as liped panels and The usually blood markers.Can make a huge difference in your life.
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    rgambsrgambs Posts: 13,576
    I ran 3.5 miles, walked 1.5 miles, did 3 hours of manwork, 2 hours of house chores, ate 7 pieces of pizza, drank moonshine, and passed the peace pipe by the fire yesterday... That's a good Saturday!
    Monkey Driven, Call this Living?
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    rr165892rr165892 Posts: 5,697
    Indeed it is Gambsy
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    FoxyRedLaFoxyRedLa Lauren / MI Posts: 4,810
    Lmao! Manwork.
    Oh please let it rain today.
    Those that can be trusted can change their mind.
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    rgambsrgambs Posts: 13,576
    rr165892 said:

    Indeed it is Gambsy

    Except that pizza tore a hole in the spacetime fabric of my diet universe, and now I want to eat everything that exists.
    Oh well, soldier on!
    I was at under 1000 net calories twice this week so I should be at the big 20lbs lost! but I didn't get to weigh in.
    Monkey Driven, Call this Living?
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    FoxyRedLaFoxyRedLa Lauren / MI Posts: 4,810
    Congrats to everyone and all your hard work! I mean it! I am down 4lbs in 4 weeks by just staying under 1360 daily. Sloooow progress. But gonna keep keepin on!

    Good good excellent job you guys and gals!
    Oh please let it rain today.
    Those that can be trusted can change their mind.
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    Sprunkn7Sprunkn7 Posts: 5,277
    I had a bit of an off week. Thankfully I didn't gain, but i didn't lose either!

    Prepping for the week. Went to Costco and got meat...lots of meat! Packing, labeling and freezing today. Making a chili, cutting up veggies. Making my plan of attack :-)
    Thank you fellow 10 clubber for saving my ass....again!!!
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    rollingsrollings unknown Posts: 7,124
    for 2016 I instead have decided to ship out
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    rgambsrgambs Posts: 13,576
    rollings said:

    for 2016 I instead have decided to ship out

    Hahaha that was 2015 for me, now the shape up is so much harder!
    Monkey Driven, Call this Living?
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    markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SC Posts: 5,114
    rr165892 said:

    Entered the zone that is known as Beast Mode today. Hit 200 lbs on the machine bench press (highest weight achieved for upper body) and finally did a continuous 2 mile run! I had been trying to get to 2 miles for about 3 weeks. Now just have to see if I can consistently get there. On such an endorphin high right now! I will probably be dead to the world in a couple of hours.

    Hope my good workout energy gives you all the momentum you need to reach your next goal/milestone.

    Hitting the weights will really help your body transform.Keep it up.Way better then the running.
    I can definitely tell the lifting is working. Been at for just over a year and I am much stronger and getting better muscle definition. I would much rather lift than run, so there's no way I'm cutting that out! I just do the cardio to help expedite calorie loss.
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