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Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:31 pm
by Malcolm
Troy wrote:Nothing will ever change that.

I plan to put my brain in a mechanical body & go cyborg at the earliest possible opportunity.

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:43 pm
by TPRJones
GORDON wrote:I've never heard anyone suggest that US Marines, who exercise a lot, have a problem with low testosterone levels.

Don't ask, don't tell, right?

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:20 pm
by TPRJones
Actually, this thread has made me decide to begin an incremental move towards better health.

Step one is now in effect: avoiding High Fructose Corn Syrup whenever it can be identified. I am now drinking a Pepsi Throwback instead of Coke. This I can handle, and supposedly it'll be a good first step to take.

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:36 am
by TheCatt
Ummm....

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:17 am
by TPRJones
The key word is incremental.

In a few years, I might try step two.

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:01 am
by TheCatt
Is this like a 5,000 step program?

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:15 am
by unkbill
thibodeaux wrote:Carbs spike your insulin, which is pretty much the root of all metabolic evil. Dump the carbs, dump the cardio, and you'll be healthier AND have more free time.

That is true in a fashion. When I was on the total carb diet you never ate fruit with your meals because that will trigger the insulin, which equals not good.

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:23 am
by unkbill
Cakedaddy wrote:What's a Triglyceride?

It is what they monitor people like me(diabetes in the family) for. If they are always on the high side you stand a good chance of forming diabetes. Mine have always be average along with cholesterol and I like my animals. I just don't eat sugar anymore.

Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:43 am
by TheCatt
Thib, can you post what a typical breakfast/lunch/dinner looks like for you?

And what does you wife think of it?

Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:25 am
by thibodeaux
She's on board.

Let's see, for breakfast this morning I had 6 slices of bacon and 2 eggs. Usually I have a little less bacon and an extra egg, though.

For lunch yesterday I had a pound of barbecued pork. Easy on the sauce, because it's basically corn syrup.

For supper I usually have meat and some kind of green vegetable, like broccoli, spinach, or asparagus.

Sometimes I'm not hungry and I skip a meal. Sometimes instead of a real meal I'll drink a whey-powder smoothie.

Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:28 pm
by TheCatt
Do the kids eat the same?

And, doesn't that basically make this the Atkins diet (except no dairy)?




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Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:19 pm
by thibodeaux
I dunno anything about Atkins. I give the kids some slack; they're kinda like Gordon's kid. Picky.

Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:31 pm
by thibodeaux
Just so you can see the results, here's me at the beach exactly 2 years ago:
http://imgur.com/ORnZ1.jpg
http://imgur.com/AURI4.jpg

And then here's me at the beach last week:
http://imgur.com/DKn4D.jpg
http://imgur.com/JoOW7.jpg

Two years ago I was all about the low-fat, high-fiber: skim milk, triscuits, lean meat. I was also running 2 or 3 miles 2 or 3 times a week. Yet I was a doughy, pasty, lumpy mess. Probably because I was also eating a lot of brownies, to fuel my running habit.

Now, I eat full-fat everything: fat ribeyes, vegetables sauteed in butter, lots of nuts. For lunch I'll eat a whole pound of BBQ (hey, Gordon, remember that BBQ place we went to?)---not every day, but at least once, sometimes twice a week. No more long runs: the only running I do is a set of 20-second sprints maybe once a week. I do lift weights for about a half hour 3 times a week. I also started "intermittent fasting," which just means I skip a meal or two occasionally, usually BEFORE a workout.

Will this work for everyone? Dunno. I was always kind of skinny until I hit 30, so maybe it's genetic. But it's so low-effort, I highly recommend it.

Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:02 pm
by TheCatt
Well, I ran my 5k in a, not as good as hoped, 28:00 time, for 9:00 minute/mile average. Running in the morning is brutal.

At any rate, I just got my health insurance blood test results too:

Triglycerides: 64
HDL: 48 (highest ever by 16)
LDL: 140
Pulse: 53
BP: 105/70

Booyah.

Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:53 am
by unkbill
I have been using my treadmill since mid December. Slowing bumping up time, distance and throwing in weights. Lost 35 lbs till last month just learning how to count calories. Summer is here which means a different party every weekend. Still don't eat much crap like potato chips. Just to much beer so I am not losing any weight. Which I have decided not to worry about for now because I'm not gaining either. Just going to keep walking and working out.
I loved the Adkins diet. All meat. Can't afford to buy that much meat now so will just keep counting.

Diet and Exercise

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:39 pm
by GORDON
Hey look I found another old thread to move into a new forum.

Diet and Exercise

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:17 am
by TheCatt
TheCatt wrote:Source of the post Well, I ran my 5k in a, not as good as hoped, 28:00 time, for 9:00 minute/mile average.

I ran a treadmill 5k the other day.... 37 minutes.

Diet and Exercise

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:32 pm
by GORDON
Saw that Costco had some "Cauliflower crust" pizzas, so I took a peek at them... still 30g carbs per serving. I didn't read the ingredient list to know where all those carbs are coming from.

Diet and Exercise

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:52 am
by TheCatt
Day 1: Down 4 lbs. But only cuz I weighed in after lunch, and today: before breakfast. Last night's birthday desserts didn't help.

Diet and Exercise

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:47 pm
by TheCatt
TheCatt wrote:Source of the post Well, I ran my 5k in a, not as good as hoped, 28:00 time, for 9:00 minute/mile average. Running in the morning is brutal.

At any rate, I just got my health insurance blood test results too:

Triglycerides: 64
HDL: 48 (highest ever by 16)
LDL: 140
Pulse: 53
BP: 105/70

Booyah.

8 years later... (Guessing weight was around 190 in that post)

My HDL is 49
LDL 172
Pulse: 60
BP: 115/75
Weight: 220