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Post Post #3175  (ISO)  » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:57 am

I wouldn't call it a failure Ari, it's damn hard. Even something like a smoothie in the morning might be a good way to get easy calories in. Gotta make it as easy for yourself as possible.

In other news, this week was probably my best week running to date. I topped my previous 4 mile pace by about 20s/mile, and I ran 9 miles 25s/mile faster than I ran 8 miles last week, which is crazy to me. Perhaps it's just that it's getting cooler so I'm finding it easier to run at slightly faster distances, but whatever it is I want more!

Running 10 miles this weekend before my first 10 mile race the weekend after that!
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Post Post #3176  (ISO)  » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:58 pm

In post 3175, Draynth wrote:I wouldn't call it a failure Ari, it's damn hard. Even something like a smoothie in the morning might be a good way to get easy calories in. Gotta make it as easy for yourself as possible.
I don't know. I mean, i have smoothie things but I haven't made one in like 2 weeks. I actually ate 3 "meals" today, but they were all chips and coffee. I'm mistly a disgrace of a person :P I honestly don't care enough about myself to put in any effort.

Good work on your runs tho! You're making great times and I hope the 10km mile run goes really well! =D
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Post Post #3177  (ISO)  » Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:11 am

how do you not just feel terrible eating chips

or have you normalized the feeling of terrible and don't know what it is to feel healthy
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Post Post #3178  (ISO)  » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:49 am

also coffee is an appetite suppressant
you should stop/cut back on the coffee

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Post Post #3179  (ISO)  » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:47 am

In post 3177, rb wrote:how do you not just feel terrible eating chips

or have you normalized the feeling of terrible and don't know what it is to feel healthy
I probably have. I didnt get a chance to make anything and it was that or candy so...

In post 3178, shaft.ed wrote:also coffee is an appetite suppressant
you should stop/cut back on the coffee
Damn, I've heard this before but youre probably right.

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Post Post #3180  (ISO)  » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:30 am

I've found it helps to tie certain meals to tv shows you like. That way you have to go "I really want to watch an episode of X, I guess I need to eat". This especially helps if you find a pretty long-running show and watch an episode-a-day of it. I do a half-hour show to get me to eat breakfast and a hour-long for lunch.

That way, you'll eat if only to allow yourself to watch the episode.
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Post Post #3181  (ISO)  » Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:01 pm

mmm you could try to just eat more frequently if you can rather than gorge yourself in a few giant meals if you might find that more comfortable

alternatively it may help you overall to try to find some fun in the whole thing. when I was trying to put on a bit id try to like roleplay glutton mentality, eat tons of eggs in the morning and often an entire pizza or similar giant helping every dinner, also make a conscious effort to snack more or whatever when not even hungry and mutter "oh geez i have a problem", really get into the part. okay idk if that's actually a healthy approach but you definitely will up your calorie intake
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Post Post #3182  (ISO)  » Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:16 pm

Side note, but a few years ago I was ~137, now I'm ~157. And I'm like 6 foot, so I'm very happy with this.
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Post Post #3183  (ISO)  » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:06 pm

In post 3158, shaft.ed wrote:I always cook two days in advance, so 2 lunches and 2 dinners cooked on Sunday eaten on Monday/Tuesday.
Lunch is always rice, dinner is always pasta. They both reheat well in the microwave. The key for rice is that you need to resteam it. So you want it either in a closed (slightly vented) container, or wrapped in cling film. Pasta depends on preference, but keep in mind the microwave will likely cook it further so boil it a tad less than you would normally prefer it.

I always store my food in the fridge (freeze thawing does bad things to texture) and I find that two days is about as far as I can go without the food starting to go off. If you don't mind freezing, then you can cook in bigger batches.


I meal prep all my lunches on weekend for week, chicken, brown rice, various peppers, jalepeno and red onion, then portion it and freeze, granted the rice isn't steamed again, and it is more or less clumpier when I reheat it, but still delicious.

I eat basically same thing everyday, and aside from dipping down to 133.5 a couple weeks ago, I generally fluctuate now just under 140 to just over 140, still not needing diabetes meds, so that's good :D
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Post Post #3184  (ISO)  » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:07 pm

I've upped my steps lately though as well, last two months I've had 1 million+ steps. Though this month won't make that lol

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Post Post #3185  (ISO)  » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:08 am

Thats's a lot of steps, good job!
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Post Post #3186  (ISO)  » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:09 am

In post 3182, animorpherv1 wrote:Side note, but a few years ago I was ~137, now I'm ~157. And I'm like 6 foot, so I'm very happy with this.

wow great progress!
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Post Post #3187  (ISO)  » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:14 am

An update on my running endeavours, I've been making great progress over the past 2/3 weeks in particular.

For example:
07/08/18 - 4 Miles @ 9:50 pace, 39:20 total time
16/08/18 - 4 Miles @ 9:10 pace, 36:40 total time
23/08/18 - 4 Miles @ 8:39 pace, 34:36 total time

12/08/08 - 8 Miles @ 10:48 pace, 1:26:30 total time
19/08/18 - 9 Miles @ 10:33 pace, 1:35:00 total time
26/08/18 - 10 Miles @ 10:12 pace, 1:42:00 total time

No idea if it's because it's getting cooler, or maybe I'm just getting better at regulating my pace?
Either way It feels amazing to make progress like that, and I know it won't always be such huge differences, but it's satisfying nonetheless.

I'm running a 10 Mile race this Sunday and would love to do it under 1:40:00. I feel confident because A) I ran 1:42:00 yesterday on a training run, half of which was run with a friend, and B) One tends to run races faster than training purely because of adrenaline etc. (From what I've read, It's my first race so I could crash and burn for all I know).

The H/M is 3 weeks out now and I can't wait!
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Post Post #3188  (ISO)  » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:18 pm

In post 3141, Psyche wrote:so im thin and fine being thin, but i want to be fit and have a well-defined body again
can i get cut and all again sticking to calisthenics routines like those available in video series like insanity?

yes but why?

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Post Post #3189  (ISO)  » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:24 pm

In post 3157, Draynth wrote:Hey friends

So I've been looking for some alternatives for lunch in work, as I've just been eating sandwiches etc. every day and I'm getting super bored of them

I'd like to start bringing in leftovers from home (Chicken and rice / pasta, bolognese, curries and the like) and was just reading about reheating food a bit.
A lot of sources seem to be very against eating cold / reheating rice and pasta, but there is also a lot of conflicting information. Anyone have any tips / advice?
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Edit: I'd also likely be cooking something in a batch of like 4/5 portions, eat it for dinner one day and then for lunch the rest. Would most things, such as the 3 mentioned above, last that long? (They'd be kept in the fridge)
I'm perfectly happy to eat the same thing day after day for a week or two, to the disdain of my mother, so it's dead handy to cook a big batch of something to eat

If you want to nerd out about this--cool! Do it!

But if not, lol @ conflicting reports on leftovers.

My good bro, just eat cold leftovers. And by that I mean only: cook a huge family pack of chicken breasts on Sunday, box 'em up for the week in your serving-sized containers, and cook your greenish looking side every two days if you feel inspired. Also, bring lots and lots of hot sauce to work.

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Post Post #3190  (ISO)  » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:00 pm

I have ate same thing for lunch everyday on a work week for over five years.

Chicken and Brown rice with jalepeno, various other peppers and red onion. Cook six meals freeze them. Lunch for week.

1.5 cups of rice and 100g of chicken
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Post Post #3191  (ISO)  » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:57 am

In post 3190, tanstalas wrote:I have ate same thing for lunch everyday on a work week for over five years.

I'm over ten years

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Post Post #3192  (ISO)  » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:30 am

In post 3190, tanstalas wrote:I have ate same thing for lunch everyday on a work week for over five years.

Chicken and Brown rice with jalepeno, various other peppers and red onion. Cook six meals freeze them. Lunch for week.

1.5 cups of rice and 100g of chicken


I eat similarly for extended periods of time, but I just have to mix things up occasionally. This is great advice still though.

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Post Post #3193  (ISO)  » Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:59 am

Update on my 10 Mile Race Results:

Time : 1:43:22
Chip Time 1:40:32

Basically my actual time was 1:40:32, they let people go in waves but start the official clock when the first wave leaves, hence the ~3 minute difference. I was aiming for 1:40:00 but I'm still happy, I improved by like a minute and a half on the previous week's time and it was my first race :D

2 more weeks of training until the half marathon
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Post Post #3194  (ISO)  » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:16 pm

Congratulations Draynth! Have you already run your half marathon?

Yesterday I ran 17.3 km in 1:45:40 (6:06 minutes/km). This was the first time I ran more than 10.5 km since 2014. So I'm quite happy albeit I now have sore calves.

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Post Post #3195  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:22 am

First day back in the gym in like 2 years. I'm very fat and very out of shape. Did 40 minutes on the cross trainer. Gotta motivate myself to do it everyday before I can start splitting with lifting days (just so I won't skip cardio when I start lifting).
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Post Post #3196  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:12 pm

In post 3194, Fromage wrote:Congratulations Draynth! Have you already run your half marathon?

Nope! It's this Saturday. I'm a lil bit nervous about because I missed the long run after the 10 mile race (supposed to be 12 miles that run) but we'll see how it goes.

Yesterday I ran 17.3 km in 1:45:40 (6:06 minutes/km). This was the first time I ran more than 10.5 km since 2014. So I'm quite happy albeit I now have sore calves.

Wow that's awesome! Do you have a specific goal in mind or just seeing what happens?
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Post Post #3197  (ISO)  » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:02 pm

I think you don't have to be worried about finishing assuming you didn't stop running altogether. The distance is only 30% longer. I wish you a good race and a steady pace.

No, I don't have a specific aim in mind. I just wanna run farther and faster. But maybe I should register for a half-marathon too.

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Post Post #3198  (ISO)  » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:03 am

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Post Post #3199  (ISO)  » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:18 am

I finished it in 2:16:40 :)

Slightly slower than my goal of 2:15:00 but I'm still happy!
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