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Sep 21, 2008

susannyny susannyny
983 posts

Well Rache, no argument from me … that is a pretty poor diet compounded by the fact that you don’t get in any exercise.

One piece of advice I would offer you is to start eating breakfast. You state that you go for “quantity over quality as I find I’m always hungry, even after a massive meal”. You also mention earlier in your posting that you don’t eat before 12 – 3pm.

I’d be famished too if I didn’t eat anything until mid-day.

You can eat healthy on your budget, but you’re going to need to commit to cooking. Homemade soups and stews are very cost effective and when you make them yourself, you can control the amount of vegetables you “hide” into each batch. You can also control the amount of sodium intake.

You can also make turkey meatloaf and incorporate chopped carrots and spinach into that. The nice thing about a meatloaf is that you make it on Sunday and have several meals to get you through the week.

Rache, it’s difficult to tell from your post what you’re hoping to accomplish from joining Gyminee. Are you simply looking for a way to “hide” a few vegetables into your foods, or are you looking to make an overall change towards better health? What are your fitness goals?

I’m hoping that you’re committed to leading a healthier lifestyle. You young and have the rest of your life ahead of you. Make it as long and healthy as possible!! There’s no mockery here … only support.

Susan
www.catapultfitnessblog.com


Topic: Diet and Nutrition / I have A Seriously Poor Diet, Help!

 
Sep 21, 2008

Rache Rache
2 posts

So i’m new to this, i have dieted once before, lost about 2 stone then got bored of it and put on probably 5 times that

Feel free to mock my crappy diet and lifestyle i’m the stereotypical student who’s not been a student for 2 years lol

The diet….

I don’t eat vegetables except sweetcorn rarely. This is a choice, i really hate the taste of all but i love sweetcorn, i wish i loved others like onions and peppers but i just don’t so i’ve dealt with it by avoiding them at all costs

fruit….well i bought some this week but i never eat any normally

I don’t work, i’m extremely lazy, the most exercise i get is walking from my kitchen to the bathroom, it’s like 6 metres away (i live in a very small flat)

my typical days meals are…..

breakfast: Nothing until about 12-3pm which could be a pizza or a sandwich

dinner: depends how well breakfast went by this time i’ve probably eaten 2 ice creams (like magnums but cheaper lol) maybe some crisps on top

tea: sandwich most likely again, smoked ham and when i say sandwich i mean 4 slices of bread, so really its 2 sandwiches.

i’ll drink about a litre of cheap lemonade at least a day

i’m too lazy to cook, i sit all day either on the computer or watching tv. the only exercise i get other than the bathroom trip would be my weekly supermarket shop

i’m on a low budget, say £10-12 a week, i swear if healthier food was cheaper we wouldn’t have a weight problem. But i usually go for quantity over quality as i find i’m always hungry, even after a massive meal.

I want to change my diet, so i thought i could maybe blend some vegetables and hide them in soups, i love eating meat so i’m looking to work a diet around that thought like i said i’m very limited with my budget

i love pasta but i struggle to find sauces that arent tomato based, and none tomato based usually come with tons of fat

any receipe suggestions or tips would be extremely welcome. Like how to hide a few vegi’s into something tasty lol

thanks in advance


Topic: Diet and Nutrition / I have A Seriously Poor Diet, Help!

 
Sep 21, 2008

KMS0719 KMS0719
1 posts

I had hear of the concept, but now I have bought the book. I think its great, all it is, is a new way to think about healthy eating. I will update and let you know how it goes for me.


Topic: Diet and Nutrition / Clean Eating

 
Sep 21, 2008

staflea staflea
1 posts

there are criticisms that it’s not very accurate even after you calibrate it, but I love mine and find it very helpful. I can’t justify the price of a Garmin yet so this will do very nicely. And entering the data in Gyminee is no great hardship.

THe Nike + site is nice too. Again a good motivator to someone like me who is just starting out.


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Nike +

 
Sep 21, 2008

GimpyGranny GimpyGranny
616 posts

Anyone have any opinions in regards to grass-fed beef versus grain-fed beef

Unless you have no taste buds and own a chain saw to cut it, I’d steer away from grass fed beef. Once (and never again) my husband and I bought a grass (only) fed steer.

It didn’t have any flavor, and was so tough, even our dogs couldn’t eat it. We gave some to relatives, but they didn’t want any more. After a few years in the deep freeze, we finally had to throw away a whole beef.

If you want flavor and tender beef, alfalfa and grain fed’s the only way to go.


Topic: General Discussion / Grass-Fed Beef

 
Sep 20, 2008

absmith absmith
308 posts
Staff

@susannyny: I was not pleased with Zazzle. I tried to print a Gyminee shirt (before we had a bunch printed), and they turned out terrible. Spreadshirt was a little better (almost wearable). Cafe Press is really bad.


Topic: General Discussion / Gyminee T-Shirts

 
Sep 20, 2008

StevenG StevenG
270 posts

Speaking as a father of twins under two. Us guys tend to see parallel gains after the kids are born. I’m not not saying we have it as tough as you moms, but generally we could stand to loose some post birth paunch as well. :)

My wife has recently returned to running, and while it is a battle, I can say as subjective observer she is making progress. Don’t give up, liposuction is not the only answer.


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Any mom's out there lose the "mommy pouch"? I need motivation!

 
Sep 20, 2008

Raineman Raineman
2 posts

@seanC:
My weight has gone back up over the last couple of years, at this point I’m sitting at 235lbs, however my bodyfat is still quite low, having pinched at 10% last sunday. I’ve put on somewhere near 30 lbs of lean mass in the last two years ( and yes I know there is water weight in that lean mass, I’m not claiming it to be all muscle mass). I did fall off the train for about 9 months though and this is where im at after 6 months of working my way back down from 268. I started drinking and smoking, and eating ALOT of fast food, all without training at all, which is why I’m back to playing catch up. but as long as I stayed training, there was no real need to stay on supplements the whole time. Some people have the opinion that supplements are useless, that’s fine if you think that. I however know first hand that they work, and you don’t get stuck on them the rest of your life. You do need to focus on diet and exercise first and foremost, using supplements to get to where you want to be, then adjusting your diet and training to keep your results without the use of pills is possible….. however, if you stop everything all together, you just threw your time and energy away.


Topic: Supplements / Weight Loss

 
Sep 20, 2008

Ed Tan Ed Tan
19 posts

Trail Mix, fully of healthy energy.


Topic: Supplements / Suggestion for a mid-day energy boost?

 
Sep 20, 2008

joggernut joggernut
1 posts

Just thought I’d tell you about my efforts to enjoy music that motivates. I started a website, jogtunes.com, that’s dedicated to listing music based on BPM, genre, and artist. I have links from all of the songs to iTunes Music Store and just started adding links to Amazon’s new MP3 store.

I also publish a podcast called The JogTunes Indie Podcast – It features 30-60 minute BPM sequenced workouts motivated by great indie music.

Please tell me what you think about my endeavors. I welcome comments and suggestions and BPM rated playlists, if you have any. You can send them to comments at jogtunes.com.

Dr. Bob


Topic: Motivation and Support / Motivational Running Music

 
Sep 19, 2008

ArnieFan ArnieFan
18 posts

Amazing how we are all returning to unprocessed organic food. I don’t think McDonalds will be going out of business anytime soon though!


Topic: General Discussion / Grass-Fed Beef

 
Sep 19, 2008

nbutter nbutter
6 posts

seems like a little bit of weight training goes a long way in burning fat (because it raises your metabolism the whole next day)... maybe mixing a bit of that in with your workout routine would help too? and toned arms are great!


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Any mom's out there lose the "mommy pouch"? I need motivation!

 
Sep 19, 2008

freedain freedain
5 posts

best thing to do is keep a bag of raw almonds around. Just a hand full is a great pickup for the afternoon slump.

And of course a little black coffee or green tea would works as well.


Topic: Supplements / Suggestion for a mid-day energy boost?

 
Sep 19, 2008

susannyny susannyny
983 posts

Great input Lizanneh! Thank you!!
Earlier this week I posted on my blog about my inability to get grass-fed beef in my area. I can travel into NYC and get it …. no problem. Just trying to decide if it’s worth the effort.

Interestingly, a company just contacted me about taste testing a few of their cuts, so I’m very excited. They’re going to send me a shipment in October. I plan on posting a very honest review once I’ve given it a try.

Thanks for the tips on cooking. I like my meat medium-rare, so I’ll definitely need to make certain I don’t overcook!!

Susan
www.catapultfitnessblog.com


Topic: General Discussion / Grass-Fed Beef

 
Sep 19, 2008

lizanneh lizanneh
758 posts

Pilates is also one of the exercises that is easy to do at home. Get a good video and a stability ball and mat, and you’re good to go while the little one is napping!


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Pilates

 
Sep 19, 2008

lizanneh lizanneh
758 posts

The taste gets some getting used to, Susan. It tends to have more of a “gamier” taste so if you like eating Bison then you’d probably love it.

It also tends to have less fat so it will be less juicy. As such, it’s important not to overcook it. You can also do things like put chopped onions in your burger patties to keep them more moist while they cook.

I love grass-fed beef. My one problem is that I can’t get the cuts I want without paying for expensive shipping, because all of the farms around me are only allowed to sell via a cow share.

But, just like a CSA, you start to learn how to cook a lot of different things because you use what’s available!


Topic: General Discussion / Grass-Fed Beef

 
Sep 19, 2008

CeeA CeeA
36 posts

I just did my first run today with Nike+ and just wearing the thing alone and receiving information about what I was doing made get a personal best in distance and time! Fantastic. Thanks for everyone’s input.


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Nike +

 
Sep 19, 2008

mcotis mcotis
3 posts

The Nike+ Sport Kit is a great little gadget.
I have only 800 miles logged on mine.
It’s awesome that it speaks all the information to you; speed, distance, time, etc. An armband makes it real easy to access the iPod controls too…
As far as Gyminee goes, just add them manually after a run.


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Nike +

 
Sep 19, 2008

Taka Taka
12 posts

Make sure you shower ASAP after a workout, the build up of sweat used to cause me to break out on shoulders but keeping ultra clean has helped.

Agree with dairy tip as well.


Topic: General Health / Acne?

 
Sep 18, 2008

Raymoondo Raymoondo
32 posts

Stay strong and only listen to yourself and your mentors in life. Everyone else is just noise.


Topic: Diet and Nutrition / Losing Weight: Have you gotten social resistance?

 
Sep 18, 2008

pettybo pettybo
12 posts

I can relate. The worse was a friend’s response to me when I talked about losing weight at my heaviness. She said “You’re going to become a bitch when you lose the weight”.

I couldn’t help but think..”Um so? you’d rather that I kill myself with food & inactivity instead of being proactive about my health? Girlfriend, pleaseeee. (Vanity is not my reason, The quality of my life & health is.)” I was at my heaviest in a size 26.

Learned to ignore silly comments like that. The 2nd annoying is that I should stop losing weight because I’m getting too “skinny” (even though I’m doing it very slowly and in a healthy way.)

By the way? Great job on the weight loss everyone! :)


Topic: Diet and Nutrition / Losing Weight: Have you gotten social resistance?

 
Sep 18, 2008

pettybo pettybo
12 posts

Try taking dairy out of your diet. Sometimes the hormones/steroids may make acne worse? Also skim milk tends make it to be worse then drinking whole. If you’re worried about calcium…there’s so many other resources.(Go easy on the soy?)


Topic: General Health / Acne?

 
Sep 18, 2008

Raymoondo Raymoondo
32 posts

All the Whey!


Topic: Supplements / What supplements do you take and why?

 
Sep 18, 2008

nbutter nbutter
6 posts

i cooked a trout today. here’s how:

- get a trout cleaned & gutted at the market

- put it on aluminum foil with the edges crimped up to hold juices

- put a few lemon wedges in the belly

- wrap with a slice of prosciutto (optional!)

- cook at 350 for about 20 minutes

- poke it & see if it’s feeling semi-firm (like a medium rare steak)

- take it out, let it sit for a while (keeps cooking after you take it out)

- cut in & test done-ness: should be firm but moist.

- pour the juices over it – that’s your sauce

delicious!!!!


Topic: Diet and Nutrition / How to cook fish

 
Sep 18, 2008

Raymoondo Raymoondo
32 posts

Thanks ArnieFan, I can tell you they are! Out of all my buds I have a crunch routine that drives them crazy. Happy to share ;)


Topic: Diet and Nutrition / Best way to lose bodyfat?