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Old 07-14-2017, 11:39 AM
 
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula
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It's a good thing they can't force us to eat 'em, eh?

A couple of sugar cookies could destroy 30 minutes and 1-1/2 miles on my treadmill. I didn't slave on that treadmill just to eat a few cookies.
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Old 07-14-2017, 11:45 AM
 
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula
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Just noting another thing I've recently discovered, alcohol is an enemy. As much as I enjoy my wine I've discovered that it is necessary for me to reduce my consumption to perhaps 2 glasses per week, and not on the same day.

Alas, another favorite thing I'll have to give up to achieve good physical fitness and optimal weight. There is no question that I place physical fitness as more important than imbibing wine.

It's a good thing that sex contributes to physical fitness rather than detracting from it!
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Old 07-14-2017, 12:20 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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I hope most of us in this topic understand the importance of not eating pure sugar without watching a 1 hour documentary.

Noting that many if not most sweet foods contain large amounts of sugar. If you eat them at all they have to be a rare treat in terms of your overall diet. For example, on occasion I may have pancakes with syrup or honey, probably less than once per month.

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If you don't want to watch it that is fine but the video is not just about eating pure sugar. The video goes into depth on the hidden sugar that is in much of the food people eat. If you think you are eating healthy, you may be mistaken. I myself am a diabetic and do not eat any sugar whatsoever and very little carbs for that matter. I've been educating myself on eating healthier for years now and I still took the time to watch and I learned some things I did not know before. Do you think it would take a whole hour just to say that eating pure sugar is bad?

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Old 07-14-2017, 03:38 PM
 
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If you don't want to watch it that is fine but the video is not just about eating pure sugar. The video goes into depth on the hidden sugar that is in much of the food people eat. If you think you are eating healthy, you may be mistaken. I myself am a diabetic and do not eat any sugar whatsoever and very little carbs for that matter. I've been educating myself on eating healthier for years now and I still took the time to watch and I learned some things I did not know before. Do you think it would take a whole hour just to say that eating pure sugar is bad?
I watched it, thanks for posting.

Sugar is a problem for me, has been for a very long time. I can always use a little more info on the topic.
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Old 07-14-2017, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Hey Hound nice to see you around the block again. Well I've returned from my four day long bender of food, relaxation, um other things (it was our anniversary after all), shopping.. and damn I'm so ready to go back to healthy eating. I ate a lot of meat, fat, and just crap (but good crap) and damn...my gut is all sorts of messed up. The meat and fat made me think I had a stomach flu, my body couldn't take it. The 16 oz ribeye was a doozy. Back to eating my 4 oz of meat once or twice a day and back to eating my beans, rice, pasta. The B&B made a lot of egg, sausage, bacon breakfasts...and they were good, but my body just can't handle it.

Gained 11 lbs for my trouble, though I really don't think I truly gained 11. There's water retention for sure. It's true..once you eat healthy, physically it's hard to go back to old habits. If I see a bag of cheetos now I'm gonna scream. So yeah, I've gained 11 lbs and I'm not beating myself up over it. Just get back to my normal eating pattern, start working out again, and I'll be back to 152 soon enough. I'm very goal oriented, so now I've set a new goal which is to remove vacation pounds. This is the real world. I can't eat healthy all of the time. But that doesn't mean that I've gone off the rails. It means I took a week off, that's all. Balance.

I visited a small town in texas, very nice town but some folks acted like they've never seen a girl with a pixie/boy cut and guns before.
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Old 07-14-2017, 05:17 PM
 
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Talking of sugar ...

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...s-to-the-truth
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Old 07-14-2017, 08:18 PM
 
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula
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Hey Hound nice to see you around the block again. Well I've returned from my four day long bender of food, relaxation, um other things (it was our anniversary after all), shopping.. and damn I'm so ready to go back to healthy eating. I ate a lot of meat, fat, and just crap (but good crap) and damn...my gut is all sorts of messed up. The meat and fat made me think I had a stomach flu, my body couldn't take it. The 16 oz ribeye was a doozy. Back to eating my 4 oz of meat once or twice a day and back to eating my beans, rice, pasta. The B&B made a lot of egg, sausage, bacon breakfasts...and they were good, but my body just can't handle it.

Gained 11 lbs for my trouble, though I really don't think I truly gained 11. There's water retention for sure. ...

I visited a small town in texas, very nice town but some folks acted like they've never seen a girl with a pixie/boy cut and guns before.
Pixie/boy cut and guns!

I think the mistake is that four days is too long. Last couple weeks I allow myself one day per week, typically dining out. The rest of the week I'm on prison rations and water. — I can't imagine eating 16 ounces of rib eye steak, although I'll admit I once roasted a 2-bone 3-1/2 pound prime rib and split it with a friend. I buy the smallest rib eyes I can find (8-9 oz.) and even then I usually end up not being able to eat it all. Although filet mignon is not as tasty I appreciate the smaller serving size. One recommendation is a steak no larger than your palm. — Just tonight I decided my standard 1/3 pound hamburger (no side dishes) is too big. In the future I'm going to switch to 1/4 pounders.

I've noticed what may be water retention caused by even small amounts of alcohol, like 2 glasses of wine. I can't explain any other way a week of abstention then 2 glasses of wine, next day 3 pounds gain. It's going to take a couple weeks more experimentation to fully define it, and determine the effect of once a week wine on my long term goals. It's going to be an awfully dry 6 days a week for me.

I believe one important part of dieting is to find your borderline smallest dinner that doesn't result in unacceptable hunger at bed time. And then maybe have one day a week where you can splurge.

It's important to understand the difference between dieting and diet. I'm dieting, eating less than normal to decrease my weight. When I reach my target weight I'll be able to increase my dinner sizes to at least some degree however small. Once I reach my target weight it's diet, not dieting.
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Old 07-16-2017, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Boulder County, CO
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Just noting another thing I've recently discovered, alcohol is an enemy. As much as I enjoy my wine I've discovered that it is necessary for me to reduce my consumption to perhaps 2 glasses per week, and not on the same day.

Alas, another favorite thing I'll have to give up to achieve good physical fitness and optimal weight. There is no question that I place physical fitness as more important than imbibing wine.

It's a good thing that sex contributes to physical fitness rather than detracting from it!
Agreed! It's not just the alcohol..it's the bad decisions and laziness that proceed the consumption of alcohol. If I have a six pack of beer over the course of a weekend the chances of me being productive and eating healthy on Monday are pretty slim. As much as I love beer and an occasional glass of wine I had to slow way down. Right now, I'm drinking about half as much booze as I did last summer. It helps tremendously.

Same thing goes for caffeine. If I drink too much caffeine I get lazy and irresponsible.
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Old 07-16-2017, 06:01 PM
 
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula
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I fiddled with my coffee consumption which was 3 large cups in early morning up until about 3 months ago. One of my problems is getting uninterrupted sleep. I experimented with 1, 2 or 3 cups per day over a few weeks and could find no noticeable difference. I drink 2 cups/day now, early morning. At least for me coffee does not enter into the equation.

My next experiment is to discover if there is any quantity of wine I can drink (preceded by a few days of abstinence) that does not affect my sleep. One standard of "1 glass of wine" is 5 oz. I'm going to try 8 oz. next time (perhaps a few days from now) and see if that disturbs my sleep. If yes then I'll wait a few more days and try 5 oz. In the end I may settle for one 5 oz. glass of wine per week and accept disturbed sleep for one night per week. I'd rather not give up completely. I'm trying to find a compromise I can live with.
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Old 07-16-2017, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Pixie/boy cut and guns!

I think the mistake is that four days is too long. Last couple weeks I allow myself one day per week, typically dining out. The rest of the week I'm on prison rations and water. — I can't imagine eating 16 ounces of rib eye steak, although I'll admit I once roasted a 2-bone 3-1/2 pound prime rib and split it with a friend. I buy the smallest rib eyes I can find (8-9 oz.) and even then I usually end up not being able to eat it all. Although filet mignon is not as tasty I appreciate the smaller serving size. One recommendation is a steak no larger than your palm. — Just tonight I decided my standard 1/3 pound hamburger (no side dishes) is too big. In the future I'm going to switch to 1/4 pounders.

I've noticed what may be water retention caused by even small amounts of alcohol, like 2 glasses of wine. I can't explain any other way a week of abstention then 2 glasses of wine, next day 3 pounds gain. It's going to take a couple weeks more experimentation to fully define it, and determine the effect of once a week wine on my long term goals. It's going to be an awfully dry 6 days a week for me.

I believe one important part of dieting is to find your borderline smallest dinner that doesn't result in unacceptable hunger at bed time. And then maybe have one day a week where you can splurge.

It's important to understand the difference between dieting and diet. I'm dieting, eating less than normal to decrease my weight. When I reach my target weight I'll be able to increase my dinner sizes to at least some degree however small. Once I reach my target weight it's diet, not dieting.
Lol well it was vacation. Fully expected to gain at least ten lbs. didn't really expect my body's reaction to the food. I guess when you've become accustomed to healthy eating with once per week indulgences, my colon couldn't handle the change. Back to the regular program though. It is hard transitioning back as I really do want to eat unlimited amounts of junk but today I ate like normal. Once I return to the gym I know everything will be better. The way I'm wired, if I don't work out I won't eat well. I never exercise on my cheat day. Working out is that important to me
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