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The Lounge "2 Months Sober"? Feb 08 2016
19:23 (UTC)

I would think 2 months sober meant that the person has a substance abuse problem and is on the path towards recovery.

I stopped drinking because it interfered with my weight loss goals, but I didn't announce it, much less refer to myself as "living sober," as I didn't have a drinking problem. I had a calories problem. Perhaps I should say, 7 months no longer a glutton.

Foods What's your favourite type of.... Feb 08 2016
19:19 (UTC)

Jake Gyllenhaal ... oh you meant food. I'll go with dark chocolate covered strawberries

Favorite Easter candy

Weight Loss Water with Drink Mix Feb 08 2016
19:09 (UTC)

The water in my town tastes bad. It's save, it's just unpleasant. We just got a brita filter.

Drink mix is fine.

You could also make tea.

Foods What's your favourite type of.... Feb 08 2016
14:31 (UTC)

tamarind duck and risotto.

Favorite use of corn.

Weight Loss Calories vs. Carbs, Fats & Protein Feb 08 2016
14:24 (UTC)
Original Post by jenfz09:

As for percentages being useless, I ate the same amount of calories, upped my protein, decreased the carbs to fruit and vegetables (no bread, grains, sugar, etc) and added some fat and went from 132 lbs to 117 lbs with no other changes. This is with weighing and keeping track of everything so I know calories are the same.

So what. Your example has nothing to do with percentages. Protein has a higher TEF. Of course increasing it made a difference. 

Your body needs a certain amount of protein and fat to function. It doesn't care what the percentage of protein or fat was out of your total calories. If you use percentages to fix your diet, then you would decrease the protein and fat as you lower your calories when you should do the opposite. If anything, you proved my point that percentages are useless.

Weight Loss Calories vs. Carbs, Fats & Protein Feb 07 2016
23:32 (UTC)

Macro percentages are useless.

I would start with at least .6g/lb protein, .3g/lb fat and you can make the rest whatever you want. 


Fitness FEBRUARY Fitness Challenge - Everybody welcome! Feb 07 2016
21:48 (UTC)

Deficit Deadlifts 5x135, 3x185, 3x5x205

I tried to do the Evil 8 complex, but I quit just after starting the 3rd round. My back was too tired.

Foam roll

Eccentric Stretching w/ lat pulldown

Hanging Abs 3x5

I'm going to eat all the hot wings; try and stop me!

Foods What's your favourite type of.... Feb 07 2016
02:11 (UTC)

Wings- they're a superbowl must. Chips and guac, and popcorn

All of these will be at my house tomorrow. Better do my cardio, lol.

Favorite crunchy food.

Fitness FEBRUARY Fitness Challenge - Everybody welcome! Feb 06 2016
23:27 (UTC)

I went to the gym in the morning, and did a cardio kickboxing class in the afternoon

  • Front squats up to 165
  • Paused Squats up to 275
  • Clean and Press 3x7x65lbs
  • Rack pulls up to 295

That kickboxing class kicked my ass, well my lower back really. Yeah, there's a reason I don't do cardio.

Foods Yummy or Yucky? Feb 06 2016
16:16 (UTC)
Yuck, I hate coconut anything.

Dark chocolate s'mores
Weight Loss Calories in Japanese food Feb 06 2016
16:12 (UTC)
No. We have no idea how much you ate of which food. Make your best guess and move on.
Weight Loss 5 day 1000 calorie diet Feb 05 2016
20:38 (UTC)

No, but if Dr. Oz was promoting it, then I would run the other way, really fast.


Weight Loss Flabby arms anyone? Feb 04 2016
23:32 (UTC)
Original Post by maya_emproject:

Each person has those body parts which stores more body fat. Myself have way bigger as comparing to my shoulders :)

If you feel like it, learn to love it as it won't fully go away. You can do some upper body exercises to transform part of arm body fat to muscle. Google Shoulder, Biceps and Triceps exercises. They are really easy to learn and you can use water bottle instead of dumbbells.


You cannot transform fat into muscle. They are different tissues. This would be like turning smog into chocolate.


Fitness FEBRUARY Fitness Challenge - Everybody welcome! Feb 04 2016
23:30 (UTC)


When it comes to building muscle, what matters most (for training) is how hard each set is. In other words, you can build just as much muscle squatting 3 sets of 5 reps as you can doing 3 sets of 8-12 reps, provided that the effort involved is the same.

Beginner programs often have reps of 5 because it's easier to add weight each session with fewer reps, so you can get stronger faster and build muscle.

I find that it's usually easier to do fewer reps for the main compounds, like bench press, squats, deadlifts and to do more reps with accessory compounds and isolation work, like walking lunges, lat pulldowns, bicep curls, etc.

A good program will have a rep/set scheme that works for you so all you have to do is put in the effort.

For beginners, I'd look at programs like Fierce 5, AllPros, or if you want something more tailored to women, Strong Curves.

You don't really need a different program for fat loss. You can just use the same type of program you would use to build muscle and eat at a calorie deficit. If you want something more for fat burning, you can look at HIIT and metabolic complexes for your off days. I would probably lift 3 days a week and do HIIT/complexes 1-2 days a week, giving yourself at least 2 rest days a week.

As a beginner, you don't want to take on too much too soon and mess up your recovery.

Today's workout.

I'm not the best at logging them here, but I lift every day except for Sundays.

  • Front squats up to 165.
  • Back squats up to 315- yeah, I can squat 3 plates now.
  • Deadlifts up to 275.
  • Pec fly/reverse fly superset
  • cable pullover/seated cable row superset
Weight Loss Avoiding loose skin? Feb 04 2016
00:28 (UTC)

Fish oil supplements can help, keep hydrated, eat enough protein.

Other than that, only time will tell.

Weight Loss 5 weeks and no weight loss. Feb 03 2016
18:23 (UTC)

You're eating too much. You would have lost weight if you were in a deficit.

I would also suggest doing a structured routine like Starting Strength or AllPros.

Young Calorie Counters Exercise??? Feb 03 2016
16:50 (UTC)

In terms of classes or sports, try anything that sounds like fun.

In terms of programs, check out Strong Curves.

Young Calorie Counters Am I eating enough? Feb 03 2016
16:49 (UTC)
  1. Advice, eat the darn yolk!
  2. Eat the whole apple.
  3. Eat some vegetables
  4. Ditch the Digorno's crap and eat some steak, or chicken thighs, or fish, have some potatoes on the side
  5. drink whole milk at every meal
  6. Basically, eat twice as much food as you are now.
Weight Loss Flabby arms anyone? Feb 03 2016
16:46 (UTC)
Original Post by Angela1601:

Considering I don't read magazines like that, I know it came from a book.

Do yourself a favor. Turn that book into a coaster.

Weight Loss The Prime Feb 02 2016
20:17 (UTC)
Original Post by kristienicole:


There is no need for name calling, being rude or insulting. I am not a dummy.

I didn't call you a dummy. You asked me what DBAD stood for, and then you accuse me of calling you a dummy. You sound like someone who looks to be offended, just to get self-righteous about it. Good luck with that.