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Weight Gain help :P Jan 31 2010
22:19 (UTC)
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The easiest way to bulk up is to add a protein shake with carb, not a carb lite protein shake.  I give my son Muscle Milk with frozen blue berries in it twice per day.  He is 16 and a wrestler. He is 6'3" tall and 158 lbs. By adding 100 grams of protein per day, I am helping him to increase his muscle mass.  Try taking a shake prior to bed and have one after breakfast.  This helps, but you have to eat 2000 calories per day on top of these shakes to get good results and make sure you train.  Good luck with this, your lucky moms a chef!! Cheers

M

Fitness What would you consider as "exercise" ? Jan 31 2010
22:14 (UTC)
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I consider you very active, but not exercising because your are not focusing for a duration of time at exerting yourself at a specific activity like running, taking a zumba class, or spending an hour on the elyptical machine. Adding a focused activity to burn calories or work the heart would be my definition of exercise. Some sports can also be exercise such as swimming or playing football. Anyway, that's my definition. It's great to be active but when one gets older, being active doesn't always get the pounds off the waist line. cheers

M

The Lounge K-9 (Canine) Blood Donors Jan 29 2010
14:07 (UTC)
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cool idea. I will talk to my vet. California does not have an animal blood bank to my knowledge, but there lies the problem, my knowledge! or lack of it.  You are a great friend. I am home from travels to the farm belt. I have a cold, but my spirits are good. Being Friday night, I am having dinner with the family and an easy day. I heart you very much my friend. Cheers

M

Fitness Not improving at pushups? Jan 17 2010
15:24 (UTC)
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Add push ups to a consistent exercise routine, like on your chest day, you include 5 sets of 10. Do them religiously and the body will wake up. I recently did pull ups, that I had not done in a while, week one I barely did 3 sets of 10 with body weight, week 2 I did 5 sets of 10. I have arthritis in the left shoulder and will attempt them this week and see if I get crippled up. I could hardly move my arm all week from the pull ups. If it doesn't work for me, I will go to push ups which are less painful in my shoulder joint.  Don't give up, add consistency and be patient, you'll master it. cheers

M

Fitness Workout Partner Jan 14 2010
20:54 (UTC)
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Im not in Az but would be happy to help you figure out routines you can do in your gym and on your own. It's not easy getting started. Hopefully you will meet someone from cc, but in the mean time if you need to learn routines I recommend that you break them into 3 groups: Legs one day, back and bicept later and chest and tricept later. Work with weights every other day if you can.  Do your cardio 5 days per week and you will get fit quickly.  Best wishes

M

Ps there are a ton of good threads on cc that will outline workout routines. Wink

Fitness I Have a post surgery question. Jan 14 2010
20:51 (UTC)
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Don't bank on the Dr. giving you worldly advice on how to heal. I had my entire right ankle bone replaced with a prothesis,(my foot/fake ankle) I was not offered physical therapy, buy the surgeon. I had to pioneer a program with the help of a physical therapist. My general doctor got me in to see this gal.  I worked at simply walking again and over 6 months worked on improving mobility.  I felt like the operation was a disaster. I still have to use pain meds and was promised never to need them again. I learned that the surgery was able to help me walk better, I did not limp all the time, but if I push the exercise I was guaranteed to walk with a limp. It took me 2 years to adapt and for my body to accept the parts. I now walk pretty good unless I push it at the gym.  My neighbor is a physical therapist and she had her hip replaced 5 months ago, she is have motion issues and limitations.  She uses yoga to help her with her PT recovery.  Hire a trainer that will help you to walk, stretching is critical and then add distance walking before running.  There will be a quiz on all this data I have given you this Friday so Study up. cheers

M

Fitness Leg pain/cramps after walking short distances Jan 14 2010
20:37 (UTC)
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Going from zero to sixty has a price. Your body had no warning that it was going to get pounded on by all the sudden walking. It is highly probable that your legs are built up with lactic acid.  If you are sore and find tying your shoes hurts due to muscle stiffness, you have muscles full of lactic acid. It can be helped by drinking alot of water. Taking amino acids like glutamine and a mix of branch chain amino acids, massage can help. Take the bus for a day and give your legs a chance to heal.  It's great that your getting fit. Good luck with all this. Cheers

M

Games & Challenges Biggest Winner! The Ed Goodin Challenge! Jan 14 2010
15:19 (UTC)
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It is a great challenge and I appreciate all who have joined in and dedicated themselves to it. I have lost 8 pounds give or take. At one point I weighed in at 216, but I was clothed and had eaten as opposed to my waking weight which today was 205.  I am excited about hitting my first goal of 200. I will then refocus on my full goal of 185.  It is a number that seems nuts, but what the heck. I will be ripped lean. I train today doing one hour of cardio and then I train with a trainer for another hour about 2 hours after my cardio session.

Anyone new, please drop me a line if your interested in a great group of people to work with as you drop the inches and pounds. Have a great day! cheers

M

Games & Challenges Biggest Winner! The Ed Goodin Challenge! Jan 04 2010
15:42 (UTC)
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Louise1422 

You are awesome! Your goals are outstanding, your openness to share is greatly appreciated. The fact you have made results is inspirational to me and I am sure to others.  Others readking this, take Louise up on her willingness to develop a training program and to help coach you in your journey to finding the new you! Thanks Soooo much Louise. Best Wishes

M

Games & Challenges Biggest Winner! The Ed Goodin Challenge! Jan 04 2010
15:37 (UTC)
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Great stuff. I have my journal currently open to allow non friends and newbys an opportunity to chat and read my posts. Usually it's just friends, but this challenge isn't about my privacy it's about helping others and helping myself too. You will make that 5 k run, just remember what Winston Churchill use to say: "Never Give Up, Never Give Up, Never Give UP" The mind gives up b4 the body does! I am newly motivated to change for a ton of reasons, but I am going for it. thanks for your post and for joining the Challenge! Best wishes

M

Games & Challenges Biggest Winner! The Ed Goodin Challenge! Jan 04 2010
15:33 (UTC)
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Great results so far. Make sure I am listed in your journal as afriend and keep your stats there too. So If need be I can re read them.  Like you, I am going for it. I journaled that my blood pressure sucks and today contacted my doctor in hopes of additional meds, I can't wait for the diet to help cause my numbers were too high. Bummer, but those are the cards I was dealt.  My goal is all out war on fat and high blood pressure starting now. Actually starting Saturday past.  The blood pressure thing is a new problem that was controlled for years with meds and only recently took off to new heights.  Live it one day at a time! Glad you are on board.Cheers and great post. Thanks

M

Motivation The Holiday's Over! 1st workout after slackin'.... Jan 03 2010
16:06 (UTC)
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Good for you! You did the hardest part of the journey, getting your butt out there and got it going again. Like you most of the time, I dread going, but am pumped I went with regard to working out. Once there, I often wonder why I fight myself so hard in going.  I find that when I am home, it's easier for me to work out than when I am on the road.  I have jump started my program for 2010 and am off to the gym now. Best wishes

M

Motivation Defining Success Jan 03 2010
16:01 (UTC)
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Dear Dramafreak,

The goal is to look better and feel better. I am sponsoring a weight loss/ get fit challenge called the Ed Goodin Challenge. Losing weight is not always good. Poor nutrition or starvation can cause weight loss and be horrible for ones body.  I suggest you take tons of photos of you now and as you continue to change. Look at photos of yourself before you began your program and you will find comfort in those pictures and hopefully recognize your achievements. Denial of your achievements isn't healthy either. It's a half empty glass syndrome and will ultimately cause a person to throw in the towl and quit. Don't go there! Focus on your wins. In weight loss it isn't a matter of sticking with the winners, it's more like keep going and win with the stickers.  Best Wises in your changes.

M

Weight Loss Is exercising 2 days per week for 2 hours as effective as 4 days per week for 1 hour? Jan 03 2010
15:54 (UTC)
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I agree with GI Jane, but the fact you are working out is great. I have a friend that lost 65 lbs. working out 1 day per week. He did a killer diet and then hit his gym for 5 long hours.  His down side was he burned a lot of muscle pushing the body to cram it all in for a day. He experienced cramps, muscle pulls and other issues. He did not quit and did lose the weight. I have lost touch with this lad and can't tell you if he's kept it off or not. Best wishes

M

Weight Loss Literature... Jan 03 2010
15:50 (UTC)
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my favorite is Macrobolic Nutrition by Gerard Dente. It has helped me tons and is easy to utilize on a daily basis. When I deviate from this way of eating or slip back to my old ways, I regain the lbs. Good luck

M

Ps there are tons of redone threads on ol cc, but tons of new folks reading them. It's a good site to get information. Cheers!

Games & Challenges Biggest Winner! The Ed Goodin Challenge! Jan 03 2010
15:19 (UTC)
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Thanks for your comments and support. Eddie was a good hearted soul. He would be pleased to see all the support this challenge is gathering. Wow, you have a full plate. If you can be as kind, supportive and loving to others, I think you can do the same for yourself and drop the pounds. I will be happy to support your efforts where ever you live. Australia sounds fun! I will add you to my friends. Please email me or drop a line in my journal, so I can understand more about your goals, How much weight do you want to lose, how many inches. Eg. I want to fit a 34 jeans size, but if I gain muscle and the scale stays the same, I am ok with that.  I think that I will still drop, but I am preparing an alternative to the idea of weight loss equates success. I feel this challenge will enable me to gain new friends, work with a supportive group as we all attempt to master our health in this new adventure together. Thanks and I look forward to knowing you.

M

Fitness Ammonia Sweat =( Jan 02 2010
13:18 (UTC)
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Teresta, if it's not broke don't fix it. If you don't need carbs and the smell is bad, it is a symptom that your body is working out its issues.  Log your fluid intake, try 12 cups of water per day and let your system heal itself. Next idea, log your journal about this experiment.  As far as controlling smell use scented deoderant and or perfume prior to your work out and see if you can remedy this situation so you can bear it. Chances are people in the gym will smell worse than you. That's usually the guy with  hang over or the guy who doesn't know what deoderant. The fact you are working out and trying to get fit is huge. Don't let this small issue stop you from what you are doing, which is getting in shape. Good luck with this. I wish you all the best.

Fitness YOUNG WR in NEED OF HELP!!!!!! Jan 02 2010
13:06 (UTC)
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Gaining muscle is your goal not fat. To do this you must figure out how much food you eat in the form of calories and percentages as far as protein, carb and fat go. Calorie Count has an a tool to do this. If you use an iphone, I use an ap called lose it. Record what you consume and get an understanding. Adjust your intake. Once you realize what your intake is fix it.

Eg.I eat 45%carb,35% protein and 20% good fats. If my ratios fall off, I adjust them with the proper nutrition. 

I consume 1 gram of protein for every pound of body weight. At the end of the day I look at my goals. In my situation. I am losing weight, so I need to eat 1850 of calories per day. If I work out, I can eat those calories expended back into my system. If I want to burn, I try to stick to my program. If Im crashing from too hard a work out, I might adjust my food intake with a shake.

I recommend you figure out how many calories you eat, how many you burn with the calorie count tools and log your efforts. 3000 calories extra above your daily requirement to maintain your weight will result in 1 pound of gain. So if you eat 2200 per day and don't lose weight but don't gain weight either, you add 500 extra calories via a shake with high carb at night and you will gain new muscle of one pound at the end of that 1st week.  Your body can also drop 8 pounds of water after a huge work out session from football.  I hope this helps, there are plenty of books you can read to support this concept. Good luck

Cheers

M

Weight Loss Eating too much?? Jan 02 2010
12:51 (UTC)
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Don't let her get into your head! Are you eating good food? Are your portions reasonable, can your main course fit in the palm of your hand? Same with the side dishes? Are you eating every 2 hours? If so, you are doing fine. Now if you are eating 6 bowls of cereal,8 yogurt cups, 5 snickers bars and thats just breakfast, then maybe mom has a point. You are at a young and influential age, others support is huge at helping you maintain your own self esteem. That dependency on others is huge and can be a source of pain.  If your mom called you ugly, you would be hurt, now if a crack head that hadn't bathed in days said the same thing, chances are ( I would hope) you would not accept their comment as valid. My point is you give the power to others and they can hurt you. Self esteem is developed don't let Mom squash it. You sound like a fine person. Keep doing what your doing. Best wishes

M

Games & Challenges Biggest Winner! The Ed Goodin Challenge! Jan 02 2010
12:20 (UTC)
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Thanks for joining in the challenge. I have logged you in as one of my buddies and hope you can post or email me your stats. Where are you at today? what are your goals and how things are going. I was delighted to see your share. Like you Im back to the gym today. It is 4:15am pacific standard time.  Are you willing to build a bio about your self and keep a journal too?  Calorie Count has some great tools we can use. I hope to be a good support for your journey and look forward to getting to know you. Best wishes

M

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