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Forum: General diet questions 08-22-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,538
Posted By mek42
link from antibiotics to obesity?

Is there anything to this (article linked below)? The postulation is that (over)use of antibiotics leads to disruption of normal gut flora, which leads to disruption of ghrehlin and leptin which...
Forum: Logging your progress 05-16-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 32,622
Posted By mek42
Glad to see you are still making progress!

Glad to see you are still making progress!
Forum: General diet questions 05-15-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,218
Posted By mek42
Thanks for having this thread, one of my boxing...

Thanks for having this thread, one of my boxing class mates just said I should eat after working out, but I was already over calories for my deficit goal. It was good to confirm the daily cycle and...
Forum: Logging your progress 05-13-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,378
Posted By mek42
Hope you are still hanging in there. Just read...

Hope you are still hanging in there.

Just read about your cashews. I premeasure my nuts into ziploc bags even if it means I'm taking 3 bags to work for the day, otherwise they get eaten all up...
Forum: Logging your progress 05-13-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,498
Posted By mek42
304 lbs today. Down 44 in 8 weeks. Running 30...

304 lbs today. Down 44 in 8 weeks.

Running 30 - 45 mins 5 days a week with a 6th day longer run, 90 - 120 minutes. Boxing twice a week and recently added pushup, trying for 30 in multiple sets 3...
Forum: Logging your progress 04-22-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,498
Posted By mek42
Made a poor choice for breakfast and today ended...

Made a poor choice for breakfast and today ended up being my maintenance day for the week. Ran a half hour. Will do boxing tomorrow night due to working out of the office today.
Forum: Logging your progress 04-22-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 32,622
Posted By mek42
Way to go! Thanks for the K info, but I try to...

Way to go! Thanks for the K info, but I try to drink just water. I've been off caffeine since October. Will remember to check out your drink idea if interested in the future. Probably just having...
Forum: Logging your progress 04-21-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,687
Posted By mek42
Good luck! Don't worry so much about having all...

Good luck! Don't worry so much about having all the details, like protein, perfect in the beginning. If you lose some muscle in the first month, who cares? You don't need it any more to do what...
Forum: Logging your progress 04-19-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,498
Posted By mek42
Ran for a bit more than an hour today, all in one...

Ran for a bit more than an hour today, all in one continuous run. I don't think I've ever run that long before in my life.
Forum: Logging your progress 04-18-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 32,622
Posted By mek42
I'm impressed at your ability to manage Na and K...

I'm impressed at your ability to manage Na and K while in deficit. I've decided to ignore these until I'm in maintenance because it is too much for me to deal with.
Forum: Logging your progress 04-18-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,498
Posted By mek42
Missed my 30 percent deficit goal by a couple...

Missed my 30 percent deficit goal by a couple hundred kcal a couple time this week and blew off lifting Tuesday, but did go to boxing class twice this week and ran 15 to 30 mins 6 days out of the...
Forum: Logging your progress 04-14-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,498
Posted By mek42
Staying on track Calories and cardio work,...

Staying on track Calories and cardio work, dealing with some financial matters bringing me down.
Forum: Logging your progress 04-11-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,498
Posted By mek42
Weight yesterday was 316, for 32 lbs gone over...

Weight yesterday was 316, for 32 lbs gone over the past four weeks, 12 since last weighing 2 weeks ago. The new maintenance gives 1800 as 30 percent deficit. Not sure if I'll lower my eating target...
Forum: General training questions 04-10-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,196
Posted By mek42
My rationale for two week weighings is that the...

My rationale for two week weighings is that the progress should exceed fluctuations during initial loss stage.
Forum: Logging your progress 04-10-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,378
Posted By mek42
I'm glad you're still working through. My...

I'm glad you're still working through. My running coach just mentioned that even on days when you don't feel like doing anything and just force yourself to start a slow easier than easy run, it...
Forum: Logging your progress 04-10-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,498
Posted By mek42
Two days ago was on calorie goal without reeating...

Two days ago was on calorie goal without reeating anything for a half hour run.

Yesterday I went over maintenance by 100 kcal, so that will have to be my maintenance day, though I was planning on...
Forum: General training questions 04-10-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,601
Posted By mek42
With a wider grip I can get the bar in a better...

With a wider grip I can get the bar in a better position, but my hands are almost to where the bar sets on the rack, so I'll need to be careful reracking the bar.

Am reading through the Neanderthal...
Forum: General training questions 04-08-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,601
Posted By mek42
I will try this tonight, thanks. I was trying to...

I will try this tonight, thanks. I was trying to put my hands in a grip about where they would be for bench or deadlift.

I also have a lead on a personal trainer that would be good for squat form.
Forum: General diet questions 04-08-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,689
Posted By mek42
If you're on more than 10 percent deficit, it...

If you're on more than 10 percent deficit, it shouldn't matter, right? Likewise if you're aiming for a protein goal, just set your goal 15 percent or so high for some wiggle room.

Having said...
Forum: Logging your progress 04-07-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,498
Posted By mek42
It is difficult to watch them eat sometimes, as...

It is difficult to watch them eat sometimes, as most of them are doing multiple marathons per year. Thankfully, they are disproportionately female, so I can focus on pretty eyes rather than all of...
Forum: General training questions 04-07-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,601
Posted By mek42
Yes, traps, sorry. It rests on the bony C7 and...

Yes, traps, sorry. It rests on the bony C7 and not on the soft tissue where I believe the bar should be resting.
Forum: Logging your progress 04-07-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,498
Posted By mek42
Stayed on goal Sunday too. I ran with a group of...

Stayed on goal Sunday too. I ran with a group of people who do breakfast afterward. This time breakfast was at Breuggers, so I looked at the menu ahead of time. I then decided that if I ran at...
Forum: General diet questions 04-07-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,251
Posted By mek42
Just keep running until you get runner's high. ...

Just keep running until you get runner's high. If it doesn't happen after the first three hours, keep running, it is waiting just around the corner for you. (mostly joking)

I will just be...
Forum: General diet questions 04-07-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,605
Posted By mek42
Be honest, try it for two months and report back.

Be honest, try it for two months and report back.
Forum: General training questions 04-07-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,601
Posted By mek42
Shoulder flexibility for squat

My shoulders are too far forward for a good squat - the bar rests on C7 instead of my lats. At the same time, my grip has reached my limit for Dumbbell squats.

What can I do to get my shoulders...
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