Fitness

Ms_ladyblue

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True dat G! Sorry, I'm trying to be hip and urban. :)
You go kirmmy!!! 👍🏼No need for sorry though. ☺️
Anyway, what you say is true but I'm concerned about how addictive coffee is. I know some will scoff but if you're drinking a cup a morning, stop. Just stop and let's see what happens. That means everything with caffeine, tea, chocolate, mountain dew, etc, etc, etc. Give it a couple of days... Headaches? A feeling of lethargy? A feeling you can't concentrate? An extremely urgent need for just one cup of the sweet stuff? I guess if it's actually good for you an addiction isn't all bad, eh?
Well, I really can’t relate. You’re talking to someone who comes from the land of coffee drinkers.
Especially if one is from Louisiana…and many of them, including me drink coffee and chicory, that’s some strong coffee, but, hey that’s what I like. Or I like French Roast too. I also drink it with no sugar just half & half. Good stuff to me!

I'll buy organic when I can but it's a bit expensive. I love Starbucks' Sumatra blend and I don't normally like dark roast. Not much of a fan of Starbucks generally though.
Yeah, same here, organic is a bit expensive so I don’t buy it too often. I’ll have to try the Starbucks Sumatra blend coffee. I usually like to hear from others before I try anything different. They’re building a Starbucks over here now too. But I’ve never been much of a fan of Starbucks either. Personally, I think it’s been too overrated. 😊
 

evw

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True dat G! Sorry, I'm trying to be hip and urban. :)

Anyway, what you say is true but I'm concerned about how addictive coffee is. I know some will scoff but if you're drinking a cup a morning, stop. Just stop and let's see what happens. That means everything with caffeine, tea, chocolate, mountain dew, etc, etc, etc. Give it a couple of days... Headaches? A feeling of lethargy? A feeling you can't concentrate? An extremely urgent need for just one cup of the sweet stuff? I guess if it's actually good for you an addiction isn't all bad, eh?

I'll buy organic when I can but it's a bit expensive. I love Starbucks' Sumatra blend and I don't normally like dark roast. Not much of a fan of Starbucks generally though.
An extremely urgent need for just one cup of the sweet stuff?

Just wondering; could the adiction be in the 'sweet' ? ;)
 

The God Pill

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No additional progress on the weight loss but getting there on increasing stamina. Previously the farthest I pushed myself to run was 2.2 miles today I ran 110% black belt test distance at 3.3 adding two minutes to factor in the quick stops for breath I'd still have four to spare. 6.3mph used to be my default speed now it's 7.6. Given if SHTF one would be slowed by the weight of gear that's reassuring given the governments want the terminators they're building to be capable of 6.7mph
 
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Cristo

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No additional progress on the weight loss but getting there on increasing stamina. Previously the farthest I pushed myself to run was 2.2 miles today I ran 110% black belt test distance at 3.3 adding two minutes to factor in the quick stops for breath I'd still have four to spare. 6.3mph used to be my default speed now it's 7.6. Given if SHTF one would be slowed by the weight of gear that's reassuring given the governments want the terminators they're building to be capable of 6.7mph
Weight loss is a deceptive way of looking at whether one is actually getting in better shape. Because muscle actually weighs 3 times as much as fat, you could be reducing your fat cells while at the same time your muscles cells are increasing. Thus, no weight loss. The fact that your speed and stamina is increasing would suggest that very thing. Your mitochondria, the bodies work horses for respiration and energy production have increased in function and become more efficient. Keep it up man...pretty soon Steve Austin won't be able to catch you. (That's a reference to the six million dollar man, my hero as a seven year old). Na-na-na-na-na-na-na...those who watched the show will know :)
 
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The Black Sheep

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Weight loss is a deceptive way of looking at whether one is actually getting in better shape. Because muscle actually weighs 3 times as much as fat, you could be reducing your fat cells while at the same time your muscles cells are increasing. Thus, no weight loss. The fact that your speed and stamina is increasing would suggest that very thing. Your mitochondria, the bodies work horses for respiration and energy production have increased in function and become more efficient. Keep it up man...pretty soon Steve Austin won't be able to catch you. (That's a reference to the six million dollar man, my hero as a seven year old). Na-na-na-na-na-na-na...those who watched the show will know :)
Additionally, a gain in muscle tissue is also going to increase a gain in "water weight" (which isn't bad, contrary to popular belief), and is really just the energy that is stored in the muscles in the form of ATP and creatine.
 

kirmmy

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@Ireneo @kirmmy how have you two been?
"Pussycat, pussycat where have you been? Off to England to see the Queen."

Oh I forgot, she's dead. :cry:

Late to reply buy I'm doing OK. Certainly not doing the weight lose and times you're doing.

That's a dang good time and distance on that run.

Do you find the hard exercise also does stuff for you mentally? It generally makes me feel much better about life. More hope, etc.
 

The God Pill

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"Pussycat, pussycat where have you been? Off to England to see the Queen."

Oh I forgot, she's dead. :cry:

Late to reply buy I'm doing OK. Certainly not doing the weight lose and times you're doing.

That's a dang good time and distance on that run.

Do you find the hard exercise also does stuff for you mentally? It generally makes me feel much better about life. More hope, etc.
It's a bit elevating in that regard so far the main perk is the exercise strengthening my spine (had a spinal injury at age 6) and boosting speed at work between the running and monoatomic gold stamina through the day is approaching nearly early 20's levels while sleep requirements are dropping noticably.
 

kirmmy

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An extremely urgent need for just one cup of the sweet stuff?

Just wondering; could the adiction be in the 'sweet' ? ;)
You make a good point. It could be the sugar. It's in everything and I have a bit of a sweet tooth. I quit it once, for months. I actually lost weight pretty quick. But I was much younger so the metabolism helped.

That being said, can you recommend a good artificial sweetener. Something without the darn bitter aftertaste and that won't give you cancer. :)
 

evw

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You make a good point. It could be the sugar. It's in everything and I have a bit of a sweet tooth. I quit it once, for months. I actually lost weight pretty quick. But I was much younger so the metabolism helped.

That being said, can you recommend a good artificial sweetener. Something without the darn bitter aftertaste and that won't give you cancer. :)
if I need a sweetener I use Erythritol. I make powder from it myself firstly to buy powder is too expensive for me and secondly it is easier to use the right amount so you don't have the aftertaste but you do have the sweet taste1667800440557.png
 

The Black Sheep

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I just concluded a 3.5 day fast last night. I wanted to try for 5 but I just could not sleep last night and I am also trying to alter my sleep schedule. This is only the second time I've ever done an extended fast, the last time being about 5-6 years ago for what was just under 3 days IIRC. I normally only eat twice or sometimes even just once a day, so the first day was pretty easy. I could have kept going if I was willing to stay up all night but I don't want to screw up my circadian rhythm more than it already is. It was fun at times and interesting to work on self-control and experience a different kind of energy (burning more ketones). I may do it more often, and perhaps limit it to no more than 3 nights next time, as every night I seem to be able to sleep less and less. Interestingly though, that sleep seems to be of higher quality thus requiring less of it.
 

kirmmy

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I just concluded a 3.5 day fast last night. I wanted to try for 5 but I just could not sleep last night and I am also trying to alter my sleep schedule. This is only the second time I've ever done an extended fast, the last time being about 5-6 years ago for what was just under 3 days IIRC. I normally only eat twice or sometimes even just once a day, so the first day was pretty easy. I could have kept going if I was willing to stay up all night but I don't want to screw up my circadian rhythm more than it already is. It was fun at times and interesting to work on self-control and experience a different kind of energy (burning more ketones). I may do it more often, and perhaps limit it to no more than 3 nights next time, as every night I seem to be able to sleep less and less. Interestingly though, that sleep seems to be of higher quality thus requiring less of it.
That's amazing. I've done fasts when I was much younger but I don't remember having any issues with sleep. In fact, I remember the sleep being very deep with amazing dreams...very restful.

Easy for me to say but maybe give it longer next time. You may hit a point where, all of a sudden, you begin sleeping really well and really deeply. You've just got to get over that hump.

BTW, when you say fast you mean fast, right? No coffee, no tea, no juice. Just water.
 

The Black Sheep

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That's amazing. I've done fasts when I was much younger but I don't remember having any issues with sleep. In fact, I remember the sleep being very deep with amazing dreams...very restful.

Easy for me to say but maybe give it longer next time. You may hit a point where, all of a sudden, you begin sleeping really well and really deeply. You've just got to get over that hump.

BTW, when you say fast you mean fast, right? No coffee, no tea, no juice. Just water.
Yes, a water fast. I only put a little salt in the water once a day, and the other day I felt some aches from the increased acidity so I put a little baking soda in one of the glasses. Really does feel amazing to experience these kinds of profound changes. Self deprivation is important for us to appreciate things and put them in their proper place. Never enjoyed food so much lol.
 

BillyRay

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That's a tough one, ain't it. I quit for about 1.5 months some time ago. But I eventually failed and went back to the wretched brew. What is it about caffeine and humans? I've even known dogs that like it...I mean if their owners gave them a bit to drink. Winds them up and they are raring to get out the door for a walk...or to attack small children. :)
I have a coffee bar in my kitchen with a sign that says: “Coffee first. You people later.”

It’s funny because it’s true. I love my coffee.
 

BillyRay

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Keep it up man...pretty soon Steve Austin won't be able to catch you. (That's a reference to the six million dollar man, my hero as a seven year old). Na-na-na-na-na-na-na...those who watched the show will know :)
I’m old enough to have understood that reference.
 
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