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Interviews / 300
« on: January 16, 2011, 11:33:32 AM »

Research / Just remember: there's no such thing as a corn lobby
« on: January 16, 2011, 07:36:21 AM »

How do you get fired in Iowa? By reminding people that cows naturally eat grass, not corn.

Introductions / Welcome Farkers
« on: October 31, 2010, 02:18:49 PM »
Say hello fellow Total Farkers!

I cracked 150 Lbs!

Miscellaneous / Re: Breathe Right nose strips--anyone else use them?
« on: October 26, 2010, 05:28:58 PM »
These are snake oil.

They do nothing to widen the insides of your nostrils. However, if you're convinced they work...

Progress Reports & Photos / Re: Monthly weigh in
« on: October 23, 2010, 03:02:32 PM »
The guy at Lean Saloon has an appealing take on balance in exercise. Be overall active and use your whole body. Machines are great for isolating muscles or attacking a specific muscle at a given angle, but for overall health and strength, focus on the whole body.

Progress Reports & Photos / Re: Monthly weigh in
« on: October 23, 2010, 12:02:45 PM »
Given that running and press-ups are the only exercises I'm doing right now,  and that these articles are more about edge of existing performance cases rather than for someone in my low level of physical condition, I think I've got a long way to go before I reach the limits described.

Besides, there's a snarky gym-rat tone to several of these. While I agree that balance is needed, you're mistaking me for someone who's reached the point of diminishing returns.

Research / A vegetarian nutritionist looks at low carb -- video
« on: October 23, 2010, 08:11:46 AM »

Paleo is mentioned explicitly at 52 minutes but the whole video is worth watching. I think he gets paleo a bit wrong because I've certainly broadened what I've been eating since going paleo.

Progress Reports & Photos / Re: Monthly weigh in
« on: October 23, 2010, 07:03:22 AM »
Enlighten me, please.

Progress Reports & Photos / Re: Monthly weigh in
« on: October 22, 2010, 08:29:05 PM »
I've also restarted running in August so doubtless I've been picking up a lot of lean mass
Lean mass from running?
Not likely.
Consuming lean mass from running.
Highly likely

<--Looks at spare tire

Think I have a bit of room to go before I need to worry about consuming lean mass.

Progress Reports & Photos / Re: Monthly weigh in
« on: October 20, 2010, 06:31:50 PM »
I posted elsewhere what I think happened a few months ago: thermodynamics kicked in as the easy fat was burned off. I've a lot of loose skin now and that tissue works itself off at a different maximum rate. I needed to get a lot stricter about my diet -- I'd been eating heaps of dairy -- and I've begin to experiment with intermittent fasting.

I've also restarted running in August so doubtless I've been picking up a lot of lean mass so the pounds don't tell everything.

Still, it may take a year or so to get to my general target of a MBI of 21.7 which is in the middle of the 'good' zone. I'm not planning for any weight target but I think the low 140s is were it'll be.

I actually had two apples this week as I'm trying to broaden my diet a touch as I'd banned all fruit. They were tasty and I'lll start including the odd bit of fruit now as I figure since I'm basically at maximum weight loss, and that's kind of at its maximum, I might as well accept it and have a slightly broader diet.

Progress Reports & Photos / Monthly weigh in
« on: October 20, 2010, 06:43:58 AM »
Oct 20
Date         Actual   Diff
April 21      190      N/A         
May 20       182      8
June 20       172      10
July 20       164       8   
Aug 20      157      7 (Started running)
Sep 20      157      0 (Stopped all dairy, began moving into middle-distance running)
Oct 20      153      4 (Began experimenting with intermittent fasting twice weekly, long runs are now 2h)

Height 5'8, weight in uni was 132. Bodyfat measuring machine five reading average is 18.25.

I have not seen a huge difference on the scale, ... but I am now on my last hole on my belt and jeans I could not get into in September I now can.  So while the scale may not be moving down, the fat is moving out.

Excellent point: the scale only tells part of the story. I also find it difficult to remember that from time to time. I'm coming up on my monthly weigh in and yes, the weight is overall is moving very slowly, but the 32-waist trousers I bough two months ago are now loose.

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