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  1. wolkenkraetzer
    Today 04:41 PM
    I wouldn't worry about portion control in the cooking phase--unless you're a chef who has to constantly sample the product...or when making spaghetti sauce, has a cup of wine for him/herself, in addition to adding one to the pot of sauce. Portion control on the plate is another matter--as are second helpings. One has to change habits gradually.

    There are plenty of running or weight lifting web sites that can give you suggestions as to portion control and ideas for meals, snacks, smoothies, etc. Like the physical training, the diet modification has to be gradual, so be patient with yourself as far as that goes too.
  2. wolkenkraetzer
    Today 04:38 AM
    Running down hills can be as challenging as running up them at times...Your program sounds balanced. I suggest "mixing up" your running: short distances (include a minute or two of sprinting) on some days and longer slower distances on others. This way, you're not settling into a routine, and (in effect) confusing your metabolism, causing it to work more. Also: Do NOT over-train at this point, tempting as that may be.

    Trail running is too tough for me, so I can't advise you there. I will hike trails, not run them. Be sure to get lots of protein into your diet: eggs, cottage cheese/yogurt, chicken, tuna as well as fresh vegetables and fruit. Don't deny yourself the occasional sweet, and if you haven't already done so, cut down on your alcohol intake.

    If your goal is to lose weight, you are actually succeeding at that. Do not be taken in by the supposed success of The Biggest Loser TV show. Most of the folks who lost all that weight gain it back over time (and often more) because they (1) lose too much weight too quickly and (2) fail to continue the concerted effort of heavy workouts and altered dietary patterns. Doing that day after day takes planning and effort. All too often, one returns to the convenience of fast food, be that pizza, Mickey D's, or binging on chocolate... The temptation is always there...and most people believe they burn extraordinary amounts of calories by walking 10-15 minutes--which just isn't true. People fail to realize that there are 3500 calories in one pound, and losing that much weight takes a lot of work--both with exercise and diet modification.

    You are actually doing a smart thing with "just" one pound per week. (This is actually a healthy average.) Your body is doing a gradual (as opposed to a "sudden shock") adjustment, so you're more likely to keep the weight off as you continue to train--and modify your diet. The other thing to bear in mind is that as you continue your program, you're building more muscle and losing your percentage of body fat. Muscle gain means that you're burning more calories. You will also have plateaus, where you lose weight slowly or not at all. Whenever that happens, you need to change up your training program a bit. It's also a good idea to "mix things" up occasionally in order to lessen the injury from repetative motions--another reason people quit their training.

    Weight loss is an ongoing effort--a marathon, rather than a sprint. You're doing a lot of "right things". Keep up your work, and you will succeed. Best of luck with reaching all your goals!
  3. INTJane
    Yesterday 11:12 PM
    I'm just as bad in the limericks, too. Oh well.
  4. INTJane
    Yesterday 09:57 PM
    Ah, well, I tried.
  5. wolkenkraetzer
    Yesterday 09:20 PM
    Ness has a tendency to exaggerate, I'm afraid. I run 5 and 10K races and take part in an occasional pump and run competition. I'm training for a half marathon now, so I'm afraid I won't be of much help. (I'm 59.5 myself.)

    If you feel pain, you are definitely pushing yourself too hard and need a day or two off to rest/recuperate. Are you doing any weight training in addition to running? How many miles per week do you run? Do you mix your running pace to build stamina? Do you follow a training program? (There are several good ones available online.) Do you have a trainer or running partner/group? Are you running outside or on a treadmill? Do you have rest days built into your program--to avoid injury? How's your diet? Are you losing weight/developing muscle as you run? Are you developing stamina as you train? Are you getting enough sleep? These are some of the things you need to consider.

    You're almost there with your miles! Congratulations!!! Remember to give yourself at least a one day resting period before the half marathon. Remember, too, that you're doing this for the first time. This race will be your base line, and you're competing against yourself, not other individuals. Good luck!
  6. Cockney Red
    Yesterday 06:31 PM
    Cockney Red commented on Future of Humanity, try #2
    Perfect response lol. I may have to steal that for the future.
  7. INTJane
  8. clock40man
    Yesterday 11:27 AM
  9. clock40man
    Yesterday 11:06 AM
    clock40man commented on I just coined a new phrase...
    done. I await Urban Dictionary's decision.
  10. ness2361
    08-26-2016 01:45 PM
    Lately, you seem a bit out of sorts, not like your usual self at all. Even your avatar reflects it.

    Whatever is causing it, I hope you resolve it...

    Not because I am affected too much by your being down in the dumps, but because I'm human, you're human, and sometimes stuff happens that sucks, that's all.
  11. baptistvampire
    08-26-2016 04:56 AM
    baptistvampire commented on Propagate a new word
    Congratulations! This could take your career to a whole new level!
  12. Ghostwheel
    08-21-2016 03:49 PM
    That is why I tried to address possible motivators for denialism here. I am in sympathy with mistrust of elites, but from this mistrust, denialists draw absurd conclusions.
  13. Ghostwheel
    08-21-2016 03:16 PM
    Ghostwheel commented on Climate change hoax exposed
    Great work, though I think at points you might be waxing a bit too technical for our resident denialists to fully comprehend. Still, I am at a loss myself as to how to get through to them.
  14. zeroemission
    08-21-2016 01:47 PM
    zeroemission commented on Let's try limericks!
    unavoidable, huh?
  15. byhisello99
    08-21-2016 01:40 PM
    You were the first to catch that. Next thing I know, someone will be telling me that "Four score and seven years go" is from a speech by Harriet Tubman.
  16. INTJane
    08-20-2016 03:05 PM
    Jane: +3, woohoo!

    I normally don't bother to tell people when I get their references but music lyrics on a Friday night can sometimes be irresistible.
  17. INTJane
    08-19-2016 11:09 PM
    INTJane commented on Only post when drunk - two drink minimum
    Women seem wicked when you're unwanted...
  18. Mandinka
  19. wolkenkraetzer
    You are sooooooo there...
  20. Cockney Red
    A good point well made.

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