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05-27-2011, 02:47 PM
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Posted By pinenutcasserole

Skinny fat / skin elasticity / aging

I'm not sure if I've posted about this before (forgive if so, please!). I'm at a normal BMI (23, with a large skeletal frame), and look slim in clothes. I work out 4-5 days a week, with bodyweight...
Forum: Exercise
05-27-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,515
Posted By pinenutcasserole

Yeah, second the taking weights out as needed...

Yeah, second the taking weights out as needed tactic. You could also do bodyweight workouts in your living room - for inspiration, google things like 'convict conditioning', and crossfit, martial...
Forum: Exercise
05-27-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,330
Posted By pinenutcasserole

For me, the key thing keeping me on track is...

For me, the key thing keeping me on track is convenience - I mostly run and do DVDs, as per my signature. I always resented the time it took to drive/travel, change & shower to go to the gym -...
Forum: Food talk
05-09-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 42,421
Posted By pinenutcasserole

Just had scallops with olive oil, garlic, lemon...

Just had scallops with olive oil, garlic, lemon juice & paprika with a side of steamed kale. (Love the saucey bit, yum yum, almost like a soup...)
Forum: Exercise
05-09-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,078
Posted By pinenutcasserole

Thanks for replying, Mai! And, lucky you :) ...

Thanks for replying, Mai! And, lucky you :)

I waited about 45 mins after that meal and it wasn't bad but wasn't great - felt a bit heavy and got a stitch. Today I tried just having toast first,...
05-09-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,634
Posted By pinenutcasserole

One-off fee?

There are a few sites that require a one-time joining fee of a minimal amount (eg $5 USD) and are free thereafter. I'd be happy to pay something like this if it meant Fitday could upgrade to a larger...
Forum: Exercise
05-07-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,078
Posted By pinenutcasserole

Eating before running

Would you consider 2 eggs on toast a 'moderate' or 'light' meal? How long would you wait after that to go for a 30 minute run?
Forum: Exercise
05-05-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,904
Posted By pinenutcasserole

How amazing (and interesting)! Has the angle of...

How amazing (and interesting)! Has the angle of curvature changed?

Wiki says physio (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scoliosis#Physiotherapy)can make a difference; seems plausible that yoga could do...
Forum: Off-Topic
05-04-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,509
Posted By pinenutcasserole

Was a programme coordinator / researcher...

Was a programme coordinator / researcher (non-academic) for an educational charity. Prior to that, a copy editor - though am no longer as conscientious as is required for that thankless job...
Forum: Exercise
05-04-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 35,764
Posted By pinenutcasserole

I think a lot of people chop and change, as suits...

I think a lot of people chop and change, as suits their feeling. I stuck with Level 1 for a couple of weeks - the transition from being totally sedentary was tough for me. Had to take breaks because...
Forum: Exercise
05-04-2011, 01:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 35,764
Posted By pinenutcasserole

Move up to 5 lbs when 3 is no longer challenging,...

Move up to 5 lbs when 3 is no longer challenging, even just for particular sections. (I found the flies easy, so went up just for that bit for a while). At the same time that you're experimenting...
Forum: Off-Topic
05-04-2011, 12:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 20,064
Posted By pinenutcasserole

Hey Crimpet... I'm having sibling issues too....

Hey Crimpet... I'm having sibling issues too. Hard to work out how to cope, when different siblings take on strongly different explanations of the world and their place in it. Harder when the early...
Forum: Exercise
05-03-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,203
Posted By pinenutcasserole

You're probably burning more with the compound...

You're probably burning more with the compound exercises, but I guess you might make more muscle gains if you lifted heavier in isolation.

Does your cardio include intervals? What's your diet...
05-03-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,214
Posted By pinenutcasserole

The public service announcement: I don't know if...

The public service announcement: I don't know if this will be helpful or annoying to hear, but it might help to think about working out as kind of not an option. Like taking a shower, or brushing...
Forum: Exercise
05-03-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 35,764
Posted By pinenutcasserole

The Shred is what got me started - before...

The Shred is what got me started - before thinking about nutrition or anything. What's great about it is the workout, from the level of the interval to the whole concept - 30 mins a day for 30 days -...
05-02-2011, 02:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,147
Posted By pinenutcasserole

Same problem - trying to focus on other bits...

Same problem - trying to focus on other bits looking leaner, which is slowly happening :)

Tweaking dressing helps, in terms of at least feeling attractive. I think some things quite suit a...
Forum: Off-Topic
04-29-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,507
Posted By pinenutcasserole

Aw, awful, Cassie... sorry to hear that. ...

Aw, awful, Cassie... sorry to hear that.

I've had plantar fasciitis. I've read that tendon problems often but not always announce themselves some time after trauma. Feeling that pain during the...
Forum: Exercise
04-29-2011, 05:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,924
Posted By pinenutcasserole

That is an incredible achievement, Michael -...

That is an incredible achievement, Michael - congratulations!

(I'm trying to keep my plantar fascia happy, is all - hopefully I'll be able to run alongside you soon :) )
Forum: Food talk
04-29-2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,480
Posted By pinenutcasserole

Cooked/cooled green lentils, red onion, feta,...

Cooked/cooled green lentils, red onion, feta, cherry tomatoes, olive oil. You can add other legumes and herbs or garlic. And, a handful of brown rice to complete the protein within that meal.
Forum: Food talk
04-29-2011, 04:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,377
Posted By pinenutcasserole

I grew up with 'greek' yogurt, but always thought...

I grew up with 'greek' yogurt, but always thought of it as a salty/sour thing. It's only now I'm reluctantly including kind-of-sweet yogurt in my diet, for protein shakes (and it's still a bit weird...
Forum: Food talk
04-29-2011, 04:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,075
Posted By pinenutcasserole

Seconding Kathy's excellent advice.

Seconding Kathy's excellent advice.
Forum: Food talk
04-29-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 22,475
Posted By pinenutcasserole

Aw, see how wrong I was? :)

Aw, see how wrong I was? :)
Forum: Food talk
04-29-2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,396
Posted By pinenutcasserole

Herbal tea for insomnia

Just want to give a shout-out to linden tea. And, it's tasty. Fragrant, slightly sweet (but not nauseating).

I recognize the irony/stupidity of posting about this after midnight.
Forum: Food talk
04-29-2011, 04:06 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 39,821
Posted By pinenutcasserole

Made a yummy one today - found it somewhere...

Made a yummy one today - found it somewhere online, so can't claim ownership of it. This is good for two smoothies:

- 2 cups frozen mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries)
- 1/2...
04-29-2011, 03:36 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,818
Posted By pinenutcasserole

Just wanna say, I think every woman who wants to...

Just wanna say, I think every woman who wants to should wear a bikini. I was super bikiniphobic*, even at normal/thin weights, most of my life. A light bulb clicked on holiday in France, when I saw...
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