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reddarin

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 10:22
raindroproses wrote:
Hmmm... weigh in was 149.5 this morning.


Hooray Melanie!!!
cpresson

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 10:30
reddarin wrote:

Hooray Chapel!!!

You are going into it super healthy so you'll do fine with the surgery. Smile What is the estimated recovery time?

The surgeon told me it would be about 6 weeks before I could start running again. Immediately, I was imagining that on June 26, I would then be able to jump back into half marathon training for the fall. But now I'm thinking that may not be realistic, especially since his nurse's response to my training plans was "How about training for a 5K instead?" Rolling Eyes But I'm going to do my best to follow doctor's and physical therapist's orders while asking them for the most aggressive PT plan they can give me under the circumstances Smile

Chapel
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"Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired.”
- George S. Patton, U.S. Army General, 1912 Olympian
reddarin

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 10:36
SouthernGirl61 wrote:
Hi All. I've found you! Been AWOL from NK groups for a while.
Darin, how's it going? Hi Cheryl. I'll figure out who is who again I guess, new site is a bit different to figure out.


Hiya ct! Welcome back!!

How have you been??

I've been doing well I reckon, except for the quit smoking failure and 30ish pound weight gain when I did that. But I am about 5 pounds from my old low Smile

This site is very different from the other one. There are some features missing, like 'first unread post', so that is annoying. And I think the thread is harder to read because the posts are not as clearly delineated. Most of it is fixable with a custom CSS sheet and I've already started tweaking it with a personal extension for Chrome.

But!! The obnoxious troll that has been stalking us for months at the other site is not here so that makes a huge difference right there Smile And if she did find us to try to troll us I can block her from posting on our group Smile

*And* you can say words like Fat Secret, FitDay, SparkPeople, etc. without getting moderated. *And* you can actually link to whatever you want to without getting a TOS warning and moderated.

Smile
robbelkk

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 10:40
Hi everyone! This thread moves fast! Trying to keep up Smile Today my WI was no fun 175.4 but I ate a lot yesterday so looking back I'm kinda glad it's only 175! I am feeling MUCH better from a killer strength set I did Friday. Learning to properly do heavy dead lifts and loving it. Feeling pretty strong today Smile Woke up 520 and hauled it to my 545 Jazzercise class. Had meal 1 at 830 - 5 large eggs, 1 tbsp bacon fat, 2 tbsp liquid CO and 1 wylers beef cube. Came to about 750 calories with 67g fat, 32g prot and 3g carb - 81/17/2%. Not feeling hungry at all which is very nice. Planning to cut off eating at 430 when I leave work for the day. Will be eating 2 more meals by 430 with meal 3 of 4 eggs, bacon fat, liq CO then last meal of 3 eggs, bacon fat, liq CO and another beef cube.

By the end of today I plan to be at about 2000 calories and 83/15.5/1.5%.

Do most of you just do 2 beef cubes a day? The kind I have says 900mg sodium.

I am doing one more work out today - it takes about 50-55 minutes. p90x plyo is every monday night with my honey. i usually dread mon nights but actually after feeling pretty strong i think i'm kinda looking forward to it! hope everyone has a GREAT day!
amandacj08

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 10:49
Awesome weigh-ins today!!! Yay! Way to go everyone!
reddarin

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 11:04
Gretalyn wrote:
I got into a bit of trouble this past week when I decided to indulge in a sugar-free, high-fat (made with heavy cream instead of milk) frappuccino at Starbucks. A couple of hours after I drank it, I suddenly felt AWFUL: disoriented and confused, weak and shaky. I had enough presence of mind to check my blood sugar, which wasn't easy to do with shaky hands, and sure enough it had plummeted into the 50's. A sugar-free drink would not have done that to me, so obviously someone was not careful with my order.


That kind of sloppiness by a person serving/preparing food and drinks never fails to tick me off

What I try to do to keep that from happening is mention why I can't eat x. I tell them I am allergic to gluten, or pre-diabetic, or that I am on a carefully monitored diet or whatever.

Were they busy? I try to avoid that situation too. If they are busy I know that even though the server may be conscientiousness embodied the person in the kitchen has 20 orders to get out and he/she is under a lot of pressure to fill the orders so whatever the server said or wrote down gets forgotten or just ignored.

Or they just don't care from the get go.

I was in a drive through several years ago. I had my window down and the lady in front of me was trying to order. She spoke clearly - I could hear her plain as day in my car. The guy taking the order repeated part of the order back and got it wrong. She corrected him. He repeated the correction back and got it wrong. She corrected him. He repeated it back again and got it wrong.

I drove off. Here is a dweeb who is too stupid to understand that the lady in the drive through is paying his wages. Here is a person that can't be trusted to handle anything I might buy. Who knows what else he might think is humorous to do to the food he is handling?
reddarin

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 11:08
bunniee23 wrote:
Weigh in - 186 lbs, back to my previous low. I'm hoping to get down to 185 by the end of May. Smile


Hooray Lisa!!!
reddarin

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 11:17
raindroproses wrote:
Awww Darin, you're making me jealous! It hasn't been grilling weather over here in a while (I guess it must be that zombie apocalypse that took over Lansing, huh? Razz) but tomorrow it's supposed to be warming back up finally. Hopefully it sticks Smile


Yep, it was a very pretty day yesterday here (DFW area).

The grilling almost didn't happen. I hadn't even been thinking about it till I saw the pork in the deep freeze. I realized it was a perfect day to cook them up and one package needed to be cooked because it was about to get freezer burn.

But they were frozen solid as a rock. I knew microwaving them to thaw them out was very risky. So what I did, after I googled around, was microwaved them for about 2 mins on high so I could break them apart (country still ribs not spare ribs), then I put them into a couple of gallon ziplocks, then I put them in a big bowl and let water run over them for about an hour and a half. I had the water on a thin stream so that I used as little as possible. Worked like a charm Smile

I used the foil technique and Texas Chili Rub from the book.

I'm gonna do some baby back ribs when they go on sale in late June for sure.
reddarin

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 11:19
raindroproses wrote:
(I guess it must be that zombie apocalypse that took over Lansing, huh? Razz)


I started reading that book last night. It did get off to a rocky start with the creep on the cruise but it recovered nicely and so far it looks to be an enjoyable read Smile
Clueless101

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 11:23
SouthernGirl61 wrote:
Hi All. I've found you! Been AWOL from NK groups for a while.
Darin, how's it going? Hi Cheryl. I'll figure out who is who again I guess, new site is a bit different to figure out.


Hooray!!! you found us!!!
Welcome!
Clueless101

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 11:24
reddarin wrote:
raindroproses wrote:
(I guess it must be that zombie apocalypse that took over Lansing, huh? Razz)


I started reading that book last night. It did get off to a rocky start with the creep on the cruise but it recovered nicely and so far it looks to be an enjoyable read Smile

Thanks for telling us about it, some of those free books don't stay free long Smile

reddarin

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 11:25
cpresson wrote:
The surgeon told me it would be about 6 weeks before I could start running again. Immediately, I was imagining that on June 26, I would then be able to jump back into half marathon training for the fall. But now I'm thinking that may not be realistic, especially since his nurse's response to my training plans was "How about training for a 5K instead?" Rolling Eyes But I'm going to do my best to follow doctor's and physical therapist's orders while asking them for the most aggressive PT plan they can give me under the circumstances Smile


Push yourself, for sure, but don't let your desire to run overwhelm your physical need to heal up. I assume there is a real chance to re-injure yourself that may not be recoverable from so don't let that happen.

Is there any chance you can get a PT person that specializes in runners?
reddarin

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 11:29
robbelkk wrote:
Do most of you just do 2 beef cubes a day? The kind I have says 900mg sodium.


I use two of the chicken ones from McCormick and they are ~1170mg per cube. Smile
reddarin

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 11:30
Clueless101 wrote:
Thanks for telling us about it, some of those free books don't stay free long Smile



I started a thread for PA/ZA books Smile

http://www.fatsecret.com/groups/nk-evolution/Posts.aspx?t=95644
robbelkk

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 12:04
reddarin wrote:
robbelkk wrote:
Do most of you just do 2 beef cubes a day? The kind I have says 900mg sodium.


I use two of the chicken ones from McCormick and they are ~1170mg per cube. Smile


Ok...good info. Thank you for response! Always super helpful, I love reading this board! I am going to use 3 cubes today then since I'm working out hard tonight and had a pretty decent sweat this morning. 3 cubes at 900 only puts me like 360mg above 2 mcCormicks so surely not like I'm "over doing" and have any negative impacts...it's just so strange to consume so much sodium but no complaints. found that i LOVE the beef flavor which has way more sodium than the chicken but tastes WAY less salty and has 0 carb where the chicken has 1.
raindroprose...

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 12:06
reddarin wrote:
Clueless101 wrote:
Thanks for telling us about it, some of those free books don't stay free long Smile



I started a thread for PA/ZA books Smile

http://www.fatsecret.com/groups/nk-evolution/Posts.aspx?t=95644


Woohoo! Very Happy I can't wait until I can get some focus back with my new meds hopefully at some point... it's been such a pain not being able to read Razz

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bunniee23

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 12:06
robbelkk wrote:

Do most of you just do 2 beef cubes a day? The kind I have says 900mg sodium.


I haven't been drinking broth at all lately. I did for the first few weeks of NK, and again when I restarted. I do salt my foods well and sometimes use lite salt for the potassium boost.

reddarin

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 12:53
I like the chicken, rather than the beef, bouillon because it is sort of a flavor enhancer.

My Dad used to add it to stuff to flesh out the flavor of whatever he was adding it to. About 10 years ago I saw a coupon for some chicken broth and it had a tip to use broth to cook rice. I tried it and loved it and always cooked rice with chicken bouillon or broth after that. I think it was two cups of broth with one cup of rice. No more rice for me now of course but it was always very tasty Smile
reddarin

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 14:23
This book is free today. I haven't looked through it but I thought some of the recipes could probably be converted to LC (and I love Mexican food):

Tex-Mex Recipes - 100 Recipes to Spice Up Your Appetite [Kindle Edition]
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009V34BNO/

Smile
robbelkk

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 15:04
reddarin wrote:
This book is free today. I haven't looked through it but I thought some of the recipes could probably be converted to LC (and I love Mexican food):

Tex-Mex Recipes - 100 Recipes to Spice Up Your Appetite [Kindle Edition]
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009V34BNO/

Smile


niiiiice! we loooove Mexican too!