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Old 01-23-2008, 08:44 PM   #21
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Right now I workout four, five, sometimes six days a week, but that's because my weight-loss program seems to have stalled at 178 lbs. I lost 20+ lbs to get down to 178 +/- 2 lbs and have held that weight for about two years, but I really need to get down under 165 and have to do something to make that happen.

Working out is hardest during the winter months, when cold/wet weather keeps me indoors instead of out hiking or bicycling (which I really enjoy), so my workouts are limited to doing stuff in the gym.

I'm really looking forward to warmer, drier weather this year. I have a new bicycle, a 2007 Specialized Roubaix that I've been drooling over for two-plus years and finally bought this month as a $1170 winter-close-out special. Yay!

It's 31 degrees (F) outside :-(
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Old 01-23-2008, 08:48 PM   #22
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Only if you chase down the pig first, slaughter it and make the bacon before you cook it.
How about driving to costco, managing a 3 year old who wants every toy he sees and to play in the red dune buggy they have out front, dodging 47 people who are all standing around with carts akimbo while they wait for a tiny bite of some crappy food sample, negotiating a line of people at the exit and dodging 12 drivers who would rather kill a pedestrian to get a parking space than park 10' further away?

Shoot, now that you mention it, i'm going pig hunting in the morning.
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generally 7 days a week - I may miss 2-3 days a month. I do cardio on one day, weights the next, then cardio, etc.... Cardio is either 4-5 miles on treadmill, hiking or biking. Weight days I alternate with either push exercises (pushups, incline press, triceps, dips, mil press) or pull (seated rows, upright rows, curls, lat pulls).
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Younger Next Year has me convinced that 6 days per week (40-60 minutes each) would be a good idea, but it just seems like too many...
Look at it this way...

1 hour a day for 6 days a week = 312 hours a year

If you do this for 60 years, you just used up about 2 years of your life working out to live an extra 10 years (maybe).

Now you have to decide if it's worth it.
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Old 01-24-2008, 07:42 AM   #25
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Right now I workout four, five, sometimes six days a week, but that's because my weight-loss program seems to have stalled at 178 lbs. I lost 20+ lbs to get down to 178 +/- 2 lbs and have held that weight for about two years, but I really need to get down under 165 and have to do something to make that happen.

Working out is hardest during the winter months, when cold/wet weather keeps me indoors instead of out hiking or bicycling (which I really enjoy), so my workouts are limited to doing stuff in the gym.

I'm really looking forward to warmer, drier weather this year. I have a new bicycle, a 2007 Specialized Roubaix that I've been drooling over for two-plus years and finally bought this month as a $1170 winter-close-out special. Yay!

It's 31 degrees (F) outside :-(
178 and you want to get to 165. Ya gotta starve yourself on this area. Yes I am at 179 and the only way I get to 165 when I am racing is to cut out all alcohol, all breads/pasta go to the veggies steamed, salads no oils but vinegars, low fat chicken and fish, no fatty sauces and calories of only 1000 a day. It will get you to that weight but you will be hungry at times until your body adjusts to the lower caloric intake. But when you put on those 32 inch waist jeans and have that flat gut it was all worth it!

Oh and workout 2X a day, yes about 2 hours of running and cross training a day for 2 months will get you to the place of the 165!! I am on this plan as of yesterday. My goal is 165 by april 1 08, I am at 179 this morning.
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4-6 days /week depending on my schedule. I aim for 6. Three are for weights, which have a day of rest in between. The other days are variations on aerobic activities- step, row or glider. If I haven't gotten in during the week, I will do weights and aerobic on the same day to "make up" some lost time/effort.
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Old 01-24-2008, 07:55 AM   #27
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I run 30 miles a week. Try to do 8 minute miles. I need to start a little strength training and flexibility. Time to use it or lose it.
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I run 30 miles a week. Try to do 8 minute miles. I need to start a little strength training and flexibility. Time to use it or lose it.

You can run them in 9 and run 60 miles a week. Long slow mileage. It works.
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i marked 6 days. usually every day but then i might have a lazy day or three here and there. it's either gym or long beachwalks or bike rides or swimming or gardening (for me that can mean climbing or moving a tree) or any combination. now that its cooler i'm back to trail riding on the mtn bike which is much more strenuous than the road bike, more fun too.

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Why is life so unfair that drinking beer six days a week wouldn't have the same effect? Or cooking bacon?
We all know that we can't get the benefits of vigorous exercise and healthy eating choices from a pill, but that day will come. IOW, currently, the only way we have communicating with our body so that it stays trim and fit is to exercise and eat right.

When I'm 68, I'll just put the Pfizer "7 days/week of exercise" patch on the left arm, and the GlaxoSmithKline "9 servings of vegetables/day and no sugar or fat" patch on the right arm.

So there's that to look forward to.
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Zero - have even stopped Mall walking. But I did eat a dressed roast beef Po-Boy from Check In Check Out in Slidell my last trip to New Orleans and ate the signature burger from New Orleans Hamburger and Seafood Company in Metaire plus medley plate at The Acme Oyster House in Covington.

20 lbs over and still dreaming of Kayaks - not doing.

If the scenery picks up at the Park or Mall - my enthusiasm for walking may also.

Brought my refugee kit back - I'm cooking Blue Runner New Orleans red beans and rice plus Winn Dixie green onion sausage over at some friends this Sunday.

heh heh heh - now getting the French bread 'right' up here is tough.
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I'm really looking forward to warmer, drier weather this year. I have a new bicycle, a 2007 Specialized Roubaix that I've been drooling over for two-plus years and finally bought this month as a $1170 winter-close-out special. Yay!
It's 31 degrees (F) outside :-(
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Even my 3 year old rides in 30F weather.


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When I'm 68, I'll just put the Pfizer "7 days/week of exercise" patch on the left arm, and the GlaxoSmithKline "9 servings of vegetables/day and no sugar or fat" patch on the right arm.
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Glad to see that others are almost willing to step up to the plate.

BTW, the pig hunt was unsuccessful, and several farmers are moderately displeased with me for riling up the livestock.
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I'm really looking forward to warmer, drier weather this year. I have a new bicycle, a 2007 Specialized Roubaix that I've been drooling over for two-plus years and finally bought this month as a $1170 winter-close-out special. Yay!

It's 31 degrees (F) outside :-(
Gee, too bad it's too warm for you to ride.

But then I can't point fingers - I haven't even sprung for studded bike tires myself. They're popular up here but cost about 4 X as much as the tires for my Honda Civic!
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Excuses, Excuses...
Even my 3 year old rides in 30F weather.
Nice pic. Er, who's abducting the child?

Can I help it if I have an abundance of common sense and still enjoy being able to feel my fingers?
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Does cooking an entire pound of bacon count as exercise?
I don't know about that ... but eating the entire pound surely does
... you're killing me ... I haven't had bacon since I was in Vegas last (Sept). It sucks to be old ... but the alternative sucks even worse.
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I have been trying to get in 45 minutes of stretching and muscle toning exercises in at least 5 days a week... averaging about 4 days and only 20 minutes per.
Also trying to walk 2 miles a day every day. Averaging about 1 1/2 miles, about six days a week.

Gotta do this for my back problems. I am getting there.
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