Sorry again - Just checking in - did four workouts last week. Am determined to get back into the swing of things despite lots of debilitating job stress that has rendered my guts tumultuous for the last two weeks. I've felt so drained by the time I come home I just want to sleep, but I think it is having a very negative effect. So...here I come! On a happy note - I am now two pounds from the lightest I've been in six years.
Congrats to Fidelia and Kyuuei for achieving weight loss milestones. Great job, guys! I'm also happy to see people mixing up their exercise routines a bit... what a great way to keep it interesting and continue challenging yourselves!
By popular request, here are the week 7 results.
* Includes those that have reported vacations, injuries, and sickness.
I have not heard from the following people. A couple of them have been M.I.A. for a couple of weeks now - hopefully we haven't lost them.
Since this thread has been stickied, I'm hoping to open up the challenge a bit for newcomers that might be interested in officially joining us. I'm (slowly but surely) working on the update for the OP. That'll include a better explanation of the "+0" code as well.
Good luck everyone!
Last edited by Udog; 10-22-2009 at 08:20 PM.
Reason: Updated reporting list
What do healthy people put on salads? I can't remember what I used to use for dressing. I don't mean diet stuff, either.
I meant to reply to this, but got distracted by shiny objects.
I wouldn't recommend vegetarian diets unless you do the leg work on them first. However, it's difficult to eat too many veggies.
The recommendations you received were good (you can also try dipping your fork in a small bit of your favorite dressing for each bite instead of pouring less dressing on it). I'd also say that balsamic vinaigrette goes really well with fruit - especially strawberries, raisins, cranberries, or mandarin oranges. I personally love balsamic vinaigrette with bit of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Just don't overdo the olive oil - calories add up quickly!
Include protein in your salad from meats such as chicken breasts, salmon, tuna, or even turkey ham. Alternatively, go vegetarian and put beans on your salad. I'm partial to garbanzos myself, as they are quite healthy, have a solid amount of protein, and I like the taste.
Finally, if you haven't added a healthy fat source to your salad already (via alot of olive oil or cheese), add some pecans, walnuts, or sliced almonds.
Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit
Went to Muay Thai yesterday after taking last week off due to an arm injury. Boy cardio goes away quick.
I was always taught that you started losing cardio endurance after 3 days of non-use.