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Last post Author Topic: The DonationCoder.com 30-Day Healthy Eating and Exercise Challenge!  (Read 24159 times)

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Re: The DonationCoder.com 30-Day Healthy Eating and Exercise Challenge!
« Reply #50 on: June 06, 2013, 11:22:58 AM »
So are pistachios, but I find them to require more work than I'm willing to perform just for a nut  ;).

Natural portion control.  ;)

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Re: The DonationCoder.com 30-Day Healthy Eating and Exercise Challenge!
« Reply #51 on: June 06, 2013, 03:19:06 PM »
e question: I know stress plays a part in the health theater, and I'm up for a bit of an increase in that for the next two weeks as my floor lead is on vacation and my work expects me to fill her shoes while she's gone.  I've never been good at being a super-organized or management type, and she definitely is, so I'm wondering how that will affect me.  I'll prolly be tempted to do caffeine again, what's you folk's advice on that?

My assistant is gone for two weeks ... My strategy? Just say no. It's really quite cathartic. I can either try and push myself to try and accomplish the work of two people ... or ... I can just say no to the flood of incoming nonsense.

Requestor: Can I have X, Y, Z, M, K, F & R??

Me: No. I'll have X & Y in the morning ... But the rest will have to wait.

Requestor: But IT's an Emergency..!!!

Me: Yes, everyone's issue is an emergency ... To them. Feel free to come pickup X & Y at around 9 ... tomorrow.


No... It's a beautiful thing.

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Re: The DonationCoder.com 30-Day Healthy Eating and Exercise Challenge!
« Reply #52 on: June 06, 2013, 04:00:17 PM »
Hmmm - setback - strawberries are looking very good and I succumbed to making proper strawberry icecream - fatal!

Having said that went for an evening walk and made friends with a young deer - longest encounter with a wild deer I have ever had and only a few feet away. Not sure who was more curious about the other!

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Re: The DonationCoder.com 30-Day Healthy Eating and Exercise Challenge!
« Reply #53 on: June 07, 2013, 03:03:10 AM »
I'm doing great so far -- two weeks of not eating any candy, eating good quantities of healthy food, and exercising on the treadmill for 30 minutes a day.  Lost 4 or 5 pounds.

However.. Every day i have to fight off the urge for candy!

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Re: The DonationCoder.com 30-Day Healthy Eating and Exercise Challenge!
« Reply #54 on: June 07, 2013, 09:23:13 AM »
I'm probably going to sound like a newly converted tree hugger, but last week I found a new looking simple juicer in a second hand consignment store, bought it and gave it a try as part of this challenge. Someone suggested juicing the most common garden veggies, so I combined carrots, celery, bell pepper, cucumber and kale into a single container, about 16 oz. It doesn't taste bad at all, nothing like V8 juice or similar products. What I find most interesting is the sugar boost it gives - it totally wipes out my munching desires for the next 3-4 hours. I don't feel any benefit other than that, but it has to be a good way to get extra vitamins. Mine is a centrifuge grinder so it oxidizes the veggies and you have to eat them immediately or the beneficial nutrients decay in about an hour so I've read. Interesting addition to the diet.

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Re: The DonationCoder.com 30-Day Healthy Eating and Exercise Challenge!
« Reply #55 on: June 09, 2013, 11:36:16 AM »
However.. Every day i have to fight off the urge for candy!


I'm not a big candy eater... it's french fries and potato chips I long for . . .

But I'm down more than 10lbs and feel great, so that's something.

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Re: The DonationCoder.com 30-Day Healthy Eating and Exercise Challenge!
« Reply #56 on: June 10, 2013, 10:56:47 PM »
Aw crap, I forgot the weigh-in.  >:(

Oh well, half a month more to go, I'll weigh now and double my loss at the end.  :P

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Re: The DonationCoder.com 30-Day Healthy Eating and Exercise Challenge!
« Reply #57 on: June 19, 2013, 11:43:15 AM »
How's everyone doing so far?

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Re: The DonationCoder.com 30-Day Healthy Eating and Exercise Challenge!
« Reply #58 on: June 19, 2013, 11:44:06 AM »

Great!

But I want a gigantic order of French fries. Bad.

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Re: The DonationCoder.com 30-Day Healthy Eating and Exercise Challenge!
« Reply #59 on: June 19, 2013, 04:02:18 PM »
Scare of the scales!

Eating better but exercise is hopeless

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Re: The DonationCoder.com 30-Day Healthy Eating and Exercise Challenge!
« Reply #60 on: June 19, 2013, 04:04:18 PM »
Scare of the scales!

Eating better but exercise is hopeless

If you have to pick just one, eating better is far more important.

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Re: The DonationCoder.com 30-Day Healthy Eating and Exercise Challenge!
« Reply #61 on: June 19, 2013, 05:14:49 PM »
Gained five (5) pounds so far - by intent  ;)! - by exchanging suet for sinew.  At the same time, lost six (6) inches - hey, there was a lot of suet  ;D.  Current combination of diet and exercise seems to be working, for the nonce  :-\.  Doubt I'll lose many more inches, but so far, so good.

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Re: The DonationCoder.com 30-Day Healthy Eating and Exercise Challenge!
« Reply #62 on: July 09, 2013, 07:39:19 AM »
What do you say folks, should we extend this to 60 days?
Who else wants to report in?

I spent 2 weeks on vacation but managed to eat relatively healthily -- and I'm ready to resume the challenge.

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Re: The DonationCoder.com 30-Day Healthy Eating and Exercise Challenge!
« Reply #63 on: July 09, 2013, 07:51:37 AM »
it's french fries and potato chips I long for . . .

Actually, one interesting tip is that if you have to have something, do potato chips (sparingly!) instead of the french fries. That's because an order of fries gets big, fast. It feels like part of meal entry.

As long as you carefully have your main meal first, a few potato chips deals with that "oily-salty" craving without quite as bad of a pound gain-age. I can get two-three servings out of a small can of Pringles!


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Re: The DonationCoder.com 30-Day Healthy Eating and Exercise Challenge!
« Reply #64 on: July 09, 2013, 08:21:04 AM »
Every day i have to fight off the urge for candy!
Sugar's a vegetable isn't it?

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Re: The DonationCoder.com 30-Day Healthy Eating and Exercise Challenge!
« Reply #65 on: July 09, 2013, 11:48:34 AM »
Every day i have to fight off the urge for candy!
Sugar's a vegetable isn't it?

Yep - but only if you are bovine!

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Re: The DonationCoder.com 30-Day Healthy Eating and Exercise Challenge!
« Reply #66 on: July 09, 2013, 01:32:58 PM »
Every day i have to fight off the urge for candy!
Sugar's a vegetable isn't it?

Yep - but only if you are bovine!
Moooo  ;)

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Re: The DonationCoder.com 30-Day Healthy Eating and Exercise Challenge!
« Reply #67 on: July 10, 2013, 01:30:55 PM »
Every day i have to fight off the urge for candy!
Sugar's a vegetable isn't it?

Yep - but only if you are bovine!
Moooo  ;)
A very cuddly evocation!

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Re: The DonationCoder.com 30-Day Healthy Eating and Exercise Challenge!
« Reply #68 on: July 12, 2013, 06:08:13 AM »
... raising a glass only counts if there's a five (5) pound weight attached, and if you alternate hands  :P :P

let's see, two full ones of those German litre beer glasses would make roughly five pounds weight - one in each hand.
Sip alternately :p


Now that's a fitness regime ;-)

Or rather fatness? ;)

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Re: The DonationCoder.com 30-Day Healthy Eating and Exercise Challenge!
« Reply #69 on: July 12, 2013, 04:42:45 PM »
Here is a great idea for healthy "ice cream".

Handful of frozen fruit per person (works really well with raspberries, blackberries etc.)
Couple of table spoons of natural chilled yoghurt

Use a heavy duty hand blender to smash up the fruit with the yoghurt (Note it needs to be heavy duty to deal with lumps of frozen fruit, and works best with a hand blender in a tall narrow container, see what I use below).

The frozen fruit freezes the chilled yoghurt and if you mash it up until the fruit is completely mushed up it makes a fantastic, almost instant, smooth ice cream.

If you have a sweet tooth you might want to add a little caster sugar but personally I prefer it without.

Don't try and make too much at once.

Have it with some fresh fruit (strawberries are great) and get you daily intake of vitamins in a yummy bowl full.


This is the blender I use: http://www.bamix.com/de-luxe-190.html - was recommended by Gordon Ramsey and is fantastic - but not cheap, the bowl with this version can be used for grinding spices and even mincing meat, and this http://www.bamix.com/krug-09-lt-214.html is what I use to make it in. You can even make "whipped cream" from chilled skimmed milk - see http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=dzVD5jCSpGg
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Re: The DonationCoder.com 30-Day Healthy Eating and Exercise Challenge!
« Reply #70 on: July 26, 2013, 02:52:51 PM »
20 lbs down and I've been running 3 miles a day for the last week -- I'm really excited about that, after not being able to run at all for the better part of the last decade.

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Re: The DonationCoder.com 30-Day Healthy Eating and Exercise Challenge!
« Reply #71 on: July 26, 2013, 03:52:16 PM »
20 lbs down and I've been running 3 miles a day for the last week -- I'm really excited about that, after not being able to run at all for the better part of the last decade.

Congrats!  I actually deviated, though I'm going to get back into it (but that's what I always say).  But always good to see someone actually follow through with it.

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Re: The DonationCoder.com 30-Day Healthy Eating and Exercise Challenge!
« Reply #72 on: July 26, 2013, 06:04:26 PM »
Congrats ...

Haven't dared to weigh myself but my trousers are hanging looser so I am pleased (and my cello playing is improving).

Lot's of vegetarian and fish meals. Much less meat. Feel a lot healthier.

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Re: The DonationCoder.com 30-Day Healthy Eating and Exercise Challenge!
« Reply #73 on: September 02, 2013, 10:28:31 PM »
I fell a bit off the ladder.. can we do another 30 days of September? Who's up for it starting TODAY?
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Re: The DonationCoder.com 30-Day Healthy Eating and Exercise Challenge!
« Reply #74 on: September 02, 2013, 10:49:33 PM »
I felt a bit off the ladder.. can we do another 30 days of September? Who's up for it starting TODAY?

As long as booze & mixer counts as healthy, I'm in. ;)
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