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Everything posted by TarrynGrial

  1. So far, I've lost about 8 lbs in 5 weeks. I'm not following any sort of prescribed diet beyond just making sure I'm taking in less calories than I'm burning, getting enough protein/calories/fat per day, and working out (weight lifting/running) when I can. It has been rather busy this month getting ready to move several states away, so it has put a damper on my work out schedule. My trouble now is that I have stopped losing weight almost entirely this past week. I'm assuming I need to increase my activity because pushing my caloric deficit any further would not be healthy.
  2. I understand where you are coming from there. I'm from the southern part of the U.S., and summers can be unbearable on a good day. Treadmills do propel you forward and have a bit more give when you run on them. If you are training for a race sometime soon, then it may help to run outside as much as you can to get used to the terrain and weather. If you're not and using this as an exercise program, you should be fine. I wouldn't worry about losing progress for the two weeks you need to use it. It may even help with speed and maintaining a steady pace. I know I have issues when running outside m
  3. Oh, speaking of Korean music, were you ever a fan of H.O.T, Click-B, Jinusean, S.E.S, or JTL? I've been out of the loop for a while, but I remember those groups fondly! Especially H.O.T's 4jib, "I-Yah!"
  4. "Shout" by Tears for Fears, "Just Another Day" or "Home Again" by Oingo Boingo, "No Excuses" or "I Stay Away" by Alice in Chains, "Superfast Jellyfish" by Gorillaz, "Aerodynamic" and "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" by Daft Punk, "Road To Nowhere" by Talking Heads, "Planet Telex" by Radiohead and "Strict Machine" by Goldfrapp. If any of those come on, I'm in the mood to move a mountain or two.
  5. I'm not a doctor or a nutritionist, but I have a family full of type-II diabetics and was misdiagnosed as a pre-diabetic several years ago. Unless things have changed pretty drastically, a lot of what the nutritionist, doctors and dietetic classes taught was the importance of getting enough protein (for satiety, energy and to help stave off the shakes when your blood sugar dips too low), go for low glycemic index carbs over medium (which quick oats/oatmeal counts as) or high, and stick to a relatively low carb count per meal in general since carbs are what effect sugar levels. A diebetic's die
  6. Thank you for the encouragement! It's a bit rough making all of these changes and doing all of this alone sometimes. I made the mistake of trying to up my pace today. My treadmill doesn't have a setting where you can program set speeds for walking and running and having to press the "+"/"-" buttons five times each time I have to change speeds is beyond distracting. I think I'll work through the 5k program on a low speed to up my endurance and go back through it on a higher speed later. Week 1, Day 3: This was by far the hardest workout I've done since starting. I found myself extremely ov
  7. I received a similar message from a different address. This is an old scam prevalent on many social media sites or sites that offer some form of public profile. I've received an almost identical e-mail from about three different sites over the past couple of years. How can I report this?
  8. Week 1, Day 2 Repeat: I was sidelined a few days. I managed to injure both legs trying to do too much too soon on my leg day last week and had to take two days off to recover. I have since organized a much more sane and safe routine to follow and decided to redo Week 1, Day 2 before pressing on with the routine. It was a challenge to get through, but everything felt great afterwards. I'm looking forward to the next run!
  9. No worries. You've progressed with this program up until now. 3 min may look daunting at the moment since it's a new milestone obstacle, but you'll be able to push through. If you don't quite make it the first time around after trying the best you can, it's nothing to beat yourself up over. Just set your schedule up to repeat that day until you can get through it successfully. The only failure to be afraid of is the failure to try. Best of luck tomorrow, and let us know how it went!
  10. I have never been a fit person. As a student, I was bullied daily for 8 years due to my being overweight. I managed to lose close to 40 lbs my senior year; however, it was for all of the wrong reasons. I wanted to prove my self-worth to others, I was trying to woo a boy I had tried to date for three years and I had a deep sense of self-loathing after internalizing all of that ridicule for so long. Fast-forward 10 years, and I have failed my attempts at university despite straight A's up to that point, I have no work, had to move 3 states away from the only place that ever felt like home, h
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