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Old 07-12-2009, 06:08 PM   #31
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Some of my favorite stuff. I love nutrigrain blueberry bars. I have a hard time just eating one. And I would bathe myself in cheez-its if it was socially acceptable.

For the stair climber, do you use the normal stair stepper, or the actual stairs that rotate (called a stepmill)? I use the rotating stairs. It's great cardio. I'm drenched after 30 minutes on level 5.
I use the regular stair stepper, that thing kicks my ass enough as it is. 30 minutes and I look like someone dumped a bucket of water on me LOL
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Old 07-12-2009, 10:25 PM   #32
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Ok, I have to do this. I could not find the info but I'm guessing the Fed. Goverment funded alot of this test over the past 20 years. Did we or who ever spend the money for the testing think that they would have any other out come. Heck, I could have told them that stuff for free.

While on the subject of food I made the best fish (tuna) tacos Friday night that we had to have them again tonight. If anyone wants to know how to make them let me know as its not that hard.
Yeah, I'd like to know. I grilled some tilapia tonight for fish tacos. Pretty basic, but I wouldn't mind hearing your recipe
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Old 07-12-2009, 11:47 PM   #33
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Yeah, I'd like to know. I grilled some tilapia tonight for fish tacos. Pretty basic, but I wouldn't mind hearing your recipe
If you're going to grill fish on an open flame, it better be pretty sturdy- i.e. Wahoo, Swordfish, Tuna. Otherwise, I'd advise baking or pan roasting. You can still cook a delicate fish on the grill, but you better do it in foil. In which case you might as well just use the stove and have more control. Tilapia is good fried, but I would hesitate to grill it. Any issues getting it off the grill or controlling the portions? It tends to fall apart so easily. Best cooked whole (head on, bones in) if anything.
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LOL. Actually I usually workout alone, and I'm my own little world with my I-pod. The majority of members at the health club I belong to in Bethesda are either 40+ working professionals, 60+ retirees, and high school kids. So no, I don't grunt or throw weights around. My demographic (30 year old, not married, no kids) is in the minority there. It's far from a meat head gym.

I've got a question for folks out there that hasn't been discussed in this thread - What kind of supplements are you taking? By supplements, I mean vitamins, omega-3's, protein, etc etc.

I'm currently taking GNC Mega Men Sport (time release), and omega 3 fish oils. If I leave the house and forget to take them, I can definitely tell throughout the day. After a workout, if I can't have a meal of some sort within 30 minutes or so, I try to have a protein bar or shake. I also have one scoop of Green Vibrance every day.
I just take a multi-vitamin. I was taking fish oil for a while too and just kinda stopped. Couldn't seem to avoid the "fish burps". I took them after eating with a full glass of water and would still get them. Gross.

I should probably look into other supplements but I'm just not sure of where to start.
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:02 AM   #35
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If you're going to grill fish on an open flame, it better be pretty sturdy- i.e. Wahoo, Swordfish, Tuna. Otherwise, I'd advise baking or pan roasting. You can still cook a delicate fish on the grill, but you better do it in foil. In which case you might as well just use the stove and have more control. Tilapia is good fried, but I would hesitate to grill it. Any issues getting it off the grill or controlling the portions? It tends to fall apart so easily. Best cooked whole (head on, bones in) if anything.
It wasn't my top choice to grill but it's all we had and we wanted to grill. It was a bit flaky but sturdy enough. You really just had to keep an eye on it and grill like 3 minutes max on each side. And yeah I put it in a foil.
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It's feeling very SBF in here this morning
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OMG! I was thinking the same thing. RIP SBF.
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I'm 6'3 and was 246 when I started doing this, now I'm 223. I'd like to get down to 200 eventually.
That's pretty much exactly where I am. I'm 6'3 and I was 252. I was hardcore working out and watching diet, but last holidays through me off. I'm at around 225 now, I was down to 223 at my lowest, still trying to work down toward 200 or so.

I lift 3 times a week and I do cardio 4-5 days a week and I've noticed that since I started lifting again (I hadn't in a few years due to a bad shoulder) my body has changed tremendously, my weight loss may have slowed, but I'm definitely adding muscle and getting more defined.
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The holidays are always a bitch aren't they? lol

Between all the food and the good seasonal brews forget about it. I'm always good for a 10 pound gain.
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Matty, another question about the diet you're on -- I guess you have to totally swear off fast food, right? If you're famished, and you don't have any food with you, where do you go and what do you get?

Fast food completely destroys my waistline and my wallet.
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Matty's diet is very similar to Weight Watchers essentially the same thing. WW is just converting calories into points. Both are very effective.
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Matty, another question about the diet you're on -- I guess you have to totally swear off fast food, right? If you're famished, and you don't have any food with you, where do you go and what do you get?

Fast food completely destroys my waistline and my wallet.
I was never a big fan of fast food to begin with so that was never an issue with me.

For lunch I hit sandwich/salad type of places, and most grocery stores have kick ass salad bars. I'm also a big sushi fan. Packing a lunch is really the best thing to do but I'm pretty lazy when it comes to that. I always keep good snacks on hand in my desk too.

I'm not always eating salads though. Had pizza for lunch today, just one slice and a bottle of water.
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Matty's diet is very similar to Weight Watchers essentially the same thing. WW is just converting calories into points. Both are very effective.
That's what my wife and I are doing now, and while the holiday weekend got us off track, I've lost 16 lbs. Only exercise I'm currently doing is chasing my kids around and playing softball 2 nights a week. Once I start exercising, I know it'll come off quicker.

The other big thing for us is to plan our meals out. We have a calendar where we write down all our meals and snacks 3 weeks in advance, and do our best to stick to it. It really helps us stay within our points range and if we need to substitute, we've doing our grocery shopping based on that week's meals, so the food is readily available.

Matty - I get my Omega3 Fish Oil pills from my local Vitamin Shoppe (House Brand) and neither my wife or I have ever gotten the fish burps from them.

Other than those, I take a Centrum daily, along with my BP and Cholestrol pills, which I'm targeting 12-18 months to be off of those, doctor and weight loss driven of course.
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Oh, and if we're sharing recipes, here's a very basic one for shrimp:

1 lb 26-32 count shrimp
Skewers (soak in water at least 30 minutes before using)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Old Bay (or seasoning of choice, being from MD, Old Bay it is)

De-vein and peel shells off of shrimp and pat dry with paper towel
Put shrimp on skewers, as many as will fit without touching (at this size, 5-6/skewer)
Brush both sides of shrimp with oil
Liberally apply Old Bay to both sides of shrimp
Put on heat source until shrimp is opaque

I've done this on a Foreman grill, on a stovetop griddle/grill and on my outdoor grill, and you can't go wrong with any of them.

This recipe is a nice addition to a meal (Surf and Turf). Go with a larger count if you are making this a meal on its own, go smaller if you want to make tacos. I usually use the 26-32 count because they are a decent size and I can usually get them on sale for $6/lb.
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