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Old 06-26-2008, 08:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm encroaching on my senior year in college...
Great job. I love people with strong will power.

I purposefully park in the boonies at my school for ecomodding/health benefits. It takes me 15 minutes to walk the 1-1.5 miles to class everyday, but I'm guaranteed at least minimal exercise. If I'm late, I run the distance. I hate being late, it's all uphill to class.

I worked like hell during highschool for football. Afterwards, I followed Gym Jones for awhile and hope to get back into that type of workout soon. Nowadays I'm lazy and only do my daily pushups/pullups. Someday I'll get back into doing circuits on my bike in the park...aerobic workouts have always been my weak point.

If I feel excessively hungry, I eat vegetables. If I feel thirsty, water. Fast food, soft drinks, and beer "are the devil." I need to eat healthier, but I make sure the worst stuff is gone. Ideally, I'd like to start growing my own food.

For financial and personal well-being, I've actively tried to lose/avoid addiction. I've never taken drugs, smoked cigarettes, or drunk alcohol.

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Old 06-26-2008, 09:19 PM   #12 (permalink)
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i try to be very strict with my diet also, i make most of my meals using fresh veggies, chicken or fish (i avoid beef and cant eat pork ) i drink alot of wine, never get drunk (personal reasons against drunkenness) but im jewish so i cant cut the wine out. .

i think the 2 biggest factors on health is consumption of food and drink (starting with quantity and then quality) and exercise.
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Old 06-26-2008, 10:36 PM   #13 (permalink)
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i think the 2 biggest factors on health is consumption of food and drink (starting with quantity and then quality) and exercise.
wholeheartedly agree. Switching to diet sodas alone saved me prolly close to 500 calories a day, lol. I came up with a theory for food. Food is basically just fuel for your body (in the form of caloric energy). You wouldn't fill up your car with poor quality fuel that will damage and clog your system, so why do it to your body? Also, you only fill your gas tank with what's needed, you don't overfill it and waste the fuel by spraying it all over and dumping it on the ground, so why overfill your body wastefully? You also wouldn't just fill up your tank and let the gas sit in it unused for months on end, putrefying and rotting, so why not burn off that caloric energy you have stored up in your fat cells? It's interesting when you take a step back and look at your body objectively.
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Old 06-26-2008, 11:12 PM   #14 (permalink)
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well im no lightweight but i have always been a big guy , not over weight but husky..

However i quit sugar sodas and dropped about 20 pounds and now eat less..

not to mention the riding lawnmower is on the fritz so now that summer is here is push mowing about a 2/3 acre a week... I also figure that saves gas also... I try to mow as fast as I can with out bogging the mower down. guess thats MWL (Mowing With Load) huh? LOL
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Old 06-26-2008, 11:21 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Yeah, much thanks for starting this post. You JERK!!! Definitely opened a can of worms. I've went from a size 30" pants to a 34 in a year and a half.

Again I say.........you jerk. Gotta start jogging now and lay off the pop.
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Old 06-26-2008, 11:40 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Well I lost 40 pounds (down to 165) and in the last couple years, I found most of it again.

It really helps with that momentum (and not so much in city driving)

In all seriousness, no excuses here -- in the last month, it's starting to come off again (but it's not as easy).

Ecomodding oneself is the opposite of the car -- speeding is encouraged and you don't fill up the tank

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Old 06-27-2008, 02:03 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I plan on spending all my money on ecomods, eating and drinking beer just take up valuable modding time. Plus the money I save on the food and beer goes towards a bigger power bill for all the tools I use to mod with.
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I've determined that fast food is the devil :P
You are so right,
It is called "Fast Food" because
It speeds you on your way to the grave
I lost 20# in what seemed like overnight by avoiding fast food and any other form of fried potatoes. And I Love Cheesey Fries.
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:45 AM   #19 (permalink)
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You are so right,
It is called "Fast Food" because
It speeds you on your way to the grave
I lost 20# in what seemed like overnight by avoiding fast food and any other form of fried potatoes. And I Love Cheesey Fries.
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Old 06-29-2008, 02:30 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I'm a rather thin guy ... been so all my life ... but when I hit the big 4 - 0, I accumulated about 5-10 lbs in the typical love-handles sections ... tummy and kidneys. I've been working out more, running twice per week and snacking less.

I went from 162lbs to 157lbs in the last 2 months. For someone who has been in great shape all my life, I can't believe how much work that was. When I was younger, I could add or drop 10 pounds in 2 weeks without trying hard.

As I get even older, I suspect I'll get more 'aero' as well.

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