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  1. Haha.. cucumbers are hydrating! So they help balance the tequila! Maybe he's speaking personally. Maybe he's just one of those people that can't handle much alcohol. If one beer knocked out 2 weeks of training for me I'd never have accomplished anything. LOL Personally I think anything done in moderation is fine. And if it's not done in moderation then yeah I try to combat the negative effects of it as best I can. ok this may make me sound like I need AA but ... I actually have systems for when I drink. One I never drink on an empty stomach, I always follow it with lots of water, I drink through out the night even after I go to bed! I also juice cucumbers, limes, celery and ginger after a night of drinking because I think it helps flush the alcohol out and prevents stomach issues the next morning.
  2. I'm not aware of any suggesting that fruit leads to cancer. My understanding on the research that I have read on the subject is that scientist showed that cancer uses fructose to grow. All cells even cancer need energy to grow, all they showed was that cancer cells use fructose as well as glucose to divide and grow. They didn't show fructose as being the cause of the cancer. There are many studies showing that naturally occurring fructose can help prevent pancreatic cancer and other forms of cancer. So anyone who has cancer may want to limit fructose in the diet. However a well balanced diet is always a good choice.
  3. I just had 6 cucumber agave tequila drink with dinner the other night. Each drink comes with 2 shots tequila in it... I figure if one beer sets me back 2 weeks then each shot of tequila probably set me back 4 weeks then by my math dinner set me back 48 weeks. Then there was the beer... oh and ... OMG what did the weed set me back?? ... I'm doomed... The zombies will have taken over by the time I recover.
  4. Gone on research assignment! Be back soon... ok I've been preparing for a trip to Washington. I'm going on a research assignment. I want have the time to maintain 2 training journals so I'm going to half to put this one on hold while I'm traveling. As soon as I return I will pick it back up!
  5. Fructose in it self I wouldn't say it's bad for you. Some people do have trouble with to much sugar leading to health problems though. Other don't. It's always a combination of factors. I have a friend who is very healthy and pretty cut, very athletic who eats 90% fruit in her diet. It's almost all she eats and she has no problems with it. She's been eating that way for years. I on the other hand can eat very little fruit and I have to limit carbs of any kind or I have problems with my blood sugars going into pre diabetic ranges as long as I keep my meals balanced and limit sugars or any kind I do fine.
  6. Omg yes.. the vanilla plant fusion is so sweet! I get the unflavored one. I also like Sun warrior protein powder but they changed their packaging so Im currently protesting the new packaging. They use to come in this very simple bag. It was minimal and laid fairly flat. Perfect for cyclist. Or people that walk to the grocery store. Now it comes in this bulky square box. Thats really to hard to pack in a sling bag or back pack. So I refuse to buy it unless I can get the old packaging. ☺
  7. Kora


    Well hello!! Welcome should we call you pic or do you have name?
  8. If you think she really intended to insult you and it's something that really upset or even just made you uncomfortable then you may want to go back and complain. I'm a bit thick skinned so I tend to let things roll off of me. But that's because I live in Oklahoma and I'm a mom, never married, don't believe in marriage or God, or that a women's place is in the kitchen, I'm a liberal, I'm bisexual and I'm trying to vegan. LOL I get comments and attitude all the time. I read signs that say I hate vegans, or Gays are going to hell... I really have to pick my battles and just let the rest go. So I guess what I'm saying is this something you feel a need to defend your self against? It's really about how you feel. If you really feel you need to don't let it go. Even if you have to go back a week or two later.
  9. OH Hey .. I'm actually gonna be in DC for a few weeks. If either of you of good hiking or running trails I would love to know!
  10. Personally I like plant fusion pea protein. I reviewed Garden of Life once personally I didn't like it. It was like drinking sand. It was very gritty. It wasn't as much a digestion problem for as a humm.. clogging problem. LOL, I couldn't poop for a week.
  11. I love apple cider vinegar. I set it right beside lemons and garlic with it's agility to cure or help certain medical problems. It's cheap, effective and easily used. In some of the more rural areas where i live people will take almost empty whiskey bottles and add herbs & garlic, then fill them with vinegar. It's used for a great many things from fungus foot to ring worms and even helping to combat heart disease. It's also really good on turnip greens.
  12. It actually rare that men get gyno from soy, unless there is an underlying problem or they are in unbalanced hormonal state, like teenagers or older gentlemen. .. It's a very common problem in teenage boys because of hormonal changes, regardless of soy consumption and generally resolves itself. However when soy is added to that it can make the problem worse. It's rare that soy is the actual cause of the problem. Men are a lot more likely to get gyno as a side effect of certain medications. Like meds used for heart failure, high blood pressure and commonly used meds for heartburn like tagament and zantac. Funny how you don't hear about that in the commercials huh? It's also very common for men to mistake gyno with just an increase in fat deposits (pseudogynecomastia). Having man boobs as a result of high body fat storage and gyno are different. Gyno is glandular tissue not fat.
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    As much as I love juicing you do have to be careful with it when you are trying to lose weight, because you are on a calorie restricted diet. Which means eating less. Juicing removes alot of fiber and bulk. Both of which tend to fill you up and keep you from being as hungry. It also means the sugar in the fruits and veggies is being digested faster which can be a problem for some people. I would suggest eating more of the whole fruits and veggies. When I juice I always have it with a solid foods that way I'm fuller and my blood sugars stay more stable which can help with weight loss. Also white rice I would avoid while losing weight, but brown rice is great for weight loss. It keeps you full, stabilizes blood sugar, it's high in fiber. It doesn't digest as fast as white rice. It'd really good for weight loss. As far as high protein vegan foods go I personally like mung beans, edamame steamed & dry roasted and I like tofu. I also like pea protein for shakes. Which by the way is great for blending with fresh juices.
  14. http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab28/koraraving/A%20July%20Instatracking/PhotoGrid_1404824109157_zpswtxqnjew.jpg http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab28/koraraving/A%20July%20Instatracking/PhotoGrid_1404846060518_zpsp8tp8gaj.jpg Notes: I mixed my back rehab with my lifting today. They fit together. Below is a list of the stretches I did which aren’t listed above. Stretch 2: Active Isolated Stretching – Shoulders and Neck Shoulder circumduction Pectoralis Majors Anterior Deltoids Shoulder Internal Rotators Shoulder External Rotators Rotator cuff 2 trapezius Forward Elevators of the shoulder Side Elevators of the shoulder Neck Extensors Neck Lateral Flexors http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab28/koraraving/PhotoGrid_1404742957037_zpscj88r9x0.jpg http://ravingrunner.com/2014/03/22/my-r ... a-patella/ http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab28/koraraving/PhotoGrid_1404915090739_zpsypzquddb.jpg
  15. http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab28/koraraving/A%20July%20Instatracking/DSC_0023_2_zpsb46m2msx.jpg Current Goals for a 12 week trial training cycle. *Week 3 Day 1 My current focus: Changes I’m making for the next 12 weeks. Nutrition Plan: Calorie deficit cycling 500 to 1,500 calorie deficient a day. My calorie breakdown targets are 50% carbs 10% fat 40% protein and 50 g’s of fiber. Limit to 3 meals a day, avoid between meal eating Training Goals: For running the focus is to increase endurance, and slowly improve pace. For strength training it’s to continue improving back strength and pelvic stability. Continue with back prehab/rehab for flexibility & stability. So starting week 3 – Since making the diet changes I’ve lost 8 lbs in the last 2 weeks. My blood sugar levels have stabilized and are averaging about 80 fasted. Changing to strictly 3 meals a day and upping my protein intake has really made a big difference. Of coarse eliminating wheat, corn and peanuts has probably gone a long way toward helping my weight, health and recovery problems to. It’s still hard for me to believe it could take me till I’m 40 to learn I’m allergic to all those things! If my son hadn’t start to developed the same allergies so severely I doubt I ever would have known. I only got tested because we share some of the same symptoms. Only his are sever and mine are minor. Still I have to assume eliminating foods from my diet that I’m allergic to have to have a positive impact. Oh and I haven’t had my thyroid levels rechecked yet cause it’s just to soon but I’m sure it’s improving. My moods are more even, I’m having those huge or excessive energy dips anymore. More energy stays pretty level through out the day. It’s kinda of amazing what a few little changes can do. I’m preparing this week to go to Washington DC, I’m leaving Saturday. So I spent today mostly studying & reading. I in the middle of a class and I wanted to go ahead and get the next few weeks worth of work done and out of the way. So I don’t have to worry about it on the trip. So today was pretty sedentary. http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab28/koraraving/A%20July%20Instatracking/PhotoGrid_1404734672606_zps5ymiuc8g.jpg Notes: Today’s run. I cut it a little short because I stepped wrong or something and my knee partially locked.. So I limped out the mile and half it took to short cut home. Im actually learning to correct this fairly easily by stretching and moving the knee caps but not something I can do quickly .. it takes about a 20 minutes of stretches and a few other things. http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab28/koraraving/A%20July%20Instatracking/PhotoGrid_1404752554984_zpsgtnchgo2.jpg http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab28/koraraving/PhotoGrid_1404742957037_zpscj88r9x0.jpg http://ravingrunner.com/2014/03/22/my-rehab-routine-for-chondromalacia-patella/ I’m probably going to go ahead and work this all week. It helps. The more time that goes by the less problems I have with my knee but whenever I do start to have even a minor issue I fall back to the rehab stretches and exercises. They help alot. http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab28/koraraving/PhotoGrid_1404830092670_zpsa5t4b5wy.jpg
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