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Old 01-02-2014, 04:34 AM   #151
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Welcome BaileyGirl, and good luck with your running. There are some threads on running / daily exercise. If I see them, I'll let you know.
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I did the weight machines again tonight (3 times this week)
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Hi Bailygirl. Welcome. I gave up running last year when I found yoga!
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I was reading an article about how the super sizing came about. It's all aout money for big business. A whole generation or two or three have been conned into thinking more is better.
It feels like generosity and value for money but super sizing has been so deleterious to an instinctive sense of an adequate portion and appropriate food choices.

Good, tough, kayaking session today because the rivers are so swollen with flood water. Roughest water I've ever been on but it was exhilarating (DH and I were out with a group so we were within an acceptable risk limit).

Need to rest up for some of today as I have an indoor kayak session tomorrow night.
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SlowSure, I am hoping to learn some kayaking in the spring. My DH won't go I don't think as he gets sea sick. So I will need to join a group and rent or buy a kayak. Can you give me some tips of how you got started and any pitfalls?
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SlowSure, I am hoping to learn some kayaking in the spring. My DH won't go I don't think as he gets sea sick. So I will need to join a group and rent or buy a kayak. Can you give me some tips of how you got started and any pitfalls?
My DH hates the thought of cold water and so, for years, we didn't ever even attempt kayaking.

However, I needed an activity when I was recovering from some injuries and so, despite his instinctive reaction, he agreed to accompany me. He didn't fall in love with it straight away but he was so thrilled that I obviously enjoyed it so much that he kept going with me. Now, he is constantly looking forward to our next trip and we're planning to branch out into sea kayaking (which is pretty much always cold in the UK).

I have some balance problems but, depending on the sort of water where you learn to kayak, the water may not trigger sea sickness, unless your DH is very sensitive to movement (and this would manifest quite quickly).

We started out learning in group sessions at our local Outdoor Centre that is set on a canal (very flat water). They hire you the kayak, paddle, buoyancy aid (I think they're mandatory for beginners in a lot of the US, too), and maybe even some of the specialist clothing (much may depend on your climate - in the UK, you need 'dry cags' or even a wetsuit for most of the year). They also adopt a very informal teaching style and tend to teach you something at the point when you need it during a paddle session. (This set-up suits us.)

Lots of groups offer more formal training, from a half to 2 day day 'learn to paddle and essential safety' course.

An online search for your local area (or likely water centres near to you) may well yield paddle groups or even local colleges that offer 'taster sessions' for various paddling activities (sit inside kayaks, sit on top kayaks, open canoes, stand up paddle boarding, etc.). They would normally also be able to tell you how to take something further.

I would try out a number of paddling activities on the water. Sit on top kayaks aren't popular in my part of the UK (as yet) because they're good for warm climates and warmer waters. However, sit on tops seem very popular with young families or people who take their dogs out with them or who like fishing

Good kayaking technique gets you a very long way, depending on the sort of water in which you're interested. You need to be physically very strong if you want to paddle very high grade water, do a lot of portages (carrying your own boat between one stretch of water and another) or expeditions where you'll have to shift your own boat and gear around.

However, for general paddling, day trips etc. then technique trumps strength. A common misconception is that kayaking is about strong arms and upper body - it's actually about being able to use the whole of your body in a careful sequence so that you plant your paddle in the water, and then uncoil your previously rotated body so that you move the boat, through the water and past the paddle - you don't move the water past the boat.

Women in particular tend to be able to grasp this as it takes a little patience. Men can usually power their way through a tricky bit of water, using their upper-body strength, so too many of them don't acquire the appropriate technique that would save so many injuries to shoulders through over-use.

Look around for a local lake and see if any groups offer taster sessions. Try several craft and see what you enjoy. If you enjoy it, see if there are any groups that offer more tuition. At some point, when you've been paddling for a while, you'll probably do some more advanced self-rescue techniques than any you were taken through at the outset. These are very straightforward and very important.

Let me know if there's anything you'd like to know. It's difficult to cover more than generalities because I have no idea what sort of water you have or what your climate is like. (Because hypothermia, the use of dry suits etc. is a whole other thing. )
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Thank you for all the information. Right now we are in winter. 10 below tonight so I don't anticipate doing winter water sports. We have rivers and lakes near-by. One of the stores, LL Bean, offers the 1/2 day to 2 day excursions. I will also check into the clubs.

Have you ever lost your balance and rolled over? Or fallen in? But taking a class is definitely something I want to do. Can't wait for spring!
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No, to both of those. I've occasionally had the sensation of still moving a little (as if on the water) after a session (and on dry land) but it has passed. (And I think that paddlers without a balance problem occasionally experience that as well.)
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Here's a link to the History of Food Labeling laws which I read about yesterday. Copy and paste to a browser. It goes hand in hand on an article about Food Labels by Rachael Moelier Gorman in Eating Well.

1862 – 2012: A Brief History of Food and Nutrition Labeling | Fooducate

The second article is called "The Whole-Grain, Reduced-Fat, Zero-Calorie, High-Fiber, Lightly-Sweetened TRUTH about Food Labels".

What Are Food Labels You Can Trust? Sorting Helpful Claims from Ridiculous Ones on Nutrition Facts Panels & Packages (Page 3) | Eating Well

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Links work, I've bookmarked to read later.

Still maintaining within my range of 124-7lbs - there are so many interruptions to outdoor activities at present that it's tricky to adapt intake when planned exercise is cancelled at (understandably) short notice. I don't know what's happening about this weekend's kayak trips as the flooding and rain continue.

Ho hum. The challenges of maintenance and hypervigilance about food intakes and exercise expenditure (it feels like that but then I'm only 6 months in and still learning).
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Here's a link to the History of Food Labeling laws which I read about yesterday. Copy and paste to a browser. It goes hand in hand on an article about Food Labels by Rachael Moelier Gorman in Eating Well.
Wow, those were interesting yet disturbing to read. I'm familiar with the 'health halo' of labelling and the effect of belief/anticipation on digestion and hormone levels but even so, these were eye-opening.

Thank you for posting these pieces.
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Hi ladies, finally on a workout routine doing the weight machines 2 to 3 times a week. It's no longer a struggle to force myself to go. Good feeling!
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Most of my kayaking sessions are being cancelled at present because of the flooding and weather. So, I'm thinking of purchasing a skipping rope for 'make-do' workouts until things stabilise
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Tickled to find a regular Saturday night folk dance. I thought I'd be rusty, but the years just dropped away.
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Sounds like fun! I took a square dance class once and boy was it a workout!
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Sounds like fun! I took a square dance class once and boy was it a workout!
Puts me in mind of ceilidhs - yes, that sort of dancing is a hugely enjoyable workout.
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Maintenance is such a mind-game. Even on an UD, I think twice about accepting a biscuit/cookie because it feels like it could be a slippery slope. This is despite the fact that I have no history of bingeing or uncontrolled eating. In some ways, it feels like I've acquired an unwarranted lack of trust in myself.

However, that said, I firmly believe it's a common experience that it is too easy to regain without noticing and that constant vigilance is important in preventing that.

Maintenance really does have a lot of unsettling features. (Better than the alternative tho'.)
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I suppose I should start hanging out here . I’ve been at an OK weight for 8 out of the last 11 years, but the last three years broke my confidence that I could keep on doing it. I didn’t go wild, but just was so tired and depressed that I didn’t have the energy or motivation for carefully monitored eating, and on the occasions when I got it together enough to lose a few pounds I felt even worse, so decided that putting up with the weight was better than being thin but to wrecked to enjoy it.

I hope I’m past that now!

The reward of seeing a lower number on the scale is a hard thing to give up.
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I suppose I should start hanging out here . Iíve been at an OK weight for 8 out of the last 11 years, but the last three years broke my confidence that I could keep on doing it. I didnít go wild, but just was so tired and depressed that I didnít have the energy or motivation for carefully monitored eating, and on the occasions when I got it together enough to lose a few pounds I felt even worse, so decided that putting up with the weight was better than being thin but to wrecked to enjoy it.

I hope Iím past that now!

The reward of seeing a lower number on the scale is a hard thing to give up.
Hi Ailuros! Welcome!
I just got back from vacation to Mexico a few days ago. Water is gone, just up about a pound from the week before.
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Hello! I began at OWL to lose a few pounds and improve my fat/muscle ratio.

I'm at goal now and have been trying to not cut calories too much. I stay at 25-35 net carbs per day (usually) which ends up being 10-20% total intake.

One challenge is I'm very physically active (3-5 days a week of aerobics classes/cycling and weight training) and I alternate between days where I'm constantly hungry and days where I'm not, and end up overly prepared with too much food packed at work, etc, and wish I was hungry.

Some evenings are triggers for quickly upping my total calories over my supposed maintenance level, although I haven't gained any weight (yet), and I usually stay on my target net carbs goal.

I've never binged on high-carb stuff, and never gotten much above 2000 net calories.

However, I'm curious. I've never found "carb-craving trigger foods" that many LC WOE implicate as problematic.

Despite this, I have noticed relatively higher-carb foods that trigger a general hunger response, or a subsequent binge behavior.

These have been unexpected items, with recurring incidents with kale and peanuts. The aforementioned are particularly "once you pop you can't stop" foods, where I can eat 2-3 servings in a sitting without stopping.

Has anyone else found foods like this that they just cannot stop eating once they're in front of your face? Kale and peanuts are odd trigger foods, but I know they are higher in carbs than some acceptable foods, and also vitamin-rich. Perhaps the reason is a bodily need? I definitely crave the salt, especially after a work-out, which makes peanuts even more appealing. It's a shame both of these foods produce SERIOUS gas after overeating :S

Since I went low-carb for psychological and physical health reasons following multiple eating disorder occurances, I count my weight maintenance, relative lack of guilt, and continual ability to build muscle and fall asleep/stay asleep easily each night as major successes. It's nice reminding myself I haven't had 4000 calories in oreos and ice cream as a result of starvation cravings for more than a year.
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Emita, Martha,
You are doing so well. I've suffered from a binge disorder since I was 15. I still struggle with emotional eating. I guess the difference now is that I don't beat myself up with the periods of extreme self loathing like I used to...but feeling like a success in maintenance? I have yet to get there.....still baby steps for me..
It's probably my current mindset of stinkin' thinkin' but I'm feeling like I don't belong here...gotta kick myself out of that mind mode...

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This may be a better fit for me than the Main Forum....Ive done this along time....I don't mean I cant learn from that forum...just my needs are a better fit here
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Ive done Atkins since 1995..lost 109 lbs....since then Ive gotten sloppy and regained 20-30lbs several times...losing is not my struggle...maintaining is..Ive stayed within a 5 lb range for up to 9 yrs at a time....there is a pattern.....I quit exercising...quit weighing...slide into carb creep....gain......go into denial abt how bad...then cant deny any longer....refocus...readjust...

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Emita, Martha,
You are doing so well. I've suffered from a binge disorder since I was 15. I still struggle with emotional eating. I guess the difference now is that I don't beat myself up with the periods of extreme self loathing like I used to...but feeling like a success in maintenance? I have yet to get there.....still baby steps for me..
It's probably my current mindset of stinkin' thinkin' but I'm feeling like I don't belong here...gotta kick myself out of that mind mode...
I never used to due emotional eating until the eating disorder and malnourishment made stopping eating so hard.

Now I do every so often, and the hard part to deal with is the gastrointestinal distress overnight and the next day, as I almost always emotional eat after getting home from work and having a regular, healthy dinner... I just can't stop.

The weight gain hasn't happened yet like I said, but the physical feelings of an upset stomach make it harder to talk back to the guilt. However, overeating just low-carb foods makes it easier!

You absolutely belong here, even moreso if you don't feel confident. This section should be for support so you can stay in the maintain lane! Welcome!

Has anyone else had trigger foods for binging, or is it always an emotional trigger? Mine are combinations. I gotta remind myself to leave the kitchen/pantry.
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I never used to due emotional eating until the eating disorder and malnourishment made stopping eating so hard.

Now I do every so often, and the hard part to deal with is the gastrointestinal distress overnight and the next day, as I almost always emotional eat after getting home from work and having a regular, healthy dinner... I just can't stop.

The weight gain hasn't happened yet like I said, but the physical feelings of an upset stomach make it harder to talk back to the guilt. However, overeating just low-carb foods makes it easier!

You absolutely belong here, even moreso if you don't feel confident. This section should be for support so you can stay in the maintain lane! Welcome!

Has anyone else had trigger foods for binging, or is it always an emotional trigger? Mine are combinations. I gotta remind myself to leave the kitchen/pantry.
I really appreciate the support Emita!
Yes, mine are combinations also, staying away from wheat seems to help me and most of the time I do it. Alcohol can be a big trigger also..
I've leaned on the carbs the past two or three days, been sick, not up to par and let myself get on a pity pot about it. But today is clean, just the action of forcing myself to the gym (and boy I didn't want to go!) pulled me right off of that pot. We got more snow and bitter temps this week, more for the weekend. I think this winter is depressing most of the nation right now....yearning for warmth and sunlight.....
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Ugh, We had snow and freezing rain dumped on us! I burned 500 calories (heart rate monitor calibrated for me) shoveling for 3 hours, but this evening had another peanut butter binge. my stomach is not going to be happy tomorrow. I'm beginning to feel like if I don't just rest and recuperate after a binge day I do worse the next day - like a sudden calorie deficit sets the stage for another binge.

I think I'm stressed over work.. there's a few things going on with agents in the office being unhappy with me, and another recruiting me to design marketing materials for him but basically telling me "be creative come up with it all from scratch" and just verbally telling me anecdotes and statistics he wants to include in the copywriting but not giving me written record of them... UGH. I love doing graphic design work but not when I'm handed a blank canvas and no vision and told to be the creative one for the client!!

Rant over. I think tomorrow I may try BPC... or a OMM. I'm having trouble finding the "original" recipes for these things!

I wanted to make some low carb bread on the weekend but every recipe I look at I'm missing at least one ingredient... I lack oat fiber, chia seeds, and blanched almond flour. ): Maybe I'll try oopsies... I so hate digging out the entire cuisinart stand mixer for egg whites though.
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Interesting on the resistant starch - do you use it for baking or elsewhere in your diet?

I don't usually have late hungries unless I eat early and stay up late, then I'm usually too tired to venture downstairs and if I do I settle on almond milk, whey protein, or turkey or something. Laziness is a virtue sometimes. I usually just have morning hungries.

When you say mileage and weight training, do you mean workouts? I lift and cycle mostly, and it's hard to deal with on/off days of hungry vs. satiety...

I've always wondered how lifting and activity affects carb usage...
Well, here's some responses. First, I either just mix the starch that I take as a supplement (Bob's Red Mill unmodified potato starch) into kefir or yogurt or mix it with plain water and drink it down. I take it just for the good it seems to do me regarding appetite and gut health. I also eat modest amounts of foods like legumes in which resistant starch is part of the package.

Yes, I'm talking about workouts. As long as work isn't pressing too much I am pretty active. I take about three yoga classes a week, do weight and strength training at the gym, take long hikes, and get on the treadmill or the track (depending on weather) for a little jogging once or twice a week. When my activity level is high, I just eat more.

According to what I've read, people who are very active (with cardio or strength work, either one) can safely and healthily eat more carbohydrates. Now, I haven't really paid very close attention to this, but there are quite a few people writing books or blogging about appropriate levels of carbohydrate for Paleo or low-carb athletes. One of the most open-minded and sensible of those writers, just my opinion, is Mark Sisson. I mentioned his "Daily Apple" web site before. He has an agenda, certainly, but he's smart and seems more open-minded and willing to question his own beliefs more than most. So I tend to check in to see what he thinks about different topics. He used to be an Olympic-level endurance athlete and has also been a trainer, so he has spent a lot of time with these issues.

Anyway, various writers seem to agree that higher carb levels are an option for very active people, and they also have various approaches to when to eat them relative to your workouts. I don't follow all that too closely, because I'm not particularly worried about performance, I just want to enjoy my workouts and feel good. I kind of go by the seat of my pants on what to eat when, and if I go overboard one day just try to make sure I compensate for it within the week.

I seem to have less trouble with emotional eating than I used to, but it's still a good idea to stay away from the kitchen when I feel grumpy or mistreated in some way. I'm likely to channel resentment into some kind of weird self-righteous eating thing. It's not logical!
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:29 AM   #179
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Hi martha, It used to be for me that eating was my first reaction to life. it is the reason I switched to a more structured approach, eating 3 meals a day so my body can feel true hunger and not what is called toxic hunger. Now that I am on maintenance i eat everything except grains and sugars, alcohol and most beans excepy soy. So that leaves me with fruits, veggies,soy products like soy tempeh, tofu, soymilk, TVP. It is the highest bean for protein and I am not allergic. I stopped eating meat, eggs, and dairy 90 days ago today. One expression that I really like is "Keep food in one hald and life in the other and don't clap." If we eat our meals when it is meal time and live life in between, life is grand. No guilt over binges or feeling bad. One day at a time.
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"Keep food in one hand and life in the other and don't clap."

I love this!
I worked 12 hours overnight last night. In the middle of the night, no sleep, dealing with the stress of a situation...my first thought was to eat some carbs. It was automatic response.
I didn't run to the carbs, but recognized the impulse to comfort myself immediately.
I know it just takes persistent practice to get back in the groove again. To "redraw" those neuron pathways in the brain grooved for binging.
But like Emitra describes with her peanut butter binge, it's so easy to get pulled back in, if you don't stop it after the first incident.
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