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Re: Fall/Winter 2012 Fitness

Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:45 PM

wow, you got grey hair REALLY fast.
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Re: Fall/Winter 2012 Fitness

Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:50 PM

View PostBenignDesign, on 11 January 2013 - 02:42 PM, said:

Pictures of the stair climber or my sore ass?


Is that the one from Tiajuana?
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Re: Fall/Winter 2012 Fitness

Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:53 PM

It was a long walk. The poor creature's exhausted.
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Re: Fall/Winter 2012 Fitness

Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:59 PM

I'd be sore too in that case.
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Re: Fall/Winter 2012 Fitness

Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:30 PM

I'm sitting on the stability ball and using my dumbbells while watching the food channel. amidoinitrite?
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Re: Fall/Winter 2012 Fitness

Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:42 PM

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Just won $500 in biggest loser challenge at work. 9 weeks, 20lbs!!!!

But since this healthy movement at work, the relocation made obsolete the standing desks, the ability to do anything really healthy without presenting a challenge.
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Re: Fall/Winter 2012 Fitness

Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:44 PM

I lost mine lol. Congrats!!! *streaks and throws confetti*
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Re: Fall/Winter 2012 Fitness

Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:46 PM

View PostNykc, on 14 January 2013 - 04:42 PM, said:

Just won $500 in biggest loser challenge at work. 9 weeks, 20lbs!!!!



And I'm guessing you're spending the money on pizza and beer? And chips? And ice cream? And... sorry.

Congratulations.
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Re: Fall/Winter 2012 Fitness

Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:09 PM

View PostNykc, on 14 January 2013 - 04:42 PM, said:

Just won $500 in biggest loser challenge at work. 9 weeks, 20lbs!!!!

But since this healthy movement at work, the relocation made obsolete the standing desks, the ability to do anything really healthy without presenting a challenge.


Congrats man! Since I restarted running a little over a month ago, I discovered I've lost around 5 pounds. Not an amazing amount by any means but then again, I didn't care if I lost weight and with my diet (low intake punctuated by brief periods of eating prolly the worst things available at hand) I didn't expect to.

Spend your reward like a boss!
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Re: Fall/Winter 2012 Fitness

Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:12 PM

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It's really cool to see things come full circle. My boxing gym is full of new years' resolutioners, many of whom have never thrown a punch in their lives. I remember when I was brand new to this, watching the experienced guys in the ring with Steve (the former golden gloves boxer who runs the place), ducking and slipping punches, throwing 10 and 12 punch combos, exchanging a little bit to tighten up their defense, and just generally doing shit that I couldn't even pretend to be able to do in the ring. And then I would go in and barely pull off a four-punch combo without screwing something up. Yesterday, I was one of only three regulars out of over 30 people working out, and I had my best session in the ring since I started. Everything was flowing smoothly, I didn't gas out at the end of 3 minutes (for people who have never thrown punches with 1 lb gloves on, that's a long fucking time), and I was able to keep my power up all the way through the final burnouts. As I was climbing out of the ring and realized that a lot of the beginners had stopped working and were watching me, I'm not gonna lie, I felt like a badass. Don't worry though, it'll only last until one Steve's ranked fighters comes in and makes me look weak and slow again.
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Re: Fall/Winter 2012 Fitness

Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:32 PM

Random question - homemade bread. I've been kicking around the idea of ditching my typical lunch sandwich bread with going homemade.. or well like bread machine - home made. A best I think it would be a loaf a week.. and that primarily for sandwiches and a bit here or there for dinner.

While my current bread indeed has grain and what not floating around I am wondering how processed said grains are and if I can get something a bit more tasty and better for me while being pseudo-hip by making my own food.

Does anyone have any experience with making their own bread? Is it even that much healthier (cheaper?), or just a pain in the ass?
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Re: Fall/Winter 2012 Fitness

Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:56 PM

Absolutely cheaper, and if you're smart, it's wicked easy.

Do this

If you don't have a largish Dutch oven, there's an investment there. Probably ~$50, but you can spend a lot more and you can probably find a new one for $30 if you look. I use a pretty generic enameled one, it's working great. That being done, you're looking at a jar of yeast (no use buying packets, for this, if you look at the recipe you'll see why - and it's cheaper to buy a jar) and flour. Flour's dirt cheap, the yeast will last you forever, so you're pretty much set.

What do I mean by easy? It takes me literally five minutes to set up the next day's loaf: sift flour and salt and yeast into a bowl and add water. Cover. Done.

The main thing is, it needs 18-24 hours to make it this easy, but if you get in the habit, you'll have good bread all the time.

A bread maker is quicker, but it's more expensive, there's more to break, and frankly this comes out a lot better.

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Re: Fall/Winter 2012 Fitness

Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:04 PM

sorry jon the - paywall failed me.
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Re: Fall/Winter 2012 Fitness

Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:05 PM

The Minimalist: The Secret of Great Bread: Let Time Do the Work (November 8, 2006)
Adapted from Jim Lahey, Sullivan Street Bakery
Time: About 1½ hours plus 14 to 20 hours’ rising

  • 3 cups all-purpose or bread flour, more for dusting
  • ¼ teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1¼ teaspoons salt
  • Cornmeal or wheat bran as needed.


  • In a large bowl combine flour, yeast and salt. Add 1 5/8 cups water, and stir until blended; dough will be shaggy and sticky. Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Let dough rest at least 12 hours, preferably about 18, at warm room temperature, about 70 degrees.
  • Dough is ready when its surface is dotted with bubbles. Lightly flour a work surface and place dough on it; sprinkle it with a little more flour and fold it over on itself once or twice. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rest about 15 minutes.
  • Using just enough flour to keep dough from sticking to work surface or to your fingers, gently and quickly shape dough into a ball. Generously coat a cotton towel (not terry cloth) with flour, wheat bran or cornmeal; put dough seam side down on towel and dust with more flour, bran or cornmeal. Cover with another cotton towel and let rise for about 2 hours. When it is ready, dough will be more than double in size and will not readily spring back when poked with a finger.
  • At least a half-hour before dough is ready, heat oven to 450 degrees. Put a 6- to 8-quart heavy covered pot (cast iron, enamel, Pyrex or ceramic) in oven as it heats. When dough is ready, carefully remove pot from oven. Slide your hand under towel and turn dough over into pot, seam side up; it may look like a mess, but that is O.K. Shake pan once or twice if dough is unevenly distributed; it will straighten out as it bakes. Cover with lid and bake 30 minutes, then remove lid and bake another 15 to 30 minutes, until loaf is beautifully browned. Cool on a rack.

Yield: One 1½-pound loaf.



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There you go. Note that the "1 1/2 hours" is almost entirely baking and rising time. You don't need to be doing anything with the bread in that time

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Re: Fall/Winter 2012 Fitness

Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:19 PM

I try not to eat very much bread, but I'll definitely be trying that out!
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