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post #1621 of 46131
Apple pie spice and a lot of ice make great things happen when they meet vanilla whey.
post #1622 of 46131
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Apple pie spice and a lot of ice make great things happen when they meet vanilla whey.

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Also switching over to a mostly meat and greens diet for a couple of weeks. I've found myself a little to reliant on whey and I was eating a stupidly low amount of veggies for someone who's cutting.

post #1623 of 46131
Mostly, man, mostly!

I'm still having one whey shake a day and then what seems like pounds of meat and vegetables the rest of the time.
post #1624 of 46131
I've been using redpointfitness.com lately, and it's worth the 17$/month - for a couple months, at least. You plug in your calorie numbers for the particular diet you want, and it spits out every number you need - no thinking required! Lots of nifty workouts on there too, and handy support from the admins. It's definitely "giving you a fish" as opposed to "teaching you how to fish" but if you aren't worried about the "why" and only the "how," its a great resource. I've been on the metabolic diet and I've been shedding fat pretty handily at maintenance while every single lift is improving. I swear I have no vested interest in this company, but give the 7 day trial a whirl and see how it helps you.
post #1625 of 46131
I've joined roughly a dozen gyms over the years and I bet I've seen a woman with an obvious eating disorder in half of them, just during the times that I've been there (I've always worked out at about the same time). I can think of at least four in the last four gyms I've gone to.

Came to that realization this morning when I saw the one in my current gym. I can't say that I see her every day, but generally she'll come in and hit the treadmill and then the machines during the time I'm there. Attractive enough face but the body appears to be little more than skin and tendons over bone. Not quite concentration camp survivor, but definitely like someone on the losing side of a debilitating illness. Which she probably is.
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I've joined roughly a dozen gyms over the years and I bet I've seen a woman with an obvious eating disorder in half of them, just during the times that I've been there (I've always worked out at about the same time). I can think of at least four in the last four gyms I've gone to.

Came to that realization this morning when I saw the one in my current gym. I can't say that I see her every day, but generally she'll come in and hit the treadmill and then the machines during the time I'm there. Attractive enough face but the body appears to be little more than skin and tendons over bone. Not quite concentration camp survivor, but definitely like someone on the losing side of a debilitating illness. Which she probably is.

Yeah... I've been wondering the same thing about this girl at my campus gym. She's there about every morning (even earlier than me, which is pretty friggin early), doing 30 minutes on the stationary bike and by the looks of her, she's pretty anorectic.

It could be that she's having some other health issues and I'm just being ignorant and foolish by labeling that as ana, but I'm not nearly intrusive enough to talk to her about that. Makes me sad sometimes, if that really is the case; ED's are crappy.
post #1627 of 46131
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Yeah... I've been wondering the same thing about this girl at my campus gym. She's there about every morning (even earlier than me, which is pretty friggin early), doing 30 minutes on the stationary bike and by the looks of her, she's pretty anorectic.

It could be that she's having some other health issues and I'm just being ignorant and foolish by labeling that as ana, but I'm not nearly intrusive enough to talk to her about that. Makes me sad sometimes, if that really is the case; ED's are crappy.

But of course there are the eating disorders that make up about 75% of gym attendees...

post #1628 of 46131
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Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
I've joined roughly a dozen gyms over the years and I bet I've seen a woman with an obvious eating disorder in half of them, just during the times that I've been there (I've always worked out at about the same time). I can think of at least four in the last four gyms I've gone to.

Came to that realization this morning when I saw the one in my current gym. I can't say that I see her every day, but generally she'll come in and hit the treadmill and then the machines during the time I'm there. Attractive enough face but the body appears to be little more than skin and tendons over bone. Not quite concentration camp survivor, but definitely like someone on the losing side of a debilitating illness. Which she probably is.


Yeah i'm pretty sure if you're a staff at a gym you'll see at least 3 anorexic people a day, depending on gym size.


It's not as simple as stopping an druggie from shooting up; it's a quantity thing. What i mean by that is that you can't just stop them from exercising, cos then they will cut out all the eating as well. They need to have some counselling to slowly reverse their mental illness.

Pretty scary though. I never go to the cardio area of my gym, partly because i prefer running outside, but also because it's pretty disturbing to see these people.
post #1629 of 46131
I have become more sensitive to people who are on the extra skinny side. I think it is a result of my perceptions of healthy changing through pics, vids, and reading exercise sites. I'm a thin guy myself, but that has always been on the side of skinny fat. I have never been all tendons and bone, so even when I was underweight (under muscled) I never had "that look" of anorexia.

I am definitely aware of certain, difficult to define, physical details which make me think someone needs to eat more / lift more. Concave surfaces around elbows, knees, neck, and cheek bones are bad signs.
post #1630 of 46131
I observe one girl who has an unfortunate set of kankles. She is very pretty, but just cannot shake them. It's her only flaw.

She is in there every day - any time I am there. Just running her ass off, stair master, elliptical, stepper, etc. She has gotten so incredibly thin that her face looks unhealthy and sunken. Her chest is con-caved. She looks overworked and malnourished.

All just in an effort to get rid of her cankles. Which aren't going anywhere. That is bone, not fat.

She is doing serious harm to herself in a futile effort to rid herself of them.

Agreed @ observing people in the cardio section. Bone thin, sweating, doing 45-1hr cardio routines. Like there is any fat left to burn. Most often girls, but guys are not exempt from this.
post #1631 of 46131
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Originally Posted by slack tide View Post
I observe one girl who has an unfortunate set of kankles. She is very pretty, but just cannot shake them. It's her only flaw.

She is in there every day - any time I am there. Just running her ass off, stair master, elliptical, stepper, etc. She has gotten so incredibly thin that her face looks unhealthy and sunken. Her chest is con-caved. She looks overworked and malnourished.

All just in an effort to get rid of her cankles. Which aren't going anywhere. That is bone, not fat.

She is doing serious harm to herself in a futile effort to rid herself of them.

Agreed @ observing people in the cardio section. Bone thin, sweating, doing 45-1hr cardio routines. Like there is any fat left to burn. Most often girls, but guys are not exempt from this.
Ha, strange. I don't see too many frighteningly emaciated folks, but I do see beautiful curvy women doing cardio. That makes me more sad than someone w/a body image disorder
post #1632 of 46131
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Ha, strange. I don't see too many frighteningly emaciated folks, but I do see beautiful curvy women doing cardio. That makes me more sad than someone w/a body image disorder
Why would a beautiful woman doing cardio make you sad?
post #1633 of 46131
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Why would a beautiful woman doing cardio make you sad?

Because girls with asses think that they're fat. I'm not talking about chubby girls with ass, but simply girls with ass.
post #1634 of 46131
Added burpees to my calisthenics today. I never felt so good leaving the gym but just doing 4 was pretty hard, hoping to eventually move up to 10 per set. 5k jog 10 pull ups > 10 - 12 pushups > 4 burpees x 4 5 weighted pull ups > 10 -12 Push ups > 10 Pull ups > 4 burpees x 4 10 dips on dip bar > 10 Push ups > 4 burpees x 2 Next week I'm starting swim class so I can learn how to swim with good technique. Anyone swim on a regular? Part of a cut?
post #1635 of 46131
Swimming regularly will massacre weighlifting progress, especially with lifts involving your shoulders. A few times a week should be fine, but if you're a beginner your strokes won't be efficient enough for you to get in a good long swim before you're pooched.
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