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post #38911 of 57260
Wonder why they picked such a heavy strongman. The light strongman that I train with are some of the most athletic people I've ever seen.

That was so cool though.
post #38912 of 57260
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Originally Posted by Eason View Post

lol at people living in poverty countries where their lunches don't cost 15 USD minimum frown.gif
This.
People in US have shouldn't complain over food prices. Eating ot and whole foods, especially good meat, is very cheap over there.
post #38913 of 57260
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post


This.
People in US have shouldn't complain over food prices. Eating ot and whole foods, especially good meat, is very cheap over there.

 

This really varies by location; Boston / NYC are not cheap at all and you usually get slightly-bigger-than-european sized portions, but the midwest is crazy cheap and you get an insane amount of food.  I think most groceries, especially beef and dairy, are probably going to be generally cheaper.

post #38914 of 57260
I have found food prices to be exactly the same in NC as they were in NYC. Grains and shit are a little cheaper, but meat and seafood is all exactly the same.

Still, for the most part, fast food, as well as good restaurant food, is garbage, though good restaurant food doesn't make me feel like a human dumpster at capacity after I eat it
post #38915 of 57260
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

I have found food prices to be exactly the same in NC as they were in NYC. Grains and shit are a little cheaper, but meat and seafood is all exactly the same.

Still, for the most part, fast food, as well as good restaurant food, is garbage, though good restaurant food doesn't make me feel like a human dumpster at capacity after I eat it

 

Agreed, I treat myself to restaurant food once or twice a month and sometimes have to buy lunch if i forget to make it or don't have time, but it's really not what I want to be spending my money on if I can help it.  I make better food anyway.

 

You can actually look up that info, there's a huge difference if you compare NYC which has a consumer price index of 100 to Charlotte which has an index of 76 for groceries and 62 for restaurants:

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NYC:

Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
10.00
 
 
 
20.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $
55.00
 
 
 
100.00
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 7.25 $
6.00
 
 
 
8.50
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 $
4.25
 
 
 
6.47
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.00 $
5.00
 
 
 
8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.95 $
3.00
 
 
 
5.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.73 $
1.50
 
 
 
2.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.47 $
1.00
 
 
 
2.00

 

Markets [Edit] Avg.  
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.33 $
1.05
 
 
 
2.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.92 $
2.19
 
 
 
3.50
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.30 $
2.20
 
 
 
4.65
Eggs (12) 3.06 $
2.00
 
 
 
4.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 10.79 $
8.05
 
 
 
12.13
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.25 $
5.51
 
 
 
13.23
Apples (1kg) 3.96 $
3.00
 
 
 
6.00
Oranges (1kg) 3.64 $
2.40
 
 
 
5.00
Tomato (1kg) 4.44 $
2.50
 
 
 
6.00
Potato (1kg) 1.99 $
1.10
 
 
 
3.00
Lettuce (1 head) 2.30 $
1.59
 
 
 
3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.97 $
1.50
 
 
 
2.25
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
12.00
 
 
 
18.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.80 $
1.40
 
 
 
2.50
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.68 $
2.00
 
 
 
4.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 12.75 $
11.00
 
 
 
13.75

 

Charlotte:

Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 9.00 $
8.00
 
 
 
12.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 42.50 $
35.00
 
 
 
50.00
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.00 $
5.00
 
 
 
6.25
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.00 $
3.00
 
 
 
3.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.00 $
3.00
 
 
 
5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.17 $
3.00
 
 
 
3.60
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.36 $
1.00
 
 
 
1.70
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.28 $
1.00
 
 
 
1.59
Markets [Edit] Avg.  
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.03 $
0.92
 
 
 
1.19
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.34 $
1.99
 
 
 
3.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.05 $
2.00
 
 
 
2.09
Eggs (12) 1.96 $
1.89
 
 
 
2.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 6.82 $
5.51
 
 
 
8.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.71 $
4.41
 
 
 
11.00
Apples (1kg) 4.19 $
4.00
 
 
 
4.39
Oranges (1kg) 2.76 $
 
 
 
 
 
Tomato (1kg) 3.50 $
3.00
 
 
 
4.00
Potato (1kg) 1.55 $
1.10
 
 
 
2.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.59 $
1.59
 
 
 
1.59
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.00 $
1.99
 
 
 
2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.00 $
10.00
 
 
 
15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.44 $
0.89
 
 
 
1.99
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.50 $
3.00
 
 
 
4.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 4.90 $
4.00
 
 
 
5.59

 

 

The opportunity cost of living in an expensive city tends to balance things out though.

post #38916 of 57260
Hit 195 last night, I think for the first time ever. Took a progress pic to post but gonna wait until I surpass 200. Thinking about permabulking or at least bulking for another couple months, don't even feel that fat, but it'd help my gf to cut together and also it'd be nice to get shredded finally now that I have (barely) enough muscle. Don't wanna be a skinny sad cunt tho wat do
post #38917 of 57260
Yea restaurants are cheaper for sure. Probably about 1/2 price. But grocery meats and seafood are pretty much in line. Boneless skinless chicken thighs are $3/lb down here and up there at Costco for example. Salmon is about $10-15/lb depending on if its farmed or wild down here and up there. For me and wifey's fields pay is about the same too. Even COL is about the same. Our rent was 2x as much but now we have cars which pretty much cancels out rent savings. Quality of life is incomparable though IMO.
post #38918 of 57260
What field are you in ctk?
post #38919 of 57260
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Originally Posted by KingJulien View Post
 

 

This really varies by location; Boston / NYC are not cheap at all and you usually get slightly-bigger-than-european sized portions, but the midwest is crazy cheap and you get an insane amount of food.  I think most groceries, especially beef and dairy, are probably going to be generally cheaper.

New York is maybe not considered cheap in US, but its cheaper than Scandinavia.

 

For instance, 1 pound of beef costs 7 USD here. Also looked up some data and restaurants in New York are 13% generally cheaper than Stockholm.

Hong Kong is way worse though. Meat and diary is stupidly expensive, like 3 bucks for a liter of milk or 9 bucks for a liter of yoghurt. Feel bad for you, Eason :( 

 

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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post


I'm really excited too!! Haha

And yes, I realize this is going to be fucking daunting as all hell, and I don't know if you saw it but a couple of days back I even wrote about how i've been putting off this cut for awhile now, because i'm worried about how i'll manage.

But frankly, after close to a year of bulking, I really want to see what I look like under all this fat, couple that with the fact that I don't really look like I lift, and none of my clothes fit, i'm pretty amped.

And I have not done much calorie counting on this bulk, but when I initially decided to get my act together and lose weight I did, pretty strictly too. this was about a year and a half ago and for like 5 months I went on a really low carb, high protein diet, did not lift cause I did know shit, and only did cardio, but that got me from Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
this 


to this Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Then I discovered stronglifts, and lifting and RHET, and did kind of a mini clean bulk, and got here Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

After which I was going to go on a hella cut, but everyone here convinced me otherwise, and I decided that it was probably wiser to take advantage of n00b gains and keep rolling, that was around Feb/March and i've been dreamer bulking since then, going to take some pre-cut pictures, but this is about from a month back Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Thats nice progress.

How long did you run Stronglifts and what numbers did you reach on it? Still running it or some other template?

Whats your number now?

post #38920 of 57260
IT'S HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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post #38921 of 57260
Anyone ever try this stuff?

http://www.muscleegg.com/2-choc-gallon.html

Also, apparently I've put 2 inches on my arms since starting this bulk. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #38922 of 57260
Stockholm is insanely expensive. $10-15 for a draught beer.
post #38923 of 57260
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post


Thats nice progress.
How long did you run Stronglifts and what numbers did you reach on it? Still running it or some other template?
Whats your number now?
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Still running it, but just with a lot more accessory work. The meat of my workouts is still progressive overload and all that jazz.

5x5x205 Bench
5x5x225 Squat
3x5x325 Deadlift
post #38924 of 57260
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

What field are you in ctk?

(Energy) engineering. Still working with a company in NY. Energy is so cheap down here there's no incentive to save it, which is why jobs in my field are slow coming.
post #38925 of 57260
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Stockholm is insanely expensive. $10-15 for a draught beer.

can confirm

went to see a friend's band today. quite a lot of my old HS ppl there, it was weird. I mean shit, it got me thinking that it's soon 10 years since we all graduated and even though you really thought you knew all those folks back then you never really did. Faces stay the same but everything else is kinda like meeting a new person again.

/approachingthirtyrant
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