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  • Originally posted by John Caton View Post
    Do more, not less. Jenne Calment consumed a kilo per week and did so until age 122.
    But the allergies! Didn't she also smoke a pack a day?

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    • Originally posted by sakura_girl View Post
      But the allergies! Didn't she also smoke a pack a day?
      Sadly, she did for awhile. But, she quit at 117
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      • Jeanne Calment.... 2lbs of chocolate a week and live to 122?? Was her chocolate less sugary than our chocolate? Did she get zits from chocolate binges? No?! Hmmmmp!!
        Goals:
        • Bodyfat 25 May 2014: 22.5 per cent
        • Target bodyfat: 12 per cent

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        • She must have had the genetics of a God. Why couldn't I have been born French

          I won the genetic lottery when it comes to the skin on genetics though. Perfect skin unless I got too crazy on the Ramen in high school. Never understood why gals my age would use birth control...

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          • Have gotten a chance to consume msg every day. I can't wait to eat some clean food tomorrow to detox through all of this. Although I've kept my calories down, I have managed to gain 3 pounds. Poo.

            Exercise-wise, it hasn't been going too well. I don't know if it's exacerbated by the quality of food that I eat, but I am getting worsening hip and rotator cuff pain. I think the yoga and high intensity workouts are aggravating the injuries as well. Might have to lay off all the exercise for a while... I don't know what else to do...

            Edit: actually. I might know what is the culprit. It might be wheat, which I have been trying to reintroduce every once in a while. Last night I tried a couple small local cookies and this morning I was in pain more than usual. I need to keep track of these spikes and see if that is really the cause.

            Or it might just be the damn chocolate (in the cookies). In any case, I need to figure out how to wean myself off this psychological comfort food.
            Last edited by sakura_girl; 12-21-2014, 11:33 PM.
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            • I've been editing my first post and am amazed at the progress I've made over the past few years. Not only just my way of eating and my new approach to physical activity and overall life balance, but also my psychological progress and writing style. It is amazing the amount of change that a human can go through in just a few years in their early life. I look forward to the challenges to overcome and the different happinesses that will occur over the coming years that will continue to shape me and my journey.

              That being said, I'm ready to make the new resolutions for next year. While last year's were quite ambitious given the sheer volume of them, I think I've done a pretty good job of accomplishing much of what I set out to do. I was able to improve sleep to very close to the 8 hour average (at least consciously, can't really help the fact that my brain couldn't shut off for hours at a time). I was able to complete a pullup (and do 2 more!). I was able to travel more (visited 2 completely new cities in different states, and 1 completely different one within a state to which I've been). However, the chocolate levels I would say is about the same as the previous year and I was not able to get to reading much (though I've been watching a lot of educational videos).

              So here are my goals for 2015:

              - Make an effort every day to get to know a person more
              - Engage in volunteer work, aiming for at least a couple hours a month average
              - Complete my course in French (halfway through in 2014)
              - Get enough sleep
              - Avoid more injuries and try to heal the existing ones
              - At least half of Level 3 on Al Kavadlo's body weight progression measurements (current ability is half of Level 2)

              I notice that these goals are completely socialist and humanities-driven, but I don't think I have focused enough on them, ever. Hoping that these declarations could at least obligate me via accountability to make the effort and consciously set up the habits.

              Happy holidays everyone!
              Last edited by sakura_girl; 12-24-2014, 04:03 PM. Reason: Add fitness-related goal
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              • I love your goals. With regards to the French, do you use any apps to help you focus on language learning from time to time during the day (e.g. non-formal studying)? I use duolingo for Spanish and like it very much.

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                • Originally posted by MuchLove View Post
                  I love your goals. With regards to the French, do you use any apps to help you focus on language learning from time to time during the day (e.g. non-formal studying)? I use duolingo for Spanish and like it very much.
                  Funny you mention that app! I use that one to learn french. I've also been using it to brush up my Spanish and it's great for review. I've tried using a lot of different websites and I like using duolingo the most. You're on the right track imo

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                  • Just finished perusing through Al Kavadlo's blog. I saw it a couple years back, but never thought much of seriously going through since I was a meathead weightlifter. Thinking I should tack on a goal from his site to my list above. Would be a great fitness standard to achieve in 2015.
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                    • Well crap. I can only run about a mile or so.

                      On a side note, my shoulders have been aching for a week, especially since I've done next to no exercise except one yoga routine, which is especially abusive to my shoulders. But after doing a series of pushups I feel better. I don't know if it's as much the adrenaline helping me become less receptive to the pain or if it's because I'm strengthening my muscles. I know I have rotator cuff tendonitis, on both shoulders now, dammit, but since the internet is fraught with conflicting information, I'm not sure if I should be resting or trying to strengthen the nearby muscles.

                      Also, mental note to order some gelatin on Amazon. I'm finished with the 5 lbs of NOW foods beef gelatin I got 2 years back.
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                      • What did you think of the Now brand? I use great lakes but I'm wondering if the Now brand is cheaper for the same thing?

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                        • I think Great Lakes does better sourcing, but I really don't think a tablespoon of CAFO gelatin would negatively affect one's health that much. Since I'm more of a pork gal, I'm actually even thinking about getting Knox, which is even cheaper and is comprised of mainly porcine gelatin.

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                          • Just FYI - ordering from Great Lakes themselves is cheaper than Amazon, even if you have Amazon Prime with free shipping.

                            I got the 8lb bag of gelatin from GL for 132.79 (includes the 17.00 shipping) and that comes out to 16.59 a pound, and Amazon wants 20.19 or something a pound.

                            Julia

                            p.s. this is the stuff that dissolves in hot OR cold liquid (or yogurt or oatmeal or., etc.) and DOES NOT GEL EVER.

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                            • Originally posted by InSearchOfAbs View Post
                              Just FYI - ordering from Great Lakes themselves is cheaper than Amazon, even if you have Amazon Prime with free shipping.

                              I got the 8lb bag of gelatin from GL for 132.79 (includes the 17.00 shipping) and that comes out to 16.59 a pound, and Amazon wants 20.19 or something a pound.

                              Julia

                              p.s. this is the stuff that dissolves in hot OR cold liquid (or yogurt or oatmeal or., etc.) and DOES NOT GEL EVER.
                              Thanks! I will keep this in mind if I consider Great Lakes the next time around. I don't care much about the gelling since I just dump a tbsp in my mouth and drink water. I notice a lot of people care about this - is this the main reason you're willing to shell out the premium over NOW and Knox?

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                              • It's just easier, and it doesn't taste like anything, not gritty, no nonsense.

                                I can put four tablespoons in my coffee and detect nary a thing, which is great when you consider your
                                coffee is now Protein Powered with 24 grams of protein! Ha!

                                I mainly got it for an aching hip, which now, a month in, doesn't hurt at all.

                                I have tried the knox. Used to heat up a cup of water a little, pour it in, dissolve it and drink it, but then it
                                just started grossing me out so I got the great lakes.

                                I wasn't above trying the Now brand or anything, I just read so many great things and 87 pages of reviews on Amazon, plus the peeps on here raving about Great Lakes, I just went with it.

                                I also had to finally go back to work... in March... so, I guess the ONLY UPSIDE to that, is that I can afford the Great Lakes. Hahahahahahahahahaha!

                                You just drive over here to San Jose and I'll give you a little trial baggy of it and you see what you think.

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