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« Reply #195 on: May 12, 2018, 09:54:41 AM »
Only 4/5 last week.
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« Reply #196 on: May 14, 2018, 03:07:16 PM »
Pretty good week. A run, a climbing day, a hike, another climbing day just Thurs-Sunday. I think I got in one more day earlier in the week, but not sure about that.

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« Reply #197 on: May 14, 2018, 03:18:50 PM »
2/3 running last week.

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« Reply #198 on: May 14, 2018, 10:04:07 PM »
I missed my workout yesterday (went cherry picking with the wife and kids), but I am going to the gym today to make up for it.  So, if I do 5/4 this week I've done my commitment otherwise 3/4.

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« Reply #199 on: May 14, 2018, 11:21:36 PM »
went cherry picking with the wife and kids

That's worth missing a workout for!

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« Reply #200 on: May 15, 2018, 12:49:17 PM »
A bit of time out and it seems you guys are still strongly at it!  Well done.

Feeling very sore today after climbing Snowdon on Sunday, along with the rest of the world, favourite Daughter and her boyfriend.  ( Biggest hill in wales for those out of the country).
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« Reply #201 on: May 15, 2018, 05:28:32 PM »
3/3 last week. Vball rained out.

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« Reply #202 on: May 19, 2018, 02:58:19 PM »
3/5 last week. Gone vegan too.
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« Reply #203 on: May 21, 2018, 02:40:06 PM »
Gone vegan too.

I'm not vegan, but I'm definitely on the way low end of animal product consumption among non-vegans. Vegetarian since about 1982, but traditionally have eaten a ton of yogurt and cheese. The last few years, I've been trying to reduce my consumption of animal products in general, and products from ruminants in particular.

Watch the B vitamins and iron (I supplement those because I think it's hard to get enough B12 and good iron even on my diet, let alone full vegan).

I've been also experimenting with plant-based protein powders, trying to get awhey from whey. This is helpful:
https://www.superfoodly.com/amino-acid-profile-whey-hemp-pea-rice-pumpkin-protein/

Not nearly as good, but a nice visual on amino acids in whey, rice and pea (and, given the crowd here, kudos to bulkpowders.co.uk for having an article good enough to earn a link):
https://www.bulkpowders.co.uk/the-core/which-is-the-best-vegan-protein-supplement-comparing-vegan-protein/

Rice is good, but you have to worry about arsenic and is short on lysine. Pea is high in lysine, but causes many people stomach aches (I think I'm one of them, but it's mild). Hemp is expensive, but has a good profile and lots of fiber, which can be a good or bad thing, depending on what you're after. Lots of people tout pumpkin seed, but it's super expensive.

If you mix rice and pea, you get a great amino acid profile. Some people say better than whey which is the traditional gold standard.

There's a been a fair bit of press over the last few years because of some high-profile NFL and NBA players going vegan. The main takeaway I've had from those articles is that they eat a LOT of food. Being a 280-pound NFL player on a vegan diet requires mountains and mountains of food!
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« Reply #204 on: May 21, 2018, 03:05:45 PM »
Yes i was looking at B12 supplements, capsules with 4000 times what your body needs per day, i read that the surplus gets stored in the liver but it just sounds a lot. Apparently 2000mcg once per week is good. I'm getting the B12 from barley grass powder now.

I miss cheese !
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« Reply #205 on: May 24, 2018, 05:19:44 PM »
Only 1 gym visit last week. Had minor ankle issue and then got a stomach bug.

This week is much better already.

>B12 supplements, capsules with 4000 times what your body needs per day

Wow, can you sleep?

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« Reply #206 on: May 24, 2018, 05:46:09 PM »
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B12 and good iron even on my diet

Watch that iron.  I have just been diagnosed with too much iron :) Its at least as bad...
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« Reply #207 on: May 24, 2018, 07:55:12 PM »
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B12 and good iron even on my diet

Watch that iron.  I have just been diagnosed with too much iron :) Its at least as bad...

Actually, I had a bout with anemia and started supplementing. Felt better really soon, but the Mayo Clinic website said that you will feel better in 5-8 days (and I did), but you should supplement for 3 months after you start feeling better. But I kept supplementing. When I went in for a blood test, my iron was indeed slightly high. Less than 1% out of the normal range, but my doc said I should back off the supplements. More an occasional thing than a daily thing. Because as you say, generally you want to be in the right range, not high, not low.

It's strange. For 30 years as a vegetarian, I was fine. Always had really strong red blood. And then following some minor changes, I wasn't.
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Re: Core RECommit
« Reply #208 on: May 25, 2018, 03:07:32 AM »
Life is getting crazy busy this time of year, I only did the regular 4/4 last week instead of the 5/4 I was hoping for.  This week I have to lift 3 days in a row due to back to back commitments Saturday. Uhg.

Diet note, I've upped my carbs a bit -- still lower than the SAD, but I'm not near keto ATM.   I think staying as low carb as I was for so many years was messing my addrenal levels or some other function that was making me feel sluggish.  In the future I may cycle in and out.  It feels good to not be catobolic btw.

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Re: Core RECommit
« Reply #209 on: May 28, 2018, 08:53:34 PM »
Just 3/4 last week, I caught a virus -- that's funny saying, its more like a virus caught me.