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  1. Avatar Damon
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    Hope you’re doing some calorie burning as well not just changing your eating habits too 🙂

    Weekend: I think I got out of a massively expensive black tie event with the lady friend. We will see.

    Still playing FC4Report

  2. Avatar j r
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    Here’s a tip: when you make pasta-like shapes out of zucchini or squash or whatever, salt them and let them sit in a seive for a bit to drain some of the water out. They get less mushy when you cook it that way.

    Also, fake rice made out of cauliflower is very good, until you get sick of it.

    And spaghetti squash is great for this sort of thing, as well.Report

  3. Avatar dragonfrog
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    We’re going to the symphony – for me, it will be the first time in over a decade! I am excite!

    There’s an awkward schmoozing with plastic cups of wine event at the art gallery beforehand. We might or might not go to that part because hey, free gallery admission, depending on how successful we are at eating supper early.

    Allegedly we are going to try to get somewhere on our taxes this weekend. We’re currently embarassingly many years behind.Report

  4. Avatar Maribou
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    We have a party to stop by on Saturday and a visit with friends (and their new puppy!) and some other friends (all together) on Sunday.

    Other than that, lots of reading and normal chores and figuring out which unusual chores should be done when, given that not this weekend, not next weekend, but THE WEEKEND AFTER THAT I WILL BE FLYING TO PARIS (woohoo).Report

  5. Avatar Morat20
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    Hmm. Taking my parents out to eat Saturday for their birthdays (conveniently their birth dates are within a week of each other). My wallet is already hurting (the restaurant is 50+ bucks a person, if you eat cheap and if you’re going to splurge, why eat cheap?) but my mother will really like it and my father will be..pleasantly surprised. And they’d never go on their own.

    Then right after that a party for someone else — which has a theme, but I’m not bothering beyond removing the tie from my previous meal/celebration.

    Then trying to clear up one bedroom (plumbers need in to get the back of the shower on Friday) and clearing out cabinets (over the range microwave died, they’re replacing THAT on Friday) and doing some other overdue chores.Report

  6. Avatar Michael Cain
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    Not just water, you’re also drawing down the level of carbs stored in your muscles. This has an unfortunate effect if you do “endurance” exercise. Years ago I was going through the early part of a no-carb diet with my wife, and was in the habit of going out for an hour-and-a-half on the bike every couple of days. About day ten, 45 minutes into an out-and-bike ride, I had to stop and call my wife to come get me — I barely had enough energy to walk, let alone ride.

    The flip side of that is the Tour de France. If you watch closely, on the flat stretches the riders are constantly feeding their faces, mostly with high-carb stuff. One of the differences between the top riders and the rest is how many carb calories they can absorb through their gut in a day.Report

    • Avatar Brandon Berg in reply to Michael Cain
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      Years ago I was going through the early part of a no-carb diet with my wife, and was in the habit of going out for an hour-and-a-half on the bike every couple of days. About day ten, 45 minutes into an out-and-bike ride, I had to stop and call my wife to come get me — I barely had enough energy to walk, let alone ride.

      I’m at a bit of a loss for a physiological explanation for this. If you’d been eating virtually no carbohydrates for ten days, your glycogen stores would have been depleted before you started. What could explain this happening 45 minutes out?Report

      • Avatar Michael Cain in reply to Brandon Berg
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        Don’t know. Found lots of similar stories online.Report

        • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Michael Cain
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          I’ve a similar cache of stories. The first time I went on a low-carb diet, I realized quickly that I needed to do stuff like “lift weights” at the beginning of the workout instead of doing stuff like “use elliptical” at the beginning of it.

          If I did the elliptical at the start of the workout session, I would run out of gas and be unable to lift weights. If I lifted weights first, however, I usually had enough gas left to use the cardio machines for a pitiable amount of time.

          (Compared to when I worked out and ate whatever I wanted… when I could work out for as long as I liked no matter what I was doing.)Report

          • Avatar Morat20 in reply to Jaybird
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            To me the “Sudden lack of energy when doing a routine workout” would be a sign of a problem. I’m not sure I’d want to stick to a diet plan that caused that.

            Then again, I’m still trying to figure out how to condition my shins here for jogging. (Not shin splints, thank you. Either weak or tight muscles there. I jogged yesterday, and my muscles are still a bit swollen and sore. But unlike shin splints, slowing to even a fast walk will stretch out the kinks. The pain doesn’t escalate and force me to stop. It forces me to slow down and stretch. I think it’s an imbalance somewhere. It seems to be slowly improving, at least, rather than getting worse — and I’ve bumped back up to a 40 to 45 minute session…)Report

  7. Avatar aaron david
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    The Wife came home yesterday after a week helping her dad (knee replacement) so just getting to spend some lazy time with her will be nice. Then hopefully some writing.Report

  8. Avatar Miss Mary
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    Sick 🙁 and working job #2Report

  9. Avatar Maribou
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    Forgot to mention, Cecilia (the kitty we were worried about last weekend) has recovered really well. She has a bit of a hematoma (expected because the lump was so big), but she’s jumping around like old times, and she’s nicer to the other cats than she has been in a year. She’s in great high spirits. As for the future, well, the lab said, “It’s definitely cancer but we don’t know what kind. We also can’t tell if you got it all or not, because there are a few spots on the margin that were too close to call. So, you should do a giant muscle excision just in case.” The vet and I basically looked at each other and said, “Perispinal? UM NO.” and we are just going to wait and see. What’s important is that she’s very happy, and has been since about 3 days after the surgery.Report

  10. Avatar Patrick
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    I am in Pismo, taking a four day break.

    Wineries and olive oil joints and the beach.

    Oh, happy St. Paddy’s, everybody!Report

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