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Postby dodint » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:54 pm

I appreciate that.

Unfortunately, my wife is a distance runner and I'm a fat guy that runs. We use commercial-grade equipment for its durability. I bought this one used in 2014, from a gym. It's kind of astounding that it's still going since I've moved four times since then and I take it apart each time. Except the first time I drug it through the snow in Wisconsion.

It's a Star Trac S-TRx. A quick search says I can still buy one for $4-6k. ****.

I really hope it's not broke.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:19 am

Weighed myself yesterday and saw my first below-210 reading. Now down roughly 55 lbs over the last year.
Outstanding!

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Postby dodint » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:25 pm

My wife found a pack of kettle bells for sale at Aldi in the North Hills this morning. She's super excited for them. 5/10/15lb I think.

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Postby mikey » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:42 pm

Put those right on eBay...take profits.

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Postby King Colby » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:51 pm

My wife talked me into agreeing to purchase a Total Gym on QVC. Came with a lot of crap for an extremely discounted price. It came today, the box was about a million pounds.

Not my normal method for working out but this is pretty much the first time in her life she ever actively pursued engaging in physical activity so hard to argue against this one. Guess she wants to expedite dropping the baby weight even though it's mostly gone.

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Postby Nuge » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:02 pm

I don't know if this should go here or in the cooking/dining thread, but is anyone here following a low sodium diet? Holy **** is it hard to do. I've been in good shape for most of my life and mainly been focusing on calories. Lately I've been a little lightheaded and had a few headaches (which I never get). My blood pressure was elevated and it made me realize how much salt I eat every day. There is a huge amount of sodium in everything.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:05 pm

I think @Faftorial is on a low sodium diet.

Basically, any food that is processed has a ton of sodium in it. As a society, we eat a ton of processed foods...so...lots of sodium in everything.

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Postby dodint » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:08 pm

My wife used to pay close attention to sodium b/c of hereditary blood pressure. Even with medication she wanted to control it. We couldn't buy anything that was 500mg or more per serving, which eliminated a lot of prepackaged foods like soups.

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:14 pm

I don't know if this should go here or in the cooking/dining thread, but is anyone here following a low sodium diet? Holy **** is it hard to do. I've been in good shape for most of my life and mainly been focusing on calories. Lately I've been a little lightheaded and had a few headaches (which I never get). My blood pressure was elevated and it made me realize how much salt I eat every day. There is a huge amount of sodium in everything.
Hereditary high blood pressure so I try to eat low sodium to varying degrees of success. The TLDR version of a low sodium diet is be prepared to kiss processed and pre-prepared food goodbye. Even things like grocery store rotisserie chicken is absolutely loaded with sodium.

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Postby Faftorial » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:40 pm

I think @Faftorial is on a low sodium diet.

Basically, any food that is processed has a ton of sodium in it. As a society, we eat a ton of processed foods...so...lots of sodium in everything.
I try not to each too much salt mainly because of water weight gain (vs high blood pressure). The "water" pills keep that in check and I just have to watch for swelling in my neck and ankles.

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Postby Nuge » Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:18 pm

I don't really like sweet stuff, so salty snacks are my downfall. I also have a turkey sandwich and pretzels pretty much every day for lunch, which is probably my daily allotment of sodium for the day if not more. I'm looking to start subbing out some stuff with fruit and maybe some veggies. It's just been eye-opening once I started paying attention.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:24 pm

Boar’s Head makes a pretty good low sodium turkey breast, imo

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