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    Janelle

    …but I did learn that if anyone needs a years worth of books done in a day I’m your woman. Wonder how much I could charge for such insanity. I may need to think about this.

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    Copa
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    Well. I just had a donut and it was GLORIOUS.

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    Janelle

    @copa Tease!

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    Fyodor

    For the duration of your diet, hang out exclusively with mean, judgmental skinny people. Fear being bullied will help you stay on your diet.

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    Janelle

    Haha. I live in SoCal so that should be easy. @fydor

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    Fyodor

    I moved to a fatter city last summer and the lack of fear of judgment has played a role in my putting on about ten pounds.

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    Janelle

    That doesn’t sound so bad. I really of course want to lose the few I have gained but mostly want to run again like I did. Running clears my head like nothing else can. I broke my femur years back so it takes me a while to get back to a normal routine as I have to wear a brace and retrain those muscles every time I slack. Plus my knee pops out of place constantly now and that’s ya know,awesome.

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    Copa
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    I was recently listening to a podcast called Mind Pump and they explained that when you do a ton of cardio, your body/metabolism adapt. In order not to gain weight, you basically need to maintain that level of cardio for the rest of your life. They talked about how researchers studied a tribe of hunter/gatherers expecting that they’d have significantly different metabolisms because they’re constantly on the move, but nope! They’d adapted to that lifestyle.

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    Janelle

    @copa that is interesting. The only cardio I’ve ever done is running but that’s more because I love running. Otherwise I mainly life weights. I shouldn’t be running due to my bad leg but I just LOVEEE it and I’m going to have to get new knees and a hip some day soon enough anyway so I do want to run a few more years while I can enjoy it. I get the runners high and it is so good for my mental well being to have that zone out time. Also it just forces me to eat healthier and live an overall healthier lifestyle because I have to in order to continue to have the strength to run. Sadly it’ll only be so many more years I can. I lift weights for many reasons but started because I have the weakest girly arms ever and wanted to be able to pick up something as simple as a case of water without difficulty. Ha

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    Jane

    Have you looked at the Runner’s World Cookbook, or Shalane Flanagan’s book ‘Run Fast Eat Slow’? These have recipes that are specifically tailored to runners who want to eat all the food, but they keep you healthy and full (and yes, there are a few splurge recipes in there as well).

    But I totally feel your pain… I ate with abandon whilst marathon training, but added a few too many pounds when I got injured and didn’t change my diet.

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    Copa
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    Yeah, I need to read up more on how the body adapts to cardio. I *think* the point was that weight training is more effective when it comes to sustained weight loss, because you build muscle that takes more energy to maintain, but I’m not sure. It went a bit over my head. In any case, I run, too, and don’t plan to stop. I’m running two half marathons this fall. I supplement my training with heavy lifting at Crossfit. I now prefer weights to cardio, so I’m kiiinda excited to scale back on the running front after my October race.

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    Copa
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    Oh, and was eating/drinking out so much this past weekend that I gained a pound last week. Whoops!

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