Seeahill on the rebound

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Re: Seeahill on the rebound

Post by seeahill » Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:02 pm

Bud Charniga's grape ape wrote:Cream of lettuce?
Yep. The Delmonico recipe from 1878, by Charles Ranhofer, the chef at Delmonico from the 1860 up into the 1890s. From his book. Here it is, second recipe down:

https://books.google.com/books?id=meJJA ... rs&f=false
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Re: Seeahill on the rebound

Post by DikTracy6000 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:17 am

seeahill wrote:The well-deserved two week "vacation" from diet and exercise cost me a gain of 7 (SEVEN) pounds.
Weight 223
Got some walking in, but just strolling with friends, @2-3 miles a day
Didn't do the GMB Elements

On the other hand, I ate well. My food historian pal and I put together 6 dinners for 8 in 12 days. Here are two menus:

A Stuart Restoration banquet (for cavaliers only)

A fine Whet

Fritters in the Italian Fashion (more or less spherical Cheez-Its flavored with caraway and saffron)

The Fish Course

Salmon fryed (dressed with fried herbs, apple and orange slices and wine sauce)

An Herb-Tart (a sort of chard quiche with almonds, currants and spices in place of cheese)

The Meat Course

A Hash of Beef otherways (roast beef fried brown, simmered in wine with cranberries, garnished with lemons and grapes)

A grand Sallet of pickled Capers (with currants and beets)

The Sweet Course

The Portugall Orange

A good Dish of Cream

After the Meal

Bishop (Port with roasted oranges)



A Delmonico’s September menu from the 1890s:

Cream of lettuce soup Evers

Kingfish Batelière (poached in red wine with tiny onions), mashed potatoes

Pullet à la Arco Valley (roast chicken with mushroom sauce & oyster garnish), red cabbage Montargis (baked with butter, bacon and apples)

Paupiettes of beef (tenderloin strips rolled up with duxelles and baked in sauce mirepoix), lima beans maître d’hôtel

Bombe Fifth Avenue (strawberry ice cream mold filled with hazelnut spumoni) with light pancakes (blini)
Only seven pounds. My stomach feels full just reading those dinners.

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Re: Seeahill on the rebound

Post by seeahill » Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:18 pm

Back in step, after my two weeks of planned sloth and gluttony.

Weight 219
Walking, back up to 4 miles a day (short of 5 mile/day goal)
GMB Elements: nothing, I need to get back into it.
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Re: Seeahill on the rebound

Post by seeahill » Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:41 pm

Weight 219 (no change)
Walking 2-3 miles a day (I need to step it back up)
GMB (haven't re-started it yet.)
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Re: Seeahill on the rebound

Post by DikTracy6000 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:28 pm

seeahill wrote:Weight 219 (no change)
Walking 2-3 miles a day (I need to step it back up)
GMB (haven't re-started it yet.)
This sounds familiar to me. Last week, I didn't walk at all three days due to a sore back and rainy conditions. So I gained 3 lbs. Working out, whether it's bodyweight or weights has never caused me to lose one pound. Walking regularly, bingo.

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Re: Seeahill on the rebound

Post by seeahill » Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:58 pm

Getting back on track

Weight 218 (lost a pound this week)
Walking: average 3 miles a day, with two days meeting my goal of 5 miles.
GMB: started up again, three days.
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Re: Seeahill on the rebound

Post by seeahill » Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:51 pm

Weight 218 (no change)
Walking: 2.5 miles a day
Two days of cutting, splitting stacking wood.
One GMB session
I need to step up the walks.
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Re: Seeahill on the rebound

Post by seeahill » Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:36 pm

Weight 217 (one pound loss this week)
Walking: 4.25/day average
GMB nothing. (Need to get back to work on this)
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Post by seeahill » Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:16 am

Sorta on track

Weight 216 (one pound loss)
Walking: 4.5 miles/day average
GMB: nada
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Re: Seeahill on the rebound

Post by seeahill » Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:08 pm

Bah

Weight 218 (two pound gain)
Walking, averaging 5/miles/day
Light lifting to prepare for rowing in the Grand Canyon.

Will intensify IF after the Grand Canyon float.
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Re: Seeahill on the rebound

Post by seeahill » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:34 pm

Back on track

Weight 216
Walking: average 4 miles/day
Easy KB lifting

I want to reach my goal weight of 215 by Nov. 30, before I do three weeks in the Grand Canyon.
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Re: Seeahill on the rebound

Post by seeahill » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:06 pm

I hit my goal weight: 215.

It took 7 months but I weighed an even 214 this morning. That's down 31 pounds from my weight of 245 on April 18.

The key component was modified intermittent fasting. I ate 600 calories a day on two non-consecutive days of the week (usually Monday-Thursday). The other days, I ate normally. Actually, I got rid of any "skinny" products. On non-fast days, I drink whole milk, eat full fat sour cream. No "lite" beer, and nothing artificially "low calorie" in my house. I'm not saying I pig out on the non-fast days. Quite the opposite: I think fasting has helped me gain control of my appetite.

The fasting seems to have had a positive effect on my overall health. Doctor says he's never seen such positive blood work from a guy my age. My mood is generally positive. For some reason, I feel more "in control" of my own life.

The walking/hiking/racewalking goes well. I've put in 1,100 miles since April 18 (yeah, I'm sorta OCD about logging stuff). The aches and pains in my knees and hips have decreased dramatically. They are not gone, but I seldom notice them. As my doctor says, "motion is lotion."

Since I've pretty much hit my goals, I am formulating some new ones. Even though 215 seems a pretty good walking around weight for me, I think I'm going to take it down to 195. I haven't weighed under 200 since my 20s. In college, my competition weight was 175-180. 195 would be interesting, but I'm 6'1" and, in my vanity, I fear the stringy old man look. We'll see.

As for the walking, well, more of the same but with more intensity. I've signed up for a half-marathon next June, so I'll be training for that. Depending on how that goes, I may do a full marathon later in that year.
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Post by seeahill » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:21 am

Weight: 218. I'm comfortable at 215, but I think I'll try to get under 200 this year, just to see how it feels.

The intermittent fasting goes well (on Mondays and Thursdays I restrict myself to 600 calories: this is pretty easy for me. I actually like doing it. It makes me feel focused and improves my mood. On my last physical, my Doc called about the blood work. He seemed distressed that there was nothing he needed to tell me or any advice he could give. "Just keep doing whatever it is you're doing," he said.

I'm still walking, but not 5 miles a day. Too much snow. I will start back into GMB Elements Monday.
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Post by seeahill » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:57 pm

216 today.
walk 2.5 miles. (Snow)
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Re: Seeahill on the rebound

Post by seeahill » Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:26 am

weight 216
physical work = jack shit
I think I beat myself up pretty good on the Grand Canyon. I knew I had to rest for a couple of weeks. But now... Well, it's time to get back to work.

At least my weight is stable despite falling off my intermittent fast during the holidays and the two weeks that followed.
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Re: Seeahill on the rebound

Post by DikTracy6000 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:28 pm

I think your walking is key, along with the occasional fasting. I need to consider upping my daily number to 4. And if you can walk in snow, I should walk in rain, although it's usually snow by now here in Pa.

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Re: Seeahill on the rebound

Post by seeahill » Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:19 am

Thanks Dick,
I've been a slug since Christmas. Walks averaging 2 miles a day. Haven't done GMB since early January.

Weight 221 (a gain of five pounds).

On the other hand, I'm starting to actually feel like working out again. Maybe I needed a few months off.

In any case, I leave for Morocco on Tuesday and it's a deal where I'm sorta the guest of honor. I suspect they'll want to feed me big time. But I'll be back and ready to get to work in early April.
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Re: Seeahill on the rebound

Post by syaigh » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:24 am

There he is! Atta boy Timmah!

Totally not being an asshole, logging your work is the best way to stay on track. While in Morocco, log your diet, if nothing else keeping track of things makes us pay closer attention.
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Re: Seeahill on the rebound

Post by seeahill » Sun May 28, 2017 12:55 am

syaigh wrote:There he is! Atta boy Timmah!

Totally not being an asshole, logging your work is the best way to stay on track. While in Morocco, log your diet, if nothing else keeping track of things makes us pay closer attention.
Well, I didn't take your advice, ate well in Morocco and then found it difficult to get back on the IF wagon. In a couple of months I gained 10 pounds. 225 now.

But I'm back. I'll kick that 10 in a month.
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Re: Seeahill on the rebound

Post by dead man walking » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:00 pm

question re gmb's elements: uninspiring program? or unispired participant?

i need something fresh and am tempted by gmb.
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