About Me

I live in L.A. I work, I like birds and I have a book review website. I'm trying to stop my weight from going up and down throughout the year with a steadier diet and exercise plan. Going to need some luck, here.

25 years California, USA

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In the past week

Lifetime Stats

has shed:

20 lbs

has exercised:

8515 min

has burned:

49797 kcal

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  • That’s a good tip. Thanks.  If you only bought it at a dollar store that’s a lot cheaper than the ten dollars I’ve seen them for.  It’s a good way to test out the different types of resistance, too.  That said, I don’t think there is a consistent resistance level rating from one brand to another, so it should just give you an idea.  Still, I mig…[Read more]

  • I think it’s very effective. I like natural options like this because I feel that it won’t place my skin and longer term health at risk like some of the chemicals and drugs in many alternatives cause.

  • I think it’s pretty good.  like Penny4 said, it’s not as good as some of the ones you get from animals, but for a vegan or vegetarian option, it’s a reallly good one.  Since you’re just trying to reduce what you’re getting from beef and dairy, would you be willing to go for other animal sources though?

  • Envirotodd started the topic laps enough in the forum Swimming Forum 1 month ago

    If all I want to do is swim laps for exercise, is that enough? Does that do all the things I’d get out of running, for example? I’d be doing a front or back crawl. Is that a complete workout?

  • Envirotodd replied to the topic speed bike in the forum Cycling Forum 1 month, 1 week ago

    I’d just go for it.  You can always give it back if you don’t like it.  Is it possible for you to give it a test ride so you can see if you like it?  Can you just ride it around the owner’s neighborhood? That might be very helpful for you to know what you’ll think about the bike in the way you’d use it in your real life.

  • I’d say do something intense but that you really like.  Make sure it’s something you can really focus on with counting or pushing yourself as hard as you can.  Don’t do something that lets your mind wander. Also, doing it regularly, not just sporadically, makes it a lot more effective.

  • Thanks. I’m going to try replacing my shoes.  Worst case, I have a spare pair. It’s such a strange feeling.  I’ve been soaking my feet at night, too, with salt water. I’m hoping to take down the inflammation.

  • Red tea is just another word for rooibos tea.  Its claims are mostly hype.  It has been shown to help in areas of pain reduction, slightly, but any claims you have read about rapid fat loss are scams.  They either make up studies to try to show it works or they distort the interpretation of legitimate studies.  Even the research – which has bee…[Read more]

  • Lately, while I’ve been running (I alternate between running and walking HIIT) I’ve found that after about 15 minutes, the bottoms of my feet feel very hot.  It’s like they’re burning.  It feels like I shouldn’t keep running.  If I push through it, it doesn’t seem to do any harm and my feet aren’t sore when I get home, but they stay hot and bu…[Read more]

  • That’s very good advice.  Rest up, do some gentle stretching and hydrate.  If it’s a problem over time, you really should talk to your doctor.  It could be somethign very simple that you’re doing wrong and that would be extremely easy to fix.  The odds are that it has to do with how you’re sitting the rest of the day, not recovering properly, hyd…[Read more]

  • Envirotodd replied to the topic trail biking in the forum Cycling Forum 3 months ago

    The easy ones are meant to be easy.  If you’ve never done it before, just go slowly and build your skills.  They are usually more dangerous than a paved trail, but not that much if it’s an easy trail that is well maintained.  If you’re a competent rider, give it a try and you’ll find out.  If it turns out it’s too hard, don’t go too far and jus…[Read more]

  • I think you can eat virtually normally (within reason – we should all be careful about what we eat when it comes to extremes).  At the start, you are supposed to keep your fat intake down so you don’t end up spending a lot of time in the bathroom.  Just ease back into eating normally as you heal up.

  • I don’t think it is good or bad, yet.  I think it’s not right for some people but has some good possibilities. But it really needs to be studied more to know.  It could be amazing for the average person but how are we to know if it causes problems after extended use?  We don’t because we have to keep studying it over time.

  • What am I looking for in a fitness supplement? I know caffeine can work, but I don’t just want to take caffeine pills.  WHat other ingredients help? Is there some kind of protein supplement with caffeine or something?  Would that even work?  I thought protein comes after the workout.  Tips?

  • Not sure what video you were trying to share there but it didn’t show up. I think if you want to look good while you run, you just have to practice running until it’s very natural to you.  Then you won’t feel weird doing it and you won’t look weird doing it either.

  • Thanks so much to everyone who has commented.  This morning I read in the paper that the keto diet is turning out to be not as gtood as they thought, and it might increase the chances of diabetes and heart problems. Is that true?  I know the research is limited but is it because of the fat?

  • That’s exactly it.  It makes the whole thing a lot better for you.  If you’re going to go to all that effort to cook the bones for all that time, it makes sense that you would want to draw as much out of them as possible on a nutrition level.  You really can’t taste the ACV, so it makes it more than worthwhile.  Just make sure you’re using a goo…[Read more]

  • I guess that really is the key to any successful diet.  You need to be willing to stay with it – or at least a maintenance version of it. If you think you can live keto long-term, maybe it’s for you.  That’s a big decision though.

  • Envirotodd replied to the topic bone broth in the forum Supplements Reviews 6 months ago

    mostly I use an organic powder but I’ve started making my own at times.  I use the slow cooker so it’s safer and less energy to make it.  I can get a huge batch out of it (super easy since you don’t even need to peel the onions or garlic. Just a rough chop and throw it in  Don’t forget to add apple cider vinegar (2 tbsp, not enough to taste it…[Read more]

  • I think that’s a good idea.  I prefer bone broth to traditional protein powders.  It’s actually surprisingly soothing just to sip it from a mug in the same way you would have a tea or a coffee.  It’s a far more natural way to get your protein and it also gives you collagen, which, I’m learning, is important too.

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