New Year's resolutions

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New Year's resolutions

Post by alan » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:59 am

Have you made any, in the realm of health?
I did so 10 years ago today. Still lifting weights, biking and doing Yoga. My hair is grayer but my body is strong.
What have you decided to do today to be more healthful in the future?

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Re: New Year's resolutions

Post by cooran » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:02 am

I'm beginning Yoga, losing weight and I'm getting back to a regular Meditation practice again.

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Re: New Year's resolutions

Post by Ben » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:10 am

Lose some excess kilos and give up caffeine.
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Re: New Year's resolutions

Post by alan » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:18 am

What's wrong with a cup of coffee in the morning?

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Re: New Year's resolutions

Post by Ben » Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:44 am

Absolutely nothing, Alan. I'm just going on retreat in one week and I don't want to go through withdrawal there and I have better concentration when I am not drinking tea and coffee.
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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: New Year's resolutions

Post by Yana » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:20 am

Weight Lifting to Build Mass

so a lot of training till full failure grr.

My Goal is to gain/put on 8kg. :tongue:
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Re: New Year's resolutions

Post by Mawkish1983 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:27 am

I have a whopping 27kg to lose.

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Re: New Year's resolutions

Post by Kim OHara » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:23 am

Middle way: be a bit more active and get a bit fitter.
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Re: New Year's resolutions

Post by Benjamin » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:53 pm

Up the meditation to 2 hours a day, and giving up smoking.

Also, I really would like to learn how to do a handstand.

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Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:22 pm

Learn about Dr Ian Moseley's Feast and Fast diet.

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Re: New Year's resolutions

Post by alan » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:05 am

You fast every night. No need to follow this diet, just eat less for dinner, and do Yoga and some other activity in the morning.
Very important to recognize that lower weight is not always good. Muscle weighs much more than fat. Losing muscle is always bad. Best way to lose fat and gain muscle is to stop eating simple carbs, and lift weights.

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Re: New Year's resolutions

Post by Digity » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:29 am

Ben wrote:Lose some excess kilos and give up caffeine.
I recently gave up coffee cold turkey. I noticed it was making me anxious and decided I needed to stop. I've replaced it with green tea. It wasn't too bad and now that I've developed the new routine of making tea rather than coffee I don't really miss it much.

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Re: New Year's resolutions

Post by Cittasanto » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:44 am

Mawkish1983 wrote:I have a whopping 27kg to lose.
I have about the same to get to my comfortable weight.
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Re: New Year's resolutions

Post by Ben » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:04 am

Digity wrote:
Ben wrote:Lose some excess kilos and give up caffeine.
I recently gave up coffee cold turkey. I noticed it was making me anxious and decided I needed to stop. I've replaced it with green tea. It wasn't too bad and now that I've developed the new routine of making tea rather than coffee I don't really miss it much.
I'm going cold turkey on coffee, tea and and other sources of caffeine and its variants. End of day two and the withdrawal has been unpleasant.
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Mawkish1983 wrote: I have a whopping 27kg to lose.
I have about the same to get to my comfortable weight.
If you have a smartphone, you might want to download the free app: "myfitnesspal". It allows one to diarise one's food intake and exercise. Its very easy and it provides encouragement via progress notes and contact with friends. My daughter told me about it and I've now got it on my phone and we track each other's progress. If you do download it and use it - let me know and I'll send you a friend request.
kind regards,

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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: New Year's resolutions

Post by Mawkish1983 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:15 am

Ben wrote:If you have a smartphone, you might want to download the free app: "myfitnesspal". It allows one to diarise one's food intake and exercise. Its very easy and it provides encouragement via progress notes and contact with friends. My daughter told me about it and I've now got it on my phone and we track each other's progress. If you do download it and use it - let me know and I'll send you a friend request.
kind regards,

Ben
I used it a while ago and had some success, but their updated software made it all but unusable on my old phone. I have a Nexus 7 arriving soon (when they're back in stock, could be a month) and I'll start using it again then. My username is the same there as here :)

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