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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - Welcome, guest user!

NY Times ‘Biggest Loser’ article – your thoughts? biggest loser

I was catching up on the JSF Fitness Journals last night when I saw that Seltzer posted a link to a NY Time article titled, “After ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight“. “Contestants lost hundreds of pounds during Season 8, but gained them back. A study of their struggles helps explain why so many people fail to keep off the weight they lose.” Interested, I clicked through and gave the article a… [Read more]

Added Wednesday, May 4, 2016 by

My cycling month in review: April 2016 Beautiful spring wildflowers are in full bloom.

My cycling month in review: April 2016

Added Tuesday, May 3, 2016 by

Short blog, taking Sonny to vet (updated) Sonny playing_IMG_3784-Edit

This is going to be a really quick one. Sonny has been ill, and I took him to the vet Saturday morning. Unfortunately he’s worse this morning, and so I’m taking him to the vet the minute they open. I don’t have time to go into details right now, but we’re really scared and worried. I’ll update when I get back. —- 9:00 AM Update Last week Sonny hurt one of his back legs, probably… [Read more]

Added Monday, May 2, 2016 by

Spring 2016 cut progress report: Week #7 EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale

Week #7 of my spring 2016 cut is complete, and it’s time for my weekly progress report. METHODOLOGY: A few words about my body fat test, scale weight and soft tape measurements My body fat, tape measurements and scale weight are all performed while fasted (first thing in the morning before eating or drinking). All measurements are taken “cold” (no pump), and flexed. A 7-point or 9-point body fat caliper pinch test is the most… [Read more]

Added Sunday, May 1, 2016 by

Account sync follow-up If you've got an existing account on the main site, you'll need to associate it with your forum account. This only needs to be done once.

In yesterday’s blog I discussed the new feature that allows for a single JSF account for both this site and the forums. I neglected to include one step that you may need to perform. I’ve since updated yesterday’s blog with the additional step, but I wanted to post it here as well just in case anyone was confused. If you’ve got an existing account on the main site (if you’ve ever commented on the main… [Read more]

Added Saturday, April 30, 2016 by

Forum & main site unified account feature is live! Update your avatar on the forums. It will automatically be used on the main site, too!

I finally have the JSF forums and the main site properly bridged. As a result, there are quite a few cool new features that will make life easier for everyone. This morning I’d like to quickly go over everything. Don’t worry, none of this stuff is complicated. Getting the bridge properly working, however, was. But that’s my problem. 🙂 The first thing you need to know is all your account information is now contained in… [Read more]

Added Friday, April 29, 2016 by

Another vegetarian soft taco success (new recipe)! Roasted Cauliflower Soft Tacos with Spicy Chipotle Cream Sauce

Lisa was off from work yesterday, and yesterday morning she announced that I would not need to worry about cooking dinner. Nice! I truly enjoy cooking, but it’s been refreshing to not have to prepare dinner every single night. Lisa has been kicking ass in the kitchen, too. Everything she’s made this month has not been merely “good”, it’s been stellar. A couple nights ago Lisa made a delicious tofu soft taco with onion and… [Read more]

Added Thursday, April 28, 2016 by

Roasted Cauliflower Soft Tacos with Spicy Chipotle Cream Sauce Roasted Cauliflower Soft Tacos with Spicy Chipotle Cream Sauce

Roasted cauliflower, veggies sauteed in olive oil and a spicy chipotle yogurt cream sauce. These vegetarian soft tacos deliver big flavors, with a spicy kick!

Added Thursday, April 28, 2016 by

Quinoa for lunch yesterday, also prepared Taboule wheat salad! Near East Taboule mix. I also tossed in olive oil, lemon juice, black olives, red kidney beans and fresh tomato.

In yesterday’s blog I mentioned that I was probably going to have quinoa for lunch, and that’s exactly what I prepared. I tossed in some olive oil and black olives, and when it was done cooking I woofed down a massive bowlful. 🙂 One of the nice things about quinoa is it’s remarkably satiating. There are only 172 calories per 1/4 cup (dry) serving, so you really can’t overeat this stuff. From a macronutrient standpoint,… [Read more]

Added Wednesday, April 27, 2016 by

Eating 100% vegetarian this week; Amino acids & athletic performance. The 20 amino acids.

Even though we still have some chicken breasts and seafood left in the freezer (it will not be replaced once it’s gone), I purposely didn’t defrost any chicken over the weekend. The main reason I didn’t defrost my usual lunch protein is because I am very excited to try out the excellent vegetarian/vegan lunch ideas provided by many of you last week. Yesterday for lunch I had one of the Morningstar Farms black bean burgers… [Read more]

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