SparkPeople The Guys' Lounge Messageboard A place for guys to hang out, ask questions, and find support. SparkPeople The Guys' Lounge Messageboard need ideas for a sports store name Im considering opening a sports shop at an indoor soccer facility. <BR> what would be a great name for the store? Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:54:20 EST What's up with wives asking... if they're too fat!? <BR> <BR> Sorry, the porn thread made my eyes nearly roll out of my head. <BR> #stillnorolleyesemoticon Mon, 2 Mar 2015 12:21:05 EST Workout Partner Question So this may be a little deep for the board but I figured I'd ask you guys what you thought. <BR> <BR> So back in June my sister in law had a baby. Around November she told me that she wanted to get a Gym membership to lose the baby weight and she thought I should activate mine so we could go together since I was pushing 435 at the time. I added her to my family plan at my gym and we've been going to the gym 3 nights a week together. <BR> <BR> My brother (who used to be my workout partner ... Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:49:43 EST Golds gym Bethlehem Anyone goes to this gym? Mon, 2 Feb 2015 19:41:50 EST Super Bowl...Who you pickin? I am going with Seattle. <BR> <BR> Seahawks 27 Patriots 21 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:55:54 EST what should a very fit man eat at,,,, My husband is very fit. He needs to know what are the best items to eat after a late evening intense workout . The group of guys go straight from work to a 2 hour, very intense, forest mountain bike ride. It takes him 40 mins. to get home so by the time he eats dinner it is 8:30 or 9:00 pm. What would be the best meals to eat in this situation? <BR> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:56:48 EST testosterone hacks?? I'm in my late 40's, trying to whittle away at about 20 pounds of fat. I'm assuming the extra fat I've accumulated in the last 7 years is due primarily to a decline of testosterone and poor sleep. Sleep is better, now that my young kids are sleeping better. And I've started experimenting with low carb, beginning with cutting out foods with added sugar. Also tracking food / macronutrient intake thanks to sparkpeople tracker. <BR> <BR> As I understand it, carbs spike insulin which regula... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:46:43 EST Tarot reading help hi, im new to tarot and I have only done a couple of readings. last week I read my cards and did the 7 card specific question layout and the cards I got were 7 of cups 6 of cups 5 of cups 4 of cups and 3 of cups. does the fact that they were all cups and all in numerical order have any significance on the reading? p.s I shuffled the cards thoroughly Mon, 19 Jan 2015 10:12:23 EST 29 feeling 49 Hey guys, new here kind of. Had the account but lost interest when work load escalated. <BR> <BR> Does anyone feel older than they should be? Meaning body-wise. When I stand or even move about my joints can become stiff. It's got to be diet related just curious if anyone has gotten through it and has some pointers. Sun, 18 Jan 2015 22:29:24 EST Bench Press for a girl? Sorry to crash your Guys Lounge, but I wanted to get some opinions on what you guys think is a good weight for a woman to bench press. Half her weight? All her weight? Thanks in advance. Wed, 7 Jan 2015 16:54:49 EST Exercise classes I was just interested if any of you do exercise classes? <BR> <BR> They do often seem to be marketed towards women so I was curious Fri, 2 Jan 2015 13:06:31 EST Team Bonus Points 27 Fri, 2 Jan 2015 09:18:30 EST Bonus Wheel Points 5 Fri, 2 Jan 2015 09:17:18 EST What's your Christmas Shopping Pattern? It's that magical time of year again, where the malls are a circus - the parking lots are a nightmare, and everyone should generally just ho-ho-hold off on the madness. <BR> <BR> What's your shopping pattern? <BR> <BR> Are you a last minute shopper madly going from place to place hoping and praying there is something remotely appropriate for free or almost free? or are you willing to pay anything to make it end? <BR> <BR> Me, I have a few people to buy for - and I'll often do one person... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 10:24:36 EST Having big personal problems So any of you guys have big problems with your in-laws? Mine are crazy as hell and I've been not talking to them at all for more than 2 years already Tue, 4 Nov 2014 22:59:26 EST What motivates you guys? Hi Guys, <BR> Would you please help me understand what motivates you when it comes to loosing weight and what kind of support would you appreciate most from your girlfriend during this journey? <BR> <BR> My boyfriend took on the fight with his current weight (294 lbs) recently and has made already some great progress (24 lbs less). <BR> However, he got stuck and I would like to learn how to support him better. <BR> He doesn't like going to the gym as he feels very uncomfortable due to his we... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:00:45 EST Musical Instruments who plays what? I am a Bagpiper, first instrument I ever played and is a kick in the pants. One reason for Sparpeople is to get in better shape to have more stamina to play longer. Oh ya to avoid Diabetes, lower blood pressure and so on and whatever. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:44:20 EST New from MFP Hello. Just getting used to Spark. So much here and the food tracker is light years ahead of the other one. Still a member over there because I have a lot of friends, but this place is amazing. Still learning my way around, but just wanted to say hi. <BR> <BR> <BR> hmmmm. time to find a forum that isn't totally dead... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:30:34 EST What's up with husbands and porn? Question for the guys. My husband who is 55 watches porn 2-4 times a week. Just for a short time. I assume, just long enough to .... you know. Yet we have no kissing, hugging, or physical intimacy hardly at all. I mean almost never. We have been married 7 months. Our dating relationship was great physically. And then...things just dropped off to almost never. I have brought up the lack of intimacy about 5 or 6 times and it ALWAYS ends with it being my fault. Reasons that are usually... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 16:22:34 EST What team do you pul for on Saturday and Sunday? I pull for the Arkansas Razorbacks, Henderson State Reddies, Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:15:20 EST Pool Jogging Have any of you try jogging in the pool? What are the Pros and Cons? Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:14:00 EST Bearclaws I drove past 5 Dunkin Donuts, 3 Panera Breads, at least 3 Starbucks and who knows how many bakeries, bagel shops and other breakfast restaurants today. <BR> <BR> I just enjoyed my crisp Gala apple. Not to say I don't still want that Bearclaw, but I feel better about the apple. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:46:59 EST Easy way to get your steps in each day! Being disabled and having responsibilities of keeping up my house and taking care of my 3 year old granddaughter, cooking, shopping, etc. I don't get out of the house very often to go walking or running. <BR> <BR> The way I get a lot of steps in each day (about 20,000 a day now) is by marching in place. I can do it while watching TV or while I am out on the porch having a smoke, etc. <BR> <BR> I also do exercise videos in front of my computer like walk away the pounds and Sparkpeople 28 day... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:58:49 EST How to get more Spark points Hey, everybody. I was wondering how many of you guys got so many spark points? I try to get more but I seem to max out pretty early. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions? Fri, 8 Aug 2014 13:33:07 EST Easier for Men to Lose Weight . . . I have lost about 25 pounds on my way to 50 hopefully. Invariably when people comment on my weight loss, particularly if it is a woman, it is followed with, "well it's easier for guys to lose weight." <BR> <BR> Funny thing is that it hasn't felt easy . . . every good decision is a battle (especially right now for some reason), and the progress which starts quick slows down to a bare crawl. <BR> <BR> What do you all say to these people? Sun, 3 Aug 2014 12:31:09 EST Wow, another 3 points! 3 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:27:42 EST Lightly Active or Sedentary? There has to be a fine line here for some of us. How do you determine which setting to choose if you are the line? Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:41:06 EST What did I do wrong? About two or three months ago, I worked myself and weighed in at 288. Two weeks later, I went to the dentist and they weighed me for some reason and I came in at 267. Then on Wednesday I weighed myself again and I was back at 288. I don't think I have changed my diet or anything else. I just go to work with my dad in construction every once in awhile. What I did do was take vitamin E in capsules around the time I had went with my dad for a few days. So is my weight gain fat related, muscle re... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 03:19:59 EST Healthy Eating Ideas? What type of healthy meal plans are you guys doing? <BR> <BR> I'm new to this whole thing and was wondering if anyone <BR> could give me some guidance. <BR> <BR> I'm wanting something that I can do for the rest of my life <BR> but am unsure on where to go. <BR> <BR> Been looking into a raw foods, or paleo? <BR> <BR> Any help would be appreciated :) Tue, 8 Jul 2014 01:21:15 EST Health or Weight-loss? Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm new to this forum and its good to see there's a man section on this site. <BR> <BR> I'm a pretty big guy (133kg or 294 pounds) and have always been my whole life. <BR> <BR> I'm a bit of a yo-yo dieter, but this time I'm gonna stick with it. <BR> <BR> I want to be around a long time for my kids <BR> <BR> I have a family history of diabetes and knew I had to do something about my <BR> weight now before it was too late. <BR> <BR> How many other guys out there have a histo... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 21:55:38 EST EAS carb control, Pure protein vs IP The cost of IP products are high. Has anyone tried two servings of Eas carb control or Pure protein drinks as substitutes....still remaining on IP otherwise Wed, 2 Jul 2014 09:01:03 EST These Old Knees Part of my challenge as I age is finding ways to exercise without putting as much stress on my knees as I used to. I was an avid long-distance runner from childhood through my 20's, and did martial arts that were pretty knee-unfriendly. I just can't do that as much these days, so walking, hiking (which involves a back pack), and cycling are my primary cardio approaches. <BR> <BR> Anybody else have this issue? <BR> <BR> And what do you do about it? Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:37:39 EST just started today hello <BR> i just started today to diet and curious how everyone else is doing it, I have no support system or anybody to talk to about the struggles so i found this and posting. Thank you for reading Thu, 22 May 2014 09:47:58 EST Exercises/workouts for toning and muscle... I'm on the final stretch of my weight loss, and I have a lot of loose skin. What are some exercises/workouts that will tone and build muscle in my inner biceps, sides, and back? Thu, 1 May 2014 21:53:01 EST my cyclefit program I still can't figure out how to get the full credit from doing my bike workouts. They are high cardio and leave me much more exhausted than when I do my race walking. I've recorded some pretty high numbers in the walking department but not so with my bike. Is there some kind of formula I could use to convert my time and distance from rotations to steps? Thu, 1 May 2014 21:03:15 EST Favorite tv shows now Everyone has favorite tv shows from the past that are no longer on tv or are in syndication where you can watch them on some specialty channels or online through Crackle or stuff like that... <BR> <BR> I'm wondering what your favorite tv shows are these days out of what's currently on the tube? <BR> <BR> For me - I don't often watch tv, but when I do I like these shows. I don't have cable or satellite, just the rabbit ears! <BR> <BR> -Mad Men (although this is the last season for it) <BR... Thu, 1 May 2014 09:33:14 EST A character quiz... 1. If you could be one of the current superheros - who would you be? <BR> <BR> 2. What cartoon character most closely describes you? <BR> <BR> 3. What tv series character most closely identifies you? <BR> <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>--------------------------------------<BR>-------------------- <BR> <BR> 1. Victor Creed (Wolverine's brother) <BR> <BR> 2. Bugs Bunny <BR> <BR> 3. I've been told at work I'm most like Don Draper from Mad Men...I'm actually a lot more... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:19:01 EST What's your favorite workout music?? Hey guys, <BR> <BR> I just saw somebody mention five finger death punch as a good band to workout to. I agree, and also would add Children of Bodom on there for metal. I switch it up, but like something upbeat usually. I will rock a little daft punk, or hip hop, but I would like to keep it fresh. What are a few songs you guys like to workout to? Cardio or lifting? <BR> <BR> All types of music are welcome! Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:43:24 EST Question for the guys (girls welcome to answer!) Do I dare enter the guys lounge? I figure I would get right to the source lol <BR> My fiance and I have been together for 6 years now... Like any couple we have our ups and downs... We are a pretty laid back couple, our friday nights are ordering in food, stay in sweats, play video games and drink (probably not the best sentence on a SparkPeople page lol). <BR> Anyways, we are both 25 and i'm hearing the pressure of marriage/kids from my parents. They are very traditional, they think i'm eve... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:22:49 EST most useful apps? I treated myself to a new Apple iPad Air last week. I've been good, I deserve it. hahahahaha <BR> <BR> Anyway, this is my first Apple product - I don't know anything about how it works, or what the most useful apps are out there. I did get a red roll-up cover so it matches my car! <BR> <BR> Thought I'd put out the question to you - what apps do you use that you consider most useful and what do you like about them? <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:14:57 EST Meds for anxious dog? We are going to Disney World in about 4 weeks and our 2 year old Mini Aussie will be staying with my parents. She's a good dog, but gets extremely anxious around new settings and she has pretty severe separation anxiety. I've been taking her out there to get her used to their house but she still acts nervous. <BR> <BR> I've been looking at some anti-anxiety meds at Petsmart and Petco, but I don't know how effective they are. Would I be better off giving her vet a call and seeing what he r... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 13:18:13 EST What's playing in your car/walkman/radio right now In the car: Weckl/Oliver new disc "Convergence" <BR> <BR> In the walkman: Tegan & Sara "Heart Throb" <BR> <BR> (note: not being an Apple fan I don't use the word "iPod" - I'm a Sony fan so Walkman it is) <BR> Wed, 2 Apr 2014 09:02:20 EST Five Finger Death Punch Went to see Five Finger Death Punch last night in Manchester - awesome! <BR> Anyone else a fan? Wed, 2 Apr 2014 07:16:58 EST Beard or cleanskin Gents, <BR> <BR> Do you maintain some growth on your face or go for the cleanskin approach? <BR> <BR> I have a bead and think it looks good, far lower maintenance than shaving everyday. Also matches my fur singlet. <BR> <BR> Tom Sun, 2 Mar 2014 01:48:21 EST Tarot cards or psychic readings Has anyone here had a tarot card reading or psychic reading? <BR> <BR> I've had a Tarot card reading a couple of years ago, I'd like to get another one done but everyone in my area charges like $60 per session. <BR> <BR> I haven't had a psychic reading - somehow I felt the cards validated the cost of the show... <BR> <BR> I do believe in these things very much, all joking aside Thu, 6 Feb 2014 07:40:07 EST Any deep woods hikers here ....... ...... if so, where's been your favorite hike? Wed, 5 Feb 2014 01:10:04 EST Tracking Strength Training I don't like the way SparkPeople wants me to track my workout. It's tedious. Why would I enter each exercise and the time I did them. I think they could improve this part. I do 20-30 minutes of strength training 3 times a week, but I don't track it. <BR> <BR> Anyone else feel this way? Sat, 1 Feb 2014 21:13:06 EST Train at Home or the Gym? I was wonder how many train at home vs. the gym. I have a gym membership, but I train at home 95% of the time. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:00:04 EST New year, new snare drum! I treated myself to a Tama Stewart Copeland signature snare drum.... for the second time. I used to own one many years ago but had to sell it. Not this time! <BR> <BR> The Police have always been my favorite band, and Copeland was always my favorite drummer. <BR> <BR> This drum is just incredible. It's nickel over brass, and quite heavy, but it is amazingly crisp and I'm thrilled to have it once again. <BR> <BR> I was lucky though, the sale rep at the music store had called Tama Dru... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 07:11:06 EST new phone Saturday I got me a new cell phone... it's a Nexus 4... it's so friggin' cool especially because I use Google for email, docs, photos, etc. it's all nicely integrated. Runs on the Android OS. <BR> <BR> Wicked. <BR> <BR> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:02:57 EST 900 miles I was shooting for putting in over 900 miles this year but I was 8 miles shy of reaching my goal. But considering the year of taking off for being sick and a few injuries that sidelines me for a while I think I came close Considering I only do my training ever other day at the most so my body can rest, that works out to almost 5 miles a day (if I could have actually gone out ever other day). So hitting 1000 miles for next year should not be a problem...especially with the tra... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 22:59:59 EST Spark Coach? Have any of you gentlemen used the Spark Coach program on the site? If so, what was your experience with it and did you feel it helped? I just signed in for the trial but would like to know your experiences before I decide to continue next week. Thanks! Fri, 27 Dec 2013 16:08:02 EST Foot Pain on top of the arch? I don't know what I did yesterday but I was on a 10k walk and about half way through I got a sharp pain in the top of my left foot. I thought it was my lases tied to tight so I loosened them off but it only got worse. I stopped for awhile but continued home the remainder of the way and now I'm unable to even stand on my left foot today. Every time I wiggle my toes or move my foot up or down I get sharps pains. I have been exercising daily for over a month and never had any issues but I'm won... Sat, 14 Dec 2013 18:08:40 EST Ideal protein Does anyone know any thing about ideal protein? I am interested about this product but would like more information on it. Thanks for your help!! Fri, 30 Aug 2013 07:55:34 EST short or long hair on women? I was curious what everyone's preference or thoughts are for hair length on a woman. I have shorter hair and have had for about 5 years. I am in the process of letting it grow for more versatility and something different. For me my hair is easy and cute, some guys just don't like the shortness or think its not feminine. I am fine no matter what and was curious about others opinions. When I say short for my hair the longest parts are about 1-2 inches away from my chin and then slightly shorter... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 22:52:05 EST Do you take vitamins? I know I need to start taking vitamins and maybe fish oil too. What do you take and where do you buy them? Fri, 12 Jul 2013 11:13:03 EST Need to rant- No ladies allowed I love my significant other, but honestly sometimes she makes me want to just yell in her face. She constantly complains about her weight, and how her weight makes her look, but I get to see how she eats. That pumpkin pie in our refrigerator didn't eat itself. Boxes of crackers didn't magically empty themselves in a day. Don't cry to me about your metabolism when you won't eat vegetables, or most forms of chicken, or anything else that could possibly be construed as healthy. And your com... Thu, 11 Jul 2013 10:22:59 EST Playoff Series NBA vs NHL Greetings Spark Dudes ! <BR> <BR> I was listening to a local sports station in Boston, WEEI and they were asking listeners which they thought was the most exciting of the play off series this season. So, what do you think ? <BR> <BR> Basketball or Hockey ? Personally, I think hockey has provided more excitement (as well as entertainment) so far. And no, my opinion is not influenced by the fact that the Celtics got bounced in round one and the Bruins will be playing the Penguins. <BR> <BR... Wed, 29 May 2013 10:26:41 EST Hot sauce. Yes or no Absolutely on everything. Texas Pete (made in N.C. Ironically) or Tabasco Asian sweet and sour. Tue, 21 May 2013 03:43:09 EST Things that bug you Randomly speaking.... <BR> <BR> 1. People who start sentences with "So...." <BR> 2. Saying hello to strangers and they look at you like you just puked on the sidewalk <BR> 3. Walking behind someone in a shopping mall who suddenly stops <BR> 4. People driving who cut in front of you but then do not accelerate to the speed of traffic <BR> 5. People who assume instead of communicating <BR> 6. People who don't reply to emails when selling something online <BR> 7. Hornets, wasps, mosquitos, black... Thu, 9 May 2013 13:07:52 EST Hobbies that you really love I've been a drummer forever and recently was selected over many in an audition for a band. <BR> <BR> It's great getting back into it - it's a hobby that really makes a difference for me. It's a great workout since two band practices now have been just over 4hrs each (not to mention lugging gear) - but it's a soul-ful connection with what I'm doing that makes me feel good. <BR> <BR> I'd even choose music over women anyday - and that's the the only thing that knocks women out of the top choi... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 09:47:47 EST Trapezius Exercises aka Traps <BR> <BR> I have time & again read/heard that the one thing that seperates a guy with an athletic build and a guy who weightlifts are the size of the traps. Supposedly there are no natural things we do that can increase the size of your traps. Don't know if that's true or not but I work on them anyway. <BR> <BR> <BR> My Shoulder & Trap Day Routine <BR> ~Seated Barbell Shoulder Press <BR> ~Front/Lateral DB Raises (P90X style) <BR> ~Bent-Over Reverse Flyes <BR> ~Upright DB Rows <BR... Tue, 9 Apr 2013 10:15:23 EST Did You Workout Before, During or After Work During <BR> <BR> I'm interested to see how others fit this into thier schedules. <BR> <BR> Sat, 9 Mar 2013 22:39:03 EST The wife does not want to go to church with me. How can I change her mind. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 11:14:07 EST Whats your running shoe? To those who run (seriousrunners and not) what shoes do you find mostcomfortable and best performing? <BR> <BR> For the last couple years I have found Saucony Ride (3 & 4) series very comfortable. Recently considering a new pair and getting the Ride 5 I decided to try ie againand go with the Air Max+ 2012. Expensive@ $150 but read some good reviews so figured Id give em a shot. They arrive tomorrow! Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:20:06 EST Chain Restaurants with good healthy options So I have recently been obsessed with finding restaurants with good low calorie options, that won't leave me feeling cheated when I have them for my meal. I have tried the following with good success so far, and will keep investigating more <BR> <BR> Ruby Tuesdays - I used to loathe this place, but I feel like they have really worked to improve their offerings, and their fish options, as well as as the spaghetti squash are quite tasty, and with a little effort the salad bar can go a long wa... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:53:26 EST Skirts or Pants? Sorry to intrude on your Guy's Lounge, I have a question I want to ask you (men) because I had a disagreement about it in the Ladies' Lounge. <BR> <BR> Do you prefer to see women wearing skirts or pants? Which do you find more femine and more likely to draw your attention? <BR> <BR> Ok. I'm going now.... Tue, 8 May 2012 20:45:31 EST Why Do Girls Post In Here? Okay seriously, just about every single other forum is utterly dominated by women. Now the Guys' Lounge is being crashed? I'm sort of tempted to create a thread about penis size just so we have a guy conversation. Sorry, just a petty rant on my part. Sun, 22 Apr 2012 15:17:47 EST 2015 Spanglishese Rainbow Edition... <em>437</em> <BR> Sun, 25 Mar 2012 12:38:15 EST Bonus Points I got 5 extra bonus points today. What did you get. Sun, 19 Jun 2011 21:40:32 EST What kind of car or truck do you own and what is your dream car? <BR> <BR> Own a Dodge Ram Truck <BR> <BR> Dream Car = 66 Sting Ray Corvette Tue, 25 Jan 2011 15:07:01 EST Spark Points How in the world can someone get 5,000 spark points in a month? I can only get a max of 90 in a day. Fri, 30 Apr 2010 15:58:21 EST When I was a kid..... We were only in the house for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There was no cd's, video games, or compters. <BR> If you had a TV it was black and white and only on at night. There were no seat belts in cars! Most of our toy's were hand made. Fast food did not exist. The government did not protect us from everything, and we are still alive!! <BR> Sat, 17 Apr 2010 16:43:50 EST Three points, is three points I have to get points so I can catch up with my wife. <BR> Wed, 31 Mar 2010 21:35:05 EST Weather Today? Unusually Wram Weather in Wisconsin thsi Week. <BR> Low to Mid 70's with Sun the next 4 days. Average Temp for our Area in late March is 47 degrees. We will take it! Wed, 31 Mar 2010 13:54:21 EST I get three points for this? I get three points for posting a message- how cool is that <BR> So I have to post 400 more messages to get to my next trophy..hmmm Wed, 28 Oct 2009 20:26:49 EST Wheel points 2 today Wed, 10 Dec 2008 08:12:50 EST Exercise Today? Who did what? Anyone get in some good exercise today? <BR> <BR> Denise and I just got back from a quick bike ride back into the mountains. We actually got cut short cuz one of the many giant redwood trees fell and blocked the trail. We thought about climing over it, but if we slipped we reisked falling or losing our bikes down a 75 ft canyon. And neither of us were in the mood to risk our bikes! lol <BR> <BR> Anyway, a good ride, burned just over 600 calories and enjoyed the gorgeous surrou... Sun, 19 Mar 2006 20:06:21 EST