SparkPeople The Guys' Lounge Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=60 A place for guys to hang out, ask questions, and find support. SparkPeople The Guys' Lounge Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=60 Easy way to get your steps in each day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=34314162 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=34224020 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 . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=34189537 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=34162850 3 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:27:42 EST Lightly Active or Sedentary? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=34132607 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=34085378 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=34017768 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=34003546 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=33981959 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=33854947 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=33698822 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... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=33563380 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=33563183 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=33560044 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... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=33552757 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?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=33550547 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!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=33470632 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=33457061 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=33391640 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=33377880 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=33377236 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 Is ideal protein diet safe when have upcoming back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=33312722 I will be having back surgery soon as was wondering if I will have any problems with being on the ideal protein diet. I know there were a lot of restrictions to follow the week before surgery so I'm wondering if I will run into a problem when I check in when they discover I'm in phase 1 of this diet Sun, 23 Mar 2014 09:54:32 EST Fishermen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=33193362 Any fisho's on Spark People? I live in a fishing Mecca (Weipa, Queensland) and find it a great way to get outside and also to relax a little. <BR> <BR> What's your latest catch? Wed, 5 Mar 2014 02:23:24 EST Beard or cleanskin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=33170922 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 6 Nations Rugby http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=33170610 Wish there was an easy way to watch 6 Nations Rugby stateside. Imma hafta hack a satellite... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 23:41:47 EST Tarot cards or psychic readings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=33002679 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 Energy therapy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=33002664 Has anyone here had an energy session? What I mean by that is Reiki, EFT, etc... <BR> <BR> It's been a million years since I've had those sessions, just wondering if anyone here has had that lately, and what the cost is where you are located <BR> Thu, 6 Feb 2014 07:38:28 EST Any deep woods hikers here ....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=32993941 ...... if so, where's been your favorite hike? Wed, 5 Feb 2014 01:10:04 EST How bout those seahawks? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=32978168 I personally went for the broncos but after the first lf I felt that it was a blow out. all in all Congrads to the seahawks. Sun, 2 Feb 2014 22:57:18 EST Tracking Strength Training http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=32969483 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=32960974 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 Military Vets and Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=32960253 I started a team for military veterans. It's for anyone who wants to think about getting in shape whether you're interested in being hard core or just want to lose a few pounds. Come check it out and join if you like! The team name is Military Vets and you can search for it by going to the SparkTeams link under Community in the SparkPeople toolbar, then searching Companies, Organizations, and Careers, then choose Organizations, and finally choose Government. Hope to see you there! <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:00:46 EST SparkTeam for Military Vets from all Branches http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=32953194 I started a team for military veterans. It's for anyone who wants to think about getting in shape whether you're interested in being hardcore or just want to lose a few pounds. Come check it out and join if you like! The team name is Military Vets and you can search for it by going to the SparkTeams link under Community in the SparkPeople toolbar, then searching Companies, Organizations, and Careers, then choose Organizations, and finally choose Government. Hope to see you there! Thu, 30 Jan 2014 11:46:18 EST New year, new snare drum! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=32905348 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 Snack Suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=32890461 My boyfriend and I are on a healthy eating journey together however he's having trouble finding healthy snacks to satisfy his salty/crunchy craving. He's used sitting down after dinner with a bag of chips (a large bag at that) and munching his way thorugh the news, now that he has decided to change his lifestyle, he's struggling with that craving. Other than microwave popcorn or those baked pringle sticks, I don't know what else to have on hand for when his cravings hit. Any suggestions?? ... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 08:37:36 EST So I'm at it again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=32856489 So, I've been lurking the past few days and I thought I would take the time to introduce myself as you all seem like a nice group of guys. <BR> <BR> My name is Jeremy, I am 29, I live in West Virginia and have been struggling with weight all my life. I'm working once again to both lose my weight and become a healthier person. What drives me is the fact is that I know I can do it. My freshman year in high school I joined Weight Watchers and lost 100 pounds. While I didn't quite reach my g... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 16:00:27 EST 84 MPG Hwy. New Elio Motors three wheel car? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=32828155 Hi Guys. Have you seen the new Elio Motors car? Google eliomotors.com to get to there web site and youtube.com has quite a few videos. It is the coolest car I have ever seen. It has tandem seating with lots of room front and back. It would be hard for me to leave it parked. I hope my wife and I will be able to sleep in it. We could take it all over the country visiting friends we haven't seen for years. My wife loves it to! It will come with air conditioning and a heater as standard ... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 19:44:13 EST new phone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=32825850 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 Are You Spartan Tough? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=32783945 So my son, Stretch, is a middle school runner and mud/obstacle course guy in addition to his 5K's and 1600m. I am a 10K, turtle paced, runner, du/tri athlete. Stretch has just conquered some strange health problems and he celebrated by doing his first Spartan Sprint in Malibu. It was really intense and the balmy 34 degree F weather made it even crazier. Mud isn't my thing but there are challenges that look interesting, mentally and physically so my goal is to complete the Sprint in December ... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 16:42:52 EST 900 miles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=32734382 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 enough...lol. 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 New Year's Resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=32712062 Ok, who is gonna make one or more this year. <BR> Mine is to record my food intake everyday here on sparkpeople. <BR> Doing that with proper exercise seems to be the only way I have <BR> any success. (Ya, I know….. duh !!!) <BR> Happy New Year . <em>411</em> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 18:25:46 EST Spark Coach? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=32704679 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=32625501 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 Help! Tips, advice needed for party tonight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=32525829 I'm feeling confident. I've had several comments lately about looking healthy, losing weight, and its boosting my confidence a lot. I even got invited to a party! There's this person I work with that is going and I just want her to want to be around me lol. At work we talk, laugh, and flirt all the time. I just want it to continue tonight at the party. She came up to me as soon as she got to work to talk about the party and stuff, and asked me to pick her up to take her there when she could h... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 18:52:08 EST James Bond Expert Needed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=32492362 Hello Gentleman! <BR> <BR> I need some help from a James Bond expert, and I figured this might be a good place to start! <BR> <BR> In the movie Octopussy - Magda has an Octopus tattoo which she refers to as her "little octopussy" - I need to find out where the location of this tattoo is. <BR> <BR> I've Googled, and have come up with "the small of her back" or "the top of her buttock" but nothing concrete as to the location. <BR> <BR> If anyone out there can help, that would be awesome! Mon, 25 Nov 2013 20:41:38 EST Hard to get motivated after injuries http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=32458284 Early 40’s but feels like 80 <BR> Approx 12 yrs ago I was 280lbs and not happy with my size, look or anything about me really. The only thing I was happy with was my wife and kids but I was worried that I wouldn't be able to do things with them do to my size. I started running and within a short period of time I was down to 155lbs and loving every minute of it. I stayed at that weight for a few years until I injured my knee in an accident and after that I continued to gradually gain weight. I... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:39:35 EST Exercise and weight loss after a heart attack http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=32386627 I thought I would give a summary of my experience and hope it might help others. <BR> <BR> A little over 2 years ago I had a heart attack from 2 blocked arteries. I am very lucky to walk away without muscle damage but for the past two years it was hard to feel right. I started out on 80 mg of Lipitor in addition to the blood thinner, beta blocker and ace inhibitor. These drugs zap your energy and the statin causes muscle ache. Even watching what I ate and dropping cholesterol numbers I put ... Sat, 9 Nov 2013 21:20:55 EST Dinner Party http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=32376379 What 5 people would you invite to dinner and why? <BR> <BR> Mine are: <BR> <BR> Ronald Reagan, because he was a great communicator and a very smart man <BR> John Wayne, because he was "The Duke" ('nuff said) <BR> Buzz Aldren, because he walked on the moon and his name is Buzz. <BR> Jaclyn Smith, because every dinner party needs a beautiful, articulate, demure woman <BR> Robin Williams, because he can keep things lite. Fri, 8 Nov 2013 09:46:56 EST How do you deal with new-found female attention? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=32369395 I've lost close to 30 pounds this year, the past month I've been really pushing it and have went down on pant/shirt size. More importantly my confidence has risen and I'm much more talkative, smiley, and happy. There's been a couple of times at my place of work where I will go to the counter and there will be a lady that looks up and just smiles, starts flirting, and I don't know how to react! My friend will tease me sometimes because I "choke up" lol. Don't get me wrong, I like it, but I'm h... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 10:35:23 EST Happy Halloween http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=32319106 Happy Halloween everyone! <BR> <BR> have a spooktacular day.... or a frightful one... whatever. <BR> <BR> Stay caffeinated anyway. <BR> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 08:37:57 EST How to romantically pick up a girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=32236866 These threads have been particularly interesting, seeing the community at work and the level of casual comfort has inspired me to make a post here. As the title says, I've been wondering how to pull of the romantic carrying that occurs in movies and if there's a certain level of strength one has to be at in order to pull this off. <BR> <BR> http://puu.sh/4UbqY.jpg Sat, 19 Oct 2013 16:03:25 EST Wish this could count as exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=32229142 Last night I played my first show with the rock band - to a huge crowd. <BR> It was a great success and lots of fun. Between hauling equipment up and down stairs and playing 2 one hour sets, I lost 5 pounds - oh, and having no food in the apartment helped! <BR> <BR> Too bad I can't count this as actual exercise somehow, maybe aerobic for the playing part, and something for the equipment hauling parts... I don't know, but it sure was a quick and easy way to drop a few pounds... <BR> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 12:44:27 EST am i a girlfriend or best friend? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=32222265 i need some info. from a mans point of view if u have been seeing a guy for 4 years and when he introduces u he says ur his best friend or calls by ur first name should u b insulted that he didn't introduce u as his girl friend? im totally lossed here Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:49:01 EST One more try http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=32206770 Going to try one more time. Male 51 years odl 5'4' 264. Have been below 200 in the past. Just can't keep motivated. How does everyone else do it? <em>39</em> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:10:01 EST Favorite comics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=32127006 I'm a big fan of some of the classic comic strips, many of them aren't around anymore. <BR> Here's some of my favorites: <BR> <BR> - The Far Side <BR> - Herman <BR> - BC <BR> - Wizard of Id <BR> - Blondie <BR> <BR> There's a whole new really really funny bunch from www.ragecollection.com - some of them are definitely NSFW but crack me up every time! <BR> Fri, 4 Oct 2013 08:01:06 EST Already awarded points? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=32069980 Have I really read so many SparkPeople articles that arrive in the daily email or is there just no new material lately? <BR> <BR> It seems every article I click on to read more about at the bottom it says "Points Earned...." <BR> <BR> WTF? (Why The Face)? heheheheheheh Thu, 26 Sep 2013 09:27:10 EST What's Your Own Healthy Scenario http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=31962144 It would be interesting to see what type of a healthy scenario the men within this lounge would present. It could be your ideal weight, exercise program, what would you do for stress relief, types of food you'd eat, maybe some hobby that would help you maintain, where you would live, anything. ........ It may not be realistic, but you can fulfill some of it and use it to motivate yourself. <BR> <BR> I would love to live in Patagonia (It would never happen), so I've made the prairie my "Patag... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 23:38:33 EST Back With It: Going To "Baby Step" It http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=31930373 I'm getting serious again. I've decided to baby-step my way back to a healthy lifestyle. As for exercise, I'm going to 'fast walk' 3-4 times a week....I'm at 24 min sessions now, but want to work my way up gradually to 40 min sessions. I'm not even going to consider going beyond that. <BR> <BR> As for food: for starters, I've just laid down the law that I'm not going to permit any of my binge favorites in the house until I reach my goal. I will probably encounter these foods outside the... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 22:13:08 EST Ideal protein http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=31865271 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 It's a date, she's in the kitchen, whats cooking? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=31845384 Hihi! <BR> <BR> You may remember me, I've lurked here before.... Now I need you boys for MORE than entertainment! :P <BR> <BR> So, I'm single now and somewhat getting back into the dating thing, and I've been hanging around a gym buddy. <BR> <BR> Anywho, I think I'll invite him over for supper Saturday afternoon, and cook him something. He's a single fella that lives alone, so he practically lives off of subway. <BR> <BR> If I were cooking for you, what would you want? (My favourite pl... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 14:48:40 EST The Pushup & Crunch Test http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=31802816 I couldn't find the old thread so I had to CREATE a new one. <BR> <BR> The Pushup test: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1113 </link> <BR> <BR> The Crunch test: <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>fitness_articles.asp?id=1114 </link> <BR> <BR> Sooooo - What's your score? Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:02:58 EST "So you think you can deadlift?" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=31790150 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS2wLZSdeDg </link> <BR> <BR> Impressive video. I think it moved a bit slow, especially the first 10 minutes or so, but I definitely learned something. My coach has already identified my weak lower back arch, this video just reinforces it. How is your arch? Tue, 20 Aug 2013 07:35:31 EST Exercise, where to start??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=31784800 Hi Guys, <BR> <BR> Newbie here with a depressing amount of weight to lose. I have a HUGE amount of weight to lose and have not exercised in years. Would love to hear from people who started exercising from scratch as to how you did it. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> David Mon, 19 Aug 2013 14:05:40 EST Anybody interested in shooting or archery? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=31640977 Just curious to see if anyone is interested in either of the two. I have been considering getting back into archery which I enjoyed when I was a teenager. And, me and the wife have gone once skeet shooting which was really fun (even though she showed me up, lol). <BR> <BR> Any thoughts? Thu, 1 Aug 2013 09:00:12 EST short or long hair on women? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=31538896 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=31476496 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=31467122 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 Motivation to lose weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=31437292 I work shift work and I don't have the motivation or the will power to do anything when I get home. I work very long hours, but I want to try to lose my weight so I can enjoy spending time with my wife and son. I have a lot of health problems but they could be overcome if I lose weight. It is hard to lose weight when all I want to do is eat, rest spend time with my family, go fishing, and work. Can any body offer me some suggestions. Mon, 8 Jul 2013 03:59:01 EST Playoff Series NBA vs NHL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=31107754 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=31042712 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=30952888 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=30842040 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=30693751 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=30403314 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 favorite actresses and tv shows and more http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=30356851 on the SparkPeople Cafe message board, KJFITNESSDUDE is killin it with these kinds of great topics that here in the guys lounge we could sorely use... <BR> <BR> So here's my homage to KJFITNESSDUDE by dragging some of that good stuff in here where people only seem to care about the wheel points... <BR> <BR> My favorite tv shows (past to present - in no particular order) <BR> 1. Starsky & Hutch <BR> 2. Charlies Angels <BR> 3. Fantasy Island (you know what I mean!) <BR> 4. X-Files <BR> 5. M... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 07:45:10 EST The wife does not want to go to church with me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=30217874 How can I change her mind. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 11:14:07 EST Whats your running shoe? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=29835577 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 jump rope? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=29619962 Is anyone here using a jump rope as part of their cardio routines? <BR> <BR> I live in Canada, and running outside in the winter to me is not something I want to do, so I'm looking at ways of maintining cardio levels inside. I don't currently own a treadmill or exercise bike but I'm interested in jump rope because it's CHEAP... <BR> <BR> your thoughts? Sun, 16 Dec 2012 22:06:27 EST Chain Restaurants with good healthy options http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=28772639 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 Any fighters/wrestlers in here? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=28614450 Wondering if there is anyone who used to be a fighter, wrestler, or jiu jitsu like me. Anyone who has dealt with weight classes in the past. <BR> <BR> Trying to lose 5-6 more pounds in 3 weeks to make featherweight, pushing my body lower than it may want to be. Any tips on that? Weigh ins for IBJJF are right before (5 min) we compete so sauna/dehydration isn't an option. Got three weeks to get my weight down low enough to have a bit of breakfast and water that day and be weighing no more tha... Thu, 23 Aug 2012 13:46:41 EST Skirts or Pants? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=27616771 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=27453149 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 85 days 'til World Cup (WL Challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=27183921 Spanglishese Rainbow Edition... <em>437</em> <BR> Sun, 25 Mar 2012 12:38:15 EST Social networking Sites & Forums http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=25735327 I do: <BR> Sparkpeople <BR> FaceBook <BR> Fubar <BR> F...Life Thu, 20 Oct 2011 11:17:34 EST Bonus Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=24489954 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=22734637 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=19429768 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..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=19239093 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=18995729 I have to get points so I can catch up with my wife. <BR> Wed, 31 Mar 2010 21:35:05 EST Weather Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=18990138 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=17024632 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=12865669 2 today Wed, 10 Dec 2008 08:12:50 EST Exercise Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=60&imparent=1752971 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