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Random / Re: Hood River Dump Time
« on: February 14, 2019, 02:34:18 AM »
I had to shovel my drive too, but it was palm fronds and all the leaves from our monkeypod trees. Just about as deep. Right now there's a lake in front of my garage. If this rain were snow it would be 40 feet deep. I wonder what the old pump track looks like--or where it is for that matter.

We have been watching you guys on the news.  Looks like that has been an insane system.   Unless the new owners have done a lot of upkeep I bet that Haiku took that pump-track back to a lightly raised level of lawn.  :)

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Random / Re: Hood River Dump Time
« on: February 13, 2019, 12:43:18 PM »
Looks prettier than what we're getting in NYS. First it's snow, then ice, then rain, then ice again. Nothing like that.

We have had a very mild winter up until this point.  Mountain biking most days and riding in shorts an a tee last week.  Then it started snowing doilies.

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Random / Hood River Dump Time
« on: February 13, 2019, 03:04:52 AM »
Man, have we been getting pounded :).  It looked like we were going to have a green winter but this last group of storms has been awesome.  This is our Drive.  A few more here: https://www.facebook.com/randy.strome




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Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: Sugar is sneaky bad....
« on: February 12, 2019, 02:21:19 AM »
This is pretty telling:




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Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: Sugar is sneaky bad....
« on: February 11, 2019, 09:53:56 AM »
As a relative observer to this thread, the replies make interesting reading because there is an obvious inferred bias in peoples written replies that is somehow trying to legitimise poor nutritional choices - and shifting the emphasis to a calorie deficit (whereas the issue isn't just about weight loss, its about overall health and wellbeing). If you want to do any kind of activity that requires performance, there is plenty of evidence that consuming garbage is not going to get you there - no matter how much weight you apparently lose. I'd recommend the book: 'Racing Weight' by Matt Fitzgerald.

Using a media friendly anecdote of a college professor eating twinkies for a month to prove a point is frankly ridiculous. Not only is it a sample of just one (making it virtually meaningless) but its worth bearing in mind the much older 'supersize me' McDonalds example -whereby the guy that lived on that garbage for a month created numerous health issues based on the actual quality of the food.

Either way, there are some half decent peer reviewed journal publications out there that have a bit more credibility for you to consider on these issues. Try this one: https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/79/5/899S/4690223?ij#109825928

I am not advocating for poor nutritional choices but rather I am stating the often obscured fact that you won't lose weight if you are not at a calorie deficit.  You will gain weight if you are at a calorie surplus.  This is true regardless of your diet choices.  There is no diet out there that avoids this truth.

Supersize me was interesting because of how many people eat that way, but less relevant because the subject ate over 5000 calories a day.  If he were Nutritional Label Man and had eaten 2000 calories (of that crap) he would have maintained.  If he had eaten a bit less he would have lost weight (and still felt awful).

These diets can be helpful because they (some) direct people toward eating foods that energize and make it difficult to exceed calorie budget (even if that is not the published focus).




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Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: Sugar is sneaky bad....
« on: February 10, 2019, 08:01:33 AM »
I like this chart that compares various diet strategies:

That is awesome. 

Anything can be a diet as long as the calorie deficit is there.  Pizza can be great for instance.  We did a round of pizza dough yesterday and made it into some tasty Stromboli's and Calzone's.  The dough itself is really healthy and reasonable in calories.  The toppings can blow your whole day if you let it.  A big calzone with two slices of Mozeralla, a boatload of grilled onions, peppers and tomato sauce is 680 calories.  I had two and still had lots of calories to spare. 

Carbs like bread get a bad wrap.  It's fine in balance (actually good because it is filling and its real food).  You just have to be careful because a same sized Calzone can easily go over 2500 calories if you use a ton of cheese, sugary sauce, high cal dough, suasage, etc. 

I make bread a lot now and it is crazy the differences in the dough.  Some have a stick and half of butter, egg, milk in each loaf and a crazy amount of sugar.  Others have a tablespoon of olive oil and a teaspoon of sugar (4 grams -16 calories) just to get the yeast going.  One has 3 times the calories.  Both are awesome.

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Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: Sugar is sneaky bad....
« on: February 09, 2019, 11:03:30 AM »
Baked goods, nuts, carbs, all of it.  No problem, as long as the calories are in check.  Some items make that very hard as they are so calorie packed.  No choice but to go lighter on those (or make up for it later).  If someone were looking to lose weight, they are not going to do it with calorie surplus.  In the opposite, the Naked and Afraid effect.  Everyone, yes, everyone will lose weight at a calorie deficit. 

Sugar is the worst because (unlike nuts, etc) they are crap calories.  Food budget killers.  So, you have to get by with less real food.  That is nearly impossible to do long term. 

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Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: Sugar is sneaky bad....
« on: February 09, 2019, 03:49:20 AM »
Awesome work on the diet! 

I never understood nuts as a diet food.  A cup of peanuts has 830 calories.  A cup of cooked pasta has 220.  A cup of cheddar cheese has 530.  A cup of sugar has 774.  It is hard to find foods more packed with calories that nuts.  They feed nut paste to malnourished kids to pack on weight.  I consider it to be the absolute worst snack to have around the house.  Not only are they a caloric nightmare but they are delicious.  Just try to stop at the 4 (or 20) that are suggested.  :)

Calories are not the only thing to consider. Carbs and glucose play a huge role in weight gain. I eat 33g of salted macadamia nuts every day. I do weigh them out and I know it’s easy to overeat nuts but one serving of Mac nuts will keep me much more satiated than a high carb food. Not trying to go down the whole calories in/calories out thing because I strongly disagree with that mindset but it’s much more about the macronutrient breakdown than the straight calorie count.

Hi Kaya,

A cup of Macadamia nuts is 962 calories.  Almost twice the highest calorie Ben and Jerry's in the same portion.  They are the highest calorie nuts with the most fat and the least protein.  I found this out after happily downing a pound of them on my porch in Maui.  I was new to the island and was really feeling my Aloha spirit.  Had a couple of Chi Chis too, and was practicing for my Hapa Loa.  That took a few weeks to burn down.

I understand what you are saying and yes, the ounce that you are eating has some good stuff, but it is tiny.  If you are at your weight and it is easy for you to maintain then no worries.  As a diet, however, they are just way too high calorie.  There is no fighting the math. 

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Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: Sugar is sneaky bad....
« on: February 07, 2019, 01:52:29 PM »
My new snack routine is one or two a day salted rice cakes (sad food) with a spread of peanut butter on them. It's filling with just enough salty sweet to kill the craving. I'll have one piece of fruit in the afternoon as well.

Awesome work on the diet! 

I never understood nuts as a diet food.  A cup of peanuts has 830 calories.  A cup of cooked pasta has 220.  A cup of cheddar cheese has 530.  A cup of sugar has 774.  It is hard to find foods more packed with calories that nuts.  They feed nut paste to malnourished kids to pack on weight.  I consider it to be the absolute worst snack to have around the house.  Not only are they a caloric nightmare but they are delicious.  Just try to stop at the 4 (or 20) that are suggested.  :)
I eat nuts for the same reason I eat more sugar than I probably should - I like nuts, especially pecans. I do eat them sparingly, weighing out 14g for a ~100 calorie snack, unless I have drifted down to a little lower weight than I like. I really don't care for rice cakes. I would rather get used to eating less volume of foods I like than eating a lot of foods I don't care for.

I get it.  All the same, a cup of Ben and Jerry's Triple Caramel Chunk has 560 calories in a cup so if you have a cup of nuts on the regular schedule you can switch to the ice cream and call it a diet :).


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Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: Sugar is sneaky bad....
« on: February 07, 2019, 11:58:14 AM »
My new snack routine is one or two a day salted rice cakes (sad food) with a spread of peanut butter on them. It's filling with just enough salty sweet to kill the craving. I'll have one piece of fruit in the afternoon as well.

Awesome work on the diet! 

I never understood nuts as a diet food.  A cup of peanuts has 830 calories.  A cup of cooked pasta has 220.  A cup of cheddar cheese has 530.  A cup of sugar has 774.  It is hard to find foods more packed with calories that nuts.  They feed nut paste to malnourished kids to pack on weight.  I consider it to be the absolute worst snack to have around the house.  Not only are they a caloric nightmare but they are delicious.  Just try to stop at the 4 (or 20) that are suggested.  :)

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Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: Sugar is sneaky bad....
« on: January 18, 2019, 05:10:34 AM »
I'm trying to imagine what you mean by small meals. I can't begin to reconcile the meals I've watched you eat with the theoretical idea of "small".

Hah!  I don't eat small meals.  Meals and snacking slow me down and I hate that feeling.  I go for one big meal a day.  That way I stay energized, and I am hungry by feed time.  The notion that a little hunger will kill you is a big problem.  A lot of people's whole day is consumed by eating.  When we have visitors I feel like one meal ends just as the next is starting...and then the snacks.  That seems crazy to me (but I am sure they think the same of my way :) ).  I like eating to satisfaction when I eat.  It is really hard to overdo it in a single meal.

PS:  And now I am going to go Facebook on you.  I just made a few loaves of overstuffed bread that turned out sensational.

Carmelized  Onion, Kalamata, Asiago, dusted with Cornmeal
Jalapeno, Red Pepper, Manchego

MMMmm!

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Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: Sugar is sneaky bad....
« on: January 17, 2019, 05:03:17 AM »
My approach was merely to aim to eat as natural and unprocessed as I could at as many meals as possible.

Small meals make me angry.  They never satisfy, make me think of food all day and keep me slow.  Something small with coffee in the AM and one big meal does it for me.

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General Discussion / Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
« on: January 14, 2019, 12:25:45 PM »
I was going to get Final Cut, the updated version that is supposedly“easy” to learn for use For a beginner.
Do you guys think that Davinci would be as accessible for a non tech user?

It is easier and more intuitive than Premiere or Final Cut, more robust than either, and it is all in one.  This guy is excellent.  He will get you started:


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General Discussion / Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
« on: January 14, 2019, 08:33:10 AM »
Hi Ride,

The free version is ready for full productions.  It outpaces the paid competition in so many ways (native RAW editing being a big one).  Color correction is in a league of its own.  I would strongly suggest that you download it.

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General Discussion / Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
« on: January 14, 2019, 07:34:12 AM »
Great video! If you are on Mac try Final Cut X. Beats the crap out of Adobe offering. Frankly I am a little irritated with adobe offerings as of lately and I use their stuff daily.


You really should try Davinci.  I have Final Cut and Premiere and never touch either any more.  A few years back Davinci was 100K to buy.  Then it was purchased by Blackmagic an overnight it was offered free.  It is a shocking piece of software.


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