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Re: Thinking of going back to bodybuilding....
« Reply #30 on: February 29, 2020, 08:06:47 PM »
I've never seen beer cheaper than where I live, but could just be as a local I know where to buy it.

If I lived in CA I would probably switch to that legal weed and just have 2-3 beers for drymouth. SRS
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Re: Thinking of going back to bodybuilding....
« Reply #31 on: February 29, 2020, 08:38:11 PM »
I loved weed when I was in High School.  Haven't touched it since and no desire to ever again.
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Re: Thinking of going back to bodybuilding....
« Reply #32 on: February 29, 2020, 09:13:52 PM »
I was a HS athlete so it was a no no, had to sign a contract saying we would not use drugs or alcohol during the sports seasons. I was OK with that as after practice dinner and bed was about all I needed. College was another matter, everyone was doing it or selling it. No one back in the 80's ever expected legalized recreational pot, but then we never expected the interwebz either.
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Re: Thinking of going back to bodybuilding....
« Reply #33 on: February 29, 2020, 11:38:04 PM »
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Bando, guess how much a 24 pack of tall Heinekens cost me today?

24 ounce cans?

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Re: Thinking of going back to bodybuilding....
« Reply #34 on: March 01, 2020, 10:28:32 AM »
:beerchug:

Bando, guess how much a 24 pack of tall Heinekens cost me today?

24 ounce cans?

16 oz cans.  500mL
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Re: Thinking of going back to bodybuilding....
« Reply #35 on: March 01, 2020, 06:04:28 PM »
:beerchug:

Bando, guess how much a 24 pack of tall Heinekens cost me today?

24 ounce cans?


About $33 here for that, add in the exchange rate & its about $42-43 your price.
16 oz cans.  500mL

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Re: Thinking of going back to bodybuilding....
« Reply #36 on: March 03, 2020, 08:52:19 AM »
Update;  down 15 lbs to 280.  Lightest I've been in years.

Overall has not been that difficult really.  I have never had a problem with food; the beer was always the killer for me.

Also today on bench I did sets of 5 instead of a gazillion singles and did some high-rep seated cable rows after.

SO.  BORING.
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Re: Thinking of going back to bodybuilding....
« Reply #37 on: March 03, 2020, 10:14:49 AM »

Also today on bench I did sets of 5 instead of a gazillion singles and did some high-rep seated cable rows after.

SO.  BORING.

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Change is good.
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Re: Thinking of going back to bodybuilding....
« Reply #38 on: March 03, 2020, 11:03:32 AM »
Update;  down 15 lbs to 280.  Lightest I've been in years.

Overall has not been that difficult really.  I have never had a problem with food; the beer was always the killer for me.

Also today on bench I did sets of 5 instead of a gazillion singles and did some high-rep seated cable rows after.

SO.  BORING.

Congrats on the progress!    I think you will be surprised how many cals were coming in from liquid refreshments.   When I started tracking cals, seeing on paper where everything was coming from, it was a no-brainer to cut out sodas and beer.     I love beer, and wine....but now when I drink it, I try to enjoy it rather than just consume it as a liquid.   If I am havng a beer with dinner, I will have a glass of water also.   My gulps to wash food down come from water.   The enjoyment of a good beer is something I pay more attention to.

There is always a balance.....  It has now become my 'norm'.   In the end, just find the place you want to be and your lifestyle will adapt.  As wacky as I probably seem to a lot of people, I am just a product of what my goals are.   I never would have pictured myself adopting the way I live now as a voluntary endeavor.   It just kind of came about to accomplish the goals I wanted.   In that way, it was pretty easy....

Good luck man!

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Re: Thinking of going back to bodybuilding....
« Reply #39 on: March 03, 2020, 03:15:37 PM »
It'll be harder in the summer to have zero beers during the week while sitting on the patio but right now it's a lot easier than I expected to just stop drinking beer on weeknights.
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Re: Thinking of going back to bodybuilding....
« Reply #40 on: March 03, 2020, 03:35:52 PM »
It'll be harder in the summer to have zero beers during the week while sitting on the patio but right now it's a lot easier than I expected to just stop drinking beer on weeknights.

Yep....It is why I started drinking so much more coffee.   I turn to it now as nice drink break.

In summer, I sip on grape amino energy ;)    I think we just get in the habit of having something cold or hot to sip on that is part of the ritual.

When it comes to wanting to relax, truth is I would probably smoke a little weed, but I cant control my eating at ALL doing that.  I do like the relaxing feeling though....

It will all find a balance.   In summer, when I want to tie one on, I usually drink vodka and diet lemon lime soda with a lime in it.   Segrams makes a grape flavored vodka and that is my summer time go-to.

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Re: Thinking of going back to bodybuilding....
« Reply #41 on: March 03, 2020, 06:11:17 PM »
Evenings I am drinking BCAAs in water.  Heavily diluted.  Like I will use 1/3 to 1/2 a scoop and a point of water.
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Re: Thinking of going back to bodybuilding....
« Reply #42 on: March 03, 2020, 06:23:26 PM »
Evenings I am drinking BCAAs in water.  Heavily diluted.  Like I will use 1/3 to 1/2 a scoop and a point of water.

Yep...taste like burnt hair.  Grape is the best flavor to disguise it.   Order some optimum concord grape amino energy.  I only use 1 scoop just for the flavor and add BCAA's (or just leucine to that)

I take BCAA every night before bed along w/ whey.   Shown to make effective dose of why almost equiv to twice the dose of whey alone....

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Re: Thinking of going back to bodybuilding....
« Reply #43 on: March 03, 2020, 10:55:37 PM »
Evenings I am drinking BCAAs in water.  Heavily diluted.  Like I will use 1/3 to 1/2 a scoop and a point of water.

I remember you giving me shit when I dried out a year or two back for drinking this:



Now that the shoe is on the other foot, give it a try. Tall pilsner glass with seltzer and a little lemon or lime feels just like a beer going down, no calories and I actually love the taste.
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Re: Thinking of going back to bodybuilding....
« Reply #44 on: March 04, 2020, 10:58:22 AM »
Nothing wrong with club soda and lime.  That is what I drink on business lunches always and have for years.
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