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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Nooska » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:29 am

Vegan sushi? but sushi is with fish O.o - is what you are eating is sushi inspired vegetable/fruit rolls?
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Lieris » Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:01 am

Nooska wrote:Vegan sushi? but sushi is with fish O.o - is what you are eating is sushi inspired vegetable/fruit rolls?


Nope, sushi does not = fish. It just means rice prepared a certain way and served with whatever. You can make pepper, cucumber, tofu, avocado, sweet potato, carrot... whatever roll you like.

One of my favourite types of sushi is inari zushi which is sushi rice in a sort of bean curd pouch.
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Rhiannon » Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:02 am

Sushi is the particular preparation of rice combined with other ingredients. While often that's fish, it can be lots of things - it's the rice that defines sushi.

Lieris - without knowing how much sushi you actually had and other details about you it's impossible to know if you ate "too much", but sushi/white rice isn't inherently unhealthy or anything like that. Sure brown rice is generally considered healthier than white, but that doesn't make sushi bad.
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Nikachelle » Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:26 am

Maybe you can all educate me on vegetarian sushi, because while I like sushi, I'm totally grossed out by the raw fish idea. As a result, the only think I know how to order is a California roll!
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Shoju » Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:47 am

79.5 pounds... DAMN YOU HALF POUND.

I have 39 days until my birthday.... I'm wondering if I can hit 90 pounds by then. That seems a little unrealistic though. That's another 11.5 pounds, and as I lose more weight, the weight loss is slowing down. It would require me to duplicate my weight loss from the previous month.

Though, I'm still quietly rooting for 100 pounds by Christmas. 100 pounds, 10 months, I think I can do it.
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Lieris » Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:57 pm

Nikachelle wrote:Maybe you can all educate me on vegetarian sushi, because while I like sushi, I'm totally grossed out by the raw fish idea. As a result, the only think I know how to order is a California roll!


What do you want to know?

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This is the sort of sushi I buy from Japan Centre. With the maki zushi on the left I see what looks like daikon with green onion, kakiage (tempura vegetables), avocado and at the bottom is cucumber, tofu and some sort of spicy red vegetable which I don't like! The trio on the right is inari zushi which is sushi rice wrapped in tofu.

For nigiri zushi I like a slice of tofu, courgette or asparagus on top.

There are so many possibilities with sushi and vegetables. :)
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Nooska » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:06 pm

Ohh, I completely forgot to add, new scale arrived today. Will be trying it out tomorrow morning (first the old scale, then the new, so we can see the difference thats bioound to be there, so we can "write it off" mentally, and say X = Y.
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby KysenMurrin » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:32 pm

If you're concerned about having eaten sushi for dinner, just know that my grandma visited on Wednesday and she left me an entire chocolate cake. You could be doing worse than sushi. (I have no regrets. She makes good cake.)
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Fivelives » Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:13 am

The term "sushi" itself just refers to the rice, that's why there are a number of different words on a sushi menu: temaki (hand rolled, looks kinda like an ice cream cone filled with sushi rice and topped with the other ingredients), maki (rolled using a mat and served in bite-sized chunks, the rice is inside the nori [seaweed] sheet), uramaki (maki rolls with the rice on the outside of the nori), nigiri (ball of sushi rice topped with sliced fish), and sashimi (thinly sliced raw fish).

Anything sushi with shellfish - generally only shrimp and crab - the shellfish is poached before being used in a roll (or in some cases, tempura fried). When in doubt, you can ask the server or the chef themselves if the ingredients are raw or cooked. It's also generally listed on the menu as well; anything that's not shrimp, crab, or specifically noted as tempura is most likely going to be raw, though.

Here are the most common things that are always cooked in sushi: crab, shrimp, eel, and octopus. Sometimes, if they can get it fresh enough, shrimp sashimi is available raw, but it's generally not available outside coastal towns with a shrimping industry. Shrimp goes off very quickly, sooo yeah.
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Orthien » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:05 pm

Thought it time to throw in my own work into this thread.

Just over 3 months ago I brought myself some home gym equiptment changed up my diet and started on the Stronglifts 5x5 stregth building plan.
My goal was to bulk up a bit due to being not at all muscular and burn off the stomach and torso fat that my family is predisposed to, all in an effort to mostly build confidence. No one thinks I am fat by any means but its always been something I felt ashamed of particularly at the beach etc.

Since then my weight hasn't really changed at all, I am still around 85kg for a 6'2" male but I have definitely gained mussle which means I have burnt off some of this fat. I still have quite some way to go but its nice to see some progress. Parts of my body are starting to not look like my body which is weird but also very cool.

This week I start 100kg squat which is a great milestone making it my second lift after Deadlift to pass that mark which is great.
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Rhiannon » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:37 am

Awesome! Out of curiosity what did you buy, and how much room does it take up? I've really wanted to move on to barbells to help progress my compound lifts as my dumbbells are a) not heavy enough b) too unwieldy to allow me to really progress further, but space concerns have put me off making the leap.
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Orthien » Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:59 pm

I started with a bench/frame combo set(which really should never be used to squat off) and a 100kg set that consisted of a 15kg Olympic Bar(Training bar rated to 300+kg) and 85kg of plates. As soon as I could afford it I picked up a Heavy Duty Power Cage which I greatly recommend if your lifting at home. The spotter arms are a literal lifesaver if your doing Bench Press without a human spotter.

I have set mine up in the garage which isn't all that roomy. Width is the biggest space constraint as the bar is 7' long and then you need room to move around and add plates etc. The Cage is at a guess 4'x4'x7'.
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Fridmarr » Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:45 pm

The power cage + adjustable bench combo is very versatile. You can usually get them used for really good prices, because people who aren't using them anymore just want to dump them. Plus they don't really have much in the way of moving parts, so aside from superficial scratches they don't really suffer much from wear and tear. Pretty low risk as far as used exercise equipment goes.

If you have the room, that equipment can provide more bang for you buck than almost any "machine".
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby Rhiannon » Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:51 am

Thanks guys. Looks like the garage would be the only feasible location for me though it'd be a bit of a squeeze as it's 8' wide. I'll start having a look around for used cages and get on with a much needed clear out in there.
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Re: Fitness and being Healthy

Postby cdan » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:04 am

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/forumdisplay.php?f=26 That is the Workout Equipment forum on the Bodybuilding site and it is full of massive amounts of useless information, but you can also find some amazing stuff about home gyms, etc. There is a lot on there about power cages especially and some very good, practical advice.
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