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    Y.W. Editor
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    The following is from POLITICO:

    House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) recently lamented his own weight during a painfully slow bailout hearing on Capitol Hill last month.

    Members say endless lunchtime meetings, heavy travel schedules and late-night hours have caused traffic to pick up both in the Senate gym and at the cafeteria salad bar.

    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) hops on the treadmill for 30 minutes every night in the Senate gym, takes a brief bike ride and is adding some upper-body weights when he can squeeze them in. His busy days rarely leave him an opening before 8 p.m.

    Almost all of the lawmakers POLITICO interviewed said their biggest temptation is the cafeteria pie. Apple is the problem for DeMint and Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii). Blueberry is the temptation for Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), who often hits the gym at 7 a.m.

    His routine: At 6:30 in the morning, the 80-year-old is on the treadmill at an 8-degree incline, walking at an impressive 15-minute mile pace.

    While women are her most frequent stress eaters, she says her male clients are overeating at night.

    The most in-shape people on the Hill: the reporters. Tallmadge says one of her journalist clients has clocked in an average of 17,000 steps a day while scrambling for interviews.

    In some cases, the hectic year so far has promoted weight loss.

    #644165

    lgbg
    Member

    So, can I also join the Senate gym?

    Plus if I had a chef cooking and making me salads every morning I’m sure I could also lose 40 lbs!

    Anyways, men lose much faster than woman and usually go on a yo yo diet. So really not that impressed!

    #644166

    I. M. Here
    Member

    they’re gaining all that weight even without Shabbos, Pesach, Purim, Shavuos, weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, Brissim, etc… wow! I’m still trying to figure out how to get off the few extra pounds I gained over Pesach- maybe I should join the senate gym while making sure to stay clear of their cafeteria.

    #644167

    Pashuteh Yid
    Member

    Lgbg, I think we should all go on a strict felafel diet, and see if that works, instead of fancy salads.

    #644168

    SJSinNYC
    Member

    IM Here – its a lot easier to gain weight when you combine meat and dairy – think of chicken parmigian, cheeseburgers etc. Sometimes, my waistline is very thankful that I keep kosher!

    #644169

    lgbg
    Member

    Pashute Yid, first of all a felafel diet is not my taste; felafels are FATTENING (even if the pizza man may have told you otherwise), second I could tell you really aint a girl!

    #644170

    lgbg- I just bought a fitness ball that I can sit on and do all kind of exercises while I am on YWN and other sights on line. There are all kind of fitness exercises that one can do that may be helpful in burning calories. Just make sure you have fairly good balance, and have a good thick mat to put your feet on when doing exercises on the FB.

    #644171

    myshadow
    Member

    O M G! Literally awesome thread!! I just started a mega diet after I gained FOUR pounds the first days of pesach! No joke! I started running and actually using my gym membership it’s great!! All fellow chubby ppl meet me at the gym it will be fun I promise!!

    I’m cracking up about the 3 bowling balls that’s hysterical!

    #644172

    lgbg
    Member

    yank…

    As of now not doing much exercise, except going walking for lunch break when it’s nice weather outside. And when I actually go onto yw its when I am sitting at work-not really a place for a fitness ball 🙂 but thanks for the idea

    #644173

    Jothar
    Member

    A good recommendation is a NEAT program. That is, you do little bursts of exercise throughout your day. An easy trick is to stand instead of sit whenever possible- you burn 3 times as many calories standing as sitting.

    #644174

    Jothar
    Member

    I’m thinking of keeping taanis baha”b to help me lose the Yom tov weight…

    #644175

    Pashuteh Yid
    Member

    Lgbg, oh no, don’t tell me that eating falafels is considered a breach of tznius for women now, and only ok for men.

    Ask your doctor if it would help for you to go on a strict chulent diet. I am talking 3 meals a day of chulent for a year, just like was served at your sheva brachos.

    #644176

    yros
    Member

    HELP!! Does anybody have a good easy diet to keep???

    #644177

    moish01
    Member

    yeah eat whatever you want and play ball every day.

    #644178

    yros
    Member

    moish01: That is how you gain weight, I’m looking to lose it.

    #644179

    moish01
    Member

    i said – play ball! you play at all?

    you can eat milkshakes and steaks and chulent and the works – all you have to do is sweat for an hour or two afterward and you’re good 😉 at least i am. and trust me when i say i eat…

    #644180

    yros
    Member

    I don’t like to sweat!!!!

    #644181

    yros
    Member

    I’m an old man

    #644182

    moish01
    Member

    you’re allowed to take a shower after…

    #644183

    moish01
    Member

    but if you’re really set on that then i can’t help you. why would you rather limit what you could eat than enjoy yourself and just play a good game? i’ll never get it so i’m giving it up now.

    yeh yeh. what’s old? 25? get over yourself and go break a sweat.

    #644184

    yros
    Member

    thanks for the advice!!!

    #644186

    hi100
    Member

    my problem is that i have 0 self control,yea it’s a big problem.

    my 2nd problem is that i don’t like any dietetic foods. all i like is bread,lasagna,macaroni,ya know the fattening good stuff. i couldn’t eat vegetables if you paid me! i tried unsuccesfully to go on a diet this week(even tho everyone thought i was crazy)but it didn’t quite work out that well.HELP!!!

    #644187

    Jax
    Member

    my tip for weight lose for starting off: drink lots of water and lay off all the sugar drinks like soda & stuff like that!

    #644188

    hi100- Talk to your Physician for a good diet plan. Stick to it, and have realistic goals of the amount of weight you want lose, and how much weight you want to lose each week.

    #644189

    anon for this
    Participant

    hi100, if you don’t like vegetables, you may prefer fresh fruit. There are lots of fresh fruits, especially berries, that you can find at affordable prices in the supermarket now. Once you are more used to eating fruit, you can try some sweeter vegetables, such as carrots or sugar snap peas.

    #644190

    lgbg
    Member

    pashute yid,

    You didn’t hear?! they banned felafel for women in my community!

    And these days I skip chulent, got so sick from the one at my sheva brachos 🙂

    #644192

    BasYisroel2
    Participant

    lgbg welcome back and a big mazel tov to you!

    The best diets are the one’s where you can eat whatever you want in moderation.

    However you must exercise daily to keep up/speed up your mentabolism!People who have a slower mentabolism tend to gain wheight faster!

    #644193

    Jax
    Member

    Everything in moderation! ha i love this line! OK me too hyper!

    #644194

    lgbg
    Member

    Bas yisroel,

    Thank you, and regarding the diet, I was a teenager not to long ago 🙂

    #644195

    LeiderLeider…
    Participant

    Hello, fellow YWN members.

    I’m looking for tips on getting rid of my abs. I’m otherwise in good shape, but I’m carrying around a belly. What’s the best exercise to attain my goals?

    Additionally, if someone here is familiar with the exercise machines at Kosher Gym (now called Energyze, right?), perhaps you would be so kind and refer me to the specific machines which will best help me to trim my stomache?

    I’m a guy, by the way.

    Thanks in advance!

    #644196

    anonymisss
    Participant

    #1 DIET RULE: Never eat between snacks.

    That’s the way I diet!

    ~a~

    #644197

    anonymisss
    Participant

    OMG, I think I overdid that rule today! I gained a pound. HELP!!!

    ~a~

    #644198

    myshadow
    Member

    Hey everyone! Just letting you know I so far am on my diet for exactly 2 weeks and 2 days and lost anywhere from 6-10 pounds (my scale can’t make up it’s mind)

    Just eat healthy breakfast, snacks throughout the day like fruits, veggies, or nuts, and a healthy lunch and supper. Also work out as often as possible.

    LiederLieder, I’m not sure bout the guys side but on the women’s side there’s a sit-up machine and another machine that you sit in that does the same job as crunches.

    you might also wana invest $40 in an ab-blaster, depending how serious you are about losing the belly

    Gluk!

    #644199

    SJSinNYC
    Member

    I ate a bad of salt and vinegar potato chips after lunch today. Potatoes are a vegetable right? At least I have pregnancy as an excuse.

    #644200

    LeiderLeider…
    Participant

    Thanks myshadow. I have a crunching thingie at home, but of course I never use it…

    #644201

    myshadow
    Member

    lol sounds familiar

    #644202

    squeak
    Participant

    anonymisss

    Member

    #1 DIET RULE: Never eat between snacks.

    That’s the way I diet!

    Between snacks? Between snacks I sleep 6-8 hours.

    If you have breaks in between your snacks then you have no need to diet any more than that.

    I eat once a day. It’s like the rain here on the East coast – this week it only rained twice (once for 3 days and once for 4 days).

    #644203

    anonymisss
    Participant

    ames, i’m with you there. I live on coffee and gum.

    ~a~

    #644204

    Jewess
    Member

    Haha! SJS. I recently read an article that said that most people consider ketchup a vegetable!

    #644205

    BasYisroel2
    Participant

    anonymisss

    right there with you I always have mint sugar free gum on me! I also always eat three meals a day otherwise I will es and fress the whole day!

    The best trick is to go shopping in a mall that has very little kosher food!When I go to the mall I end up spending almost the whole afternoon/day theer so I am not hungry/don’t have time to eat,I have to go shopping -so when I come back from the mall I am starving and I end up eating one big thing instead of 15 big things!

    #644206

    anonymisss
    Participant

    BY, that sounds like an awesome idea;) Believe it or not, some of us actually work and are in college. Ya know we kinda do things with our lives. Could you imagine? 😉

    ~a~

    #644207

    BasYisroel2
    Participant

    anonymisss

    Well guess what i am in also in College, I work full time and I have a life!.This idea is not for every day, but for on occasion!

    #644208

    anonymisss
    Participant

    it’s cool, BY, I was getting jealous of you! I wish I could chill like that every day!

    ~a~

    #644209

    BasYisroel2
    Participant

    anonymisss-

    I wish that I could cill the way you think I can! I haven’t shopped in a mall since before Pesach!

    All of these research papers for college make me starving, so latley-especially now-which is around final season I eat, work,eat,work,work, and some more work!LOL!

    I motivate myself to do my work -by telling myself when x amount of work is done then I can go into the CR!

    #644210

    kapusta
    Participant

    BY2, you’re getting me excited for college. I’m not sure I can handle all this excitement.

    *kapusta*

    #644211

    anonymisss
    Participant

    BY, same here, I’m crazy busy. I suffer terribly, though from cr addiction, so no matter what I tell myself, I always end up wasting a ton of time here. I need a sponsor, lol;)

    kapusta, I’m sure you must be thrilled, college is the most awesome experience;)

    ~a~

    #644212

    BasYisroel2
    Participant

    anonymisss-“I suffer terribly, though from cr addiction”

    Oh tell me about it!LOL!

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