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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    I have significantly reduced both my artificial sweetener and artificial color intake. At least the part which was coming through sodas.
    Good for you @Amelia I went on an anti-plastic campaign and now it is 100% glass for me!

    7-up always says "no artificial colors (it's the dye that kills people too) and no artificial flavors."

    If I have a soda, it's going to be a Hanson's and at that I have one very seldom.

    I used to live on two-liter bottles of coke!

    I used to drink this soda when it was around, remember this one guys?



    Haven't seen that in 40 years.

    When I was a kid this was my favorite: Cactus Cooler, it's the one Fred Flintstone drinks!



    I bought a couple bottles of "flavored water" last month... this stuff was just as sweet as soda pop, I still have half of one in my fridge that needs to hit the bin.

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    Let's be real, working out can be miserable. Definitely when you start out. It's the feeling afterwards that keeps you going through it
    Totally. There's a lot of soreness. But when you stick with it, that goes away.
    There's a great line from the show BoJack Horseman. Oddly inspirational since the show is generally pretty bleak. BoJack is trying jogging. He's out of shape so he's exhausted and miserable and complaining to himself about it. Another runner comes along and tells him.
    Every day it gets a little easier. But you have to do it every day. That's the hard part. But it does get easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    Totally. There's a lot of soreness. But when you stick with it, that goes away.
    There's a great line from the show BoJack Horseman. Oddly inspirational since the show is generally pretty bleak. BoJack is trying jogging. He's out of shape so he's exhausted and miserable and complaining to himself about it. Another runner comes along and tells him.
    You guys should have seen the way they scream at boot camp recruits who can't make the daily mile and a half run!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    Swimming... is the kind of exercise you want!

    America doesn't do enough swimming!

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    I started out working out with swimming (didn't work out after HS until I was 35), and was using apps to count calories and the pool was closed for a week so I ran, and I saw how many more calories running did. Now I mix in running with BEachbody on Demand workouts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    You guys should have seen the way they scream at boot camp recruits who can't make the daily mile and a half run!

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    Been there lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Sampson Simpson View Post
    I started out working out with swimming (didn't work out after HS until I was 35), and was using apps to count calories and the pool was closed for a week so I ran, and I saw how many more calories running did. Now I mix in running with BEachbody on Demand workouts.
    Swimming works out almost the whole body, it is very low impact, it's fun, therapeutic, you feel like a million bucks when you get out of that pool!

    We used to go at least twice a week and did our own "rough-house" version of water polo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    Been there lol.
    We had a couple and they both were put on the diet program, I guess they had their own flight because they were taken out of ours.

    AF boot camp was pretty easy in that regard, a joke really, but they do keep you hopping, let me tell you!

    What service were you in @Macduff ?

    Most of our time was spent keeping our gear in just perfect order, but I did find some short cuts, if you did everything by the book, you might not be able to keep up.

    I had to sleep wearing my socks, the small time it took to put them on might make me the unfortunate last one down at muster!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    We had a couple and they both were put on the diet program, I guess they had their own flight because they were taken out of ours.

    AF boot camp was pretty easy in that regard, a joke really, but they do keep you hopping, let me tell you!

    What service were you in @Macduff ?

    Most of our time was spent keeping our gear in just perfect order, but I did find some short cuts, if you did everything by the book, you might not be able to keep up.

    I had to sleep wearing my socks, the small time it took to put them on might make me the unfortunate last one down at muster!

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    I was Navy (which isn't known for being the most strenuous boot camp either). We had one guy who really struggled with the morning run. One day, they gave him the flag to hold and we all fell in with him so that none of us finished until he did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    Philadelphia recently implemented a controversial city-wide 1.5 cents-per-ounce tax on sodas, in a joint effort to mitigate obesity, and fund pre-kindergarten programs within the city. The impact on a 16-oz soda is minimal ($0.24), but it increases the price of a typical two-liter bottle by $1.01 - sometimes exceeding the cost of the bottle itself.

    Whatever the case, I used to have a diet soda at lunch almost daily. Since the tax, I've switched to water almost completely.

    Philly: Soda tax revenue to fall short
    What sometimes bothers me about these taxes is they are just on soda. Sports drinks and juices can actually have more sugar in them than sodas. For kids in particular, their parents start them off on sweetened juice and they get that "I want" for sugar as they get older and progress into soda and sports drinks. Its like an addiction and the soda tax just makes them head for the Gatorade or Red Bull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    I was Navy (which isn't known for being the most strenuous boot camp either). We had one guy who really struggled with the morning run. One day, they gave him the flag to hold and we all fell in with him so that none of us finished until he did.
    We always had to run in formation and I didn't think that was the best idea, we did have some fall out and were almost trampled.

    If not for the AF I would have went in the Navy, I would have liked the idea of travelling, but I didn't like the idea of being so long on a ship.

    My career field might have kept me stateside though.

    And instead, I was stuck in wonderful southern New Mexico.

    If I had it to do over again I would have went for 6 years instead of four, guaranteed job and base, probably at Ramstein in Germany and see the rest of Europe on my leave.

    Friend of mine was stationed in Amsterdam, the poor bugger!

    (He must have just loved New Mexico after 6 years in Amsterdam, lol )

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