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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:40 pm 
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A day like yesterday usually adds up to be 600-800 calories. I haven't had a good carb day in a while, I'll wait till the weekend.

No gym today, my lungs still hurt but I'm beginning to think it's partly structural from the massage I got the other day. The bike ride was so fun today. I need to make it a priority to ride more.

Food:
2 tsp miso
coffee, spalsh of soy
1 cuke
1/2 green pepper
1 tomato, 1 zucchini, 1 veg sausage
3 rice cakes
10 baby carrots
a bowl of spinach and a veg burger
1 tsp flax

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:20 am 
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I think I'm fighting something off. I got to the gym today, after drinking my usual coffee. I got on the eliptical and did my usual warm up, which wasnt easy for the first time all week. Then my heart started pounding so hard, and it felt like it was going irregularly too. The machine said my heart rate was in the 220s. So I went for a total of only 11 minutes, then I went to lift. My heart was still feeling jumpy. I finished lifting and I wanted more. So i walked on the treadmill only at 3 mph, for an hour. My heart rate stayed between 103 and 123. It felt calmer and more steady, but still not quite right. In the last 10 minutes I did a few 1 minute intervals of running, just to see what happened. The first 2 went ok, hr topped out in an acceptable range. The third interval, my hr went up to the 220s again. I walked it off, stopped, and spent some time stretching.

Maybe I got some bad coffee?
Maybe whatever I'm fighting is doing this?
Maybe that massage Sunday did weird things to my system? (detox, or structural - I was so headachey last night and today, or some misplaced accupressure?)
Maybe I'm a hypochondriac?

I got 6 hours of sleep last night, kind of usual.
I ate the normal meal plan.

No gym tomorrow anyways because of my work schedule. I'll try again Friday after work and see what happens. I'm afraid that I'll subconsciously use this as an excuse to not stick to my cardio. The way around that would to go to the doctor and get a green light to cardio hard, but I really don't want to go to a fricken cardiologist.

Food today:
2 tsp miso
coffee, splash of soy
1 cucumber
1 cup of jicama
1 zucchini, 1 tomato, 1 veg sausage
3 rice cakes
10 baby carrots
coffee
WORKOUT
bowl of broccoli, veg burger, 1 tsp ground flax
lettuce, lemon, 1 tsp ground flax

edit: just for record keeping - I took a hard fall today at work, maybe that has something to do with today.

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:45 pm 
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Yesterday:

Cardio went fast and my heart rate never topped over 145, and that was challenging myself. So - I must have been fighting a bug or something. People at work have been dropping like flies from it. So I guess I should consider myself lucky! Treadmill went 1 min walk, 7 mins run, 1 min walk, 2 mins run. I could have gone longer in the first interval but I wanted to check my heart and take it easy.

Food:
The usual
Except I accidentally popped a few raspberries in my mouth. They were yummy, but not something that my mouth told my body to keep eating because there's something in them I need.

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:10 pm 
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Yesterday (Saturday)

Cardio was relatively unchallenging. The treadmill is improving, maybe I should look to weekends for challenging myself a little extra. I ran 9 minutes :) (rocked it!) and maybe an interval after that, I think I did, but I honestly can't remember!

Food:

1 tsp miso
A big coffee with a little soy
WORKOUT
1 veg burger, 4 tomatoes, a little spinach & broccoli
2 cups of jicama
1 veg burger, a bowl of greenbeans and carrots (with sriracha, tamari, and lime, omg)
about 500 calories worth of popcorn and yeast

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:32 pm 
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Went 9 mins on the treadmill again. I'm thinking I'm going to have to take in a little more fuel before running if I want to keep increasing distance, and do it after long workdays. I'm still only going to increase slowly. Baby steps is still the motto! But, yay me for doing this. Regular cardio was fun today, watching Drumline on the TV.

Food
1 tsp miso
Big coffee, soy
WORKOUT
a delicious pickle
a bowl of collard greens and a veg burger
1 tsp ground flax
veg burger, bowl of mixed veggies
about 400? calories of popcorn (no yeast :( )

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:37 pm 
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I got to challenge myself on the eliptical more, it's getting way too easy. The machine says 350 calories after 30 minutes. Maybe I'll make the resistance stronger and see how much it hurts my quads. I wasn't really feeling a 9 min run again today on the treadmill so I went 1, 4, 1, 4 intervals. Bike only day tomorrow :D


Food
2 tsp miso
coffeee, splash of soy
1 cup of jicama
iced passion tea with splenda
1 zucchini, 1 tomato, veg sausage
1/2 bell pepper
10 baby carrots
coffee, splash of soy
WORKOUT
bowl of collards and artichoke hearts, veg burger
I'll eat some flax later

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:03 am 
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Tuesday:
Workout - Bike commute, my leg feels realy tweaky from it
Food - the usual, but i was craving carbs badly at night

Yesterday:
The chiropractor recomended i swim instead of run. I'm not going to swim. It's to messy logistically to swim after work, and it will be hell on my hair. I told him I'm jusy gonna keep running for a while and he showed me some helpful postures. He's a good guy. So when I did cardio after that, even though I amazed myself with how strong and fast I was, I only did a couple of 4 minute intervals when I got to the treadmill. I was feeling kind of spooked from his talk to me. I'm going to have to think about this. The eliptical isnt real challenging for me anymore, and if I increase the tension on it too much, it's not good for my bad leg.

Food
The usual
But craving carbs like a mofo at night.

Today:
12 hour work day, no workout
Food will be the usual
I need to switch more into winter foods

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 12:43 am 
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Cardio sucked today. Then I ran 9 mins on the treadmill, easy. I could have gone longer but my leg was bothering me a bit. It was also one of those special days, maybe that had something to do with it. All in all I guess it didn't really suck, because I reached my cardio goals with relatively no problem. So! Yay! No suckage! Wahoo!

Food:
all morning: hot water with a little miso
noonish: 4 tomatoes, 3 rice cakes, a tsp of flax (and a partridge in a pear tree)
2 coffees with a little soy
WORKOUT
dinner: subway salad topped with salt, lemon, sriricha and 2 veg burgers
then: 1/2 bowl of green beans
4 rice cakes

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:44 am 
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Woke up early, then slept late, then drank a bunch of coffee, then ran 10 straight minutes on the treadmill after 30 fasat hard minutes on the eliptical. Then I did 10more minutes of random cardio. (I was bored with the elliptical today.) My leg is a still a little sore. I'm gonna run for at least one more day, maybe two, then take a break on Tuesday. I love how running makes me feel so free.

Food:
2 tsp miso
Coffee, soy
WORKOUT
biodynamic veggies with a veg burger
1 tsp flaxmeal
random veggie munching all afternoon
1 pickle
a bowl of broccoli and nori with a veg burger
I'll probably carb it up with some popcorn and yeast in a little bit.

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:14 am 
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Hurt my leg today. Left the gym limping. I am so not happy. I'm slamming ibuprofen in hopes of bringing some of the swelling down. I did 30 mins on the elliptical today and ran 5 mins on the treadmill. I'll wear a brace all day and do the elliptical tomorrow and see how it feels. Bike on Tuesday.

Ok a couple things to switch the perspective to positive:
-I'm not going to let this make me stop.
-I ran the way the chiro showed me, I hurt myself when I wasn;t paying attention, while I was slowing down for an interval. In the future, I just have to pay better attention.
-I will swim if I have to but I really don't want to.
-I got complimented on my arms today.

Food:
2 tsp miso
Coffee, soy
WORKOUT
bowl of veggies and a vegburger
gross amount of pickles
grossly thirsty so a gross diet soda
a couple tomatoes
some gross sugarless candy
bowl of spinach, veg burger
gross amount of rice cakes
1 tsp flax

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:30 pm 
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Monday workout - gym
60 mins cardio, no running, trained deltoiods, back, and abs

Tuesday workout - cycling
fun fun fun

Wednesday workout - gym
60 mins cardio, no running even though i was revving to go, trained biceps, triceps, abs

Diet:
the usual, except i ate 3 cups of popcorn tonight, and it was magically delicious (craving salt)

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 12:50 pm 
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Thursday: no workout, worked 12 hours. Usual work week diet, added a some tomatoes and lettuce with flax seed as an afternoon snack.


Friday:
50 mins of cardio on elliptical, then 10 on the treadmill for the first time since my leg started hurting again. I walked 9 mins between 3.3 and 3.6 speed, just to play around with my leg. I ran one minute to see how it felt, I couldn't give it a week rest. It felt kind of swelly, but not too bad, not really any pain. That was on 3 ibuprophen right before the workout. I probably won't run on it today.

I was thinking, this flare up happened when I started doing back bends again. I should probably stop. That shiatsu guy suggested back bends for me to stretch out my quads, and I had already dreamt twice about backbending, so i have been, but...

This is hard for me to write.

Yesterday I was thinking about all the blocks I put in front of me to prevent myself from getting really fit, and how I've worked so hard to sweep them away. Now I think one of my challenges is going to be to learn how to combine that with taking good care of my body, not pushing too hard, and coming to terms with the fact that there might be things I can't do, even though doing them can make me feel really good, both physically and mentally (at first.)

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 3:23 pm 
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Yesterday (Saturday)
60 mins on the elliptical/crosstrainer. I was so bored. I was planning on trying to run, but my leg hurt going up some stairs so, no. Decided I'm not gonna be adding any more weight to biceps or triceps for a while. My body likes to make muscle there! Maybe I'll just do more sets when it gets too easy.

Food
2tsp miso
big big coffee with soy
WOKOUT
tomato and a veg burger
nappa salad with slivered almonds
1/3 cup of some wild rice stuff
a salad roll with some veggies inside
a bunch of stir fried veggies
a piece of delicious vegan cake with delicious fudgy vegan frosting that gave me a headache
then I fell asleep at the table till Michelle bonked me
a little nibble of 70% chocolate
another tomato and a veg burger

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:15 pm 
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I hit the treadmill today and it felt so good! Intervals of 4 and 6 minutes. I was barely out of breath, and my leg felt ok, but I didn't want t push it. Tomorrow will be a bike commute day, so I can have a little rest nd see what's up with my leg. Afterwards, when the ibuprophen wore off, there was vague pain in the general area of my knee while sitting, but nothing specific. I feel really good though! And happy!

I celebrated by buying some new boots. Vegan hotness.

Food:
2 tsp miso
a cucumber
big coffee and soy
WORKOUT
A scoop of rainbow light in some water, and a cucumber
2 veg burgers, some broccoli, and a whole big bunch of parsley
about 3-4 cups of popcorn with salt
maybe some flaxmeal in a little bit

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 Post subject: Re: Vivalasvegans Victories
PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:56 pm 
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Great effort! Please let your knee heal well. You may save time in the end.

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