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Re: a new start

#691 Postby John V » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:53 pm

morning
oatmeal, banana, cinnamon, tea w/soy milk (always unsweetened)
noon
banana, hemp pro, apple juice, almond milk smoothie
tea with chocolate unsweetened soy milk
after workout
apple juice
later
psylium husks
tea w/soymilk
2 boca burgers, alfalfa sprouts, half a head of cauliflower w/margarine, 2 big red potatoes cooked on the george foreman w/olive oil salt and garlic powder
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Re: a new start

#692 Postby vivalasvegans » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:56 am

getting fast!
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Re: a new start

#693 Postby John V » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:30 pm

I was hobbling and had a sore back but still went in.
Treadmill
1 ml@4mph, elevation 5, 140s hr, 1/4@5mph L0, 1/4@3mph
Recumbent 1ml@75rpm@L9
I tried to do some HS bench presses, but I was spent.
I came in hobbling with sore legs and back and left feeling a hundred years old
Last night I had a couple small ww pita with a moderate amount of pb
This morning
pb on volkorn rye toast with ginger/soy tea
afternoon
banana, hemp protein, soy milk cocoa smoothie
after workout
a banana
psylium
dinner
ginger, soy tea
kidney beans fried in a little olive oil
steamed brussel sprouts and yams with margarine
after
ibuprofen
tortilla chips and salsa
I WILL rest tomorrow.
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Re: a new start

#694 Postby vivalasvegans » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:33 pm

Yep, got to take those rest days. Running is hard on you, especially on a treadmill. I'm not seeing too many anti-inflammatory stuff in your diet. Do you eat a lot of cinnamon and ginger these days?
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Re: a new start

#695 Postby John V » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:32 pm

vivalasvegans wrote:Yep, got to take those rest days. Running is hard on you, especially on a treadmill. I'm not seeing too many anti-inflammatory stuff in your diet. Do you eat a lot of cinnamon and ginger these days?

I have cinnamon almost every day with my oatmeal and a lot of ginger in my chai.
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Re: a new start

#696 Postby John V » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:25 pm

Today is definitely a rest day. I can't believe that I'm chomping at the bit to go in to the gym, but know I need to rest as I did 5 days in a row of cardio and was in pretty sad shape after yesterday, sore and tired.
I slept a lot and started today with a Assam tea with a LOT of fresh ginger and unsweetend soy milk. Next I had a banana, hemp protein, soymilk and unsweetened cocoa smoothie. Now I'll have a dose of psylium, a multi and another tea with some 100% course ground rye toast and margarine. (locally baked "Volkorn" bread)
I got on the scale for the first time in a while and am still sticking just below 220#. My stomach is still making my jeans tight! Something has got to be happening though, as I'm giving a serious effort at the gym and eating very clean, even if apparently, too much. I haven't glutted out in a real binge at night for some while, but still hanging tough at >219#!
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Re: a new start

#697 Postby John V » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:35 pm

Feeling good as far as tiredness. My back is definitely injured though, after missing my office chair and slamming my ass and elbows on the concrete floor a few days ago.
Had another hemp, banana, soymilk smoothie, with fresh strawberries this time.
I went to a Thai restaurant with my daughter and had a couple of fried Spring Rolls, 2 deep fried vegetable puff pastries and a cold rice paper roll with cold tofu, cilantro and rice vermicelli. The "chile" dipping sauce should have been called a "sugar" sauce though, so I only had a couple of drops. Still this was my most indulgent food in days, a little bit greasy. The Jasmine tea we had there was delicious.
later
Less than half a beer, 2 rice cakes with a lot of PB.
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Re: a new start

#698 Postby John V » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:50 pm

Certainly another rest day. My left pelvis is a little weird and my fall this week is resulting in a knife-like feeling in my left mid back. I'm making a chiropractor appointment. (both rotator cuffs have felt sore for weeks too)
morning food
tea with soy milk, oatmeal with banana, cinnamon and margarine, psylium husks
afternoon
taboule and tortilla chips, more tea with soy milk
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Re: a new start

#699 Postby John V » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:41 pm

Apple, banana, strawberry salad with lemon juice.
Tea w/soy milk.
Psyllium and a multiv
Tabbouleh and tortilla chips, steamed califlower with margarine.
Tofu fried in olive oil with a piece of rye toast.
2 Boca spicey chiken burgers.
Tea.
2 doses of 800 mg ibuprofen.
Tea with soy milk.
More tabbouleh and tortilla chips
Still recovering from my fall.
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Re: a new start

#700 Postby vivalasvegans » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:36 am

hope you're feeling better! can you use the arm bike at the gym while your pelvis gets back into its former pelvicness?
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Re: a new start

#701 Postby John V » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:31 pm

vivalasvegans wrote:hope you're feeling better! can you use the arm bike at the gym while your pelvis gets back into its former pelvicness?
Thanks! I am feeling better. My gym has no arm bike.

morning
I woke feeling very good, with a lot of energy.
oatmeal w/cinnamon, strong ginger tea, with Assam black tea and soy milk (unsweetened of course)
psylium husks, multi, 800 mg ibuprofen
later am
smoothie: banana, soy milk, unsweetened cocoa, hemp protein :weedman:

afternoon
I went to the chiropractor. She's a great one!
lentil soup

gym
Elliptical crosstrainer 2.5 mls @ L 11, then 5 min cool down

navel orange
strong ginger tea with black Assam tea and soy milk
planning to have alfalfa sprouts, brussel sprouts w/margarine and 2 boca burgers for dinner, after the 2nd of my 2x daily silent meditations (20 year habit)

I feel great! (just a tiny bit of remembrance of the knife in the back feeling from last weeks fall) I'm psyched to continue my cardio blitz and maybe add some lifting again. Still, I'm sporting near 100 kg body weight. I feel confident that I'll redouble my palette control and surpass last year's low of 192 lbs. Honestly I should be in the 170s. I look forward to the increased ability in running and yoga once the weight leaves again. I want to be able to do some pull ups and chin ups! While I've been eating clean, I need to improve portion control. I need to drastically reduce my tortilla chip consumption and could do with out so much pb, if I do have a little. Besides running in the aforementioned 5k events a few of my Democrat pals will have when the warm weather returns to Ohio, my goals include feeling ok about posting "after" pictures in a few months, around the 4 year anniversary of this log. At 2 years I was able to show some impressive progress. I will recapture any lost ground and surpass my previous "after" pics. :boxer:
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Re: a new start

#702 Postby John V » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:22 pm

Oatmeal, yeast, cinnamon, banana, margarine 
Ginger, black tea, w/ soy milk
Smoothie, hemp pro 50, banana, coconut-almond milk
1/2 Avo on rye w/onion, mustard 
A few salted sunflower seeds
Smoothie, hemp, banana, coconut-almond milk, pb
2 ml sidewalk walk with a few short stops 36m33s
Ginger black tea almond coconut milk
Gym
Recumbent
1ml L13 1ml L10 1ml L13 3mls L10
6 mls 22m30s 
5 m, 1 ml, L1 cool down 
27m24s 7 mls
HS crunch 40lbsx20, 15
Eliptical 1/2 ml L10 1/2 ml L7
1ml 11m51s, 1/4 ml L 1, 15m 13s 1.25 m
Humus and tortilla chips
Ibu 800
Next
1 draft beer
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Re: a new start

#703 Postby John V » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:04 pm

Last nights beer was accompanied by too many French fries
Morning
Psylium, multi, ibuprofen
Soy Cocoa tea, Avo red onion mustard on 100% rye
At work we unloaded 2 tons of food
Lunch Falafil w/salad
Late afternoon
Tea w/unsweetened chocolate soy
Avo red onion mustard on 100% rye
Gym
Recumbent
8 mls 29m50s L11 
1/4 ml L1 8.25 mls 31m9s
HS crunch 40x20,20
Eliptical
2 mls 1@9 1@10 24m8s 1/4 ml@1 cool down 27m32s 2.25 mls
Dilute apple juice
Dinner
Steamed cabbage w margarine, 2 Boca burgers
Ibu 800
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Re: a new start

#704 Postby vivalasvegans » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:15 am

Wut?!?! A bike?!?!?!

I will recapture any lost ground and surpass my previous "after" pics. :boxer:
oh yes you will.

how's your injury doing?
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Re: a new start

#705 Postby John V » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:40 am

vivalasvegans wrote:Wut?!?! A bike?!?!?!

I will recapture any lost ground and surpass my previous "after" pics. :boxer:
oh yes you will.

how's your injury doing?

My back is much better and I'm off the ibu, not even doing last night's dose, thanks. The recumbent bike was how I healed a limp of over a year a couple of years back. I still wanted to baby my current injuries, so I gave the tread mill a break for a couple days. Most importantly the other machines allow me time in the zone. The machines say I'm their average 20 year old, can I get to a 10 year old's HR?
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