Jump to content

Daniel: Logged Out


Guest Daniel
 Share

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 67
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Sunday 27 November 2005

Hour run on treadmill

 

Today's Menu

  • 1 grapefruit
  • 6 oz cultured soy w/ 3 tsp ground flax, sunflower, pumpkin and almond mix
  • 3 waffles w/ margarine and syrup
  • 1 PB sandwich
  • 3 black bean fajitas
  • 1 spinach salad w/ sunflower seeds and dressing
  • 1 cup chocolate soy milk

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Monday 28 November 2005

  1. SQ: (20x45) (12x95) (4x135) 5x5x180
  2. SLDL: (10x205) 5x5x230
  3. ISU: 2x25xbw+7.5, 18xbw+5

Did much better on squats today, thanks to the advice Ryan gave me. I know it was the stance and bar position, because I tried it all ways and low bar, wide stance made a world of difference.

 

Today's Menu

  • 6 oz cultured soy w/ 3 tsp ground flax, pumpkin, sunflower and almond
  • 1 bowl cold cereal w/ soy milk
  • 1 cup chocolate soy milk
  • 1 protein bar
  • 1 sandwich
  • 2 slices of pumpkin bread
  • 1 energy bar
  • 3 fajitas
  • 1 cup chocolate soy milk
  • 1 salad w/ sunflower seed and dressing

 

[rant] Today I was reminded in the gym locker room why, even though cable comes free with my apartment, I do not have a television.

 

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d52/veganism/journal/antiv.jpg

 

Usually the TV set in the locker room is tuned into the talking heads of some sports show like Sports Center and the like. As I have no interest in competitive sports this could just as well be a test screen for all I care. But this morning the set was tuned to ABC Morning News (sic).

 

However, I would hardly call what this network was broadcasting "news." First was an incredibly inept story on the Minutemen, a racist vigilante operation patrolling, or, rather, profiling, U.S. borders. This story actually reported as if the Minutemen had some legitimacy. They even showed a person wearing a "White Pride" t-shirt, but didn't bother to seriously report the fascist leanings of this so-called movement.

 

Then they followed up with some nonsense about a celebrity couple flying blankets and food to the people of Pakistan on their personal helicopter. Of course, with some insulting blather about their new movie opening up in that country.

 

As a journalist by training I find this stuff very annoying. [/rant]

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Tuesday 29 November 2005

  • Power yoga
  • 3x25xbw crunches

Today's Menu

  • 1 cup chocolate soymilk
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 6 oz cultured soy w/ 3 tsp ground flax, pumpkin, sunflower and almond
  • 1 energy bar
  • 1 sandwich
  • 1 food bar
  • 1 cup chocolate soymilk
  • 1 bowl chili

Here's a before & after photo from my old log on veganfitness.net.

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v389/vegancrystal/Daniel/Pose1.jpg

 

The log, and the photo, coincided with a contest Ryan's was running on that other vegan fitness type community. I think I won, but I haven't heard back from Ryan, yet.

 

Anyway, my goal at the time was to gain mass; not for the contest, but for myself. I really like the photo, and find it inspiring to look back on past success. But I'm also determined not to rest on my laurels.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yesterday's Menu

  • B: 1 cup chocolate soymilk
  • B: 1 bowl cold cereal
  • S: 1 energy bar
  • L: 1 almond butter and fruit preserve sandwich
  • S: 1 slice pumpkin bread
  • S: 1 slice pumpkin bread
  • D: Corn chips w/ grilled vegetables, salsa, guacamole and imitation sour cream

Got the idea from seasiren to point out when I ate what. Breakfast (B), Snack (S), Lunch (L), Dinner (D), and Post-workout (P).

 

Thursday 1 December 2005

  1. BP: (20x45) (10x70) 5x5x140
  2. OHP: (10x45) 5x5x70
  3. Dip: 5x5xbw+12.5

Was a good workout. Hit all my numbers, and I hope to raise them next week.

 

Today's Menu

  • P: 1 cup protein drink
  • B: 1 cultured soy w/ ground flax, pumpkin, sunflower and almond
  • B: 1 slice pumpkin bread
  • B: 1 cup chocolate soymilk
  • S: 1 protein bar
  • L: 2 burritos
  • S: 1 energy bar
  • D: 1 plate pasta w/ sauce

Link to comment
Share on other sites

compassionategirl, I'm not sure about the source of the chocolate used in my soymilk . That was one of the reasons I was asking. I'm going to look into the sources of vegan fair trade chocolate listed in this article, "Chocolate, Unchained."

 

stove6, I'm sorry, but I don't have the recipe on hand right now, but the Tempeh London Broil recipe is from Dining With Friends, by Priscilla Feral and Lee Hall. I left my copy of cookbook is at my office .

 

Friday 2 December 2005

  1. DL: (20x95) (10x145) (8x195) 4x5x300, 3x300
  2. BOR: (10x60) 5x5x115
  3. Chin: 3x5xbw+4, 2x4xbw+4

Not a bad workout, today. I didn't hit all my numbers, but I still improved over my last workout. I found a couple little two pound dumbbells and stuck them in my pockets for added wait on the chins. I would have had that last set of deads, but my grip gave out.

 

This is what my shins usually look like after deadlifting.

 

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d52/veganism/journal/dead-shin.jpg

 

Today's Menu

  • P: 2 cups protein soymilk
  • B: 1 bowl cold cereal
  • S: 1 protein bar
  • L: 2 enchiladas
  • S: 1 food bar
  • D: 1 vegan burger
  • S: 1 cup chocolate soymilk

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Saturday 3 December 2005

  • Power yoga

Today's Menu

  • S: Cultured sou w/ ground flax, pumpkin, sunflower and almond
  • B: Cold cereal
  • S:Pumpkin bread
  • L: Corn chips w/ salsa, guacamole and imitation sour cream
  • S: Chocolate soymilk
  • D: Vegan kielbasa
  • S: Spinach salad w/ sunflower seeds and dressing

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Sunday 4 December 2005

  • Elliptical machine 55 min

Today's Menu

  • S: Protein soymilk
  • B: Cultured soy w/ ground flax, pumpkin, sunflower and almond
  • S: Chocolate soymilk
  • L: Vegan burger
  • S: Chocolate soymilk
  • D: Vegan grilled cheese

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Monday 5 December 2005

  1. SQ: (20x45) (12x95) 5x5x185
  2. SLDL: (10x135) 5x5x235
  3. ISU: 3x20xbw+10
  4. Calves: (12x160) 3x10x320

Squats felt light.

 

Today's Menu

  • B: Fruit protein smoothie w/ ground seed mix
  • S: Protein bar
  • L: Almond butter and fruit preserve sandwich
  • S: Energy bar
  • S: Chips and salsa w/ guacamole and imitation sour cream
  • D: Pasta

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yesterday's Menu

  • B: Cultured soy w/ ground flax and pumpkin bread
  • S: Energy bar
  • L: PB and fruit preserve sandwich
  • S: Food bar
  • S: Potato chips
  • D: Corn chips and layered dip w/ black beans

Wednesday 7 December 2005

  1. BP: (20x45) (10x75) 5x5x145
  2. OHP: (10x45) 5x5x75
  3. Dip: 5x5xbw+16

Good workout. Was happy to hit all my numbers. Going to have to find another way to add weight to dips. If I put any more weight in the pockets on my shorts I'm going to lose my pants.

 

Today's Menu

  • P: Protein drink
  • B: Cold cereal and chocolate soymilk
  • S: Protein bar
  • L: 2 burritos
  • S: Chocolate soymilk
  • D: Corn chips and layered dip w/ black beans

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Going to have to find another way to add weight to dips. If I put any more weight in the pockets on my shorts I'm going to lose my pants.

What about a chain?

Or you could hold a dumbell with your feet/legs, that works up to a certain weight. But at some point you'll need a chain

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thursday's Menu

  • B: Cultured soy w/ flax, chocolate soymilk
  • S: Energy bar
  • L: 2 enchiladas
  • S: Food bar
  • D: 2 grilled cheese, chocolate soymilk

Saturday 26 November 2005

  1. DL: (20x95) (10x155) 4x4x305 3x305
  2. BOR: (10x65) 5x5x120
  3. Chin: 3x5xbw+6 2x4xbw+6

Lack of energy today. Hope to hit my numbers next week.

 

Today's Menu

  • S: Protein drink
  • P: Protein and fruit smoothie w/ flax
  • B: Cold cereal
  • L: Foot-long sandwich
  • S: Chips and salsa
  • D: Grilled tofu

http://friendsofanimals.org/img/cookbook-grilledtofu.jpg

 

Get the recipe in Dining With Friends or Friends of Animals' Vegan Starter Guide

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yummy!

 

Did you ever find out why your arms were falling asleep?

You know, it really hasn't gone numb since I posted , so I haven't really thought about it. I know I should still have someone look at it though. Still haven't any idea what the cause is.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yesterday's Menu

  • B: Cold cereal
  • S: 2 pieces of toast
  • L: Almond butter sandwich
  • S: Cultured soy w/ flax
  • S: 2 cookies and soymilk
  • D: Grilled tofu

Monday 12 December 2005

  1. SQ: (20x45) (10x95) 5x5x190
  2. SLDL: (10x135) 2x5x240, 2x4x240, 5x240
  3. ISU: 2x25xbw+10
  4. Seated calves: 20x90, 8x180, 8x160, 20x90

Today’s Menu

  • P: 2 protein drinks
  • B: Cultured soy w/ flax
  • S: Protein bar
  • L: Sandwich
  • S: Energy bar
  • S: 2 cookies and soymilk
  • D: 3 fajitas

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yesterday's Menu

  • B: Cultured soy w/ flax & cold cereal
  • S: Energy bar
  • L: 2 enchiladas
  • S: Energy bar
  • D: 3 fajitas

Wednesday 14 December 2005

  1. BP: (20x45) (12x75) (8x115) 2x150, 5x145 4x145
  2. OHP: (10x45) 3x5x80 2x4x80
  3. Dip: 3x5xbw+20 2x4xbw+20

Didn't do so well. This is the last week of my 5x5, so I guess I should be at my limit. Still, I thought I might have done a little better. Got stuck under 150lb, so I was somewhat shy about going all out after that.

 

Today's Menu

  • P: Protein drink
  • B: Cultured soy w/ flax & cold cereal
  • S: Protein bar
  • L: 2 sandwiches
  • S: Energy bar
  • S: 2 cookies & soymilk
  • D: 3 burritos

There seems to be a lot of comic book fans on this site so I thought I'd post this picture from Oct 1997.

 

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d52/veganism/journal/forgettable4.jpg

 

That's right, I'm a complete dork. Hope you folks like the new avatar.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yummy!

 

Did you ever find out why your arms were falling asleep?

You know, it really hasn't gone numb since I posted , so I haven't really thought about it. I know I should still have someone look at it though. Still haven't any idea what the cause is.

 

I had this happen to me several months back. For maybe a couple weeks I would periodically get either one or both of my arms falling asleep, while I was sleeping and even during the day. It has also happened to my legs frequently for periods of time, then stopped. In both cases, I had been lifting heavy and gaining mass, I assume it was related, but since it went away I never worried about it.

 

Your diet looks real tasty, but if you want more mass you better pack in some more food! I eat more than that in half a day

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Tyler and SeaSiren, that's interesting that you two have had something similar happen. Incidentally, after I posted that it went away it came back, but only for one night. I thought it might be related to heavy lifting, but it hasn't bothered me so much since my lifting has increased.

 

Tyler, I'm not too concerned with gaining mass, but I have been eating more. Actually, since I'm not keeping track of calories I don't know that for sure. I currently have less mass than I did at the end of June and would like to gain back about five pounds, but I'm not interested in getting huge. I do plan to add a couple supplements to my diet that should help me gain some weight. Namely cookies and fruit .

 

Yesterday's Menu

  • B: Cultured soy w/ flax & 2 pieces of toast
  • S: Energy bar
  • L: 2 burritos
  • S: Energy bar
  • D: Pasta

Friday 16 December 2005

  1. DL: (20x95) (10x155) (8x225) 3x5x305, 4x305, 2x305
  2. BOR: 5x5x125
  3. Chin: 3x5xbw+6 4xbw+6, 5xbw+4

The gym attendant was hassling me about deadlifting. Usually they don't notice me because of the thud-thud-thud of a herd of treadmills and the blasting teenybopper music (I seriously suffer on days when I forget my i-pod), but today the gym was almost empty. Plus I'm usually using lifting around the corner. Anyway, this affected my lifting on the last set. Don't know if I would have gotten all five reps, but I at least would have had four rather than two if I wasn't worried about making any noise .

 

This was my last week of five-by-five. By Sunday I hope to have a new program ready to go.

 

Today's Menu

  • P: Protein drink
  • B: Cultured soy w/ flax & cold cereal
  • S: Protein bar
  • L: 2 sandwiches
  • S: Protein drink
  • D: 3 burritos

Edited by Anonymous
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Saturday 17 December 2005

  • Power yoga

Today's Menu

  • B: Smoothie w/ flax
  • S: 2 cookies w/ soymilk
  • L: 2 grilled cheese sandwiches & protein drink
  • S: Corn chips w/ hummus
  • D: Sandwich & oven fries
  • S: 2 cookies w/ soymilk

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It was in June, six months ago, that I last did the five-by-five routine. I went back and compared my strength six months ago with where it is right now. The results are in -- and it ain't pretty.

 

Pull-day

Then (21 June 2005):

Deadlift: 5x5x305

Bent-over row: 5x5x125

Chin-up: 5x5xbw+10

 

Now (16 December 2005):

Deadlift: 3x5x305, 4x305, 2x305

Bent-over row: 5x5x125

Chin-up: 3x5xbw+6, 4xbw+6, 5xbw+4

 

Push-day

Then (24 June 2005):

Bench press: 5x5x160

Overhead press: 3x5x80, 4x80, 3x80

Triceps Dip: 5x5xbw+10

 

Now (14 December 2005):

Bench press: 2x150, 5x145, 4x145

Overhead press: 3x5x80, 2x4x80

Triceps Dip: 3x5xbw+20, 2x4xbw+20

 

Leg-day

Then (26 June 2005):

Squat: 5x5x200

Stiff-leg deadlift: 5x5x240

Incline sit-up: 3x25xbw+10

 

Now (12 December 2005):

Squat: 5x5x190

Stiff-leg deadlift: 2x5x240, 2x4x240, 5x240

Incline sit-up: 3x25xbw+10

 

My strength is equal to or less than what it was six months ago. And it is in the three main lifts (deads, bench and squat) that I am falling most behind in. This is very frustrating . I was hoping to at least break even, but I'm still playing catch-up with myself. It's back to the drawing board for me.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share




×
×
  • Create New...