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Kaizen - Continuous Improvement

Discussion in 'Fitness Journals' started by Shamie, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. macdiver

    macdiver Well-Known Member
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    Do you have a humidifier in your house? If not, get a bottle of saline solution at the drugstore to moisturize your sinuses. I keep one at the office because I used to get nose bleeds there.

    Hope the nose bleeds resolve soon .
     
  2. Shamie

    Shamie Well-Known Member

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    I think I do have a humidifier, but stopped using it years ago, since it left a white powdery residue all over my bedroom over time. This saline solution, is it the contact lens solution, and what do you do, put it in your nose with a Q-tip? Thank you.

    Running / walking today: 0.00. w-t-d: 8.57; m-t-d: 41.81.

    Mon - 3/20/17. rest day. m-t-d workouts: 17/20. It was a waste taking a rest day today, since I woke up at the same time before 4:00 am, and didn't go back to sleep, just laying in bed for another 2 hours. I think anyway I needed the rest. I plan on sort of fasting today, I say sort of, since I just ate my normal serving of 2 ounces of peanuts that I have each morning. I ate the peanuts, since I have to work all day, and don't want to be starving all day. That is my normal routine of late, I just eat peanuts in the morning, and no food until I return home at night (usually about 7:30).


    Sun calories: 3696
    Carbs: 521 56%
    protein: 111 12%
    fat: 142 35%
    Total: 103%
    sodium: 2718


    For 390 days, until 1/1/18, for food, only buying vegetables / fruit / nuts / protein. No processed food (except apple sauce), or grains (except oatmeal).

    Day 103 / 390

    Food purchases made so far, not in above categories:

    pasta, pasta sauce, wheat thins, peanut m&m's, potato pancake mix, chocolate bars, progresso soup, toblerone bars, popcorn, pretzels, Werthers Original hard candy (for my throat - when I was sick).


    Believe you can, believe you can't, either way you are correct.

    Food isn't safe around me, and I am not safe around food.


    Kaizen - progress photo's

    My journal:
    Kaizen - Continuous Improvement
     
    #6782 Shamie, Mar 20, 2017 at 9:02 AM
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2017 at 9:20 AM
  3. Shamie

    Shamie Well-Known Member

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    Running / walking today: 0.00. w-t-d: 8.57; m-t-d: 41.81.

    Tues - 3/21/17. arm's, abs, 30 minutes sauna. m-t-d workouts: 18/21. Like usual after taking a rest day, I woke thinking I needed to take another rest day today, and ended up staying in bed until 4:30. Luckily, I came to my senses, and was out door by 4:55. I can't say I had the best workout today, but it was more productive then laying in bed for another 2 hours. Speaking of productive, I was thinking today as I was sitting in the sauna, that it would be more productive to spend the 30 minutes spent there each day running, but I don't see that happening in the near future.

    My plan of fasting yesterday didn't come to fruition. Kudo's to Jaer for being able to fast. It sounded so simple, the only food I had in the morning was 2 ounces of peanuts. I returned home about 7:30 pm. So all I really had to do was fast for another 2 hours, since when you wake up at 4:00 am, you are falling asleep at 9:30 pm. Like I said, it sounded easy, but it was not. I got home, and like usual I was was starving, and the fasting went out the window. :( I might try again later in the week.

    Mon calories: 3,090
    Carbs: 403 52%
    protein: 124 16%
    fat: 119 35%
    Total: 103%
    sodium: 2,989


    For 390 days, until 1/1/18, for food, only buying vegetables / fruit / nuts / protein. No processed food (except apple sauce), or grains (except oatmeal).

    Day 104 / 390

    Food purchases made so far, not in above categories:

    pasta, pasta sauce, wheat thins, peanut m&m's, potato pancake mix, chocolate bars, progresso soup, toblerone bars, popcorn, pretzels, Werthers Original hard candy (for my throat - when I was sick).


    Believe you can, believe you can't, either way you are correct.

    Food isn't safe around me, and I am not safe around food.
     
    #6783 Shamie, Mar 21, 2017 at 10:31 AM
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2017 at 9:19 AM
  4. macdiver

    macdiver Well-Known Member
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    The saline solution is sold in the cold and flu aisle. I buy the store brand which at CVS is called Nasal Saline Spray. It is in one of those bottles you squirt up your nose. I normally do 3 - 4 squirts each side once or twice a day in the winter.
     
  5. Shamie

    Shamie Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. I am going to pick some up at the drugstore, and give it a try.

    Running / walking today: 0.00. w-t-d: 8.57; m-t-d: 41.81.

    Weds - 3/22/17. shoulders, triceps, abs, 30 minutes sauna. m-t-d workouts: 19/22. Repeat of yesterday, woke up thinking I needed a rest day, but what put me over the decision to go, was I would lose my sauna time if I didn't go. I like the affect of it making me feel more relaxed the rest of the day. I was listening to the Katie Couric podcast, she interviewed Tony Robbins. He, like Adam Carolla, goes in cold water (I think he said 57 degrees) each day. After the sauna, I take a cold shower. According to the internet, the temperature out of the tap in the northern states is 45 degrees (F), and the southern states 50 degrees (F). I don't put it on the coldest, so I am thinking it is about 50-55 degrees. The contrast from the heat of the sauna to the cold weather, feels great, and it really wakes you up. Anyone looking to start a family should keep out of the sauna, it lowers sperm count (temporarily). I read different things on it's effect on testosterone levels. Some sites say no effect, some say it lowers it. That is the one potentially negative thing that bothers me about using the sauna so frequently.


    Tues calories: 3111
    Carbs: 395 51%
    protein: 103 13%
    fat: 134 39%
    Total: 103%
    sodium: 1016


    For 390 days, until 1/1/18, for food, only buying vegetables / fruit / nuts / protein. No processed food (except apple sauce), or grains (except oatmeal).

    Day 105 / 390

    Food purchases made so far, not in above categories:

    pasta, pasta sauce, wheat thins, peanut m&m's, potato pancake mix, chocolate bars, progresso soup, toblerone bars, popcorn, pretzels, Werthers Original hard candy (for my throat - when I was sick).


    Believe you can, believe you can't, either way you are correct.

    Food isn't safe around me, and I am not safe around food.
     
  6. Shamie

    Shamie Well-Known Member

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    Running / walking today: 6.26. w-t-d: 14.83; m-t-d: 48.07.

    Thurs - 3/23/17. 65 treadmill, 30 minutes sauna. m-t-d workouts: 20/23. Today I was not delusional, and knew I was working out. But I woke up so tired, and even as I was walking to the treadmill at the gym, I was thinking, how am I ever going to run today? But as soon as I got on, I felt like a new person, and had a pretty good run. I am thinking today I am going to take another run at fasting (apart from the bagel I had after running, and the 2 ounces of peanuts I just ate) - 640 calorie today. It is not so much that I am doing it to lose weight, it bothers me that I am such a weak person, I can't fast for an additional 2 hours after I get home, until I get to sleep. I am even willing to wake up at 12:01 am, and eat my allotment of cashews that I would be having the next day (technically not cheating). Someone starving in South Sudan now, wouldn't believe their luck just to be able to eat a bagel and 2 ounces of peanuts in a whole day. So it should be enough for me also.

    Weds calories: 3421
    Carbs: 447 52%
    protein: 124 15%
    fat: 133 35%
    Total: 102%
    sodium: 2916


    For 390 days, until 1/1/18, for food, only buying vegetables / fruit / nuts / protein. No processed food (except apple sauce), or grains (except oatmeal).

    Day 106 / 390

    Food purchases made so far, not in above categories:

    pasta, pasta sauce, wheat thins, peanut m&m's, potato pancake mix, chocolate bars, progresso soup, toblerone bars, popcorn, pretzels, Werthers Original hard candy (for my throat - when I was sick).


    Believe you can, believe you can't, either way you are correct.

    Food isn't safe around me, and I am not safe around food.
     
  7. Shamie

    Shamie Well-Known Member

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    Running / walking today: 0.00. w-t-d: 14.83; m-t-d: 48.07.

    Friday - 3/24/17. legs; abs, 30 minutes sauna. m-t-d workouts: 21/24. Incredibly, I was able to do what I planned, fast when I get home, and the only thing I ate yesterday was a bagel, and 2 ounces of peanuts (both in the morning), and a little milk in my coffee during the day. I didn't even wake up at 12:01 to eat the cashews (I thought that was going to happen). It actually wasn't that hard. What made it easier, is that I didn't go directly home after work, and by the time I got home, all I wanted to do was go to sleep. I thought I would wake up starving this morning, but felt no different than usual (though I did eat the cashews).:) Working out was a little challenging this morning, since I felt slightly weak. The calories below are what I had planned to eat on Thursday. I didn't want to change the page of my food journal after I had already written it. That is what I will be eating today, and tomorrow will actually be what I ate above. Tomorrow I hope to train back, abs, and run.

    Thurs calories: 3208
    Carbs: 436 54%
    protein: 150 19%
    fat: 102 29%
    Total: 102%
    sodium: 3001


    For 390 days, until 1/1/18, for food, only buying vegetables / fruit / nuts / protein. No processed food (except apple sauce), or grains (except oatmeal).

    Day 107 / 390

    Food purchases made so far, not in above categories:

    pasta, pasta sauce, wheat thins, peanut m&m's, potato pancake mix, chocolate bars, progresso soup, toblerone bars, popcorn, pretzels, Werthers Original hard candy (for my throat - when I was sick).


    Believe you can, believe you can't, either way you are correct.

    Food isn't safe around me, and I am not safe around food.
     

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