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Kaizen - Continuous Improvement

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

  1. Shamie

    Shamie Senior Member

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    I get my neighbor's mail fairly frequently. I live next to the corner, the last house on my street. The house on the corner is on the next street, yet when they setup the street numbers, some genius gave that house the exact same # as my house.


    I thought it wasn't too well publicized.

    Wish I could get a better handle on the clutter, unfortunately, wishing is going to make it happen. :( I have got to say, I like not buying things. I was watching someone's youtube video who is also doing a "no buy year". She takes photo's of things she would have bought had she not been on a no buy year. I am not going to do that, but I like the concept. Looking at the photo's, and then seeing how much clutter you prevented from coming into your life.


    Running / walking Sunday: 6.36; w-t-d: 13.35; m-t-d: 14.47

    Steps Saturday: 20,476: 97 day average: 16,096 (goal to average 15,000+
    Steps yesterday: 17,064: 98 day average: 16,106 (goal to average 15,000+)

    Sleep: Sat / Sun 2.07 ( .54 deep, 1.13 light) - incorrect, slept more
    Sleep: Sun / Mon 7.12 ( 4.58 deep, 2.14 light)

    Day #31 - No Buy Year (2/1/19-1/31/20)


    Sun - 3/03/19. 105 treadmill; 15 elliptical, 30 sauna. m-t-d workouts: 3/3.

    Mon - 3/04/19. rest day. m-t-d workouts: 3/4. Rest day, if you consider shoveling a walk and driveway, and walking to the train station a rest day. :) I woke up early like I was going to the gym, but I had already planned today as a rest day. Since I was up, I shoveled the driveway. I am happy to have it done, so I don't have to do it tonight after work. It is supposed to get colder tonight, and it wasn't that cold this morning. I am out of the lifting mode, and need to get back into that mode. Today I am not going to reach step goal, I will be lucky if I get 7,500.


    Sat nutrition: calories: 4143

    Carbs: 596 58%
    Protein: 125 12%
    Fat: 140 30%
    Total: 100%
    sodium: 2787

    Sun nutrition: calories: 1764

    Carbs: 244 55%
    Protein: 47 11%
    Fat: 71 36%
    Total: 100%


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

    Jaer Well-Known Member

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    Around here, yes. That's how we do!

    Jaer
    wouldn't want to take pictures of the things he would have bought cause then we has a record of things he wants, and he might buy them when the no-buy ends. Being a very forgetful person, the no-buy things only works (when he remembers he's doing that) if he forgets about the thing he wanted but didn't buy.
     
  3. Shamie

    Shamie Senior Member

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    Sometimes I buy something, and later wonder, why did I buy it. In other words, just because I wanted something at one time, doesn't mean I will want to buy it later.


    Running / walking today: .59; w-t-d: 13.94; m-t-d: 15.06

    Steps yesterday: 8807: 99 day average: 16,032 (goal to average 15,000+)

    Sleep: Mon / Tues 6.38 ( 3.13 deep, 3.25 light)

    Day #32 - No Buy Year (2/1/19-1/31/20)


    Tues - 3/05/19. 60 elliptical; 10 treadmill (walking). 30 Sauna. m-t-d workouts: 4/5. Tomorrow I hope to train back, if not, more cardio. Happy Tuesday.


    Mon nutrition: calories: 3354

    Carbs: 494 59%
    Protein: 118 14%
    Fat: 109 29%
    Total: 102%
    sodium: 2387

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

    Shamie Senior Member

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    Running / walking today: 5.62; w-t-d: 19.56; m-t-d: 20.68

    Steps yesterday: 14,273: 100 day average: 16,015 (goal to average 15,000+)

    Sleep: Tues / Weds 6.17 ( 3.00 deep, 3.17 light)

    Day #33 - No Buy Year (2/1/19-1/31/20)


    Weds - 3/06/19. 75 treadmill (walking / running slowly). 30 Sauna. m-t-d workouts: 5/6. In the 100 days that I have been keeping track, I have accumulated 1,601,467 steps. At the mall where I walk to put on steps, a new store opened - Uniqlo. It is a Japanese clothing retailer. Big size differences in their sizes to the US sizes. Their size Large was 33-36 inches. In the US, a Large is usually 36-38 (sometimes I have seen 38-40 as large). I thought that tells a lot about the obesity problem in the US. Size Small was 27-30. In the US, there are no adult males with a size 27 inch waist. :lol: I was listening to a podcast this morning, they were talking about Michael Jackson, they said he was 5'11, and weighed 120. Now that is thin, maybe he did have a 27 inch waist.

    Tues nutrition: calories: 2979

    Carbs: 387 52%
    Protein: 103 14%
    Fat: 124 37%
    Total: 103%
    sodium: 1007

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

    ianmez Well-Known Member

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    I was shopping for jeans this weekend and the Levi's outlet sold something with a 27 inch waist, I couldn't believe it. But they also had a lot of 28s and 29s, something I don't see other places. When I went to REI to buy hiking pants, the smallest thing I could find was a 30 and it made me wonder what people do when they are skinnier than me.
     
  6. Shamie

    Shamie Senior Member

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    Smaller than 30, I think that market is few and far between (in men's adult sizes) in the US.

    Running / walking today: 1.10; w-t-d: 20.66; m-t-d: 21.78

    Steps yesterday: 18,774: 101 day average: 16,042 (goal to average 15,000+)

    Sleep: Weds / Thurs 6.40 ( 2.18 deep, 4.22 light)

    Day #34 - No Buy Year (2/1/19-1/31/20)


    Thurs - 3/07/19. 60 elliptical, 15 treadmill (walking / running slowly). 30 Sauna. m-t-d workouts: 6/7. I don't think I am going to start lifting again, until after my colonoscopy on Friday of next week. Next week, I have to go on a liquid diet 2 days before the procedure. I have had this test 2 times before, and both times I was told I was not cleaned out enough for them to see everything they wanted (tmi). Even though I followed their instructions by drinking that drink they prescribe to the letter. So this time, hoping for better results, that is the reason for the liquid diet. I might extend that myself, and make the liquid diet start 3 days before (as extra insurance). I am still having the gastro problems that started in early February, so I am hoping this exam sheds some light on what is wrong. Tomorrow, more cardio.

    Weds nutrition: calories: 3049

    Carbs: 398 52%
    Protein: 102 13%
    Fat: 126 37%
    Total: 102%
    sodium: 1407

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

    ianmez Well-Known Member

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    I hope the procedure is helpful. The procedure and prep for it sound unpleasant so it would be nice if there's a payoff.
     
  8. Seltzer

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    Hope you get good results.
     
  9. Shamie

    Shamie Senior Member

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    Thank you. Originally I was supposed to have it done today, but postponed it until next Friday. I knew I would be sorry today, since it would be over now.


    Truthfully, it sounds worse that it is. An anesthesiologist puts you under, and you wake up and it is over, not remembering 1 second of it. I am hoping for good results. I like the fact they are doing it in a hospital, since if anything goes wrong, they hopefully are better equipped than an out patient center.


    Running / walking today: 4.07; w-t-d: 24.73; m-t-d: 25.85

    Steps yesterday: 17,195: 102 day average: 16,053 (goal to average 15,000+)

    Sleep: Thurs / Friday 6.56 (3.54 deep, 3.02 light)

    Day #35 - No Buy Year (2/1/19-1/31/20)


    Friday - 3/08/19. 15 elliptical, 65 treadmill (walking). 30 Sauna. m-t-d workouts: 7/8. TGIF.

    Thurs nutrition: calories: 2984

    Carbs: 381 51%
    Protein: 100 13%
    Fat: 125 38%
    Total: 102%
    sodium: 1407

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

    Shamie Senior Member

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    Running / walking today: 6.42; w-t-d: 6.42; m-t-d: 32.27

    Steps yesterday: 15,142: 103 day average: 16,047 (goal to average 15,000+)

    Sleep: Friday / Sat 9.27 (6.33 deep, 2.54 light)

    Day #36 - No Buy Year (2/1/19-1/31/20)


    Sat - 3/09/19. 30 elliptical, 90 treadmill (majority walking / some running slow). Sauna 30 / cold shower / 10. m-t-d workouts: 8/9. I am glad I read Jaer's journal, so that I see fasting so long (60 hours) is achievable. Because Tues night I am going to start the liquid diet, and continue until Friday morning. At least I can have liquids, but the acceptable liquids are pretty limited. Yesterday, I bought a package of Stove Top stuffing, and ate the whole package. For my condition, I have been eating 3 cups of white rice a day ( made from 1 cup of raw rice). I am sick of rice, so I thought this would be a good substitute. The rice hasn't really worked, so I figured I have nothing to lose. At least it was tastier than the rice. Tomorrow more cardio.

    Friday nutrition: calories: 3364

    Carbs: 358 43%
    Protein: 153 18%
    Fat: 143 39%
    Total: 100%
    sodium: 4135

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

    macdiver Well-Known Member
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    I didn't realize you were still having issues. Hoping it gets better soon. A good colonoscopy is were they find nothing. It seems a waste but worthwhile.
     
  12. Shamie

    Shamie Senior Member

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    Thank you. I am looking forward to getting it over with.


    Running / walking today: 5.69; w-t-d: 12.11; m-t-d: 37.96

    Steps yesterday: 19,980: 104 day average: 16,085 (goal to average 15,000+)

    Sleep: Sat / Sun 4.53 (1.48 deep, 3.05 light)

    Day #37 - No Buy Year (2/1/19-1/31/20)

    Sun - 3/10/19. 30 elliptical, 75 treadmill (walking / running slow). Sauna 30. m-t-d workouts: 9/10. The mouse traps have not worked. I bought the type that you put peanut butter in the back door, the mouse goes in to get the peanut butter, and gets trapped, and then gets killed by the poison or whatever is in the trap. I have the only mouse that doesn't like peanut butter. :( It's home base is under my stove. Tomorrow I am going to buy the sticky sheets you put down, and then the mouse gets stuck to it. I didn't want go this route, because on the box it said to kill it humanely. I don't know exactly what that means, but I can't have a mouse (or mice) walking around my house. :nope:

    Sat nutrition: calories: 3119

    Carbs: 388 50%
    Protein: 113 15%
    Fat: 132 38%
    Total: 103%
    sodium: 5278

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  13. macdiver

    macdiver Well-Known Member
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    I prefer the old fashioned snap trap. It kills quickly and I find them effective.
     
  14. ianmez

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  15. Seltzer

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    The snap traps would probably be more humane. Also, try using cheese as the bait although I am surprised peanut butter didn't work.
     
  16. Shamie

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    Before I read these replies, I was at the supermarket, and passed by the pest control section (didn't know they had one), and bought some glue strips. I put them down last night, there was nothing on them this morning. If it does catch the mouse (or mice), I am going to put the mouse attached to the glue strip in a plastic bag, and I will drop the garbage can on it to kill it. I know it is still there, I heard it this morning.


    Running / walking today: 1.10; w-t-d: 13.21; m-t-d: 39.06

    Steps yesterday: 18,933: 105 day average: 16,112 (goal to average 15,000+)

    Sleep: Sun / Mon 4.01 (2.18 deep, 1.43 light)

    Day #38 - No Buy Year (2/1/19-1/31/20)

    Mon - 3/11/19. 60 elliptical, 18 treadmill (walking / running slow). Sauna 20. m-t-d workouts: 10/11. Short on time today. Happy Monday.

    Sun nutrition: calories: 3219

    Carbs: 363 45%
    Protein: 188 23%
    Fat: 115 32%
    Total: 100%
    sodium: 4158

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

    Shamie Senior Member

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    Running / walking today: 4.88; w-t-d: 18.09; m-t-d: 43.94

    Steps yesterday: 20,419; 106 day average: 16,157 (goal to average 15,000+)

    Sleep: Mon / Tues 5.21 (2.21 deep, 3.00 light)

    Day #39 - No Buy Year (2/1/19-1/31/20)

    Tues - 3/12/19. 80 treadmill (walking). Sauna 25. m-t-d workouts: 11/12. Last night, I get home, and there is no mouse glued to the strips, and I hear the mouse under or in the stove. I read on the internet, that it is not uncommon for mice to nest under stoves, as they like the warmth. They suggested to put the glue strips around the stove, and turn on the stove, and the mouse (or mice) will move when the stove gets hot, and then get stuck to the glue strips. I turned it on, that never happened, I thought maybe the mouse got killed in or under the stove from the heat. When I stopped hearing the mouse, I turned the oven off, declaring like President Bush in Iraq "mission accomplished". But then this morning, I hear the sound again coming from the stove (mocking me). :mad: Going to try again tonight, but leave on the stove longer, and make it hotter.

    Mon nutrition: calories: 3407

    Carbs: 410 48%
    Protein: 120 14%
    Fat: 155 41%
    Total: 103%
    sodium: 4002

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  18. macdiver

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    Check under and behind the stove. The mouse may have a mouse hole for escaping rather than going into the main kitchen. These guys can squeeze through almost any opening.
     
  19. Seltzer

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    I've been thinking about your mouse elimination strategy. My understanding is that you're going to capture it via a glue strip. Playing it forward that means at some point you're going to have to take said mouse, scared and fighting for its life, to some place where you will crush it. Doesn't sound very pleasant and I hope you'll be wearing thick gloves so that you don't get bit or scratched while moving the critter outside.

    As I've written before, the joys of home ownership. :-)
     
  20. ianmez

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    Good luck with the mouse. One time in a different home my wife told me she saw a mouse in the room she did art in, so I went in and saw this enormous mouse run across the cabinet and somehow I trapped it in a bag. Only when I got it outside did I realize instead it was a rat. Yikes. Killing it was awful. I have killed my fair share of animals from my days of hunting but the rat was so much worse.

    I hope this resolves itself soon. I have a pest problem right now in my backyard, but it's just a cat or something that is pooping right outside our door. Unpleasant but at least it's not in the house. Tonight I received a motion activated sprinkler that I'm going to set up this weekend as a deterrent.
     

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