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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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    Thank you. I am going to have to learn to make Cauliflower pizza.

    Running / walking yesterday: 0.00; w-t-d: 4.98; m-t-d: 17.08

    Steps yesterday: 10,492; 143 day average: 15,233 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day).

    Day #76 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)

    Thurs - 4/18/19. back; abs. Sauna: 30 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 16/18. Sauna was reopened today. It is all brand new. My only complaint, is that the top row of benches is about 6-8 inches higher than the prior ones. It is not as comfortable sitting, but that might be a good thing, since it might get me to stand more. Standing on the bench is better, since heat rises, so it is hotter the higher you go. As I expected, in this office they celebrated the monthly birthday's, and I did eat a piece of cake. So today will be the start of my gluten free diet. Though maybe I should wait until after Easter. :) Wheat is in many things, that you would never expect. It is even in Twizzlers (licorice candy). :confused: I am going to give this diet at least a month. Today feels like Friday, since I am off tomorrow. Tomorrow I plan to train legs.

    Weds calories: 3,332

    Carbs: 378 45%
    Protein: 105 13%
    Fat: 164 44%
    Total: 102%
    sodium: 2,298

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

    Seltzer Elite Member

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    As I'm sure you know you can buy premade cauliflower pizza crusts, but they're really not hard to make at home especially if you have a food processor.
     
  3. ianmez

    ianmez Well-Known Member

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    Good luck with the eating plan. I just happened to see premade Cauliflower crusts today at Trader Joe's. There is a new variety, too--cauliflower and something else. Spinach? Kale? They looked interesting and I'll follow along here to see how your cauliflower crusts turn out.
     
  4. Shamie

    Shamie Senior Member

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    I think first I will buy one, to see if I like how it tastes. There is cauliflower everything now.

    You don't eat that?, it seems it would be right up your alley. Though maybe vegan is enough for you, you don't need to be a gluten free vegan. :) Today I noticed in the local supermarkets weekly flyer, they are selling "Beyond Burgers". Prior to seeing this, I thought they were only sold in restaurants.

    Running / walking Friday: 6.19; w-t-d: 11.17; m-t-d: 23.27
    Running / walking Saturday: 3.21; w-t-d: 3.21; m-t-d: 26.48
    Running / walking today: 6.64; w-t-d: 9.85; m-t-d: 33.12

    Steps Thursday: 15,994; 144 day average: 15,238 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day).
    Steps Friday: 18,970; 145 day average: 15,264 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day).
    Steps Saturday: 18,140; 146 day average: 15,284 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day).

    Day #79 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)

    Friday - 4/19/19. legs, 65 treadmill (before lifting); 15 treadmill (after lifting). Sauna: 30 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 17/19.

    Saturday - 4/20/19. 45 treadmill; 45 elliptical. Sauna: 30 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 18/20.

    Sunday - 4/21/19. chest; abs. 65 treadmill (before lifting); 30 treadmill (after lifting). Sauna: 25 minutes / cold shower / 10 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 19/21. I had to step it up, and got back to accumulating 15K+ steps daily. If I didn't, the average was going to fall below 15K. I still have not started to go gluten free, but recently while I still have the gastro problems, it has decreased substantially, so I am not sure if I want to make any nutritional changes while things seem to be improving. If I do have a setback, then I will try that. Tomorrow I hope to do back training. I am hoping that this will be a quiet week at work, it is a short week (office closed Friday), and the one I report to is on vacation, and the owner of the company will not be in this coming week, so I am hoping for the best. Thinking this way, naturally a disaster will happen.


    Thurs calories: (forgot I didn't update Friday)

    Carbs: %
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    Friday calories: 3,658

    Carbs: 366 40%
    Protein: 170 19%
    Fat: 181 45%
    Total: 104 %
    sodium: 2,799


    Saturday calories: (didn't plan on updating today, don't have nutrition journal with me)

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  5. Shamie

    Shamie Senior Member

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    Running / walking today: .50; w-t-d: 10.35; m-t-d: 33.62

    Steps Sun: 18,376; 147 day average: 15,304 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day).

    Day #80 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)

    Monday - 4/22/19. back training; 11 minutes treadmill (warm up before lifting). Sauna: 25 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 20/22. I almost broke my no buy year on Saturday. I got an email from Best Buy, that I got a coupon for 10% any purchase (birthday reward). All of a sudden, I found myself with a Garmin Vivoactive 3 in my online cart.:confused: I decided, I am an adult, I can buy what I want. :) But did not to make the purchase, and decided to think about it first. Sunday it occurred to me that I should see how I paid for the Garmin Vivoactive HR that currently is not working. Some credit cards double the warranty, and if that is the case here, it is still covered. I haven't checked yet. Then this morning, I noticed the Garmin Vivoactive HR was dead. So I decided to bring to to work to charge. It charged, it updated the software, corrected the time, and synced with the phone. The only thing, I can't swipe between screens anymore, it is stuck on the watch screen. If it is going to get stuck anywhere, the watch screen is the best screen to get stuck on. As long as I can still sync it with the phone, being able to swipe between screens isn't that important for the uses I use it for. So I am going to start wearing it again (except in the sauna). I am going to see how I paid for it, and if it is still under the warranty, will send it in to be fixed.

    Sun calories: 4,023

    Carbs: 507 50%
    Protein: 160 16%
    Fat: 162 36%
    Total: 102 %
    sodium: 2,889

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  6. Seltzer

    Seltzer Elite Member

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    Sounds like promising news with your Garmin.
     
  7. Shamie

    Shamie Senior Member

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    It turned out, I bought the Garmin using a Best Buy gift card, so the warranty was not extended. If I ever do buy another one, I am going to make sure I buy it using one of my credit cards that double the warranty, or I will pay extra for the extended warranty from Best Buy.


    Running / walking today: 1.22; w-t-d: 11.57; m-t-d: 34.84

    Steps yesterday: 12,828; 148 day average: 15,288 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day).

    Sleep: Mon / Tues: 5.50 (2.46 deep; 3.04 light).

    Day #81 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)

    Tues - 4/23/19. 60 elliptical; 15 treadmill. Sauna: 30 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 21/23. Hope to get back on a better nutrition path today. Shouldn't say hope, I will get back on a better nutrition path today. Today I am wearing both watches that count steps. The Garmin Vivoactive HR, currently shows 11,175 steps, the Microsoft Band, currently shows 5,260. Of course I am going to use the data from the Garmin watch.:) The difference is the elliptical, the Garmin picks up about 6,000 steps for the hour on the elliptical, the Microsoft band, doesn't even pickup one step. I am going to wear both tomorrow also, but since I won't be using the elliptical, I want to see how close the steps show for one day. Tomorrow I plan on shoulders / triceps. For some reason, I trust the Microsoft Band more, I think it is more accurate (except for the elliptical). The Microsoft Band also doesn't pick up steps when lifting. I can pick up 40 steps just from doing chin ups on Garmin.

    Mon calories: 4,343 :eek:

    Carbs: 507 50%
    Protein: 160 16%
    Fat: 162 36%
    Total: 102 %
    sodium: 2,889

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  8. Shamie

    Shamie Senior Member

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    Running / walking today: .34; w-t-d: 11.91; m-t-d: 35.18

    Steps yesterday: 18,421; 149 day average: 15,309 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day).

    Sleep: Tues / Weds: 7.04 (3.00 deep; 4.04 light).

    Day #82 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)

    Weds - 4/24/19. shoulders; triceps; abs, 6 minutes treadmill (before lifting warm up). Sauna: 30 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 22/24. I was correct in my belief that the Garmin was accumulating steps quicker than the Microsoft band. So far this morning, I wore them the exact same length of time, the Garmin shows 5,982, the Microsoft band shows 4,584. :confused: My workouts are getting better, after starting lifting again from a 2 month stop ( a combination of reasons: due to shoulder problems, gastro problems, and being lazy). I still can't lift the weights I was before I stopped, but getting closer. While my nutrition was an improvement over the prior 2 days, it still is not where I want it to be. Today should be better. People keep asking me if I am losing weight, which I guess is a good thing. I have a pair of old Levi's that I wear when I am working around the house (maybe loafing around the house is more accurate), they are size 36. They are so loose, they would fall down without a belt. Funny how perspective changes. Now 36 seems so big to me, yet when I started this fitness quest about 15 years ago, I wore size 42 waist pants, and they were tight. Back then, it would have been a dream to one day fit into size 36.

    Tues calories: 3,572

    Carbs: 415 47%
    Protein: 143 16%
    Fat: 155 39%
    Total: 102 %
    sodium: 2,499

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  9. Shamie

    Shamie Senior Member

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    Running / walking today: .34; w-t-d: 12.25; m-t-d: 35.52

    Steps yesterday: 13,385; 150 day average: 15,296 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day).

    Sleep: Weds / Thurs: 5.36 (2.36 deep; 3.00 light).

    Day #83 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)

    Thurs - 4/25/19. back training, 6 minutes treadmill (before lifting warm up). Sauna: 30 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 23/25. Final step total yesterday: Garmin: 13,385; Microsoft Band: 12,298. So assuming the Microsoft Band is correct, the Garmin overstates the steps by about 9%. I am using the Garmin step count, since I am going to continue wearing that device. But it is good to know the steps are inflated. Tomorrow I am off, and plan on training legs like usual at 5:00 am. Usually the park & ride is filled before 6:50 am. I usually don't even bother checking, since there are never any spots by the time I get there (about 7:30), except on Fridays. Today I was running late, and got to where I normally park at 7:45 am, and it is deserted. So I wonder why that is, and drive to the park & ride, and there are plenty of spots. It was a nice surprise. I think the schools were closed for break last week, so I wonder what was going on today.

    Weds calories: 2,763

    Carbs: 317 46%
    Protein: 113 16%
    Fat: 127 41%
    Total: 103 %
    sodium: 1,259

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  10. Seltzer

    Seltzer Elite Member

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    Why do you think the Microsoft Band is more accurate than the Garmin?
     
  11. Shamie

    Shamie Senior Member

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    Because the Microsoft band doesn't pick up any steps during weight lifting, when I am not actually walking (which the Garmin does).


    Running / walking today: .54; w-t-d: 12.79; m-t-d: 36.02

    Steps yesterday: 15,901; 151 day average: 15,300 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day).

    Sleep: Thurs / Friday: 5.42 (2.02 deep; 3.40 light).

    Day #84 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)

    Friday - 4/26/19. leg; ab training, 10 minutes treadmill (before lifting warm up). Sauna: 30 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 24/26. I had placed my watch on the window ledge when I walk into the house, and it disappeared about a week ago. I finally got a flashlight, and saw where it fell on the floor. When I went to pick it up, I noticed something laying sideways next to the piece of furniture. It was hard to see what it was (no, it was not a mouse).:) I didn't see it before because under the ledge is a the piece of furniture against the wall. I picked it up, and it turned out to be my the bus pass wallet that I thought I lost months ago on the bus. I thought it only had my bus pass, a $20.00 bill, expired credit cards, and a flash drive. But it actually had $106.00 in cash. The most important thing was the flash drive had something important on it, that I had saved nowhere else. So I was happy to find it. Tomorrow - chest training. There is no way I am reaching 15K steps today. It is raining hard outside, didn't feel like walking on the treadmill when I was at the gym, and now I only have a little over 4K steps.:( Happy National Pretzel Day.

    Thurs calories: 2,993

    Carbs: 356 48%
    Protein: 120 16%
    Fat: 134 40%
    Total: 103 %
    sodium: 1,359

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  12. Seltzer

    Seltzer Elite Member

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    Thanks for answering my question and it's nice that you got a pleasant surprise finding you wallet with the $$ and flash drive.

    National Pretzel Day?? It seems as every day is national day for something. :lol:
     
  13. ianmez

    ianmez Well-Known Member

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    That's a good find! $106 windfall (and the flash drive).
     
  14. Shamie

    Shamie Senior Member

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    Yes. Thank you.

    Losing $20.00 didn't bother me, had I known though at the time it was $106.00, that would have bothered me.:nod:

    I only knew about the National Pretzel day, because I must have registered for Wetzel's Pretzels, and they sent an email. They must use a ton of butter making them, they are delicious. If I ever was going to open a franchise, that would be one I would consider. Though, after a year in business, I would probably be 300+ pounds.


    Running / walking today: 1.20; w-t-d: 1.20; m-t-d: 37.22

    Steps yesterday: 10,078; 152 day average: 15,265 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day).

    Sleep: Friday / Saturday : Not available yet.

    Day #85 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)

    Sat - 4/27/19. chest; ab training, 20 minutes treadmill (before lifting warm up). Sauna: 30 min / cold shower / 15 min. m-t-d workouts: 25/27. Friday, the Garmin and Microsoft band were very close on the steps. Garmin 10,078, Microsoft Band 9,978. At the moment, I can't sync the Garmin with my phone, so I can't get the sleep info. Normally I can turn it off, and turn the phone off, and when they are restarted it sync's, but since the Garmin is not working correctly, I can't turn it off. Last time, when it went dead, I was able to sync it after it recharged. Excellent workout today. Tomorrow I hope to train back again. It is supposed to rain again tomorrow, so I have a little yard work to be done today. Enjoy the weekend.


    Friday calories: 3,173

    Carbs: 361 46%
    Protein: 128 16%
    Fat: 152 43%
    Total: 105 %
    sodium: 2,329

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  15. macdiver

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    Glad you found your wallet finally. I laughed at the mouse comment.
     
  16. Shamie

    Shamie Senior Member

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    Thank you.

    Running / walking today: 1.23; w-t-d: 2.43; m-t-d: 38.45

    Steps yesterday: 8,887; 153 day average: 15,223 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day).

    Sleep: Friday / Saturday : 6.51 (deep 2.46, light 4.05)
    Sleep: Saturday / Sunday: 7.06 (deep 3.19, light 3.47)

    Day #86 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)

    Sun - 4/28/19. back; ab training, 20 minutes treadmill (before lifting warm up). Sauna: 30 min / cold shower / 10 min. m-t-d workouts: 26/28. Another excellent workout. I like it when the weights I lift get heavier, or I can do more reps. It is a satisfying feeling I am at least accomplishing something. Can't get myself to spend more time on cardio, hopefully May will be better than April. I saw a documentary called "Bigger", it was about the life story of Joe Weider, and his brother Ben. They were Canadians, they created the IFBB (Mr. Olympia) contest, and the magazine "Muscle & Fitness", and "Shape" magazine. It seemed more like a movie than a documentary, but it was in the documentary section of the library. I didn't know anything about them before this movie, it was an interesting story. If nothing else, it gave a lot of acting jobs to bodybuilders to make the movie. On Rotten Tomatoes, the critics gave it a 20% rating, the audience an 83% rating.

    Saturday calories: 3,293

    Carbs: 370 45%
    Protein: 112 14%
    Fat: 160 44%
    Total: 103 %
    sodium: 2,549

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  17. Shamie

    Shamie Senior Member

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    Running / walking today: 1.59; w-t-d: 4.02; m-t-d: 40.04

    Steps yesterday: 7,414; 154 day average: 15,173 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day).

    Sleep: Sunday / Monday: 5.53 (deep 2.18, light 3.35)

    Day #87 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)


    Monday - 4/29/19. 60 elliptical; 20 minutes treadmill. Sauna: 30 min. m-t-d workouts: 27/29. Tomorrow I hope to train shoulders. Short on time today.

    Sunday calories: 3,598

    Carbs: 314 35%
    Protein: 168 19%
    Fat: 201 50%
    Total: 104 %
    sodium: 4,399

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    Yes it's very satisfying to either move up in weight, reps, or sets. I love that feeling!
     
  19. Shamie

    Shamie Senior Member

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    Yes.

    Running / walking today: 0.00; w-t-d: 4.02; m-t-d: 40.04

    Steps yesterday: 19,715; 155 day average: 15,200 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day).

    Sleep: Monday / Tuesday: 6.27 (deep 2.40, light 3.43)

    Day #88 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)


    Tuesday - 4/30/19. rest day. m-t-d workouts: 27/30. Woke up, and decided to take an unscheduled rest day. April was not the best month, glad it is about over. Increased calories, decreased steps. Bright spot was lifting. Tomorrow I hope to do the shoulder training that I had planned for today.

    Monday calories: (don't have wallet with me).

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  20. Shamie

    Shamie Senior Member

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    Running / walking today: 0..29; w-t-d: 4.31; m-t-d: .29

    Steps yesterday: 4,741; 156 day average: 15,135 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day).

    Sleep: Tuesday / Weds: 6.55 (deep 4.30, light 2.25)

    Day #89 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)
    Day # - No Buy Food Month (5/01/19-5/31/19)

    Weds - 5/01/19. shoulders; triceps; abs. 5 minutes treadmill (before lifting warm up). Sauna: 30 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 1/1. Step comparison March 438,705 (daily average: 14,152), April 336,401 (11,213). That is a 23% decline in steps. March food averaged 3,127, April averaged 3,622, 16% increase. Both moving in the wrong direction. Took 3 rest days each month. I have got to eat less calories in May. Average for the year so far 3,365. Finished 1/4 of the "No Buy Year", success except for one exception, a $33.00 purchase. It is going so well, I am expanding it for May as a "No Buy Food Month". No food purchases, no exceptions. This will help me with getting the average calories down in May. I will not starve, I have plenty of food in my house. As they say in the movie "Field of Dreams", If we build it, they will come. In this case, if I buy it, I will eat it. :)

    Monday calories: 3073

    Carbs: 321 42%
    Protein: 133 17%
    Fat: 149 44%
    Total: 103%
    sodium: 2544

    Tuesday calories: 2811

    Carbs: 268 38%
    Protein: 118 17%
    Fat: 158 51%
    Total: 106%
    sodium: 1842

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