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Kaizen - Continuous Improvement

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

  1. Seltzer

    Seltzer Elite Member

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    No food...what about perishables like veggies, fruit, and dairy?
     
  2. Spartan88

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    Frozen?
     
  3. Shamie

    Shamie Senior Member

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    Running / walking today: 0.35; w-t-d: 4.66; m-t-d: .64

    Steps yesterday: 10,760; 157 day average: 15,107 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day).

    Sleep: Weds / Thurs: 7.04 (deep 3.29, light 3.35)

    Day #90 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)
    Day #01 - No Buy Food Month (5/01/19-5/31/19)

    Thurs - 5/02/19. back, abs. 6 minutes treadmill (before lifting warm up). Sauna: 30 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 2/2. I am reading a book "Elephant in the Room", by Tommy Tomlinson. This guy was a newspaper journalist, and then became a freelance sports journalist. It is a book about himself, it tells his life story of living as someone 480 pounds, and how he got there. The book is interspersed with stories about his life, and at the end of the chapter, moves to the current time of how he is doing losing weight. He lived (is living) a remarkable life for someone that weight (or any weight), he didn't let the weight stop him from living his life. So far, I am about 1/3 through the book, and he is not that successful, losing only 6 pounds in the first 4 months. He is now about age 50, he said since he was age 16, he spent about $30.00 a week on fast food. He wrote that doing that for 35 years, that equals about $55,000. I think probably an exaggeration (food was much less 35 years ago), but I get his point (he wasted a lot of money on something that is slowly killing him).

    Weds calories: 3261

    Carbs: 369 45%
    Protein: 132 16%
    Fat: 161 44%
    Total: 106%
    sodium: 2372

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

    Shamie Senior Member

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    I do have canned fruit and dried fruit, and frozen vegetables. But a month is a short period, I think I can survive without them in the 2nd half of the month. :) As for dairy, I have plenty of string and cheddar cheese, enough for a month or more. I don't usually buy milk or eggs.
     
  5. Shamie

    Shamie Senior Member

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    Running / walking today: 0.29; w-t-d: 4.95; m-t-d: .93

    Steps yesterday: 11,818, 158 day average: 15,087 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day).

    Sleep: Thurs / Fri: 6.43 (deep 2.45, light 3.58)

    Day #91 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)
    Day #02 - No Buy Food Month (5/01/19-5/31/19)

    Friday - 5/03/19. legs, abs. 5 minutes treadmill (before lifting warm up). Sauna: 30 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 3/3. I was looking at a nutrition label for something I bought. It had 8 servings, 120 calories each (per the label). Each serving had 20 grams of carbs, 8 grams of protein, and 9 grams of fat. 20 x 4 = 80, 8x4=32, 9x9 = 81, that totals 193 calories. How misleading, that is 60% more calories that you think you are eating from the label. Edit: I found this out, because I was trying to determine why the calories below were so far away from equaling 100%, they were 106% yesterday, and the day before (I thought it was a math error on my part). I finally tried "Beyond Burger", the veggie burger that they recently starting selling in stores. There is no soy in it, the protein is from pea protein. Since I don't eat beef, I am not the best person to compare how it tastes to a normal hamburger. But I had it in a roll, with onions and ketchup, and I never would have known it wasn't beef by the taste. The company (Beyond Meat) had an initial public offering yesterday, the stock I think was $45 per share, it is now trading at $74.00.:eek: TGIF.

    Thurs calories: 3071

    Carbs: 297 39%
    Protein: 134 17%
    Fat: 172 50%
    Total: 106%
    sodium: 2172

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

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    Wowza, that's really deceiving and it's hard to believe that they'll get away with that for too long.

    I read about the Beyond Meat IPO; I've never had one of their products, but had a heightened sense of awareness of the company due to something you wrote. No doubt 45 to 74 is a huge ROI, but knowing how IPO's work it's very doubtful you or me would have been able to get in at 45.
     
  7. macdiver

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    You've done the no food buying before. If I recall you went several months eating only what you already had. This is a good idea to clear out the pantry of all the older stuff.

    Try subtracting out the fiber when comparing the calories from macros to the total calorie. The label has to list total carbs including total grams of fiber and total grams of sugars on the label. The total calorie count though is based on the net crabs, total grams of carbs - grams of fiber. This should get you much closer to the total on the package not including any rounding. The total calories based on net carbs is correct since fiber is not absorbed or digested.
     
  8. ianmez

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    I'm so curious to try the Beyond Burger. I've still never had one! It's been so long since I've had meat that I wonder if I'll think it's delicious or it will freak me out.
     
  9. Shamie

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    Good guess, but the food had zero fiber. The product was like an apricot tart, I can't spell the correct name, it is a pastry that they usually sell around Passover. I am going to email the company tomorrow.

    I once tried a no buy food month, but it was more limited, I was allowed to buy fruits and vegetables, mostly not processed food. I failed on that attempt also.


    I can see your concern. I didn't read the ingredients, but it has a long list. Usually, the lower the number the ingredients, the better (imho).


    What do I know, but I think this stock is going to be like Fitbit, or Go Pro, where it skyrockets in the beginning, and later drops to the single digits. It is one thing for them to create a product that tastes like beef, it is another thing if there is a demand for it. I think it is sort of like electric cars. I keep reading that all these companies are coming out with electric car models, will anyone buy them, in enough volume to make money?


    Running / walking Sat: 3.01; w-t-d: 3.01; m-t-d: 3.94
    Running / walking Sun: 2.38; w-t-d: 5.39; m-t-d: 6.32

    Steps Friday: 10,630, 159 day average: 15,059 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day)
    Steps Sat: 16,397, 160 day average: 15,067 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day).


    Sleep: Fri / Sat: 9.03 (deep 3.22, light 5.41)
    Sleep: Sat / Sun: 5.24 (deep 2.54, light 2.48)

    Day #93 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)
    Day #00 - No Buy Food (5/06/19-6/15/19)

    Sat - 5/04/19. chest training. 40 minutes treadmill. Sauna: 30 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 4/4. Lousy workout Saturday. All lifts were weak.

    Sun - 5/05/19. back; ab training. 30 elliptical; 35 minutes treadmill. Sauna: 20 / cold shower / 15 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 5/5. I already failed on the no buy food month (that didn't take long). Starting over tomorrow, and as a penalty, increasing to 40 days. Issue was, I went to Wegmans (supermarket) today to renew a prescription. As I was waiting on line to be helped, I remembered it wasn't a renewal, but the doctor gave me a paper prescription, which I didn't have with me. So it was a wasted trip. So not to make it a totally wasted trip, I bought some food.:bang: I mostly wanted diet soda, enough to last for 40 days. :) Tomorrow either a rest day, or just cardio.


    Friday calories: 3496

    Carbs: 108 47%
    Protein: 408 13%
    Fat: 123 39%
    Total: 99%
    sodium: 3006

    Sat calories: 3384

    Carbs: 322 38%
    Protein: 182 22%
    Fat: 150 40%
    Total: 100%
    sodium: 2921


    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: 5.16; w-t-d: 10.55; m-t-d: 11.48

    Steps yesterday: 13,339, 161 day average: 15,056 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day).

    Sleep: Sun / Mon: 4.52 (deep 2.58, light 1.54) - I think incorrect, slept about 2 hours longer.

    Day #94 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)
    Day #00 - No Buy Food (5/06/19-6/15/19)


    Mon - 5/06/19. 65 treadmill (3/4 running slowly, 1/4 walking). Sauna: 30. m-t-d workouts: 6/6. I was pretty sure I was taking a rest day when I woke up, but ended up going to the gym for cardio. I am glad I went. But I must have needed the rest, since I fell asleep almost the second I sat in my seat, and didn't wake up until it was time to get off the bus. Tomorrow if I don't take a rest day, than it will be to train shoulders / triceps.

    Sunday calories: 3194

    Carbs: 379 47%
    Protein: 138 17%
    Fat: 139 39%
    Total: 103%
    sodium: 1907

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  11. Shamie

    Shamie Senior Member

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    Running / walking today: 0.00; w-t-d: 10.55; m-t-d: 11.48

    Steps yesterday: 18,454, 162 day average: 15,077 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day).

    Sleep: Mon / Tues: 6.33 (deep 2.57, light 3.36)

    Day #95 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)
    Day #01 - No Buy Food (5/06/19-6/14/19) - 40 day goal


    Tues - 5/07/19. shoulders; triceps; abs. Sauna: 30. m-t-d workouts: 7/7. Good workout today. Most people hate to wake up during the night. For me, when I wake up at say 2:30 am like today, I am so happy, that I have about an hour and half before I really have to wake up for the gym.:) The problem with food, it is too cheap, it tastes too good, and it is everywhere. Processed food is so calorie dense, that is why obesity is such a problem. If one didn't eat any processed food, one would be hard pressed to become overweight. Yes, it could be done, but it would take effort. As it is now, it is easy to become overweight, with most people not even understanding how they got there. That is my sermon for the day. :)

    Mon calories: 2869

    Carbs: 310 43%
    Protein: 136 19%
    Fat: 131 41%
    Total: 103%
    sodium: 1797

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  12. Spartan88

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    Have to agree how less likely it is that you'll gain weight if you're avoiding processed food. I found that simply avoiding processed foods (admittedly whilst also using resistance training) saw me losing weight quite quickly. Losing 1.5 to 2 pounds per week would see much of the overweight population back to much healthier weights rather quickly rather than the weight keep edging ever upwards.

    It's certainly an effort to put on weight whilst actively avoiding processed food. I'm currently slowly bulking and doing so whilst eating a minimal amount of processed food means I spend a lot of my day eating. My desk at work, the drawers, the shelves, the fridge in our room are full of food. If the food consisted of cakes and biscuits and other processed foods I'd be piling on the weight (as I had been). As my provisions consist of fruit and nuts and veg/salad and lean meat and eggs, I can eat almost constantly without piling on the pounds.
     
  13. ianmez

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    Yes the less processed food you eat the better, for so many reasons. Cooking dinners at home is one of the biggest thing that's helped us with this (and I love reading Seltzer's and Jaer's logs for those reasons--always something so interesting). I will be interested in seeing how the no buy food plan goes after about 10 days. It seems like such a challenge to me!
     
  14. Shamie

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    The last time I read your thread, we weighed exactly the same (188). You are bulking, I am hoping to get to move in the opposite direction.

    Yes, just too many calories in processed food.


    I would guess for you, a no buy food plan would be more difficult, since being vegan, you probably eat a ton of more fresh vegetables than me. I think I will miss fresh fruit the most, when that runs out. Cooking dinners at home is much healthier, since the job of a restaurant (most restaurants) is to make food taste good, regardless of how much sugar, salt and fat they use to accomplish that.


    Running / walking today: 2.20; w-t-d: 12.75; m-t-d: 13.68

    Steps yesterday: 7,084, 163 day average: 15,028 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day).

    Sleep: Tues / Weds: 6.22 (deep 2.28, light 3.54)

    Day #96 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)
    Day #02 - No Buy Food (5/06/19-6/14/19) - 40 day goal


    Weds - 5/08/19. 45 elliptical; 25 treadmill; Sauna: 20. m-t-d workouts: 8/8. I got to the gym a little late, so I had to cut sauna down to 20 minutes. I would bet by far, of all of the members of the gym, I use the sauna the most. My concern is I hope people don't think of me as that creepy sauna guy.:( Today I ran the whole time, that was my longest run in quite a while. I have been running, but mostly interspersed with walking. I am running in a 4 mile race Sunday. The last race I ran was at the end of last October. My heel still hurts (bone spur), but once I start running for a few minutes, it feels okay. But I pay the price later. I am not ready to give up running yet. But I am pretty sure long distance races like marathons I will never participate in again.

    Tues calories: 3451

    Carbs: 437 51%
    Protein: 152 18%
    Fat: 115 30%
    Total: 99%
    sodium: 5929 grams

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    Shamie Senior Member

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    Running / walking today: 0.00; w-t-d: 12.75; m-t-d: 13.68

    Steps yesterday: 15,461, 164 day average: 15,031 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day).

    Sleep: Weds / Thurs: 7.21 (deep 3.28, light 3.53)

    Day #97 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)
    Day #03 - No Buy Food (5/06/19-6/14/19) - 40 day goal


    Thurs - 5/09/19. rest day. m-t-d workouts: 8/9. I woke up with a scratchy throat, and an uneasy stomach. I decided to take a rest day, even though I think 30 minutes in the sauna would have made me feel better. I just finished my book "The Elephant in the Room", by Tommy Tomlinson on my commute to NY this morning. It was very good. He is taking the slow approach to losing weight. He started at 460 lbs on 12/31/14, and in epilogue he wrote on Thanksgiving 2017 he was 375. You might argue that is a long time to lose 85 pounds, but it is the most long term success he has had losing weight, so I would call that a successful plan. He wrote a good article on ESPN.com, about Jared Lorenzen. I will link it below.

    Inside Jared Lorenzen's lifelong weight battle


    Weds calories: 3124

    Carbs: 347 44%
    Protein: 139 18%
    Fat: 145 42%
    Total: 104%
    sodium: 1902 grams

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    I've read all the posts today since I've been away, but it's too vast for me to comment on other to that to agree that avoiding processed foods is a very healthy decision.
     
  17. Shamie

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    Running / walking today: 0.34; w-t-d: 13.09; m-t-d: 14.02

    Steps yesterday: 10,627 165 day average: 15,004 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day).

    Sleep: Thurs / Fri: 4.39 (light 2.59, deep 1.40). Incorrect, slept about 2 hours more.

    Day #98 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)
    Day #04 - No Buy Food (5/06/19-6/14/19) - 40 day goal


    Friday - 5/10/19. leg day, 6 minutes treadmill (warm up before lifting). m-t-d workouts: 9/10. If I don't reach 15K steps today, average will fall below 15K. I am supposed to walk to where I pick up my number and shirt for Sunday's race at lunchtime. If that happens, I will reach 15K today. If it rains at lunchtime, that probably won't happen. I haven't cut my lawn yet this season. We have had a lot of rain in April and this month, and it is way overgrown. It will be hard to cut. Has to happen tomorrow, since Sunday is more rain.

    It is funny how something stays in your mind. Years ago, before chain stores took over (and now are declining), most towns used to have an independent local men's / boy's clothing store. I remember being 5 - 6 years old, my mom's younger sister was getting married, and my mom took me there to get a sports coat for the wedding. I remember the owner or salesman put a double breasted suit on me, and then said, with those big hips, you son can never wear a double breasted suit (I hadn't a clue what a double breasted suit meant). Realistically, how big could a 5-6 year old's thighs / hips be, and at that time I was not overweight. All these years, that stuck with me, and I always think of myself having freakishly big hips. In my head I know if that were true, then I couldn't wear normal size pants off the rack, and I can. I don't have small hips, can't wear skinny cut jeans (not that I want to), but I think realistically, they are normal size. But when I look in the mirror, my mind sees 'humongous hips". After not thinking of that for a longtime, that popped into my mind this morning. TGIF.


    Thurs calories: 2554

    Carbs: 345 54%
    Protein: 98 15%
    Fat: 89 31%
    Total: 100%
    sodium: 880 grams

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  18. Shamie

    Shamie Senior Member

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    Running / walking today: 1.18; w-t-d: 1.18; m-t-d: 15.20

    Steps yesterday: 16,249 166 day average: 15,012 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day).

    Sleep: Fri / Sat: 7.40 (light 4.36, deep 3.04).

    Day #99 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)
    Day #05 - No Buy Food (5/06/19-6/14/19) - 40 day goal


    Sat - 5/11/19. back, lite abs, 20 minutes treadmill (before lifting). m-t-d workouts: 10/11. I already have 15K steps today, and if I run in the 4 mile race tomorrow, I will reach 15K tomorrow too. Run may or may not happen, for 3 reasons, it is supposed to rain, I developed a cough, and I am coughing constantly, and my right heel is in pain. But apart from that, I am in good shape. I will see how I feel tomorrow morning. Either way, I hope to do chest training tomorrow. Happy Saturday.


    Friday calories: 3149

    Carbs: 327 42%
    Protein: 138 18%
    Fat: 156 45%
    Total: 105%
    sodium: 1901 grams

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    Interesting memory about that careless comment in the store. It's amazing what can impact us when we're young.
     
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    Nice job on exceeding your goal steps. Tomorrow is supposed to be cold and wet, not great conditions to travel into NYC for a run, especially if your heel is ailing.
     

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