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Kaizen - Continuous Improvement

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

  1. Seltzer

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    Hope you're feeling better and you now have additional incentive to explore whether gluten is the issue.
     
  2. Shamie

    Shamie Senior Member

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    Hope you're feeling better and you now have additional incentive to explore whether gluten is the issue

    You would think. Thank you.


    Running / walking today: 1.29; w-t-d: 1.29; m-t-d: 1.29.

    Steps yesterday: 17,050; 219 day average: 14,569 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day)

    Sleep: Tues / Weds: 4.43 (1.44 deep; 2.59 light). Sleep is incorrect, slept longer

    Day #152 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)
    Day #58 - Minimal Food buy (5/06/19-8/03/19) - 90 day goal

    Weds - 7/03/19. 60 elliptical; 15 treadmill; Sauna: 20 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 3/3. In the winter, my deep sleep was so much more than my light sleep, now it is almost always reversed. I am getting delivery of a new mattress on Friday, so I hope that will help. I think the issue though is there is too much light in the bedroom. I will see what happens first with the new mattress. For the no buy year, my rules allowed for a new mattress and a new stove, I haven't bought the stove yet. Today is the start of my Gluten Free period (this time for real). I am trying for 3 months at a minimum, to see how it makes me feel. This book I am reading, Jennifer's Way, by Jennifer Esposito, about her life with Celiac Disease is good so far. I never heard of her before, but seeing photo's of her, she looks familiar (she apparently is a well known actress, formerly married to Bradley Couper for a short time). She writes about all of her health issues growing up. One thing that I didn't understand, to get screen ready for a naked scene in a movie (Crash), she went on the Atkins Diet for a month. During that time, all of her health issues went away, and she felt great. Because while on Atkins, she wasn't eating carbs, therefore gluten. Even if at that time she still had no diagnosis of what was causing her problems, why not stick to that diet since she was feeling so much better? Her life before and after that diet, was one big gastro problem (until she was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, and cut out gluten). I am hoping to get back on track with the step goal. I am now on a streak of 2 days 15K+. Tomorrow I hope to do back training. My office was originally supposed to be open Friday, but they relented, and gave us a long weekend. Happy July 4th.

    Tues calories: 3,282

    Carbs: 406 49%
    Protein: 136 17%
    Fat: 139 38%
    Total: 104%
    sodium: 2,431 mg

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

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    I have several friends with varying levels of Gluten sensitivity including full blown celiac disease. They all said that within a few days of giving up Gluten their digestive issues cleared up but if they eat gluten unknowingly, they will know it the next day.

    Hopefully this resolves your issues.
     
  4. Shamie

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    Thank you. I hope so.

    Running / walking Thurs: 1.09; w-t-d: 2.38; m-t-d: 2.38.
    Running / walking Friday: 1.30; w-t-d: 3.68; m-t-d: 3.68.

    Steps Weds: 16,998. 220 day average: 14,580 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day)
    Steps Thurs: 11,387. 221 day average: 14,566 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day)

    Sleep: Weds / Thurs: 4.36 (1.59 deep; 2.37 light). Sleep is incorrect, slept longer
    Sleep: Thurs / Friday: 7.12 (3.07 deep; 4.05 light).

    Day #154 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)
    Day #60 - Minimal Food buy (5/06/19-8/03/19) - 90 day goal

    Thurs - 7/04/19. back training; 13 minutes treadmill (before lifting warmup); Sauna: 25 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 4/4.

    Friday - 7/05/19. leg; ab training; 15 minutes treadmill (after lifting); Sauna: 25 min / cold shower / 10 min. m-t-d workouts: 5/5. One thing I noticed from using the sauna frequently, is that now, when it is hot and humid outside, I don't feel it. Yesterday where I was, every one was complaining how it was so humid, and they were drenched. I didn't sweat at all. I guess now my body is used to 170 degrees, so when it is 90, it thinks, what is the big deal. :)

    I lasted one day being gluten free. I ate soy sauce, which unknowingly (at the time), has gluten. Then once I realized that, the day was ruined :crazy:, and ate other stuff with gluten. Hopefully at some point I will grow up, and even if I make one slip, I will just move forward.

    Weds calories: 3,524

    Carbs: 416 47%
    Protein: 138 16%
    Fat: 155 40%
    Total: 103%
    sodium: 4,053 mg

    Thurs calories: 3,968

    Carbs: 541 55%
    Protein: 117 12%
    Fat: 169 38%
    Total: 105%
    sodium: 2,810 mg

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

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    Running / walking today: 2..65; w-t-d: 2.65; m-t-d: 6.33.

    Steps yesterday: 9,233. 222 day average: 14,542 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day)

    Sleep: Friday / Sat: 3.27 (.09 deep; 3.18 light). I am going to try wearing the watch strap a little tighter. If I still get erroneous results, I am not going to keep track anymore. I know I slept at least 7 hours last night.

    Day #155 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)
    Day #61 - Minimal Food buy (5/06/19-8/03/19) - 90 day goal

    Sat - 7/06/19. chest; ab training; 30 minutes treadmill (15 before, 15 after lifting); Sauna: 20 min / brush teeth / 15 min. m-t-d workouts: 6/6. Yesterday was a high calorie, but gluten free day. I am going to need a fasting day, to get to a reasonable average calories for the month (under 3K). In the book I am reading about Jennifer Esposito's experience with Celiac disease, she said when she was finally diagnosed and cut out gluten she felt worse for a long time, like going through a detox period. For me, I feel better the next day. I don't have the pressure in my abdomen that I usually have since I have been having gastro problems since February. They say joint pain goes away also, and that I am hoping that is true as an added bonus. Chest training today was weak, especially the flat bench press. Tomorrow - back training.

    Friday calories: 4,132

    Carbs: 499 48%
    Protein: 104 10%
    Fat: 200 44%
    Total: 102%
    sodium: 5,268 mg

    Believe you can, believe you can't, either way you are correct.
     
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    Hoping cutting out gluten is the answer to your gastro issues.
     
  7. Shamie

    Shamie Senior Member

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    OTE="Seltzer, post: 934209, member: 16292"]Hoping cutting out gluten is the answer to your gastro issues.[/QUOTE]

    Thank you. From my history, I am always wrong on my self diagnosis. I made it 2 days this time - gluten free.

    Running / walking Sat: 2.65; w-t-d: 5.30; m-t-d: 8.98.
    Running / walking today: 1.30; w-t-d: 6.60; m-t-d: 10.28.

    Steps Sat: 12,090. 223 day average: 14,531 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day)
    Steps yesterday: 10,509. 224 day average: 14,513 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day)

    Day #157 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)
    Day #63 - Minimal Food buy (5/06/19-8/03/19) - 90 day goal

    Sun - 7/07/19. back; lite ab training; 30 minutes treadmill (15 before, 15 after lifting); Sauna: 25 min / cold shower / 10 min. m-t-d workouts: 7/7.

    Mon - 7/08/19. 60 elliptical; 15 minutes treadmill; Sauna: 20 min. m-t-d workouts: 7/7. I think I might take a week break from lifting, until at least Saturday. I feel kind of beat up. Stopped keeping track of sleep from watch. It became inaccurate all of a sudden. Besides that, now I am starting to question the steps. I have been wearing 2 watches, the Microsoft Band, and the Garmin Vivoactive HR. Always, the Microsoft band shows about 10% less steps than the other. But on Saturday, the Band shows 13,500, the Garmin 12,090. I was expecting the steps for the day to show about 15K on the Garmin. I wear both for 2 reasons, the touchscreen on the Garmin is broken, and is stuck on the time. I can't therefore see the step count on the watch screen, I would have to look at my phone. I also wear the Microsoft Band because I don't wear the Garmin in the sauna (I formerly did, and I think that is why the touchscreen no longer works). I like seeing the time, so I wear the Band in there.

    Sat calories: 3,797

    Carbs: 528 56%
    Protein: 148 16%
    Fat: 140 33%
    Total: 105%
    sodium: 2,897 mg

    Sun calories: 3,300

    Carbs: 409 50%
    Protein: 134 16%
    Fat: 135 37%
    Total: 103%
    sodium: 2,517 mg

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

    Shamie Senior Member

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    Running / walking today: 5.44; w-t-d: 12.04; m-t-d: 15.72.

    Steps yesterday: 16,685. 225 day average: 14,522 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day)

    Day #158 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)
    Day #64 - Minimal Food buy (5/06/19-8/03/19) - 90 day goal

    Tues - 7/09/19. 65 treadmill; Sauna: 25 min. m-t-d workouts: 9/9. Spending so much time on the treadmill today, made me regret my decision to take a break from lifting until Saturday. But on the other hand, it is helping my step goal. Today, I already have over 17K, and will easily reach 20K just by walking to the bus terminal, and then to my car. I am still going to go gluten free, but I have postponed it a bit. I am going to take a blood test to see if I have celiac disease. In order to get correct results from the blood test, you have to still be eating gluten. The blood test is no where as accurate as the biopsy of the small intestine, but I still want to do it.

    Mon calories: 4,001

    Carbs: 487 49%
    Protein: 169 17%
    Fat: 158 36%
    Total: 102%
    sodium: 2,897 mg


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

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    Running / walking today: 0.00; w-t-d: 12.04; m-t-d: 15.72.

    Steps yesterday: 19,701. 226 day average: 14,545 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day)

    Day #159 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)
    Day #65 - Minimal Food buy (5/06/19-8/03/19) - 90 day goal

    Weds - 7/10/19. rest day. m-t-d workouts: 9/10. I woke up at 3:15 am, and could have worked out today. I actually should have gone, I fell back to sleep immediately, and woke up at 6:00 am, and that extra 3 hours in bed felt like time felt like it passed in 5 minutes. But I got to the park & ride early, and got a spot, and the earlier buses avoid the congestion on getting onto the bus lane, so I was in NY before 8:00 am. I might run tomorrow, and start weight training a day earlier (Friday - leg day). I am registered in a 4 mile race on Saturday, and if things happen as usual, I probably will skip it. But I am hoping I do go, since it will be my first race of the year. Maybe I will walk up to the Run Center on 57th Street today to pick up my number and shirt at lunchtime, so I can accumulate some steps today. Otherwise, it is going to be a low step day.

    Tues calories: 3173

    Carbs: 345 43%
    Protein: 139 18%
    Fat: 148 42%
    Total: 103%
    sodium: 2462mg

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

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    Running / walking today: 5.55; w-t-d: 17.59; m-t-d: 21.27.

    Steps yesterday: 8,730. 227 day average: 14,520 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day)

    Day #160 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)
    Day #66 - Minimal Food buy (5/06/19-8/03/19) - 90 day goal

    Thurs - 7/11/19. 65 treadmill; Sauna: 25 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 10/11. Today I was on the treadmill the same amount of time as on Tuesday, but today I ran faster, but walked more, so mileage was about the same. I already beat the mileage for the whole month of June.:) Running faster boasted my endorphins, and I feel great today. Yesterday I didn't get a chance to walk to the Run Center to pick up my number and T-Shirt for Saturday's race, but I hope to do that today (if it is not raining). Tomorrow is either leg training, or an hour on the elliptical.

    Weds calories: 3260

    Carbs: 370 45%
    Protein: 143 18%
    Fat: 149 441
    Total: 104%
    sodium: 2462 mg

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

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    Running / walking today: 0.00; w-t-d: 17.59; m-t-d: 21.27.

    Steps yesterday: 23,706 228 day average: 14,560 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day)

    Day #161 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)
    Day #67 - Minimal Food buy (5/06/19-8/03/19) - 90 day goal

    Friday - 7/12/19. leg training; Sauna: 25 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 11/12. I am pretty sure I am going to the race tomorrow. It starts 8:00 am, so it shouldn't be that hot. Today's leg day was pretty good, it felt good to lift again (last lifted Sunday). I had time to run the 15 minutes after lifting, but since I am running in the race tomorrow, I didn't want to chance any possible injury. Went to the rhematologist today. For the drug I am taking (methotrexate), they need to check my blood every 6 weeks (to see if liver enzymes are elevated). The last time, I asked the doctor to have them check cholesterol and glucose. Cholesterol was 200, HDL 55, and I think he said the LDL was 127. I believe 200 is the cutoff between high cholesterol and normal. He said glucose was 107 (fasted), that was the first time it was over 100, which I think is the cutoff between normal and pre diabetes. This time, I asked him to check off the blood test for Celiac disease. He said he didn't know what test it was (he is an arthritis doctor). After I left, I saw one of the tests on the form was Celiac panel. So I checked it.:) This way, I won't need to go to the Gastroenterologist in order for him to order the test. TGIF.

    Thurs calories: 3260 (identical nutrition as the day before).

    Carbs: 365 45%
    Protein: 143 18%
    Fat: 149 441
    Total: 104%
    sodium: 2462 mg

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  12. macdiver

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    For blood sugar, you A1C is a better indicator of pre-diabetes than fasted blood sugar alone.

    For cholesterol, over 200 is considered high. It used to be 220 but they lowered it. Do you know what your triglycerides are?
     
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    The A1C I only have done once a year for the annual physical, so I don't have that info. So far it has been normal. Don't know triglyerides, I requested the information to put on my Quest app, but haven't received it yet. My triglyerides are always low, even when my cholesterol has been high. I always thought that was good news, but I read somewhere that is a marker for Alzheimers. :(


    Running / walking today: 2.03; w-t-d: 2.03; m-t-d: 23.29.

    Steps yesterday: 11,594 229 day average: 14,547 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day) - phone is missing in action.

    Day #162 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)
    Day #68 - Minimal Food buy (5/06/19-8/03/19) - 90 day goal

    Sat - 7/13/19. chest; abs; 25 minutes treadmill (after lifting); Sauna: 30 min / cold shower / 5 min. m-t-d workouts: 12/13. Don't really know what happened, but I didn't go to the race today. I really expected to go. Most of the issue was (I think), I needed to be on the 6:00 am bus, and that is a different bus than I normally take during the week, and I have to drive there first (20 minutes). So I needed to wake up at about 5:00 am, and that didn't happen. I guess I was tired from waking up early all week. I had my phone in my hands this morning at my house, got to the gym, phone is missing in action. I haven't returned home yet, but I hope it is there, and I didn't do something stupid like leaving it on roof of my car before I drove away (it happened once before). The weekend isn't normally an intermittent fasting day for me, but so far today, it is 3:00 pm, and I haven't eaten anything since about 10:00 pm last night (just black coffee so far). Tomorrow - back training.

    Friday calories: 3220

    Carbs: 436 54%
    Protein: 129 16%
    Fat: 120 34%
    Total: 104%
    sodium: 1684 mg

    Believe you can, believe you can't, either way you are correct.
     
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    Running / walking today: 9.62. w-t-d: 11.65; m-t-d: 32.91.

    Steps yesterday: 7,678 230 day average: 14,517 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day)

    Day #163 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)
    Day #69 - Minimal Food buy (5/06/19-8/03/19) - 90 day goal

    Sun - 7/14/19. back; abs, 160 minutes treadmill (5 before lifting warm up; 155 after lifting); Sauna: 30 min. m-t-d workouts: 13/14. I didn't even plan to go on the treadmill today. But when I was done lifting, the Wimbledon men's finals Federer v Djokovic was starting the 4th set. I figured I would kill 2 birds with one stone, watch until the end, and put on some steps. Didn't anticipate it was going to go into a 5th set, and a tie breaker, the whole match being over 4 & 1/2 hours. That is how I got so many steps today (so far 23K). I was hoping Federer would win, but that wasn't in the cards for today. It was an excellent match. Tomorrow either a rest day, or shoulder training.

    Sat calories: 3519

    Carbs: 423 48%
    Protein: 151 17%
    Fat: 154 39%
    Total: 104%
    sodium: 2354 mg

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    Did you find your phone?
     
  16. Shamie

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    Yes. I left it on the kitchen table. Thank you.

    Running / walking today: 1.06. w-t-d: 12.71; m-t-d: 33.97.

    Steps yesterday: 23,706 231 day average: 14,559 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day)

    Day #164 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)
    Day #70 - Minimal Food buy (5/06/19-8/03/19) - 90 day goal

    Mon - 7/15/19. 60 elliptical; 12 treadmill; Sauna: 20 min. m-t-d workouts: 14/15. I have been gluten free for 5 or 6 days. I do feel better, I am not 100%, but feel about 70% better. I might have had a small amount of gluten, in things like ketchup (if there is any), but I haven't had any bread, baked goods, crackers, pretzels, pasta or pizza. I must have eliminated at least 98%. To take the blood test to test for Celiac and Gluten Intolerance, you have to be eating gluten for a month before. I am reading a book "Against All Grains", and according to the book, many more people are Gluten Intolerant than have Celiac, which could be my problem. If you had to choose between having one or the other, Gluten Intolerance would be better, since when you eat gluten if you have Celiac, you are actually damaging your small intestine. Gluten Intolerance, you have many of the same symptoms, but you are not damaging anything by eating gluten. So if I am going to take the blood test, I need to start eating gluten in the next week or so, since my next blood test will be in about 5 weeks. In my mind, I go back & forth thinking if I should just continue eating gluten free since I feel so much better, or if I should I take the blood test to confirm it.:ohnoes: I didn't plan on cardio today, but I lifted Fri, Sat & Sun, and wanted to take a rest day from lifting. Tomorrow most likely shoulders.

    Sun calories: 3519 (identical food as the day before)

    Carbs: 423 48%
    Protein: 151 17%
    Fat: 154 39%
    Total: 104%
    sodium: 2354 mg

    Believe you can, believe you can't, either way you are correct.
     
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    It's a good job they brought in the new fifth set tie break rule. Who knows how long it would have gone on for!

    I too would have liked to see Federer win. I hope he has at least one more Grand Slam in him.
     
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    I didn't realize that Djokovic is now only 4 grand slams away from reaching Federer's record of 20. He is 5 years younger, he has a pretty good chance of surpassing Federer's record. He already beat him in lifetime winnings. It is pretty amazing to see someone who is 37 playing top level tennis in a 5 set match with a tie breaker. :bow:

    Running / walking today: 0.00. w-t-d: 12.71; m-t-d: 33.97.

    Steps yesterday: 16,912 232 day average: 14,569 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day)

    Day #165 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)
    Day #71 - Minimal Food buy (5/06/19-8/03/19) - 90 day goal

    Tues - 7/16/19. shoulders / triceps. Sauna: 25 min. m-t-d workouts: 15/16. I almost took a rest day today, but at the last minute, I was headed for the gym. It doesn't take too long to get ready, 4:25 I was in my bed, 4.47 I was in my car driving to the gym. It pays to have the gym bag packed the night before. One of the things that got me to the gym is the thought of the wasted effort of putting the gym bag in the car last night for no reason. As it turned out, I didn't put it in the car last night, so I fooled myself. Tomorrow may be a rest day, or more cardio. I have been feeling fatigued. They say gluten causes fatigue in people with gluten intolerance or Celiac, so once gluten is removed, the fatigue is supposed to disappear. I am still waiting for that to happen (7 days so far). I decided to give myself some leeway with the calories this month, as I am getting used to the gluten free diet. Since I received the results of the elevated glucose level from my blood test (107), I am going to cut out (or cut down on the frequency) the white potatoes I had been having almost daily (1 pound each day - 330 calories). One pound is 2 baked potatoes. In most bags that I have bought, there are 10 potatoes in a 5 pound bag.

    Mon calories: 3472

    Carbs: 385 44%
    Protein: 151 17%
    Fat: 166 43%
    Total: 104%
    sodium: 2464 mg

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    Shamie Senior Member

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    Running / walking today: 0.00. w-t-d: 12.71; m-t-d: 33.97.

    Steps yesterday: 11,561 233 day average: 14,561 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day)

    Day #166 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)
    Day #72 - Minimal Food buy (5/06/19-8/03/19) - 90 day goal

    Weds - 7/17/19. rest day. m-t-d workouts: 15/17. I woke up at 3:15 am, and didn't want to hear the alarm go off at 4:00 & 4:10, so I turned off the alarm. Next thing I knew, I look at the clock, and it was 5:09. I still could have gone, and either skipped the sauna, or got to work a little late, but decided on a rest day. I had taken blood tests a week apart. They had a health fair at MetLife Stadium on 6/22, and it was partially sponsored by Quest Diagnostics. For free, they took a blood test, checking cholesterol, A1C, and Vitamin D. I didn't even know they checked the A1C until I got the results yesterday. Then on 6/29 (a week apart), I had my usual blood test to check the liver enzymes (for medication I am taking), and I had asked the rheumatologist if they could check my cholesterol. Not knowing when I asked him that I would be taking a blood test a week before. The cholesterol taken on 6/22 showed 234, the cholesterol taken on 6/29 was 200. :confused: I don't see how that is possible. Both were taken at Quest Diagnostics. The first test was not fasted, and only checked for total cholesterol, the second test was fasted and more detailed (checked for total: 200 HDL 55, LDL 133 & triglycerides 40). The A1C was good at 5.3. Now I lost confidence in the results of blood testing.

    Tues calories: 3472 (identical food as the day before)

    Carbs: 385 44%
    Protein: 151 17%
    Fat: 166 43%
    Total: 104%
    sodium: 2464 mg

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  20. Shamie

    Shamie Senior Member

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    Running / walking today: 0.00. w-t-d: 12.71; m-t-d: 33.97.

    Steps yesterday: 7758 234 day average: 14,527 (goal to average at least: 15K steps a day)

    Day #167 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)
    Day #73 - Minimal Food buy (5/06/19-8/03/19) - 90 day goal

    Thurs - 7/18/19. back training; Sauna: 20 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 16/18. I have been doing assisted chin ups, first starting with 30 reps, the machine set at 30 pounds, one set. Then I did the same for 2 sets, but 25 reps, the machine set at 25 lbs. When I am doing those sets, it felt so easy, I am patting myself on the back for getting stronger.:) Then I look at the machine, and instead of removing 5 lbs, I added 5 pounds, making it easier. :o On the whole though, it was a strong workout. I got on the bus today, I read one page, and fell asleep on the bus until about 5 minutes before I was at the Port Authority bus terminal. The workout took a lot out of me. Tomorrow I hope to train legs.

    Weds calories: 3459

    Carbs: 410 47%
    Protein: 150 17%
    Fat: 156 41%
    Total: 105%
    sodium: 2379 mg

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

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