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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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    Day #286 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)
    Day #16 - No Food Buy Month (started 10/29).

    Steps yesterday: 15,850; 317 day average: 13,418

    Sleep yesterday: 5.17 (deep: .34; light: 2.58; rem: 1.45)

    Thurs -11/14/19. back training, 10 treadmill (warm up before lifting). Sauna: 20 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 13/14. Workout was slightly weak, but better than the prior 2 days of lifting. Even though it is still my "no buy year", I want to buy 2 things. 23andme, the ancestry testing service, has a good deal going on. For $99.00 (when not on sale, it is $199.00), you get the ancestry information, and also genetic testing. My brother and sister already did ancestry.com, so I already have the ancestry info. I am slightly curious if the info from 23andme is the same. I am more interested in the genetic info, it tells you if you carry the genes for celiac disease, late onset alzheimers, parkinsons etc. I am most interested in the celiac disease info. In a sense it is a medical expense, and that is allowed in my "no buy year".:) Also, I don't really like the Garmin vivosmart 3 that I bought this year. The screen is very light (hard to read), in direct sunlight, it is impossible to read. the screen turns to black to save battery power, so it is not that good as a watch. If there is a good deal on the Garmin Vivoactive 3 or 4 this holiday season, I am going to buy it. I have gift cards for REI and Best Buy, so I am hoping either of those stores has a promotion this year. Tomorrow - leg training.

    Weds nutrition: 3,289
    Carbs: 350 43%
    Protein: 174 21%
    Fat: 146 40%
    Total: 104%
    Sodium: 3194
    Gluten free: 0 days

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    If you do the 23andme test I'd be interested in know how it compared with the tests that your siblings took.
     
  3. Shamie

    Shamie Senior Member

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    I will. I wonder how many cans of worms this ancestry testing opens up. There must be cases where siblings have the test done, and they don't get the same results, due to having different fathers (a fact they did not know before).


    Day #287 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)
    Day #17 - No Food Buy Month (started 10/29).

    Steps yesterday: 16,022; 318 day average: 13,427

    Sleep yesterday: 6.17 (deep: 3.35; light: 2.42; rem: 0.00)

    Friday -11/15/19. leg day, 10 treadmill (warm up before lifting). Sauna: 25 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 14/15. I need to work on range of motion, my body feels so tight. I need to do some sort of stretching on a regular basis. This comes to light every time I do squats. Today will be hard to reach 15K steps. I only have 5K now. Yesterday, when I got on the bus for my commute home, I only had 11.4K steps. I got off the bus at an earlier stop, so I can accumulate an extra 1K steps, and I had to walk around the mall where I park my car for about 1/2 an hour to reach 15K. When I get off the bus, the last thing I want to do is walk in the mall. I do intermittent fasting all days during the work week, eating nothing from the time I wake up, until the time I get home after work. I therefore am pretty hungry after work. The Chic-Fill-A at the mall is a big temptation for someone so hungry. TGIF.

    Thurs nutrition: 3,361
    Carbs: 357 42%
    Protein: 134 16%
    Fat: 166 44%
    Total: 102%
    Sodium: 1,689
    Gluten free: 0 days

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  4. Shamie

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    Day #288 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)
    Day #18 - No Food Buy Month (started 10/29).

    Steps yesterday: 15,274; 319 day average: 13,433

    Sleep yesterday: 6.56 (deep: .45; light: 4.25; rem: 1.46)

    Sat -11/16/19. 65 treadmill (walking 45; running slowly 20 4.57 miles); 60 elliptical. Sauna: 30 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 15/16. Yesterday when I get off the bus, I still needed over 5K steps. On Friday's I get a spot in the park & ride, so that saves about 2,000 steps. Also, I only did 10 minutes of cardio at the gym, and I didn't walk at lunch time. So again, after work I walked in the mall, this time part of the walking was outside around the rim of the parking lot. I was thinking of what I wrote yesterday about Chic-Fil-A, and almost succumbed. While I love to eat the Chic-Fil-A sandwich, nothing else on their menu appeals to me, the fries are okay, but I like the regular type of fries better. Also, I am avoiding gluten, so there was no Chic-Fil-A for me yesterday. I did compromise, and buy a large fries at Burger King (430 calories). At least there was no gluten in it. I was starving, and that hit the spot, and was able to continue walking to accumulate steps to reach 15K. Yesterday when I was leaving work, I was putting on my backpack, and twisted my shoulder the wrong way. It was in pain all night, I took an Aleve before I went to sleep, and I woke up with it feeling fine. But nevertheless, I wanted to give it a days rest, so there was no lifting for me today. On the bright side, I already have almost 20K steps so far today. If I was to sit in bed the rest of the year, and not take another step, I would still average over 11K a day for 2019.:lol: I am trying to end the year with a daily average of at least 13,500 steps.

    Friday nutrition: 3,501
    Carbs: 292 33%
    Protein: 185 21%
    Fat: 187 48%
    Total: 102%
    Sodium: 2,589
    Gluten free: 0 days

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    Day #289 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)
    Day #19 - No Food Buy Month (started 10/29).

    Steps yesterday: 23,121; 320 day average: 13,463

    Sleep yesterday: 2.34 (deep: .00; light: 1.55; rem: .39) totally incorrect, probably about 8 hours.

    Sun -11/17/19. chest; abs; 85 treadmill (before lifting: walking 40; running slowly 25; after lifting: 20 walking: total miles: 5.84 miles). Sauna: 30 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 16/17. I skipped dips today, that exercise puts some stress on the shoulders (have current left shoulder issue), so I thought I would be better off without doing them. Otherwise, I did what I planned. Lifting was nothing to write home about, but not too bad either. I am off from work tomorrow, so I can get the back training done tomorrow that normally I would have done today. I had about 14K steps when I left the gym, so I decided to stop at Trader Joes, and put on some steps there, and now I am over 15K. Since I already have gone almost 3 weeks without buying any food, I am jealous of the people buying food. :lol: No seriously. :crazy: During my "no buy year", since I was restricted in what I can buy, I was using buying food as a loophole shopping outlet, and now I have too much food (even after almost 3 weeks of not buying any food). Truthfully, while I wrote above "no food buy month", my plan is to go at least 2 months, and buy no food until the start of 2020. I reconsidered about possibly buying a better Garmin, like a Vivoactive 4. The one I have now is adequate for my needs, and I won't be buying another until this one breaks. The other thing I mentioned about buying, the 23andme ancestry kit, I am on the fence about that, and have until 12/02 to get it at the sale price ($99.00). Maybe I am better off not knowing if I have the genetic markers for Parkinsons, and Late Onset Alzheimers. Tomorrow - back training.

    Mouse update: I heard steps again in the attic 2 nights ago. I went up there, and the mice picked at the trap with the peanut better and cotton, but didn't set it off. There was still cotton and peanut butter on it, but you can see it was chewed a little. I had mixed the peanut butter with cotton from a cotton swab, since I saw that tip on youtube. It wasn't a good tip, since apparently mice don't like to eat cotton. :) So I put 4 new traps up there with just peanut butter, and I am going in the attic to check them later, but I didn't hear any footsteps last night.


    Sat nutrition: 3,411
    Carbs: 338 40%
    Protein: 159 19%
    Fat: 167 44%
    Total: 103%
    Sodium: 2,919
    Gluten free: 0 days

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  6. Shamie

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    Day #290 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)
    Day #20 - No Food Buy Month (started 10/29).

    Steps yesterday: 17,783; 321 day average: 13,476

    Sleep yesterday: 7.38 (deep: .08; light: 4.57; rem: 2.33)

    Mon -11/18/19. back training; 75 treadmill (before lifting: walking 65; all walking; after lifting: 10 walking). Sauna: 30 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 17/18. Either tomorrow I am going to do a scaled down shoulder training program, or I am skipping it and going to do all cardio. Shoulder issue is still lingering. I just got the flu shot. I hope my arm doesn't feel sore tomorrow. After, I got a hair cut. I almost look human, but not quite. Like always, I am never happy with the hair cut. It is 5:00 pm now, and I haven't eaten one thing since last night (except drinking 2 coffees, one with just stevia, the other with sweet & low, and powdered creamer). Intermittent fasting is my normal routine during the work week, but usually when I am off from work, I have a more relaxed diet. But I haven't been home for hours, and I still don't feel hungry. I already reached 16K steps for today. Calories have averaged 3,200 daily so far for November. It is a big improvement over October, but above my goal of 3,000 or below. I will need to fast 2, maybe 3 days sometime in November, if I have any chance of reaching that goal.

    Mouse update: I heard steps again in the attic last night, but I checked the traps this morning, and all 4 are untouched, and the peanut butter is still on the trap. :(


    Sun nutrition: 3,411 - Calories were identical to the day before, yet I ate totally different foods.
    Carbs: 270 32%
    Protein: 165 19%
    Fat: 182 48%
    Total: 99%
    Sodium: 2,187
    Gluten free: 0 days

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  7. macdiver

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    I find that I need to move the traps aroundto different locations in my basement to keep catching mice especially if I catch one then I won't catch anything else there for a few weeks.
     
  8. Shamie

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    Thank you for the suggestion, I will try that tonight.

    Day #291 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)
    Day #21 - No Food Buy Month (started 10/29).

    Steps yesterday: 17,953; 322 day average: 13,490

    Sleep yesterday: 5.58 (deep: .04 light: 3.53; rem: 2.01)

    Tues -11/19/19. shoulders / triceps, abs; 10 treadmill (before lifting warm up). Sauna: 25 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 18/19. I did scale down the workout by 3 exercises (due to left shoulder issues) skipping the shoulder press, tricep press machine, and lateral raise. I hate the shoulder press the most of all exercises, so it was a good excuse to skip it.:) I did 6 exercises: overhead press, tricep extension, tricep pushdown, shrugs, seated dip, skull crushers, pretty much 5 sets of 10 reps for each exercise. Tomorrow light chest training, probably just bench press, and some cardio. I only have 6K steps now, if I was to do no other walking, by the time I get to my car tonight I would have about 8K. Walking 7K additional after work is a lot. I am busy at work, but I am still going out for at least a half an hour walk, to put on about 3K steps, to lighten the load after work.

    Mon nutrition: 2,901
    Carbs: 267 37%
    Protein: 150 21%
    Fat: 147 46%
    Total: 104%
    Sodium: 1,949
    Gluten free: 0 days

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    Day #292 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)
    Day #22 - No Food Buy Month (started 10/29).

    Steps yesterday: 15,128; 323 day average: 13,495

    Sleep yesterday: 5.14 (deep: .34 light: 3.29; rem: 1.11)

    Weds -11/20/19. chest training (abbrev); 30 minutes elliptical. Sauna: 20 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 19/20. Did what I planned for training: flat, incline; decline bench press, more or less 5 sets of 10 reps. Yesterday I didn't walk at lunch time, so when I got off the bus after returning home, I barely had 8K steps. Since after 19 days, I can't not reach the goal of 15K steps everyday for November, I had to walk around the mall for almost an hour. This time, the majority of the time was spent walking outside of the mall, around the perimeter. I walk faster outside, and I was wearing a coat, the inside of the mall was too hot. Yesterday was my chance to fast, I didn't eat anything all day, and I didn't get home until 9:00 pm, so I just had to make it 3 hours, and I probably would have fallen asleep by 10:00 pm. But it didn't happen, if it didn't happen then, it isn't going to happen, unless I miraculously have a change of attitude, and make losing fat a priority.:bang: Tomorrow either leg or back training.

    Tues nutrition: 3,175
    Carbs: 291 37%
    Protein: 177 22%
    Fat: 157 45%
    Total: 104%
    Sodium: 3,189
    Gluten free: 0 days

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  10. Shamie

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    Day #293 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)
    Day #23 - No Food Buy Month (started 10/29).

    Steps yesterday: 15,538; 324 day average: 13,497

    Sleep yesterday: 6.59 (deep: 1.14 light: 3.57; rem: 1.48)

    Thurs -11/21/19. rest day. m-t-d workouts: 19/21. I woke up feeling like I needed a rest day, so that is what I did. I left for work earlier, so I got a spot in the park & ride. Leaving early, the trip to NYC is much quicker. I left the park & ride about 6:50, and was in NYC at about 7:20. I walked to my office, and took off my back pack. Then I went for a walk, otherwise, I would have a lot of walking to do tonight in order to get to 15K. I now have just under 7.5K. If I walk at lunch time, I can probably put on about 4K, so tonight it won't be that bad to reach the goal. Yesterday, I didn't have to do any extra walking, I reached 15K as soon as I got to my car after my commute home. Today is the day of the month when they have a birthday cake in this office. Ice cream or not, I am not having a single piece this time. I haven't been keeping track of my gluten free days below, but I rarely have anything with gluten in it. I will make an exception for Thanksgiving, since I love to eat stuffing. :) I am sure there will pay a price after, but it will be worth it. Tomorrow - leg training.

    Weds nutrition: 3,037
    Carbs: 285 38%
    Protein: 154 20%
    Fat: 153 45%
    Total: 103%
    Sodium: 2,009
    Gluten free: 0 days

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    Have you noticed A different being gluten y,,,,?
     
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    Shamie Senior Member

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    I think it has helped my gastro problems. But I am not entirely sure it is from that. I once mentioned the FOTMAP diet, for people with Crohns & Colitis. I have not intentionally been on it, but since I haven't been food shopping, I haven't been eating the foods they say to avoid. I think that may be why my gastro problems have improved. So it is either the FODMAP diet, or the gluten free diet, or maybe both. I can't say I am 100% better now, but I would say about 80%. Thanks for asking.


    Day #294 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)

    Day #24 - No Food Buy Month (started 10/29).

    Steps yesterday: 15,330; 325 day average: 13,502

    Sleep yesterday: 5.14 (deep: .41 light: 3.19; rem: 1.14)

    Friday -11/22/19. leg training. Sauna: 20 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 20/22. I got to the gym late, but still did everything I wanted, therefore left gym late. I just missed a bus by 45 seconds. There should have been one in 5 minutes, that never showed up, and I had to wait 25 minutes for the next one. When it got there, I was lucky to get a seat. Then there was a delay in the Lincoln tunnel, I got to work 9:45. I didn't walk at lunch time yesterday, and had to walk for about 5K steps after work. Today will be similar, but more walking after work. The reason I walk at the mall, and not at home, is that I don't trust myself that I will walk once I get home. Tomorrow - chest training. TGIF.


    Thurs nutrition: 3,037 - identical to the day before.
    Carbs: 285 38%
    Protein: 154 20%
    Fat: 153 45%
    Total: 103%
    Sodium: 2,009
    Gluten free: 0 days

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  13. Shamie

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    Day #295 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)

    Day #25 - No Food Buy Month (started 10/29).

    Steps yesterday: 16,447; 326 day average: 13,511

    Sleep yesterday: 7.46 (deep: .11 light: 5.22; rem: 2.13)

    Sat -11/23/19. chest; ab training; 90 minutes treadmill (75 before lifting (35 running slowly; 40 walking) 15 after lifting (10 running, 5 walking)) . Sauna: 30 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 21/23. Not including lifting, 90 cardio & 30 sauna = 2 hours. Add lifting, shower, getting dressed, and I was there way too long. But I wanted to reach the steps goal today, without having to walk tonight. Last night, I got off the bus after my commute home, and didn't even have 7K. I had to walk over 8K steps at night. This time I walked at a different mall, I couldn't handle walking in the mall where I park my car for my commute again. I thought about going back to the gym and walking on the treadmill, and probably should have, but didn't. Today I did 9 chest exercises, mostly 5 sets of 10, except when I couldn't reach ten. When I can't reach 10, I take that as a good sign, since I feel I am pushing myself, not exactly to failure, but almost failure. I cut out the dumbbell fly, and dips, since while my shoulder is feeling slightly better, I didn't want to aggravate it. I think I am giving up the dumbbell fly anyway, sometimes on youtube fitness channels, they give the top 10 exercises to avoid, and dumbbell fly almost always makes the list. Tomorrow - back training.

    Friday nutrition: 3,419
    Carbs: 402 47%
    Protein: 89 10%
    Fat: 173 46%
    Total: 103%
    Sodium: 2,041
    Gluten free: 0 days

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    Day #296 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)

    Day #26 - No Food Buy Month (started 10/29).

    Steps yesterday: 17,114; 327 day average: 13,522

    Sleep yesterday: 6.28 (deep: .14 light: 5.10; rem: 1.04)

    Sun -11/24/19. back; ab training; 90 minutes treadmill (90 before lifting (45 running slowly; 45 walking 6.61 miles) . Sauna: 30 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 22/24. Today was identical to yesterday, except I spent all of the time on the treadmill before lifting. I left the gym having 15K steps. 2020 is the 50th NYC marathon, and I plan on running. Even though I can barely run 45 minutes now, it is almost a year away so I have time to get ready. My heel feels okay, or I am getting used to the pain, I can't quite decide. I think that my activity tracker is showing the incorrect heart rate when running. I was running at less than a 10 minute mile, and the activity tracker showed my heart rate at 175. I didn't feel like I was exerting myself. When I put my hands on the treadmill bar, the treadmill showed a heart rate of 125. To me, that sounds more correct. Tomorrow I am training shoulders or doing just cardio. The gym is open on Thanksgiving from 8:00 to 12:00 pm, so I can proactively burn some calories beforehand. :eat:

    Between being bombarded with emails with the words "Black Friday", to hearing the advertisements on TV, it is unbelievable. Of course in my "no buy year" I am not buying anything. I saw an 86" flat screen being advertised. I didn't know they went up that high. I am waiting for 100".:lol: I am still amazed by the prices. They have a TV channel showing the old game shows from the 70's. On "Let's Make A Deal" which showed episodes from around 1970 (judging by the cars), virtually all of the prizes cost about 4 times as much now as 1970. Except the TV's. A 19 inch color portable TV cost about $400 in 1970 (which is like $1,500 now). Now you could get a 55 inch flat screen TV for $400, and get change back.:)

    Sat nutrition: 3,009
    Carbs: 317 42%
    Protein: 142 19%
    Fat: 139 42%
    Total: 103%
    Sodium: 2,189
    Gluten free: 0 days

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    Day #297 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)

    Day #27 - No Food Buy Month (started 10/29).

    Steps yesterday: 19,053; 328 day average: 13,539

    Sleep yesterday: 3.37 (deep: .36 light: 2.22; rem: .39)

    Mon -11/25/19. 60 elliptical; 65 treadmill (30 running slowly; 35 walking). Sauna: 30 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 23/25. When I left the gym, I already had over 16K steps for today. I need to sleep more, even though my sleep above is understated, since I often sleep on my commute, which is not counted above. I have been reading that they say that poor sleep and low quality sleep is an indicator for Alzheimers. I am always worried about getting Alzheimers, yet I don't have any blood relatives who had it. As an example, on Friday someone asked me for some information at work. I had planned to get the information shortly. Then in like 30 minutes, they email me telling me they need it as soon as possible. In that short time, I had completely forgot their request, if they didn't email me, they probably never would have received the information. Another indicator is people who nap easily, and as I just wrote, I fall asleep on the bus easily. Lastly, I always have low triglycerides (even when I had high cholesterol), which I always thought was a good thing, but I read that also is an indicator for getting Alzheimers. My main reason for going into the sauna almost everyday, is that in Finland they did a study of 2,300 middle aged men, they tracked them for 20 years, and the ones who took saunas 6-7 days a week had 70% less Alzheimers then the ones who took 1 or no saunas per week. While it is true it is only one study, I don't have the time for additional studies to confirm the results of that study. The Wall Street Journal online edition this weekend had a good article on the things you can do to lower your chance on getting Alzheimers. Tomorrow - shoulders, more cardio.

    Sunday nutrition: 2,854
    Carbs: 323 45%
    Protein: 152 21%
    Fat: 119 38%
    Total: 104%
    Sodium: 1,908
    Gluten free: 0 days

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    Day #298 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)

    Day #28 - No Food Buy Month (started 10/29).

    Steps yesterday: 22,507; 329 day average: 13,566

    Sleep yesterday: (deep:. light: .; rem: .)

    Tues -11/26/19. shoulders; trceps; abs; 65 treadmill (all walking, before lifting). Sauna: 30 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 24/26. I left my phone in my car, so I can't update the sleep statistics. I was able to add back the shoulder press, lateral raise, and tricep press machine that I skipped last week, since my shoulder was feeling okay. I was at the rheumatologist today, and he took my blood pressure, it was 104/61 (I take blood pressure medication). Pretty low. When I wrote about Alzheimers yesterday, I forgot to mention the Wall Street Journal article wrote that now they think having normal or low blood pressure is important to avoid Alzheimers. The study they wrote about, one group had 120 as the top number, the other group had 140 (and 140 is not astronomically high), and the ones who had 120 (normal), had a much lower incidence of Alzheimers. Tomorrow chest training (abreviated version), and more cardio. I am going to stop doing the decline bench press, and concentrate on the flat and incline. I read that it is not that important, and that is one exercise that could be dangerous. If you failed on a lift for the flat or incline bench press (without a spotter), you wouldn't kill yourself, the bar would just drop on your chest, or waist in the case of the incline bench press. It might injure you, but it would be unlikely to kill you (unless you were benching a ton of weight). The decline bench press it would fall on your neck, and possibly kill or cause significant injury.

    Mon nutrition: 3,619
    Carbs: 526 58%
    Protein: 64 7%
    Fat: 132 33%
    Total: 98%
    Sodium: 2,603
    Gluten free: 0 days

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    I don't read nearly as much medical stuff as you do, but with respect to high BP I'm also on meds for it and when I was at my doctor a couple of weeks ago I got a reading a bit lower than yours, which is low for me, yet the my doctor didn't blink an eye.

    About the presses, if I don't have a spotter I either use Db's or a Bb with out locks so I can lean the weights to slide off if I fail. IIRC, there was a football player at USC, Cali, not South Carolina, who was working out alone and dropped the Bb while doing bench presses on his neck and severely hurt himself.
     
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    Shamie Senior Member

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    I also thought my blood pressure was too low, but like you wrote, the doctor didn't seem to think so.

    Normally I don't lift enough to warrant asking someone to spot me. Today when I was bench pressing on the flat bench, I was thinking about what I wrote, and saw you can actually drop the bar on your neck. But it is not likely, most likely it would fall on your chest, and like you wrote, you could roll it off. Of the 3 benches, the incline is the safest (and hardest) in my opinion.


    Day #299 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)

    Day #29 - No Food Buy Month (started 10/29).

    Steps yesterday: 20,332; 330 day average: 13,587

    Sleep yesterday: 9:10 (deep:.38; light: 5.58; rem: 2.34)

    Weds -11/27/19. chest (4 exercises); 75 treadmill (all walking, before lifting). Sauna: 30 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 25/27. If I can average just under 15K steps a day for the balance of the year, I will hit 5 million steps for 2019. That is going to be my goal for December. I somehow lost the little fastener thing that holds the watch band on my wrist for my activity tracker at the gym today. At least I didn't lose the activity tracker. The band is built into the watch, so I hope it can be fixed. I am dropping off at the mall when I am done typing this, they have a kiosk that replaces watch batteries etc. Is there anyone who has less luck with these activity trackers than me (I don't think so)? Besides that, since I don't wear the activity tracker into the sauna (based on experience, it is not good for the activity tracker):nod:, I had been wearing an older one I had (Microsoft band) just as a watch in the sauna. Microsoft no longer makes the Microsoft band, they took down the App a few months ago, so it is pretty much worthless as an activity tracker. About 2 weeks ago, it wouldn't turn on, I thought it needed charging, but no such luck. It no longer works (which confirms my theory that sauna's are not good for activity trackers). Now I have to look at the clock outside the glass sauna door, but to see it, I have to get up and walk to the door. Today I did 4 exercises, incline bench press, flat bench press, Freemotion machine pectoral fly, and incline chest press. Pretty much 5 or 6 sets of 10 when possible. Tomorrow the gym is open until 12:00 pm, so I should be able to get a workout in. Hopefully back training, and some cardio. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

    Tues nutrition: 3,009
    Carbs: 317 42%
    Protein: 142 19%
    Fat: 139 42%
    Total: 103%
    Sodium: 2,189
    Gluten free: 0 days

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

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    Day #301 - No Buy Year (2/01/19-1/31/20)

    Day #31 - No Food Buy Month (started 10/29).

    Steps Wednesday: 17,326; 331 day average: 13,598
    Steps yesterday: 16,416; 332 day average: 13,606

    Sleep Wednesday: 7.06 (deep:.48; light: 4.57; rem: 1.21)
    Sleep yesterday: 5.27 (deep:2.17; light: 3.10; rem: 0.00)

    Thurs -11/28/19. back training; 65 treadmill (about 1/2 running slowly; 1/2 walking, before lifting). Sauna: 30 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 26/28.

    Friday -11/29/19. leg training; 75 treadmill (all walking - before lifting). Sauna: 30 minutes. m-t-d workouts: 27/29. It is fitting that today being "Black Friday", I made it to the 300's, and have less than 65 days left for my "no buy year". I really can't consider it a "no buy year", a more accurate name would be "low buy year". Nevertheless, I did much better than I expected. Mainly, I succeeded in looking at things differently, now I see that when you buy things you are bringing things into your life. Everything you buy takes up space. That is what I want to avoid, I don't want to bring clutter into my life. The "no buy food month" is still going good. At the end of the day yesterday, I still had 2,000 steps to do to reach 15K. I stopped at Target at my way home, and walked there about 10:00 pm. It was freezing last night, too cold for me to walk outside. Target was crowded, but not extremely crowded. There was a line of people to buy the flat screen tv's. They had a 65" their brand "Element" tv for $279.99. You can't get much cheaper than that. Tomorrow - chest training.

    Weds nutrition: 3,344
    Carbs: 340 41%
    Protein: 207 25%
    Fat: 146 39%
    Total: 105%
    Sodium: 2,395
    Gluten free: 0 days

    Thurs nutrition: 5,257 (guesstimate)
    Carbs: 632 48%
    Protein: 218 17%
    Fat: 213 36%
    Total: 105%
    Sodium: 3,590
    Gluten free: 0 days

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

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    Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving.

    That is a great price for a huge TV
     

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