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Counting carbs/calories is a drag. Obsessive scale stepping is a recipe for despair. If you want to count something, "days on habit" is a much better metric. Checking off days on a calendar would do just fine, but if you do it here you get accountability and support. Here's how. Start a new topic in this forum called (say) "Your Name Daily Check In." Then every N day post a "reply" to that topic as to whether you stayed on habit. A simple "<font color="green">SUCCESS</font>" or "<font color="red">FAILURE</font>" (or your preferred euphemism if that's too harsh) is sufficient, but obviously you're welcome to write more if you want. On S-days just register that you're taking an S-day. You don't have to do this forever, just until you're confident you've built the habit. Feel free to check in weekly or monthly or sporadically instead of daily. Feel free also to track other habits besides No-s (I'm keeping this forum under No-s because that's what the vast majority are using it for). See also my <a href="/habitcal/">HabitCal</a> tool for another more formal (and perhaps complementary) way to track habits.

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Post by Over43 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:51 pm

Well, the last few days have been an exercise "in futility".

But this morning, out of bed and strength training.

Breakfast: corn beef and hash, topped with fried eggs.

Let us see how the rest of the day fares?
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Post by Over43 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:21 pm

August 4, 2017

Success


Yesterday was the best day I have had in months.

Breakfast: eggs sausage and toast

Lunch: steak and dumpling soup, crackers, almonds

Dinner: spaghetti and a cucumber/tomato salad

Exercise: Soloflex

See you tomorrow.
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Post by Over43 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:03 pm

August 5, 2017

Well, another Success yesterday, Two days in a row.

Breakfast: 4 egg ham and cheese omlette, pickle, slice of toast

Lunch: One Taco Time taco, 4-5 stuffed Mexi-Fries

Dinner: 2 left over Taco Time tacos, 4-5 stuffed Mexi-Fries, yogurt

Exercise: Day off

Today will be an S Day

I have cut way back on the gabepentin and I think that is what is slowing down my appetite.

Today: Soloflex.

See you Monday?
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Post by Over43 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:54 pm

Good Morning.

Saturday and Sunday were S Days. Heading down to breakfast now.

Used the Soloflex this morning so my workout is already in.

See you tomorrow.
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Post by Over43 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:24 pm

August 16, 2017

Still struggling, but yesterday I made it good.

Breakfast: Breakfast burrito from Gator Jack's
Lunch: a bowl of beef noodles
Dinner: a hot dog and fries at the Idaho Falls Chukars game.

I am back to work today, let us see what this brings.

My soloflex workouts are starting to beat me up. I might return to my Bullworker wotrkouts for awhile.
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Post by Over43 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:20 pm

10.11.17

I have been in disaster mode. Breakfast to lunch has been a challenge. Then After dinner.

This morning for breakfast: 5 eggs scrambled, a piece of toast, and a yogurt. Lunch is a mystery right now. But, I am upping my breakfast to get me to lunch with minimal damage.

I have been strength training since March. Mostly using my Soloflex, but at times just using my isometric bar. An occassional Airdyne ride is thrown in.

I am still doing pain management for my back: 15 mg of hydrocodone a day (morning, noon, bedtime 5 mg each), and 1600-2400 mg of Gabopentin for my neuropathy. The plan is, if I start hitting 30 mg a day, then the fusions are on tap. A ten hour surgery scares the poo out of me, so as long as I can keep the pain and my functioning good with this, the doc and I are good to go.

See you all later.
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Post by Over43 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:25 pm

October 31, 2017

20 minute swim this moring with a Bullworker workout post swim.

Breakfast = Breakfast sandwich: two eggs, two sausage links, two slices of bread, slice of cheese. One vitamin. :lol:

See you all tomorrow, hopefully.
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Post by Over43 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:36 pm

November 5, 2017

I swam three days last week. I am not a thing of beauty in the water, but along with being able to swim with minimal back pain, I find comfort being in the pool. I guess runners feel the same thing being on the road. I get the same "comfort" when I am home alone with no distractions, using the Soloflex. It must be where I reach my mindfulness.

My problem area, right now, is the AM. Apparently I need to increase my calories at breakfast to fight the 9:30 AM Skittles urge. An urge I fail to fight the good fight against.

Well today, being an S Day means I will see you tomorrow, hopefully reporting a successful N Day.
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Post by gingerpie » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:08 pm

I swam three days last week. I am not a thing of beauty in the water, but along with being able to swim with minimal back pain, I find comfort being in the pool. I guess runners feel the same thing being on the road. I get the same "comfort" when I am home alone with no distractions, using the Soloflex. It must be where I reach my mindfulness.
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Post by Over43 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:57 am

11.07.2017

Success

30 minute swim
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Post by Over43 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:53 pm

November 11, 2017

Wednesday was a fail of epic proportions.

Thursday was good.

I have used the Bullworker Thursday-Friday, swim tomorrow.
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Post by Over43 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:29 pm

November 12, 2017

Friday was a scrub due to a bag of Skittles.

Saturday was a lot of food. I did swim for 1/2 an hour.

Today I am resting. :lol:
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Post by Over43 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:17 pm

12.19.2017

Wow, the Holiday season this year is...Wow! (Imagine Saul Goodman saying that...) I wish I can say I am an oak. But, I am not.

So, today, I ate a big breakfast. And, I am full. I found some milks from left over school lunches, if get hungry I will drink a couple of those.

Lunch is French dip sandwiches. One will suffice, with maybe a side salad.

I have been doing Diamond Dallas Page yoga, and a new series I found on Amazon, Body by Yoga (for guys who do not do yoga...?). I need to get to the pool, but I have been lazy in that regard.

See everyone next time.
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Post by oolala53 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:16 pm

Best wishes (and strength, if you want it) for the holidays. :)
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Post by oolala53 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:16 pm

OOps! double post
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Post by Over43 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:09 pm

All good!
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Post by Over43 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:18 pm

Dec 28

Well, I am getting my free for all dietary habit under control. Went to see the new Star Wars yesterday. Ate some pop corn, got indigestion. Ate some Hershey Kisses, ramped up the indigestion. :lol: But still, Yesterday was not bad.

I have done yoga (Body by Yoga, and Diamond Dallas) three times this week. I have not eaten today, but got the Diamond Cutter 2.0 in.
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Post by oolala53 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:47 pm

Had popcorn for dinner at the movies myself. I kinda wish I'd gotten indigestion. It was pretty easy to eat quite a lot. I actually haven't done that for years.

I still aspire to your consistency with extra movement.
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Post by Over43 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:49 pm

I did not realize it has been 2 months since I posted. I need to focus.
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Post by Over43 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:59 am

Feb 28 2018

Success!
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Post by Over43 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:46 am

March 1, 2 2018

Success!
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Post by Over43 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:22 am

March 5, 2018

Success!

Breakfast: 4 eggs, English muffin

Lunch: Jimmy John's Vito sandwich, pickle

Dinner: One fried chicken breast, rice, banana/tangerine

Two glasses of whole milk

Exercise: Yoga Strength
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Post by Over43 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:52 pm

Fail

Started watching a Western and then noticed the Rice Cripsy Treats on the counter.
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Post by Over43 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:57 am

Success!

Breakfast: Breakfast sandwich and a sausage on a stick thing

Lunch: Open faced roast beef sandwich, two small pickles, Coke

Dinner: Scrambled eggs, five sausage, yogurt (I visual plated that one...), La Croix

Exercise: SuperSlow workout: belt squats, incline press, lateral raise, behind neck press, barbell curls

A snuck a smoke so I had about eight Tic Tacs, but that is 16 calories. Unfortunately my breath was minty fresh, but not my hair. Got caught by my wife, got the lecture.
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Post by oolala53 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:25 am

More importantly, did you still get a kiss? :wink:
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Post by Over43 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:12 pm

March 8, 2017

Fail

what a cluster muff today turned out to be.

Breakfast: Eggs with an English muffin

Lunch: Can of Spaghetti O's with fransk, small bag of Freetos

(OK So far)

Then I had student take off, off campus. Stress Ahoy. The building secretary brought me a chocolate chip cookie the size of my head to relax me. It worked
We found him as well.

Diner: A pint of Vit D milk and a yogurt.

Exerices: I walked a lot trying to find the youngster.

Today is Friday thank goodness.
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Post by Over43 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:59 pm

3.13.2018

Monday Success!

I skied Saturday, only for a couple of hours. First time in 3 years I have been. I want to get a few more Spring skiis in before they close. A lot of snow right now though.

Last Friday I came up with what I call the "shift". I know Friday night is often a night my wife and I go out for entertainment, etc. So, my S Day starts on Friday evening at dinner, and my S Day (s) end on Sunday at noon. I have dinner Sunday night and am in my N Day mode.

Tomorrow is my SuperSlow workout on my Soloflex. Everyone have a good day!
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Post by Over43 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:40 am

3.13.18

Success!

Two in a row.

Super Slow tomorrow.
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Post by Over43 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:23 am

March 14 2018

Success!

A good three days in a row.

No exercise since I skied. But, it snowed big last night. Saturday might be another ski day.

Man Flow Yoga tonight.
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Post by Over43 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:09 am

3.14.18

Success!

No exercise. Tomorrow Bullworker
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Post by Over43 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:12 pm

3.15.2018

Success!

Three meals, three plates. I cannot fouch for the veracity of today's (Thursday's Paltes) as being top notch.

Breaksfast: Two breakfast sausages on a stick

Lunch: Hot pocket, a lunch size bag of cheddar flavored popcorn, and a bag (lunch size) of Fritos. I did not eat all of it

Dinner: Rib eye, a serving of Nalley's Chili, and avacado and tomato

Exercise: Bullworker

See you tonight
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Post by Over43 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:21 pm

Friday March 16, 2018

Success!

Last week was all green. My first all green week in a few years. The weekend was a respectable yellow.

I have been using the Bullworker for exercise.

I still need to restart either the DDP or Man Flow Yoga. I feel better when I am stretched out.

Well, see you later tonight!
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Post by Over43 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:12 pm

Monday March 19, 2018

Success!

Breakfast: 4 egg breakfast taco w/ sour cream and sriracha.

Lunch: BLT w/ half a lunch sized bag of chips

Dinner (late): pork chop, rice w/ tomato and avacado

Exercise: Bullworker

March is looking greener in honor of the Irish!
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Post by Whosonfirst » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:44 pm

Over43 wrote:Friday March 16, 2018

Success!

Last week was all green. My first all green week in a few years. The weekend was a respectable yellow.

I have been using the Bullworker for exercise.

I still need to restart either the DDP or Man Flow Yoga. I feel better when I am stretched out.

Well, see you later tonight!
Do you follow the DDP videos or just the book? I'm thinking of doing something similar.
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Post by Over43 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:11 pm

I have both. Book and videos. They are good. actually the stretching makes my back and hips feel better. Actually, I have found swimming does the same thing for stretching and such.

However, on Tuesday Fail

I watched "Lincoln" and ate banana bread, with butter. I do not even like banana bread, but my daughter baked it, and it smelled good.

Back at it today.

See you tomorrow!

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Post by Over43 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:00 pm

March 21, 2018

Success!

Breakfast: A microwaveable egg bowl, milk

Lunch: Tomato Sandwich, rest of the tomato, small bag of Doritos

Dinner: pork chop and fried apples, mac and cheese (Stouffers), tomato w/ranch, glass of milk

No exercise. Frankly, I feel better when I do not exercise

Weight 212 to 206 since March 1.

See you tomorrow!
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Post by Over43 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:14 pm

Whosonfirst: "Do you follow the DDP videos or just the book? I'm thinking of doing something similar."

I really did not address this as thoroughly as I might have. I do like DDP. However, on Amazon there is a series called "Body by Yoga" and it seems to be a DDP "borrow". It is generally marketed for guys (and gals), you can watch it through the Amazon video. It was put together by Dean Pohlman a former University of Wisconson-Madison LaCrosse player. The videos are quieter. I think, for instance, his series has a Yoga Strength segment wich in 26 minutes, I believe, gives just as good of a workout as the Diamond Cutter (50 minutes) from DDP. There is a series of 4 workouts that I purchaed via Amazon video that was 19.99 that is signifcantly less expensive than the DDP Yoga series.

Good luck with your search!
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Post by Whosonfirst » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:30 pm

Over43 wrote:Whosonfirst: "Do you follow the DDP videos or just the book? I'm thinking of doing something similar."

I really did not address this as thoroughly as I might have. I do like DDP. However, on Amazon there is a series called "Body by Yoga" and it seems to be a DDP "borrow". It is generally marketed for guys (and gals), you can watch it through the Amazon video. It was put together by Dean Pohlman a former University of Wisconson-Madison LaCrosse player. The videos are quieter. I think, for instance, his series has a Yoga Strength segment wich in 26 minutes, I believe, gives just as good of a workout as the Diamond Cutter (50 minutes) from DDP. There is a series of 4 workouts that I purchaed via Amazon video that was 19.99 that is signifcantly less expensive than the DDP Yoga series.

Good luck with your search!
Thanks for the review. Must be karma since I was just reading about Wisconsin-Madison div. III football team. I've not attempted DDP's 50 min. dia. cutter as the 30 min. routines have been my limit so far.
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Post by Over43 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:17 pm

March 22, 2018

Success!

Breakfast: Breakfast sandwich and milk

Lunch: Burger w/ onion rings

Dinner: Kung Fu Panda Express Beijing Beef. Orange Chicken, Chow Mein, ate about half with a 1/2 a cup of Dole Tropical Blend Fruit

Exercise: Walked around Walmart with my daughter has she shopped. About an hour...

See you tomorrow!
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Post by Over43 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:39 pm

March 23, 2018

Success!

A very good week!

Let us see if I can string two in a row next week!

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Post by Over43 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:33 pm

March 26, 2018

A good S weekend. Snacked, but not excessively. My clothes are fitting better, and I can button up trousers without having to suck it in.

Once the weather warms up again I think I might hit the pool. We'll see. My exercise is in limbo because it usually makes me really sore. I do not like being really sore.
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Post by automatedeating » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:10 pm

Don't exercise so hard, silly. :) Sorry, I can't help but tease.
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Post by Over43 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:06 pm

You have a point. I try not to.

The last week of March was a disaster. April is a new month.

See you all tonight/tomorrow.

Bullworker workout today.
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Post by Over43 » Mon May 07, 2018 8:57 pm

Failure today...
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Post by Over43 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:37 pm

Not very disciplined in regards to my diet.

However, I have started training, physically, with Persian/Indian Clubs. My wife let me know yesterday my shirts are fitting better. That is a good, first, sign.

I have been catching more sun as well. That is helping me feel better emotionally.

See you tomorrow.
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Post by Over43 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:35 pm

I have spent the last week in Lewiston, Idaho. They feed us 3 times a day. I have been walking a lot. Tuesday I board the train for Northern California.
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Post by Over43 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:07 pm

I have been a bit off the mark the last two weeks. Unfortunate.

Yesterday was better.

Today I have had two homemade breakfast sandwiches (they fit on a plate). About 500 calories. Most of the calories come from the English muffin.

Lunch is a Hungry Man frozen dinner. About 500 calories. Dinner will be chicken and rice?

I am on HRT. Although it does not make me look like Sylvester Stallone, I have been able to become more active. The last two weeks I have been using the Soloflex. So far, so good, no awful post workout pain in my muscles.

Well, you all have a good day.
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Post by Over43 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:27 pm

Good Morning,

Some days are good, some not so good.

Started Super Slow weightlifting yesterday.
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Post by Over43 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:36 pm

Well, I have lost about 15-20 pounds. Three meals a day.

I had been swimming, but have not been in a couple of weeks.

I am going to do a Super Slow workout tonight, and then another one when I get back from Sacramento next week. It is good to have several tools in the exercise belt I am finding.
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Post by jenji » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:58 pm

Tell me about Super Slow weight lifting!
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Post by Over43 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:59 pm

Super Slow is a weight protocol developed by Ken Hutchins in the 1980's during a Nautilus funded study. Basically, you take approximately 50% of your max weight in an exercise and lift it 10 seconds up, 10 seconds down. You increase the weight when you can move it for a positive rep up to 120 to 160 seconds. I think the best book on the subject is Power of 10 by Adam Zickermann. The next best book might be Body by Science by Dr. Doug McGuff and John Little. You can find clips on youtube.com. Look up Doug McGuff and Inform Fitness.

Good Luck
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Post by automatedeating » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:56 am

I am glad for this discussion about Super Slow. I had started reading about it during the summer, and then decided it was not as efficient as the hype about it. However, whatever its "efficiency" there's no doubt that it reduces injury. And my joints complain about lots of things, so this could be a realistic way to fit weight-lifting into my life.

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Post by jenji » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:46 pm

Over43 wrote:Super Slow is a weight protocol developed by Ken Hutchins in the 1980's during a Nautilus funded study. Basically, you take approximately 50% of your max weight in an exercise and lift it 10 seconds up, 10 seconds down. You increase the weight when you can move it for a positive rep up to 120 to 160 seconds. I think the best book on the subject is Power of 10 by Adam Zickermann. The next best book might be Body by Science by Dr. Doug McGuff and John Little. You can find clips on youtube.com. Look up Doug McGuff and Inform Fitness.

Good Luck
Cool, thanks, I will check it out.
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Post by Over43 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:48 pm

Well, still down 10 pounds since before Thanksgiving. And Thanksgiving was un-relented eating.

Got my workout on Sunday. I performed the plank, belt squats, lateral raises, seated military press and barbell curls.

Yesterday was not a green day. Let's try again today.
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Post by automatedeating » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:30 pm

Thanks for inspiring me to get some different kind of exercise into my life than just walk/jogging. After doing some research, I settled on (and paid for - yikes!!) a program called Elements from GMB. I'm hoping it will strengthen, stabilize, and stretch my joints so that I am less prone to injury and can even recover from a few nagging joint issues. If I successfully complete this program (it's 8 weeks long) then I might try their "Integral Strength" program which does a lot more bodyweight exercises such as push-ups, pull-ups, leg raises, etc.

Thanks for being on the boards. :-)
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Post by Over43 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:51 pm

12.20.2018

Success!

No exercise. I am down ten pounds still, and that is with taking 300 mg of Lyrica a day. I am not sure that is a medication I am going to be doing without.

Today is the 21st. So far, so good. Plus a Bullworker workout, and a wall sit. (Getting those legs ready for skiing.)
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Post by Over43 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:52 pm

"Thanks for inspiring me to get some different kind of exercise into my life than just walk/jogging."

You are welcome.
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Post by Over43 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:57 pm

Well, breakfast was a sausage and egg sandwich, 4 crackers, and a Mt. Dew. I thought it was diet. And as I was drinking it I kept thinking Mt. Dew had really upped their game for diet flavor. I realized it was regular Mt. Dew.

My weight is slowly creeping up, but I think it is due to the Lyrica, which has a tendency to make me retain water.

I am restarting my Soloflex workouts tonight after parent-teacher conference. Yea.
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Post by Over43 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:20 pm

They say: If you write it down, you'll do it.

I stated above I am starting my Soloflex routine again. Here is what it will look like:

Monday:
Sit Ups
Bench Press
Lat pulldown/Biceps Curls
Behind Neck Press
Triceps Pushdown
Leg Press

Wednesday:
Roman Chair Sit Up
Incline Press
Behind Neck Pull Down
Seated Military Press
Triceps Extension
Squats

Friday:
Body Curl
Parallel Bar Dips
Chin Ups (I hate these, I might get 3 per set)
Up right row
Donkey Press (calves)
Deadlift

Except for the abdominal exercises (one set), the goal is three sets per exercise, 8-12 reps each. When I hit 12 reps, I will add a bit. Today is Wednesday. Here we go!
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Post by Over43 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:58 pm

It has been awhile. Did the program until I started getting sciatica. One thing I have learned about sciatica, Gabapentin, hydrocodone, even a Percocet, did not phase it. Tomorrow I start using Nautilus at the physical therapist's. (Along with physical therapy, massage, heat treatments, etc.) It will look like:

Lumbar Machine
Leg Press
Abdominal Machine
Chest Press
Lat Machine

As my back get stronger, I will start focusing on legs more, so the workout might look more of: Lumbar Machine, leg extension, leg press, abdominal, seated military press, and lat machine. I need to use the machines now because I am set in a stable position without twisting, etc. I have, with the sciatica and other lower back issues, lost a lot of leg strength. It is over when the legs go.

As far as No S goes, it has been all S. They now have Rice Krispie Treats in the student store. I think I could live on Rice Krispie Treats, and a vitamin of course.

Time to start the focus.

See you all later.
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Post by Whosonfirst » Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:32 pm

Over43-Good luck with Phy Thpy-I think the world of those folks. Had lower back pain myself when younger and sciatica to boot. Nothing like constant pain to derail any diet plan, I know. Sciatica makes sleeping difficult as you most likely know. Keep us informed, and listen to your PT's.
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Whosonfirst wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:32 pm
Over43-Good luck with Phy Thpy-I think the world of those folks. Had lower back pain myself when younger and sciatica to boot. Nothing like constant pain to derail any diet plan, I know. Sciatica makes sleeping difficult as you most likely know. Keep us informed, and listen to your PT's.
Thank you. I had twinges of sciatica yesterday, but, overall the first physical therapy appt. was a boon to my backside.

Yesterday was not an N day, but, I did not have any Rice Krispie Treats. I did have a 5 Guys cheese burger, and a few fries. Dinner was the failure. But, I am becoming "mindful" of what I am eating again.

Exercise: Tonight, physical therapy and the start of my work on the Nautilus machines.
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Post by Over43 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:36 pm

Well,

Again I did not realize it has been 4 months since my last post. I guess that indicates how spot on I have not been.

So, dietary wise, I suck. Fitness wise, my congenital back issue has finally kicked into full gear. My last to workouts have been at the physical therapist's. They were, one set of Nautilus low back machine, and ab machine. Also, I sit on the Swiss Ball and bounce for 5 minutes. He also thinks I have either a myalgia issue, or chronic fatigue.

So, the next stage of my life seems to have started.

See you later.
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April 15 was a Success! first day in a long time.

Fitness: I did a Bullworker isometric workout.

Breakfast: Egg/ham/cheese sandwich

Lunch: two fish tacos and a couple of fries from Del Taco

Dinner: Salad (good sized) with chicken and rice, and half a banana.

I did have some whole milk at about 4:30 after work, I was starting to feel crapped out.
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April 16 Success!

Breakfast: 2 egg breakfast sandwich/mocha

Lunch: a small amount of mashed potatoes, steak, a bite of spinach, a tiny roll

Dinner: Surprise, I forgot it was my anniversary, so we had more steak, a bit of mashed potatoes, salad, french bread, a yogurt

No exercise.
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Well done for a good restart
3 tasty meals a day and loving it

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LOL happy (almost forgotten) anniversary! :lol:
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Thank you both!

April 17, 2018

Success!

Breakfast: tow fried eggs, on top of two slices of bread, cheese and Canadian bacon

Lunch: Teriyaki rice bowl

Dinner: hamburger patty, salad w/bleu cheese, diced ham, croutons, cantaloupe, yogurt (I eat the yogurt to keep things moving...)

No exercise, but I did sit in a hot tub for 20 minutes after a therapeutic massage.
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April 18, 2019

Fail

Breakfast: egg sandwich

Lunch: Blue Berry Pop Tarts, Reese's Pieces

Dinner: Macaroni and Cheese

Lunch really did me in...
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Friday April 19 2019

Success!

Breakfast: breakfast bowl w/ banana and yogurt.

Lunch: take crab cocktail and cantaloupe

Dinner: one slice of pizza, chicken wings, yogurt

Exercise: Bullworker plus 10 minutes on the Nu Step at the pt's. Hot tub.
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April 20/21

S Days

Very well done for my S days.
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Monday April 22, 2019

Success!

Breafast: Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowl, yogurt

Lunch: Grilled ham and cheese diet, cantaloupe, milk

Dinner: Sandwich

Actually I slpet well.
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April 23, 24, 25 Success!

By default though. I had the stomach flu and have to skip solids.
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April 27/28

Good S weekend.
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I forget to check in. The needle is moving South. Under 205.
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Post by Over43 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:52 pm

Still hovering. Been using the Bullworker a lot. Walked a lot in Moscow (Idaho), but ate a lot as well. Went and saw my first grandchild and we all ate a lot. Cute little guy.
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1.9.2020

Well, I figure if I am going to commit to a college credit for three meals a day, I might as well post.

Breakfast: One of those bowls you crack and egg in and microwave it with the sausage, onion, cheese, etc.

Lunch: A wheat free micro-wave-able Asian bowl

Dinner: Probably rib-eye, salad and rice.

Exercise: I exercised on the weights hard Monday, still feel a bit fatigued. Tomorrow I think I am going to start doing the Body by Science/Power of Ten/Super Slow workout again. Once a week, each set to failure.
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Lovely to see another long term noSer is still around! Very inspiring for a newbie like me.

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Well thank you. I had to look up what long timer was. It has been a quick, up and down, 12 years. I am not 43 anymore.
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Post by lpearlmom » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:04 pm

Good to see you still around! College credit?
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Re: O43 Check-in

Post by Teammoney » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:12 pm

12 years! I can’t even tell you how inspiring that is. And I’m resurrecting your “off-topic” board movie chat 😀.

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Post by automatedeating » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:39 am

I was wondering exactly what Linda said. Do pray tell more!

Tehehehe never mind I found your post on the general board. Virtual hugs for making me laugh.

And I AM 43 now....... my how time flies....
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Re: O43 Check-in

Post by Over43 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:58 pm

You always wonder if anyone reads your posts. :lol:

Thursday:
Breakfast: One of those bowls you crack and egg in and microwave it with the sausage, onion, cheese, etc.

Lunch: A wheat free micro-wave-able Asian bowl (It was awful...)

Dinner: rib-eye, salad and rice.

Friday:

Breakfast: Micro-wave-able egg bowl (I put two eggs in, instead of one. I also had a Walmart coffee. They were out of Splenda so I used a couple of tsp. of sugar. Which on Bright Line is verboten. Oh well.)

Lunch: Arby's Gyro, about a 1/4 of the fries they gave me, Diet Coke

Dinner: 3 eggs, 3 sausage, hash browns (with ketchup...)

Exercise: Body by Science/Super Slow workout- Leg Press, Incline Press, Behind Neck Press (switching to the Seated Military Press next week), Curls, Roman Chair Sit-up. Do a 10/10 second rep count on the Roman Chair Sit-up is a bit harder than it used to be since my mid-section has become more robust.

Well, two days in and so far, so good.
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Re: O43 Check-in

Post by Soprano » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:58 pm

I know what you mean :)

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Post by Over43 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:02 pm

Jan 13, 2020

Breakfast: Ore-Ida Egg Bowl (2 eggs)

Lunch: 3 eggs, 3 sausage, two slices of toast

Dinner: About 8 oz steak, rice, salad

Watched football.
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Post by Soprano » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:41 pm

Who won? :)

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Post by automatedeating » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:01 am

Soprano - LSU. :-) It was our National Championship for college football.

And Over43 - your day and your food sound wonderful.
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Re: O43 Check-in

Post by Over43 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:59 pm

January 16, 2020

I have been losing track of days. So:

January 14, 2020 (Snow-Day) Success

Breakfast: Ore-Ida Bowl

Lunch: Eggs and sausage

Dinner: Left over steak, left over Asian noodles, salad(?) I am not sure I remember.

January 15, 2020 Success

Late Breakfast: 3 eggs, 3 sausage, 2 slices of toast with some fruit spread.

Late Dinner: Marie Calendar's Chicken Pot Pie, some chips

January 16, 2020 Success

Breakfast: Ore-Ida Breakfast Bowl (2 eggs)

Lunch: Two left over Taco Bell Tacos, Milk

Dinner: Pizza, salad (with Blue Cheese), Diet Coke (I am pre-posting dinner. It is parent teacher conference. We get pizza tonight.)
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Re: O43 Check-in

Post by Over43 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:34 pm

Jan 23, 2020

I did not realize it has been a week since I have logged in.

I am still at 3 meals a day. In the AM I do have a coffee with cream and sugar. So, I am probably failing the "Massive Health" class I am in. However, since the 12th of January I have lost 8-9 pounds. Sunday was rough. I sat down in front of the TV to watch the 49er game, and realized, by the final whistle, I had had 8 Chips A Hoy, salami and crackers, and who knows what else. As far as not eating "flour" products I have been eating rice noodles. (Which settle better in my stomach, but by no means would I claim I am gluten intolerant.) That is, according to Bright Line a fail.

So, Yesterday (Wednesday), I had an Ore-Ida egg bowl (3 eggs). For lunch I had a plate of Thai food (Drunken noodles and two horrible wan tans [spelling]), and dinner (I was at class) we had "breakfast" (two poached eggs, banana-rice bake and chia pudding). I was so hungry when I left I nearly stopped at Taco Bell. But I made it home, visualized the plate I had just eaten, and added three cubed pieces of cantaloupe and one garlic stuffed olive. Plus a glass of milk. So I am counting yesterday as a Success. Tuesday was a success as well. Monday was Martin Luther King Day. (Which Idaho has renamed Civil Rights Day?) Pretty undisciplined.

I put in my Super Slow workout at about eight. Went to bed at 10:00 PM. I woke at 4:00 AM and feel pretty good.

I have not needed a reflux tablet in...I do not know how long, and have not had Tums for a couple of days.

So, two weeks in? I feel much better. I am not craving Coke. I do drink Fresca, but unlike my classmates, I do not buy into the idea that diet drinks create the same insulin reaction as regular soda. I must be the iconoclast in the group. Plus, eating two recipes that are banana based might create the same insulin reaction as a diet soda, if the theory about diet drinks is correct.

To be truthful, I think the class leader was irritated that I am just eating three plates of food a day, am not weighing my food, and eating food with flavor, and still losing. I have not resorted to taping my mouth shut. I will never resort to that.

So, a long post, but I am glad to report that I heading in the same direction that my investments usually head, down.
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Post by automatedeating » Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:52 pm

You are continuing to brighten my day with your rebellious bright lines. :mrgreen:

Hey - and btw, so awesome that you haven't been suffering from reflux lately! Victory!
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Re: O43 Check-in

Post by Soprano » Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:38 pm

Great to read your update :)

Congratulations

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Re: O43 Check-in

Post by Teammoney » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:55 pm

This is one of the funniest threads! And it makes me laugh that your class leader is annoyed.

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Post by Over43 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:14 pm

Well, Thursday was a train wreck. I think the less substantial dinner I ate Wednesday, and the small breakfast I ate yesterday morning turned me into an eating machine. This morning I have taken in a plate of food, but added more calories. I had two eggs on an English muffin, yogurt with berries and an avocado (small). I am a tad sore from Wednesday's workout, but not awful. I think since seeing a pain management specialist he has me at just the right amount of Lyrica and a slow release morphine to keep the neuropathy at bay. I love it when people find out I am on a slow release opioid. After they are done going number two in their pants I take the time to explain what the problem is and why I am prescribed the medications. If they are not listening they ask me if I am dying. Just for kicks, someday I should just say yes.

Anyway, we'll see how the rest of the day goes. It is supposed to start snowing again, so tomorrow might be a challenge. I am going to try to keep S days at a minimum until Super Bowl Sunday. That is usually a frenzy. There are no "Not My Foods!" on super bowl Sunday.
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Post by automatedeating » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:18 pm

Who are you pulling for? As a Seahawk fan myself, I'm hoping the Chiefs win. I actually always like the Chiefs. Mahomes is poetry. Love that guy!
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Post by Over43 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:24 pm

Well, being a BYU graduate I am pulling for Andy Reid. However, having grown up 3-4 miles from the 49er summer camp I am pulling for the 49ers. Both teams are very good. It might be a toss up.
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Post by automatedeating » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:17 pm

I still have a grudge against Sherman, haha. He's amazing though and the 49ers are lucky to have him, that's for sure.
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Post by Over43 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:59 pm

01.28.2020

Well, last weekend was a blister of food galore. Pizza, lasagna, fudge...Yesterday, would have been green, but I remember now having two small pieces of pumpkin cake with lunch. Certainly "My Food" at that moment. Otherwise, three meals.

Today has started well, a cup of Tillamook yogurt poured over a fruit medley, and a frozen (microwaved actually) El Monterey egg burrito. I bought a couple of Marie Calendar frozen meals for lunch. One lunch at a time. When I am prepared, I do much better. Plus I also picked up a half gallon of whole milk.

I will report back tomorrow. Tomorrow is my workout day. I was still a tad sore Saturday from the previous Wednesday. but, I feel good. My strength is returning. I have my system down, one set of each exercise to positive failure: Leg press, incline press, barbell curls, military press, and a plank for as long as I can hold it. (Which right now is not very long.) I am thinking of having an A/B workout. the one above, and then one where I do belt squats (I have to keep all the weight under my hips.), dips, negative pull ups, maybe a behind neck press, and regular (not Super Slow) sit ups. We'll see.

On a plus: I can now tuck in my shirts, annnnnd zip up my trousers, annnnd, button them.

See you tomorrow.
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Re: O43 Check-in

Post by Over43 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:31 pm

This week, so far, has not been great. My weight has snuck up a bit. Yesterday was the worst day so far. But, I went to my "Massive Health" class last night. As much as I have made sport of it, last night I realized instead of being a schmuck, I should at least be serious, and listen and learn about the physiological and psychological impact of how most people eat is devastating to our health, etc. Yes, I have matured, but just a bit. Do not tell anybody.

I got my Super Slow workout in when I got home. My leg strength is progressing well. My upper body is lagging a bit, but my time under load increased on every exercise, even the plank. I am up to 40 seconds! I do the plank last so everything (upper body especially) else is pretty wiped out when I get to it.

So, everyone have a great day!

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Re: O43 Check-in

Post by Whosonfirst » Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:11 pm

Over43 wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:14 pm
Well, Thursday was a train wreck. I think the less substantial dinner I ate Wednesday, and the small breakfast I ate yesterday morning turned me into an eating machine. This morning I have taken in a plate of food, but added more calories. I had two eggs on an English muffin, yogurt with berries and an avocado (small). I am a tad sore from Wednesday's workout, but not awful. I think since seeing a pain management specialist he has me at just the right amount of Lyrica and a slow release morphine to keep the neuropathy at bay. I love it when people find out I am on a slow release opioid. After they are done going number two in their pants I take the time to explain what the problem is and why I am prescribed the medications. If they are not listening they ask me if I am dying. Just for kicks, someday I should just say yes.

Anyway, we'll see how the rest of the day goes. It is supposed to start snowing again, so tomorrow might be a challenge. I am going to try to keep S days at a minimum until Super Bowl Sunday. That is usually a frenzy. There are no "Not My Foods!" on super bowl Sunday.
Had to laugh at the number two mention. Sorry about your condition req. slow release opoids. I didn't even know that existed. Next time someone asks if you're dying, maybe just respond with an open-end answer, like, "Aren't we all?"
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