Whosonfirst's Check In & Exercise Log

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 Whosonfirst » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:13 pm

oolala53 wrote:Very impressed with consistent exercise and 80% compliance. You are so far ahead of the game compared to the average bear! That would be me.
Oolala, don't be so hard on yourself. You've been like a standard bearer on here. EVERBODY has relapses, including moi. The successful people pick themselves up and carry on. I've been somewhat lucky in that I've never been one to binge, except maybe on Oreo cookies and Reece's peanut butter cups as a boy. As to my consistent exercise routine, that has been my mental therapy over the years. Crank up the rock or even jazz and do your thing. I hope you're enjoying your new retirement.
Weekly goal = Five Green days in a row. I do a BMI check by looking in a mirror.
Orig. SW(7/2016)= 226/ SW(reboot) =217-3/7/18/
Current Wt= 210 -8/18

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Post by oolala53 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:20 pm

Thanks! I've been having trouble with my hip joints, but I know I could do SOME movements and we both know consistency is the major factor.
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
Age 65
SBMI Jan/10-30.8
Jan/12-26.8
Mar/13-24.9 Stayed at +/- 8-lb. for three years Sept/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
Mar/18 22.2

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Post by Whosonfirst » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:31 pm

Whosonfirst wrote:1/1/19-Tues(Happy New Year)
early a.m. Five Tibetan rites x 21; walk later, missed yesterday, it rained all day. Did start doing Sun Salutations yesterday in p.m. -my flexibility is pretty bad it seems.
New Year's goals:
Walk every day @> 95% success rate.
Get my NoS compliance rate above 80%; biggest failure is occasional snacking. I'm planning on removing my goal weight from my sig line, since it's not even a secondary or tertiary? goal any longer. Will continue to use fruit as a mod when needed.
Continue to improve on accoustic guitar. By end of year, I want to learn the following songs: Blackbird, American Woman(electric), one Chuck Berry song(electric); and Anji(this seems like the biggest stretch). Very satisfied with my improvement this past year, my two year starting point will be in April with a few months off after shoulder work.
Try to get my dear wife doing a daily short walk, even if it's just to end of our dead end street and back. She's the one who actually got me interested in walking when I gave up jogging. Will be more difficult than learning Blackbird.
1/5-Sat
early a.m. Five Tibetans; I dialed back the reps to about 14-17 from 21. Decided trying to endure pain in my wrists wasn't worth it. Hopefully they adapt again.
p.m. rain stopped finally,so Gus and I did his walk much to his delight. This past week on NoS, being a short Holiday week was hit and miss. Need to stock up on my fruit mods to make it succeed. I had intended to add reducing coffee consumption on year's goals. That would have been a big bust this past week.
1/6-Sun
a.m. Walked Gus abt. 1.5M- p.m.-Five Tibetans, couldn't get motivated for them right out of bed this morning. So far I've learned the intro, first line of verse and ending of Blackbird, not perfect by any means.
1/15-Tues
no walk or Five Tibetans today. first walk missed in about a month.
Lunch was tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich with bacon, chicken and mushrooms. Dinner was roast beef, carrots & baby potatoes done in crock pot, one of my favorites, two slices of day old french bread with it. Hope to get Tibetans done tomorrow morn, been fighting off cold, unfortunately gave it to my wife:(
1/16-Wed
really early a.m. Five Tibetans. Later walked 1.5+M with Gus-no wind. English muffin, strawberry preserves, oatmeal for breakfast.
Dinner -Texas style chicken, baked potato w/sour cream, and peas. Mango Wheat ale before dinner. did a few pullups and pushups cable curls in p.m.
1/17 &1/18-Thur/Fri
No Five Tibetans yesterday, woke up with sinus headache, but managed walk with Gus later.
Reversed it on Friday, did my Five Tibetans early, and after clearing light snow, didn't walk today, but left Gus run around in snow while I cleared it, so he got some light exercise. Sounds like more snow,sleet and rain on forecast for tomorrow. Eng. muffin, strawberry preserves and oatmeal for breakfast; Cream of crab soup for dinner and cheeseburger. Mango wheat ale before dinner.
1/19-Sat
a.m.-Walked Gus before next storm-1.5+M. Doing 5 Tbtns later on, with a few pushups and pullups. Recd news that we lost another 50 yr. h.s. classmate and Vietnam veteran this week. He actually fell while in the hospital and broke a temporal bone in his head and the blood clot was fatal. RIP Tom.
1/20-Sun
p.m. Cold walk, high winds, only 1M
1/21-Mon. Temps were 7 degr. F this morning with wind, -17! No walk today.Dinner was Bratwurst sandwich and mac-n-cheese
1/22-Tues-skipped Five Tibetn again, sore back for some reason-Took Gus on cold walk but no wind-a balmy 13 degrs F. Wrong shoes and toes got cold, so I slow jogged about 2 blocks.Making decent progress on Blackbird and surprisingly almost have the first part of Anji too. A year back, these were both too difficult. Not that it has anything to do with NoS but also learning Born Under a Bad Sign on electric by Albert King-love the feel of this old song. My approach to learning songs is have several in different stages of development which is contrary to what most teachers tell newer students. I credit my decades on piano for this approach to learning. Everybody needs to do what works for them, including NoS.
Squeezed Five Tibetans into afternoon workout.
1/23-Wed-a.m. Walked Gus 1.5+M. p.m. -Five Tbtns + pushups/cable curls/Ovhd presses.
1/25, 1/26- Fri, Sat-Got our longer walks in both days after it rained all day on Thur. Missed other exercises on Thu/Fri. NoS compliance still about 80% or less. Only 100% compliance has been guitar practice/playing. Finding I'm not enjoying consulting work during retirement. May pull the plug in the next month or two, we'll see.
pm- Five Tibetans, pushups, cable curls, pullups.
1/27-Sun
a.m.-Walked 1.5M with doggie, p.m. Five Tibetans +pushups/pullups/cable curls. Looking forward to NoS to close out month.
1/28-Mon
a.m. Walked Gus 1.5M 28 degr F but very light winds. Missed doing my other routines. Ate lightly today, for no good reason.Drank too much coffee, no beer.Thinking of giving shovelglove a try during these cold winter months. My regular "gym" is located in our unheated garage and last week it was in the single digits here in Pa. But I would occasionally run a little ceramic heater. I could easily do shovelglove in the house in the winter. And I think the SG moves may speed my rehab on my shoulder, which is still weak.
1/29-Tues-Walked in a.m. with Gus. Wed/Thur. supposed to be very cold at low single digits with wind chill, so maybe i'll get shovelglove started, since shoveling will be the order of business tomorrow morning. Home made pizza for dinner, my granddaughter made with it grandma, was pretty good.
1/30-Wed-12 degrees now in bright sun. No walks today, but shoveled earlier and my fingers were numb even with my heavy gloves. Gus went out with me, and after touring the yard, he went up onto deck standing at doors to go back inside. At least cold burns extra cals, lol. p.m. Five Tibetans abbreviated, plus pushups, bwt squats and cable curls and presses.
1/31-Thurs.a.m. too cold to walk, temps at zero to one degree F. I woke up to cold water in kitchen sink froze up. So after about three attemps involving a hair dryer, ceramic heater, a drill and hole saw, I finally solved it. Now I have to patch a couple of holes under sink, probably with screening(wife's suggestion) to allow heat to get into the wall where pipes are located.
p.m. Walked about half usual with Gus, worried about his paws, bright sun, he loved prancing in the snow. I have to admit that bright sun and snow with crisp air lightened my mood.
Five Tibetans afterwards, pushups, squats and cable curls. P/u's starting to feel like before my injury but still weak. Will do an apple for my afternoon Mod, maybe with chamomile tea.
Weekly goal = Five Green days in a row. I do a BMI check by looking in a mirror.
Orig. SW(7/2016)= 226/ SW(reboot) =217-3/7/18/
Current Wt= 210 -8/18

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Feb-2019

Post by Whosonfirst » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:51 pm

Feb. 1-Friday.-Glad Jan. has passed. It's our daughter's birthday and it's snowing appropriately. We brought her home from hospital in one of the worst storms of that year. I need to improve my NoS performance this month. Not been using my fruit mods as well I could have. I also want to get more herbal tea(s) which seem to help. The wife is doing well with her Phy Thpy, they're working to improve her balance issues, she comes home pretty wiped out. Rooting for the Rams in the Super Bowl, although I'd never bet against the Patriots.
Weekly goal = Five Green days in a row. I do a BMI check by looking in a mirror.
Orig. SW(7/2016)= 226/ SW(reboot) =217-3/7/18/
Current Wt= 210 -8/18

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Post by oolala53 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:59 am

My mother was from a small city outside Boston, so you can tell who we had to root for. Funny how those things hang on. And speaking of, her birthday was the first, too. She would have been 102 years old today. She nearly made it to 90.

Happy birthday to your daughter! And good luck with your improved compliance this month.
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
Age 65
SBMI Jan/10-30.8
Jan/12-26.8
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Mar/18 22.2

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Post by Whosonfirst » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:14 pm

Feb 2-Groundhog day in Punxsutawney, Pa. Punx. Phil didn't see his shadow, so he's predicting an early spring-TG. It pretty much snowed all day here yesterday, although it didn't amount to much more than a few inches, maybe 3 or 4.
Thanks for the good wishes oolala. Happy Birthday to your mother as well. We always note our parents' birthdays even though no longer with us.
My day yesterday was a wash for exercise except about 20 minutes of light shoveling(and staying warm). Trying to buy a new car battery for our SUV pretty much took a couple hours. 1st, Walmart didn't have one in stock, but nice lady recommended Advance Auto, which is only 1/2 mile away. So I bought one there, and young clerk said he couldn't install it?? So I took it home and commenced putting it in, on the driveway in the falling snow. Had to stop because I needed a real long extension for my ratchet to reach a hidden bolt. Went back to Walmart to get it installed for $10. Mechanic comes back inside and informs me that Advance sold me the wrong battery. Then back to Advance, older clerk named Paco shakes his head and gets me the correct battery. I ask why they don't install this particular battery, he shakes his head again and tells me to pull car up in front of store. ten minutes later I get it installed free of charge, so I tip Paco for making this happen. All of this didn't do wonders for my NoS compliance.

2/2/19-a.m. Cold snowy walk with Gus-no wind, temp is -6 degr. F. Very pretty outside, the packed snow reflects like diamond crystals in sun. About half the sidewalks shoveled off. p.m. Five Tibetans plus pushups/squats/cable curls plus a little more shoveling. It's 3:45 and I'm pretty hungry, after my banana. So I'm having a porter until dinner.
2/3-Sun-a.m. Walked Gus 1.5+M; 20 degr. F-not terrible. no other exercise today.
2/4-Mon-a.m. Walked doggie in very pleasant almost spring like temps. Did banana mod again. Having turkey wrap and macaroni and cheese for dinner. planning on doing some exercises later, worked rest of morning from home. Having a Blue Moon, mango wheat ale with dinner.
2/5-Tues-a.m. Walked Gus in near spring-like temps. last week we were at zero, even 20 degrees 2 days ago. p.m. -Five Tibetans, pushups, squats and cable stuff. Daughter making pasta carbonara for dinner. Had a large plate with a mango wheat ale. Should hold me well until breakfast.

2/6-Wed-a.m. Walked Gus; started to rain so cut it short. p.m. Five Tibetans and pushups,squats, cable curls and rows. Lite db presses.
P/u's def. feeling better, doing them daily. lg. navel orange for afternoon mod with chamomille tea. Md. crab soup(cup) and BLT for dinner, few fries.
2/7-Thur-a.m. Walked dog 1.5+M. Orange & chamo tea for morning mod. May do a 2nd orange this afternoon. Going to skip five tibetans and just do more squats and pushups a little later. Added cable curls. still rebuilding a torn bicep tendon that was repaired along with my shoulder work last year. I can't imagine what pro athletes go through when they reach my age, or earlier.
(I found this video interesting that some younger guy did a 30 day-challenge routine of 100 pushups a day and nothing else. He lost five pounds but an astonishing 3 inches from his waist measurement. May not appeal to the ladies due to his choice of exercise, but I think the message is to keep an activity simple and focus on that.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLK0q9Gj90o
Sorry I don't know how to embed a video, like I'm able to on other sites.
2/8/19-Fri-a.m. Walked dog, windy and felt colder than thermometer reading. At 11:00 a.m. I'm ready for lunch, but will wait, was up at five eating my breakfast. Latest annoyance is our new above ground pool(installed last summer) must be leaking somewhere near the bottom. The water level has gone down over last 3 days substantially, and remaining ice block is pulling the cover very tight. I installed for the grandkids primarily, and have a lot of experience with this type of pool. Maintained and installed another one over 14 years with my own kids. This liner must have a defect on the bottom since I cant see any water around the perimeter and how slowly it's going down. So glad I didn't start the deck last summer. Removing the sod and grading the base was a real chore, plus the couple tons of stones I used to landscape afterwards. That's life.
2/9-Sat-a.m. Cold windy walk with Gus-leak in pool stopped because it frozen-LOL. Fighting off a sore throat so i skipped any addl. exercise.
2/10-Sun. a.m. Walked dog in 15 degr. F, but no wind. Forecast for tonight and Mon. is light snow-2-4 inches. p.m.-Pushups/Squats /cable curls/leg raises.
2/11-Mon- back to shoveling snow in morning. No walk today, snowed all day again, but not a lot of accumulation. p.m.-Five Tibetans, pushups/squats/cable curls.
2/12-2/13-Tues-Wed-No walk or exercises yesterday except shoveling a heavy wet snow for about 20-30 minutes. Rained all day after snow. Nice beef roast in crockpot for dinner with baby potatoes and carrots. Small dinner roll. Stout before dinner.
Wed. a.m. Cold windy walk with Gus, cut it short about 1M due to icy sidewalks and streets. Light flurries again today. p.m. Five Tibetans(abbrev); pullups/pushups/squats/cable curls. Going to have a Mango wheat ale before dinner.
2/14-15-Thurs/Fri-a.m. Walked dog both days. Afternoon workout Thurs, pullups/pushups/leg raises/cable curls.. banana and orange mods on thursday. Fri-bike ride with grandson, finally warm enough and no ice on roads to do that. Snow supposed to arrive again Sunday. GS and I did a 2nd bike ride, he just turned 6 a month ago, and wanted to race me on our dead end street. Gave him a very short head start and he beat me handily. Dinner with gk's was pizza, and I had one piece too many putting my plate over the limit. Pretty tired last evening with all the outdoor activities. Had banana and orange for mod's but didn't help eventually.
2/16-Sat-a.m. planned walk with dog later, beautiful sunny day before weather supposedly turns tomorrow, and 2nd storm to following Wed. Winter time in Pa. I've been watching two different off-grid folks in center and northern Ontario on youtube, and it makes Pa. look like the tropics. p.m. -Pullups/pushups/squats/leg raises/cable curls-Am considering wearing a knee brace for squats and bike riding; haven't worn one since h.s. football. Mango wheat ale before dinner.
2/17& 2/18-Sun-Walked in morning with Gus, no other exercises. Smoked pork chop for dinner, mashed potato, cup of clam chowder
-Mon-a.m. Cold windy walk with dog. p.m. -pullups/pushups/squat/cable curls and presses/leg raises-Oatmeal with banana for breakfast. small ham and cheese sandwich on roll for lunch with glass of milk.
2/19-Tues. a.m. walked dog-p.m. -same routine as prev. day. Ate breakfast for dinner-eggs/bacon/wheat toast & homefries with onions-didn't finish all homefries on plate. Had a dark stout earlier.
2/20-Wed.-about 6 inches of snow followed by sleet and still raining on top. Just finished about 40 minutes of heavy shoveling-that will be it for day. ate 2 soft tacos w/ground beef/cheese/lettuce for lunch. Dinner-toasted cheese sandwich with ham & tortilla soup, green tea, coffee afterwards.
2/21-Thus-a.m. Walked Gus in snowy fog, visibility about 1 block, he was stopping to eat chunks of ice along the way. p.m. Five Tibetans-pullups/pushups/cable curls/squats-Sun has come out, very pretty snow covered landscape(now that I don't have to drive to work in it) today's mods were a banana and cup of mint tea in afternoon.
2/22-Fri-a.m. -nice weather for walking Gus-1.5M-Many probably think that's too short a distance to do any good. As someone who often walked 2.5-4.0 M a few times a week I probably would have previously agreed. The difference at least for me, is it's now a daily walk and a pace I probably used 15-20 years ago. The first time or two, it would have been a little hard to have a conversation since I was huffing more than expected. Now it's a comfortable pace. Chamomille tea for mid -morning break, we're out of bananas. 12 y.o. granddaughter baked home-made pizzas last evening with GM's help. They're actually very good.
2/23-a.m. Walked Gus 1.5 M. p.m. workout lots of squats&pushups/leg raises/cable curls- a few pullups. Pushups are starting to feel pain-free or close to it. I believe we're doing spaghetti and meatballs for dinner/Italian bread
2/24-Sun-a.m. Walked dog in damp 37 degrees-F. p.m.-Pullups/pushups/squats/leg raises/cable curls-I think we may be having dinner out tonight. Change of plans, wife was fighting a headache all day plus we've been getting very high wind gusts so we stayed home. I made us ham & egg omelots for dinner, had mine on 15 grain whole wheat toast, mango wheat ale plus coffee with mine.
2/25-Mon-a.m. no planned dog walk, we had high wind gusts all day and was picking up neighbor's garbage blowing in yard several times today, blew over large blue recycle bins full of bottles, cardboard, plastic, etc. blocked it large garden bricks and it blew over again. While doing this, I had Gus by my side and when my attention was distracted, he took off to visit a Lab in next neighborhood that he sees when we walk. Nice lady had him on a leash when I caught up with him. I did spend about 30 minutes walking in a nearby wooded area looking for him, so got some exercise. p.m. -did an abbrev. routine of pullups/pushups/squats/leg raises and cable curls at about half my normal sets. Day was red for sure.
2/26-Tues-a.m. Walked Gus-22 degrees F. again. No added exercise in afternoon. Ham with pineapple for dinner/noodles/corn/salad.
2/27-2/28- Wed a.m. Walked dog in morning, p.m. wasn't feeling well, ate lightly all day
Thurs-a.m. Walked Gus our usual route- ate 2pcs. 15 grain WW toast with strawberry jam, coffee, sm. glass of milk and some pineapple for breakfast.
Last edited by Whosonfirst on Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:25 am, edited 2 times in total.
Weekly goal = Five Green days in a row. I do a BMI check by looking in a mirror.
Orig. SW(7/2016)= 226/ SW(reboot) =217-3/7/18/
Current Wt= 210 -8/18

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Re: Whosonfirst's Check In & Exercise Log

Post by Whosonfirst » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:53 am

3/1/19-Friday-a.m. Walked between snow falls today with Gus, supposed to get two more snow/sleet events this weekend. p.m. -Five Tibetans and pushups/squats and cable curls. Day was a fail. Been fighting a sinus headache(not severe) for a couple days. We had cheeseburger pie and green beans for dinner. Been requesting wife to make it for a while, so she gave in today. It's more of a quiche than a cheeseburger, had two small to medium pieces. Mango wheat ale before dinner.
Weekly goal = Five Green days in a row. I do a BMI check by looking in a mirror.
Orig. SW(7/2016)= 226/ SW(reboot) =217-3/7/18/
Current Wt= 210 -8/18

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Re: Whosonfirst's Check In & Exercise Log

Post by Staff Assistant III » Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:08 pm

Ha, I’m in the Philly end of PA so we are having similar snow/sleet events. Just want to stay in by the fire and read!
No S start date 1/11/19

BMI Jan 19 22.7, FEb 19 22.9

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Re: Whosonfirst's Check In & Exercise Log

Post by Whosonfirst » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:25 pm

Whosonfirst wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:53 am
3/1/19-Friday-a.m. Walked between snow falls today with Gus, supposed to get two more snow/sleet events this weekend. p.m. -Five Tibetans and pushups/squats and cable curls. Day was a fail. Been fighting a sinus headache(not severe) for a couple days. We had cheeseburger pie and green beans for dinner. Been requesting wife to make it for a while, so she gave in today. It's more of a quiche than a cheeseburger, had two small to medium pieces. Mango wheat ale before dinner.
Hello SAIII-My sister and nephew live in Philly. We're in York.
3/2-3/3-Sat a.m. Walked Gus both days, no p.m. exercises Saturday.Shoveled very heavy snow on Saturday morning about 45 minutes. Sun p.m. pushups/squats/leg raises/back bends/cable curls. Quaker oats with banana for breakfast. Home made pizza for dinner.
3/4-Mon. a.m. Shovelling with gloves on-1+hour, walked Gus, beautiful snowscape, trees covered, sunny. At one point we walked under a large evergreen and got a snowy shower from the wind blowing off the branches. He was in his happy zone walking on snow. Oatmeal with banana for breakfast, 15 grain w.w. toast with strawberry jam, coffee.
p.m. Pullups/pushups/squats/leg raises/back bends/cable curls.
3/5-Tues-a.m. Drove wife to Dr. apt, then brkfst at fam. restrnt- eggs, bacon, toast, hash browns, coffee. Walked Gus, very cold but sunny, light wind. p.m. 5TBR's, pullups/pushups/squats/cable curls. Spaghetti and meat balls, small salad ranch dressing. Had a Blue Moon Belgian Ale with dinner. Posting my NoS compliance on the March challenge thread.
3/6-Wed-a.m.-Cold windy walk with Gus, 13 degrees F,but wind made it a bit challenging. Banana mod. in morning. p.m. Pullups/squats/pushups/cable curls-only did 1 set of 25 squats, something felt wonky in my r. knee. Had jogged a few times during our walk in morning basically to get warm, my knee didn't like it. Dinner was Texas style chicken, baked potato, cole slaw. Belgian ale before dinner.
3/7-Thurs-15 grain WW toast with strawberry jam & Gevalia coffee/OJ; oatmeal a little later. p.m. Walked dog in afternoon. No after exercise, unless you count carrying groceries into house. My wife had a two hour therapy session in morning and wasn't feeling well the rest of day, so I made omelots with bacon for dinner. Had mine with Arnolds multi-grain toast, really like this brand. I also had a lime & lager before dinner. I know that's a great combination, right.
3/8-Fri-a.m. English muffins(2) with colby cheese and hard salami pieces for breakfast-walked Gus our usual route, 13 degr. but no wind. p.m.-Squats/pullups/pushups/leg raises/back bends/cable curls. After a rough start in March, have managed to put four green days in a row. Had 2 beer limit on Friday, and woke up with dry mouth, so I'll probably quit after one.
3/9-Sat. a.m. Walked Gus our usual route, in a sunny, balmy 31 degrees, supposed to be in the 50's tomorrow. So my newest guitar song I'm learning is Dream On, pretty challenging for someone who is between beginner and intermediate. Here's how this ties into NoS, if you're feeling some mild hunger pangs and thinking about snacking between meals, pick up the guitar, and before long it's lunch or dinner time. Not sure if that works for bingers. p.m. Pullups & pushups in a superset/squats/leg raises/back bends/cable curls. When I don't do the full five Tibetan rites, I usually include the 5TbR back bends into the mix because it makes my spine and neck feel good.
3/10-Sun-a.m. Walked Gus in light drizzle/mist, had to towel him off when we got home. Now in the afternoon, it's sunny and looks like spring. p.m. -light dumbbell work-upper body-presses/rows/curls. We're having roast beef for dinner in the crock pot; smell is driving me bonkers.
3/11-Mon-a.m.-Walked Gus in morning- p.m. nada activities-Hot turkey sandwich and mashed potatoes for dinner. no beer or coffee(wasn't feeling great in afternoon)
3/12-Tues-a.m. Breakfast was 1/2 lg. pancake, 1 egg, & 2 sausage links with coffee. Walked Gus the usual route-very windy- Gus was a rescue from either NJ or Kentucky(not sure), he's a handsome, black flat-coat retriever mixed with either a Newfoundland or Australian shepherd. Our vet thinks the latter but his records said Newfoundland. He's very high energy and loved to "herd" our cat, so we think the vet might be correct. He looks a lot like a lab with a longer, wavy coat. p.m.-ate a very light lunch, wasn't very hungry, now I am LOL. Afternoon exercises-Pullups/Pushups superset/ leg raises/Dbell curl+press/DB rows-skipping squats for a few days, wonky knee. may have to visit doc to see what's up. Doesn't hurt to walk at all, jogging is another matter. Planned dinner is salad and wife's ravioli.
Wanted to add I had both a banana and apple this morning for my mods. Shared the apple with wife. Drank too many cups of coffee today(4) so far.
3/13-Wed-a.m. Walked doggie 1.5 m-24 degr-F- some wind, Banana mod in morning-p.m.-Only pushups & pullups in afternoon.Trying to will my knee better. Except for my fruit mods(not every day) I've been sticking to a mostly vanilla NoS this month, it does get easier every day. I almost wanted to do it over the weekend too, but stuck to Reinhard's advice not to do that. One Mango wheat ale before dinner.
3/14-Thurs. a.m. planning to take walk with doggie soon. Done-p.m. few pushups/cable curls-Dinner/bbq ham/half baked pot/salad
(I just read back through several of my last few months posts and realize how repetitive(boring) they must be. Sorry for making your eyes bleed. I have the self perception to know what a creature of habit I am. I will start abbeviating my posts with some kind of shorthand for the sake of brevity)
3/15-Fri-Wlkd dog-played baseball with grandson.
3/16-Sat-a.m. Wlkd dog-very cold and windy
3/17-Sun-a.m.-Wlks dog usual rte p.m. PlUps/PsUps/Sq/LRs/BkBnds/CC's/Db C+P/Rows-2 pcs. of leftover pizza for lunch-feel blah.
3/18-Mon. a.m. Wkd Gus & Gs-bike ride with Gs- brkf-oatmeal with banana & eng. muffin/strwbry jam. p.m. pl-ups/ps-ups/sq/lr's/bbs/cable curls-knee not happy w/bike ride.
3/19-Tues-a.m. Wlkd dog. -oatmeal w/banana; eng. mffn w/blk rspbrry jam/coffee
Weekly goal = Five Green days in a row. I do a BMI check by looking in a mirror.
Orig. SW(7/2016)= 226/ SW(reboot) =217-3/7/18/
Current Wt= 210 -8/18

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