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Diet and Exercise Recap: May 3, 2009

Exercise (if you can call it that…been taking it easy due to the sore left shin/calf and sore right hamstring):

– a slow, paced walk for an hour in the AM

– 20 minutes on the exercise bike

– 10 minutes on the stair master

– a slow, paced walk in the evening after dinner (about 15-20 minutes)

What I ate:

Honey Nut Chex

Honey Nut Chex

Take-Out Chinese: - Crab Rangoons - Shrimp Toast - House Special Soup - Vegetable Fried Rice - White Rice - Sesame Chicken - Steamed Dumplings

Take-Out Chinese: - Crab Rangoons - Shrimp Toast - House Special Soup - Vegetable Fried Rice - White Rice - Sesame Chicken - Steamed Dumplings

– mind you, I didn’t eat everything from the dinner picture, but it was easier to just take a picture of everything that came in prior to eating.  It was everything my brother and I ordered (minus his sesame chicken)…

– I also had a cobb salad for lunch, but since I actually forgot to take a picture of it beforehand, it kinda looked like this (not the actual salad, but close):

Cobb Salad

Cobb Salad

– in other news, I spent the evening kicked back after I got back from my “digest” walk.  Monday was a pretty crazy day with a lot to do @ work, so it was a good thing I got in some rest…

until… – R



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Diet and Exercise Recap: May 2, 2009

– Went for a walk to the gym after I wrote yesterday’s post and did the following:

  1. 10 minutes warm-up on the exercise bike
  2. 20 minutes on the treadmill with arm extension @ 3mph, then 3.4mph after 10 minutes
  3. 10 minutes on the stair master (Level 2 for 5 minutes, then Level 3 for 5 minutes) – I couldn’t go further than 10 minutes due to my left leg cramping up

– After I rubbed down my leg again, I got good advice and purchased the following:

Hylands Leg Cramps With Quinine Caplets

Hyland's Leg Cramps With Quinine Caplets

– since I started to take them, I only had 1 leg cramp (both legs), but after I got over that, no cramps!  I hope this does it combined with additional fluids (making sure I drink 3 liters of water minimum) as a precaution as well.

– went to New Paltz as I took one of my random drives along w/ my brother.  The town’s pretty hopping surprisingly:  Lots of places to hang out…especially their strip of local stores (looks like downtown Nyack a bit, but instead of a straight road, it’s a question marked-shaped road).  Got home just past 9PM and had some chicken while I watched Fight Club…can never get sick of that movie!

– Oh yeah, looking forward to Kinetik in 2 weeks:

Kinetik Festival Line-Up for 2009

Kinetik Festival Line-Up for 2009

YOU KNOW IT!

Until tomorrow – R

P.S. – below is what I ate predominantly.  I did have some Doritos while I was driving, but I didn’t take a picture of that…

Leftover Dragon Soup from Mandarin Chinese Restaurant in New City

Leftover "Dragon Soup" from Mandarin Chinese Restaurant in New City

Beef Stroganoff and Steamed Veggies

Beef Stroganoff and Steamed Veggies for Lunch

Rice Ball and Pepperoni Roll

Rice Ball and Pepperoni Roll for late lunch/early dinner

3 Pieces of Chicken

3 Pieces of Chicken for supper

Diet and Exercise Recap: May 1, 2009

– walked about 30 minutes before work (no muscle spasms)

– before going out to lunch, I walked around the plaza, but this time I did get a muscle cramp (right hamstring).  I’m seeing the doctor next week for a 2nd follow-up after my hospitalization, so if these series of muscle spasms continue I hope he can prescribe some treatment to elliviate this pain.  I thought it was dehydration so I almost doubled my water consumption since Wednesday.  Unfortunately when all is said and done, Icy Hot to the rescue!

– It was Friday and when I left I called up my brother to see if he wanted to stay in and we’ll cook something or go out.  He opted to go out:  I opted to drive just over an hour north to Albany and hit The Golden Corral.  Good for the meal:  Bad for me!

– We got back around 11PM and there were still people @ the gym.  I went in, put on my sweats, and headed on over.  After stretching out my legs for a good 15 minutes, I hit the treadmill for 30 minutes going around 3.0 miles to start, then half-way through I moved it up to 3.4.  After that, I grabbed the smallest set of dumbbells I saw (15lbs) and did the following:

  1. Dumbbell Flat-Chest Presses:  2 sets of 10 reps
  2. Shoulders:  2 sets of 5 reps
  3. Reverse Flies – 2 sets of 5 reps
  4. Shrugs:  2 sets of 10 reps
  5. Bicep curls:  2 sets of 10 reps
  6. Triceps curls:  2 sets of 5 reps

After I got back, I showered, put on PJs, and went to bed only to be woken up with muscle spasms on my left calf/shin.  On a bright note:  At least I’m trying…

…but still I’m aching all over the place…and in pain on my calf.  Damn leg! 😦

Food consumed on May 1, 2009:

Corn Flakes

Corn Flakes

Nutri-Grain Bar (Strawberry)

Nutri-Grain Bar (Strawberry)

Pretzels

Pretzels

Chicken Caesar Salad & Mandarin Oranges Cup

Chicken Caesar Salad & Mandarin Oranges Cup

Chocolate Granola Bar

Chocolate Granola Bar

Where I had dinner:  Golden Corral, Albany, NY

Where I had dinner: Golden Corral, Albany, NY

Salad w/ chicken, beef, spinach, lettuce, tomato, egg, onions, and blue cheese dressing

Salad w/ chicken, beef, spinach, lettuce, tomato, egg, onions, and blue cheese dressing

1 1/2 Dinner Rolls

1 1/2 Dinner Rolls

Crab cake, Stuffing, Beer-Battered Scallops, Beer-Battered Haddock, Fried Catfish, and 2 Hush Puppies

Crab cake, Stuffing, Beer-Battered Scallops, Beer-Battered Haddock, Fried Catfish, and 2 Hush Puppies

Broiled Salmon, Coconut Shrimp, Mushroom Caps, Beer-Battered Haddock, and Fried Catfish

Broiled Salmon, Coconut Shrimp, Mushroom Caps, Beer-Battered Haddock, and Fried Catfish

Boston Creme Pie and Banana Pudding

Boston Creme Pie and Banana Pudding

OK…time to go outside for some fresh air…

Have a good one – R



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Diet and Exercise Recap: April 30, 2009

Well, it started last night when I woke up with that massive muscle spasm:  I ate a red banana.  When I woke up, I stretched, then took an early AM casual walk for about 15-20 minutes.  Got back, showered, then headed out to work.  I had to stay late, but when I got back home, my brother had just gotten back from Rockland with a few slices of pizza from Peppe’s Pizza and some KFC grilled chicken.  I had the slice, then went out to the gym and did 20 minutes on the cycle followed by 10 minutes on the stairmaster.  No treadmill since there were people on it, so I left, took another quick shower, then had the KFC.  It was surprisingly good!  I then stretched out some more, watched Smallville, then something on this show I had on my DVR called Dhani Tackles The Globe.  The episode was from his trip to Australia and trying to be a surf-and-rescue swimmer. I have NOTHING to complain about after seeing the physical activity this guy had to endure during that episode…damn!

Anyway, I’m still just trying to get into some kind of rhythm.  Yeah, I’ve had a few compromising meals this week, but I’m only human.  Tomorrow’s another day.  I’d say I was excited that it was Friday, but believe it or not I get more excited when I get up Saturday, so I’ll leave it for then.

In unrelated news, I’m hope that I’ll be able to get to this year’s Kinetik Festival.  I missed it last year and I’ve been regretting it ever since.  The chances of it happening were cut down a bit due to my stay @ the hospital a few weeks ago, but I have high hopes that things will fall into place and I can make it happen.  There’s a slew of people I’d like to hang out with there, so we’ll see what happens with regards to that.

So, to recap:

– AM walk, 20 minutes cycle, 10 minutes stairmaster

– Cigarettes:  1 on my way to work, 2 while I was at work, 1/2 after I got home, and in all likelihood I’m going to have one before I brush my teeth and crash, so let’s say I had 5 today.  I know, that’s 5 too many cigarettes:  *shrugs*

– Food pictures below:

Red Banana (Had this around 3AM after another bout w/ a music spasm)

Red Banana (Had this around 3AM after another bout w/ a music spasm)

Fruit Loops

Fruit Loops

Mustard Pretzel Sticks

Mustard Pretzel Sticks

Nutri-Grain Bar (Blueberry)

Nutri-Grain Bar (Blueberry)

Pasta w/ Chicken

Pasta w/ Chicken

Pretzels

Pretzels

A Slice of Pizza from Peppes Pizzaria (Yeah, the one in Hillcrest on 45!)

A Slice of Pizza from Peppe's Pizzaria (Yeah, the one in Hillcrest on 45!)

KFC Grilled Chicken w/ biscuits

KFC Grilled Chicken w/ biscuits

Take it easy – R


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Diet and Exercise Recap: April 29, 2009

What did I do today:

– Stretched out for 10-15 minutes prior to work.  Didn’t exercise at all due to pulling muscles on both legs (shin and calf on left leg; hamstring on right)

– Worked a bit late today to finish a big work task

– Missed going to Smoker’s Anonymous Meeting in New Paltz since it was @ 7PM.

– Cigarette Count:  1/2 in the AM, 1 in the afternoon, 2 in the evening = 4 1/2 total

What I ate:

Multi-Grain Cereal w/ Berries and a banana

Multi-Grain Cereal w/ Berries and a banana

Chocolate Granola Bar

Chocolate Granola Bar

Pasta w/ Beef

Pasta w/ Beef

Mid-Afternoon Orange

Mid-Afternoon Orange

Baked Tater Tots (about 3-4 oz)

Baked Tater Tots (about 3-4 oz)

Troegs Mad Elf Ale

Troeg's Mad Elf Ale

Baked Italian Sausage w/ Cornbread Stuffing

Baked Italian Sausage w/ Cornbread Stuffing

Homemade Peanut Brittle (from Kingston Wok Restaurant when I ordered out last week)

Homemade Peanut Brittle (from Kingston Wok Restaurant when I ordered out last week)

– I started out my day eating good, but (no excuse of course) when I got home, my brother already had the tater tots out of the oven and the Italian sausage in.  Even though I really should of not had a beer (due to the meds I’m still taking stemming from my hospital stay), I decided that one wasn’t going to kill me.

– Note to self:  Eat a bit more sensibly tomorrow

– Why am I up @ 3:35AM?  Went to bed before 11PM, but woke up to another muscle cramp about an hour ago and decided to update this while I was up anyway (as I rub more Icy Hot into my right hamstring)…

Cya tomorrow – R

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Diet and Exercise Recap: April 27, 2009

What I did today:

– Walked about 2 miles before work

– Had 2 boiled pieces of chicken & diet iced tea for AM meal

– Went to work (8:30AM – 5:30PM)

– Consumed:

  1. 2 oranges
  2. Bean and Ham Soup
  3. 2 snack-sized bags of pretzels
  4. 1 1/2 liters water

– After work, hit the gym (cardio):

  1. 20 minutes:  Exercise Bike
  2. 10 minutes:  Stair Master (on level 2)
  3. 20 minutes:  Treadmill (3.5 MPH)

– For dinner, I had:

  1. 2 Polish Sausage w/ Bun & Mustard
  2. 1 Serving Creamed Spinach (Bird’ s Eye Brand)
  3. French Fries (from the oven) – about 3-4 oz.
  4. Diet Iced Tea (home-brewed w/ Splenda in it)

– Snacks:

  1. Pringles – 3oz while I watched Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother
  2. 1 Orange

– Stretches for 10-15 minutes so I don’t get muscle spasms when I sleep (this happened to me the other day…it HURT like HELL)

That’s it…gotta get ready for work.  Pictures rule, so I may have to start doing that for everything I eat (healthy or extremely fattening…can’t hold back on that…

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