Discussion in 'Training Logs' started by John Titchen, Sep 27, 2011.
Got it. Thought you were training by yourself. Thanks for sharing.
And quite right ya big girl's blouse.
Of course I only accepted mine as part of sticking to sound confrontation management principles.
Breakfast was OK - maybe a bit on the large side but I don't know what your current weight/BMI etc are... but lunch was too little and no mid-morning or mid-afternoon snacks
Dinner seems OK - I am not sure about how much salt it would have contained - however I don't know how much salt you should take?
What time did you eat dinner - I've just started going for early dinner (pre 7pm) followed by a snack (or two) later in the evening. I don't like it but it seems to improve weight loss???
I can confirm that jwt, who has never been porky, has dropped a lot of weight in recent times and is looking very trim.
Gimme 40 years to catch up
On Wednesday and Thursday time demands at work mean it is often impossible for me to get any food between about 11am and 6pm. On very bad days, if i get too caught up, I don't drink during that time either.
As I am on a predominately low carb quasi primal diet I don't get food cravings, or energy drops (because I don't subject myself to insulin rushes), so I don't feel any compunction to eat other than to fill the time or if my stomach is rumbling. I only managed half a dairy milk bar (left over from my weekend emergency rations) as it tasted too sweet for me and made me feel a bit sick. I can have fast days (no food) without feeling tired or hungry.
So breakfast - 3 egg mushroom omlette and banana. That was designed to keep me feeling full until about 7pm. The omlette was about 260 cals including the butter and mushrooms. The banana about 95. So not that big a breakfast!
Lunch was bad, but only in that I shouldn't have had the chocolate. The bar was close to the tap where I was getting slurps of water while fending off people asking me questions.
Dinner was quite high salt, and relatively high carb for me with all those sweet cherry tomatoes bursting to make a savoury sauce with the olive oil... :heart: High protein and high Omega 3 with the salmon. I had Dinner at about 7pm. I'm putting stuff up in the order I do it, but will include timings!
I don't stick religiously to my diet (probably 80% compliance) and do have cake, booze etc... but in the main I'd say on this regime my energy levels have never been higher.
My blood pressure is very low at the moment, about 120/60, to help my heart 'recover' from left ventricular hypertrophy, so I'm not worried about occasional salt spikes (anchovies).
I do drink loads of fluids and on a hot day (and yesterday I was baking and sweating buckets in the sun teaching weapon handling drills in shirt and t shirt though I took off my smock (winter uniform)) - I'm very aware of the need to replace salt as well as water to stay alert. I think it is easy to get so focused on the salt police's guidelines and forget about what your body is doing to cool down when hot!
BMI. At last weigh in I was 81.3 kg. I would say I am now 80.5 Kg. and 182 cm, so BMI = 24.3. I'm still carrying a bit on the waist that needs to go, and obviously I have about 250g weight due to the extra kidneys - but I probably need to gain about 2kg on my hamstrings. That will probably push me into the 'overweight' category, which is ridiculous!
If interested you can see a revealing (under armour t shirt) glimpse of my build 3 weeks ago in the Student E video here:
I'd say I've lost a bit more fat since then.
Mitch - I though I noticed you noticing. :heart: I had to keep up with the sex God.
It's not everyone that can post that on a forum.
Does this mean JWT's hobby includes a hacksaw and a bathtub full of ice?!
That cannot be true - surely you can have a bottle of water and a couple of protein or low carb bars with you???
I have this image of the early hunter gatherer with a small rabbit like creature tied to his belt, a handful of berries and a large bar of Cadburys dairy milk... Not sure it's an entirely accurate picture
Agree with your 'salt police' comment. As you know, we visit Malaysia every couple of years to see the family - when I am there I find that despite the heat I often drink LESS than I do in the UK and feel better for it - go figure. I think it comes down to listening to your body and finding what works for each of us as individuals.
Looking good John - Said in my macho voice so as to not get John or others too excited
- - - Did political correctness just get ignored then - terribly sorry
Don't be ridiculous. I use my Sal D'Aquila's Musashi Katana.
A classy organ thief!
Friday 30 September
A rest day
9am Breakfast, cup of tea, two handfuls of blueberries, a handful of raspberries, a half handful of brazil nuts and a half handful of walnuts with two heaped tablespoons of greek yoghurt.
30 minute cross country dog walk.
1330 Handful of pistachio nuts. 2 pints water.
3 sets bodyweight full rom squats
1 set abdominal leg extension exercise
3 sets oblique crunches each side
2 pints water
1600 Cup of white tea
2 Poppadoms, pickles, 3 onion bhaji, half a portion of rice, half a peshwari naan, half a portion of butter chicken, half a portion of chicken pathia.
1 pint water
1 Almond magnum (it's a definite weakness)
2 sets abdominal leg extension exercise
Do you mix all these together? If so try adding some cinnamon to the mix (if you like it), it works really well!
Well I leave the cup of tea in a mug, but the rest I do eat in a bowl together. Next time I'll try some cinnamon.
D'oh! I really should read my previews more carefully before posting!
I love mixed berries, Greek yoghurt and cinnamon for breakfast (preferably with the cup of tea separate!).
Add the nuts... it's all about the crunch! A girl like you should get her hands on some nuts first thing in the morning.
I will try the nuts next. Crunchiness is good!
Normally, it's Sainsbury's 10% fat Greek yoghurt because I'm a cheapskate and the Total is more expensive.
Nutritional information per 100g:
Energy 96 kcal (403 kJ)
Of which sugars 3.8g
Of which saturates 3.6g
Calcium 102mg (13% of RDA**)
Sainsbury's low fat greek 165g
Saturated Fat 0g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Just compare. The total has lower carb, higher protein. It's worth the added expense for the taste alone!
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