pseudosoldier's Articles In Diet
February 12, 2008 by pseudosoldier
Well, back on the wagon. I'm not going to make my stated goal (215#) for February, so I'm back to logging everything.

11FEB08
2 eggs, egg substitute, feta cheese, salsa - 300 calories, 135 fat cal, 14g fat, 7g saturated fat, 3g carbohydrates, 0g fiber, 29g protein
Fiber One bar (chocolate and oats) - 140 cal, 35 fat cal, 4g fat, 1.5g sat fat, 29g carb, 9g fiber, 2g protein
Starbucks Cafe Mocha (my cheat for the day) - 330 cal, 140 fat cal, 15g fat, 8g sat fat, 43g carb, 2g fiber(?!?), 13g...
February 4, 2008 by pseudosoldier
Although I got home a little later than I wanted (but earlier than I had feared; I had to man my unit's "tax desk" until 1730 - no one showed up for a walk-in), I went ahead and actually made myself dinner. Ripped from this month's Men's Health:

Grilled Italian Skirt Steak

Ingredients:
12 oz skirt or flank steak
1 can (15.5 oz) cannellini beans
1 large red onion, sliced
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp fresh chopped rosemary (or 1 tsp dried)
2 cloves garlic, minced
...
November 13, 2007 by pseudosoldier
Back again, trying to cut down after two weeks of indulgence after the PT test and before the holidays really kick in... wondering how it will all go with Thanksgiving next weekend and banana bread needing baking.

Still.

Slimfast Bar - 220/45/5/3.5/34/2/8
Propel - 25/0/0/0/6/0/0
Powerbar - 220/45/5/2/32/4/11
Protein bar - 190/60/6/3/17/1/20
Brocolli & Cheese - 60/25/3/1/7/2/2
Lean Cuisine - 320/70/8/3/44/5/19
10.5 oz steak - 542/205/23/8/0/0/78
Corn - 120/18/2/.5/24/2/3
Bread - 70/...
October 28, 2007 by pseudosoldier
My on again, off again diet has paid some dividends this past week, although my periodic checks throughout the past half-year were discouraging along the way.

The principles of my diet were to push protein and fiber while still maintaining between 1500 and 1800 calories. When I was keeping track, my calories never dipped below 1350 or above 2100, although any day that started off poorly tended to not get tracked. I had mixed success with the protein: various fitness magazines recommend 2-3g...
October 3, 2007 by pseudosoldier
PT this morning was a 2.5 mile ruck march. I didn't repack my ruck to the lighter standard, so I carted around 60lb of weight on my back (in addition to the flak vest and load bearing equipment with the useless water-laden canteens). My knees have been killing me lately, so I fell back some and walked with my boss a bit. Still, after the ruck I was 215lb this morning... and that was after I had a bowl of cereal and downed 16oz of Crystal Light.

Food:
Crystal Light - 40/0/0/0/16/0/0
2 egg...
October 2, 2007 by pseudosoldier
MSE for PT this morning, some gym time this evening (10 minutes stationary bike and back + biceps on machines).

Food:
Propel - 25/0/0/0/6/0/0
2 eggs, egg sub, salsa - 200/90/10/3/5/1/20
Crystal Light - 20/0/0/0/4/0/0
Curves bar - 100/30/3.5/1/17/5/2
protein bar - 190/50/6/3/17/1/20
South Beach Diet entree - 240/60/7/3.5/16/4/26
Powerbar - 230/70/8/4.5/30/4/10
protein powder - 240/30/3/2/8/0/44
Lean Cuisine panini - 300/80/9/4/33/3/21
Crystal Light - 20/0/0/0/4/0/0

Totals: 1565 ca...
October 1, 2007 by pseudosoldier
Catch up - Last Wednesday I was on track with everything. Honestly, the only thing I didn't do was account for it all here online. Thursday and Friday were weird days, since I was up all night on duty and then slept for most of the day Friday. Saturday was mostly on the road (check my previous article) and Sunday was... Sunday.

Back on track today, with a 2.5 mile run this morning and 15 minutes on the treadmill and 15 minutes on the elliptical machine this afternoon.

Food:
Propel - 25...
September 25, 2007 by pseudosoldier
PT with the Platoon was MSE (muscular strength and endurance). Not terrible, but a little too much stress on my lower back (which is always my concern with standardized Army PT). But not terrible: push-ups, sit ups, crunches and pull ups, mostly.

Food:
Propel - 25/0/0/0/6/0/0
Crystal Light - 10/0/0/0/2/0/0
2 eggs - 160/90/10/3/2/0/14
egg sub - 30/0/0/0/1/0/6
salsa + onion - 18/0/0/0/4/1/0
4 prunes - 100/0/0/0/24/3/1
powerbar - 220/45/5/2/32/4/11
lean cuisine panini - 300/80/9/4/33/3...
September 24, 2007 by pseudosoldier
PT was ability group run, where I tagged along with the slightly-too-fast 15-to-16-minute-two-mile group.

Food:
Propel - 25/0/0/0/6/0/0
2 eggs - 160/90/10/3/2/0/14
salsa - 10/0/0/0/2/1/0
slice of wheat bread - 60/10/1/0/11/2/4
yogurt - 100/0/0/0/19/0/5
protein bar - 200/45/5/3/18/0/20
lean cuisine - 350/80/9/3/56/6/13
2x propel mix - 20/0/0/0/6/0/0
powerbar - 300/50/6/3.5/38/1/23
propel - 25/0/0/0/6/0/0
184g ground turkey - 432/218/24/6/0/0/50
chili - 460/140/16/7/50/16/30
onion ...
September 8, 2007 by pseudosoldier
On the 6th, my diet was pretty much in-line with what I had eaten on the 5th, until I got to dinner. I was home just after 6pm and asleep about an hour later, so I didn't get to eat.
On the 7th, it was more or less more of the same, except that dinner fell into that malleable "weekend time" where calories don't count against me (until I weigh myself Monday morning).

PT on the 6th was a leg workout in the gym; I skipped my afternoon session because I was exhausted (as evidenced by falling as...
September 5, 2007 by pseudosoldier
PT was a sprint routine with the soldiers, run by the DSGs.

propel - 25/0/0/0/6/0/0
Kashi Go Lean and skim milk - 230/15/2/0/42/10/22
egg white scramble with peppers, onion and salsa - 79/2/0/0/7/2/12
protein bar - 190/50/6/4.5/19/1/19
corn - 120/20/2/.5/24/2/3
panini - 280/70/7/3/32/3/20
powerbar - 300/50/6/3.5/39/1/23
propel - 25/0/0/6/0/0
2 slices WHITE! bread - 160/10/1/0/32/2/4
384g chicken breast - 634/123/14/4/0/0/119
salad w/ dressing - 65/45/1/0.5/7/2/1

Totals: 2108/385/...
September 5, 2007 by pseudosoldier
I have about one month before my next PT test, and I start teaching tomorrow. Both of those are good reasons to start this up again and see how well I can do: the first gives me a goal and a timeframe and the second gives me a "fresh start" of sorts. I was 223.5# this morning (not quite hovering... rising slightly over the past month) but just now I was 221#.

granola bar - 90 cal, 20 fat cal, 2g fat, 0.5g sat fat, 19g carb, 1g fiber, 1g protein
Propel - 25 cal, 0 fat cal, 0g fat, 0g sat fa...
August 6, 2007 by pseudosoldier
Yeah, I didn't account for Day 9 (last Friday).

Weight: a whopping 222#
No meaningful PT today. Some dumbbell curls at home, and I'm either going to use that Yoga DVD tonight (even just a little) or send it back tomorrow.

Food:
NutriFrosted Crunch - 110 cal, 10 fat cal, 1g fat, 0g saturated fat, 19g carb, 2g fiber, 8g protein
1/2 cup skim milk - 40 cal, 0 fat cal, 0g fat, 0g saturated fat, 6g carb, 0g fiber, 4g protein
1 egg - 70 cal, 40 fat cal, 4.5g fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 0g carb,...
August 3, 2007 by pseudosoldier
PT: I didn't get any cardio in, and only did some weight machines (calf extension, abs, leg press); I was in charge of watching the student soldiers on profile (injured).

Weight after PT: 220# (I should be down several pounds tomorrow, though)

Food:
NutriFrosted Crunch - 110 cal, 10 fat cal, 1g fat, 0g saturated fat, 19g carb, 2g fiber, 8g protein
1/2 cup skim milk - 40 cal, 0 fat cal, 0g fat, 0g saturated fat, 6g carb, 0g fiber, 4g protein
1 egg - 70 cal, 40 fat cal, 4.5g fat, 1.5g s...
August 1, 2007 by pseudosoldier
PT: ~2.3 mile run (open road), weight machines in the gym (row/delt, lower back, lat pull down, abs)

Weight: 220.5#

NutriFrosted Crunch - 110 cal, 10 fat cal, 1g fat, 0g saturated fat, 19g carb, 2g fiber, 8g protein
1/2 cup skim milk - 40 cal, 0 fat cal, 0g fat, 0g saturated fat, 6g carb, 0g fiber, 4g protein
1 egg - 70 cal, 40 fat cal, 4.5g fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 0g carb, 0g fiber, 6g protein
1 piece wheat toast - 60 cal, 10 fat cal, 1g fat, 0g saturated fat, 11g carb, 2g fiber, 4g ...