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July 31, 2007 by pseudosoldier
After a three day hiatus:

PT: 15+ minutes on treadmill, weight machines (tricep extension, abdominals, seated fly, bicep curl)
Weight: 222#

NutriSystem Crunch - 110 cal, 10 fat cal, 1g fat, 0g saturated fat, 19g carb, 2g fiber, 8g protein
3/4 cup skim milk - 60 cal, 0 fat cal, 0g fat, 0g saturated fat, 9g carb, 0g fiber, 6g protein
Kix cereal - 110 cal, 5 fat cal, 1g fat, 0g saturated fat, 25g carb, 3g fiber, 2g protein

apple - 65 cal, 2 fat cal, 0g fat, 0g saturated fat, 17g carb, 3...
July 27, 2007 by pseudosoldier
PT:

~4 mile run

Weight after PT: 217.5#

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, 0g fiber, 6g protein
1 piece wheat toast - 60 cal, 10 fat cal, 1g fat, 0g saturated fat, 11g carb, 2g fiber, 4g protein

apple - 65 cal, 2 fat cal, 0g fat, 0g saturated fat, 17g...
July 26, 2007 by pseudosoldier
PT at the gym:

10 minutes on the treadmill
Machines: Triceps extension, abdominals, seated chest, leg press, triceps extension, abdominals.

Weight after PT: 220.5#

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, 0g fiber, 6g protein
1 piece wheat toast - 60 cal, 10...
July 25, 2007 by pseudosoldier
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

banana - 120 cal, 0 fat cal, 0g fat, 0g saturated fat, 30g carb, 4g fiber, 1g protein
2 egg - 140 cal, 80 fat cal, 9g fat, 3g saturated fat, 0g carb, 0g fiber, 12g protein
2 piece wheat toast - 120 cal, 20 fat cal, 2g fat, 0g saturated fat, 22g carb, 4g fiber, 8g protein
1T ketchup - 15 cal, 0 fat...
July 24, 2007 by pseudosoldier
I weighed 224 this morning, but that was without PT. If I didn't have the Color Guard event, I would've been at the gym sweating out 2-3lb of water weight, so I'll still count it as progress (which isn't all that important, anyway, as it was just one day).

I chose a few things that were very similar to yesterday, but I tried to change up my lunch/dinner entrees, rotate my fruit servings... and I managed to skip my lunch salad and the afternoon "snack" dairy/protein.

1 glass (16oz) Crystal...
July 23, 2007 by pseudosoldier
Having a four week supply for free, I figured I ought to at least give it a shot. My weight went up over the six weeks I had my sons this summer and I'm looking for this to kick start my losses. Hopefully, coupled with a renewed interest in diet and exercise (maybe they won't interfere with my PT sessions too much this month) this will garner some real results.

My weight this morning: 224 (after PT)

PT was weight lifting while I watched the soldiers on profile:
3 sets, 8 reps bicep cur...
July 16, 2007 by pseudosoldier
The weight that I had managed to take off earlier this year was almost entirely replaced over the past 7 weeks. 6 weeks of having my sons with me for the summer, plus one week in the field: I ate way too much during both of those periods of time, for various reasons. Honestly, I just didn't feel like policing myself with the kids here, preparing entirely separate meals for us, and was rather tired just dealing with day-to-day stuff anyway. I continue to increase the amount of respect that I h...
June 7, 2007 by pseudosoldier
So, I'm still not observing strict dietary science right now. My PT has suffered... and it's due to my own slackening willpower and lack of planning. Blaming my kids' visit is convenient but not entirely honest.

Having said that, I'm still trying to keep my calories under control (without logging anything, which is really just guess work). I'm trying to be more inventive with PT (occasional light sets with the dumbbells that I have in my living room, taking the boys to the pool). And, I g...
May 30, 2007 by pseudosoldier
I'm losing steam on the accountability logs. I had started off not doing calorie counts on Saturday and Sunday and then that extended to Fridays. Then, if it were a long weekend, it would likely extend to Thursday. Now, this past weekend, I not only had a 3-day weekend but I picked up my sons for the summer.

Eating healthy with them around is tricky. I have a compulsion not to waste food, and I'm inexperienced at making meals for three. Add to that the weight-loss plateau I had hit the w...
May 23, 2007 by pseudosoldier
Wing run. Hooray. 3, maybe 3.5 miles, at a slow speed.

Vitamin water: 25 cal, 0 fat cal, 0g fat, 0g saturated fat, 6g carb, 0g fiber, 0g protein
Protein powder + Milk: 220 cal, 25 fat cal, 4g fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 16g carb, 0g fiber, 30g protein
Protein bar: 190 cal, 45 fat cal, 5g fat, 4.5g saturated fat, 3g carb, 1g fiber, 19g protein
Diet Energy Drink: 20 cal, 0 fat cal, 0g fat, 0g saturated fat, 2g carb, 0g fiber, 1g protein
Lean Cuisine: 280 cal, 70 fat cal, 8g fat, 3.5g satu...
May 22, 2007 by pseudosoldier
I missed PT today to get some Army "sensitivity training." Whee.

I tried to up my protein intake today. Not too bad, but not quite 1g/lb of body weight.

Protein powder + Milk: 220 cal, 25 fat cal, 4g fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 16g carb, 0g fiber, 30g protein
Protein bar: 190 cal, 50 fat cal, 6g fat, 4.5g saturated fat, 2g carb, 1g fiber, 19g protein
Lean Cuisine: 280 cal, 70 fat cal, 7g fat, 3g saturated fat, 29g carb, 3g fiber, 20g protein
Power bar: 300 cal, 50 fat cal, 6g fat, 3....
May 22, 2007 by pseudosoldier
Instead of just tracking weight, a lot of health care professionals recommend computing your Body Mass Index. This simple formula is supposed to indicate whether you are susceptible to a variety of medical problems, from diabetes to heart disease.

The formula is: Weight (in pounds) X 703 / Height (in inches)^2 (weight times 703 divided by height squared)

My current BMI is 29.02, rating me as "overweight" but not "obese." In order to be "healthy weight," I'd have to weigh 189.5 or le...
May 21, 2007 by pseudosoldier
3.5 mile interval run.

Vitamin water: 25 cal, 0 fat cal, 0g fat, 0g saturated fat, 6g carb, 0g fiber, 0g protein
Power bar: 290 cal, 50 fat cal, 6g fat, 3.5g saturated fat, 35g carb, 2g fiber, 23g protein
Protein bar: 190 cal, 50 fat cal, 6g fat, 4g saturated fat, 2g carb, 1g fiber, 19g protein
Brocolli & Cheese: 60 cal, 25 fat cal, 3g fat, 1g saturated fat, 5g carb, 2g fiber, 2g protein
Lean Cuisine: 300 cal, 80 fat cal, 9g fat, 4g saturated fat, 30g carb, 3g fiber, 21g protein
Tun...
May 21, 2007 by pseudosoldier
My willpower is crap.

Bowl of Kix cereal with 1% milk. Vitamin water.
Two Lean Pockets.
Ham and cheese, pickles and onoin, no-fat mayo on wheat.
Popcorn and coke (at the movies).
Chicken fried steak sandwich on crap white bun, tomato, onions, lettuce, pickles and mayo; spicy popcorn chicken; no-carb energy drink.
Lean Cuisine pizza.

No exercise, save walking around the sporting goods store with a 30lb weight in my left hand. I bought it and some shorts and socks for the boys. We al...
May 19, 2007 by pseudosoldier
The third Saturday of May is considered Armed Forces Day. The local community is great to the small presence of active military at the base here (probably partially due to the large number of retired military in the community). This year and last they have put on a free picnic for the troops out at the nearby lake/recreation facility. Both this year and last I've taken my sons, since it was something cool for us to do on a Daddy weekend (which happen on the 1st, 3rd and 5th weekends of each m...