I'm finally able to workout (kinda sorta). Took me 2 months to even sort of get my fitness level back. So hopefully I'll be able to reach my goals now.
1)start running (for some reason I can do any other form of cardio, but can't run if my life depended on it)
2)loose some fat (10lb) and gain some muscle.. isn't that always the case
3)watch my diet (this is the most important thing to me.. I have many food allergies.. the list is so long that you'd think I'm crazy and staying away from those foods has been really hard--they're all healthy things too )
My diet is gonna be a bit weird, since I can't eat high protein (30% is plenty).
Workout: pyramid style, upper body and lower body once a week each and the rest is cardio (aerobics, kickboxing, and running--hopefully, my legs just don't want to run for some reason).
Workout: run/walk 20min (that was ridiculous, I did more walking then running, I can't run )
Diet: 1200 cals 23%p 65%c 12%f
1) whole grain flaxseed cereal, soy milk, cherries, strawberries
2) pita, turkey, vegetable sauce
3) fat free carob brownie, banana, soy milk, granola --eh, I'm NOT suppose to have anything with oats
4) buckwheat, vegetable sauce, grilled eggplant
Last edited by Shorty; 07-02-2004 at 05:40 PM.
Hi Shorty. Welcome back to journalland. Can you eat more than 12% fat? Or is that the recommendation of your doctor?
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Yeah I can eat more fat, actually I NEED to... need more veggies too.
Weird day, too lazy and tired to do anything. Back is still hurting and my legs feel stiff in the morning. I had to spend like 30 min just stretching them.
Workout: 30 min step aerobics (legs were too tight to do any more)
Diet: 1420 cals 25%p 58%c 17%f
1) cereal, soy milk, strawberries
2) black bean & kale soup, chicken pita
3) grilled eggplant
4) banana, light yogurt, granola tuttut gotta stop eating that gronal (it's in the garbage now lol)
5) bite of turkey sandwitch
Last edited by Shorty; 07-03-2004 at 07:03 PM.
crappy day as far as diet and workout goes.. damn holidays
Diet: 2300 cals 16p/62c/21f.. not sure if this is right since I didn't really measure things out.
1) ww flaxseed cereal, soy milk
2) rye bread, deli turkey, eggplant sauce, buckwheat, maple syrup, cheezits, cheesecake, cherries (throughout the day)
My back is still KILLING. I NEED A MASSAGE!
Was planning on a run, but my back hurts so much that I can't even move. I'm walking like a robot.
I think I need to change my workout timing since it's becoming impossible to do anything in the morning, (back is always sore) but I can't usually do much after eating either. what to do? what to do?
Hey shorty. here's some for the new journal. Good luck with the goals. The running will come with time...just keep at it
Thanks pruneman, I'm trying. I used to run track, don't know why my legs don't want to do it now lol.
Good luck with things. The food allergies must suck
TheGimp.. Thanks yeah, food allergies suck, but it's getting easier now since I found other things I can eat.
Workout: walk/run for 10 min.. back is still hurting, stomach isn't great either
Diet: have to forcefeed myself all day.. too much in pain to eat
630 cals 26p/60c/14f
1) peach, green tea w/ ginger
2) cracked wheat, mixed veggies, soy sauce
3) chicken breast, eggplant, eggplant sauce, low fat dressing, licithin
4) slice of turkey (deli)
Not a fun days. My back isn't getting any better. Somebody me.
I'm getting worried, this is definitely not normal.
Last edited by Shorty; 07-06-2004 at 07:38 AM.
Keep up the good work dude!
Thanks BIG C and I'm a female not a dude
Sorry about that Lol.
Big C .. it's all good
20 min step aerobics
Chest Flies: 12x5, 10x8, 8x5, 10x5, 12x5
Cest Press: 12x5, 10x8, 8x5, 10x5, 12x5 was suppose to pyramid the weights, but my back still hurts so I stayed light
Tricep Kickbacks: (double arm) 12x1, 10x3, 8x5, 10x3, 12x1
Overhead Tri Extensions: 12x5, 10x8, 8x10, 10x8, 12x5
Hammer Curls (double arm): 12x5, 10x8, 8x8, 10x8, 12x5
Bar Bell Curls: 12x5, 10x8, 8x8, 10x8, 12x5
Had to skip back and shoulers.. back is still hurting, not as bad as yesterday though
Diet: Cals 1026, 30p/56c/14f
1) ww cereal, vamilla almond milk
2) chicken breast, eggplant sauce, pickle (not sure how to spell those)
3) apple, buckwheat, chicken, tariyaki sauce
4) banana, Ezekiel pita, turkey (deli), cucumber, lettuse, low fat vinegrete, lecithin
I'm trying to get my body used to not eating after 6PM. I sleep better when I'm not digesting food and for some reason I wake up not as hungry as when I eat before bed.
Got my Adobe programs today Maybe now I'll be able to finish my website. Going to school every time to work on it is a pain.
Last edited by Shorty; 07-06-2004 at 04:58 PM.
pickle = pickle does your upper body w/o normally include back?
yeah, i know what you mean about the darn holidays!
hey chops... yeah I usually do all upper body once a week and all lower body once a week (pyramid style). I use workout videos.. Cathe.com (her workouts are AMAZING).
Originally Posted by Shorty
Being female makes it ok to post this in your journal. If you were a dude, I would have to think that something strange was going on. Not that there is anything wrong with step arobics...I'm just imagining what it would look like to see a 200lb BBer in a step arobics class20 min step aerobics
What about a 300lb BBer doing Pilates?Originally Posted by pruneman
Your journal looks good thus far Shorty. Good luck with your goals.
Pruneman... LOL that would be crazy. Although I have seen men doing step aerobics, some even teach it. But they're definitely not BBers.
JustinF...what's the angel face for? Do you do pilates? I never tried it, but I heard it's VERY good for the core.
PizDoff...my workouts are on and off. My back is SERIOUSLY pissing me off.
Last edited by Shorty; 07-07-2004 at 02:40 PM.
Workout: none, tried running but it's too painful too move .. back hurts you get the idea
Diet: 1050 cals, 32p/57c/11f
1) ww flax cereal, vanilla almond milk
2) apple, Exekiel pita, turkey (deli), ketsup
3) chicken, buckwheat, sweet and sour sauce
4) Ezekiel pita, sugar free apple sauce
5) turkey (deli), pickle, blueberries, lecithin
I was wondering, is it possible to loose fat without cardio? And if so, should the workout/diet be changed?
For some reason I'm exosted today. I was trying to put my 2 year old neice to sleep yesterady, that takes A LOT of energy, what the hell do they feed her? I want some!
Went to my chiropractor today and he did A LOT of adjusting, so now my back is sore (he says it's suppose to be sore after). I tried going to my school's gym to do some bike work, but since I'm graduated I can't use it anymore. Tried running, and even that hurts. Sucks to be me. Eh, at least my diet is OK.
Last edited by Shorty; 07-07-2004 at 07:38 PM.
Yes, I have been known to do a Pilates session or two...much to the dismay and riducule of my fellow BBers here.
It is possible to lose fat without cardio, but it takes a much stricter diet...I've seen the best luck with a low carb or carb cycling diet.
Justin.. I wish I had passions for pilates. Heard some good things about it. Tried it once and got bored with it really fast...makes me sleepy.
Hmmm low carb is definitely not for me, my body can't handle that.
Workout: 40 min kickbxing.. hardly made it through, how pathetic!
Diet: 1080 cals, 23p/66c/11f
1) ww flax cereal, almond milk
2) Ezekiel pita, apple sauce, eggplant sauce
3) turkey, wheat berry (grain), veggies stir fry
5) Ezekiel pita, eggplant sauce, blueberries, lecithin
Feeling pretty good today Back hurts just a little, but no biggy.
Finally got my Adobe software to work. Good day
Last edited by Shorty; 07-08-2004 at 05:50 PM.
I'm impressed that you can repeatedly get through such long cardio sessions on so few calories. Must have a lot more willpower than I.
hey shorty, how's the back?
i reckon it's possible to lose fat without cardio, through lifting and diet. however, cardio certainly helps a lot and i wouldn't recommend not doing cardio at all.I was wondering, is it possible to loose fat without cardio? And if so, should the workout/diet be changed?
and i'm sorry but i can't help feeling very concerned about your low calorie diet because the ACSM's (american college of sports medicine) guideline for recommended safe calorie levels for women is 1200 per day, minimum.
how high are you willing to go for the protein?
Pruneman... it's really not as bad as it seems considering I weigh like 110-115 lb. I used to be able to do A LOT more cardio though, but after not working out for a while my fitness level went down the drain.
Dissipate... welcome to my journal My back still hurts a bit, but it's MUCH better then what it was.
I decided to stick to cardio and just go for walks when I just can't do it at all.
As far as the low calories. According to calculations, I need around 1100-1200 cals to loose body fat (I'm 5'0 and 110-115 lol), but I'm also trying to really listen to my stomach if I eat a bit more then I want, it goes insane on me for days.
Protein... I was told not to go too high because it's not great for the liver. And to eat a lot of fruits, veggies, and whole grains (need the enzymes). So for now I'm trying to go at about no more then 30% protein. I need to increase my fat intake hu?