starting to track things again

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I’ve started tracking things a bit with some open office documents. I’m going to try to re-start my exercise program in the very, very near future.

I probably won’t count 1000 days like I was back a while ago since that just got to be too darn tedious, but I am planning on updating the above file to reflect current weight loss. Blue Line is weigh ins that I have recorded in this blog and in more recent things in the file at home that I may not have blogged about yet. Red line is following a goal from starting out one lb above where I started this tracking to where I think a great BMI weight would be in 5 years from now.

I like setting up a chart like this to track things since it’ll help me maintain a goal that is visible… I’m a highly visually oriented person so nice charts like this help me stay on focus and realize gains and losses far more powerfully than just putting it all in some other format.

The reason for the red line in the chart is because of some reading I was doing the last few days on some blogs related to the NO-S diet and some tips and tricks some other folks were using or have used in the past to lose weight. One blog entry talked about a book from the 1970s or so that talked about charting your goal weight loss on pen and paper and if you go above the line you eat less or exercise more and if above you go below, give yourself a little leeway, etc.

I’m planning to workout about 10-15 minutes daily in the morning… using various workouts on video and/or off of online sources like youtube. Somedays I might tweet about the morning videos from time to time… at https://twitter.com/JeffThomann in case you want to follow the videos I’m using, etc. It’s mostly going to be hasfit, bodyrock, and various other random stuff off of youtube, etc. However, finding those links can be tricky someday, so following tweets might make the search for great 10 minute workouts for you easier since it’s been a little, ok a lot, of a chore for me to gather them together…

Then at night I’ll do a longer 20-30 minute or longer workout, probably using some other youtube type sources as well as various workout dvds we’ve purchased over the years (some of which only were opened a few weeks ago even though we owned them for about 3+ years already!).

I like putting videos on tweets like that because it feeds in to facebook a lot cleaner than doing it via this blog.. also it’s a lot easier to just click the little bird icon for twitter on youtube, etc. than it is to post on the blog here… I like blogging, but for every day stuff like that tweets are better…

I’m hoping I can get to BMI goal weight by 5 years from now… I am giving myself that much time, but am hoping I’ll actually reach it much quicker than that… If I do I do, if not, not… I’m just trying to mainly get in shape, and getting to target BMI is THE WAY that traditionally has been recommended by doctors and the exercise science folks as the way to do it…

Portion control on eating is hard for me…. so it’s back to the NO S diet if I can help it. I like that diet since it’s habit based and long term based – which is something I definitely need since short term fad diets just don’t cut it for the type of long term health I’m aiming for here…

so I’m going back to my old trick I mentioned on NO S forums a while back of not carrying money with me… only putting in wallet license and other little stuff to identify me, etc. like insurance cards, etc… and then using debit/credit cards/gift cards, etc. only if I really, really, really need it – sort of hiding it from myself so I don’t use the money in gluttonous ways as I have in the past. I figure if I don’t have the money on me, it won’t go to the cafeteria at work, the snack machine, the atm machine so that I can use it to feed a vending machine, etc. Our budget is a bit tight at the moment since Tekla’s still going to school too – so that helps me not spend in excess as I might have let myself in the past…

More exercise based blog posts might be coming in the future. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰

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working out daily again.

I am back to working out every day again as much as possible. Plan to keep it up this time! (I did want to keep it up the last few times too, but got off track with that nasty knife stab wound, hernia surgery and calf injury…) going to take it nice and steady at a slow pace this time… No big hurry. No big rush. Trying to do 10 or 12 minute workout in mornings before work and a longer session after work. I’m starting with some low impact stuff, and might get in to higher impact stuff later on. I eventually will likely lean towards Bodyrock in the morning, but for now am going with Hasfit, and a few other odd workout videos I found on youtube, etc. when I’m not just going on my own swinging a kettle bell or medicine ball…

Probably won’t blog about it as much this go round, but am keeping logs on my home pc since doing so helps me keep motivated and on track.

The TRUE TRIFORCE

I’ll probably edit this post or make a new post explaining this post in the next 48 hours or so to explain the reason for posting this more…

TRUE TRIFORCE THEORY/IDEA/GOAL/CONCEPT…

visualization technique… transforming negative to positive ideas … idea from over at http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2006/04/how-to-squash-negative-thought-patterns/

Power of 45. Goal with diabetics food planning and loosing weight/weight maintenance with blood sugar levels, etc = 45 carbs per meal.

Food Pyramid bogus…

45+45+45 = 135 degrees.

visualization techinique involving yourself as Link holding up the triforce… food balancing.. 3 meals a day…

May not add another post or explanation since the above may explain it all really.. amazing what short little lines can do vs long winded posts sometimes… lol. Ok, maybe will add some visuals later…

5th day after the accident

5th day after the stairwell accident/incident. I guess today’s the first time I posted about it here?… One of the muscles in my calf tightened up coming down a stairwell last Tuesday. It caused me much pain and my Department’s Assistant Manager took me to the urgent care right after it happened. Since it was technically during a lunch break they are not considering it work comp. However, I have had the last few days off of work with sick time.

Finally started getting off of the crutches yesterday. I see a doctor for follow up Tuesday Night. There is still some pain in the leg, but I got on it to walk a little yesterday and has my amazing massage therapist help it a little with a deep tissue massage. Still a little sore today, but the soreness is more dull and achy rather than sharp unnerving pain like it was the first few days. On the first day I could put no weight on it. On the third day I was able to put about 25% weight on it. Yesterday I was walking without the crutches a little. It still was sore yesterday if I had too long of a stride. If the left foot goes too far back the calf hurts like hell and starts spasms a little. Stretching and massage for the next few days I think. I will likely not use too many stairwells and will stick to elevators for at least a week.

My mind asks me why these things keep happening to me every time I’m ready to go gung ho on exercise. I’m wondering if it’s some sort of curse from the anti-exercise gods or something… First there was the knife stab about last September… then the hernia in December or so… Now this in late February. Whatever it is, I will persevere! No major exercise for at least another week or two probably, but I will keep at it, slowly recovering. All of these battle scars just make me want to get healthier, so maybe they are good things ultimately. I will persevere! I will persevere!…