adefwebserver's Journal, 12 September 2019

Day 4 of a planned 5 days of ‘no solid food’ fasting

Because of travelling and work schedule, I haven’t been to the gym in three weeks. This reminds me that lifting weights is not good for weight maintenance. Due to schedules and injuries it is not possible to do it without taking breaks.

I will try to get into the gym next week…

😎 Life is Good! Have a great day everyone!
170.0 lb Lost so far: 37.0 lb.    Still to go: 6.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 12 September 2019:
860 kcal Fat: 60.00g | Prot: 56.00g | Carb: 15.00g.   Breakfast: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder. Snacks/Other: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, Slim-Fast Keto Shake, Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, Slim-Fast Keto Shake. more...
1919 kcal Activities & Exercise: Walking (slow) - 2/mph - 30 minutes, Resting - 15 hours and 30 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
losing 7.0 lb a week

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Notice to the abusive bullies who comment on my Journal. I will continue to report your behavior and to delete your comments *without* reading them. Otherwise, I won't respond to you (I have a life :)).  
12 Sep 19 by member: adefwebserver
That's an interesting observation. I don't know. Do you mean injury from weight lifting? I've never been injured lifting weights --- I have been injured moving furniture. Check out Body by Science by Doug McGuff --- he's an emergency room doctor. One of the reasons he recommends weight lifting (machines, super-slow technique) is because he believes that it's very safe. Of course, your mileage my vary, as they say. Then again some kinds of weight lifting (say, power lifting, Olympic lifting) would be more subject to injury. Anyway, I've come to believe that weight lifting is the best exercise period. I could be wrong and maybe I've been too influenced by McGuff. 
12 Sep 19 by member: HardDaysKnight
@HardDaysKnight - I have avoided injury weight lifting so I agree with you on its safety, however I am the guy with the weight belt, gloves, and proper shoes that the other 'bro's make fun of :) I guess my point really was that when I do throw my back out 'moving furniture', I can't lift. I'm in my 50's so I do get injured and I heal slowly :) 
12 Sep 19 by member: adefwebserver
Perhaps there are other exercises you can do when mobility is limited? It is a challenge that I am trying to overcome and am always interested in seeing how folks work around that - put haven't seen anyone on FS really doing it. But I agree, life happens. So it is always good to have balance between staying active, eating right, and adapting.  
12 Sep 19 by member: AboutMyTribe
There doesn't seem to be many answers in the FS community in terms of being active with limited mobility. Many of those who are active give such great information but it is difficult to apply when as you said - busy schedules or injuries or other health things that may impact that. I find myself having to figure it out in a silo b/c it appears that many who do have these challenges seem to just say "I can't, I can't, I can't" and do not attempt to do anything about it. 
12 Sep 19 by member: AboutMyTribe
I do both super slow weight work at home, and moderate distance walking. I consider exercise like this great for maintaining flexibility, strength, and general quality of life. But it takes higher intensity work, like running, for weight loss, at least for me. Weight loss, IMO, is 90% due to what you eat.  
12 Sep 19 by member: gz9gjg
Very true Gz9gjg in terms of weight loss! But, I am focused on the overall health and just being stronger and having a healthy heart...which includes healthy weight. What do you mean by super slow? Just do each thing with little momentum? And which exercises are you doing? For me, it is often type of exercise and less so speed. But it will be something I will inquire about. Thanks! 
12 Sep 19 by member: AboutMyTribe
I saw a few of the abusive comments earlier, but I had chicken 🐔 chores to take care of and when I got back in the house they were gone. You'd think for someone who's best friend just posted about taking a break because of that sort of shit, they would take the hint. Of course the usual suspects talking about the haters on this site seem to think it's the ones being abused that are guilty, and not the ones that are actually being dipshits, but I digress, Adef, you're one of my favorite people here and you got this, you know what you're doing and have a lot to teach!  
12 Sep 19 by member: Phil.tx
AMT, I do a split workout inspired by several exercise books I have. The general method I follow is "The Power of 10"; use heavy enough weight with slow movements, so that I get to failure in 8 - 12 reps. I'll then continue push in the load zone of the movement, as long as I can.  
12 Sep 19 by member: gz9gjg
12 Sep 19 by member: Erquiaga
@Phil.tx - Thanks man! 
12 Sep 19 by member: adefwebserver
@gz9gjg - I agree, because yes I have had good loss this week. 90% is because I have alter my *eating* :) 
12 Sep 19 by member: adefwebserver
@AboutMyTribe - I am lucky that I can still 'exercise'. It is dead lifting 250lbs that I can't do when injured :) However, many people can't walk very far. I also wonder what they can do? 
12 Sep 19 by member: adefwebserver
@AboutMyTribe, many of us with limited mobility exercise. As you have done, I had to find what worked for me. It's a challenge, but the alternative is not to my liking. 💕 Sorry, @adef, didn't mean to highjack your post. Mea culpa. 
12 Sep 19 by member: Erquiaga
Oh, actually, I am one who cannot walk great distances. My alternatives are upper body workouts, modified leg work, and Yoga.  
12 Sep 19 by member: Erquiaga
Erq - I is why I keep searching. It would be nice if those folks would share more about those challenges and what they have figured out. Or, if those who are in the process or don't know where to begin will make it a topic on their radar.  
12 Sep 19 by member: AboutMyTribe
Yes! Yoga!! And I eventually will try to jump back into Martial Arts. My hip is the biggest issue.  
12 Sep 19 by member: AboutMyTribe
AMT: Power of 10 as Gz mentioned, Body By Science as I mentioned, and The Slow Burn Fitness Revolution all advocate a superslow movement in lifting weights. So, you might do a concentric move to a count of 10, followed by the eccentric to a count of 10. McGuff recommends doing a set with superslow movments for 90 seconds. If you hit 90 seconds, next time, increase the weight. The point being that you must drive the muscle to exhaustion. McGuff recommends high intensity, that is, no pausing when moving from machine to machine. This can make your workouts both exhausting and very short. A number of youtube videos demo this. I don't know about the other books as much, but McGuff delves into the science of this and it's pretty fascinating. So if your boat floats that way, you might enjoy it.  
12 Sep 19 by member: HardDaysKnight
Thanks so much HDK!! Taking a screenshot of this thread and will look into it! 
12 Sep 19 by member: AboutMyTribe
Sorry about the B.S. going around - it seems to be everywhere now-a-days  
12 Sep 19 by member: nikeit


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