Day Seventy Six

Friday, November 22, 2013

Just commuting today.

I put on my running shoes when I got home tonight and headed out the door, but I only ran a few tentative steps before deciding it was still too soon.  I just can’t risk really blowing out that knee and having to put off the running even longer.  It would be worth it to sacrifice the half marathon in favor of the long range training for L.A.

I had my annual checkup today at Kaiser.  Doctors.  I like my Doctor, but he told me that he thought maybe I should eat more and try to put some weight on, especially if I’m going to run a marathon.  I can’t believe he doesn’t get it.  Has he ever seen a serious marathoner? Has he ever climbed Piuma road with a fast group?  I don’t need to weigh a whole lot less, but I don’t need to weigh a whole lot more, either.  I just want to trade a little more fat for muscle.  I still have a gutlet.  No visible evidence of abdominal musculature.

I am very interested to see the results of the lab work.

Stats for the week:

Weight: 132.6
Body Fat: 11.3%
Water: 62.4%
Resting Heart Rate: 40

So those are going the right direction again.  Cool.

Here’s what I ate today:

  • Breakfast
    • Spicy Lentil Dahl
    • Sauteed Spinach and Kale
  • Lunch:
    • Bean Salad, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cherry Tomatoes
    • Birthday Cake!!!
  • Dinner:
    • Bell Pepper and Hummis
    • Olive and Onion Calzone
    • Glass of Cabernet

I did not have a terribly adherent record on my first week of the Vegan Slo Carb experiment.  To be honest, it’s a few magnitudes of change I’ve made to my diet philosophy in just a few weeks and dinners are the hardest because I do not want my family to all start fending for themselves.  I’m sure I can do better than Calzones, but it’s going to take some time.

The November birthday cake was Mango Cheesecake.  It was fantastic.

So that’s pretty much a cheat day right there, but I’m going to have another tomorrow.

And I see improvement in the metrics this week.

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